of old rose silk. The couches were
different than any he had ever seen.
"Well, sit down and tell me of your
home," said the princess, pointing to
So Plorizel told her of his travels
and of the island en which he lived.
When he finished the princess gave
him food and drink, and then told him
of his tasks, which he must finish In
At the end of th<* year, the prince
came back to her and told her that
he had done as sho wished.
Then Florizel told her of his love and
asked her to be his wife, but the prin
cess said she would never marry un
til she could find a man who could
tell her a name for her red flowers. It
must be one that ehe wished them to
have. So she called all the men to
gether and asked them to each give
her a name for the red flowers that
would suit them. So every man gave
her a namo but she did not like any
Then she sent for Prince Florlzel
"What would you name the flowers If
you were me?"
"I would call them popples," ans
wered the prince. So the princess ac
cepted the name and also accepted
And that is the way that popples
first got their name. Tour niece,
Venice, Ocean Park school.
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He received no answer to his ques
tion, bo he turned away his face, livid
with anger. To be thus treated by
persons so far under him he could not
understand why. As he was thus med
itating one of the princess" attendants
stepped up to him and asked what
made him aad. He said he wanted to
know why he could not have his own
The attendant then said to him: "She
has fallen asleep and will sleep thus
until some beautiful, noble and unsel
fish prince shall awaken her."
"I will go forth and win my fame
and then come and awaken her," re
plied the prince when his anger sub
So he went away, and one bright day
he was wandering through a forest
when he came upon a lion moaning in
pain. He stooped and saw a large
stick in his paw. He was about to
turn from it in disgust, not wishing to
dirty his hands, when he remembered
the princess, and he pulled the stick
from the lion's foot.
It seemed to him he heard some
one say softly: "One good deed ac
One day about a month afterward
the prince and his retinue were partak
ing of their evening meal. An old beg
gar, his wife and four children came
up and asked for food. He was about
to strike the old fellow when he re
membered, and he bade his servants to
give the beggar food to last several
weeks. After many, many like adven
tures to try his selfish nature he went
back one day to the princess, who had
grown into his heart. As soon as he
came she awakened, and when she saw
him she cried out:
"Oh, my prince, my prince. I knew
you would overrule that selfish nature
of yours. Tou have also overruled my
So he married her amidst great pomp
and splendor and took her home to
his own land. But sorrow awaited
him there. His father and mother both
were dead, but in his new found wife
and conquered nature he soon over
came his grief.
His people loved him now as much
as they dreaded him before, and they
lived happily forever after.
Long Beach high school, ninth grade.
868 West Eighth street, Long Beach.
"Yonder stands the castle, and the
princess, whose parents died lately, re
fuses to marry her cousin. We all love
her dearly, but her cousin will kill her
"and all of us if she will not consent.
"Prince Glucko is a very bad person,
but he will reform after he has become
These words were spoken by a.
peasant, arid he was telling them to
the selfish prince.
"She will never marry him, for I am
going to prevent it," roared Prince
So he returned home one fine day
much to the surprise of the king and
queen. But he left much sooner than
they expected, being followed by thou
sands of soldiers. He walked the deck
like a madman, telling them to hurry
when they vert going at a madden
Reaching the island of poppies he
sent a messenger to the castle with a
message. It said that if the prince
and his men had not left the island at
midnight, at sunrise there would be
war between them.
Prince Glucko was greatly surprised,
for he even had not known that a
stranger was on the island. So the
messenger brought back the note, say
ing he would not leave his castle and
Prince Florizel could do what he
The commands were given and the
army started to war. The princess
was awakened and taken to the other
side of the island. She asked many
questions, but not one was answered.
She was very angry, but could do noth
ing, so kept quiet, for they might put
her to sleep again, and she was glad
to be awake. A great fear came over
her as she saw the men passing.
That night found Princo Qlucko a
dead man and Florizrl a sorely wound
ed one. He was carried to the castle,
and the princess nurfced him herself.
In his delirium he saw the princess
LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD—JUNIOR SECTION
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marry Prince Olucko and he -was
chained to the wall of a dark prison.
After he was well he and the princess
wore married, and they lived on one
island a half of a year and on the other
island the remainder. Florizel was the
best king that ever lived.
615 East Thirty-sixth street.
"Bet you aren't," replied young Cock
"I'll prove It. Let's race to the old
oak near the cr»ek."
Now, Master Robin didn't feel like
flying just then and searched his brain
for some excuse so he wouldn't have
to race and to not let this saucy crow
know that he felt sick.
"Let's think of something else to
prove which is the best bird," he sug
"Well, if you're afraid 111 win."
"Course you wouldn't, but I just
didn't care to fly " began Robin.
