John Smith, an inveterate smoker, gave Miss Brown his word of honor he would never smoke again. On this condition only would she accept him as her future husband. In spite of his longing for tobacco, Smith carried out his resolution much to the amusement of his former pals, who decide to play a little joke on him. On the day of his wedding they sent him a cigar containing an explosive, representing it to he a "No-to-bac" and that by smoking it he would lose the taste for tobacco forever. Smith still hankering for tobacco and more than anxious to lose the taste, lights the "No-to-bac" which promptly explodes, singeing his mustache and eyebrows; his face is now a comical sight to behold, on the eve of his wedding too. He loses considerable time, being obliged to go to the barber's to have his physiognomy put in shape again. Mr. Jones, who closely resembles Mr. Smith, is passing the house where the non-appearance of the groom has created much excitement among the family who have gathered... Written by
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