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(THE BALA STUDENTS' MAGAZiNE.) 'yf. X. Gwyl Dewi, 1909. Rhîf 2. TOcatbcr. Bv PROF. PlHLUPS. %Y|öYHEN thc Editor extracted from mc a promise to write fíw something for the Magazine, I began to look about for a subject, and not finding anything particularly interesting, did what everybody in this country does when he finds himself in a similar difìîculty, I fell back on the 'weather.' Everybody in this country I said, for those who dwell in most other countries are not so fortunate. Thcy have noweather that is interesting. They have perhaps what is equally good,—long periods of sunshine and of frost broken only occasionally by storms of rain or snow. Doubtless they consider this bettcr than what we have here. It is more dependable. They can venture to put chairs and tables under trees without fear that they will rot. They are able to arrange garden parties and open air concerts without anxious thought, and enjoy long evenings under clear skies. But when all is said, they have no ' weather.' And they know it. Tell a German that it is hot, as I did last Summer, and he will look at you curiously, as if he did not understand his own language, or thought you did not. ' Hot!' of course it is. It was hot yesterday and the day before. It will be hot tomorrow and the day after. ' Hot!' That is ali there is to say; and since the fact is so obvious and has been so for several days, why spealc of it at all ? But if he happens to come across to this country, he soon realizes that we have something to talk about in our weather. It was not at all obvious yesterday or cven this morning that the day would be hot. Nor is there certainty that it will remain so. If you happen to be in Bala, you might be unable to see one another through the fog in an hour or two.