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PercYS Percy Spencer r a and dH1s His SisterTake SisterTakeI Sister Take TakeS TakSome e
Some S orr e Diminishing DlmlnIsh ng Powder wdf oid oidI and andGo andGo
I I Go Afloat With XIi 1 Noohs NoahsArk Ark
I jQfOW E OW a boy named Percy Bfcencer Bfcencerw
Rbber aaaae4Rabhr Speers Spencer by all alljhe alltIu
I wbo w to t caned
jhe s other ther boys bedews be be1D11 always alwaysfertee atwayagivers
givers tnfr everything aDd t ttej fcweter fcweterte
te to tej mU sat what whatpacSgr whtVt is e eor of ofa
pacSgr paedtgr art a homes bmI t > sss sssalways or 011 I should say b bnsed lie lieu
always used to before tb the things top happam toppeaed upaed
peaed pam ed to t Jo I heat or f which I Iftptq am going < > u > to tellcep tell teUHa telly tellaBli
y cep >
Ha and his little sister Alice came to tovisjt toat torfi
I tried to toma toJPt1Ee tontittt
visjt rfi n mo at Keanemam K uelburt
JPt1Ee ma their visit t pkaust pkusaa pIr aD by 1 telling them themall t themall m mall
all the stories I knew kDe MId d showing waog them themmany tbemmall themtaaay
many mall cC c C the wonderful thtaa tIdIIW which hay ha haybees y ybeea 2 2bee
bee bees given en to me by the ehtMrea who were werein wereIn werein
in the st stories d All these thugs I kept in inmy Inmy tomy
my desk de or ban hung alon along the wan such as asfeathers asf asfeadsers
feathers f from the Oaaoosm mrdHsb birdf sh horn horn3of hornJof hornof
Hyosstanus teeth othe o otbe r rthe
of the gnonygaster er or
the CoWnrobblcokm seeds of the the mareahK mar marratteg manaDd
ratteg qua and BO forth but soro sorothtag some somet me met
t thtag 1 always keep locked ked up in a adrawer adlll adrawer
drawer WU because e they are dangerous such suchas suchas suchas
as the wed of the made tnowmushroom snowmushroomorate tnowmushroomor
or orate the beirsm that t mate yeu grow smaller smallerKow lIntaHfralllS smallerred
alllS uer until you are Ii mere speck speckMil speckI
I Kow ow Pere > ted heart fat f these as TTNI TTNIhaw Onhave 3 t + tt tthave
have and be was not satisfied with hearing hear hearing haInc ¬
ing about t then tbe bat wanted to hande handleM handetbem
tbem M aH n In order ore t to prevent himtollm him himand himr
r tollm PIwIM sxu tag JaY desk ill DIY aMence r rhW Ihid
hW U In a clone conaec of the garret garrett1Iat garretand
and Itaaylaft feat no one would wou ever dis discover dlsCGftl dtscove ¬
cover them tbs there thereOne tltereODe thereOne
One rainy lay however he a and Alics Alicsout AUcJpleytq A1teew
w playing In the garret and 1 was warkf
o out taking ta taP7re kf kfag agft a wide Ue la I any I Y aamwcbile blie when wbenIIIaarp whenfur
P7re e IIIaarp t7n IIIcovered a package packaUIIder packagetar <
fur a m under the eaves eav and he immediatelymade immediately immediatelymafle bRatedlatelJa
made a live n for tt It Alice tr4d bun thatperhaps that thatwish thatperJlaJ14
perhaps It war II8IIMICtdaC t at I did not notwt notwhnb
wish disturbed but nothing would satisfy satisfythe satisfytM eattsfythe
the cailuas Percy but t a sMmpee of f its itsyeiwwbih Iee ttacasttnsb
e Be opened the package and anela anduw
uw a 7111 yeiwwbih wl powder the very powder powderin
in feet that had caused another boy to toasam totat tobaMmsa
baMmsa asam e small that ha > was pisS almost lest lestPercy teatPeery t tPercy
Percy as eooo as be saw tht powder put putnleer puthta putbts
hta toqM into It lid emM < 0k how howr howor hownhar
nleer nleerOC nhartl r
OC tl course his b sister wanted W to taste tttoo It Itate ItMe
Me aDd tilt JeIIa1t was that a few mln mlnut hntnuta
ate ut after they had put the package back backin backIn backIn
in its hiding PTMSO the t tbw beta h bun to toget toset toget
get smaller and smaller and in less than thanan thanhour thanan
an hour were no larger la er than your finger fingerBar ftncerPer fingerPlc
Bar awhOe dIe they y dWnt really know what whathad w whathad at ated
had harpeaea ed hot whea beD th Ute roof roekacl had gone goneto pDeto goneto
to welt a dteta disaaoe jpi > that they could scarcely scarcelysee earcLytee rcely rcelyIt
see It Percy suddenly remembered the thestory theof thestogy
story of the other boy and knew that he hehad be1uI4 hehad
had eaten tea of the Diminishing PowderII Powder PowderHe Powd PowdBe
II He began to cry end when bis hllllIIIJtar deter askedbits asked askedhim ubdW
him why he told her the storyLost story storyTiwy 8ioryLI
LI 6i In the Garret GarretTsey GNlttlaeF
Tiwy trlei to find the door to so down downrtstff down1IIIt downstailA
rtstff b but c it was so tar away that theyretied they theycoaM tlteycfMlld
retied not see it It and so they wandered wanderedaway wandereda1A7 wanderedaway
away into the dark places under the eaves eavesof eaves0f yea yeaof
of the house and groped around faffing falUagover faffingover faJUa faJUaOfti
over things7 1JdDp thtngsrand f and barking their shins on nmtu onto UDto ¬
to they crew OM are u tend to seek fartherFm farther fartherFamty farthert
Fm Famty wasnt t it It behIIt beta INK la I a garret garretAfter pTttlAfter garretAfter
After they had sat still for perhaps an anhoar anboar anhoar
hoar Percy Perry saw a ray of light stealing stealingtoward steaIh1 steaIh1In stealingin
In tinou b a eruct ID the 14Iof and we1t we1tto we tt tttoward
to toward ft The son was shining oatsue oatsuebat CMI CMIqt oeteidebqt
bat tIM w water tor was still pouring down thereat the thereof therc
reof rc t and nmnlng fast along the gutter gutterthrough ptterwll1clt gutterSwlddn
wll1clt be efsuld sae through the crack crackalong cradIof cranklb
