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UVCLB AL stayed in France a long
time helping Code Sam win the
war. While be tu in Parli he
learned come tricks from a real magi
cian. When he came back he did some
of them for his little niece, Alice Wat
eon. "How wonderful. Uncle AL I wish
I could learn some. Do you suppose
r could r asked Alice.
Now, ever eince his retern Cncl Al
bad noticed a great change In the
twins, Alice and Albert. They were
still polite and fairly accommodating,
but it seemed to him that they Bid
their kind deeds merely from habit,
because they were scouts, of because1
they had to. "Anyhow, the pep ha
gone out of them,'' he said. Be now
be answered Alice:
"Certainly, dearie. When my locker
comes I have something that will help
you to work magic, only ybd mast be
careful to obey strictly."
The locker attired next day and Cn
cle Al's gift to Alice waa a pair of dear
little French boots, khaki colored and
with silk tassels in front.
"Made to order la Paris, thy dear,"
said Uncle Al "Pay strict attention to
the initials Inside. Tou think 'A. W.'
stands for your name AliceWatson
but don't forget these are magic boots.'
The letters mean Always Willing. Re
member this when you wear them
miracles will happen."
Alice put the boots it the foot bf
her bed that night and could hardly
wait for morning to put them cm.
When tomorrow came it wait lots bf
tan to lace the strings around the lit
tle metal hooks just like t'nclg Al's
And there shone the two gold letters,
A. W., that stood for Always Willing.
But as the passed mother's room she
heard a little moan! She knew what
that meant! Mother bad a headache!
O, how she wanted to get to school
WterM Cr Prlftiwc Co . m t, "
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I Am the LAUGHING Ol'LL. and live hear the water. They
call me the Laughing Gull because my vol-e is kind tit i hoarse
cackle which sounds something like a very old man's laugh.
When a great bunch of us are together we make quite a noise
when we all happen to "laugh" at the same time. Atltough I can
swim very well and like the water, t seldom swim, unless com
pelled to do so and then hover get very far from land, as my
rouains the see gulls do. You know they will follow a ship on the
ocean for thounsnds of miles and when they get tired Just hop
on the water and bob along with the watts. ;-;'
Now you are ready to draw me. I'm sure, so take a pencil,
and starting at dot number 1, continue to draw a line through
dots I, 3. 4, and so on back to dot 1. and you will find that yeu
htve drawn my outl'nr. I hope )ou will like mc for your coU
Ict tiob of Pencil Pictures,
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very early to show the magic boots
before the bell rang! Of course Daddy
could fix mother's tea and toast Then,
Magic Boots made her think of their
motto. Always Willing. She tiptoed
In, kissed mother, went Quietly down
stain, prepared and brought up a
But there Was not much time for the
schoolgirls to admire the boots before
During first perlbd teacher asked:
'"Who knows the way to the car barer
Alice understood. Teacher needed
car checks, and soma little girl al
ways volunteered to go for th&ra. Alice
knew the way, too, but ft meant cross
ing many muddy streets, ahd ehe re
membered her pretty new boots. Then
the remembered the boot again, they
aid Always Willing! f went her
"I do let me go," she piped eagerly.
tM may, dearie, ahd watch fof
passing Vehicles," teacher cautioned,
giving Alice the money.
Alice skipped merrily there and
" '4 - - 3 " j? -
10 trior vegetables standing it a tine,
A rabbit ate tht carrot, then then
9 little vegetables waiting for thrtt
A worm borei through tht cabbage,
then there Vert 8.
8 little vegetables' thinking earth a
A small boy bought the onion, then
there were 7.
7 little vegetables, standing straight as
A chicken picked the lettuce, then
there wee 6-
back, golBg Mdwly flrf crossings, the
boot wkre hot splUhed one, toil at
recess bad hews awaited bet! While
sfce wai twit a real French magician
Bad Visited the i6hool. The cBlldren
had been called to chapel again to see
him perform his tricks.
