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Twenty rqentyFive TwentyFive five Thousand Dollar Dollarand DollarSand oars oarsn
and a n Saved His is Poor Poor MotheiFrom Mother Mathefrom MotherLosing
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AMUEL AUGUSTUS SilEDLBr 1fEDLEY was wasA wAi wAitk
A tb tk muse roe ofa ofJb of ia ° boy y whoUed who lived lived with Ha Haj hisrile hiaix
3 j witfew rile Jm mejer ix her 1er Ha Ie never toldHij toldHijv t9ldlftmida16Bni told3umuidlo
v S midaio mida16Bni nan name to to anybody for fear he hewould h hwould hewould
would be b8c called 11 d Gussie He had hadbroth vio viobrothers to tobeothrrs
brothers broth 1 aor SOl sisters and as his h s mother was WI very verypoor Ter1 Ter1NOIr yen yenpoor
poor NOIr hi A did all he could to help her Whenever WheneverIhinga Nheuerdrthings r rthi
things thi 8 ware at the very va y worst he would go to KM KMuaele lisuncle IS ISunde
uncle Heary Spiahrwyer 8piihn er and ask him to help them themtat the thetut thembut
tat his hi uncle was a very mean n an stingy man and it ittart ItLurt ithurt
tart him to give them anything He would 6one 6onetimM eouetimes orre orret
times t mM take Sammy mmY fishing fish Dg with wi him and let hin himcarry hincarry hincarry
carry home to his mother m ther the smallest fish the eta etlsand etaand ls lsand
and th the crabs that he caught but he never pnva gnvaSammy pnvaSimmy Iwa IwaSazmn
Sammy Sazmn A nickel as moat uncles do occasionally occasionaUjWhenever occasionallyWhenever ocC4sionallWMnever
Whenever they went ent fishing he used to sigh andtaieh and andwish andiih
wish iih very frequently T6qU8I1 y that he could catch a 1 Hippo Hippocampus Hippocampus flippocampus ¬
campus and whoa hell Sammy had asked him what whatthat whatthatVaa thatwsa that thatwaahesaid
Vaa waahesaid waahesaidIts be saidIts said saidIts
Its a Sh like a horse one of the rarest and andfinest andfineet andfineat
finest of Sea and whoever gets one is lucky ever everuftar everIiIter everof
uftar of tar
Sammy always echoed his uncles wish after after1i J afterinst ter terindo
1i indo t Y Yet t tl titer y caught c4 ght no hippocarapuses 1lip1 > ocampuses mainly mainlyIfcue msin1rbtcaUie mainlybeeuae
Ifcue they always fished in fresh Ir fresah water wat and aDdblh those tHasefish those5th
fish lire in the theseaj sea but Uncle Henry didnt know knowthat knowthAt knowthat
that thatWAS thAtRM thatWAS
WAS OLD ENOUGH TO WORK WORKOne WORKOne WORDOne
One day dayMrs Mrs Smedley went to her hetbrothaRetU3 hetbrothaRetU3end brother Henry Henryend H enr enrend
end said Sammy is old enough to go to workWont work workWbnt workWont
Wont you give him n position in n your mitten and andeartab andeartab tl1deartab
eartab factory f8 facto ry s sio o > that he can n earn a few dollars dollarstwry doUarsCV doUaraovary
ovary CV ry week and helpme help me pay the rents rentlNo rent1Noreplied rentsNo
Noreplied No No replied Uncle Henry I havent haventworkot work workf for or orz orall
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all 11 my InJmtnno mymannowland m nnowjand j1and it would wo 1d bo bomonths months before ho hocould hecould heecould
could learn enough to be worth three dollars a week weekJo weektoo weektome
Jo tome tomeCan ma
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Can QKsfl OA > t he bo elevator boy in the factory I she sheQked flhetsked shoNounloss
tsked tskedNo >
Nounloss No unless I build bui1dan an elevator forhim and I Itrill Irill Iwill
trill not Mt go to that expense as all my men are able ableto 8 abloto bJo bJoto
to walk upstairs upstairsAlas upstairAW upstairsAlas
Alas to whom shall I turn turn1 Mrs Smedley Smedleycried Smedleycried Smedley Smedleycried
cried criedcTll
criedTil Til tell yoa what Ill do said Uncle Henry HenryTU JIem JIemIll Henry HenryI7l
TU Ill give him a lat ot of eartabs and mittens and he hean hecan hean
an go out and nd sell them themWho theI1u theI1uWho themWho
Who will b buy buyearta5 eartaV and mittens mitte mitttine in Bummsr Bummsrinquired summers summer1iJkluired summersinquired
inquired the poor widow xrcoping bitterly bitterlyTknty bit bitterlypeaty edy edyPknty
peaty of people if they are cheap + leap enough he heH heaiL heai1
aiL H And oo as Eail I get en em for fo nothing he can ra radcrscU nnder CDdclkU
der dcrscU U vim me meSo meSo meSo
So th that t is how It t Happsnod mppsnQC that Sammy in the thekte hc hcate hehte
kte ate summer when non only coal dealers and plumbers plumbersare
are thinking t inking of cold weather had to become a pod poddbr paddkr Podfiler
filer of o cftrtibi and woolen mitts with orange and andbtte andbue andbite
bite stripes a Jot of shopworn sho worn outofdato goods goodsyhica goo9iJueh goodaJhtch
yhica Jueh His hi mOle couldnt toll 011 at all Very hard work workit ark arki
