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When You Are Settled At
Forty, Be Forty A nd Not
A Caricature of Twenty
The Rejuvenated Woman of. Forty Who Makes a Hit With
Being Twenty Exists Only
In Fiction!
(Copyright. 1915. by Newspaper Feature Sertl ce. Inc.) t
Siirj wna niKiuic-ngeu, quiet, piain.
sallow, dull-eyed, a bit stupid, and
nqt. In the toast Interesting. The
sort of woman who does knit
bootee.i nil the way ncross the continent
on an overland trip. The kind who
tiursn't even sit on the veranda at the
dimmer hotel to see belles "belting."
but stuys In nor room and washes lace
collars for daughter's pretty blouses
and mends runs In daughter's silk stock
ings. A nice, itiiet, kindly, absolutely
commonplace person.
But one day something happened.
She mot a young man. and when she
met him she was wearing, by the merest
accident, daughter's golf cape and
idece's pretty hat, and the man looked
pleased to see her. That pleased look
altered everything!
Mother went homo and took a Turk
ish bath, had her hair shampooed, her
face massaged, her nails "done," went
out and bought a perfectly good new
frock, an Imported hut, a smart set of
furs, and started a brand now life. She
Has a brand new woman.
People who had known her for years
didn't recognize her when they met her
on th fetreet Daughter's friends asked
Iter to tea: daughter's beaux fell In love
with her, nnd her own husband was so
amazed that hU head swam.
And all at once this happened all in
a minute, just because she wore daugh
ter's golf cape and niece's hat, and a
young man looked pleased to see her.
True Only in Stories.
r,ut It was In a story a very e'ever,
tcintlllatlng, brilliant stnry but a etory
for all that.
Tt always Is in a story, or a play,
when a wonwn of forty turns Into a
lnfcciniting siren by the simple aid of a
Turkish bath, a course of facial treat
ments, nnd some new clothes.
Now, it this heroine had been out of
i story and In real life, I am afraid
things would have happened a little bit
Daughter would have gazed at mother
in amazement. Daughter's boaux would
h.ne gathered up their golf sticks and
lied the houe and father would have
ooiimiHpiI the family physician to know
what iin earth was the matter with
jnotlir r.
Mothes do make a great difference,
nnd so does massage and hair "does,"
but they do not entirely change a wo
man's whole character, nnd in a few
weeks at that.
Foitv Is forty, and the woman of forty
who tiles to look and act like a girl of
For Women Readers
Marketing By Telephone.
IN the city hall In Philadelphia
iliev are having an exhibition of
M-ilcs and weights and measures
foi tho beneilt of housewives.
There aie on exhibition 56,000 dis
honest devices of trade! The people
of Philadelphia have been cheated
out of Jt.W'.TOO yearly.
Philadelphia is not so very differ
ent from other parts of the world.
What happens there could happen
anvwhere else.
Thousands of housewives order
their goods by telephone.
That is one thing which favors the
dishonest dealer.
Less than 1 per cent of those who
purchase their goods themselves
have scales and weights and meas
ures at home for weighing goods
after they have been purchased.
This is the other thing which fa
vors the dishonest dealer.
Do you get your money's worth?
Have you scales and weights and
measures at home for verifying the
results of the grocer?
With. 56,000 dishonest devices al
ready In existence for the cheating
of the housewife and the small buy
er, It behooves every woman who
buys retail goods to weigh every bit
Peter's Adventures in Matrimony
Peter Examines Himself.
MARY went to sleep again, and I
rose and turned down the light
and lit my pipe. Our windows
fionted the boardwalk. A clear
iiioun hung aboe the sea. From down
Mails (atiii! the Intermittent hum of
dancing and music. I felt more than
usually thoughtful.
