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i IIEN u boy v.ht en box.
thinks n boy wt& t 'l bus;
can't lilt hard, Ic mas n ur-
prise. Henry c.iu't box. but
lie can lilt linn! I know- I
nncil Mm forty cinn for tin
1 twenty nuts I Win.i from
htm, nml pnlil lilm when Grnndpi lipped
Egg mil tno for finding Iho presents
mnli r (ho tree. Wht.n I pi'd lilm I told
lilm I thought lie will ii iimcl.tr, ami with
out n mini, or waiting for me to gut mj
hands up, lie gave rno such n nniuxli tluit
I sail u tliousnnit fireflies, though It win
bro.iil ill) light. I began to couit tn see
if I tt.m out, but I vui nil rlclit by the
time 1 counted eight, so I started In. I'm
sorry 1 linj a fight, fur It makes Mary
feel bnilly, mill Uncle Tom has n strap
iwhitli burn worse llinti I'api's razor
trap. Hut I iiml to take a thancc, nnil
pretty neon Hind Henry cut siloir. Hut
be iiM lilt, on J I didn't nltinjs elde stop,
or tine!.. In time. Hut I stuck tn It, unci
fur awhile lleury put bis hiinda out
liU fine ns If lie didn't mint nny more,
and !n n I nuked liiiu If be Lad enough
lie inl.l, "Veil, tbnnt: Jou."
Tli u Tiuiy nuked me what t ttns fight
I.U iilmnt. She said If 1 was mad bicnuso
she liiilti't given me linlf of tbe midy
lluirj inu bir I mis n perfect sill, for
hc Ii mI Mjvod half of every Mick nml
alumni tint she bad. Thcu I felt snnll.
Ill 1 tie madu up nnd we nro good fricuds
Afttr .ill. Uncle Tom1 didn't uso tlnit
trap. fr Hob said nhilo It looked as If
1 iinH Iiuullng trouble, Henry bud strm.k
flret and if I hndn't mUnl It up tben
'Untie Tom would hue strapped me fm
thu. Uncle Tom said tbnt wus so, but
ii mustn't otcr do It nguln.
After Grandpa tipped us, be told Kggy
to hullo xoiuo friends to tbe circus, and
ICggt Intltcd tbe wbolc foothill team. It
wi.s grc,it fun, fo whin tbo clown'dtd
Ms IickI tricks wo gate him tbe cluss yell.
Hi was tcry miicb surprised. Ho wet
the niliir nulnials, for tbey set up a roar.
Hie i Ion n said It mis no minder Hint
eve i. (be lion roared, for they certainly
nrtei lieinl anything so dreadful as Hint
71 II in their tiatlro Jungle la Africa. Then
r Kite liliu nuother yell, hut the con.
(table c .lino to sea It tbo animals were
loom- .mil the people In n pnulc, and he
1nM liriudpa to keep us quiet or he'd
Hski tin to lh lockup. It was rlppluifl
h In a till the kchool has hoard the story
of the burled presents our class has dono
iullv ir. American history, specially when
Wiirj ivei us a chapter on tho Kerolu
.tlon I don't seo u!iy story books nre not
mnde up out of the Revolution. I think
4t b he'tcr tbnn all that stuff about kings
ml riitlc", nnd knlcbts and silly ladles
,li lin uro always wieplng.
Miirj wo j so pleased with our work In
bl'lorj, that slie gate us our picnic out
at Hie farm. Grandma said it was such
Imtlier for parents to pick up lunches
for children that slm'd put up lum.li for
uh If Hob would come along to help Mary
Helm IL Bob cnld it was a great disap
pointment to him; that be had planned
to p.ias n morry day tn tho dentist's chair,
but If Uraudma Insisted upon his glrlng
up his own pleasures and tag along after
ftlsry bo would forego tbe dentist In a
Christian spirit am) irlra such help as
bis liumbla abilities afforded. IIo likes
a chance to say things. Mury said sha'd
d) her beat to mako up for that dentist;
ohe'd let lilm peel the hard boiled egg,
iq.ucezQ tbs lemons, beat water for her
ten, keep tbo small children from falling
into the creek, cot bread for tbe aand
wlchcs. divide th pi so that each pier
looked IIUo n squsro deal, and then If
lii show id tbnt he knew how woU bo was
Hio Jrtly, tethc ttrA water from tbe
prlng, round up lost kids, slice tbe cold
meat, and eco that tho plckloa and sugar
didn't get too friendly. When Bob beard
(hat he said the dentist's engagement
ought to b kept, but so long as sh had
planned such a nice loafing day for him
lM sacrifice himself for tho ante, and
Grandpa aent the hay wagon Into tbe
Tillage for us, and 'wo all piled In, with
tho flags Bob gave us to wave, ami when
wo got well started, with Qaga and cheers
and songs, tho Tillage liad ns good a free
how as when tho circus paraded.
