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how the ball came to be in the cream can.
The can had stood directly under the win dow, which was open. In passing through the window the ball had dropped on the loose cover of the can. This had tipped enough to allow the ball to fall into the can. Then the cover had risen to its place. "I'm sorry the cream is spoiled," Carl said, "but maybe the little pigs will like it. And, William, I am sorry I said ? " William laughed. "Oh, don't let's be sorry, Carl! Let's be glad! Say, if grandpa will let us both go to the mill with him, we'll pick ;il I the berries when we come back." "Course we will. Wc like to do things to gether." ? Hope Daring. WRONG SIDE OUT. ?Iack was cross; nothing pleased him. His mother gave him the choicest morsels for his breakfast, and the nicest toys; bnt he did noth ing but fret and complain. At last his mother said : "Jack, I want yon now to go right up to your room and put on all your clothes wrong side out." Jack stared in astonishment. "I mean it, Jack," she repeated. Jack had to mind, lie had to turn his stock ings wrong side out, and put on his coat and his pants and his collar wrong side out. When his mother came up to him, there be stood ? a forlorn and funny-looking boy, all linings and seams and ravelings ? before the glass, wondering what his mother meant; but he was not quite clear in his conscience. Then his mother, turning him around, said, "This is what you have been doing all day, making the worst of everything. You have been turn ing everything wrong side out. Do you really like your things this way so much, Jack?" "No, mamma," answered Jack, very shame facedly. "Can't T turn them right?" "Yes, you may if you try to speak and do what is pleasant. You must do with your tem per and manners as you prefer to do with clothes, wear them right side out." ? Ex. Children's Letters KNITTING AND BUYING STAMPS. Dear Presbyterian: This is my second let ter to you. I am eleven years old and will be in the seventh grade this year. I have knit ted three pair of wristlets for the Red Cros| and am working on a sweater now. I have eight little kittens and two cats. I have bought two War Savings Stamps. I will close by asking a question: Which is the shortest verse in the second chapter of St. Luke? Your friend, Branford, Fla. Ilattie L. Kemp. Dear Ilattie: We are glad to hear from you again and to know what a patriotic girl you are. II. A. AN INTERESTING LETTER. Dear Presbyterian: I have solved Kate Ward's enigma. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see Clod" (Matt. 5:8). Also Margie Middleton's enigma, "lie maketh me to lie down in green pastures" (Ps. 23:2, first clause). Also Ethel Ann McClure's enigma, "Jesus wept" (John 11:35). The an swer to the question of Elizabeth Wright, " Who was the beloved disciple?" John. Also Mary E. Rankin's, "IIow many yfcars did the son of Nebat reign?" Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, reigned twenty-two years. I belong to the local Junior Red Cross. We made two quilts. We have not put the second one to gether yet. I knit ten squares. . My sister Genevieve made six squares. We also made gun wipes. The big girls made hospital gar ments. I was in the Junior Red Cross play, loo. I love to go to Sunday school. Easter we had a Home Mission service, and had a little log cabin iti front of the church. The children marched up and dropped the money in the chimney. We had a fine collection. In the spring I recited the Shorter Catechism and received a Bible. We think it is very nice that Bibles and Testaments are given to the little children. I will ask two questions: How many men helped to write the Bible? How long did it take to write it? Your friend, Cornelia Portcrfichl. Bunker Hill, W. Ya. Dear Cornelia: We have all enjoyed your letter. You told us more interesting things than some of the girls and boys do. You have done fine Bible work, and we see you are doing patriotic work, too. H. A. FIFTY YEARS. