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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL'
Unnatural History by Eugene Ahern
Here is the grasshopper, as light
in the knob as the interior of a toy
My, doesn't it act strange! Is there
any hope for the poor thing?
Shhh! not so loud! It's doing one
of those classic barefoot dances.
Only the highbrows can appreciate
and understand it. It is interpreting
"The moods of a dull razor on a
Haw! Haw! Aren't you glad you
are a low-brow or one of the masses
and get enjoyment watching a Ghas.
Chaplin film? (So are we!)
This dancing on a lawn in bare
feet is supposed to be classic and ar
tistic, but imagine one of the dames
that do it scrubbing a floor in her
bare feet when somebody walked
into the room.
Oh! gasp! that would be simply
awful! (This is a little clearer defi
nition of "art" than the way Mr.
Webster has it in his well-known dic
tionary.) o o
GOT 'EH THE FIRST TIME
"Mr. Johnson," asked the profes
sor in the freshman class, "what
three words are used most among
the college students?"
"I don't know," said the student
"Correct," replied the professor.
.Ladies' Home Journal. j
A Wisconsin game warden came
upon a youthful fisherman. To
make sure that the boy was not dis
obeying the bass fishing law the war
den took his string of fish out of the
water and found only catfish, perch
and suckers on the line.
A few feet farther down the
stream, however, he found a large
black bass wiggling on a string,
weighted down with a stone. Nat
urally the warden made inquiry of
the boy as to what he was doing
with that fish.
"Well, you see," exclaimed the
lad, "he's been taking my bait all the
morning and so I just tied him up
until I got through fishing." Wit
THE FAMILY'S PRIVILEGES
"I dined at my fiancee's home to
day," remarked young Snyder at the
"Oh, indeed?" asked his elderly
friend. "They regard you as one of
the family by tills time, don't they?"
"Not yet They haven't reached
the point where they bawl me out if I
make a spot on the tablecloth."
Ladies' Home Journal.
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