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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1912, Image 12

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v PERCY.
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Onc&'there was a young blood
who considered himself the en
tire Roquefort. .Dad was there
with a perfectly healthy "bank'roli
and at "times he slipped the kid
enough to wear s'llk ribbons for
shoe laces and clothes of the col
leger cut. The youth himself al
ways affected brilliant cravats
and a powdered expression.
He opined that with the ginl
folks he coukl neithec. be beaten
nor tied. One. lpolTatProsperous
Percy was eriojlgh, so-,he. though tT
His grandeur! would 'drive them
batty.
v It so happened that one fair
thing was "nuts" over Percy, She
was a young" deaf,1 not pretty;
enough tossing in the chorus, tut
. when she "dolled" herseff up no-
body would stop and say, "pee,
there goes a homely moll." And,
besides, Gwendoliireshad 200,000
bucks in her own right and may
be -a couple of mote in her left.
She proposed to Percy one
,evening, but ithe young man
waved her away. "'He'wanted a
jMllian Russell fo looks with a
Pierpont Morgan bank account
nothing else would do at all.x At
vany rate,the bride of the perfect
little scamp must have a roll as
bigas the old man was-spending.
So .with a crisp goodby Percy
cranked the spark and went over
the hill on his high. -.
It so happened thaf-ai few days
after some tout grabbed Percy's
old man and -sent him in against
a -wheat deal. Persy Sr. blowed"
the roll and Percy Jn was reduced
from the Maryland chafing dishes
to the ham and egg counter. This
would not have been so bad were
it not for the fact that about the
only work" the- young man had
grains enough to do was,to sling
a pick.
Then the youth remembered
Gwendoline. She wasn't a half
bail looking girl and that 200 thou
looked better thanvtwo-fifty per
day. Perqy called on her that
night, Qnly to find that she 'had
eloped the day before with the
milkman. Percy finally wound up
by hitching to his widowed
boajding house keeper (aged 58)
to insure-- himself agamstvor-k
and posybje starvation. .
""""Moral.--You can't drink soup
with a fork. , J
o p t-
FORGOT IT.
WtkCtM
-u
have
She What excuse
for ydurcondition ?
He; P had a good un,
can't think .what it .was
you
but I
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