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Caricature of C. E. M. Joad, British writer, broadcaster and academic. Credit: Griff (pseudonym of cartoonist) not otherwise identified. (Public

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When an express train to London made an unscheduled stop at Reading station, Cyril Joad—having missed his own train—hopped aboard. "I'm afraid you'll have to get off, sir," the porter shouted. "This train doesn't stop here." "In that case, don't worry," Joad replied, taking a seat. "I'm not on it."

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