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The other Horners who were standing by roared with laughter and seemed to like their Chief's joke as much as he did.
He would have preferred Rabelais' 'Gargantua' to the 'Zadig' of Voltaire: and, upon the whole, practical jokes suited his taste far better than verbal ones.
But the king loved his practical jokes, and took pleasure in forcing Hop-Frog to drink and (as the king called it)'to be merry.
The joke became a little tedious; and Richard asked half-seriously and half in jest:
When we saw this, there was nothing else for us to do but to rise from our chairs, shake our two predecessors warmly by the hand and congratulate them on thinking of this charming little joke, which proved that the old French sense of humor was never likely to become extinct.
She never ceased to laugh and chatter, to hop about and play practical jokes, until Mm.
He evidently quailed under his jokes, and sat blinking like an owl in daylight, when pestered by the flouts and peckings of mischievous birds.
His hunting was always successful; he was ever ready to render any assistance in the camp or on the march; while his jokes, his antics, and the very cut of his countenance, so full of whim and comicality, kept every one in good-humor.
At all events her performance--which was a joke, of course, if rather a crude one,--was premeditated.
If it was a joke, I do not approve of the feelings which prompted you to do it, and in any case you would have done far better not to recite it at all.
You might make a joke on THAT,' said the little voice close to her ear: 'something about "you WOULD if you could," you know.
Don't tease so,' said Alice, looking about in vain to see where the voice came from; 'if you're so anxious to have a joke made, why don't you make one yourself?