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Old 10-13-2020, 07:21 AM   #1
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Will they require people wear a mask in order to vote?

This just dawned on me this morning. Would be very good for Democrats as it only appears to be people with common sense that are anti-mask.
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:26 AM   #2
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I’m not following your logic here? Are you saying that requiring a mask would keep certain voters away? I think even the most staunch anti-masker will wear one to vote because they can see the bigger picture
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:29 AM   #3
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I heard basically the same thing when seat belts and motorcycle helmets were required.

Just go vote.
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I’m not following your logic here? Are you saying that requiring a mask would keep certain voters away? I think even the most staunch anti-masker will wear one to vote because they can see the bigger picture

Ill wear one if needed to vote because when Trump wins again he is going to open this place back up to normal
If biden wins ifs a federally mandated mask for life
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You guys can feel that way but I promise there are tons of people who have yet to wear a mask.. And they may try to vote but if polling places are firm they will just leave.

So the question remains..or two questions.
1. Can they require a mask? 2. Will they?
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:17 AM   #6
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I havent worn a mask yet seriously not once but if they require it to vote I will put one on. I think is bs if they do require ot but I won't lose my right to vote over it. I doubt they will here in burnet co though
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:23 AM   #7
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I donít usually wear one when Iím not at work, but if the court house is requiring one Iíll put it on to go in to vote.


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Tim I will go over and beyond to vote this week. They could require a toto and I would figure out a way to cast my ballot.........
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Yeah they won't be making us where a mask when we vote this election. They didn't just a couple months ago when we were at the top of the pandemic supposedly for runoff elections so why would they now?

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"Every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however, that this face-covering requirement does not apply to the following:


8. any person who is voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poli watcher, or actively administering an election, but wearing a face covering is strongly encouraged;
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:57 AM   #11
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Just go vote! Without all the drama.
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Just go vote! Without all the drama.
Whatís creating the drama?
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Well said. Thank you.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:03 AM   #14
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And they will need to ID you as well, right? So now you get the hand to mouth to voting machine link.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:04 AM   #15
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Thanks, this is a helpful link.

That said, little old ladies work the polls. They are some of the nicest people. I will wear a mask if they ask because they have to put up with enough **** as it is.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:06 AM   #16
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Confirmed this morning that Greg Grabbit said masks ARE NOT required to be worn while voting.
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Making someone wear a mask would be voter suppression and the lawsuits would follow accordingly. Cant imagine they will enforce it.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:48 AM   #18
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Everyone should wear a mask to the polls that says TRUMP on it... Since wearing political messaging is not allowed, you'd be REQUIRED to remove your mask...
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ill do whatever i can to vote in person, will not risk a mail in vote that will go to the demonrats, i haven't worn a mask in 4 months but i will gladly wear the diaper mask to vote TRUMP in person..
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I just voted in Lampasas county courthouse.
Mask WAS required and they even made you take a thin plastic glove and wear it in order to sign for your ballot and to press the buttons on the machine
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Old 10-13-2020, 12:35 PM   #21
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I just voted in Lampasas county courthouse.
Mask WAS required and they even made you take a thin plastic glove and wear it in order to sign for your ballot and to press the buttons on the machine
wow crazy. Abbott said nada needed.

Gonna put on my tin foil hat and go out on a limb and say that there will be many places that will be intentionally trying to fuel a "scene" for in-person voting media propaganda.
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You guys can feel that way but I promise there are tons of people who have yet to wear a mask.. And they may try to vote but if polling places are firm they will just leave.....
That's why democrats win elections.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:11 PM   #23
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I'll wear my mask and make sure my vote gets in!
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:36 PM   #24
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wow crazy. Abbott said nada needed.

Gonna put on my tin foil hat and go out on a limb and say that there will be many places that will be intentionally trying to fuel a "scene" for in-person voting media propaganda.
If the gov. Said no mask required he didnít make that clear
To the folks I saw this morning. I saw more than one sign that said follow gov.Abbots make mandate. I didnít see anyone not wearing a make so not sure what would have happened if someone refused.
Iíd have a question for the gov. If indeed itís not a requirement to vote why is it a requirement at all? No one was social distancing, the line was close 100 people deep and people were chatting and having good conversations. Iím certain the make will go away Nov. 4th when Trump wins. He just doesnít say so now because how the media will spin it
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This time around, I'll wear a Speedo if necessary.
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I've seen people turned away at dr offices because of refusal to wear a mask.
Then again another dr office only requires them in the waiting room.
Another not at all.
If you are asked to wear one and refuse then it is your choice not to enter or participate. And in an election that would seem more petty and small than at a store or sporting event.
Then again some folks would cut off their nose just to spite their face.


