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THE SUN, SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 191Z.
HOME MADE HUMPTY DUMPTY.
Like Atlco In Looking Ulan Land, tho
chlldcn wcro certain from tho first momont
they saw tho quoer manikin, "certain as
If hlii name wan writton oil ovor his face,"
that this was Hum pty Dumpty. Whon
thoy saw him tumble head over heels
down a sloplnp, board thoy were evon moro
certain of tho fact.
The tumblor waa a gift from their
youngest aunt, and later she told the
children how ho was made, and the chit
dren mado others and gavo them to Uielr
friends. Hero aro tho directions glvon
by tho youngest nunt, so that you can
make ono for yourself:
First cut from a ploco of whlto buckram
such os Is used for making hat frames
a rectangle nine Inches long by our inches
wido. Lap tho ends and sow them to
gether firmly, making n cylinder four
inches high. On this with pen and ink
or paint brush draw Humpty Dumpty's
face, copying it from tho illustration
here or from tho "Alios book. Straight
lines should te drawn on the back to
Now choose heavy, bright colored
cloth and cut out two circles, each about
sis Inches across. Thess will bo large
enough to mako rounded pouches
when the edges aro sewed to tho ends of
the buckram shape.
Sew tho cap pouch on first, nbovo the
face, that Is. Before attaching tho other
pouch in the snmo way to tho lower end
place Insldo tho figure a glass rasrhlo
an inch and a quarter in diamoter, such as
may bo bought for 25 cents. Now fasten
on the lower pouch nnd attach strips of
cloth to represent arms and legs, tho
' anas at the top of tho pouch and the legs
at points on the sides of tho rounded
bottom. Small hands and foot, cut from
the buckram, may Ik sowod on these to
make them moro lifelike.
A neat finish to e.fch pouch Is made by
fastening a narrow strip of cloth or ribbon
around to cover tho lino of sowing. Tho
binding on tho lower pouch, of course,
represents Humpty Dumpty's cravat,
for you rememlwr Allco was not euro
whether It was a cravat or a belt. Just
above tho cravat, on tho white buckram,
draw lines representing tho collar.
' The tumbler Is now made and Is ready
io perform. His feat is to turn somer
sault down an Incline. The children
HO M PTY DUMPTY PERFORMING.
ho played with the first Humpty Dumpty
used a leaf from the dining room table,
but any smooth board will answer the
purpose. A few trials will show you
what slope Is best to secure a graceful,
easy dosoent. You will certainly not
ay of the tumblor, as Allco did of Humpty
"Of all the unsatisfactory people 1
l" ever met
CLOTHESPINS AS TOYS
Kenneth came upstairs on day drag
ging a big bag.
"Oh, mother, he called to her, "I've
found something new to play with. Nan
nie said 1 could take the clothespins if I
wouldn't lose or break any."
Re sat down on the floor and emptied
the bag. Then he began to pile up the
First he built a log cabin. He caught
two clothespins together and laid them
down to form two sides of the house, then
fastened together two more In the same
THE LOG CABIN,
way and placed them with the heads ovor
and under the other two pins. He made
four rows like this, and whon he thought
the cabin was high enough he laid four
clothespins across the top to form a roof.
Two clothespins were the men who
lived In this log cabin. Kenneth called
them Mr. Wood and Mr. Plnney, and made
up adventure for them.
Can you read It? How many other
Once upon a time there was a little boy
name.l Samuel and a little girl named
Sarah, and as they were playing about In
tho woods one winter day they heard a
very curious noise.
Sarah was frightened. "Oh, Samuel,"
she crlod, "what do you 'spoM that Is?
It's such a roary-snoroy sound It might
le a bear!
Samuel laughed. "Pooh," said he, "I
wouldn't cure If It wnsl Do you see that
big black bush over there? Well, if that
bush was a lcar, I'd Just take my gun
ha had his little popgun with him 'nnd
I'd aim It right splang at Mr. Dear's head
so and bang ho'd tumble down deadl"
Now it wasn't a vory big bang that
Samuel's gun made when It went off, but
it had a most astonishing effect on the
bush. First It unourlod Itself, then It
reared I tool f up on Its hind legs, then it
shot out one big black paw, and then It
shot out another big black paw, and then
it opened Its great big mouth and said
Samuel and Sarah stood perfectly still.
