“You say that you want some name engraved on this ring,” said the jeweller to the bashful young man.
“Yes; I want the words, ‘George, to his dearest Alice’ engraved on the inside of the ring.”
“Is the young lady your sister?”
“No; she is the young lady to whom I am engaged.”
“Well, if I were you I would not have ‘George, to his dearest Alice’ engraved on the ring.
If Alice changes her mind you can’t use the ring again.”
“What would you suggest?”
“I would suggest the words, ‘George, to his first and only love,’ You see, with that inscription
you can use the ring half a dozen times. I have had experience in such matters myself.”