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It grew dusk, and some lighted
torches were placed around. The
natives came back in solmn proces
sion led by a man beating a hideous
tom-tom. They paraded around their
victim. Ronald felt that his doom was
drawing nigh. .
Suddenly he straineth his gaze.
Away back in the gloom of the cave
he noted a quick sparkle of light.
This grew to a sudden blinding radi
ance. A rushing whirlwind form,
emitting a thousand dazzling sparks
of fire approached.
It must have been a wierd and
thrilling sight for the natives. To
their unaccustomed eyes an angry
"fire god" was bearing down upon
them. All over the onrushing figure
there were spouts of blinding fire.
They turned and fled to a man.
"Quick, now, and follow!" shouted
the fire god to Ronald, cutting his
bonds and leading back the way he
"Those sparklers," explained
Reeves as they gained the open air,
and regaining their traps, started to
get speedily away from their present
nest of peril. "I found out they had
captured you. I happened to think of
those two boxes of sparklers. I stuck
them all over me and let them. It
was a narrow escape, but the scheme
So fine that the awed natives did
not eveh attempt a pursuit, and two
months later they reached home
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
F CANNING WISDOM
Imperfect fruit should never be
Gnarly fruit may be used for jellies
or marmalades by cutting out defec
Bruised spots should be cut out of
peaches and pears.
In selecting small-seeded fruits,
like berries, for canning, those having
a small proportion of seed to pulp
should be chosen.
The fruit should be rubbed through
a sieve that is fine enough to keep
back the seeds. The strained pulp
can be preserved as a puree or mar
malade. When fruit is brought into the
house put it where it will keep cool
and crisp until you are ready to use it.
WAR IS NO RESPECTER OF
By Caroline Coe.
Elastic, steel, silk, cotton and other
things used in making corsets have
advanced in price since the war be
gan and that means that American
women will pay almost double for
their stays while war wages on the
other side of the Atlantic.
So, perhaps, the corsets that you
were going to discard in favor of one
of the new models had better be fixed
up and worn for a few months longer.
First of all launder the corsets,
then stitch them where stitches are
needed, and add new side elastics and
they will be good for at least six
Do the laundering on a hot, sunny
day, preferably one when a good
breeze is blowing. Do not remove
corset string. Have plenty of good
luke warm water and naptha soap if
possible, or if naptha soap is not at
hand add either a little borax or gas
oline to water. Place corset out flat
on board or table and with brush wet
it thoroughly. Then begin to scrub
from top to bottom with cool soap
suds, if you use naptha soap. Scrub
the corset inside and out, being sure
all the lines and seams which are
usually the most soiled are clean.
Rinse the corset by using scrub
brush and clean, clear water, keeping
corset flat on board but turning until
each side is free from the suds.
The more clear water used for
rinsing the whiter the corset will be.
A little bluing water turned on at
the last Hang the corset out in the
sun, placing the corset lace over the
clothes line. Keep in sun to diy
quickly, thus avoiding rust,
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