It is well to have another man glance
now and then at one's wife with ftank
nppimiil It clarities jour vision. As I
i it thfie .smoking in the dim lUht of
on i fitting ii'om 1 reheaued our boat
ing tnj, in full. I lemembued llrst that
Hush Janes had toad In Mary's, sollil
tinii for mi something not irritating
in Its pi rsistcnce, but something dls
tlnotb and faorably In contrast with
the inale'tt absoiptlon In his own ali
ments. Next I remembered that Mary,
in an elemental moment of agitation,
lind responded to mj caieles.3 tender
ing with the eager woids. "Peter, why
i.m't vou he be this way all tho time
Instead ol so quick and crltcal anil Im
patient '
us I Indeed, quick and critical and
impatient ' Tho words had started roe
t j .m a lino of thought In which, to bo
lnniest, I had never Indulged, and one
whii h did not make for complete in
ward satisfaction.
She Never Grew Up.
And last, I remembered Jayncs' ready
letoit: "Men consider positive sym
pathy their due, and negative sympathy
their privilege!"
Thev w ere the high spotl In the boat
ing trip episodic, indeed, but painfully
I glanced nt Mary, her wonderful hair
framed In the suft dim glow from the
electrolier. She looked so lovely and so
UaUclously young that I walked away
twenty usually succeeds In looking and
acting inte nouung out a root.
Forty has Its own benuty, Its own At
tractions. Its own Important, useful.
pleasant place In the world a place that
twenty can never by any means pos
sibly have while It's 'twenty. But
forty, as I said before, Is, after all,
forty and the woman who thinks she's
going to make people believe, she's half
her own age, just by a little rouge and
a few new frills, Is making the mistake
of her life.
And what a foolish mistake It Is.
Who cares how old you are? Why
should you care?
It Is what you are that matters, not
how long you hnvc been It.
The man who loves his wife only be
cause she looks young Is the sort of
man who Isn't worth the bother.
Make yourself look like thirty for him.
If you're fifty, and he'll be so busy
making love to a sixteen-year-old girl
that he'll never notice how you look
at all.
Be What You Are.
The woman of forty whose husband
loves her and, oh, there are thousands
and thousands of such women, thank
goodness I Is loved for what she Is, and
not for what she looks.
What do you remember about your
mother, the dress she wore when she
took you In her arms and kissed anny
your tears when somebody inughed nt
you for wearing an old-fashioned dress
How did she look when she, stood at
the door waiting for you t 'noon, so
anxious to hear how you liked the new
teacher, and how the new tencier liked
you, thnt she could hardly bear to let
you get your hat off? Why, you can
shut your eyes and see her now dear
mother! How long Is It since you felt
her hand In yours? You love every
line In her tired face, the little wrinkles
around the eyes why. they were made
by kindly laughter! The lines about the
mouth, they came when she was nurs
ing you through typhoid. Yoit wouldn't
have one of them gone for all the
beauty parlors In the world.
Your mother turning into a siren, nt
her age? Why. It would break your
heart! And drive your fattier raving
The very thing he loves about your
mother Is thnt she Isn't a siren. He
sees plenty of them, both amateur and
professional, down town.
And, let me whisper, did you ever
notice that It Is always by a woman
writer, tho storv of tho middle-aged
mother who turns Into a girl nnd hyp
notizes the world at forty?
Men even writers when they are men
know better.
They have seen It tried on them.
of material that comes to her house.
The woman who would not let a
clerk sell her an Inch less than the
diess material which she has pur
chased will Inconsistently stand for
anything that tho grocer decides to
send her.
Rternal vigilance In all matters
will pay.
Odd Facts
A land mine In warfaro consists of a
charge of high explosive burled In the
ground, and arranged so as to cxplodo
whon the enemy's troops are over It.
Mines are also used In siege warfare,
tunnels being driven under the enemy's
fortifications and enormous quantities
of high explosive placed In them.
The Grand Duchess Olga, the Czar's
daughter. Is an honorary colonel of a
crack Russian cavalry regiment, and
on review occasions rides at its head
attired In uniform. The Kaiser's daugh
ter ie also a "colonel" In the Death's
Head Hutsars.
