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  2. IF IT HURTS YOU TO LAUGH— PASS ON!

    Manager (to new office boy who has just entered with a look of great complacency on his countenance): "Well, you caught the post with those two ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 124 words
  3. THIS WEEK'S Prize Letter

    "I'm going to play my banjo at your party," Tom said firmly. "You're jolly well not!" I answered, equally firmly. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 375 words
  4. STORIES FROM OUR READERS

    There was a big disturbance in the Court of King Arthur. Knights were coming and going, heralds were pasting posters all over the town, stating ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 443 words
  5. PENFRIENDS CLUB

    Dear Editor,— Allow me to add a few words to the comments regarding the Penfriends' Club. I also think it is a great idea, for some of the greatest ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 225 words
  6. To the Cuckoo

    When the sun sank like a ball of flame, I heard the cuckoo sing, And all the world around became ...

    Article : 99 words
  7. A NIGHT OUT

    I had gone to bed after rending a thrilling story about Captain Blood. Suddenly I was seized and pulled out of bed, my arms were put behind my back ...

    Article : 256 words
  8. ROUGH ON SANDY.

    Sandy was engaged to a girl who, a few days before her 21st birthday, had her hair shingled. All her girl friends congratulated her ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 106 words
  9. PROVED IT.

    "How did you get the black eye, Pat?" asked one Irishman of another on meeting in the street. "Was it at a wake?" ...

    Article : 107 words
  10. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CLOUD

    I am a cloud. I am a very useful thing to human beings, for without me they would die of thirst. There would also be no flowers, for they cannot live ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 393 words
  11. A SURE SIGN.

    "When are you going back to school, Tom?" "I'm not going back, because the teacher's no good." ...

    Article : 46 words
  12. PA'S RESOLUTIONS

    "I say, Mary," said Pa, addressing Mum by her Christian name, "do you realise that to-morrow is the first of January, the beginning of a bright and ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 435 words
  13. GIVING HIM AWAY.

    Landlord (come to call for the rent): "Is your father in, Sonny?" Small Boy: "No, sir, he has gone out." ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 84 words
  14. QUITE RIGHT.

    A small boy who was sitting next to a very haughty lady in a crowded omnibus, kept on sniffing in a most annoying manner. ...

    Article : 89 words
  15. CAREFUL.

    An old woman, on her first trip to the seaside, was greatly impressed by the sea, and decided to take some of it back with her to the country in a ...

    Article : 71 words
  16. WINGS OF THE MORNING

    The last day of the year was fast departing forever. Away into the foothills stretched a vast expanse of sunset waters, flaming ...

    Article : 150 words
  17. ON THEIR TRACK.

    Two aborigines were walking along is a way back district one day when they came upon two circular saws and an old engine, which had evidently once formed ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 127 words
  18. RECKLESS CRICKET.

    The Spludgefurrow Stonewallers had been at the wickets for three hours, and had scored three runs. The umpire was yawning, and most of the spectators ...

    Article : 96 words
  19. CHIP

    All the trouble had begun over that darling (?) little dog of Ken's. It had been given to him by one of his mates one night, and he had promptly ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 400 words
  20. TAKING HIM DOWN.

    Conceited Person (to boy behind the counter): "Have you got any dog biscuits in this second-rate shop?" Boy: "Yes. Will you take them with ...

    Article : 37 words
  21. A SHOCK.

    One of those railway passengers who insist on striking up a conversation with perfect strangers as soon as they enter a railway carriage accosted a follow ...

    Article : 108 words
  22. STAMP COLLECTING AS A HOBBY

    Almost more than any other hobby, stamp collecting requires careful fingers and a methodical mind. The best thins to do is to get a letter file, such as is ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 296 words
  23. The Answer Bag

    James Fraser: Felix Contest winners are announced every week. You were not successful. Thanks for the sketch, which we are using. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 532 words
  24. HOW WAS I TO KNOW?

    I was chatting to Sheila as I ate tomato sandwiches at lunch time. "Did you hear," she said, "that Jimmie won a prize for the Lest eyes?" ...

    Article : 190 words
  25. RECIPE FOR A STORY

    Here is a good recipe for your next story for "Pranks." Follow the directions carefully, and, hey presto! it will be printed in no time: ...

    Article : 160 words
  26. THE MOTIVE

    I hastened onward through the storm, With trees about me falling, Amid the sounds of war gods' hounds And forest voices calling. ...

    Article : 100 words
  27. SMART.

    An American tourist who was motoring in Scotland became lost one evening just as dusk was falling. Spying a lad by the wayside, the Yank ...

    Article : 64 words
  28. DETERMINATION.

    A Digger was seated in a restaurant and vainly endeavoring to get the last pickled onion out of a bottle on the table, when the waitress came along and said: ...

    Article : 62 words
  29. HEARTLESS.

    A country doctor arriving home from his rounds, found a note awaiting him. It read as follows:— "Dear doctor, my wife's mother is at ...

    Article : 41 words
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