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'THE SUCTAX' OKEGONIAN; POBTIJST), MAE3H 5, 1905.
THE provisions brought along: in the
boat were exhausted after a couple
of weeks, and the children casta
ways on the Caribbean Island bad to find
their living: on fruits, fish and shellfish.
"With the hooks and lines found in the
yawl they bad no trouble in- catching all
the fish they wanted, and alone: the
beaches "were claxas, shrimps and other
things to give variety to their meals.
There was fruit emugh to supply a
hundred people, and now and then Charlie
knocked down a bird with a stone and
they roasted It over the lire.
After the ape sailed away by himself
there was nothing left on the Island to
make them afraid, and aside from a feel
ing of homesickness ihfy enjoyed the sit
uation. When they had breakfasted, the first
thing was to catch a fish or kill a bird
for dinner. Then they went down to the
mouth of the creek to see if their signal
was all right. Then they wouldL .walk
along the beach and gather shells, or
look for some new fruit In the woods.
After dinner they would perhaps walc
all around the island, often seeing ships
at a distance, and then spend the rest of
the afternoon In talking.
For 25 days after landing no rain fell,
and the weather was very pleasant. Then
the got up one morning to find a change
There was a haze over the sun, a moan
ing of the sea, and the birds of the sea
and land were flying about in. an anxious
"There is going to be a storm, and per
haps another hurricane," said Charlie,
"and as soon as wo have finished break
fast we must go to work and repair our
hut. As it is now, the rain would soon
drive us out, and a strong wind would
take the roof off."
There were plenty more boards on the
beach, and they dragged up a score and
used them to strengthen the roof and
sides of their hut. Then they spent an
hour bringing rocks and piling them on
the roof to hold it all down, and at noon
they had done all they could. The signs
of a coming storm had become plainer,
and after a bite to eat they walked down
to the creek for a last look around.
The signal pole and the board were as
safe as they could be made, and far out
at sea the children caught sight of a small
schooner heading for the island. That is,
she was in plain sight, but there was no
wind to help her along.
"When the wind comes that craft will
The Baba Yaga:
ONOE there lived in Russia a sweet
young girl who had an evil step
mother. This stepmother had a sister who was
a B&ba Yaga or witch. One day she de
termined to send the daughter to her la
hopes that she .might be killed. So she
ordered the irirl to start Immediately and I
ask for tho loan of some nwdlpj anil t
thread. The child did not dare to disobey,
but she stopped at the house of an aunt
of her own on the way, and told her
where she was going.
"My dear child." exclaimed her aunt, '
"your stepmother's sister is a terrible
Baba Yaga. and It is a perilous thing to
venture within her doors!"
"But I dare not go back without the
thread and needles," persisted the girl.
You may be able -to go safely. If you
can romember to do exactly what I say."
rejoined her aunt. Going to the cupboard I
she took a couple of rolls, a piece of
baron, a vial of oil, a ribbon and a nice
pocket handkerchief, and instructed her
niece bow to use them.
The Baba Yaga welcomed the girl cor
dially and asked her to sit down and
weave a little while she hunted for the
needles and thread.
As soon as she left the room she called
the maid arid said, "Go fetch the water
and heat It- I want her for breakfast to
When the poor girl heard these words
she was frightened almost to death, but
she knew what Bho ought to do; so when
the servant passed through the room she
called her. and. giving hor the handker
chief, begged her to delay the prepara
tions. Aftor a while the Baba Yaga came to
the window and asked the child how she
was getting on.
"Oh. I'm getting on splendidly, dear
aunt," she answered: "you ought to see
how much I've done!"
Tho Baba Yaga wont away again, and
before long a fine, large cat came into the
room. The girl called lilm to her, and
gave him the bacon; and, after he had
finished eating, asked if there were any
way open for escape. The cat, who was
busy washing his face, paused for a mo
ment and said:
"There is one way if you have the cour
age to try It."
Trotting across to the cupboard, he
opened the door with his claws- and took
out a towel and a comb.
