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

By Bennett Cerf, Doug Anderson

This e-book includes selection of tales, poems, scenes, parodies and feuds lovingly compiled fortunately intermingles the easiest humor of contemporary years with a couple of rib-ticklers from the previous.

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Five to three he doesn't," said Normille. Out came the shipping money. Down came Carlaris, by seven. took Carlaris down for the Coffroth was a little different. You v^ould not have heard of Raceland. , for the purpose of discouraging inflation and the payment of grocery bills by the coal miners and lumberjacks of the Kentucky and West Virginia mountains. It didn't work out. The mountaineers proved to be sensible people, Once it who would spend money on copper worms for their stills, or for car- such as wivesand mules.

You can't imagine what's happened. The Bennett boy has come down with measles and they can't take in Cousin Laura and Bob. the world are we— I know, dear, What in I thought you might have some no longer. " By twelve-thirty he could stand it into a desk drawer, he rang for Miss Bellamy. "I'm getting the hell out The phone rang. " murmured Miss Bellamy into the mouthpiece. "He was of here," he said defiantly. "So called sorry," away very don't think I hurriedly. He could catch him. moment left the office.

Even the weather is changing. It's colder in winter and the sumI've mers are hotter than they used to be. Snow is heavier when I try to shovel go away, if it wasn't so far. I have to put on rubbers wetter than the rain we used I'd it, and whenever I go out, because rain today is to get. Draughts are more severe too. It must be the way they build windows now. People are changing too. For one thing, they're younger than they used to be when I was their age. I went back recently to an alumni reunion at the college I graduated from in 1943— that is, 1933— I mean, 1923— and I was shocked to sec the mere dents these days.

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