All The Difference

A GLASGOW professor met a poor student passing along one of the courts,

and remarked to him that his gown was very short. It will be long

enough before I get another, answered the student. The reply tickled

the professor's fancy so much that he continued in a state of suppressed

laughter after passing on. Meeting a brother professor, who asked him

what was amusing him so much, he told the story with a slightly varied

reading. I asked that fellow why he had so short a gown, and he

answered, it will be a long time before I get another.--Well,

there's nothing very funny in that.--Neither there is, said the

professor, I don't understand how it amused me so much. It must have

been something in the way he said it.