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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL. PORTLANR SUriDAY.. M ORNINC. NOVZMSZIl -12. r?S5.
OUR BOYS AT GH1L5-
riEl MARGERY WZRW 1 -TglBns andJacSeetheJLaissstCMterinMWJ
ATS, gown, straiea. "0"' Pn.
gulf clubsj a racquet
ri!A?now: an ooef trunk fairly .
J"-W.U" .rkd: and on the floor
Margery bent with rueful countenance
fi pick up tha content of. an over-
nTvSfthen, all IV"".
muttered. "Packing la Just hateful, any.
how. I d rather nejer
it Why haven t 1 a maid uae mancy
has? ? donTbVllev, .he ever llfta her
ringer. Walt till my ship come in.
Wont I luxuriate!" . . ' i
"Margery I Margery! where are youT
Can I come up?" Sailed a weet voice
- Va, Indeed; that is. If ,,d
pot to rooat on." aald M"JJ "
.Nancy Blair appeared In tha dooTJ:
"Did you ever ae uch a roesaT f1'";
wal? till I cleari place for you.' and
Margery ruthleaaly awept ,"
freshly laundered sklrta from tha win
dow seat to the floor.
"Margery, la It true? Tom tell ma
you are gglng away to school to-mor-row.
If So exciting I can 't believe. It.
M'hst shall I' aver do Without you thl
WeT Nennle-Pannle.' I'm aeheduled
to go; but from preaent appeaiancejmy
loP and alch will not go long. Dear
me! I euppoae I might a well get ome
thlng In; ao her goey!" nd..Mr"ry
roughly folding a dainty white gown,
or potted It at ha bottom of the big
' Oh! Mrgery! don't do that! It will
be ruined!" cried Nancy. -All tha heavy
thing should go In flrrt. Here; let me
park for you." '-"'
"Nancy, tha Idea of your packing when
vou hava a maid to do everything for
yeu! I only wlh Providence had given
Just Then Nancy. Blair 'Appeared in the Doorway
"I may hav a maid, but I hava also
. a mother who believe every girl should
b self-reliant. Why, when 1 waa In
Part last year I took lesson from a
professional packer. . Olv me plenty of
tissue paper,! and I'll show you what a ,
' wonder I am. .Here, while I work, you
straighten that ribbon box and tU ma
all about It. I'm craay to bear." .
"On Tuesday," Margery began, "fa
ther a firm told him ha must go at one
to Japan on business, and might tak
TftCthrH'ilgl'"Of iuui'sm. as Auni sis
becca ha been a mlaaionary In Toklo for
tha last ten year, mother waa wild to
se her; but there I waa, too young and
beautiful" and Margery screwed her
rather plain face Into a funny knot "to
shift for myself, while, alaa! poverty
prevented th Improve meat of my mind
by travel. :
"Mother amid she wouldn't go, and I '
. wss about to suggest a winter of mar
tyrdom at Aunt Prlsollla'a whom I Just
detest, my dear, If she Is my aunt when
a letter arrived from Mr. Maraden say
' Ing they had to tak France out of St.
Mary's on account of nines, and would .
I. a a great favor. Oil her place, for
which they bad paid a year In advance?
"Bo hero I am off to-morrow, and
mother and father aall Saturday. That
Is, If I ver get packed Why, Nancy
;- Blair! how did you do ltt Why, almost;
everything I In! You certainly ar a
. wonder! I would hav been all night
getting that pile straight. You sweet
' thing! I wish you were going along to
' room with ml I wonder if I'll b horn
"Ob. t hop not! It' so splendid for
you. and you alway maka friend ao
easily, and I'll writ vou overy day,",.
' .. . ... ... ii. .M-'i,...
O MALI. CARL, who Uvea' out In Call-
l3 ' tomla, not long ago. waa Invited
..r- . to a children' oartv. HI motner
i bought hire a beautiful new whit nor - -
- suit for the great vnt. and ue boy
v could carcy-walt for th day to ar
, rtv that b might wear It
When Carl waa dressing th afur
' noon of th party, hi mother found him
In th drawing room gaslng Intently
at him Imag In th big pier glass. .
