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AS TOLD BY AUNT GERTIE
Before I tell you what the terrible
thing was I must tell you how the
people of 'the town talked about the
"I saw the great prophet with my
own eyes," said one Turk.
"That man's eyes certainly
sparkled like fire," said another man.
"The prophet had a beard like a
foaming sea.," said another one.
The merchant's son was very hap
py to hear all these strange things
"I'll go back to the woods now,"
he said. "I'll find my Flying Trunk
and get it ready for my final trip to
the palace." He went back, accord
ingly. Alas, his trunk was in a little heap
of ashes! A spark from one of the
firecrackers he had shot into the air
fell into the trunk. The first little
breeze that blew fanned it into a
flame, and the trunk burned up. The
poor merchant's son could never fly
any more. He didn't know what to
do or where to go. But he decided
that he must leave the country at
once. He took one last, lingering
look at the palace and started on his
The poor princess, sad at heart and
very sorrowful, sat in her apartments
and waited and waited! But her
Turkish prophet never came. Instead
he. went .about the world telling
stories to people and tried to forget
Brown Why, man, can't you see
the joke? I nearly split my sides
when. I Urst heard that story. Smith
(glumly) So did I,
The Princess Waits!
I DREAM'D IN A DREAM
By Walt Whitman.
I dream'd in a dream, I saw a city
invincible to the attacks of the whole
of the rest of the earth;
I dream'd that was the new City
of Friends; '
Nothing was greater .there than
the quality of robust love it led the
It was seen every hour in the ac
tions of the men of that city,
And in all their looks and words.
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