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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1930.
Love's Reawakening
The Story of a Wife's Triumph Ove Jealousy
Bv ADELE GARRISON
"Auntie JUdgr: Auntie Madge!
What s iho manor?"
Mviry's aHMOu.s jcjp.c oiee t-a an?
U.iiy to my i urs. and I hardly to It
hot ;:rm h;ii:d upon m. t-hould'.r, as
1 ...i.LL-.-d auair.f. 1 he cushions of
u:v :uvor!!L- enair m tn library. I
ha I tdump d into it the roud
l'hihp V,r;ti;V Ku-k had da-ap-p-.rtred
m'o tn- !:'!'. room wh- re he
ad j':d he oul't wait ;or :a--, ami
1 cmpl" !'. II J 1 :'all;';V that. 1 111 U.
lur-e i o:;. ai voo:!!:1.,i:. Mary's.
y':- was h. j.r.:oi one ns 1 in
i -v, !i i :.ti:.t mg p rscm and
No-"!' .- oh"-- - upnh-i. i - 'd rs.
'Wha- -m) i Jo: Shall I call
TV- ':o,i w I 1 V a -pur,
NO." 1
"i go o
.'it- . I ..!' Oil
a:. ! rv to
I.-." oi,:'!" o i'O:"' to ;i .. one-.''
''YD".''r -.' !''- .illriJ-h. ;o have
jou a.'.".':- :' M.irv isK-d.
"IVri-rlv sur-', hat i-o uuirhly."
My vo:-' was xpioauvi-. though
low. for i wh-.'d ro hint of my
phgr.t 'o r--M'h I'r.il'.p -r:tz-'-n in
t.v;- Ti- . rc-jr::. a:.i 'hey h;:rri'-d
aw a". It. "I'a-.-d a:: : ru::y, though
los.- :V:: a m::;v- !! n Kath'-r-i
1 1 1 hurr.ej mo -- room and clos
ed The door o:t!- hehin.d h-r. Then
at h-.r .. loo!-, .it n;-, leek-d it.
Ma.lw Hallit-s Bnuoly
'' idv " a;d, and. moving
pwif t!y o a l.i v a t ory op---ran? trom
th-'; hbrary, uh-.-rt she keeps an
envr sh-Mf of r-nv-d !?, she
hro-isa. me hack son if drop?, whieh
1 re-o-mz-' 3 as a powerVl ;;
iilant he h- --p tor my ir.o'hf r-m-law's
o " i sio t i . i 1 at a: ks, and put
thm to my lip-;,
''Swallow ihir ihtn b-an b;v.!;; and
k.-.p p.TPa--:y si ill until I tel! you
you ri'i sp'ak.' she said. "Shut
your ey.-s."
I oh--d Ikt. feeling h r steady
ftnet-rs upon my p V.ir it was
not ntril 'Vl;'al iiiinut--s attvr I
flt the rousinur ffocts of the stim
ular.t, that ho took h r fingers
irom my pulso and spok.-.
"You m :.i y o p v n your -y n o w , '
fcho said, "win!,- l think out how I
can T'-t you upstairs without this
mob outsid'' ca:ohinu- slh.t of -ou."
I put out n : y hand a r. d c a ugh t
her.
"But I can't h-nvo r.ow-. Kath-cnn-'."
I said. oat o: th- qu--s-
tion. ThH'v is so:n-hin i niu.st. do.
Tomorrow I'll uo w hatoa-r you
wish oi"'-y ou unjdirit ly "
''Yo, J think you will." sin' snid.
and Th'-r "v,ts sonivthing in h--r
eyf-s. AV,;s r possi i'h- That th'"- hat
sue was so-akirg ai:ain. imperative
ly, and 1 iisr.-u. il. wi'h rising patur.
