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The Story St ry ef f a Crabbed Old Man a ForgottenPlaything Forgotten FqrgottgnPlaything ForgottenJ
J Plaything and Some TroublesomeBoys TroublesomeBoysWonderful T Troublesome onbles m BoysWonderful Boys BoysW
Wonderful W on rful Change Gf GfNotes Caused by > tJt the Shrill ShrillGf Sl rill rillNotes l1 l1Notes
Notes of a Whistle Gave the Boysa ll0y a New NewIv NewFriend ew ewFI
Iv Wend FI end
LIi tie bar to J Our Ourbeet steest were wereSrttfttteg weregrtmtI
A Srttfttteg grttttu wfceopteg wtt woopthgwith opiag and andlitttgnlBC aDdwtt1a
litttgnlBC with an oocastonal oocastonalvariation occuIoDlJatioR ocialcii1vrItlen
variation JatioR 9rsduoe by 1 y ra ipd M Mly idly
ly aenMrtng eiRg abo a boaxd d atong a picket picketfwe pickett p4cketfete
fete t all 11 the these theseI uproarious u noteee DOI e being beinga
I a necessary and pleasing estflg adjunct to toany toany
especially that of CrOSstag cross crosstag croutag
any 1 game gir
tag which at that host they happened happenedto
to be enjoying enjoyingAt e joI joIAt
At the moment of the greatest grqte t noise noisethe nolHtile noleethe
the tat figure o of Mr Aurelius Hmntappeared Hamm Hammappeared HamIlLappeared
appeared at his suddenlyopened door doorand dooraDd doorand
and at the sight t of his Inflamed angry angryand angryaad angryand
and threatening face all of the boys hoysstood boysstood boysstood
stood still and a silence that was op oppressive oppressive oppresstve ¬
pressive covered the street as with a adown adown adown
down quilt Mr Mrr Hamm roared roaredGet roaredGet roaredGet
Get out of this ai at once Clear out outinstantly outilUltantly outInstantly
instantly or Ill call a policeman He Hebrandished Hebrandished Hebrandished
brandished a thick cane as he shouted shouteda
T a cane whose who e toughness had occasionally occa occasionally occasionally ¬
sionally been n demonstrated on the thebacks theka thebacks
backs ka of several of these lads who whoknew whokDew whoknew
knew Mr Hamm onto onl Wnted a chance chanceto
to use it again 4I D with some some derisive derisiveTabs derisiveYahs derisiveTaha
Tabs and Del scornful twiddles of manyfingers many manyfingers manygers
fingers gers and thumbs the boys B slowly slowlywithdrew slowlywithdrew owly owlywltbdre
withdrew white Mr Hernia 11111 after glar glaring glarlag 1ar 1aring ¬
ing up and down the darkening da n1ag street streetfor streetfor treetfor
for a full minute majelltlca majestically y retired retiredand retiredand retiredand
and slammed his I II front doorHe door doorHe doorHe
He mounted mount the stairs and went to tohis tohIa tohis
his sitting room an apartment which whichwas whichwa whichWas
was wa half parlor half office officeand and wholly whollygloomy whollygloomy whollygloomy
gloomy and repellent He sat down downand downand downand
and snorted indignantly indignantlyThe
The little Infernal imps The very verysame veryame verysame
same ones too that had the impudence impudenceto
to ask me to allow aU w them to play in my myvacant myvacant myvacant
vacant lot next door Id like to get getone setone Ot Otone
one good poke at them all in a hunch hunchId bunchId
Id make it hot for them themSuddenly themSuddenly themuddenly
Suddenly he caught sight of his an angry angry It Itgry ¬
gry red face in a mirror on the wall walland wallaDd walland
and he started back in alarm for he hedidnt hedJ4nt hei
i didnt recognise the visage vi e that con confronted confronted confronted ¬
fronted him He drew his chair back backso backBO
so that he could not see the swollen swollenheated swollenMated swollenheated
heated face and then his eye fell upon upona
a small faded picture of a little boy in inknickerbockers Inknickelbocken Inj I
knickerbockers that hung in the cor corner corner cornor ¬
j ner in the gloomiest t part of the room roomIt roomIt roomIt
elf at the theage thea theage
It was a photograph of himself him
age a e of 11 and yet no one could have haverecognised haveJftoAnised haverecognized
recognized that the pictureboy plcture boy was wasthis wuthis wasthis
this cranky sour old man The sight sightof sightof
of the merry face made Mr Hamm Hammnarvous HlUDmnvoWl Hammfl3rvOus
narvous and ad fidgety He turned his hiseyes hiseTe8 hiseyes
eyes away but always the pictureboy pictureboycompelled pictureboycompeUed pictureboycoinpeUed
compelled him to return to him Finally Finallyhe
he sprang up as if to escape from fromtroublesome fromtroubleaome fromtroublesome
troublesome thoughts and went downstairs down downstairs downstairs ¬
stairs roaming through the musty par parlors parlors parlore ¬
lors the cheerless A dining room and andthen audtJten am amthen
then up again to his bedroom after afterwhich afterw alterwhich
which w kh he rambled all through the house houselike boWIeUke houselike
like s > lost cat He eventually reached reachedthe reachedthe reachedthe
the garret and lighted a single gas Jet Jetthat jettJaat jetthat
that scarcely illuminated a quarter of ofthe oftile ofthe
the space while all around deep sha shadows shadows shedows ¬
dows in solid masses hung beneath the therough therough therough
rough beams of the roof dimly disclos diseloslag disclosing dl clo clomg ¬
lag longforgotten trunks and boxes boxesand boxesad boxesand
and ad broken furniture put away there thereby thereby thereby
by his longdead wife thirty years be before betore betore ¬
tore A candle brown with age e lay on onan onan onan
an old sideboard and mechanically mtehaalcallylighting mechanicallylighting chaalcanyliIrhUng
lighting it he moved further into the thegloom thegloom thegloom
gloom obeying < < an I impulse Impul e of which whichhe whichbe whichhe
he was quite unconscious uacon cloua which led ledhim ledhim ledhhn
him directly dI tly U to > a P shabby 8Ita1 r disfigured disfiguredoU d1 dISIItIrdolddesk ftgured ftguredold
olddesk olddeskIe oU desk deskHe deskHe
He Pinds the Old Whistle WhistleAh
Ah said he the very desk my mymother 1R7JaOther mymother
mother gave p ve me when I was It years yearsold yearsold yearsn
