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"Where," asked the caller, in
conventionally polite tones and
with lukewarm interest, "are you
going for the summer?"
The effect on her hostess was
electrical. She sat bolt upright.
dropped the teapot with a bang
and echoed: "Going! We're not
going we're staying!"
My goodness!" gasped the
"Excuse me for mentioning it if
it's a tender subject.
"It's not tender," said her
hostess, energetically. It s worse
it's an impossible subject! We
went away last summer, and that's
the reason. The Tunnills announ
ced that they were going to Europe
and said that if we'd occupy their
big place across the lake for the
season, and see that the servants
didn't fight and that the cows
didn't eat up the garden, we'd
make them our debtors for life.
"We stored our furniture when
the lease expired in May and rush
ed headlong to our doom. We
thought it was a paradise on earth
toward which we were flying, and
maybe it would have been if the
cook and the maid and the man of
all work at the place hadn't de
cided that since their real family
was gone, this would be a nice
time to run home to the old coun
try for a visit. And they went,
two days after we came. They
looked us over in a cold and cri
tical wav and disapproved ot us
"We got lots of exercise before
we found help. Tom used to rise
at four and weed the garden and I
cot un at the same time to feed
the chickens, turn on the auto
matic pump, get breakfast and
superintend Tom's milking. He
was kicked through the barn door
only twice and we considered that
the record was pretty good for a
greenhorn. He had some minor
mishaps, like poking back all the
beans when they came up, push
ing the seed ahead of them and
training the potato vines up on
strings instead of the peas, but
trouble didn't really start until
"One day we were sitting in the
flower garden having lunch, and I
told Dotty, aged four, to go in
doors for something. We watch
ed her disappear into the house
and then Tom said, "Could any
thing be more peaceful or inspir
ing than this perfect day!" And
I responded in similar blank verse
Just then the neighbor whose cot'
tage was on the lake shore came
tearing around the corner of our
"She stared at us as though we
annoyed her. 'Aren't you folks
in bathing?' She inquired. 'Well,
somebody is out in front, and
Tom and I did a foot race to
the water unconscious and black in
the face and he. fished Dotty out
of the lake. That child had march
ed in at the back door of the house
and as promptly inarched out
through the front door and pro
ceeded to take a paddle by herself
in the lake, inspired bv some un
accountable juvenile impulse.
"Dotty came out of her trance
in two hours, but during that time
I got ten gray hairs and Tom's
nervous system was permanently
It was a couple of weeks later
that Dottv and Tom, Jr., remarked
that their throats were sore and
the doctor pronounced it black
diphtheria. He murmured
Once there live an old goat who
was noted far and near for his
shrewdness. Most people called
him Billy, but he was so very wise,
and had whiskers so very long,
that his wife, Nannie, had great
respect for him; to she called him
One day old William was scout
ing about in a mountainous dis
trict, quite a distance from home,
looking for a good feeding place for
Nannie and the kids, when there
came up a sudden storm. A large
opening in the cliffs near by pro
mised sheltor. Passing through
the opening, he found himself in a
small dry cave.
It was a minute or two before his
eyes grew accustomed to the dim
light, so that he could take note of
his surroundings. Then he was
horrified to see the floor strewn
with the bones of animals, and he
was not long in deciding that he
had found his way into a lion's den!
Turning to escape at once, he was
stopped by a deep roar. The mas
ter of the house was coming driv
en by the rising storm.
"My horns, however sharp, will
be of no avail whatever against this
ferocious monster," thought Wil
liam. I must try what sharp wits
In stalked the lion, hungry and
surly. Seeing the goat, he paus
ed, surprised, and then crouched
to spring upon him.
un, now iiicKiy i am! ex
claimed old William.
"What!" roared the lion, as
tonished. You mean how lucky
I am; for it is indeed great luck
that sends a fat goat into my very
den when I am hungry."
"No," rejoined the goat,
mean that I am lucky. I am
lion hunter, and it is great luck
that sends me a lion just when my
( thing about defective drains.
