90 IDEAL HOME LIFE
When is a doctor most annoyed ? When he is out of patients.
Why is a poor acquaintance better than a rich one? A friend in need is a friend indeed.
What is there remarkable about a bee? Why, ordinarily it has but little to say, yet generally carries its point.
Why is the first chicken of a brood like the mainmast of a ship ? Because it's a little ahead of the main hatch.
How many persons can a deaf and dumb man tickle? He can jest-tickle-eight (gesticulate).
What is the easiest way to keep water out of the house? Omit to pay your water-tax.
What is it that is queer about flowers? They shoot before they have pistils.
What prescription is best for a poet ? A composing draught.
What is worse than raining cats and dogs?- Hailing omnibuses.
Why is an umbrella like a pancake? Because it is seldom seen after Lent.
On what day of the year do women talk the least? The shortest day.
What is that which every living person has seen, but will never see again? Yesterday.
What is the difference between dead soldiers and repaired garments? The former are dead men, and the latter are mended (dead).
Why, when you paint a man's portrait, may you be described