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only bride in the family, he had ex
plained, and she should have them.
Then Alan opened the dusty, time
worn case to reveal gems that blazed
forth a richness-way up into the
For a moment Jessie stood trans
fixed, fascinated, her eyes sparkling
with a woman's natural delight over
the radiant gems. Then she realized
what they meant. Their treasured
savings, the price of an education,
had vanished, but what a sure re
placement! She turned from the glittering dis
play, her arms extended toward hus
band, daughter and son.
"Oh, they are grand!" she sobbed
out in gladsome joy, "but here are my
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
OLD BUT PASSING?
Chinese writers disagree as to the
origin of the foolish and cruel prac
tice of foot-binding, but it is thought
to be certain that it originated in an
imperial harem during the T'ang
dynasty, about 1,400 years after the
time of Confucious.
It is.said by some to have been re
sorted to to disguise natural deform
ity, while others claim that the orig
inal intention of foot-binding was to
keep the women from gadding about
and neglecting their household
Thanks to the efforts of foreign
missionaries the practice is gradual
ly 'dying out
The habit-forming time is the child
time of life. Start your child with
the right habits by seeing that he is
betimes to school each morning. The
laggard to school is the laggard to
work in after years too often.
"This," aid the man of the house,
as he mournfully surveyed three car
pets and ten rugs hanging on the
clothes line, "this is a combination
iard-to beat!" '
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