Maud went to college. Sadie stayed at home. Sadie scraped life With a fine-tooth comb.

She didn’t leave a tangle in. Her comb found every strand. Sadie was one of the livingest chits1 In all the land.

Sadie bore two babies Under her maiden name. Maud and Ma and Papa Nearly died of shame. Every one but Sadie Nearly died of shame.

When Sadie said her last so-long Her girls struck out from home. (Sadie had left as heritage Her fine-tooth comb.)

Maud, who went to college, Is a thin brown mouse. She is living all alone In this old house.