Sometimes I find the most unexpected content on a Victorian trade card. In this case, I found comedy on the back of one advertising E.E. Whitne Boots & Shoes. Although the front is quite funny (a boy hanging onto his dog’s tail for dear life), the back’s glued on newspaper clipping will leave you groaning.
A Sunday School Assignment’s Funny Results
Here is what I found on the back:
A Sunday school teacher who was accustomed to giving her scholars a verse to learn each week varied her usage on Sunday by allotting to each of her scholars three names to commit to memory. One little five-year-old boy, who had for his lesson the names, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,” scratched his head, threw up his eyes, and timidly replied, “Shake the bed, Make the bed, To bed we go.”
Out of the mouths of babes…
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