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C H A P T E R   I I I .

AMONG THE GLASS-MAKERS.

I.

THE "GAFFER."

"Well, Lawrence," said the Doctor, one day, shoving his chair back from the dinner-table, "how do you think of spending this afternoon?"
    "I think I shall finish this piece of pie the first thing," said Lawrence. "Then, as I've no lessons to learn, I feel as if I should like to have a good time."
    "If you could manage to have what you call a good time, and learn something too, how would that suit you?" Lawrence thought that would suit him better than anything else. "Well," said the Doctor, "I have business down near the Glass Works; you can go with me, if you like, and perhaps we can learn something about making glass."
    "Hurrah!" said Lawrence, delighted; and his pie went the way of all pie in the hands of boys of fifteen with more than usual rapidity.
    They had just time to walk to the railroad station and step on board the down train as it stopped. It thundered on again, and in half an hour brought them in sight of a building which the boy knew as