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little girl eight years old. My grandfather has taken this paper for over fifty years. I like the stories and letters and I thought I would like to write one. I have knitted four squares, and have given them to the school. I hope this letter will be in the paper. I want to surprise my grandfather. I go to Sunday school every time that I can. I am going away soon. I will write again. Your little unknown friend, Elizabeth Rodd Kendall. New Orleans, La. Dear Elizabeth : We are glad you like our stories and letters. I hope you may read the Presbyterian for fifty years, too. Write us about your trip. H. A. A NEW PUZZLE. Dear Presbyterian : I have solved Frances Lee Jones' enigma. It is, "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted" (Matt. 5:4). I recited the Child's Catechism in 1913 and received a Testament. This spring I recited the Shorter Catechism and received a Bible. I like to read them. 1 have made a puzzle. It is the names of men mentioned in the Bible with the letters mixed. Who are they? (1) 1 a d n e i; (2) tuhsealma; (3) a m a n a n; (4) s d n n c o i e m ; (5) a h s e s n m a ; (6) zehaikhe; (7) n g d i o e; (8) hriazeme; (9) sjhpeo; (10) a h s u j o. We belong to the Junior Red Cross and we had a little play called "Uncle Sam's Children" and a drill. We have a nice, big Sunday school. I am in the junior class. I will ask a question: What did Jesus say when he healed the man sick of the palsy? Your friend, Genevieve Porterfield. Bunker Hill, W. Va. % 7 Dear Genevieve: I am glad yon have sent us a new kind of puzzle. Watch for the one who ean solve it. You have done good work on. your Bible study and catechism. II. A. "DADDY" IN THE ARMY. Dear Presbyterian : This is my second let ter to you. I was seven years old the last time 1 wrote to you, but now I am ten years old. I have an uncle in the army and my daddy is going to the army soon. He is a doctor, and 1 go with him on trips sometimes, but I cannot go when he goes to war. We have been to the mountains this summer and had a good time. 1 have a little sister and brother. 1 want to surprise my grandmother. Your friend, Grace Campbell. Dear Graee: We are glad to have a letter from you again, and hope you won't wait so long before he next one. 1 know you will be proud of your soldier, even if you do miss him so much. II. A. THREE UNCLES IN SERVICE. Dear Presbyterian: This is my first letter 1o you. 1 like to read your letters and stories. I am ten years old and will be in the fifth grade next year. I have two uncles in the army and one in the navy. I must close. Your friend, Clover, S. C. Elizabeth Bryson. Dear Elizabeth: We are all glad that you wrote and hope you will do so again. I know you are proud of those uncles. Do you write to them? 1 am sure they would like to have letters from you. H. A. SUPPORTS BELGIAN BABY. Dear Presbyterian : This is my first letter to you. I like to read the letters so much. Our school supported one Belgian baby. I am very interested in all war work and have four War Savings Stamps and eight Thrift Stamps. I have a kitten and a dog. My little kitten's name is Spunk. I like to read. It is raining now, and has been raining every day this week. I am a member of the Red Cross. Mars Bluff, S. C. Anna May Davis. I Dear Anna: We are always glad to hear of the war work our girls and boys are doing. It is good to know that we can do our part to help, isn't it? II. A. AN UNCONSCIOUS INFLUENCE. Editor Frank Willis Barnett, of the Alabama Baptist, says: "Many years ago, at North field, when conducting a class at one of the student conferences, I rose early, that I might prepare my work fresh each morning. The man with whom I stayed was a missionary in India ? quiet, unnoticed and without special leadership in the conference. Not a single morning did I rise without finding my room mate on his knees before an open Bible. All the experiences of that conference, the man of God who spoke, the earnest address he deliv ered ? all have gone from my mind; but the living impression of that man of prayer has never gone. All unconsciously, he influenced my belief in prayer, and gave me its deeper meaning." SINGING AND DOING. "How sweetly the Primary Department sings!" said a lady visitor. Then she went in to hear them. "I will follow Jesus all the way," sang the children. "The dear children!" thought the lady. "How earnestly they sing!" .Tust then she saw a boy snatch a picture card from another, and at once a little hand snatched it back. All the time the little lips were singing, "I will follow Jesus all the way." But oh, was it true ! How much did it mean T They were not following him then, surety Our Little Ones.