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Ills real name was not Ilrlcktop nl -
thoiiRh lie was called thnt b evcrjoni'
except lils teuchi-r, .Miss (ulck who In
slslrd upon tailing lit in by Ills original
cognomen 1'crty Wlllhin. "The
Twins" were- his ulsters, "double si
tors," as Urlcktop ratleil them Drlck
top was 12 jcnra old mid the twin
were 9 This difference In their use
placed Urlcktop In the poMtlon ot
guardian over his "do.ihlc sisters," a
responsibility wlilcli he lilt tlm full
Importance of, and which he never
shirked. At school or on tho pli)
ground he was the twins' champion;
therefore, he was their hero us well as
brother, and the) looked up lo him u
being somewhat superior to the rest ot
You will want to know the names ot
The Twins." One was Lettle nlld one
was Ilettte, mid both were hliie-ejed,
llnxcn-halrcd. jolly little girls. Their
papa called tliem his little sunbenmx,
nnd their mamma uilloin thim her lit
tle treasures, nnd Ilrlcktop called them
his pals, which stood for coiniades or
partners with him
Urlcktop and his sisters wcro up
bright and early on the morning ot
Thanksgiving Day, for their mother
had promised them u day In thu coun
try wllh their grandparents They wire
going to walk to the linn old tountry
home ot Orandpa und (Irandmit l'er
klns, some six miles Irom town. A
pretty long walk. ou'll think, for the
twins; but they were great little po-
destrlans, often going to lslt their
grandparents oer Sunday, walkln
out on Saturday morning nnd return
ing Sunda afternoon. And Ilrlcktop
-was equal to eight or ten miles walk
at a stretch. Komctlme spending a
whole day on his feet
through tho woods.
.. .. ,
After kissing their parents good-by
ihey promising to drhe out to the farm'
in time for 3 o'clock dinner llrlckto.i
und the twins started for the country
Just as the clock struck 8. "We'll li.no
plenty of time to go by the cave," Bald
Urlckrop. "It's only about n mile off
vthe main road. As ou kiddles bne
never been there jou'll cnoy It Im
mensely. You can walk Into It nenrij
100 feet, and It's dark and scuroy, 1
can tell you."
"Uut we mustn't be late nt grand-
ma ," warned Lettle. "And it's a long
walk without adding tho extra miles. "
"Oh, we'll rest at tho cave for halt
nil hour nrnmlund llrlrbfrn "V.m'll
" '- " ..v..-r. ..... ...
,be mighty glad ion went after jou've
got a peep Into that cave. It's wonder
, "1 vote in favor of going to the cavo,
as brother suggests," said Dettle. "Wo
tan have a good nppetllo for tho turkey
after so long a walk."
Agreed unon colm: to the eavo the
three I'erkliiBes quickened their wall. I
bright and early un the morning ot of the stream tho were Koon Inside the "yi:ff Va: N -rfr
Totty sat by the window looking out
at the first snow of tho season. The
Btrccts were thionged with people hut
rylng to and fro on business which
took them out against their will, for
suddenly tho temperature had fallen
to zero and a Bleety snow was driving
furiously, making the weather an)
thing but pleasant to be out In.
As Totty contemplated the storm her
heart became heavy and tears filled
her big bluo C)cs. "Oh, how cold It Is
In here,1' Bhe murmured to herself,
shivering as shu spoke, and drawing
an old capo moru closely nbout her
shoulders. "And mamma has to walk
so far this evening In this storm, too,
tor she's saving her carfare so that
she may get a quail for my Thanks
giving dinner, l'oor mamma, ho
means to cat bread and choose and
tta, as any other day, Uut I haven't
(old her that I do pot mean to tastu a
bltu of thu quail unless shu shares It,
with mo, for I'm sure It would choko
mo It I should do so. Jlut I must gut
back to thu bed nnd keep quiet und
warm or I'll havo a backset Mercy
me, how long I'vo been sick over
since tho first day nf September Uut
I II soon bu well amiln and ablu lo go
lo school ami help with thu housownik,
for dear mamma la so Und of an even
lug that shu really needs my usslst.