With the prince of Wales at tho front
as an aide on tho staff of Sir John
French, every monarchlul countiy now
at war In Kurope Is represented In tho
fighting line bv Its King or heir to tho
to the window and stared out over tho
sea, disturbed at what? My wife's ap
peal anco of outh. For It had come
over me all at once that Mary had not
yet grown up, that here was a little
girl, not Immature in ye.ns, perhaps,
merely immature In development, fac
ing a woman's job, and a big Job at that
the responsibility of marriage. Once
the law conceded that a girl was of
age three years before a man, and
people continually assert that a girl of
certain years is older than her twin
bi other. I cannot see It. Theie may
come a time whon a woman's sense of
icsponslblllty gives her greater muturlty
than the man of her age, but It Is not
true in the case of the oung and shel
teicd gill. '
Peter Realizes His Faults.
I know tonight that I was ages older
than Mary. It was logical and Inevi
table. Who had swathed my eyes with
rose-colored chiffon, told me that all
men were good and the world without
evn ' .o one. xei .iiary nau upon sur
rounded with beautiful faliy tales since
her birth, and chiefly for the protection
of her Innocence. Where there Is no
strife there is mental anaemia. Such
was the Immature mind of the girl
whose values and ideals were false. I
had gone out to brush elbows with men,
had found every Illusion stripped coarse
ly from my Idealistic vision before 1
might even call myself a man. Mary's
ideals and illusions were still intact
What then evolved tonight from this
ci'rlous sense of discontent and self
disparagement? Simply this, that my
little wife had not grown up, and I was
expecting too much of her.
The conclusion came with much dis
turbance to my peace of mind. I stare
blankly at the moonlit sea outside my
window, wondering why In heaven's
name my vision was so clear. Why
must I. now that I had decided that
marriage was a failure, find In the as-
jnp Y.J3br..MUT &'
Second Article in Series of
Six By Mr. and Mrs. Ver
non Castle, Now Appear
ing in The Times Weekly.
BKFOP.E I explain the polka It
mlc.ht be well to tell why 1
think it should be revived
nnd modernized not to take
the place of tho other dances so
popular now, hut to add variety to
all dance programs. We havo ut
present a leaning toward things old
fashioned. This Is most noticeable
In tho qualntness 0f the fashionable
woman's attire. In fact, my wife
Is wearing at parties the diess you
see In these photographs
Easy To Learn.
Possibly the most Important ex
cuse for a revival and moderniza
tion of the porka Is because It is
easv to learn and so enJoablc to
dance. In tho polka you hop rather
than slide, which Is exactly oppo
site to tho usual Eteps in our other
present-day dances. This hop, if
not exaggerated, Is most graceful.
The counting for this dance is l-.'-S-hop.
You do the hop after the third
step; that Is, if you start this way:
left, right, left, hop, the hop comes
on the left foot. If thh is clear to
you It Is s.ifo to take up the dance
Itself, which I will explain by Imag
ining myself the instructor and you
my partner and pupil, if jou hap
ren to bo a man you must put your
self In my place and study my de
scription In that way.
Old Descriptions Best.
In reading old descriptions of tho
polka dances, we run across sen
tences which so accurately describe
the beauty of this dance that they
may be quoted here to add to our
description of the steps.
"The gentleman bhould hold the
lady neither too near nor distant too
near would violate propriety and
grace too distant would bo difficult.
The polka, which found Its way
into our balls under the auspices
ot fashion has had an assured suc
cess. By its soft and graceful movements
the naturo of Its steps, which jlold
nrnvnl nf nnntlinr mn,,a a..a ....ti-i-
from which my opinions emeiged warp-
'i"" BiiiKiiiiuiy uusaiisractory .'
Looking back, not on Mai's faults,
nllt llttnn unmA nt mi n r r
record of cm ping and initable judK-
.....hi. i,u,t iiiuut? my iace ouril.