it i ww to plod along a1 ng country roads and mdtry try to induce inducepep5e inducoJIOpe inducepeep
pep5e JIOpe peep who were perspiring pers ir g by b the quart as theyiaowed they theymowed the themowed
mowed hy 1 or churned butter to purchase these thesewinter thesonttl thesewinter
winter nttl ganacata and many man a time the tears would wouldsuit wouldstut wouldstart
suit into Sammy eyes when the heartless farmer farmerfolk farmerfink farmeriuhe
folk jeered at him for selling eellin such things when the thetb thethtlJltOlllotetMe thetheratotaoter
tb thtlJltOlllotetMe theratotaoter a ot T vrae It t S6 But he parawted for many
d days rs aud only ceased coose < l when he became bt > came assured that thatwkoT thatwoWd thatnobody
nobody would buy oartabs until snow came H Harrroo He Hearriffii Heerring
arrroo at last a ut t at the seashore 1l00iloro and when he saw the thepwc thopitlf
lapin pwc surf he threw t rav down his great grcatbundl bundle and andl indclod andstood
stood clod l staring sta out over the vast expanse of 0 blue bluwater bluft1lter blueuater
water uaterA waterA 1lterA
A boy c came rae and asked him who he was This Boy Boyrried Do1tried beyarried
arried tried a p pair ir of oars 9 over his sh shoulder der and bad fcaje bndlin
Sac e HEM lin ia 11is his hand ando ld th tho sight of tho fish fisblix fisblixJet lines linesSammyi linesvet
Jet Sammyi lltUnytl heart abeating aooa Dg uAroyougomg Aioyou Aroyougo goingfish goingfishEt fsh fshi fish fishiD
iD i agt Et t i 1 ha liked eagerly eagerlyTea eagerbY eagerb1cplitd oagorlyYes
Tea Y repli replied d the lad liDo Do you want mm w wr wHASTENED togo togoaloagf to go goaJoagr
aloagf aloagfHE aJoagrHE r
HE HASTENED INTO THE BOAT BOATIn
In 1 M8 a than five minutes Sammy was 3S in a boat boatwiUi bo bowith boatwith
with h his bundle of ee eartabs ibs > 5 and mittens mitt in thestern thesternttwirtu th tha 5tern 5terntblt ste rn rntlitrat
ttwirtu tblt Upiag piDg over ov r the billows and eoonthey eoontheywe soon they theyw the y yweb
we w web hrtuliup in weakfish w akfish and gruntera two at a ati i iIt atime
ti time e It WM the hilt fishing hitg Sa Sai evl r
Sammyhad ever eve r s seen seennd eonand en enand
and nd it waa not strange that that i neither of themnoticed themnoticedtbat themnoticedt1at
that a thick fog i had enveloped them until U ltif it was waatt
tt bbIe i > > isib1e iibl to MM the shore shoreHully shoreHul11 shoreHully
Hully gee I suddenly cried George the thefishe fisher fisherboy
boy 1 We meat hustle out out o hare h re quick or well wellsit wellneoe l1 l1r
neoe r sit it hoaoeP ho 11 He e pulled up the he anchor and nn be hepit ben begnu
pit gnu n to row as he supposod to shorn shorobuv but as they theyno
tIIJ < no n compass pu he did not take the proper course coursecJ CQuse CQusend comaesod
sod cJ 10 Ik ia J1 an hour or so when the th fog lifted they theylouad they1o
louad 1o theawlvoa far ar out of sight of land i Night JJightooa Nightsoon ight ightloon
loon ooa came and although a1thou h George cried because because use he hevould he1iould hewould
would lose his supper 8lpp l Sammy made no com complaint complaintr lf hint hintfor nt ntkr
kr r h he had lost to o many ho could stand it t better botierHe
He Ie felt th that t evwi being bei adrift was was mpro fun thanselling than
selling D rS g ear ear4ala t i in sxuwnar surtworSooathen Sooa oonAhef the fell fell asl sloe s1 p pni
and ni were welawaQb awaited by a aloud loud shout shout wfiich came caroefrom from fromoecfc
te t ye deck of a great ship sbipthat that was was ver very g near ne nea r them themasTBaiU th0n4
asTBaiU her 8aili hppiag Sit fi ppiag ppsseg idly in the 1e sultry morning o ng ail ailW air airey
T03 ey ware W r taken tak taketiaboat aboarasanS o hiu1t1 l and fed Sammys Stm Sa 1 bundle s
being ins taken in inalso also and soon so soon n a Ee lizeezo nxeez6cajce came up n
BRINGING THEICEBERG INTO THE PORT
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whi which w hrxiod r rlater carried riod them toward tow d Europe E op e Three nights nightslater nightstet m
later tet the good ship Skyrocket t struck an an n enormous enormousiceberg enormousiceberi enormousiceberg
iceberg at midnight She ran her bow away up on onv onthei onthe onthe
v the ice and anti stove a hole in her bottom as big as a abarn abarn abarn
barn door All of the passengers passeng got t on on the theicebefg theicebefgwhile iceberg icebergwhile icebergwhile
while the sailors landed provisions in a hurry but butbeforemuch but1eforeu butheforemuch
beforemuch h could be taken off the ship she suddenly suddenlysank sudden1ysank suddenlysank
sank in i the th green waves Sammy had rescued re3cucdhiS re3cucdhiSpreci his hisprecious hisspecious
specious precious preci usbund1e bundle with great eat presence o of mind min < L The Thepassengers Thepassengers Thepassengers
passengers had plenty of food and fresh water was waathere wasth wasthere
