Minnie vs. Dannie

Minnie vs. Dannie
A Story of San Francisco Before the Earthquake

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Minnie vs. Dannie by Wallace Irwin

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A Story of San Francisco Before the Earthquake

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"An' de woist of it was dat Min an' Tony got a five-dollar prize as de han'somest couple on de floor.

"Well, from dat minute on Min had a mortgage on Dannie McSweeny's life. He kep' 'is searchlights a-playin' right on 'er de rest o' de afternoon. W'en de picnic broke up at five o'clock, and Min started for de train hitched to Tony's side-gear, Dan was a-follerin' 'bout t'ree yards to de rear, smokin' a cigareet and lookin' awful careless.

"On de way acrost in de ferryboat Dan got de seat behin' w'ere Tony and Min was a-singin' 'I Don' Know W'y I Love Yu,' all de members of de Tony Lorenzo Association tearin' off barber-shops in de chorus. Between verses Dan 'd chuck me in de ribs an' say right out loud, 'I don' know w'y annybuddy loves a dog-eyed Eye-talian, do you? I don' like a Dago nohow--but dey do cert'nly learn a lot o' tunes a-hollerin' all day off a vegetable wagon.'

"Onct in awhile Dan 'd open 'is mout' an' yell, 'Bananas! bananas!' till all Tony's Dago fre

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