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< Jv n toff > yeopto know any mote > the thethte thaw tMatJM thawthis
this aJtout the old woman and her heraumerdus heraa hernumafous
aumerdus aa ua fame tmn Her Fl rme name wa watin WU WUJiIn dratltn
tin McMiira U SwUth and nd she ttved in the theeld tIMold tMold
old shoe up at the top of Possum Hffl I III forh for formany totman
many man h any y yean Did it was there that I Icame b bcane be became
came ac acfttntd iiinted with her and her chit children eblldr chitdren ¬
dren dr There hails were exactly thirty of them themfifteen themftftp themflttpen
fifteen ftftp n ir la > W tteen e boys aM theM theseI thtwere theMwere
were their tb tr name nameQIKLS aameaOlltLS namesGIRLS
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GIRLS BOYSJanc BOYS BOYSJane BOYSIanif
Jane John JohnMargaret JobnJirpnt JohnMargaret
Margaret William WilMamftrah WilDaIrah WilliamyT
7 yT ftrah Irah rah Samnel 8entaelnnnah Samnelmnah aa1Anna
mnah Anna Pta PtaAc PetarAlfcf P Pi
i I Alfcf lc lcMarctU Robert KooertMarcella
Marcella MarctUAlmatwlle Bdwart BdwartAnis ZQwaf4Annabelle
Almatwlle Anis blle Clarict Jamec JamecMaud 1 1laud Jarnaeilaud
laud JoaephtM J Oriandc OriandcKathryaium Orla OrlaIta OriaaflLkathryn
Kathryaium Ita kathryn thryn Marts Wilbur WflborKdytb W1I1MIrEdyth WilburEdythh
Kdytb LudatnAntoineIta m LucIaD LucIaDAntol
JLntolnotU Antol HortoMe B B4r Edg V i Mwrfflo MwrffloSophia htucfDoSophia 0 0Sophia
Sophia HaroW Gaston QotonGwendolen Gutontlboll
1 tlboll otpn n BI IlIs ttda Augwte CIa1wItce CIa1wItcetw C1X roe roetwendoleu
Gwendolen Gwendolentain tw > ndoIea JIItsR lhtshtrgh JIkJIoa JIkJIoarain BarbaVsirc
Vsirc tain rain Muriel MurielHadeltne Begtaald Re Insid M inllUne Maurka MaurkaWIdeline rto
Hadeltne HadeltneDorothy nllUne nllUneJoroth Roy RoyDorothy
Dorothy Heanor llheanor1labetk HeanorMabeUe 1IIeftorfabella
MabeUe 1labetkCrieste MabeUeCle fabellalute
Cle Crieste lute te Fra FraIiobeU Franeesca FraneescaIsobe4
1 IiobeU IiobeUladys Isobe4Gladys Iaobellad
Gladys ladys lad Lucia Her Beem
m lone Lonel
1 think It was a good thto thing tH t r w wnr were werenr
nr 11 more tor Mrs Smith was 1hdDk 1hdDkVfry finding ItVI It Itvery
very VI 17 trouMeMme treu trollbiM iMe to think of name Jar frrlh Ittrb Jartbcm
lh tbcm < < m alf alfThe aUThe U UThe >
The shoe to which they Ihred had badfOPped been beendropped beatdroAped
dropped there t twenty yean before Mrs Mrsnita Krsll1tt Mgrswrntt
wrntt ll1tt nita i vltocoverad it it by b the giant Flaae Flaaeffn linusgar DIM DIMpr
gar when beG be was wading around in 11 the theand uand t e eera
era and Be had never yet known that he hehad 1MINId hehad
had lost K IC nay did the ftnits fanttty fantttyhnv fuytI familybnve
bnve hnv tI the least suspicion to when the ther tMrat thegreet
greet r rat at shoe befcMiged It rested on the thev ero
v ry top to el f the t bill and not another p Other dwU dttllltg dwUkK ctPHIIr
kK r place pi was in sight anywhere anywhereHer anywbireHer
Her 1 Wonderful Won erfrl Home HomeTSix Homenl HomeT
TSix T trees tr ahaded AM fd It and the th woods cam caia caiat rainetry camfrry
frry t try ry close to it on one sd side while the theland thefa theIand
land fa nd fell 11 sway 1 from the front door down downI oWIJ1IM
r I > M wide tpan5f put sr of sr green > n meadow mea do be bend be bend bend
> nd which wbielaa a t trnad > r ad strip tr p of white whitet seahash sea seabr
t hash br Ih rh dropped Into the blue ocean In the thexls OMY
Y 1 Soda was a big pond where the boys boysf oo oolIhd boysRshad
lIhd > f h d In stunner tnmaID < r and skated ted In winter winterAil winteriI
Ail Al iI sorts 8ort of flowers tlo1 rs grew W about as well welli
4 i 4 many kinds Id of fruit and Dd berries to be bel behid behad
hid l > ci for the trouble et ptekinfr lrln while whilethousands whileI whileousands
thousands I cf birds filled the woods oOOs and andeds nndd andeds
eds d with aselody r Jody during the long sum Iumt1 sumrter um umTler
Tler t1 > r In the tcinter lnter they had all sorts of ofAmes ofAm ofaamee
Ames Am with which to amuse allMll themselve themselveb them elTetr elTetrbUe aetyeaA
A b bile le the deep snow drifted almost f ftr 1mo t to the thetop tbetoT
top of M h iboc They did not go to towheol toiahOI toahool
wheol as a It would oald have needed n a whole wholei
i hoolhense to > hold them all but their theiraoth their1roth
3 aoth mother r taught them when she had time
Th The shoe was about lit
feet long so you youmy youmrr U Um
my m imavtoe f how ho large the giant Finn Flnne FlnneJ nne nnean a agar
gar an wu The kitchen was u in the bMI
F s J from m there you OU went up several atepg atepgthe
lrt t the MI room m in which they all U ate atead ateall te tead
ad II ± I lept and played on rainy raJn days All Allt Alitreir
t treir ieir beds w were placed
re along aJoa the wall on onthe 08Tn onthe
the Tn east side and opposite np t was a row ofashatands o oW3 of
W3 3hstaDdlf h tande Th stove lito was just In 1 the therlildle tMtllddlf thes
rlildle s l idle so that they the cow could Id alt gather gatherround sathera etheraonnd
round a tt when Wh n their mother told them themseries tJaeaaIi
Ii series riM before they t h y went to bed and a net the thedining ud thedining
d dining 1ln table was as in the broadest part of ofthe ofthfl ofins
the toft toftThere ro roThere
thflThere
There wets we six ix window on each Hide of oft
t shoe sn1 as u1 the t he front door oor was right at atif attf atthe
tf if side whre the shoe laces atop Here Heret Heretheir
their t 1 nrir fir mother meth ufd < t ed to sit with her darning darningm daml damln
n m mncUac ndtair a < she he eo cooiri ld Q keep an n ey eo eye on ontt 08H onttf
ttf tt rhlldrer aad t d watch tm ror nr f r the t h cnrsi mlo g of ofTiirir ofi1ir ofsir
Tiirir sir father ft who was a trwvelinK sales salesand nodoseor I
= = or 4 and nd wio w in was as s home so rarely rani that he heviten beif11 hetenforynt
viten tenforynt if11 fonot f lfnt the hI nnmes n m of some of thew the thenpr the1f
