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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2 (June, 1926)

Force Of Habit

Force Of Habit.

Willie had been presented with a pop-gun and was enjoying himself immensely when his mother ordered him to give the pop-gun to her.

“But why, mother? Why?” Willie protested.

“Because your father says that the sound of it makes him so thirsty,” was the reply.

* * *

A notice on the main road near a town in the United States:—

Drive slow, and see our beautiful city.

Drive fast, and see our beautiful goal!

* * *

When Booth Tarkington was visiting Naples he was present at an eruption of Vesuvius.

“You haven't anything like that in America, have you?” said an Italian friend with pride.

“No, we haven't,” replied Tarkington: “but we've got Niagara Falls that would put the d —d thing out in five minutes.”