a wealthy old lady who lived near dr.swift used to send him presents occasionally by her servant.dr.swift took her presents but never gave the boy anything for his trouble.one day as swift was busy with his writing,the boy rushed into his room,knocked some books out of their place,threw his parcel on the desk and said,my mistress has sent you two of her rabbits.
swift turned round and said,my boy,that is not the way to deliver your parcel(包裹).now,you sit in my chair,watch my way of doing it and learn your lesson.
the boy sat down.swift went out,knocked on his door and waited.the boy said,come in.the doctor entered,walked to his desk and said,if you please sir,my mistress sends her kind regards and hopes you will accept these rabbits which her son shot this morning in her fields.
the boy answered,thank you,my boy,give your mistress and her son my thanks for their kindness and here is two shillings for yourself.
the doctor laughed,and after that,swift never forgot to give the boy his tip.
oe and fred were helping to build a house in a village.the weather was very warm,there was a lot of dust everywhere,and by half past twelve,they were very thirsty,so they stopped work to have their lunch.they found the nearest small bar,went in and sat down with their sandwiches.
good afternoon,gentlemen.what can i get you?the man behind the bar asked.
joe looked at fred and said,beer,i think.yes,a pint of beer each.is that all right for you,fred?
yes,that's all right.fred said.then he turned to the man behind the bar and said,and i want it in a clean glass!don't forget that.
the man behind the bar filled the glasses and brought them to joe and fred.then he said.which of you asked for the clean glass?
miles sometime went to the barber's during working hours to have his hair cut.but this was against the office rules:clerks had to have their hair cut in their own time.while miles was at the barber's one day,the manager of the office came in by chance to have his own hair cut and sat just beside him.
"hello,miles,"the manager said."i see that you are having your hair cut in office time."
"yes,sir,i am,"admitted miles calmly."you see,sir,it grows in office time."
"not all of it,"said the manager at once."some of it grows in your own time."
"yes,sir,that's quite true."answered miles politely,"but i'm not having it all cut off."