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The Yakima herald. (North Yakima, W.T. [Wash.]) 1889-1914, March 29, 1911, Image 7

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A Bear arvd a Fairy.
01.1 l Brnna sat sunning himself at
(he moutli of his rave. Ile had
enjoyed a good supper of honey and
herbs, and was vow sitting In the
Inst hhnfts of suii that came from
thes evening sun "Almost nightfall."
mused old Hruno. But the shades of
night did not frightru hlni In the least.
Indeed, he enjoyed them. Ile bad Just
ceme out of his long winter's sleep, and
enjoyed Aerythlng 1" the !>lg outside
world.
"Well." and be tapped one paw with
the other. "It's flue lo he n great black
bear like myself. (Jnodnesa-me. how peo
ple do fear me. They'll run miles nnd
miles to get out of my sight. And - th-y
don't know that I'm BOt such v power
ful fellow, after nil F>en a liolirnt enn
make me hide myself behind the bushes.
I look pretty tie;-.- but when put to ihe
test. I'd rsther i"ti limn tight."
Thus musing. Bruno sat as Ihe Inst
raya of the evening sun dazzled his eyes.
Then, after the i»(l ball had dropped be
hind the crest or the mountain, he got
up and went leisurely oIV 'hewn the path
which led to a Sue spring of --old sweet
water.
And while '-runo was irolng In 'he di
rection of the spring, there were two
other creatures making In the same dl
reectton. But they were not bears, nor
were they bobcats, the enemies of Hruno
They were little creatures in liuniuu
form, a dear little boy of seven and 0
Sear little girl of six. And they were
hurrying along In the gathering darkness.
hand iv hand, their eyes full of fast-
Sowing tears, aud their mouths all
equiver They were lost on tbe mountain
■•"*■ - ...
It was in the early afternoon or tne
day that Tad and Bab had wandered
•way from their home In the village at
the foot of the mountain. Their mother
had permitted them to go to play with
name neighboring children, fenny and
Benny Shivers. And fenny ami ileuny
had persuaded Tad and Bab to take "A
long, long walk to hunt for spring How
era ." And after tbey mid gone quite a
way round a long foothill, fenny and
Benny had grown tired aud had returned
to their home, which was in sight. But
Tad and Hah were anxious to nnd some
hlose.-r.-e-s before returning to their home.
OJM aad Bab mot a hog* black
•areata r* •osbibbT toward thane.
"oBATTtING BEN"
or, How -a ■'Boy Was Made Over.
! <■*>•& XV IJEI*J waa in his fifteenth year.
1 mJ—[ 1!« w«s tail a.-.d heavily built for
I Vj| his age, t/«>*g on athletic Mlow
i 11 All h« i:fe pt-iur to the beginning
ot this aery had been spent on a
great cattle ranch In Wecstern Kansas.
1 g\e be bad no sister* and only a little
fSrotber of ri*. b's companions were ftw.
His ac-ioo'.ipg cousljt«\l of a four-inon'b
term In a l'nle "district school" in tbe
crurty where he lived, and during tbat
tsnr mnrics h-> wrl'.-rd three miles to
ard from t'-s school each (My. T*;ere
Were no sc'oCrlrls in tr-st d'strlct, and
orlv l-slf a dozen "b'g cowboys" like
himself were In attenda-j-e.
But in b's fifteenth year his mother
suddenly real-ed t''--t ber son was grow
ing up wl'tout the refining Influence be
was gorily In no»d of, t>S lntutncc ef
toTin lt-"», o' eiu.-.-'jd youc, people, t-'o
she prevailed sand her boebaoS io tsud
U.n to an Ratters town to spend :be
winter, a to-.—.' where he might have the
advantage* of a good s hooi.
Fen was s peculiar chap and not easi
ly understood by town hoys. His was
a erode makeup bold, brave, but kindly.
It me knew Just how to reach that
kindly spirit. But ha was secretly
eahamed of bis uncouth exterior und
manners, and so met all strangers In an
antagonistic manner. The town boys
laughed at htm when he flrst came
among them. Hen resented, this, and
eouid not forgive the offenders, although
tbey tried In various ways to make him
one of tbem. At school he remained
apart rtoin them, scowling and sullen.
He was quick to learn, and had noon
woa his teacher's admiration. Aud sev
eral of tho boys of his class would have
given much to possess his strength and
-■•ot." seaUaasd Mabel. -OT-aa't yee walk kern. trttk aaaf
bo hnei pone- on nnd on, nml pretty 1000. j
when tltoy too bet-nine very tired, and :
wished to retrace their steps, lliey did DSI
know which dtreellon to take Se. Os
Ih always the ease with children wild
nre lost, they took tbe irrong rOtUfSe
And so tliey went on uji'l en, up n long
til 11. tlien down It. tlien nn another
sleeper nnd i e.i ter one Ami go tin.
evening shadows began to fall, niul still
Tad and Hah were not hi Sight of their j
front gale with the vine growing over
It.
And so they l.egan to cry softly, ns.
hand In hand, they went along. "Ob. I
want inuniniu.'* walled poor little Bab.
"Oh. 1 want mamma, to'l." wailed little j
Tad Then they wept together
After n long, long time they came tf. i
a strange, wild put b In the woods It
did not look like a patli made by human
fret. It looked ns though It might have ,
been made liy the soft paw* of wild
creatures. And so il had. Old Bruno**
paws had helped In making thnt path
After following the path for xotne time
Tad and Kali came to a clear, cool spring
The rising moon whii-li had couie early
tn chase away the son "c's peeping at
herself in It. and Tad saw a slimy little
snake creeping c lose to the water's edge
This gave him an extra fright, bnt ne
«as too thoughtful lo speak "f it t»
I ale. She vvas his liany sister, yon know.
anil he felt that he most protect her
Hut Just as tile tiny snake had hidden
Itself Horn sight I here »as the sound <>f
heavy, sott paws coining on the path.
In another Instant Tad and Hah saw a
huge black creature coming toward them,
coming down the steep path Old Ki'ituo
saw them at the same lustuut and his
eyes glowed wickedly. "lufauta!" he
muttered to himself. "I can kill them
with one stroke of my paw.'
"Hut you'll not kill them." snld a little
voice Just nhove Hruno's head. "You'll
curry them home on your bunk. Come —
follow my Ins!ructions." Then the fairy
-for the voice came from a sure-enough ;
fnlry in a tree —came to earth and ap- .
proached Tad and Bub. As children and
fairies always know each other on sight.
It did not take Tad and Hah long to
ngree to do anything that their good
friend, the fairy, told them to "Come,
you old black bear." repealed the fairy,
"leud your strength to carry these lost
children home."
And Bruno, like all wild creatures and
children, loved fairies, even tnongh ho
was a very tierce fallow, and he came
willingly forward and stooped low so that
'lad and Hah might mount upon his
broad hack. And the fairy dying above
his head made him go at a very lively
gait, aud before long tbe little ones came I
In sight of the village ami their own
home. I
At the outskirts of the village the fairy
had them dismount, and pointing toward
tbelr house, said: "Now, there Is no
danger of your becoming lost again. You
can see even your own gate, and tbe
moonlight Is as daylight. Ooodby, and
never, never run away In aearch of wild
blossoms again. Next time a fairy might
not rescue yon, and a bear would cer
tainly make qnlck work of killing yon."
Then the fairy was gone. Also Old
Bruno was fast disappearing np the
mountain path. And then ths children
heard tbelr mother's and father's voices
calling to them. And tbey ran borne aa
fast as ever they could, and when tbey
told tbelr story their parents shook their
heads, saying to one another: "The dar
lings have been aeleep In tba meadow
and have dreamt tbat a fairy and a bear
bronght them homo."
