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PADRE'S BAD EXAMPLE
PADRE'S BAD EXAMPLE 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 17 August 1933, page 2

PADRE'S BAD EXAMPLE.

Camped at Perham Downs in 1916, we were marched to church parade and addressed by a youthful padre, who was obviously nervous. As his wristlet watch had ceased to function, he borrowed our "Loot's," so as to time his discourse. Petty thieving being rife at the time, he made this the theme of his address. On the way home we picked on the platoon hard doer and asked him if he felt like repenting and reforming.

"Reform be _" came the explosive answer. "Why, the _ hypocrite went and pinched the 'Loot's' ticker himself! What do you know about these sky pilots?"

In his nervousness the padre had, in fact, forgotten to return the subaltern's timepiece.

"One Stripe," Victoria Park.