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  2. An Evasive Customer.

    "How long have you been living here?" asked a tourist of a Tennessee man. "Wall, let me think awhile. See that dog? He wasn't nothin' but a pup when I come ...

    Article : 508 words
  3. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    Among the many crazes of young Japan is the desire to write English poetry. The following verses appeared, in September, 1886, in a magazine published at Tokyo by some Japanese ...

    Article : 102 words
  4. The Last of "Mary's Lamb."

    ["A firm in Sydney have completed arrangements whereby frozen sheep or lambs can be delivered at any address in the United Kingdom."] ...

    Article : 193 words
  5. A Straight Verdict.

    A coroner's jury returned a verdict to the effect that a certain prominent man had died of alcoholism. "Your verdict is absurd," some one said to ...

    Article : 110 words
  6. Facts and Fancies.

    Love levels all ranks, except rank butter. Know thyself, and keep the information to thyself, This is good advice. The blind man's dog may not be much of a per ...

    Article : 964 words
  7. The Treasure Trove of Canvey Island.

    "The sea shall give up its dead" is not, as a rule, the hard saying that it seems, if taken literally. For one wreck in mid ocean a hundred brave vessels are lost on the pitiless rooks ...

    Article : 1,007 words
  8. The Prince and the Peasant.

    A German prince was on his bridal tour. He was, of course, accompanied by the princess, his bride. The happy couple travelled incognitc leisurely through the ...

    Article : 558 words
  9. Answers Short and Sharp.

    Robert Hall, even when insane, did not lose his wonderful power of repartee. An insincere condoler once visited him in the asylum and said in a hypocritical tone: "What ...

    Article : 841 words
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