along lb the eaves of the theIAoiIJr leas baileefceer leasLtekl
fceer cried Alice there bj a NoahsAnts Noahs NoahsSore Noahr NoaheaouP
Ants AntsSara r
Sore enough there in the dark corner cornerlay cornera coverhey
lay a Noahs Ark bat to the little cfatl cfatldrs bf1at chttt
t drs tt L looked like a Mg a eanafboat Percy Percyfocaot Pereyf Percybin
f focaot bin ttouhlee t fur the moment and andeUmbed ananL andeUi
eUi eUmbed ed osj board He peeped throughthe through throaghthe thro1I1atbe
the area window of the ark rk but It was wasto wa waempty wefar
empty to far a as be could sec then be re remembered reo reot remglrbered ¬
membered that t all Noahs Arks have a af af1 afear
fear f aor about half way y from the top and andit aDdIt andit
it Is In there that all the animate aalmalalie are areMfcwvi arel
Mfcwvi l so he climbed up to the roof and andtried DCtde4 andtried
tried to lift the ld This h be was not strong strongeaoufh uonae strongeatetla
eaoufh e to do but be mold s Pe e that tUtU It wasfled was wasfiflet wasIII
fiflet with tit animal aD O lyMn y DIr there therequtetly anqUIetlY thengreatly
qUIetlY He saw w some me string atrln on the th floor floorntag tlOOWaJ dooraaidntendag
aJ aaidntendag ntag one end to the catch on the thelid therid
lid and running nnudD the string over a nau nau Da in inth latM inthe
tM th wan both tit of the children pulled very veryha4 veryraised veryham
ham pad raised the lid There lay all the theanissate theanhnals
anissate 11 Just as they had lain for many manysince maily3J manyyetuls
yetuls 3J since a little child had gone away awayan away awayam swayrase
rase am an > 1 left them to wait patiently patientlyfor
s for aba to return Dust so covered them themthat IeMtha the thethat
that ft was almost impossible to tell teUwhat tellwere tellwit
what tttfsy were bat here and there one onecooM OMcoa1tI onecould
could make out the form of an D elephant elephantIf elepba elepba8UQtIa elephantmaybe
maybe or s emeel emeelelf
elf If w we ante toad acme of that magic cIclit magicatutf magicstuff
stuff lit that makes things r art alive aU we weco wtNtIIiIaw wenaegte
NtIIiIaw coati co M 4w Lav aoaje fan fu fuPerry naegte n with them said saidPercy ai4Perq
Percy as he pad rate the tbeIt ark arklihmiB arkP
P lihmiB I sips It to with that other pacfcag pacfcagnaM pa paMIA pactageaid
MIA 4ZI Jbttaa and she wall right for It lay laybeside laYIt la7beetl
beside tt It Ie t and Percy P found it baoat oIItatallllf In Insta inetagW
sta atallllf 0y as Crew mnr the garret was growing growinglighter growinglighter IDC IDC1i
lighter ail tile time as the tIaeto SOB came camsaauai cameto
aauai to that tide of the hone They Theyscattered TIaeFCttend Theyscattered
scattered the magic dust of the l 1HI Pandas PandasI14i > sia siaUnejAmle
UnejAmle HI p vie 1 1 aa it to caned all aDaulJDaI aver ver the thewsB thej
j aodEa wsB < e animals and Instantly they tlleyt began begaato
to t ctroteh and yawn WD Then they Jumped Jumpedup
up and shook the dust from their backsAN backs backsAft backsAIt
Aft the MOM tigers bears q and such AdaIs ani animate ¬
mate rubbed the dust of years from theirepa their theireye tbetrup
eye epa and Hlmhed up to the edge of theart the theark tbeuIt
ark The TIaees giraffes poked their beads awayN away awayup away1II
up r the mfr and peered about but could couldnot coaNDO teaSnot
not not pet out for of course there was waadOC no nodoer nodoer
doer no net window except painted ones sad sadyou amiyon
yon 941 know the anh animate Ia were intended to be belifted beua4n beuited
lifted ua4n out from the top The nId monkeys monkeysclimbed monkeyscil
cil climbed nbod down and came to toJOu Perey Peery4r PereyAj
Aj 4r yon Noahr N Noabr r salted one of them themX u uce dentep
X ce p replied the boy but I am eat ef efhi att ofblrf
blrf hi gtgeatgreat pratgreatgreaagentgrat t M fecr a4a a4aT3eer 6eoat 6eoatDar
Cit n nG
G er Dar said the monkey W We V have beenin been beento beenm
to there tlenC a long time tim haint we weAlt weAll weAli
Alt the other animals seeing that the theanoakeya th thwere themoebays
anoakeya were out began to clamor to be beretaaced ber berelnsed
r retaaced bat at Bret nrt Perc Percy didnt see howto how howt howIn
t In accomplish it After thinking for a long longtim longtdI longtm
tim < 1e te e hit upon a plan aid with Alice Aliceshelp AIiceshelp s sletp
help piled sheets of paper alongside L abngs of the Acurk the0l1t theark
ark Soon the two m monkeys ftJlenw saw what hewanted he hewanted hewantNl
wanted tft do and assisted e1 so that in per porai
ai 1 > r an hour they bad raised the pile pU so sorsh JIGch soa
a rsh ch h that the animaja could step out upon
the paper and slide dow dowa the slant t to srbor t ttear eM eMI1
tear Ail cam camln c carat deWu two lfir a atIt twitbegan and
began ln au to cut capers and frolc h at t tprr In IndBety
1 dBety gamtTU garret garretTH prr t tIH
TH bet that theyH thejllbe be erttar en hontiy hontiyaad lnnI8r7be kuniysad
sad be devouring each other ia 1 a Smite mtanteexclaimed Smiteexclaimed ut utsc1a1mc
exclaimed Percy s selcrefty crcity hoping hoptnDon b ptng to see seelion f a aHon
Don in the act of attacking an elephant elephantfor elephantfor
for instance instanceI
I hope cot ot cried Alice I dont wantto want wantto wantto
to see ee it
Jou ye yon ferset that wa > at aN aNor ao hmger woodea woodeaanimals wooden
animals Iii s O or r color wont wash otE off oIttMW new newhut nfwbat
hut I fear MV wife tb he washed aII1e4ma away er taraelr errt
ma aelr + eg egIkb
Ikb rt Oe ark all of oretW yew aa eto golttt aa aat ase
e 4sas etW Percy aping that t the theWater tileWater thewater
