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"Oh", Mr. "Storyman,'' said
Dollchild, "little Buckeyeboy has
a story. Can'hVteint,?"
"Can he?' "Why, we-'ll:hfc proud
to hear him."
So jlfuckeyeboy, wfio wasthe
very smallest member'Tof'the club,
stood'up, made a bow and told his
story, of - v , J
DIGGING TO. CHINA.
"Once, upon a da'y," began the
small B.uckeyeboy, "I was a-dig-
through and grab a little Chiny
boy" by his pig'-tail and pull -him
through and then I'd have a play
mate, and if I'd treat him nicely,"
maybe he'd ask me to drop
through" to visif him some day.
"So I just kep' a-digging and
digging and I digged up a olH
tin can and a .iron hdok and a
wheel off my engine and lots of
things. And Idiggd up a half a
tea-cup all whTte wif a gold rim
ging-and a-digging, 'way in the
back yard, wif my little garden
spade and mamma asked me what
I was doing...
"Oh, I'in'just digging," I said.
"First, I'm going to dig a well
and then maybe I'll dig a gold
'niine and then -maybe' I'll dig
clear- through. '
"And mamma said. 'Wont
that be fine?' and maybe when I
digged clear through, I'd come to
China and theri I could reach
' .vims 3fiJ 1- unriu
and I took it to mamma- and I
said, 'Mamma, hefeVa puffickly
good piece of tea'cup,' and she
looked at it and she said,. Why,
you've -done- just" Tike I said.
You've' digged and you've' digged
till you come to china. And then
she Iaughed"and that's all
Some of the club members gig
gled at Buckeyeboy's attempt and
Freckleberry said. "That's all
right, 'Buckeyeboy but you're, too
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