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Baby has been lifted to the phone to thank
Cousin Will for the box of toy animals,
and neither party seems to be clever enough
to end the conver3ation, which has tailed
off on Cousin Will's end to a series of "Yes,
he was a nice boy this morning. Yes?
Well! well! Ah!ha, ha, ha! Yes, nice boy.
Ahem! Well! well!" Aunt Flo is prompt
ing baby to tell Cousin Will what baby had
for breakfast and baby is calling "oat-ie
meal" just as plainly in the direction of
"My dear, I had a terrible time?
four hours on the operating table
and my chart said incessant pain!
I'm so glad I went to a hospital. You
feel sure everything will be done
for you," etc. The lady who gives
the intimate details over the phone.
And if you are switched on a busy
line you're sure to get in on a con
versation like this.
H*Jma, th* Lithuanian, who is a little bit afraid of the tele
PMnc, does her best at taking down an important business
to****Vy for Mr. Browne.
Among Us Mortals
Over the Phone
By W. E. HILJ.
<l'ti|.yrt2lit. 19211. New York Tritiuiif I|U'.)
The tall Miss
Wilke and the
w a 11 telephone,
which is placed
low down for
Miss Wilke to
A u n t i e Mae's
five-minute d e -
scription of her
" system " and
how some morn
ings it seems as
though the "old
trouble had come
Edgar's shaving soap
is drying on his face,
while the girl at the
other end of the line talks
on and on.
The man who scribbles with a pen?
cil while he transacts a little busi?
ness matter over the telephone.
Take away his pencil and he couldn't
put anything over (the figures in the
circle are the specimens of
Arthur made Bessie guess who it was and Bessie
guessed "Frank!" quick as a wink. Bessie is pre
tending she knew who it was all the time, without
Mrs. Ward is trying to get Mrs. Simms to say
she won't go and dress up for the matmee.
"Now, Madge, promise me you will come juat
as you are!" Mrs. Simms would be willing to
meet her friend half way. maybe
"Aw, get off the wire?this
line's busy!" The man who
gets a busy line by mistake
and takes it out on a per
fectly inoffensive woman
talking with her butcher.
Mrs. Brisket has asked Central for
Schuyler 1264 and five minutes
later is given Beekman 6600. Now
Mrs. B. has forgotten her original
number and will have to look it
"He knows I'm in this evening. mamma. Can't you think of some?
thing to keep him away?" Edna, who loves the truth and all that, can
tell 'nti by the yard if it's over the phone.