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DAILY EAST OftEGONlAN, PEJTDLETON, OREGON, . THURSDAY EVEOTNCt, JTJIT 23, 1921.
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1PIRKHC1 PIT "Ci
Z00K8!" fxclalmrd young George j
Tllghman. "1 wish I had a gun j
r rather cannon!" j
Hit friend and ccmpiinlon wai.
- vuered ltd of about hi own age. j
answering to the nam of Honest, and (
he with a grin remarked: "One can-
iun ain't do you no good!"
Uteris rlenchrd h, fists and would;
have stood up In hi small boat ifj
Honest had not restrained him by
touch en hla arm. "i'ey"il see you-all. j
Usr? Oeo'ge," he whimpered.
Aa tt waa, the boys were barely hld-j
ten by the rather scant foliage of the;
ree along the water's edce and were
t not for the tall water-grass and,
bushs, they would have been spotted j
Irom (the deck of the warships sailinsj
o grandly up the Bay. Sudden'y-j
George cried In a voice excited bull
hiMhed: "Look. Honest, look!"
One. of the uhljw with gllstenlm-'
mainsail and two J bs spread had be
run to fetch around as if she meant j
to change her course.
"Dey'a aeed us!" gasped Honest. j
Fo It appeared, for the vssel came;
rt.Vng iowly towards them.
Reeree grasped an oar and paddled
nurrkgly Into the water weeds until j
he could feel the bottom. They knewj
that coast well. Then both of themi
Holed their way along a channel hid-j
den fcy the grassea, where there was;
Juat enough water to float their boat, i
After they bad poled a little way they!
auust needs slop and peer into the Bay!
to sen what else was happening.
"If they mean to chase us they
would man a pinnace," observed
"Or shoot out a cannon ball," said
Honest. "Dey's somefln else undah
dey's hat. Marse Geo'ge."
Both of them crouched breathlessly
In ti boat watching. On came the
vessel and now they could plainly see
the guns mounted on her two decks
and the red coats clustered on board.
Someone was leaning over the aide
maK.ng souudings aa they came on
"Tiity'r going to anchor. Look!"
said George. .
"Dey's gwine to stop dere In Hunt
ah's Cove." Honest opined.
And right he was. The stately ves
sel came slowly on. In Hunter's Cove
the water was derp enough to make
her a snug harbor. Mow did she find
out? Some British sympathizer must
be on board. And why was she stop
ping there? The boys, asked them
selves and each other that question a
doz'n times, until they could not bear
to go on about their business leaving,
it unsolved. A risky undertaking, but
George was determined to shove eioser
to lie ship and the faithful Honest,
more friend than slave, never thought
o softly did they approach that not
one of the British dreamed that any
one was within hailing distance. It
was Honest, born in an African jungle.
Myt-v FA WW-
"They're Going; To Anchor, Look!" Said George
pouocr. for. ne !,
0 LLHONOTHe HR0SjwHO
0(S UHCtM THROUGH
IP course, TIHie had to have a
(Fourth of July party. She had a
fourth of July party every year,
- because ahe had been a little
Fourth of July baby, and having a
Party Is always the best way to -celebrate
one's birthday. But thia year,
the party had to be Bomqthlng "special
extra," because it was to be given In
celebration of bar tenth birthday. .
Tlllle wondered what the party
would be like, but as usual mother
kept all the details a secret, and It
waa not until all the guest were as
sembled that mother disclosed her se.
eret. To begin with the invltatione
had been written In white Ink on red
cardboard nre-crackera and that Rave
a Fourth of July air to the whole afc
fair. Before the party mother had
taken a box full of small blank cards.