Thoy wore too scared to run.
Little Boy-cub," said Mr. Bear, "did
you tickle me on the nose?"
Now Samuel had been taught to tell the
truth, even when he was soared. ies
sir." ho said. "That Is I shot you with
my little gun."
"Orr-rr-rrr," said Mr. Bear. I dreamed
It was the Fourth of July and a mosquito
was tickling me. lou shouldn t go round
annoying folks like that. And I'm cross
to-day. Seo that?" Mr. Bear pointed
with his paw to a great black patch on
tho snow. "What Is it?" he asked.
"Please, sir, It's your shadow," answered
"Do you know what that means, llttlo
"No, Blr," said Samuel.
"Don't you know what day this la?"
"No, sir," said S.imuol.
"Well, then, 'you're a very Ignorant boy
cub, and your education has been neg
lected." Here Mr. Hear stopped to yawn
so widely that ho showed oil his sharp
whlto teeth. "Why," ho went on, "to-day's
the most Important day of all the year!
Every February 2 I have to set up out of
my nice warm bed and come out here to
see if I can see my shadow. If I oan't,
then winter s ovor, 'but If I do see It, then
back I go which of course means six
weeks moro ooal bill! Not that I mind
going to bed," he added, yawning again,
"for I can hardly keep awoke now, but
I don't like to leave you children."
Samuel and Sarah began to feel a little
HOW THE DEAF HEAR. -
You have proliably seen persons talk
ing to each other on their fingers, or by
means of signs, and liave been told that
they were deaf and dumb.
The reason they cannot talk la that they
do not know how to form the words,
never having heard them. Some whohave
become deaf through Illness always keep
up their practice In spoeoh.
The reason peoplo cannot hear Is that
the drum of tho ear Is Imperfect, or has
been destroyed. Sound Is nothing but the
vibrations of the air acting on the drum
of tho ear. When people are quite deaf
it is because tho eardrum will not respond
to. those vibrations, but they can still
feel theoe vibrations, oven if they cannot
When a number of deaf mutes ore sit
ting in a room together and one wishes to
attract tho attention of another, ho strikes
his heel on the floor, and every ono in the
room feels the vibration and looks around
to boo who called.
In the largo asylums for the deaf and
dumb tho doors a,ro hung vory loosely,
so that if you shake them it sets up a
vibration like stamDine on the floor.
and that Is the way they wake up deaf
I people mat sleep too late in tne morning,
But the next day Kenneth was tired of
Mr. Wood and Mr. Plnney, and asked his
mother what else he could do with the
"I think," aha hald, 'that you might
make loiters with them."
Kenneth knew hjs letters, and liked to
draw them on paper, but to make them with
clothespins was something new. He
found that two pins nought together
looked like the letter L and two others
wirh the heads a little nearer together
like V. Then he made a second L and
pushed ono clothespin further along on
tho other, and that made T.
"Oh, mother, come ond see!" he called,
.liis mother came and smiled.
"Can you make F, Kenneth?" she asked.
Ho found that he could by using three
clothesplus, but he was not able to mako
K because the head of the fourth clothes
pin slipped out of tho shanks of the up
right one. Ho also mndo X and a long Y.
Then his mother tried and soon she had
made K and N, for Kenneth Newton.
Kenneth laughed at the queer looking
letters. Then together they made W. and
when they turned It upside down it formed
"Now let us speTl some words," said his
They soon made "FIX," using a single
clothespin for I, Kenneth spelled "IT"
'and "TIN." and his mother showed him
how to make "WILL."
When his father came home he found
this sentence on the table, spelled with
letters and words can you make with
AND SARAH AND THE SLEEPY
more comfort ablo. "Oh. please, air,
tney said politely, "don't mind us!"
"Hut I do mind," growled Mr. Bear.
"It's a sin and a shame to waste you,
so nice and fat as you aro! But there
it's not my time of year for eating and
my digestion never could stand late sup
pers. If I only had you pickled, now!
Ho, I have itt I'll take you home nnd have
my wlfo do you up!
Now Samuel uhd Sarah did not want
to go to Mr. Dear's house and bo done lip,
so they turned to run, but It whs too la!.
