A Tiresome Companion

: Travelling.

The celebrated George Selwyn was once travelling,
and was interrupted by the frequent impertinence of a companion, who was

constantly teasing him with questions, and asking him how he did. "How are

you now, sir?" said the impertinent. George, in order to get rid of his

importunity, replied, "Very well: and I intend to continue so all the rest

of the journey."