old Id forgotten for < < Otten all about it It Ill Illhave Illhave Illhave
n have it taken down into my roomHe room roomHe roomHe
He raised the the1fd 1W with some difficulty difficultyTaint dlfticultyTaint dllficultyI
I Taint been opened for forty years yearssaid yearssaid yearssaid
said he I remember the time I left leftsix leftsix leftsix
six white rats in it and Aunt Amelia Amelialifted AmeliaiUted Ameliahfted
lifted the lid She died from the ef effect eftect effeet ¬
feet of the scare thirtynine years yearsafterward yearsafterward yearsC
C afterward He laughed lau hed a sort of ofcranky ofcranky ofcranky
cranky rattling laugh Then he pqked pqkedamong pqkedIIlO pqkedamong
among IIlO the things th Ics inthe In the desk A litter litterof litterot litterof
of broken pencils string a tortoise tortoiseshell tortoiseslaell tortoiseshell
shell some tops a slate two door doorknobs doorulObs doorknobs
knobs and a dosen other objects equally equallyworthless equallywortbl equallyworthle
worthless wortbl came to light and then his hisfat histat hisfat
fat angers Inge closed upon a little lead leadwhistle leadwhistle leadS leadwhistle
whistle black with ab disuse A genuine genuinesmile genuinesmile genuinesmile
S smile softened the crabbed face as he hetook hetook heI
I took it unMy UD UDMy UDMy
My whistle my dear old dog whis whistle whlstJe whistk ¬
tle Ab how well I remember you youBow youHow
Bow old Tatters used to rush to me mewith mewith meS
0 s
S with merry frisk frl k and waggle whe whehe wheheheard > he heheard e eheard
heard me blow you Poor old Tatters TattersEven TatterHEven Tattersbven
Even his dust is scattered to the winds windsby windsby windsby
by now yet I can n see the loving gleam gleamof
of his brown eyes this very minute minuteHe minuteHe minuteHe
I He raised the whistle again aIn and thenblew then thenblew thenbl
blew bl w weakly into it 1 A tiny tin cloud of ofdust ofduc ofdust
duc dust thung hung in the Air ir before him but butno butno butno
no sound came Then he blew with an aneffort anellort aneffort
effort and the shrill clear blast that thatechoed thatechoed thatechoed
echoed through th the whole house Jaou e told toldthat toldthat toldthat
that the old lead toy was still service serviceable serviceable serviceable ¬
able The sound IIO 1Id was followed closely closelyby clo closelyS closelyby el elby
by a ripple ot faint laughter that thatcaused thatcaused thatcaused
S caused the old man to jump and peer peerinto peerinto peerinto
into the shadows in alarm and then thento thento thento
to leap to the door and fly down stairs stairsthree stairsthree stairsthree
three steps at a time something he
iS Quaint Remarks Eeepwlad RtIIO td by One OneWh OneWho
Who Studies Them ThemMiss
0 5 Miss Cornelia Sbrabji in a letter Inthe in inthe Inthe I
the London Spectator has made some somenotable BOlDenotable somenotable
notable additions to the number of ofchildren ofhlldrea of4S
4S children stories Some of the best bestgiven bestgiven bestS
S given by her are as follows followsEthel toIle toIleEtbel followsEthel
Ethel and Marjory went with thel thetI their theirmother thelmother
mother to the stores to buy golf clubs clubsfor clubsfor clubsS
S I for their father who was sweltering swelteringin elterlng elterlngIn
in the Indian plains Ethel said saidMarjory saidarjory saidMarjory
Marjory arjory are these for our Father Fatherwhich Fatherwbicb FatherS
S which art In heaven or our father latherwhich fatherwhich fatberwhkb
which art in India Hush Marjory Marjorywas
I was the answer D wer Dont you know that thatour thatur thatour
our ur Father which art in heaven only onlyplays onlyplays onlyt
t plays Sunday games gameer I cannot help helpinserting helptnsertln helpInserting
inserting here the remark of one ofI of ofmy o omy
I my acQuaintances to whom wtom I take all allmy allmy allJ
J my stories because her ab absence enee of any anysense anysense anysense
sense of humor prompts her to inimit inimitable Inlmlta ¬
I able a ble comment Ab she said on be being belog belug ¬
log told the above I suppose then thenthe thentbe thenthe
the mother motb r was married twice twiceOranvUte twiceGranville twiceGranvUle
Granville said his prayers at bed time timebut timebut timebut
but refused to do so in the morning morningS
S S A fellow must be a fool if he cant canttake canttake canttake
take care of himself in the day MakeTom Make MakeTom MakeTom
Tom a good boy 00 said another 5year 5yearold 5yearod 5yearold
old adding addl Do you hear that Tom TomAnd TomAndWatt TomAndWIt
And AndWatt Walt Lord while I kick Tom Tomwas Tomwa Tomi
i was wa another of his interjections interjectionsElsies interjectionsEl lnterjectlonsElsies
Elsies El les saying ytq were numerous I wish wishI w lb lbI
I could bathe in chapters was one oneextracted oneextracted oneextracted
extracted on a shivering winters night nightWhen nightWhen nightWhen
When she s e was about aboutS 8 she hated being beingcalled beingcalled beingS beingcailed
called of morning and thought t ougbt of a away away away
S way out of the necessity nece tty Tresplssurs Tresplssurson
on my dreams shall be presekuted presekutedwas pre ekuted ekutedwas
was the announcement in her largest largestwriting largutwriting largestw1tiflg
writing found pinned on to her COT coverlet COTer1et coyeriet ¬
erlet The spelling was what Elsie Elsiefcsrsetf EltiehMHIf ElsiehrseH
fcsrsetf would have called pathetict3 pathetic
0 0J
5 5S
had net done do since ie was a boy beyReaching boyRchIng boyReaching
Reaching his room ha h found1ds found his heart heartthumping 1MarttlnuRping heartthumping
thumping like a Hammer against his hisribfc hISrft hisrib
rib ribfc
What was it he h aaked himself as ashe ashe asbe
he looked at the yrtUgfie V1d t1e His I eye eyepassed eyePll eyepsed
passed Pll c1 along aloa 10 and a I1 do dOfn h his legs and andto andto andto
to his amtuwnent he discovered d dise ered that thatinstead thatIlUJtead thatInstead
instead of the shiny Iny black trousers trou ers he behad hehad hehad
had put on every morning for eight eightyears eightyears eightyears
