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CAPT. KIDD'S TRUE STORY OF HIS EXPERIENCES.
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SOME on? named mo Capt. Kidd
whnn I wis a very small kitten
and came to Hve with little Miss
Angelina Elizabeth Brown. I am
of a beautiful maltes^ color. even
to my f\ps, and 1 must say that I always
have been much admired and petted until
Angelina Elizabeth celebrated her tenth
birthday. Since th^n. alas, life has great
ly changed.
During the morning of which I speak
th? entire house was in a hubbub, for
there was to he a party in the afternoon.
1 was disturbed, as any self-r">speeting
cat would have been. especially at the
treatment which I received In the kitchen.
The place was flll?d with savory odors. I
?waited patiently for som? tidbit, and not
receiving the slichtest notice, decided to
h^lp myself to a Chicken wing. In <>rd?r
to he quite out of the way. I considerately
retired unil?>r tiie table with It. Now the
cook?hateful creature?spied me. and ac
tually chased out of th? house with a
broom.
"Get out wid ye. thavin" pirate that ye
anp." .she screamed after me so shrilly
that I thought it wise to depart imme
dlately. I wandered about some time,
and feeling somewhat wearied, having at
tended a serenade the evening before. I
thought that I would retire to the broad
sunny sill of the library window and take
a nap.
I walked Into the room. and. to my sur
prise. I saw that in the very center of the
window sill, my favorite place, there
stood a strange new object. Upon closer
examination it proved to be a large glass
globe filled with water, with a cozy little
shell house overgrown with straggly
moss In the bottom of it. While I was
looking at this, a shiny little goldfish
?larted out from behind a rink-lined shell
and swam gayly round and round the
globe. He really was a very pretty little
fellow, and T was agreeable enough to t?ll
htm so in mj' purriest manner.
MAKING A CARDBQARD WINDMILL.
TO make real toys from cardboard
requires a steady hand and an ac
curate eye. As grown persons
can generally manage a penknife with
a more steady hand than the youngsters,
we suggest That the grown-ups help.
T!ie materials needed are a large sheet
Of white brlstnl board, some small pins,
a tube of library paste, a ruler, a sharp
knife, a pair of scissors.
In following the directions, remember
that your measurements must be accu
rate your cutting smooth and precise.
The s-ingie lines are silts. The shaded
parts are to be cut out.
Diagram So. 1 shows the different
pieces to cut out. and the tiny scale at
the tcp shows the siz.^ in inches. The
larg'j square Is six inenps, as you will
find by measuring with the tiny scale.
That means, of course, that t e piece you
cut from your cardboard is to be really
s.x inches square by your ruler. First
measure each piece of the diagram with
the t'ny rule, then make your own pieces
the same number of real inches by your
real ruler.
? AMELIA SHOWS |
% her GRATITUDE. i\
? >'
fer fe- tr feT "isr v^
AMELIA was a little girl seven years
old. who lived with an old woman In
a cottage near the city. The woman was
hard-hearted and oftentimes cruel, and
took no interest in her young charge.
Poor Amelia had to work hard all day
and at night time slept on the floor.
The child was employed by a rich
farmer's wife minding cattle, but only
got a very small sum?50 cents a day?for
"A" Is the ba*e, an<1 is formed by |
marking a circle ten inches in diameter, i
and then cuttinj? out one-third of it; roll
this carefully into the shape of a cone
W'i ) I Ir i , I
!
and join with a paper fastener at the
wMest end Three squares, each meas
uring inches, are next cut out. Re
move a circle one inch !n diameter from
the center of one square, then press the
her work. Out of this amount she gave
her cruel guardian 2.1 cents a day for
board and saved the other '25 cents for
necessary clothing.
One night while Amelia was dreaming
of the angels the watchdog barked and
woke up the woman, who hit the little
girl on the head with a broom handle and
said:
"Wake up and get on your "
Just then the door was opened and a
man entered the cabin. He said he
wanted to see Miss Amelia and was
amazed to find her lring on the floor. He
asked Mrs. Lane, the hard-hearted woman,
what it meant, but she was so frightened
she could not speak, for she knew her
cruelty had been found out. Then the
I small end of the cone through It and
hold the square firmly In place by pierc
ing the end of the cone, just above the
square, with a hatpin, and then pushing
a match stem into the Vole thus made.
Cut the other two squares like "C" in
diagram No. 1.
