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ALL ABOUT OUR LITTLE FOLKS
Prize Stories Written by
The Herald's Young Folks
PEARL MINTEII, 908 Dramont
street, class A $2.00
Piru. Cal., class B $2.00
DONALD STORY, 420 South Fre
mont avenue, class C $100
BONITA AND HER FRIENDS
By Pearl M lnter— Class A— Fourteen
On a large cattle rnnch In Arizona
lived n little girl named Ronltn, with
her father nnd mother nnd her brother
Frnnk, but always Bob Uonlta had n
dog, Nero, of which she wna very fond.
Nero and Bonita very often took long
walks together. Bonita had never seen
any one else out of her fnmlly except
the boarders who often came to stay
with them In summer. One summer
when a regular summer boarder came,
Miss Dorothy by name, she brought
with her one of her dearest nnd closest
friends. After their arrival Bonita's
mother took them upstairs to their
room. Bonita followed her mother
shyly. The new friend noticed this,
spoke to her and asked her if she
would not like to see some of the
things she had in her trunk. Bonita's
faint but delighted answer was, "Yes,
So after she had changed her travel
ing suit and put on a dainty house
dress the stranger went to a large
trunk. First she took out a picture-,
the prettiest one Bonita had ever seen.
In it there were large green trees and
by the trees was a beautiful lake.
"This," said the new friend, "I am
going to hang up here in my room
and when I go you may have it. It is
the picture of the place I had lived all
my life till two years ago."
. "O, how I should love to live in such
a beautiful place!" cried the delighted
little girl, "I never knew there was
really such lovely places."
"Some other day I will show you
some more of the things my trunk
contains. Now I wish you would show
me the mysteries this lovely ranch
And so ' Miss Lane, as was this oblig
ing friend's name, followed Bonita
down stairs. There they met Miss
Dorothy and the three went out into
the yard. While they were gone Bo
nita's mother was kept busy getting
things ready for dinner. Just then
Bob came in, Nero in the rear.
"Say mamma, just think, while I was
coming down the road I saw old Jim
drive up in the old wagon with two
ladies in the back seat," exclaimed
Bob. (Jim was the old man who drove
all the folks that came there from
the station to their destination). "I
wonder where they'll stay." His mother
had a twinkle In her eye.
That night Bob was very much sur
prised to see the two ladles he had
seen down the road sitting at the table.
The next morning Bonita was the first
to rise. She ran downstairs and got
the morning meal, as was her custom.
After all the work was done Bonita.
went out to play. Soon she heard her
mother's voice calling her. "Bonita,"
said her mother, "run upstairs and
put on a clean apron. Miss Lane
wishes you to take a walk with her and
Miss Dorothy." In half an hour the
little party started out. Nero carried
a large basket which was as full of
good things as Bonita's mother could
fill it. That night they all went to
PUSS IN BOOTS
Cut out Puss, cutting on the line In center of the front view of the hat.
Paste the crown of the hat together around the outside edges and fold the
brim A out at right angles to the crown. Paste Pugg together, beginning
with the hat, and dry him In a book so he will be atralght. In pasting the
hat be cure that the crown comes directly over the tilt In the front view of
the brim. Fold the sections B backward and the sections C forward, and
paste H to C. Fold back the tail as a standard and Puss will stand. Fold up
the arm at X and slip the cat's ear through the silt Into the crown of the hat.
bed early because of -their ■weariness.
A month passed and It was time for
the boarders to go. All were up bright
and early. Bonltn, too, had her little
traveling bng which wns a present
from her father to her. She too had ob
tained her mother's consent and wns
going to stay with her frlerlds for a
month. She wns very happy and nil
the way on the cars she was singing.
Hut she loved her home In Arizona
Just as much ns ever.
