Isaac [after a long drive]: “I demand ice cream! I-C-E C-R-I-M-E!”
Isaac: “We had a substitute teacher today and the kids were bad.”
Richard: “Yeah, sometimes the kids misbehave when there is a substitute.”
Isaac: “Sometimes? EVERYTIME!”
An Excerpt from Walter Cheadle, Cheadle’s Journal of Trip Across Canada: 1862-1863 (TouchWood Editions, 2011), pp 127-128.
Perry . . . the most determined fellow he ever knew. He crossed the prairies to the Rocky Mountain and over them. into California with no means of transport but a wheelbarrow which he trundled before him! It contained all provisions, tools & effects; after that he returned to the States & set out from some place in Minnesota, I think Breckenridge, without a penny, & nothing except a gun & some ammunition, & the clothes he had on. He borrowed an axe at Breckenridge, cut down a large tree, made a canoe & paddled down the Red alone 6 or 700 miles to Fort Garry. From thence he made his way on foot, & supported by his gun to [Fort] Carlton where he obtained employment as driver of a cart to Edmonton; thence crossed Mountains with a party of Cariboo; was working a pretty good claim there, but finding another man working near was making about 5 times as much he, kicked his rocker & pick into the river & left in disgust. Love not knowing now where he is.
Isaac: “I think I might have the flu.”
Richard: “Well, should you be eating a donut?”
Isaac: “Probably. The sprinkles will make my puke all different colors.”