Miscellany: Brokers

In New York Harbor aboard a ferry boat, Harold Donahue and John Cusack, brokers, eyed a man of scholarly mien for a long time. They approached the man peered into his face. "You're Stalin!' accused Broker Donahue. The man protested that he was Dr. Cornelius Mezei, pathologist of Sea View Hospital. "You're Trotsky!" contradicted Broker Cusack, grasping Dr. Mezei firmly by the cravat When the boat docked, Brokers Donahue & Cusack turned their find over to Federal agents, who promptly released him. Said Dr. Mezei: "They wanted to see my passport. They...

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