A Future Financier

"Ma," exclaimed young Teddie, bursting into the house, "Mrs. Johnson

said she would give me a penny if I told her what you said about her!"

"I never heard of such a thing!" answered his mother indignantly.

"You're a very good boy not to have told! I wouldn't have her think I

even mentioned her. Here's an apple, sonny, for being such a wise little


"I should think I am, ma! When she showed me the penny I told her that

what you said was something awful, and worth sixpence at least!"

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