years his AI legs were encased elt sed in knickerbockers knick kntekerbockenJ knickerbockers ¬
erbockers and in the knee Jtneeof of one of ofhis ofJd ofhis
his Jd brown rown stockings there was a three threecornered thleecornered threecornered
cornered hole Just J t then he heard a afaint afaint ataint
faint but oh how familiar halloo in inthe Inthe Inthe
the street He sprang pra U Ui r darted down downstairs down8talra downstairs
stairs < 4faed not Ms rusty ru rut old oUlM stove stovepipe MOvepipe ve vepipe ¬
pipe hat hot a woolen cap es that hung hungon
on the bat rack and llndopened opened the front frontdoor frontdoor frontdoo
door doorThere doorThere
There at the curb Stood his boyhood boyhoodcomrade boyhoodcomrade boyhoodcomrade
comrade and chum Charley Joy With Withno
no sense sen of surprise JlUrprl e he ran out outHi outHi outHl
Hi Charley he cried what does doesthis doest doesthis
this t Ja mean Im e 66 years yoarsold old and ad youre youredead youredead youredead
dead this twentyodd years Where Whereare Whereare
are you taking me meCharley meCharley meChancy I
Charley laughed Jaug hed merrily He pointed pointedup
up the street and there a few ew yards yardsaway yardsaway yardsaway
away stood a group pf f boys AureliusHaism Aurelius AureliusHamm AureliusHamm
Hamm started ted and rubbed his eyes eyesHe ey eyHe eyesHe
He knew every one of then KnHarry Harry HarryTaylor
Taylor Amzl Dodd Wood Adams AdamsAmos AdameAmoa AdamsAmos
Amos Holbrook Orlando Smith Piggy PiggyWilliams PiggyWilliams PiggyWilliams
Williams Shorty Hutchlnsonevery Hutehiusoneveryboy Hutchlneon every everyboy I Iboy
boy of his early days stopd there grin grinning grinnln grinfling ¬
fling nln with boyish boyl b if slightly demoniac demoniacglee demollacIee demoiiecglee
glee Iee at the thought of some Impending Impendingmischief impendingmtachief impendingmischief
mischief Mr Hamm let out a yell yellof yellof yellof
of delight and forgot all Jl about aM ut hisquestion his hisquestion hisquestion
question of an instant before He hur hurried hurrIed hurned ¬
ried to them with eager steps and andcried andcried andcried
cried Whats up boys boysIn boysIn
In reply they all aa if one boy boyshrank boyahrank boyshrank
shrank into the shadow of a high highstoop blghItooP highstoop
stoop the steps of which ran np at atright atright atright
right angles to the next house and andpointed andpointed andpointed
pointed in silent delght up the dark darkstreet darkstreet darkstreet
street He peered out and saw a string stringstretched stringstretched stringstretched
stretched tightly from a tre tree to the thestoop thestoop thestoop
stoop rails Just as he perceived the thedevice thedevice thedevice
device which was intended to knock knockoft kneckoff knockoft
oft the hat of the very next passerby paseerbythey pa passerbythey erby erbythey
they were all startled by the sudden suddenappearance suddenappearance
appearance appe rance of a very tall man smpking smpkinga S Oklng Oklnga
a cigar who pppped out of the next nextdoorway nextdoorway nextdoorway
doorway evidently in a great hurry hurryHe hurryHe hurryHe
He took two quick steps and all of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the boys huddled tightly together in the theblaok theblack theblaok
blaok shadow Horror hung in the air airFlight airFlight airFlight
Flight was impossible Disaster had hadcome hadcome hadcome
come ere they had had an opportunity opportunityto
to t seek a sate post of observation The Thestring Thestring Thestring
string came in contact with the quickly quicklymoving quicklymoving
moving man m n exactly at the end of o oahIs oahIscigar his hiscigar hlscigar
cigar A display of fireworks followed followedThe followedThe followedThe I
The man was enveloped in 8 a shower of ofsparks ofsparks ofsparks
sparks that seemed to light up all the thestreet thestreet thestreet
street for blocks and the terrified lads ladsbunched ladsbunched
bunched themselves them ehres into a small heap heapof heapof heapof
of motionless clothes What the man mansaid manaid mansaid
said there in the dense densedlirkne darkness lf that thatfollowed tbfltfollowed thatfollowed
followed the brilliant illumination can cannot cannot ¬
not be told to children on this mge mgebut nagebut tmgebut
but it filled up the measure of their theirfright theirfright theirfright
fright Mr Hamm seemed to himself himselfto
to have shrunk to the size of a rabbit rabbitand rabbitand rabbitand
and he heard his heart he rt beat so loudly loudlythat loudlythat loudlythat
that he was sure the man man ma also could couldhear couldhear couldhear
hear it if he ever stopped saying things thingsAmos thingsAmos thingsAmos
Amos Holbrooks toe a coppertoed toe toethat toethat toethat
that was wa as hard as flint was jammedagainst jammed jammedagainst jmmedagainst
against his neck but he didnt move movea
a fraction of an inch The man who whonever whonever whonever
never dreamed that his foes were al almost almost atmoot ¬
most beneathhis beneath his feet right at t his hismercy hismercy hismercy
mercy sputtered and spat spat clearing his histhroat hJsihroat histhroat
throat of cigar fragments brushed at athte atIIIB athis
hte clothes and hastily passed on leaving leav leaving baybig ¬
ing the beys still in a state of stupor stuporfor stlporfor stuporfor
for several momtnts Mr MrHamm Ir Hamm was wasthe wasthe wabthe
the first rst to recover and jumping up up he heshouted heHouted heshouted
shouted Hooray We cotched himall him himall himaU
all right didnt we weNever weNever weNever
Never was so scared in all U my life lifesaid lifeaid lifesaid
said layearold Amzl Dodd ru bet betmy betmy betmy
my hairs turned ei gray in a single min minute minute misute ¬
ute He went to the lamppost t andasked and andasked aDdasked
asked Bobble McCarter to look at it itand Itand itand
and see if it was its normal nomu and fiery fieryred fieryred fieryred
red redI I sat t on a splinter said Johnny JohnnyPlummer JobnnyPlummer JohnnyPlummer
Plummer And its deep in me yet yetNow yetNow yetNow
