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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 1911.— THE JUNIOR CALL.
FOR THE YOUNGER JUNIORS
SOME SHORT STORIES BY YOUNG JUNIOR WRITERS
Billy Pike's Lesson
When Messy went into die dining
room the morning of her eighth birth
day she found, among her other pres- •'
ents on the table, a small glass tank <
nearly rilled with water. In It a hand
some young-pike was swimming among
the shells and stones. Bessy was more
pleased with this present than with
any Of the others. She had never had
an aquarium before, and here was a
real live fish which she could watch
and, feed. She named him Billy Pike.
After a time she. began to feel that -
Billy Pike whs lonesome, so she.asked
I'm Tom to get her some more fish.
The next evening he brought home
four little minnows, but he ,had no
sooner put them into the water than
Billy Pike swallowed them so swiftly
that neither Bessy nor Uncle Tom could
save them. Then her uncle said: "You
shall have some more fish.'' "Billy'll
eat them all up,".; said Bessy, sorrow
fully. "No. he wont,- said Uncle Tom.
"I'll see to that." The next day he
brought home six pretty little min
nows in a two quart glass jar. "Let's
keep them la the jar. If you put them
In the aquarium I Just • know Billy
Pike.'ll kill them." advised Bessy. "11.
doesn't mean to be cruel—lt's just his ;*
way," she sighed. But Uncle Tom had
a different plan He meant to teach
Hilly Pike a lesson, so he fitted a pane
of glass from side to side in the center
of the aquarium, dividing it Into two
rooms. ' in one room was Billy Pike;
into the other he put the six little min
nows. When Billy Pike saw the tiny
fish he started quickly toward hem.
He struck his gills on the glass parti
tion and found that lie could not reach
For several weeks Billy Pike kept
up his efforts to catch his little neigh
bors, but after a time his attacks be
came less , frequent, and finally he
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seemed to have forgotten all about the
minnows. One afternoon when Bessy
came home from school she found that
Uncle Tom had taken out the pane Of
glass and that Billy Pike and the six
minnows were swimming about to
gether. Billy often swam toward the
nsh, but he always stopped at a re
spectful distance of about an inch. He
shared the meat which Bessy threw
Into the aquarium with them. Uncle
Tom brought home two more minnows
and put-them-in-the water, but in no
less than a minute Billy I'ike had
swallowed them. He never offered to
touch the six- minnows he had been
taught to respect, however, ami they
were a happy family in the-pretty, glass
home on the window sill of the sunny
south window. Billy Pike was a really,
truly nsh and so were the six minnows
lie lived with, and so were the poor fish
he swallowed.' Which shows Hat even
a nsh can be taught to avoid tempta
How Willie Saved Dr. Holland's
WILLIAM TEVIS STOLL
2347 Nineteenth Avenue, I'nrk.Hlile, S. V.
Willie area a little red haired boy
who lived with his grandmother In the
mountains. .They earned, their living
by renting their barn. to some cowboys,
who kept their horses there.
One evening Willies grandmother
said to him, "Willie, take this note to
Doctor I Holland's house.. Remember,
no talking to boys' on the way, nor
stopping rto play with them." Saying
this, she kissed him, - and helped him
on ills pony, which stood In the road
waiting for him.
Soon Willie was galloping down, the
road for dear life, for it was growing
dark and he wanted to be home, again
as soon-as possible.
lie had gone but a mile and a half
when suddenly he saw a light In the
road. At first he thought it was a
wagon coming toward him, but the
light seemed to-be still. Then he saw
dark figures moving around it. "I'll
go up and see. what it is," he thought.
So he tied his pony to a pole, by the
road and cautiously crept toward the
light. When he was within four or
five feet of it he saw that there were
four; men sitting around it.
"All this trouble for nothing," he
muttered and was Just on the; point
of going back to his pony again, when
he heard one of the.men say: "Let's go
and rob Doctor Hollands house to
night. Not many of the-servants will
be around." The others agreed to this.
"They are thieves,' said Willie to
himself as he crept back to his pony.
"I'll gallop back to town and give the
< And Willie did gallop back ;to town '
and give the alarm. In half an hour
M men and * boys, armed with guns,
picks and clubs, were on their Way
to -Doctor Holland's house to get the
escaped murderers, for whom great re
wards . had been ' offered. When they
reached the doctor's house they
found him tied to a bedpost with the
four men around him. torturing him
because lie would not tell,them where
his money was. ■ .
"They; would have killed.me,", he
told the/people,: "if you had not; come.".
After he was told that it was'.Willie
who saved him, he said, "Bring him to
me. I will support him and his grand
mother the rest of their lives." V He
was as good as his word, and 10 years'
later Willie went to college and in
time grew up, to be a doctor himself.
