Item No: clrc000769
Title: Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares, revised typescript, 29 February 2000 - Page 6
Additional Title: Ben Franklin's Magic Square
ink on paper
Ben Franklin's Magic Square February 29, 2000
tired! Inventing and writing and thinking all day made him exhausted!
Ben's eyelids began to get heavy. He tried to stay awake! art: Ben's with eyelids closing
Night after night things got worse. Until one night, things got really bad. Ben's eyelids felt like they weighted a ton! Soon...
art: Ben's eyes almost closed, head slumping
...Zzzzzz. Ben was snoozing and snoring. The other members of the assembly were not happy. "Mr. Franklin!" they scolded.
art: Ben zonked out - snoriing. Men yelling and pointing.
Ben jumped up! He quickly rubbed the sleep away. Now Ben knew he had to
Marginalia: Ben was very, very bored. Ben wasn't used to do nothing. He was used to being busy.
And you know what bored people do sometimes when they are bored? They fall asleep! Which is what B. F. started doing. his eyes. How embarrassing!
Gift of Frank Murphy, 2017.
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Murphy, Frank, 1952- - Author