An Totty mild this sue lilt tho win-'
dow and iiul Into lied, pulling llm i ov
en over her. flat lm i nullum to
l hut In liirself, ur hiiliiu u u gill
or iu, Hm uiouu fni, 1mm luuuiiinr,
, nud soon lent hid tho imlnt In the rino
where they tiirnid towards the cavo
which was hidden uwny In a great deep
wood thnt bordered n pretty stream
vvlnro Ilrlcktop often went with his ooy
Irlends In the summer to swim nun
llsh As they trudged on through the
fullen loaves every unit In uwhll
frlghtmlng u squlrtcl or rabbit
from their depths, the children became
so iheply luttrcMed In their surround
ings thnt they did not observe the
rlouds tli it bigan lo gather and thli I.
tn In the Hky Had they noticed the
rrowliig shade everywhere about they
would, doubtless, have thought It due
to the gteal trees whose bare branches
lormed n network uvcihcad
'Ah. there we are!" shouted Ilrlck
top, pointing towards u great cllrt of
rock that rnlsed Itcilf on the opposite,
side of the stream. "There Just routiu
thnt angle Is tho entiancc," Informed'
Ilrlcktop. "We'll go nirosT on a foot
lo below tlm turn In thu creek"
The twins ran excitedly behind their
brother, giving him their hands that
he might assist them ncross the bark
less footlog. Once on the opposite side
of Uie stream thoj wire soon Inside the
mouth of tho cue. Little and Holllu
were quite enthusiastic J K; It.
"Oh. how big and diep nnd black!"
cried Lettle. "Ys, and how d-a-u-g e-r-o-u-hI"
declared Untie "Uh! I'm
afraid to go In."
'.Nothing to foar" laughed Ilrlcktop
I'o been Inside so far that joii couldn't
see Jour hand before jour fate," he
continued, "Sam I'eters nnd I crawled
In after we struck the place where It
got so low thnt we couldn't walk."
Peeling safo In tlio care of their hie
I rothcr ho "knew pretty much
everything " to tho tw Ins' way of think-
J Ing Lettle nnd Ileltlo followed Hrltk-
...n .m ..Mil IMIIHJ IUIIU11VI1 IjriCH-
' ton Into the cnie. examlnlnir lhn ilnmn
walls mer which tho names of bojs
were cut In very pronounced and III
formed letters. They went In as fnr us
they could go without bending double.
Then they retraced their steps to the
entrance, which appeared to be a small
wheel of light a long way off. Hut
what was their consternation when
they reached the entrance to see outtlde
tho rain coming down In torrents nnd
to feel the wind rushing Into the enve
with n told dash. About them the trees
waved nnd bent In tho gale, their
brandies snapping nnd cracking wltn n
n1i .l.l flVAlntmA.l .1.- ... I. ..
wii w.i. vAiiuimiii iiiu iwilia ill u
voice. "Oeol" said Ilrlcktop. "what a
storm I And how suddenly It has
swooped down upon us! Whoop-co!
We'll have n nice tlmo getting through
the wet leaves to tho road, wo will
I'shaw, it was foolish for mo to bring
)ou klddleH here. I should havo
'It wasn't your fault that It ralu-
BY HELENA DAVI8
she grew so sad and lonely with no father caught a malignant disease, and
one to talk to that sho had conceived after a lew weeks' Illness In tho hos
or the plan or talking to herself. Hor pltal he died, leaving his oung nnd
mother was a widow had been slnco dellcatu wire with a few hundred dol
Totty was five and worked In a big lars and a B-) car-old child to Htipport.
department store to support herself Tor several years after her mar
aud daughter. So they lived alono In rlugo Totty'B mamma had written rcg
two plain, cheap tenement rooms' In ularly to her unrelenting father, only
a great, heartless city, that know not
of them and their kind,
Ileforo Totty's mamma's marriage
sho had lived with her father, a very
rich old gentleman with a determined
will of his own. Ho had planned for
his only child to become tho wlfo of
an old friend of his, a man inoro than
twlco the joung lady's ago and of a
sour disposition. Uut the aged suitor
was wealthy, ami It was his fortuuo
that had won Totty's grandfather's
consent to a mairlago bo unnatural.
