Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
FROM DIANA'S DIARY
Miss Dillpickles Educates a Parrot to Assist Her in Coaxing a Proposal from
Leslie Lawncastle, an Obtuse. Young Man Who Is Her Heart's Choice.
Joe Left the House Badly Discourage'd.
By Fred SchaefeK
Polly has been given a tryout ,as
feathered conversation lozenge.
Grand success. However, the grand
success was only with Joe Pretzel.
J had to experiment uppa somebody.
I wanted to be sure the parrot would
deliver' the goods before I. dared to
risk it with Leslie Lawncasfle. 'If the.
bird made its little spiel and got a
rise out of Joe, the prospects would
look fine for-a similar effect upon
my best beau. And vice versa. I
would get a good line on the pros
pects. I had Polly ready when- Joe came
up on one of his visits.
Goirig into the poultry business?"
Joe asked, seeing the green canary.
Just then (he parrot remarked: v
"Rings on her "fingers!" ,
That was" one of the sentences I
had taught it. A brick wall doesn't
have to fall on, -Joe. He took the
tfmnch in a moment.
"Speaking of rings. Diana," he
breezed. "I notice you aren't wear
ing any. What's-the matter with me
getting you p. nifty solitaire?"
Gently and firmly I told Joe that as
far as rings "were concerned the best
advice I could give him was to ''rfng
offJL ,.At the same time I sighed,
thinking how different my answer
.would have been; had Leslie, been. in
Joe's shoes. '
Joe left tiie house badly discour
aged, and did not even say "good
bye" when I saw him to the door,
"That was good work, Polly," I
said, lugging the bird. "I hope .you
do half as well with, the other fellow."
. J, know, now I can depend upon