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even wounded. But, as I watched the
advancing line of our cavalry I saw
the most singular sight that I ever
"For in .the wake of them came
the mad American woman Miss
Amanda Browff-ofBoston. Whether
the ancient donkey resented our at
tack upon his countrymen or
whether his aged bones were fired
with the spirit of war I cannot tell
you. Certain it is that, flinging him
self forward in the shafts, he gal
loped after our horsemen with a
speed almost equal to theirs.
"And in the cart, standing up and
waving an ancient parasol, was Miss
"The charge was the work of about
one minute. Our brave fellows flung
themselves against the enemy, drove
them from their trenches and sabered
them unmercifully. By the time the
Germans were in retreat I was stand
ing up beside my horse and shout
ing in joy at the victory.
"And after the galloping horses
went the donkey and Miss Amanda
" 'A mascot!' I screamed, beside
myself with joy. 'Eep, eep, oorah!
for Miss Amanda Brown!'
"And I started running as fast as I
could go to where the panting donkey
stood among our soldiers, turning
their horses' heads back from the
pursuit and waving their dripping
swords. Verily the crazed American
woman had brought victory to the
arms of France.
"Evidently our soldiers thought so,
too, for they had gathered round Miss
Brown and, pulling her from the cart,
they raised her upon their shoulders
and carried her homeward in tri
umph. And another party also raised
the donkey, saluting him as a true
"When at last I met them Lieuten
ant Doyen was at my side, raging.
He shouted furiously to the men.
" 'Release that lady immediately!'
he cried. 'It is disrespectful it is
not French. You must show chivalry
and decorum. Down with her!"
"Ah, mon Dieu, how shall I tell you
the sequel? Miss Amanda Brown
had plucked the bonnet from her
head and spectacles from her nose,
and ther stood revealed to us the
military hearing and patriotic fea
tures of our gallant hero, General
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
WHAT TO DO ON HALLOWE'EN
By Adele Mendel.
Hallowe'en of all day is the day
most favored for entertaining. There
are so many time-honored games and
tedts of fortunes to play on this occa
sion, that one need never be at loss
how to entertain their friends. In
formality and innocent merry-making
reign supreme on the 31st of Oc
tober. Better Than Bobbing Apples.
A capital game, which the boys
and girls may find more interesting
than the old bobbing the apple stunt
is as follows:
Write the fortunes for the boys on
black paper with white ink, and the
girls' fortunes on yellow paper with
black ink. Roll them up very tight
ly and tie with narrow ribbons. Float
the fortunes in a bowl of water, tint
ed with bluing and allow each guest
three turns to try to secure a fortune
by stabbing them with a hat pin. The
fortunes must be read aloud when attained.
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