Now 111 git < < 1t Woodpoisonln 1 sure sureYou sureYou ure ureYou
You surelY will if you get spanked spankedon
on it while JaDe lts there sUd Id d Arthur ArthurDougherty ArthurDougherty ArthurDougherty I
Dougherty whose father ta er was a doctor doctorand doctorand doctorand I
and knew all ajxiut a out sjieh hJlga thing Specially Spedaily Spe Specially ¬
cially that pine wood Its dreadful dreadfulpoisonous dreadfulpoi dreadfulpoisonous
poisonous poisonousAmzi poi poisonousAma onoue onoueAmst
Ama began to cry crwhareupo whereupon Mr MrHamm YrHamm MrIIamm
Hamm said saidNonsense td tdNoJl88R8e S
Nonsense Nonsense Ive had splin splinters splinters spUnters ¬
ters in we a thousand uu Dd times theselast theselastforty thsse t test testforty JutI
forty years Then he stqpped and andstared andstared andstared
I stared in a mystified my tJtled manner at the theothers theothers theothNeOl
others othersNow othersNow
othNeOl Now one might mig t imagine that the thefright thefright thefright
fright they t eT had just experienced would wouldhave wouldhane wouldhave
have deterred these lads from playing playingany playingany playingany
any more pranks But 3 i they had hadmore htdmore hadmore
more string and felt that thatth they y must mustuse mustuseIt use useit useIt
it So they attached a a ticktack to tothe tothe tothe
the basement window of a 8 house downthe down downthe downthe
the street You know of course just justwhat justwhat justwhat
what a ticktack is do you not The Thestring TheI Thestring
sM sharp tack to tothe tothe o othe
string strip < < is fastened by a rp
the wood Just above a pane and ncI some somefour somefour somefour
I four or five Inches tnc eS f ro i the glass a asmall am aunJl
small m < < ll piece of iron a a nail or whatever whateverconies wbatevercouieII whatevercornea
conies handy is tied to the string so
Some one once e ce teW Id me I spelt spe1ten en n the thepathetic I
I patheUc system slstmH she cdnQded c nfidld to tome me meIt meIt
It was very pathetic sometimes as aswhen aswhen
when she wrote wrote sf f 11er her er sweet sweet little littlefinny littlelinny Utileginny
finny pit King of kings 1do and lordof lord lordof lordof
of lords was in the Sunday hymn hymnDo hYmnDo
Do you know whom that t at means meansdear meansdear meansdeer
dear asked the themother mother uLet Let me see seenow seenow seenow
now would it be hearts or clubs clubsSometimes dubsSometlllM8 clubsSometimes
Sometimes the comment on youngerbrothers younger youngerbrothers oungerbrother
brothers and sisters l telS is I delicious Why Whydoes Whydoes Whydoes
does not baby speak puzeled one onesmalt oneBl onesmala
Bl smalt lll gfarr arr r t 1Ate t4tz ter dissatisfied dt86etlsftedwlth with her hermothers hermot hermothers
mothers mot rs feaswer nswer MPer she sb produced her herown herown herown
own I know Jato the things that baby babysaw babysaw babysaw
saw in Gods God house heuse before she came to tolive toJive tolIve
live with as wee were j lJOwonderful wonderful that thatshe thatsbe thatshe
she cannot speak pe8tabeut about them Shes Shesgot Sbesgot Shesgot
got to be fcniet lIlttflL lett 6111 t ahels she sh Jtorsotten JtorsottenBabys Jor forotthnays ttim ttimBabYs
Babys ays broken a hole la th tha sky andcome and andcome andcome
come through thrpu was the etpfavation of ofanother ofanother ofanother
another aged L V Jack J rrathr older olderaged olderaged olderaged
aged I wte w s a JI stofieut s J eJtot Qf f ruling ruUn pas passtohfe p psIo1 pahs1ob
sIo1 stohfe Oh Mothers Jriof jnoL1tex ers bae been eea getting gettingbargains settingbargalu gettingbargains
bargains again he said in 1 a ail good goodfaith goodfaith goodfaith
faith upon being shown his twin baby babysisters haIJy8I8ter babyMeters
sisters Enid and Bdlth dtUi were W reat at a a lose losefor lo lofor lossfor
for a game Lets play at being at athome athome athome
home said Enid Well have a day dayBut dayBut dayBut
But what does that mean me a begged beggedEdith besgedEdfth beggedEdith
Edith What Is a a day dayr Oh d dent dentbe dontbe mt mtbe
be stupid said mold All fashion fashionable fashionable fashionable ¬
able people eO have days dQS Gods day is isSunday isSunday IsSunday
Sunday and mothers is Tuesday TuesdayGod Tu TuesdayGod day dayGod
God would < < not send a flood now nowsaid nowa1d sowsaid
said a1d Frances F comfortably after hear hearing herIng hearIng ¬
ing the Noah story Andwhy And why asked askedher a8kedher askedher
her mother moth Oh He knows that every everyone everyotle everyone
one can swim now it would not be any anygood anygood anygood
good Please lets rerange aboutChristmas about aboutChristmas aboutCkll
Christmas Ckll tmas presents said sa1dRo saldRosamond Rosamond amond to tome tome tome
me test l t iDapember ember But dont you youwant you youwant yo yowant
want a surprise rprtse I asked Oh poj pojshe 1101llhe po poshe
she united Ive tried surprises ana amitheyre anatheyre ai aitheyre
theyre only disappoints Seven
that when it is loosened a trifle the theiron th thiron theIron
iron taps against the pane sharply and andwith andwIth andwith
with a loud startling sound soundAttacked soundAttacked soundAttacked
Attacked a Ticktack TicktackA
A welladjusted and wellmanaged wellmanagedticktack well welItnangedticktack 11amLged 11amLgedticktack
ticktack is calculated to give the hear hearer hearer hearer ¬
er a 8 distinct shock coming as it al always always atways ¬
ways does in the silence of the night nightand nIghtand nightand
and the worse the shook the greater greaterthe greaterthe greaterthe
the delight of the ticktack operator operatorThe operatorTbe operatorThe
The latter Is away across the street streetout streetout streetout
out of sight somewhere and he enjoys enjoyswith enjoyswith enjoyswith
with a rare and thrilling bliss the won wonder wonder wondel ¬
der and astonishment of the person personwho personwho Erson Ersonwho
who comes to the window to see what whator
or who is tapping upon the glass and andhe andhe andhe
he lifts the nail up so that it is gen generally generally genemily ¬
