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Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?




Friday, December 16

Sympathy

She was known for her charitable impulses, and one day a big, burly man asked to see her. "Madam," he said in a broken voice, "I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned into the cold, empty streets unless someone pays their rent, which amounts to $400."

"How terrible!" she exclaimed. "Thank you for bringing this to my attention. May I ask who you are?"

The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes. "I am the landlord," he sobbed.

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