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By Mary Qraham Bonner
(9, 1111, Watrn Ntwspipsr Union.)
"P LLEN bad been feeling that Uiero
J- was no such thing In tho world no
a Christmas spirit.
During tho summer, for example,
sho bad taken a trip. Everyono seemed
to enjoy It Everyone seemed to bo
glad to get nwny from tho world with
Its scandals and Its spoilt civilization.
Tint was what everyone said as they
took tho trip through tho simple wilds,
remote and plcturcsquo and old,
This seemed to bo tho llfo evcryono
longed for and then somo one men'
tlc-ned a scandal which had taken placo
nearby somo months before.
With a dash ovcryona tuado for the
ceno so they could tell tho people
back homo that they had seen tho to
callty of tho scandal and Ellen had
been disgusted. Was It such n sordid
world after all 7
Then sho had taken some poor chll
drcn to a big storo to seo tho Christ
mas display and they had been refused
admittance, Tho customers had ob
Jected to such crowds of children
they wanted to sco tho display them
selves why should poor children sue
the toys when they could only took?
And alt about tho outsldo of tho store
wero eager llttlo faces peering Into
tho windows and hoping that perhaps
they could get In when tho ono who
watched at tho door was not looking,
Onco in a whllo ono did and tho chll
drtn from outsldo waited for tho news,
"What did you sco? What did you
co?" Uiey shouted as tho lucky ono
cams out again.
Other stores had been different.
Other stores had not had their rich
customers complain. Hut It had sad'
defied Ellen. And ono of theso very
cc-mplalners had bought six copies of
Th Christmas Carol" by Dickens to
give away to friends. Ellen heard that
later. It had not improved matters.
And on this samo Christmas trip an
othtr sbo had met had said to her that
theso children had such shamefully
poor coats and had reproved Ellen.
"I wish," tho woman who had spok
to so sharply to Ellen had said, "that
thty had somo of tho nlco warm things
belonging to my children," but when
Ellen suggested that sho should do
something for theso children sho had
gone off angrily.
And another person had patted her
as she had seen Iter walking with theso
children and had said:
"A Una work, my dear.1
And Ellen knew that tho woman felt
sits had showed Christmas duty nnd
Christmas sorvlco and Christmas lovo
by making that speech.
Hut when Ellen began to soo tho
trees which wero sent to tho city for
Oonstmas sho felt better. Tho suioll
ot th trees gavo her some of tho
Christmas spirit. Oh, yos, it was all
right after all, sho had been seclnir
fUy what was disagreeable and ov
scything else had passed hor by.
And then one day in tho crowded
section of tho city sho saw n small
crippled newsboy go up to n Salvation
array bucket and put In his donation.
Helping others to havo a Christmas
dinner when be was none too suro of.
As sh raw it sbo involuntarily
ailed and a smile answered hers. A
strange man was smiling at ber.
Was some ono going to bo Imperil
Mat to her? Was tho Incident of tho
nttle boy only going to servo as an
tseut for man to smile at her?
But In another moment he was npol
T so sorry," be said. "I was try.
hag to plac you in my mind. I was
so ssre I knew you. And then I rc
aMeabtrvd that you were the picture
? the gtrt on the cover of a magailno
last Christmas which I saved all the
jrr and so which Is naturally very
CssaUlar to ras. I am so sorry I"
And Urn Ellen laughed. For last
yr rte had posed for one of ber
1 dent suppose you've any Idcoj"
U moo continued, "how much good
tfcit picture did. I've beard so many
apeak of It and of the Christmas spirit
It expressed. Ton fairly breathed It
"Aad now Tm different l" she asked.
"Ton don't look Just as Just as
CferUtmasy he faltered.
Axd Bllsc felt ashamed. For aha
bad bscs critical of others and In wor
rytag about the world's shortcomings
Bits bad lost her own Christmas spir
it Bat It had beta merely wander
tag It was not utterly lost end the
sbuT The man wbo bad found It
gala for her?
