previous next

One of a hundred.

A rural conscript appeared before the Eastern Board of Enrolment, and desired to be exempted forthwith, that he might return to his country home. “What are your claims?” demanded the Doctor. “I'm entirely dependent upon my mother for support,” was the innocent reply. Whereupon, thus the Doctor, while a smile faintly illumined the face of the Board: “I am happy to assure you, my honest-hearted friend, that the Government is prepared at once to relieve your mother of so unsuitable a burden, and assume your entire charge and expense during the next three years, without the slightest recourse to the maternal fount for support or succor.” The young draftee appeared a little bewildered, and referred to the papers to ascertain what was the matter.--Providence Journal.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: