AND A LITTLE CHILD
SHALL LEAD THEM
S ...Copyright, hXO, liy T. C. JlcCluro...
Allyn Hardin wns man wno,
though but thirty-ievon, hail traveled
till lie was well weaned witii the
world. Without lanuly or ti'vs, no one
cared when he came nor where lie
went, so that whenever lie did think of
upon Miss Kllison with something of
So, thinking much but understand
|j§|ing little of each other, they went their
|pp|separate ways until one morning early,
hen a train drew out from the depot,
settling down it was with a very do- I Pretty lady!" And she, feeling too
cided picture in his mind—a picture
of home that was home in the fullest
sense of the word, where there reigned
a wife whose life would be bound up
in that home where there romped IiU
tie children who would welcome him
with smiles and with drooping taces
see him go. And it was this feeling, but
dully realized, that made him look
doubt, albeit much of admiration.
Life was Joyous to Alice Ellison
Her blood ran high, and nothing had
crossed her path that tended to make
her feel aught but the joy of living.
It was natural, therefore, that she
should laugh and dance and sing.
Sometimes, though, it palled 011 her,
and she would sit within the silence of
her room, wondering why she could
not "fall iu love, really and truly and
deeply." And always at this wonder
the picture of Allyn Hardin rose be
fore her and her heart grew tender.
And then something would crop up,
like the weeds in the parable, choking
out these tiny seeds of love. And that
something was pitifully like the vision
that had but just caused her a momen
tary gladness, liut the clear blue eyes
were so cold, the line mouth.to firmly
get with determination, the chin so
square, that she would rise impatient
ly, crying out:
"Ah, no, he would never be tender,
nor sweet, nor—nor"—
For she, too, had her picture of what
a home should be, and while she
scarcely dared dwell on it, as he could
do, it was there, in the clouds above
her head—a home iu which there was
a woman whose life's one aim was to
keep the tired lines from her husband's
ps.yface, the worrying cares from his
.§§|lieart, to maintain forever tlie smiles
jTOoa those little upturned faces at her
pt|knee. But the husband must be one
Wjwtth a heart warm enough to take and
Blfproflt by the sympathy she held out to
Rllshim in such good abundance, a man
fggwho could understand the hearts of
||!|tho8e little children in the arms of that
chair car, Allyn
step of the last
He was off on his vacation, and in
the curlings of the smoke be saw not
the face of Alice Ellison, but cool, green
nooks by running streams. He heard
the crunch of the dried leaves beneath
his feet and felt the tugging of the
traut upon his line.
He had bid AHce goodby two even
ings before, expecting to leave the eity
then, and he recalled her look of good,
frank friendship as she had put her
1S5 hand in his. "What a pity there is not
more to her," he mused. "She is so at
tractive, but she lacks weight."
The train was coming to a stop, and
Allyn rose and went out 011 the plat
form. They were slowing Into a pic
turesque little town with green trees in
sight of the depot and big, sprawly
southern homes, white and green in the
Was that Alice
Yes, there on the lower step of the
coach ahead of him she stood, with an
impatience barely hidden by her quiet
manner, waiting for the train to stop.
She was smiling, oh, so brightly, and
the train had scarcely come to a stand
still before she had sprung down and
was running across the platfoVm to
Allyn Ilardin could not believe his
A little girl with brown legs flashing
bare above low socks and facp left bare
by the bonnet that hung about her
neck, reflecting the brightness he had
seen 011 Alice's, came rushing down the
platform too. With a shriek of joy she
threw herself into Alice's open arms.
The whistle blew again. Alice was
moving off with a young man and wo
man who had joined her.
"Miss Ellison! How do you do?"
Alice turned about: quickly.
"Oh," she gasped, "I thought you
were in Wisconsin!" She moved to
ward the train, not losing hold of the
little hand that lay iu hers.
"I could not get off. Wish I had
known you were aboard"—the train was
moving. "Goodby, goodby."
"Bon voyage," called Alice. Then,
beading toward the child, "Wave by
by to Mr. Hardin."
A sunburned little hand clawed the
*ir, and Alice, raising her head, looked
up at Allyn. They both laughed.
On the rest of that northbound trip
all that Allyn saw was a little country
railroad station, with its usual motley
setting. Standing forth from it all
were the same two figures, the Madon
na and the child—one In gown of softly
clinging blue, the other in ruffled white
The two weeks' visit to her brother
It was October petfuips she might
find some of her friends returning to
the city. Pausing a moment on the
threshold of the sleeker, she looked
down the red plush aisle.
A few feet in iron I: of her a man was
seated, with his back turned toward
her. lie had light hair, "just like Mr.
Hardin's." anil standing on the seat
beside linn was a little child. Tlu car
lurched, and the little fellow swayed,
only to be caught: by a strong arm that
threw him downward. Then the man's
head darted down, and Alice smiled at
the screams of childish laughter.
