An Alias

_Miss Hen:_ "I demand an explanation! You told me that your name was

plain 'Mr. Rooster,' and that poet just now addressed you as


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_Lady_ (_to prospective daily housemaid_): "The hours will be from nine

to six-thirty, with an hour and a half off for dinner."

_D. H.:_ "For _luncheon_, I suppose you mean. And I should have to leave

at six, as I always dine at my club and have to dress first."

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