"And you'll ob- y in1 tonight, too."
she .aid. "I'm not. iiom; to bo r-spoiisiiih-
tor"
"You won': 1 .-.' I clntchrcl h r
hand f raniir'ally. "Kn henna-! Lis
ten! Hav-n't I ahva.s ob-yed nil
'0ur prot'-sioual r.dn"ts u.nau-sT'.on-!Ui?!
v
"i'-s: and ou'or going to keep
on oi- ni-:."
"Not now:" T sprang to jny f-e.t,
df'peration L'r.;i-g ;; str'-ntrrh," I
promise you. d.-ar, that, w ii--n I ha-.'o
gro-tvd my rues': and a'f-nd'-d to
boiu-uhm I have pro:uis'-d io do,
2 will turn over tin.- hoi job to
Lillian and go up-Tair:- with you.
and s-tay tha-r-. th-it is., it you still
think it for me. But not lor
you or anybody can I go now."
She put h-'-r liners on my pulsus
again, then looked at me seareh
ingly. "All r-ght." sh s aid. " Ne-ds
musr," I supjiost-. l!u! wh'-jn you've
deal: rh :!-- i-ar-h-ular d-v:l wiio's
driving yo'i, ! ' know, if on'r--
af.le to s. n .. n.' -;-. Now fix up
your r.air a hi and h-t's cr.-r 0-!t of
here. Th-Vll b.: sw .lrn.m.g all ov. r
tho piuc. ia uuoth'T minute or
two."
I did as she. alvis-d, and a min
ute later, having, h-y good luck,
crossed th- hull unobsv-n'ed. I way
in the hviug room u-rrnnir the
nmrry party from The Lurches. J
took particular ar- to speak 10
eaen one of h" crrcip o' 'oiiHir p-.'o-pb-,
who. ltd- hi d.r,;mr coats;
and ca"niii:r l-ow r:s. noid- a b-an:i-f
ui pi'-f up- of ; ( to a-d---;;. d
-GOl;.. I ' .-'.-( .1 i . . . ; . . " : '.
Hi I'M M: r..-nr. " ; u- . , i-. ,
sea i' -i.: M' ;"- rorit. I ..--..- ;qi-in-
ar.p-iMiir' of Mr, ''r:',-;- i'ud
J went, down to h-- ba."n ; : and
varnr-d Ln y and Harry tha t.l.-y
both could not .-isy uow n in Th';
jdayrooin. tha th. v mut take tunss
until Junior and Kou- rick went tu
bed, in corning ups'ams and enter
taining the g'mss'.
"All right. I'll rake the first,
beat," Dicky paid, dipping his hand
through mine and rushing me up
ttio stairs;. 1 was a bit dismayed, for
I waa not sure how I cuuid g--! aay
tor more than a minute or two
wiThout his iriumrii.L1, for ii!:. uid -s,
ind- 0, 1 tis'-d a d:r-'t l.ils.-hood.
But to my r-li-!' fi'-h na 1 ;:uat o-i
hriii'-d iiint as s00a ;is w., j.acrn-d
th- s'au-s.
"This i.-- t'i"V. r allow, il," she s;iid
gaily "talhhig to your own wai--.
Let me inn-- him'.' i-'he. laughed
impud'-ntly at me.
"With pl'a.iure," 1 p lumed as
lightly making a iittb'- face at
Dicky. Thn 1 w - nt straight to
Lillian and Kailmriim, drew them
out of earshot of the crowd and told
them of what Bhilip Veritjsc-n had
promisr-d Noel and Mary.
"That's the reason then." Lillian
commented, "that they look as if
thty had just ase-nd-d into the
seventh heaven. But. you w it r : i .
However did you do it? Oh! You
don't need to deny it. There's no
body else "
"Never mind that now." I said
crossly. "Mr. Vftritzen was inter
rupted in talking over the final de
tails by the arrival of the Brixton
party, and I promised to come back
and p-e him about them. He's in
the lit tin room off the library, and
and "
Nat ui ally you don't want the
larky-bird flapping his wings in
that direction.' Lillian replied ta.-i-ly
and I was furious that I could
not. keep my cheeks from flushing.
