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'THE VAMPIRES" (With Apologies to Rudyard Kipling.)
I By A. M.D. X
"Did you know," said respectable Mrs. Brown
As she gossiped with Mrs. Blight,
And twisted her wedding ring around, , ,
On a finger so soft and white . t ' : ' y ' i '
"Did you know she got home at two o'clock, - - i
And the taxi stopped way down the block? .
Now, it isn't my nature, you know, to knock,
And the hidden Imp, he winked on the sly, v ...
And murmured "Even as You and I!"
"I -kno," said the very good -Mrs. Blight, ,.
- As her glance traveled up to a thing in .white, - : . -.V:
That looked like a matrimonial sign, ' -j
With a dove and two fingers intertwined; '- '.
"But slje wears silk petticoats down to the stoVe, '
And he earns six dollars not any more- . . '-" V
Arid I saw a- man kiss her last week at the door,- -.
But" ' "
And the hidden Imp; he winked on the" sly
And murmuredEyen as You .and I!" 4. V.
"Did you hear," said respectable Mrs. Brown, . A
And her forehead wrinkled into a frown "
As her little daughter came (in" from' play, . ".'
And she quickly sent the child'away '"V
"Did you hear the4ale that the boss' son 1 h
Paul for her dress that scarlet one? ' " ,y,' .,'.
Nbw I wouldn't slander her just for fun, ' ' : if " ,H
' But " ? .:
And the hidden Imp, he winked on the sly,'. -, tl '
( And murmured "Even as You and U" '
j know," said the .very good Mrs. Blight, " 3'!-!-''
" .'-'As her diamonds flashed in the noonday light,. : ''?.'- .
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witn tne sieeic content or a cat an its lair;
'.'-."It -Seems a shame that women like we
Should have to' mix with a thing like, she,
Z It's awful how bad-a girl can be,. .
' , But-:' . , ...
' ' - fFhVhiddetrlmp, he winked on the sly, '
- And 'murmured, "Eyen as You and.'I!"
"What was jj: aU'abput?" you' say;