English Sketches From Life 3
His Letter of Recommendation
Bridget left Ireland with an excellent letter of recommendation from
her last mistress, but on the way over the letter fell into the sea and
was lost. Not knowing how to find work without her recommendation she
appealed to a friend to write one for her and he gave her the following:
"To the General Public: Bridget Flaherty had a good reputation when she
left Ireland, but lost it on her way over."
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In the account of an
inaugural ceremony it was asserted that "the
procession was very fine, and nearly two miles long, as was also the
report of Dr. Perry, the chaplain."
A Chicago business man wrote his Wall Street lawyer asking information
touching the standing of a person who owed him a considerable sum of
money for a long time.
"What property has he that I could attach?" was one of his questions.
The lawyer's reply was to the point.
"The man to whom you refer," was the answer, "died a year ago. He has
left nothing subject to attachment except a widow."
| FROM PRESS
A mission worker was much interested in a lad in one tenement who was
convalescing from a prolonged illness. On one visit to her small charge
the worker carried with her a quantity of fine fruit for the lad, but
this, to the astonishment of the big-hearted visitor, the fathei of the
boy received with a somewhat dubious
air, exhibiting absolutely no appreciation of the offering.
When next theigood Samaritan came to the tenement she naturally
inquired of the father how the boy had enjoyed the fruit.
"Pretty well" was the curt answer.
"I presume he ate most of it."
"Yes, he got away with it all right," said the parent carelessly, "but
miss, that boy is like me. He don't care for no dago fruit. He likes
something dainty and tasty- for instance, pigs' feet."
- New York
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