THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1910.-TIIK JUNIOR CALL
FOR THE YOUNGER JUNIORS
SAME SHORT STORIES BY YOUNG JUNIOR WRITERS
The Haunted House
The houso stood on the hill in the
IHtlo village of Yorkshire, But be
fore" soins on with the story we will
have to learn something of its first
Lord and Lady Farrlngton, with their
only daughter, Ellen, lived very happily
nnd in Luxury. The house was large
and spacious and the grounds around
It were beautiful, with fountains here
and there. Lord Farrlngton had been
well liked and attended clubs and dif
ferent functions of society. He also
went traveling with Lady Farrlngton
and Ellen every year and spent his
money lavishly. In, a social way he
Hked to see others enjoy, themselves.
This kind of life lasted for somo
years and seemed to be all right so far
as outsiders knew, but finally things
seemed to take a change. LordFar
rington had become bankrupt.
There lived at this time In the vil
lage a Mr. Cox,. a very stern and hasty
tempered man to whom Lord Farring
ton was indebted.
One day In the middle of September
Mr, Cox ' and Lord Farrlngton had a
serious interview, which ended fatally!
for Lord Farrington had been shot and
Mr. Cox, to hide his crime, had him
immediately buried in the basement of
Lord Farrington's home.- , Lady Far
rington and Ellen knew nothing of
what had happened, but the villagers
suspected it Nothing was revealed^
until years afterward. The house was
never occupied after this and it be
came dilapidated. The story -was al
ways told and never forgotten ,
About 15 years afterward it was
whispered that the old mansion waa
haunted. Several had claimed to have
seen ghosts fly past them, and so pco
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plo had a dread of the place. A re
ward was offered to anybody who
would remain in the house a night to
investigate. But nobody seemed to
have the courage
Not far from the main building was
a large danco hall and every year a
grand ball was given to the people of
the village. On this particular even
4ng the dance was given and everybody
had enjoyed a merry time, dancing*,
laughing and talking. About 1 o'clock
tho villago folk began to don their
wraps, "when suddenly all were startled
and eyes were drawn in the same direc
tion. A white form was seen float
ing from tho chimney. It did not take
the people long to empty the hall.
Night after night this thing occurred.
Finally In the village papers it was
published that some man had agreed
to investigate. He said that he was
not afraid and made fun- of the peo
ple for their simple notions as he
called It. So on© night he started out
and stood against the chimney waiting
for the ghost. By and by, when it
came, he threw his arms around it and
to his great surprise it was nothing
but smoke. Further investigations Jed
to the discovery that a number of
tramps from the outskirts of the vil
lage had taken lodging there and the
smoke came from their fires. *
A Childhood 'Experience
HOC O'Farrell Street, San FrnneUeo.
Pacific Height* School, A eighth
Grade. Age 14 Years
A few years ago I was Invited to pay
a visit to ray aunt and uncle in Oak
land. We spent a delightful week to
gether, and - before I went home I was
questioned as to what,l would like for
my birthday. My earnest wish was for
a little sister. Uncle was a doctor, and
he said he would think about it
A few weeks passed by and my birth
day arrived. Uncle Doctor, as I called
him, came to sen me and brought me a
big box. I was very anxious, and when
I opened it was very much disappointed
to see instead of a little sister a beauti
ful picture of a baby. It h.id such a
sweet face that I soon forgot my grief,
and was laughing and kissing tho pic
Horse, Dog and Man
The horso and the dog had tamed a
man and fastened htm to a fence.
Said the horse to the dopj: "For tho life
of me, I don't see a bit of sense
In letting him have the "thumbs that
grow at the sides of his hands, do
And tho dog looked solemn and shook
his head, and said: "I'm a goat* If
The poor man groaned and tried to get
loose, and sadly he begged them:
You will rob me of things for which I
have use, by cutting my thumbs
You will spoil my looks, you will cause
"* me pain! Ah, why would you treat
As I am, God mala me, and Ho knows
best! O' masters, pray let me go!"
The dog laughed out, and the, horse re
plied: "Oh, the cutting won't hurt
We'll have a hot iron to clap right on,
as you did in your docking of me!