"Now run as fast as you can." said he,
"and from time to time lay your ear on
the ground and listen If the Baba Yaga
is pursuing you. If she is, throw down
the towel first, then if she succeeds in
crossing that, throw down the comb. Now
hurry as fast as you can."
She took the comb and towel and ran
THE TOWEL CHANGED INTO
-of tiie Crusoe Children
PKETTY SOON" THERE WAS A HGHT.
run in here," said Charlie, "and she is
sure to see our signal and take us off. By
tomorrow we shall be on our way to some
Ten minutes later, and while they stood
hand in hand watching, the storm sud
denly broke. The wind came with a
A Tale of Russian Folk Lore
to the nearest door. It opened into a long
passageway. The moment she stepped out
two or three great dogs sprang up growl
ing fiercely. She threw them the rolls,
and they let her pass.
The outer doors began to bang, but she
poured the oil on their hinges and they
The Sad Angler Fish.
"Ah. me." the Angler cried. "I wish
I had. been born a pretty fish
A proper fish, with flnc liVe wins.
And iridescent-spots and things;
With sc&lca that -cash like precious atones;
With soulful eyes and shapely bones.
Alas! I am so homely, I
Can only Ions and yearn to file."
opened gently. A birch tree by the gate
tried to scratch her eyes out with Its
sharp twigs, but she tied the ribbon to It
and so hurried safely by.
In the meantime the cat sat "down at
the loom, and, purring softly to itself,
began to try its skill In weaving. By and
by the Baba Yaga came again to the
window, and said:
"Are you still weaving, my dear child?"
"Oh, yes, I'm weaving." answered the
cat as gruffly as he could.
But his voice did -not deceive" the Baba
Yaga, who rushed into the room and be
gan beating and abusing him. "Why
A BROAD, DEET STREAM.
scream and almost took them off their
legs, and It was a hard struggle for them
to reach the shelter of the trees.'
They lost no time in making for the
hut. By that time the gale was so strong
that the door had to be shut and barred,
and the sky thickened up until they had
didn't you scratch her eyes out as I told
you?" she screamed.
"Do you suppose I'd hurt her when she
gave me a piece of bacon?" said the cat.
"You never .gave me even a bone. If you
say another word I'll claw you!"
Then the Baba Yaga attacked her ser
vant, and the dogs; and with kicks and
blows demanded why they had let the
"She save us rolls," said the dogs, "and
you never give us anything to eat!"
"And Just see this beautiful handker
chief I" exclaimed the maid. "You've
never given me even a rag!"
"She poured oil on our hinges,"
creaked the doors.
Yusu arid the Three Monkeys
ORITO WAS SO ANGRY THAT
USU and Orito were in the same class.
Orito in front of him. He overtook him,"
calling out: "I'll -tell the teacher of you
tomorrow. You kept your book open and
read off the lesson. Do you call that re
citing?" "You tell a lie," answered Orito, quite
angrily. "I recited out of my head!"
"No, it's tho lie that you, tell!" per
sisted Yusu. "Koch! sat where he could
sec, and he saw your eyes go down to
your book. Teacher marked you 'good,'
and you deserved 'bad. "
Orito was so angry he gave Yueu a
blow, saying: "You'd .better be the
Yusu went home and knelt by the side
of his mother, with the palms of his
hands on the ground. Hla mother saw
his swollen face, and asked him what was
"Orito gave me a blow," said he, half
crying, and then he told her all about It,
asking at last: "What did Orito mean by
She bathed his face, gave him some rice
and sweet pickle to eat, and then took
him out. They went to one of the temples
of their god Buddha In a corner was a
j queer looking image.
i "What does Yusu see there?" she asked,
' pointing to it.
'Three monkeys, mo.ther. What funny
t things they are, all made out of one
block of wood!" - -
"What is this one doing?" she asked, as
she pointed to one of them.
"Putting his hands over his eyes."
"And the one on that side?" she said,
pointing to another.
"His fingers are In his ears. He doesn't
want to hear!" Yusu explained, "and the
third one has got his hand across his lips.
I can't put mine there; it hurts too
"If you had put yours there," she an
swered, V" when you met Orito they would
not hurt now!"