A strip "D," 1*4 inches wide by 4*4
long, is bent like a hood over the square
already fixed to the top of the cone
and pinned to the two sides of the
square; the two squares with rounded
edge and tiny hole in center are placed
on top of the cone, closing the open
ends of the hood, one to form the front
and one the back of the upper part of
the windmill.
"B" explains the piece for the wheel.
When this is cut out, join it to the
windmill by passing through the little
hole in its center and the little holes in
the centers of the two ends of th? up
per part of the windmill, a large pin or
skewer with a knob at one end.
Tie a piece of thread or string be
side the knob, with which to spin, the
wheel, and your windmill is done.
man told Amelia that he had come to
help her?that she was not getting enough
wages. an<t that she must come and live
at his house. And Amelia went to live
with him and was sent to school and
taught all the good thingB for a girl to
know. Throughout the years she has
been %very happy. Now she is a woman
and she is showing her gratitude to her
benefactor by caring for him and his
household in his old age.
M. T. B.. nine yelrs old.
Watch this page very closely
every week. It always contains
something new for the boys and
girls.
While I stood watching: him Angelina
Elizabeth ami her mother entered the
room, and my little mistress quite forgot
to look at m? in her delight over her new
pet.
"Isn't he a beauty!" she rxelaimed.
"Dear little fellow! How good I'nele
Charley was to send him to me. I shall
call him Goldy because he is so shiny
and yellow."
Her mamma laughed and sat down.
Neither of them noticed me as I looked
sulkily out of the window. I could not
help wondering how that fish would tast*>.
It may have Wen the evil influence of my
name, or perhaps it was merely a feline
fondness for fish, but as I looked av th^
silly little creature my mouth began to
water. Slowly I raised myself up. stood
upon my hind l?gs. rested my forepaws
on the edge of the globe and peered down
into the water. Goldy eyed me suspicious
ly. Some peopde are so mistrustful.
After standing there awhile I gently
dipped one paw in. Bah?how I hated to
wet my well-groomed fur. but it would be
only for a moment, so I made another
try. But It was of no use, the fish swam
hastily away and hid in th* sea shell.
Clearly he did not care to make my ac
qua intance.
I licked my paw. Th<* water tasted very
good. It had such a nice fishy flavor that
as I washed myself a very brilliant Tdea
came to me. Why r.ot drink up the waterv
and then catch the fish. I was sure that
by being fairly industrious I could ac
complish the task in a couple of days, so
I set to work at once. I could see Goldy
swimming from side to side, now in sight
and again quite hidden from my view. I
could sre Mrs. Brown and Angelina Eliz
abeth watching me. and I felt sure that
they must be admiring my shrewdness.
Suddenly I felt something sharp nip my
tongue, and with a frightened shake of
my head I sprang backward and glared
into the globe. Goldy was nowhere in
sight, and thinking that I might have mis
judged him. I went back to my task.
Once more I was lapping for all that I
was worth, when I felt th* most awful
bite right on the tip of my tongue. There
was no mistake ahout it this time. As I
jumped away, with a loud, angry me-ow.
me-ow, I caught sight of that spiteful
little Goldy sliding: swiftly down the con
rave side of the globe.
Mrs. Brown and Angelina Elisabeth
| were laughing merrily, and I was both
i pained and humiliated. I ran out of the
library as fnst as I could go. and it was
several days before I ventured in again.
Now. whenever 1 enter the room T
never look at that fish, except a glance
out of the corners of my eyes, and then I
can see the sneaky little fellow watching
me with beady eyes and grinning in a
fishy fashion.
Mrs. Brown frequently asks me "how I
like fish." and whenever there is com
pany Angelina Elizabeth proceeds to teli
that fish story of how I was checkmated
by the shrewdness of the goldfish. Then
everybody laughs, and Mrs. Brown pulls
my tail and tells me that even If my
name is Cap?. Kidd I must not suppose
"that all is gold that glitters."
I think it is all very stupid, and as far
as Goldy was concerned, decidedly under
' hand, or, rather, under-chln, which. I am
sure, is a great deal worse. I feel that
my reputation is gone, and 1 am very
miserable.
Heigh-ho! I'll n art! cat'-h a nice, fat
brown !no-.se. just to s . frpen my claws
Maybe if I tak? it right before Goldy *
eyes and eat it it will make him jealous.'
I ll try it.
THE KITE I MADE.
On a s'lnnj- (lav.
AYfcon the wind was h1ch.
We playrd tu the park
Mr klto and I.
Hut j!ii>t at dark.
When the l>r!irht blue Ax
Was turned to crev.
A pale rai.ie ly.
That biir. string wind.
From a rrss th* s<vi.
