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"THE VAMPIKES" (With Apologies to Rudyd. Kipling:)
By A. M. D.
."Did you know," saidespectable Mrs. Brown
As( she go'ssiped with Mrs. Blight,
And twisted her wedding ring around,
On a fing"ex so soft and white '-' '" :'
"Did you know she got home at twp o'clock,
And the taxi stopped way down the block?
r Now, it isn't my nature you know, to knock; ' v
' But" ; ,
And the hidden Imp, he winked on the. sly,.
And murmured "Even as You and I !" ' ''
"I" know," said the very good Mrs. Blight,, r
I. As her glance traveled up to a. thing, in white, . '
That looked like a matrimonial sigri, . , ;
With a dove and tto finders intertwined; "'--.
"But she wears sW petticpats down to the store;
And she earns six .dollars not any more-; ' "
And I saw a man kiss her last week at the ddor, .
But-" - ' . :J K
And the hjdden Imp, he winked on the.:sly.
And murmured "Even as You and I!" . . , '.
"Did you-hear,"' said .respectable Mrs. Brown,
And her forehead wrinkled into a frown
As her little daughter came in from play,
And she. quickly sent the child-away -- Ti;
. "Did you hear th,e tale that the boss- son I
-Paid for her dress that scarlet .one? - . - a' ,.'"" ,-;
Nqw I wouldn't slander her just for fun,--'J'
But " ' r- .
..And the hidden imp, he winked on the.
t And murmured "Even as You and I !"
1 know," -said the very good Mrs. i Blight, '
- -5 'As her diamonds flashed iii" the noonday HgTitV " . '
-QSnd her well:fed-body sank baclc 'iri the chair f' JS
1 With the. sleek content of a ca.t in its lair; ' :r 7
"It seems a shanie that women' like we
Should have to mix with aching. like she,
uflt's'awful how "bad- a girl pan be,
5ut ( , n
----- Fhei'hiddea Imp, Ji winked' on the slyj
. And murmured "Even as You and I !"
"What was it all about?" you say;- . - ,