She had divided the cards Into three
j packs; on the cards of one pack ahe
had pasted In the center & gilt atari
on another pack one narrow atrip of
red paper and on the third pack one
narrow strip of silver paper on each
card. The silver was to represent the
white In our flag. The children sat on
the lawn In a circle and mother dealt
the cards, one at a time to each player
until they were all used up. Then the
girls and boya looked at their cards
to see how . many flturs they could
who Mrst delected a cautious tiplissh
and 'Whispend: "Hold dere, Marsej
Geo'ge. dey's landln!" "
iJo.ui cruiic'hiU the boys In the boat j
wan nearis anuuer. mey soon caug-ijon U)lMr R4 up tJn( cllu(aelUa BT,
..it; MII.IU1I4I ui uu-3 a.iu i lie Miunuj
ui" era. Souu a mu-.ii catu asa-covi eu
coracle came lino vuw una in it tbre.
purpose was to put the fear of God
and the UrltUh Navy Into the hearts
of all disloyal colonists by shelling and
ra.ditiK some of Ui wwc and vlllaf t
men. They were all ultictrs, Hie boys
noted iroui their uiiifoims.
"Could we but land on the other
side," sa.d one in a distinct voice, "it
might not be so miry."
"But that would fetch us a Ions
course around." said a sticoud voice.
.According to our youns fiiena, the
village l.i-s yonder in that directiou
an an inieu"
"Near enougrh for our eighteen
pounders to ruich?" inquired a third
. "Ka.sily. I should say," was the an
swer. "1 was told that it was Just
beyond the bend here."
"Then we'll keep our man-o'. war
men for noblfr prey," said the one
wno bad spoken last. "Our Jolly
ightecii-pounuera shall carry our
warning to the rebels. ..Only Wait
until night fall and , we'll easily llnd
the target when the lights are hi in
"A bit of target practice, eh?" and
they all laughed.
There .k some further talk, from
which the eaves-droppors learned that
these men belonged to the transport
fleet of General Howe bound for
Philadelphia, .and that their present
Aticr the curaole auu oilicers had
niwed oil the Leys turned frightened
faces to eucti other.
"We must take a warning at once!"
said Gcoi s;e.
"liui, ' Honest replied, "dey's a kind
o' nervous Keliu' ai'oun-abouta and
city's a;l blading dere lights, so mebbe
uu ciglueeu-pouiiaaha aun t bud uu
Th.s was very true, and although
his companion had not said anything,
GeoiKu knew as well as he did that
they could not get back in their boat
without being seen, for already the
tide was ebbing, leaving them almost
grounded, and in order to get back by
water they would have to push out
into the Bay where they would be in
plain sight. To return to the village
by land meant a long way round, as
the Brill her had said, for the shore
curved d eply.
"VWd be getting home Just In time
to spread the alarm," said Gerge.
"Mought do It In a hour," Hoivest
George looked at the setting sun and
another thought came to hlvi.
"Ha!" cried George In a low voice.
I have It! Here are two lanterns In
this boat and we might borrow a few
aacra at Mr. Carter's summer place.
Th family Isn't there but they would
Dot begrude us. Then let's go to the
woods beyond the quick-sand duck
beach and at night fall the British
shall have a target."
Such 'was the Idea and both boys
hurried feverishly to carry It out-Bare-legged,
they waded through the
swamp and followed the Inlet to the
Carters' empty house. There they
found what they were after coach
lanterns, stable lanterns; and" laden
with these tl.Ty staggered as best they
could to the woods. There on the
point of land Jutting out, conspicu
ously adorned by tall pines, the boys
hung the lighted lanterns In the
boughs. It was already almost dark
and they lost no time getting- away
Just as they reached the village, two
miles from the spot, the fireworks
commenced. Bang! Gr-r-r-rl Puff!
Blng! Out ran the startled villagers.
