Image from page 79 of “Zodiac town; the rhymes of Amos and Ann” (1921)
Title: Zodiac town; the rhymes of Amos and Ann
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Turner, Nancy Byrd, b. 1880
Publisher: Boston, The Atlantic monthly press
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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rst stop.Mr. Shoofly came forward, All beaming and gay:And what can I do for you, Madam, to-day? He bowed and he beckoned ; He showed her a seat;But the poor clerks turned pale When she put out her feet.How many? they faltered. As many as these,She replied very sweetly, And hurry up, please. 64 ZODIAC TOWN So they hurried and scurried, The ten Shoofly clerks,All hustling together And working like Turks.They cleared all the counters ; They emptied the shelves ;They made, in their haste, Perfect slaves of themselves.They laced and they buttoned. They pushed and they squeezedMiss Centipede watching, Quite placid and pleased ;They used a short ladder To fit her top feet,And never drew breath Till the job was complete. And heres what they sold her — Now count if you choose :A pair of cloth gaiters, A pair of tan shoes,A pair of black pumps. And a pair of tan ties,Two pairs of galoshes And boots, ladies size ;Five pairs of silk slippers For thin evening wear —Rose, green, red, and buff.
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ZODIAC TOWN 65 And a rich purple pair;And soft bedroom slippers Of crimson and gray ;And a pair of bootees, By red tassels made gay ; And five sets of sandals, Two basket-ball shoes,And two pairs for lounging — Pale pinks and pale blues ;And six pairs for walking, And six pairs for snow,And six pairs to hunt in — Though what, I dont know;And two pairs of goatskin, And two pairs of duck,And four pairs of kid — And on all of them stuckThe daintiest rubbers. Indeed, she looked sweet,Miss Centipede did, As she tripped down the street! By this time they had finished their stew. The Journeying Man rose and picked up his staff. Thatwas good soup, he said. The gypsy looked gratified. Maybe, he an- 66 ZODIAC TOWN swered, it had some of Contrary Marys truck in it,and maybe it didnt. Im not saying as to that. Amos and Ann were filled with curiosity. Theywanted to know what Contrary Marys truckmight be. You tell them, the gypsy said to the JourneyingMan. And J. M. did. You ask why Mary was
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