> npr 1f w Pr > r rhO children < r < ti but I can scarcely y blame blamertni blamelm blamehr
rtni hr for the thjThe thL thLTM theThe
The rsa t t Wary > IY > Mn 1M Smith b bat it them themnnd tMIDnd themr
r end nd ivit t t them 1h m to bed was this She Sheart She3d Shesd
art made a lovely 1rp gooseberry Pp and n lt srtout > ltout t tout
out on the wi TVirHhtv Wlnd III gill to cool After Aftertwhtl AfterI AfterWhtlr
I twhtl along came ILtroid one of the thevoinpwt then theVelngeut
voinpwt < n and the most careless of her hervs herthus
thus vs and peeing the great at enticing endtl I pie piewith pitwitt perWith
with no one o to defend ffnd it hat mouth lD9Uthc be besin bex
c ° x sin 1 1 to water n Of course rou Harold would wouldr wouldhaf
> 1r r hare dared t tt < > eat the pie for he hei hefar
i far fI r txt much afford Inrd for his deur deurmotfcifs IltrmoU deCrmoil
moil motfcifs r s oommaudt but he thought that thatif thatif thatif
if he Jat broke off a wee ttttta piece of ofthe oftht ofthe
the brown and a tempting pCIa crust rut II st t the edge edgenobody edg1obod edgenobody
nobody would ever notice It If This he pro proteo proteedd fO fOtft6I4
tft6I4 teo > 4 to do as a soon ss s he had earetullF carefull >
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looked around to ae sssif ilt If satr sue ww WMrvtag eb ebservteg obeuving
servteg him mm As he h qulokly qulckl swallowed swatfvwedtJw swallowedthe wed wedt
the morsel of crust which he hh did kl sohastily so sohastily 80M
hastily M t117 that he really hardly tested it itAntoinette It ItAatolMtte itAutointte
Antoinette came around the corner of the thehome thChoue thehouse
home and caught him in the act actNOh ictHOlt iictOh
HOlt Oh Ill tell mamnmr mamma she erlsd erlsdMI erSatII
MI I just J et eeuleWt help eI IV ft i M ° H4r iHUeW iHUeWIt M MIt
It looked so awful tul nice and say its itsJtist Itsftae itsjust
just ftae fine youbet youbetAntoinette JtoubbtAntcintte ou U UAntolnett
Antoinette loofced at th the pie so shiny dt1tYnd shinyand aWnyand
and nd brown and ancllt it seemed to say Comeand Come Comesod 8 8Dd
sod Dd tate me Then she tse we looked lookedaround ogkedaround ed edreuncl
around and broke oDE tbe1tfIUt Cba least Jut X tttla N piece pieceIt
It did taste lovely 10 and a JI she w wn br brtlltk brtlltklug ik iklug k kI
I lug off another tiny piece Orlando came camerunning CAuMnannlD camsrunning
running < up and saw what she was about aboutOb aboutHOb aboutOhl
HOb Ob gee ee but youll oa1 catch It he cried criedstealing crIedsteallng criedstealing
stealing mas pier pierNow pie pieNow pieNow
Now Orlando was as hungry rr as he oould oouldbe ooaWH oouidbe
be and when he saw W that both 1tet e eI eIbad d them thembad ttiterahad
bad ta UateA + eted the pie he asJ said Weil the thepies MJMsbHa thepies
pies JMsbHa been tasted and I may as e 1INIlt 1INIltIIOI nan have haveaometso havenames
aometso names tM so so hetaeeer hsre gowsr I >
and trying tr31ngto to settle just how now It happened happenedup
up came their mother other and a madder wo woman WGu weinaU ¬
inaU man u was never seen OB Possum HHl oranywhere or oranywhere oraDWhere
anywhere anywhere is isAll ise iseA ee eeAll
All A of them were to blame and aftershe after aftershe aftershe
she had tried to ascertain who was real really relIJ really ¬
ly ree responsible onstbt she s IJ A yegy sensibly blY did what whattb whatthe t tOae
tb the pent ca caGave >
Gave them some 110 broth without any anyIfreaffbeaf an1eatT anybeaad
Ifreaffbeaf beaad eatT bearmem nbeni fnem all spijnJUy iSo AMputthlm AMputthlmto put them themto t1Iemto
to bedIt bed HIt It hurts me as much If not notmore notmore notmore
more she said to whip you but you youneed youee youused
need ee it itGee ItGee itGee
Gee said little XMgar dpar Murlllo hew hewlOre new newsore hewsore
sore she must feel Muchmore Jih more than u ufor 1J 1Jtot uLfor
for she hurt herself thirty times tt and andeach andeach andeach
each of us only onctIt onct onctIt onctIt
It took Mrs Smith just one hour and andfortysix u4torqslx andfortysix
fortysix minutes to whip them all and andwhen Adwhen andwhen
when she he hud done she was a verytlredwoman veryftired veryftiredwent v red redwem
went woman eS So efiareke aer aftMMd she had put eat a ath ail ailthe Ittile
the th e dogs and ears for < for almost every child ehfdhad childhad kl klhad
had one OM on and D4 wound the clock and ta4ere cov covered hov hovered ¬
ered ere up the canary bird and fixed fix a the
d TIm THE SEA SERPENT SERPENT MY IN WAIT FOR MRS FINNEGAN FINNEG Nu m
He e took a much tarter piece than theethers the theethers tbethfn
ethers for he knew that they the would be beblamed beNamed beblamed
blamed more than he which hleb was rather rathermean ratberJDMD rathermean
mean as b he was a little older than either eitherof
of them tb Then fh n as b 1M < was saying 111 Its theflneat the thefinest tbeftneet
finest pie ma ever made up stepped steppedJohn ate steppedJohn Jtd JtdJobn
John and with a fierce rce look ht h cried criedAha crWcIAba criedAda
Aha Ive caught you jrou Tai MemalerHe pftestealerr pftestealerrHe aer aerHe
He seized Orlando by the collar and andsnook andebook andshook
shook him real hard but meanwhile anw hadhis had hadhis ba4I
his eye y on the pie pl and as Orlando badtaken bad hadtaken badtak
taken tak n quite a large piece some of the thegooseberries tbepo thegeoseberries
po gooseberries b rin showed Sad John was awfrli aw awful awtll ¬
ful u fond of them He stopped shaking shakingfcii
ti fcii brother and said lei Wherete Where 18 mother motherShe motberShe motherShe
She is banging bangt out clothes said Han Hanrah Hallnah Hannah
nah who came along alo Just then t and whose whoseeyes wboeeeps whoaeyes
eyes opened wide Ide as a she saw the dam damaged tapd damaged ¬
aged pd pie pieJohn phJohn pieJohn
John said no more more1Nt but broke off a hit hitof liltof litof
of crtep cruet and with wit Ids Anger Kited Kitedout JItt JItteut liftedout
