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- ywmmmi rr
to have a stepfather and guardian,"
he added meaningly.
Tess, on the piazza, caught her
breath. Then, hysterical with mirth,,
she crept away, --just as the shamed
and weeping girl .rushed by.
Upstairs Emily Hilton heard noth
ing of this. She was in her bedroom,
sobbing softly from happiness.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
Thursday, or Thor's Day, was
named in honor of Thor, the Thun
derer, strongest of all the old Scan
dinavian gods and son of Woden, the
Say! That fellow Thor could put it
all over a dozen Jess Willards at
once. He owned a hammer which
on one but he could lift, a pair of iron
gloves and a championship belt,
which, when fastened around him,
doubled his strength.
Once upon a time Thor lost his
celebrated hammer and a giant
named Thrym found and hid it
Thor went to the giant and politely
told him he wanted his hammer back.
"Oh, you do, do you?" remarked
Thrym. "But what is in it for me if
I give it back?" "Most anything in
reason," replied Thor pleasantly.
"Well then," said Thrym, grinning,
"suppose you fix it up to have Freya
and me get married then J'll give
her the hammer and she can give it
Now Freya was the goddess of
love, the same job Venus had on
Olympus, and she was some peach-
Thor told her of Thrym's offer and
it got the lady's goat
"Why! The very idea!" she ex
claimed indignantly, "that fresh old
thing marry me! Well, I guess not!"
"Exactly," replied Thor, "but let
us cook up a little scheme on him.
I'll dress up in your clothes, go up
and visit him and kid him out of my
So Thor dressed up like Julian El
tinge and went up into the moun
tains to se Thrym. Thrym dated him
up for dinner right there Thor put
his foot in it. You see those Scan
dinavian gods had some appetites, so
when Thor ate a full grown ox and
eight salmon, besides other delica
cies, the giant became suspicious.
But Thor kidded him a bit and final
ly Thrym brought out the hammer
and gave it to Thor. Whereupon
Thor threw off his disguise and beat
up Thrym and his gang. He was
very careful of his hammer after
Tomorrow we'll tell how Friday