BOARDING SCHOOL WAYS
By Marjorle McConnell — Class B—
"I don't care, she's Just been rum
aging long enough In my bureau," said
Helen as she darted Into her room with
Olndys. "I'll Just fix her. You see if
She was very busy for a few minutes
while Olndys sat on the bed putting
her thinking cap on. Then they both
ran down the steps into the study
room. Kntherlne, Helen's roommate,
rushed Into her room nnd found to her
great dismay the contents of the
drawers all on the floor. Katherine
did not like It very well nnd Instead of
minding the proverb, "Return good for
evil," she turned It around. She took
out Helen's things and threw them on
the floor. Then she went to the study
as if nothing had happened.
In a little while both girls came back
to their room. Miss Hall, the teacher
of that corridor, appeared on the
scene. "Girls, what does this mean?"
she asked. The story I was soon told.
"I am glad this 'has happened, ns
your bureau needed regulating. I shall
have to punish you both," the teacher
said. You shall not go to the matinee
tomorrow, and if you can't get along
together I shall have to separate you."
Coming up from supper Helen met
"You went and told didn't you,
smarty. I'll never tell you anything
"I did not tell," answered Gladys.
"You did," said Helen.
"Now if you think that I haven't
got enough sense to stay here and
argue with you, you are mistaken. I
will say again I did not tell on you."
"I shall never speak to you again,"
"I wouldn't speak to you again," re
I am sorry to say they both brok™
their promises and the next day were
as happy as ever.
THE MISCHIEVOUS CAT
By Donald Story— Class C— Eight
I had a cat that was always getting
into mischief. One day mamma was
sewing when she dropped her thread.
Of course the cat got it, but she caught
her foot and could not get it out and I
had to help her. She had some little
kittens about one inch high and when
I went near them she would scratch
me. One was black. Another time 1
had a white rat that would come when
I called him and run up my leg to my
shoulder and sit there looking nil
around with his little pink eyes. AVhen
I fed him he would not eat all the
food but he would store some of It
away in his cage for some day when
I forgot to feed him. Unlike most rats,
he did not care for cheese.
LOS ANGELES HERALD SITNUAV SUPI'LIEMENT.
AN EASTER CUT-OUT
Cut out the various parts. Bend th c body around and paste where indicated. Do the same with the hat, and when dry turn up the brim. , Paste the
arms at A and B respectively. Paste the straight leg at C and the bent one at E. Mount the face, ears and hat on an egg, as shown In the little sketch.
Cut a strip of thicker paper about three Inches long, and paste one end of it to the bottom of the head, passing the other end out through the hole
marked R at the back of the neck. By manipulating the strip of paper a number of very funny Humptys may be obtained.
Voyage of the Vain Wasp
I AM glad to meet you, my friend,"
said the Wasp, as he touched
feelers with a neighborly Honey
Bee In the depths of a grass jungle.
"I was on the point of seeking you, to
tell you that I am forced to leave my
nest.. I shall be stung to death if I
return. It is a strange thing that I,
the King of Insects, the terror of all
the world of creatures about, should
feel fear — yet I do."
"Well, why go back? You can tra
vel—fly hither and thither and see new
and wonderful sights," advised tbje
"What!" hummed the Wasp, pro
truding his long sting angrily, "I tra
vel? AVhy, I know all the animals,
birds and Insects now. I even know
something about the Giants them
selves. You astonish me."
"Nevertheless, if you care to go, I
will guide you to a World of Wonders
that you little drenm of; a place
where there are creatures that even
the Giants fear and where there are
other creatures so tall that they could
not stand In this field without their
heads being above the tallest bush In
sight," the Ree murmured gently; then
he flew away.
"What a likely story!" buzzed the
pretty but vain Wasp. "I, that know
everything, to be told of wonders! If
such huge creaturps existed in the
world, they would be as large an yon
der rock, and I should see them."
Yet In spite of his vanity, the Wasp
dared not return to his nest; bo he de
cided to follow the Honey Bee's ad
vice; "I will travel," he said.
They Etarted, after a good meal of
honey and dew, on their Journey, and
the Bee soared strulght up Into the
air for a great distance. He went
much higher than the Wasp had ever
been, and then went off In a "bee
line" to the west. The poor Wasp be
gan to feel very anxious for a rest,
but his pride forbade It. At last, Just
as he was ready to drop, the Bee
started down again. As the 'trees
roße to meet them and the familiar
grass and flowers, golden rod and
daisies appeared again the Wasp
thought he had been deceived. He was
about to sting the little bee severely,
when lo! he saw a great monster
directly below him. It was much
larger than a horse and very broad.