'V "Mother," said th Uttl boy. aa sha
entered th room, and drawing a long
! breath of perfect atlafaetlon. "Mothr.
i t don't you believ they'll think if Ood
r coming to."
iTTllOUSE TARGETS : 1
HOW many of you boya and ,girl -bav
ver a hot at a mark Those .
of you who hav know wht good
port It to. ' IbdMd. It la mora than )ut
an amusement, for It train the y and
wuiMt th bane. Bo many mothers,
though, object to ollol or rifle tor '
their children a use that a great many
. bora and girla ar deprived of th pie-,
ur of learning to shoot.
One of the new gaaaee thla fall should
b popular, Indeed, for It give th boy
and girl (and grown people, too) a ,
splendid chance t become good mark-.
' men without any danger of stray bul
let. Better yet. It can be used in the.
house, and I a fin way to pea a rainy
day or evening. - ,
A target, numbered from St to 10ft, to
get up on a table or wall, end tha
snsrkamen tak, turn ahootlng at It.
Mid Nancy, bravaly hiding her owrt dt
tre at tba loss of her dearest friend. ;
Only, Margery, don t uk any new ir-.
"Of couraa not. gooala, If I epuld.
and can alwa;
have auch a lovely horn
way buy whatever youwant, .
vau im n't hA an virv lonely, repnea
Margery, who had an undue respect tor
wealth a a producer af happineaa.
, "Margery, dear, 1 wish you wouldn t
talk that way. 1 know I am a- very
lucky girl that lather and mother ean
give me so many nice thing, but there
are some things money cannot do. ' and '
Nancy looked rather sad. - v 4- -'
Only yesterday the doctor had aa-
he must leav school and lead a per
fectly quiet life, because of her heart. . .
To ambitious Nancy, always at the head -:
of her class, this was a terrible blow;
the harder to bear since Margery would
be away. -
"I must go now, Margery." ald
Nancy, a sudden thought striking her; .
"I'll sea you again before you leave."
That evening, a Margery, her trunk ....
locked and strapped, wa somewhat dta-
; consolately wondering If no one would
come to bid her good-bye there was a
sudden ring at the doorbell, and dosen
or mora girls and boys, each with a ,
large package, entered the room.
"Hello, Margery, w've come to give "
you a surprise party.- Tell us where to
dump this stuff," said Dick Reed. -
What aa evening It waal. No time for
regrets or anticipatory homesickness la
that merry crowd. Music, jesting and
an impromptu chafing dlahlsaat kept -very
"What fun it ha been! said Margery. .,
1 did so dread my laat evening at
home. , How did yeu aver think of It?"
"Oh, It was Nancy, you might know.
She always thinks of all tha nice plan
to make people happy. She said aha
' wanted you to hav a good end-off,'
answered Carton Randolph. "Good
night; we'll all cea you at th train." '
Th next morning, early a It was,
th whole crowd waa at th train to bid
farewell to their young friend. They
Showered her with (lower and candy,
and kept up auch a marry chatter sad
nee wa Impoaalble.
"Margery. Margery, don't forget me.
and do write often." whispered Nancy,
brushing away the tear a she said
good-bve. "And. Margery, here Is some
"I'm afraid It will never be opened If
I wait till then." laughed Margery; "but
thank you immensely ll the sams."
Margery was soon to learn boarding
' school wa not horn and old friend.
She bora up bravely through the part
ing with her parents, vnd was quit
cheerful until bedtime; then a great
wave of homesickness swept over -her,
and she burst Into tears. . '
Groping for a handkerchief, she struck '
Nancy's package. Opening It 'quickly,
he found a number of boxes marked
"homesick cure" and numbered from I
Tearing off the wrapper, marked
Attack No. 1. Margery found within a
Ray Japanese allk kimono Ilk on she
ad long envied Nancy and a letter
from her friend. , .
In her pleasure at her unexpected gift
Margery quite forgot her woes.
"What a darling Nancy is!" ah
thought aa ah was dropping oft to
leep. "But I don't know that she has
struck a very good cure for me, as I'm
so crasy to see what I In those other
boxes I'll hav to get homesick Juat to
find out" , -i,
with an air pistol Th projectile. Ja
th real novelty about this gam, a it
consist of a short atlck, with a round
rubber disk on th nd. . Thla and.
lightly moistened, forms , a vacuum
It strikes tba target, and tnua
sticks iorf th fsce. instead of piercing
It a would th ordinary bullet.
The rubber tip prevent all danger Of
accident to player, or room or furniture,
while th training to th ay and hand t
I excellent, and th fun f plllr op
a winning cor la great.
Ther 1 ato another somewhat aim
liar game, called the harm leal target.
