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STORY ABOUT TOMMY
"I don't think auntie will stay
long," said Susie Goosenberry to
her brother Tommy s they were
hustling off to school, "because
-she didn't bring any baggage
"Huh ! Look haw long the baby
s stayed," retorted Tommy,
and he didn't bring anything!"
The principal examined the
lass in grammar, and wrote a
entence on the blackboard.
urning toward Tommy, he ask-
d: "Do you notice anything: pe
culiar about the Sentence?"
Ves, sir; the" bad writing," re
I Later on the teacher asked the
;lass why a watch usually stops
.lhen it is dropped on the floor.
When all the-othtr children hesi-
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ta-ted Tommy came to the front
with his answer: '
"Please, ma'am, it stops be
cause it can't go any farther.'"
"Doei your teacher educate
you in the use of adverbs and ad
jectives?" asked Pa Goosenberry
of his enterprising young son last
"Oh, yes, lots of times," said
"What does she use when she
teaches them?" asked his mother,
thinking of the grammar book,
"Mostly she uses a ruler on me
ah' Sammy Sniffens."
Last Saturday Tommy filled
the responsible position of mes
senger boy for a lad who was
sick. He was proud of the uni
form and cap, and naturally a
man noticed it.
"I hope you like yotlr work, my
lad," ah elderly person said.
"Men who take pride in their
work are the men who succeed."
"Oh, I'm a record-breaker, the
manager says," proudly explaih-
"That's the way to talk. Tell
me what you do better than the
"I take longer to carry a mts
sage, than any of them, and I've
only been on the job a day."
"Is this your advertisement of
fering a reward for a lost black-and-tan
terrier?" "Yes," was the
reply. "But you never had a dog
to lose!" "I know," said tffe ad
vertiser, "but I want one now.
and I think I can make a very
good choice from the animals
that will be brought to mel"
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