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A slip of a girl who wanted to
She never dreamed of going astfay,
But seized the pleasures that came' her way,
Yet her name was ruined, and the harm was done
By tw6 good-women with venomed tongue,
Who, perchance, were as foolish when they were young,
For" " "
The hidden Imp, he winked on the sly,
And murmured, "Even as, You and I !"
To the Editor:
Will you publish the above?
I seem to have gotten Miss
LeP's "-goat," but wasn't it rather
unkind to take it out on poor
Philadelphia? I thought I ex
plained that I became devilish
after I got here. She has one-real-ly
correct idea. While a girl
who wants to sell her soul would
not have, any great rouble doing
it if she went about itin the som
habulistic way in which Philadel
phia conducts her business, if she
ibffered it for sale in a theater or
on a street corner she would so
journ a few months in a suburb
of Philadelphia, called Norris-.
town, which is still sleepier than
the city, itself.
Mr. Cochran, 1 think you are a
wonderfully brainy man and The
Day Book is the smartest and
most fearless paper I have read,
but please, please, don't let the
public in on your knowledge of
what' a.' den "of vice Philadelphia
really is. We glory in our repu
tation of curfew bells puritanical
ideas, sleep from eight a. m. to ten
p. m., .etc. If you go giving
things away, the Webbs, Lorri
mers, Mrs. Lehmanns, Miss LeP.,
jetcjwill bi4tocking -tere and
you are sufficiently hrthe "know"
to understand that we never
"whack" our plums in Philadel
phia; w.e swallow them, whole.
Won't you please sing a Requiem
and let Chicago believe, we are
asleep again? '
I apologize to Miss LeP., and
I wish her all the good; luck the
world holds, but please -tell, her
that it is nine, o'clock, the curfew
has rung, and-I am too sleepy to
be interested even in riddles, so I
plead guilty to all her counts and
am snoring again. A. M. D.
A JOB HUNTER
a Few think 5omma
LIKE THI5 WILL MAKE A
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