"'Fraidy!' jeered the crow.
Cock wouldn't bear this insult, and,
in spite of the queer feeling and heavy
wing, he hopped to the ground.
"Think you can call me names, do
you?" he asked the fine crow.
"Yes, and you can't stop me," re
torted Master Crow.
Cock retorted sharply, and the crow
punched him with a jetty wing. Robin
tripped and lay stunned.
When no Cock Robin came Mrs.
Robin grew more anxious and per
suaded her mate to go to hunt their
He asked an eagle whom he met if
she'd seen young Cock Robin. She
hadn't, but started to help search.
She found him beneath the oak and
carried him to his father. Robin very
soon came to, and though he's a
grown bird now, he's never flown far
away from home again. He and his
mate live in the same tree as his par
ents do and get on finely.
Grade 6, 711 Ceres avenue, city. „
LETTERS TO AUNT LAURIE
FROM NEPHEWS AND NIECES
(Conlinuwl from Page Three)
come. At last it waa the time, and the
children crowded down to the school
We boys had dug a cave and it was
all decorated with jack o' lanterns. It
looked just fine. Some of the girls
came in the cave. They said that it
was just the best cave they had ever
During this time the teacher, Mr.
Ward, had made a flre and was cook
ing corn and potatoes.
The boys couldn't wait until it got
done. They just ate some of it raw.
After all this was done we played
many motions for about an hour and
had lots oL fun.
It was then about 10 o"clock and we
all headed our canoes toward home.
Rivera school, eighth grade.
SPILLS CANS OVER LAWNS
Dear Aunt Laurie:
Last Halloween I had a party. All
the children who lived near me were
We sat in a dark room and told
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ghost stories,- and my aunt sat a lamp
which burned scented powder in the
middle of the floor.
After a while we grew tired of tell
ing stories, so we decided to go out
and do some mischief. We walked and
walked till we were s*r tired we all sat
down on somebody's lawn.
After we sat there a while we
thought it was time to do something.
We started home, and on the way we
saw some barrels filled with tin cans.
We tipped them over and ran.
When we got to my house we sat
down to eat. When we had finished
we pinned a picture of a donkey with
out a tail on the wall. We were to try
to pin the tail on the right place. )
gave prizes for the one who pinned it
nearest and farthest.
Logan school, San Diego, 5A grade.
Age 11 years.
PLAYS GAMES AT HOME
Dear Aunt Laurie:
About a week from Halloween I was
taken ill and the doctor said I would
not be able to go outside because I
might get cold. I felt very bad about
it and thought that I would have to
.stay cooped up in the house and not
have any fun.
The sun rose bright on Halloween
morning and mamma said she would
take Fay, Bernlce and me for a drive.
Fay and Bernice were my cousins. I
asked mamma if I could go out for a
drive, why I couldn't go out with the
other children that night. Mamma said
that it would be too cold at night for
me to go out.
It was dinner time when v.c reached
home. The girls stayed to dinner and
after-dinner I had to take a nap. When
I awoke my cousins had gone 'vjme.
I spent the rest of the afternoon in
reading. I am very fond of reading,
but that afternoon I could not fix my
mind on the book for thinking of the
good time I was to miss.
It was a surprise when, after sup
per Fay and Bernice came over to stay
ail night. I had thought that they were
going with the others.
Mamma brought in a lot jf colored
papers and we made paper doll* iiml
dressed them and made all kinds of
funny faces. After we got tired of
that mamma let us make candy and
pop popcorn over the fireplace. We
also played games.
I am glad I did not go with tho oth
ers that night. KRMA CAN FIELD.
1703 Clay street. San Diego. Logan
school, grade r>A, age 11 years.
HAS TO STAY IN THE HOUSE
Dear Aunt Laurie:
Last Halloween I had to stay in the
house because I had a cold. But I
had more fun than if I had gone out.
We had a party.
We put a big tub of w iter In tho
middle of our dining room and mamma
put three dozen apples in it. One by
one we took turns In trying to get the
apples by our teeth. Only one person
was left out. It was my sister.
Then my brothers and a lot of other
boys put a shret over their heads.
They painted their faces ap like clowns.
After a while we heard a lot of noise
like thunder. Some boys had tipped
a chicken coop over.
After our boys came in they wanted
to play some games. After we got
tired of playing games W3 took some
more apples and tied.strings to the
core. Some one would swinpr the ap
ples. Then we would take turns try-
Ing to get them with our teeth.
After we did that every ono went
home. Then all of us went to bed foel
ing very happy. Your friend.
SOFHIE ADELINE SPERRY.