It snatched in>- kite
A war fr.?nj m<*.
.1' hid it ric! t
In the top of a rre*.
But its tail unpinned
And floated fioe.
Now a ki'o will Mil,
In a *fS7.ac ttleh-.
Though Its tail ho (tone,
If the wind la rlcht.
But I'll f<?l forluru
And I'd lo.ik ? ?;IslH
If I wiled a tail
Without u kite!
?UT around outlines and bend back the sides and front of the automobile on the dotted lines. Bend down the seat and paste the
two parts of the pig together. Paste the flaps (B) together on the inside of auto. Bend down the top of the front end and
paste the flaps (A) together on the inside. Turn down the black ;tnp E. Paste flaps C and D to the inside of the sides of the auto.
Run a toothpick through F, a small spool and F on the opposite side. The spool should turn easily. Place on a large piece of
cardboard and tilt the auto so the car will run about.
JULIA AND THE OTHER GIRL DEFY MOTHER GRUNDY
THERE was something in Julia's
throat that made her good-byes
rather faint as the train moved
away from the station, leaving
mamma and her friends on the
platform, for you must know that al
though the little girl was twelve years
old she had never been away from her
mother before, so she felt a little bit
homesick almost before she had started
on her journey.
After a while when she looked around
1 er she noticed the other Rirl across the
aisle, and the other girl was alone, too.
A dainty little miss she sras. with fcltie
eyes and waving hair, and dressed in the
prettiest summer silk, while on the seat
beside her was the most bewitching tlow
er-trimmed Ifat. She didn't have any
ugly wrap, either.
"That's the way I'd like to dress."
thought Julia, trying to push her clumsy
gclf cape out of sight. She had hated
so ;o carry that cape on her arm. She
had on her cashmere dress, and she was
sure she would melt, even without the
cape. Mamma only laughed and said.
"Better me!r than freeze " So. of course,
the cape didn't go into the trunk.
*
* *
Julia smile i at the other girl?she want
ed to speak, but didn't quite dare?and
the other girl smiled back: then both
turned their heads bashfully the other
way, and looked out of their windows.
Already high mountains were looming up
on each side, and oh! hov odd it looked
to the eastern girl to see the engine at
the head of the long train twisting Its
*say along the crooked mountain road.
Pretty soon she looked across the aisle
agajn and found her little neighbor
watching her. "Won't you look out ot
this window?" asked the other girl, smil
ing. "Mother Grundy is on this side."
"Is she?" returned Julia, as she took
the offered seat, wondering very much
vho Mother Grundy mipht be.
"It s a funny rock, like a face." explain
ed the other girl.
"Oh!" said Julia, laughing. "I thought
it was a real person."
Then the other girl laughed, just to
keep Julia company. "I reckon you
haven't been over this road before," said
she.
"It's the very first time." answered
Julia "Mamma and Ray and I came to
Colorado to stay all summer. I'm going
up to Idaho to visit my uncle. Hay?he's
my brother?is up there now."
"I've just been to Denver to see my
auntie." said the other girl, "and I've
always lived In Idaho. Isn't it jolly?"
*
* *
Of course after that they were pretty
well acquainted. The other girl's name
was Clara Reynolds; she and Julia were
the same age, both head in the fourth
reader at school, and both were studying
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There s ^orne"thin^ .Wvon^' I
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PLEASANT ECHOES.
Edith H. Kinney.
Wo po to klnderzartrr.
<?ur names are Knlph and Nell'
Wr harp a lovely toaeber,
And like It all so ???!!.
Nell.
I like to play about the bird*
We spread our trlaga to At.
And make heliovo wo're floating far
Across the sunny sky!
Ralph.
. Dow n In our kindergarten.
The nicest games we play
Tbe farmer and the blacksmith
Together worked today:
the greatest common denominator, and
could parse. Clara pointed out Mother
Grundy to the visitor* and they agreed
that the stony-fared old dame wasn't
very pleasant looking. But they both
admired the creek that foamed and
sparkled beside the car track.
After a while they noticed that the
train kept going slower and slower, and
stopping every little while. "Maybe there
has been a washout," mid Clara. "That's
wiien th* rain makes the creek come tip
over the track and wash away the earth,"
she added.
"Will it do any harm?" asked Julia,
anxiously.
"It might make us late about getting
home." replied t'lara, "'cause when
there's a washout they "most always send
a handcar on ahead to make sure every
thing is safe, or maybe the train would
be washed right off the track."
Julia wondered that Clara could speak
of anything so dreadful as though it
vere a matter of course. "I feel afraid,"
she confessed.
