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AN EVENING PARTY.
"No where," says the proverb, "do things happen more oddly than in this world." And no where in the world did things happen more oddly than on a certain evening in our good town of Kungsköping; for there was a great party there, and people were heard talking in this style :
"Now, ladies and gentlemen, we must set to and arrange everything! Every group in order! Camellias, mignonettes, and roses, you all stand in that corner; good fairies and hobgoblins in the opposite one. Gods and goddesses, stand forward-Olympus to the right, Valhalla to the left!-Jupiter, Colonel Jupiter, where is he?-Pon my honour, standing and shaking hands with Odin. Colonel Jupiter, do you hear? What have you to do with Valhalla? You belong to the Olympian division. Mrs. Frigga, be so good as to take charge of Odin and his people. We must keep order in the world."
Yes, certainly: only don't forget that Odin must dance with Juno, and I with Jupiter."
"Of course, in the grand Polonaise. But now every one must go to his own post. Colonel Jupiter, be so good and stand here beside your worthy offspring, Mars