Bnt Tad and Bab knew; and the fairy
knew; and Old Bruno. Bitting In hla cava
tbat night, knew. And ha marveled moat
of all
agility. Occasionally something would
happen to call forth this physical
strength and agility, and then bis school
comrades (though tbey were never termed
"comrade" by Ben) would be loud in
their praise of him. As the months
went by thin spirit of resentment and
defiance developed amazingly in Men. He
purposely managed to b-:i:g aliout sev
eral flit flsrhts with boys of Ms disss,
nrranplng tUsre I rutnl eonl'ets when off
the sciio-.i grounds. He wanted in some
way to s'-ow the "town bey*"' that he
w-as their Sein-rlor In some o'-e thing.
Of refinement and culture he had cone,
b..t of liru'.e strength nnd endurance, he
had more th-.i should fall to lie lit o'
one boy. erpec'-ally If that boy knew not
how to use tt-<u:\
One of th*»*3e f-rhts censed a tritternsas
to s| ring up betwasn Pen, w'-.o t.eeime
kli-JWn ns "Battling Bean,'* and two hoys
of his class. These beys bad never been
very irlemily in their attitude toward
the big. rou'jh country hoy. nnd lien's
treatment "f thorn in return bad brought
ul'out open hostility. Aud this hnd in
turn caused a breneh between them
whi h widened ns the winter grew. And
towards spring "Battling Ben" was los
ing ground with those who ot the be*
ginning of this suiuil war bud been his
friends.
"He simply wnnts to fight," said one of
his former friends. "He's an enemy to
peace and comradeship. 80—let's cut him
out."
And so it happened thnt they had "cut
hlrn out." And this did 1101 improve
Ben's disposition, but doubtless strength
ened his muscle. Kvory evening he "de
velaped," us be termed his physical ex
ercises, net along the lines of those taught
An Exciting Moment for
** Tommy Rich and Flossy L,ake.
C'Ul ffrett Brown IVothrrs" shows
y «>re In tliolr winter quarters. The '
i rowQ Broth-en were two m«n, Mr.
mlth and Mi*. Lake, no kin touch
. !hr*r tv«a In tho remotest dw •»*
of hloed hut ns close «st win brother* |
in tin- rim!- business in which they were
engaged Mr l-ake wm the senior pntl
net mid wns th ■ [trotif] fnther of its flu?
11 little riant? bier us one ronld wish (o-, !
Her iih lie wan t'l'.>s,v. und .-lie was seven ■
yeara old
'I lit* "Brown l^'iK'-ors" bid their 11»
it pert Ivt linnies ncr to tbe winter
quarter*, and little I'lewv lo*fp<l f" r;» to
th<* areal sheds wbeie Ihe inn n.v Jininuiis ;
were kept, Aud tuv miinm.a even the \
Brut month of their unlet life. The old
elephant especially grew fond of flossy,
and showed lv various ways that he reeog
nixed her voice. Whenever she ran to his
lot—a big space fenced about tn the bright
sunlight—he would come slowly toward
ber, looking at the little golden haired
girl as fondly as an elephant could look.
Of conrae. Flossy never really went In
side the enclosure, but would stand right
beside tbe fence and give the old ele
phant—whose name was Alexander the
Great —peanuts snd candy, with the
trainer's permission.
About the winter quarters worked a
12-year-old boy, Tommy Rich. Be was
tbe only child of a widow who kept a
small boarding-bouse near to tbe circus
winter quartets. Many of the men who
worked about tbe quarters boarded with
Mrs. Rich, and It was this that procured
the work for Tommy in tbe quarters.
Tommy loved animals, and often when
tbe trainers were cruel to the poor beasts
—during their training hours be would
watch ror tha opportunity to whisper con
sollng and sympathetic words Into the
P! "SSY jumped into a bat
For fear of Touscr's teeth,
The barrel it tipped when Tt user jun ped
And Puss crawled out beneath.
'n ihe gym. but along thi lines taught
i by coinniuu sense tic tin- wild mail.
