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Copyright, 1112, by (A 3un PrtnMnp ami
A STORY WITHOUT WORDS OF THE
AUNT MAHY'S ANAGRAMS.
There were several ways in whloh the
worda of that last sentence could be ar
ranged so as to make a good anagram out
of them, but the principal change was In
the meaning of one word, which altered
the whole thing. Here is the original
WHEN 1 THAT 1 MAN
LEAVES THE BOOM OUT
60ES1 ONE TABLE WE
Will TAKE TO MAKE
The word "leaves is the one that
allows us to make the greatest change,
as it may be either a noun or a verb or
you may make room for a thing in the
sense of getting more space. People
often misuse the word room when they
mean space. Here is one way In which
these seventeen words could be arranged
so as to give a sentence with an en
tirely different meaning:
"1 TOj MAKE 1 ROOM
WE WILL TAKE OUT
ONE 1 OF THE TABLE
LEAVES WHEN THAT
JUNK MAN GOES
ThU tmA nvnn more smoothly than
the original and uses all the words without
adding or changing any or tnose given,
Here Is another sentence with only one
word more than the last which Aunt
tiin, uvk Alhnrt and Edith had a good
hlo with until Edith hit UDon
the plan of taking each word by itself
and seeing what it mignt mean wnen
"i WHFE j WITHOUT TJfE
NORTH 1 WIND j TEARS THE
LEAVES BOr 1 THE THEEs"
SOB? I f.0lDjpE0LE SHED
THEIn'jWMEB j CIQ7HIN6
Cut these words apart on the lines and
then arrange them again into another
sentence according to your own ideas,
but be sure that you use up every one of
these eighteen words and do not add
Patsey's employer waa out of town
the next afternoon and Pataey waa very
much disappointed at not getting any
answer to that last puzzle, which was
the name of the State In which thla waa
the chief attraction:
He told the boy that he must have
left it lying around in the studio some
where and had not looked at it yet and
they told him not to mind, as they were
ure the answer was Texas, but being a
harp Irish lad and not willing to com
mit himself until he was sure, he shook
his head and said he "didn't know so
much about that, be jabbers."
When he went to xse for the artist
the next afternoon Mr. Pantoor handed
him the card with a smile. On the back
of It was written
"Faith, and I was after thinking it
must be Texas tho State was, " remarked
Patsey, who was secretly tickled that
he had not agreed to the answer the
boys had found, ".Sure, they do be
after having a lot of cattle in Texas, he
added, In explanation.
"But that word Ih not cattle, "correoted
Mr. Pantoor smiling. "There would bo
no certainty of thn anRwer if It were.
The letter 0 stands by itself and you must
pronounce it by itself. Then you will
Had it is 8eattl not cattle. Seattle is the
chief attraction In tho State of Washing
ton and has trebled its population in ten
years. In fact," he added, "I never heard
of anything else in tho State of Washing
Ion but tho town of Seattle."
When I'atcey told the boys the right
answer that evening they owned up that
Sleepy Ike's friend would not admit
Texas as correct although he did not
know the right answer himself. When
they showed him Patsey's answer he said
he supposed that must be It, as he could
not see what else it could be.
"Dut we've got one for you hls time, "
interrupted Billy, so as to end the matter.
'Here's something that looks to us to be
on the same lines as that one about 'It
6 times 6 are 41, what will the fourth of
30 score?' If you can do it you're a
winner, "and he handed Patsey another
little card with the pnzzle printed on it.
Of course Mr. Pantoor found it on his
desk the next morning with one of his
manikins perched on the lid of the ink
stand as if he were studying it out.
IF 1 ADOED TO
6 MADE 4. WHAT
SHOULD BE ADDED
TO 9 TO MAKE 6 7
"That does not seem to-be exactly a
sum In simple proportion," ho remarked
to nimseu as ne Degan vt run over nis
morn Inn mail, "but I think I oueht to know
the trick of it, " and he took down a pencil
ana pad ana Degan to maxe some ngurea
as if to satisfy himself that ho wai on
the right, track.
Presently he seemed well enough
satisfied with the answer to tako down
the card and write the answer on the
What was it?
THE LITTLE BEAN THAT JUMPED
OUT OF THE POT.
"Why Marjory, dear, how does It
happen that you have to eat lunch by
yourself?" I Inquired on running Into
our neighbor's on an errand.
"Mama went out and took Emily with
her," said Marjory. "She left my lunch
on the table so I could get It when I got
back from school."