Its feet were stout, like tree trunks.
Its ears were so huge they hung like
two ragged mantles on each side of his
head, and his nose was so very long
it would have touched the ground had
not its tip been turned up. On this
monster's back sat several young
giants, laughing and screaming. The
Bee explained that this creature was
cuptured. and tamed by the Giants — :
a story that the Wasp had to be
lieve. "Truly, friend Bee, I marvel
that I never saw any of these crea
"That," said the Bee, "is nothing to
what you will see." Saying which he '
entered a very large stone giant's nest,
or house; he went In at a chimney.
The poor Wasp trembled when hs I
saw the creatures within. I
One thing he knew, they were all i
birds. But who ever saw such birds
before? "Here," said the Bee, "is one
tliat stands higher than a pony; his ;
head Is not larger than a dog's, yet |
he has a neck bo tall that he can over- |
lcok any horse."
The Bee then lighted boldly on tho
bird's bill, as he would on a tree limb,
and asked him to tell what he could
do and where he came from.
"I am," said the bird, "the largest
of all creatures." (He had never seen
f.ny larger.) "I can outrun any horse,
and have often done It; and If I am
attacked one kick of my foot tears
my enemy In pieces. My home used
to be a great plain, where the sand
was deep and soft; there were many
of us and we ran races over the
"And what did you eat— honey or — or
wasps?" asked the Bee, mischievously.
"What Is a wasp?" asked the bird.
"No, I eat the green leaves and grass,
and I also am fond of pebbleß and
The Wasp, who felt very small In
deed, stared from both his big eyes
at this. Here was a bird that ate
stones, outran a horse and had never
heard of a wasp!
"Near by. In an adjoining cell," con
tinued the gulldlng Bee, "1b a bird
without wings." "That I don't be
lieve—lt's absurd!" declared the Wasp.
Yet there it was, a small bird, the
size of a chicken, with queer, downy
feathers, no visible wings and a long,
curved bill, the tip of which moved
like the end of the wasp's tongue.
In this same building the Ree showed
the Wasp two other wonders— one a
bird nearly as tall as a horse, which
had Instead of feathers long black hair
like plumnge. On its head was a
helmet of bone, with which it could
drive in a stout bush and thus pass
through unharmed. Its outer toe had
a great toenail like the horn of a
young bull, with which it could kick
a hole In an Iron pail or kill a horse.
Another bird that was as large as a
good sized dog, sat on a perch. TliiJ
fierce monster had a white ruff of
down about its neck, a terrible, curved
beak, a pair of short, stout legs with
huge claws, and a pair of wings that
stretched out would measure the
length of a tall man, or even longer.
The Bee asked this bird how It lived,
"1 lived once In a region higher than
those clouds in the sky. My nest was
ns large as this cnge, made of the
branches of trees, and from It I cou'd
see the whole world. Trees below
looked like grass, and it never ralnei,
because I was nbove the clouds. My
food was rabbits, young goats and
even" — the bird went on, glancing
about cautiously — "even young giants.
I can kill a wildcat or a wolf with one
stroke of my claws and beak."
The ,Waßp now wished to go home;
How to Beautifully Decorate the Festive Easter Egg
To reproduce the pictures upon eggs first cut off the square and make outs indicated by the radiating lines.
Take a pin and after laying the plctur* upon cloth or other soft surface, prick the outlines of the drawing. This
should be done very carefully, having the holes of equal size and evenly spaced, so that when this Is completed and
the paper held to the light the picture will be clearly shown by the holes. Lay the paper upon a hard boiled egg
tightly. The silts will enable you to lit the paper to the egg. Take a brush with ink or a piece of cloth wet with,
ink and paint over the holes. If carefully done the picture will be seen perfectly reproduced upon the egg when the
Taper Is removed. Next Join the dots so that the outline of the drawing on the egg is an unbroken line. Color
with water colors or colored inks. White eggs should be used.
he had very little vanity left; but the
Bee said there were monßters to sco
beside which these were mere honey
bees nnd wasps.
