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FROM DIANAS DIARY
Miss Dillpickles Educates a Parrot to Assist Herjn. Coaxing a Proposal from
., Leslie Lawn castle,, an Obtuse Youn? Man Wfio Is Her Heart's Choice.
"That Bird'stLonely, I've Brought Him a Mate!;'
By Fred Shaefer.
My house of-cardshas tumbled. ,A
piledriver couldn't have flattened it
Time never passed so slowly than,
after Leslie Lawn castle went away
and I was 'waiting for him to return
and ask to marry me. But I was
lighthearted while waiting and the
pain was sweet pain, because I. saw
that he had been impressed by the
words of the parrot. He had plainly
aken the. hint. The clever creature's
last remark had finally forced the.
point home to. him: "Ah, wants yo',
mah baby, -yes Ah do!" After which
he had. left the house in a reflective
1 thought -of how I would receive
his' proposals of marriage. "Just to
punish him.'V I thought, "for delay
ing so long, I will pretend to be
shocked at-his impulsiveness." Fine
touch, of irony, that, j . - .
When he came again, I was already
watching for him at the window He
came bounding up the front steps.
"He is hurrying, to keep his courage
up,"I said. He had a package in his
hand, quite a large package. I won?
dered what it was. Oh, the sweet"
smile with which I opened the door
and. let him in!
There is little else to relate. He
citiue ngui. uuwii lu uusuitss as suuu
as he entered. "Unwrapped the pack
age, it proved to be pasteboard bos
Out of it he took a faded, shabby
parrot.. What did this mean?
"Why why Leslie! That's parrot
"Yes," chuckled Leslie, smiling
like a simpleton. "That bird's lone
ly I've brought him a-matg!" ' '
That was all. The only match that
Polly made was one for.itself. " .
Good-by, Leslie, take good keer of
yourself! N '