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A band of tourists was being personally con- ducted through a chateau on the borders of the Loire. "This, ladies and gentlemen, is the room in which the Due de Guise was assas- sinated." "But when I was here this time last year you showed me that room in another wing." "Very likely, sir; but at that time this wing was being repaired." A story told at the expense of a rather pompous individual recently appointed Governor of a distant Colony is going the rounds of the clubs. The pompous one, on the way out to take up his appointment, was approached on the promenade deck by an innocent-looking fellow-passenger, who humbly inquired:—"Would you mind telling me what K.C.M.G. means at the end of your name, sir? It has puzzled one or two of us, and bets have been made on the subject." "Knight Commander of Michael and George, of course," said the pompous one, as he inflated his chest. "Oh," said the innocent, "I've lost my bet. I thought it meant, Kindly call me Governor.

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