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GETTING HIS OWN BACK
. Murphy was taking a day off, and,
.wishing to enjoy himself thoroughly,
had walked round to watch "the
boys" working. He was surprised to
see his friend and colleague Kelly
working as if carrying a hodful of
KWcjrtar up and down a ladder were
ttxe only thing he took any real pleas-
J ''It's yourself that's working
niighty hard today, Kelly!" expostu
$ "WhisU I'm just making a fool of
$&e boss!" said. Kelly, winking slyly.
"And how are you doing that, Kel-
Wg your hand ! He sees me going up
$hd down the ladder like one o'clock
with my hod full or mortar and ne
ihihkB I'm working. But, Murphy,
2&y boy, it's the same hodful I'm cart
ing up ana flown an the timer
HiS WIFE DESCRJBED
Mr. Biflln had recently Invested" to.
a motor-bike, rcrach.'torhis-wnVs hor
ror and his own joy. Mr. Biffin was
one of thosemen who fceSere in do
ing things for'themselyes, and so he
always made the repairs to Ms ma
chine which were necessary after
each time he took it -out.
Like many others of his kind, he
thought it necessary to put on a di
lapidated suit of clothes in which to
work, so old and raggedxthatno self
respecting mechanic would naye been
seen in them.
Thus it was that one daywfien ap
proaching his house after an hour's
work on his bike he was" addressed
by a tramp.
"No use, mate!" said the gentle
man of the road.
"What d'you .mean no use?'
asked the offended Biffin.
"No good goin' there, matey. I've
just tried the old ghi and she's the
-stingiest, firiest old skinflint you -ever
o o t
He walked into the employment
agency wearing a smile and born
tired look, as well as a few other
"Any vacancies for a man like
me?" he asked, as he arranged him
self comfortably along the counter.
"What is your trade or profes
sion?" "My trade or profession?" he re
peated, yawning. "I'm a coronation
"I see!" said the clerk drily. "No,
we have nothing in that line open
"I'd take something else if it suited
me and I thought I could do it prop
erly, you know!" he went on, making
himself more comfortable on the
"As for instance?"
"Well," replied the born-tired, "I
wouldn't mind calling out the names
of the stations on board an Atlantic
liner, or something of that sort!"
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