God gave you your thumbs and all, but
still, the Creator, you know, may
To do the artistic thing, as He did in
furnishing me with a tail!"..'.
So they bound the man and cut off his
thumbs, and were deaf to his piti
ful cries: . ; •>
And;they seared the stumps and they
viewed their work through happy
and dazzled eyes.
"How trim he appears," the horse ex -
claimed, "since his awkward
thumbs aro gone!.
For the life of mo I can not bpc why
the Lord ever put them on!"
"Still, it seems' to me," the dog replied,
"that there's something else to do;
His ears look rather long for me, and
bow do they look to you?"
The man cried out: "Oh, spare my ears!
God fashioned thejn ns you nee,
And if you apply your knife to them
you'll surely disfigure me!"
"But you didn't disfigure me, you
know," the dog decisively said,
"Wh«n you bound mo fast and trimmed
ray ears down close to the top of
So they let him moan and they let him
groan while they cropped his ears
away, ... . .
And they praised his looks when they
let him up, and proud indeed were
But that was years and years ago, in
an unenlightened age!
Such things-are ended now, you know;
we've reached a higher stage! -
The ears and thumbs God gave to man
are his to keep and wear,
And the cruel horse and dog look on,
and never appear to care!
— Ladies' Home Journal.
Travels of a Leg
"I know a wooden leg- that I'd give a
hundred dollars for," said the hospital
doctor. ; "I don't want to wear it, 1 be
cause I have two good flesh and blood
legs of my own, but I'd like that- leg
as a curiosity. It ; belongs, to a man
who is laid j up 'in the fever ward..
"He. has traveled all over the world..
From the ' knee to the toe • the leg
is covered with- the names of. places
and dates. Siru?apore, September; 1900;
Cape Town, Constantinople, as : far
north as Archangel, and so on around
the. globe.'' : ,
• Paint boxes were awarded to the fol
lowing Juniors who painted the picture,
in the paper. of October 30: '
RuHßell Knoiyland, ' 1543 Everett
street, Alameda,':.? . .
. Grace Jacobl, 224 Presidio avenue,
Henry Ednnnls Roger*, 908 Linden
street, Oakland. .
Ella 2896 Twenty-third
street, San Francisco.
Genevlevc Rossi, 1534 Jones street,
San J Francisco. - ' - . '
Catherine Carroll, 1358 Fifteenth ave
nue, Oakland. \u25a0 • ,\u25a0 ~ > ->
Sherman Duck e1, .2528 Sutter. street,
Wilbur .TrowbridKe, 754 Telegraph^
avenue, Oakland. .
Willie liahr, 1509 Eighth avenue
South, San Francisco.
Frank Dave yy It. 6,' box 110, Rose
Lawn, San; Jose. :
Alberta lleiuricb, 115 Alabama street,
Dorothy It obliiHon,* R>» 3, box .160,
KlNie de Wolf Douglas, 2007% Fruit-\
vale avenue, Frultvale.
, Sarah KniMM, 28 Shaver street, San
Rafael. » \u2666
Jennie Galen, Sausallto.
K<Uvurd Ilrnekney, Watsonvillo.
Julie Geary, 608 Haight avenue, Ala
Rachael I*. ThoinpHon, 5G2 Sixty-third
Virginia Sladolyn Sullivan, Virginia
City. , '
Flora Gray, 77 Pearl street, Oakland.
What's the Answer?
When Is a dog most . Ilka a human
being? — When he In between a man
and a boy. -
How does a dot? look If you hurt
him? — It makes him yoll, Oh! (yellow).
Why did the last dove return to the
ark? — Because she hadn't suniclont
ground fof riinuiniiiK.
Why 1h thera reason to doubt the
existence of the Giant's Causeway? —
There are bo many shamrocks (sham,
rocks) In Ireland that this may be one i
Why are good husbands like dough?
JUiausi! women need them.
Why is a specimen of good writing
like a pig led to the slaughter house?
UecauHe It Is dono with the. pen.
When does a m man., feal girlish?-—
When he makes his maiden speech.
What docs a man do when he misses
his train and cornea home late for sup
per? — Catches It when he gt;ta home.
Why is a plowed Held like feath
ered game? — Because its pait-rlJgea.
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