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By MARY GRAHAM BONNER
(Copyright, tal9, by Western Newspaper Union) I
E( HI-I-R-P," said one little
bird, and another bird
sang a song.
It was very, very
cold, and the birds 1
were having a hard I
time to keep warm. I
Somehow, too, they I
felt the cold more I
- when they were hun
gry. They hadn't had
such very good luck that I
day or the (lay before. I
It had snowed a great deal during the I
last few days and getting enough to U
eat had been no easy matter.
Near by they saw a white house. I
There was a garden around it; a nice U
big garden and just the place for birds *
in the summer time.
l-ut these birds were here in the win
ter time, too, and they were given
bread crumbs and suet all winter long.
When snow covered the suet it was
brushed off' for them.
It was all very delightful. The last
few days, however, had seomed to ho
very busy ones in ti' , white house.
The birds could see tat greens were
being hung everywhere, over the plc
tures, hook cases and inIrors. and .
wreaths were put in all the windows.
I'reiarations were (Vidently being
made for soe0e unusial event. d
There seemed to be no end to the U
amount of greens. Some were wound
to look like long ropes and great i
branches were put behind large ple- I
ttures. The house was gay indeeI with 1
fires, which were burning in all the I
Much wood was carriled in, and the
birds thought how warm the people in
sii mnust he, and how cold It was
outside. 'They shivered and wished
they had gone South after all.
Then i little tree was curried iu,
and one of the birds that was neai th e
dining room told the others that the
tree was put on the dining room table.
Another mediun sized true was in the
big room, where most of thie excite
ment seemed to be going on. ''ee'n
they hung pretty shiny amd slimnoer- I
Ing things on the tree and packages U
of all sizes iad description under i't. I
Had their friends forgotten them? U
It could not he possible! And yet- I
yet--they hadn't lind any suet in the
last day or so, and they had always e
been supplied with it before. They g
had stayed North because these people
loved birds so.
They knew t'hat they loved birds be
cause they were good to the little
feathered people. But the last day or
so-well, it was all very surprising.
The birds were Just going to sleep,
Just about to tuck their heads under
their wings, when they saw more Iwo
"Merry Christmas, BIrdies," she said.
ple coinig to the house, jecople with T
si itciases andl bags. TIhere seemed to
br great excitement andiu everybody T
s emned to be smailling. T
It was very hiard to he a liittle beirud,
the bIrds theought an n 0(1tot to feel like T
hut at last they weiet to sleep. T
"'I donii't feel Iike chi in g todauy," T
Ijsaid one of them, eiarly thle next mourn
Ing. "'I don't feel very haiippy t hat my T
friendIs in the white biouee hove for
h e," he up, somehin hust lhave
hapne, ai nrothe little bid."
still can't hell eve it peossibile thliit they T
a badday r o i ~ true. Si cold, T
and ai little heunmgry." T
"Well ,JI chirp,'' sid the irist bird,.T
"It's Christmasn morninag, beirdlI ngs ;
how do youik my snudsomie robe?
I'm all d ressedi til for thme occasion."
But just theii a lady came out of the
big huouse, the lady whlo was the spe
cmai frie'nd of (the beirds.
"Merry, merry Chlristmis, birdies,"
she sid. "'I had almiiost forgoltten
a1bout you. All thie children aere home
for the Christmnas holidays and t here
has beeni greiat e'Xeltemient. We've T
been d ecoraet ing and having everything
loo0k gii insIne.de
"Oh, I didnlm't meaon to foirget y ouT
birdlies. I feel so bad.(1"
They were given fresh suet and nice T
bireadl cruimbls, amnd some eake crumbs, T
"Merry, um(erry Chistmnas," said the
"Merry, merry Chirist mas." chirped
the birdies, so the lady said, hut they T
Fwere reatlly tnkinag her, andl ini their
lit tle h":. r's felt so glad ti ot the one
they hail r'uisted and loved had not
ir crop in e
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vi.l will no
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