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"Selling" a Railway Ofi-iceb.—Three persons were travelling on a line of rail the other day, two of them being known to each other, but not the third, a railway officer,; who, however, was known to them as such. One of the friends told the other, as a great secret (but loud enough for the officer Ur hear),.how cleverly he had done the railway company out of a first-clase fare the day before. Apparently heedless of the conversation, the officer nevertheless ?drew it round; to that point; and. after some "chaffing," the train stopped, the three alighted, proceeded to the first-class refreshment room, and called for brandies. These the official paid for; and, promising not to " split," said, "Now, tell us how you managed to do the company out of a first-class fare." » Well," said the other, "aa you have fairly earned the information, I will tell you: I walked:' The officer Jooked daggers, owned he -was " done brown," and walked likewise. ■ ■

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Wanganui Herald, Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 137, 8 November 1867

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Wanganui Herald Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 137, 8 November 1867

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