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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1912, Image 17

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. A Noise u(K6 -.z
The Book Said So.
The geography class was in
session. One small pupij aston
ished the class by stating that in
a certain section of South Amer
ica there were talking monkeys.
When the teacher questioned the
statement the youngster opened
his geography and triumphantly
read: "This region is inhabited
by a species of monkeys; proper
ly speaking, apes." Delineator.
09
Mary Garden's latest an
nouncement is that she's going to
wear "classic robes." Here's
where we cheer up, and we don't
know o'rmuch about classics,
either.
WASHINGTON
On the 22d of February
we are to have a holiday.
It is the birthday of George
Washington, just think,
Washington was born near
ly two hundred years ago,
yet his birthday is still re
membered by millions of
people all over the UnUed
States.
Washington was a brave
soldier and a general in the
army when our country was
fighting with England! Be
fore this the king of Eng
land had ruled our people,
but after the war the Amer
icans were free to rule them
selves. Then they called the
country "The United
States of America" and
chose brave Gen. Washing
ton for the first president. That
is why we call him "The Father of
His Country."
It is because Washington did
so much to help this country that
everyone still respects and loves
his name.
George Washington was born
down south, on a farm called "a
plantation." He was out of doors
so much that he grew strong and
tall; he learned to run, to ride
horseback, to swim and to row a
boat. He loved animals and al
ways had dogs and ponies- for
playfellows.
The best thing about the boy
George was that he always told
the truth. Qnce he cut down a
cherry tree which his father was .
raising with great care. George
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