there th 1e is great abundance of course as that is what whaticebergs whaticeborgs whaticebergs
icebergs are made of But few had clothes dot es suitable suitableto
to such a cold resort Had they possessed a ther thermometer thert1ometer thermometer ¬
mometer I think it would have havefallen fallen to about 10 10degrees 10egrees 10degrees
degrees egrees It seemed like the inside of an ice chest to tothese totn83B tothese
these people who with all their wealth wcaI had tosuf tosuffer to zu zufer suf suffer ¬
fer the pangs of cold on this mountain of ice in incrash incrash incrash
crash suits suitsHows suitsNows suitsNows
Nows my chance thought Sammy and he heopened heopfmed heopened
opened his bundle of eartabs and mittens A b great greatshout greatshout greatshout
shout arose and the rich but halffrozen passengers passengersbegau passengersbegan passengersbegan
began to beg for the allwool all wool even if very gaudy gaudygoods gaudygood gaudygoods
goods So great was the clamor that Sammy was wascompelled W43compelled waacompelled
compelled to auction au tion off the things andine and the people peoplewanted peoplewanted peoplewanted
wanted them so badly that they paid two and three threehundred three1nndred threehundred
hundred dollars for a pair of eartahs earta S and twice twicethat twicethat twicethat
that sum for mittens so that he h > gatheredin gathered in some somethins somethins somethin
thins thin over ° var fifty ity thousand dollars for the tabs and andninetyair andninetyix andninetysiz
ninetyair thousand for the mittens there th r havingbeen having cavingbeen
been 221 2 1 of the former and 160 of the latter in the thebundle thebundle thebundle
bundle Oh how glad the people were toget to get even eventhis eventhis eventhis
this protection from the bitter cold of the iceberg icebergand icebergand icebergand
and Sammy was quits q1 t a hero indeed Ho I wondered wonderedwhat wondetedvh9t wonderedwhat
what Uncle Herry would ould say when he told him himabout himabout himabout
about it itThe itThe itThe
The next day Sammy and George fished off the thenorthern thelorthorn thenorthern
northern edge of the iceberg catching many tom torncods tomcods tomcods
cods and snappers which went toward feeding the theshipwrecked tlieshipWTcckcd theshipwrecked
shipwrecked people They passed the time thus for forseveral forsevcral forseveral
several days when one afternoon Sammy pulled in inhis inhis inhis
his line and found two strange little fish fast to it itby itby itby
by their tails They bore tho strangest resemblanco resem resemblance resemblnnco ¬
blanco to tiny horses and when Sammy seized seizedthem seizedthembefore them thembefore th n nbefore
before they could untwist their tails and td showed showedthem tiliowedt showedthem
them t em to George the latter cried criedGosh oriedGosh criedGosh
Gosh They are Euppocampusesl mppocnpp ippocaui p uses s Now N ow youll youllalways youllalways y yalways
always have luck wherever you gol golSo go I IflSO ISo
flSO So I have heard my uncle say more more thanonce thanoncesaid than once oncesaid
said 81 d Sammy SammyAfter Sl1nunyMter SammyAfter
After the little seahorses had ha
struggled 8 for a afew afew afew
few minutes they submitted to Sammyshandling Sammyshandlingand
and in a day or two grew very tame He kept them
I FEAR THAT THE THE BIG BI LAKES WILL TILL DISAPPEAR DISAPPEARJ R
RESIDENT ROOSEVELT has hasi basextended hasextended
i extended to the Canadian Canadiangov Canadiangovan < < gnv gnvr lOvernment
r eminent an invitation to take takepart takepart takepart
part tn a consultation respect1ng respect respecting respectn ¬
ing n the thewaters waters of the Great GreatLakes qrcatLakes greatLakes
Lakes with a view few to arriving at a I decl declfclon d decipion l lItlon
fclon as to what ought to be done to main maintain mntatn maintata ¬
tain the aurface level of those waters at ata ata ata
a point high enough to suit the require requirements requt requtmeats utte uttements ¬
ments of navigation It Is proposed to toap toappolnt tonppoint ap apuolnt
point three experts to represent theUnited the theUnited thfUD1ted
United States in this negotIaUonan negotiation an offi officer omeel o l leer ¬
eel of the Engineer Corps of otthe the Army a acivil ad1U acivil
civil engineer versed erse < in n the hydraulics of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Great GrtIn Laktta and a a lawyer of expert expertCBC fXperttRee expbrtenee
tRee CBC in questions of riparian and interna international IntfU1J3UoMJ intorgaUonal ¬
tional law Canada if she assents will wUIdesignate willl wtlldeal
designate l deal n rte three competent men to act In Inher Inher inher
her behalf and the six after making a athoroughinvestigaUon Iithorous4t1nv athoroughinvbatigation
thoroughinvestigaUon thorous4t1nv stfgaUon of the Question Questionwill f11e3tJonmlt Questionwill
