Old Hagenschmit, behind his house,
    His new Dutch pipe was trying,
When—bing! the bullet smashed the bowl
    And sent the pieces flying!

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"Who put dot bombshell in my pipe?"
    Exclaimed the startled smoker,
"If I could git my hands on him,
    Dere would be vone less joker!"





Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 8.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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