One evening, as Battling Ben wns
' meandering from school to his hoarding
place, a gentle voice spoke to blm, "Good
j evening, Mr Ben Lee." II sold. Ben
turned quickly. Ills face suffused .Ml;
blushes, for t,e le oguixed tl..- voice as
belonging to the veij I ■ ■ rl be
had over bsd the "i urtuiie to look
upon. sin. was Mai nl tbi inme
room.with hlui ut sellout, hut lv the low
er class. Bin had oili :c furtively e>.. I
1 her. wishing thai be might nocomc
i tleman enough to be poruiltted i" «peal
to her sometime. But he bad no nop*
Uiut siii'li good foil. in would ever be
his Ami here she in all ol I ielcii.
1 addressing him: Therefore. I ■ hi
on his deeply hronsed
■on. bow do you do. Miss e,t \!, .
Iheu he broke off as ,c wi. .i ..iitc.v ..- a
cowboy could lie Mood cue .v
the cold March wind blowing bis heavy
' auburn hair about in confusion.
"I'm Mabel Grant. ' sa.d Mabel, smiling
and boWing. "And, as we've been iv the
bailie schoolroom all winter loug, it I
high time we were becoming acquainted.
I've watched your rapid progress lv your
work, and think yon the mor:l wonderful
boy In arithmetic I ever saw Ami the
teacher thluks so, too. He told I'apu
about you -called you a diamond lv the
rough.'
"Yes, I'm rough, all right," grinned
Ben. ile was no longer Battling Ben.
hut Confused Ben. Ami It was v pretty,
iiiue-eyed girl who was routing blm. All
tbe boys iv the town could not have made
blm take off bis cap or cause him to
blush. But this one little girl, about IS
years old. made blm feel as helpless aa a
kitten.
THK YAKIMA IIKIIAM). \M.I>\KSI>.\Y. MAItCH 29- 1011
■Hireling creature's ear. and wonld nat
the old elephant's side whenever he as
the trainer beating him nf course.
Tommy was very careful uol to allow the
trainers to see blm doing these little nets
of limitless. Had they suspected him of
having n "heart" he would hnve become
ihe Inn I of I heir ridicule. .Mid that would
bave mads his work iii the quarters an
> ndurahle.
Tommy had grown to lore Alexander
the Great, and Alexander the ilreat had
grown to love Tommy. The poor old
niieinnl was no louger young, ami the
many, ninny years iv captivity Lad made
him nervous at times, had cause! his for
hut good nuture lo become a hit ex
ritah'e, and often wheu overtaxed by the
trainer he would ily lien a i,.iu t i..i- thtil
"oniii Inst for sometime after the trainer
cparied and forgotten the big, augry
One day while Alexander's trainer \wi*
putting him through his tricks, "Just to
keep him in practice," us lie explained
to Flossy, who was standing near, the
overtaxed animal got iuto a ruge und even
lincl the trainer a bit uneasy. Having
dealt with animals all Ms life, the fellow
understood how Impossible It was to man
age an elephant once he became lnfurl
uted, and for once during his acquaint
ance w-lth old Alexander the Great the
trainer felt that he bad pressed tbe beast
too far. He cracked the whip about the
angry animal's bead, threatening hliu, as
was big way when training, but Alexan
der still raged, tossing his trunk about
wildly, and trumpeted loudly.
"Get away—go beyond the ropes!" cried
the trainer to Flossy, for the little girl
had gone Into tbe big lot with the trainer
that morning.
Hardly had he spoken when Alexander
caught him ronnd tbe waist with his
powerful trunk and held htm quivering
In the air. Then, as if revengeful for
the way he had been treated, the angry
beast tossed his keeper into a farther
A CLEVER TRAP.
■Now," continued Mabel, "won't yon
c- :ir. home v it:, im .- My mi i hei and
ial her wi tld I v i er ich ;.- muel
.• ou Tin., w-< re all n> er ibe W ■ i ■
ii i.p.. ime ago. My fal hei i c.ii I; Ii
:i rani !c o i In Sebi asl .1 Ind ron
from Kansas the 1 rin ststei tv
lllsl.ll.