"He took rabbits out of his hat, bor
rowed our rings, fired pistols at them,
handed them back with pink roses
tied to them, and everything," relat
ed the happy children.
Sure enough, there were the roses
pinned proudly to dress and lapel.
"And t would have enjoyed htm
more than anybody," sighed Alice.
After icBOoi she loitered home.
Tht blue, blue ocean bids us come,
Juil hear him prance and roar
Hi tinjt Song, his merry, hum
ti heard along the short.
He seem Id idy : "Come in and sPldih
But Potty is a pessimist.
Or one who's always blue;
She sees the darker side of things,
Tht sadder point of view.
Shi always thinks that it will rain
When thi goes out to ride,
Pot goodness sake, don't be lik her.
Look on the brighter tide,
TO MR. bOtGB.UT.
Good morning, Mr. Doughnut
I'm mighty glad to meet yoii,
You're just the friend I'nt Idokitig for,
Most kindly I wil' treat you
Indeed, there's no one lovel ydtl inbfe,
And so I'm going to Cat yob t
One time J ssw a farm boy asleCS
Upon a haystack coveted deeft. '
For pillows sheets arid blankets gay,
All that boy had wf ofily liny!
When morning came he waked his pup,
Bet aerir Ha4r that hay bed up!
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6 little vegetable, Wry msir, dive 4 iff vegetables, laughing, at a bee,
A baby seised tin raJish, that there t lit bet sltit potato, then there
Weti S. xrtre S.
S little vegetables, wondering more and 3 MtlP vtjHobles, looking somewhat
A woman bought the hihi'.f, then Inert A WON illirA Iht tttiHthber, then there
were 4. ttrrl i.
f"i :t -n - mw u.f
SOT AFBAID OF IM.
"Let me have 'em hard, I say!
I'll catch the hottest ones today."
And swim in best of form I
Come on, dear kiddies, make a dash,
The water's nice and Harm.
"Along my bedik thrift loli of tani
For kiddie! wee It dy
Cowir on and make t city grani
ttflf THE wirt Sl'OEE nasi.
(A feuptian legefii)
OSCE to th Wry long ago I hus
band end wife lived IH Venice
and both, as It chanced, were
Said fteppo bn day to his wife I
"Ltl s have Som fritters t8 tat."
"What shall w do for fryihg
pan?" asked ftosa.
"florrow One front rhjr godrhbtiier,"
"I'll go for the pan, but you must
carry It back," said Rosa.
"We'll see about that," said Beppo,
"when we have eaten our fritters."
The pan wis borrowed, the fritters
cooked ahd Cater) and laid Bcppo:
"Let US make i bargain (hat whoever
speaks first thai! carry the pah back to
"Very welt,'' laid Rdia, 'I'll agree id
"We will go on with bur usual
work," said llcppo.
'That will be all-right, Mid ttdsij
I'll sftin and you make the shdel."
Beppo was a shoemaker sd dowiih:
sat and began to draw hisr thread, say
ing nothing but "LtnlCro, lenlcro," as
he drew the thread back and forth.
Rosa sat at her wheel spinning away
and murmuring as she did so in a
kind of croon, "Piccici, piccids"
So llicy sat hour after hour, he with
his "Lehiero" and she with her "flc
Clcl," but not I word would they say to
lit the coutse of the Jay in came a
soldier and said to Bcppo:
"Cut me i stout leather girth for my
Bcppo never even looked at him.
2 Itlllt WHAblri, thinking Ihey would
The hi IMId rotted, then Ihcr:
t llttlt. vigelahtt can't have any fu,
St Ml Mptr bnrsted, then thrre wat
. on$. Harvey Peake.
