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TELL THE TRUTH - IT PAYS!
TELL THE TRUTH - IT PAYS! 
 

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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