Thl target 1 act with lltU pin. Tn
player throw at It from a given dis
tance different colored feather at
tached to Uttl ball of wax.
It make e vary exciting contest
when ther ar several player en each
Id, and 1 a fin game to teach a
pen of direction and a good aim. .
FURRY I a word w American
ua every day too of Ua, in fact.
It we hurry too much ova. iki...
we do, especially -'when we are young,
they ar apt to be pretty badly don.
Do any of you know where thl word)
cam fromT Why, lust from th noise
mad by driver of mule and horaea
to maka them go f outer. The Germans
say hurl, while in France and Oermany
arri! Or harril Uf tha form employed.
A for th Spanish muleteer, he shouts
all day long to hi donkeys, "Anil
an4l" Tt la .aid tw A... ..M.I.M (
.14 iHdA.fla.iuil ttmA . . . n .l.i.
horses by crying ''Harrarl"
7 J vA iti Si 'i "r l
Wore Masks to Protect-Tbem
Pear Boy and Qlrls:
. I 'HE wandering valla containing
I four steamer tickets, all of
, :. our money and Polly Kvana
' glasses! after a five days' visit
to Hawaii, concluded at last to return
to Its owners, and, thank to our friend,
the "King of Maui," It waa sent prompt
-nillfrom the landing. wharf, at M" - - -
ly over tha Intervening twenty-nva
lala Bar. to our friend' home, whera
we were visiting in Haiku, so a to
reach us on Saturday and enable us to
begin our trip to tha great crater -of
Hsliakala on Sunday.
This crater, you remember, la tha
hugest crater tn the whole world. It I
10.000 feet above sea level, and If you
try to walk all around the edge of It
you must prepare for a twenty-seven-mlle
walk! What do you think of thatT
And from our friends- home the horse
beck rid to the crater and back waa
thirty-two miles! Do you wonder that
Jacky and his auntie had to hav a
preliminary horseback ride or two, ao
a to get Into practice for this longer,
Well, we started out Sunday aner
tooil at. l Q clock, ana you snouia n
,7.1 ?i,.,ii.'.e Art a mute;. '
hlch wan loaded down with saddle
bags, and, a It was raining, ha himself
was enveloped in a great yellow oilskin
raincoat. So also was Cousin Dick,
whose mount waa th tiniest, humblest-
looking little mule you can imagine, Th
- rest o( ua war mounted hone, and
- we. too, were In oilskin raincoat. Th
, ladles two of us had also to cover our
face with funny-looking muslin masas -to
protect our complexions from th -fearful
sunburntng which 1 sure to be
fall .all who neglect this precaution.
Jacky said "No! no!" when a mask waa
offered him. but he lived to regret his '
folly, for all the skin later peeled oft
hi poor face and neck. .. , . . ;
. -; AN EAKLY STABT
By o'clock wa reached 'OHnda., a
charming mountain rest, house, owned
by a son of our "king," who had kind
ly placed it at our disposal. Her w , -were
4000 feet above the aea and chilly. -So
the big, open wood fire In th parlor
proved very welcome inaeea.
"Karly to bed and early to rie," be- -.
Ing th motto of all crater visitors, wa '
soon opened the big linen closet and
. helped ourselves to blanket for th ,
night. "All tha door and window wr .;
opened wide to admit the fresh moun ;
taln breese, and presently nothing but
Unci Charlie anor disturbed th quiet .
: of tho house. .... .
By 4 w wer all up. and half an hour
- later the - fin breakfast which Un
cle Charlie had cooked had been dia- ,.
i patched. One pair of saddlebags were .
tilled as tightly as possible with lunch-
eon and placed on the stoutest mule.
Everybody donned nitskln coats again,
for a cloud had settled down on us al- .
ready and soaked us to the skin.
now oegsn tne nwi win vl vur mi
r m 'nam" hi. i
trail, sometimes through gulches so
precipitous that we considered It safer
to dismount and wnlk through them.
After a time th trail became o very
light nd obcure that th only way
w could keep track of It was by look
ing over tha whit cloth tied to bush
es her nnd there to mark the trail. We
no sooner emerged from one clud than
we got Into another, and what, with tha
great, heavy oilskin coats weighing on
- - - , Rlddla. ' - :
- Watch has most leg, ana cat or so can t
. ;- . A Cheradev - - ,
, Whea Johnny hears th school bell rtn
He stapa my aeoond o'er, .
It being 00m po.lt ton day. ' . '...
