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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1913, Image 14

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self one day when she ought to
have been studying her lesson. It
wasfound in one of her old school
books sold to a second hand
book dealer in New York city.
From anvjexammatjon of Nellie's
school books Tt is easily seen that
sh"e was just like the 1913 type of
Maybe she whispered, too, and
made fun of her "teacher! In one
of her books she drew a picture
of her teacher, saying: "Come!
Pick up that!" Nellie's books
have scraps-of conversation that
show she found it necessary to
tell her schoolmates some things,
when it was too dangerous to
whisper. On the fly-leaves.offhe
books are well drawn pictures of
playmates and teachers. Scrib
bled here and theresare Nellie's
chums' names and their nick
names. Elizabeth Robinson was "Min,"
"Bishy," "Kitty," "Liz."
Katherine Duffield was "Plus,"
"Kate," "Scrambled Eggs."
Elizabeth Hibbeh was "Squeal
er;" "Biffins," "Betty."
Elizabeth Duffield was "Duff,"
"Tough," "Div." y
Nellie herself was "Rad," "En
glish Breakfast Tea,'' and just
plain "Nell.'
On one page "Bishy" Robin
son's name and another's, care
fully erased afterwards, were,
linked with the word "love." An
other name, also painstakingly
erased, was followed with the
word "hatred."
Wonder what Nellie's pa, the
dignified, stern- college professor,
said- -wjien -he saw. jiojgiiis .little
y - -
daughter had scribbled up her
school books ?" Probably held the
book up so Nellie couldn't seehim
smile and scolded something
.awful justas dads do today, did
yesterday and will go. on- doing
as long as there are little school
girls with pencils artd, schQol
books. .
PcesidentWilson is firrhly con
vinced that the public opinion of
the UnitedStates comes, hot from
the congested cities where people
are too busy to think,' but from
the- rural districts,- the country
churches, the cross-roads store
and other places where men sit
down together and "lay their
minds alongside each other."
"The breadth of view of the
habitual city dweller is:well illus
trated," he said, "by theldy who
had lived in a New York "hotel all
her life, but-went once to. a farm
for a week's visit. When she (re
turned her friends in the hotel
.asked her if she had seen any
thing interesting on the farm-.
" 'Oh, yes,' she exclaimed, 'lots
of things, but the most interest
ing of all was to'hear the farm
hands go. out in the pasture in the
evening and .page" the- cows. "

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