Mr. Bear laid a hoavy'paw on tho Hhouldrr
of each and led them up tho sldo of the
hill till they cume to a great big rock.
In this rock was a nice little door that had
ft shiny brass knocker and a neat door
plate with "B. Bear" on It. Mr. Bear
oponed the door with his latch key and
ted the children down a long dark" passage
nicely carpeted with moss Into a big
kitchen. There was a stove with a bright
fire burning and near it wore two large
armchairs with big patchwork cushions
In them and two vory small armchairs
with little patchwork cushions In them.
There was also a table with tea things,
two very largo cups and two very small
cups and two very large plates and two
very small plates and two very big spoons
and two very llttlo spoons. A door opened
Into an Inner room and from this room
they could hear tho sound of snores, one
big rough gruff grunty snore, and two
llttlo smug snug snuffly snores.
"Mother Bear. Mother Bear," growled
Mr. Boar, "get up! I've brought home
two fine fat children."
Mother Bear was so sound asleep that
she had to be called at least seven times,
but at last, with a terrible yawning and
grunting and growling, she stumbled
out of bed and came Into tho kitchen.
She was dressed In a striped dressing
gown and sho had a whlto cotton nightcap
on her head. In one paw sho carried a
lighted candle, and now tho children
could see Into the other room where two
little baby bears were snoring away in
their cribs all tucked up warmly In Teddy
Well, well. Father," grunted Mother
Bat "You're a finA follow? tc get ycur
poor wife out of bed at this time of vear!
Why. I've hardly had three months sleep."
Now. now. my dear, I know It'shord,"
said Father Bear, "but don't be cross.
I saw my shadow, so we've got six weoks
more to sleep, and it did seem such a pity
to waste these nice fat little chlldernl"
Mrs. Bear rubbed her sleeov eves with
the back of her paw. "But we can't eat
Tommy, tire by his vain efforts to do a
sum, falls aaleep. Th various, articles
h ucs in school tho Pen. the I'cncll, tho
Knife nnd the Inkwell organize to help
'I'm and seek tho aid of the Uook and tho
Heading Glass to read the problems for
Moon face Reading Glass read aloud
example after example while tho com
mittee listened attentively, hut to their
dismay none of the sums read mentioned
sheep. There were questions about tho
cost of so raanyVards of cloth, how many
apples each child received, the number of
days it would take A to do the work, and
all sorts of other questions.
Moonface complained after whllo that
so much reading was a strain on his one
eye, but under tho sarcasm of Stubby
fencil and the cutting comments of
Sharpie Knife, he continued to read until
finally he found a problem that dealt.
"A farmer dying," he read, "deoldes to
leave his sheep to his seven sons. The
eldest Is to receive half as many as "
"Hold on," Interrupted President Pen
That Is too much all at once. Let's have
this written down on paper before we
forget what the problem requires. Here
you, Stubby, get to work and write this."
"I never wrote all by mysolf before,"
said Stubby. "Somebody always guided
me. I'll try It, though, if one of you
will help me stand on my head."
- Sharpie assisted him to stand on his
head. With his legs high In the air Stubby
Here Is tho correct reading of the Non
sense Rhyme printed last week, the parts
Indicated by a device of ony kind being
placed in brackets:
The (man that was left on the dock,)
Was a light) Ikee) per) out on tho rock.l
The (boyl that was pulling the (oar)
was a krai that belonged!(on tho shore;
And tire girl that was (watch)lng It all,
Had no business) to bo there nt all,
There Is little to explain about this one.
and most of the youngsters made very
good headway with It, much better than
some of the grownups that tried It. The
little sign that stands for "per la some
times read as "at, but the full meaning
Is "at bo muob per." The rook Is the
famous rock of Gibraltar, which is always
spoken of as "the rook. When a shop
is aold out there is evidently "no business."
them," sho whined. "You know thoy
won't agroo with im."
"Hut wo can picklo thorn, my dear,"
said Mr. Dear. "At leat. you can. Nlcn
sweet picklo! Or how do you think they
would taito dono up wholo In honey?"
