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Got the Wrong Smith.

--A man recently received twenty lashes, well laid on, at the whipping-post in an English town. The culprit, instead of bellowing when the constable applied the lash, laughed immoderately, which made the angry officer lay on with harder force. On giving the twentieth blow, the enraged officer could stand it no longer.--‘"Well, here mister," ’ said the offended officer, ‘"I've done my duty, and I can lick ye no more; but I'd just like to know what it is that's so funny?"’ ‘"Funny?"’ reared the other, ‘"why, it's excellent You've got the wrong Smith. I ain't the the man that was to be whipped; it's the other one. You'll have it all to do over again. Ha ! ha !"’

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