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

(Photo: Briony & Kit, London 2019)

Saturday’s Piece

Discussing the previous night’s party a man asked his wife, “Was that you I kissed out on the stoep?”
She thought for a moment then countered “About what time, dear?”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
21st August, 1971

(Photo: Ross ~1981)

Wednesday’s Piece

Judge: “Can’t this be settled out court?”

Irishman: “Sure. That’s what we were trying to do, your honour, when the police interfered.”

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
19th August,1971

(Photo: Omnisient team, WorkInProgress co-working office, Cape Town, 2019)

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

(Photo: my long hair on return from UK trip, Harare 1970)