Water Water was wae ffeUfhg deeper every Moment MomentThey Oafttnus tttoefLThey
They ran up the paper per and Into thereal the thereal thereal
real deer hi the bottom part JUto of the ark arkand irkand grkand
and It was a elr m d thin th thing that Percy hadtoll had hadtold hadtol4
told them to hurry for the tJa water Just Justottred JustIDtD
lead ottred into tae garret m a perfect pertectMod HoodA Hood drw
A I few minutes later and the ark was ac actually actuaD actuafy ¬
tually floatingWere floating floatingWere ftoaUDCWre
Were off cried cri ta the monkey looking lookingout IOOkln IOOklnout lookingout
out out
Yes sum lU enough the ark was detftinztoward drifting driftingtoward dtCUn dtCUntoward
toward the opening ofnin In tT t the e roM and coon ll oon oonswam oonswam
swam out into the broad gutter where wherethe wluethe Wherethe
the current swept it along alon at a great at rate rateof rateof rateof
of speed It had begun to rain again and andthe andth andthe
the th gutter > r was wa < overflowing Ov ftowing and a man manwith manWith manwith
with a ladder wa vas Trlng r tng u uj > to lear it
We We never have eaten ea said the mon monaow 1QODkiI7 mookey
key bad r 4ont expect we will start In InBOW innow
BOW for wereaUy reaDy havent any fades imrideey IMIde8Ba
y h kmwr kmwrTUtvent kas kasBateat
Ba TUtvent t any of them got say ay ttethr ttethrasked teethTubI1 teeth teethasked
asked Percy PercyNo c7No PercyNo
No of coarse not not t replied epIieIltJae the mon monkey DIOIIIroeY menhey ¬
key keyNow Now all of yon 1m u up lterer here cried criedPercy criedand orledPercy
Percy and be counted e > Tea see he felt feltbrave felt feltve feltbrave
brave ve m soon as he teamed 1earDedtilat that they bad badao hadDO bailno
ao tocth i iThey 1TMs tThey
They an stood in a row obediently and andhe Andbe andhe
he counted sixtyfew animals bet be becouidBt 1MCDIJWJIt hectedmht
couidBt tell what some of them were any anymore IUIt1t8D anymore
more than you can ten what the queer queerHingg qlMertbbrs queerthings
things are which you YO find In aa ark arkAbout IkAbout arkLbout
About twenty of them were exactly alike alikein ukla alikefa
in farm but were cotoroi dtttereatly be bete be beIDe betag ¬
te tag shaped like a cross between a bear bearand laearand bearsod
and a cat wIlDe about a domes we weshaped wee weeshaped weeshaped
shaped something lik like a cow CO or a fat fatdeer fat1NIt fatdeer <
deer bat spotted or striped to dtadaguiah dtadaguiahthem dlsRingulshthem PIA PIAthem
them from fro one another anotherWhat DOtaer1t anotherWhat
What 1t dD e earth are you aHywayrV aHywayrVasked anyway aD7WQPercy anywayeneltl4
asked Percy I I am sure I cant tell tellapart lots lotsapart yoaI
apart I Yvs never seen melt IIIpsaJS IIIpsaJSI
I I am a lama namaaald said sue and aboUter ther therea
ea aald Id 1 am aa AMeaa ebuid ebuidjlad elwAad ft ftABel
ABel I am an aaroVvark UJ aardvark ftdt added an another antidier ansaber ¬
other otherWen WelL Wen saM Peter yea e 3 just st choose chooseTou eIteOee1duIt choosewhat
what names yott Wo1IIt and try to rsanemher remem rememer
er wbat you net for t ten tenYon n caat caatYou
Yon cam eaei ad 3 J itlltmbar what I awl awlertod am amerIed amdried
dried one of the Or rt a creatures el9l Any Anybody AnYIxJ47 Anybody
body can ono at that Ir I slid as am welotr welotrTea uoaNot uoaNotTest
r Tea yo you at k a lot Bh lib an ocelot ocelotahl ocelotu ocelotsaid
said ahl the moakey tolmk I Jrtak yea are a Job JoltI jobsot
sot sotI I 1 eheose to be beaat aa aatomterM cried an another net anOther ¬
other et for for they have no teeth any more morethan moreiliaD morethan
than we haveThen have haveThen ft fthen
Then FH be an aatdcper a said Id the one onebrside onewalde onehratde
brside him firmly firmlyBe firml firmlBe firmlyBe
Be whatever you choose saM Percy Percyas p pas
as long as you behave W We will willclrctla have a acircus acircus
circus ad do do11II5t njcks njcksJust tticksJust
Just then a S loud cry came from from ODe of ofthe 0the ofthe
the tici ti tigers tCIW and it was followed bya by a grand DrlUMebo grandchoir raa raachords
chords ebo of squeals uea1s punt r roars ns nsgro and andgrowls andgrowla
growls gro l for a stream of water t1 wan wa pour pourg pourtag
tag g Into the garret from the gutter tter oat oatside 0110side outside
sideAil side
Ail tie a nnlTTMl m a art1w cjrawU N ie4 l around aro Percy Pereyand Pereru4 Percyand
and Alice in alarm alarmWe alL alLT alarmW
T We will m get C t all our paint washed w ofir ofirtrumpeted off offtrumpeted oJrtrUmpetd
trumpeted the elephant elephantNoaMnse elephantNonsense leDbantNonHnse
Nonsense cried crl the lady monkey monk monkeyI e eI eI ea ei
c rfi i p <
out He came up in a hurry and tbe ark arkdrifted arkdrUted arkdrifted
drifted to the very spot where be began beganto
to clear out the gutter of the t e mass of ofleaves oJeavet ofleaves
leaves sad things which was stopping it itup Itup Itup
up lIe took the ark and held it as he hepushed bepu hepushed
pushed out the leaves Ill tak take thislame this thishome thiShoIae
home to tbe children said be he as be bl b care arefully carefully carefully
fully carried it down The TheMarts hearts of ofPercy otPercy ofPeres
Percy and Alice were up in their throats throatsas
as they thought how easy it would b be for forhim torhim forhim
him to tip them out but he did not slip or ortip orUp ortip
tip the ark a L he laid it on the ground groundwhen aroundwhea groundwhet
when he sot down and went for a ham hammer Ummer hammer ¬
mer and DADa to mead the hole in the theroof Uterooc theroeL
roof roofSean roeLSoon
