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Joke ID 18

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [16] from page s: 22-23
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Travel Talk.

In the commercialroom of an hotel in a large town in the north, in which were assembled a number of gentlemen engaged in various lines of business, the conversation turned on the different trades in which the several members of the company were engaged. Oneof dietravellers,not particularly cleanlyinhis person, and whose hands required,markedly, the application of the nail-brush, was very persistent in inquiring of his companions whatwares they traded in,but, at the same time, declined to name his own trade. " Oh," said a wag, "it is easy to tell what trade he is in; he evidendy travels to effect sales of land,and carries samples of it under his finger-nails."

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  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 22
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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