THREE MORMON PROPHETS.—A short time since three persons called at a house in the locality of the Newport Cattle Market, and one of them requested lodgings for the night. He was accommodated, and the other two gentlemen seeing their friend in comfortable quarters, took their leave. The lodger re-tired to bed about ten o'clock; but not making his appearance down stairs by ten o'clock next morning, the landlady supposed he might be ill, and gently rapped at his room-door; but receiving no reply, she thought he had perhaps been over-fatigued on the previous day, and therefore slept late and soundly. A couple of hours more elapsed without the lodger appearing; and the good woman again went up, but this time peeped through the keyhole, when, to her great alarm, she saw her lodger stretched upon the bed apparently lifeless. She called up her husband, who went into the room, and without hesitation pronounced him to be a corpse! At this critical moment there came a loud knocking at the street door; on opening it, the woman saw the same two men who had brought their lodger the night before. As soon as they saw her, they said, "You have a dead man in the house!" The woman said it was so, but asked how they knew it? "O, it hath been revealed unto us by the angel of the Lord!" said the prophets. The husband, who appears to have been more wide-awake than his wife, and who had been quietly listening to this, then said, "O, I see, I see;” and fetching a moderate-sized walking-stick, he ran up to the corpse, to which he applied his stick so effectually that the corpse sprang out of bed with one bound, huddled on its clothes with as little deliberation, and darting down stairs, joined his brother prophets, and the three de-camped with the least possible delay.—Lon-don Patriot.
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