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BY CHARLES B. DRISCOLL
It was pretty hard on Noah, while
he builded his big boat, to be the butt
of ridicule, official city goat Sight
seers came from far and near; they
crowded every train; thfy stood and
laughed at Noah, and remarked: "It
looks like rain!"
Whenever Noah went downtown
to buy a keg of nails, the village
jokesters asked him if he'd caught his
pair of whales.
At last the boat was finished, the
menagerie aboard, and Noah sat and
smoked his pipe while cats and- lions
reared. The drought was fiJnT un
broken and the weather man said:
"Clear," but Noah, with his raincoat
on, kept life preservers near. ,
I wonder whether Noah, whileNhfe
waited, got cold feet. And didn't that
first thunderclap to him sound pretty
sweet? And when at last the deluge
came, and winds began to blow, did
he not even venture once to say: "I
told you so?"
A FAULTY MEMORY
Sandy Rogers was an old staon
master inScotland. He was a pious
man, but, like many other railroad
menJie was at times, a little profane.
Sandy attended a dinner, of the
Burns society one evening, and ar
rived home after midnight in a de-4
cidedly mellow condition. He un-
. dressed himself with some difficulty
mtsv4- Afrrm nn Tile TmoAO 1aef?A
the bed, where he sent Jforth some in
coherent mutterings that awoke his
What's; the matter, Sandy?" she
asked. 'Are ye no feelin' well?"
"A'm feelin' arlcht," replied Sandy,
"but a. cannsrmind a damned word o'
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"Mr. Beats," the grocer said wear
ily, "I ask you for the last time, wiff
you pay that $20 you owe me?"
"For the last time?" Beats replied
cheerfully. "I'm glad to hear you
say that, old man. You know, I was
getting awfully tired of hearing you
ask that foolish Question!"