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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 14, 1912, Image 4

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Generally after sizing ther" up
considerableMort blew on to the
next one, muttering under his
breath somethinglike:
"Feet toovbig. EaTs stick out
loo much. 'Forehead, top slopping.,
Teeth need fixirt Nose too long."
It was downright embarrassing
to have Mort worrying around
like, and 'besides it make you
think of the Stock Show, which is
"Wer and should be forgotten.
It got so downright annoyjngF
that a little crowd began follow
ing Mort all over the ballroom.
v It didn't seem to feaze Mort a
bit, and' he -went rigfyt on sizing
up the young dajrnes and talking,
"about their eyes and ears, and
noses and feetx and busts and one
thing and another untij evey-
tardy got right excited about it.
At last Mort,. had inspected
every young thing, in the ball
room, and he stood in the atti
tude ofjone thinking (far be it
from us to say that Mort actually
thought) for a moment, then
-wheeled and pranced back to
where Mabel Linn was Tangoing
' Mort reached out one pf those"
graceful paws of his and touched
Miss" Linn on the shoulder.
"Taef' "he said. "You're it!"
The guy" who was with Miss,
Linn ,an& who looked as if he
might have been a football player
and a real man before he became
a society ornament, glowered.
"Oh, I'll explain," said Mqrt,
easily. "You see, I have been
around picking out the most beau
tiful girl at the Assembly. Miss
Linn, you're it
"You are rather small, of
course, rather under medium
height, that is, but you are beau
tifully proportioned. You are a
perfect brunette, and your black
hair frames your oval face. You
hae a perfectly formed mouth.
You have a slightly acquiline
nose. You have arched eye
brows. Your teeth are white and
even. Your ears are well set
against your head, are daintily
Wormed, and of that shell pink so
much desired but not often real
ized." Just at this moment John Bor
den happened along. John must
just have, caught the last sentence
or so.
"Say, Mort)" he said, Tve got
some stock out on " t
- And then he noticed the faces.
and reckoned he must have made
a mistake and oozed gently into
the background.
Presentljr-dawn began to break
in the east, and somebody noticed
it, and evefybody's wife began
Separating herself from every
body else's husband, and chaper
ons remembered they were chap
eroning, and collected their
broods, and automobiles were or
dered and the party busted up.
(Note We understand that in
the future Art Meeker will con
fine himself to regulating the
morals of stockyards' hogs and
leave high society alone.)
Artist I'd like tQ devote my
last picture to a charitable pur
pose. Critic Why uot give it to
an institution for the blind?

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