Poor Mrs, Dear M so sleepy sho could
hardly keep her eyes open, but sho oblig
ingly lied on a large white apron, got out
her glaas preserve, jars, filled the kettle
and set It. on the stove, Then slio took
her spectacles from tho corner of tho
mantelpiece, placi'd them on her iioho
and reached a book from (lie shelf It
j wnt railed "Mrs. Hearer's Home Hints."
and Mrs. Hear turned over tho pages with
ner paw mi sue rnmn to tile recipe she
wonted. "Plrkled Children" she read
out -"Peel and chop tine stew six hours
"PLEASE, SIR. IT'S YOUR SHADOW," ANSWERED SAMUEL.
in nnt vinegar -flavor vinegar with
ground grubs, or, if preferred, spiders -"
vtnuo airs, near was reading air. uear
hd rIUicklv Hpfd C !1 R vullnw f1fipfi
dressing gown and a red tasselled night
cap and disappeared Into tho other room.
Almost Immediately Samuel and Sarah
heurd 1ii long, loud, roary snore rising
above tho llttlo smug, snug, snuffly snores
of tho baby bears.
"That's the way," snorted Mother Hear,
when she saw that he had gone. "Ieave
me nil alone do all this work-in tho
middle of tho night!" She was feeling so
sorry for herself that the tears gathered
TOMMY AND .HIS LESSON.
traced some outlines on the paper while
Moonface again read the problem.
"If I read too fastforyou let me know,"
"Yes, we want this written correctly,"
commented Fatty Pen. "That Is the trou
ble wiUi most of the pupils In school;
they often fail to know the real question.
Look over this, Moonface, and see If It a
Stubby regained his feet with much
effort and stood to ono side whllo Moon
face bent over the paper.
"Why, you haven't written a single
thing," he cried. "Thcro is nothing on
FATTY PEN DIPPED HIMSELF INTO THE INKWELL.
Now that tho weather is gotting warmer
every ono will bo more or less Interested
In tho thormomoter, und during tho sum
mer tho weather reports aro cbleRy con
cerned with tho number of degrees of
heat thobo llttlo instruments hIiow.
The word thermometer means some
thing that will measure heat units, just
i as a grocer's scale weighs butter. The
1 llttlo tube insldo the glass is very small
indeed and tho bulb at tho bottom is filled
with quicksilver, which has tho projxirty
of rcs)ondliig very quickly to heat or
I cold. Homy liquids will hnrdly expand
I at all, such as water, and would bo use
I let-s in a thermometer.
Hie tube is so hinall that a very llttlo
expansion in tho bulb at tho bottom will
mako ( I io mercury climb a long way up
the glass, and tho scaln on tho side shows
tho degrees of heat. Tho scnlo used gen
erally in this country is culled Fahren
heit, because it was arranged by a scien
tist of that name.
In tho Fahrenholt scale freezing Is at
.12 degrees and the boiling point of water
at sea level is 212, Tho natural tempera
ture of the body in health Is 08 2-5. Whon
people fool tho heat a great ileal In sum
mer, it is not always actual heat, but tho
I moisture in the air with It that makes It
Excarston for Hlxh School Graduates
Co.horon cnrri'porulmct Cltttlanil t.tailer.
rian he btr n mrti hy tho board of rdurallon
to cttr thn graduntlnz clai or tho I'oshociou
hl(h nchool an ririiinlciii in llru of Iho uoua
commencement fierrke thl ear. The cla
chaperoned hy mtmtxr of the faculty, nil! ha
uktn on a wtcli'a trip Io flttiburt and ralutu
by boat on U Uuiklaxum and Ohio riven, j l
In her stupid eyes and rolled down her
largo nniry nose.
Now when Samuel and Sarah Raw how
very slow and sleepy Mrs. Bear was ond
heard how very sound asleep Mr. Boar
was, they did not feel as frightened as
they hod felt at first. Samuel winked at
Sarah, then ho looked hard at Mrs. Dear
and said politely; "it in too bad, Mrs. Hear.
Of courso ire don't mkid belnc neeld and
chopped fine, but it's a prfaf deal of
trounio ror you, when you to so sieepyi
"Yes," chimed In Sarah, "poor Mrs.
Bear, when you're so sleenvl
Mrs. Bear was pouring the ant vinegar
into n largo preserving Ketuo. nne
Mopped nnd stood wagging her huge
bend from side to side, looking very silly.
"Ye," sho Agreed, "so sleepy, Weeny!
"I tell you what," said Samuel softly.
