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"What can I do for you?" asked
the sweet young saleswoman.
Tom grasped the counter with one
hand, and the blood left his face and
came back again redder than ever.
"Well, sir?" came a little tartly
from the clerk.
Tom grasped the counter with his
other hand, and his face turned the
color of stewed respberries.
It was then that the saleslady was
struck by the horrible thought that
the man had deliberately chosen her
counter as a place to have a fit.
"Oh, sir, take the drug counter,
three aisles down."
Without a word Tom turned and
fled. He bolted into a telephone
booth, from which he called to his
"Come down and buy your own
"These checks aren't half big
enough," said the flashy young per
son after the tailor had exhibited his
"They're the largest checks we
have," mildly remarked the tailor,
"but if you'll just wait a few moments
I'll go next door to the house furnish
ers and get a roll of oilcloth."
A NATURAL FEAR
The type of youth who indulges in
loud clothes and a hat forced back
over his ears dropped into the dental
! "I'm afraid to give him gas," said
the dentist to the assistant
"How can I tell when he's uncon-
TENDENCY OF THE TIMES
"Looks like an age of feminine su
premacy." "Howi now?"
I. "Just saw a crowd of kids at play.
i The little girls in the party were
bossing the job of constructing a
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TRY THIS, GIRLS
"Why, hang it, girl," said the father
angrily, "that fellow earns only $10
"I know, father," said daughter,
but then a week passes so quickly
when you're so fond of each other."
Ladies' Home Journal.
When a sensible man gets too old
to be handsome, he tries to look
brainy by letting his hair fall out.