She watched them lor a moment
then the child, peering over the man's
shoulder, called out: "Pretty lady!
weary to more than smile at the little
follow, turned to go back to her unin
The train was crossing tlie long
bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, and
Alice paused in the vestibule between
the Pullman and the chair car. Stand
ing at the window she looked out upon
the vastnoss of the moonlit lake
She held out both hands to Allyn
Hardin, and as his own closed over
hers a sudden picture flashed before
her. She heard again those peals of
childish laughter, saw again a man's
head bend swiftly down, like a great
boy's, beneath (he tug of baby hands
saw a face, habitually cold, alight with
something divinely warm as It had
looked at her across the sunny head
of little Alice from the narrow door
way of a fast receding train. Her
heart gave a bound that frightened
her, and, drawing her hands away,
she turned and looked again upon the
"I was called home unexpectedly on
business," Allyn was explaining, when
he noted that she was not listening,
lie stepped nearer to her side.
"Miss Ellison," he began. Then he
saw how the moonlight was caught and
shimmered in the tears that lay on her
cheek and which she could not help
any more than she could have told the
reason why they fell.
"What's the matter, Alice?"
There was a long pause, and when
she answered her voice was like a tired
"Nothing only I'm so tired."
She had turned and involuntarily
stretched forth her hands again, but
Allyn's hands slipped past hers, and he
folded her in his arms.
"Oh, Alice," he murmured—"Alice,
you don't know how I love you."
She raised her wet face to his, and as
he bent low over Uer the weight slipped
from her heart and the old life that had
so tired her became a thing of the past.
College Men In Strange Pine-en.
A dozen hurried street ear men, with
ten minutes in which to eat, got tho
lunch man somewhat rattled. No. 2269
thrust his carroty face over the counter
and yelled for an egg sandwich.
"You're too slow, son," he said. "Be
swift. Be a New Yorker.'
"Don't hurry me," said the other, "or
I'll go back to Philadelphia."
When ail had been served and had
stamped out to tile street, the lunch
man remarked to a silent observer:
"Did you notice the red fellow that
jollied me? lie's a scholar, a bright
chap. Studied at Oxford, England."
"I think, then, he might do better
than cry 'Fares, please!' and pull a bell
"You'd t)' so," said tho other.
"And the |lies to me. Look at
this." He produ. the year book of a
southern college and pointed to his
name on the roil of graduates. "You
will hardly belhtvo it, but I'm a gradu
ate in law of this university. I don't
like tlie business I'm in now. Force of
circumstances, you know."—New York
"V' Sitfun of Old Age.
"Do you know the surest Indication
of old age?" said a physician the other
day. "Tho surest indications in man,"
he continued, "ure a moist eye, a dry
palm and a shrlnkiug of the calf of the
leg. All the indications are due to
some action of the nerves consequent
upon advancing years. Iu the matter
of tlie eye the tilth section Is interfered
with, and it is this that causes a flow
of water. The dryness of the palms is
caused by an interference with tlie
functions of the body, also due to the
action of the nerves, and the shrinkage
of the leg follows from similar causes.
"In old age, too, you notice some men
become more corpulent than In the ear
ly portion of their lives. With drinking
men the change is often produced by
the quantity of saccharin which they
consume with their drinks, and with
those who do not drink it follows from
other physiological changes. With w«
men the dimness of tho eye does not
come so soon as it does in men."
camc to an end, and the train was fast gard to the same churches at the death
drawing AHce Ellison away from the: tit the linii of Chatham, the city of
sweet peace of the country Into the j.oiulon declaring that so great a states
rush and whirl of that old life In the miin should be burled in St. Paul's,
city. lieanlng back In her clialr, while parliament insisted that one so
dreamily looking out of the window, noble in every way would be more
she came to the conclusion that she properly placed amid the dust of kings
waa tired of herself. in Westminster abbey, and that not to
"Kolibiiiir t'etcr to Pay I'uul."
"Robbing Peter to pay Paul" was
tirst used wlieu Westminster abbey was
called St. Peter's cathedral. Money
being needed to settle the accounts of
St. Paul's cathedral, it was taken by
those in authority from St. Peter's,
quite to the dissatisfaction of the peo
ple, who asked, "Why rob St. Peter to
pay St. Paul?" Over 200 years al'ter
ward the saying was again used in re-
She sighed and rose wearily. Sway-' /ury him thore would be for the second
ing with the motion of the car, ahe time "rebbitis St. Peter to pay St
her way toward the Pallmawk Paul." The abbey carried the day.
sky and felt very tired and small
useless. She was not blue, nor was
she morbid, but somehow her heart re
belled at going back to that old life in
the city—so empty,.so shallow, so—
"Alice! Miss Ellison"—
"Why—why—where did you come
from' Her voice trembled, but she
did not care.
