Little Orphan Annie|
Freemason Harold Gray (1894-1968) created Little Orphan Annie in 1924. Little Orphan Annie said about Daddy Warbucks: "With all his mines an' oil wells in the orient---Daddy's been out there hunnerts o' times---but he says one time he travelled to the East, but didn't make a dime, meant more to him than all th'other trips he'll ever make---I don't get it---do you?" Her dog, Sandy, smiles and winks at the reader.
No publication information available. Cited by Alphonse Cerza, The Truth is Stranger than Fiction (1980), p. 20. Reproduced in California Freemason (Winter 1966).