Sean the water crept around them asthey as asthey astbe
they tbe lay thereaad there and by byDCI and by the arkOoat arkOoatrushlnc arkaoate a float floatad
e away lllto a bread stream that 8 8ruhlbg wasrushing
rushing along the roadway We will be beswept 1tswept beswept
swept rate the sewer cried ute ac she shelooked shelooked 1M 1M100keIi
looked out and saw w what t was happening >
I Tm airsM n so s answered w Percy hat hatw batwe t tcuat
w we cant has help ourselves oanel I am sorry I Iwttht ever everattddtea sew1iv
attddtea wfth1 wttht wtthtXJiI that p pDbteh M kageM kageMIJWm
> IJWm the th ttrwt they tWthe sweat and soon seenthey soonthey
they the saw the dart opening t of u sewer seweraAI sewerahead wr wraaeadV
ahead Tl The v ata1 Mas ao help for them Jmt Jmtbefore Jtbot Jnetbofr
before bot they reached it It the ads rtrllldareu lwiriedarensd swirled swirledarouad
arouad areu tw twice t es androcksd rocIcM fearfnliy ao that thatn daatfa thatin
n an instant i t the Jady elephant go very veryseaetek ftIYie Yellseasick
seasick aa and the t then wfc Wk aa awful lurch it itdarted Itdarted Itdarted
darted into tb Ut darkness over a dreadful drsadfhIettareet dreadfuldown cIJIIA4ftIItMarwet
tMarwet of f thua thundering nq water d dews Mwadow dewsSewn
down dow late the depths depthsPercy depthPeftT depthsTesty
Percy who knew knew how fearful a at atIt thlnn thlnnft
ft to to go over the Niagara Falls never neverexpected weverexete4 neverexrected
expected that tile ark would survive this thteterrific thisterrUle thisletride
terrific letride plunge and be held h 4 Alices hand handready handready handreedy
ready to swfm for his life when they theytouched tbe tbet theytouched
touched t uched bottom and broke up but to his btes hisarprbJe hissurprlge
s arprbJe rpriae the vessel swept on and darted dartedoff dartedoff dartedoff
off into the darkness at the bottom of the thefall tJaefaIL thefall
fall as if she were alive All of the Iemats tic ant animate anttaste ¬
mate breathed fl sigh of relief but butdldt Perey Pereydidnt Pere Peredidnt
didnt see any reason to feel bettor for forhe fothe forhe
he could not tell t 1I where they were going goingand avlqa goingand
and a nd he knew that at the best they might mightonly t1tunly mightonly
only hope to reach the river and Dd then thendrift thendrift thendrift
drift out to sea and what good world thatdo that thatdo tbato tbatThe
do o
The water moved along very macb macbslower mcbslower macbslower
slower after att awhile and although erain once oncein oacein
in an hour or ao they caught c ught a faint faintgleam faintgleam faintgleam
gleam of Hght from some narrow open openin openinl epenlog
log in > above all was as dark as midnight midnightOnce mldnlshLOnce midnightOnce
Once something can 61 up atongakle ale aiesg lde e and andt aDdtltet1 andtlted
t tltet1 Iteil the ark dangerously so that all the theanimals theanimals theanimals
animals cried out in terror Percy thought thoughtit
it must m st have ha e been a waterrat that was wasinquisitive WatfnqulsIUe wasInquisitive
inquisitive and came to look Into their theirlittle theirlittle theirlittle
little vessel but the noise naI Inside fright frightened frightened frightened ¬
ened him away awayHours awayHours awayHours
Hours and hours passed aad they all allfell allfell allfell
fell asleep from sheer fatigue Suddenly SuddenlyPercy SuddenlyPercy SxddenlyPercy
Percy awoke with a start and felt a hairy hairyhand hairyhand halehand
hand touching him hi as a voke said Id in a awhisper awhisper awhisper
whisper Wake up We c have ha tOm om to tosome tosome tosome
some place or other otherIn otherin otherbl
In an Underground Un ergrouncf Land LandIt
It was the monkey and Percy Pcr jumped jumpedup
up and looked Out out He paw aw many lights lightsmoving lightmo lightsmoving
mo moving Dg in the distance so many that It Itseemed Iteem Itseemed
seemed eem d as 8 though t k a torchlight HgJlt parade paradewas para paradewas e e1I1lS
was in progress progre8liHe He felt greatly relieved relievedand relfecdand relievedand
and awakened his sister sisterWhat S 5lerWhat sisterhat
What hat are alt those e lights she asked askedAs askedAs askedAs
As Percy didnt know he could not tell tellher tellher
her but as it was a they had hadaot not no long to towait towait towait
wait before they tbe discovered what the tbelighU t t11g1l15 thelights
lights were The ark bad ha brought them themto themto themto
to some strange slnus underground tend where wherethe wberetbe wherethe
the animals and planta lan1 were as unlike unlikethoe unlikethOH unlikethose
those above abo ground as It was possible to tobe tobe tobe
be This was most mt noticeable in tbe fact factthat factthat factthat
that each animal or plant 1ant had somewhere somewhereabout Mmewltereabout somewhereabout
about it a light Ighto of its own such ax the thefirefly tbefire6y theflredy
firefly carries carriesEach car carBach carie carieEach
Each flowerJpore ftewer oretn in JH n centre and andsometimes anc50metlmea andsotneUmea
sometimes In each petal a twinkling twinklinglittle twtnkllttg1itUe twinklinglittle
little star starot of light l kt aad each blade of ofgrass ofgrass ofgrass
grass showed a tiny gleam that seemed seemedlike seemedlike seemedlike
like the shimmering shlmB1 sparkle of millions millionscf
cf f little diamonds Scattered there Inevery Ineverytreetop In ever evertretop every everytreetop
treetop glowed a soft blaze and here and andthrre andthrre andthere
thrre a great gr at tree bona thousands nd of flashing flash Sashing flashIng ¬
ing fulgent Hewers HewersI
I have heard heard of electric light plants plantssaM plantssaJd plantssaid
