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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 15, 1891)
A Twice Told Tale !
The Wise Man.
TIIK wise man sclcctoth the "UiiiTmgton Route" ami
thcrcrorc startcth aright.
HE arravcth himself in pnrpole and fine linen, for lo, r.m
behold! he is snugly ensconed in a "lower center" on the
famous vestibnlcd flyer whore smoke and dust arc never
HE provided himself with a hook from the generous library
near at hand, adjiisteth his traveling cap, and proccedcth
to pass a day of unalloyed pleasuie and contentment.
AN, it came to pass being hungry and nthirst, he step-
notli into the dininc car. and by the beard of the
prophet, 'twas a feast fit for the gods. Venison, blue
points, Ihirgundy, frogs' legs, canvas backs, Mums' ex
tra dry, Unglish plum pudding, fruits, nuts, ices, h'lcnch
coffee- verily the wie man wnxclh fat, and while he
llghtcth n cigar he takcth time to declare that the meal
was "out of sight."
IT occurrctli to the wise man that the country throng which
he journeyed was one of wondious beauty, insomuch
that it was with deep regret he noted the nightly shad
ows fall. However, tenfold joy returned as he beheld
the brilliantly lighted car, and the merry company it
contained. Verily, it afforded a view of Elysium.
THE wise man relireih to rest. Deliriously unconcerned,
he sleeps the sleep of the righteous and awakes much
refreshed. His train is on time, his journey ended. He
rejoiceth with exceeding great joy as he holds a return
by the Mine route, the "Great liurlington."
The Foolish Mar..
THE foolish man buyelh a ticket of a scalpei. In the
morning, behold, he saveth 5c cents, rnd lo, at night
time he is out S9.27. lie starleth wiong.
WITH might and main he burnetii to the depot, only to
find his tiain four houis late. The peanut imy sizeth
him up and sclleth him a paper of an uncertain date.
AS he journcyeth along he fonncth a new acquaintance for
whom he casheth a check.
FIVE minutes for refreshments. While he nishcth to the
lunch counter some one stcalcth his grip sack. He
changcth his cars lo these many times and it stnkcth the
foolish man thai he "doesn't get through very fast," ami
he bemoaucth his ill luck.
JIE gettcth a cinder in his eye and verily he sweareth and
cusseth full free. He exchangcth three pieces. I silver
for a bunk in a sleeper and awakcth just in time to catch
an infernal nigger sneaking off with his boots; the por
ter's excuse availeth nothing, and the foolish man
straightway puttcth his boots under his pilli tint n"
man may break in and steal.
HIS train runneth into a washout, a backman taketh him
in to the tune of six shillings anil the foolish r.inti lifteth
up his voice in great lamentation for, lo and bdmld, the
tavern is away but half a block.
HE reachcth home weary and heartsore; his trunk tonicth
the next day minus the cover and one handle. He re
solve'h hereafter to 'ravel only by the Great H"-lmgtnn,
Moral: Travel by the Burlington Route.
, J. FRANCIS,
Passenger and Ticket
A. C. ZIFMHR,
City Passenger and Ticket
Students and Their Friends should see to it that their tables are supplied wifi
GU LICK'S BREAD, PIES,
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Everything from this establishment is first-class and v.-c advise all of our friends to go there for liicir uj-
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