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THE TRIBUNE CHILDREN'S PAGE Say, Genevi?ve ! I've found a way To ?ee the circus every day ? Il H They've advertised for acrobat? - And we can climb like pussy-cat?! Upon the tiqht rope we could do Stranqe dteps, roost wonderful to view! But 0, ?uppo?e we found one niqht The tjqht-rope While people shrieked or held their breath Head-lonq we'd dash k 4 A I tit Soy, Genevi?ve'. ?ro s>we, aren't you That Mother wouldot' IT ISN'T SAFE TO TREAD ON AIR UNLESS YOU H/VE A LIFE TO SPARE THE SMILING PRINCESS By BARBARA E. SCOTT. ONCE upon ;i time in the Ion .ii*t> then* lived a loncM-m little l'rincc*.-. Her fathe loved hct dearly. Lut lie had bcci called to the wars and had now ?>ce: gone .? long time, and the little Prin - grew very sad and lonesome She had been lett in the care of ai ohl and faithful mtr?e name? Hanahc. and though Hanahc, toe loved the Princess, there were man] times when tin* old nurse, weary o the long ?lay nodded over hci knitting, leaving ihe little girl te herself. The Princess lhc?l in an old cas? tle which stood ?-il a bit* rock at the c<\?c of the -id. and on bright day? she could look out across tlie* water an?! far below her sec the white sails of the fishermen's be<ats. and so amuse herself, but in the evening when tin* sun had ?one ?,o sleep, the little Princes? would creep softly to the window and wish longingly for brightness and happiness. ( 'ne night as she lcane?l against the gray st?ne wall of the castle, looking at the >ea so far below her, a sudden soft light ?hone across the water, and 1??' the golden path ?if moonlight danced ?>n the waters, and a fairy voice whispered in her ear, "Come.with inr. come with me,, lit? tle Princess, and i will show you how to live and never be lonesome." \n?l the unhappy little Princess, with never a thought for her cloak or her bonnet, flew with the moon? beam far from the old gray castle to another land. Here the moonbeam, always bringing happiness and light, sought out the bu-.y harvesters that they might gather in the ripened grain before it was u o late, and the j little Ptince-'s, helping the moon- l beam to spre; <1 his brightness, sat j high on a hay-lack and watched the faecs o? the weary reapers grow merry and heard their happy song, as t'icy thanked the little moonbeam ; for his light. Then the moonbeam called, and he and the Princess flew to a city where the houses of the people were ; >o high aiul close together that the i moonbeam and the* Princess had a i hard time finding a place to bring | cheer; but before long the moon? beam found a tiny window and in he ?lew. with the Princess clo-e at his heel-. The rocm he entered had been dark and a wee baby had been , fcrying, but with him came the light, ami the baby toon began cooin? With delight :is she waved her little hands ami tried to catch the dancing moonbeam; the weary mother, no longer hearing the fretful cry of the child, smiled at the moonbeam and old Mr?. Elephant; she humped along, making loti of noise, and played in the water, sending showere of sparkling drops lilil? into tli> air. , only to let them trickle down her back. And Ihr moonbeam flew I around laughing fair joy. Wut soon sa ??? ?w? MAh, $o?d moortb?&m,you have shown , _me how -to be happy?"_ wen! quickly to slrcp and ti> rest. ( ?nee more the moonbeam and the Princesa flew through the sky. floai in?? atiK???!? the soft cloud.? and tin star-, until at last ihey came t?? a land of lure?'?, and, shooting down through the tall trees, the moon cam gave it? lighl to the dark wat-; ?.ole: through tii" shinj branche; i tall palm tree the little Princess cercd cautiously down ami waited. There was a soil rustling in the ?rashes, then out came old Mr. Lion from his hiding place in the jungle: he was very thirsty to-night, and long and izrutr-fully he drank ? ?' (he moonlii ? 1er : then, shaking his ht a?' at tiu moonbeam, roared ratu ;> bis "tha?.k you" and -waved back into the dim, torc?t. The Princess held tight to the tree: she had never heard i liam talk before. Then, who should come along but HOW TO DRAW M? 1ST of you arc now at school again, lecling well and happy alter your long vacation, and ready lo work hard during the com? ing year. The first, or the second, ?lay you were bee), your teacher may have* asked you to write a little story about your good time-. If she di<-. w< wonder ho*n many oi you il? lustrated youi -tories? We think most of you could have ?lone s?