"M.v. ,l!ttln wtfp waH beautiful, vain,
snonmnn nvrrfrind nf ,l.ni,D .,. i '
any way familiar with her Job.
i iiats ii iruo inn, uut one by one. I
faced facts and drew from them, not a
caso against Mary, but an extenuation
that made me uncomfortable.
(Copyrluht by Nesjaper Feature Service.)
His Wife's Dollar.
Monday morning, finding htmseir
short of change, he was weak enough
to boi row a dollar from her.
Monday overling, when ho came home,
she met him ns ho wus Hanging up his
hat with: "Hollo, dear, I lent you a
uuunr mis morning. .
ili. so jou did. Well, here It Is.
Don't spend It all In one place."
The next morning at breaktast she
pashed him tho toaht, lemarkiug: "How
about tho dollar 1 lent you yesterday
morning, dear?"
"Mi, that. Why d!dn t you mention It
before"" And he passed her a dollar.
Wednesday evening she lenmrked
suddenly while he was reading the war
news on 1ho sporting page: "Oh, dear,
did sou ever give me that dollar I lent
you Mondiy morning?"
"That thing haunts me; haven't 1
given It to ou yet?" ho said.
.She merely pouted, and he handed her
a silver dollar,
Thursday morning at breakfast tho
murmured: "Tim dollar 1 loaned you
Monday, dear did 1 ever get It back?"
"Soveral times," he replied.
"Well, she said haughtily, "If you're
going to be stingy nliuiit tt."
Ho he gae her nnother one. Detroit
Fre Pre,
to Mr. and
The Polka Is Danced Like This
mr v. castle
Left To commence we as
sume usual dancing position
for both to go forward.
Right For the second step 1
swing in front of Mrs. Cas
tle and we continue same
step facing each other.
Bottom A graceful position
' taken before beginning
polka or as
so readily to all the caprices of the
waltzer by the e'k.iraetcr of its airs
for the most part inspiied bv "iich
happy musical feeling It Is certain
to preserve Its rank In our balls, pro
dding as It does for our waltzers
an indispensable repose nmld the
fever of the waltz.
The First Step.
To rommnce we a&sume the usual
dancing position for Ixith to go for
ward. I start on my left and jou on
your right (this will bo better under
stood from our first photograph).
Now we start dancing tho polka
step In this position, going forward
around the room. This is the first
figure, which (while we are learn
ing) we will do eight times.
For the second' flguie 1 swing in
front of you and we continue the
same steps facing each other, turn
Even As
By Jeannette Morgan
WOMAN there Is, and she plays
A auction btidgo
"A (Hut not as you and I),
She plays to lose rather than win;
And to outbid her paitner Isn't a sin.
A good autlon "Ml"" she throws away,
And prefers to visit rather than play
v (But not as you and I);
She's n talkative dame during the
And sometimes we wonder why she
She lends the wronc card and trumps
the the wrong ace.
And cvor one wants her In the dum
my's place
(Ken as you and 1).
She plays second hand high and thlru
hand low.
And "ion wondeis why we glare at her
She s-av-s it's a shame, and she isn't
to "blame
If she had the cards sho could play
the game
" (Even as you and I).
For 25 cents you can make
your hair lustrous, fluffy,
and abundant.
Immediate? Ym Certain? that's
the Joy of It. Your hair hpromn llcrht.
wavy, fluffy, abundant and appears as
soft, lustrous and beautiful as a young
girl's after a nanderino hair clean.se.
Just try this moisten a cloth with a
little Danderlne and carefully draw It
through your hair, taking ono small
strand at a time This will cleanse the.
hair of dust, dirt or excessive oil, and
Mrs. Vernon Castle
it ends.
ing the while as in the two-step (2d
photo) You muRt be very careful
not to hop until after the third step,
and aUso, when you do hop on the
one foot the heel of the other should
come up, as Mrs. Castle's foot Is in
the third photograph. This step we
will also do eight times.
