An Irishman who, with his wife, is employed on a truck-farm in New

Jersey, recently found himself in a bad predicament, when, in attempting

to evade the onslaughts of a savage dog, assistance came in the shape of

his wife.

When the woman came up, the dog had fastened his teeth in the calf of

her husband's leg and was holding on for dear life. Seizing a stone in

the road, the Irishman's wife was about to hurl it, when the husband,

with wonderful presence of mind, shouted:

"Mary! Mary! Don't throw the stone at the dog! throw it at me!"

Mary had a little lamb,

It's fleece was gone in spots,

For Mary fired her father's gun,

And lamby caught the shots!

--_Columbia Jester_.