Low-Down Thieves

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Low-Down Thieves.

Worried Editor: “Good morning! I presume you are the detective sent to help us catch the miserable thieves who steal papers from front doors. The low-down rascals! I don’t see how anything in human form can descend to such petty –”

Stranger: “You mistake, sir. I am not a detective. I am the paragrapher of the Bungtown Bugle, and I dropped in to ask why in thunder you steal all my jokes and print ’em as original.”

— N.Y. Weekly

Chillicothe Morning Constitution (Chillicothe, Missouri) Mar 3, 1892

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