This number of tales, poems, scenes from hit performs, parodies, and feuds, lovingly compiled via a famous authority within the box, fortunately intermingles the simplest humor of modern years with a number of rib-ticklers from the past.
Major wits and raconteurs too various to say right here liven up those pages.
The excitement is all yours.
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35 boom days), and nobody bet. The hand was over in a minute and a amid terrific silence. " It made old-fashioned stud seem tame, even to me. Every time it came to me, I elected the old game, just out of spite, but nobody's heart was in it. I became the spoil-sport of the party again, and once or twice I caught them trying to slip the deal past me, as if by mistake. Even a round of jack-pots netted nothing in the way of excitement, and even when I won one on a full-house, there was no savour to the victory, as I had to explain to the women what a full-house was.
S. Barnes & Com- 16 Joe H. Palmer • and walking up and down son now, but this is in it. There is a trainer named W. T. Ander- not the same man. He did not have to keep it straight in his mind if he was a gourmet gourmand, because he was both. There is a tale they tell of an eating contest he had against a man who claimed to be champion of Cuba. The tale varies as to how many miles of water were scraped clean of shellfish and how much poultry laid down its life for this experiment, but most versions come together with the introduction of two huge apple pies.
Banks, "we ought to get out the vacuum cleaner and not leave this whole mess for Delilah tomorrow. " "I suppose," said Mr. Banks followed her upstairs glumly. Like a fog blowing in the sea, he could feel the first from wisps of depression fingering into his soul. Here was the place where she had stood. He paused and looked rail at the confetti-strewn hall. Queer about places and houses. They remained the same yet they were never the same. By no stretch of the imagination was this the spot from which Kay had tossed her flowers to the waving arms below.
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