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TIIK SUNDAY ' OREGOXIAN. PDRTLAXT), AITJL IS. 191.".
SYXOPSIS OF PRIXCE AHMED AXD THE FAIRY.
The three sons of the king of India all tcish io marry
the Princess Xottronnihai. The king, not liking to choose
between his sons, says that the one bringing to him at
the end of a year the most unusual present can have thv
princess. The. three princes travel in different directions,
each in search of some strange object. Prince Houssain
buys a magical rug, ichich trill instantly carry one to any
place ichere one tcishes to go. Prince AH finds an ivory
tube, in tchich one may sec any object desired to behold.
Prince Ahmed purchases an apple, the smell of which, will
cure any one iiho is sick. At the end of a year the three
princes, having agreed to meet at a certain place, gather
there. Prince AH beltg curious to see ichat his brothers
have bought, shows them his tube and tells its magical
poirer. Prince Jloussain, wishing to see the princess,
snatches the tube from his brother and looks into it. He
suddenly turns pale and drops at the feet of his brothers.
(Continued from last Sunday.)
FILLED with horror, the princes sprang to
their feet and carried their brother to a
couch. Prince Ahmed brought water and
bathed his head, while Prince Ali franti
cally rubbed his hands.
Presently Prince Houssain opened his eyes
and motioned wildly toward the tube.
"The princess look, the princess," he mut
tered in a tone so low his brothers could hardly
hear him. Prince Ali ran to the tube, caught it
up and placed it to his eyes. He gazed into it
for some time and then said in a quavering
voice: " Brothers, the princess is dying."
" Dying," cried Prince Ahmed, and running
op he snatched the tube from his brother's
trembling hands. Prince Ahmed looked into
the tube and saw the princess lying upon her
bed. Her beautiful face was as white as marble
ami many people stood about her w-eeping. One
swift glance was enough to show him that the
princess had but a short time to live.
" Oh, brother," cried the prince, " if we could
reach the princess in time I could save her-life.
I have a wonderful apple. It has a strange
magical power. By placing it to the nose of the
princess she will instantly be cured."
"But how are we to reach her in time? " cried
Prince Ali. We are a full day's journey from
the palace and the princess has but a few hours
to live." : -
Prince Houssain, who had partly recovered,
and now sat on the side of the couch in a dazed
sort of way, sprang to his feet and staggered to ,
a bundle on the opposite side of the room. He
he found it, -and how it had carried the three
brothers to the bedside of the princess in time
to save her life. Prince Ali explained the great
advantage of his ivory tube. " It was by look
ing through his marvelous tube," cried he, hold
ing the tube before the eyes of the king, " that
we knew of the dangerous illness if the prin
cess.'"" When Ali had finished. Prince Ahmed
,, " . , , . , ,. , stepped before the king. Holding his present
pulled an old rug from it, and spreading the rug in his outstretched hand, he cried: " Behold the
upon the floor he shouted the rug my magi- le that saved the princess !. If it had not
cal rug will carry us to the princess If we all been for this mag.icai appie we wouid now all
sit upon it and wish to be carried to her, we will be mourning. her death. So you see it was my
immediately find ourselves by her bedside. present that saved her, and I think that I should
- With a cry of joy the brothers threw them- be th one t j her h d
selves upon tne rug ana an wisnea very nam to ;d h fe. , , nodd;ng his
be carried to the princess. Instantly they found , , V . s . , . . ,
themselves seated upon the floor of her bed- iV"",'.- 1 , uuc -your ..MBi.
room. The people gathered about the bed were thf, fe our d ear P"ncess- f
greatly alarmed at seeing the three princes ap- But the aPPle could not have save4 h,er llfe,
pear so suddenly out of nowhere, but their sur- l 1 hadnt brought it in time on my magical rug,
prise was even greater ; when they saw Prince cried Princess Houssain excitedly. -Ahmed
spring from the rug and place the magi- " If it had not been for my tube," put in'
cal apple to the nose of the dying princess. Prince Ali, " we would not have known of her
Presently the color came into her white sickness and she'd have died long before we
cheeks again, her eyelids quivered, her dark reached home. It would then have been too
eyes softly opened and she smiled up into the late to use the apple. So I think it was my
faces of the anxious young men.. The princess wonderful tube that saved, her."
then did a very strange thing for a person sup- "Well, well" said the king, in great perplex-
posed to be dying. She sat straight up in bed ity, " I can't say that any one of you really
the color j 'iiiiiiiw"""''' f-
came into TTT Ca
her whit V" vNN 0
distance thah his brother, his arrow could not be
found, and the king after a long search, decided
in favor of Prince Ali. .
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a.m m. uimg my tiuiiica iu me. x am going savea xne nie oi tne princess, ii was uic com- Houssain left the court and entered a monastery
toft U,p- L , , . ' , . bmed Pwer i a" three of vur magical pres- where he spent the rest of his life as a monk.