"What does It say?" the boy asked,
pointing to thtj inscription.
Tt you can learn to read those three
word-signs, and If I see that you arc
practicing them, when the- Boys festival
comes on the (tlx of May, you shall have
i a. real gfrtmmtng 'kol (carp)."
to light one of the candles, although it
was only mid-afternoon. j
All around them they could hear the '
limbs being whipped off the trees, with
now and then a tree crashing down, and
after half an hour the roar of -the surf
was so great that they had to shout to
make each other bear.
It was well for the castaways that they
had strengthened then- hut. If they had
neglected Jua do so -1c would have gone
with the first blast. As It was". It shook
and trembled, and now and then when m
brief shower fell more or less water found
-Lits way through the roof.
Not for one minute, from 3 o clock In
the afternoon until 10 o'clock the next
forenoon, did the gale cease to howl, but
then It broke, and an hour later the sua
shone out and there was only a gentle
The children had not slept during the
night, and were still wide awake. Their
first thought was of the craft they had
seen the day before and their signals.
When they threw open the door of the
hut they found the woods strewn with so
many fallen limbs and trees that Charlie
started for the creek alone. He had a
hard time to get through, and was still
In the woods when he heard the voices of
men on the shore.
They were speaking in anger and using
horrid oaths, and instead of rushing into
view the boy crept down to the fringe of
bushes to have a look. It was well that
he did so.
The little schooner and her crew et
four men had managed to fetch the creek
In spite of the storm, "and when the craft
had been made fast' to a tree the men bad
taken shelter in the hold.
They must have had liquor aboard, for
all were half drunk and quarrelsome now.
When the captain ordered the men to do
something they refused and swore at him.
and pretty soon there was a fight. In
which all were mixed up and one man
They were rough men, speaking tho
Spanish language, and whether they were
traders or fishermen, Charlie felt that he
he and Minnie had cause to be thankful
they had not fallen Into the hands of
such people. He saw them kick and
beat each other like brutes, and It was
two hours before the craft sailed away,
with the wounded man groaning and
The signal pole and the board with
"Help" on it had probably been blown
away at the first blast. Had they stood,
the strangers would have seen them and
made a search of the island before going
When Charlie returned to the butTmd
told Minnie all he had seen, they both
agreed that the storm had proved a good
thing for them, and that It would-be-wise
to set no more signals.
(To be continued)
"And she tied a bright ribbon around
me!" snapped the birch tree.
The Baba Yaga Jumped into a mortar
and, grasping the pestle, sent It spinning
along, and before long the girl heard the
sounds of -her approach.
She threw down the towel, and it
changed immediately Into a broad, deep
stream. When the Baba Yaga reached
the bank and found that it was impossible
to cross, she gnashed her teeth with rage,
and hurrying back for her cattle, drove
them down to the stream.
In a little while they drank It all up;
and tho Baba Yaga jumped again into
her mortar and went flying along. Then
In despair the poor girl threw down tho
comb, and it chanced into a dense forest.
through which the Baba Yaga could not
-possibly force her way.
Thus the brave little girl got safely
home again; and before long the cruel
stepmother died and-left her free to make-
a happy home for her father.
HE GAVE YUSU A BLOW.
When the time came Yusu recited the
three very well: "The monkey, with his
hand over his eyes says, 'No evil see!'
Tho one with his fingers In his ears says.
No evil hear!" and No evil speak is what
is written over the third."
"You have earned the present, Yusu,"
said his mother, "and remember that the
'O Kol' means perseverance. So you must
go on as you are-aolng. and then next
year you shall have a real flying 0 Kol.1
You have had no more blows on the face
because you have tried to be like the three
JChen his father, whom ho was taught
to call "Otott fcoma" (honorable father
Mr.), gave him the swimming "O Kol."
It was hollow and so light that a tiny
clock-work mechanism made It swim
across the "honorable bath" (a bath
about three feet square) In the yard.
Yusu was delighted and jumped about,
much as a young puppy dog might do.
