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T& JOY LAND
It isn't far to Joyland if you only know, the way, , '
It's just across the border from the land qf work-a-day,
It isn't hard to reach it if you'U only make a start " '
With cheerfulness as mentor and with laughter in your heart.
It isin't far to Joyland, but you'll never find the path t
If you flounder in the marshes filled with hate and lust and wrath;
lYou must circle round the mountain that is builded by despair,
And you mustn't try to traveljn "the desert place of care.
But whistle as you wander, and laugh at every woe, "
'And you'll surely get to Joyland whatsoever way you go.
lYou will find some merry comrades shabby folk, mayhap, and poor,
But their lips are always smiling and their friendship ever sure;
'And you'll be glad you started, and the time will be so fleet,
It will seem as though some wizard fastened wings upon your feet
(And if there is someone with you tall and strong or small and frail,
You'll not find your good companion any hindrance on the trail.
So toss away your burdens, it is better to travel so,
lAnd you'll surely get to Joyland, whatsoever way.you go:
She (flattering with eyes and
voice) Arthur, dear, I find that
we still need a few things to make
our littlehousehold more service
He What is it now?
She WeU,-far' instance, we
'need a new ijat-fqr mej
1 -, ro 'q . ,
Wheti a man becomes promi
nent the papers print his wife's
pictures. But you haven't seen
the picture of the husband of the
woman who caused the Roosevelt
demonstration at the Chicago
"You're working very hard to
'day, Jace, me son," said a friend
fco a bricklayer's laborer, "How
many hpds o' mortar have ye car
xied up that IdHer since startin'
jtjme?" - - '
"Hush, me-Iad.' said Jake with
a wink. 'Tnt-faolin' the boss.
I've carried' the same hddfuj up
and down all day, and he thinks
T stands for Theodore, baffled
R stands for rpller that rolled
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