"Oh." you needn't worry." said Clara,
"the creek isn't deep enough to do much
harm tonight. Besides the conductor
always takes care of m?."
That was ronsrjing anyway. Julia
had an idea that conductors knew how j
to manage creeks as well as cars. Only
she did wish the water wouldn't dash
quite so hard against the track.
* *
"I wouldn't mind a bit," Clara de
MY SERVANTS. |
MY parents :ire not wealthy;
But one thins 1 can boast;
l'en very faithful servants.
They're always at their i?st.
They d<(u't go off and l?ave m?
The way some servants do;
I'd be in fjulte a pickle
If they'd act that way, too!
TLey do whate'er I tell them;
They never answer hack;
Tfco' t-ometlmeg they're so lazy
Their work is really slack.
They're always where I want 'ein;
They come just wi:en I call;
And when I'm bright and happy
They are not tired at all.
Wiien lots of thine* are waiting.
I turn right in. you see.
And those precious, priceless servants
Work right along with me.
1 never shall discharge them;
That would not do ?t all;
I eould hardly live without 'cm.
Tho' they're not verj* tall.
They're ten of Just the finest
In ;tll the wide, wide land.
And five you may see growing
On either chubby hand:
MARSH WREN S LULLABY.
Winds may blow
LoiM and low;
You are safely swinging
Where the gallant cat-tails grow
And the brook is singing.
Brambled rose
Sweetly Mows
Round yonr nest entwining;
See how bright the wster flows
Where the sun is shining.
Iris blue.
Oh. have you
Round your nest entwining.
Seen the brood I'm showing?
Climbing dodder, come and Tiew
How my birds are growing I
clared, "if I didn't fe^i so shivery. -Iy
cousin mad? a mistake and packed away
my thick dress and jacket."
Then Julia happened to think she was
"shivery" too. And wasn't siie glad of
the despised cape? "It's big enough for
two," said she. And sure enough, both
little girls could snugle under it as cozy
as you please.
"Wasn't it lucky you thought to bring
it with you?" said Clara.
"Well. I didn't want to bring it " Julia
owned, "but mamma made me. I'm real
glad now she did."
"I reckon mammas generally know
best." remarked Clara, wisely. And
Julia agreed with her.
Pretty soon the friendly conductor
same fn, bringing them a bag of pea
nuts. which helped pass tlie time very
plea.santly. And it didn't seem very long
before the shadows had crept down the
mountainsides and stars were twinkling
In the sky. and they had reached the
Journey's end. Clara's papa, with Julia's
aunt and brother, was at the station to
meet them, and there wrt*e hi'gs and
kisses for both little travelers.
"I'll come and see you first tiling to
morrow* morning" called Clara, after
she and Julia had said good night.
When Julia first opened her eyes the
next morning she couldn't think where
she was. As she raised h?rs"lf on one
elbow and looked around the room she
espied something white tucked under her
door. Then site re-membered mat she
WISE WORDS.
I Man y years ago, when your
! grandmother ami grandfather
went to school they had reading
and spelling lessons very much
like ours today, only now they
seem to us "old-fashioned." Here
are some of the sentences from
their old English spelling book:
It is wiser to prevent a quarrel
than to avenge it.
He is always rich who consid
ers himself as having enough.
Sincerity and truth arc the
foundations of all virtue.
He can never have a true friend
who is often changing his friend
ships.
There is no real use in riches,
except in the distribution of them.
By taking revenge for an in
jury. a man is only even with his !
enemy: by passing it over he is j
superior.
It forms no part of wisdom to :
be miserable today, because we i
may happen to become so tomor- j
row,
A small injury done to another!
is a greater injurv done to vour- j
self.
Which do you think you prefer. |
the old-time reader, full of ad- j
vice, or your own pretty book I
with its'wealth of stories? (
was at Aunt Jennie's, away up in the
Rocky' mountains. Maybe that some
thing white was a letter from mamma.
She jumped out of bed to make sure,
and found in an envelope two tiny visit
ing bards. On one was written, "Miss
Clara Reynolds;" on the other, "Miss
Annabelle Reynolds."
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* *
Julia had hardly made this discovery
before auntie came In with a cheery
morning greeting. "Come right into my
room, dear, where it is warm," she said,
leading the way to a larger chamber
where a lire was blazing in an op?n
grate.
It seemed very odd to Julia to dress
in front of a tire on an August morn
ing. but it was pleasant, too. for morn
ings ami evenings are cool in the Colo
rado mountains, even in summer time.
