Editor’s drawer — From the March 1898 issue

A Saint Valentine’s Day Affliction

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Unconscious of the vital wound that Cupid’s
  shaft hath made,
He only feels a thrill of Jove beneath his
  shoulder-blade.

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And slipping on his overcoat–still heedless of
  the dart–
He hastens down the Avenue to call on Dora
  Hart.

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“O Dora, give your heart to me!” he pleads
  on bended knees.
“That hump! That hump!” the maiden cries.
  “That hump, sir, if you please!”

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“What hump?” demands the startled youth,
  quite filled with consternation.
And then, amazed, he comprehends his sudden
  malformation.

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