When a Deaf Man Can Hear.
A deaf man has just discovered that riding in a rumbling tramcar robs his affliction of its terrors, and is getting even with his backbiting acquaintances who have expressed their opinions of him heretofore without reserve. An eccentric millionaire, who had no hearing under ordinary circumstances, found this out the other day at the expense of his lawyer, and the latter now mourns the loss of bjs ipost pyofjtaflle client, while the deaf man thinks he has learned a thing or two. The lawyer was sitting in a tramcar talking to a friend, when his wealthy client entered and dropped into the vacant seat beside his legal adviser. "This old curmudgeon will talk me deaf, dumb, and blind,” said the Blackstonian to his companion, and they both scowled at Moneybags, who was looking out of the car window. "He has spent lots of money with me, but it’s worth a mint to yell in his ear. I’m tired of it. He is deaf as a post.” Then the deaf man turned around. “You can send me your bill in the morning,” said he, " and I’m done with you.” Lawyer and companion looked at each other amazed. The lawyer set about to find how his client recovered his hearing so quickly. "It is due to the counteraction of the noisy motion on the drum of the ear,” said the aurist to whom he applied for information. The rumble of the heavy wheel on the track causes the drum to vibrate, and the afflicted one can hear quite plainly. Some people think that they voluntarily raise their voices in a car. That is not so. Always speak in a low yoice to a deaf person in a moving oar or vehicle,
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When a Deaf Man Can Hear., Evening Star, Issue 8043, 21 October 1889
When a Deaf Man Can Hear. Evening Star, Issue 8043, 21 October 1889
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