"i Mi. ye ■ I :" I agrei ,;. 11
"Yes, c, they an He w -is 1 n
tee .■ SOU --t i lllg, IlUt tOO lllilCli 11l II 1
ie, think ol anything original. Oh, 1 a
tall wll hi in 1- le blsygri 1
strong Hal 1: . ■ tic im i-i be
, ion walk home with me?" asked
Mabel, starting ou her .-..ty. and nodding
tor bin. ii. folio
"Oh, yes, tbauk you." stattered Ben
And ;.'■ wei t along with her, ai,.
in ber woi .. half-starved 1 ugu 1
plai t ilrin! . lv 1 in- delicious .1 iwdrop •
As t lie neei walked aloag, Muhel üb
served: "I'm so . ry, Mr. Ben Lee,
that you've kept all the < itil.ll-«-• 1 .
from you. sorry tl it you've brougbl su '1
warfare Into the school 1 like you too
much to see you throwing away your up
portunlty of making friends. Why will
you persist in unking enemies'/ 1 know
you aren't baPPy 'bung It "
"How can wm tell-" Ben felt tike
lilting off hi* tongue for asking the ques
tion. Hut ll was out. so It had to stand.
"From your gem-nil comiuct," replied
Mabel. "You love kuowleJge. ami you'd
love your friends If you hud any."
"But 1 haven't any, ' observed Ben.
shamefacedly, "The town boys sre not
like me. I'm what would you call It?—
I'm rough uod ugly like a 'ump of dirt."
"No, you're not." sharply disputed
Mabel. "Yon sre big and fine end strong.
•nd of tin. 10l on n -nc-iiid of hay
Baring rid himself of the domineering
! trainer, e.i.i Alexander taraed for fresh
! prey, his rage stili possessing him. it is
' possible Ibai al thnt very moment he
j fell a resciii I'leut against all human be
| lugs, for through (hem lis was lo cap
tlvlty. His eyes fei upon the golden
haired little Plossy, who, havtni become
i.e. frightened to r-:n In obedience to tbe
! trainer's excited order, stood with hands
! tightly clasped, watching Intently the mad
j elephant's strange conduct. Alexander
the Groat threw oul his trunk -i"'t in
another second had the fragile form of
l'lossy wrapped In et tee the tightness ot
sn,location i he child c-eeuiii not scream.
she could mi even th"» In breath, slm
c-lee-cil her pretty blue eyes, fearing that
sin- Wlls tie !,c tlirOWU ilMee Hlc ; e.!r, froO!
I where sin- won ,| mil to her death
he suspen . Lasted a long time iov poor
l'li«* eliilil ootilii not «crcniii, n!ic
oould not i-u-ii tli-n**\ in iii-eiitli.
little Flossy, but only for the briefest pos
sible time by the clock. Hardly had Alex
ander the Great caught the child In Ills
trunk when Into the yard rushed Tommy.
From n short distnnce he had seen tho eu
raged elephant toss the trainer Into the
hay, from which tho Injured fellow was
now trying to extricate himself. And with
nil speed Tommy hnd mnde n dash for
the lot to try to calm the milled tamper
of Alexander. It wag Just nt tho moment
when he was Jumping over the ropes thai
the beast caught up the frightened Flossy.
in another Instant aud Just as Ales
niul. 1 was gutherlng force to toss bis
burden Into the air above his big
lieii.i Tommy had slapped In:, huge
knees, and was saying genlly to him. but
forcibly: "Come, Alexander, como! Down,
down, down; old fellow!" And he was
stroking tho big beast's sldo. "Come
down, down, down!"
