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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1912, Image 18',
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knew how. precious the tree was,
but that day he "Forgot."
His father was very angry and
asked who had cut down the
tree. George spoke up bravely
and said, "I did it, father." You
see he was not a coward, afraid
to tell the truth. He would not
let someone else be blamed for
the wrong he had' done.
Another time, when he was a
big boy, after his father died, he
rode a valuable young colt with
out permission. The colt was too
young to ri!e -and reared and
struggled so in his fright that he
dropped dead. George knew
that he had done wrong, but he
confessed the truth manfully.
The boy Washington was al
ways loving and obedient to his
mother. When he was 16 he
wanted to go to sea to be a sailor.
At first his mother consented, but
when the time came for him to
go she could not bear to have him
So he stayed at home with his
mother, although he was terribly
disappointed that he could not be
- IT'S EASY TO DO
The Six Pennies.
Place six coins in a row, heads
and tails alternating. The trick
is to get all the heads together
and all the tails together, without
any gaps between coins, by mov
ing two adjoining coins at a time
and keeping them still in their
relative position to each other.
Thus, you might move the first
two together, to the farther end
of the line, but you are not al
lowed to move one of them to the
end and the other to the center.
Nor can you reverse their posi
tions to each other while mov
ing them. ,
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By Berton Braley.
He owes his .landlord for the rent
His laundress for the wash,
But his "artistic temperament"
lakes debt as but a josh;
He owes his tailor for his clothes
ut, hand upon his heart,
He'll tell you how he simply
This "cheap, commercial art."
His highbrow paintings do not
His low brow sketches do,
The artist knows this very well
But to his Art he's true.
And though his laundress want
His landlord want for pay,
The high art bug is in his head
And will not go away.
I'm wrong; maybe, as I suppose
I very often am.
But I believe this high art pose
Is pretty much a sham.
He'd better far be painting floors
Or doing "fashion stuff,"
Than playing on his creditors
This "art for art's sake" bluff.
Pekin, China, is the only capi
tol city( in the world without a
street car system.