The Gloomy Guest
Cause And Effect
What He Preferred
Played Them Both Up
Random Stories Jokes
True To Life
Bad Both Ways
Wedding Declared Off
Denied The Privilege
Stories Jokes Home
The noted story-teller at a dinner party related an anecdote, and was at
first gratified by the hearty laughter of an old lady among the guests,
and later a little suspicious, as her mirth continued. As he stared at
her, puzzled, she spoke in explanation:
"Oh, that story is such a favorite of mine: the first time I heard it I
laughed so hard that I kicked the foot-board off my crib."
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The ponderous judge interrupted the eloquent lawyer harshly:
"All you say goes in at one ear and out at the other."
"What is to prevent it?" was the retort.