Boys have a very curious saying respecting the reflection of the sun's

beams from the surface of water upon a ceiling, which they call

"Jack-a-dandy beating his wife with a stick of silver." If a mischievous

boy with a bit of looking-glass, or similar material, threw the

reflection into the eye of a neighbour, the latter would complain, "He's

throwing Jack-a-dandy in my eyes."

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