An Amusing Incident in Church.
Old Mr Collamore is very deaf. The other Sunday, m the midst of the service, Mr Hoff, who sits immediately behind Mr Collamore, saw a spider crawling over the latter's bald head. His first impulse wa« to nudge him, and tell him about it; but he remembered that Mr Collamore was deaf, so he lifted up his hand and brushed the spider off. Hoff didn't aim quite high enough, and, m hie nervousness, he hit old Callamore quite a severe blow. The old gentleman turned round m a rage to see who had dared to take such a liberty with him, and Hoff began to explain with gesture. But Collamore, m a loud voice, demanded what it meant. It was very painful to Hoff. The eyes of the congregation were upon him and he grew red m the face. " There was a spider on your head." " A. Avhite spot on my head—hey 1 S'pose there is, what's that to you ? You'll know what is to be bald-headed yourself some day." "It was a spider! shrieked Hoff, while the pespiratiou began io roll off his his face. "Certainly it's wider," said Collamore, " and got more m it than yours. i But let it alone—do you mind ? You may let my head alone m church." "Mr Collamore, shrieked off, "there, was a spider on your head, and I brushed him off—this way !"—and Hyff made another gesture at Collamore's head. The^Md man thought he was going to fight him then and there, and hurling a hymn-book at Hoff, he seized the kneel-ing-stool on the floor of the pew, and was about to bang Mr Hoff, when the sexton• interfered. An explanation was written on the fly-leaf of the hymn book ; whereupon Mr Collamore apologized m a boisterous voice, and resumed his seat. They think of asking Mr Collamora to j worship elsewhere.
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An Amusing Incident in Church., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890
An Amusing Incident in Church. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890
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