A SERIOUS JOKE.
Mamma (whose darling is undecided whether to choose a Noah's
Ark or a Box of Wooden Animals). "WHICH DO YOU RECOMMEND, MR.
Mr. C. "WELL, MUM, YOU SEE NOAH BEIN' MENTIONED IN 'OLY WRIT, WE ALWAYS RECKONS THE HARK 'AS THE ADVANTAGE OF BEIN' A SUNDAY TOY, MUM!!"
Punch, May 20, 1865