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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1891)
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A Twice Told Tale !
The Wise Man..
THE wise man sclccteth the "Burlington Route" and
therefore startcth aright.
HE arraycth himself in purpolc and fine linen, for lo, and
behold! he is snugly ensconed in a 'Mower center" on the
famous vestibuled flyer where smoke and dust arc never
HE provided himself with a book from the generous library
near at hand, adjustcth lis traveling cap, and procccdcth
to pass a day of unalloyed, pleasure and contentment.
t AND it came to pass being hungry-and athirst, he step-
pcth into the dining car, and by the beard of the
prophet, 'twas a feast -fit for the gods.' Venison, lilue
points, Burgundy, frogs' legs, canvas backs, Mums'- ex
tra dry, English plum pudding, fruits, nuts, ices, French
l- coffee verily the wise man waxcth fat, and while, he
lightcth a cigar he takc-th time to declare that the meal
was "out of sight."
IT occurrcth to he wise man that the country throug which
he journeyed was one of wondrous beauty, insomuch
that it was with deep 1 egret lie noted the nightly ihad
ows fall. However, tenfold joy ljeturned as he beheld
the brilliantly lighted cai, and lite niciiy company it
contained. Verily, it afforded a view of Elysium.
Til E wise man retireih to rest. Deliciously unconcerned,
he sleeps the sleep of the righteous and awakes much
refreshed. His tiain is on time, his journey ended. He
rejoiccth with exceeding great joy as he holds a return
by. the same route, the "Qrcat Burlington."
The Foolish Man.
THE foolish man buyeih a ticket of n scalper. In the
morning, behold, he savcth 50 cents, and lo, at night
time he is out $9.27. He stailcth wong.
WITH mighty and main he hurricth to the depot, only to
find his train four hours late. The peanut noy sizcth
him up and sclleth him a paper ol an uncertain date.
AS he journey cth along he formcth a new acquaintance foi
whom he cashcth a check.
FIVE minutes for refreshments. While he rushcth to the
lunch counter some one stealcth his grip sack. He
changcth lus cars lo these many limes and it strikcth the
foolish man that he "doesn't get through very fast," and
he bcmoanclh his ill luck.
HE gettcth a cinder in his eye and verily he swearcth and
cusscth full free. He exchangeth three pieces ol silver
for a bunk in a sleeper and awaketh just in time to catch
an infernal nigger sneaking off with his boots; the por- '
tcr'; excuse availcth nothing, ard the fool Mi man
straightway puttcth his boots under his pillow that tio
man may break in and steal.
MIS train runneth into a washout, hackrrjan takcth him'
in to the tunc of six shillings and the foolish man liftcth
up his voice in great lamentation for, lo and behold, the
tavern is away but hali a block. " .
HE rcachcth home weary and hcartsorc; Ins trunk cometh -the
next day minus the cover and one handle. He re
solvc'.h hereafter to travel only by the Great Burlington. '
Moral: Travel by the Burlington Route.
.General Passenger and Ticket Agent,
.A. G. ZIEMER,
City Passenger and Ticket Agent,',
Siiidents and Their Friends should see 'to it that their tables are supplied with
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