11 NOVEMBER 1876, Page 12


(TO Tam EDITOR OF THE " SFROTAToR.1 Sin,—The experience of your Derbyshire correspondent reminds me of a similar case of an aunt of mine, who dreamt a riddle which puzzled her in her dream. It was the following feeble conundrum :—" I'll eat an island in the open sea." My aunt, with the complacent originality that belongs to sleep, answered briskly, " Salmon Island ;" and then correcting herself, but -still without a doubt as to her geography, added, " No, that cannot be right, for that is not in the open sea." Thereupon the true answer, " One of the Sandwich Islands," was revealed to her.—