"We'll do our little best, though wo
can't promise."
- But Katlierine went with me into
the side hall.
"Take things easy." she warned.
"Pon't get excited. It's very bad
for "on,"
Miulge aiul Bhil A eritun
Aeatii that odd inscrutable look
at iu' which. curiously enough,
was far more exciting than any
thing which Philip YerHzen could
I say to me. And 1 knocked at the lit-
tie door adjoining the library with
j nerves k- yed to the breaking point,
j At Diy knock Philip Yoritzen
i opened the door, and when he had
j shut it again after me. the music
: and laughter and chatter of my
; Christ mas guests sank to a low mur-
mur. I had the curious feeling ot
i having traveled to some far distant
; place with the man who was draw
Mr.fr forward a. chair, and wondered
, childishly when 1 should be able to
: geT ba.'k aeaMi.
'.-el down." M' Yeritzen said,
i sortly. and I felt his hands upon my
j arms ,is he put me into a big chair.
1 sank into it Gracefully, for my
knots were shaking, and all up and
down my s-pine was the sensation
known to sufferers from nerves of
a giant hand seizing the muscles
and tw ist ing them agonizingly. I
was glad, indeed, that my employer,
who had drawn up a chair opposite
me peemd disinclined for speech.
His silence, his apparent pre-occu-pation.
for his eyes were fixed upon
the floor, gave mt a chance to pull
myself t02-ir.er, and when he
finally look- d up and his ea-s met
j mine, 1 was calmer, better able to
' cope with whatever the next few
i minutes miirht hold for me.
j For I knew that I must meet and
j vanquish for all Tim, something un
i pleasant, something which I had
; been warding off for months, but
which now I could read it in my
' employer's brilliant eyes with the
, steady flame in their depths I
; could put off no longer.
! Philir Vcr.tzen's chair was
drawn c!o' to mine, not t.wUy
! opposite. i.ut with the IJ.'S adja
j cent, and lie lt.tni d toward me
! deferentially, yet with a little air of
j po?s-sivn"Ss that r.irtde me shrink
1 bark at'iim.-t my cushions as he said
! so'-ly: '
j -I wond-r it' you realize how
happy you have made me tomrht.
i It is the mo memorable Christ
! mas of my life."
I -I ran r-i.dily tind- rsi .ind that."
i I s.t'.d. coolly. "A r-coii'-iliatioii
i such as you have exp-rieneed to-
nieht would make any day mcmor
i able. 1: I J.ave had any share in it
I am wry glad. But you ag-
j " Ttif Truth
I "And you evade," he countered
qui.-klr. cominc n.arer to m- and
graspin? ny hands, wl.icli he the
atrieal!'.' h:ld close to him. "You
have evad-d me tor months. I al
irot itad d-paireii o! ner niakmt:
vou und. rs'and. But when foment
-hroutrh your wonderful t-urs you
, 0;.:. ,i hat you could not hear
shatt-rinar of your lde.! o; m'.
! -iv.-n my d-arest, I had a little
. rore-.a-'.. of he-av.-n. Iiorf sT'it'e'l
i i;:y .larimst. My whole lite is at your
1 H.s face- was draincr c!os-r to
! n ine. AVirb an effort that v. reneh
j ed every musele nl my body, I tore
1 my hand.-, loos.-, pushed n.y chair
: back and sprang to mv feet, my
hands oi.tstr-tched, pushing against
his breast as he came close to me.
i "Ohl Oh:" I pasped, sobbmgrly.
"You have misunderstood: I did
r.ot mean I couldn't bear your cruel
' ty to No. 1 and Mary because of you.
