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The Arctic explorer at a reception on his return gave an informal talk
concerning his experiences. He explained that a point further north
would have been reached, if the dogs had not given out at a critical
A lady, who had followed the explorer's remarks carefully, ventured a
comment as the speaker paused:
"But I thought those Esquimaux dogs were actually tireless."
The explorer hesitated, and cleared his throat before answering.
"I spoke," he elucidated, "in a--er--culinary sense."
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The young mother asked the man who supplied her with milk if he kept any
calves, and smiled pleasedly when he said that he did.
"Then," she continued brightly, "bring me a pint of calf's milk every
day. I think cow's milk is too strong for baby."