Alexander heard and heeded. For Just
tho shortest space of time did he hold the
gqnlrmlng little tin nn. In his trunk. Then,
as If understanding that It wag bis dear
est friend's wish that lie deposit her geutly
on the ground unhurt ho brought his
The lid fell down, iod up
And Puss with nimble hound,
Qliii ii> piang in>"ii ihe tiip
.\\h\ tra] ped y »ung Air. I lound.
And you can be kind and good 100 I
saw j 011 cai rylng 1 bal pool hall
'ii.. dog In .'."in arms tbe otl I ci
"i 011 didn't know 1 ■ itel
1 . .; ii-; .0 ; hui] hud v running
nltl - . I wbi|
... 1
. -I- .; and t<
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-I a 1.. , in, 1 I-.
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'he 01.Ij pul I've - il .1 "
"lint J . 1. yoU '.Villi 1
t' pin." ... ;
i as eager,
aud 1 ■ .ic..
v tiwanl hi
Bit ;i ibis in ml Ideiicil team of
I- hitched to tl.e Ii
1 ,1 in ;;. i' ii- nnd trigh ll '
w. 11- flying lou ■'■ and she uvu ■ hi ,
Ii •
Ken forgo) M ilu I bin own sal
ami i. vi headlong In I ■ ■ of the
B few fet
.-, blm he- t-s [bt tbe hi Idle hll ol one ol
ilicin. ins s rongth stood liuu in „ 1
,n ml. Ue im.l ii"- boi ■■» al a stand
su:i almost Instantly, 'i i-e lady In the
buggy Jumped to tbe ground and began
to tbauk Ben profuselj Ben was nunc
ami more coofue^. He conldn'l endure
In be in ide over. "Oh it ■ uotblng," he
stammered. "Shall 1 Us tbe '-am to this
telephone post till yoa think tbey are
steady enough to be driven homoT"
"Oh, If you pleaae," crlni ths la'ly. "I'll
run Into Mrs Iflake s house there on the
corner aud 'phone to my husband. He'll
come to me at oooe. Oh, you have done
me such a service. I'leaae wait for aiy
husband."
The Geriwarv
OH, conic and hoar the Ger
man Band
A-playing beneath the win-dow!
With cheeks and stomachs stuck
out grand,
| Each doing the besl he kin-do.
There's the big blond man with
the l>i«_r bass drum;
He beats in time to the tune.
As he taps-taps-taps, a-la-rol-dol
dtim.
But he stups his taps ton gOOfl
1 here's the tierce dark man who
plays the flute,
I lis notes run shrill and high.
■\ihl he w;i"s his head as he goes,
"toot-toot,"
Sending music up to the sky.
See the Band looking round for
pennies bright ?
For they tuns! live, yon know;
I I.end forward, his trunk down and nn
I wrapped the figure of Flossy. The child
, stood trembling like a tsaf, drawing in a
, l-lg brSStb. Then she burst Into lears.
Tommy was still talking to Alexander the
Great soothing blm Into calm.
"Well, well, what has happened?" it
was Mr. Lake. Hussy's father, asking the
question in an excited voles, in making
tin- morning rounds of tbs quarters hi
bad suddenly come upon Ihe scene Just
described In the elephant's lot. There was
Alexander's keeper gathering himself from
n bunch of disarranged hay In the corner.
ons arm hanging limply at his side. Ht
developed that he had n badly dislocated
wrist) Inside the lot was flossy, trem
bling and weeping, her frock badly crum
pled ami her hat off, There also were
rummy and Alexander, ilk- former aooth
lug the latter, ami oblivious to the
other erentures man and least about
him. When flossy heard her father's
voice she ran lo him nnd explained ever}
I thing quickly. And the ; per soon Joined
Mr, Lake aud floasy, giving h:s version of
! the story.
"Here. Torn!" called out Mr. I«k<\,
"come give mo your side of the matter.
Kingston hen- (the elephant's keeper) la
so excited nnd angry that he lays all tho
blame tc Alexander. Flossy la sill] 100
frightened to know Just what occurred
except thnt she was lifted as high as
the moon nnd held there n few days."