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Old 10-13-2020, 04:25 PM   #27
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Just Voted. Mask required. Used an issued Q-Tip as a stylus on the touch screen. Sorry you will not be voting.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:56 PM   #28
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Masks are not required / mandated To vote in Texas


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I'll wear what ever is required to vote! Take it off after leaving when outside. That's just me.
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I will do what it takes to vote for TRUMP! No problem. If you do not, then you are the problem and do not cry if Sleepy Joe and the Ho wins and you are ******!
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I voted with no mask required in Trinity county.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:20 PM   #32
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Masks are not mandated to vote in texas


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One of the 11 exemptions in Gov. Gregg Abbottís statewide face-covering mandate excludes Texas voters from having to wear a mask when at the polls.

The executive order says the mask requirement doesnít apply to ďany person who is voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher, or actively administering an election.Ē

However, the use of a face-covering over the nose and mouth is strongly encouraged.

Early July, Abbott said he wouldnít want to ďdeny somebody the ability to go vote simply because they donít have a mask,Ē according to a report by The Texas Tribune.



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Old 10-13-2020, 09:24 PM   #33
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Won't wear a mask to vote and gonna tattoo my forehead TRUMP. What can they do?
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:26 PM   #34
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I voted twice with a mask and 3 times with out.
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I wore a mask/jumped through their hoops to vote yesterday so that I hopefully won't have to for the next 4 or more years.
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Our house hold voted yesterday, no line , no mask , no temperature check, zero problems
Now I do have to say Abbott was idiotic to mandate only one polling station per county
In areas of more density It draws some criticism
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Our house hold voted yesterday, no line , no mask , no temperature check, zero problems
Now I do have to say Abbott was idiotic to mandate only one polling station per county
In areas of more density It draws some criticism
Abbott didn't limit in person polling locations....just drop off locations for mail-in ballots
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Voted this morning. Signs read “masks are RECOMMENDED”! I never wear a mask (except work) but I wore one to vote because of the old people in line. I didn’t want them to feel uncomfortable. I’d love if they were voting for Trump but I’m a staunch constitutionalist and I don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to vote, regardless.
When they checked my ID, there was no way they could tell if it was me or not on the ID due to the mask. There will be TONS of BS happening in this election due to ID fraud!!!!
They made me use a q-tip to push the buttons but let me sign my signature with the same pen as everybody else. More nonsense!
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I don't remember if they were required or not. I wore one as a courtesy to everyone else who was there because it doesn't bother me that much to put in on for a few minutes.
I also hold the door for people and say please and thank you.
No line-- walked in, put on a finger cot, did my duty and was out in 5 minutes.
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I don't remember if they were required or not. I wore one as a courtesy to everyone else who was there because it doesn't bother me that much to put in on for a few minutes.
I also hold the door for people and say please and thank you.
No line-- walked in, put on a finger cot, did my duty and was out in 5 minutes.
Thats nice of you. Glad you can be considerate for peoples feelings

Do you wear a mask around old people who think wearing a mask is stupid? Or just those old people who are afraid of the buggy man?
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Masks weren't required at my local FD, I wore mine because the older ladies running it were. Although, before I left several of them took theirs off .
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Thats nice of you. Glad you can be considerate for peoples feelings

Do you wear a mask around old people who think wearing a mask is stupid? Or just those old people who are afraid of the buggy man?
I donít wear one around my FIL, who lives with me, who has COPD, DM, and all kinds of other crap from agent orange. He doesnít wear one when we go out. I wasnít going to ask every old person in line if they wanted me to wear it or not, I assumed it made them feel more comfortable. For VOTING, and voting alone, I was willing to wear a mask for them.
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I donít wear one around my FIL, who lives with me, who has COPD, DM, and all kinds of other crap from agent orange. He doesnít wear one when we go out. I wasnít going to ask every old person in line if they wanted me to wear it or not, I assumed it made them feel more comfortable. For VOTING, and voting alone, I was willing to wear a mask for them.
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No one was wearing a mask in Decatur at the booths when I voted today!
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I will wear a mask every time I vote this election.
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The people who are irrationally afraid and think they're gonna die if somebody else isn't wearing a mask need to be conditioned that other people may not want to wear a mask and nobody is gonna die because of it. You shouldn't say anything or make a big deal (or even a little deal) about it, but if you don't want to wear a mask then don't. I haven't voted yet, but I'll go vote without a mask in the same grocery store I've been going in without a mask all year. I will be kind and respectful of everyone I come in contact with - just like any other normal day of my 54 year + life.

