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Battle 6

Battle of the Books Questions - A Long Way from Chicago

What month did they spend a week with Grandma? August
Who went to grandma’s? Joey Dowdel and his sister, Mary Alice
What was the “Chicago Typewriter”? A Thompson Submachine gun
Where did Alice think mother and Dad would go? Week of fishing up in Wisconsin
What train did they go to see grandma on? Wabash Railroad’s Blue Bird
Where did it leave every morning? Dearborn Station bound for St. Louis
Why did Mary Alice hate it? They privy was outside and an old tomcat would jump at you as you came out.
What was prohibition? Selling liquor was against the law.
Who drove a Hupmobile? The banker, L.J. Weidenbach
Where did people go to loaf, talk tall, and gossip? The Coffee Pot Café
What did Grandma put in the cauldron to keep it from sticking? Pennies
Who was humped over with buck teeth and cross eyed? Effie Wilcox
What did Grandma keep behind the woodbox? A twelve gauge double-barreled Winchester Model 21.
How did Shotgun get his name? Shooting a cow
What was the reporter wearing? A Masonic ring with diamond chips in it.
What was Shotgun buried in? A green pine coffin
What could you tell about him? He didn’t have his teeth in and he was wearing bib overalls.
What did grandma put at the coffin? A pitcher of glads from her garden at either end of the pine box with an American flag stuck in each one
Who stayed the night with Shotgun’s body? Effie Wilcox, the reporter, grandma, Joey and Mary Alice
Who was in the coffin, batting at the gauze over the body? The tomcat
What did grandma do? Shot both barrels at the coffin and shot the lid off.
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