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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 15, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 15',
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THE SMALL-TIME MINSTRELS
"Ah done promised mah wife a 'spensive birfday present, Mistahl
"Am yo' stringin' her again, Mistah PersimmojjB, or does yo' mean it?""
"Ah guess Ah'm stringin' her Ah promised her a rope o pearls."
"Don't yo' know dat a rope o pearls costs from $5,000 to $95,000, an
"Sho Ah knows it but mah wife don't."
"Dey's a proverb Ah heard once about castin pearls befo' swine."
"Dat don't 'ply to me, sah. Ah wuzn' goin' to throw dem befo' her
Ah wuz goin' to hand dem .to her."
"Mah deah boy, yo got de wrong conception ob mah observation. Ah
did not mean to insult yo' wife."
To' bettah not Ah nebber lets mah wife be insulted by anybody else
while Ah'm aroun'."
"Of course. She know what to expec' from yo'?"r
"Yas, an' Ah nebber disappoints her eitherr'
' "She couldn't be insulted after yo' married her."
"Yas, sah, an' she depreciates it, tod". She says she don't care what
happens now." , .
Our silver-larynxed tenor, Mistah Peabody, will now warble dat whirl
wind success, "By the Trail of the- Lonesome Stein." '
SERIOUS I quiet while buttoning up her diess
"What's the matter, old man?" and she went and laughed and toie
"I told my wife a joke to keep her I them all out again." N. Y. Worfd.
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