If everybody keeps wearing a mask just so they can fit in with the masked marauders, then we're never gonna see the end of it. Just don't wear one if you don't typically wear one or don't want to wear one. It's not a requirement. Nobody will die if you don't wear a silly mask. And maybe some other folks will work up the courage to take theirs off too if they see somebody else behaving like a normal person. And then, maybe the folks who are irrationally panicked about all of it will eventually see that they have nothing to be afraid of, and maybe they can relax and go back to living life like a normal human being again. THAT is how you can help them the most. End the fear.
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The people who are irrationally afraid and think they're gonna die if somebody else isn't wearing a mask need to be conditioned that other people may not want to wear a mask and nobody is gonna die because of it. You shouldn't say anything or make a big deal (or even a little deal) about it, but if you don't want to wear a mask then don't. I haven't voted yet, but I'll go vote without a mask in the same grocery store I've been going in without a mask all year. I will be kind and respectful of everyone I come in contact with - just like any other normal day of my 54 year + life.

If everybody keeps wearing a mask just so they can fit in with the masked marauders, then we're never gonna see the end of it. Just don't wear one if you don't typically wear one or don't want to wear one. It's not a requirement. Nobody will die if you don't wear a silly mask. And maybe some other folks will work up the courage to take theirs off too if they see somebody else behaving like a normal person. And then, maybe the folks who are irrationally panicked about all of it will eventually see that they have nothing to be afraid of, and maybe they can relax and go back to living life like a normal human being again. THAT is how you can help them the most. End the fear.


Completely agree. This is why I never stopped going to work even when our office was ďclosedĒ
I thought it was important for two reasons
1. I wanted other people to see that not everyone was going to lock themselves down and going about your daily routine was ok.
2. I hope my kids will remember that their dad got up and went to work when a lot of people didnít or wouldnít.

We have to change what is quickly becoming the norm. I went into no less than 5 different businesses today with no mask and no one said anything to me.



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Completely agree. This is why I never stopped going to work even when our office was ďclosedĒ
I thought it was important for two reasons
1. I wanted other people to see that not everyone was going to lock themselves down and going about your daily routine was ok.
2. I hope my kids will remember that their dad got up and went to work when a lot of people didnít or wouldnít.

We have to change what is quickly becoming the norm. I went into no less than 5 different businesses today with no mask and no one said anything to me.



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Exactly. The whole world needs to read Hans Christian Andersen's fable, "The Emperor's New Clothes" again - and pay attention to the lesson it teaches.

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Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He cared nothing about reviewing his soldiers, going to the theatre, or going for a ride in his carriage, except to show off his new clothes. He had a coat for every hour of the day, and instead of saying, as one might, about any other ruler, "The King's in council," here they always said. "The Emperor's in his dressing room."

In the great city where he lived, life was always gay. Every day many strangers came to town, and among them one day came two swindlers. They let it be known they were weavers, and they said they could weave the most magnificent fabrics imaginable. Not only were their colors and patterns uncommonly fine, but clothes made of this cloth had a wonderful way of becoming invisible to anyone who was unfit for his office, or who was unusually stupid.

"Those would be just the clothes for me," thought the Emperor. "If I wore them I would be able to discover which men in my empire are unfit for their posts. And I could tell the wise men from the fools. Yes, I certainly must get some of the stuff woven for me right away." He paid the two swindlers a large sum of money to start work at once.

They set up two looms and pretended to weave, though there was nothing on the looms. All the finest silk and the purest old thread which they demanded went into their traveling bags, while they worked the empty looms far into the night.

"I'd like to know how those weavers are getting on with the cloth," the Emperor thought, but he felt slightly uncomfortable when he remembered that those who were unfit for their position would not be able to see the fabric. It couldn't have been that he doubted himself, yet he thought he'd rather send someone else to see how things were going. The whole town knew about the cloth's peculiar power, and all were impatient to find out how stupid their neighbors were.

"I'll send my honest old minister to the weavers," the Emperor decided. "He'll be the best one to tell me how the material looks, for he's a sensible man and no one does his duty better."

So the honest old minister went to the room where the two swindlers sat working away at their empty looms.

"Heaven help me," he thought as his eyes flew wide open, "I can't see anything at all". But he did not say so.