will present reports r ports which are expected ted to toserve toBene toserve
serve aa the th basis of a a treatyThe treaty treatyThemain tr ty tyThe
Themain The main project is to raise n se the level of ofLake ofLake ofLake
Lake Erie by means m ans of adam a dam gr r welt weltplaced wokt elr elrI
I pJcedacroast placed across acrossthc thc heNlasara Niagara river IJUwouW IJUwouWb Ijl joutdbe ould ouldbe
I b be a massive structure of stone anajn anajnerte ati a t coil coildote n neiete
dote provided with sluices for dfspoafas dfsP < i 1i1
in a pool ool in a t sort of ice i cajli ea ai and they seemed seemetrIci seemetrIcienjoy la laenjoy Ieenjoy
enjoy enjoy hissocletyfiwimmin bi soC etytiswimI ingmut boutwith ut withheads wit < heads h ads out ut of ofthe offhe ofThe
the water and andconstantIy constantly wftflunff wJtShtnghim tFlting him himneighing himneighingoccasionally neighing neighingoccasionally neighingoccasionally
occasionally in a friendly manner He noticed thatthey that thatthey thatthey
they grewvery gr gretvoei wfv rabidly rspf Iy liei DeiDffljn p4in > four f urdaysten days ten times timesas thn y yas
as large as when he caught them He fished con constantly constantly constantly ¬
stantly for iormore more but with ao 10 success although although he hecaught hecaught hecaught
caught every other kind of fish sh in the thosea thoseaThe sea seaThe seaThe
The iceberg was veryneady very veryn rJy two miles around aroundand aroundand aroundand
and one day whilq whit they 4h eY Trere wer efA oa one oneside side a big bigsteamer bigsteamer bigsteamer
steamer came along and a d took off all of the wrecked wreckedpassengersleaving wreckedpassengersleanngthe wreckedpassengers
passengersleaving passengers leaving the two boys b yS on the ice forthe forthepeople forthepeople forthepeople
people forgot about them in the thepleasure pleasure of escap escaping escnping eseapo ¬
ing When Wheii Wh the tJ hoys o e3 e3there came csmebaCk hack they found aobbdythere nobody nob dy dythere
there but butJar far off o they saw the steamer and they theyknew theyknew theyknew
knew what had happened happ George was going to cry crybut Frybut tY tYbut
but Sammy Samrnysaid SamrnysaidNevermind said saidNever saidNevermind
Nevermind Never mind theyve left allof the foodr foodcnd foodcndwe food end endwe andwe
we are no worse off than before before7But beforeBut r rBut
But I heard a am man nsaythe say the iceberg iceb rg was melting meltingall
all f l the time and some day it was was going to turn turnover turnover turnover
over said George GeorgeNEVER GeorgeNEVER GeorgeNEVER
NEVER SAW SA W A PIECE OF ICE TURNOVER TURN OVER OVERI
1 I dont believe it replied Sammy I never saw sawa
a piece of ice turn over over ver It melts all the time of ofcourse ofcourse ofcourse
course but it keeps sinking down into tothe the water waterjust waterjust waterjust
just as much as ever and there isnt enough out of ofthe oftho ofthe
the water to turn turnover turnoverAnd turnOyerAnd over overAnd
And it never did turn over either All the thetime thetime thetime
time they were on it itit it melted in rivers but it never neverstuck n neverstuck ver verstuck
stuck up out of the thwater water any farther Instead In5t d it itsank itsank itsank
sank a good deaLThe deaL The Hippocampuses grew andgrew and andgrew andgrew
grew as the iceberg floated southward until they theywere theywere theywere
were as large as hippopotamuses and they were so sotame sotame sotame
tame that the boya boytrcould could ride on their backs They Theycaught Theycaught Theycaught
caught enough fish fish for or themselves thems lves as as Well as for forthe ior iorthe forthe
the boys bO t andclimbed and clim climbed ed up on the berg to toslecp sleep every everynight everynight everynight
night like big dogs dogsWere dogsWere dogsWere
Were getting furthersouth further south every dayw day saidGeorge said saidGeorge saidGeorge
George one evening and soon the thei theceberg iceberg berg willlmelt willmeltand will willlmeltand melt meltand
and we will have to swim for itr itri itNot it itNot
i Not while ne weTiave have our seahorsesrreplied seahorses seaho sesrepJi replied dS dSmy Sam Sammy Sammy ¬
my I think thinkthe5 they could easily find the shore shore if if we wewanted wewanted wewanted
wanted them to toThen toThen I IThen
Then why dont dont we go right off offaskedGeorge offaskedGeorgeashe askedQeorge askedQeorgeas askedGecirg6ashe
as ashe he looked ouMoward the suusttit sunset suns t I 1 I think I seeland see seeland sea sealand
land overthere over there nt nbw > wP I II 1I v vI
I do too ioo replied Sammy ifIthink tI think we are aronear arenear arenear
near Long Islandfor Island f for r I heard the captain say that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the current set setSthat that way and that if tap iceberg iceberglasted iceberglast icebergh