Thirty-fourth and a streets, San
Diego. Logan school, 5B grade, 11
MEETS AN UGLY SKELETON
Dear Aunt Laurie:
Last Halloween I went to a party
given by a club which I attend. We
all wore costumes and carried with us
a pumpkin jack o' lantern. . fter we
all arrived we were ushered Into a room
lighted only by one pumpkin jack
o' lantern. Here we got tangled up
with queer objects. I met with a
dangling skeleton. After some hard
struggling to get free, we were each
given a pillow casa Then we had a
pillow case dance and supper.
After supper we gathered together in
a circle on the lawn where we told
ghost stories, dived for apples .and
gang songs. Then we went around and
rang people's door bells, tic-tacked
their windows and played other pranks.
Then we went home after declaring
we had had the time of our lives.
757 Hemlock street, Ninth street
school, age 12, grade 8.
HUNTING AND FISHING CHARM
Dear Aunt Laurie:
I really cannot tell which I like best,
hunting or lishing. One has a lovely
time out in the green woods hunting
quail or rabbits. And one also has) a
lovely time sitting on the wharf or out
in a little rowboat holding the line for
hours at a time.
When you get home you spread out
your catch and arc delighted at the
many you have or disappointed at the
few. Then is the time that the
thought passes through your head and
you wonder how you can find so much
pleasure in killing God's creatures.
That is the good in you, but there is
something else that makes you say:
"Well, we have to live."
It seems that we in this world are
continually killing and eating each
other. The powerful beast kills some
thing weaker than itself to make its
We, the most powerful beasts of the
world, kill something Just below us,
while they in turn destroy their in
feriors, and so on until this world is
just a slaughterhouse.
But there, the topic does not call for
a sermon. Whenever 1 see anyone
worry I advise them to look upon the
bright side, but here I am looking
upon the dark side.
Much as I love fishing: and hunting,
I always think of what I have just
written and almost resolve never to go
again, but I cannot resist the tempta
tion. Such is human nature.
Ninth Street school, A 8 grade. 1254
East Ninth street.
FINDS A BIG BANQUET READY
Dear Aunt Laurie:
Last Halloween we had lots of fun.
We stayed up until 11 o'clock. We
had made jack o'lanterns out of hol
lowed pumpkins with candles in them.
We went «n houses and rang the door
bells, but when the people came out
they did not find any one. We put
tick-tacks on people's windows and
when they came out to see who was
making the racket they could not find
us. We also took a pail of water and
put it on a door where the people were
not home and when they came back
the pail of water fell on them.
At last we thought we had enough
of that kind of fun. So we played
hide and leek, run, sheep, run, old
witch and a few other games.
We played until about 11 o'clock
outdoors and when we came in a ban
quet was all prepared for us. We
sat down and ate vegetables, pumpkin
pie, cranb«rri<-s, applic pie, a big fat
turkey with stuffing, all sorts of
fruits and cakes, ice cream and candy.
After we had supper we sat around
the hearth rug telling stories of all
sorts by the nice fireplace. Your friend.
Logan Height! school, 5A grade, 12
years old. San Diego, BT4 Karrison
IS FRIGHTENED BY GHOSTS
Dear Aunt Laurie:
I wrote to tell you what I did last
Halloween. Last Halloween I could
not stay out very long. While I was
out I had a very happy time. We
had a Chinese lantern. This Halloween
I do not think we are going out at
There were some boys who were
dressed up in white sheets. They came
out on "the street. They looked like
ghosts. I guess I have never seen ;i
ghost, but 1 have seen pictures of
them. Those boys looked like the pic
tures. Some of the boys were rifiht
near. And all I could see was a white
There were two or three girls and
they had sheet 3 on, too. I think they
had a very nice time scaring people.
They were going all around the block.
Halloween is the time to scare peo-
They usually scare children.
They do not scare many grown up
folks. Some of them are very easily
scared. I am very easily scared my
I hope this Halloween they will not
be on the street. Halloween is nothing
to be scared of unless you are very
afraid of things.
Yours truly, FERN HUNTER.
525 Julian avenue, San Diego. Logan
school. 5A grade.
USES AN OLD ALARM CLOCK
Dear Aunt Laurie:
Last Halloween I stayed up until
When 1 first went out of the house
I met some more boys. First we got
some little nails and tapped the win
dows with them. When the people
came out to see who was tapping the
windows we ran away to another
house. At last we decided to quit tap
ping windows and try something else.
We had an old alarm clock, so we
wound it up and put it near a window.
When it went oft the people of the
house looked out and did not see any
body. We soon got tired of this and
found some green tomatoes and threw
them &t porches. The people in the
houses on whose porches we threw the
tomatoes were very angry with us, but
could not eaten us.
We could not find much more to do,
so some of the boys went home, but
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