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ACH, V!H DRC
( VJASt A VW Or )
A traveling man, representing
a large manufacturing firm, was
working "new ground" with a
line of novelties, and orders were
few and far between.
Entering the leading house of
a certain town he duly presented
I his card, only to be told by the
manager that there was really
nothing they were wanting in his
line, having fully bought.
"Will you permit me to show
you a few of our leading sam
ples?" queried the traveler.
"No, sir; no. We really can't
spare you any time at present,"
was the crushing reply.
"Well, sir, do you mind me
having a look at them ? I haven't
seen them myself for three
THE BEST WORD
At a dinner recently the con
versation turned to the various
methods of working employed by
literary geniuses. One cited was
that of a well-know writer who
was wont to arouse his spouse in
the wee sma' hours and exclaim:
"Jessie, get up ; I've thought of a
good word !"
Whereupon she, obediently,
would crawl out of bed and make
1 note of the word.
A little later, like as not, a new
inspiration would seize him, and
he would arouse his wife, saying :
"Get up, I've thought of a better
The company listened with
rapt amazement, when suddenly
a witty girl remarked :
"Well, if he'd been my husband
I should have replied: 'My dear,
get up yourself, I've thought f a
bad word.' "
The head of the college was
"So you confess that this un
fortunate young man was carried
to the pump and drenched with
water? Now, what part did you
take in this disgraceful affair?"
"The left leg, sir," replied the
Now You Quit.
He May I sit next to you on
the sofa ?
She No! You'd put your arm
He I promise you I won't.
She Then what's the use o
sitting next to me?