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THE .OMAIIA SUNDAY BEE, DECEMBER 13, lSWS.
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SHE OPENS A CHRISTMAS SHOP.
I- At Christmas time fas all men know) the poor are with us still
And then, if any time at all, they ought to have their fill
Of all the good things of this life. So Fluffy formed a plan
"I'll, open up a Chrinms shop and do what good I can."
2 "I'll fill the place with books and cake, with candy and with toys
"And all the thousand things, dear aunt, beloved by girls and boys
"For clerks I'll call on miliionnaires and .dukes and counts and earls
And just to decorate ihe shop I II have some pretty eirls "
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3. 'Twas at Aida in a box she met with Lord Remain
He said he'd never bp en aclark," but it was all in vain,
, For Fluffy made him join' the ranks; "Floor walker you shall be
You ought to thank your stars that you can do so much forme."
4. She met at an Assembly Ball a very rich young man
Named Pochard Denny, and he said, "I'll help you all I can."
And in a week of iust six days she'd rented auite a srnrer
Had filled it full of fetching things, had clerks, a double score.
!f0U snouId have scen the opening day. The poor began to come
And such a sight of toys and "sweets" had almost struck them duml
But when dear Fluffy beamed and said, "Just ask for what you sec'
They stared in blank amazement, "All in here' she said, "is'free."
& -To see the handsome Lord Pvomain lead urchins up the aisle
And hand them toys and pretty books made lovely Fluffy smile.
It also made the urchins smile and laugh aloud in glee
To find that everything the.y saw was. absolutely free.
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7. Each day the store was emptied quite, each day filled up once more
No other place so popular as Fluffy's Christmas store.
Most joyai were her swagger clerks and kindness held full sway
-ii iu uiuuanas onne very poor made sure of Christmas Day.
(COPYRIGHT, 1908, BY THE
NEW YORK HERALD CO.)
All Rlchtt Reserved.
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