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  2. THAT REMINDS ME: Stories to Laugh Over.

    A FIGGERATIVE saying is to keep the wolf from the door. It does not mean to keep a real live wolf from the door. A good Instance is when the landlord comes for the rent. ...

    Article : 70 words
  3. YOUTH.

    "I find youth modest, almost over-modest. I don't agree with the accepted idea of youth that is epitomised in the anecdote. "According to this anecdote, an old man ...

    Article : 104 words
  4. SQUASHED!

    "Well, guv'nor, I've come back. Are you going to kill the fatted calf?" But the old gentleman was a match, for and said:— ...

    Article : 56 words
  5. THE SEA.

    AFTER spending a few weeks last year at a watering-place, where he took his daily swim in the open-air pool of warm sulphur water, a little fellow was this year at the ...

    Article : 66 words
  6. QUEER ACQUAINTANCES.

    MR. WILL CROOKS, M.P., who has just returned from a long tour in Australia and South Africa, is one of the best-known men in his own constituency, and not every M.P. ...

    Article : 114 words
  7. A NATURAL MISTAKE.

    A TEACHER, noticing a boy's interest in the study of insects, and especially of moths, advised him to find a book in the library upon the subject of moths. ...

    Article : 57 words
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    Cholly von Motor: "Horrors! My clutch is slipping!"" ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 8 words
  9. NOTHING TO CRY FOR.

    THE session of the provincial law court was about to begin, but the court crier had not yet shown up. At the eleventh hour a messenger boy dashed in ...

    Article : 75 words
  10. LIPS.

    LIPS are two in number, and are placed in a conspicuous place upon the outside of the face. They are used in singing, in talking, and in conveying ...

    Article : 85 words
  11. AS INTERROGATION POINT.

    A NEW flagman, the first week of his job, was much exercised on account of the delay of the "Green Bullet" (the mile-a-minute flyer). ...

    Article : 86 words
  12. HIS BLESSING.

    A WELL-KNOWN London alderman took a cab to his residence, which is near a cemetery, and gave the driver elghteenpence, which was just his legal ...

    Article : 94 words
  13. PUBLIC OPINION.

    PUBLIC opinion is what we think other people are thinking; or it is what we think other people think we think. When we think we are thinking like ...

    Article : 156 words
  14. THEY KEPT THEIR SEATS.

    "INDEED," the lecturer went on in a quizzical way, "I believe I am justified in asserting that nine women out of ten practically propose to the men they ...

    Article : 94 words
  15. SPRING LAMBS.

    I REMEMBER, I remember, The house where I was shorn, The hallowed place where little lambs Come peeping in at morn; ...

    Article : 47 words
  16. WHAT SHE COULD DO.

    DR. NANSEN, the explorer, tells an amusing story of a Norwegian girl who went to the Inited States to find employment. [?] was taken into a family as cook, but failed ...

    Article : 71 words
  17. ASKING FOR IT.

    A COMMERCIAL man was rash enough to make a telephone call when exceedingly short of time, and found when he spoke he had been put on the wrong number. ...

    Article : 94 words
  18. FOUND OUT.

    DID the postman leave any letter, Jane?" the mistress asked, on returning from a visit one afternoon. "Nothing but a postcard, ma'am." ...

    Article : 83 words
  19. DOING SO.

    GROUCHLY PARENT: "No, sir, my daughter shall not marry you." Suitor: "But your daughter wishes to, sir, and she told me just now that you would deny ...

    Article : 50 words
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