Both the swindlers begged him to be so kind as to come near to approve the excellent pattern, the beautiful colors. They pointed to the empty looms, and the poor old minister stared as hard as he dared. He couldn't see anything, because there was nothing to see. "Heaven have mercy," he thought. "Can it be that I'm a fool? I'd have never guessed it, and not a soul must know. Am I unfit to be the minister? It would never do to let on that I can't see the cloth."

"Don't hesitate to tell us what you think of it," said one of the weavers.

"Oh, it's beautiful -it's enchanting." The old minister peered through his spectacles. "Such a pattern, what colors!" I'll be sure to tell the Emperor how delighted I am with it."

"We're pleased to hear that," the swindlers said. They proceeded to name all the colors and to explain the intricate pattern. The old minister paid the closest attention, so that he could tell it all to the Emperor. And so he did.

The swindlers at once asked for more money, more silk and gold thread, to get on with the weaving. But it all went into their pockets. Not a thread went into the looms, though they worked at their weaving as hard as ever.

The Emperor presently sent another trustworthy official to see how the work progressed and how soon it would be ready. The same thing happened to him that had happened to the minister. He looked and he looked, but as there was nothing to see in the looms he couldn't see anything.

"Isn't it a beautiful piece of goods?" the swindlers asked him, as they displayed and described their imaginary pattern.

"I know I'm not stupid," the man thought, "so it must be that I'm unworthy of my good office. That's strange. I mustn't let anyone find it out, though." So he praised the material he did not see. He declared he was delighted with the beautiful colors and the exquisite pattern. To the Emperor he said, "It held me spellbound."

All the town was talking of this splendid cloth, and the Emperor wanted to see it for himself while it was still in the looms. Attended by a band of chosen men, among whom were his two old trusted officials-the ones who had been to the weavers-he set out to see the two swindlers. He found them weaving with might and main, but without a thread in their looms.

"Magnificent," said the two officials already duped. "Just look, Your Majesty, what colors! What a design!" They pointed to the empty looms, each supposing that the others could see the stuff.

"What's this?" thought the Emperor. "I can't see anything. This is terrible!

Am I a fool? Am I unfit to be the Emperor? What a thing to happen to me of all people! - Oh! It's very pretty," he said. "It has my highest approval." And he nodded approbation at the empty loom. Nothing could make him say that he couldn't see anything.

His whole retinue stared and stared. One saw no more than another, but they all joined the Emperor in exclaiming, "Oh! It's very pretty," and they advised him to wear clothes made of this wonderful cloth especially for the great procession he was soon to lead. "Magnificent! Excellent! Unsurpassed!" were bandied from mouth to mouth, and everyone did his best to seem well pleased. The Emperor gave each of the swindlers a cross to wear in his buttonhole, and the title of "Sir Weaver."

Before the procession the swindlers sat up all night and burned more than six candles, to show how busy they were finishing the Emperor's new clothes. They pretended to take the cloth off the loom. They made cuts in the air with huge scissors. And at last they said, "Now the Emperor's new clothes are ready for him."

Then the Emperor himself came with his noblest noblemen, and the swindlers each raised an arm as if they were holding something. They said, "These are the trousers, here's the coat, and this is the mantle," naming each garment. "All of them are as light as a spider web. One would almost think he had nothing on, but that's what makes them so fine."

"Exactly," all the noblemen agreed, though they could see nothing, for there was nothing to see.

"If Your Imperial Majesty will condescend to take your clothes off," said the swindlers, "we will help you on with your new ones here in front of the long mirror."

The Emperor undressed, and the swindlers pretended to put his new clothes on him, one garment after another. They took him around the waist and seemed to be fastening something - that was his train-as the Emperor turned round and round before the looking glass.

"How well Your Majesty's new clothes look. Aren't they becoming!" He heard on all sides, "That pattern, so perfect! Those colors, so suitable! It is a magnificent outfit."

Then the minister of public processions announced: "Your Majesty's canopy is waiting outside."

"Well, I'm supposed to be ready," the Emperor said, and turned again for one last look in the mirror. "It is a remarkable fit, isn't it?" He seemed to regard his costume with the greatest interest.

The noblemen who were to carry his train stooped low and reached for the floor as if they were picking up his mantle. Then they pretended to lift and hold it high. They didn't dare admit they had nothing to hold.

So off went the Emperor in procession under his splendid canopy. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, "Oh, how fine are the Emperor's new clothes! Don't they fit him to perfection? And see his long train!" Nobody would confess that he couldn't see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Emperor had worn before was ever such a complete success.

"But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said.

"Did you ever hear such innocent prattle?" said its father. And one person whispered to another what the child had said, "He hasn't anything on. A child says he hasn't anything on."

"But he hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last.

The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all.
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