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 - THE HOME TOWN Jj 11 •- By W«H Mwoa —^_ii • —^^...
THE HOME TOWN Jj 11 •- By W«H Mwoa —^_ii • —^^ He lived in Mudville lone, «nd alwayr ran' it down; the;.-adjective* were strong with wnick ha scored the town, "it is too-d«»d 10 skin,'! he sa£d, in'accents i«a';- s "no . delegate -c»n • win a : roll' M- such a trad. The main street'*". 1 : green with grass, BO little traffic's here, and strangers, as they pa«B; • can only josh and jeer>. I'd like to -'• move away, to Punktotrn-in-the- Dell; there life is fine *nd K«y, there only boosters: dwell,' That PuuKtown village frowi, while Mudville's standing still, ..and there the wise man goes, ll'ne:. can foot the bill." -At last, this : grouchy gent to Punktown m«de his way, and .there hie discontent was voiced day gfter-'day.;: "^'.Thic- tb'wn'i a false alarm, It'«, ; hoodooed, sure," said he; "it hag/'rio sort" of charm, it gives ;a pain to me. Dear' Mudville was my honie> a. village sweet and fair, and bits- were in my dome -when .1 puUti- •". out of there. In Mudville there's -, a chance" for eVery honest'guy to prosper and advance,'.; and , 'put:,.'• some money-by; That town li up"/ to date, it booms foreverinore';'- tliere's work fbr ; every skate; arid-••' credit at the store." "Go;.baek;to ;; "'• Mudvflle, then," the Puhktowri people cried; "we haye.no use "for ; men who can't be satisfied: 1 !.!. And ".BO ne journeyed 'thero/and paced the Mudville street, and-started^ in to swear that Punktown : can't be beat. They-ran him out • of , town; what burg can stand ; the : f lad who always runs it down, and ^ boosts the other grad? . ".; (Copyright. US, Adams'Syndiote) ''.'-

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  1. The Emporia Weekly Gazette,
  2. 08 Oct 1925, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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