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By Berton Braley.
I'm weary of boarding house
I'm tired of boarding house
In fact, I've been secretly looking
For a nice little home or a flat
With a nice little wifie to cheer it,
(I haven't selected Her yet),
But the reason I'm pretty blame
Is the boarding house grub that
One place is just hk,e every other,
The menu's exactly the same,
While the restaurants ape one an
other In cooking and service and
The table d'hotes doh'jt seem to
Nor is there relief a la carte,
And that's why I'm anxious to
My tummy is guiding my heart.
Of all matrimonial causes
The boarding house leads by a
If Cupid at any time pauses
Dyspepsia gets busy in style.
The horrible boarding house
Of veal stew and dumplings
Has done more than dreamings
To make men consider a wife!
An Asiatic ruler was in the
habit of exacting presents from
those who came to do him hom-
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age. One day a-mai arrived
bringing a basket of bananas.
Furious at the gift being one
of fruit only, the prince com
manded that the bananas should
be thrust down, the donor's
throat. As the latter was being
led away lo have the, sentence.ex
ecuted he was seen to smHe, and
the prince had hinrbroughtrback.
and as'lced hinvwhy he smiled.
"Nothing, oil prince," ,he re
plied ; "only my wife's mother is
even now approaching, and she,
bringeth a basket, of pineapples,'1
Sibyl When. Steye proposed!
me he acted like a fish out of
water. ,"'- J
Maud Why shouldn't he? He,
knew he was caught, t .