The third figure Is very simple and
very pretty. I release my light hand,
which is around your waist, and wo
bow to each other. The time for this
bow is eight beats four to make the
bow and four to straighten up again.
After that wo commence the polka
step again. I start on my left foot
and you on your right foot, ns be
fore. Fourth Figure Difficult.
The fourth and last figure is not
quite so simple. While we are fac
ing each other doing; the ordinary
You and I"
j She makes a hlg bid and forces a
And gets her partner In all kinds of
of trouble,
And while the doubters are doubling
and making a. pile
Her partner must sit wfth an amiable
(Even as you and I).
When the judgment day comes and we
are asked to show
Tho score we've made down here below,
I know a lot they would overlook
And not put down In the great big
And give all something In the honor
column i
That othewlse wouldn't go In the vol
ume For the odds are against them in mak
ing u slam.
And they can't be blamed for 'saying
"Oh, damn!"
Evening Te!tBi.
In-Just s few moments you have doubled
thT beauty of your hair. A dell-jhtful
surprise awaits those whose hair has
been neglected or Is scraggy, faded, dry,
brittle or thin. Besides beautifying the
hair. Danderlno dissolves every particle
of dandruff; cleanses, purifies and in
vigorates the scalp, forever stopping
Itcbmg an'd falling hair, but what will
phase you most will be after a few
weeks' iibe when you see new hair
flue and downy at first yes but really
new hair growing all over, the scalp. If
jou cure for pretty, soft halt, and lota
of It. surely get a 26-cent bottle of
Knuwlton's Danderlne from any drug
store or toilet counter and Just try it
An Actual Lesson on the
Castle Polka By the Great
est Authorities on Modern
Dancing in America.
polka step we change hands that Is,
I take our right in my right and
your left In my left, your right hand
being behind vour back. Now to
make the change I do two ordinary
walking steps, and you turn a little
so that vou (keeping on with the
polka step) are at my side Instead
of faring me. After my two walk
ing steps "wo go Into the polka
again, and In the position seen
in the fifth photograph. This Is all
there Is to the polka, and to get back
again to the first figure, all I do Is
to take two more walking steps and
take the original hand position.
Whoever pretends to dance the
polka without sufficient previous
study, will Infallibly exhibit him
self if not ridiculous, at least awk
ward and serve as a contrast to
those who have given It the atten
tion It requires.
(Next lesson Monday. February 8,
"The Castle Gavotte.' )
(Copyright. 1911. Otis F. Wood.)
Advice to Girls
Mary You are both verir foolish
children. You have been offended very
easily, and he has acted evsn worse.
If he Is as Impolite and selfish as he
seems to be, I shouldn't think you
would want to "win him back." Try to
forget him, and make it apparent that
you are giving him up of your own
accord and aren't in the sorrowful sit
uation of a damsel In distress.
Sorry In the case you mention It
would be a good idea for you to apolo
gize for your hasty action In a letter.
If you break the ice he will be willing
to do a much.
Lonesome Heavens, Lonesome, that
is no time for you to allow a man to
call-9:30! I shouldn't think you would
want to win his affection away from
another girl if he has been calling upon
her for so long a time. You don t want
to be second fiddle, do you? Explain to
him that you cannot see him so late in
the evening. Why. Lonesome, that"
the time most callers are preparing to
go. He shouldn't expect that you will
allow him to call so late.
