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