Then along came two tired boys and
explained that the British were at tar
Well might the two young adven
turers have been made much of, for it
was by such a spirit and such deeds
make. To make a flag, each child
had to have thirteen cards with atari
on them, seven red atrlpes and six
white stripes. After the flag waa
formed the children spread then) on
the frrass before them and when all
the flags possible - had been formed
they borrowed 4n turn from their left
hand neighbor's hand trying to form
flags .with the cards thus drawn. At
the end of the game the lawn waa
dotted with pictures of flags and the
child who had succeeded In making
the most received a pretty silk flag for
The next game they, played was
"Battleship Race." In large tubs of
water were tiny little battleships. Each
ship was numbered and eaoh child waa
given a small stick of wood with th
corresponding number. With tha
sticks the children were to1 push the
tiny crafts around the tub three time
and the ona who reached th finishing
flag first was the winner. "
And then tt was time for "eati"-
and such eats! Ice cream In cannon
moulds, bon bons like fire-crackers and
cakes decorated In red white and blue.
When refreshments had been eaten
they all stood up and sang "Th Btr
Spangled Banner," waving aloft tha
flag favors that had been Sticking la
the Ice cream. . ... - . n.
"If the Britishers don't see the lights I that liberty was won and the Star
they might send a raiding party ' Spangled Banner still floats over the
ashore!" he exclaimed. I proud State of Maryland and the fest
"Shore nuff!" said Honest. I of tne I'nlon.
n ' i I va
None knows the pleasures of the
Of gardening, if he cannot blame
The nightly thefts on Bunny
Who lives beneath the garden
To see him scamper off in fright,
His cotton-tail, so soft and white.
Held high in air, should bring the
That helps "along our work the
while. - "
And for Br'er Rabbit who has not
Within his heart a tender spot?
mm? - v
We RUNAWAY RABBITS
.HE first d-y of -.vcat:on was
warm aty! sunny and Esther took
her two favorite dolls and went
'out Into the far tarden. This
waj the place the I'.ed best to play,
because it was so far away from the
iituse that one almost seemed to be
away on a visit. Also because Esther
liked the smell of the fresh earth and
the feeling of a garden near her.
Something always stems to be bap
jwnlng In a garden something blooms
ir is ripe ready to pick or is interest
ing to Wi i' because It has grown to
'apldly there a. tiways somc-.nmg to
-This particular morning Ksther no-1
Iced that the gardener had been cut
ilig the grass on the lawn around .he
! "Wonder where he pot It all." rhe
.bought, as she stepped over the frwh
cut grass. "I 'sp -t he got a lot. be
cause It was so Ion? yesterday."
She had not Ion? to wonder, for
vhen ahe reached the far on" end of
iae yard, there, at the ec?sr of the
Kxrden. . were three trreat pils of
greenness f e sh smfllins and pretty.
"They seemed Jus? made for a !it'!e sir;
to play on!
"It's a good thing I put on this last
year's dress," laughed Esther to her
seifi " 'cause then I don't need to
worry about grass stain. 1 can Just
piay on those piles all I want to!"
She set her dolls 15 state on one
pile and then plunked herseif down on1
the middle of the top of the other.
"Ugh! I like that!" she said hap
pily as she sank down, down. down. In
the soft greenness. Then she played I
that the pile was a throne and that;
the JMeppst .doll a as a quern ard the!
other doil was ter lady in waving.!
That rc.e?.nt. of course, mi'l'-r a ciover!
crown and a clover train for each doll..
and a rope of clovers to mark the wayj
the queen should walk. Esther loved!
making clover things and as h'r swift;
flnrers worked 'he mornln? slipped bv
without her realizing at a!! that the'
.sun was getting hotter and hotter. j
"Now I'll take some of the gr-r.
from that oth"r pile." slid Esther,'
thoughtfully, and make a little throne
beside this one, so the lady in waiting
may fit near, but not beside the1
qucn." , ;
p'k'd tip a erpof armful ofi
grass from the middle pile and what
do you suppose she saw?
Snugged down on the ground, half
covered still oy the grass Esther n-u
not disioifueU. aere four. Uny. tio
white rabbit! If tho.s' little creaLurs
had Jumped up and danced a rini
around a rosy about her. K.siher oomd
not have been more a mazer! nations,
four of them, lying in her pile -i
For a fecor.d the little cr aturcs
blinked at the br.yht. hot siinsnnie.
then they burrowed their tiny pi n H
noses In the grass. Bright sunshine,
little girls and the blx world around
wrre too much for thm
Esl-hec stiood for a moment looking
dazed 'y at them, and t.h o she did the
vfcry best ' thin? she cou'd do she
rlrcpprd the pile of ffras she .had
pirkod un anrl rov'red teni t't;ht.
