MOTHER WIT.|1879-08-16|Pontypool Free Press and Herald of the Hills - Welsh Newspapers Online
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LIEUTENANT CAREY. -

MEETING of TIN-PLATE WORKERS

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-----THE LONDON AND PROVINCIAL…

DEAN STANLEY AT LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL.

PIIILANTHROPIC SOCIETY.

SIR GARNET WOLSELEY'S AMERICAN…

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TURNING THE TABLES.

MARRIED BEFORE HE KNEW IT.

SNOW SKATES.

MOTHER WIT.

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MOTHER WIT. « A/rfi^ lon,g llst miSht be ma(le of men who have owed their advancement in life to a smart answei given at the right moment. One of Napoleon's vete. rans, who survived his master many years wn<* mn» o recount with great glee how he had once picked up not Srkedhatati «-Twt g < WaM a Pnvate> said carelessly! • T m y0.11 caPtain- In what regiment, sire ?" ins.antly asked the ready-witted soldier. Napoleon, perceiving his mistake, answered with a smile "In my Guard, for I see you know how to be prompt." The newly-made officer received his commission next morning. A somewhat similar anecdote is related of juarsnai buvorott, who, when receiving a despatch from the hands of a Russian sergeant who had greatly distinguished himself on the Danube, attempted to confuse the messenger by a series of whimsical oues- -Frl™,f°r.d fuUy equal to the occasion. Howmanyhah are therein the sear"askedSuvoroff. fa^isSafoai7h! C!iUg > ^0t> was the answer. "How forced marches '^Wh^ would e?,celIency'* vour men o.- • • w°uld you do if you saw d gmng way ln battle?"—"I'd tell them there was a wag-on -load of whisky behind the enemy'd lam Pom?s> the marshal ended with. between your colonel and mj self r My colonel cannot make a lieutenant, but your excellency has only to say the word." c. AndJ say it now, then," answered Suvoroff, and a right good officer you'll be."

WAR.

I THE WORLD WOULD BE THE BETTER…

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ICHAPTER XIII.

'THE REPRESENTATION OF MONMOUTH-ISHIRE.

AN INTERESTING NUMBER.

A JAPANESE PRISON.

THACKERAY'S HABITS AND PERSONAL…

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