It was because of them, because I
could no, bear them to be so tin
happy. Oh. can't you see? Heu.-e
do not make me loatiu you: I Iwvt
o r.o f- lin-r for you. wept ad
miration and trieiidship. I never
; liave liad. I never could have "
! 1 stopped speakini; beeau.-e I had
not br-ath for another word. And
I then I heard Mr. Veritzen draw a
f Ions sinilant breath, and follow it
astonishingly by a low sardonic
I laugh.
1 A l orfeit Demanded
I "Tins is the. first time." he began
j a bit unev- nly, "that a woman has
' cvm- toolfd me. but vou certainly
I have. How ever, I am the gainer m
or, v, ai. ncv.-r would have
. ,,.;,. . :o my o vn h. art m tnt
m.v. r 0!' my son if onr tears !
be- I "ho ;-r.t was your capitula
tion had not compelled me to sur-
i rend- r. So I cannot be as angry at
I you as iou deserve. But my dear,
j You must pay toll. You cannot per
i mi me to make a spectacle of my
self without a forfeit. I would rath
tr yoa gave it willingly, but "
tu grasped my hands, in so
strong a grasp that I could not free
them, drew rue close to him, and
bent his head to mine. But I no
longer had strength- to resist htm.
That awful wave of dizziness was
rising rising about me it had
reached n.y chin, and 1 heard only
faintly the outer door crash open
and 1 Jie l:y'6 as'onished, angry voice:
"What the devil V"
I tried to speak, but could utt.-r
no sound, and Dicky's voice and
that ot in employer in recrimina
tion sound.-d tar away. Then, as Mr.
Veritzen naid sharply: "Look to
your wife, man. Can't you see she's
fainted'."' I felt myself falling, and
knew no'hing more.
KatlH-rine's Answer
It wis hours afterward, 1 thought,
that. I came to myself, with the sen
sation of being at the bottom of a
d,-ep black pit. Then I seemed to
shoot up through the darkness to
the surface, and opened my eyes to
s-!i liicky, Katlierine and Lillian
gathered around me. And with the
unreasoning childishness of a nerv
ously racked person, I burst into
weak tears.
"Oh, my Christmas Day: What
an ending to it!"
They disappeared into the next
room, and I looked up at Katlierine.
"What happened?" 1 asked. "Did
I faint? Hut I nver do. Why?"
She sra-.e me the odd look I had
se. . on i s - - r face before, but it was
i imr-i ma ole no longer. All at once I
understood it. and km w the answer
to the ui-'u" question which had
been troubling me for days, but
which I had been too rushed to con
sider. "Oh!" I gasped, and then I closed
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my eyes, for the toars were comin-r
fast. To think that this hour of all
hours should be spoiled by the
memory of Philip Veritzen's folly.
l'nd''rstainlln(r at I.ast
Vaguely I realized that someone
was standing by my couch I had
been carried into the library and
then my husband's dear voice, with
no anger in it, sounded in my ears.
"Look at me sweetheart, and for
give your boy."
I opened my eyes to see Dicky's I
smiling down at me, and I raised
my arm and pulled his head down
to mine.
"I want to tell you how it hap
pened," I whispered.
"You don't need to," he said.
"The old goat was decent enougii to
tell Lillian about it, and she relayed
the information to me, flaying me
alive on the side. But girl of mine
isn't there some way you can
leave. 1 know I'm unreasonable, but
I can't bear your working for that
old buzzard after this."
J kissed him warmly before 1
an.sw erefi.
"That's ivt t I meant to tell
vou." ' -v. id demurely. "I'm taking
another posnion almost Immedi
ately." "Why! What do you mean?"
Dicky drew back and looked at me
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41 To be indebted.
42 Long bench in church.
"I'm g-i'ing r' ady to take rare
of Junior';-; little .sister,'' I s;i.d
softly, and in his exclamation of de
light, and the tender embrace in
which he folded me. my Christmas
came to most blessed fruition.
(THE END)
Copyright, by Newspaper
Feature Service, Inc.