out a couple of gooseberries ente and swat waliowM swattowed swaltowed
towed them in an instant Then Hannah Hannahfore Itaaaof Hannahof
of CO colnne net to b have a taste Ud Udt be before
fore t she was through tbn up came wuMaia WUHaawith wuMaiawith Vtlriaiaawith
with Peter t r and then Gladys Fltshngh Fltshnghand
and a nd Alice and nd they tile all squealed with wltlato gleeto glee gleeTO
TO catch eat b their elder bratfenv bret > pnn and stetora stetoradoing 8I8twsdoing eistscdoing
doing wrong as they were doing pretty prettynear prtIttynear prettynear
near all the time timeOh timfOh timeOh
Oh the poor pie big as it was wuJooIttd now nowlooked stowbolted
looked aa a though 8 cyclone had hit It It Ithad Ithad Ithad
had great chasms along u its sides but betyou butyou butyou
you should have seen it a little later whenthe when whenthe belt belttbe
the news got out of what had badad been done doneand doteand
and ad all the rest of the Smith SaaltJant children chiMvswwent childrenwent
went nt for itTheir it itTheir itTheir
Their mother mot r was very busy 1Ma y just justtaUti themtalking then thentalking
talking taUti to a lady who lived not far away awayand awa awaand awayand
and so they bad plenty of time and soon soonthere BOOtthlre soonthere
there was nothing < left of the i II ph > l but butlltJ6 butlltJ6j some somejtttee someJaffee
jtttee j ee ill the bottom of the great t plate plateThen plateTIMn plateThea
Then when the empty plate stared them themIn themIn themin
In their faces so aocuoingly ql all were re maltten malt smitten amitten ¬
ten with a great fear and looked look at one oneanother oner oneanother
another r as if to say You began it itVsfthey Ithey
Vsfthey hey were we each blaming bha1Dl the oti otJt
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stove and fixed a few there things she shefound ailetonC ahefound
found that it was w fully S oclock o oek and u she shewent sbeWfDt shewent
went to toMtL bed The children had tone 100 100fore be before Be Before ¬
fore said their prayers and tvjaated in inand IIIand inand
and were sound asleep all except ptWDbur Stttta SttttaWilbur littleWilbur
Wilbur who was only pretending PreteDCllllcWilbur pretendingWilbur pretendingWilbur
Wilbur was undoubtedly the smartest smartestone n none
one of aH ef e the family He learned lamedfaster learnedfaster IeanIectfa8tet
faster and forget less than any of that thaand eMoUters thatothers
oUters and Dd he wl such a merry smite smiteand U UaDd
and was so goodaatured that even when whenhe wbcbe whenbe
be waa bad his mother and brothers and andsteters aDIIltera andsisters
sisters found it impossible immpo Ible to to be angrywith angry angrywith aacrrwith
with him He waft very fond of the woods woodsand woodisad woodsand
and Skids and delighted to sit by the sea seaand eand seeand
and watch the great waves roll in while whilehe williebe whilehe
he pondered ponders upon on the strange 8traA lands far faracross faracr faracroie
across As bias water He knew more moreabout QIOreaU mereabut
about all the birds and animals than even evenJohn evesJohn
John 1 the eldest of them all He could couldtell coaldII eoaldtell
tell yon what snakes 18 were poisonous poisonouswhere pol8onouawIIeIe poisonouswhere
where alt the Write hid their nests ne tsJUJlt tsJUJltwMr just justwhere justw
where w ors to SO to catch the most fish or orcrabs orbs orcrabs
crabs bs and If you found any funny funnystrange tWUQat funnystrange
strange at thing on the th beach he could al almost aJM08t alrost ¬
most always tell you IJ j Jurt st t exactly what whatit
it was This was because e be was always alwayswatching alwayswatching twaS twaS1WtcldN
watching everything and when he saw saw1IbaaSt a astrange astrange
strange object he came and asked me mewhat met mewhat
what t it was and nd all about it itHow it itNow itNow
Now the reason Wilbur was not sleepy sleepywas aleeltYwa sieepywas
was owing to the tact tha in th the > afternoon after afternoon an anDOOft ¬
noon he had been tying in the th sand nd watch watching wattban watchlag ¬
lag an antlion ant oA digging DC iu pit Very few fewchOdxea fewlIIJ4 fewchrism
chrism lIIJ4 a have n ever seen n this insect l ct and andthis amithw andthis
this was 11 only onl the second nd time wise Httle HttleWilbur ItttMwnbar littleWilbur
Wilbur had observed ob ned it The antlion antlionwhich antl1onwblch antlionwhich
which somewhat resembles s the dragon dragonfly draliufly ¬
fly fl digs a funnelshaped hole in the driest driestflnest cll1e8tfinest driestfinest
finest sand and when the pit is deep deepen deeptnu deepenough
en tnu enough ujrh h and the sides quite smooth and andsloping andJopIne andsloping
sloping it buries ItastC at the bottom It Itwaits ItIts Itwafts
waits Its until an ant or some other luckless lucklessinsect 1uckJeaIn3e1 Iuckie Iuckieinsect
insect comes stumbling over the edge and andthe andtbO andthe
the antlion hurts a shower hnr of sand up upat upat upat
at him and brings him tiding to the bot bottom bott hottom ¬
tom t m where he is seized ae ed all his juice
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sdokafl 8 Ok sdok rI d out and then then tile tD actMbn tc tchis t thl8 this
his body bodyt far r outside of the pit pitew pitw pitavow
avow ew w Wilbtiitabadfceen WllbylodHid been so Interested i iMr 10Mr
Mr Mr Antlions performance that thatwatched thatwatched he hewatched
watched far more than an hour and final finally 1 1by
ly went sound asleep When he awoke awokeeve 11 11wMv 1 1was a
was wMv w ve ylate lat81Jt the afternoon and ii iila6t 111 111U i
la6t U iadtltefinis wiadtltefinis t ha was tWt very last one to partial partialpste partispate partl8i
pate 6 in the feast of gooseberry pie fb fbwhleli rOIwhle1 fowhieh
whleli they t ha jal been sent to bed S Shwtead SJ SJtdo 3ltidtettd <
hwtead tdo of goifts gol goitrte to tesJeepWftJl sleep With the rest restJay qe qeJay 1 1lay
Jay there watching the big round mooi mooirWng mOIWpg m mrising
rising slowly out ut of the dark sea sea and long lonialtar longatter lonfatter
