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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 09, 1912, Image 21',
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clared MissXee. dimpling divine
ly, while the spellers laugtyed.
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
"A-b-e-double rTa-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
"Giraffe," he called.
"G-i-r-a-f," respqnded Miss
Lee, while, everybody tittered
and looked expectantly at the ed
itor. "G-i-r-a-double f," said the ed
itor, hesitatingly, while every
body murmured wonderingly.
"Both wrongdeclared .the ref
"S-p-a-r-o," faltered Miss Lee,
"S-p-a-r-u-h," spelledMr. Por
ter, while his captain voiced her
The -referee shook" his headx
"Love," he announced to Mr.
"L-u-v," answered the editor.
"L-o-v-e," called Miss Lee, ,ip
"Captain-Adams' side wins,'
declared the referee, "and MUs
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 rnonths later was ii
"WHY IS-IT T
That they make door knobs'
both round and slippery?
These days remind us of the
glad days whetj. we used to grab!
two hot pancakes, slap one over
each ear, and duck off to schobl
through the cold morning
"mtS MUST H6VER SET OUT,
HE SAID BUT ITASN0TWM6
WORE THJ WARD CIDER THAT
MADE TWB BARTPMD6RHIS
I CANT QUIT, t M TOOFAR 60NE
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