One Japanese bragged to another that he made a fan last twenty years by

opening only a fourth section, and using this for five years, then the

next section, and so on.

The other Japanese registered scorn.

"Wasteful!" he ejaculated. "I was better taught. I make a fan last a

lifetime. I open it wide, and hold it under my nose quite motionless.

Then I wave my head."

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Wife:--"Women are not extravagant. A woman can dress smartly on a sum

that would keep a man looking shabby."

Husband:--"That's right. What you dress on keeps me looking shabby."