While he was- frisking around this Is what
he was saying. In one long word, Jap
anese fashion: ''August commands rev
erently understanding am!"
A Funny Little Hand Mill.
Thrust a needle through a cork length
wise, so that you can make It stand point
Now cut a piece of thin, very light pa
per Into a square about three-quarters of
an inch along each side. Bend one corner
up a bit and one down, in about the shape
or the wings of tho common pin wheels.
Then find the exact center of it and ad
just It on the point of the needle, so that
it can turn easily.
Now tell the company that you can
tnake the card revolve at the -word of
command. Rub your hand without let
ting any one see It. This is done to warm
Jt, for the success of the trick depends on
the neat of the hand.
Then rest the hand on the tabic so that
your open palm will be toward the card.
Gradually bring your palm to the card
till It is so close as almost to touch it
Tho card will begin to . turn almost Imme
diately if it has been adjusted properly.
ana it your nana is warm enough.
Taunting the Unfortunate.
The two most forlorn-looking crea
tures In the world r bachelors aod
SHE HEED BABY AS
g 'iL be the mamma." said little Alice
I to her mother, who was starting
off on an errand.
'Then take good care of Baby," said
Very Important theIttle girl felt as
she swept the floor, tidied the room
and chirruped to Baby, who lay stall
ing In his crib. All at once Tommy
& An Equatorial Shark
HOY there, you sleepers! Shark
alongside. Come and see him
The xry aroused Tom Johnson and Billy
Campbell, who were sleeping In the half
deck of the bark "Ladybird." of Boston,
bound to Shanghai. The ship was be
calmed a few miles north of the equator.
The boys hurriedSistern, where the ship
per was playing llney with, a large steel
shark hook baited with a big chunk of
In the water tho boys saw a large shark
a few Inches below tho surface, and ap
parently taking but little interest In the
plashing of tho pork.
That fellow Is either full of meat or
else playing possum," said the captain to
the mate. "He may be one of the kind
that will take only live bait. In that case
we cannot hook him, unless you can spare
one of those boys, who seem to be good
for nothing except to sleep and eat."
"To tell the truth, sir," said the mate,
"neither of them Is either useful or orna
mental, and If you were to stick the pair
of them on tho hook, they never would bo
missed, except perhaps by the cook, who
Is kept busy all the time for the hungry
young Imps. Say the worA sir, and I'll
have them on the hook In a Jiffy."
The mate spoko as if he were .terribly in
earnest, and the boys, conscious, perhaps,
that they had been quite troublesome to
the mate since first they came aboard,
began to be alarmed. The captain, paused
undecidedly, and then resumed his playing
of the bait. His work was In vain; ho
couldn't interest the shark in the game
at all. Finally the skipper hauled the
hook and bait aboard, as if he had grown
tired of the sport. He went below -for a
The mate took hold of the fishing line,
colling It down close for running. Then
he swung the book at the shark with all
his might, and hit him fair In the head
with It- There was a great commotion In
the water. The shark, roused to action,
rushed at the bait, swallowed it and
darted off. The other end of the line was
fast to a cleat in the rail, and in a few
seconds the shark was.- brought up all
standing, with the barb 'of the hook fast
in his gullet.
A great flurry followed, the shark strug
gling ineffectually to rid himself of the
sharp hook. The captain came on deck;
madder than a hornet that another should
succeed where he had failed.
"Get the watch aft, Mr. Connery; hoist
this beast in the waist. I don't want my
quarter-deck messed up with his slaugh
ter," he ordered -In sharp tones.
Several sailors shuffled aft, and soon
hauled the shark to a convenient place,
where he was hoisted aboard. As soon, as
he. reached the deck, his tall was cut off
by the carpenter with a well-directed blow
of bis sharp ax. It Is the unwritten law
of the sea that Chips, the carpenter, shall
always perform this duty, and thatSlushy,
the cook, shall rip him open and fall heir
to whatever his Interior may contain.
Sea tradition tells us that much valuable
treasure has been found stowed away in
the Inside of a shark, but in this Instance
no bullion or Jewels rewarded the investi
gations of the cook.
