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PFffiE) SEENT HUESE!
TOLD BY AUNT
A long, long time ago, away out in
the. woods in a far country, a queer
old couple lived. They hadn't money.
No one, knew how they got food,
even. - .
Theg had three sons!
One day the oldest lad decided to
go out into the world and try to make
his own bread and butter. He walked
and walked and walked, for hours
an3 hours and hours!
As the shades of night fell on Old
Earth, and everything was growing
hushed in preparation for the long
night's rest, the lad came in sight of
a king's palace.
"What are you looking for?" asked
the king, "who sat in a great easy
chair on the palace porch.
"I'm looking for a place to work,
sir," said the lad.
"Will you work for me?" asked the
king. "I want some one to watch
my seven foals. If you will watch
them one whple day and then come
back to me and tell me what they
eat and drink, I will let you have my
beautiful daughter for your wife. But
if you do not do it I will cut three
DEEP, WIDE GASHES in your back
and then fill them up with SALT."
Oh, boys and -girls, can you imagine
anything so cruel?
The lad thought the task set for
him was very easy, so he said he
would gladly do it
The next morning, at the first peep
of dawn, he set forth behind the
seven foals. They went off a a fast
.gallop. Up hill and down dale, over
rocks and through rivers, they rushed
along. But the lad kept up with them
until he turned a corner and saw be
fore him an old witch sitting in the
cleft of a rock. She was spinning.
She saw him the moment he saw her!
"Come here, cotoe here, my boy,"
ghe whined "I will give you a nice
heap of soft grass to sit upon, and, I
will comb your hair for you all day
long. Don't follow those foolish foals
The boy did as he was asked. He
was so tired and wearied with his
long run, you see. When evening
came he said, "Well, I may as well
go back home, for there is no use to
go to the palace. I have not kept
faith with the king."
"Oh, wait," said the old witch, "till
the foals come back this way again.
Then you can go home with them, v
I will give you a flask of water and
a clod of turf. You may take these
to the king and say they are what
the foals eat and drink."
The lad did this and wheahe
reached the king's palace the king
"Have you watched the foals all
day faithfully? Can you tell me what
they eat and drink?" '
The lad showed the king what the
old witch had given him. The king
was very angry, for he knew he had
been tricked. So he turned and gave
the lad the three stripes on his back
and then sent him home, crying bit
terly. What do you think happened the
(To be continued.)
Pyorrhoea is the frequent cause of
loss of teeth by grown persons. De
cay is the usual cause of such loss in
children. Pyorrhoea needs the most
careful home treatment and the best
care of a competent dentist.
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