Philadelphia Story 6

neil neil at TYPOG.CO.UK
Fri Apr 8 13:29:41 UTC 2005

He was an old negro who had imbibed some of the traditional Southern
politeness. He was sitting in a crowded car when a lady entered it and
looked about for a seat. He immediately arose and bowing, offered her his
place. Scanning his spare figure and white hair, she said:
"But I do not wish to deprive you of your seat."
With chivalrous tone and a deep bow he replied:
"There's no depravity, madam, no depravity."

-- 'That Reminds Me', George W. Jacobs & Co, Philadelphia, October 1905, 104

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