And Mr. Lake laughingly looked nt Flossy
and chucked her under the chin. Then,
ns Tommy ndvancsd to him ha picked up
I'lossy s but from the ground und put It
on her bead
Tommy, whose honesty and coot-bend
edness wns recognised by all who knew
him, and by the "Brown Brothers" In
particular (lor which they held him In
very high esteem) gave bis story ss he
knew It. lie explained that obi Alexander
had been "driven too hnrd" by Mr. Kiny
ston. and that ho had tiorne the whip till
at last he had reeseiit.Hl the punishment
Then he had takeu his revenge, or words
to tl..it effect
After Tommy*! statenu-nt, i/lvei in a
straightforward manner. Mr. 1c... turned
to tbe truluer: "Kingston, you've been
too severe ou old Alexander. Tbe animal
Our puzzle Corner
MDTTBR BNIOM\.
My Hist Is In work, but Dot In toll ;
My second Is In arrow, but not In foil;
My third is in lie, but nol In truth ;
My fourth Is iv nerve, but not Ii tooth ;
My lilth Is In tune, but DOi In Song I
My sixth Is In string, but not In long;
My whole spells Ihe name
Of ii line, forest tree ;
it i'iihc in ihe summer
We all love to see
I'KIM VI. v< uiis'i |< .
TMs aero t"• • ontaln . - n vo 6 ot
111 li-llei -I acll If lii 'in : i ■•■ '
fin ■ Red ■■ ad - ''ilten one belov in liei
tbelr Initial letters, he -Inning nt tbe top
nnd spelling dowuwurd, \tli s|tcll the i
„: tud lining to inn tin
mntlcs, '1 lie < " lords arc I
ihiii;: .i led lo steady o ship In I
■ it thai i . -i' us H iclf ii
mil trees .; Hpl . I. Ayi
bird of the cut v il
bread an '* V'aluabl ,' ■
■loi 7 A I'art ol Mini
. i-lirlfttl) k "«■ ss, it ,c , i i he found
„, i,,, i ■,- . iters s.c.-11 the ■■ it me ».i c i-1... .- «.! enterluiuiueul
( I II I c-1 ..... l. . ...
--! haul you - - 11-d Ben "Bui
I
..-[ „ „ i ,-,! t I
; , look Willi i: ;'"'
•I I bell ■ I- :
doi I'l'
■•. lil!
i lady "f ;! ot to
i i. i in ii. i
i i- ni
tour i- : '- ■ light In
,-, . . - , i| i -.... i re
It's a |
to Indul i '". an not ba i
ne i
"I've gOl 'ci Id el |: . OH U UK '11 >-c t II I I
ii tow ii i.".. , 'i Bun, awkwardly
"Th j ■"' - of vi'- If
i ni i i.i t ii. I.i know ibe strength or
lllj list
"No, you think It's that way." corrected
Mabel. "But in fact ci i. yourself who
i ..<- . the war wuglug All tbe boyahava
ii grin- admiration for yon -aye- the two
or three whom you have so iiumcrclfuily
llck.d.""
Ben parted with Mabel at her gate, de
clining tv go In to meet her mother that
evening. "After I've got to be a geutle
maa then I'll be glad to come," be said.
"You are a gentleman now. If you only
And it" no money drops in light
(HT the German Rand will go.
has done good service for many, many
yenrs I,lke people, he gets worn out, and
must he humored, Po yon understand I"
"Do I understandT" and Kingston held
out his limp nml swollen wrist I reckon.
I Mr. Lake, thnt I'll BOt soon forget It'e
| my right wrist and It'll he weak for
( months maybe forever."
"Then go nnd hnve It nt tended to at
1 once," ordered Mr. Lake. "And In future.
1 let thnt weak wrist remind you thnt the
I whip should !s» used more as a mennrc
(ban as a punishment. Go on. Kingston."