altar Mrs Smith was sound asleep an anall ancJ ancJall anall <
all all of the children were far t < r away k 1 SttU ui uifend theeM e eff
fend ff of dreams he wag 8 still lying there tbereWe therewide a awide a
wide We awake as could be and greatly i ilerested fij fijteruted Ii Iitereted
lerested in keeping count of the numbs numbeof numbelof
of night > hht birds which flew across acrossmoons th thmoons thtmoons
moons bright broad face faceAP facer faceteT
AP teT r aWhllitlt awJ WhUit tt tWfSilvery JsIery moonlight IW1 IW1tiutmanvo atyithainauJ any anythe
the tiutmanvo thainauJ many vetleaaof vejos of the night insects insectswind an anthe a atJao
the theown wind mo movtftk movlti vine across the green mead meagows meajOWB
own in long long grass waves W8 M and Rd the sbJ BblIjt BblIjth h
aterteR SIt mt water alt tempted tM pt t1 Wilbur to leave leavehie Ie IeaM leanlung
lung bed and go forth He slipped into his hisdotbes bisclothes 1Ikc1atbe
clothes and nd softly stole out He bad odfew gone toneb gonebMt
bMt b d few ft w steps from the doorsteps IJ Rte wfeehte Rtebin
hte bin shaggy little J ttle dog Tatters who slept siestbeneath atMDetIt sleptbeneath
beneath his window whenever he could couldlt cOIIi41I Coaledtit
1I lt sneak into bed with him without wl 1011t his Msmother hismother 18 18r
mother r seeing him came daahhvgr dMiI after afterhim rw affotbun
him and and wtdS Tatters at his heels Wilburtad Wilbur Wilburstrolled WUtdo
strolled down do the hill and walked across acrossthe aCraMtile screenthe
the meadow toward the seashore Afterbe After Afterhe tierJae
he had walked < perhaps a half mile ml he hecats 1M0II hecam
cats ayaa one of those irregular circles circlesin
in the grass which are sUed fairy fak7rla fairyzings fahYrin
zings rla > f s aid d which are supposed by manypeople many manypeople aDJto
people to be made IDa by the feet ef f fairies fmirtacwh tat fairieswhte a athey
whte wh n i they hold their monthly moonlight moonlightdances RIOOnUlbtW11lMar moonlight4Riwes
dances Wilbur knew very we wett weD for I had hadmyself Iu badmymlr
myself u told t k1 Mm that t t these flags rugs are notmade not notmade nota
made a e by fairies feet but are formed by bya bya bya
a species of very V IT small mushrooms whichgrow which whichgrow w kh khgNW
grow in circles drc and leave these marks marksbehind marks1Dd marksbehind
behind 1Dd them t ma when they the file fileMystery akMyslery dieMystery
Mystery of Me e Fairy Ring RilJgo RingSomething RingSomething
Something o i peculiar bed caught t his eye eyein eyePP eyein
in spproaehto PP this fairy ring He thought thonghtbe
be had seen something move mo something somethingthat S8DIet semethdngthat lag lagtltat
that glitter glittered ej la the meonMs likemonds like dia diamonds dIamOllds ¬
monds and he seemed to hear strange strangelow straagelow aballgelow
low voices toeeedieg foee dteg from the same spot spotHe spotHe snotHe
He halted and as be did so Tatters Tatterspricked Tattersprktecl Tatterspricked
pricked uphte ears and eemd very much muchexcited muchexcit muchexcited
excited excit d and before 1 Wilbur could restrain restrainhim rtl8tralaIda restrainblot
him he dashed wildly through the grass grassinto crassJJto grassitlto
into the mysterious circle After runningwildly runningwildly running runningwildly
wildly about the little ring for a moment momentthe momentthe momentthe
the dog darted out again and across S the themeadow them themeadow
meadow m ow as if in pursuit of something somethingbut 8Om thlng thlngbat
but wa whet Ij was Wilbur could not percelva per perceive pereel ¬
ceive eel When V ha reached reac eid the fairy rim ringhe rimhe aglie
he examined exwt < It carefully for he was now nowcertain DOWrtala nowcertain
< certain rtala that he must have seen some something som somthins something ¬
thing He instantly noticed what he hadaFter had hadnver hadr
aFter r befarr t oeeerved in one of these theseflags tb tbrltissaltdi theserlp
flags rltissaltdi rlp gs and andf this was a son of fence
a
torm formed or o cobwabfe tabw jiaraBlfktaly ipteiy y areund areundthe areundthe aroundthe
the Pinole intact except pt Where Tattershad Tatters Tattersbad Tattersbad
bad broken through throughNow throughNow throughNow
Now Wilbur Wllburaltheugh although fee bad wen many manya
a fairy ring had never noticed one with witha
a oebweb bweb fence around it It nor bad he ever evers everHeR eversewn
HeR s e one at night before yet the circumstance circum circumstance clrcumstance ¬
stance was so peculiar and as he was as as asmuch asmuch asmuch
much interested In spiders as In n anythingelse anything anythingelse
else he sat him down In Ute tall grass grassjust sjust gt gtjust
just outside ou de to watch and discover if pos possible JIOsalble poselbie ¬
sible just why the spiders made this cir circular clrcular dreular ¬
cular web and a what they cau caught ht in it itTatters it itTatters ItTatters
Tatters barks came fainter and fainter fainteracross rlnteracrQH fainteracross
across the meadow until they died away awayand awayand wayand
and all was 8R silent except the gentle rust rustMag rustling rustling
ling of the erase g grass and nd the Monotonous mu nutate music musk ¬
ate ef the night insects insectsH I eectsHe InsectsHe
H He watched for a long time so long thathe that thathe thathe
he began to be surprised that thllthls his dog did didnot didnot didnot
not return and just st as s he was growing growingtird growingUrtd growingtld
tird and beginning bQgbmlagwtlllnkof to think 4 of > f lite bed he heheard heheard heheard
heard a tiny tUa voice yol voice e right bends HII e him say saying sayIUI sayfrig ¬
frig IUICr frigGrtelonst Gracious Cr lousi but I am am glad youre Oure back badeagain backagain backagain
again Mumpets I had begun to tW think thinkthat k kthat kthat
that horrid dog had caught iron ironHe frouHe on onHe
He very nearly had 31 the to t tell the thetruth thetroth thetruth
truth It was all I could do tloto to dodge the therascal therasoal therascal
