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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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JOHNNTSLETTER
new york a big word saved a man
his .life the other day, yesser it did
that verry thing akording to the tes
timony in a trile i herd
that was'the 1st time in my hfe i
ever found out what big words was
for & now you betcher life I am
going to fill my bean with as manny
big words as i can to use when i want
to tell a feller what i think of him &
not get the wadding kicked out of me
the cops pinched a guy for holler
ing on the st. where he was haveing
a kwarrel with anuther guy who was
pulled in about 15 minits later with a
razor in 1 hand & a club in the other
and his name' was henry smith, he
tells the judge
what did you leeve for, the judge
asts him, & he says he used some
big words on me
well big words ain't going to eat
you, the judge said, what did he call
you '
he said i was a prevarakater, that's
what & i was coming back with the
razor to cut the liver out of him for
i don't let no man call me that & get
away with it
so you ran home for the razor,
eh, said the judge & the man said no
i had the razor with me all the time,
what i went home for. was to find
out what prevarikater meens.
the judge turns to the other prison
er & says, you just saved your life
by using a big word instead of the
shorter & uglier 1 & i wood advise
you to do that all the time
that dont do him no good, henry
said, because i am going to tote my
dickshunary with me & then i wont
have to go home, i will just finish his
hash for him rite there & then
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Percy Paul Believe me, dearest,
love you alone.
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