SEVENTY-FIVE Men presented themselves before the President of the
Humane Society and demanded the great gold medal for life-saving.
'Why, yes,' said the President; 'by diligent effort so many men
must have saved a considerable number of lives. How many did you
'Seventy-five, sir,' replied their Spokesman.
'Ah, yes, that is one each - very good work - very good work,
indeed,' the President said. 'You shall not only have the
Society's great gold medal, but its recommendation for employment
at the various life-boat stations along the coast. But how did you
save so many lives?'
The Spokesman of the Men replied:
'We are officers of the law, and have just returned from the
pursuit of two murderous outlaws.'