The Pacific Monthly Volume 11

The Pacific Monthly Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ..."Do not be frivolous, Mr. Dingleberry," said the interlocutor. "The conundrum as propounded by Mr. Bingwhazzle is this: "What is the difierence between a man preparing his poultry at midnight for the market and a lion after it has eaten its dinner at noon!" "Well, sir, that's too easy," chuckled Mr. Dingleberry, permitting his left foot to do a jig-step while he remained in his chair. "The man who is preparing his poultry is sighing on the land and the lion that has had his dinner is lying on the sand." "No, sir!" shouted Mr. Bingwhazzle. "You has no reason to infer_that the man is unhappy.." "Of course he is unhappy. be!" "But that is the wrong answer." "Oh, very well. I can give you another. The lion is wagging his tail and the man is tagging his----. But there are no wails, are there! Le'me see..-about dessert and desert in this, is there!" "Not a thing." "Then the man had a bird in his hand at them, but Who wouldn't There isn 't anything and the lion had two in the bush," ventured Mr. Dingleberry. "Oh, that is absurd!" "Well, it's the best I can do this evening. I didn't ask you to ask me any old conundrums, did If Why isa conundrum like an unsigned letter! Because you can't answer it. That 's better than your old market-man, anyhow. What's the answer to ours!" "It is simple," said Mr. ingwhazzle. "The lion is licking his chops and the man is lopping his chicks." Then the interlocutor announced that Mr. Raphael Minningham Woodle would render the favorite classical selection, "When more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958853
  • 9781236958853