A party of Manila army women were returning in an auto from a suburban

excursion when the driver unfortunately collided with another vehicle.

While a policeman was taking down the names of those concerned an

"English-speaking" Filipino law-student politely asked one of the ladies

how the accident had happened.

"I'm sure I don't know," she replied; "I was asleep when it occurred."

Proud of his knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon tongue, the youth replied:

"Ah, madam, then you will be able to prove a lullaby."