saM Percy and these are are they theyAmong theymong theyAmong
Among > mong the branches and nd across s the theplain theplain theplain
plain flew fiery birds like comets or fall fallIng faUtng fallIns
Ins stars each bird showing a light as asbis asbib asbig
bib as that of a hundred glowworms glowwormsBees glewwormanee gtewwormsBees
Bees that atenp egelike Ml like lighted cigarends cigarendsin
in the soft darkness dart aeae of tlita u subterranean subterraneanland subterraneanlaRd
land bwszed among the flowers and butternies but bntternies butternies
ternies fluttered about like tiny fire firebrands ftrehraD firebrands ¬
brands Ante ran tartly lIen and there therelike tberelike therelike
like little bicyclers along dark country countryroads countryroad8 countryroads
roads and every insect seemed a firefly fireflyAs ftreftyAs fireflyAs
As their eyes were getting > accustomed accustomedto accuat accustomedto med medto
to all tiM th e wonders wend and they found that thatthe tbatthe thatthe
the ark had stranded straRd oa a shallow shallowbeach sbaUowbc shallowbeach
beach bc ch Percy began to think t lRk of going goingashore golDa goingashore
a ashore and examining > some of the fiery fierycreatures fhrycreatures fieryantares
creatures As soon M as he thought of it he heclambered bec1amWre hedaunbered
clambered down followed by berth of the theMonkeys theMOItkey themonkeys
Monkeys They made some noise as theylauded they theylanded tbeyJencled
landed OR the beach and an instantly many manyof manyof manyof
of the animals awoke a and ran to the thedeor thedoor thedoor
door doorSeveral deorSeveral
Several antea alMag anteagi them a lion aDd a bear bearfottewed Dearfolkwed bearfollowed
followed Percy as be walked across the tbeshtalag the1dag theshining
shining 1dag grew sad all gazed with wonder wonderat
at the strange spectacle tacle Percy picked pickedup
up sad examined mlned many of the insects and andwas amiWU andwas
was so busy in his study that when the tbemonkeys theWMUlk themonkeys
monkeys WMUlk ys suddenly IIvd shrieked Look out outSomethings out2leIMthln outSemethinga
Somethings 2leIMthln s coming be only looked up upin upIn uphi
in time to jump aside as a great reat beast beastcame beastcaaM beastcame
came rushing by b who very vety nearly tram tramplod tramploi trainplod
plod upon him Alice on the ark screamed screamedwith creamedwith screamedwith
with fright f ht as the animal dashed past pastbut putbut pastbut
but it did not stop They thought some something 8OIIIethlDa something ¬
thing was after It It of course and looked lookedto
to see what would follow Another larger largercreature Jargercreat1lte largercreature
creature appeared almost immediately immediatelycoming hnmecllatelcoming immediatelycoming
coming with the speed of a loeomotive loeomotiveBoth Iooomotiveef loeomotlveBoth
Both of these animate were provided with withbiasing withbIHg withblastag
biasing lights but the second one was wassimply waasllaply wasatmpiy
simply a blaH of glory as ae he dashed dashedalong dashedaIoIIg dashedalong
along aIoIIgHe alonglie alongHe
He had a row of lights like round windows win windows windows ¬
dows alone both tides and a regular en eng4se eAsJlO engino
g4se headlight OR his forehead Light
even atbhe 1ntII 1ntII4Ued froma his feet e th Ile Ilefilled
filled them alt a1wtt a wttk terror bat pretty pnttstIIIry seer seoathey seerthey
they saw other aaaals dt tth Cery 8entor er eyes eyesor yeaar
or tamps on the t eads of ttIr their tails or orthe oa oathe osthe
the tape Of f long bras or at the ends of oftheir ortttftr oftheh
their noses Oafn oeMdstQS OB watch was somewhat somewhatlike aomW1Bt OSWWbatlike
like a bl bfi fear Ikard i said lad a row ot keeL was thte thtespines ddaaptoes ttetespines
spines or fufla nills along his 6a Brek k at atof the fa5 tied aadof tiedof
of each of watch hiala was a sparkUng s IteM IteMnd tightand ligbtand
and nd an the lights waved wav and flickered ftIck ftIckbe as sahe asbe
be walked like ships lamps Ia m a storm He Hewas Rwas Inwas
was eating grass like a euw and adconela Percy Percyconcluded Perryconcluded
concluded that be was harmless laannJesswalked so h hwalked he hewalked
walked right ap to him b As soon as the theanimal tManllllaJ theanimaal
animal saw w him hi be jumped up tn the air airand airand airand
and an of his lights went went out instantly instantlywhich lututlywJdeh Instantlywhich
which was his way of hiding himself of ofMane oftOttr oficiness
Mane e He ran away Y but he h had eaten eatenso
so much grass that Percy could still see seehim see111m seehim
him as It shone through his skin They Theywalked Th Theywalked y ywalke
walked < along although Alice called to toaot tothelll totheme
thelll aot to go too Tar from the ark and andwonders andn andlaw
law n wonders as they went
After m white Ile he rsattasf r ri lb ad flat t they were warbr wererhinoceros
br frsu4be 4 alt ad started to tobad relmre relmredtwly
dtwly They bad gone perhaps bait baitWIlle a amtt
WIlle when nddeDIY then sprang out ofthe of ofthe
the shrug forest a beast as ladle as a arblJIOelOs arhinoceros
rhinoceros which was simply IB8 1Y perforated perforatedfrom pertwaafrom perforatedfrom
from head to tail with round holes roeeach from fromeach Ieach
each of which streamed a blaZe of light lightHis utatHis lightHis
His wide open o mouth disclosed great teeth teeththat teeththat teeththat
that gleamed as if whitehot and his htotongue histongue hstongue
tongue was just like an electric Ugh4bulb Ugh Uc bulb
There was a snake with a headlight headifghtand headifghtanda and anda
