local District Judge had given the defendant a lecture on
the evils of drink. But in view of the fact that this was
the first time the man had been drunk and incapable, the
case was dismissed on payment of ten shillings costs.
"Now don't let me ever see your face again," said
the Justice sternly as the defendant turned to go. "I'm
afraid I can't promise that, sir," said the released
man. "And why not?"
"Because I'm the barman at your regular pub!"