aren't ready to use. That will help you to
remember the main facts."
So next day when I was called upon to recite, I told about Dolly's
method of getting upstairs.
"I don't believe it," the teacher said.
"But it's true," I insisted.
"Who told you ?"
"Aunt Sophy — she's a teacher at Winsor School and she ought to know."
When my cousin Andy Fiske was a little boy he went out with his Uncle
Will Farlow one morning to look for mushrooms. Suddenly his uncle had a
dreadful fit of sneezing. When he finally regained control of himself he
asked Andy, "What would you do if you had a sneezing fit like that?"
"I'd turn my head the other way," Andy replied.
"That's a good idea," said his uncle. "And who taught you to do that?"
Aunt Manie, another of my mother's sisters, married Uncle Oney Robbins,
my father's first cousin, hence their children were both my first and
second cousins. When their oldest child Sally was a baby, the Robbinses
hired a house on Love Lane about a quarter of a mile from us, and one
night Sally went into a crying tantrum that could be heard up and down
the street. My parents thought she was being maltreated and rushed down to give Aunt Manic what for. But still Sally cried. Then our nurse
Jenney — she had also taken care of my mother and