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  2. A Source of Innocent Merriment.

    Steward (as ship rolls in heavy sea, amidst crash of thunder, shriek of wind, and hiss of downpour): "Don't you pity them p[?]re chaps [?] sir havin' to turn out of their saloon bars on a night like this?" ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 44 words
  3. FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS.

    The tramp was interviewing a lady at her garden gate. "Please, kind lady," he said, "the doctor at the casual ward has given me some ...

    Article : 79 words
  4. SOUNDS WELL.

    A young man once took a degree—A divine he had oft longed to be, His name it was Fiddle (Two D's in the middle), ...

    Article : 35 words
  5. 'NUFF SAID.

    Doris (millionair's daughter): "I told dad that Jack was the mark of my affection." Maud: "And what did your dad say, pray?" ...

    Article : 34 words
  6. GETTING AT IT.

    "Somebody told me to-day I was goodlooking." "When was that?" "To-day." ...

    Article : 23 words
  7. HARD TO BELIEVE.

    Landlady: "Your breakfast is ready, sir." Lodger: "What? That my egg?" Landlady: "Yes, sir." Lodger: "What? You'll never make me ...

    Article : 35 words
  8. HER BIT OF JOY.

    "Why do you feed every tramp that comes along?" asked the husband, irritably. "They never do anything for you." "No," replied the wife, "but it's a great ...

    Article : 48 words
  9. OF COURSE.

    "What I want, doctor," said the patient, "is something to stir me up—something to put me in fighting trim. Have you anything like that in the prescription?" ...

    Article : 45 words
  10. IT DEPENDED.

    Possible summer lodger, to Scotch farmer: "That was a ripping dinner, and if it's a fair sample of your meals, I should like to come to terms." ...

    Article : 50 words
  11. OVER THE 'PHONE.

    Fuzz: "Ah! now I understand what you theatre to-night?" Buzz: "Can't afford it, old chap. Just paid for my wife and daughter's new hats," ...

    Article : 45 words
  12. HER SORROW.

    The vicar was administering consolation to a parishioner, who had recently lost her husband. "No, Mrs. Foggett," he said unctuously, "we never realise the full value of ...

    Article : 52 words
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    The man who took a course in the "Art of Conversation." ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 11 words
  14. FOOLISH.

    First Passenger: "What do you suppose makes the ship ro11 so? It'll be the death of me!" Second Passenger (furiously): "It's that ...

    Article : 57 words
  15. VERY EFFECTIVE.

    A rural policeman held up a motorist one day. "Have you got an effective silencer?" he asked. ...

    Article : 47 words
  16. BOOTLESS BANTER.

    "I am Cornish by birth," said the customer. "You don't say so!" replied the shop-keeper. "I always thought they were caused by light boots." ...

    Article : 27 words
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