"You sit don In your big chair. Mother
I Bear, nnd rest a while, and we'll stir the
vinegar for you and coll you when It boils,
I won't we, Sarah?"
' "Y", " "f.M Ssrah "'c" sit do?rr. in th
big chair, MrsT Boar, dearie"," and l'lVslng
you u nice little song, and then you can
, peel and chop us when you're quilt; rested. "
Mother Bear was just going to take
their advice, for she was so Bleepy she
. hardly know what sho was doing, when In
reaching for tho ground grubs sho got
u' wJi-r imi uy niisuuia uiiu mo
pepper flow up in her noso and made her
sneeze. "Nonsense, "she growled crossly.
I "And don't be talking about being
tho paper but the picture of a mon. What
is all this, a Joke? I can't waste my time
reading those problems if you are not
going to be serious."
"That is just the trouble with you In
school. Stubby." said President Pen.
frowning severely on Stubby, "you are
always wasting Tommy's time by getting
him to draw pictures' when he should be
paying attention to the lessons. You're
no friend of Tommy; you're his enemy."
Stubby slunk . away, shamefaced.
Whereupon Fatty Pen announced that ho
would write the problem himself, and
started to dip himself into the Inkwell.
NEWCOMERS AT THE AQUARIUM.
Tho Aquarium stock of fresh water
fishes lias been very considerably aug
mented by the receipt of 257 specimens
lately exhibited by the Now York State
Conservation Commission at the Sharp
shooting and Sportsmen's Show held
at Madison Square Garden.
Those fishes, from various waters
throughout the State, Include large
mouthed and small mouthed bass, short
nosed sturgeon, burbots, shiners, roach,
catfish, mud puppies, brown trout, rain
bow trout, brook trout, lake trout,
yellow perch, pike perch, white perch,
inuscollonKe. chain pickerel and banded
Ono of the muscallonge is the largest
ever shown here, being four feet In
length, and a fifteen Inch yellow perch
Is tho biggest of that species ever seen
In the Aquarium. ' There are brown
trout of three or four pounds weight,
fine specimens of the rainbow trout
and many handsome brook trout
Reclaiming VStat Swamp Lamaa.
from tt .Seneca Fall! Courier, lournal.
Preparation! are belnr made to reclaim toms
r.1.000 acrea of awamp land l1n lielween Albion
and llatavla and non acrea near tho bead of Sllvtr
Lake In Wyomlnr rotintv --. it
counUei have thoutandi of acrea of awamp Und
nun, t,mu ,u. uiujr ictraua io tie derived la
flag, which has crown to lane proportion!. Tb
value of theie land! In their present atate l i mall
bul drained and realored lo cultivation would
greatly eiceed to value ual el ordinary farm
-t , . . t 1 1 t . . nw.l'n
Bll?'jyi ii you uo l l n,'t'i
ond If I thnuld drop off now I shan't wnko
till April. As IiospoKo stie iiimuica nooui
on tho shelf till she found tho ground
grubs and also a tin box marked "Solders
and shook tho contents of both briskly
Into tho ant vinegar. Then sho took a
great wooden spoon and stirred tho mess
round nnd round. Tho fire was very hot
and soon Mrs. Bear began to fotjl drowsier
than over. , ,
"Very well. Mrs. Bear, dear," said
fVimuol politolr. "We'll be very careful.
"Wo won't even do anything like this
and ho put up his llttlo hnndkershlof and
pretended to hide a largo yawn.
"Nor anything like lht either, said
little Sarah quickly, and sho ton yawned
as widely us she possibly could. .
"We won't talk about any body who s
sleepy-sleepy I" said Samuel.
"Not a thing about anybody who d
like to snuggle down In bed and go to
Blepy-eepy-by! said Sarah.
Poor Mrs. Bear! Sho tried her best to
IrAAn Awntrn huf nn anon am nhe SOW Sam-
Uel and Sarah yawn sho yawned too, and
no sooner had they eald tho word
"sleepy" than her hoad began to nod so
that sho almost fell Into tho fire. Then
Sarah ran to draw up tho big arm chair
and Samuel gently pushed Mrs Bear Into
it. "Just a minute, she grunted as thoy
km t lew! her. "I'll Inst nit hero a mlnuto
and-and think. You', Llttlo Boy, you stir
the vinegar; you, Little Girl, you road tho
recipe that'll keep mo awake
Sarah took tho book, but Instead of
reading the recipe she began to sing
in n. soit arawiy. voice, wnuo namuei sepi
time with tho big wooden spoon:
Oh sleepy, sleepy, sleepy Bearl
Just go to sleep and have no care,
Juat Shut yjur eyes nnd soon you'll bo
In SluniVrland along with met
How nice It Is to go to bed !
