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lar dignity to fret into those
worn, old overalls and the holey
last year's shade hat to slip down
the country road, under friendly
cover of the lengthening shad
ows, toward the. watermelon
patch, and live over again the gas
tronomic bliss of "almost bust-
' " on the biggest, ripest melon
, in the field?
The watermelon with its
abundant juice is the natural hot
There is no food or drink that
has the same refreshing effect on
the sun-baked human.
Unripe, like the muskmelon, it
is apt to produce unpleasant,
colicky symptoms. But thor
oughly ripe, it furnishes safety to
the system with the carrying
away of any feverish tendency.
Among" many foreign peoples,
and some Americans, the fresh
simple juice is considered excel
lent for the liver. The seeds,
bruised and mixed with water to
make an emulsion are given for
The United States dispensa
tory recognizes in its list of "un
official" remedies, the refreshing
and purifying qualities of water-melon
The freshly expressed simple
iice of the melon and a prepara
tion called "watermelon" honey,
are used by the Russian peas
ants for dropsy, chronic conges
tion of the liver and intestinal ca
4 Away back in 1629 an English
jyriter discussed the best meth
ods of growing watermelon fn
hotbeds. Its home is in Egypt.
But ii is found abundantly in In
dia and China. In all southern
Europe melons are both common
Wherever the climate is sultry
and the sun rays are hot, the de
liriously cooling, juicy water
melon wins favor and friends.
To the jfoor Egyptian, water
melon is both food and drink.
And in the wealthy Egyptian
class it is the Custom to eat slices
of watermelon at intervals be
tween each different dish.
In Paris and sometimes in
America, too this melon is eaten
with salt, which is said to facili
tate its digestion.
DO YOU KNOW?
One-piece tub dresses shrunk in
the washing can be easily length
ened by cutting at the waist line
and inserting a belt of the same
Otd -safety razor blades are use
ful in the work basket for ripping
seams and hems.
Clothes need rest as well as
people. The business suit, street
shoes and hat should be taken off,
brushed, cleaned and put away;
carefully when reaching home.
There is economy in embroider
ing the initial on napkins and tow
els. This sort always get more
care at the laundry and always
come back when sent on a tray to
a sick friend.
A substitute polish for ,tan
shoes may be secured by rubbing
them with a wax candle and then
shining them with a soft cloth.
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