Bob drove out ahead with Grandpa, and
by the time wo got thero they bad the
lnnch loaded up on a wheelbarrow, nltb
the hired man ready to tako It to tbe
picnic ground. When tho kids saw that
lunch tbey began to ask If It wasn't
ranch time, though It t.hh only nlm
Wo drove to tho far part of tbo farm
where tho forest comes down from tin
mountains, for it's so wild Uisro that evei
the country children had a treat In seelni
the xocls and forest nnd stream Just ai
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PRETTY SOON I HAD HENRY GUESSING"
t r i 'i ner go to far Into
,. that ' et fii.dn': ee hM
k ak. T .rn " s.-nttere'l except
i .i v'rl vi t e ermnii 'ary
tboy always had been from the first, with
out uuy fixing uii lij mail, (irauilpu let
mo take alou' bis shotgun, to 11 ro fur u
dinner bell, or if nuy of iho clilldieu gut
lost, for It really umild bo eiay fur u 1.".
tu I040 himself tIiTc. lie t.ouMn't I !
I to tnkn mi) shot, tlimiKli, for fo,ir uf iki I
dents; only povwbr nnd patclus, tu null e
n ilgnnl nolw with, , AH the fcllowx
intul tn enrrj the gun, but 1 voiildu'l
lit mi nf tliem Invo It r"ept Kg'y, fur
ti I.iijmh nbmit guilt.
e inide rntiip, n T!ob rilled It, lu the
onl; up iic i.i-iiniM Hud, below iho l ml.
uf tin! en-el, lurp nater Uons lu the
uprlug, but now them Is a bull pebbly
place In the shade of tbe trees on the
bank flie kids iere wild to get Into the
foieM. but Hob made them all promlts
that u hen any of them left the creek
Many Inventions Which Have Produced the Modern Gun.
nestled, lUl wlilili it was liotoi.ilnto the bate of the biuret "ami nleo sentiin. If tho hunter wlnheil to bring down on all thst hod ane before and that oer-
oiry lort im tho u,inor ntd vrmii the slut'f'rio rulni tt Inn tho nipple which mw'lirgo gimo or for an rcaeon to plumpleiujlon caps had marked almoit as greit
mm inu uuirki i -r o.rry tur, u irK-, , 'ii in wi v , iu vim inn j'ntunuii x..,-,i,u ju, ,nio uitu Roi no wet i( ih uii an aaiance as bre
Miei our oui rrlctul nuj puurni up n i uu piinunn- n, to in.u me cap um nunil'i Ucforu no pjt a Into tbe Klin to make afternard
C who hunts with a modern hammer
leas eun, brcch loading, abort of
barnl nnd light In v, Unlit, bus little
r".fif itn r.t.nnrt ilil littnttxj. at that
lnbr that our fathora, who shot largo anUitho pjtm of IiIj lott Iiml Jint enoairli of not iiplouu i.uHoji ix; luil.n the pomler
unall game with a long tlnglo or iloulilolllio rof'Hr mo art of m iwinng
hnri-Al muzzlfi In.sillnir mm. I ail to frolnLMv tlLll tilt CV unit tliu llthd Ul
through for his enort. Many nun not ilftylt'mt ovcry boy uiiu'rn In Uio
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boi hood. 'would be bothorLd to Know ex.lfully Into tl haiml. It was a knack In tlio ponder, nnd let It How rattling Into tho rlshl h3tul uni ,)ul tB0 et lbtte Wt at
ictly what to do with tbo nonnt putttrn Ithoso days to wrnKlo tliu pilm so tfcat no birrei. 'omtlng engine on IM nlpp'es It ws
of gun: and thtro Is no doubt that anniiy powdor ouU f II to Km ground nnd v Tho old nian ll'" "J"' not belt nolle- aUays nectssiry to have good capi and
,i.o.. mn would bo delighted If they ei.uid va toi. "" "SI," SVl. a n rul.ur , 'ZS.S'S S' iM .1'ii JL JL0"1 . X.JX
iHk ". "r ift" i ii, ii-,v iunn """ ,. ., ' ji ;i , -- i,iiii.Tf b I t'iiiciivti n tiswtu -..,"..
