The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 349, Ed. 1 Monday, March 19, 1917 Page: 4 of 5
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J The cWkuWwere eating dinner fa the tiny breakfast room for
greedy and to liave nice manners and at first they did not f dr-
gn what llother said. '.;'.-'; ' : v-v-'
S-Soon however Son Bud got sp hungry he filled his mouth very
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r quarrelled and had exceedingly bad manners
BSilW G"56.? ptu'ct his head in at the window and
sniffed for he was looking' for children. Greedy Grizzly is a
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4-He took Son Bad and Sis on a forked stick and started away
with them to a place in Dreamland called Nightmare where he
5-Just as Greedy Grizzly wasiabout to drop the children into a pot
Of nOl liner haa Mnnn tkmi' .o.1 3 u j i
l j a Micjr ciueuiucieu now ruue ana greeay
tneyhad been and they felt verymuch ashamed. Suddenly Eti-
quette appeared riding on a silver spoon.
6 When Greedy Grizzly saw the fairv he fell in ttivht vt.
quette took the children home in the spoon. Now Son Bud and
bis are wondering what would have happened to them if Eti-
quette had not saved them.
1 DicM Mr. Twee Deedle and Black Mammy sat dowri in the well
and iened to the story of the old man. Finally Black Mammy
saJ&hr. Hermit how do you get anything- to eat down here in
the w I am gettinir very hungry!" "Well for one thing"
sakltttlermit "everything t hat is thrown down the well Cunts
uito t and I sometimes eat thatl"
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? But come with me' he continued as he led the way to a round
door In the side of the wall. "Now look" he said as fee swung
the door open and showed them a littfe village farther down in
the ground. "This is what I call my deserted village. We will
climb down the rocks and you can see for yourself."
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" here or
food here i
the way into a house where the table was all set
cooked in the oven. - "I will serve the table."
imyas she placed the food before the others. !
ae Hermit "that we are-invisible to the people
are very Kin a ror tnere is always plenty of
one ever interferes with my eating iiH
6 When i they had finished a hearty meal the Hermit thanked the
nvisiDiepeopie even though he thought they could not hear
him. .Follow the Jeader to the soda water place" he said and
' 8rlr1?outthedoon others needed nor second invitation
and all ran to the fountain where they enjoyed as many glasses
of soda water as they could drink.
3 So the Hermit of the Well led the way down the cliff and out to
the village. "The place is really not deserted" he said-"but
whoever lives here is invisible! In all the years I have been down
here I have never seen any one and have never heard any one.
Still there must be some one here as you will agree when you
have seen the place."
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wnen uiey naaiinisnea cnesoaa water the Hermt led the way
into a dark building where they watched a long moving picture?
show. "This is a nice place to live in" said Black Mammy.
"Everything is free." "Perhaps the people who live here have
to pay for everything" replied the Hermit.
"Maybe we are even sitting upon some one's lap." cried
Dickie "and we do not know it and neither do they!" "Well we
thank them anyhow" said the HermiLas he! stood up and
bowed in alltfirectioiis.
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Johnston, R. M. The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 349, Ed. 1 Monday, March 19, 1917, newspaper, March 19, 1917; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth609644/m1/4/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .