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Old Testament. My 6. 13, 15, 24, 35, IS, some thing the Jews had. My 8, 31, 34, 3, 18, is something every girl would like to be. My 1. 14, 22. is something you ride on. My 6, 7, 35, 3. is something no one likes to be. My. 4, 13, 22. 23, US. is a precious stone mentioned in the Bible. My IS. 35. 25. is a high priest in the Old Testament. My 21, 19, 17, in the name of one of the tribes of Israel. I am your little friend, Roanoke. Va. Margaret L. Hart. Dear Margaret : I am sure you must be a pood Bible student, and 1 am proud of your work. Our enigmas are very interesting, aren't they" H. A. THE STRONGEST MAN. Dear Miss Helen: I am a little girl eleven years old. I am in the forth grade at school. I never missed a day at school this winter. I go to Sunday-school every Sunday I can. My Sunday-school teacher's name is Miss Bet t i o Shanklin. * 1 am sending five squares for the soldiers quilt. I live near my Grandma and spend bits of time with her. 1 will close by ask ing a question, who was the strongest man? Your unknown friend. Thelma G. Thomas. Dear Thelma: 1 am sure the soldiers are go ing to enjoy our quilts and that they would like to thank each one of the workers. You have a good school record. H. A. LIVES ON A FARM. Dear Friends: I am sending you five squares. I have three sisters and two brothers. "We live on a farm. I like to go to Sunday-school. Go almost every Sunday. I like my teacher. Her name is Miss Betty Shanklin. I like to go to school, it was out last month. Yours truly, Greenville, W. Ya. Ethel Johnson. Dear Ethel: I think Miss Betty must have a very fine class. Thank you for the squares H. A. HIGH WATER. Dear Miss Argyle : I am in the Fourth Grade but my school was out the 21st of February. My teacher in Sunday-school is Miss Bettie Shanklin and I like her fine, and try to be there every Sunday. I am almost through the child's catechism. My Grandmother lives in Aldcrson, AY. Va., and t lie river got up so high that it was two feet deep in her house. I have made five squares for the soldiers and I am going to make some more. My birthday is in August and 1 always get lots of gifts. Santa Clans brought me a doll Christmas and I have made her a number of dresses in my playhouse. 1 have lots of toys in my playhouse. Your loving friend, Anna Rebecca Maddy. Greenville, \Y. Va. Dear Anna: Thank you for your work for our quilt. Grandmother must have had a pretty hard time with the water in her house. H. A. SQUARES ALL THE WAY FROM CHINA. Dear Miss Argyle: We (my mother, sister and I) are sending you some squares for the blanket. We did not see the first notice about the blanket because we missed that number, but when we got the next paper it had a let ter in it asking some questions about the squares and with your answer to it, so we be gan to knit some. I was rather afraid they Children's Sermon MEDICINE THAT IS PLEASANT TO TAKE. By Rev. Stuart Nye Hutchison, D. 1). A merry heart is a good medicine. ? Proverbs 1 7 :22. Did you ever know of anyone who liked medicine? I never did. Boys and girls often prefer to be punished rather than take it. There are many kinds of medicine. Some times it is black, or brown; and sometimes it is white, or colorless like water. But it always looks bad, and it tastes worse. And it doesn't make it taste any better to have our fathers and mothers, or our good friend, the doctor, tell us that it will make us feel better. But here is a medicine that is easy to take. It doesn't make you pucker up your nose, and take a big swallow of water afterward to take the taste out of your mouth. It is the medi cine of a merry heart. Solomon, the wise man, tells ns about this medicine. Someone had told him about it, and it had helped him so much that he wanted to tell everyone else. You must take this medicine very often, when you get up in the morning, and before and after each meal, and whenever you begin to feel badly. Let me tell you how it helps people. Once there were several people sitting together in a room. They had had some bad news and were all feeling very blue and troubled. They sat there without saying a word. All at once a little boy came into the room. He was the merriest little fellow you ever saw, with a smile on his face that never came off, and he was laughing and singing to himself. They all looked up and saw him and then they began to smile. They couldn't helr> it, and when they began to smile they felt better. That little boy had given them some of the medicine of the merry heart. Now how can we make our hearts merry? When I was a small boy living in the country there was an old lady living not very far away named Mrs. Unangst. That is a very queer name, and she was even queerer than her name. She would not have anything to do with anyone else. She thought that everyone was bad but herself. One day someone went into her house, and what do you think she had done with the pictures on her parlor wall? She had turned the faces of all of them to the wall. There was nothing to be seen of any of them but the ugly backs. She was an old woman who always looked on the dark side of everything. She even wanted to see the dark side of her parlor pictures. There are two sides of everything, the bright and the dark side. If we will always try to see the bright side of everything our hearts will be merry. This is the kind of medicine we all need very often. When we wake up in the morning, and think about the day, look on the bright side, even if it is raining. When it is time for breakfast, look on the bright side, and all the day when troubles come think of the good things. That is the medicine of the merry heart. There is one more thing about this medi cine. It is good for other people too. Sup pose you were sick and and the little boy next door was sick too. You take some medicine, and it does you good, but you do not expect that medicine, that you take, to cure the little hoy next door. But if you take some of this medieine of the merry heart it will cure you and it will cure the little boy next door too, and it will help everybody who sees vou all through the day. It is a kind of contagious wellness. You have heard of contagious diseases, and when we know of a child who has a contagious disease we all want to stay away from him. But when a hoy or girl has some of this medicine every one wants to have him around so that they can get some of it too. Don't forget to take a little of this medicine today and tomorrow and every day, and see if it does not make you better every day. Norfolk, Va. would be too late for it, so I was very glad to hear about the seeond one. I hope these will reach you in time. Some of the wool was just what was left over from other things, but most of it was given to us by an English lady here. Things here have not been affected by the war, but all the things from Shanghai and America "cost like smoke." Your friend, Sara White. Yencheng Ku, China. Dear Sara: It is indeed splendid to have these squares from China. I almost said "Chinese squares." lM?*ase thank your English friend for her help, .lust think, when those squares get to France they will have traveled inore than three-fourths of the way around the world! We hope to have another letter from you soon. Helen Argyle. AN AVIATOR Dear Presbyterian : I am a little girl ten years of age. I have two sisters and one brother. I have a pet calf and his name is "Knight." I am in the fourth grade. We take your paper and I like to read the letters so much. I have an nnele that is an aviator ai?d we children love him very much because he is so good to us. ! have only missed two days from school this session. We have five horses and I like to ride them. I go to church every Sunday I can. Your unknown friend, Pocahontas Scott Hall. Greyburn, Va., Apr. 2, 1918. Dear Pocahontas: Can't you tell us some thing interesting about your pet besides his name? It is splendid to have an uncle who is an aviator. I know you are proud of him. H. A. PROUD OF HER TESTAMENT. Dear Presbyterian : Father takes your pa per and I enjoy reading the letters and stories so much. ~I recited the child's catechism last April and have now recited the shorter cate chism. I hope fo get my Bible soon. T am so proud of my Testament. I take it to Sun day-school every Sunday and have not missed a Sunday this year. Our pastor is Mr. Dickson and we like him so much. This is my first letter and I want to surprise my oldest sister, who is away at school. Your little friend, v Gertrude Selman Steuart. . Williamsville, Va. Dear Gertrude: You are Exactly right to be proud of your Testament. I hope you will get the Bible soon. I know you have worked hard for it. H. A.