you any homework tonight?
you think you better get it done before you go to bed?
mother, I am doing my homework.
it doesn't look like homework to me.
but it is. See? I'm cutting out golden keys. I've got most of them finished. And
after I get them finished, I've got to make the golden ring.
are you making keys and a golden ring?
my homework. [PAUSE] There---that's the last key I have to cut out. And
now I'll cut out the ring. Just a minute, Mother, and I'll explain the whole thing
this look pretty, though? Look, Mother.
did you get the pattern for the keys, darling?
you see our teacher passed out the golden paper to us this morning, and then she
passed out a big cardboard key, and told us to draw six keys on the paper.
then she gave each one of us a cardboard ring, and we drew the cardboard ring
on the golden paper. [PAUSE] There! The ring is finished. Now I'll show
you how it works, Mother. The first key has printed on it---see---Good Morning.
The second key has Good Night on it, and this one is Excuse Me---and
then there's the Beg-Your-Pardon key and then there's one here---I Thank
You, Sir, and the last one is If You Please. And look, Mother---on
the golden ring it says Be Ye Kind.
certainly is interesting, Lucy. But what does it all mean?
make a slit in the golden ring like this---
I'll put the golden keys on the golden ring.
Dot: I see.
there's a poem that goes with them---now listen!
"A bunch of
golden keys is mine
To make each day with gladness shine.
Good Morning---that's the Golden Key
That unlocks each new day for me."
I take the Good Morning key off the golden ring.
to rest, Good Night I say,
And close the door of each glad day."
And off comes the
"When at the
tablem If You Please,
I take from off my bunch of keys."
See, here it is.
Me---Beg Your Pardon, too,
When by mistake some harm I do."
doors, will ope with ease,
Through very, very little keys,
And don't forget that two are these,
I Thank You, Sir, and If You Please."
See? They're the
last two keys. And then comes---
"Upon a golden
ring these keys I bind,
This is the motto---'Be Ye Kind'."
See? That's written
on the golden ring.