>, if you had been asked, ior you are leai'tiiii : to ?in. M so ? ell To-day we are showing you .? j<u i - uie of something you must have -ecu while you were in the country ?chickens. Make the outline and then the >hadc<! draw in.:- Phi u think where you have seen chicken-* and what thej were doing, ami make a drawing of ii. and send it to us with ih ? other tv. o. l;or the best ihr?? drawings w? receive '.ve will ?make honor awards oi $1 each THE DRAWINt; LESSON FOR TO-DAY. Mr-. Kkphanl heard her bab* call in?*, and turning around winked her tin? brighl ryes, then waved her big left car iii a lingering farewell?and lit m'ion beam understood -die was happj \ ? , ?he Princes? \'.a- happ; for she i ad learned the moonbeam's She found thai to be '?right and '? .?? \ Ii< ? se'l, -he mil- ; firing : appin? ? ' ? other?. 'I he beam m ;i ah.? .1;, - giving light, \ et it 11 >. 1 - .t. din . ?. with the Prin? ce?? Ii .'i ii' always be giving ltappi: --. ?in Vv'aatlld . 11?! liai lliue to l>? ?..<!. Willi ,, light lu a, I -he slipped from the tree !" th.- -??:'! moss at ii? fool She was smiling, and the n;i 1 nix ;.::i ?? a- smiling, too "Ah, good tin. .1 bean . y< iu ha> e shown m?' hot? t.i It happy, and I 'ill never In loncsom? again. Vou ,'.rc ! ippj because yon are always c'i? mi' sending out light and joy. I -hail try t?i he happy by giving, too. Thank you. dear moonbeam, ami now will you lake me back to my castle:" In ; iv inklinti ihe Princess f? hers Ii 1 n- - more leaning at :.iu 1 'tin* castle wall. "She rubbed h ?yes, then hearing old H anahe ca ?'icw with open arm* and a hap] face te> her old nurse, told her the goe>?l moonbeam, and togeth i they began to p>lan many ways 1 which the** might make others ! the old gray castle happy. ? Homeless Kobolc By hkrbert FIELD AWTRY, The mil moon rude high ? the blue heaven, tlie night rlov crs gave their fragrance t<> tl cool air: along the white riblm nf the mad toiled a ?jttaint. dust ! little figure. It was a bent, tin old household fairy, a Koboh \vh?>*.e ancient home had fallei at iast. t<> a stone heap, and n ' one remained to -et forth hi ! frugal meal <>i milk and brea. His hear! was heavy, and In" pointed gray beard waggt weat i 1 x. Man) a mile his little feet ha> tramped, and now he stood hesi tatiug between the great carve' pillars which guarded the en trance of a park: beyond c?nth he seen a mansion. Slowly the Kobold crcp round to the* kitchen, where h< stood in the dark doorway, savor ing the atmosphere of the place The -.nidi of varnish and soa| assailed his n<?strils. lie sighed with di-Taste. tbei I edged toward the table, when some white <li-dics showed in th< 'dark. Hopefully lie examine. leach one for the milk ami rye bread he craved, but in vain : there was only roast meat am pastries. In sudden anger ht pushed the elishe**- over the edge ?of the table and watched them crash on the floor. Then ht took up hi> stick and bundle and trudged forth once more until he saw a castle. The- moonlight touched genii*, its old tower-- and ri'ineel walls. By it- magic one could almost fancy th< yards crowded with people. A lordly cat stretched himself on the wall where once ; peacocks spread their tails. Foot? sore the Kobold dragged himseli across the courtyard and up to the uttat door, which stood ajar. \\ it bin .?11 was peaceful and quiet. \ large pe>t hung.in the fireplace. On the table a yellow crock held creamy milk, and a large loaf of black- bread lay bg side it. The thirst) Kobold drank long and deeply, then lie took his stick and bundle and, creeping into a great wardrobe, soon concealed himself and fell at once into slumber. The Kobold had found a home al last. UMS WATER COLOR WAS DONE BY GLADSTONE G REA YES, 12 YEARS OLD, BROOKLYN. ? Wine your name, une and address h each drawing, and tend them to they will reach u? not later than Thursday morning. Drawings re ceived later than tli.it will "in; he mentioned in the li?t. \ddress the Kditor m ihc Children's Page, New ?