Rhymes against humanity

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What followed quite nearly became a big fight.

"I'll have a pint," said the first to the 'tender.

"I'll have a half," said the next fellow down.

"I'll have a quarter," said the third (no big spender).

"Give me an eighth," said the next, like a clown.

The bartender fumed -- He was 'bout to flail

But finally stopped the men, went to the spout

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Drew up two pints, set them down at the rail.

Said "Enough of this nonsense -- you all work it out."


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