lasted last long to enojagh enoug h it would fetch up UPiQOm < somewhere eome 1 here ere
of the thesnrplus surplus water in n certain months of ofthe otth ofthe
the th year yeaHspectally especially February March and andApril andApril andApril
April The most suitable sultablellpo spo for to adamwould adam adamwould darn darnwould
would be Just below Tonawanda TonawadaN N Y Ybut Ybut Ybut
but it Is more likely that preference preference will wInbe willb ill illbe
b be given to a submerged weliyit welIjatAhe wet atthe the foot footof footof footof
of the th lake b below low Buffalo Harbor Such Sucha
a atracture would consist of o 2900 900 feet feetot feetotttx of oftlxed offixed
fixed ttx d w crew h with thirteen slufces slli sl ces es SO feet feetwide feelwiete feetwide
wide and Zt 4 feet deep and would cost cost5X236COO costeoo costitnlca0Q
5X236COO eoo Of course there would have to tohe totie tobe
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he a look to allow vessels fg pass from fromLake fremIAke fromLake
Lake Erie to the ports on onih t he hNiagara hNiagarariver Nlapm Nlapmriver Ntagaraflyer
river riverIt riverIt flyerIt
It is thought that this this amount of ofmoney ormoney ofmoney
money would be well expended in secur securing JecUln stcurns ¬
ing ns n A uniform level for Lake Erie which whichat which1St whichat
at the present tima variesiso much In IntWs Inths Inthis
this respect res t that the water crater In th the harbors har harbors barbers ¬
bors a u at Buffalo and intI Cleveland Ci velard1s velard1soften la laoften isoften
often of insufficient depthsfershlpa deptht ahJps while whitethe whilethe whlloe
the e same difficulty occurs from time to totime tone totime
time ne In the channels connecting the lakes lakessuch lak lakhAS lakessuch
such hAS as the Detroit river the St Marys Marysriverandthe Marysf Marysitvarnd
riverandthe f itvarnd ijr ndthe the St ClaIr river rlverThue There should shouldbe shouldbe
be b 3 tolnimum depth o2 0 38 fret f et at th the
about there th re butI but l dont intend toleavethe tolel et eic iceberg icebergunlessI eebergunlessj erg ergunlessI
unlessI I have to to3tfoteven tot tolifJioteven totTFot
ifJioteven TFot 3tfoteven even if ifs a ship comes lllo alongNo along alongVNo g gNo
No sir not even then said Sa Sammy emphat emphaticallyy emphAti em hat hatically
i icallyy ically Y < I E have 1uvea an idea dc and a greatone too t tool toolHe o 1 1He c cHe
He wouldnt reveal rev alwhat what this tJ g idea was and andGeorge aDdGeorge andGeorge
George couldnt guess it in a a month Sammy spent spentthe spentthe spentthe
the time teaching the seahorses to go this way and andthat andthat andthat
that at command and they obeyed his orders beau beautifully beaut1full beautifully ¬
tifully t1full y ygambol They were very playful too and would wouldgambol wouldgambol
gambol like kittens in the great grcatwavcs waves that washed washedthe washedthe washedthe
the sides of the iceberg i eberg One day one of them themdived themdived themdived
dived and came up with an anchor in its mouth mouthwith mouthWith mouthwith
with a long chain attached attachedIts attnchedIllts attachedIts
Its the ships anchor 1 cried George in great greatexcitement greatexcitement greatexcitement
excitement She must be down in the ice some somewhere somewhere somewhere ¬
where 1 Sammy sent the seahorses down again and andone aDdone andone
one of them soon emerged holding the end of a arope arope arope
rope which George recognized as the mainsplice mainspliceof
of the sheettopgallants The two Hippocampuses Hippocampusesseeing Hippocampusesseeing HippOCDUlPUSesseeing
seeing how pleased pleas Sammy was tugged mightily at atthe atthe atthe
the chain and rope and soon the boys saw S W the masts mastsof mastsof mastsof
of the ship appear above the water Then the sea seahorses seahorses seahorses ¬
horses drew < her into in o a sort of cuplike bay wiere wiereshe where whereshe ere ereshe
she lay almost entirely out of the sea sel The water waterran waterran waterran
ran out outof of the hole in her bottom botto in a tremendous tremendoustorrent tremcndocstorrent tremendoustorrent
torrent and before morning she was empty and anddry anddry andm9
dry so that the boys could co d go aboard her They Theyfound Theyfound Theyfound
found that they could patch up the hole with planks planksif
if i she were further up on the ice so the seahorses seahorseswere
were set to work again and when she was high and anddry anddry anddry
dry the boys got the carpenters tools t ols and worked workedlike w workedlike rked rkedIikebcavers
like Iikebcavers beavers fora week They had the satisfaction satisfactionof
of making her as watertight w tertight as a cocoanut in sis sisdays sitdayg sixdays
days
Hooray I cried George when theiobwas iliejob the job was doneNow done doneNow doneNow