Uut llieto was a young and noble mind
ed lover who had already won thu
heart of Totty's mamma, and with
whom shu quietly went unu evening to
her pastor's. And when she enmo
away, leaning on the handsoma young
man's arm, sho was his bride When
her father wus Informed or this step
ho fumed and swore, bidding Ills
daughter to lenvu his housu and to
never set fodl In It again,
I lie jnuiig couple, with happy hearts
(nil of love and hope, loll their luiinu 'which piecedeil Thanksgiving Day, she
(own and went to tho illy, theru tho .roe ailed all tliut her liiumniu had over
husliund to niaku hit vvuj In Ills pro luld her nf Iter grandlalhn, Al-n sit"
limnlim of medium) -r ylHrN ull Jwuh jiiii with hint iliiuu.h hU plio
wint well with ilii'in, and it llttlo ulil ugiah, whlilt hung nn thu wull over
Tiiliy-lmil inmii in iim, thlr qnlil lilm m ,. Tolly lay llif-ps umlum'
htiliiu stlH iimrt) huppy, 'iu( Tolly's pHiiK u hui ftulilli ,,( ,u po-
RVENINfl BULLETIN, HONOLULU T 11 SATURDAY.
The Good Thanksgiving Fairy And The Little Child's Dream
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id," cald Lettta warmly, defending her
big brother against himself. "You
brought us hero to treat us to a won
'Yes," said Dettle, Joining her ex
cuses to sister's. "You had no way
of knowing that there was a storm
coming, licsldes, suppose wo had
been on the road between grandpa's
and tho farm of Mr. Jackson? Why,
we'd havo been almost drowned. Here
wo are sheltered from the wind and
rain. If we only had a hit of fire lo
warm us, "
"Wo will," snld Ilrlekton. "We'll
have- a regular Indian campflrc. There
Is a pile of dead bark and boughs on
to have her letters returned unopened,
At the time of Totty's birth sho had
w rlttcn ot her darling baby, promising
to send Its picture If ho would open
his heart to his grandchild and wel
come her. To this there never canto
nn answer, but as tho letter wns not
returned Totty's mamma and papa
know that tho stem old man hud read
After her husband's death, however,
thu poor woman's pride would not al
low her to wrltu to her father, fearing
ho would think shu wanted to appeal
to him lor help. "I can work nnd rear
my baby," she had said proudly. And
she had dono so bravely anil faithfully,
though at times shu almost fell be
neath tho weight of wink, and Buffer
ed cruel hardships which wero Impos
ed unon her and lur child thtoiigh the
inlseiahlo pay sho received for hoi
very heart's blood that was given In
As Totty lay In bed on this day,
tho north sldo of tho cave, and as tho
rain conies from thu south It will bo
dry. I'll run round theru and got an
armful. Here, you kiddles, keep theso
so they won't get wet." And he took
from his pocket a few matches which
ho handed to the twins. Then ho
drow his coat collar closo under his
tars, dashed out through the lain to
return a few moments Inter with his
arms full of wood. It was only tho
work of a second to havo a Arc, but
tho smoke almost blinded and choked
the children, and, laughing, they had
to put their heads outside thu cave to
"Shows how much 1 know about
lure which almost scowled at her, sho he returned to thu bed and sat on a
thought there came a quick tap at. hall nearby. "This Is a told room
thu door, for a sick child," ho observed, more
"Ah, It's Mrs. Smith romo to sit with to himself than to Totty. Then ho
mo awhile In rcsponsu to mamma's re. fell to musing again. "I haven't been
quest," thought Totty, And Bitting in this city since since she enmu
up shu called out: "Como in, please." I hoi u to live." Ho put his hat on thu
The door opened and in walked au lloor beeldo him, and, taking his hand
old man so much llku thu photograph kerchief fiom his pocket, wiped his
over thu bed that Totty gavo a llttlo 'eyes and brow. "Ah, ah," and he sigh
scream or surprise. Sho was about to , id softly. "It has been a long, long
leap from the bed and say: "Grand- time, and I'm getting to bu an old
papa," but thu old man's behavior to- man. It wus not right It was not
ward her made her understand that I right."
