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His Little Mistake.

If we could see ourselves as others see us, a young man who was kissing a very pretty married lady in a furtive manner at Spencer street railway station last night would have been convinced that he was a senseless, brainless idiot, and likely to come in for a severe thrashing shortly after the osculatory process by an' infuriated husband, who was at that moment peering with saucer-like eyes of hate at the pair, his heart beating like a Salvatiqn drum, and his blood turning to raspberry jam, and coursing through his Eyeing .at the rate of a policeman approach-1 ing a general row in Little Bourke street. However,-love is blind, especially when its back is turned, and a thick, door intervenes between it and a jealous husband, and, so the infatuated young man, after a final embrace, walked jauntily out of the station and down Collins street, followed by the outraged husband. They turned into a quiet street together, and, without further ado, the husband made up to the young fellow, taxed him with what he had seen, and incontinently smote him with effect on the proboscis. The blow was returned with interest, and ten minutes afterwards a' heart-broken husband, with battered eyes and broken nose, leant wearily against the door of that entrance into the Law Courts bearing the significant inscription "Divorce Court,," for in the little lane that runs down by the courts the encounter had taken place. He pulled himself together, and when he let himself into the house a little later on, he merely laughed a hollow bitter laugh as his wife screamed herself into hysterics' at the sight of his bruised and battered face. He could have immolated himself when his wife^ throwing her arms round him as. he lay groaning on a couch, whispered, " Brother Alf. has come down from the bush to-day, and I met him at Spencer street, this evening. He has grown such a fine, manly fellow now. You have never seen him yet, but I know you will like him. The hubby does hot,think he will like him.—"Melbourne Standard."

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His Little Mistake., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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His Little Mistake. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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