"HKART OF A WIFE'
Adele Garrison's newest
phase of "Revelations of a
Wife" begins on this page
Friday. Herein Madge Gra
ham is faced with that moet
serious of problems for a
wife can she reconcile
motherhood and a career?
UABY'S PLACE
Long before a baby can read
his own name, if you put a little
animal sign where he is supposed
to hang up his towels, his clothe"
and his rap and coat, he will learn
that that animal sign means him
and habits of neatness are begun.
It is said that woin.n own 40 per
cent of the wealth ot United States.
By C. D. Batchelor,
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HOW'S iauA
HEALTN
Edialby
Dr. lago Qaldxtm Acn&myo Mtdkm
Poliomyelitis
Whenever public notice is given
of the presence in the community
j o'' a disease, the cause and cure of J
which is unknown, a panicky feel- !
: ing is aroused. In this connection'
one needs but to recall the stir pro-
; duced by the few recent cases of
! psittacosis, or parrot fever, w hich
developed in the Fulled States.
j The reports of a few- isolated epi
demics of infantile paralysis have
recently been featured in the public
press. In each instance the reaction
of the local population almost
. amounted to terror.
The last serious epidemic of polio-
1 myelitis in the United States oc
curred in 1916, during which time
; New York City was the chief, suf
ferer. Since that time some progress
lias been made in our understanding i
of tile disease. However, its cans; i
and the method of its spread still1
r- inain a niyswry. i
The disease is evidently caused by ;
an ( xtremely minute agent, it af- j
fects tile nerve tissues of the spinal
cord and the brain. It destroys nerve
cells, and in this manner produces
muscular paralysis. Death usually
results from paralysis of the respira
tory (breathing) muscles.
I The early recognition and the
; early treatment of this disease helps
I to minniize the ramage it produces.
Tiie deveiopuu nt of poliom. elitis or
u.lannle parlysis is usually abrupt.
The ihild may sutler ti v r, brad- j
a- n-. ar.d s'oniach and intestinal ,
up..' t. The child may be unusually
:r. t:ul. or else spiritless and sleepy, i
1 Here may be a iwitcrang oi me
1 niu.-ales and uncertainly in move
! in. lit. The child may also suffer a
stiffness or rigidity of the neck.
Where there is an epidemic cur
rent children should be kept isolat
ed, and the quarantine imposed on
affected houses should be strictly
observed.
For a number of years now im
mune serum, that is, the liquid part
of the blood taken from persons who
have had infantile paralysis, has
been employed in the treatment of
early cases of infantile paralysis.
How effective this treatment is, still
remains to be determined.
parents
Santa Clans
By ALICE JCDSON PEALE
Along with fairies, witches and
giants poor Santa Claus is now
sternly ruled out of the lives of
many modern children. The idea is
that children should be told nothing
but, the truth.
There is, of course, much to be
said in favor of telling children only
the truth. It helps them to learn
early the distinction between fact
and fancy, between truth and false
hood. These are sound arguments for
telling the truth about even so
pleasant a fancy as that of Santa
and his toy shop located vaguely
either In heaven or at the north
pole.
But is the literal truth always ne
cessary? Must the distinction be
tween fact and fancy be made mer
cilessly clear to every child about
everything whether he likes it or
not?
ltJK' New YoA
Festive frocks for the Tuletide
are in order right now. Everyone
of you needs some smart little
frocks to have at hand if the crowd
should drop in for a morning of
bridge, an afternoon dance or tea.
You will make no mistake if you
choose a gay frock for such occa
sions. There are such lovely ones
ready to slip into. Bright red has
that holly look to it that will keep
you cheery through the cold days
that follow the New Year.
If you want more subdued color,
you may prefer a little afternoon
frock of one of the metal brocades.
They are so glamorous. That little
bit of bright color against a rich
background will heighten the entire
party.
