Best American Humorous Short Stories HTML version

But, by your leave, I did not think that a continuation of the history of the enterprising
vagabond Jim Smiley would be likely to afford me much information concerning the
Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley, and so I started away.
At the door I met the sociable Wheeler returning, and he buttonholed me and
"Well, thish-yer Smiley had a yaller, one-eyed cow that didn't have no tail, only jest a
short stump like a bannanner, and----"
However, lacking both time and inclination, I did not wait to hear about the afflicted cow,
but took my leave.