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Joke ID 53

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [43] from page s: 42-43
>> Joke: 53

An American Innkeeper.

Old Rowe kept a hotel, where, as he used to say, you could get anything that was ever made to eat. One day in came a Yankee, and stepping up to thebar asked old Rowe what he could give him for dinner. "Anything, sir," said oldRowe, " anything, "from a pickled elephant to a canary bird's tongue." Wa'al," said the Yankee, eyeing Rowe, "Iguess I'lltake a piece of pickled elephant." "Well, we've got 'em;got 'em all ready,right here in the house, but you'llhave to takea whole'un,'cause we never cut 'em." The Yankee "thoughthe would take some codfish and potatoes."



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 42
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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