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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO BORROW AND LEND?
THESE SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT HOW
Two little girls are designated
"neighbors." They set up house
keeping establishments on opposite
sides of the classroom. One is baking
a cake; the other cleaning house.
There is a knock at the front door.
"May I borrow an egg, Mrs.
Jones?" asks Mrs. Smith. v
Miss Hookey's Class in Borrowing.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 26. Miss
Edith HookejT school teacher, who
recently aroused interest by taking
her pupils on street car rides and
teaching them how to behave, has in
troduced a new "game" to her pupils.
She is teaching them how to bor
row and lend in the proper and de
"Borrowing," says Miss Hookey,
"has become a national habit It is
a necessity of life to know how to
borrow and lend gracefully. Yet
many people forget their manners
when borrowing, and still more when
lending. But-my pupils never will."
"Certainly I will lend you an egg,
Mrs. Smith," replies the neighbor and
hands her an honest-to-goodness
egg, for real articles are used in the
"Thank you very much," says Mrs.
"You are very welcome," says Mrs.
And the transaction is almost com
plete. Hater, however, Mrs. Smith,
with elaborate ceremony, returns the
egg, and is duly thanked by Mrs.
Jones, and asked to call again.
The boys are taught the same
game with workmen's tools and the
like, ., - -