The Arctic explorer at a reception on his return gave an informal talk concerning his experiences. He explained that a point further north would have been reached, if the dogs had not given out at a critical time.
A lady, who had followed the explorer’s remarks carefully, ventured a comment as the speaker paused:
“But I thought those Esquimaux dogs were actually tireless.”
The explorer hesitated, and cleared his throat before answering.
“I spoke,” he elucidated, “in a—er—culinary sense.”
* * *
The young mother asked the man who supplied her with milk if he kept any calves, and smiled pleasedly when he said that he did.
“Then,” she continued brightly, “bring me a pint of calf’s milk every day. I think cow’s milk is too strong for baby.”