Fables For The Times
But, alas! the traveler had given up the ghost several minutes before. Then the company sang a miserere and went home to lunch.
The finest of Raphael's canvases would make a poor overcoat.
[Illustration: The Shipwrecked Traveler.]
The Discontented Woman.
A woman who was dissatisfied with her husband loudly petitioned Jove to send her another. The god listened favorably to her petition and sent her a demigod.
In less than a week the woman was bewailing her lot again, saying she never cared for mixed goods anyhow, and that while the god-half of her present husband might be all right, the man-half snored and chewed tobacco. Jove, wearied by her ill-humored persistency, took back the demi-god and sent her a man out of the Yellow Book for husband, instead.
Up to the present writing the lady in question hasn't discovered where she is at.
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