Poetry of Kansas

Grandma Pays The Bill.

Before the busy merchant
    Stood pretty little Bess.
"I want some cloff for dollie,
    Enough to make a dwess."
"What color? little lady!"
    The pleasant dealer said.
"Why, don't you know?" she
"I want it awful red."
He smiled and cut the fabric
    For the delighted Miss.
"What does it cost ?" she ques-
    He answered, "Just one kiss."
And then the clerks who heard
    Went roaring up and down.
"My Dran'ma said she'd pay you
    Next time she tomes up town."

__Harry Edward Mills.


Select Sunflowers
Harry Edward Mills
(Fort Scott: Sunflower Press. 1901)
Page 49

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