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,'IA r '"&mk VT 1/ OM \ tryout ! TDLKS Kfe ' V??U J *t£oMji KWVS4 ‘v- I «♦§*»£- 1 BEDTIME STORIES r. BURGESS | I I —— What Happened? Dishonesty, as it is mete. May bring about its own defeat. —Jimmy Skunk. WhilP Farmer Brown's Boy and Farmer Brown and Mother Brown slept peacefully, thieves were busy In the henhouse. There were two of them. Out In the road was an automobile parked a safe distance away. These thieves had had much experience in stealing chickens and knew just how to go about it. They knew' that Bowser the Hound was off hunting Reddy Fox, so thev felt sure they could work un molested. It looked very much as if Farmer Brown's Boy would lose all his hens. Yes. sir. it looked very much as if he would lose all his hens, and they were very choice hens. Working quickly, one of the men took the hens from the roost one at a time, in such away as not to disturb the others. Meanwhile the other held a bag open to receive the hens. When the first bag was filled this man took it out of the henhouse and stepped out aide the barnyard gate to put it down. LOOKING MORE CLOSELY. HE SAW ! WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A BLACK AND WHITE CAT. He planned to go back for another bag. As he turned he saw something white moving. Looking more closely, he saw what he thought was a black and white cat. He didn't want that cat around The Daily Cross-Word Puzzle (Copyrijrht, 1929.) '/' 2 7t " |j|p7e jmp3~ 34- __ 36> ’ 37 |j|| 3g 57 557 ” ijj || - JiP^? - 6a 57 58 89 Across. 1. Small fragment. 6. Be idle. 10. Deeds. 14. Os the moon. 15. Melody. 16. Vex. 17. Old-womanish. 18. City in Florida. 20. Brought in as proceeds. 22. Units. 23. Soak. 24. Mahometan call to prayer. 26. Wapiti. 27. Thirsty. 28. Nourished. 31. Rectify. 33. Masculine name. 35. Bedeck. 37. A vine plant. 38. Beautiful youth, beloved of Venus. 41. A country. 42. Manifesto. 44. Spanish measure of length. 45. Gentle and fond. 47. Large vessel. 48. English school. 49. Hebrew measure. 50. Eagle’s nest. 52. Conclusion. 53. Supper, 55. Sheep. 57. Net. 59. Globe. 60. Spoken. 62. Mistakes in writing or printing. 66. Gives special significance to. 69. Ship. 70. Paradise. 71. Location. >*. Ammonia derivative. TO. Pause. 74. Whirlpool. 75. Animal skins. . Down. 1. Social group of common descent. 2. Ancient Teutonic alphabet chara' 3. One. 4. island in Mediterranean Sea. 5. Gentle wind. 6. Racetrack circuit. . 7. Region. * 8. Galvanized. « •. Artist’s canvas-supporter. that bag of hens. Just then his toe touched a stick. He picked up the stick and threw it at kitty, at the same time rushing forward two or three steps and stamping his feet. Right that instant things happened. Yes, sir. things happened! They hap pened at a fast and furious rate. That wasn't a black and white cat. Os course, you know who it was. It was Jimmy Skunk. Yes, sir, it was Jimmy Skunk! And Jimmv had brought his little scent gun into use. That man gave a choking gasp and started to run. He stumbled and fell heavily and gave vent to a smothered exclamation. The man inside the henhouse did not, of course, know what had happened. He heard the other man’s fall and ex clamation. and then he heard the sound of his running feet. Os course, he dropped everything, for his first thought was that they had been discovered. He bolted out of the henhouse door. “Phew!” he exclaimed, for Ji*imy Skunk's scent nearly took his breath away. Then he plunged for the hen yard gate. It had swung to. He threw it open with a bang and plunged out to follow his companion. Now it just happened that Jimmy Skunk, who through it all had been quite undis turbed. had moved forward so that as the second thief started to run, he was without knowing it, running straight toward Jimmy. Once more Jimmy brought that little scent-gun into play. Then he calmly turned and walked over to examine the bag of nens. Meanwhile, the two thieves, choking and gasping, stumbled toward their waiting automobile. There would be no more stealing of chickens that night. Os course, the second thief blamed the first thief. “Couldn’t you see that Skunk when you went out there?” he de manded. “Didn't you know' enough to leave him alone? You must have fright ened him. or he wouldn't have used his scent. Say, this is terrible! We'll have j to get out of here and get a long dis tance away, or they’ll find us by the scent.” In the meantime the chickens had wakened when the second thief had dropped the bag, and there was a great squawking and cackling going on in the ! henhouse. It was a regular alarm. Al together. it was enough to arouse the whole neighborhood. Farmer Brown's Boy jumped out of bed and threw up his w'indow'. “Phew'!” he exclaimed. “Jimmy Skunk must be in among the hens this time. I guess he isn't so innocent as I thought he was.” (Copyright, 1929.) 10. Curved line. 11. Work in harmony. 12. 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