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  • An Epidemic

    From The Topeka State Journal, May 31, 1913.
     By Roy K. Moulton.
     The office boy’s grandmother dies
         At least three times a week;
     The bookkeeper develops ills
         Of which he’s apt to speak.
     The ribbon clerk abruptly jumps
         His job at 3 p. m.
     He says his kids have got the mumps
         And he must go to them.
     The boss does not feel well himself,
         And thinks he needs fresh air;
     He goes out to the baseball park
         And finds his help all there.