"I am sorry I didn't bring Dorothy,
that's my chum, back with me, 'cause
she Just loves pork and beans. Besides
I have a big bowl of Jelly." Then re
membering her manners, she added,
"Won't you have some with me. Mrs.
"No, thank you, dear," I replied, "but
I will entertain you while you are eat
lng It by telling you the story of a little
bean which Jumped out of a pot"
"Once upon a time an old woman
lived all alone In a hut In the woods.
She had been out alt the morning pick
lng up sticks for the Are, and. now feel
lng very hungry she went to the cup
board to see what she could cook for
"But alaa! the cupboard waa bare
except for a small lump of black bread
and a cupful of beans which some one
bad given her.
"'Ah, well!' she sighed, 'It Is better
than nothing,' so she proceeded to light
the fire, putting on stiavlngs and wood.
"But one stick fell to the floor and
hid away out of the old woman's sight.
'How lucky I am,' It thought, 'for now
I shall not be burned to ashes.'
"The fire roared and burned. The
water boiled and bubbled. The beans
bobbed about as If they were alive and
out one danced'rlght over the top of the
pot down to the floor near the faggot.
"'That la the time I escaped getting
soft,' exclaimed the bean.
"'You always were a bean head,'
thought the shingle, but as he happened
to think aloud, the bean was very angry.
'I wouldn t be a wooden head any
way,' she returned In a huff.
"But the kindling only laughed and
said, 'Lets be friends and go on our
"'Just mount on my hack,' said the
stick, 'and I will carry you over.' But
the tide was running so swiftly It was
a difficult matter to cross.
"So they floated down the river, and
the llttlo bean was beginning to enjoy
"'Now we are seeing the world,'
she breathed. 'I have always wanted to
take a Journey like this.'
"But Just then two little boys who
were standing on the bank, spied tho
stick. 'See that piece of wood floating
down the river!' Tommy shouted. 'I'll
bet you a button I can hit It with this
"He Just missed It, but now it was
Danny's turn, who hit it sujo enoush,
turning It over and over In the water,
knocking tho little bean off, which In
falling was seen by a fish, who gohbled
" Must as I am gobbling up my beans
now,' said Marjory with a laugh."
FIRST STEPS IK SCIENCE
We all know that In order to get
power we must have heat. It Is the fire
under the boiler that makes the engine
go, and the power of an electric motor
has been put Into It by a steam engine
In the first place.
To get heat we must consume some
thing. The word consume, as you prob
ably know, means to burn. The power
in our bodies Is developed by consum
ing food, and although It may be quite
cold when It Is put Into our mouths It
soon begins to burn at a temperature of
98 degrees. It Is (his consumption of
food, generating heat, that gives us the
muscular power to work In a gym
nasium, to run races end to piny ball.
In order to get things to burn we
must have a gas called oxygen. The
fire In the steam engine gels this from
the air. We say we open the door of
the kitchen stove to give the Are more
air, but It ts oxygen In the air that tho
Are wants and takes, the nst goes up
the chimney. Once the oxygen In the
nlr Is burnt up nothing that burns can
keep alive In It. ilf you are In a room
with a lamp It will burn up the oxygen
Just as fast as you will.
The oxygen that you take Into your
lungs Is what keeps up the heat of the
body and allows the combustion to go
on, jnaklng us strong and healthy. That
Is why people go Into the country
where there Is plenty of "ozone" in the
air. We leave the windows of tho bed
room open at night because during sleep
we take the air of the room Into our
lungs, use up the oxygen and throw off
the rest, and we must have fresh air
with more oxygen In It or we cannot
Here Is a very simple experiment
which will show you the Importance of
fresh air and the quickness with which
combustion will stop when It cannot ge
enough oxygen., What you see In this
experiment Is what goes on In your own
body, but In a dlffrcnt way.
Take a short piece of good candle and
place It In a saucer or plalc with a
little water In the bott.-m. Light the
candle and when It Is well started take
a good look at the flame.
Tou will And that the flame will rise
about an Inch and a quarter above the
wick, with a blue edge close to the wick
Itself and a slightly darker part of the
flame Just above the wick for half an
Inch or less, as In Fig. 1.
Now cover tho candle with an ordi
nary lamp chimney, which will set In
the water so that no air can get In that
way. You will find that the flame of
your candle will begin to get shorter
and duller and (he blue part will rise
much higher above the wick. This Is
because the candle cannot get enough
oxygen, but It still has strength enough
to pull down some fresh air from above
by heating the air below and making It
rise to the top and go out again.