a mote came ca up from his hole with bias biasIng blazIns biastog
Ins ewes ere that bliaked at them Hke a re revotving re revolac reug
votving lighthouse e now showing and now nowdark DOWcitric nowdErk
dark citric Then rim came CUlHta a turtle slowly crawl crawling cra crawltug wl wlIhI ¬
tug by with round windows in his shell shellthat sbellthat shellthat
that a IHbt ht rays of right up into the air in instreams Instleams instreams
streams fct be be too when he saw them themshut tbemmut themshut
shut ha hi h idows or palled down his bisVUntif hisbUild hisbtlada
bUild or ro Fornething nethitg for be instantly be became became becams ¬
came dark ac It JIG o one were at home at atalL ataIL atall
alL alLPercy
Percy was ow deUahte t with all that be besaw hetoaw beraw
saw and wanted to take t some of the thetataas theUdatIa thettdags
tataas on board of the ark They gath gathered pthww sathereS ¬
ered lowers ww Aery mushrooms lighttdemberrfea ttghtniiig ttghtniiigbenieB t lag
benieB and IQumlnated ntiDted apples and pears peareand pe1ilid pearsand
and he Ailed kIspockets his aockets Snails that were wereas wereAll wereas
as bright aa redhot Nd coals and toads withtopknots with withtopknots withtopknots
topknots of name found their way also alsointo al80Into alsointo
into his pockets t8 and they tile bulged with the thethings tbethlnp thethings
things be gathered t1ler8IL
r rTito
Th Tb msaegram last week aaedied the Nabs n ames fi of Aneffeaa u sepdn poets i Thor Ve WhMUsft JPryaa rya h ee egMlew it ew w Field FieldWhitman PIeIdWhUman FieldWhitman
Whitman Holmes Lowell and Riley This week the eight monograms m01legtlt t spell fta hamea e et AwenWS A Oeiteek f RettTB II ttnd nfl Betreaeea aetTeseeThe BetreaeeaThe es esThe
The same letter may be used as often as wished The first one for instance ln tance is Hackett IIaexettQ
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They Drift Drifttd to a Strange Land Where WhereThey WhereThey WhereThey
They Meet All the Pre Prehistoric Prehistoric Prehistoric
historic Beasts Be lsts
He seemed to hiss as be stood glaring at atthem atthem atthem
them and the Hon and bear neither e1t of ofwhich ofwhich ofwhich
which Mk like light or names aa lath th ran away awayin awayIn awayin
in a terrible fright fright leavingjPerc 1vt CP to face facetbe faeetile facethe
tile beast with only the menkeya w f help Iteiphim helphim lIeiphim
him himUp
Up a tree quick cried one of the themonkeys themonkeys themonkeys
monkeys as be darted dart to to o a tall palm palmPercy pabDPercy palmPercy
Percy didnt take an instant to follow followhte toUowhis followhis
his advice and be climbed as be had ha4nenr ha4nenrcUmbed hadtneverclimbed never neverclimbed
climbed before The animal growled and aadturned aa4tarRed andturned
turned its front light up at him and seem seemed HeIDed seemml ¬
ed to be thinking As soon as Percy beau begaato
to climb cU b all the lights in tnetree the tree wait weatout weDtout waitout
out and so be was well concealed among amongtbe amongthe 1aG 1aGH
the leaves but he felt sure that the beastcould beast beastcould bieastcould
could Illuminate the tree well enough to tosee tosee tosee
see him so he climbed eli higher The top topof topof topof
of hill tree came quite aear to that in inwhich Inwblch inwhich
which the monkeys had taken refuge and andone andone andone
one of them called In a low lowvo voice e Creep Creepout Creepout Creepout
out on that limb to this tree Ha wont wontthink nvntthink t ttllhlk
think of looking for you here herePercy herePercy herePercy
Percy crawled carefully along the theuntil limb 8mbuntil limbuntil
until he felt the hairy band of the monkey moakeyreaching moDkeyreaebhag monkeyreaching
reaching for him and when he was In their theirtree 1rtree theirtree
tree they told him to follow them na nacrept 7by 7bycrept They Theycrept
crept from tree to tree and the animal anbaaleould animalconk animalcould
could easily eu y have followed their course ifhe if ifh ifbe
h be had bad any sense 1eDI as all of the trees treesInstantly treeslutantly treesinstantly
Instantly became dark as noon as they theytouched tbe tbetouched theytouched
touched their branches bathe but he had little littleIntelligence littleInieWsenee littleIateWGenee
Intelligence it seemed eeem ll He kept ke t peering peeringup
up late the first tree while they tbe sUd4owa sldalowrto sUd4owaeomd 11440 11440to
to the grOll ground and nd ran as fast as they 0Ieyeoukl theyeeeld
eomd to the ark where Alice was almost almostcrasy all11C1atCIU7 almostctay
crasy with fear for abet thought that they the theha4
bad been devoured by some awful beast beastIt MatIt
It ws a good thing that they had returned re returned re returMCt ¬
turned for the vessel was almost afloat afloataad aGoatand afloatand
and they tbe hadnt been aboard more than thanthree tbaDthree thanthree
three minutes mlnut before she be drifted away awayagain awayagain y yaptn
again into the darkness P cy placed pIace4n pIace4nor an appof anof
of th the light pUnts Ub and things about the theark Uark theark
ark so that t it eeeatod C4 like Ilk a ferryboat ferryboatso
so well Illuminated was it 1tncI find as they the theftoat
floated ftoat along aJ n8 the rays strewed out over
the dark water Wt ana made it seem almost almostcheerful almostcheerful
cheerful ebe rt1 to the tbeThey voyagers voyagersThe voyagersThey
The They recited Httte pteeea ta t each other otherasked O otherasked t
asked conundrums played games and in inv inner inevery
every v ry way 1 po JI9IIII rib4 ble tried tq che cheer r each eachother eachetller eachether
