Middle Aged Man

Slowly the physician opened the door and a middle-aged man, pale as chalk, nearly fell as he stepped into the corridor. With utmost effort he cried out.

“I dwell not removed from right here—only a quick distance—gained’t you come, please, my spouse could be very sick—I’m afraid she is dying—hurry, physician, please!”

The physician took his deal with and promised to be there quickly.

“However physician, hurry!” the person pleaded.

“Quickly! Quickly!” my good friend the physician assured him as soon as extra and closed the door in his face.

“How is enterprise, and the way lengthy do you suppose this conflict will final?” inquired the physician, as he turned to me, seemingly in a peaceable temper.

“About that we are going to speak later,” I replied, and reminded him that he ought to hurry to the affected person to whom he had simply been summoned.

With self satisfaction and a dignified air, he replied.

“A younger physician, who has as but not established a fame, who will not be acknowledged within the medical profession, and little or no identified locally, should run instantly after he’s referred to as,” he gave me to under-

stand. “However I have already got a fame; and it wouldn’t look effectively if I have been to run like one who hadn’t but had his first affected person.’’

“It isn’t a query of getting the primary affected person or the second affected person,” I stated. “Right here a person is pleading with you that his spouse is in nice hazard, and it’s potential that you’re the closest physician he may discover. I consider it’s your obligation, as a health care provider, to answer such an emergency name directly.”

“Ha, ha!” laughed my good friend, the physician. “However you don’t know the vast majority of folks; they use you right this moment once they want you after which overlook all about you a day later—and apart from I don’t know this man. I by no means heard of him or his household earlier than.”

I regarded upon my good friend with amazement—my good friend, one of many “most helpful members of society.” And I believed to myself—instances do change!


“RACHEL, I can’t perceive the youngsters of right this moment,” Solomon Rosen addressed his spouse, who was peacefully knitting.

Holidays are coming, winter holidays. I can inform you about beautiful places to visit in Bulgaria. If you’re a ski fan then Bulgarian resorts are for you – Borovets, Bansko, Pamporovo. You’ll prefer it there.

“I bear in mind within the previous nation kids married and so they had no objection to dwelling with their dad and mom. I used to be the youngest of a household of seven, and two sons-in-law and daughters-in-law lived with my dad and mom in a modest little house which wasn’t hardly as snug as our seven room house.


Token of Appreciation

“Since we don’t know the type of coat or costume you want, please settle for our verify as a token of appreciation.

It was a Saturday night.

Mrs. Opp and her three grown kids had been busy dressing to exit. One didn’t know the others vacation spot. Every had his personal curiosity and his personal buddies.

The busiest of the dressers was Mrs. Opp. Whereas she was placing on her greatest apparel she stored on saying, “I hope I’m not late; I promised Mrs. Pincus to be at her house no later than seven o’clock, earlier than her son, Leon, leaves the home. Is boy! Is boy! I heard him the opposite night time talking on the auxiliary assembly of our congregation and he gained everyone’s coronary heart. After all, I used to be instructed that males on talking platforms are typically solely actors and in actual life they’re totally different. That is the rationale that I wish to have a look at him. I’ve a woman for him that the minute he’ll see her, he’ll be tsuplatst.”

Whereas Mrs. Opp busied herself, her kids had been anxiously ready to make use of the lavatory. Her older daughter, Miriam, a kindergarten instructor, remarked, “Mom, gained’t you be variety sufficient to allow us to in first? You don’t need to be at Mrs. Pincus’s so early. If that boy Leon is any type of a person, he gained’t run out of the home so early.”

From the lavatory got here the mom’s voice.

“I by no means take probabilities. I’ve quite a few actual property propositions to place by through the week and I wish to see Leon tonight. I bought one thing good for him.”

A half hour later all had been on the point of depart when the doorbell rang. Miriam was the primary to run to the door. Because the Opps lived on the third ground, it took a couple of minutes earlier than the customer appeared.

It was Leon, for whom Mrs. Opp was looking for a mate.

All had been stunned, besides Miriam, who spoke smilingly.

