A Walking Stick
An Honor To Tipperary
A New Sign
An East Indian Chaplaincy
The Tanner; An Epigram
A Pertinent Question
Cause And Effect
A Short Journey
Indifference To Death
A Bad Crop
A Wonderful Sight
The Letter H
SIR JAMES SCARLETT, when at the Bar, had to cross-examine a witness
whose evidence it was thought would be very damaging, unless he could be
bothered a little, and his only vulnerable point was said to be his
self-esteem. The witness presented himself in the box,--a portly,
overdressed person,--and Scarlett took him in hand.
Q. Mr. John Tomkins, I believe?
Q. You are a stock-broker?
A. I ham!
Scarlett regarded him attentively for a few moments, and then said: And
a very fine, well-dressed ham you are, sir?
The shouts of laughter which followed completely disconcerted the
witness, and the counsel's point was gained.
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