His troubles are In store. '
- Rlrht ruefully he graapa my irst...
His Ideas will not flow, g
Hli metal stlrrlnaa are my thlroT
The essay Js no-o. '
And so my fourth hs sadly easts
Lpon th vacant ahaat.
One single letter 'tis my iirtg, -
la all Tils r doth rt.
And then the olaaa In g'ograpliy ,
U called oa to begin "
To tall th bounda of all the States.
To Johnnr-boy'a ehssiin. '
. . "Now, tell me.'1 teacher etamly aakfl. .
What lie to eaut and wast
Aa4 aorth and south ot all- my wholsT".
- If 1 know anything at all
a jonnny, i 11 pa .
- And ao. k-pt Is for two whole beer. .
Poor Johnny ha to stay. . . r
Donbl Bheadlng-a and Curtalllnf;.
, TVmbly Ivehead and doubly curtail the fol
lowing word., rearranc the remaining let
ters, place the new words on undar th '
ether, and tna Initials will spell an, Ameri
can city located by a compromise, :
1. To .wreathe around and mak Intelll
Toracicnu sirs ana maaes aenasiT
. iyt Sesfst ind mak Vlckedness,
i 1 1 1 -i i-1 r 1 1- -i - 1 1 1 1 i j . v i ,;
X PUZZLES nd&k PROBLEMS '
; K ' ; ' . ' ; an:, fci iA .ri .'! ,C
'..(., I ' - 4. Th largest of guadrupeds and maks a r
our shoulder, and what with the sop
ping wet mualln masks sticking to our
face, we two ladles were not ureelaely
' comfortable This Polly Evan Is will
ing to confide to you boy and girls,
but neV-fur a moment did we admit it
to the gentlemen In our paxtyl Not a
murmur escaped our Hps..
Finally, we got above tha clouda Into
the glorious aunahlne, . and now ' tha
mountain slope waa so sleep trUrt-the
only - way to- get pur poor, tired steeds
safely UP WM by lgsaglng them hither,
and thither, instead of stU-klng straight
to tn patn aim n wmi w
feel them panting painfully, while
' Cousin Pick's mule gave cut completely
and had to be unsaddled and picketed
and left thera -on the mountain slaa
until our return, Counln Dick complet-
ing hi progress to tha top on toot.
a slow Climb V ' . "t '
At last. ter five hour' steady climb-'
Ing (to. cover a distance of only six;
. miles!) wa reached tha top -and, drop.
,' ping from our tired horses, hastened to
' tha edge, whence w obtained our first
vtewof acrater. ' '
And oh! what a view; although, strict-
ly speaking, it waa not the crater that
wa saw at nrst. but a vast lake of
- clouda Ailing the crater, great Uent
clouds heaving, floating, curling, wav
ing, now dasallng while in the sunlight,
then a restful gray in tha shaUi W
wer truck dumb by the grandeur of
the ight. In alienee wa gased, and
ther la no telling but we should hav
en rooted to the pot. if we had not
bad Jacky with ua to break the spell.
Gee!" he alghed. "Isn't 11 greatf But
I'm hungry. Lefa have ora grub."
At which everybody laughed, and wa
proceeded at once to clamber over,th
V'huge chunk of lava rock a little way
down the Inside of the crater to a helfr
Ilk place, whore we unpacked the cofi
tent of our saddle bags, and were soon
v consuming our "grub r with th keenest
' aort of appetite.
Now. I want a, drink.- announced '
'..ri.tmni YTnrle Charlie. :
we've gone and left our canteen behind
m! due I left It down where wa
picketed my muie.- . . ireinuro.
Soour whole party had to go thirsty
vntU on our return trip wa "ached th
place where th canteen had been left.
Meanwhile, however, tha clouds bean to ,
?'"' . thl numerou huge cone In -
ona dj wiit w . . . ..
the bottom of tha crater began to maka
their appearance. Munoreoa oi ' T "7"
lSw u. iTthey were, the huge hole n
their centrea mM,Prta,,aj
small: but on ?fL1,
on them we realised hbw vaatly larga
' WAS IT ABT OI" THE MOONf
And ry-ono o those hole once -
"belched forth volume of lire. mok
melted lava." said Unci Charlie. "Think
f that, Jacky!" M '
, Yea," put In Couln Dick, "and thla
island and au tn uianos - -
waltan group, wer coughed up by mm
and tha other volcanoes. Ther look
- - --
atritlsht -ahead aoross th water nd
you can sea Maun Log and Mauna Kea.
tha active- volcanoes, oh th island of
Hawaii. Sixty mile away they are.