Now lets slide her into the water anu itnilqgltffic quittlie ice icel ice iceberg i iberg
berg rightaway right away I INo I I9o > I INo
9o No indeed said Sammy Ill never neverleare leave ye the theberg tl1eberg thebers
berg Ive a use uSe for her yet yetGeorge yetGeorge yetGeorge
George thought that Sammy wascrazy from be being being being ¬
ing so long in cold storage but he was not He re refused refused refused ¬
fused to put the Skyrocket into the water but they theylived theylived theylived
lived aboard of her b r and they had the besjt best of every everything everythingpi everythingpie ¬
thing thingpi pie cake pickles fruit candy nuts nuts nutSi raisins raisinsbananas lA lAb raisinsbananasin
nanasin bananas b in fact I cannot think of anything nnrt itl they theydidnt theydidnt theydidnt
didnt find find on board of her and tbey ate six meals mealsevery roealsevery mealsevery
every day day for they they had nothing else to do George Georgeno
no longer worried about the berg melting and andso andsohe so sohe sohe
he was quite happy in fact he was so contented contentedthat contontedthl1t contentedthat
that he used to go tobogganing down d wn tho steep steepslants s steepslants ep epslants
slants of the icy mountain for hours at attt a time t m mu
u
mean mearilow low stage in n the th channels and In Inthe Inthe tothe
the harbors harbors ghereas whereas frequently it Is Ismuch lamuch Ismuch
much less lessUnfortunately leSstnfortunatelr leesUnfortunately
Unfortunately the navigation season Is IsJust Isjwst lalust
Just the tl time of year year when the water Is Islowest Islowcst Islowestand
lowest lowestand and 99 IIOln1 inch cb trouble t Qublo has arisen arisenfrom arisentrom arisenfrom
from trom this cause aU that somethinghas got gotto gotto gotto
to be dope done the problem being to find a away aI1y away
way I1y of maintaining the th level at or near nearhighwater nearbfghwatfr nearhighwater
highwater stage s sa through the months monthswhen monthSwhen monthswhen
when ships tps are using sn the channels and nndharbors andharbors andharbors
harbors Of course theGreat Lakes com compose cornrose om omN8e ¬
pose on one n immense system lifstcmoand and what whatdone ia isdone iadone
done In Lake Erie must affect a < < ec more or orless ort orless
less t s the he other bodies bxU of fresh water con connected CORn confooted ¬
footed n Cted with it The socalled 5OCI11I Waterways WatenvnysConmfmQI1 WaterwaysCommission WaterwaysCommission
Commission baa figured out the whole wholebusiness wholebusinesln wholebusiness
businesln business In detail andDeclares nd eclares fhif tb tth tthupperlakes theupperiakes the theapper
upperlakes apper lakes serve a as reservoirs r for stor storing storIng storlog ¬
ing HP the surplus water w terlnw In wet t years yearsthus featsthus yearsthus
thus regulating the supply 8UppytoIJomo to BOOM ex txten extent x xtent
tent tentTWs tentThis
tenThis
This fa very fortunate Inasmuch I uch as asthe utbewst asthewat
the tbewst water supply aujjpjy plr of lhaiake tb Ju < 1aka ak system ia isItl 5 5fIJ
fIJ somfi some earsmeetliantwice at i i iiin wce as s great greatu JTeatI
u it I isf li otbtr iwstriYeaawlatie 7 eaawfU evap evapj
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oration is going on all tho thetItne tiine thelakes thelakeslosing the lakee lakeeLoring kes kes1o
losing 1o lng in this way no less I S than 2 4OO 4OOcubic OW OWcubic OO l lcubic
cubic feet per second throughout t tM tMyear tl the theyear t tear
year ear while a quantity of water justabout justaboutequal j lustabout lustabouteeual atubout f feczual
equal runs off ot through the Niagara N1apririVeJ river riverand S Sand
and over thefalls the taUs In these two ways waysthe waysthe waysthe
the water supply is disposed d1spo o q < jf to to be b re replaced replaced replaced ¬
placed by rainfall from a a watershed two twoand two twoand twOand
and a half times the areaof area ot the thelakca lakes lakesthemselves lakesthemselves
themselves themselvesThe themselvesTh themselvesThe
The Th e proposed weir elr will bold up the tbelove tbeloveof level levelof lavelof
of Lake lakeErie Erie preventing it from going goingbelow goingbelow goingbelow r
below a certain point while the sluices sluiceswill aluiceswill 1ul s swlll
will be b counted upon to carry off agyaur agyaurplus nny jsur jsurplus s r rplus
plus during the wet season At the th > Bamstime sama samatime Bams Jmm6time
time there Is danger that that an exceptionalrainfall exceptional exceptionalrainfall cxceptlo ia1
rainfall might notwithstanding not thstandr the thesluices theElulces thesluices t
sluices raise the level l Ve1 too high causing causingthe eaU1n eaU1nthe causingtue
the water to back up along the shores shoresand shoresand
and damage property And if 1 lands were wereoverflowed wereoverflowed ero eroover1owedat
