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.When first the dandelions came
And settled on my lawn
I welcomed them with great ac
claim, For then I wasn't "on."
I thought them very pretty flow
ers (And that, of course, is true).
I used to look at them for hours
When they were far and few.
But when th'ey came to go to seed
I learned this fact alas
The dandelion is a weed
"Which raises lsed with grass.
And when I'd dug three thousand
With long and bitter toil,
.Three times that lot began to
Within the turfy soil.
No matter How I fought, they
With energy serene,
Until at last my lawn remained
Without one bit of green ; .
The dandelions grew apace
And forced the, grass to yield,
And when they went to seed, the
Looked like a cotton field.
But I have made, a deep-laid plot
By which to get ahead.
Next year Fll make my little lot
A dandelion bed; ,
I'll fight the grassbeyond a
It will come marching on
And choke the dandelions out
There is an old idea to the ef
fect that it makes a difference f
which way one sleeps, Avith;rfe
erence to' the points of the coh
pass. It's all nonsense.
Sleep any way you want to J
whichever "Way the bed fits into
the room best always rememb
bering tQ sleep where you can get If
plenty qi outdoor air. lnatia
"You. said you -were goinginW
some business that would brings
you quick returns, said a yon
fellow to his chum.
"I did," was theanswer, "X a:
sendbg manuscripts to the maga
nd I shall have a lawij