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school, and Miss Steele is my teacher. I go to
the Presbyterian Sunday-school. My father takes your paper and I enjoy reading the chil dren's letters and sermon. My father is a Sun day-school teacher at the Robson Mission, about six miles from where I live. I saw that your letters were growing short, so I decided to write one. I have six brothers and two sis ters, the smallest one is nine months old, and has never been named. Hoping my letter will be printed in next week's paper, I will close. Your unknown friend, Goldie Richardson. 101 Charleston St.. Charleston, "W. Va. Dear Goldie: We are glad that you decided to write to us. We are always glad to have new friends join our circle. II. A. BIBLE ENIGMA SOLVED. Dear Presbyterian: 1 am a little girl ten years old. 1 go to Sunday-school every Sun day I can, and to school every day I can. I have solved the Bible enigma by Margaret Pat terson. The verse is the first verse of the seventh chapter of Esther, "So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen." Genevieve Porterfield. Blinker Ilill, W. Va. Dear Genevieve: I am very proud of you for solving such a difficult problem. It was well done. Wouldn't you like to write to Margaret and toll her how you did it? H. A. OPOSSUM HUNT. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little girl eleven years of age and in the fifth grade at school. Miss Leila Griffin is my teacher and I surely do like her. Mrs. Bryan is my Sunday-school teacher. I am in the Junior Girls' class. The Junion boys gave an opossum hunt Friday night and invited the girls and Mrs. Bryan. Miss Esther Cavitt teaches the boys. There were sixteen in all, five boys and five girls and six grown people. A dog ate up all the bread we had, so we had to send to town to get some more. It was twenty minutes after eleven when I got home, but I surely did have a good time. (We didn't catch any 'possums.) I will answer Andrew Spencer Tomb's question: Sampson slew a thousand men with the jaw bone of an ass. I will also ask a question: What two chapters in the Bible are alike? Mildred Salley. 3211 Bryan Ave., Bryan, Tex. Dear Mildred: We all wish we could have been with you on that 'possum hunt. Would your class like to knit some squares for our quilt like the class at Wedgefield, S. C., did? Lots of girls are knitting now. Write us what you think about it. H. A. GOES TO CHURCH AND SUNDAY-SCHOOL. Dear Presbyterian : ? I am ten years old. I had my birthday last week. My grandmother gave me $10.00. I am in the fifth grade at school and my teacher's name is Miss Warner. My Sunday-school teacher's name is Miss Zoel ler. Our pastor's name is Mr. Caldwell. I go to church almost every Sunday and always go to Sunday-school. Please print my letter as it is my first and I want to surprise grandmother. I want to ask a question : What is the shortest book in the Bible? Your little friend, Anna Boatner. 1516 Pine street, New Orleans, La. Dear Anna: I am so glad to know that you have such a good record at Sunday-school. Watch for the answer to your question. H. A. Children's Sermon The Horse That Was Afraid of His Shadow By Rev. Stuart Nye Hutchison, I). 1). Looking unto Jesus. ? Hebrews 12:2. The historian, Plutarch, in hi* 'Life of Alex ander the Great," tells a very interesting story of a horse. Philip, king of Maeedon, the father of Alex ander, once bought a beautiful horse. This horse's name was "Bueeplialus." "Buce phalus" is a Greek name, and it means ''hull headed." They called him by this name be cause he was as strong aud wild as a bull. The king had paid thirteen talents for him. which would beabout twelve thousand cTollars of our money, so you sec he was a very valuable horse. The great trouble was that no man eould be found who could tame him. lie was so wild and vicious that they could not get on his back. At last King Philip became displeased and told his servants to take the horse away. Alex ander, the king's son, heard what .his father said, and it made him very sorry to think that they should lose such a magnificent horse. lie turned to the king and asked if he might try to tame him. His father said, "What, you tame a horse that has been too much for the king's grooms?" But he let him try. It was a very sunny day, and Alexander had noticed that Bucephalus' shadow fell on the ground just in front of him and frightened him. So he ran to the horse and, taking hold of the bridle, turned him about so