overflowed at any time claims would eer eertalnly c tel teltalrdy r rt1fnJy
talnly be marie mae that the dam was waS respon responslble reapon8lb10 responsable
sable for torthe the mischief mlschI et Of OfCOU course 11 co property propertyinterests P propertyInterests penY penYInterests f
interests on the Canadianside Canadian aide lde are in involved Involved inrotted
volved as well as out own o and this thismakes thisstakes thismakeS
makes the affair one of o international 1Pte tloziaJ importanee im importosc Importalce
portosc j
To Add to o His is Good Fortune or orUncle His HisUncle HisUncle
Uncle Henry Was as Eaten en enCannibals by byCannibals byCannib
Cannibals Cannib s and an Samuel Samuelo Much Muchto
to o His is Surprise and an Gratifies Gratifiesi Gratifiestion Oratibtipn a aa
i
tion ion Became scams scamsOneday a Millionafea MillionafeaOneday MillioI1a1rOn ions
Oneday On day however something appesreti appe appea z qnil qnila lA lAa
a stop toliis to his sport and that was a largo larsennd larsenndh1DgrYpolar and andhpngr < rejy rejyhyngry
hyngry h1DgrYpolar r polar bear which had been living away loll cfiat lollat ll llat
at the th end of tho iceberg where they had never neverbeen Deverbien neverbeen
been which hadnt been able before beforeto to gat atthem atthembecause atthemuse nttbmnbecause
because use of the steepness of the sides when the thesun thelun thesun
sun had melted the ice sufficiently there was no bar barrier barrier barvier ¬
rier to keep him away and so ho came prowling prowlingaround prowlingaround prowlingaround
around looking for food George saw himfixst 1 hbn mfiratand mfiratanduttered ratnnd ratnnduttered Jxnd Jxnduttered
uttered a yell of terror which made madeSnmmy Sammy jump jumpin
in alarm The bear scented the boyS andznade for forthem iorthem forthem
them but they climbed aboard the ship and closed closedthe closedthe closedthe
the hatchways The bear roamed up and down the thadeck thedeck thedeck
deck for a a long time then returned to the ico where wherehe wherehe wherehe
he sat down to watch Sammy went to the captains captainscabin captainscabin captainscabin
cabin and got a rifle and then fired through a port porthole porthole portbole ¬
hole The bullet struck the bear but only on1ynngered on1ynngeredhim angeredhim angered angeredhim
him and then Sammy looking closer discovered discoveredthat discoveredthat discoveredthat
that his shaggy hide hung so loosely on his body bodybecause bodybecause bodybecause
because he was so starved that tho bullet had not notharmed nofharmed notharmed
harmed him at alL So ho aimed at his heart and feedagain fired firedagain 1 red redagain
again The bear leaped l pcd into the air then turning turninga
a somersault plunged down tho jagged side of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the iceberg but when he was only halfway down to tothe tothe tothe
the water a sharp spike of hard ice caught in his hisloosened hisloosened hisloosened
loosened hide and stopped him so suddenly that ha hawas h hwas bewas
was turned inside out and fell out of his skin into intothe int4the intothe
the sea seat leaving a splendid bearskin ten feet long longhanging longhanging longhanging
hanging there re which Sammy soon seemed securedSAMMY seemedSAMMY seemedSAMMY
SAMMY SIGHTS THE LAND LANDThe LANDThe LANDThenext
The Thenext next morning Sammy saw land to the wed wesiwhen wedwhen westwhen
when he cilme ca me e on deck d and he awakened Georgo Georgowith Georgowith Georgewith
with a loud lo d shout s ut of glee The ocean current curr t scmed scmedto
to be carrying them very slowly toward this land landand fundand landand
and he got out the telescope to see if there wu any anywellknown anywellknown anywellknowit
wellknown landmark by which lie e could identify identifythe identifythe identifythe
the country co ntry As soon as he got the glass adjusted adjustedhe
he spied the Big wooden elephant the Ferris wheeland wheel wheeland wheeland
and the e looptheloop at Coney Island and so ho hoknew hoknew heknew
knew that it was America Now he was in a greathurry great greathurry greathurry
hurry to o gctashore get ashore and whistling to the two Hip Hippocampuses roppocampuses HipPocamPuses
pocampuses he ordered theni to haul the Skyrocket Skyrocketinto
into the water instantly Whoa Wh n that was accom accomplished accomplished accomplished ¬
plished he told them to hitch their tails around aroundBorne croundsomeprojectfons aroundsome
Borne someprojectfons projections of the iceberg and then follow the theship theship theship
ship very carefully so that the iceberg would not notgo notgo notgo
go aground It was wonderful to see seehow how sagaciously sagaciouslythese sIlgilcious1ythese sagaciouslythese
these intelligent intelli b btheir t and welltrained seahorses obeyed obeyedtheir obeyedtheir