Tfcty became friends and then they J
smum sweethearts and they made of
4festr lev a permanent thing and were
i And he always called Biles his beau
MM Csutstsus picture. And Ellea
fcwaa glad that he did. It kept coo
WiUy la nlad the Christmas spirit
iHMt had oace almost left her for goo4
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"DHUNT hod grown away from his
fninlly. Urent vrns n successful
tniiii. Ilu plnycd n violin In a big city
orcliestra. Ho belonged to tho union
nml tho union backed tiltn up nnd ho
never plnycd n mlnuto mora than ho
hnd to piny. It had becomo such a
business with him that ho never played
now when ho anno homo.
Ho cn mo homo onco a year. Some
thing handed down to Urent from his
parents tiinilo him do this, although
when ho was homo he often was cross.
On tho Inst home-coming ho remem
bered his mother had talked to htm
about tho cosiness of n homo and hnd
spoken of tho attractlvo houso sho hnd
seen n plcturo of In tho paper. Hho
wished Urent would marry and havo a
nlco homo Ilka thut Instead of an
apartment which was so far from being
a homo. Ho had explained to his
mother thnt such a "homo" was boyond
tho Incomes of ordinary city people
and that If sho wanted him to bo as
cosy as that sho'd havo to get hlra tho
cosiness of millions.
For It took a millionaire to own a
rcnl "homo" In a city.
How foolish' hts mother had been
not to havo realized all that 8ho knew
so llttlo of city life, of business, of
nnrtiilng outsldo her own small groove.
nut Urent was coming home for
Christians and that was happiness for
tho parents. Only thoy did wish Brent
was moro llko tho boy ho had prom
ised to be. Thoro was something so
hard about him. Ho had told them the
tlmo beforo of a friend of his who was
getting a divorce from his wife,
"Hut my friend is so honorable,"
Brent hnd said. "Ho wants the dl
vorco as he's bored with his wife,
though still sho loves him. but ho Is
having her socuro the divorce and Is
paying all tho expenses, for It Is only
fair to a divorcee to have tho divorce
secured by her, He really nover want
ed to marry her. Ho became tired of
ber soon after they wero encaged. But
It was bis high sense of honor which
kept him from telling her to have
man break the engagement would have
And Brent scorned their opinions.
lie regarded them as old'fashlpned.
There was a man In a town some
llttlo -distance away who wanted to see
Brent's father on business and It was
arranged that a meeting should take
place at the man's bouse. Brent's
father was going to sell much of the
land, which had become a burden since
Brent had gone away.
And he arranged the meeting so that
bo would bo able to meet Brent on bis
way home for Christmas.
Brent greeted his father with re
served affection. "So you've brought
the fiddle," Brent's father exclaimed.
Brent never brought bis violin with
Dim any more because be would be
asked to play by old friends who
dlda't reallzo that music was bis busi
"les," Brent said, "I have to play
right after Christmas and the town
I'm to play In is nearer bere, so Tm
going there directly."
There was nothing more said. But
at the next station a group of youths
got on and at once began to play the
mandolins and guitar which they had
Brent's father nudgcd.him,
"Don't lnsnlt me," Brent whispered
"No son, I only wondered I didn't
mean you I wonder if I could play
on your fiddle with the boys. You
knowlt's a good many years since you
brought yours with you and I haven't
touched one Til be careful of it I
used to j) Lay as a boy, zoo. know. They
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And Brent's father plnycd and to
enmo a hoy ngnln. All the Chrlstmns
tunes they played nnd thu people In
tho Irntn sang and there was merry
making thnt recalled to tho nged man
tho hoppy days of long ago, despite Uio
fact that his fingers wero stiff.
Brent watched nt first, mthrr dis
gusted at such n display of friendli
ness, for many ot tho people- wero
strangors, and then ho saw his father's
eyes and tho expression there tho ox
prcsslon which tho music gnvo him
and which ho hnd denlod him. What a
cold, conceited, heartless person ho hnd
been, sovcro with hli pnrents, keeping
hts music solely for pay, denying It to
those whoso lovo nnd warm sympathy
bad given him tho talent
"Wo hnd music, Chrlstmns music, on
tho train," Bront's father told his
mother as thoy got homo.
"And we're going to havo It here,
too," Brent added. "I've mndo music my
business, but Dud has put mimic Into
his life. And somehow," he ndded,
and his voice had a now affection In It,
"that Christmas music on that dingy,
locnl train, and tho singing of thoso
cheery pcoplo Just got at my heart'
somehow," ho repeated. I
By Christopher C. Hazard
(, 1922, W.Lr Ntw(xpr Unlua.)
