The May King

One Evangeline Fish is chosen as William’s class May Queen. She is generally known as the beauty of the form. In disgust, William promises to one of his admirers, Bettine, that he’d be the May King to her May Queen. On May Day, William waylays Evangeline by treating her to a bevy of cakes he has bought with money from an Uncle. Evangeline is notorious for her cake-eating ability, and so William leaves her, ending up, with a corked moustache, on stage with Bettine, to the horror of William’s teacher, and the joy of William’s mother.

Originally featured in Home Magazine May 1921

William and Bettine stepped solemnly hand in hand upon the little platform which had been provided for the May Queen

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