|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
very long, because their mother would be anxious about them, but they promised to come again some other day to play with Frankie.
`I'm going to 'ave a prize next Sunday at our Sunday School,' said Elsie as they were leaving.
`What are you going to get it for?' asked Nora.
`'Cause I learned my text properly. I had to learn the whole of the first chapter of Matthew by heart and I never made one single mistake! So teacher said she'd give me a nice book next Sunday.'
`I 'ad one too, the other week, about six months ago, didn't I, Elsie?' said Charley.
`Yes,' replied Elsie and added: `Do they give prizes at your Sunday School, Frankie?'
`I don't go to Sunday School.'
`Ain't you never been?' said Charley in a tone of surprise.
`No,' replied Frankie. `Dad says I have quite enough of school all the week.'