TX7TIAT was tho left-over doll
vv thinking about as sho hung ou
the topmost twig of the Chrlstmns
tree all aloneT Tcrhapa about all tho
other gifts that had been taken off
by loving hands and given to the boys
and girls. Maybe she was wondering
whether there would be a Christmas
tree every winter, bearing such nlco
fruit In such a strango season, If there
had not been such a great gift from
Ood as come on Jesus' birthday. More
than all, however, she must have been
asking herself why she was loft over,
why nobody wanted her, why the
name that was pinned on her dress
had not been called.
She was as good a doll as over was
made, ner eyes would open and shut,
she always had a
smile upon her
face, her cheeks
wero rosy, she
did not havo a
pug nose, and
her dress was
they put her on
the tree she
thought her name
would be the
very first one.
She could hardly
wait to hear it,
and sbo won.
dered If thoy
would never get
carols. Now it was all over and
she wasn't wanted at all, not by
anybody, not even by Sally Wiggins,
who bad no doll no; even one. She
wasn't wanted I Ob, It was too bad,
and ber eyes tried to wink out two
So they put ber in the basket with
the other unwanted things, and there
the minister found ber the next Sun
day. She was lying there fast asleep,
with a little carpet sweeper near her,
and a box of candy close by, and a
looking glass by ber side, At her feet
there wss a spruce cone that had
fallen off of the tree,' and the bit of
paper that had told wbo she was
ntaat for. hut her eye, were, shut
sho had retired from thu world, no
ono wanted her.
There sho was still when tho mln
Istcr came Into the room tho next
Suiidny morning. But now her eyes
were wide open, only she wasn't look
Ing nt tho presents In the basket. Sho
was nwnko, but turned away, and still
trying to squeeze out somo tears be-
cause sho was left over. And every
tlmo tho minister tonic hor up sho
would shut her oyes nnd go to sloop
ngnln, unless ho held her up pretty
straight, and then she seemed to ho
sad, nnd to bo drenmlng nliont being
toft over, even whllo she was nwake,
Sho wasn't nwakn oven on chll
dron's day until llttlo hnhy Mower
cn mo In to get rendy to ho hnptlzcd
but as soon ns he Itch! her up who
opened her rye, nnd when sho imiw
what n pleiiHitiit llttlo hoy ho wax Mm
lookrd plmmnnt nnd hopeful again
Thon he put her down, and sho went
to sleep nnd slept until Christmas
With n now Chrlstmns there sho wns
upon n treo nucu mure, nnd thoy
wero Ringing enrols ngntn nnd getting
rendy to cnll off the names. This tlmo
sho wns euro thnt somebody would
wnnt her, for she hnd been pntlcut n
whole yenr, nnd sho hndn't mndo nny
fuss oven though sho hnd felt so sor
ry. Besides, this was tho very best
tree they hnd over hnd, nnd so many
hnd conio to sco It. It wns full of
gifts not llko tho llttlo treo that tho
minister snw In tho corner of n houso
parlor the mother snld, "It's most nil
treo and paper, but It's n treo" there
wore go-carts, nnd everything, nnd nn
Indian tomahnwk to go with n boy's
warwhoop, nnd somo fringed pnnts to
be put on with them, nnd a plcturo
of a little girl In red, under a hlg
umbrella, In a snowstorm, nnd "Ain't
this a nice snowy dnyj" written under
the picture, und lots of things, and
tho left-over doll, loot Ing so friendly
and nlco nicer thnn ever.
Well, they begnn to cnll tho n nines,
and almost the first thing somubody
took down tho
left-over doll and
gavo hor to Polly
nankin l Polly
la Just tho dear
est child I know,
It was I'olly who
bad said that she
wished sho hnd
A doll to pet and
bring up right.
I am sure that
I'olly will do It.
She will make
the left-over doll
feel very much
wanted, Sho will
J each her to bo nluus ihec-rtul. Mho
will find her very obedient, und oven
nicer thau she looks, und fclio will bo
kind to her. I hopo thut when the left
over doll Is grown up alio will bo Just
like I'olly I
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