“HIGH” LIFE, APRIL 7, 1922
YOU NEVER CAN TELL
“Huh! You aint my girl!” shrieked
a boy’s voice over the back fence.
Ditty knew the voice was speaking
to her—but she continued her bewail
ing song, a love song that she had
heard Mary Jane, her older sister,
“I know you hear me, and so
does you,” came over the fence.
“I ain’t goin to have no girl what
all time thinks she’s gotta be boss!
Me—I’m a man what wears ‘knee
pants!’ You all time gotta brag to
me ‘bout it little Robert Garland
McNealy Junior A boy—what’s still
wearin’ sailor suits in socks!!”
The voice stopped abruptly.
“I, beg your pardon,” said a sweet
little voice, “but were you speakin’
to me, Mister? she emphasized the
Silence again—then a golden crop
of curly hair appeared over the
fence and finally a jolly face of a
small boy about ten years old (Altho
it didn’t look very jolly at the mo
ment). It was Billy she knew, but
she pretended not to even see him.
He climbed to the top of the fence,
seated himself and waited.
The stillness was broken and sud
denly by a voice that sounded as if
it were in the front yard, but kept
coming nearer singing:
“I’ll give to you a paper of pins,
If that’s the way that love begins.
If you will marry me, me, me.
If you, will marry me!!”
Ditty turned around locking, how
well she knew who sang that song—
but oh what fun to pretend! Sudden
ly around the hoi^se strutted a little
boy, dressed in a clean dark blue
sailor suit, with hat and socks to
“Why you nice Bobby McNealy,
were you singing that to me?” asked
Ditty, bashfully digging her toes in
the soft earth.
“How—do—you—do Miss Moore?”
asked this gentleman making a court
ly bow to her.
She at once caught his mood, “Ah
—not so well Mr. Bobby, I’m sorry
“Ahem!” exclaimed the boy on the
fence—jumping down, “Who is it
that dares talk to the lady Ditty
without my permission?”
Then answering his own question,
and putting another, “Ah how dare
you—you kitchen Knave -Bobby Mc
Bobby straightened up, saying:
“Now you hark to my words! Not
even my mother calls me ‘Bobby’—
^nd you certainly aren’t a privileged
character around here! Get thee
hence! Come Lady Ditty let us
leave.” (He spoke as if he owned
the world) and so they started for
the front yard.
“Well I’ll be hanged!!” exclaimed
Billy beginning to scratch his head—
Then finally he let out a yell and
darted out the back gate.
About fifteen minutes later around
the corner started Mr. Billy Hobbs
and Miss Marjorie Jones, both eating
Eskimo Pies. Just as they got to
Ditty’s house Billy said:
“Come on Marjorie let’s ‘Boole-
vard’ on the other side of the ‘Picm-
As they crossed over Ditty called.
“Oh hey there Billy and Marjorie!”
Billy bowed as stately as he could
(his breeches being a little tight)
and Marjorie said “How-do-yo-do”
and they marched on.
“Oh that hateful Marjorie Jones—
she’s ‘vamped’ poor Billy—and he’s
“Oh, is he?” inquired Bobby, cas
ually, “Well I don’t mind—I’m your
sweetheart so why should I worry?”
“Crazy!” shrieked Ditty, “Crazy—j
Go home!!” she stamped her foot
and pointed to the gate. j
The next day Billy walked to |
school with Marjorie, canned her i
books to school and gave her two
jaw breakers. So he went on for
one solid week; he was awfully tired
of Marjorie, she was so silly; and
he was afraid his “trick” wasn’t
On Sunday after he had taken
Marjorie home fiom Sunday School j
he went home and sat on*the front
steps. He had given up all hope of
his “trick” working when suddenly
Ditty passed—she spoke, she spoke
to him; what was it she said?
“Why I only said ‘hey.’ ” She
smiled as she turned in her front gate.'
“Oh Billy,” came from behind the
vines on her porch, “I wish you’d
come over here—come quick!!”
He got up and ran.
“Kill it—kill it—oh Billy I’m scar
ed!!” yelled Ditty.
Billy braced himself for the blow.
“Kill what?” he demanded,
“There—there, “she • clutched his
arm w’ith one hand and pointed with
“Aw—w!!” exclaimed Billy disgust
edly, “That aint nothin’ but a cater
pillar’ He aint gonin’ to hurt you,
what you scared ’bout??”
“Oh,” sighed Ditty, flopping down
on. the steps, “My, but you’re brave!
Would you sit here—beside me? just
a minute—I’d feel so grand to have
you sit by me.”
Billy smiled—it was working!
He seated himself on the other side
of the steps; gradually she moved
up close to him.
“Billy,” she asked softly, “are you
mad at me? I don’t like that Bobbj^
McNealy a bit—any more.”
She waited—no answer.
“Billy,” she drawled, touching his
arm, “ai’e you mad at me?”
“Oh hang it No!!”
They both giggled.
Suddenly Billy broke out laughing.
“What you laughing at?” demand
“Oh, nothin’—nothin’ ’tall!”
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The leaf of the Brassica, (common
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possess a new property. Food cab
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skunk cabbage have all been known
for many decades. But only recently
was it discovered that a few wide
green leaves of this plant add un-
expressable zest to the grand opera
stage. This startling discovery was
made recently by three of the most
promising young chemists of this
institution. They, chancing down
town one certain Wednesday night,
beheld through their sharp peepers,
a beautiful head of Brassica. They
soon had purchased this enormous
treasure and then turned their steps
toward the theater, where the “Grand
est Opera” of the season was being
staged. They, securing seats on the
bald head row, patiently awaited the
critical moment. This moment came
during the speech of “Slick-Eyed
Budypah.” He had just finished the
line which ran, “leaves may come,
and leaves may go, but I branch on
forever.” Time to' his word leaves did
come. From the manicured hands
of our three heroes came a whirlwind
of leaves. After this heroic task was
done, our chemists, being very mod
est, tried to escape being known.
But no good man can ere be lost and
soon their names were known. Then
they wished they had not made their
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