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SHE GOT IT
A certain theater manager, to
prove that his show would not be
a success, promised to give his
wife $10 each night if he took in
The show was a success and she
got her $10 each night for several
On a Thursday ignht it was
raining and she knew that it
would be a very poor night and
she would likely lose her $10, so
she asked the cashier how much
he had taken in.
"Only $97," was the reply.
"Then give me a seat at $3,"
she replied, laying down the
"Now you have $100. Give me
my ten." ,
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After being told by the physi
cian that a certain soldier in the
hospital had been wounded and
would not live long, a certain
minister leaned over the dying
man and said:
"Well, my dear fellow, you are
badly wounded, and if you have
anything to say or any word that
you want sent to your family tell
The dying man understood.
"My inside coat pocket," he
The minister felt a pocketbook
there and took it out. "Is this
what you want?"
"Yes," was the faint reply.
"Here is a ten dollar bill. Is
that what you want?"
"What shall I do with it?"
The soldier said, in a whisper:
"Bet you ten dollars that I don't
And he did not.
Donald gave his sick friend
Dugald a glass of whisky and
said: "Ye'll git anither one in the
mornin'." About five minutes
passed and then Dugald suddenly
exclaimed: "Ye'd better let me
hae the ither noo, Donal' : ye hear
o' sae mony sudden deaths nooa
days." o- o
Mother My other little girl is
very frail, but I've taken precau
tions to have baby grow up into a
big, buxom girl. Visitor Indeed 1
And what have you done? Mother
I've christened her 'Fairy.' "