Mother' shutters wire closed she
still bad her headache, it would be. I
i3ut at the front doof stood" frnci
at. Smillr,g and taking her books hi
asked: "Hat! ye heard the good
news? Mother is better, she Is only
resting now, for we are to hav a
guest for supper a French magician,
my friend from Paris. He stopped
over to see me. I hear he rislted your
school this morning, but he will per
form for us again tonight'
"Always Willing does work mir
acle," said happy Alic that night
pinning to Uncle Al's lapel the pink
rosebud the magician bid tied to her
for me to wish away.
"And every merrj Ihtid and man,
When vatil6n i&ys ate done,
Will take from me a coot of ton
And memories of much fun."
William A. Robert,.
An optimist is one who smiles
No matter what occurs,
From getting clean tlothis muddied up
To seats on cocklt burs.
And this boy Hevef fails to smile,
His temper ii; Htblimi
l)i you Hoi wish Ihdt jfdu were like
Hit Oliie all thi timet
only continued drawing his thread
backward ahd forward and Intoning,
The soldier looked at RoSa. "What's
up?" he asked. But Rnia merely Jr jit
on turning htr wheel and crooning,
"Ate yblt both crajy?" said the
soldier, arid he sliotited tc Bepprt: "Cut
me a stout leather girth for my horse I"
But Bcppo paid no heed Otlly con
tinuing his "Lenlcro" accompanied by
The soldier became very angry and,
drawing out hit nword, Belted the
shoemaker and was about to cut off his
head when Rosa, who could not stand
WHAT MARTHA DID
MARTHA was 2 and Felix was .
Martha wai not very certain on
her feet and would wobble a
great deal, so that Felix often had liU
hands full when he walked with her
down to the gate. Some times he wa
cross about it and told her Hint she
should not cling to hit hand.
One day Felix was in a better
mood than Usual and took her for a
long walk, and they went intd S little
park and sat down. Felix stood bit lop
seeing her husband killed, cried out : -"Spare
him, good soldier! Do not
injure Bepbo, my dear husband!"
And ficptki cried out: "(Jood, good)
yoli have spoken first and back froU
shall carry the pan, while 1 cut e
leather girth fur the soldier."
A Tlttnght tor the Dsyi
NetH trouble trouble till' trouble
TR Mill Msi It a li.ll ,.( ...
list bate a 4t in Ihrsa.. Tfce ant lain, jus U Ike itlcturr A a "Ureal
aatrlfR" will aaaeai
of the scat and jumped down, and if
Martha could. have climbed up on the
seat the would have jumped down, for
she always wanted to do whatever Fe
lix did. White she was wondering it
she could do It Felix came down with
a thump and, losing his balance, fell
sprawling. It htlrt, but he laughed, and
then he found llint he could hot get
up His inkle ws hurt end he could
hot stand OH it
"This Is a pretty flx," he said. "I
guess my inkle U sprained, and how
shall 1 get hornet 1 can't walk and
you can't find your way home to tell
"Yes, 1 o, laid Martha.
"Come barlt," be tried to her; "you
don't tttlow the way, arid you will get
lost." rlul Martha was hurrying on,
' falling dotvn and gelling up and hurry
ing at long as she was In tight Felix
begad to cry, for the pain end the fear
that Martha was lost wert too hiuca
for hint. It seethed hour while h
waited, and no one came to that part
of tiio park. Then, when ho had de
rided in his own mind that no one
would ever rind him and that Martha
was lost, he saw his mother With poor,
tired little Martha Id her afms, and
ttid then tilings happened. Mis mother
left Marihe with hint and Hurried in
(lit direction in which the had Hen some
park meh, and presently Felix as in
i taxi ind oh the way to the doctor's
while MaHha lay fast asleep beside
him Ih her mother's arms, and the was
Idling Felix how Martha made them
understand that brother was hurt. Her
dmt was torn and dirty, and so was
her face, but Felix did not care ts he
behl to kiss the brave, tired little girl.
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YOU LOSS .
tHErV GiMME ' YES.
MOVIE OF MA66Y.
HIS OUVf CHEElLO.
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