ing to a Sithf KWrew th rtmrod, droptel back In Its p'ns, the hunter relied the Lvn In e.nt
ttusoie back Into Its p'aco beneath the liunts, gun un hl Jift arm htlf cocked botil, ," 'n,,Vnl
Jio cll,menuro.l out tne shot with the oimo ac- ,,,,.), allJ ..roncdel to take hli und "" "''
It cai. fU'rcd rttll mh which ho hid nwwurjsl po of caps from his pocrtt with his $. ,ShII,
Thero hae been hunters In the. Weit.
times, who hae refuted
old munle loader for Irm
Homo ten lean ara thirk
died In Northern California, at Treka. an
old backwoodiman named Alexander
Tyler, ho was commonly knonn 'as
He was a Tetumsuran or the DanlM
io k i im ,a.'s t'i 'ii an) ce' It renly.
1 tut' bey v. r. i 'rnid Of tb forest. It
xi "') ick ni 1 r.en'.
E.' end I f ent up '"-e crwk a 1T
to im If coull hn a C" ! fll'loi
priii ! w did and 'i ill bin nubt
a ct 1 1 big Itonl. !io If tb ' Pbl
ldn' in afnild of our bait. It ns
tir.ir n u vheu e at irtcd back an i
It.b an! Vary with ome of the girl km
cut rV-ir:nc ferns for tne mumum.
H is told un to hike back to camp nd lira
the eun to call the kl.'s all In for luach.
V.ttr and I thcrjght mere mlcbt be In
d'nne lulling ibout. e vteut as eilent
a the horrid red man seeking his innocent
piej along the iu of the bat.!., to eur
pne nny Indian wllo might b Healing
cur luorh. We hoptJ that if we dlJ find
an? thT e 'jht b of tbe tribe thit billed
p, ft- Uimr Mct'tei We did hear lot of
irflii eouncln. and they mlsht have oeea
ii ii i lot I'grfy iti '' lucky that
. .I . r meet fhem. for we badn t any
. t yitcli Ihrai to ihe Itappj llunf
1 k'i ml That gave me a not! in and
l,i iwd nrtr tbe bank and got a lot'of
prblvis frim th" eteek bottom and put
llllli I 'i. potket.
Wei. I'd liot rchfil tl e em
licti tgy put bin luaO en m boulder
llhoiit wylng n i rl. nnd when I looked
tn e 'that be meant I was frl?bteneij
for that Ihij'i ejii m; vcpplng nt-arlr
tint of hli he-d. ind h looked a If ti
na'T a hundred chente IK pointed rhud.
but I cotik) ere nothing In the till . ,'ft-i
ii i pi tbe wli'te tablecloth pinil n
tlie gravel rnd hll dOTii by iutie ml
tl-i' ."irert nt tliu s of the lunch at r j 'y
tn It unnl. I ublipered to hlai ti T
Mint It itnii. bin ln put his lnud over '
ilitiiiili Tin ii I m a coui le of th
iii''It ktd i Hire cud tit dortn airl I'k
bin ).rll ill the tiinrh I 'I giten the gui
I" .Dspj In '.irry nbeu 1 went after ihi
pebbles, nml when ho suv thoee k d lt
Tint ii l tit I ti ii li he put n hand Ii my
mii ki.. took nut n lot nf pebble ind
pmiriil thciii thin ii both birrele 1 ien
In run mod Imiur yonu patcbee, and by
I'm Hint' I lliuiizlit le lietl woir 'i"
lor I fuiibl .(! frmii hl eyts Ihit h n
up ti uu game. ,
We tTtpt iiluiig mull llggy stopped nn I
nlninl the gun. nn.I then I s.ir. what f
"as fitllitnlng Ihe aim. Uut oa I
hinirli nf tliu trie titer the lunch anT
our those kIdB. was uu animal trim ill ;
read) tn ;irln.-. It, was us hi.- as the
limiting ibis, but It wnm'l any kind of
a dug It was nint I had no more tliut
to think about, fur .'ggy fired. The en
turned like lightning mid bit hastily at its
side and sprang down, not toward tb
creek, but Into the fori it, and came Jump
Ing toward its. I don't think It saw us.
for when IJggy rnlsd the gun again tbj
cat turned. Hut he tired, and again tht
Icat hit at Its side, nnd away it went to
Hefore that I coulln't hare run If I'd
wanted to. I was tno astonished Now I
couldn't run, for my legs wouldn't more.
