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every day." With a sober facc she went to
ward the house. "Mamma," begged sbe, "can I make a paity for Puss and the little lied Hen?" "Why, yes; I guess so," smiled her mother. "There's a bit of milk in tbe little gilt | itcber, and you can get a big handful of grain for tbe Little lien." Pouring tbe milk into Puss' dis'., Elizabeth carried it out and placed it in the shade be neath tbe great tree. Then she piled the grain in exactly tbe same place where tbe two spoiled pies had sat baking in Ibe sun. "Puss-Pur! Puss-Pur!" she cried softly. "Puss-Pur!" A yellow head peeped from tbe barn, and stooping, Elizabeth held out her arms. "I do love you, Pussy," sbe whispered, and with a loud mcow-ow, Pussy sprang straight into her arms. Tbe very next moment, with a questioning "cluck, cluck !" tbe little Red Hen came around tbe corner of the barn. Elizabeth's eyes were all a-shinc once more. "1 love you, too. Little lion," she called. "Cluck, cluck!" Ruffling all her feathers, the Little Red Hen marched straight for the pile of grain. Down the path flew Elizabeth. "Brother Jim! Brother Jim! You were right, right, right!" she cried. ? American Messenger. THE CLOTHESPIN RACE. Any number of players can join in t he clothespin race, making it especially good for a party game. Separate the company into two rows, with an equal number in each row. The boys and girls may be alternated, or there can be a row of boys and one of girls. As many clothespins as players should be provided, and four has kets, one at each end of the lines. When the players are ready, one row facing the other, and far enough apart to be well be yond reach, with the pins evenly divided in the two baskets at the head of the lines, /t\e leader on each side starts the game at the same instant by taking a clothespin and handing it quickly to the boy or girl next him. The sec ond one passes it to the third in line, the third to the fourth, and so on, the last one drop ping it in the basket at the other end. The leader, meanwhile, has been rapidly passing along the other clothespins, and they have been changed as swiftly as possible from hand to hand. As soon as the last pin is dropped into the basket, the return race is begun, and the side that succeeds in passing all the clothes pins in the basket down the line and back again in the shortest time wins the game. ? Presbyterian Banner. Children's Letters GRAY ROCK. Dear Presbyterian : I am nine years old. T have two sisters. We have a fine dog; his name is RoWdy. My school teacher's name is Mrs. Rowlett. We have eight little lambs at our farm. Our home is called Gray Rock. I will close by asking a question : Who was the wisest man in the Bible? Laura McClung Barrow. White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Dear Laura : I wish I could see those little lambs. I know they are very cute and cun ning. Watch the letters to see who can an swer your question. H. A. Children's Sermon LIKE A ROARING LION. "Your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walkcth about, seeking whom lie may de vour." 1 Pet. 5:8. Suppose you were out in the woods all by yourself and a Kt'eat., big lion should come out of the bushes and walk towards you roaring and with his mouth wide open, bow would you feel? Don't you think that you would be very much frightened, and would so much wish that father was there with a gun to kill the lion or to drive him away so that he could not hurt you? Sometimes in countries where they do have them people build strong, high fences around their homes so the lions can't hurt their chil dren. Tn this country there arc no wild lions, but our text tells us that there is somebody we ought to be just as afraid of as we would be of a lion, lie is called our adversary and that means he is our enemy. His name is the devil, lie is always trying to do us all the harm be can. And he is going about all the time looking for us. We can't get anywhere that he can't find us. He is worse than a lion and can do us a great deal more harm. He doesn't show him self like a lion would do, but he tries to hide himself so that we cannot see him or to dis guise himself so that we will not recognize him. You remember that when he went into the Garden of Eden , he changed himself into a snake. Eve was not afraid of snakes, because they did not bite anybody then, and so he fooled her so that she didn't know that it was the devil that was