lit) did not know whoso room he had' "What was not right, sir!" asked
entered. Knowing her mother's pride,1 Totty, her heart thumping agalust her
Totty decided to keep her awn council, Bldo und the red color coming In her
and to awclt the old man's cxplaun-' palo cheeks,
tlon for being there. J aIi, nothing, nothing, child." re-
"Ah," said the visitor, looking piled the old man. confused. "Hut I
thtoiigh his glasses at the child on, must hurry over the house. I'vo got
the bed "Are you sick, child!" Ho tlniu to lose, for I must catch a
"No, sir; not now; but l have beeu.tialn by 5 o'tlotk."
very ill all the fall. I'm much better j "Where do )ou live?" aBkod Totty,
now, thank jou," and Totty'B face her eyes studying tho aged face.
Hushed as she answered the maul "Oh, a long, long way from here,"
whom shu knew to bu her own grand- camu tho annuel. "A ver long way"
father. I "And you must gut back tonight, for
"Well, uru )ou alono, llttlu girl?", tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and
again asked thu man, walking to the jour )oiu children, nnd grand dill
door that lid Into thu adjoining iootn,dten will bu expecting )ou to havo
and peeilug within, I Thanksgiving dinner with them to-
"Yis, sir, my inamuin works through nioirovv, peihaps?" snld Totty, her
the day She conies homo nl t! o'clock , voice eager und tremulous,
though " A spasm or pain passed over the old
"Will, I'd belter explain why I camu man's face. Ho quickly rose ns If to
Into jour apartment so tiucrromoul-
oust) " went on thu old guntlumun,
coming near the hud, "I've jiut tonm
Into possisbluu of this Icncmtiil liuusu
mill have deildeil to look II uvei und
see vvhttl topulrs uiu mitksmiy II
ttiiy " llieii hu went In the windows
Hint shook thu Inosii Bushes, "Alt, nit
optn ik h iiiiin," lie iiiiiinii'iiinl, 'lhi'11,1
us If ruling yiiiui' for Uiu llilll,ill, iiii.I hliuiiii,i ililld llml hhiiu
DEC 1, 1906
Ay.wfKf m -m. sAi &m fvz
it i- - I'vm 1 1 trf-in t st i llwl. l i is"--" w y s
building campflreH," said Ilrlcktop.
"Oh, well. It has warmed tho air of
tho cave," said Lettle. "Uut how
long will It rain, do you suppose?" sliu
asked her brother.
Uriel. top looked at 1:1s watch; "Hlov
en o'clock," ho said. "And wo'ro not
half way to grandpa'H )et. How stu
pid of mo to do this on Thanksgiving
Dry of nil days. And this rain may
l.ccp up for several hours. Gee, wu'll
tnlas that turkey!"
Thu outlook woh really a very dls
couraglng one, and the twins' facet
crew grave In splto of their resolve to
bo cheerful and not have their dear
brother think they minded being
go, hut, turning, spoko In u voice iiiub.
li) wllh tiuotloii! "I'm ulono ulonu
c lit Itl My Thanksgivings "l" Hu
du) In thu yea I to get
I'm old und ulone."
"Hate jou no clillilien, no giund
clilldtuiT' uskvd 'lolly, hulf rUni fiom
Hi" linl In ie mi Itmui nt,
One iliiuiiliii'i- Himuwlmiu Ml ilil
rnugbt In n enve. "If wo had a bllo
lo eat.'' suggested Ilrlcktop, "It would
n't li- so bad."
"It would spoil our nppclllci for
dinner." snld Lettle. "And wo'll get
to grandpa's for dinner; I'm suro of
Hut though thu twins tried to keep
up llrlcktop'R spirits they felt their
own falling by degrees. Tim tlmo
VVOro oil to ? o'ptitfh ntlit utlll tin
'.nbatenitnl of tho lain. Tho wind had
Mnllnn Imf II... nl. . .... 1.. .!..!..
