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A New York woman of fashion
whose hobby is entertaining children
of the poor in her spacious grounds
was impressed by one strikingly
beautiful child of the ghetto.
"Does what you see here today
please you?" asked the hostess of the
"Tell me," returned the child,
"how many children have you?"
"Do you wash them and keep them
"Certainly, my child why ?"
"And is your husband at work?"
"My husband doesn't work, but "
"I hope you keep out of debt?"
"Say," burst out the lady, "you are
a very rude child!"
"I didn't mean to be," remarked the
" little girl, "but mother told me I was
to be sure to speak to you like" a lady,
t and when ladies call on us that's the
way they talk."
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When the train stopped at the lit
tle southern station the tourist from
Hthe north sauntered out and gazed
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ifpv hrlRtles that was rubbing itself
k against a scrub oak.
jy "What do you call tnat.' he asked
x curiously of a native.
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against that tree?"
"He's stropping hisself, suh; just
stropping hisself." Ladies' Home
"Where's your father, boy?" asked
a stranger of a country boy.
"Wall," replied the boy, "he's down
way at the end of the field thar with
the hogs. You'll know father 'cause
he's got a hat on."-' Woman's Home
rA funny old duffer named Rick
.Sat down and thought out a trick,
He matched Same Spong
With little Bill Bong well,
Bill's looking for Rick with a stick I
DIDN'T KNOW IT ALL
"You understand your duties thor-i
oughly, don't you?" she said to the
"Yes j ma'am; certainly, ma'am."
"And you know your way to an
nounce?" "Well, ma'am, I shouldn't perhaps
like to go quite so far as that, but J
think I know my weight to a pound
or so." Top-Notch.
In the early morn the fresh city
boarder met the rustic dairymaid car
rying a couple of foaming milk pails.
"Ah, good morntsg, my dear," he
said, patronizingly. "How is the
" 'Tain't made at all, kind sir," sh
said. "We take it from the cows." :
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