> rascal answered anewenJQ 1l6Wer Jduotb another r silvery voice voiceand veteead v1MItd
ad ae Wilbur WI lwrr peered through the tall tallgrass tallgraBS tallgrass
grass he saw two little figures fl re attired in inshimmering Insl1lmmerlng Idshimmering
shimmering garments upon whose tiny tinywings tlaywings tinywings
wings the moonbeams flickered as if they theywere theywere theywere
were covered with diamonds They wereno Were werano Wereno
no taller than your nngdr ng r but the airwas air airwas aJrwas
was now D W so still and the night so calmand calm calmand calmand
and silent that their th lt words rds came to him himas blmdistinctly himas
as distinctly as Ifuttered IZutteredby by people of or ordinary ordinary ordinary ¬
dinary stature statureWell statureWell statureNell
Well I got rid of him at last continued contin continued continued ¬
ued the voice I steered him toward Mr MrMuakrat3 YrMuskrats MrMuskrats
Muskrats house and Jusky uskbappened happened tobe to tobe tobe
be sitting in front so thq th dog went for forhim torhim forhim
him himHIts
Its funny isnt It ItsakI said the other otherthat oiberthat otherthat
that the very first Urns in many years yearsthat yerstaat yearsthat
that we get et together for stance a dance we are areinterrupted areintrruJ areinterauptpd
interrupted intrruJ 7 The Th < last time thh tlmte it was the thesame thesame thesame
same way wayWell wayWell wayWeil
Well If Ifw6 we will dome come out outInto Into the lightof light lightof lIhtor
of the lull moon wi when oP our wings are uselead use useless useless ¬
less we must st take chances chancesBut chaneesBut1 chancesBut
But But1 I did want a dance so bad said saidthe saidtl1e saidthe
the other And now if its all spoiled spoiledOh spoiledOh
Oh no said the first fairy for thats thatswhat tbatswhat thatswhat
what they really were The others will willsoon wUIsoon willsoon
soon return They all got away for I Iheld Iheld Iheld
held the dog after me all the time so that thatthey thatt thatey
they t ey might escape We canhave cans have aalee aaleelittle D1 D1l1t11e
little 1 the talk while w we wait for them Its It do dol so soleng sons
l leng ns n since nce you han been hero that tb t you youuet youJJluet youtrat
a JJluet uet have quite a bundle of gossip gossipOh gopoOb
Oh dear toe me In no I b bare bare are been in t1Ht hRatrictesbietlti th thirictee t1Ht8trlctee
atrictesbietlti irictee reanstot tem1nt tt I assure yiw scarceljf ecareeller scarceljfrer ecarceJrper +
per rer er going out But I heard a piece ef eflews ofews
lews jews ews today that was interesting and It Itwill JtiilL t
will 111 interest you The Giant Finnegaa IS teeomlng ISomlng
Ming eomlng back here so look oat for forert forertquakes earth earthWhat earth earthjuakee
quakes juakeeWhat
quakesWhat What does he want here herdWhy hereWhy l lWhY
Why dont you know thats his shoe up upthere
there on the top of the hill He has Just Justmissed jWltmi
missed mi eillt It as he had both of his shoes tie tiewether tie tietber tiedbugether <
+ bugether wether tber around aretlRdJMs Jate neck and he didnit dldnt0Uce didntotiee
0Uce > tw > e when or where w ere he dropped that thatPacific that1ne thatbriel1
1ne briel1 Now hes ftnlebed his wading In tb tbPaclfto the
Pacific Ocean where he was fishing for forwhales rerbales
whales bales and be wants to put on his hi shoesBesides shoes shoesTBSdes shoeBMtdes
TBSdes Besides that his dear little mother otb8r lives lIv 6
JtghiThere tight here In th t meadow meadowYes mMdoweyes
eyes Yes I know knowt1wd that of course course urse She is in inthe inthe
the cave under th the big rock yonder onder nearthe near nearthe ne r rthe
the shore but I didnt dkkt t suppose suppose you fairies fairiesfrom tunesfrom fairs es
from the south knew that thatThe tbatThe
The idea As if you had any secretsfrom secrets secretsJB secretsirom
from us I once called on her terJSR herJan
Jan JB t1tf t1tft L Jtfunqjr addedJhe ed ke first arstof seeajc seeajcea
ea of t that sBivrso sII site li 80 very vebr ill H 1w1ilt 1w1iltSIf while Her HeraeT
SIf Flft ie so aeT l lnvdi
y yt
t nvdi Ve iiWi i C I Iftfwf W i 1lFKH lll I I ° fell U
you some 5011881IM nettle Did ye yea know that she is ispenned IspenJMCl ispenned
penned up in her BWSfe k cfcreiTSy a 1y the Sea SeaSerpent aSerPe SeaSerpentl
Serpent SerpentlDear SerpentDear SerPe tr trDear
Dear me Is he Out ant againf againfTee gafa gafaYee ga5w ga5wTen
Tee Yee toad he has been sitting there te tefront hitroat rtreat
front of her cave cay for three thr t ne e week weeks trying tryingto irybtgto
to starve her out o t so that he can catch sad sadher aeat sadeat
eat her herI
I wonder why Wl7M be doesnt J go aitr aitrof after some someof some someof
of those Smith children up itl1 on Possum PossumHIM aHia PoseuwHfi
HIM saW the seoswft fairy Theres rINre81ICh rINre81IChJot here s such sucha
a lot of them em Bed get a square alq mre meal mealonce foe foeones foronce
to toWU
once onesWilbur
Wilbur WU shuddered s ucWered as the first answered answeredAh aMerNAJt
Ah he doesnt nt know they ey are there thereIe or orbe r rhe
he would leave the giants mother 1I in Jay a aJKTy ajhfty
JKTy y and go for them They havent b Hen Hendown beendown ea eadown
down near the big rock this summer 1 and andso
90 be te ignorant of their axteceaea bat batwhen butwhen kitwhen
when he discovers theM hell 11 go after afterthe aftertbe aftertheca
the theca be sure of that I mean ateanlf 0 If be is isable isable isable
able to move at all all for he baS ba Been sit sitting slttlDf sitting ¬
ting them in the hot son so long that hes hesall hesn iresall
all n dried ua and so crinkly that he crackswhen cracks crackswhen crackswh
when wh he moves moresWilbur movesWilbur DlMeWDbur
Wilbur started and as h 1M moved he hebeard ehMrtI heheard
beard a faint swish lib and Dd a little squeak of dalarm ofalarm tICalanB
alarm as the two UNtaades alrtas vanished among amongthe a ottgthe amongthe
the blades eC grass on the other side ofthe of ofthe ofhe