Huddciily Ilrlcktop' fate grow pale,
mid turning to the tvvls be Raid: ,
"Look there"! The) bent their heads
Irom the cavo and looked In the direc
tion of Ills pointing (Inner, and to tin lr
dlamay saw tho slieaiu grown out of
all piopnrtloi's, carrying n pile of drift.
wood down upon tho footlog which
wna loosened fiom tho bank on thu
opposite shore. "II that log leaves Its'
plato we'll have a time getting across,"
wi-s all Ilrlcktop Bnld. Then, hero ns
ha was, he decided that he must do
lomotlilng to gel his little sisters
away rrom theru in safely. Kcmalu
IS under shelter was cowardly whllo
the cold was becoming Intcnso and thu I
twins might taku their death from
cuch exposure. J
"Say, kiddles, )ou nro bravo llttlo
pals and won't be afraid to slay here1
whllo 1 run out to thu road and watch
for papa and manituu. They will bol
Miming along about now; or, If they
nave gone on the grandpa's they'll
hurry back on tho lookout lor us, joii
may bo sure. I must Ket you nwny
from heii! befoio another hour passes
"Hut you'll get wot through," began
Uettle. Drlcklop waved his hand mer-1
rlly, sa)liig: "Oh, I'm neither sugar
nor bait, and won't melt. Wetting
can't hurt a lough pleco llku me, no
how. So ) tm' both sin) right hero till
I come back. for you. Don't put )our
heads out or thu cavu either." So say
ing Ilrlcktop ..drew, blajuvorcoat tloso
about him. dipped bis hands deep Into
his pockets and darted out and down
lo the foot log, which ho crossed care
fully. Ho was obliged to jump at the
opposltu end, for tho driftwood and
swollen waters nail uoruo that end or
the loir Rome llltti. itlHlnnno from Hn.
Lettle and Ileltlo felt their heat Is'
beating with fiar nfter their brother I
had depot ted. They felt thu loneliness
and danger, loo of their situation.
What If some wild beast should come.
Hut they mustn't let such things enter ,
their minds. Alter a long tlmo hnd
gone b) It seemed hours to tho wall-'
lug twins Ikttlu put her arm about,
her sister,' saying: "This Is Thnnks-,
giving Day, a day of gtatltude to our
dear Lord and Savior, Why shouldn't
wo pi ay on this day for help and tiafe-l
lv no .(All no In ttffni llintttra fn llin'
. mo ..v.. ua ij unci iimiina iwi mc
blessings that wo havo enjojed?"
Lettle, without replying, dropped on
her knees, Uettlo kneeling beside her.
"Oh. dear Lord." went un a little plain
tive voice, "wo pray )ou to protect usl
In this lonely, cold cave; protect also
' replied the old man.
"Why do jou not spend Thanksgiv
ing with them, sir?" and the voice that
asked tho question almost broke Into
a sob. "I have a grandpa, and and
I'd bu ho glad If ho would como tn us
and lovo us und stay with ub. Mamma
nnd I nro so lonely so lonely In this
great, cruel city."
"Dues join grandfather never como
lo see you?" asked thu old man, his
"No, sir; my grandfather has never
seen me," teplled Totty, falling back,
all a tremble, on tho pillows. Surely,
now- he must understand.
I "Then lie Is un old rascal an old
rascal!" exclaimed tho old man, "Just
ns moan as I am, and if I tould siu
I him I'd tell him so, too! After ull,
love is tho dearest possession, und lor
my daughter's love and the love of her
llttlo one I'd "
'Oh, sir, will jou ask my grandpapa
to lomo to us? See (hero's his pic
ture!" And Totty, her voice full of
tears and her llttlo foiui shaken with
emotion, pointed to tho photograph
over tho bed. "There's the plcturo or
my gin ml pa pa which iny mamma cat
lied with her when sho left her uld
Just as tlm tlotlc struck C Tntty'H
mamma entered tho loom to find Tot
ty ull iIiumciI lo go out llusldu hoi
but un old man, Ills uged fncu beiiuilng
with u now burn lovu tho luvu of u
grtiiiilpmout welded lo thu lovo fill
lor an own child. Alter the excitement
which utltiiili'd thu huppy surptluu,
Tultj'H niuimiiu uskvd why her llttlo
ilutighiui wus tlud In ilonk iiinl nvei
slums. "III lie nil rujnly whin Jjni ljlli, i
Unit vvu Hiltilit stun " lliifruljwiiy n'l
What havo I lo bo thankliil for?