How To Safely
Peel Your Face
r. .- an arit. discolored or
weather-beaten complexion, the most
sensible thing to do Is to rYe, "r
rather than patch It over or doctor It
with cosmetics. ine'i -- ;""-"
remove tho complexlon-asldo from re
sorting to an expensive and painful
. . ..iah ( Kv m.iinii rti oral-
surgical ""--- "'--mS the wi
nary mcrtuur "- ---- -------
over the face at nlM, as you would
cold cream; wasn n """
This gradually peels off the lifeless and
tides gradually the fresh young skin
heneatn Deams ionu. "" " ","'"
clear, velvety, healthy-hued complexion
such aa no unnatural method can pos
sibly produce. Chaps, freckles, blotches,
pimples all surface defects due to
weather, ill-health or the ravages of
time of course, oisappear wnn in uid-
i.j -i.iR i.L- Mia ririifffftftt fnr An
ounce of mercollzed wax; you won t
need more.
If you wear wrinkles or crowsfeet,
the best thing to do Is to bathe your
face In a harmless lotion made by dis
solving an ounce of powdered saxollte
In a half pint witch hasel. Nothing else
will so Burcly erase the unwelcome lines.
"order a package
-of MILLAR'S Self-Rlnc
tluckwhtat today and have
tho most dtllelous griddle
cakes you have ever .nitd
for tomorrow' breakfast
Quaranteed strictly pur.
SJT At your trocer .
No ronemners auppltrd
Wholesaler, lit ana M St. I. E.
Scientific Research Does
Not Sanction the Use of
The All-Vegetable Diet
M. A.; M. D. (Johns Hopkins.)
T-1E art of trying to do a man'
work upon a pabulum of vegeta
tion Is an ideal that la neither
tlthlcal nor unethical, but apt to
.be decidedly precarious to a living tex
tile balance.
Physiologically the food faddists who
lament the cannibalism of the normal
human creature and urge the propa
ganda of vegetarianism, hold to the doc
trine that the teeth and stomach were
made to consume lentils and not lean
meats, chickweed and kumquata, In lieu
of chicken and ham.
Al a matter Of fant. ihm human Intan.
tine is not only midway between that
of the herb-eating brute and the car
nivorous animal, but the alimentary
canal of mankind Is totally unfitted to
digest grasses.
True enoUeh. It la also -theoretically
rriade, not for fleah. but for fruits. The
manlike ape subsists on these.
Teeth Made for Grinding.
Sclentlfio researches all point vaway
from a universal and exclusive use of
plant food for man. His very stomach
ferments and tissue Juices are made for
consuming and macerating flesh and
fiber. Moreover, there is a mechanism
present In his dental apparatus which
demands something tough and meaty
to grind, tear, and bite upon.
Indeed, the sustained energy, pre
cision, skill, co-ordination and muscular
perception of a vegetarian as compared
Sniffle Dislikes His Ears
(Copyright, 1915. by Florence Yoder.)
AFTER all ot the animals In
Tabbyland found out that
Sniffle got up early by hang
ing his ear out from under
the covers, they were very Jealous.
You see, all of the animals did not
have nice long ears and could not
hang them out. For Instance, Tom
Tabby, who was a kitty boy. had
hardly any ears at all. When
he put on his nightcap his cars were
all covered up, and he couldn't hang
one out if he wanted to!
Bo he Immediately began to tease
Sniffle about his earj. They met
one morning in the Big Road, and
Tom Tabby looked at the cars of
Bnirile. He wanted to make hint
feel that they were ugly Instead or
pretty and that he wouldn't have
them for the world.
"Good morning," he grunted to Snif
fle. The bunny sidled to one side
of the road and grinned nervously.
"Heard the news?" asked Tom. In
nocently. "No; I just started out."
replied Sniffle. Tommy laughed very
wickedly. "Well, you know that
short cars are the latest thing, and
everyone Is trying to make them
grow that way. Of course, we Tab
bies (he ran a paw over his tiny
ear) are already In style, as usual."
Poor sniffle ran his paw over his
ears, and they seemed so long that
he did not know just what to say.
"I did not know that I was not in
style," ho murmured, while Tommy
giggled. "I'll ask Pinkeyes what can
be done." He looked very mourn
ful, and began at once to hate the
hugh pink ears that Stood up from
his head.