Festivity Via Trimming
l'or casual morning wear, just the
frock to slip into if a few friends
descended upon you unaware about
the time you get up from the break
fast table, there is a scarlet jersey
(left) that is made festive by its
sweet trimming. It is a two-piece
little frock, with the skirt box pleat
ed below the waistline, in tricky
design.
The. overblouse fits down over
the hips, with Its belt holding the
blouse and lower portion in little
gathers. There are fringed edges
for the wee sleeves, the peplum
and for the collar. But the piece
de resistance of this frock is the
twisted yarn lacing at the neck
and the belt, which ends in pom
pons of chopped yarn.
For the festive later-in-the-day
hours, there i a charming metal
cloth frock softly tailored with
shawl collar, fitted lines, a one-sided
hip yoke and very short sleeves fin
ished in beige fox. Beige colored
flowers, with clusters of gold and
black are posed on a bright blue
background. The material itself
is gay as any party can be. And
the restraint with which it is tail
ored in dressmaker fashion makes
it an admirable frock for wear on
many occasions.
Certainly when a child quite defi
nitely asks for the truth on any
subject, it cannot be withheld with
out shaking his faith in the person
who has evaded his question. But
most little children accept without
question certain fictions which sat
isfy their conscious or unconscious
wishes.
They enjoy animal stories and
fairy tales without for one moment
troubling themselves as to their
truthfulness.
Only those fictions are harmful
which Inter cause feelings of guilt
and emotional confusion. A child
should have the pleasure of believ
ing in Santa Claus until such a time
as his critical intelligence makes
him discard it. He will hold no
grudge against his parents for ho
will understand that their deception
was all part of a scheme for giving
him pleasure while he was yet a
small child a year or more ago.
H fenus
oeDay
By Mrs. Alexander George
limllod steak
Broiled steak and mushrooms,
mashed potatoes, buttered onions,
bread, currant jelly, head lettuce
and French dressing, date filled
cookies, coffee.
Broiled Steak
(Serving 6)
3 1-2 pound sirloin steak, 1 tea
spoon salt, 1-4 teaspoon paprika, 2
tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons
chopped parsley.
Wipe steak with damp cloth,
riace in frying pan and broil 10
minutes. G inches below a glowing
flame. Turn once during this time.
Sprinkle with the salt and paprika
and dot with the butter. Add the
parsley and serve at once on hot
platter. If "well done" steal; is de
sired, it requires 2 more minutes
cooking. Steak from broiling should
be cut from 1 1-2 inches to 2 inches
thick. Only tender cuts of meat
can be broiled.
Filled Cookies
1 cup fat, 2 cups light brown su
gar, 3 eggs. 4 tablespoons cream, 1
teaspoon vanilla. 1 teaspoon lemon
extract. 1-4 teaspoon nutmeg. 1-2
b aspoon salt, 4 cups flour, 1 tea
spoon cream of tartar.
Cream the fat and sugar. Add
the eggs and cream and beat 2
minutes. Add rest of ingredients.
Shape into 2 rolls two inches in
diameter. Chill 24 hours. Use
sharp knife and cut off thin slices.
Spread half the cookies with the
date mixture. Cover with the re
maining cookies. Prick with a
fork and press the edges down with
the tines of a fork. Bake 15
minutes in a moderate oven.
Date Filling
1 cup seeded dates, 2-3 cup light
brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 2
tablespoons butter, 1-8 teaspoon
salt, 1 cup water, 1-2 cup chopped
nuts, 1-2 teaspoon vanilla.
Mix the sugar and flour. Add the
dates, butter, salt, water and nuts.
Cook slowly until the mixture thick
ens. Add the vanilla. Cool.
Leftover cooked carrots, mixed
with celery or cabbage and blended
with salad dressing makes a good
salad to serve with steaks or chops.
SILVER GLOVES
The very latest vanity for eve
ning is the short silver glove.
