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I, just got off the steamship
after returning from a trip round
the world. A peculiar little cir
cumstance compels me, to start
right out on another trip round
You see, when they dug my
trunks put of the hold of the ship
I found all the trunks were locked
and the keys lost.
I can't do without opening my
trunks unless I'm travelirig, so is
me for another journey.
. Of course, I could have a lock
smith force them, open, but if I am
patient I can get some baggage
smasher to do it for nothing. '
. Besides, I don't like to open
them while they are still in quar
antine. Even if I had the keys I'd
be afraid to open them before
they are fumigated. They are my
trunks, but I don't know myself
what's in them.
It was a year ago that I packed
them. I think the cat is in one of
them, but which one of them'1'm
not certain. We had packed them
all before we missed her.
Maybe it's in one of the trunks
I left in Switzerland. I had to
leave it or leave-money to pay the
hotel bill. Oh, well, it's pheaper
to buy a new trunk than pay a
hotel bill, and I can afcvays'get a
new cat for nothing.
Then there's always the hotel
bill to remind you of the trtink.
As soon as I get a trunkful of
hotel bills I generally leave that
uMy. .baggage is covered with
- V -
labels, showing I've been every-
where. It also helps you to choose
your route. You can always keep '
track of the hotels you've been at
by the labels they put on your
baggage, and then you know,'
which hotel not to go back to.
Labels are also good to cover r
up the owner's initials on a trunk.!
Now if I could only open my I
trunks I could tell whether they'
are my trunks or some one else's
trunks. If I was sure they were1
some one else's trunks that would,
be some inducement to open
In the meantime I'm ljving in a ,
suitcase. I tell you, be it ever so
humble, there's no place like a
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