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STORY ABOUT TOMMY
"Mamma," asked Tommy
Goosenberry, "now that I've been
such a good boy in Sunday school,
you don't distrust me any more,
"No, Tommy, I feel that I can
trust my little man now."
"Then why do you keep the
jam on the top shelf in the pan
Ma Goosenberry told him to
hustle along to school, and Tom
my went. His teacher began in
structing the class in the use of
the hyphen. She picked out sev
eral examples and finally asked
the children for some. Little
Susie Cassidy thought of
"That's right," said the teacher,
and turning to Tommy, asked,
''Why do we put a hyphen in
Tommy hadn't been paying
much attention to the lesson and
he was caught napping, as it
were. "It's for the chickens to
roost on," he replied.
"Tommy Goosenberry," stern
ly came from the teacher, "what
are you going to do when you
grow up, if you don't pay any at
tention to the lessons, and never
learn to read, write and cipher?"
"I'm going to be a school
teacher, an' make the kids do all
the readin', writin', an' cipher
in'. " replied Tommy.
After school Tommy spent a
few blithsome moments sliding
down the cellar door. "Stop
that !" Ma Goosenberry cried.
"Come here this instant, Thomas!-'
Then she noticed a tear in
Tommy's pants. "I'll teach you
to tear your new trousers!" sh
"Never mind, mamma, I found4tj(H9
out how to ao it myselt.
That evening Tommy waS
caught fibbing. His pa was real
provoked. "Do you know, young
man,", he shouted at Tommy,
"what happens to liars when they
"Yes, sir; they lie still."
A Mean Man.
"Kindly return my lock of
'.'All right. Do you want the"
dark lock or the One you gave me'
when vou were a blonde?"
Three-sevenths of a chicken
two-thirds of a cat and half of a
goat. What is it? Chi-ca-go.
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