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Maybe he'll be willing to explain his joke to the Hoppers."
The other Horners who were standing by roared with laughter and seemed to like their Chief's joke as much as he did.
ha!" and as this was seriously meant for a joke, his laugh was chorused by the seven.
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.
"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.
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.
There was dead silence when I finished--it was one of those long jokes, too--and then, at last, somebody said: "And that was the joke?"
At all events her performance--which was a joke, of course, if rather a crude one,--was premeditated.
And an extremely small voice, close to her ear, said, 'You might make a joke on that--something about "horse" and "hoarse," you know.'
But I don't care, I don't mind the terms -- I'd be willing to stand a thousand such jokes to have you here.