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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 06, 1912, Image 16

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WORKIN' IN THE SUMP.
' By Berton Braley.
(In mining parlance the(srttip;is
W
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the bottom of the shaft
Are you fond of sweatin' " "
Hard at every pore? Y"
Then I've got the very
Job you're lookin' for.
Don't know why I took it,
Always was a chump " .
But I got a contract
Workin' in the sump.
f l
Turkish, baths ain't in it
Hot an' wet an' foul-7
Makes you feel exactly
Likea'soakin' towel.
Water 'runnin on you,
ThoUgh the' pumpmen pump
Lovely job fer white men,
Workin' in the sump.
When the round is finished,
Holes all drilled an' clean,
Then we brings the powder
From the magazine ;
Spits the fuses lights 'em
Makes a lively jump
Fer the cage that h'oists us
Way above the sump.
S'pose the signals failed us?
S'pose the engine stuck?
Well, you wouldn't hear us
Cussin' of our luck.
No, we'd just be spattered
"All around the dump." I
'Nother gang would finish
Workin' in the sump.
Telephone operators in Egypt
,are required to speak English,
French, Italian, Greek and Ara
bic. Over here it's lucky if they
know English.
AHOLF t AM HKSHLY HONOR&V.
LDeR VRttiCiPAL OF fxXJDQROL
oewRARY asks Pie to 5ire
SCR DIPLOMA TO JJER
luunik p-j-Dic.3 or jjcr ss jjoT
uopiMewce:eTi rs 1 a 3r&
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Was It Worth It? '
A lady had told a tramp that4
she would give him some food ij.
he chopped up a pile of wood,.
Wishing to show that he was no
mere loafer, he started work, duk
fifteen minutes later he came toy'
the kitchen door. Have you
finished?." inquired the lady kind&
ly. No m," he replied, moppin
his perspiring: brow Wm,
haven't. I just' thought, befor
doing any more Id ask it 1 coul
look' over your bill 01 tare!
Family Herald.
00 'jj
"I don't know whether I'll gdl
i.- rUtJ A- ' Mire Tfiartll
dorewln the meantime his trunk
is being packed.

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