Don’t steal this book my honest lad,
For fifte cents it cost my dad,
And when you die the Lord will say,
Who stold that book away,
And you will say, I do not no,
And he will cast you down below,
By Helen Parsons, she wrote this poem in one of her grammar books while going to the Newton Elementary School bewteen 1876-1880
Helens family was one of the early families in Newton.