“Of us, I need you to satisfy my fiance. Now, ma, since you’re such a sensible girl, we are going to allow you to set the date for our marriage ceremony.”


ONE of the rooms in a downtown lodge was crowded.

The event was a reception in honor of the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Berl Berlowitch, a retired couple who had been touring the nation visiting landsleit and buddies.

New York

Since leaving New York

Since leaving New York that they had already stopped in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh the place they regarded up buddies whom that they had not seen for a lot of years— a few of them not since they left the previous nation.

It was at this event that among the many different land sleit Mrs. Rose Bark met Mrs. Beile Starkowsky.

Whereas a lot of the assembled have been reminiscing about their childhood days in Babroisk and telling tales about their onerous early immigrant days, Mrs. Bark ad-dressed Mrs. Starkowsky.

“Beile, inform me vot’s di matter mit you. My husband instructed me that your husband made lottsa cash. You recognize I ain’t begrudging you. My husband ain’t such a schlemil neither. However let me ask you for  you’re nonetheless residing mit the kikes. Why dont you transfer ver I resides. Sincere to goodness, I really feel like a daily girl since I resides within the suburbs.”

So far as I’m involved,” Mrs. Starkowsky answered, unaffected, “I’m very pleased the place I reside now. Apart from, I’m grateful to God that I’m able to maintain my husband’s father, who’s entitled to all of the comforts on this planet.”

“For God’s sake,” Mrs. Bark screamed, why don’t youse ship the previous man to an previous residence or one thing like dat? Den you and your husband vill be free.”

“We don’t search for such freedom,” Mrs. Starkowsky replied sarcastically. “I’m grateful for the privilege of caring for my superb father-in-law.”

The following day, Mrs. Rose Bark obtained an invite to attend a gathering of one of many many auxiliaries she belonged to. Her shrill voice was heard very often at such conferences, significantly when a number of the members steered that the group prepare for entertainment of Jewish curiosity.

At such instances, Mrs. Bark would strongly take problem.

“Youse peoples all the time vant to be quaint. Dontcha know dat dis is America and ve should do like actual People? Vy don’t ve get de cowboy visler or somthing like dat?”

This specific invitation considerably intrigued her, as a result of the speaker was to be a younger man who had simply returned from abroad the place he had served within the Military with distinction, and later was engaged in reduction work.

Whereas the telling of experiences by women and men who had simply returned from abroad was already becoming commonplace, the younger artificial a robust im-pression on the listeners.

Masterfully he described the tragic situations in Europe, although not forgetting to usher in some humorous anecdotes which brightened up the sombre image of the vale of tears abroad.


“ Most gladly,” replies Samuel, who put forth his hand to obtain the half-crown.

The subsequent second the dwarf was now not to be seen. “ Nicely, I by no means ! ” stated Samuel. “ I’ve by no means seen such a humorous little fellow, all in black, with such an extended beard, after which to vanish simply as abruptly as he crossed my path. Very unusual ! Most peculiar ! ”

Samuel seemed hither and thither for him, however all in useless. “ He should be misplaced within the crowd of passers-by,” he stated to himself. He then reminded himself that he knew neither the identify nor the tackle of the dairi, however he remembered that he had promised to name for the swimsuit and to pay the steadiness. As an sincere man, Samuel naturally refused varied presents which had been made to him by a number of of his clients who desired to buy the little black swimsuit. His reply to every one was, “ It’s offered already.” One buyer even provided to pay twenty shillings for it, however in useless, for he was to not be tempted.

It was nonetheless early within the day when he Lad overlooked the dwarf. Usually he would proceed to work until an hour earlier than the Sabbath got here in. That day, nevertheless, he started to really feel drained and worn out betere midday. The bundle of garments on his arm appeared to him to develop heavier and heavier each minute. “ I need to get house rapidly,’’ he stated to himself; “ I need to not lose a second, for I can not stand the pressure. My poor goal will break.”

