A candidate for election, addressing his constituency, was surprised by a voice which, calling from the back of the hall, said:— ...Article : 62 words
Ten shillings will be said for the best brief story, incident, or epigram of the week used in this column. "The Western Mail" reserving the right to publish any others received. The name ...Article : 944 words
Mother (to small boy putting his hand into a hole): "What are you doing?" "Getting wasp grubs for bait." "You silly boy; you might get stung." ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 144 words
When a certain film actress went to get a licence for her fourth—or was it fifth?— marriage, she was somewhat sensitive, and the clerk who made out the licence seemed ...Article : 64 words
"You are suffering from brain fag and ennui," announced the specialist. "You should take more interest in your business." ...Article : 48 words
The teacher was angry when Winnie appeared at school a quarter of an hour late. "Why are yon late." she asked sharply. ...Article : 52 words
Mrs. Green bought a sundial, and had it erected in her garden. She subsequently called in the builder and instructed him to move it to a more suitable place. "Where ...Article : 63 words
Teacher: "Now. boys, take my advice, keep yourselves up with the times; be always in front." Small Boy: "Please, sir, my father gets ...Article : 49 words
"I can't do it, I can't," murmured the strong man to his wife, tears streaming from his eyes, as he gazed at the round, white placid body in the water. "I can't ...Article : 61 words
Little Johnny had, as usual, been very naughty, and his father took down a cane. "Ah, johnny, my lad," he sighed, "this I can assure you, is going to hurt me ...Article : 54 words
Mrs. Parsons: "It woman was given the credit she deserves I don't think man would be quite so prominent in the world's history." ...Article : 44 words
Watkins had been stopped by a policeman for speeding in his new car. A few days later he met a friend, who asked: "How did you get on at the court?" ...Article : 46 words
Policeman: "How did you come to get that jar of honey?" Tramp: "Well, I admit I don't keep no bees, but what's to stop a fellow squeezing ...Article : 34 words
Jim: "Modern marriage is like a cafeteria." Jack: "And how?" Jim: "A man grabs what looks nice, and ...Article : 26 words
Husband: "I say, Alice, d'you know where my shaving brush it?" Wife: "Oh, my dear, I'm sorry. I used it yesterday to enamel over the bath. ...Article : 41 words
"Shay, waiter, find my hat." "It's on your head, sir." "Don't bother, then. I'll look for it myself." ...Article : 19 words
Very Slow and Talkative Plumber: "Oh. I remember your little boy, mum. 'E were in the infants' class when I went to do a job at the school some time ago." ...Article : 47 words
"What! Hawkins dead!" exclaimed the chaplain to the warder. "Why did you not send for me?" "Well, sir, it was midnight," replied ...Article : 103 words
"Miss Elderly says she will ouly marry her ideal man." "What is her ideal?" "Any man who will propose to her." ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 40 words
The teacher had been lecturing his class on the instinct displayed by animals and birds. He compared it with that of human beings, to the latter's disadvantage. ...Article : 75 words
"How are you getting on at school, Jack?" "Oh, fine, dad, I've learnt to say 'Please.' and 'Thank you' in French." ...Article : 31 words
"What time is it, Maud?" boomed her father about midnight from the top of the stairs. "Fred's watch isn't going." ...Article : 27 words
Gardening Enthusiast: "Have you seen our neighbour's new herbaceous border?" Friend: "No, I haven't. What's he like?" ...Article : 19 words
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