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STORY ABOUT TOMMY
It's a pold day in July when any
of the Goosenberjy family, or
anybody else, for that matter, can
put something over onZTommy.
"Tommy," said his pa last
night, "how many sides has this
Tommy djdn't know whether
to figure in the floor and ceiling
or not. So he acted "as if he didn't
hear the question.
"Tommy!" yelled his pa, "how
many sides has this room?"
"Two!" exclaimed Tommy.
"Two?" shouted Pa Goosen
berry. "What do you go to school
for? Do you mean to tell me that
this room has only two sides ?"
"Sure, pop," chriped Tommy,"
"an inside and an outside!
Tommy's pa didn't say any
thing for quite a while. Then
Tommy's dog began barking
again and made Mr. Goosenberry
"I wan't'you to get rid of that
dog, Tommy; do you hear?"
"Yes, pop, I hear," replied
Tommy, and then -as an after
thought he added, "What'U you
give me if I go out right now and
get rid of him?"
"I'll give you a dime if you do
and a lickin' if you don't," said pa,
Tommy hustled out. About an
hour later he came back,.stopping
in the kitchen on his way in.
"Well, pop, I .got rid pf the
"I'm glad to hear it" his pa
said. '"Here's your dime; you've
earned it. How did you get rid of
".Why," answered Tommy,
' K - ITS AA 3 ;
carefully droooine the dime in"
Jus pocket, "I traded him to
Skinney Snowden for two yellowy
And Tommy had to go right to
bed while his pa carried ther
whining pups from under the
kitchen stove to the basement
Teacher Now, who can write-
me a sentence containing the
word gruesome r i ommy went
up to the blackboard, and this js-L
What he wrote: Dad did njotf
shave fer su week and grew som
Constantinople, the capital of
Turkey, has a population of more
than a million.