Here’s the next installment of manners and etiquette (courtesy of the Goops)?

Little scraps of paper,
Little crumbs of food,
Make a room untidy,
Everywhere they’re strewed.

Do you sharpen pencils,
Ever, on the floor
What becomes of orange-peels
And your apple-core?

Can you blame your mother
If she looks severe,
When she says, “It looks to me
As if the Goops were here?”

Source: Goops and How to Be Them: a Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues Both by Precept and Example by Gelett Burgess.


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