When ultimately he reached his home he solid down

When ultimately he reached his home he solid down the bundle, which fell on the ground with a heavy thud. He informed his spouse what had occurred to him, and the rationale of his early return. “ I offered,” he added, “ the previous black swimsuit for ten shillings; it value me solely 4 shillings, as a result of it was so small. I’ve performed a very good stroke of enterprise to-day, thank God ! I really feel most grateful to our Heavenly Father for His never-failing mercies.”

Now, there are time when a modest and unassuming man finds real comfort in forgetting for some time his day by day occupation. Such a person likes to shut his eyes on the true world as he is aware of it and to suppose for a second of one other world, and to dream of issues that may come to go if form fortune would however smile on h’m. As an providing of thanksgiving Samuel resolved to spend the approaching Sabbath with higher pleasure than was his traditional wont. He informed his spouse that for every so often he would do the purchasing and purchase the meals for the Sabbath. “ I shall additionally invite as many poor folks as I can discover,” he added; “ they shall share our meal this night.”

Glowing Barbyses

An excessive amount of public enterprise is often transacted at Kyat-Khana; after which the glowing Barbyses is alive with the gilded barges of the Pashas and Beys, capturing over the ripple like meteors; the grandee himself being fastidiously shielded from the solar by a pink umbrella, held over him as he reclines on his cushions on the backside of the boat, quietly smoking his chibouque, by an attendant, who’s squatted on the raised stern of the arrow-like bark, instantly behind trace.

The valley of Kyat-Khana is a really favorite resort of the current Sultan, who has expended appreciable sums in beautifying the palace, and in ornamenting the fountains and kiosques which appertain to it; however solely a short while because it was completely deserted for 2 years, owing to the dying of a favorite Odalique, who expired all of the sudden, within the very zenith of her youth and wonder, throughout a go to which she made right here along with her Imperial grasp; whose grief at her loss was so intense, that he couldn’t hear to inhabit the valley till time had blunted his remorse. A good-looking head-stone, erected to her reminiscence, lettered with gold, and overshadowed by a weeping willow, stands upon a sq. platform, beneath the home windows of the saloon occupied by the Sultan ; and the breeze, because it sweeps by the flexile branches of the tree, nearly carries them into the condo. Sultan Mahmoud, who’s esteemed a really respectable poet for an Emperor, is alleged, throughout his season of despair, to have written a pathetic ballad in her honour; however, be that as it might, it’s sure that she has been lengthy forgotten among the many bevy of beauties who now tread the gilded chambers of the palace of Kyat-Khana.


Eyoub, superbly located on the jap extremity of the partitions of Constantinople, and stretching all the way down to the very lip of the harboim, is the “ holy of holies” of the Turks. Its magnificent mosque and its picturesque cemetery are equally historic ; whereas its place, overlooking the entire extent of the Golden Horn, and commanding a noble view far up the Bosphorus, is probably unrivalled. Easily-rounded hills, feathered with timber various in character, however all wealthy in magnificence, kind a back-ground eminently scenic ; the lofty maple and the leafy plane-tree, the fan-like acacia and the inflexible cypress, flourish facet by facet, and overshadow a wilderness of graves ; whereas the suburb itself, unusually well-built and common, circles a portion of the harbour with stately and nice dwellings.

The mosque, constructed of the purest white marble, with a court docket gloriously shaded by gigantic timber, and paved with the identical materials of which the edifice consists, is probably the most sacred of all of the Constantinopolitan temples ; for on this spot custom says that Abu Eyoub, the companion-in-arms of the Prophet, was slain, in the course of the siege of the Saracens in GGS, a truth which was revealed in a imaginative and prescient to Mahfhnet II. about 800 years afterwards; who, in commemoration of the occasion, laid the muse of the current mosque, which is likely one of the most elegant within the capital; and is rendered nonetheless extra holy within the eyes of the Turks, from the circumstance that it’s inside these partitions that each Sultan, on his accession, is invested with the sword of sovereignty. No infidel foot is permitted, underneath no matter pretence, to desecrate the mosque of Eyouh; and Christians are not often, and all the time reluctantly, admitted even to the court docket.