\ irk Tribune, I la? ; ?nu '". ? i tu ? h told thai "Per? severance always win?:" An I tome tin".-. aftei \i u have tried verj hard . .? i didn't succeed, didn't you feei thai perhaps it wasn't true at all. Lui .h Last it i? true with tome of our litth contributors. Marguerite |)et wilier of Plainlield. \". .1.. has b? i ii ? i. dlllg ii? draw iii^:? e? a r .?incc I wc ?larieil ami drawing lessons, and they improved steadily, SO that this week her drawing of the donkey i.> good enough to win a prize. The other prize winners arc Helen White. Mb Broadway, long Branch. \ I., who ii;'? also hern trying lur 1 for quite a while, and Gladstone Greaves. 40t) Throop avenue, Brook? lyn, whose drawing we an printing Other drawing? were received ir<i;r Mande Van Saun. Jersey City. V .1.: Ruth White. Long Branch. X. J.; Leona Koblish, Xr.v York City: E I logan, jr.. Sea Cliff. L ? : Frank Bisinger. Coronal, X. Y.; Abe Pas? Itow, Elisabeth, X. .1.. and Adele Eifert, Hopewell Junction. X. Y.: Josephine Kean, Beanie GoaersalL Chaise-Longue?-It seem- to me we can talk all right. It's they who can't hear. Bookcase?Well, whatever it is, we can": get it over, as they say OH the --tage. Secretary- -Well, ot course, the ion'l widow ** :l! l-t ..iay have the money when the matter j. explained to her. Smoking Stand?That's just what ?he will not! You don't under-tan?! the world, Secretary. You have s'ent your life in good old men's libraries. You don't know women ai I dp. I have heard many -tories o\ er the cigar*. Secretary?Do you know, I hav? The Secret Drawer A FURNITURE PLAY. By KATHARINE LORD. ?p| O MET! M ES children want to give a play, and they lind it very hard j^ to manage costumes and scenery or have not time to learn the lines. ? Thee little plays can be given in almost any room, as sirm'lar pieces \ of furniture mav be substituted for "characters." I.m a child hide behind ? each piece and say or even read the line?, using a feigned voice appropri- I ate to the character disclosed. Lach chihl should be wrapped in a sheet ! for the spirit dance at the cud. Try this some time when you want to have fun at a party. SCENE: The Study. Midnigl e, hen for five minutes the furnitu -pints are allowed to come out ai talk. PERSONS OF THE PLAY. An Old-fashioned Secretary. A Smoking Stand. A Tabouret. A Chaise-Longue from the Phili] pines. A Miles Btandilh Chair. A Sectional Bookcase. Secretary- Ye*-, ye-, the old ma i? gone at la-t. Marvellous the wu he hung on ! Bookcase ?Mut what is tin- I lies about hi* property' 1 wa- told e Hood authority that he meant ? leave it ???.11 to little May. Smoking Stand Well, if he el? there ha- been -ome slip-up. for the have four?! no v :1!. and they fear lii son's widow will get it all. \tvl -I* h.is married again, a millionaire, an ? I ? i r - *, i' t ucn] it. Secretary -Why, I know he mad a will. Me tat by me and wrote i out when first he ?ame to live her. May was just a babv then, but sh i always was his favorite. I used l< ?belong to him, you know, before h i*ave mo to his nephew, May's father I believe hi- marriage certificate i -t??? in my -ecret drawer. Tabc/uret?Secret drawer! Ilavi y 11 a ?ecrci drawer*- Ho? roman tic! Stand?::h Chair 1 waul to hcai ahe m thai will. I lu you n membci what he did with ir: Secretary I am afraid ? don'l The old man ami his nephew were her?, and "*. i other men. There was a good deal ? i smoking and I go! rather befogged. Tabouret -Doe- our master know o? this drawer? Secretary?1 am sure he does no:. for he cleaned me all out not long I ago ami never opened that drawer at all. Chais*--Longue \Ye must tell him then and let him search. Standish Chair?There you go again! Just because our spirits are released at midnight and We can talk ! to each ? ther. do you fancy wc can communicate with our masters? ?Ala-, uo* felt something stirring in my se?-rrt ; drawer lately. Perhaps the will is trying to get out. Couldn't .sonn- of you opon mc and see? Standieh Chair?We have no bod-' i'-. nn hand-. W'c can't open | r!r;, <rs. V' u ,"?.rg?'t we can'l ''?< Tabouret-? I ?ov. could we c\'ii Little May, little May. Press the little inlajd flower, Open wide the secret drawer; Where the old man hid thy dower. An they sing- ?he climb? up and touche? the flower. The panel ?lides back and she opens the drawer. A? she does so she awaJc en? a*.d ei ?ea out with ?lelijfht. Her mother comes runni:-!?