A CHIEF of Police who had seen an Officer beating a Thug was very
indignant, and said he must not do so any more on pain of
'Don't be too hard on me,' said the Officer, smiling; 'I was
beating him with a stuffed club.'
'Nevertheless,' persisted the Chief of Police, 'it was a liberty
that must have been very disagreeable, though it may not have hurt.
Please do not repeat it.'
'But,' said the Officer, still smiling, 'it was a stuffed Thug.'
In attempting to express his gratification, the Chief of Police
thrust out his right hand with such violence that his skin was
ruptured at the arm-pit and a stream of sawdust poured from the
wound. He was a stuffed Chief of Police.