If the top of the chimney Is largn
enough tho candle will continue to burn
feebly, Just as people continue to live
feebly In badly vcntlloted houses. An
ordinary chimney Is about 1 Inches
across the top, which will let the can
dle continue to burn, as In Fig. 3.
Hut now take a card and let us sup
pose that you close the bedroom window
n bit by sliding the card slowly over
tho top of thn chimney, as In Fig. 4,
watching tho flame of the candle as you
do so. When you get It gradually worked
over as far bb Fig. C, your candle will
turn nil blue and then go out, because
It no longer gets enough oxygen to keep
But now take a piece of card shaped
like a wedge, so that a space Is left on
each aide aa you push It over the top
BOY, THE CAT, THE BIRD AND THE
X cri A ! FW I I 1
of the chimney, as In Fig. 6. Pushing
It In the direction of A, there Is a chance
Fig. 5. Fig. 6.
for the air to go down one side and come
up the other, but It will not do so and
you will find your flame getting smaller
and smaller. While there is still life left
In It, say Just a speck of yellow flame,
remove the card suddenly and give It a
chance. You will And that It no longer
has the strength to pull down fresh air
and oxygen. It Just goes on out.
Now repeat this experiment, holding
the chimney with the left hand, and In
stead of drawing away the card when
the flame Is Just about to go out, lift
the chimney and let It have fresh air1
from below and It will Jump Into life
again Instantly. This Is why doctors
pump oxygen Into persons who are too
far gone to take It Into their lungs from
the air themselves.
But now comes a very curious thing.
Instead of a piece of card, cut a round
hole in a cardboard box lid, but make It
hardly an Inch In diameter. As soon as
your candle Is burning nicely under
the chimney lay the box lid over the
top, as In Fig. 7.
You wilt probably And that the candle
will go out. Just as It did when the card
reduced the Inlet In Fig. 5. But now
you can assist the Aamo of the candle
to get enough oxygen to breathe Dy
Bubbles big and bubbles bright
Drifting in the pale sunlight,
Did ycu come from fairy land:
Where you made by elfin hands ?
Did they find you in the sky,
When some rainbow drifted by
You were prisoners in this pipe
Till I blew with all my might";
At my magic out you came
Just as if I'd called your nam
Ave r y -
separating the nlr that comes out from
the nlr that goes In.
Cut n pleco of thin card Just the
width of tho chimney nml'stlck It In nt
the top under the box lid, ns In Fig. S,
so as to dlvldu tho chimney Into two
parts. You will And no npparcnt dif
ference In tho flnmo while the whole
top of tho chimney Is upon, but ns soon
uh you put on tho box lid with the
smaller holn In It the llnme will not go
out, hut It will begin to gasp for breath,
Just like n dying person. It will tile
down until It Is mi nnnll n flnino that
It looks ns If about to go nut and thn
It will Jump up again after it has pulled
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down enough oxygen for another breath,
as It were.
, As long as the card Is In the middle
of the chimney the flame will continue
to gasp for life In this way, and If you
will hold a lighted match over the open
ing yon will And that on one side It
burns freely. That Is the sldo of the
card on which the fresh nlr Is going
down. Now hold tho lighted mntch on
the other ride and It goes out at once.
This Is because the nlr that Is coming
out of the chimney on that side has no
oxygen left In -It, not even enough to
keep a match alight. The flame below
has used It nil up. This will show you
why It Is so unhealthy to brentho air
that has been breathed by others. If
you have read tho story of the dreadful
Black Hole nt Catcuttu you will under
stand what killed nil the prisoners who
were not close to the openings.
But there Is one more peculiar thing
about the way the flame of tho candle
struggles for fresh air, which you
shall be left to find the reason for
yourself. Take the card out of tho
chimney and let the candle get burn
ing nicely with the chimney free at
Fig. 0. Fig. 10.
Now move the chimney so that the
candle Is close to one side of It at
the bottom, and then put the box !ld
on the chimney top, but be careful
that the hole Is right over tho flame,
on the same side of the chimney, ns
In Fig. 9. The candle will continue
to burn, feebly but steadily.
Now movo the box lid gradually
over to the other sldo of tho chimney
so that It Is no longer over the flame
of the candle, but Is as In Fig. 10, and
your candle will at once go out.
SOME OLD C0NUNDHUMS.
'lho solution of tho clmr,id beginning,
"To me when whole, for I nm sweet, tho
moon fresh brightness brings." is
II () N K Y-.M () 0 N.
