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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 09, 1912, Image 20

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clared Miss.Lqe? dimpling divine
ly, whije Hie spellers laughed.-
The battle was a fierce one. In
nocent after innocent floundered
and fell on Pygmalion, crustace
an, syncope and neurasthenia, un
til the line was reduced to Miss
Summers on the one side, and
Miss Adams on the other.
"Aberration," called the pro
nouncer. "A-b-e-r-a-t-i-o-n," spelled Miss
Summers, unthinkingly.
"A-b-e-double ra-t-i-o-n," Miss
Adams cried quickly, and Miss
Summers sat down in great em
barrassment, Then a sudden summons came
for the triumphant Miss Adams
and she was compelled to depart.
A demand was made for a substi
tute, and the rosy Virginia Lee
declared to be the only person in
the room who had not succumb
ed. Strong objections were urg
ed by the Adams side, but the ref
eree insisted Miss Lee was the
.only one eligible, and, blushing,
she faced the champion editor.
The referee looked for something
easy.
"Giraffe," he called.
"G-i-r-a-f," respqnded Miss
Lee, while everybody tittered
and looked expectantly at the ed
itpr. "G-i-r-a-double f," said the ed
itor, hesitatingly, while every
body murmured wonderingly.
"Both wrongdeclared the ref
eree. "Sparrow."
"S-p-a-r-o," faltered Miss Lee,
despairingly. -
"S-p-a-r-u-h," spelledMr. Por
ter, while his captain voiced her
disgust
The -refepee shook" his headx.
"Love," he announced to Mr.
Porter.
"L-u-v," answered the editor.
"L-o-v-e," called Miss Lee, jp.
quick triumph. T
"Captain-Adams' side wins,'
declared the referee, "and Miss
Virginia Lee is the champion
speller of Bradford." '
The announcement was a nin
days' wonder, but the announce
ment of the Lee-Porter engage
ment' three months' later was &
ninety-and-nine-days' wonder.
o o y
,
"WHY IS-IT f
That they make door knobs'
both round and slippery?
These days remind us of the
glad days when, we used to grab!
two hot pancakes, slap one over
each ear, and duck off to school
through the cold morning
breezes.
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