erally invisible with many a fiendish fiendishchuckle fiendishchuckle fiendishchuckle
chuckle Now the boys having ar arranged arranged arranged ¬
ranged their device mpst most beautifully beautifullyall
all crept into the tall grass grass in a vacant vacantlot vacantlot
lot opposite oppo tte and Wood Adams began beganto
to pull the string In the silence of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the night they heard the loud tick tick tickupon tickupon tickupon
upon the pane and then after a pause pausethere pausethere pausethere
there appeared at the basement door doorof doorof doorof
of the house an Irish servant who whomuch whomuch whomuch
much mystified my tUed looked up and down downthe downthe downthe
the deserted street streetFaith streetFait1 streetFaith
Faith an n what was that she shesaid shesaid shesaid
said Sure somethin was rappln on onthe onthe
the windy windyThen windyThen windyThen
Then she entered the house where whereupon whereupon whereupon ¬
upon the tapping began beganagain again Out she sheflew sheflew sheflew
flew this time with anger In her eyes eyesbut eYQbut eyeebut
but when she saw nobody she seemed seemedto
to experience another feeling and assuddenly as assuddenly assuddenly
suddenly withdrew The third time timeshe timeshe timeshe
she appeared she had a broom in her herhands herbands herhands
hands and was ready for the mysteri mysterious ¬
ous disturber of her peace She looked lookedup lookedup lookedup
up on the stoop into the grating of the thecellar thecellar thecellar
cellar window and then flew into the thehouse thehouse I Ihouse
house but when Wood Adams was wasabout wasabout wasabout
about to resume operations she reap reappeared reappeared reappeered ¬
peared suddenly This time she was wasnot wasDO wasnot
not DO alone but was reinforced re nforced by anenortnour an anenormous anenormoU
enormous policeman whom she had hadbeen hadbeen badbeen
been entertaining He emerged quite quiteas
as s suddenly as the servant servantso so sudden suddenly suddenly ¬
ly that the sight of his giant figure figuregave figuregave figuregave
gave the concealed boys quite a shock shockBut shockBut
But when he stepped towad the win window window ¬ I
dow and discovery was certain a panic panicseized panicaeJzed pauloseined
seized them all and with one impulse impulsethey impulsethey I
they arose and fled up and down the thedark th thdark thedark
dark street streetMr streetMr streetMr
Mr Hamm with his heart In his histhroat histhroat histhrot
throat in blind fright didnt wait to fosee tosee tosee
see where he went but darted into the thecenter thecenter thecenter
center of the street and flew up the theroadway theroadway theroadway
roadway as if on wings Before he hehad hehad hehad
had taken three steps however he feltsomething felt feltsomething Celtsomething
something seize him by the left leg legWithout legWithout legWithout
Without stopping to see what had hadseized hadseized hadseized
seized him or trying to release him himself himself himself ¬
self he flew on faster and only when whenhe whenbe whenhe
he was a full block away did he realiso real realise re l lIn ¬
iso that he had become entangled in inthe Inthe inthe
the ticktack tlck tack string However even eventhen eventhen eventhen
then he did not seek to get free but buthurried buthurried buthurried
hurried on with a horrible sound In his hisears hi hiears hisears
ears and the constant expectation offeeling of offeeling offeeling
feeling the great hand of the policeman policemanfall
fall upon him at every step He turned turnedthe turnedthe turnedthe
the corner but as he did so he heard heardthe heardthe heardthe
the din in his ear increase to a clat clattering clattenng clettering ¬
tering banging uproar as if adozen adozenrickety a dozenrickety dozen dozenrickety
rickety automobiles were pursuing him himAnother himAnother himAnother
Another block and he felt that he could couldseems couldseems
seems too early to grow blase even in inthis inthis inthis
this century Jean J nls Is jusfc9 jusf9Yflars yaars old oldWhat DIdWhat oldWhat
What is 1 she like she asked of her hermother hermother hermother
mother about an expected guest But Butreally Butreal Butrosily
real really Joan I cant tell what you want wantto wantto wantto
to know Well what does she look looklike looklike looklike
like Is I she old or young What does doesshe doesshe doesshe
she think about 1 Her mother attempt attempted ¬
ed a description de crlptlon I know said Joan Joansumming JoanI Joansummiflg
summing summl her up quite satisfied black blacknet blaaknet blacknet
I net and sequins sequinsSHOOTING sequlnaI sequinsSHOOTING
Tricks of the Hunter 1 by > 7 Which th thBirds the theBirds thEBirds
Birds Are Deceived DeceivedIt
It was now August and though th thhunting the thehunting thehunting
hunting season seL < on did not begin b gln until th thmiddle the tbemiddle themiddle
middle of September Peety was oui ouiwith out outWith outwith
with his double barrel just the same samesays samesays
says 88 W R Leigh Lel h writing In Collier CollierWeekly ColllersWeekl ColliersWeekly
Weekly Weekl about shooting wild turkey turkeyPeety t turkeyPeety rkey rkeyPeety
Peety never had been fond of work workand workand workand
and since it had become perilous t tmake to tomake tomake <
make moonshine he found fo rid It easierto easier easieito easierto
to live on turkey flesh at this season seasonwhen seasonI seasonwhen
when as s he said the young ones were wenstill werelUll werestill
still very silly than on bacon ba con While Whilthe Whilethe W bUe bUethe <
I the woods were nalt dark at the break brealof breakof breakof
of day and a long winding clpud osilvery o osilvery 0silvery
silvery mist mi t hung over the course ol olthe of ofthe ofthe
the Caeapon the gobbler headed th thflock the thefiock theflock <
flock for the pasture field It extended extendedfrom extendedfrom extendedfrom
from the top down the eastern slope o oa of ofa ofa
a ridge and the suns first rays flooded fioodedits floodedit floodecits
its it upper half with brilliant light lightA lightA
