They're All Ears, Aren't They?

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Daily Portland Herald

Portland, Oregon

August 10, 1871

" I know what your beau's pretty white horse's name is," said a little boy to his grown-up sister, the other morning, "It's Damye."

"Hush, Eddie," said the horrified sister, "that's a naughty word."

"Well I don't care if it is," said the juvenile, "'that's his name, 'cos last night , I was outside the fence when he stopped at the front gate, and I heard him say, 'Whoa, damye!'"

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