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' ? ? FORGIVING IN RHYME. The master of the manse was in li is study an?l must not be disturbed. The mistress of the manse was calling on the sick and this account ed for the rufflod feelings of Sir Galahad and Lady Flora. They were in the hammock swing ing slowly back and forth. The Lady Flora had a loose tooth which af fected h?>r unpleasantly. She was not quite the happy companion sin* had been the day before. A gleam of interest showed in Sir Galahad's eye and looking at the toe of his shoe he mur mured in a low tone ? "A very old woman with one loose tooth Sat swinging one hot afternoon. She said, 'I will get me a nice eool booth, To sit in these warm days of June.' " Lady Flora raised a hand to strike, then, remembering that she was a lady darted into the house. "Wonder what she'll do n?xt," thought Sir Galahad. lie sometimes had trouble after teasing her. He had not long to wait. She appeared in the door with a paper from which she read : "0 Sir Galahad is indeed very bad, Or he wouldn't tease ladies so much. Some day he will fall And we'll hear him bawl, After which he will walk with a crutch." Bawl indeed! he was furious. He sprang to arms in an instant, but when he reached the door she wns nowhere to be seen. ITe searched the house over, coming at last to the parlor door, only to find it locked. Listening he heard words, coming through the keyhole: I "Oh, Sir Galahad is a crazy lad When his temper goes on a spree." Not wanting to hear more he rushed to the porch, hoping to find an open window. But they were all closed and Lady Flora was danc ing back and forth daring him to come in if he could. Just then a quiet voice said to Lady Flora, "Remember how Sir Galahad saved your white kitten from drowning and brought you home under an umbrella yesterday when it rained?" Take this paper and write the Very nicest lines you can about him and slip it under the door." Sir Galahad waiting impatiently on the porch heard the same quiet voice say. "You know how Lady Flora stayed at home from a party to entertain you when you had the measles? Take this paper and write the nicest lines you can about her and slip them under the door. Do it quickly for we are going for a ride. He sat on the step and wrote : "O the Lady I dearly love" She is gentle and sweet as a beautiful dove Her smile makes me glad Whenever I'm sad. Three cheers for the Lady Flora." As he stooped down to slip it under the door another paper was pushed under the door in front of him. He picked it up and read : "0 Sir Galahad is a brave, brave lad With a heart that is kind and true; I know so mueli that is good of him, Some day I will tell it to you." As he finished reading the Lady Flora sud denly appeared before him. "1 wish daddy would make us do that every time we get mad, don't you?" she laughed. "I suppose it's the quickest way," he grinned. "All we need is to have some one to come around once a day and tell us how nice we are." "But come, bore's tho ear." And they sped down the walk. ? Mrs. J. A. Cochran. JACK HORNER'S PIE UP-TO-DATE. Little Jack Horner Sat In a corner Eating a very queer pie; He saw in a trice It held everything nice From the lands where the mission fields lie. From Ceylon came the spice, And from China the rice, And bananas from Africa highlands; There were nutmegs and cloves Sent from Borneo's groves, And yams from the South eSa Islands. There were nuts from Brazil All the corners to fill, And sugar and sago from Siam; And from Turkey a fig That was really so big Jack's mouth thought, "It's larger than I am!" There were pomegranates fair Grown in Persia's soft air. And tortillas from Mexico found there. And there did appear Grapes and grain from Korea And all of the things that abound there. A Syrian date Did not turn up too late; He need not for tea to Japan go; Tamarinds were not few; There were oranges, too, And from India many a mango. "Now," thought little Jack, "What shall I send back To these lands for their presents to me? The Bible, indeed, Is what they all need, So that shall go over the sea'." ? M. B. Banks. MISSIONARY PUZZLES. You are doing splendid work on the mis sionary puzzles and I know you are enjoying it. Answers to the Chinese Puzzle have been sent in : Jacqueline S. Crinkley, Agnes Mc Dowell, Mary Beth Garrison and Helen Van Fossen. The third question, "A hoy's name and a relation," has been answered as Wilson, John son and Richardson. Each one is correct, you see. The African Puzzle has been answered by Annie K. Williams, Elizabeth Gold Crawford, Mary Rhelton and Jacqueline S. Crinkley. Here are the answers sent in : African Missionaries. 1. A lake port. ? Cleveland. 2. A ruler. ? King. 3. A house on a hill. ? Ilillhouse. 4. Not dark. ? Fair. 5. A bird. ? Crane, or Martin. 6. Not brave. ? Fearing. 7. A color. ? Black. 8. A city in New York. ? Rochester. i). A man who makes flour. ? Miller. 10. One who feeds the world. ? Farmer. On this page this week you will find some Brazilian missionaries hidden in a puzzle too. Who will he the first to send in these names! We haven't had puzzles about all the mis sionaries yet, so there is still work foT busy minds to do in making more puzzles. After you have worked out and enjoyed these puzzles, I am sure you will want to have a Summer Christmas Tree or pack a small box for one of the missionaries. Write me about it, won't you? 1 know you will be especially interested in Ellen Bruce Crane's letter. Get a new map of Europe and see if you can find the country she lives in. You won't find it un less you have a new map as it is a very new country. But you can find the city of Prague on any map. I would like some of you to write us some thing about this new country and its people. HELEN ARGYLE. BRAZIL MISSIONARIES. By Agnes McDonald and Mary Beth Garrison. 1. A make of a car. 2. A nobleman of olden days. 3. Not blind. 4. To blemish and a mineral. 5. Robust. 6. A month of the year and a small insect. 7. A boy's name. 8. Always found around a hotel. 9. Part of the' body and not weak. ?10. A small valley. 11. Something sweet and a wound. 12. A tall grass. 13. Twelfth President of U. S. 14. A domestic animal and a part of speech. 15. A painful affliction. 16. A man servant. 17. A Scottish nobleman. 18. A maker of bread. AN AMERICAN GIRL IN A NEW COUNTRY. Dear Miss Helen Argyle: I am a little American girl eight years old. My mother is from Virginia. My father is the American Minister to Czecho-Slovakia. My mother reads me the Presbyterian stories every Sunday, and I like them very much. I have a large garden, and many animals. I have two canaries and I have raised two little ones. I have a hen and a lot of chickens, two guinea pigs and two rabbits, a lamb and a deer and a large dog. ELLEN BRUCE CRANE. American Legation, Prague, Czecho-Slovakia. Dear Ellen : We are all so glad to have your letter and io know that you enjoy our letters and stories. American girls like about the same things whether they are little stay at-homes, or whether they go with father on an important mission to a far away country, don't they? Please write to us again. H. A. "Conformity to the world, in all ages, has proved the ruin of the Church. It is utterly impossible to live in nearness to God and in friendship with the world." ? Rowland Hill.