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to put each head exactly behind the
heels to which it helonged.
As he did this, lo and behold, the
foals turned into princes, who stood
all around him! Then they all
walked back to the palace and into
the feast room.
"Oh, oh, happiness is mine," said
the king as he saw his long lost sons.
"You have already received half of
my kingdom. Now I shall give you
the other half 1"
"How about your sons?" said the
Two causes are now thought to be
sufficient to explain the low status of
Asiatic peoples polished rice and
hookworms. The beri-beri of orient
al countries has been traced to bran
less rice diet, and the bran or other
grains which contain minute quan
tities of the mysterious nerve food,
"vitamine" or "oxyzanine," give
prompt relief Irom this old scourge.
In Jndia the hookworm has been
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Jack pulled out the wine and wafer
from his pocket as soon as he
reached the step upon which the king
"Oh, you dear lad," said the king.
"Indeed, you have watched the foals
well this day. You have been true to
your trust. You shall have the prin
cess for your wife and half my king
Immediately preparations were
made for the great, royal wedding.
Just as the party was about to sit
down to the bridal feast Jack ex
cused himself, saying:
"I have forgotten something.
Please go on without me. I shall re
turn in a minute."
He went out of the palace down to
the stable where the seven foals
were standing. Then he cut off each
one of their heads. He didn't forget
lad. who had been so successful in
the king's service.
"Oh, well, now they are princes
again, they can get more lands and
Don,'t you think everyone was
happy at that feast ?
The king had his sons back.
The princess had a brave, true
husband, and the poor boy, the son
of the old couple in the woods, had
riches and a royal wife!
to affect 60 to 80 per cent of the
The International Association of
Academies, which lately held its fif th
triennial meeting at St. Petersburg,
is composed of 22 of the world's chief
learned societies. Besides investigat
ing problems of world-wide import
ance, it seeks to aid valuable under
taking by giving them its moral support.
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