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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 9 (December 1, 1937.)

Eager to Please

Eager to Please.

A young subaltern joined a guards depot, his upper lip as yet unadorned with even the suspicion of down. The adjutant sent for him.

“You must grow a moustache.”

“Yes, sir.”

“And not one of those Chaplin affairs—a proper moustache.”

“Yes, sir.”

The interview was finished, but the subaltern did not move, so the adjutant asked:

“Well, what more do you want?”

“Any particular colour, sir?”

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