I And Mr 1 ake waved the suffering man
sway,
Then turning to Tonmiv. lie snld : "I
i like your Immune way of looking at then*
I mnlters. my youngster, and I'm going to
: raise you In rank very soon. You'll he
! come one of my most truslc.l men, nml If
you keep right on In the pnth you'vw
started e.ni to travel we'l onedaj yon II
Mud yourself one of the i'l-uwu Brothers,
ll.niestv and c |-ii aelelne < ate Indispen
sable In this business, snd we are on ths
lookout for one pc. Bessliig them."
■•ll est) and cool heade Inc ■ Mother
i ails ll horse sense, sir are necessary la
nny business," declared Tommy. "And
Mini! ess is also just as necessary, Mr.
take."
"Might, you nre my youngster, and I
want you to drop Into aiy otlleo st 11
o'.-loa i want io nx that statement with
s little check Your mother's a poor wo
ninn, working hard for an honest living.
If her hoy earns 80 axtre this week by
saving the life of my llitlo girl, well, I
guess she can Bud a place for It. And—
you sro to go to school, my line fellow,
and g> I an education. For a third brothet
of the Browns must know his A B Co.
"Bat- Mr. Lake, I cent a .Tord to aa
to school vow Mo:ti.-i s business Is so
bud
•That's my lookout, youngs-tor." emOef
Mr Lake, '-i'di't you think that saving
lay little daughter's life Is nonb an aiar
■ a tlon 7 Wall, I do. And what's more, you
and your a-other won't need while you're
getting tbat education, either And now,
run home a-d toll your moll.er Mile'll ha
(lad to know hrr hoy w stro'ig euougs
to uisnajre a i-.c! elephant tbat has os»i
tbrnwn his keeper Ah, »» you're the
making of a k»M man, Tbomaa llleto."
BHBBADINQS AM) < I ItTAU.INUS.
I. Behead ami curtail a picture und get
extreme luai.
3 Behead ami curtail v beam and get
v I- radon or grassy Held,
it. Behead and curtail tho name of a
male deer and get a label or card
in.m: vi>> si s,
i it h mi ii shall hi round dish and get
tec be I ciel.V
" Iteheud to mount a hill and leave an
I iinn
3 Behead very wldo nml leave a publle
hi: h.\ay
I \ ii I I .-.- 7-(. / v. | || | /, s I I til ua.
I'll 111 \Hi: II:.no. I. I
/Ai,/ ii/ / ; / ; iVotoftud Cress*
icordK I liich '-' f'c'.i I. I a-.s < /c'e»ic«.
1 :, /,-.,,.,, tl i iff , is
in •as i w> ii ,',■'; i / /.; -.. ■ ■ .
I /.■, hi i■ c , i HI ism feu. '■• ol w .
101 c
Infer v ill In «"*' lAo i.'i/ ure>
n in
• i " rhat cvi ning
Bi 1. -,i ;i hnt "i dei tc thought.
"I'll .1,. II ■ 111 ael ",i tl ' n Hi
'I'll do H It
done i I naterlal and
.it. - if j . . nil
i; sent to tbe
.1 been
v agin ; \ .ii ; i i i . ii.l w hen,
"ii • t the
.1 In -, had p' -I '' lil - "in ii. lea of
And
hliu i>: .... » \icndtug
I i
A w iter, B'-n « i 'he- "leader of
tin- ' .i and i li ippy a )outh aa
on could unci in ail tin- land. When
asked how it bad nil come about bis
- limine ni spirit ll'n blushed. "Never
uiliiil." he s.ilei aoftly "It happened —
nml iimt s enough. ' But to Mubei he
confessed, although she already knew,
•Shi, Mabel, you've ben ihe best friend
l aver bad except mother ami father, of
course; and It's for your sake that I lay
down my wcupons of war. I hate like
th.- mischief to have you hear me called
'Battling Ben.' It sounds so wicked—co
rough."
"And you're anything but wicked or
rough," replied Mabel wltb a smile.
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