An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor. by Bennett Cerf, Doug Anderson

By Bennett Cerf, Doug Anderson

An Encyclopedia of contemporary American Humor.

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Her husband started, then pressed his lips together and made no comment. Mrs. Banks, "we ought to get out the vacuum cleaner and not leave this whole mess for Delilah tomorrow. " "I suppose," said Mr. Banks followed her upstairs glumly. Like a fog blowing in the sea, he could feel the first from wisps of depression fingering into his soul. Here was the place where she had stood. He paused and looked rail at the confetti-strewn hall. Queer about places and houses. They remained the same yet they were never the same.

But look," said the companion, "this is a new track and it's trying to make friends. " Anderson assented and kept his word, more or less. All he did was pad the mutuels. At minor tracks, where the handle isn't anything much, amount a relatively small money bet around of the real favorite will chase his price from a legitimate 7 to 5 up to around 6 to 1. So Anderson threw several thousand dollars away betting on horses that would lose, so that he would get 6 to 1 on his $3,000 in Cincinnati. and the horse trotted home.

K. " "Good," said Mr. Galsworthy. "Good. I have a meeting now. " He smiled benignly at the wispy bridesmaid under the impression that she was the bride-to-be. " he continued, taking the wispy girl's hand in his. "No, of course not. Have your young man call me in the morning. I'll put him through his paces. I hate to rush, but I must. Don't worry. " Mr. Banks opened his mouth. "But—" A secretarial-looking person bustled down the aisle. "Mrs. Banks? There's a phone call for you in the Rector's office.

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