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The Giant Killer. "Thy servant will go ami tight with this Philistine/' 1 Sam. 17:312. The Philistines were enemies of Israel ami they had come into the land of Israel to fight with tin m. In their army was a great big giant, named Goliath. Hi* was almost twice as high as other men. lie came ont in front of his army and dared any our* of the Israelites to come and light vi'ii him. They were all afraid of him because he was so bi ?r and strong, and none of them would go to tight him. One day a young man name 1 David came to the army and when he saw the giant, he told the king that he would go ? ml tight him. The king told him that lie vas too small to tight the giant. But David told him that he was not afraid of him because God would help him. lie told the king that when he was taking care of i-i* father'* she -n one day a lion came and stole a little lamb, and another day a oear camc and took one. He did not want them to kill the little lambs, so he went after them and killed the lion and the bear. He said he was able' to kill them, because God helped. He told the king that God would help him to kill the giant. Then the king let him go. God did help him. lie put a stone in his sling and God gave him strength to throw it straight and hard, so that it hit the giant in bis forehead and killed him. Every boy and almost every girl would like to have been iu David's place and been able to kill that wicked old giant, and some times they are sorry that there are no giants like Goliath in the world today for them to fight. But there are some big giants for every boy and girl to fight. They are very wicked and are always trying to hurt boys and girls. If you don't tight them and have God to help you they will hurt you very badly. Now these giants are not big men like Goliath, and they don't come oui where everybody can see them. They just get into your heart and fight you there. There is not just one giant like David had to fight, but there is a whole lot of them. Here are some of them, but there are a great many more : One of these giants is Bad Temper. When he gets hold of a l oy or girl he treats him very badly. He changes his face, until it is so ugly that his best friends can hardly recog nize him. He gets mad and says means things and uses ug'/ words. Sometimes the giant ?makes the boy hit somebody, or makes a girl say something unkind to mother or someone else. One trouble about this old giant is that he is so hard to get rid of. You think you have gotten away from him and the first thing you know be has come back again. You will have to watch him very carefully and be sure that you have killed him and that he stays killed. A second giant that you will have to look out for is Falsehood. This giant keeps boys and ?ri i*ls from telling the truth and makes them tell what is not so. Some times when mother lias told you to do something and you did not do it, did you say. "1 forgot," when you did not forget ? When she asked you if you had done something she told you to do, did you tell her that you had done it when you had not done it? When she asked you if you had gone to some place that you knew you ought not to have gone to, did you tell her you had gone somewhere else? If you did, this old giant has hail hold of you. Are you going to let him keep hold of you, and make you so that people can't believe what you say? Or, are you going to kill that old giant, so people can always trust what you say ? Another giant is Disobedience. There arc some boys and girls who do not like to do what father or mother or teacher tells them to do. They would rather go along and do what they want to do. But you must remember that father and mother and teacher know better than you do what is best and right. And remember that you are always obeying some one. If you do not obey them then you are obeying this old giant and every time you obey him you will get into trouble. When you are told to do anything by those that have a right to tell you, do it quickly and willingly and if you will al ways do this you w?ll kill this giant. Here is another of those old giants, llis name is Selfishness. He makes a boy or girl always want to have the use of everything and have more of it than anybody else has. It makes him want to keep everything for himself, in stead of sharing it with others. In a little while the boy gets unhappy and is so mean that other people dor t want to have anything to do with him. The way to kill this giant is just to start out and see how much you can do for other people to help them or make them happy. There is just one more giant for you to think about now. It is Laziness. Did you ever think about that being a giant ? Well, it is, and some times he begin-: work pretty early in the morn ing. When mother calls you to get up and you lie in bed and wait lor her to call you two or three times, he has gut hold of you. When moth er sends you somewhere or tells you to do something, and you &re slow about it and waste time this giant is after you. If you don't look out he will make you miss your lessons at school, he will keep you from being a good ballplayer, and he will spoil your whole life. Now, how are you going to fight and kill these giants? And there are lots more of them. You must watch and see which of them are after you, then ask God to help you to fight and kill them. Some of them are hard to kill, and have more lives than they say a cat lias. So keep on the watch, and, if he comes to life, hit him again just as hard as you can with all the strength that God gives you. And God will help you every time you ask him. "That was a hard lesson, son," she said slowly. "Yes, 'twas, mother," Johnny answered. "But drakes are somewhat like little boys, mother; they learn faster when the lesson is a hard task." Mrs. Ilill smiled faintly and lovingly put her arm about Johnny's shoulder. "Yes, dear, I guess you are right," she said softly. "A hard lesson, when once learned, is not easily forgotten." ? Alice L. Whitson, in Boys and Girls. X^X: Children's Letters ENJOYS THE PAPER. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little boy eleven years old. I go to Sunday-school every Sunday that I can. My teacher is Mrs. Poteet. I thought as my sister was writing to you I would write too. My pastor is Rev. Mr. Smith. I like him fine. Please publish my letter, as 1 want to surprise my mamma and papa. I will close by asking a question: Who was it that struck the rock with an iron rod and made the water conic out? Your unknown friend, Paul Wilhelm. Cleveland, N. (\ Dear Paul : We are glad to have your letter too. Do you boys have as good n mission band as the girls? Tell us something about your missionary work. Your question is a good one. Watch for the answer. II. A. A MISSION BAND. Dear Presbyterian: After reading the let ters in the last paper, I decided to write one too. I certainly do like your fine paper. We don't think we could do without it. I am a small girl sixteen years of age. I am a mem ber of a mission band in Fifth Creek Presby terian church, and am a member of the church also, and go to church and Sunday-school every Sunday that I can. My teacher is Mrs. Yaughan, and I think a lot of her. We or ganized our mission baud in 1914. We now have thirty-seven members. We named our band Willing Workers. We are divided into two classes. Miss Angie Montgomery teaches all over ten years, and Miss Mary Bobbit all under ten. We use the Missionary Survey in our band. I play the songs that we sing in the band. My sister is the secretary. Wc change officers every year and ne\er re-elect the old ones. Our pastor, Rev. Mr. J. II. Brady, of Statesville, N. C., and Miss Robertson, of Virginia, were married June 27, 1017, and have gone to Japan as missionaries. We saw their picture in the last issue of the Survey, and they had not got to Japan yet but would arrive soon. We all liked Mr. Brady fine. Last year our mission band teacher gave her large class five cents to make all we could out of it, and the small class had mite boxes. Both together made $11.94, which we gave this summer to Mr. Brady before he left for Japan. lie said he was proud of us. Some man gave us ten cents to work with this year. It is some man in the congregation, and we wondered if it was Mr. Brady. lie gave the mission band a box of things that came from Japan. Please publish my letter, as I have never written before, and tell me who II. A. is. Your friend, Blanche Wilhelm. Cleveland, N. C. My Dear Blanche: We are delighted to have your splendid letter and to know about the fine work your band is doing. I wonder if you wouldn't like to collect some colored pictures to send Mr. Brady. So many of the missionaries give them to the chiklien in Sun day-school. They help the missionary interest the children in the Sunday-school. You must feel that you have a missionary of your very own now. WTrite to us again. I am just a girl like the rest of you. Helen Argyle. SEVEN YEARS OLD. Dear Presbyterian: I am a little girl seven years old. I have two brothers and two sis ters. My father is the superintendent of the church of Lignite, Va. Lignite, Va, Virginia Stull. Dear Virginia: You have written us a very nice little letter and we are glad to hear from you. Don't let this be your last letter, but write again soon. II. A.