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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 05, 1912, Image 16

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IT SETTLED HIM
Pianos on the instalment plan
was his line.
As he knocked gently at one
door he suddenly remembered he
has been here hefore and received
a curt refusal. This time it was
different.
"Oh, it's you again, is it?"
asked the housewife 'cordially.
"Come in, won't you?"
Pull pf hope he entered and fol
lowed her down a dimly-lit hall.
She threw open a door and he
walked in, to hear the key click
sharply in the lock behind him.
( He was locked in a room with
five children ail howling, who
beat even their own records at the
sight of a stranger.
And the woman resumed her
washing.
An hour later she came to his
rescue.
"Now," she said sweetly, "if
you still think I need more music
in this house I am ready to listen
to you."
But he had gone before she had
finished.
NO DANCING ACADEMY
She had tried vainly to stop the
car in the usual -feminine fashion,
but without result, until at least
eight people had shouted "Hey !"
stentorously and half a dozen
small boys had entered for an
impromptu whistling competi
tion. At last she was aboard and she
glared viciously at the conductor
"Why didn't' you stop the car
for me?" she demanded.
"How was I to know you
OSi-
J , r-
!
Wanted to get on?' he retorted.
Didn t you 'see me swinging
my afihs and lumping- up and
down and vigorously waving im'
umbrella?"
" 'Course I "did," he said agree
ably. "Nobody could help it The
whole street was looking at you l"
"Then why didn't you stop?"
she asked in exasperation.
"Oh, I thought you were just
dancing to the street organ !" was
the conductor's quiet reply in acidiftff
tones.
Lawyer Of course, madam, in
a case of this sort it is of the ut
most importance to put forward
something that will appeal to the
jury. Laiy Jbitiganp--wn, i snail
change my costume every day.
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