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 Business 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 Reddy Fox. “ 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! Uncle Phil JSaijA: 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. 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