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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1908)
THE OMAHA SUNDAYI BEE, SEPTEMBER C, 190S. .
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TRADDLES ATTEMPTS TO PROPOSE.
One day when summer's heat was spent and nights were coo!
' They gave an arbor dinner at the Devens' country seat.
Now at an arbor dinner all the guests are up in trees
J And waiters hand the food aloft (a thing not done with ease).
' Wise Fluffy thought it foolish, but 'twould serve to pass the day;
So when she was invited she accepted right away.
Aunt" Mary sought Joe Traddles, who was going to the frolic
And found him looking very blue in fact, quite melancholic
Who knows but they may saw the limbs and give us all a fall?
Let s hope it rains and then they'll have it in the dining halL""
But all that day the autumn sun in cloudless "heavens sailed.
And if sweet Fluffy prayed for rain her prayers had not availed.
They climb the trees, a merry crowd ; the branches sway andP
And little birds with piteous pipes give voice to their surprise.
The soup is served, the guests "fall to" and almost leave.
Retaining equilibrium with many sudden lurches.
2-She said, "Now, if it happens that the honor comes, to, you
To take Miss Fluffy 'up' to dinner you know what to do;
As side by side the branch you sit you readily can ask
If she'll consent to be your wife, a rruly pleasant task."
The seventh of September came; at breakfasc Fluffy sat
And much amused her maiden aunt with pleasant chitter-chaf.
"They've labor troubles at the Devens' ; some Italians there
With big black hands and thumb marks red have worked up
quite a scare.
Joe Traddles, to his great delight, was by dear Fluffy's side,
And as he gazed upon her face he wisheUthe knot was tied.
"Miss Fluffy, this is jolly. Don't you feel just like a bird ?"
"No, feeling that I'm quite grown up. I think it is absurd."
(Now. who is that who softly steals behind (hat hawthorn
A swarthy man whose eyes of guile would set one's teeth on
A smoking sphere is in his hand, his errand is most foul, .
1 : He seeks to kill the diners there, all sitting cheek by jowl.)
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5" "Miss Fluffy. I would like a chance to say to say a word,
I do not think" (Oh, say it quick) "it's like from me
He looks below, he sees the man, he fathoms at a glance
His diabolical design (she sees him look askance).
He drops upon the fellow's neck and chokes his windpipe dark.
And pinches with his fingers sirong ihe fuse's wicked spark.
The guests all praise him ; but beyond he prizes Flurry's glanctr,
Yet realizes he has lost another precious chance.
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