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. •THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 1, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1011.— JUNIOR CALL.
MARY ATTENDS TO DUTY AND RECEIVES HER REWARD
MAItY OLMSTEAD was the minis-
I I ter's daughter and there were
seven children In the minister's
family, which meant that there was a
good deal more to do on Saturday
morning than either Mrs. Olmstead or
Johanna, the one servant, could pos
sibly accomplish. So, although Mary
was only 12, she was expected to help
out in the morning on Saturday.
Sometimes she wished that the min
ister wasn't so poor, BO that there could
have been more money for nurse girls
and other maids. Sometimes she even
wished there were fewer Olmstead chil
dren to take care of and rock to sleep
or sew for. But this wish didn't
come; very often, because,'- in spite ,'of
its somewhat crowded condition, the
little white parsonage bubbled over
with fun and frolic most; of the time,
and Mary found all the trouble which
the small fry made more than repaid
by their sweetness and jollity.
On this particular Saturday, however,
she was very unhappy. The reason was
easy enough to discover, for that very,
morning; Katherlne Marlton, her very
best chum, had come: over to ask her
to go automobiling way Into New York,
which.was 20 miles away. They were
to have luncheon at one of the big
hotels, and altogether It; sounded like
the most beautiful sort.of a timethe
.sort that Mary felt sure could come
onlyonca In: a person's*: life.
._ She-looked, at -her mother hopefully,
but her mother shook her head. "I'm
awfully sorry, daughter dear," she said
sympathetically, "but I really can't
let you at this time. Some one must
look after the children while Johanna
and I are busy."
Mary went ■back with a sinking
heart to pushing Baby Rob up and
down in his go cart.- Baby Alice
toddled after her, but she: was almost
too much wrapped up in her own trou
bles to take any notice of the pretty
Presently they came to the end of
the path where there was a seat across
the corner of the garden, and Mary
sat down to rest for a while. It was
very warm in the spring sunshine,
and both Alice and the baby were par
ticularly quiet. Mary felt crosser than
ever when she realised what," a lovely
day It was for automoblllng. She felt
so keenly about it that she said aloud,
"I wish we hadn't any children; any
way, I • wish ' the Marltons had them
Suddenly It became very quiet every
where. Bob and Tommy, the twins,
had been making a racket just the
moment' before out In the chicken
yard, where they were building a ' new
coop. * Mary * had L* heard " them talking
and laughing ever since breakfast, and
occasionally there were sounds of saw
ing or pounding to show that they
were really at work. Maud, who was
the ,next oldest to Mary, was singing
in very', loud, shrill. tones ,while .'. she
watered the flowers In the sitting room
window,; and ias the , window was i open
the song could be heard very distinct
ly. David, the little invalid brother,
had his rocking horse out on the ver
anda and was having a - glorious * rock,
which echoed all through the garden.
SOME NURSERY FURNITURE FOR THE PAPER DOLL HOUSE
THE two pieces of paper doll's fur
niture^ published today are a crib
for the paper doll infant ■ and a
rocking chair for a somewhat older
paper child. Cut out" both pieces and
paste them on letter paper to make
them stiff enough to stand up. Fold
on the lines Indicated by. the arrow
heads and thrust the small tabs through
the little slits. These small slits are
more easily cut with the point of a
knife, than with scissors.
If you have not made the paper doll's
flat, which was described when the fur
niture series was -begun, 1, you may, now
make a paper doll's nursery from a'box,
which should be about eight inches long.
Every one of these noises '. had 1 sud
denly ceased. Mary listened hard, but
there wasn't a sound anywhere. ; She
looked around hurriedly to see ♦ why
Baby Rob and Alice were, so f silent,
and to her surprise and terror, the chil
dren were nowhere In sight.
-, How they could have ' got away In
such a hurry she could not Imagine, but
she ran hastily up the walk to the house
and looked In at the door of the sitting
room. Her mother was dusting the
books, and through the door to. the
kitchen she caught a glimpse of Johanna
finishing up .the.'.' morning's baking.
None of the children "J was to >be * seen,
and so, without saying anything to any
body, Mary ran through the house, call
ing softly for; Alice and the baby.
Nobody answered her and she ran out
to ■"■ the ; chicken f yard 4 with ; a ■£, beating
heart, hoping that perhaps the boys had
come and taken the little ones away to
play a Joke on her. Yet there was no
one at all in the chicken yard but the
old hens and the proud young rooster
who was David's special pride. t ?,<:
Suddenly a wild ; thought came into
her head. She had wished the children
belonged to the , Marltons. and suppose
one of. those ' mean old*- fairies who are
always around ;to grant* your wishes
when you don't really want them to had
heard what she said and had taken her
at her word.
But, then, she was such a big girl to
believe In fairies, and she knew that
the books were not really true. r Never
theless, It was all very strange, and all
seven Inches wide and four Inches high.
Take away one side of the box so that
you can arrange the furniture easily.
The, floor of the box should be stained
with water color paints or colored with
crayons. The walls may also be stained
a pale color, pale blue, pink or yellow
being the nicest for a nursery. If
you prefer, you may - paper . the walls.
