I found this inside a old business card from Stateside Locker Club, San Diego, CA:
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?
She brought the baby in for inspection. The embarrassed reporter departed very fast.
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