Colored Joke: 0050.0462

            An Englishman traveling in Maryland had occasion to investigate the running time of the train that passed through the small place where he was stopping.  Carefully searching a timetable he found apparently that there would be an express train due at 4 o’clock that afternoon.  The Englishman was on time with his grip, etc., and so was the express train.  The intending passenger watched it approach and thunder by the station at top speed.  The traveler was annoyed, and turning to a colored man who stood near, remarked:

            “That train didn’t stop!”

            “No sir,” replied the colored citizen cheerfully, “didn’t ev’n hes’tate.”

0050.0462: Colored Joke

Joke about an Englishman trying to catch a train.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  January 16, 1901
Pages:  10
Publisher:  The Nelson Economist
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

train timetable englishman passenger station

Subjects:

Social arrow Racism arrow African Descentarrow
Social arrow Racism arrow Britisharrow

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