A klldee flew up noisily from thishoulder the thoshoulder theshoulder
shoulder of the hill that sloped down dowitoward dowl1toward downtoward
toward the river but the gobbler ob observed observed ohserved
served two pigs among the ragweeds ragweedsthere ragweedsthere ragneedsthere
there which explained the clrcum clrcumstance circumsLance clrcumstanoe
stance and put him at his ease he vrajnot wasnot was wasnot
not so foolish loollshas as a kildee All Allbeeaxue Allbeeaxueengaged hecami hecamiengaged becuneengaged
engaged in the pursuit PttS 1t of grasshoppers grasshoppersand grasshoppersand
and none perceived a stealthy form
run no n farther for sheer terror t rr rhad rhadweakened had hadweakened hadweakened
weakened his limbs He darted dlrt into a abasement abltseme abasement
basement t fell rather than th I n rait m l down downsix downsL downsix
six steps and crouched in inthed thedarkness thedarknessshivering thed rlhtess rlhtessshiYertngaIl rknessshivering
shivering shiYertngaIl all over with fright Then Thenhe 1h n nhe nhe
he realized that all was W3 silence and andthat andthat andthat
that he had been creating creatingal all tIe disturbance dis disturbance disI disIturbnce ¬
turbance He disentangled th the the5string string stringfrom strlnsfrom stringfrom
from about his leg and then began to todraw todraw
draw it in toward him He I1 finally finallypulled finnllypulled finallypulled I
pulled In a battered flattened rusty rustyold rustyold
old wash boiler which had been caught caughtup I
up by the thestring string in his flight and had hadcaused hadcaused hadcaused
caused all of the uproar Mr Hamm Hammlaughed Iammlaughed amm ammlaughed
laughed a a little nervouslyand nen nervously ously and then thenhis thenhis thenhis
his courage restored re tored went out to seek seekhis seekhis seekhis
his comrades in rtljWhJef rtljWhJefother lflfohfuf rlohibfUp Ii1I
Up cne lonely l r et amI ant down an another nuother
other he roamedsadly roamed aadly until at Jast Jasthe l litst litsthe st sthe
he found that thatIn Instead instp dOf of hOUS houses es Xatslng Xatslngthe raping rapingthe faiagthe
the sidewalks thfvfe t th was nothing but butdark butdark butdkrk
dark drear dre tf fiel flelis s Hedges and nd rail railfences raIlfences railfences
fences on either slde He had wan wandered wandlred wandared ¬
dared into the country without know knowing knowing knowlag ¬
ing it and the marvel was that he had hadcome hadcome hadcome
come there so quickly for he never neverthought nevcrthought neverthought
thought that in his boyhood days the thecity thecity thecity
city now so large and extensive was wasbut wasbut wasbut
but a few blocks In length and this thiswas thiswas thiswas
was the little town of his childhood childhooddays childhooddays childhooddays
days Sumac bushes and andgod golden n rod rodlifted rodlifted rodlifted
lifted their heads against the dim sky skyand skyand skyand
and the road was wa almost kneedeep inred in inred ineddust
red eddust dust The dew wet his forehead as ashe ashe I
he loekejt loeke upward at the merry me meri mock mocking mockIng mocking ¬
ing stars Away off in the night he heheard hehe heheard
heard he rd a fox bark just as he had done donemany donemany donsmany
many a night when coming home alongthe along alongthe alongthe
the narrow road Then as if in con contemptuous contemptuous contemptuous ¬
temptuous derision a rooster crowed crowedsafe crowedsafe crowedsafe
safe in the security of a hen house houseback houseback I Ibtuk
back from the road so far that the tfiehoarse tIiehoarse thehoarse
hoarse reply sounded faint and remote remoteA
A hoot owl shrieked a little later a asound asound asound
sound that had always given little littleAurelius littleAurelius littleAurelius
Aurelius gooseflesh when hen he heard It Itand itand itand
and now he shivered shi r > In an agony of ofapprehension ofapprehen ofapprehensioji I
apprehension apprehen ioll that something dreadful dreadfulwas 4readfulwas dreadfulwas I
was about to happen happenTh bflppenTbe happenThe
Th The Little Red School House HouseAs HouseA5s HouseAs
As he hurried h rrled along his eyes fell fellupon fellupon fellupon
upon a narrow gate almost hidden by bytall bytall bytall
tall hollyhocks and at the sight he hestopped hestopped hestepped
stopped short testing as if stopped by bya byhand bya
a hand This was the very gate gatethrough gatethrough gatethrough
through which he had passed paSS d when a aboy aboy aboy
boy on his way to the little red school schoolhou schoolhou schoolhous
hou hous in Slocum hollow Every rusty rustynail rustynail rustytmU
nail in it was w so familiar that he im imagined unagined ¬
agined he now saw each one in the thedarkness thedarltne8 thedarkness II
darkness He pushed it open and went wentalong wentilonr wentalong
along a narrow footpath not more than thansix thansix thansix
six Inches wide which he knew led tohis to tohis tobls
his home among the elms on the hill hilltop hUltop billtop ¬
top A wide field it was that he was wascrossing wasero wascroeein
crossing ero croeein t and one that held many mem memories memorie momones ¬
ories ones of the past pastterrible terrible memories memoriesto
to some of them of his very earlicot earli earliest earliest ¬
est childhood when cows and pigs pigseven pigsevea pigseven
even < turkeys and the big black blackroosters bl blckmostes k kroosters
roosters were objects of fear long longbefore longbefore longbefore
before the faithful Tatters came to todefend tDdefend todefend
defend him He imagined that thathe tbathe thathe
he saw recumbent ree mbent crouching crouchln rfs rfsures rlgure tigurea
urea ure along the dark hillside near the thevery thevery thevery
very darkest part toward the sky line lineand lineDd lineand
and Dd greenish fiery eyes ees seemed med to be bewatching bewatching bewatching
watching him as he strode through the thetall tbetall thetall
tall grass off from the path He Hequickened HequlcJlened Hequickened
quickened his hl steps and then he was wasglfQe wasgJJ4te wasgUe