They have flaring cuffs and are
worn only with the most romantic
of evening gowns that affect
gleaming silver trim.
COLORED BRUSHES
If you have a special color for
each child's toilet articles there will
be no squabbling. Have tooth brush
handles match each child's towelii
and washrags.
NOT SO DRY
Upton, Mass. David Shuber's well
was nearly dry yet it wasn't nearly
so dry a.s David thought it was. He
descended to the bottom of the well
to see what was wrong. No water
did he find, but he did discover, in
the mud that covered the bottom, a
dozen bottles of pre-Volstead beer.
It is thought that the beer had been
there ior about twelve years.
FESTIVE FROCKS
ABOVK AND BKLOW
By Thornton W. Burgess
The worst you have is not so bad
As some one else has surely had.
Old Mother Nature.'
For a time Stumpy, the crippled
young Muskrat lived in constant fear
of the return of Little Joe Otter or
Billy Mink. Only when he was curl
ed up with his father and mother in
the snug but crowded bedroom in
the bank of the Smiling Pool did he
feel quite free from fear. You see
two things had happened to make
him fearful; he had seen his sister
caught by Little Joe Otter and he
had been chased right to the door
of that very bedroom by Billy Mink.
The Smiling Pool which, with its
roof of ice. had seemed such a safe
and wonderful place, the finest place
in all the Great World, no longer
seemed this at all. With that roof
ice over it he felt trapped. He said
as much to Jerry Muskrat.
"That Is because you have had two
frights down here," said Jerry. "It
might have been just the same had
there been no roof. Your sister
might have been just as foolish and
probably would have been. Billy
Mink might have seen you and chas
ed you straight home just the same.
You have learned something of two
possible enemies to watch out for
and with your experience you will
be better prepared for them another
time. You don't know what a bad
winter storm is yet. When you do
you will be thankful for the roof on
the Smiling Pool."
Stumpy doubted this but wisely
didn't say so. Afterward he was glad
of this for it was only two days lat
er that he swam to the open water in
the Laughing Brook just above the
Smiling Pool and as he put his head
out of water it seemed as if his
breath was fairly snatched from him.
Bough Brother North Wind was
howling and roaring and blowing
such a cloud of icy particles before
him that Stumpy was forced to close
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his eyes. They stung his face. H
crawled out. on his favorite tussock.
The icy particles were blown into his
fur and he was glad to dive into the
water again.
Tw ice afterward that day he tried
it and twice wits driven back. And
such a contrast as there was. Above
that roof of ice the storm raged so
that no living thing could face it.
All through the Green Forest the
little people in feathers and fur
sought shelter where they could find
it and shivered and went hungry
and were utterly miserable. Over in
the dear Old Briar-patch Peter Rab
bit and little Mrs. Peter retreated
dow n in the old house that had been
dug by Johnny Chuck's father years
before and were glad of that shelter.
Below the ice was serene and
quiet. No more peaceful place could
have been found in all the Great
World. Of the shrieking and howling
of Rough Brother North Wind noth
ing, not so much as a murmur was
to be heard. Water plants on the
bottom swayed in the. gentle current
in the Smiling Pool just as in mid
summer. Trout and minnows darted
about or lay motionless. They didn't
know that up above it was storming
and many little folk were in for hard
times, much of their food buried and
the snow and ice making getting
about a matter of difficulty.
"I guess you were right." said
Stumpy to Jerry Muskrat. "Tha
Smiling Pool isn't such a bad place,
even with a roof over it."
"Of course I am right," replied
Jerry. "You are lucky to be living in
the Smiling Pool. A chance visit
from Little Joe Otter or Billy Mink
is all we have to fear, and if we
keep watch we needn't fear this
much. I wouldn't change places with
Reddy Fox or Peter Rabhit or any
of the other folks who live on land
in winter. Phew! It makes me shiver
to think of just trying to keep warm
in such a storm a.s is raging up
above this very minute."
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