Tho catch In this cue is that a word is
added to thn wholo word that is to l
guessed, tho added word being given uh
"moon," If tho tall or last letter of tho
chief word "honey" is cut olT we gut
"hone," which is used to nhnrK)ii things.
If the word is twice beheaded, thut in,
the two first lotters removed, wo g t
"Key," u famou IVeuch Uouerul. Toklu
( " M yfcwg
off tho head and tall, only "ono" remains.
Tho answer to tho riddle in .verse be
ginning, "I often murmur, yot I never
weep. I always lie in bed but never
Hero arc tho answers to the three Bible
conundrums, all of which were pretty
hard ones to guess:
1 The person who won the first horse
race mentioned In the Bible was the
daughter of Herodias, who pot ahead of
John the Baptist on a charger (A charger,
as you probably know, is the namo for a
horse used In tho army).
2 Tho first electrician mentioned in
tho Bible was Noah, who made the arc
light on Mount Ararat.
3 The first mathematicians mentioned
in tho Iliblo were the children of Israel,
who multiplied on the face of the earth.
Hero is a little charade that Is as clever
as it Is short:
, My first is a cover.
My 6erond a city.
My whole you discover
With this if you're witty.
Hero is a llttlo riddle in verso which
should be easy for children to guess:
There is a thing that nothing is,
And yet it has a namo.
'Tis sometimes tall and sometimes short,
It joins our walks, It joins our sport.
And plays at every game.
Hero are threo more Bible conundrums
for you that will test your knowledge of
1 Who was the flrat man mentioned in
2 Who was the first girl mentioned in
3 Who was the shortest man in tho
THICKS WITH DOMINOES.
Almost every boy has a set of domi
noes, and there are several Interesting
tricks that can be played with them
besides the regular games. One of the
simplest, but very puzzling to those
who do not know It, Is to lay out twenty
dominoes In four rows of Ave stones
each, face up and face down alternately,
so that they look something llko a
Now ask any one to change this pat
tern by only two moves so that each
row shall bo all tho same color, tho top
row being nil white, the second all black,
tho next all white and the bottom row
Another trick, not so easy to do, Is to
give n person these nlno dominoes ar
ranged In order:
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I ! !
Tho puzstlo Ik to nrrnngo them In such
ii wny Hint each of lho rows nhnll ndd
up thn same, left to right, up ami down
or corner to corner.
Another trick which la very astonish-
Hero is Uie correct reading of th? lat
Nor.rense Rhyme, tho parts indicate J
by a device of any kind being placed tM
Mister Fox was (asleep in some hav
That was jpiledonl the topl of (a dray).
wnen tho lei'""'' came n round a
And the lhider was found,
You lcan 'Lo. ..u,ior r'ox was at
Thre were one or two sticking place
in una une, uul inn cuine.i rui'u;l rive
made them readable. The 'lrt o" wh
the riling in thn water. Whia piles are
driven i..io u junco io ni.u.o u i
tion the placo is said to ho "piled." A
dray is so railed becauso It is lower at
the back end than In front and is used
tor earn inir thii'iH lat cannot be lifted
very high. Tho kind shown is that usually
employ ej liv brokers lor Deer barrels.
Perhaps tho hardest thing to read was
the cameo, which wus minus tho "o.",
A cameo is any striated Btono in which'
the design is cut through one color, ho
mat uie other color snail form it back
ground. You can look up tho dictionary
and see what "striated" means. Cameos
are usually the likeness of some person
in white on n reddish brown background.
The high 'dor," indicated by the syl
lable being above tho line, was another
sticking place. A Km to 1 shot is a com
mon expression for a let. ".'he last word
was indicated by a mnU map of u bay,
with tho .namo "at written across it.
as it would bo in a googruphy. Water
ih iiiwkvs inaicuieu in maps uy inoM
gradually widening linos getting thlnuer
as they get further from the shore.
lng tho first time a person sees it Is ii
tnke fifteen dominoes of any size you
plense except that one must bo the
double six, and lay threo of them one
nbovo tho other, then stand tho double
six on them and put tho remaining
eleven In a circle, like this:
Now tell nny person to think
number from llvo to fifteen and while
you aro out of tho room to count t li a
number thought of from the bottom
step, through the double six and up the
clrclo to tho right, as tho arrow goes.
Stopping nt Hint domino, count It ono
and return nguln, going backward
clear around the circle, skipping the
double six arid tho steps until he Iihs
counted the number ho thought of.
Ask him to notice lho domino on which
his count ends. The moment you re
turn to the loom you will put your
Anger on ihut domino without asking
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