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THE POOR LITXLE FELLOW!
John Nicholas Brown, 14 years old, possessing $22,000,000-and known
as "the richest boy," has arrived in Southern California, in his private car,
accompanied by servants enough to make a small army and doctors and
nurses enough to kill a big one.
Johnny is in bad health and has always been more or less of an invalid,
and we're dead sorry for him.
He is one of the Browns of the famous Browns of Rhode Island, and
the first thing he learned in this life was that he was one of the Browns of
the famous Browns of Rhode Island.
Here is what they gave him: A cradle of mother-of-pearl; a cow that
drank only distilled water, fed in a $100,000 clover -field under care of her'
Prescription: What Johnny Brown Needs. i '
own physician, and was milked by a special maid; a palatial yacht; a special
cook; 'squabs and chickens bred especially for him; a pond in his house in
which he could wade or sail boats; special valets; and always special
Of course, what ails Johnny is as plain is the nose on your face they
haven's let him be a boy.
He's had too much care, too little dirt and real human experience.
They've treated him so like an angel that he's likely to fly away and
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