Make a rug for the; floor by pasting
a square or oval piece of felt paper In
the center of 3the room. A blue and
white nursery '-. is .very pretty and you
may have f dark blue papery for a rug.
Cut a window out of one: side of the
box and curtain* it-with white tissue
paper. : uSOR9BhMPORMMKMB_9^M
The crib will need a mattress, which
of a sudden she cuddled up on the chop
ping block and put her head down;and
shivered, although It was such a sunny
day, because It was so awful to think
that perhaps, ■. after all, the s children
were going to belong to some one else.
"Anyhow," she said aloud, ; "those
Marltons shan't have them.' I'll go right
over there and I'll bring them straight;
home. I don't-care what the old fairy;
says. ,I ,- terribly dislike ' fairies; they
are such meddlesome old creatures." -
The Marltons lived across the. street
and a little way down 'toward,the cor
ner, and Mary ran madly across the road";
and In at the big iron - gateway i which
shut' the stately lawns and big mansion
from the • sidewalk. "'7-*;''Js
There was no one out In front of the
house, and instead of going around the
side to the : door,*, which 'was > nearest :' to.
1 Katherine's schoolroom, which was ' her
usual way of entering, the Marlton resi
dence, she "ran up the- long flight of ,
stone steps and pounded on the door as
; hard as she could pound.; She was per-,
fectly sure by this time that the chil
dren had been spirited-; away by ; the;
fairy who had heardi her wish, and she ■
.wasted , no''ceremony, upon John, .the
Marlton's :-;- butler, ; when he -~ smilingly
opened the door • to' her.
;■. "Where; are the children?*.'. she de- ,
manded. "Where are our children, -1
"They are just out at the garage.
Miss," said John, quite as If it were a
matter of course - that the i parsonage
children should have been spirited away
you can make of .white tissue paper. , It
will take many thicknesses for a good
soft mattress which will be comfortable
for the paper doll Infant. Tissue paper
sheets are very;' nice,,; and then you
should have a little coverlet of white
from home by ; . fairy and deposited in
side the Marlton's.gate. _'■ ■
"So that hateful fairy did'do it?"
fumed! Mary. .
John looked ;at her.. as if he ,were
greatly surprised,,but she-did not wait
for him to answer she dashed down
the steps and over to-, the :garage In
such haste*.that he was "gui to breathlesti
merely from watching her.
There,' all packed <In the Marltons*
largest; automobile, were all the; par
sonage children, sure enough, and as
Mary came up they all hailed her glee
fully. 1 il/iIWWIf !glßPP',TilffF
"We knew you'd come. 'Mary!" cried
the twins. ' "We knew you'd find; us
out." - , .' ■ ' ■■'; '*-"'* ■'•'.;'■
• "My, but that fairy was -quick!"
gasped Mary. .
."Fairy!"'.scoffed Tom. "it was Kath
erine. *• She came overhand found , you
asleep; in the garden and she got us all
to hurry* as ~ fast as we could, and we
carried; Davy and told mother not to
say anything."^. .'.",'
.'* "We 7 goln' automobilln,'."'announced
Baby Alice. :2S&SSQBB9B£^!BSBPKPBEB
'•Yes,',' saldKatherlne, with shining
eyes. "Papa -Is . going to • have -the -. man
take us out for an hour before we go
to' New: York, and we're going to' take
all the children, so your mother says
you,can. go." ; . ' ;,-. .....
'! Mary squeezed her chum joyfully,* and
then she gave a very strong squeeze to
Baby Rob and Alice.
"Mercy!" she said, "li thought our
children were gone forever!"
I WORDS OF THANKS
Editor Junior Call—Dear Sir: Many
thanks for s. the pretty ; book . you sent
me. "I am very fond of reading and
this is very interesting. I will do all I
can in drawing for the Junior Call,
and; I am always wishing for. Saturday,
to come. * "With ; great success to the
Junior Call and • love "to • Alonso. •I • am,
your friend, CHRISTINE HANSEN.
Editor Junior Call:
Dear Sir—l received the box of
paints-yesterday and thank you very
much for them. I think .they are the
nicest box: :of paints I ever had, espe
cially the brushes.
Your little ; friend,"
Editor Junior Call:
,- Dear Sir—Lam, writing to you :to
let * you know that 1., thank you it for
tius box of paints. "Your loving friend,
Editor Junior Call:
Dear Sir — wrote.a. story for The
Junior Call ; and won , a watch. , It Is
a fine one. I thank , you *, very «much.;
Yours truly, -*i" JAMES BECK.
Vallejo. ' ' -.
Editor. Junior Call:
: Dear; Sir —I have received my watch
and like It very much. It ■■ Is ; the ; first
watch I ; have ever had .and, I" am * de
lighted with It. I thank you very
much for It., All of my friends admire
my watch. Yours truly, :
Stockton. EVELYN; MURRAY.'
lace paper, over pale blue or pale pink.
Make a little flat pillow of.tissue paper.;
You can cut'tiny pictures ; of ■ animals '•
;from ' magazines and papers **and frame
them', in ,white,letter- paper:and- paste
them lon;the;* nursery walls. ,