their master and it only o shows what can be done donoby doneby doneby
by kindness kindn kindness s for the Hippocampns as everybody everybodyknowshas everybodrknoW everybodyknowahas
knowshas knoW bas always been said to be untamable Sam Sammy Snmmy Sammy ¬
my sailed the ship into New York Bay by the cap captains ca catains captains ¬
tains chart and when he had anchored hurried on onEhoro onEhora onshore
shore to the office of the Enickerhattan Ice Com Company Company Company ¬
pany where he sold the iceberg for fifty thousand thousanddollars thousanddollars thousanddollars
dollars dollarsHe dollarsHe dollarsHe
He had arrived just at the period ofan of an awful awfulice awfulice awfulice
ice famine and the ice company wasso glad to get getthe getdie getthe
the berg that they never stopped to havo it meas measured measur measamed ¬
med ur > d in order to ascertain its weight but just justbought jusbought justbought
bought it at opce once and had it cut up and carried carriedaway catnooawi carriedaway
away awi away yin in their ice wagons before evening HI bet bettoo bettoo bettoo
too that they made 1 ad an awful aw ullot lot of money mon money y on the thetranscctionl thotrlmccHon thetransaction
transaction out Sammy was satisfied He gave hal halof half halfof
of the money to George at once Then they theyWe1t theyWe1tto wentto went wentto t
to the ships sh s owners Overhaul di Co and andtold told them themthat them1bat themthat
that they tfie bud saved ved the Skyrocket Overhaul Co Cowere 00were Cowere
were amazed amazcdlit at the fact and they told Sammythat Sammythathe
he should shouldhavc have twentyfive t thousand dollars But ButSammy ButSammy ButSammy
Sammy had been reading r ading the captains books and andknew andknew andknew
knew that he ought to have half the value of ship shipand shipaud shipand
and cargo so he laughed and hired a good sea seaInw seaInwcrone + law lawyerone lawyer
yerone yer crone one of the th best iQis Lhis f shis kind In the endOver endOverhaul endoverh1Uh endOverhaul ¬
haul d Co had to pip pn im one hundred and ninety ninetysix DinetysiX ninetysix
six thousand ih usmd dollars and and feeventytwo cents which whichhe whichh whichhe
he h divided with George Geo George e and then they each went to tonis tohis tohis
his own own mi home very well pleased with the results of oftheir ofthei oftheir
their first rs sea voyage I never ever heard of George Georgeagain Georgeagain Georgeagain
again but I suppose he is isstill y still spending his share shareSAVED 5hareS sharey shareSAVED
SAVED S VED HIS MOTHER FROM EVICTION EVICTIONWhen EVICTIONW1en EVICTIONWhen
When Sammy arrived home he found that the thelandlord thelandlord thelandlord
landlord was just putting his mothers furniture furnitureintothe furnitureinto furniteintotbc
intothe into intotbc the street s cet because she could not pay the rent rentand rentand rentand
and he had the great pleasure of instantly buying buyinga
a splendid house end moving rightinwhtle right rjghtm in while the land landlord landlord landlord ¬
lord was looking on Soon after his Undo Henry Henrycamo Henrycamohurry Henrycams
cams camohurry hurrying ng over frill i Il of curiosity curiosityand and when heheard he haheard hehe
heard he r how Sammy had soldthe sold o1d the eartabs and nndmit nndmittens mit mittens mittens ¬
tens I guess 1es3 it made him cra crazy sr with envy for ha haimmediately heimmediately e eimmediately
immediately sailed away on another ship with an animmense animmense anirnnense
irnnense immense bundle of eartabs and mittens in hopes hopesof
of being ing wrecked on an iceberg also alspBut a159Burit alsoButit <
Burit But it would indeed be strangeif sttange such a a thing thinghappened thingl1a thinghappened
l1a happened > pened twice wice Instead such was Uncle Henrys Henrysluck HenrysIuck Henrysluck
luck the illfated ill fated ship was stranded on the Bedhot BedhotCoast RedhotCoast t tCoast
Coast a part ofCentral of Central Africa where the cannibal cannibalnatives cam1ibalnatives cannibalt
t natives wear only smiles and nose rings and have haveno
no use for eartabs ear tabs He was eaten with the rest of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the passengers and as of course he h never returned returnedSammy returneds returnedSammy
Sammy s IDIn fell fellheir heir to all of hiswealth his wealth which was WftSim WftSimnen wasimineuse im iminense
inense nen and so became a millionaire Which show showus snow11S shownuv
us that that tJ1ntif if we e always try to do our very besteven bestzevenwith bestevenwith besttevenvitli
with eartabs cart bs in summertime we may may 1lyaccomplish 1lyaccomplishwonders accomplish accomplishwonders accomplishwonders
wonders at as1Smu asShmmy SammySmedley 1Y Smedley did t tCfr1 r rWALT3fcDOUGATt
> Cfr1 l w WALT3fcDOUGATt LT rcD tJG

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