the he ring He robbed IU his sire and saw sawTatters sawTtters sawTatters
Tatters bounding toward wani him hi In the moon moonlight JDOGnupt moanTight ¬
light He H1 began epUIat at once to wonder wonderwhetb whether whetherbe r rbe
be had not fatten asleep and dreamed it itall itn itall
all n but when w Tatters got to Ills aide he henoticed 1MnoUce4 henoticed
noticed instantly a tiny hit of sfhrecr sOT tin tissue rsue tinsue ¬
sue clinging to his Up and he fuss ws waathat surethat sure surethat
that the dog bad cone COIBeNIeUr prettjrnear tocatching to tocatching tocatching
catching one of tee little beings for this thiswas tJdwas tidewas
was certainly s 3 piece of a fairy garment garmentHe PnB9IItHe garmentHe
He hurried home b llMaDC anacrept soff crept Into bed wfth wftha
a feeling that he had been very tacky In Inbeing fabeing isbeing
being allowed llow to overhear the talk and see seetwo MetwoftI seetwo
two twoftI real fairies But it was a long timebefore time timebefore timebefore
before he went to sleep for be couldnt couldnthelp couldntbelp couldnthelp
help thinking < of tile th giant Finnegan seek seeking eekIrog aeektrg ¬
ing for his hpt shoe Hejttd lle did net wake wakeup wakeup wakeup
up untJ un untV his mother shy r r iun
the first thto5be U thing be thougHt t at was the thegiant tM1t thegiant
giant 1tAtter giantAfter giantAfter
After bcsakfast he gathered t all hishrothera his hisBrothers JtroUteIlltogetber
Brothers roUteIlltogetber hrothera together to tell them all aoeut aoeutwhat a aw ahOOtwhat
what he b had seen Hen and heard and Mt MtcotmM et etcourse 1 1course
course an the girls had to come c too and tadlisten andlisten 1MlilteD
listen listenWhen lilteDWileR listenWhen
When h 1M had finished ftnl Md John said that ha hahad behad
had h d surely dreamed it all and yet even he hewac JMwas liewas
was staggered agger when Wilbur wn showed 1Ibo hiaithe him himthe bnthe
the piece ef fatty drone drllllt Sam and Bauble Baubleboth R Robbieboth bl8both
both thought fc wight be true white all allthe ailthe
the girls were instantly convinced and andwere andwere andwere
were flli SlUed d with horror at the thought of ofPlnnegan ofFJnnegaa ofFinnegan
Plnnegan coming for their home homeWell hosDeVeil home1Vell
Well said Peter we can soon makecertain make makecertain IIItIkecertain
certain Let two AT treeof t three ree or us steal stealdown stealdown steeldown
down as near IM r to the big rock as s we dare dareand dareaDd dareand
and see if there is a sea serpent hanging hangingaround haDSIHaround hangingaround
around aroundA aroundUA
UA A very good Idea idea said John Peter Teterand topeteraDd Peterand
and Wilbur haJi si + eli come eorae with me while the therest thereet therest
rest of YOU stay here aDd dont tell mother motheranything motherthlftS motheranything
anything thlftS about it or she will have a con eonq con1ft conThe
q tlotj m mThe 1ftTJte
The three hurried down to the meadows meadowsand meadowsa1Id meadowsand
and skirted around their edge until far faroff faroff faroff
off they saw w the big gray rock sticking stickingup
up out of the t sea of green grass like U1I U1Isblp a aship aship
ship upside down In another ther minut minute they
distinctly dtJftctlYliaw saw the awful awtulbr1sW bristling g bead of ofthe atthe ofthe
the Sea Serpent resting close e to the rock rockand rockand rockand
and then they made out Ida body of ofgreenishgray oCgreenishgray
greenishgray stretching almost to toths tothswaters thewaters the thewaters
waters edge fold after fold a hideousthing hideous hideousthing hIcIeouosthing
thing and big enough to devour every everyone everyone everyone
one of the Smiths Smlt s almost almo t at one gulp
They hastened ha tened home and in awestruck awestruckaccents aweatruckaccents awestruckaccents
accents told what they bad seen Men Alt weretorrided were wereterrified weretenliecl
terrified A giant coming to take theirhome their theirhome theirhome
home and perhaps perba destroy them as well welland wellaDd welland
and a serpent nearby ne rby who only needed todiscover to todiscover todi
discover di them to get after them in a JIKy JIKyas jlfCyas Jlffyas
as the fairy had said saidThe saidThe saidTile
The Sea Serpents S rpents Terrible Death DeathWe DealhWe
We might get fathers old gun said saidRobert sakiRobert saidRobert
Robert Hand and shot him himIt blmIt himIt
It wouldnt even make a dent in him hiraBald h hsaid himsaid
said John and thenhed tlMnhedsurebr surely come far farus IlKUL forus
us I think we had hd better tell nether andmove and andmove 1Mmme
move away from here hereIf hereIt hereIf
If we only bad some dynamite said saidSarah MidSarah saidSarah
Sarah we might blow him up upFes upYes upFes
Fes and you OU might go and put it under underhim uIMitrhim underhim
him remarked James arca sarcastically sarcasticallySarah tlcaIlY ticaliySarah tlcaIlYSarah
Sarah shivered as she thought of it itSuppose itSUppose It ItSuppose
Suppose we kill the cow and leave itwhere it itwhere Itwhere
where he can get it it Do you suppose that thatwould ttatwould thatwould
would satisfy him asked Orlando OrlandoWe OrludoWe OrlandoWe
We might give him all the dogs opsoats awl awloats am4oats
oats said Jane JaneThIs baneThis JaneThis
This excited the children aad ae4atrted started a ajiroloitged AJkoolo aprolonged < <
prolonged Jkoolo discussion dlscu lon for each each wished wl ed to tosave toaTe tooufe
save his or her dog or eat to aad finally finallyWilbur ftnaJlyW dnafyliilbur
Wilbur W bur shouted shoutedSilence shoutedSilence
Silence Be still all of you for you youare 01are yepare j
are a lot of ninnies I have a a plan whteji whtejiI whtfir wbl wblI
I think hlnk cannot fall fallWhat taUWbat failWhat
What is It asked John J ItR whowas Who was very veryslow veryslow
slow and yet never was Jealous of Wil Wilburs Wilburs Witburs ¬ I
burs smartness as Peter and andT andTThe James were werSiThe wereThe
The meadow nM doW grass Is very very drydo dry drydown drydQyn