To feel foft pillows preos your head.
Just shut your eyes and Boon you'll be
In Slumberland along with tne I
Bv the time Sarah had sunn the last lino
of her song Mother Bear's big hairy
head had toppled over on her shoulder, her
great rea moutn was wine open, una sno
was snoring her rough, gruff, grunty
snore, Ifrom tho other room camo tho
long. louu. roary snoro oi fntner near
and tho little smug, snug, snuflly snores
of the baby Iwurs. The kitchen was very"
warm, the vinegar boiled and bubbled
on tho stove, and Sarah herself was nearly
asleep. Samuel took her by the hand
and softly the two children stolo out of
the, kitchen rio-n tha mcs; carpeted
fossa go to the door of tho den which
'other Bear had lieon too sleepy to re
member to fasten behind him. Still thoy
could hear tho long, loud, roary noros,
tno big, rough, gruff, grunty snores and
the llttlo smug, snug, snuffly snores of
tho Bear family following lehind them.
But Samuel and Sarah did not stop to
listen. They ran home to tneir mother
as fast as they could go, and very glad
they were to get the re 1
ANSWERS Tt) LAST WEEK'S
Last week's puezles seem to have been
too hard for tho youngsters, as quite a
number of thofee.who have always sent
In god answers wero not heard from and
those who did write spoko of the difficulty
AUNT MART'S ANAGRAM.
This was a hard one to change tho
meaning of and the only ones to get good
anagrams out of the sentence wero:
F.mil Gruler. nuth Champion, Agnes
Martin, E. Roberta Brldgman, Bernice C.
Heller, Elizabeth Grant, Ethel Hart.
Albert F. Hodges, George B Parker,
Emma .Root Deacon, Eugenie F. Burke,
Frances Allen. Ethel Cunningham, Lillian
Voorhees and Jessie M. Jordan.
TIIE NONSENSE R11TMS.
There were only six credltablo readings
of this, sent in by: E. Roberta Bridgman
Alioo Babcock, Elizabeth Grant, Anno
Reordon, Emma Root Deacon and Lillian
Some of the attempts were quite amu
Irfg. Here is a specimen:
The man that was steering
Was candle koy'at Mountain Out.
The boy that was pulling the oar
Was running along the shore.
And tho girl that was watching It all
Had Bold out to be there. Ha! Ha!
No correct answers to this one yet, so
It will be left for another week to try
again. One little girl is euro the word
is "Tease," but it is not
THE HORSE CHESTNUT PEOPLE.
Now that they wero safely embarked
on their leaf boat and floating down the
stream toward their tree, the horse chest
nut man and woman breathed great
eighs of relief. At last their troubles
seemed at an end and their struggles
In the houso where the littlo boy had
first fashioned them into human sem
blance were Bpeedlly forgotten.
Down the Btream thoy Balled past
mossy banks or green, shaded by great
But their happiness was short lived.
As they glided down tho current their
THEIR ATTENTION WAS ATTRACTED TO A GREAT CREATURcf
attention was attracted to a great creature
perched upon a huge rock In the water
a creature with big. blinking eyes and
webbed feet. It was a frog, though
Uiey did not know it.
"What do you suppose that Is?" asked
tho woman, clinging to the man in terror
with her remaining toothplok arm.
"I don't know." replied the man, trying
to look brave but really trembling as
auoh as Um woman. "Keep perfectly
THE STORY OF ARABELLA.