"1 wouldn't think they would wan?
to ?tay under all that t'.'ff." -he said
o herself, "but If they do, I'll lr-
then. Now I woivlpr ft here their
rno'lver Is. aid how they cot ther"
inl!:i and riupr.s and thrones Were
forgotten. ls'-her knew th rah'il's
couldn't br.ve been her- '-r:. frr tt'P
gardener had put the piles of grass i
mere only tha' earlv morning.
Where did the raboits belong and how
did they g. t there?
S.ie wasn't in doubt very long.
Ki um across the garden came a
voice saying, "Esther! Ksther! bob
by's cominir over to see if you can
help him tind his rabbits. They've;
lioLby was the littl:' boy who lived
"They're here!" shouted Esther In
replv. 'hey' re all here! I'm keeping
"in for r.ini. I am."
!:- bv mil his hir sister who had
"nil d e..ne runnlnit In a Jifr'y and
The V M
the gardener who heard what Estnet
had said came too. When they were
all In front of the pile. Ksther bent
over and picked up the grass she hud
lifted before for the throne.
"There they are." nh e said pioud'y.
But nothng was there! The grass
was warm and rounded' ovi r where
the foft little bTdie had t n but not
4 NOVEL PARTY
T1tt sre f ,ir nitrino' lli mie, but )iu ll find Hint only one
mlh rr. li. s ll.f mil't. 1 iihl H' aMli. Voii will wi- It-M rs wuilt-ml
lone Ihc P'Ul'S Tlt b-ti r4 aUmg the UU iJili lil U Uie tvnu-r Miell
wi'll known juoitru. U'ltut la Uf
UII5II I.VITIAI. STATKS j
1. Arrargr six birds-one under -t he i
other so ihai tnc:r inil.ai.- sue tin: i
name ut oi.e oi h i'ue.ll:- ri.a.cs.
-. Arrange sev. n bird one unuer
the 0'hi.r so i.'iat then initials gne j
'.iie name of a t-'auniein S-aie.
3. Arra litre nine birrls uue under
:l.e otner so that I heir initials give
lie Tumi.; of one of tile Not thern
v. o;;u stjtAKW
-My first Is ht". yo are doin n jw.
My sei'ond is a lake in Norm America.
My 'h.rd ae:in. troubles.
My fourth is u.-eJ to wji-k upon.
My lirst sings sweet suns.
My se' Olid in a lOollgbL.
My thud Is a tear.
My fourt h is a fi uit.
Cllilt ISH1AL STATES
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READ B I I! r ;
A I r K E .V T
ll F. 0 K It A T E
A I'P'irEIM lpp-T I'tt bnwl
i corner vt.liunct, Seeing is Bettering.
IKE the swallows when they fly
I .Thro the mists ihat dull the sky;
In and out the cloudy veil
--on';; the sun, al hide and seek.
I h.t' e wen thro' all ihe week
Playinj a th: SoLthein gale.
Summer winds, my kilc i (ling
Where your vcice-, shrilly sing;
i Lp aoove the tallest tree!
Take it, make it mou:i! on high
:l ar'lir than ihe sharpest' eye
W?ll its swayinj form can see!
Full the string wilh all your ntight !
I have pot il good and tisht,
And mv arm is very strong.
Tub away! My k te shall sail
Hit'h'r as il flaunts its tail
Like a seipent, lithe and leng!
Summer winds, the tumblm; clouds
Fly b.-fore your bres'.b ui crowds.
And my kite shall loliow theta
Dipping, darting, onward fanned,
fill they reach that wondrous land
Land of gold and fairy gem.
3jI your t-mpest-laden blat
In that land could never ei'..
Wh-re the rainbow-fairies rrttrsl.