do down rn there t by the tMroclc rock and if we W can canonly canonly D
only nlY discover where mother hides the thematches Uiemtches thematches j
matches we will go and set fire to the thegrass thegrass j jgrass
grass at several It8v ral points to windward ofthe of ofthe 4 4the
the Sea Serpent and drive him into the theocean theocean
1 1Allot
ocean oceanAll oceanAll
All Allot of the tla children bailed haUedthis this idea asthe as asthe j jthe
the only onl solution and hastened to huntfor hunt huntfor J
for the matches for their mother ther always alwayshid alwaybid
hid them away very carefully from them themotherwise themotherwise themotherwise
otherwise there would be nothing but butbonfires butbon butbonfires
bonfires bon re all around the neighborhood neighborhoodwith
with so many children about Finally FinallyGladys FinallyGJa4ys FinallyGladys
Gladys uttered a squeal of delight and andcame andears nd ndr1IDJIIng
ears came nunOag with a whole box of themwhich them themwMek tJlemw1de
which a lie had found in the under part partof partof partof
of the eightday clock that t t ticked away a wy
high 1Ieo up OB the wall They T lit litale alt praised 1 > lIt tftfte lItfie
fie Gladys 0I and she was very very proud te hrdeed tedeed lit I
deed for she had been the means of ofstarting otstarting ofstarting
starting the great crusade Then they theymarched theyJUebecI theymarched
marched off to the foot of the hill hW where whereatt WheNaU whereall
all of the girt remained re m charge of the thevery thewry
wry small u boys who of course were not notallowed notaIIowecI notShowed
allowed to go oa the Serpent huntAt hunt huntAt auntAt i
At the edge of the meadow they divided dividedhtto dlv14edJato dividedinto
into two parties pr and stole around the theatBTsoy tbeJIIIIDJII7 theanrahy
atBTsoy ground fa two directions keeping keeningdown keepingdown
down la the high grass so as to avoid tieeye the theejra dietIC j
eye af the hideous creature Ct crepture that was wancrouching wascroucbm WUcroucbiAg
crouching against the big rock watrhlsg watrhlsgthe
the entrance to the old wosaans cave caveWJteur eaveWllltvr caveWilbur
WJteur was the cemiaaaatng IDg general as asof asof
of course be should nave been since e the thegreat t1wgreat thegreat
great ptaa was his own owa and he made machateal than themsteal thansteal
steal up to the windward as near to the therock tilerock thetrack
rock as possible where the tall tallas grass ws wsas tunsas
as dry as dust itself and a then when w beraised be haraised beraIIied
raised aloft a katg cattail many of wild w1Ndtgrew wildgrew l larev
grew there and waved T it It all of the hoys hoysscratched Mpxratchell b ys ysscratched
scratched the matches upon their panties antisand pantiesand MattaDd
and whiff ap sprang a Hue of bright brightflame brightflame
flame that rushed away on the west ttowaM wind windtoward windtoward
rlJbti
toward the sea A thick smoke arose at atones attJlat atouoe
ones so that as they watched the roIl roIlAre roilingbrs roiling roilingAre
Are sweep Sweep toward the Sea Serpent they thejrcouldnt theycouldnt 1
couldnt see him nor the rock at all allPretty aUPretty
j
Pretty won tr heard b a tremendous tremendousand trrnuadmuaad 1ft IL r V VaDd
aDd awful bellowing so great that their theirmother tIMIrJBGtIaer > iwhmother
mother who had como hem treat tmsabet mar market ¬ 1
bet rushed to the door te see what was washappening WIllIhappeatar washtppe
happening htppe litg on the shore They thought thoughtthat iitougittthat I Itht
that the UteS Serpent was retreating into thesee the thesea tileMIL
sea and an uttered loud shouts of o Jby Jbybut jIqrbat jbybut
but it really was a greater ttitmu trlumpJt forWilbur for forWilbur
Wilbur than that for the tewfol creature creaturehad creat1lat creatrrehad
had sat there hi the th hot sun waiting for forthe ferthe forthe
the old woman to come oat tor so Mtime long c ctime asthus
time that he bad grown cewtptetsly t tDd stiff stiffHe attarand
and Dd an of Jd seats were dQ dQHe as trade tradeHe
He couldnt move a foot and although h htried be betried hetried
tried te t escape from the great sea of offlame otftame offlame
flame that rolled toward him It was abeo abeo1JteJy 0lJteJy absolutely
1JteJy impossible Im slble and tn a few minutes DUagt DUagti
i ioL 4 + 0 <
when the gfaus had aft horned
away the t
they
My Mybarrel 1
haw saw w Mat ba hatasng riming ate a j all immense mense tar
barrelGeer barrel barrelGoer
barrelGee
Goer Gee era little Orlando w wnever WII
never see another aer bonfire bo ftre like this if w we
Jive for a hundred yearsThe yean yeanThe yeanThe
The horrible old Sea Serpent named
u
us
in the air for several era hundred feet and aria
burned for four hours When at last h bt i
was completely consumed all the children ch11dr
made a ring rt and danced Joyfully around
the ashes and hen they called Mr Fin
negan nee the giants little mother
to
corn cornwars COllie co tse tseShe
out outShe
She was ov overeome with joyt her
t1Icape p
and thanked tile
Smith children
with Ith
wars in her eyes ey for she had been very
much 2 Mraid that when
her son cats c callie
home WO he would
And Hr starved to death death deaththem
The children naked her to go borne with
them and have some lunch
as all that the s
had in her cav cavFlnnegan cave was eaten up two days
before TIlt wu also WUburs Idea for
h lUlled her to be at their home when whoa
Flnnegan ea came back hoping that thn the
St giant ho7 would be kind to tot ° them m and not notMrs Want
ls at shoeMrs eXrs
Mrs Flnnegan FlnM n couldnt walk and Or OrMrs
lando lan hOQM horn and soon came back wIth
his goat t cart In which they placed
the th
giants nts little mother and all marched marched
home with b her herMr r rMea
Mr Mrs Smith wan immensely Immen elY surprised
but wasnt she proud of her childrea when w
Mrs Plnnegan told her what they the had hadproud
done to the Sea Serpent and nd especial especialbur e Jl ciallY
proud she he was ot of her clevfr clev r sort sorttWijy son tWijy tWijyher Wli
