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THROUGH A BOY'S EYES,
The Way Some Folks Look to
fcELL, BLT; I don't see why
it ie that . my ma is all
the time wanting me and
Hetty to go to meetings so much
when according to what she .-says
herself there ain't hardly anybody
goes any more but bad folks. Last
Thursday old Miss Tigg come
to our house, and her and ma
seowed all day and talk?d about
the folks. Hetty and me didn't
quite hear all they had to say,
because sometimes ma would see
us and drive us out.
Old Miss Tigg said she didn't
believe Brother Stormer had any
business in trying to preach. For
? one thing, she didn't like him
because he hollored so loud, and
for another, she believed that all
he preaches for is the pay he gets.
She said she couldn't see how a man
who is all the time telling stories
like he does, could have enough
religion to amount to much. And
then besides that he was so proud.
Anybody with half an eye could
see that from the way he roaches
his hair up, I don't see how .any
body with just a half an eye could
see at all unless they had dredful
good specks, but that's what Miss
Tigg said. She said she never saw
a preacher BO proud of his hair in
all the days of her life. And then
he was so pompous and put on so
many airs that it never done- her
a bit of good to hear him preach.
She couldn't bear to see a preacher
a raising up on his tip toes so
much, and it made her nervous
for him to pound the Bible so
hard as he does. I can't remember
near all the things about Brother
Stormer that Miss Tigg didn't like,
but she was so put out, she said,
that he couldn't go to a stor? and
ask for a bar of soap without
doing it in such a solumn voice,
and then whBt sense was there in
his calling his dog in a way just
as though he was trying to preach?
As soon as ma could get a
chance, she said that everything
that Mise Tigg had said was just
as true as true could be, but she
said she liked Brother Stormer a
good deal better than she liked his
wife. She said she thought Sister
Stormer was altogether too stuck
up for a preacher's wife, and then
. ma didn't like it a bit the way she
t tried to boss. She couldn't bear
to Bee a preacher's, wife so fond of
dress - that when she went to
church she looked ' nicer than
- nearly everybody else, and then
ma thought it was a shame that
she should make things look so
nice in her house. Anybody could
see that she wasn't pious much
from the fancy tomfooleries and
things she had scattered all over
her house. According to the
way ma looked at it a preacher's
folks ought to be plain and prim,
and not do a thing that would
give anybody a chance to say they
were extravagant or stuck up.
Extravagance was as bad as steal
ling, ma said, in a preacher's
Miss Tigg, sai dto be sure it was,
the first time ma stopped to catch
* her breath, but she could look over
that if the preacher's wife didn't
all the time try so hard to have
her way over everybody, else.
7vhen they cleaned up the church
no other way but hers would do
about how then should fix the pul- j
pit, and |at the sunflower supper J
she wouldn't listen to any way
but hers how the tables should be'
set. In the Sunday school she
made the superintendent do just
as she wanted him to do in
naming the classes, and in the
missionary society everybody had
to knuckle down to her when they
sent away a box, and it was Miss
Tigg's idea that she even bossed
Brother Stormer in what he should
preach and made him ask her
how she liked it whenever he picked
out a text. Miss Tigg said she
thought a preacher's wife ought to
be a woman who wouldn't never
Jo nothing at all to ruffle the
feathers of anybody else. I should I
think it would look awful funny
to see folks with feathers on 'em,
but that's just what Miss Tigg
said. Hetty thinks she meant the [
feathers on their bonnets.
Well,sir; as soon as ma got a
coance to talk again, I tell you
she give it to. Mister Munus the
superintendent. She said if he
was as good as he ought to be she
she didn't believe there would be
so much talk that he wouldn't
pay his house rent. She said pa
had heerd somewhere that nobody
like to trust him, and as. for her
when she found out that people
wouldn't pay their debte, she
hadn't any more uso for them.
Mister Munus was a good singer,
and he could talk nice and the
children all liked him and thought
there was nobody like him, but ma
thought that when there was such
talk as that about him, it was
Brother Stormer's place to put
him out and put somebody else
But jus* thea Miss Tigg go?#
chance again while ma was a
threading her needle, Jand wanted
to know if she had heard anything
about old Miss^White, who teaches
the infant class, a having a fuss
I with Aunt Jane Smiley. Ma said
she hadn't heard a breath of it,
and wanted Miss Tigg to tell
her all about it as quick as she
?er a word, only that she had
heard that Mr. Shafer's wife
should have said that M?SB
Podson had told her that she had
told ?ber that she had seen a
womair who thought that because
1 when they met last Sunday they
didn't kiss one another as they
always have done, that they must
have had a fuss, and ma said that
if that was the case there must
certa: !;- have been someting
wron; ' .nd she wondered how
they d manage to find out all
abc... ! .
V/bll, sir ; just then, pa, who
had come for his dinner, spoke up
and said,*' "Well, if I was you,
and wanted to know all about it
so bad I believe I'd go and ask
her" ; but ma and Miss Tigg only
laughed. That afternoon I went)
over \to old ;Mis8 White'sr. house
and*told her" what.ma"' and. _Miss
Tigg had said, and then I asked
her }f her and Aunt Jane had had
any fuss, and she said no, but
when I run back as hard as I
could and told ma, she was took
w??h a hard headache right away,
and said she had the biggest j
notion in the world to skin me
alive, and she made me go to bed
that night without any supper.
It seems to me that if ma had a
wanted to know about that fuss
half as bad as she let on to Miss
Tigg she did, she wouldn't a
done that way.
Well, sir; the next one they
talked* about was Miss Glue who
teaches my class in" the Sunday
school, Ma said she heard that
! Miss Glue didn't live happy with
her husband, and Miss Tigg said
she didn't much doubt it. When
Ima asked her why, she leaned over
land whispered something that
made ma stamp her foot and
shake her head awful hard, and
though we couldn't hear what it
was, Hetty and me made up our
minds that it was something awful
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bad. I never did like Miss Glue
much, because she tries to make
us boys set still and learn instead
of cutting up, and I don't care if
Brother Stormer does find out
;it and turn her out of chuch.
Pa. read something but of the
I Sunday paper to ma about
woman who put Rough on Rats in
coffee and poisoned everybody in
the house, and may be Miss Glue
has been a trying to do something
to her husband like that, because
he wouldn't buy hor a new hat.
Well, sir, Miss Glue don't look
as if she would do such a thing
as that but I heard ma and Miss
Tigg Say that you can't tell any
thing about anybody any more by
their looks. I'd be sorry, though,
for Miss Glue to be put in^ jail.
All I want is for them to put her
out of church, then we'd have a
new teacher. The one I would
want is Miss Pippin. Her pa is
rich and gives her all the money
she wants. If we had her for a
teacher she would make a party
at her house every once in awhile
for us boys, and let us cut up in
the class as much as we please,
and not care much about it, for
ma says she hasn't got a grain of
religion, but then for that matter
neither has anybody else, ac
cording to what ma and Miss Tigg
Well, sir; I don't know what
to make of it. If the preacher is
proud and his wife is shuck up ;
and Mister Munus won't pay his
debts ; and Miss White can't get
along with her neighbors without
a fuss ; and Miss Glue has to be
watched di the time to keep her
from poisoning her folks; and
everybody else who belongs to
church is just as bad and some of
them a good deal worse, why is it
that ma makes me and Hetty go
to meeting, and I have, to catch il
in some way that either makes me
go without things I like to eat or
hurts like fire whenever I play
hoakey from the Sunday scnool
to go and fish? What's the use in
trying to make us children be
good, I'd like to know, if none of
the big folks know how?
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