Arabella was a beautiful wax ,tnii IX I
hor day and was given tho best of car -1
by a mother who was very fond of di
Whon the mother was too old to piny wftljl
dolls sho wrapped Arabella in a soft cloth '
and put hor In a drawer, whore she Tt.'u
malned for many years. ei
Then ono day sho took her out, nntf1'
Arabella hoard hor say to a little girl wW,,
stood beside her: ti
"This was my lwst doll when I wa n?'
llttlo girl. N6w I am going to glvo h'p,,
to you. Her namo Is Arabella, and yjv
must bo very careful of her, for sh? ii
wax and cannot lie droppeil without breatt3
Ing, as your other dolls." "
"Hut. mother." tho llttlo girl said. "cSr?1
she be mended If I break her?" 1 lt'r'
"No." said hor mothor; "It will snolL11
poor Arabella If you drop hor, as her hiif15
is very soft." J,rill
AraMla wag very carefully handlel'
for a few days. 8ho was put In a phIUt
carriage and wheeled about; tfcen phs"'
won undressed at night and put Into a
nice little led, and sho hod o new drcaa
and a stylish bonnet, and a number of
llttlo girls camo to seo her. Her new
mother told them that Arabella was very
old and that her mother played with her
when sho was a little girl. But Arabella
laughed to herself. Sho did not fool old
and she knew If her now mothor gave her
good caro sho would always look young
and fool young.
There camo a day, however, when her a
now mother Ixjcame tired of hej, and she
was left nil day without being dressed,
and Homot lines Bho would have to lie In bed
for days at a time with her eyes closed,
At other times sho would be left in her
carriage all night, and there she would sit,
storing Into the darkness, and she would '
wish her new mother would put her In bed
so she could closo her eyes.
Ono night Arabella was left In her car
riage on tho piazza all night.
"Oh, dearl thought Arabella, "I shall
freeze out hero In tho night olr."
And a big dog camo up to hor carriage
and sniffed at her.
"Oh, dear! Oh. dear!" sho cried. "What
shall I do? I am so afraid!"
Then tho dog licked her check and
took off some of tho red. Poor Arabella
almost fainted, but she sat quite still and
looked straight ahead, and the dog walked
Arabella was glad when the daylight i
camo, but tho sun camo also, and her
new mother did not move her carriage,
for sho was busy making mud plos on
the shady side of the house. By and by
tho sun crept up to Arabella's carriage
and then to her fcot, and finally all. over
"Oh dear!" thought Arabella, "will no
ono save me? I shall melt, I know I shall."
but her mother was very busy with he.
cooklng. At lunch time tho now mothor ra'i
around to tho front of tho house to meet
her father, nnd then sho saw Arabella,
and such an Arabella you never saw
Her new mother looked at her, and run
Into the houso for her mother to come
quick and see what had happened to '
Arabella. Poor Arabella's face was
changed Indeed; tho wax had melted
and run down her cheeks; Bhe looked
old and sad.
"I told you not to leave her in the sun,"
said the mother to the little girl.
"But can't her face bo put in shape
again?" asked the new mother.
"No," said Arabella's first mother,
"Kho Is spoiled, and to think I played
with her for years, and alio was as good
as new when I gave her to you."
She took Arabella out of the carriage.
"You poor old dolly," she said, and
Arabella leaned lovingly against her.
"Tho children nowadays do not love
their dolls as I did when I was a little
girl. I thought as much of you then as
a mother does of her child. I'll put you
back in tho attic." she said, carrying
Arabella Into the house, "for I cannot i
put you in the ragbag. Even if your face
is spoiled) you always will be Arabella
to me, no matter how you look."
So Arabella went back to the soft cloth
nnd tho drawer, where sho was glad to
be, for sho was tired, and she closed her
eyes for a long sleep.
still, and he may not seo us."
Silently their little craft swept nearer
and nearer, with the two llttlo people
clinging to each other in fright. Just
when it seemed as though the leaf would
run aground on the rock and surely at
tract the attention of the frog there
was a loud noiso and tho water shot high
into the air.
With a loud plunk the frog disappeared
beneath the surface of the brook, while
tho horse chestnut people were hurled
Into the water. Big waves swept over
thefwater, and the couplo, floating easily,
were tossed about. A loud, exultant
voice reached their ears, and to their
dismay they recognized it ns being that
of the little boy who had knooked them
from Uielr horse chestnut tree.
"I almost got that bullfrog that time,"
ho said. "I chucked a big rook at him
Oh, hero aro the little chestnuts I gathered
yeBtordav, ihe hired girl must have
thrown them out."
He leaned over the bank and gathered
bow in aua lata mem on tne groat.