height, -in'd somebody iritrdduc
ed him to the count. The count
asked Rosenheim to join in a bot
tle of wine.
"Sure mike," said Rosenheim,
"Anything to oblige a friend. If
you can't get away with a whole
bottle by yourself, I'll help you."
'And he and the count beat it for
a table. v
They had the wine real, hon-est-to-goodness
the vintage of '98, worth $10 a
The count said he was "chamed
to ze heart" to meet Monsieur
Rosenheim. Rosenheim said he
was tickled to death to meet the
count. Regular family reunion,
it looked like.
Then the count saw the waiter
coming with the check, and faded.
The waiter presented the check
to Rosenheim. Rosenheim said
to the waiter well, never mind
what Rosenheim said. .It wasn't
such language as is used in the
Then- he started out on a still
hunt for the count. He found
him the center of an admiring
group of ladies, who "just adored
his pretty manners." Rosenheim
'didn't adore the count's man
ners. He said :
"Say, you blame stiff, whta
d'you think L dm ? A sucker?"
The count shrugged his shoul
ders. "Monsieur," he remarked,
"speaks not like ze gentleman."
Then he turned his back on Ros
enheim, and went on talking to
Rosenheim contemplated the
count's back for a moment, and
gaged his distance.
"Maybe I don't speak like a
gentleman," he said and let go.
"Do I kick like one?"
Well, it was just awful, Sadie,
you know. The ladies screamed.
The count well, you understand
how it is when a real gentleman
suffers a well placed kick in "re
presence of ze ladies!" The count
took the count.
Rosenheim revived him on
the same place. The count told
Rosenhei mthat he was no gen
tleman. Rosenheim handed the
count his card, meaning "Choose
The ladies rushed to the assist
ance of the count. They explain
ed the Rosenheim that it was
perfectly impossible for a real
French count to fight a common
ordinary judge, who was "in
Rosenheim said he didn't care.
He was quite satisfied with kick
ing, it seemed, and didn't care if
he never fought the count.
The count has been receiving
-telephone messages and flowers
from sympathetic ladies all day
today, but that doesn't help his
hurt honor, you know.
What does gentleman ao wnen
he is "booted in ze behind in ze
presence of ladies"? Personally,
we think he suffers just as much
as if the ladies weren't there.
If politics was a poker game,
Uncle Sam would have a full
There are many ways to "josh"
a bachelor, but to geti real
laugh from him say. "marriage,"
ij-i'.-ssa-ss ' m-uawm w .i -
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