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"A -4f R "-V. --
Sheridan .was informed tlfat he
was guessing- agan. The next
one Jopes swngatri'd-niissecl.
The next one.Svag-aba'll and. with
the-cointj three latfd two
fannCd. fA$'jtenes walked" away
Sheridan- roujdntr xffain from
saying. ' .iV v."r
''WhejoMtfcomes to-guessing,! '
:wo Jones appear torhavejthe edge psn,o.u."
- .THJE-HOiE WGRANDPA'S' WOQPEN IS$P'W '
A little bay was wailing, along the streetj'ehfc day;"1 " " 1
HewepriSntil 'the 'sidewalk grew ntuddytlfxHtn: spray;
J thought :jhis-4)eaft was breaking from somess of woe,
perhaps he'd lost a mc&le that wouldtkVjhim.Jfo tKe show.
I'hastenjed to'aqcosf hiin with wordsrof -prtieiceeR;! f
I "Cease, weeping ljtfclejelldw, I'll guard -auv-f-rpni. all fear. " '
O, have ou lost-your parents, or is'yduf gtsiuipik deafi?" t
i?He answered me betweenhis sohs. and thistfs what he sijd r
", sir, "there is a'knotjrhole' ,
Mn gran(Jp"s wpodenjeg; -
It is as rcrupdandopen i ' ".
Ilweep, for it seems cruel "$ '
That the'ruler-oftevents -Should
waste that fhqle 'onr
-When there is a?baseball fence.'"
0, if I wecenHlijonanie, I'd go about the tend
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And advertise for knot-hole$, niaTcmg noise to beat the band ,
.Td offer fancy ipTices"!!!' I cornered the supply " t
OPd-put them tin theve"n till I had them nice r,and dryV - t
And then Kd'call to all the Ijoys "Come,'ladsand?pickybunhole,, J -
'And fit itsomewhere in the fence thgLt guar4s the pennant-pole
.rrjen virtue suuupniy wuum grow trjuiujiuantevcrywuccc
As little boys jpmed in this song upon theFsummer ain.
1 t LAYPU CHEESE )
'There'll neve?bea knothole ,
In, grandpa'slef no mq're;
The knot-hojeall are now in use
By ooys.who -vygteh the score;
Ijgt grandpa, use a dough-Rut hole ,
Forvhis embellishments; ,
For knolf-Holeslwere mfeijded
Fpr the'basqball fence."' 4 j