THE BLACKSMITH'S STROKE
[To the Editor of the SrEcrivroit.] Mr. Barker had been able to hold converse with the blacksmith he would have been told that the repeated strokes on the anvil are to enable the smith to correct his hold on the handle of the hammer. The heavy blow causes a slight movement of the grip, and the knock on the anvil is when the smith regrips the handle.—I am, Sir, &c., 129, Exeter Street, Plymouth. F. W. MOSES.