rid of, and, say, Uncle Walter! there's
enough bricks I've counted them
to build as fine a house as was ever
put up in Riverdale!"
"You blessed little fellow!" said
Mercy, when an hour later she knew
that the new house was a certainty,
and tears of joy fell upon the bright
golden head as she kissed Joe grate
fully. And, lo! the stone that the builders
had rejected had become the founda
tion of a structure of comfort, love
and happiness !
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
THE STYLISH GIRL
By Berton Braley.
Her gown is made so tight
She cannot walk at all, '
Her hat obstructs her sight,
Her shoes are very small,
So small she cannot stand
Without a deal of pain,
And if she raised her hand
Her gloves would split in twain.
The corset underneath
Her very modish gown
Enwraps her like a sheath
And so she can't sit down;
The figures on her veil
Disfigure all her face;
Her diet's made her pale
And stolen half her grace.
Yet when she hobbles by,
A funny sight to see,
The women look and sigh,
"Ah, would that I were she."
She suffers grievous woe
From tiny foot to curl,
But women whisper, "Oh,
She's SUCH a stylish Girl!"
Magistrate (to prisoner) You
were caught in the act of opening a
bedroom window. Prisoner Yes,
your worship; I believe in hygiene,
and I was only going to open the
window an inch or two for the bene
fit of the occupant's health. It's
frightfully unhealthy to sleep with
your bedroom window completelv
ADVENTURES OF MR. MOUSE
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