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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (February 1, 1933)

Keeping Him Company

Keeping Him Company.

“Now,” thundered the teacher on a morning of unusual density on the part of his scholars, “you are all blockheads, but there must be one among you who excels in something, even if only in crass ignorance. Let the biggest dunce in the school stand up.”

To the teacher's surprise, one stolid visaged lad rose to his feet.

“Oh,” said the master, “I am glad to see that one of you has the honesty to admit his ignorance.”

”‘Tisn't that, sir,” said the boy; “but I ‘adn't the ‘eart to see you standin’ there by yourself.”

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