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THE DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH.

EARL OF AVA KILLED.

OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.

THE SEIZURE OF GERMAN VESSELS.

CASUALTIES AMONG THE OFFICERS.

BULLER MOVING.

A TURNING OPERATION.

(FREE STATERS ACTIVE.

BOER ATTACK REPELLED WITH…

A TERRIBLE STORY.

BOERS ILL-TREATED.

WHAT KHAMA IS DOING.

THE NOBLE 24TH

. WHY THE POOR RATES ARE HIGH…

. TOWYN AND PENNAL SCHOOL

6----A PAIR OF LIARS.

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6 A PAIR OF LIARS. A good story is going the round of the clubs say The Major," in To-Day. A certain very sm stockbroker was appointed captain in one of ] Irish Militia battalions. He was warned that the plausible old soldiers of this new company would get the better of him. He only smiled at the idea. Soon after the regiment was embodied the colour- sergeant came to his captain's room with an old soldier, who wished to speak to the officer. The man was admitted, and explained that he had heard from his wife, who was ill and—" if you plaze, sor, can I have forty-eight hours' lave ? You say you have heard from your wife," said the captain, smelling a rat, and beginning to turn np some imaginary correspondence on his table. I have, sor." "Ah replied the officer, I have heard from her too, and she asks me not to give you leave, for you only go home to get drunk and break the furniture." "She wrote that, sor?" "Yes." "And does that mean, sor, that I can't have my lave ? It does." The man saluted and went to the door, then turning suddenly round he said, If you plaze, sor, may I say something confidential between man and man?" "Well, what it is?" auswered the captain. Why, sor, under this roof are two of the most eeligant liors that the Lord ever made—I'm not a married man."

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