Jane Addams Anecdote, August 1920


Jane Addams was crossing the [ocean] once and, having been ill herself, started to sympathize with an Irishman in the second cabin, who apparently was having a very active time.

Laying her hand gently on the Irishman's shoulder, Miss Addams cried: "I am very sorry [you] are so ill, my good man. Your stomach is only weak, that's all."

"Wake stummick nawthin" answered the Irishman. "Oi'm throwin' as fur as eny man on this side of the ship, mum."

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