Isn't that a grand panorama?"
"Indeed It Ml" agreed every Ona moot
heartily.--:: .; ... -
"I noticed In a Honolulu pa;
Polly ICvan. "that rToiesaor
of Harvard University, ha just been
visiting tho two voicanoe. ana n
TTawait I a niece of the moon
dropped down into in sea. now aoouv
' i-T-vnn. Irmia1 aanlluV TTnnla Charlla.
rather Indifferently. "H to probably
correct. He ought to know. Wll. w
muat b off for homa. chlldrn." ,
i- ... f."
A VIEW. FROM TH1 -TOPOE THE
a. A kind of clever ana mam a lorm m ,
the verb to be. - . .
' . Aa unbroken bore and make a -
"l'Shewy 'sad make elotted blood.
I. To chrimen and maka the polnt.
. Perplexing and make not the aame per-
"wA memorandum book and nuUi a al- -
mlnirtlv of Edward.
: What Town end BUtaf .
The 'following picture represent a jtnaW
towiepthe State it U to. Can yoa local
It for Polly Bvanef
i.: jumbled EtTera. -
''Ar ye 'ond of geograPhyT Then show
Polly fcvans how easily ye can guess the
following rivers: ."'.. .
Aosemn A river of Mouth America.'
Aannssnuqhe A river in tba eatteia
i t'nlted Stataa. ,
Peartnd A rl" ef Buasli. , -
Bisiraaa A rlvsr ef Africa, ., '
' -. . ' 1 t : -; -":
aV, after wa had taken some picture
-or-tho view w liked best, picture that.
will probably turn out to be very poor,
rhowever, on account of the dasallng
light and tba tremendous dimancea) and
pictures of our party. Including the fun
ny muslin masks, wa mounted our '
steeds and began th hard downward
Oh I how difficult It wa! Every step
to be watched o closely for fear of a
bad atumble and fall. So many deep
break in the path, requiring a good
"hold on the saddle liTorder for ona not
to pitch over the horse's head a he
stepped down. 'How often, for the sake .
of the relief and of Umbering up, our
! knees, did w&dlsmount and go ahead.--,
leading our horse after ti. But oh I .
there were so many, many atones to ,
pick our wsy by. and over and between,
that we were glad enough to resume
our seals In tha saddle.
The trip down waa quickly made, nev
ertheless, w reaching "Ollndo" In two
hours and" a half. Maybe we were not
hungry! Jacky Btomach fairly -stuck
' out of hi eyesl W did not atop even i
' to bath our face and hands, but sat
v- ... ;:.v.r..vh. '
v , .,, .
A Crater in Action
right down to tha On hot dinner whlojt -had
been prepared (or ua by tha Japa
nese caretaker. "
Then cam a beautiful sunset, which
wa watched from, tha plasaa. Below ua -
lv th. wa nlm In FbarmlnrlV BTeen
wlth ,ugm,.can. rlalng gradually into
th magnificent Walluku rang of moun
tain, which croaa th entire nuaiw
from ahor to hor. To our toft tha
Pacific Ocean and the Island ot LanaL.
To our right tha Paclflo Ocean and an
unbroken horlson. Away off in the di-
nnA. .llmnM aI tk. Tmland (if Molo-
kal.- Jook in your geograpmea,
th inap tn Trtw..-w! ,
had from th plasaa of "Olinaa. -
After th sunset w wer glad enough
to 'relax our weary limbs and back a
w took a Httl nap. Then w gathered
round tha mi nnen lira aaaln and.,
tniaiAriM ttu I.rlf v m haad beaan to
droon and Unci Charll aald; l
; bed. all of ua!" i
Next morning we were on: again.
stoppea at tna "rung or mauie- ior
basket of luscious fresh tigs, then on
... ' , ,
but supremely bPPjr.
and tha next letter will tell you about
our further xpnnce
, POLLY BVAN8.
Taakactannay A rlvsr of Chin. .
, Perro A river of Australia.
Paa.nno A river of Franoe. '
. Brlta A river of Italy. .
'J . ' XSasy Diamond. , ",
'" -..In rose. ' ,
' ' a A kind ef nor. ?
e e e e Orave.
