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  • The Way It Goes

    From The Topeka State Journal, March 9, 1915. By Roy K. Moulton.

    She ransacked every novel
        And the dictionary, too,
    But nothing ever printed
        For her baby’s name would do;
    She hunted appellations
        From the present and the past,
    And this is what she named him
        When they christened him at last:

    Julian Harold Egbert
        Ulysses Victor Paul
    Algernon Marcus Cecil
        Sylvester George McFall.
    But after all the trouble
        She’d taken for his sake,
    His father called him Fatty,
        And his schoolmates called him Jake.