glfQe to the he edge ed ge of a cUff on the oppo opposite oppoaide ¬
Jl site side of the Cacapon It was Peety Peetyhe peetyhe Peetyhe
he saw the turkeys saw the pigs and andhis andhia andhis
his plan was as made bon t > ovn the ridge by bya
a watercourse which kept him out of ofsight ofallht ofsight
sight across the river without even evenstopping evenI evenMopping
stopping to take off his shoes he went wentand wentand wentand
and to the fence surrounding BtI OUndlng the fi fieldMe field fieldHe e1cl e1clBe
I He did not cUmb over it because the theelevation theelevation theelevation
elevation would wou1dhav have brought him in inview inview inview
view of the flock but on his hlshands hands and andknees andknees andknees
knees he crept through where a rail railwas railw railwas
was w broken and into the ragweed The Theturkeys Theturkeys Theturkeys
turkeys were above just over the hill hillbut hillbut hillbut
but when they raised their heads they theycould theycould theycould
could see him the pigs were between betweenThe beteenThe betweenThe
The turkey gobbler every ev ry now and andthen andthen endthen
then looked up and surveyed the pigs pigshut pigsINt pigsbut
hut not having much of a head for fornumbers fornumbers fornumbers
numbers it never struck him there therewere therewere therewe
were we e three plgsow pigs now where but two hadbeen had hadbeen hadbeeI
been He did notice that one ap approached approaclied appreached ¬
preached gradually but then It was wasonly wasonly wasOnly
only a pig what did it matter Sud Suddenly Suddenly Swdenly ¬
denly up leaped Peety as aslf if out of the theground thegreund thegseuntl1
ground and rushed toward them themThere themThere themThere
There was a moment of indecision indecisionfatl a afatal a afatal
fatal moment when all the turkeys ran rantogether rantogether rantogether
together as though t OUgh to take counsel of ofeaeh ofelWb ofeach
each other and their upstretched heads headsfor hoodstor headsfor
for an instant formed a group It was wasthe wasthe wasthe
the Instant Peety was waiting for A Agash Aflub Aflask
gash and a roar and two turkeys rolled rolledon rolledon
on their backs another and a a third thirdturkey thrdturkey thirdturkey
turkey dropped Peety stopped to re reload reload reload ¬
load the flock took to their wings wingsbut wingsbut wingsbut
but before they were out of range two twomore tomore twomore
more shots rang out and another tur turkey turkey turkey ¬
key fell fellPeetys feUPeetys fellPeetys
Peetys impersonation of a pig was wasa wasarole a arole arole
role which suited him Not satisfiedwith satisfied satisfiedwith satiafiedwith
with four turkeys he followed to the thepart thepart thepart
part of the woods where whe he Judged the themost theJnfllit theP105
P105 most of o ihe e fugitives hk had gone and andlay andJay andlay
lay danf 4 deittfit Afit t on tils i1s Isstomach stomach between betweena
a huge hu e log and rrtl an old stump
sure s re that he saw many of the recum recumbent recum recumbent recumbeqt ¬
bent forms move some me rose hastily and andmoved andoved andmoved
moved oved along with him but still far off offthe offthe offthe
the green eyes growing brighter and andmore andmore andmore
more fiery also He knew that there therewas therewaS therewas
was a high fence not far ahead beyond beyondwhich beyondwhich beyondwhIch
which he would b be safe but he won wondered wonder wondoled ¬
doled der d whether they would wouldiattack attack him himbefore himbefore himbefore
before he could reach it and also he heremembered hermembere heremembered
remembered rmembere that the old corncrlb corcib stood stoodthere stoodthere stoodthere
there a safe ue shelter for a small smal boy bovchased bv bvchased boychased
chased by animals for he had ha oftentested often oftentested oftentested
tested it i in play There Ter he had lain lainsecurely lainseurely lainsecurely
securely seurely hidden biden from the Indians when whenthey whenthey whenthey
they played playe Indians Indla and settlers settlersmany settlersm settlersmany
many m ny a time tme and ad he now only wished wishedto wishe
to be able to reach rah its it cover Sudden Suddenly Suddenly Suddenby ¬
ly and without wthout a warning wrnin noiseless noisles as asa asa
a spirit spirit there rose r directly direty before bore him hima hi
a gigantic gigntc giganticfigure figure figr standing stndlg up against againstthe agist agistthe againstthe
the starlit starlt sky so s that its It form for was wasquite wasquite wasquite
quite plain and he saw sw at once that thatit thatIt thatit
it was a big black bear bar Its It red re eses esesmenaced e eesmenaced = es esmenaced
menaced him and it thrust out and andwithdrew andwihdrew andwithdrew
withdrew its great sharp claws as if ifalready ifalready
wihdrew It get sbp caws I
already feeling feelng his tender tnder body by in their theirgrasp theirgrsp theirgrasp
grasp grsp He ducked and swiftly swfy dashed dashedto dashedt
to t the right through taller tler grass gr andshrubbery and andshrubbery andsbrubber
shrubbery sbrubber the t roots rt of which seized seizedupon sized sizedupn seizedupon
upon his feet fet and tried tre to hold him himback blmbck himback
back upn bck while whie tough branches brnhe of trees treesgrasped treesgspe treesgrasped
grasped gspe at him savagely Sely slashing slashig him himacross himacros himacross
acros across the face fac as he fled fie blindly blndly toward towardthe towardthe towardthe
the corncrlb whose who outlines outn he could couldsee couldse couldsee
see se against the sky The bear with wih a ahorrid aborrid ahorrid
horrid growl pursued purue hum hI in a a scram scrambly sram sramhly scrambly
bly shu shuffle and an Mr Hamm Hmm could hear hearthe her herthe hearthe
the pebbles rattle ratte as they flew out be behind behind behind ¬
hind the great grt claws claws Glancing to either eitherside eiher eiherside eitherside
side as a he ran rn he saw s other oher beasts best im immense Immense immense ¬
mense mense looming looming portentious portentoul coming to tohead t tobead
