Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Bertha Mandell Candler]
"Many funny things happen in a schoolroom to break the monotony. One day I asked the children how many of them owned a toothbrush? So many hands were held up that I was amazed.
"'Well, Roberto,' I said to a large boy in the front row, 'why don't you hold up your hand?'
"'I no got wan brush,' he replied.
"'The next day I noticed that Roberto was elated over something so I said:
"'Well, Roberto did you get a brush?'
"The teeth he exposed for my inspection were gleaming white, and I was proud to think that I had something to do with the transformation. His next words, however, brought me down from the clouds where I'd been floating with a jolt.
"'I no buy the brush,' he explained, 'eet belongs to my beeg brother.'"