"I think that I will go back home,"
he said abruptly, and turned around
and hopped down the road. Now
Tom Tabby did not mean to make
Sniffle do anything rash, but just
meant to have some fun, and he ran
home laughing to himself without a
thought of the trouble he had caused
In the heart of poor Sniffle. The bun
ny went home, llpplt?. lop. down the
The Gavotte Is The
Castles' Next Lesson
The Castle Gavotte, second in the
series of Modern Dances, posed and
described by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
Castle, now appearing in this paper,
will be printed on Monday, February
ZTbe XlHlasbinoton ftimes
with a worker who adds meat to his
diet Is shown by refined psychological
tcstfi to be' far superior In the meat
eater than In the vegetarian.
Buprrflclnlly, to the ordinary observer,
one who lives upon fruits, cereals and
plants generally seems as muscular and
vigorous as his ilcsh-catliu brother.
When a llve.ly school of typhoid or
pneumonia microbes happen to penc-
trate his b'Ing, however, there Is a dif
ferent story to tell.
Meat Depends on Work.
The fatalities among vegetarians In
active life are but slightly higher, but
the maiming, Incapacity and withdrawal
of theso from labor lasts many weeks
and months longer, according to the
studies made, than among the eaters of
mixed foods.
There are, however, many exceptions
to this. The benefit of a strict fruit and
green vegetable diet for men past the
meridian of aggressive labor and vigor
ous muscular life Is unquestioned.
This, however, is not so much because
It Is a vegetarian existence as from the
fact that the bulk and amount of food
is thus greatly abbreviated.
Infants, invalids, those convalescent
from scarlet fever, tho happy, middle
aged person who sits around all day
smoking his pipe, and certain tribes of
the tropics, whose lives are one sweet
siesta, may dispense with meats, as all
may profitably omit strong drink.
Uusually, however, the hard working
laborer worthy of his hire needs must
have his meat.
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road, and straight Into the little red
' house.
Hfi ran inside and threw himself
down In a chair and put his face in
hlfi paws. Pinkeyes ran to lilm In
amazement. It was startling ti see
easy going, modest Sniffle crying.
"Whatever Is the matter?" he cried,
and with many sighs and sobs. Snif
fle told him. Pinkeyes snorted with
anger when ho finished and walked
up and down with his paws in his
walhtcoat poCkets muttering awful
things about Tom Tabby. Then he
gave a look at Sniffle, patted him
on tho shoulder, and went out of the
house. Straight for the Tabby house
he made, and arrived at the back
gate Just as Tom went in the front.
At his call Mrs. Tabby came tun
ning out, and he began to tell her the
storv. "And Sniffle wants to rut
his ears off!" he finished. Mrs.
Tabby laughed, and even Pinkeyes
had to grin, for It did Bound so f-inny.
"Never mind," said Mrs. Tabby, "I
will bring Tom to jour house tonight,
have Sniffle there and depend on me
to fix things up." Pinkeyes nodded
and hurried away, and Mrs. Tabb
went indoors, but not a word did she
say to Tom.
That night when t-he took him to
the Bunny house he was afraid some
thing was going to happen, but as
the evening passed an no one said
"ears" ho felt better. But Just ns
they were about to go, Mvs. Tabby
looked over her glasses, and said to
Sniffle, "What beautiful ears you
have my dear!" Sniffle wiggled with
pleasure, and Tom. all of a hudden
conscious of his stubby ears, gitw
pink. "You are better pff than we
cats are," she sighed, while Tom
grew pinker in his whiskers, and
Pinkeyes began to smile. "You see,
while we have Just whiskers with
which to feel our way in the dark,
you have both ears and whiskers, and
can feel danger ftom above too!
She stroked the soft velvety ear as
she spoke. Sniffle bilghtened and
smiled. Tom hung his head, and nev
er agalh, in all of Tabbyland, did
anv animal make fun of the ears of
a blngle Bunny!

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