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  2. In Luck.

    "How is your brother getting on—much hurt?" inquired Bill Sordham of Gus Smith. Gus's brother Bob had been thrown from a single buggy. ...

    Article : 131 words
  3. Disheartening.

    " This is a cold, crool world," said Meandering Mike. " Folks ain't satisfied weth turnin' a man down; they goes an' does it disagreeable." ...

    Article : 71 words
  4. They Are Always Astonished.

    Sketchyrre: " How did you succeed in getting so perfect an expression of astonishment in the face of the last picture you painted ? I never saw anything more realistic" ...

    Article : 59 words
  5. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    [Some correspondents who have been kind enough to respond to our request for contributions to this column have formed a wrong impression of the scope of the undertaking and have sent in bush poems— ...

    Article : 340 words
  6. Important Information.

    A smart Sydney boy coming to Brisbane on one of the coasting steamers said to the engineer: "You will got your discharge if you ain't ...

    Article : 56 words
  7. An Obedient Child.

    "Now, Johnny," said Mrs. Bunting to her little boy, who was going to a party, " you mustn't eat everything on the table, or you'll be sick. Now promise me!" ...

    Article : 128 words
  8. Man's Natural Instinct.

    " Mrs. Bowser," began Mr. Bowser the other evening after hitching around in his chair in a nervous manner, "it isn't what a man earns, but what he saves, that adds to his bank ...

    Article : 923 words
  9. Female Friendship.

    Birdie M'Guinness: " I'll have nothing more to do with Mollie Dusenbury. She played me a mean trick the other night at the ball?" Jennie Uptown: " What did she do?" ...

    Article : 86 words
  10. Facts and Fancies.

    A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.— HUDIBRIS. The vilest sinner may return everything except an umbrella. ...

    Article : 822 words
  11. Merely a Matter of Form.

    Dentist: " I'm afraid it's too late to save the tooth, Miss. It will have to come out." Self-possessed Young Woman: "Is the corresponding tooth on the opposite side a ...

    Article : 85 words

    A strapping young stockman lay dying, With his saddle supporting his head, And his two mates beside him sat crying, As he rose on his elbow and said: ...

    Article : 155 words
  13. The Proof of the Pudding.

    This tale is told in the East: A lady one day found a man following her, and she asked him why he did so. His reply was: " You are very beautiful, and I am in love with you." ...

    Article : 164 words

    "Hark! hark! the dogs are barking; My love, I must away; The lade are all horse-breaking, No longer can I stay. ...

    Article : 345 words
  15. A Telephone with "Sofys" in. It.

    A well-to-do but unsophisticated farmer was in London lately and brought with him his wife and daughters to see the sights and do some shopping. Among other places they ...

    Article : 137 words
  16. A Good Antidote to Cheek.

    When in Munich a few years ago, directing the Wagner operas, a woman of society asked the late Hans von Billow one evening to be allowed to attend the rehearsal of the orchestra ...

    Article : 373 words
  17. A Slight Delay.

    Customer: "Is the proprietor in ?" Waiter: "Yes, sir." " Take this steak back and ask him to jump on it." ...

    Article : 40 words
  18. Cork Souls.

    A popular Hibernian divine, for many years incumbent of a well-known church in the Irish capital, had contracted the somewhat peculiar habit of addressing his hearers as " Dear ...

    Article : 119 words



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