the Old Testament. My 4, 11, 8, a book in the
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.
Greenville, W. Ya. Ethel Johnson.
Dear Ethel: I think Miss Betty must have a
very fine class. Thank you for the squares
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.
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
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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