Michael Dugan, a journeyman plumber, was sent by his employer to the Hightower mansion to repair a gas-leak in the drawing-room. When the butler admitted him he said to Dugan:
"You are requested to be careful of the floors. They have just been polished."
"They's no danger iv me slippin' on thim," replied Dugan. "I hov spikes in me shoes." - Lippincott's.
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