talking to her. He has a great many ways of disguising himself now, so that we do not recognize him at first. You remember the story about the donkey that got into a lion's skin to make the other donkeys think that he was a lion, and the wolf that got into the lamb's skin to make the sheep think that he was a lamb. Sometimes the devil gets into boys ami girls so that people will not recognize him. Every time boys or girls eome to you and try to get you to do anything that is wrong, you may be sure that the devil is hiding in them, lie is anxious to get you to do wrong, but he doesn't come to you, so that you could reeog nize him, for then you would get seared and run away and wouldn't do what lie wanted you to do. He is too smart for that. You just look out for him and don't let him fool yu. Smetimes he gets into your own heart and makes you do tilings you oughti not to do. Whenever you feel like doing anything wrong or like saying any bad words, just remember it is the devil that is trying to make you do it. Now the devil is a great deal stronger than a lion and he is a great deal worse, lie is so strong that we cannot do anything with him. We need somebody to help us. God is our Father and He is always ready to help us. lie is a great deal stronger, too. And, best of all, lie is always with us. lie is so close to us that we do not have to call out to Him to get Him to help us. He can hear us when we just whisper to Him. He can even hear our thoughts without our saying anything. When we find that the devil is walking about us trying to get us to do wrong, so that he can destroy our souls, we ought just to ask God to help us fight our enemy, or to fight for us. He will always help us when we ask Him. If you stay close to God the devil will never hurt you. He is afraid of God and he is not afraid of anybody else. Isn't it good that we have somebody who can protect us against our great enemy? He just throws ITis arms around us, if we will let Him, and they will keep the devil away a great deal better than any fence could keep a lion away. Let us stay close in God's arms and whisper to Him that we love Ilim and feel so safe. PROMOTED. Dear Presbyterian: This is my first letter to you. I am a little girl nine years old. 1 love to read the children's letters in the Pres byterian. My school is out, and I did not miss a day from school the whole year. I was pro moted to the fourth grade. I have one sister and five brothers. My brother Deaner had in fantile paralysis. It has been three years sinee he walked. He is six years old. Your friend, Brookneal, Va. ? Estelle Ilolt. Dear Estelle: We are glad to 'hear from you and to know what a splendid record you made at school. Does Deaner like to hear the letters and stories ready? II. A. A GOOD BIBLE STUDENT. Dear Presbyterian : I am a girl fourteen years old. My father is pastor of the Presby terian church here and the one at Turnersville. I am sending you an enigma which I hope some one will solve. It is one of the Proverbs. It consists of forty-one letters. My 5, 24, 30 is to urge on. My 33, 17, 2G is related. My 18, 25, 40, 20, 1 is one of the five senses. My 3, 27, 39 is the last. My 6, 13,31, 20, 38 is solitary. My 2, 41 is a pronoun. My 11 is the consonant in the pronoun. My 32, 28, 34 is part of a fish. My 22, 12, 4, 8, 7, 23 is preceding. My 9, 14, 15, 16 is a kind of auto. My 37, 27, 10 is to allow. My 19, 35, 36 is to drag. I will give the answer to Mary Cornelia Webb's enigma. It is found in 2 Kings 5 :18. It is, "In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rim mon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rim mon : when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant in this thing." Love to all the "Presbyterians" from Your true friend, Gatesville, Tex. Elizabeth Paisley. Dear Elizabeth: We are very glad to have a letter from you and to know what good Bible work you have been doing. Watch for the so lution of your enigma. II. A. ENJOYS THE LETTERS. Dear Presbyterian : I am a little girl seven years old. I am in the third grade at school. We take the Presbyterian of the South and I enjoy reading the letters. I have an uncle in the army. I am a member of the Red Cross. My 'father is a minister. I go to Sunday school every Sunday I can. Your unknown friend, Covington, Ya. Dorothy Foard. Dear Dorofhy: We are glad that you enjoy our letters and glad also that you wrote one, too. When will the soldier uncle be home? H. A.