There was a blur ot trained nurses
and horrors for a time and then
1 the smoke of battle cleared away.
I "Meanwhile the cows had eaten
that part of the garden that had
I not dried up for lack of attention
j and the chickens were laying eggs
I all over the country, The Tun
trills never did get them back.
They'd send us postcards from
Europe saying, We saw this to
day. Hope you are enjoying life
at the dear old home.' This while
I was burning fumigating candles
Or, We came down this river to
day. tiow you must be enjoying
the garden green things.' That
came the day the cows ate the last
of the green corn we had expected
to use ourselves.
"A little while later Tom drop
ped a flatiron on his toe and blood
poisoning set in. Then the Tun-
nils sent a lovely card, saying
We can just imagine you doing
the five-mile walk through Elm
lane aim tue wooos. we envy
you. lnis was while we were
changing the bandages on h i
smashed and painful foot six times
The worst of all was that the
family sent Tom's pretty a n
harumscarum sister iNeii to us so
that she'd forget the ineligible man
she was trying to get engaged to
I produced all the young men
at the hotel and several village
lights to distract her, and so per
fectly did I succeed that she eloped
with a college boy who was run
tune a launch to pay ins summer
expenses. As the family was sav
ing up a millionaire for Nell when
she should have come to her senses
they still feel hard toward me, and
I should have had more sense.
When we came oack to town in
the fall all tne good tlats were
taken and the moths had got into
our rugs, and I had lost fifteen
pounds and all my color, and
Tom was a dyspeptic old grouch
some-1 it's taken all winter to get Dotty
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and Tom, Jr., civilized again, and
on the whole we've concluded that
the family will be better off if
denies itself the strain ot a sum
mer vacation. We're going to
stick right here!"
"It does sound safer," admitted
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horns were aching for exercise himself the lion-killer? Ha! ha!
whoop!" and William capered with ha! That's a good joke. Why, he
glee. Icould'nt kill a half-grown kitten!
"Along-whiskered old goat a, He scared you with his big talk.
lion hunter? Nonsense! I never' Hunt him up and slaughter him.
heard of such a thing."
"Oh, you haven't heard of any
thing! Maybe you never before
did meet a lion-killing goat. You
certainly will not live to see an
other one. You can't escape.
This week has been a little dull
for me so far, as I have killed only
four lions. You will make the ! and, knowing that they would over
Give his carcass to me it you don't
Back they went to the cave, but
the goat was gone. Sniffing
around among the rocks, they soon
found his trail, and a w a y they
sped in persuit. Old William,
glancingback, caught sight of them;
fifth one. Prepare to die this very
Old Billy reared on his hind legs,
shook his head till his long beard
streamed out wildly; then, drop
ping on all fours, he lowered his
horns and rushed fiercely at the
Daunted by the bold speech and
unexpected onset, the enormous
beast turned and fled As soon as
he had disappeared', the goat slip
ped out of the cave, and ran in the
opposite direction as fast as his legs
could carry him.
The lion had not gone far when
he met a jackal. To him he told
the story of his late encounter with
the wonderful lion-killing goat
that had attacked him so fiercely.
"You say he was an old whisk
ered gray-eyed chap?" queried the
jackal. "Why, I k n o w him.
take him in a few minutes, feared
that all was lost.
But he took heart and said to
himself: "I can't run away from
them and I can't fight them. All
I can do is to try again the power
of sharp wits." Facing about, he
ran boldly toward his pursuers.
"Ha, jackal!" he called in an
gry tones, "how is this? I will
discharge you if you don't do bet
ter. You agreed to decoy three
Hons, leading them to me here,
and you have brought only
one and a small one at that.
Start off for the other two at once!
Stop! wait a minute till I kill this
As he finished speaking, old Bil
ly rushed headlong at the lion.
The great beast was again stricken
with sudden fright. He gave an
angry snap at the jackal and bound
ed down the valley. His coward
companion sneaked awav into
the nearest thicket, while old Wil.
I liam trotted home safe to his fnm?.
That's old Billy. And he called Hy,