There was once a colt who could run pretty well; a horse, who made it his business to run, and excelled in it; a mule, who could kick, but whose running powers were small. The colt engaged the horse to instruct him in running, and was making good progress, when the mule stepped in, and, declaring that the horse was introducing a tricky and dangerous spirit, discharged him. "I, myself," said he, "will assume charge of the colt's education in running, as well as the other things," But the mule was lame, Moral: Was not the mule kind? The professional element in athletics must be removed. [Princetonian.