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  2. At the Circus.

    The keeper was walking along by the elephant, leading the kangaroo, and the elephant stopped blowing dust into the tiger's cage in order to address a few remarks to the kangaroo. ...

    Article : 98 words
  3. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    [Some readers who have been kind enough to send In contributions for this column evidently do not understand that only bush songs are wanted. The majority of so-called songs sent in are simply poems, ...

    Article : 172 words
  4. A Grateful Citizen.

    Citizen (to editor): " That was a very handsome notice you gave me in this morning's paper, and I called in to—to——" Editor : " Er—to subscribe for a year ?" ...

    Article : 50 words
  5. A Domestic Discussion.

    Wife: "William, I do think our boys are the worst I ever saw. I'm sure they don't get it from me." Husband (snappishly): " Well, they don't ...

    Article : 46 words
  6. A Force of Nature.

    The teacher had up the class in natural philosophy, and she had told the youngsters the story of Newton and the apple. "Now," she inquired. " what makes the apple ...

    Article : 77 words
  7. True Enough.

    He had hurt his knee on a bicycle, and had been limping around for a week on a cane. "Hullo," exclaimed a friend meeting him ...

    Article : 51 words

    (Supplied by "SPECIALLY JIM," Tambo). AIR—" Ten Thousand Miles Away." Hurrah for the Roma railway! Hurrah for Cobb and Co., ...

    Article : 209 words
  9. A New Faculty.

    "Do you know," asked the snake editor, "that colour can be detected by the touch ?" '"No," replied the horse editor. " Have you learned the scheme ?" ...

    Article : 58 words
  10. A Good Reason.

    "What time of night was it you saw the prisoner in your room ?" asked the defendant's solicitor in a recent suit. " About 3 o'clock" ...

    Article : 89 words
  11. A Wave of Reform.

    Little Johnny :. " I won't be kept after scho o for whispering to Tommy Dodd any more." Mother: "I am glad of that." "Yes'm. Tommy sat behind me and I had ...

    Article : 73 words
  12. His Future.

    An old farmer and his son called upon a merchant the other day. The boy is about 11 or 12 years old, and a gawky, ugly dawdler. He wandered aimlessly about the office, running ...

    Article : 91 words
  13. Facts and Fancies.

    A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.—HUDIBRAS Most men who run into debt creep out of it. The more you say the loss people remember. ...

    Article : 735 words

    I'm a broken-hcarted shearer, I'm ashamed to show my face, The way that I got lambed down is a sin and a disgrace; ...

    Article : 282 words
  15. A Good To Do With It.

    Labour Organiser: " But you must get married right away." New Elected Saladin of Industry: "What has marriage got to do with it ?" ...

    Article : 72 words
  16. Out of the Frying-pan.

    A city man visited the family of a relative in the country, where he was not a welcome guest by any manner of means. After the visitor had spent one morning at the breakfast table the ...

    Article : 82 words
  17. The Absent-minded Witness.

    An incident at a trial in Bucksport, U.S.A., furnished much amusement. An eccentric farmer, who took the stand, became rather vehement in his testimony, and, further, ...

    Article : 141 words
  18. Correct Diagnosis.

    Doctor (feeling patient's pulse); " What is your husband's business ?" Patient's Wife: "He is a merchant." Doctor: "Has he been overworking himself ...

    Article : 67 words

    The coachman may boast of the speed of his mail, The conductor may talk of his steam and his rail, But for travelling long journeys on day after day O'er Australia's rough roads give me Badger, my gray. ...

    Article : 478 words
  20. A Protection Against Dogs.

    A country clergyman has discovered a method of protection against the attacks of strange doge. He was walking along a street one day. when a large and apparently ferocious ...

    Article : 198 words
  21. Not Indestructible.

    "Your highness," said the menial, " the man with a bullet-proof shirt is in waiting in the ante-room." "Show him in." ...

    Article : 71 words
  22. Have You Noticed!

    "Did you ever notice the fact," asks an observing correspondent, " that the man who walks on the shady side of the street and takes off his hat to cool his head on a hot day is, ...

    Article : 114 words
  23. All the Same.

    A man went into a restaurant the other day and took a seat at a table. He looked at the bill of fare a minute and then beckoned to the waiter. "Hay." he said, "gimme some veal." ...

    Article : 471 words
  24. What He Needed.

    The man was melancholy, and when he called on the doctor for advice that artist thought he had the case diagnosed on the first turn. He told the doctor his symptoms, and ...

    Article : 123 words



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