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.. UNCLE'S TROPHIES
Tom Brown and Jack Smith
"had been schoolmates together,
but, as often happens, had drift
ed apart during the years that fol
lowed. Then, quite accidentally,
the- met again one day. and
somehow the conversation turn
ed to the subject of athletics.
"Let me see!" said Brown.
"You never came across my
brother, did you? He's a fine
runner, you know. Why, only
last week he won a gold medal
in a Marathon race."
"Ah!" said Smith, raising his
eyebrows in genuine admiration.
Then, a faint smile playing round
his lips, he added: "And did I
ever tell you about my uncle?"
"Well, in his day, not only did
he get a gold medal for five miles,
and one for ten miles, but two
sets of carvers for cycling, a sil
ver medal for swimming, two
cups for wrestling, to say noth
ing of badges for boxing and row
ing. "You see," Smith continued,
while his friend sat speechless
with amazement, "the uncle in
question kept a pawnshop!"
Garage owners are setting up
an awful roar about the increas
ing price of gasoline. Ha, ha!
We're glad to hear those garage
villians roar. But, confound it,
we've been paying the bills, come
to think of it. Hear us! Wow,
wow, wow !
At any rate, Adam couldn't
have been a poet. Poets are born,
NOT THE STEAK I
Sitting in a graceful morning-i-
gown with coffee stain effects ons
the front, the poetess mused. aa
"My thoughts are burningJjk
she suddenly exclaimed.
The gaunt man sitting opposi
showed signs of interest.
"Then it isn t the steak, aft
all?" he ventured.
She heard him not.
Two young women were ex
changing confidences one aft
noon as thev sinned their tea. "1
didn't tell me he loved me," sa
the younger of the two, with
happy reminiscent smile, as s
toved with her spoon, "but
kissed me." "Well," replied th!
other, he must love you it he
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