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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 4 (July 1, 1935.)

Boys of the Old Brigade

Boys of the Old Brigade.

“Of course,” said Briggs, as he commenced to tackle the portion of chicken with his knife and fork, “I may be wrong, but it strikes me that this chicken—–”

“Well,” snapped the landlady tersely, “and what's the matter with the chicken, pray?”

Briggs shrugged his shoulders.

“Oh, nothing—nothing,” he said offhandedly. “I was going to say that it is quite evident that the bird was an off-spring of a hard-boiled egg.”

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