Two ejes, two inrs, u nose.
Two feet, two hands, a generous
rrom which thnnkfulupSR Howh;
A heart that beats with sympathy
Tor all In trouble sure;
A brain Dint's balanced evenly.
And much uh so much more!
I'm thankful for the nlr I breathe,
The sun that gives mu light;
Tho summer time so glorious.
The winter nnd tho night.
I'm thankful for my happy liouie,
And dear oniu that I love;
And most of all I'm thankful for
Is our dear Lord up above.
our dear brother and bring him safe)
back to us. And may he find our dear
papa and uiuinniu, and may papa come
to our iissistnnco. Tor our dear Lord'ti
"Amen!" cniiiu from the entrain o of
thu tave, and thu twins sprung lo their
feet lo sec their papa nnd Ilrlcktop
entering With cries of Joy tho llttlo
gills threw IhcniselvfH Into their
papa's arms, and in another minute
they weru wrapped In tho earilago
rnhc3, l.otltu being perched on pupa'H
hack nnd Dettle on Hrlektop's back, to
bo carried across thu stream to tho
carriage In waiting somu hundred
)ards off. Their brother hud reached
the main road Just ns his papa was ie
turning from grandpa's In quest of
Ills llttlo ones, having leached his old
parents' homo to llud thnt no children
ua.l been thete.
Soon the) wero all safo and sound
Insldo tho big carriage, splushlng along
the watery rond toward tho cheerful
home, wheiu a steaming Thanksgiving
dinner and happy faces wero waiting
"My, I'm thankful to bo out of that
cave," sighed Lettlo, snuggling In thu
robes. "And I'm thankful that our
ptajer was answered bo quickly," snld
"That was because joti asked in nit
faith, my darlings," said papa, turning
and reaching back to caress thu dim
pled cheeks of his sunbeams, "Ah,
how much havu wu all to bu thankliil
for on this tiny,"
And Urlcktop said: "Sure, sure,
papa, you are right."
tlon," replied tho father and grandfa
ther Wu can get a "o'clock train,
and by 10 wu'll be In our own home,
which, dear daughter, Is waiting for
jou nnd Totty. I've been out and
phoned for a closed carriage with fur
tubes, and our little one will run no
risl. of catching told, as she does ev
ery minute that she stays In this
1 "And tonionojv Is Thanksgiving
.Day," said Totty'B mamma, hei eyett
full or happy tears. "Ah. how much
wu'll have to bu thankful for."
"Amen," echoed grandpa.
THE WAY OF THE WORLD
Number one Is JiiEt a fly
Katen by a bird;
Uut ot this sort of banquet
All of jou havo heard.
Number two is Just u cat,
And sho the bird did eat;
And, from nil appeal aiu ok,
She round It quite u tteat
Nuniboi llueu is Just a dog
'Hint e based Mlsu Tublij Cat,
And bit her till she slowly died.
Uut, meitj! whut or that?
Number four Is Just n niw
'Unit toHcd iilio.i hei horn
Thu meddlesome old docglo,
Who was left to illo foiloru,
Nttiubil' live U Jut t it man,
Wllh hut upu.t lila ht-ud,
Who diovu thu imv ty sUiightvt.
And luuli hit liiitiio iiiltu diKiil'
Mutt in ihii iiluViniiiti liuivvitii it sui
ill Hinl ii ImiiuIi hIh'II? -Dim uinn in
vhih mill Urn mini kuis in iou',