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February 21, I5?I|? Eastsrn Mennonite School 7ol. V II . No. yfl?
OUT OF THE -PAST
"Look her< : who are you? Y<ihere am I?”
The man was somewhat disgruntled.
"Me? Well| there is little use of ny
telling you. No one be lie vet; me. They all
say I ’-ia crazy, but I'm George Washington. -I
do not know where you are i I just arrived,"
"George Washington! How what? Ea. Ha.
I'm Abe Lincolnv I always hoped that I 'd
meet you. I way killed 81 years ago near the
beginning of my second term as president of
U. 3* Yes s ir , I always hoped to meet you,
George, Stfrange it book me 81 years to locate
you. But now l e t ‘s find out where we
are. Dante never mentioned any place like
’’Just a minute s ir , I don't understand.
D id ’you say you were president o f ■ United
"Yes. Sixteenth if you count the tiro
vice-presidents who took over in the plr.ee of
presidents who died in o ffic e .
"Hey bud, Scram,!, Can't you read? That
sign says, "Keep off grase't,n
"F e ll, Abe I don’ t know whai 'scram*
means, but as usual it seems that we are not
wanted here. Let us stand over there out of
The pair left the grass, and spying a
bench across the street began immediately to
"Look out George I There cooes a runaway
.watch\ there are more of them.. « . . going
both ways,” They 3tood on the car tracks
while the traffic passed on both sides of
them. "Stand s t il l , George, looks like they
won't hit us here,"
They made a grand dash when traffic
stopped, and dropped into the seat exh&usted .
"OhS My nerves are almost gone* I v e a :>
i-x-edy suffered enough to be moving out of
this place before long.:?
"Now, George, don't get so upset. You
know, I have an idea as to where we are. I
think maybe wo have come back to earth.”
u2artbS Surely you are making jest! I
have been bore almost two hours now. l*ve <
seen strange planets roaring overhead less
than s mile high. I ’ve heard nothing: but
noise, noise, NOISEii A confusion of * •>. r%
crashing, roaring, clanging of bells -“ jangling
-confusion! The people dash, run, scawl,
y e ll, I haven't heard a kind word or seen a
kind look. This m-st b e " . . . . . . h i s voice suddenly
dropped, "Well., it is not the earth I
know. We had trouble, but not this I You say
that you think this is earth?"
"Yes^, George, that is what X think,. Pm
going to ask this man over hero........Oh s ir ,
could you t e ll me mhere we are?"
"T ell you where you ax-a? Why how did
you get here i f you don't know where you are?
..o ,,0 h , Oh, I see. You are lost. You are
close to the Union Station,. Right over there
is the capitoSb building,"
"Please s ir , two more questions, I a
earth? and if-so what city is this?"
"Look here, you are not making a fool of
Where did you come from? Of course th is
ie earth, and this is Washington D. C. ;; od
Abraham turned bo speak to George but he
was not to be found. He c a t down on the
bench to collect his thoughts. In the mean
time the gentleman whoa he had accosted reported
two lunatics to the nearest policeman
and although they returned in leon than five
minutes, nothing could be found of thesu An
heir's search revealed nothing more.
— ilorasn Kravs