"Well," retorted the Wasp, "we can
sting— perhaps we could even kill that
great bird If we. were to attack It In
numbers." Rut he felt very humble.
The next nest vlßlted was one nearly
all ,bullt of glass. In hfre were, first
of nil, nome turtles. Of course tho
Wasp had seen pond turtles, but ho
had never peen turtles as huge 08
these. One of these would have been
taken for a large bowlder If he had not
"noved. He was ns long ns fifty wasps
and a hundred honey been flying In a
line. Talking to this turtle the Wasp
lenrned that he could walk about com
fortably with two giants on his back,
that he could bite through any thin
board or through a tin bnsln and that
hfi wns bo old It would tnke two thou
sand wasps' lives, end to end, each life
being sixty sunsets long, to span his
He lived ns long na seven giants'
lives. And he nte nothing but vege
tables nnd fruit. Finally this aston
ishing tortolfle declared that the land
he lived in wns so smnll he could walk
across it while tho sun rose and set
twice, and thnt It was entirely sur
rounded by water.
"How, then," ventured the Wnsp,
"could you get here, If there Is water
all about your home?"
"That," remarked the Turtle, "is
simple. I wns brought by the giants
in a floating nest."
In a glass box not far off was a piece
of dead tree, surrounded by a vast,
motionless body, which the Wasp
thought was a very brightly colored
grapevine. It was not, for presently,
as the lice, buzzed before it, It moved.
It was a snake. The Wasp had seisn
snakes large enough to capture and
swallow squirrels, but this marvellous
snnke was nearly ns thick through ns
a small cednr tree! And when the
creature uncoiled Itself it proved to be
ns long as a cedar tree Is tall. Its eyes
were larger than ten bees standing
with their heads together, and Its
tongue wns divided In two at the end
and ns long as the creature's head. The
Wasp learned that the snake could fold
Itself about a man, a pony or a calf
and crush them to death. It could
choke a horse, a cow or a fierce bull,
and for Its food It enjoyed a dog or
cat or a few rabbits swallowed whole.
In another part of this new and
strange land the Bee showed the Wasp
a pure white bird, like aya v chicken;
whereupon the Wasp buzzed up
angrily: "You call that chicken a won
der! Why, it has not even spurs."
"No," hummed the Bee, "but It is a
marvel; for it lives In a land without
trees, bushes or flowers, where it is
always so cold that the snow Is forty
times as deep as we ever saw the grass,
and where the giants burrow under It
to keep warm. This bird lives ' there
In comfort, for Its feet, body, neck,
head and bill are covered by thick
feathers. A deep ruff of feathers is
upon each leg; a collar of feathers also
about its neck."
"Where I came from," said this
pretty bird, "the nights and days are
as long each as a whole winter or sum
mer here. I can go many days without
eating, and my worst enemy is a little
beast smaller than a dog. All the ani
mals in my country are the color of
The Wasp about this time felt so
very foolish that he refused to see
more wonders that day. So^ he and the
kindly Bee returned homeward.
Now the Wasp was full of the
matter he had seen that he forgot the
anger of his brother wasps until he
reached the nest. A swarm of angry
wasps descended upon him to punish
him for his pride and boastfulness.^
But the Wasp told them he had no
pride left In his makeup, which, of
course, led to his tellng his interesting
travels. But, alas! the wasps decided'
he was telling falsehoods, and had It
not been for his friend the Bee the
vainglorious Wasp would not have en-
Joyed another day of sunshine. Which
points plainly to the moral that the
wise are humble and the foolish vain.
Can you guess what these strange
1. The Elephant, of Africa.
2. The. Ostrich, of Africa.
3. The Apteryx, of New Zealand.
4. The Cassowary, of Ceram, Bast
5. The Condor, of South America.
6. The Giant Tortoise, of Galapagos
7. The Boa Constrictor, of Brazil.
8. The Ptarmigan, or Arctic Pheasant.