Western Mail, Thursday 2 November 1933, page 2
TELL THE TRUTH - IT PAYS!
One often hears of children telling lies only to be sorry for it afterwards. The same thing often occurs to adults at times, as the following anecdote shows.
I was in hospital at Luna Park, Heliopolos, when the light horse left for the Peninsula. Their Brigadier, who happened to be an uncle of mine, blew into the hospital for a few minutes. I saw him and discreetly waited near the exit until he liad concluded his conversation with one of the doctors. We had a short chat, and as he shook my hand before departing, he placed his left hand on my shoulder in a fatherly manner and said:
"Now, boy, have you everything you want?"
"Yes, sir," I lied blithely.
Pay days were Very few and very far apart and I had two piastres in my pocket and no pay day in sight.
I was sorry for that lie for many a long day!
"B" Company, 11th, Geraldton.
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Narrator "B" Company, 11th = Unidentified