AS BOLD AS A LION."
Rather Sny Itold JI.I 11 I'urtridjfe if
Wtu Would Be"
The only explanation ot llie adage,
"As bold as a lion." is that the lion's
magnificent, muscular body, his noble
head, great mane, the fact that he is a
wild beast ami- still more proimbly—
his deep throated roar thai sounds so
axtraonlinarily bold have ma.le him
feared for generations. Hut, the I1011
belongs to the lanuly of cats and is
not bold. To those who know best he
is not brave even in the hour ot dan
ger. Hie lioness, who is smaller, K-sa
terrible to look upon ami is without a
mane, is brave in uerense ot her young,
but she, too, is not bold. She is merely
bolder than the I1011. I11 comparison
with any animal that can face danger
and liicht "fair" the lion is a coward.
To prove it let 11s see l'or a moment
how it is that the lion chooses to limit
1 The I1011 does not hunt. I11 the reeds
and grasses near some pool in the jun
gle he lies hidden where lie knows that
other animals will go to drink. I'at
like, lie leaps upon lus victim, striking
it with his powertul paws. '.I hen his
great jaws break the neck of the un
fortunate creature lie has taken by sur
prise, and the lion boldly carries off
tlie carcass to devour it where he will,
Hie folk who live 011 the outskirts of
jungles in the lion's country sometimes
lose their sheep and goats when a hun
gry lion can muster courage to go near
a human habitation in his search for
food. He goes at night and stealthily.
Who knows but that his heart goes
pit-a-pat and his big limbs tremble at
every sudden noise? The natives of
India and of Africa know, however,
that they can frighten away a thieving
lion by fire and torches. If cornered
and forced to fight lie will do battle
savagely, but he doesn't seek an open
fight, and any traveler will tell you
that as a rule the "king of beasts"
bolts on sighting a man.
To be as bold as a partridge —as
brave, unselfish, daring, heroic, as a
partridge—is something one might be
proud to boast. No lion defends its
young with the, courage of a partridge.
The lioness at bay will turn in defense
of her cubs, will fight the enemy, will
spring at him furiously the partridge
will leave its little ones quite unpro
tected In the nest, or wherever they
may be iu hiding, and will offer herself
to spare them. It is not the unthink
ing heroism of excitement. The bird
knows what she is doing and the dan
ger. She schemes to attract attention
to herself, but she manages to lead the
dogs 011, and she escapes. We at least
have never heard anything in the life
history of the partridge so sad as that
the mother bird has been taken at that
supreme moment. Under the very nose 1
of the. dogs, she will flutter and limn,
with drooping wing, to deceive them
into the belief that she is lamed and
cannot fly.—New York Mail.
The Kins and the Preacher.
Dr. South 011 one occasion after
preaching before Charles II., who, by
the way, did not care any more than
the humblest dissenter to listen to a
read sermon, was twitted by the king
of having read from a manuscript.
"How iu it, Dr. South," said his majes
ty, "that you, who are so famous for
preaching without book, should read
your sermon when you preach before
me?" "May I answer your majesty
with another question?" replied the
witty doctor. "How is it that your
majesty always reads your speeches
to your faithful commons?" "Odsflsh,
doctor," said Charles, "because I have
asked them for monoy so often that by
this time I am ashamed to look them
in tlie face." Dr. South, it must bo
admitted, had fairly laid himself open
to the retort.
Til owe of Long StandluRT and Those
Mndc III Llltt-r Life.
People make friends later than they
used to, or at least so it seems to us,
probably because they grow old in gen
oral later than they did. Friendship
must change its nature with advancing
years, but whatever makes later life
full of activities and new beginnings
causes_ friendships also to begin at
even the later stages of the journey.
Of two old men early friends who had
quarreled Coleridge said:
They stood aloof, the scars remaining,
Like cliffs which had been rent asunder.
Such an image of course gives power
fully the sen-.sc ol' fixity, the opposite of
the fluid potentiality of youth. Yet in
the same poem we have the hint that
not all is glorious in youth:
And oonstancy lives In realms above,
And life is thorny, and youth is vain.
Friendship becomes rid of some van
ity, it becomes more noble and satisfy
ing to the deeper thoughts and Ideals,
when the roots of It grow back into a
long distant past, and if we can keep
the power of making a few new
friends in age as we need them to sup
plement those inherited from youth,
which grow fewer with the years, but
riper and more select, friendship should
play a satisfying role far along toward
the end of life, the best role indeed of
its career, If, as Emersou thinks, a life
time is needed for its completeness,
while an hour or a day is enough for
toil or play. The late friendships of the
unmarried, the childless and the wid
owed have a special necessity and
pathos of their own, for mates and
children to a large extent at certain
periods naturally take the place of
other friends.—Collier's Weekly.
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