I he three brothers hurried to their father and ents. so I cannot possibly Cive the princess to pr: AhmoH fiimr thpr ue enmothinrrvorv
knelt at his feet, each anxious to show what he any one of you after all."- strange about the disappearance of his arrow, cheeks
had brought and to explain its wonderful charm. The king leaned back in his chair, closed his went in search of it, determined not to return .
' Arise, my sons, cried the king, " Arise' and eyes and thought deeply for some minutes. Sud- until he had found where it had fallen. He went ,agam'
rejoice with me at the happy recovery of the denly he jumped to his feet and cried: "I have to the place where his brother's arrow had been
princess. it I As vou are all eood shots with the bow and nicked uo and searched the pround carefullv for
After the princes had embraced their father,, arrow we'll hold a contest and the man who a great distance, but could find no trace of his straight Into the cave. Prince Ahmed looked !d)
they reminded him of his promise to give the shoots his arrow the greatest distance shall have own. v , the direction the arrow pointed and to- hiiur-
princess in marriage to the one who brought the princess for his wife." - "This is mighty strange," he thought. "No prise saw there a great iron door.
back from his travels the most wonderful pres- -The brothers agreed to the plan of the king one could possibly shoot so far as I seem to , "Well," he thought, "the arrow points tcTthe'
cnJ; . and the next day, accompanied by the king and have shot." Suddenly it occurred to him that door as though it meant that I should enter
u me,an t(keeP my promise, said the king, his court, they metjon the drill ground near the some magical, power must be at work. So he there."
but before I pass judgment I must hear your palace. Prince Houssain shot first. Prince Ali hunted on till he came to a great forest and Placing his hands against the door; he Vave it
story I have heard how the presents you shot next, and his arrow fell far beyond that of there the search was difficult, for he had to ex- a gentle push. Slowly it swung openl It was
brought with you made possible the recovery his brother. Taking careful aim, Prince Ahmed amine each tree in his path, fearing that the as dark as night beyond and as silent as a tomb. '
ot the princess. Now let each one explain to me. bent his bow, bent it back so far it almost arrow might have stuck in one of them. At last Trembling with excitement, Prince -Ahmed
the advantages of his present." rracked, and shot. His arrow traveled much he came to the side of a high mountain and at stepped inside and the great door closed softly
Prince Houssain then spread hii rug before farther than the one shot by Prince Ali, and the opening of a small cave he saw his arrow. " behind him.
the king. He told of its magical power, where although every one knew he had shot a greater wa3 lying upon the ground and pointing J (To be continued next Sunday)
1 ' j
rATCH me hit him this time," whis
pered the Turk as he chewed up a
piece of paper and stuffed it into his
,j teenie weenie blow gun.. Sneaking
quietly from behind a carpet sweeper, where the
rest of the Teenie Weenies were hidden, the Turk
skipped across a rug and hid behind the leg of
a chair. Near the chair, on the soft rug, lay
cat, sound asleep. -
Aiming his blow gun at the sleeping cat, the
Turk puffed out his cheeks until they were round
as an apple, and then blew with all his might.
Ping! went the wad of paper, right in the middle
of the cat's head. Several of the Teenie Weenies
behind the carpet sweeper giggled, the cat slowly
opened one big eye, and sleepily looked around.
Seeing the Turk peering from the chair leg the
cat jumped to his feet and cried, " Well, good
ness gracious, if it isn't the Teenie Weenies I "
" Right you are ! " shouted the Turk, as ha
stepped out from behind the chair leg. "Ho,
Ho!" cried the cat, seeing the blow gun in the
Turk's hand, " you are the fellow who has been
shooting at me. Do you know I had the fun
niest dream. I dreamed that a lot of mice had
captured me, tied me down to the ground with
ropes, and were shooting me with cannon," and
the cat broke into a loud " ha ha."
The rest of the Teenie Weenies came out,'
laughing, from their hiding place, and gathered
around the merry old cat.
"Mr. Cat," shouted the Lady of Fashion,
" won't you please give us all a ride on your
" I would be delighted to give you a ride,"
cried the cat, lying down flat upon the floor. " I
am always glad to be of service to a lady. Hop
The Teenie Weenies climbed up on the cat's
back, and had a great lot of fun riding about
" O, isn't this great? " cried the lover, looking
into his little sweetheart's eyes. " Yes it's
just " but the little sweetheart never finished
the sentence, for just then the cat saw a mouse!
Bangl He jumped half way across the kitch
en, bouncing off Teenie Weenie as he went. Then
as the mouse scuttled under the refrigerator to
escape, down crouched the cat to go after him.
In the mad chase every last Teenie Weenie who
had succeeded in sticking on during the jumping
and the running was scrape1 right off the back
of that excited cat onto the floor even the Cow
Boy couldn't keep his seat.
'That's the last time I'll ever ride a cat," mut
tered the policeman angrily, as he felt of a bump
slowly swelling up on the back of his teenie
, (Copyright: 1915: By Wm. Donahey
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