The carpenter fell heir to the backbone,
of which he made a handsome walking
stick. The jaws were given to Jack, while
Billy obtained the tall of the shark a
trophy which he dried in the tropical sun
and took home with him, investing it with
a weird and romantic story. 6f which he
was the hero, as is the custom of all boys
afloat and ashore.
Trick Learned From Butterflies.
One of the bewildering tricks played by
the famous jugglers of India is that of
making a boy disappear before the eyes
of the spectators. One moment he Is In
plain view, dancing around with bis
bright red or green garments fluttering
wildly: the next instant he fades away,
and though there is absolutely no place
In which he could hide, nobody can 'see
The trick has been borrowed by the
jugglers from an Indian butterfly, i The
butterfly has such gorgeous blue and red
wings that it is almost dazzling, and when
it flits through the jungle even the dullest
and most careless eye Is attracted in
stantly by it. Yet the moment It settles
on a twig It disappears utterly, and those
who are not aware -of Its secret may
searcn as tney win tney cannot find It.
The secret Is that the under-side of
those .gorgeous wings Is not gorgeous at
aJL but Is the exact color and shape of
withered leaves, so the moment the insect
folds Its wings Its glowing colors vanish.
and it looks exactly Ilka any one cf the
thousands of leaves.
The lricfc of the Jugglers Is worked by
the game simple means. The brilliant
clothing of the dancing boy has a reverse
side that la pure white. At the proper
.SBQSM&t tb-poy, cutters his garment
Alice Was Mamma V -j
TIGHT AS SHE COUED.
cried out: "Oh, look, Allie! The water
Is going to drown our house!"
Sure enough, the melting- snow from
the hills .had suddenly caused the wa
ter to rise on the lowlands, and come
creeping creeping to their very- door.
'The water won't hurt us," said
Alice, and went singing about tho
Lommy was not io sure, however,
and watched it rise, wishing- he had a
wildly, reverses them, and squats close to
a white wall or against a group of white-
clad jugglers. At the same moment he
Little Patsy's Cousin Charles
HAD a letter from Charles Eaton to
I day," said Mr. Newton at dinner one
evening. "He's sister Mary's oldest boy,
you know, and he expects to be here in
a few days."
Patsy and Jim looked up greatly inter
ested,. Cousins didn't happen every day.
"How big a boy Is he?" asked Patsy,
"as old as Jim?"
"Why, Ietme see," mused Mr. Newton:
"he must be why. bless my heart, he's
at least 32 yeara old how time flies!"
When Cousin Charles wal&ed in the
front door a few days later, Ta.tsy was
waiting in a clean white dress. He took
both her hands in one of his big ones
and said: "So this is the Patsy child?
Well. I'm mighty glad to sec her."
He didn't offer to kiss her. ner mnat
stupid relatives did, so she put her face
up to mm to be kissed. His big, kind,
oiue eyes snone with pleasure.
He was an absolutelv ideal rAinttvp.
He was big and strong and knew all
kinds of circus tricks that could be done
in -the parlor, and he never got tired.
One Friday night he took them out to
dinner in the finest hotel in the city, and
tnen to tne theater. Most relatives
thought a matinee wan tho hM Mn-
for children and a simple luncheon at
home, but Cousin Charles wasn't th.it
kind of relative. V
The first thine- anybodv knew. It xca
Cousin Charles verv lost nteht an
Patsy had to keep swallowing lumps In
ner xnroat, it made ner so sad to think
After dinner Cousin Charles brought out
a package and opened it. He had re
membered to bring something home
every night, and Patsv wbndarefl what
it was going to be this last time. It
was a small electric battery, and Cou
sin unaries, who was in the electrical
business, showed them Just how It was
made and how It went. Thev made th
most exciting experiments with It. Jim
ana x-atsy neia nanas, anu each took one
Of the handles of th hnitwv an A fhor.
they sang while Cousin Charles poshed
tne dynamo to its highest point. Patsy
didn't mind that at all, and she didn't
mind being touched by the current on her
finger .tips or ears or cheeks, but pretty
73? IX A PEW MOMENTS THE SHARK
boat to row them across to the other
side of the. valley.
