One day a man went to see his doctor and said to him, ‘I’ve swallowed a horse,
doctor, and I feel very ill.’
The doctor thought for a few seconds and then said, ‘All right, Mr. Lloyd, I’ll
help you. Please lie down on this bed.’
The doctor’s nurse gave the man an injection, the man went to sleep, and the
doctor went out quickly to look for a horse in the town.
After half an hour he found one, borrowed it and took it into his office, so
when Mr. Lloyd woke up, it was there in front of him.
‘Here’s the horse, Mr. Lloyd,’ the doctor said. ‘I’ve taken it out of your
stomach, and it won’t give you any more trouble now.’
At first Mr. Lloyd was happy, but then he looked at the horse again and said,
‘But, doctor, my horse was white, and this one’s brown!’
One morning Mrs. Perry said to her husband, ‘Jack, there’s a meeting of our
ladies’ club at Mrs. Young’s house at lunch time today, and I want to go to it. I’ll
leave you some food for your lunch. Is that all right?’
‘Oh, yes,’ her husband answered, that’s quite all right. What are you going to
leave for my lunch?’
‘This tin of fish,’ Mrs. Perry said. ‘And there are some cold, boiled potatoes
and some beans here, too.’
‘Good,’ Mr. Perry answered. I’ll have a good lunch.’
So Mrs. Perry went to her meeting. All the ladies had lunch at Mrs. Young’s
house, and at three o’clock Mrs. Perry came home.
‘Was your fish nice, Jack?’ she asked.
‘Yes, but my feet are hurting,’ he answered.
‘Why are they hurting?’ Mrs. Perry asked.
‘Well, the words on the tin were, “Open tin and stand in hot water for five