Benny shifted his now depleted stock of cookies to one hand, dropped to his knees on the floor, and dumped the contents of the box upon the seat before him.
"They won't let me eat cookies any more at home—in the house, I mean.
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"But you know you have to pick up your crumbs here, dear."
"Yep. But I don't mind—after I've had the fun of eatin' first. But they won't let me drop 'em ter begin with, there, nor take any of the boys inter the house. Honest, Aunt Maggie, there ain't anything a feller can do, 'seems so, if ye live on the West Side," he persisted soberly.
Mr. Smith, copying dates at the table, was conscious of a slightly apprehensive glance in his direction from Miss Maggie's eyes, as she murmured:—
"But you're forgetting your puzzle, Benny. You've put only five pieces together."
Tips, opportunities to make money：30000 naira"I can't do puzzles there, either." Benny's voice was still mournful.
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Listlessly Benny took the bit of pictured wood in his fingers and began to fit it into the pattern before him.
"I used ter do 'em an' leave 'em 'round, but ma says I can't now.
Callers might come and find 'em, an' what would they say—on the West
Side! An' that's the way 'tis with everything. Ma an' Bess are always
doin' things, or not doin' 'em, for those callers. An' I don't see why.
They never come—not new ones.'
"Yes, yes, dear, but they will, when they get acquainted. You haven't found where the dog's head goes yet."
"Pa says he don't want ter get acquainted. He'd rather have the old friends, what don't mind baked beans, an' shirt-sleeves, an' doin' yer own work, an' what thinks more of yer heart than they do of yer pocketbook. But ma wants a hired girl. An' say, we have ter wash our hands every meal now—on the table, I mean—in those little glass wash-dishes. Ma went down an' bought some, an' she's usin' 'em every day, so's ter get used to 'em. She says everybody that is anybody has 'em nowadays. Bess thinks they're great, but I don't. I don't like 'em a mite."