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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 30, 1911, Image 5',
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STORIES"ABOUT THANKSGIVING FUNKY' LITTLE- -' .
9 ' YARNS TO TELL ' WHILE TACKLING TURKEY
They were at dinner and the
dainties were on the table.
'Will you take, tart or pud
ding" asked Tommy's papa.
"Tart" said Tommy promptly.
His father sighed as he recalled
the many lessons on manners he
had given the boy. - ''".
"Tart, What?" "bp querried
' But Tomtrty's, eyes were glued
yt.'Tart, what?"'asked the father
again, sharply this time.
'fTart first," answered Tommy
'- '- '
At well-to-do "farmer --had"
brought a nice, .fat turkeyro' the
preacher's, house. - The children
like 'turkey, like It all the bet
"ter because it WppenecPon their
bill-of-fare rarely. But just.'be
, forevthe family" sat down1 tohthe
table, two visiting "preachers
dropped in and had to be invited
to stay for dinrfer. Mamma prom
isedlthe two smaller children that
they could have their 'dinner all
to themseLy.es .after the grownups
had finished. -
The turkey was fast disappearing-
when the door which had
been creaking strangely for some
tfme-was" thrown- opu eTwa
; while two childish voices shouted:
Go ahead that s .right. Jtat it
all up hogs." . . ;
This happened right under Bos
ton's nose. A school teacher
asked her pupils to write "about
Thanksgiving. Here is what one
of them wrote: . J
"The settlers gave a Thanks
giving dinner to the indians, for
tneir Kindness, ana to tne Jora
fori -f air weather. They kept up
their -festivities for ''three days',
stuffing themselves full all the
time. A party of 60 indian war
riors, came rolling theirjwarhoops
down hill, and the fourfathers
were so full that they couldn't Tun"
away, which shows thatitis a bad'
thing to eat too much- on Thanks
giving day." ' , . .
Among, the quests atran infor
mal dinnenin San Francisco 'wzfs
a bright Philadelphia girl. ".These
are snails' -said a man- next to
her when that dainty was served.
"I suppose Philadelphia pedplei
don't eat them for fear of canni
balism," he jestingly observed:
"Oh, no," was her instant reply,
"it isn't that. We couldn't catch'
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