Friday, June 6, 2008

Nugget of Gold

In a South American mining district, Mrs. Brown presented her husband with a 12 pound baby boy. Mr. Brown was so delighted that he went to the News office and told that he had found a 12 pound nugget of gold as good as any to be found in South America. The paper, naturally, sent a reporter to get particulars. This is what happened:

Reporter-Does Mr. Brown live here?
Mrs.Brown-he does.

Reporter-Is he in?
Mrs.Brown-No he isn`t.

Reporter-I understand he found a nugget of gold weighing 12 pounds.
Mrs.Brown--(Seeing the joke) Yes.

Reporter-Can you show me the exact location where it was found?
Mrs.Brown-I`m afraid Mr. Brown would object, as it is private.

Reporter-Is the hole far from here?
Mrs.Brown-No, it is quite handy.

Reporter-Has Mr. Brown been working the claim long?
Mrs.Brown-Almost ten months.

Reporter-Was Mr. Brown the first to work it?
Mrs.Brown-He thought he was.

Reporter-Was the work difficult?
Mrs.Brown-It was at first, but easier after the shaft opened.

Reporter-Is the water plentiful?
Mrs.Brown-Yes, sufficient to carry on the work.

Reporter-Has he gotten to the bottom yet?
Mrs.Brown-No, but quite near it.

Reporter-Do you think there are any more nuggets?
Mrs.Brown-Yes, if the claim is properly worked.

Reporter-Has he worked it since he found the nugget?
Mrs.Brown-No, but I told him it was time to start.

Reporter-Do you help him?
Mrs.Brown-I do my level best.

Reporter-Do you think he will sell the claim?
Mrs.Brown-No, he finds too much pleasure in working it himself.

Reporter-Can I see the nugget?
Mrs.Brown-Certainly.She brought the baby in for inspection. The embarrassed reporter departed veryfast.