. Botnethlng t lp I.
jn mas. - - -;. -
Answers to Lost WeeVt
V-.' Puzzles and Problems
pler Stat Wlsoonsln)j Bear atat
(Arkaaaaa); Diamond Htat (Ualawar)
Lona tfiar gut (Trxaa): Nutmeg State
(Coaaawticut). t-lne Tra State (Maine).
" Numerical Enigma, '
' Oanerous, lasting, rattle, din. hat, aid. gla.
A' Ultis learniog Is a dangsreua taiaf .
-What la Itf-
-.J1 f "fi f 'e1" .-';' yi.ijL.vi- rf,i;.' ..-); ,.t. :7VT."W
. . . .
m a R t
M a r Y
b A be
U T h
a o H
I a M
B V t r
; - , . :
ID ANT ft rod
boy and girl
ever ee a croco- ;
dllT That enor
which to Digger
than ny n'pal
" known except tha
" elephant, the rhl-
! liooero ana ine
' lklnrMloOtamUS. ' it
Sometime 1 thtr
long. and hss a hug
ty or forty feet
Jaw that can take In at on guip :
. th. krrirf reotlle used to b
' considered sacred by the ncl",Jt,'V'
. tlats. Sometimes 'the crocodile wa
tamed, ornamented with gold rings and .
precious stone set In Its ears nd brace
let on It feet. It was then et up tor
the worship of th people, who would'
feed It with cake and baked meat and
wine. It eem strange, doea It not. that
any on could worahlp uch a frightful
looking god? Probably It wa because
th native of Africa held It In uch ter
ror that they wished to apnea It. '
Ther seemed to be on thlr.g that did
not dread tha crocodile, and that wa a
III tlx hlrH hf which Viarodatua nd Other
ancient writer tell us. It would hop In
the crocodile' huge law when It waa
lying on the ahor asleep and feed with
Its bl.l on the debits within th terrible
teeth. Herodatus celled this bird a tro
chilua, and many persons hava tried to
discover what bird it really waa. Soma
think It was a wagtail or sandpiper,
while others believe It to be a kind of
plover, or tha slc-sae, or crocodile bird.
Modern students hav found, however,
that there really are certain blrda which
have thl habit of going safely Into tha
OW OFTEN hava
..girl and boy
'. aeen ' Burmah on
. . th map of Asia,
. - up there on th
. northeastern cor
. ner of h Bay
: of Bengal; but
how many know
much more about
It than that tha
' Kngltan now ml
there, a n d th
. worehlp tha- god
. Buddha T Tet tha
; -- hava tha queereat
' and most Inter
esting thing hap-
. .. Inlamllne to Ua
uch very different live. Imagln our
babte swinging in cradle from the
celling, or being Uttooed, pr amok ng
big cigars, or having no last name tn
same aa flielr father and mother-e. or
being carried on their mother' back I
..A Burmese baby' cradle I made out
or an oiu w, , P.""T!1rji;""
. out oi oamooo ana vin- u
it I upenaa oy sirun ""
th roof, nd ther th Httl tranger
hangs out of barm way for all It
aleepy time la th early month of It
life, tuat Ilka a little bird In It nest.
nAmi.tima the tnnther aive th cradle
a nuah a she mom to and iro aDoui ner .
work, and then mistress or master baby
sway back ana lortn ua. a penaumiu.
1 na oo you m . n. .....
aativat given in tni surmeae , oaoy
bonorT A play called a Zat Poay.
This Is glvsn by th child', father to
hW friend, and la a very great occa
sion, indeed. All the Burmese sre very
font! of tha theatre, ana, inaeea. until
recently it wa bard to find a man of
that country who -had not at ome time
In hi life been an actor. To celebrate
birthday or great event throughout
the little Bui-man's life, Instesd ot their
being given Jolly party such as our
boys and girl would enjoy, ther 1
alway a Zat Poy.
Th next Important event I the nam
ing day. Thla come when baby I two
week old, and all th friend and rela
tives are Invited to a feast nd Zat
Poay. Now, you know that the little
Burmese ha no Inst name, but how in
the world do you think he gets his first
namoT Why, hw Is named according to
the Jay of the week on which he is
born. The alphabet I divided up among
th day of th week, and a child born
oh Monday, or Tanlnla, for Instance,
muat be called by some nam beginning
ITTLE PEOOY had been
very 111. For dya no one
believed h would get
well. No one, that la, but
Karl, Peggy' twin, and.
ot course, he waa Uttl
and did not really know.
