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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 16, 1911, Image 18

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THE MAGIC MIRROR
Part II.
Well, the mirror that made
you look old sure was funny.
Sammy Slowboy had a ball and
chain on his leg, which didn't
mean that he was going to "be a
jail-bird, byt that he had grown
as slow as if he had a sure enough
baU and chain hitched to him:
had gray, wispy hair and her
foreheaJ was as wrinkled as
crepe and her eyes1 were wishy
washy and her nose was red and
her upper lip was drawn up and
her under lip hung down and her
chin, wobbled. She was fretty,
nothing but fretty.
"You see-she was so conscien
tious that she was overdoing it
"h And Gabbleoff had a mouth that
stuck out like the horn of a talk-
ing machine. And Greedygump
r had little eyes and a long nose
g and sticky-out teeth and you
c could almost smell him. And
J every fellow looked as he might
! look in fifty years, if he didn't stop
o being what he is and ought not
if 4o be.
-i ' "Arid then Polly Pomfret
stepped in front and everybody
thought she'd have long, pointed
wings and a halo like a picture
Jbat, but she-didn't. No sir, -se
She fretted about it. So the next
time she got up in the morning
and looked like a martyr and said
she hadn't slept well and called
attention to the circles under her
eyes (because she had pretty
eyea) her mamma "said, 'Remem
ber the magic mirror.''
"And when "she fussed because
breakfast was so slow and ran to
look at the clock every three min
utes while eating though it was
an hour fill school-time, her papa
said, Remember the magic mir
ror.',' - T .
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