" Dear teacher," wrote little Percy's mother, " kindly excuse Percy's absence from school yesterday sftcrnean, as be fell in (he mud. By doing the sam; you will greatly oblisre his mc'th»r." Cl»r»: " WfU, aunt, hav« your phntojTspb* oomo from t-ha photographer's?" Misi Piain (angrily): " Yes, and they went ba«k, too, with a note expressing an opinion of his impudenca." Clara- "Gracious! What was it-P** Miss P'.ein: "Why, on the back of every picture were these words: ' Tlie original of this is carefullyi preserved.' What business is it of iis if I am a little old?"
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915