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THE AU RORA
OBSERVER, AU RORA, OREGON
Mysterious Footprints of the ‘ Man on His Way to HelV
Are Still Intriguing North Carolinians After 100 Years
And a Vindictive Horse Started
All This Queer
Bath, N. C.—North Carolina’s
state government has officially
taken control of eight shallow pits
100 yards off the main highway near
here, the source of a legend almost
a century old. The legend:
A very profane country gentleman
named Elliott, with his madcap
companions, was given to racing on
Sunday. One Sabbath as he gal
loped down the lane Elliott shouted
to his steed to either “ take him in
a winner or take him to hell.
Whereupon, his penitent compan
ions reported, the horse dug its
hooves into the soft earth in two
mighty leaps and hurled the rider
against a nearby tree, killing him.
The horse’s hoofprints still remain.
Ed Cutlar, nearby farmer, says the
pits were made into a mudwallow
for his hogs, but refused to vanish.
Grown men recall now, as children,
they filled the pits with dirt on the
way to school, returning later to find
the prints fresh as ever.
B E D T I M E ST O R Y
By Thornton W. Burgess
I^IRANNY FOX was trotting down
the Lone Little Path through
the Green Forest. She was in no
particular hurry. In fact, she was
not going anywhere in particular.
She was just out for an airing. But
whether she is going anywhere in
particular or not old Granny Fox
always keeps her eyes and her ears
wide open. It is in this way that
she has learned so much about her
neighbors, and it is because of this
habit that she is so hard to fool.
So now as she trotted down the
Lone Little Path she heard the voice
She smiled to herself when she
saw that Blacky was so interested
in what he was looking at that he
didn’t see her coming.
of Blacky the Crow. She stopped
right away and cocked her head on
one side so as to hear better,
“ Caw, caw, caw, caw !” Granny
sat down and a shrewd look crept
into her sharp eyes as she listened.
“ There’s mischief afoot,” said
Granny. “ When Blacky caws like
that there is something going on.
He’s way over in the Green Forest,
and he sees something that is ex
citing, very exciting indeed. He’s
spoiled many a hunt for me by caw
ing like that. It sounds very much
as if he was saying ‘Fox, fox, fo x !’
I wonder if that scamp Reddy is in
trouble. I believe I’ll have to look
and see what is going on.”
With that old Granny Fox trot
ted off in the direction from which
Blacky’s voice came. The nearer
she got the louder his voice sounded.
Granny would stop once in a while
to cock her head on one side
and listen. Presently she reached a
point where she could see Blacky
on the top of a tall pine tree. He
was leaning forward so as to look
down, and it was very plain to see
that he was watching something
very exciting down below, and he
was cawing so that Granny won
dered that it didn’t give him a
sore throat. She smiled to herself
when she saw that Blacky was so
interested in what he was looking
at that he didn’t see her coming.
It has long been Blacky’s delight
to torment old Granny Fox by tell
ing everybody within sound of his
voice where she is when he sees
her. So now Granny smiled and
crept forward very, very carefully,
so as not to be seen or heard, and
presently she reached a place where
she could keep out and see what
it was that was, exciting Blacky
so. What was it? Why, it was
Peter Rabbit playing dodge with
“ I thought I’d find that scamp
Reddy,” muttered Granny. “ When
Blacky makes a fuss like that it is
usually because Reddy is some
where around. I think I’ll join in
the game and show Reddy that,
smart as he is, his old granny is
smarter. It is high time that im
pudent Peter Rabbit was served up
for a Fox dinner.”
Now, it is no wonder that Blacky
the Crow was excited. That game of
dodge wasn’t a game for fun at all.
Oh, my, no! It was very much
more exciting than a game for fun
I ever could be. You see, if Peter
should get caught he would not only
lose the game but he would lose his
life as well.
Just as old Granny Fox made up
her rhind that she would take a
hand and.show*Reddy how to catch
Peter something happened. Peter
suddenly stopped dodging and start
ed for a big pile of brush as fast
as he could go, lipperty-lipperty-lip.
Granny saw what he was trying for
and sprang out to head him off, but
she was just too late. Reddy, fol
lowing close at the heels of Peter,
was just too late, too. Peter was
safe under the big pile of brush!
So, Cut Down Your Speed
The pathway of life is long and'
devious, and you never retrace it.
Sometimes a man who enjoys
solitude enjoys the kind of a pipe
that insures it.
Reason why the rights of some
are not respected is because they
don’t respect them themselves.
Henpecked husbands are grown
up men who were sissified by
some one in their boyhood.
Beautiful breeds of dogs do not
stay popular long. People like
monstrosities—or at least comic
That'll Make Violators
When a remedy for unemploy
ment is found, will idleness be
One of the amusing pastimes is
to humor a highbrow.
A manly man still prefers the
womanly woman and vice versa;
and don’t make a mistake about
Naughtiness is silly to those who
have arrived at the age of com
Sincerity isn’t always admired.
Invariably, there is sincerity in
If a big boy bully tricks the
small boys out of all their mar
bles, you know why more and
more penitentiaries have to be
built from year to year.
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Let it pour—the weather
man won’t be able to inter
fere with Marjorie Weaver’ s
plans for either shopping or
just having fun with this
green and red scotch plaid
raincoat. Cut on square box
lines, it has deep side slit
pockets and with it she car
ries a self plaited green um
brella. Marjorie is current
ly appearing in “ Sally,
Irene and Mary,” following
“ Second Honeymoon” in
which she catapulted to
is as essential to business
N erve growth g iv e s
I n g r o w i n g a n i m a l s
as is rain to g row in g
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