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ourselves so fit that the infection
wont make an impression on us.'
Bad air, poor and insufficient
food, lack of sunlight, living in'
dark and damp quarters and in
crowded rooms, working in dusty
and poorly; lighted and ventilated
shops, intemperance in drink or
in sexual intercourse these are
some of the things thafmake tu
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
By Stuart B. Stone.
The "chic, pinkish girl from the
city plucked at her fluffy skirt's
and uttered a little scream..
Mr. Kane Very reluctantly took
hjs gaze from the girl upon the
stump and peered thrqugh the
thick green foliage across the
murmuring brook. "Woodland
deities'!' he cried. "A wild cow,
upon my life." r
"Oo-ooh!" echoed' the girl;
with an adorable shiver. "A wild
"A wild cow !" repeated young
Mr. Kane. "One of the snarling,
vicious brutes that infest these
forests and devour innocent wo
men and children."
"Oo-ooh !" interrupted the girl.
"It is crossing the brook !"
"Quick, quick!" ordered the
young farmer. Then he'graspdd
her carefully, reverently, and
striding across the carpety
ground, lifted her into the snug
branches of a young maple. A
rich, brassy tinkling came from
the 'direction of the purling
branch, nearer, nearer. The wild
cow poked her red-flecked head
through the bushes and regarded-
them almosVmildly. But'the gM
"Oo-ooh! How can you be sp
dreadfully , brave, .Mr. Kafle?
'Aren't you going to clinlb up"?"
"Nor indeed," answered tfie
young man. "I'm going to stand
right here and defend you with
The wild, red-brown Jersey ad
vanced a "bit, tossing her slegk'
head so that the bell clanged
"Oo-ooh!" screamed the girl
again. "I jusl wont aJJow you 'to
stand there and be massacred on
my account." - C
The, young farmer grinned.
"I'd be massacred every change
of the mpjon to save ypur Iittje
finger"- he, began ; but the
girl interrupted with a' shrill
scream. x ""
"Oo-ooh! Save yourself, MV.
Kane dear Mr. Kane!"
- The young man turned quick
ly. The wild cow was saunter
ing slowly toward him. When
she had ambled to a spot two feet
in front of him she halted affdi
licked out her pink" tongue. "v j
"Moo!" observed the wild
cow. "Moo ! Moo !"
Mr. Kane turned to the girl fn
the tree. "For your sake," lie
said, airly waving a kiss. Then
he advanced to the reflective wifd
qow, and, grasping a short, sharp
horn in each hand, he turned her
about and started back to the
purling brook. From the snug,
leafy maple' the girl -shrieked in
pretty soprano staccato. The
wild cow made no sound save o
tinkle the5beho:ra nrlerotfest.