Wednesday’s Piece

A young lady, with a touch of hay fever, took with her to a dinner party two handkerchiefs, one of which she stuck in her right bosom.
At dinner she began rummaging to right and left in her bosom for the fresh handkerchief. Engrossed in her search, she suddenly realised that conversation had ceased and people were watching her, fascinated.
In confusion she murmured, “I know had two when I came.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
24th August, 1971

Friday’s Piece

I certainly think that the best book in the world would owe the most to a good index, and the worst book if it had but a good single thought in it, might be kept alive by it.

(Horace Binney, 1780 – 1875)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
17th August,1971

Monday’s Piece

The conduct of a wise politician is ever suited to the present posture of affairs. Often by foregoing a part he saves the whole, and by yielding in a small matter secures a greater.

(Plutarch, AD 46 – AD 120)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
11th August, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

He started as poor as the proverbial church mouse twenty years ago. He has now retired with a fortune of $100,000.00 This money was acquired through economy, conscientious effort to give full value, indomitable perseverance, and the death of an uncle who left him $999,999.50.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
5th August, 1971