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which anyone can ever play.
He was sent all the way from
New York city to Jerusalem by
the Kalem Moving Picture Co. to
play the part of the "Child
Christ' which will be released
about Christmas. ,
To ma'ke the ancient customs,
and mannera part of his person
ality, and "to put him into the
spirit of the great story to be told
bythe films in the moving pic
tures for the first time, George
Hollister, Jr., was made acquaint
ed with the people, th,e scenes and
the very atmosphere of Jerusalem
before the scenes in which he was
to appear were attempted.
Though he is too young to
really realize the great role he
impersonated, or the significance
of the story in which he took part,
the little American boy knows
that when he speaks of the "Child
Christ" picture he must do it in a
different voice and a different
manner from that used in discuss
ing any other picture.
Little George is probably the
greatest traveler for his age in the
He was with the Kalem'com
pany, which just recently return
ed to New York, all through its
ten months' sojourn in Egypt, In
dia, the Holy Land, Ireland and
He is a shy little fellow, who
rarely speaks unless he is spoken
too. But if he's quite 'close to
mother's apron strings and not
out of reach of daddy's ear he may
admit that home is the very nicest
place he ever saw.
He's an imitative little chap,
with a wonderful ear for lan
guage. When he landed in Amer
ica, after nearly a year on the
other side; he had the Irish
brogue, the broad Scotch, the
London cockney and a mixture of
tongues he picked up in the Ori
ent at his tongue'-s end.
"Good gracious me, that boy
would have forgotten his own
language," said a fussy little old
woman when she heard him chat
tering. "It's a good thing he came
home when lie did."
But George has been home sev
eral weeks and he "has his own lit
tle American way of spea'king as
pat as ever again.
This winter he'has gone south
to join the 'Ka'lem company at
Oh, yes, indeed. You'lJ hear
from George, Jr., again and very
Cabby in a Hurry.
One morning it was raining
very heavily in New York when
a wealthy merchant, on leaving
the Exchange, hailed a cab, and
asked to be driven to a distant
part of the city. On the way the
merchant discovered that he had
forgotten tQput his purse in his
pocket.! What was to be done?
On reaching his destination, he
got out of"the-cab, and said to
the driver :"
"Will 'you please give me a
match? I have dropped a $5 "bill
on the floor of the cab."
Instantly the cabman whipped
up his horse and soon disappear
ed round the next corner.