He Returned Thanks


“Get away from here, or I’ll call my husband!” threatened the hard-faced woman who had just refused the tramp some food.

“Oh, no, you won’t,” replied the tramp, “because he ain’t home.”

“How do you know?” asked the woman.

“Because,” answered the man, as he sidled toward the gate, “a man who marries a woman like you is only home at meal times.”