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THE REWARD OF GENIUS
Brightness personified is little
Johnny Pule. Certain friends of
the family consider him rather
precocious but that's quite an
other story. At any rate, he is
the pride of his father's heart, and
Pule senior invariably refers to
the youngest as a "regular chip
from the old block."
The other night little Johnny
looked up from his stool by the
fireside, and said :
"I'm achip of the old block,
ain't I father?"
"Yes, my son, indeed you are,"
came the proud reply.
"And you, pa, you're the head
of the family, ain't you?" asked
the simple little lad.
"I am," replied Pule
"Then," chuckled Johnny tri
Word has been received by the
inspector of the electric light sys
tem that an overhead wire had
fallen down in a crowded street.
The inspector betook himself to
the spot as quickly as he could.
When he arrived he found the
inevitable crowd handling the
wire in a most careless manner.
Luckily, no accidents had oc
curred. Going up to the nearest man,
who happened to be an Irishman,
he admonished him severely in
"You took a grave risk," said
the inspector. "You had no right
to touch that wire. Why, man,
do you know you might have
been killed outright by the
The Irishman looked at the in
spector with a knowing air.
"Ah," saidhe, "I was mighty
careful, sorr! Sure, and I felt it
carefully before I took hold of
Old Gentleman (after the birth
day, dinner) Now, kiddies, do
you want me to have a game of
romps with you? Eh? Youngster
Oh, no! We're playing at In
dians, and you're no use. You're
Aunt Mary Good gracious,
Harold ! What would yotir moth
er say if she saw you smoking
those cigarettes ?" Harold (calm
ly) She'd have a fit they're heri.