Hgg) sort of sink down, aud so did I,
and after we'd both breathed a little ha'
tthlepered, "Ham, I believe that was a
The kids In camp hadn't teei anything.
for when tbe gui went off they began to
dance and to yell "I.uuchl Come to i
'Ihe kldi lailghcd'nt us when we got to
camp for looking so funny, and I'.hzt ild
we had been scared bj our own gun Hut
when Bob and Mary siw us the knew
something real had happened. We went
nride with Boh uni told blin, nud b
looked serious, but bo clapped Kggy on
the back and sail he was u brick. I
think to, too. Hob made a gnme for th
children, pretending he was n sentry on
duty, after he'd loaded the gun itlth n lot
of powder and pebbles; and be walked
around us all lunch time, making the UJ
laugh at tbe game and bis nonsense talk.
Bob told Grandpa about it and asked
Miilf-liO-italJyiupDOied.It.Yai a. wild-.
, .--.. .w ..it,., nsu, aiiu a n, j
wasn't iv a wi'.eat I dent know th
s'gui and I v ecn tome elgm In tuy
Tho nit day Grandpa bad a talk wt')
Eggy'e mother and Eggy and she nre
going to lire lu a cottage on th farm and'
not pny rent Grandma says the really
has to have I'ggy's mother to help her,
fpr sho hal so much joung company
nowadays sbe needs 'a housekeeper. '
Grandpa says he's going to e that Eggy
gets an education, for be never saw a boy
who gave more promlte than Eggy dots ot
knowing whtt to do with an education
If he got It I think to too
fnnll arnps from u nutrapiipcr bo otrr d
In bis p-cKot. M'i was iinnuiir l.imck,
fur loo much or ioo uii'o nnuuing ml, lit
0,,K '";;," ...t.i,.,, ,: ,A ". l.IV".-" "" "l"1'" " n,'..u",u.'i'",!n,n.ivM. Ho crowed th nlnlns In i.
S3." w V mo.imiis.oii u'nd".,,'., 'hB?.P ,u . w "nout i.l?c..arg.nB crr,Tnif 'with Mm an ancient Kentucky
?i. . u wh, ....ufi with 1,1, , k ,'r1,11'vv,n' " ' ' '!!: .rs1'-. Mnv0' cour,e' an"
i'hen he ,r, w briiiid fields and deep, dim woods and tilth
Win u iho ulit man
took .m.iui.im ih.,- '"cin,oh.r'lo:,,
tho ra-r.ro.1, lurnid It "end for end' In thrilling l"rl H-ch surroundlngt would boys on tho oiii.ilon r-terrtd to the latter .".f-10,!!".,11 J lSS,h .VI!0' , "I,KI
tet hold, for it ulu.lodtt'a fhootlnc. of one
if tlioso old uius.lit Icadeit.
Not long ego. ndds do old hunter, ho
lid get hold ot eucli u gun urn! with It
t-tt,t ,tn n h.intlnir -nnJ.lt!un with IiIh twn
tone ho hod nil tho 'latest Iniprotc- tho nlr with n fjmmiiu! Ilouilsl, niU M It tnskn nlinost nn xurd mimlcali nnd thU w.iIlIi-I ml "hB lomlliig pro.eis nnd Ale.k," for that wortny stoiS s'x feet
nonts, .iroii uf Its own wobtit lulo tho Imrrol. mini was inuilral to he. In with wondered bo-v men cou'il otor have been three Inches In his stock ng-. He was for
This old ilrcnrm tvns nbout a fnit limner Then camo the pr.iccs. of ramming h N s.t wm) the wad Unj for t.io, slot- conlent tn take up to much lira getting all the rest ot his life a miner In wild dls.
h "nf the W gui s .,J ben nth powler. With deft and fnrclh'e donWird Jit nbom at much is f?r rhe-powler. ren.ly to lire. Il-l thoy did not rc.ll. mat trlcti, and It It knovm that with this rin.
.iid betwcia "lu two barrel long wooi.i! thrusts tho old humor packed tho powa.r.iut more carefully and lightly prcss.d.u gun ot this son .. lmprov..nentl,e kll'.d many Indian..
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I llV-e a kitty well behatod.
Ilut he mutt know hr place;""
I like Iter to be nice and eletn
And atway tftsh her face,
of oourte. the tittle doggies
Cannot b clean and neat,
lUcauio they follow carriages
Which toll their lljtle feet!
IHBNK B. BENSON.
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