bur Then they had lunch with with Mrsvegan Mrs Fin n
negan at the head of the table She stayed sta stawith
with them all n night as she he wall much to too
nervous to go gack to her lonely car carand CaTand cave caveand
and when Mrs Smith asked her if aha she
dWnt want to stay with them always tfor for
Wilbur had suggested this the little old oldwoman
woman A said she would be delighted
The very next day Finnefan came itrid trld
ing across 8 the meadows looking evtrv etervwhere evtrvwhere f rv rvwhere
where for his lost shoe He didn dldnt t reds reoor reoornlze rP < li
size it at first on top of the hill becauseyou because becauseyou aul aulyou
you see it had a hx roof > f on it It but when h he
did he was very indignant that anybody
had so used it it He was just about to pick
It up when him old mother came out and andspoke andpoke andspoke
spoke to him She told him what t had
happened and the great giant Finnegan Flnneganwas
was so affected that he began to cry 1 M
that his tears made a new pond right t near
the house into which all the ducks im immediately 1mmediately itsmediatelr
mediately hurried hurriedHe harriedHe hurriedHe
He was so thankful to Wilbur that h hfl
took him up U in his hand and expressed his
feeling and almost blew the boy off when
he sighed He said they could have his hisshoe hisBhoe hisshoe
shoe and if they wished hed give them
the other for a stable as after all herarely he herarely berarelY
rarely wore them So after tet he went off offon offOR oQon
on his travels a again n they had another
house and Mr Mrs Smith took in boarderand boarders boardersand
and made an n awful hit of money mone so thatall that thatalt thataU
alt the theboy boys and pass could go to collegeand college collegeaad
and thats where w they ax ue nowWALT now nowWALT 11OWWALT
WALT MeDOUGALL MeDOUGALLIAD cItGALLLAD lCDOV GALL
LAD OF FOUR FOURA
A MARVEL AT ATSPELLING ATSPELLING ATSPELLIPIG
SPELLING WORDS WORDSSTROLOG2RS WORDSI
STROLOG2RS STROLOGBJUiihyrepeatedly STROLOGBJUiihyrepeatedlytold STROLot zRg have repeatedly repeatedlytold repeatedlytold
told his mother that he first firstsaw tlttaw firstsaw
saw the light of day when > n th thplanets the theplanm theplanets
planets were in a most favora favorable faoraWe favorable ¬
ble position friends pronounced pronouncedhim pronoun pronounba pronouncedhits
him a prodigy a wellknown physicianwho physician physicianwho phy lctaa lctaawho
who recently had occasion to examine examinehim examinehim examinehits
him holds b the opinion that he is nothing nothingmore nothi nothivgmore r
more than a phenomenally bright young youngster youngster OU g gsu ¬
ster who win in mature years be rated u uone Uone asone
one of the great men of the world worldTime worldTime worldTime
Time may demonstrate the fallacy of ofone o oone ofone
one or 0 all of the t e opinions but at t present presentthe presenthe presentthe
the boy and his capabilities are causing causingno
no MtUe discussion in the quiet town o
Alameda California Though but four fouryears fOlfyears fouryears
years of age Norman Dexter Weeden Weedenreads W Wr Weedenreads
r reads from books newspapers neWll e ere and per periodicals perIodkaIg r rJodIeaJ ¬
iodicals and apparently comprehends th thweaning the themeaning themeaning
meaning of the words which fall with withsuch wtthsuch withsuch
such ease from hi h his lisping tongue tongueHe tongueBe tongueHe
He recites portions of classics as though thoughhe thoughhe thoughbe
he were four and twenty instead of four fourla four1a fourIn
la appearance Normaa does not differ differfrom differfrom differfrom
from other children of his years except exceptthat exceptthat exceptthat
that when reading or speaking 1d1lS his ftc ftcwears tacewrs facewears
wears a wm serious expression expressionNorman expressionNorman pretolLNonaan
Norman not only reads but has littte litttedifficulty JlttktIIftIcu1q littlediilicalty
difficulty In spetttng words at which m many mallYgt01rIl manygrown ay aygrown
grown and well educated persons would wouldhesitate wouldhe wouldhesitate
hesitate he Asked where he learned tospell to tospell toJJpelI
spell the words Norman will tell you youthat youtlIat youthat
that he never learned that the sound of orthe ofthe ofthe
the words when pronounced suggests 1IIg ts the tiwcombination theeowablnaUon thecombination
combination of letters to his mindWithin mind mindWithin mindWIthIn
Within the past fortnight he was wa vis visIted Tfstted 1s 1sited
Ited by m reporter for this newspaper and andthe andtII andthe
the little fellow answered aa the summons summonsat ummonsat
at the door He showed the writer and andMs andhili anddin
Ms medical friend trl lld Dr John M Kane Kanemto Kaltto Kaneto
mto to the parlor eC the Weeden l + i eeden home and andthen andlIMn andthat
then stttMooned Ded his mother to whom thepwrpoee tb tbpurpose the theJlltrpo
purpose of the vteH was made known knownMrs know1II1L knownXs
Mrs Weeden a bright English h woman womandeprecated 1fOmaCdepreeated womandeprecated
deprecated any an attempt to bring brin her berfeaby herthe herbaby
baby ID the attention of the pubBc pubBcthough pJbIch puhtcthough
though h the mat pride eventually eventuallygained eventuallygained nntuallYgaIIMd
gained nupsemney and she reluctantly per permttted permitred
mttted taste te be made of his capabili capabilhties capabilities capabIDUs ¬
ties as a scholar scholarAt JIehoIrAt scholarAt
At Ant the qpiesttoncfs 1111 L a cKtIJ confined eonftn j then thnrselves t thenselves h m mto
selves to general topics In which a child chillof childof chiJliof
of Normans years would be interest interestHte Int interestec interestecHis rst rstdeJlPt
His delight as he talked of his dog his hisfellow hl5fellcnr h s sfellow
fellow playmates and the various rneffi meinbeta rneffiseis mem1Hm
beta seis of his family tam J was very apparer but butthe lT bathe t tthe
the moment the subject of confcraner confcranerturned con1 conrereaaccturned > rat ratanaed
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