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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1912, Image 17',
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A Hard Nut to Crack.
'A teacher in a public school in
Texas, received the following let
ter the other day
!'Sir. Will you in the future
give my son easier somes to do
nites? This is what he brought
home two pr three nites back: 'If
fore gallons of bere will fill thirty
two pints and Half pint bottles,
how many pints and half pint bot-'
ties will nmcprallons of bere fill?
, AVell, we tried and could make
nothin of it at all, and my boy
cried and laughed, und sed he
didn't dare-gd back in the mornin"
withont dQih' if, So I had to buy
a nine gallon xg of bere which I
could ill afford to do, and then
went an' poured it all out an'
"measured it all up, an' spilled
some, an' maby it ain't right. Give
him water somes nex' time."
A teacher was reading nhe
Christmas recitative piece to her
class and came across the word
, unaware, bhe asked it any one
knew its meaning. One small
girl timidly raised her hand ahd
gave the following definition :
"Unaware is what you take off
the last thing before you put your
nightie on." x
"Did I understand you to haye
said that Bjones was going to
take a trip in an airship?"
Not quite. I said that he was
so empty headed that if he took
off his shoes he'd float away."