Peck's Compendium of Fun eBook

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“Moak, that is played out.  People will notice it.”

But he relapsed again into semi-unconsciousness, and never spoke again, not a great deal, till he got home.

He has ordered that there be no more borrowing of sugar and drawings of tea back and forth between his house and that of the lady who broke his heart, and be has announced that he will go without saurkraut all winter rather than borrow a machine for cutting cabbage of a woman that would destroy the political prospects of a man who had never done a wrong in his life.

He has written to the chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee to suspend judgment on his case, until he can explain how it happened that a dyed-in-the-wood Democrat hurrahed for Garfield.


A corpse got a good joke on the people of Quebec the other day.  It came there by express, and was only an ordinary, every-day man, but the Kanucks were looking for a military corpse, and supposing our ordinary corpse to be he, they got up a Fifth avenue funeral, and buried it with military honors.  The corpse, who didn’t know a thing about military matters, must have many a good laugh over the mistake.  And how the military corpse must have felt, when he came!


D.H.  Pulcifer, of Shawano, announces that he is about to prepare a biography of all the members of the territorial legislature and subsequent legislatures, state officers, members of congress, etc., and desires all men who may have been great or may be so now, to send in the particulars.  Well, you can get our record at the adjutant general’s office, though there is one mistake in that record.  It was in June, 1862 that we arrived in Canada, the day before the draft.


Last week a train load of insane persons were removed from the Oshkosh Asylum to the Madison Asylum.  As the train was standing on the sidetrack at Watertown Junction it created considerable curiosity.  People who have ever passed Watertown Junction have noticed the fine old gentleman who comes into the car with a large square basket, peddling popcorn.  He is one of the most innocent and confiding men in the world.  He is honest, and he believes that everybody else is honest.

He came up to the depot with his basket, and seeing the train he asked Pierce, the landlord there, what train it was.  Pierce, who is a most diabolical person, told the old gentleman that it was a load of members of the legislature and female lobbyists going to Madison.  With that beautiful confidence which the pop corn man has in all persons, he believed the story, and went into the car to sell pop corn.

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