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patted her head. "Here is a brave little mes senger." "When the pouch with the message was se curely fastened at her neck, Mignon s master whispered in her ear: "Go, little Mignon. I know you will not fail, llave I not taught you myself? Go! Von fight for France!" Off she darted. The soldiers watched her run swiftly for a few yards and then crouch as a shell exploded overhead. Once they thought she had boon killed by a German gun, but when the smoke lifted they saw her far in the distance, dodging and running forward. At last she arrived safely with the precious message. The day was won for France. Later, Mignon's regiment was paraded be fore the great general to be honored for bravery. And Mignon was there. She, too, received a "Cross of War." "For," said the soldiers, "if it had not been for Mignon we could not have won." OVERCOMING LOVE. A Christian lady, in the course of visitation, was told of a woman who was ruining her self by debauchery, but was of so violent a temper that no one dared interfere with her. She proposed to go up and see her, but was warned, "She will kill you." She bethought her, "If my Lord were here, he would do it." She went and entered the miserable apart ment, and saw her lying in a corner. She spoke and a miserable-looking creature raised her self upon her elbow, and demanded what she wanted. She replied: "I love you; I want to be kind to you, because Jesus loves you." She went forward, and, notwithstanding vio lently repelling words, kissed her. Then came the exclamation, "Go away, go away! You will break my heart ; yoxi put me in mind of my mother. Never has any one kissed as she did ; never have I been so treated since I lost her." The fountain of feeling was opened, the confi dence of the heart was won, and step by step that all but utterly-lost soul was led back to Jesus. ? Exchange. Children's Letters QUILT SQUARES. Previously received, 1,435. Ann Boatner, 1 ; Virginia Wallace, 1; Mira Bcale, 3; Susie Smith, 5 ; South Boston, Va., 4 ; Katherine Wood, 2; Mrs. Cogwell 10; Mary Dunkley, 2; Mrs. N. E. Hall, 7; Miss Louise Quarles, 3; Mrs. J. W. McAllister, 6; Gerrardstown, W. Va., 2; Jacob Williamson, V., 8; Elizabeth Jones, 6; Mrs. W. T. Hill, 9; Addie Hogue, 2; Sue Underbill, 6. Total, 1,512. Dear Workers: It is good to know that you are all working so faithfully. Now that so many schools are closed and we are afraid to go about much for fear we will get the in fluenza, I hope wre can do lots more knitting. I do hope none of our boys and girls will get this influenza. Keep away from people who cough or sneeze, and remember this: Cover your cough or sneeze Else you'll spread disease. Yours sincerely, Helen Argyle. HELPING THE RED CROSS. Dear Presbyterian : I have not written you in a long time. I have been on my vacation and just got back. I surely had a fine time. I guess I told you before that my daddie was Children's Sermon A BLIND MAN HEALED. "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.'' ? Luke 1S:37. One day Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem. As he had no way to ride he had to walk. The road that he traveled went through Jericho. When he came near the city a blind beggar was sitting by the side of the road asking the people who passed by to give him something. Ilis name was Bartimaeus. lie had probably been sitting there for some time and a good many people had passed by him. After awhile lie heard a great crowd of people coming, lie could not sec, so he asked somebody why all that crowd was going along the road just then. He told him that "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by." Bartimaeus had heard about some of the wonderful things that Jesus had done, he may have heard that Jesus had cured some blind people, so that they could see again. He thought that Jesus could cure him. So he called out to Jesus and said: "Thou Son of David have mercy 011 me." But Jesus did not stop. He went right 011 into the city. Bartimaeus must have been very much sur prised and must have wondered why he did not answer him. Jesus did not answer him hecau.sc he wanted to see how much in earnest he was, and whether he really wanted to be cured and believed that he could cure him. Jesus went to the home of Zaccheus, the little man who climbed up a tree to see him, and took dinner with him. Bartimaeus did not intend to give up. He knew that Jesus was going to Jerusalem and he knew which road he would have to take 011 the other side of the city, lie got some body to lead him across the city and out to that road. But while he was on the way he remem bered about another blind man and he told him about Jesus and how he could heal people who were blind. Then this man went with him. They sat down by the side of the road and waited. After awhile they heard the crowd coming, for there were a great many people who went with Jesus, because they wanted to hear him talk, and to see tlie wonderful things that he did. When the crowd got close to the blind men, they called out like Bartimaeus had done in t iie morning: "Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David." The people who were with Jesus told the blind men to keep quiet, but they kept on calling. They were not will ing for Jesus to go on by without healing them. Presently Jesus stopped and told some of ihe people to lead these men to him. When they came he asked what they wanted, and they told him they wanted to be cured so that they could see. Jesus felt very sorry for them, but he was glad they had asked him to cure them. So he put his hands on their eyes, and as soon* as he did that they could see, for their eyes were well again. IIow glad they must have been. The only way they could show how glad they were was to go on with him as lie went to Jerusalem. They wanted to keep close to him because he had been so good to them. Jesus is always ready to hear us when we ask him for anything. Sometimes he may not give us what we ask for at first, because he wants to find out whether we are really in earnest. Sometimes he does like Peter and John did for the lame man at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. He asked them for some money. They told him they did not have any money, hut they cured him so that he could walk nnd make money for himself. The first thing that >ve ought to ask Jesus to do for us is to save us. If we will believe, like Bartimaeus did, that he can save us, and will ask him, he will save us. He wants to do this, because he loves us and is sorry for us. We need to be saved, because we are sinnersVv We ought to ask him to save us, because he loves us and wants us to ask him. He will give us anything that we need if we ask him in earnest. a farmer. He is a merchant too, and also a contractor and builder. He does not work on the farm himself, but has negroes to do it. He doesn't work in the store either. My brother is seventeen and he works in it. Last time I wrote you I was twelve years old, but now I am thirteen. I celebrated my birthday by giving a party. I got a wrist watch and a dress and a pair of shoes, twelve handker chiefs and a lot of other presents. My mother belongs to the Red Cross. I do not belong to it, but I help them. Be sure to print this let ter as soon as you got it, because I want to surprise my grandpa. Your friend, Nellie Ruth Walter. Wellborn, Fla. Dear Nellie: We are proud of all of our boys and girls who are working for the Red Cross. It is good to be able to help. H. A. HELPING UNCLE SAM. Dear Presbyterian : This is my third letter to you and I hope you will print it as I want to surprise my mother and father. I am knitting squares for the soldiers and buying Thrift Stamps too, and father and mother are buying Liberty Bonds. My brother is going to get another pony and I am so glad. I can ride it. Yours truly, Mary Graston. Staunton, Va. Dear Mary: We are glad to hear f'*om you and to know of your fine work to help Uncle ANOTHER ENIGMA. Dear Presbyterian : I will answer Kate Wade's enigma. It is found in Matthew 5:8, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." I am also sending one. It is a verse in Thessalonians containing one hundred nnd thirty letters. A short verse can be made out of it. My 56, 26, 8, 21 is something we should all do. My 35, 5, 13, 50, 2, 28, 13 is what happened to the foolish virgins. My 12, 4, 8, 1, 5, 6, 7 is what children want the rain to do when they go to play. Kate Wade and I live in sight of each other. * Yours truly, Theo. Hite. Fairfield, Va. Dear, Theo.: We are all glad to have your enigma. It was fine for you to answer Kate's, telling us just where to find the verse. H. A.