"A, little, teenty boat," he thought,
"for the water is only so high," bold
ins his fat little, hand a few inches
from the floor. Then he began to
play horse with May, and forgot all
By and by Alice noticed that the
floor was damp.
"May's feet wet." whimpered the
3-year-old sister, and Alice, who had
Baby in her arms, hurried to the win
dow. "Oh, dear!" she crled."as she looked
out upon what seemed a great lake
surrounding the bouse, "X wish mamma '
was here!" .
"You'm the mamma," said Tommy.
The water spread all over tho floor,
and Alice felt that something must be
done. She was only 7, but was a. wise
little lassie, and ready to do her best.
"Now, Tommy and May, you must be
good." she said, as she wrapped a
shawl around Baby and laid him in his
crib. "I'm going to take you over to
the bank where you will be safe."
Taking a hand of each, she led then
shivering and trembling, for the water
reached to their knees and ran. quite
swiftly, to a higher ground. " Bidding1
them stay there, she hurried back for
The current was getting tteeper and
stronger, but she went on bravely, find
ing, when she reached the house,-that
the water had risen to the bottom of
the crib and had wet the bedding. .
Baby crowed happily when he saw
her, and clung to her neck with his
chubby arms, .jabbering gleefully In
baby language, as she hastened to
carry him away from danger.
"Oh, Baby dear, I wish you were not
so heavy!" Alice cried, as she stumbled
over a stone, and nearly went down
under the water.
The water came up to her waist and
almost carried her off her feet, it was
bo swift and strong. Three times she
slipped, but steadied herself, holding
Baby as high as she could. But her
arms ached dreadfully. Would she
never get across?
.When she reached the bank where
Tommy and May were, almost fright
ened out of their wits, she sank 'down
quite out of breath, and very, very
Just then the real Mamma came hur
rying down tho hill, white and fright
ened, as sire looked at the water now
rushing like an angry river between
her and her house, dashing at the win
dows. "Oh, my precious children!" - sha
cried: "how did you get across?"
"Allie bringed us. She was the mam-'
ma," cried Tommy.
. rubs white powder over his face, and by
this ludicrously simple trick he deceives
the sharpest sight.
sooa Jim got a basin of water and put the
handles into that.
Then Cousin Charles put nickles and
dimes at the bottom of the basin and said
whoever got the money out could keep it.
And, my, what little yells Patsy' gave
when her fingers touched the water. Jim
got out lots of money, but Patsy con
tinued to fuss and try and fail and then
she got so worked up over it that the
tears ran down her face..
Jim laughed when he saw her cry, and
her mother and father said she mustn't
try If she didn't like it. But Cousin
Charles reduced the force of the current
"Now try again."
Patsy got a dime out all right. Then
she took It a little stronger, and 'she
didn't mind- that, for Cousin Charles
smiled at her. Finally he took from his
pocket a beautiful bright to gold piece
and tossed it into the water.
The shock was strong that time, and
Patsy was terribly tempted to scream
again and pull out her hand, but she just
wouldn't let Cousin Charles be ashamed
of her, and In she dived and oat came
the money. She handed it to him, but he
said that was to help along with her bank
account, and he gave Jim another one.
Patsy put. her arms around his neck
and laid her head on his shoulder.
"You must be very good Inside," she
whispered, "because you think, just nice
things all the time." .
Cousin Charles laughed and swung, her
up on his shoulder.
"Sometimes," he said to her, "it's very
easy to think, nice things for people when
'the people are nice small cousins,'.-
And Patsy was so happy that she for
got to cry when he went away, and' be
sides he 'said -he expected to come back
Dallas (Tex.) News.
Johnny Porkpack Pa, what is Bacon
Papa Porkpack Why. my son, it Is quo
tations printed by the papers on the
price of bacon. For Instance, today It Is
selling for 13 cents. I am glad to see you
Interested In these things, my boy. It
shows that you are preparing to take
your old father's place in our great bus
iness when I am gone.
WAS BROUGHT UP STANDING.