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Tailpiece – July 28th, 1951

July 1951

South Yorkshire Times, July 28th, 1951


“Now, my boy” said the kindly old admiral to the nervous cadet who was being put through his viva voce; “just a few questions on general knowledge and I think you’ll do. What animals eat hay?”

The lad blushed and stammered. “Why, sir”, he said “I hardly think I……that is to say……. I’m afraid I don’t know.”

“What!” said the astonished inquisitor; “you don’t know what animals eat hay?”

“Oh, sir,” said the lad, immensely relieved, “I beg your pardon, I thought you said admirals.”