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i, A gentleman coming out of his office,
met another man, who inquired of, him
If he had seen anywhere around a tall
man with one eye named Jones. The
gentleman promptly replied: ."'- -
"No. What is the name of hie other
Golden Gate School, 2020 Kills Street.
Age 10 Years.
A long time ago in Scotland; there
was a large hill. It was made of but
ter, which was hard and slippery. On
top of it sat a princess and a witch.
The witch sent messages far and near,
saying any one who could climb' the
mountain could have the princess for
his bride. No prince could climb the
hill unless he was pure in thought and
deed. 'But, of course, the old witch did
not . put that in the messages. Many
young men wanted to win the princess.
So one day a young prince came.
He climbed up a good way and then
he fell through. "Why have I fallen
through?" cried lie. ■ "Because you were
going to marry the princess for beauty
instead of love, and that is not pure of
thought," said the old witch.
Another .prince;; went to try his luck.
When he was three-fourths of the way
up he fell through. "You fell through
because you told the princess you loved
her, and.you do not, which Is not pure
in word," said the old witch. Next day
another.'prince arrived who; wished to
climb the mountain.; By another witch
he had been, given * some magic ; power
which 'enabled him 'to climb the "hill.
But "-'. when he got to ' the top the * old
witch knocked him down, . because he
was not- pure in '■ deed. .-• He" fell to the
bottom of the hill and .was killed. ,".;»:;-.
.At last, one day a prince came who
was pure in ■ Word, thought and ' deed.
He reached the top and carried* away
the Princess Jessamine to his own coun
try, where they lived happy ever after.
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"Papa, how do you.spell boa, in-boa
constrictor? It Is b-o-a or b-o-r-e?" ;.
"It depends on where you meet i him,
my son. In a cage he is 7 0-a. If you
meet him by ■" moonlight , alone in a
jungle he would be a b-o-r-e."
Twenty sets of dolls will be '
given -away each «week in this depart
ment to the Juniors, boys or girls, whoy
.send in the best colored ; picture. The.
drawing opposite may be! colored with
cither paints or crayon, and must reach
the office by Wednesday afternoon. This -.'■
contest Is ; open to Juniors 10 years of
age and younger. ';. Write your : name,
. age and address in the dotted lines be- -
low the picture. /
Dolls were awarded to the following
Juniors who painted the picture in the
paper of December 25:
. Lena Kemp, Virginia City, Nev. ;
llay Kollmer, 519 Fell street, San
I.eland Evert King, 14 West Lake .
; avenue, ; Watsonville. ■ •
Doris Hansen, 402 Tilton avenue, San
Hub)- Bates,' Sebastopol.
Marguerite Helberg, P. O. box 1 18,
Shellville. -. "• • ,
Helen MeArthnr,, 283 Church street,
San Francisco. , *^ttPtM**jPaVMfl
(Hasty* lllnsnuf, 50 Dorland street,
San - Francisco.
\ Alice Daniels, Glenwood. ..
Emma Si'luulitt. box 231, Sun Lcandro.
TheliMii Hoffman, Byron. .... -
fella Morton," 2025 Allston way,
Emma K. Peterson, 1256 Third ave-'
Marie Kinsley, Burllngame.
Newell Miller, 451 Central avenue.
Pacific Grove. :;'S<BpKgSBBMMHEM|
Edmund Finn, 1578 Grove street, San
Francisco. * v,_-
Jnllnw Wixon, 5720 Marshall street,
Oakland. ' -?%B&QHKBBBBBB
Nevada Coats, 114 Colfax avenue,
Bast Auburn. |liiVV*VttMHflflpa*a^_fl
Beanie Prater, 2S South Sierra Ne- *
vada street,* Stockton.^¥bbmMNH|
Ella Davenport, Warden tract, San
Rafael. ; -
;.', Marie Louise Sterling, 105 San Carlos
street, San Jose.
"One Kind and Gentle Cow"
' The '. Swede - section foreman was
laboriously L filling out '. a ; report.' cover- ; ";
ing the killing . of a cow by -second -;
section ;Of No. tit. .. , .
■ The .fussy,;claim. agent certainly re- ■
quired an unreasonable amount of in
formation, as evidenced by, the printed -
questions on 'the blank form:
.'.'Number of train TV,
.'.'Number, of engine?"
"Name - of \ conductor?"
"Name .of engineer?"
."Speed.of train?" >
< "Where was animal; struck?" 7
'.', Ole succeeded but indifferently until",
he 'came to the final question, and here
he experienced . the Inward conscious-";
ness of one qualified when lie .wrote
in reply to:
"Disposition of animal?"
"He bane wan kind and yentle cow."
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