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From early dawn he roamed about .With glance inquisitorial. And in the house, likewise without, He left some sad memorial. No one could tell' from those mild eyes. What his remote intention was ; He loved to waylay and surprise. And startling his invention wasl A violin he broke, in fun, And afterwards his brother’s flute ; To see wh a t made the tune in one And also made the other toot. The sawdust in a dolly packed For him a wild attraction had ; ‘A watch he could not leave intact — From this groat satisfaction had. He dug to see how grasses grew, A bicycle he took apart ; Folks locked up all their.books—they knew He loved to take a book apart. A drum had wondrous charmjs for him To see just where the noise came out ; •With him around, the chance was slim. That, unbroke, any toys came out. But as he prowled about one day. With hungry curiosity. And near the cradle chanced to stray He shook it with velocity. Packed off to bed ’ere he could sup, His lips a gentle sigh came from, Because he stirred the baby up, To find out where the cry came from ! —Selected.

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BOY-LIKE., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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BOY-LIKE. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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