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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 12, 1912, Image 16

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STORY ABOUT TOMMY
Say, did you hear about the
rumpus Tommy Goosenberry
started at home last night?
It was too good to stifle, but it
does make Tommy's pa sore to
heacit repeated.
Well, Mr. Goosenberry was
reading his evening paper and
wasn't paying much attention to
the family at air, until he over
heard Tommy telling Katie this:
"I saw a mouse running up pa's
trousers' leg, and "
Mr. Goosenberry grabbed at
his leg and jumped up, turning
over the table and both rockers.
Besides that, "he hollered to beat
the band.
"What are you yelling about,
pa?" Mrs. Goosenberry asked, as
she came running in the room.
1 "Yelling" exclaimed Pa Goos
enberry, "you'd yell too, if you
had a mouse run up your "
"Oh, it wasn't them pants you
got on," interjected Tommy, "it
was the pair hanging up in the
cellar what I saw the mouse in."
Tommy's Sunday school teach
er invited all of her class to a little
party Saturday afternoon. Tom
my went. He couldn't be kept
.away from a party by anything
less than the mumps.
After the boys had played some
games the teacher marched them
into her diningroom and gave
edch a dish of ice cream and a
slice of cake.
After the last crumb of cake
and spoonful of cream had disap
peared, the teacher thought she'd
give the class an object lesson in
honesty being the best policy
IT'S UP TU
ZcSjN'T GO TvR'urRONQ.
"Now," she began, -"suppose
you boys had come into my house
and taken the cake without my
leave, would you have enjoyed it
as much?"
. "Oh, no, ma'am I" shouted nine
lgudest.
"Why not?" asked the teacheS
iNO reply, so sne put tne que
tion again, but still there was
reply.
"Tommy," she insisted, "ca
you tell me?' '
"Yes., ma'am' faltered t:
pride of the Goosenberry famil
"Well?" urged the teacher.
"Please, teacher, we
wouldn't have had the ice crea
then,"
w
IF
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