Fables For The Times

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Fables For The Times by Henry Wallace Phillips

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and advanced to the beach to suit the action to the words.

But, alas! the traveler had given up the ghost several minutes before. Then the company sang a miserere and went home to lunch.

IMMORAL:

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.

IMMORAL:

Hysterics and Art are only r

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