* into the room. Mother?May. what are you do? ing? Why are you oui of bed? May?-Oh, mother, I don't know how 1 got here, but I have found a nest of the <!,irlin:/cst baby mice. Her father ?nters and lifts ;ier down, the drawer 3till in her hand. All bend over it. and then the father ?Iraws ouf. a paper. Father?May. I wa* going to scold you, but I ??on't believe I can now. Here i? uncle'* will. thar 1 knew Ji?' made, hut we couldn't lind. H? hold:-- jn ihr paper trl antly us the curtain fall?. too cold, the water not cold tttoush, etc. Helen'a mother, a -'ery thoafht. ful woman, noticed that her daoghkr was not in her usual cheery tnosi, and advised her to go to bed, fjrfaick Helen did, very sulkily. The bed was too hard, the rota too close and dark. Finisahinf her prayer, Helen drowsily crept is bei and as soon as her head touched the pillow she fell into a sound si??**?, Helen's anxious mother had btes in the room watching her, and Met withdrew, she murmured to henelf, "I'm afraid she does not feel nrj well." The next morning when Hcka awoke, her mother was star.dinj by the bed. "Good morning, mother," ?be chai in her usual cheery tone. "Good morning, dear. How do you feel this morning?" "Oh, splendid! But I'm going to jump right out of bed and ?jet m* breakfast, because I'm so hun|*y!" Making Mudpies Is Great Fun WHICH of you likes to make mud pies? The three children in t!i_ picture think it i- more fun than anything else?except, per? haps, pla. itii* doll?.. Bui thej do bel h al on :< . f? r .hey five the ir dvills i ;' ? th? b i cal ' . i pr?te:.?! the lolls* ' -<?. le! b< tte ? i than Dt! er*. 'I hey :"??':<? r I cake?, angel cakes. kli chocolate 11 rosting. and lad* .'..,. rs. just li? ! lind tiii- drawer Ii it i- secret! Secretary-It- ju.l her. in i;ij ! forehead. Y ?u push this bit i ?lav auej a ;>_ ?id< back, and tl ere : . *. it i*. i Chaise-Longue- '< II tell you I to do! ! et'- .vi >h it oi Maj t.?? n tlie draw er herself. Standish Chair?\\ ish il >n h? r, what's thi t? Chaise-Longue?Why, ?ve :?.l| .;< *. together (cur spirits, ! mean! ind i think a tl ing \ erj hard and il ill , happen. Secretary?I think the suggestion lit a good one. It will do no harm lu ; try. What do we do? Chaise-Longue? Come. I'll ? '. ow | you. The spirits creep out and ?Janee tileritl** around in a elicit, bending ! lewer and lower and closing . un? til they stand clce together and chant "o.'tl?*: ; Little May. little May, in the ?larkne--: -.til!. I Open wide the secret drawer, And lind the old man's will. On the itreke of the clock the i .-pirits scatter and littl? May comes j into the room, walking in her j Bleep. From behind the furniture i the spirits chant: their mother <u' the cook does. One nay they grew daring and made a hiu wedding cake. They built it up high, like a little house, and had pretty littte mud flowers ? ig ol around, and in the th?.*j tuck a real little American lia?. Then t!i? ;? t? i i; -.? I drj and Ii the sui , ; r.d it lo ? idid. Son e d.tj th? y ha* ?? a lor?* an i their cake -. and - u ?ure tl i r*. for ? very one is fond of '?* three little girl- and knows that** ?ake- are really <!e!n iuti?. Tiny Mane i- just '.?arning !??? ..tiicr y<w* i i cooL ?? -, !.. aiud. and*? releso? llM ?iuite extitei ?* . i ?cw minutais. <?*? . it il,, be? h* _^ A Very Tired Girl HELEN had romped about and played t;.;ing games all day ::i& her companions, and u.ien. at last, it was time for supper, ?he first realized how exhausted she was. The supper dissatisfied her?th; ??alad was too sweet, the potatoes ?Aha." laughed her mother. *** I know what was the matter ?* you yesterday. You were ? ?-* tired girl." "I guess so. alter all those l?"* we played." answered Helen, was now fully dressed sai *?? skipomg out to the dining roo? 'Whet a change!" exclaimed 9* relieved mother. WORLD HISTORY PUZZLE ?g Add and subtract a:cordinr to pictures, etc.. and you will ^^ able to fino* out the name of the fourth President of the United Add and subtract and you will then be able to find out tD* j?. of the place where, in 1692, witchcraft broke out and number? o? rm were tortured and executed before it was abated.