One when th doctor,
who came many time a
day, shook his hesd
--. . and -tn - trinea n"
looked worried and lather and mother
wer verjk very sad. Karl rllmbedHnto
mother" lap and aald consolingly:
1 "Don't cry, mother, my Peggy is
' anln mmt well and Blav With fl).
lauee an angel all white and shiny
.came last night and whlpred right lit
my ear and told me so. She saia:
little Krl, we would Ilk to hav your
'Peggy very much up in our heavenly
, home, ana w- nave a ioveir i"'"
house all ready for her, but lno you
: ; would be so sad and lonely down on
earth without her, th dear Lord eaye
he ahall atay with you a little longr.'
Through all th drjt day that fol
lowed Karl never once could be shaken
" from his belief In his angel visitor, and
often th Httl fellow's faith helped hl
sorrow! ul parent when all hop seemed
On" the dreadful day when the doctor
told them., "Little Peggy will not be
.here In the morning," Karl grw very
4 tine will, too," he crted."Dr. OoTtton
! m hait. nauehtv man to aay ahe won't.
Mv anaal told
. me .reggy wouia ty
wTJ!.rn.gh?pr t.::- Pe,gy d. . HIGH AUTHORITY, (
denly began to get better. She looked - ' - 4 '
around, called "Karlle," and when her T0TSa UEKTRAND ' LE COUNT
brother appeared amlled faintly at him ... i X ""d a wonderfully vivid Imagine
and fell Into a refreshing sleep. tlon, which vented Itself In tnany
How thankful and surprised every on marvelous tales,
wa. Karl kept saying over and oven Thl trait worried hi mother not a
'I knew my angel waa right! I knew ' little, as she .eared her small son might
my angel wn right!" ' ; become untruthful. ' -
Now. whll Peggy wa very 111, h ' On afternoon Bertrand rushed Into
had been th beat littl patient possible, ' hi mother' room calling, "Com down,
but alnc ahe wa belter 1 am very aorry quick, mother, and see the big lion on
to say she wa quit croai and fractious. our porch. It I champing up and down.
She simply would not take th good, roaring and wagging it tall and laahlna
nourishing broth that th doctor or- its munel"
dered; for her medicine, aha Just hut . Mr. Le Count . felt that gotnethin
her lip up tight and absolutely refused rnw. be done, so calling the boy to her
to swallow It. Mother and the nurse talked aerlously to him of th wrong
wer quite detracted for fear th Httl cf telling stories. When she had fln
glrl would grow worse again. - lahed, he ssld to th apparently daeulr
Then Karl took a hand. , lmpresed chlldi .7LT!r4f -
-One day whin Peggy waa particularly, "Now, Bertrand, befor you go back
atubborn and hard to manage, he aald (0 p,,y I want you to go Into your
.. k.. ..nrnvlniltl
"Peggy Thomas, my angel didn't leav
you down her with m to be a naughty
girl. Bh aald you were to ty for com-'
iany for me, but I'm afraid she took
your company mnnr up to heaven
with hr by mistake, and you'll Jut be
an old croaal all th rest of ypur life,
and be nppy Ilk old Mr. .Jon, I
lenev you ar growing to lotjk Uk h
r,"Oh.nKTrll, you don't ra11y think so.
Oh. oh, get m.a looklng-glaa. quick.
1 wouldn't look Uk airs. Jon, croaa
with K. Q and Njjuid so on through ail
th seven day.
Each day also hss soma animal sacred
to It, and th child must alway make
offering to hi god of a candle made of
gay. colored wax and shaped Ilk his"
special snlmal. Thus Monday' child --would
offer a tiger candle; Tuesdsy's. -lion;
Wednesday s, a tusked elephant;
Thursday s, a rat. and Friday', a
guinea pig. If one happens to ba born
on Saturday or Sunday then th Uttl
Burmese hss fsbled animals a drsgon
b' ,lranM creat",i half bird, halt
H.ETTT on th
young ' - Burmese
boy Is tattooed
and th girl hss
her , ear pierced. .
Of course, this
Zat Poay. Now
think thl time
tha girl certainly
ha the better of
it. For it is so
much less pain
ful an operation.
Besides,', ther la
a feast, and th
guy tuna to
drown tho llttla
glrl'a erle while
th sharp gold
n a d I I run
- , - tbroush her ear.
