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other, Margie, and they will Be hap
py wherever they are. -I have-taken
Jack's wife right to my heart, Mar
gie," Aunt Mary continued, "and
when I go to bed at night and I begin
to get lonely and pity myself as a
poor old woman whose husband is
dead and who is all alone, I think of
you two dearVgirls, with all my life
ahead of me, and I thank God I've got
you for my own. For Margie, dear,
I'm going to just pretend you arid
.Mary are my own daughters."
Lets i adopt Mollie, too, Aunt
Mary," I said with a kiss. "You see,
dear, you have been so busy since
you came over here that you have
not had time to get acquainted with
Mollie, and she really needs your lov
ing sympathy and wise advice more
man eimer Mary or i.
Mollie has her mother, answered
Aunt Mary somewhat stiffly.
"There are mothers and mothers,"
I remarked lightly.
You must not talk like that, Mar
gie dear. Sarah would be very much
hurt if she knew you felt that way
"My dear, dear old Aunty, you
haven't the slightest idea that I love
Dick's mother as I do you, have you?
Why, if you ask me I shall say that
I think she is an extremely self-ren-tered,
selfish old lady who has never
been much of a mother to any of her
"It is a wonder to me that Jack and
Dick are as decent as they are, and
Mollie, poor girl, has had almost to
form her own morals, her own char
acter and her own social environment
all by herself. She is now at the age
when she-must have people who love
and sympathize with her.
"One minute to hear Mother Wav
erly talk you would think she was
never young, and the next she does
some foolish thing which a child
twelve years old would be ashamed
I always get a little warm when I
begin to talk of Mother Waverly. It
seems to me she has always been!
"negative." Shet always, tells you
"what nob to-doj" But-never .encour
ages you with ''what to do?' With
Mollie she deals wholly in prohibi
tion; principles of conduct are never
a part of her advice.
She reminds me of the woman
whose little girl was asked, "What is
"Ellen," answered, the child..
"Ellen what?" persisted the ques-,
"Ellen Don't,'", answered the tiny
tot, all in good faith.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
ANIMALS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
There are hyenas and hyenas.
There's the. laughing hyena, prob
ably the ugliest, most grotesque
looking creature of the animal king
dom, and there is the striped hyena
and the cave-hyena. The picture
above is that of the striped hyena.
Its long neck is the distinctive char
acteristic of the hyena, and it is also
noted for the strength of its neck and
jaws. It's a beast of nocturnal hab
its, hiding by day and hunting by
night, and the object of its -hunt is
often living .animals.
When blowing out a candle hold
the light above you and then blow. If
you do thfs the wick will not smoul
der, and therefore the candle will be
easily lighted again. The contrary
will be the case if you blow downwards.
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