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I want to tell you a story about
some Irish friends of mine, a father
and two sons, who live near me. One
of the sons had just got a good job
that day on a new building. He fin
ished his day's work and met the
foreman. He asked him how he liked
him. The foreman said: "You are the
best workman I have on the build
ing." On the strength of this the
I young man said to the foreman:
"Say, I've got a brother over home
who is just as strong as I am. Do you
suppose you could give him a job?"
The foreman said: "Yes, bring, him
around with you in the morning."
The next day he brought his broth
er to work. After the day was fin
ished they both went to the foreman
and one of them said: "How do you
;like us after you have seen us work?"
The foreman said: "You are the two
best men we have on the building."
One of the boys said: "We would like
' to get our father a job." The foreman
, said: 'Is he as good a workman as
'you?" "He can do as much work as
both of us. Can you give him a job ? "
they replied. "Yes, tell your father
to come to work tomorrow morning
tj and you two fellows stay home,"
Ctnswered the foreman.
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Buggs I notice when you go to
. the basement you always take two
"'"matches to light the gas.
Wuggs Certainly. If you carry
one match it will go out, but if yoir
,carry two the first one never does.
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