other so that tha alt n oawrjit = the < b eamel earn met and andtbe andthe andthe
the ardvarb bath 111 pf 4 ieiy > JBJ are rtl natur naturally nat natally naturally ¬
ally sad and pensive beasts were almost airoosthappy almosthappy elliJOlltHappy
happy Even the lion who is generally generallyyery generU17velJ generallyveq
yery dignified asfc asked d Uu > elephant if ate atetrunk bJatnuak histrunk
trunk was a steamer trunk and what whatllaQ be beha hehad
ha had < packed in it fop the voyage and the theb thelMaP thebear
b bear F inquired of tbe gnu if he had had hadany badan hadand
any an gguoit gnus frem fre home o et since ce na left an and andasked n na < 4 4asked
asked a ked the t e emu er ta da 4 rem psaaethiBg tllfag ta emus erau erauJ i
J = o
tI ms Psssesgers Then
1IIeBUIe the aoekey test II 11 11to t tto
to be oadene iDcr1dnd of tM rlhltatt a aasrdvsrtt at ataanJYUIt t
aanJYUIt with the sour face It It ItIIOt wtq i inot
not aanIvadt to keep looting se gier h hN
N None of your monkey boateem b bmfnesaTee Dtta Dttame WIllaIII III IIIme
me replied the aardvark savagely savagelyI sava b bI w
I will make a short tale with
yoa yoaH yollHe yo yoHe
H He means he hell H make your taU tausaid aIM +
said the bear See the joker jokerHe Job JobIIeeoal4Dt jokeHe
IIeeoal4Dt He conMat make
yours short ehortY01I for foryoa
you have no tale to tell replied RMric >
The bear who is rather ashamed that I
he has no tail retired to some dbtue dbtueand dtiti dtitiand
and sat t down
The Hon mare marelaughter roared wttfc wttfcdown
laughter and one of the dratrea dratreaoown enlhad
down Hello eUo whats wbat the fun going M 0 t
down therrer there The monkey moDk y replied repliedphone J j
When we get OW lone c1iIItazace
nth lr lrphone h
phone in we wHl send word up to totbat yea at
that you win get an our Jokes fresh tot tottheyll httbeyll u utheyll
theyll spoil going ao far GP m th tile air 1 1 1If
if we shout to you TIM giraffe fyt ftltsnubbed fytsnubbed Ntsnubbed
snubbed but nobody cared for they
al always a1 a1wa8 siways ¬
ways waysabove held themselves as If they tilerabove wem wemabove
above the others othersWe e othersWe t enWe
We hardly needed an these > Ogata Ogatathe aid u ut > I IWhy
the t buffalo buffaloWhy bowlWhy
Why not asked the seers seuraWe R1WaWe seersWe
We have two tapirs oa beard Ha gait gaitWe m mha
1 iput
We wont put you off at Buffalo fall siHPercy T r rPercy
Percy but weB put a buffalo o off It yea yeado yesdo g go
do o that again againI aPan J Jtcould
I tcould could bear even that answered the i
buffalo grinning and Im b not Hon Ho1IIt Meet
I IGo iGo
it either you may set your seal oa that thtcGo
ir irJust 1 t tJust
Go away you bore us said the pig
Just then a bump and a lurch shmool s 1 1that 1that
that the ark had run aground again sad sadall tall t taU
all rushed to the door to see what whathappened M4
happened They The had touched shore s s4 s4were aMwen sadwere
were fast against a high bank a bank to tohigh toe toehip toehigh
high for them to see over it Everybody Everytosyclimbed Ev Evc1lmMd Everybodyclimbed
climbed up on the roof of the arkand ark and anda esi esia m ma
a great expanse of marshy land landqueer wit wi t tlu tqueer
queer lu < r and utterly crange rang trees growing growingall growingall I Iall
all about the borders bOrd of the swamp They Theysaw TberA Theysaw
saw A W no wild animals at t tbe first Antand glance glaacsand glanceand
and so they went ashore to look around arouadThey aroU1IdTlter aroundThey
They had aU strolled along a narrv narrvdry DamMrdry nanswdry
dry space of earth fringed with tufts et etbealaiful etbeautiful f fbeautiful
beautiful palms and ferns with here bfftthere sal salthere andthere
there lilies of bloodred hue growing growiatall oa oatall atall
tall stems Soon they came to a forest sC sCgreat ofgnat i iglfat
great trees with bark like nshscales or orlea a 1 1e8 i ities
lea e8 back and d leaves of a stuff lib libleather liblelther Ilseleather
leather These trees oozed a strange straascEireUng strupmnElJnc strangeatreling
EireUng gum and bore fruit with sheik sbeibftr IbeDIr sheikfltr
ftr r all the world like oysters As Aswalked they theywalked theywalked
walked along under the trees they bear bearstrange bead lIeutJltrange beadstrange
strange sounds 110 and 1Mt1ooI 1Mt1ooIcovered looking awaad da dacovered dbcovered
covered the queerest animals some to till thimud tillmud thelaud
mud others in trees or in the dry dr7Queer sand saaiQueer sandQueer
Queer Extinct lirirwdAnhrtMs lirirwdAnhrtMsIn Animab AnimabIn
In shape they seemed rather familiar JarPercy to toPercy tePercy
Percy for they were somewhat like likeards 11 11ards Its Itsards
ards He knew that be had seen pietas picrureiof
of such animals but he could not Dotber tamer tamerher nmumber
ber where All of them tb m seemed to M en entirely tD tDUrel1 entirely ¬
tirely unafraid of him or his company compaJlJeven awl awleven andeven
even came near and gated at them eat eariously eatotISY d > rl rlonsty
ously They were all small bring m mlarger aslarger T Tlarger
larger than puppy dogs do yet some of them theawere tIIeawere themwere
were so hideous and frightful in ship shipthat aIIIpIthat sleptthat
that they filled Percy with awe aweI aweI
I wonder what they are he mil to IsAlice toAlice IeAllee
Alice They seem to me to be famfltoi famfltoibut tam1JIarbut famim4but
but I cant place them at ail ailOne aiLOne altOne
One of the strange animals crept dost dostup dimup j jup
up to him and spoke It said saidWe 1114Weare saidWe
We Weare are the extract animals that la tm tmCarboniferous tileCarboniferous teeCarboniferous
