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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 02, 1912, Image 2

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'things tHey were, and the most
interesting audience I ever had.
Well, there were abouty 15 who
came, down with their teacher
and arrived a little late. They
had no seats reserved, and the
house was entirely sold out. Dis
appointed? Why, it would have
made you cry to see the disap
pointment in those kiddies' eyes.
They had been looking forward
to seeing "Rebecca" for a long
time.
As they left the theater, the
manager mentioned the fact and
how terribly disappointed they all
seemed, to the lady who had
charge of the affair,
Without' a word to anyone she
jumped up and rushed wildly out
of the theater, no hat or coat
and it was a beastly cold day
and up the street in the direction
the children had gone. We all
thought she was mad, So did the
crowd along the street. Every
one cleared the track and let her
run until a policeman stopped
her.
She didn't 'stop to explain, but
told him she wanted the children
going up ahead. Then they ran
together, the lady gasping how
bitterly disappointed the children
were at not getting seats, and
how she had happened to think
at the last minute, that there
were nineteen seats laid away for
"some children whom she was to
chaperone and who she remem-
" bered were in quarantine and
couldn't come.
One of the youngsters looked
around and saw the policeman
chasing the crowd and gesticu
lating wildly. Of- cdurse, kid
like, he was frightened, and
shrieked a warning to the others.
Thenthey all began to run. They
had gotten over to State street by
that time, and the commotion
they made doing this Marathon
through the crowds well, it was
too funny. Finally the policeman
did catch one little fellow, who
whimpered and trembled and
grew pale while he cried that he
hadn't done a thing. He was as
sured that he hadn't don,e a thing,
but that he was going back to see
the show. So were all the rest, if
their mad flight could be stopped.
The little fellow rounded up his
comrades trust the youngster
to do that better than either the
woman or the policeman, and
they all came back to "Sunny
brook Farm."
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She wept over her husband's
ashes.

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