If th truth muat b , toi. tho girl
of Burmah ar omething of coward,
for they mak much mor 'ua over
th alight pain of Plr.cln tn
boy do over th agony of tattooing.
It can't be done all at one, thl' tat
tooing, and ometlme th last and car- :
monial operation doe not com till tn
Sroung Burmese ! quit a big boy. But
ust (mairln how gsy looking that boy .
s when It is all through, and th pain,
which 1 sometime so sever as to re
quire opiates. Is all forgotten! That boy
1 may hav dot and animals and charms -picked
out on him; and sometimes ha
ha a vary brilliant picture don In red
in a shaven spot on his head; or some-'
time th picture tell a story or alle
gory from th waist to th heel. Can
you e what the Burmese; admire In
uch a barbarous practice? Bom of you
may hav seen a tattooed man in a clr
' cua, and know bow very ugly he look.
You all knojr that a baker" doan
abort wela-nt or measure. So th bakars.
to be very sure they would not be pun
ished," would glv an extra loaf -with,
vary dosen. Thl wa called tha van
tag loaf. Often people, apeak ot "giv
ing a man a baker' dosen," which
mean a sound whipping all h-dcerv
and on more. -
," Often, too, th baker!
'th devil' dosen In (efervnee to th num.-
per mineen. wnicnr a great many- peo-.
pi think unlucky. Thera ar a great .
many different reasons given why th
number thirteen la unlucky. Some peo
ple think It I because of Judas lacs riot
at tna last auppoe or ouf irh -othr-
ay it I oecauae that number of wltohe
.womtiK at eacn ot their great feasta. .
Polly Kvana hopes none of her girl and
"boy believe either In witches or an
unlucky thirteen. A for th urat, w all
' know nowaday ther are no such par-
sons. though our ancestors feared thera'.
greatly; and th second superstition I
qually fooll.h. Polly Evn ha often
!?i d.own th,rt t a table; ono she
J' It every meal for a fortnight and
yet all tho peopl ar gulIaJiv.
HAT would you can
thl picture? Why.
f corn, of cour,, overy "
on answer; that la,"
It you. are an Ameri
can. If you wer a
Scotch 'Child, you
would, probably call
ata corn; whll. If
i-nailsh, you mtghf
. glv thl nam to
wheat, barley, rye and
pt. Her . In th
l.nlted Stat w
. mean but on thing
when w epeak of
. corn that I mala or
- Ir.dlan corn. W call
grain or lse by their
' proper name.
pan to them from mesni tnirteen ror tweiy; out oio you
the time they as aver hear how It gained It name! In
babiea; at least. - th old day ther used to be heavy
who live ' nne ana nenaiuea ir a xraaesman aave
old thing, not for fifty hundred plat of
Ice crera." , -
i "WU," aald Karl, "maybe you ain't
juat axactly Ilk her, but you're pretty
crcea-looklng, and I'm aur my angel
wouldn't think you were very nice for
that home ah ba all ready for you."
"Who 1 your-angel. Karlle? I didn't
t never bear of her befor. and what home
do you' mean?"
v Then Karl told his sister an about hi
dream of an angel, who to the boy
seemed a very real visitor.
Karlle." aald th deeply Impressed
' you, I mustn't never light with
non. ind 1 mint n( w,ii in.t ,
I cam too. . ,
:sy. ir an angel gave m back to
can. too." : . . .
"That's right, dear." aald fatha. .h
enerd th room juat thn. "a Uttl girl
' "J10 ," been o wonderfully cared for
, should be very thankful, and do every
thing possible to get perfectly well. Now,
I II tell you what to do. Each tint you
( tak your tonic plesaantly father will
give you fifteen cent to put In thl fin
nw monkey bank I hav her, and each
''"to ? "t a big bowl of broth you
. ahall have ten cent. Think how much
... J14n5ry.,f,0tt caa ro DV h time you
"Goody, good." cried Peggy. ' "Karlle,
run tell mother I'll take my ugly old
tonlo and broth both right oil to once.'7
room, and kneel down by your little bed
and ask una to lorgiv you.-
In eoarcely a mlnut Mr. L Count
heard the child laughing and playing
with his dog. . -at
i "Bertrand. called b.a mother, "t
thought I told you to aak Ood to for
give you for telling m that naughty
tory about tha llon. Why did you. not.
"Whys, I did. mnthar, and Ood aald..
That' ill right, Bertrand. r X the--ht
It wae a Hon, too.' " ,. I
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