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THE ADVOCATE AND HEWS. DfiCfiMfifift 1, READING FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS By MADLE CICC3. The MUl That Dldat Stop. Be got angry one day And thruaUned to quit; Didn't fanoy the way TIiIdri were going a bit, And so, In huff, llo resigned. It waa moant for a bluff, For the boy In his mind Fondly funded that they Would bog him to Btay, Hut they itunned him and filled him with wo Alien thoy failed to rebol aaalnat letting him go. Keenly bereft, With a heart that was tor And a weight on hla mind Such ai never before The day ha resigned Had ooine to oppress him, ha left, But the greatest and saddest of shocks waa tt oome, For when he stole round on the following day lie wu atricken dumb To tea that the mill was still grinding away, Merrily hamming its wonted song As if nothing at all had ever gone wrong. 8. E. Klaer In dove land Loader. Master or Servant. "Wheels, wheels, and nothing but wheels. The world seems all a-wheel nowadays," commented Mr. Drownson, running his eye down the advertisement column of his. pa per. "Except your very behind-the-times daughters, father," said Adelaide, with a sigh, "and you can't Imagine how con temptuously the boys of the cycle club look back at a girl on a tricycle." "Fie, fle," remonstrated her father; "surely you don't want a bicycle, my dear? Haven't you heard your Aunt Adelaide express her opinion of this most 'dangerous and unlady-like device'?" Adelaide laughed. "Poor dear Aunt Adelaide. She'll probably send me a pair of ear-rings for my birthday. They are bo 'eminently lady-like,' you know. Aunt has opinions on some subjects. She ob jects to bicycles, and she thinks daily papers a wicked extravagance and waste of time. Out you don't endorse all her opinions, do you, father mine?" she ques tioned, with a roguish glance at his pa per. "Nonsense! Well, well! This Isn't the first time this Bubject has come up. I believe In the mens sana In corpore sano, and since all other forms of exer cise seems to have palled on you young folks, a wheel it must be. I suppose, though" "Oh, you dear, dear father," cried Ade laide, cutting his sentence short with kisses. "Come, come!" laughed her father. "This is what you really want to caress," and he drew out his pocket-book. "But, seriously, daughter, I hope the exercise will bring color to your pale face. Well, a bicycle you shall have, but I fear I can't manage it till after Easter. There are bills to meet and matters to get in order. That will give you time to decide what make you prefer." The bicycle talk of her companions now had new Interest for Adelaide. She was absorbed In the consideration of saddles, cyclometers, dress and accesso ries. But a new thought came to her with the words of an old friend: "It is not that fun and recreation and pleasure are wrong. They are innocent and right Some pay too little attention to keeping sound and beautiful these wonderful bodies of ours, the temples of the living God. Others give overcare to the temple for Its own sake, forgetful of him who should be worshipped therein. Beware of the ills which are the protests of a neglected body. Beware, too, of the degrading pursuit of pleasure Just for pleasure's sake. Make the lower subject to the higher. The physloal should serve the EQtal, and both, the moral. And remember always tfcat our pleasures are to fee satisfied." , The words gave Adelaide a pans of re proach. She told herself that her's was a legitimate longing for healthy recrea tion. "And that's all I can get out of my bi cycle. Duty and pleasure can't both ride It It Isn't a tandem." She laughed, but she found herself making mental notes to this effect: "When I have my space annlhllator I must go often to see Mrs. Jarvls. Poor, lonely old soul I The mere sight of friendly faces, and an opportu nity to talk, is a pleasure to her. I must be obliging about home errands. And oh, the boys! I am afraid their rides to races and games are too frequent, and they stop for refreshments where beer, if not stronger drinks, circulates freely. I be lieve they would give up such excursions If we girls would enter more Into their plans for innocent fun. And those Sun day rides. Surely, tact and principle are strong enough to put them down." She planned so many pleasant excur sions and bicycle picnics that the boys grew almost as Impatient as she for her to enter into possession of her wheel. And then well, of course, you foresaw that a disappointment was to come, and come it did. It was Adelaide's own hand which pulled it down on her head. When Mr. Brownson came in evening after evening with papers to work over till bedtime, his wife remonstrated. "Well, I don't feel quite up to the mark of day work and night work, too," he confessed. "But business is very slack lately, and I told Allen & Co. I would post their books. Money must come especially when there are bicycles In the wind, eh! daughter?" "Oh! don't do extra work on my ac count, father,' said Adelaide, not very heartily, however. After all, It was only a few weeks extra work for her father, and she did so want a wheel. But the next night his tired face smote her to the heart, and she drew the books from him with, "Allen & Co. will have to find some one else to post their books. I will not see my dear little daddy kill himself over such work, not for all the bicycles In the country. Some other time Bome other way but not this." Mr. Brownson was too worn out to re sist, and It was with a sigh of relief that he dropped back In his easy chair. An afternoon or two later Adelaide was on the veranda when her father came in, meeting Dr. Sanders at the gate. "Ah, Brownson, glad to see you with out those papers. You couldn't have stood much more of that night work, not much more. There would have come a breakdown a serious breakdown, I fear." And so the bicycule money was not earned. For awhile Adelaide cherished a se cret hope that somehow her father would manage it But as she saw the econo mies necessary by hard times her hope failed and she sorrowfully announced that she wasn't to have a bicycle, and so was to be counted out of all the plans made. "Then they'll Just fall through, that's all," asserted Will Page, positively. "Not another girl in our set has go enough to start and carry things through as you do. We boys will Just have to keep up the base-ball and horse race racket Sunday riding? Of course, we'll not stop it" Then Adelaide set herself a hard task. It waa that of deliberately and system atically urging on bicycle picnics and pleasure excursions, in which she had no part except the onerous one of helping about luncheons and planning routes. And so the weeks went by. Her birthday came, tad her last hope faded when her father gave her a little trinket with the hope that next year he could afford the bicycle. Next year! And It was this year, and her companions were mounted on their tireless steeds! "Perhaps Aunt Adelaide will give you a bicycle," suggested PhIL "Shall I in quire at the express office for you?" But the express brought nothing. It was a belated mall which brought a letter in Aunt Adelaide's precise, cramped chlrography. "My dear niece," so It ran, "I find it grows harder for an old lady to select a present for a younger one. Times have changed, and I see girls delight in things which were unknown to my young days. I suppose I must not expect you to keep behind the times because I can't keep up with them. I have tried to think what you would like on this birthday. Your mother writes that you have acquitted yourself with honor In your classes, and I should like to give you something par ticularly nice. The girls here seem to care most for bicycles. Now, I am not at all sure they are lady-like. I would not, under any circumstances, buy you one." Adelaide's countenance fell. "But after all, you and your mother are the ones to decide what is proper for you. I enclose a check. You are to spend this money as you please. If it is for a bicycle. I shall not object, though" here a line was carefully over scored "I hope you will have your brother bring you out in the buggy when you come to Bee me. Wishing you many happy returns of the day, I am your af fectionate aunt, Adelaide Klngsley." And so the bicycle came after all, and it brought a pleasure, which was a ser vant not master, in a young Christian life. Elizabeth Lee, In Forward. . A Correction. 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