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THE STORY OF TWO GIANTS
By Elizabeth Hall Cornell.
There was once a beautiful coun
try. All kinds of beautiful, useful and
wonderful things could be found
there. Many kinds-of luscious fruits
and nuts, great fields of grain, and
over the plains roamed hundreds of
herds of fine cattle and sheep. The
rivers and lakes were full of fine fish
in fact, there were quantities of
things to eat and of materials to
make clothes and the comforts of life.
When a stranger first entered the
country he thought what a beautiful
and wonderful country it was and
how hajipy the people must be.
Wherever he went he saw brightness
and, it seemed, happiness.
He saw beautiful homes, beautiful
ladies dressed in elegant clothing and
riding in splendid carriages.
All he met seemed to be very busy
He said to himself, "I should like to
make this country my home. It seems
to be so much easier and pleasanter
to live here than in any country I
have been in." So he made it his
Strange to say, he had not lived
there long until a change seemed to
come over things.
He began to notice shadows in
some of the faces he saw; lines of
trouble that he ; had not noticed be
fore. He began to wonder how this could
be and the more he wondered the
more he wanted to find the cause of
the shadow that seemed to darken
the faces about him.
The desire possesed him so strong
ly that he spent his entire time in
seeking the reason.
He traveled about the country
studying the people and the condi
tions under which they lived.
After a long time he discovered the
In that country there, lived a great
giant, a very, very powerful giant.
He so cunningly disguised himself
that, he made the people believe he
was their friend when, in fact, he was .
their most terrible enemy.
He got them in his power and made
them do as he wished them to.
Once in his power they could only
make money, money and more,
He told them they must make it
regardless of how, when or why. If
honor stood in the way, then kill hon
or; if sorrow followed, if untold agon-;
les followed, never mind, only make
money, money and more money.
As time went on more and more,
people fell into the toils of this power
ful giant. Wherever his slaves were
found, there you saw black, despair-
ing sorrow. The burden fell-on old "
and young the tiny babe in the cra
dle; the old man and woman'whose
heads were greywith the years they
had lived sfod served their country. .
It became so hard to live, at last,
that people gathered in groups to;
find a means of relief from their mis
ery. Now there lived, in that counA'
try, another giant. He was far more
powerful than the giant who was,
an enemy tovthe people.
Never in all the world could be)
found such a powerful giant. Never
was "there such bigness, such:
strength, such love and honesty as
was found in. this big giant.
Alas, alas, for many years, so long '
that people had forgotten about him,,
this giant had been asleep.
If the people had only remembered
about him they need never have suf-"
fered so long; He would have come
to their rescue and delivered them
from their enemy.
Now the stranger, who had come
into -this country and had spent so'
many years trying to find the reason -for
the oppresssion of the people, In
his travels discovered this .sleeping
He saw it would' not be wise to
waken him immediately, so went