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Bouncer Halloa, Jack! got a clove
in your pocket?
Muggs Yes, here you are old
Bouncer Thanks! Now have you
Muggs I have. Help yourself.
Bouncer Thanks! Lend me your
cigar-cutter for a second, will you?
Muggs Certainly! But Where's
Bouncer Why, I was just going to
ask you for bne.
Muggs Humph4 Well, here you
are. The match you borrowed is to
light the 'Cigar, I suppose, and. the
cigar-cutter is to take the end off?
Bouncer You've guessed it, old
Muggs But what did you borrow
the clove for?
Bouncer Oh, that's to chew after
I take that drink you are going to
. SOON FOUND OUT
"Now, Johnny," said his mother,
"we shall have company to dinner
today, and I don't want you to say
a word while they are here, then no
one need find out that you are so
The guests came. After some de
sultory remarks, a gentleman, who is
passionately fond of children, turned
to Johnny, whose mother, being bus
ily engaged in another part of the
room, did not hear the conversation
"Well, my boy," said the gentle-,
man, pleasantly, "how old are you?'
Johnny, obeying orders, sat like at
"Can't you tell me your age?" said
another, thinking the. boy a little diffi
dent. Still Johnny spake not.
"I can make him talk," said a
bright young lady. "You like the girls
better than you do those horrid men,
don't you, Johnny? Now, come over
here beside me and tell me how old
Silent as the grave.
"Why, I believe the boy is an idiot!"
said the gentleman who had first ad
dressed him, in a bantering way.
Johnny turned to his mother.
"There, ma," said he. " 'Taint no
use! i nain't openea my moutn, ana
they all know it a'ready!"
Farmer Crab's brook is noted for
the number and size of its eels. Fish
ing therein is "strictly prohibited,"
which in itself is attraction enough
for the small boy.
The other evening an urchin was
leaving the neighborhood rather hur
riedly, when a youthful friend in
quired: "Caught anything, Bob?"
"Yes," replied Bob.
His friend understood, and wise
ly decided to turn back with Bob.