"Do all the little girls up here use vis
iting cards?" asked Julia, after she had
gone down to the dining room with her
aunt.
"No, indee'd," .laughed Aunt Jennie,
"but Clara likes to make believe she is
a grown-up lady making calls. Now
eat your breakfast, dear, while I finish
my work in the kitchen."
Our little friend looked rather serious
when she was left alone, and she was
in no hurry to beg-in to eat. though it
was nearly !? o'clock. Ray came in be
fore she had finished her oatmeal.
"Hurry up." said he. "Clara said she'd
be back again pretty quick."
"It's so (|iieer." s-ald Julia, pointing to
tiie cards that lay on the table beside
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her plate. "Clara never said a word
about having a sister." "A iister?" re
peated Ray. "Oh: you mean " ?
"I mean Annabelle. of course." inter
rupted Julia. "Is she younger or older
than Clara?"
Now, Ray. though younger than hi?
sister, was old enough to hp something
of a tease, and his eyes twinkled as he
replied, "I guesp she's younger."
will be," he s-aid finally.
"She must be grown up then," paid
Julia, dolefully. She couldn't li"lp think
ing how much nicer it would have been
if only Annabelle had bren away on a
visit about that time.
She had ju^t finished her glass of milk
when Ray cried out: "II- re they are
now!" and ran to open the do^r.
Julia walked rather slowly to the wln
"MAYBE THERE'S A WASHOUT," SAID CLARA.
"That won't be so bad." said Julia
with a sigh of relief. To tell the trutu,
she was dreading to" make th'? acquaint
ance of Miss Annah-lte. for she was a
shy child,, and it wasn't ea.'y for her to
make new friends.
"I ain't sure, you know." added Ray.
"Mavbe she's older."
"Don't you know whether she's grown
up or not?" demanded Julia, impatient
ly. "Is she big or little?"
Ray appeared to Vie thinking. "\A ell,
1 think she's about as big as she ever
1m ?-tAD
I BROUGHT
my PINK
umbrellaI
The sunlight
MAKES Me LOOK
so vciler^
IT> VERY HARD
TO HIDE |
My speckles.
AND ? |
PEOPLE THINK
iV* foil op
freckles!
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CAUSE FOR TEARS.
LITTLK girl sat on the curb,
* Her curly head low bowed.
Anfl sobbed a* thoc.pli ht-r heart would break.
In acrentn long and loud.
"Wimt Is It, dear';" I said to her.
And cave her curN n touch.
??What makes you sad on this bright day?
Why do you weep so niucb'/"
The child lo.'k?'d up tliro* t-trraming tears.
"Hei-I!n?e. because," slie sijbed.
"I'lease tell nie." 1 repealed low,
??Why you so loudly cried."
"Reruse I want another foot."
The little maiden sobbed;
WT.il? in the April breezes all
Her golden ringlets bobbed.
"Another foot! my darllns child."
I said in much' aurprlse:
"Xobod.v lias more thin two feet.
Or hands, or ears, or eyea." x
"I know, but I live in that flat.
And tho' it's nice and neat.
Whenever I !>la.r out of doors
I must rlaj" in the street.
"And so 1 want enother foot."
The child a~ain sobbed hard?
"Today I heard my pap? say
Three feet would make a jard."
dow. There was t'lara. to he sur?. wheel
ing: before iier a stylish go-vart in wnich
was seated a bvatMiful b'B doll*
"Don't you think she's yo'nffr than
Clara?" said Ray, roguishly, comii'S with,
doilv in his arms.
"Will you takfi care of l^r I do
an errand for mamma?" nsk'.d C'!ara. fol
lowing Ray into the house.
"Net so very drradful. is she?" < on
tlnued Ray. Hffr Clara had gonK
"I guess I was a po-sc." a-knowledged
Julia. "Now give her to 1110."
WORD SQl'ARE.
A H I. E
IS A 1 T
!, I K T
K T T A
DIAMOND.
I'
A R T
1' K O C D
TI B
D
TIED 1'KOVERB.
"Tell not vour inlnd to a x'oolisli fr.end or ?
wise enemy."
BEHEADINGS.
*1. B-laok. 2. P-lat". < -lean.
< '< 1 \"< K \LED I I.OWERS.
1. Pink. ". Lotus. 3. Lily.
CIIAUADE.
Concord.
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order- irty "Tninj'j
old All look i
rAcTnar jujT otAid - C<ried ICrr*
to fnc Cook. -
bein? the CASe - yea be1te\r
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