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JOHNNY IS TRIED FOR ROBBING A NEST!
"Well, little Johnny," said the owl,
f-peering into his big law book, "you
certainly are- guilty of a very, very
wicked thing. I am -afraid I shall
have to say that you can never come
into the woods again, or enjoy the
songs of the pretty birds. You are
such a bad, hard-hearted, little fellow."
"Johnny, did you take the pretty,
little eggs .out of the bird's nest in
the tree today?"
v A solemn-eyed, stern-looking, old
'owl asked the- question of a -small,
scared, little boy who stood before
"Yes, he did," piped up Mr. Black
bird, who pointed, right away, to a
hatful of eggs.
f "Oh, oh, oh!" sang a whole fence
row of angry, disappointed, little
'birds nearby. They were the jury,
Just as Johnny was about to sob
aloud for shame and sorrow he
It was only a dream. But Johnny
sayB he never will take anyeggs out
of a bird's nest again!
Dirty milkmen, flies, doctors who
do not report contagious disease, and
manufacturers of adulterated foods,
are all enemies of man. A city should
be rid of them just as it should be rid
of bad drains or "hold-up" men.