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such as is used to hold treasures, and
then from the folds of his robe Ka
riza drew forth a rusted metallic box
and threw open its cover, revealing
a mass of glittering gems.
And now Djalhma seemed to un
derstand, and Ronald, too; .under
stood as well. After the years the
stolen fortune of Coila's father had
heen discovered and the honest, loyal
brother of Djalhma had sacrificed his
home and kin in behalf of the daugh
ter of Col. John Brentwood, the mas
ter of his brother.
So Coila was rich and all her busi
ness troubles ended. And there was
a speedy wedding. And what of
Djalhma and Kariza? They would not
return to their native land. Yet the
ban of silence was unremoved. It
was by chance that one day Ronald
in the city came across a native Hin
doo traveler, a priest. He told him of
his mute friends.
There was a ceremonial removal of
the ban of silence, paid for liberally
by Ronald, and the curse removed.
Djalhma and Kariza sang for joy.
HOW TO CLEAN A GAS STOVE
By Mary Urie Watson,
Domestic Science Expert, Ontario
A stove apron, a couple of old
newspapers, a wire sink brush, a
monkey wrench, whisk broom,-dustpan,
brush, a sink towel, several
pieces of old cloth, soap and washing
soda and the separator-oil bottle are
Put on the apron and spread the
papers on the table.
Fill a dishpan with strong, hot
soapsuds, put into it to soak the drip
ping pan, the rack and ,any other
movable nickel pieces of the stove.
Fill the kitchen tub half full of
strong hot soda water. Put in all the
movable black parts, of the stove, as
grates, doors and trays.
Brush out both ovens and all parts
of the stove frame.
Wet one of the old cloths in hot
water, rub it on the soap and wash
off the stove. Dry with an old cloth.
Oil the black parts lightly with the
separator oil and polish thoroughly
with an old dry cloth.
Let the soda water out of the tub,
replace with fresh, warm water and
scrub the black pieces with the wire
brush. Dry, oil. and polish them and
put back on the stove.
Transfer the nickel pieces to a pan
of soapy water, scrub thoroughly,
dry with the sink towel and retifrn
to their places.
Burn the old cloths and wash the
tub and sink. Oily cloths are danger
ous when tucked into corners out of
sight. When not washed after us
ing, they have been known to take