that he faced the sun, and the shadow fell behind him. where he could not see it. Then he began to talk to him and stroke his face, and before long lie was on his back, and the horse was tamed. The king was so delighted that he gave Bucephalus to Alexander, and when he died shortly after and Alexander became king, this liorsi' helped him to conquer the world. For many years he carried his master through bat tle, and at last was killed in India. There is town in India now that they call Bueephalia. it ft cr him. Alexander conquered Bucephalus and took away his fear simply by turning his face to ward the sun. We have been told to look to Jesus. I think that most of our troubles come when we turn our faces away from him, as this horse turned his away from the sun. Some days we wake up in the morning and everything goes wrong. We arc cross and fretful, and don't like our breakfast, and there is trouble at school, and we are punished, and nl together it is a bad day all the way through. Do you know what the trouble was? We did not look to Jesus that morning and ask him to help us through the day. Instead of tha^ we turned our faces away and the black shadow of trouble was there all day to vex us. The good Apostle Paul had many troubles in his life, but one day when he was talking of them he said, "None of these things trouble mo." They did not trouble him because he kept his face toward Jesus, and always went to him in time of noed. Here is something to remember. When the shadows of life become black and troublesome and we are afraid, look to Jesus, and see how very quickly they all pass away. Norfolk, Va. THREE SPLENDID SQUARES. My Dear Miss Argvle: We are two little girls eleven and seven years old. Wc live with our grandfather and grandmother, For rer. Grandmother had just taught us to knit when we saw a letter in the Presbyterian of the South. We thought we would try to knit you some squares. My little sister designed and knit the greater part of the red cross and put it on the gray sqnare. Grandmother knit the gray squares and I knit the red, white and blue one. I hope you soon will have enough, for it surely will be nice and warm for the soldier boys. We have three brothers in Hampden-Sidney College. The two oldest are twins. This is their senior year. Wc had a very nice, quiet Christmas; and wish you and nil the young folks of our paper happiness and pleasure throughout the year of 1918. Very sincerely, your little friends, Evelyn and Sue Anderson Rolston. Harrisonburg, Va. Dear Girls: Your squares are just lovely. It was a very attractive idea to make them as you did, and the idea was well worked out, too. I am very proud of them. Help us some more, if you can. IT. A . INTERESTED IN THE QUILT. Dear Presbyterian : This is my third letter to you, so 1 will try to make it more interest ing than the other two. I have been reading the letters and saw one from Helen Argyle to the girls, asking us to help make a quilt for the soldierR. Please tell her to write a letter io me, explaining what it is for, and how I could help, for I can crochet. It seems more interesting every week and I could not help asking Helen to tell me in a letter how I can help make it. I will close, asking a question: "What king had an iron bed twelve feet . long?" Your friend, Goldie Richardson. Charleston, W. Va. . Dear Goldie : I am so glad you like our page, and that you want to help with the quilt. A good many crocheted squares have been made. Some were made by crocheting a chain six inches long and then crocheting row after row, back and forth, with the long cro chet stitch ; that is, with the thread thrown over the needle, until you have six inches made. The squares are to be sent to me at the of fice he Presbyterian, and after they are put together will be given to the Red Cross for some hospital bed. Do help us with our work. H. A. WILL GRACE KNIT, TOO? Dear Presbyterian : I am in the fifth grade in school. I take music lessons, too. My Sun day-school teacher's name is Mrs. Hervey. My mother, grandma and aunt are knitting for the soldiers. I have a big sister named Gor don. She goes to Goucher College, Baltimore. We have a dear preacher, but he is going to resign the first of January. Yours very sincerely, Chase City, Va. Grace Saunders. Dear Grace: We are glad to hear from you. Read some of the letters about our quilt and I think you will want to learn to knit and to make some squares, too. Dfl join us; We are having such a good time. H. A.