Carboniferous Era roamed all the tileand earth earthand earthand
and were the bosses of all the beasts New Newwe N NWe Sewwe
we are shrunken to almost nothing but butonce bGtODce butonce
once I I for instance was more than thaah8lldred a ahundred ahundred
hundred feet In length I could puB At Atbiggest tilebIaMt thebiggest
biggest trees up uy y the roots JIll I ate atowhole aWhole a awhole
whole forest in a week 1 was caned tile thidtnotherium tiledIbotberlUIII Wdlnothdium
dtnotherium dtnotheriumAh
Ah said Percy now I remember rememberyou renseeberyou 1Ier 1Ieryou
you I Iw saw your picture in the diction dictionary dIdIIIDary dledeaar7 ¬
aryOver ary
Over yonder to the pMtoBaara pleloatllUltin cm cmttnued maUntied
Untied tin the dtnotherinm That one wits witsthe widlthe withthe
the head and neck like a snakes thus thusIn enlit 1611in
In the mud He was seventynine feet feetwas feet1oIIs feetlong
long was Do you see the ichthyosaurus us act actaha oeahhB nerhim
aha His mouth alone was ten feet vide videOh wideOla wileOh
Oh he was a beauty and there in that tattMaHaria thatIII tintltgtlaria
MaHaria tree sits ail thats left of till thtpterodactyl tillPterodactyl thepterodactyl
pterodactyl or birdlike lard who ceuM ceuMBy eoaJIIIt eeolifly
By a thousand miles without tiring tlri tlriwho but twtwho butwho
who to no larger now than a amoUR amoURat mouse Ht Htwas Hewas
was as big as an ox once o and the titan titoaotherium titaIIotbet1um titanotherium
otherium over IIY ry y the bushes there therebIqer wee waibigger weebtger
bigger than the very largest elephant SM SMthe 8Mtbe liesthe
the three horns on his nose He used to totear Ietear Itear
tear up trees with them Now be onlyroots only onlyroots 0DI1roots
roots up grass Same way with tbe rhas rhaspborynchus Ipboryncbu rbamphorynchus
pborynchus and the megatherium They Theyare TIle TIleare Tbeyare
are only dwarfs dwarfsDear dwartsDear dwarfsDear
Dear me said Percy I I wish sb all anesUnet T Textinct yea yeaextinct
extinct animals had decent abOrt abOrtlike wines wineslike ea1eilike
like the animals now IIOWor or most of 0 them I Ican IcaD Ido
can i r rember ember the yak the gun tb the elk elkthe elkthe eftthe
the seba and the eland even lafppop hlppoPstamm hippos hipposmas
mas 111 is easy II but all your names are poet poetjawbreakers eIaJawllreaken oca ocaJawbreakers
Jawbreakers JawbreakersI
I believe that to the reason we wentlaet became becameextinct bedsextiaet
extinct saM the dinotberium wiptog wiptogaway wipIIICaway w1Phaaway
away a Mar People could not can as by byname b bDame byname
name and we went out of style Here Heree Hereere we weare weare
are re bidden away in headland and you are awtbe arethe aren
the first persons we have seen in a million millionyears aaWiOIIyea muni muniyears n
years yearsJust yeaJUlit yearsJust
Just then there was a great outcry outc and andPercy andPercy andPercy
Percy saw a tremendous man striding striding to toward to towarcl ¬
ward them All the animate from thefled the trt trtfled adfted
fled back to the vessel and the extinctones extinct extinctones utlndoaes
ones dove d into the mud mudTbe mudThe mudThe
The man was myself for a short timj timjafter time timeafter timeafter
after Percy and his sister ster disappears dl appeared i iwent Iwent Iwent
and dndinttpackage finding fin41 to topackage tilt tiltpackqe
went up into the garret
package of powder disturbed I conc conethat conclude4 conclude4that la lathat
that the children bad tasted it it and had hasbecome hadbecome hadbecome
become too small to be visible I thisstarted this tbeastarted tJaeIIetartecl
started out in search of thm but I hardly hawfthink Ilarditbink hardlythink
nave found them for iorI forI fc fcI
think that I would
I could not bear Percy calling to nefremm nefremmthe me from fromth fr J1II J1IIthe <
th the muddy flats I was walking across acrosscourse a acrdscourse S at atcoune
they could couldthere bthere III IIItbele
course I never thought
there I stopped to look for a dry lpot lpotand po poand P ° t tand
and my stopping saved a d them Percy Percyclimbed PerCJcUmMi Percyclimbed
climbed up my trouser leg I g and whenJ whenJgot when be hegot begot
collar called to o oThen me meThea tMThen
got to coat
up my
taU taUII tallas u uac
as t
Then I saw w him a llitle mite about
ac a mouse mouseI
Ea Enlarging Eaarctnc Eaurging ¬
I gave him 1dDI1IOIBt some of Doctor Hypank 8
him down on u usame the thepoIIJIfI theground
urging Fluid sod put
the thesame tbea
whom be gaTe
ground beside Alice to
same a le dose Soon I bad the great i Ire roieuutWof easw easwly
of enIn seeing tJaeIII growing larger and andI any
ly I they were of a natural lR sl e when wbeDa u utold
sal salmate adstold
load of ofmaIs
told m gin about the ark tk and its
mate mateOf maIsOf
Of course I couldnt leave that uam uamtt w wvery asery I
very ery fond fo of animate so wecarrleflj wecarrlefljhome 11 we carr carrb01De itti ittiWP tt ttvery
IIa bsTM
home and now nowwhich day da < after dy WP w wthe IIaoar
oar oarthe
with withdiminutive wi
the JeIlJ Jolliest times In the ol oldiminutive
diminutive menagerie all the animals animalsd animalswhich aD
01 01wJakb
which can walk around with P Proom pieD pieDIOOIB PleatY PleatYroom
room to spare on the dining room roomAfter tawj tawjAfter >
sd sdSW at atfte
I ItfrM aID
After all u as it came out right c cft7
tfrM Percy dU taste the powa powaI powder powderI owiie owiieI
ft7 now nowcratet4keep
I Sowsy ktakethat take S cratet4keep care to keep It m my lIlYdIa4 s sebildimi steel rate at p ps
ever get i i11tAI1 a
s dIa4 tfMn to tew ebildimi caa LL
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