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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 24, 1912, Image 16

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WHAT THE BISHOP KNEW
On one occasion when travel
ing along the-west coast of Africa
with an old skipper who had
known many missionaries but
"did not see the use of them," a
well-known bishop was obliged
to endure a string of taunting
questions, such as "What is the
length of an alligator's tongue?"
"What do missionaries know,
anyway?"
At last the bishop cbuld stand
it no longer. Turning to the
skipper he said:
"I know you are an expert. Can
you tell me the length of an alli
gator's tongue?"
"Certainly," was the reply,
"but it depends on the length of
the alligator."
"Very well, then, say an alliga
tor fifteen feet long. What would
be the length of its tongue?"
"Three feet," was the answer.
But the bishop, who had kept
alligators and watched their
ways, knew better. "It is evident
that you are an authority on tlie
west coast of Africa," he said,
"but it is also evident that some
people see more in ten minutes
than others in twenty years. Lqt
me tell you that an alligator has
no tongue."
o o
HAD A REASON
Two young fellows recently at
tended a tea for which they had
bought tickets at 25 cents each.
The profits were to go towards a
treat to the aged poor. One Of
them, after consuming four cups
of tea, six ham sandwiches, a
plate oiiread'anl butter, two tea-
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cakes, five jam-tarts, and four
large buns, was passing his cup
for the fifth time when he turnecf
to his friend and said, in a se-
rious tone:
"I think everyone should en
courage a thing of this sort. It's
a good cause, you know.
REDUCED
Robinson That is a fine dog
you have, Dumley. Do you want
to sell him?"
Dumley I'll sell him. for ten
pounds.
Robinson Is he intelligent i
Dumley Intelligent! Why
thaf Hop- knows as much as I do
Robinson- You don t say sol.,
Well, I'll give you 50 cents ioht
hira. Dumley. .
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