The little boy was clad in an immaculate white suit for the lawn party, and his mother cautioned him strictly against soiling it. He was scrupulous in his obedience, but at last he approached her timidly, and said:
“Please, mother, may I sit on my pants?”
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The mother catechised her young son just before the hour for the arrival of the music teacher.
“Have you washed your hands very carefully?”
“And have you washed your face thoroughly?”
“And were you particular to wash behind your ears?”
“On her side I did, mother.”