J'. j, my kilc li.-.s cau'j't the glow!
vVhat it sees I'd hke to know
Hcven.ij o'er th it bright domain.
A my c I'd so li'-.t.'v wound
Sp-ns and J'.nces on the giound;
Frrther off, my kite, you rpeed,
F'oi'in? thro t'nl arch of cloud
Mi'1 aS"- hv wild.' ?o loud.
iij.. na.i Lo bo seen.
"Why why," began Esther.
"Tliey were there Just a minute ago!"
"They must nave been," agreed the
gardener because the gra.ss is still
warm. They are not far away. We'll
He laid do vn his hoe and rake and
with his hands (sa as not to hurt any
creature), he picked away the grass.
"Hobby," he said, as he worked,
'you and your sister stand over there
on the other side and catch 'cm If they
start to run."
Hut he needn't have worried. Those
tiny rabbits were too frightened to run.
He pulled away grass and more grass
till he got Into the very center of the
great pile and there, snuggled down
liKhtly toirethrr so tight they seemed
like one little round ball of whiteness
were the four orssln? rabbits. Very
lend rly the gardener picked them up
and handed i linn to Bobby, one at a
"I can't carry 'cm all," exclaimed
Bohby, "let Ksther help."
So together the children carried the
little runaways hack to the safe shel
ter of the rahhlt house.
And Just then the dinner bell rang.
"No more time for dolls and queens
todty." wild Esther us shr took a good
ly look at her little- new acquaintances,
"but anyway, rtihbits are fun and I'm
glad yours run away so we could bring
them home. I iiien they'll like their
home and their dinner bitter than the
inside of a throne!"
And the way those rahhlt started
nibbling at the fresh carrot tops
seemed to mean, "Indeed we do," j
OBIJY wanted to give a party
that was difterent from any other
party ihat he had ever attended.
Mother iiiways nud the best Ideas
s no sough her aid. Sne put on her
thinking cap ami this Is t.ie party that
Hobby gave. The Invitations vere cut
from brown paper In the shape of a
Noah's Ark the windows colored red
and the roof crayoned In green. On
' the reverse side In white Ink was writ
ten the message: "Beware of the
F ood! If you want to escape climb
aboard the Ark next Saturday after
noon.' Everybody must he aboard at
my house by three o'clock."
123 Green Itoad.
When the curious and excited little
guests arrived they were shown Intol
as many different rooms as possible
and after their hats and coats had
been removed each child was given a
mask representing some animal. Thus
disguised they trooped down stairs
where Hobby dressed liked Mr. Noah
was waiting" to greet them. Then each
truest was given a pencil and a piece
of paper and the fun beian. The
gamo was. to see how many of In
animals they could guess and as soo'j
as they discovered who It was thai. w.
hidden beneath a mask, down on tha
paper went the name of that child. Al
the end of five minutes the pep era
were collected and the child with the
longest correct list received a book of
animal stories as a prize.
Then the masks were taken off and
the children marched Into the nurs
ery, whieli was fixed up tike a real
ark. 8: raw on the floor; and hay
tilled In the corner for the animals lo
enjoy o.i their lon voyage. And sacn
Kuraesl I'm the trunk on the ale
Phantl Hunt the poanutl . Circus
stunts! And then the ark dinner gong
sounded and the hungry animals fair
ly tumbled ovor thimswtlves to get Into
the dining room. The place cards
were little Noah's Arks and the favor
were tiny wooden animals.
Before the guests knew It, It was
time to go home, and i sorry crowd)
they were to leave Ark Land, whoi
they had had such a Jolly nfteraoon
Do you think that party waa fun)
If you want to know Just try 1U
"Sharp as a lizard," people say
To show that harmless creature'
Of getting on in life and he
Is all a garden-frie,nd should be.
When in the sun, as if asleep,
11 you a quiet wutch will keep,
You'll see him catch the bug or
That feasts upon your plants
And this remember, harmless
He makes a pet that will not bite.
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