head bed him off of and with wlt his heart in his hismouth hismouth hismouth
mouth he quickened qulekne his steps step An Anatom Anatom Anatom
atom of his oldage oliag feeling felng suddenly suddenlycame suddenlcme suddenlycame
came cme to t him and an he muttered mutered Twill Twillkill Twi Twillkill
kill kU me surely sure Ill Il have heart hrt failure failurerunning falure failurerunning
running like lke this tht at my time tme of life lifeThen le leThn lifeThen
Then Thn he h was w a child chH again an as a sud suddenly suddenly ¬
denly and new speed came to him liimHe himHe
He leaped leped over bushes bshs sp breasthigh brethlgh and andjumped aridjumped
jumped deep hollows holows in the sward r that thathe tht thathe I Ihe
he well wel remembered remembeed having often ofen gone gonearound gonearound gonearound
around but all al the time tme the te bear bearseemed bearsemed bearseemed
seemed semed nearing neaing him hi and ad the otherbeasts other otherbeasts otherbst
beasts bst coming cmin at a sharp sh angle agle toward towardhis tordhis towardhis
his destination detnato Then Then when the corn corncrib corncib corncrib
crib cib was but a 8 few yards yars away awa he sew sewdirectly sewdirectly W Wdirectly
directly in front frnt of o its it rickety rckety door a arhinoceros arhinocero arhinoceros
rhinoceros rhinocero It I was vas perfectly prfecty visible visibleand visibleand visibleand
and and while whie he instantly inUy reflected reeted that thatthis thatthis
this animal is foreign fortn to t America Americ and andrarely andrarely
rarely rrely if i ever discovered dlvered on a farm farmhe far farmhe
he had to be b convinced convc of its It reality realityfor relty reltyfor realityfor
for it i began begn to move as a if to attack attackhim attck attckhim attackhim
him in i it front The path pt led le around umnd the thecorncrib thecorcrib thecorncrib
corncrib corcrib to the big bi barn br and hen 4hen to tohis tohis tohis
his house hous through trough a grove gove of chestnut chestnuttrees cb chcstnuttrees nut nuttree
trees tree Poor por Aurelius AurUu turned turn from fr the therhinoceros te terhinoceros therhinoceros
rhinoceros and darted dart around arund the t barn barnthere bunthere barnthere
there to be b confronted confront by a whole herdof herd herdof lrd lrdof
of fleryeyed feryeye bulls bull breathing brething flames fames and andsmoke andsoke andsmoke
smoke soke
smokeHiding Hiding Prom Fm the Animals AnimalsWhat Anias AniasWhat AnimnlsWhat
What did I ever eye io 0 to t deserve derve this thishe thi thishe
he murmured murure panttngly pUnly as he dodged dodgedagain doged dogedagin dodgedagain
again agin ran rn around aund the barn brn along alng a astone astone
stone wall wl followed follwed by them and then thenhe thenhe thenhe
I he saw sw a a green gen lion lin coming comin with wJh dread dreadful dreadful dreadful ¬
ful roars r and ad in tremendous trendO leaps leapsacross leapsacross
t to his left Behind Behindthe Behindthe
across acro the pt1re pasture t hi Bhind Bhindthe
the lion lon was wa a purple pupl elephant elepmt with wth
Now the th the stllmeec s of the young tur turkeys tlr tlrle7s turkeys ¬
keys showed soW Itself Itt just as a Peety Pety knew knewit b knewIt
it i would A half b hour hor had h not elapsed elapsedbefore elaP elapsedbefore
before bore one Oe of them after looking lkin about aboutfrom abut abutfm aboutfrom
from fm his hhldlng hiding place pe and ad seeing sng and andhearing aD andhearing
hearing hearng nothing notIng gave gave one call cal and re received r rcived received ¬
cived ceived a low discreet dseret answer He Hewaited Hewaite Hewaited
waited waite and listened Jst a while hie and called calledagain cled cledagan calledagain
again agan a little ut louder odr and again ain thaf thatlow thaflow thaflow
low encouraging encuD answer It I sounded soundedjust Munde soundedjust I
just jut like his hi mother mher he was sure sue It I waf wafshe wa waeshe
she and he stood up this time calling callingtwice clng clngtwi callingtwice
twice twi Another Aothr silly sil little ltte turkey turke not notfar notfr notfar
far fr off of called e too t and ad this emboldened emboldenedthe emboldene
the first and when ht he heard the th low lowanswer lowa lowansieer
answer a er again a he h ran rU toward towa it I But Bt Itwas it itwas I
was wa only Flety P with wth his ts wingbone wingbonecaller wingbo wlngbonecaller
caller cner and as a tHe turkey approached apPrhed a ashot ashot ashot
shot laid him Jlm low lw So S it I went on at atnoon atnoon
noon non Peety Pe staggered staged home under the theweight 1 theweight
weight of gight Igt gt turkeys turkys well wel knowing knowinghat kwing kwinghat knowingdiet
diet hat he could culd get gt his dinner and return returnby retun retunby returnby
by the time tme the Ue terrified terrfe birds bs would wouldventure wouldenlure wouldventure
venture to call cal again againOLD againOLD nIC n
How the Day Tay Was Observed Obered Prior to tothe tote
< < the te English Englsh Revolution RevolutionNew Rvoluton RvolutonNew
New York Evening Eveng Press PressFor P reea reeaFor
For a considerable consderab period pero prior tothe to tothe tote
the te English Engl ll revolution revoluton Sunday was wa a aday ady aday
day of great gret festivity and high revelry revelryIn rever
In the old country cOlnt fetyt Incredible Increible though thoughIt tlugh tlughi
It i may appeal app its observance obrvac was gov governed governe governed ¬
erned and ad ordered orere by a paradoxicalroyal paradoxical paradoxicalroyal pardoxical pardoxicalroyal
erne royal declaration declarton issued isued by King KingJames KingJames KingJames
James I This document is generally generallyknown general generallyknown
known as a The Bonk Bok of Sports Sprt In Inits InIt InIts
its It preamble prmble It I recites recite a royal ro rebuke rebukeadministered rebukeadministere rebukeadministered
administered administere to some 8e Puritanes Puritnes andprecise and andprecise andprecse
precise people pple for prohibiting prohibltng o un unlawful unlawfulpunihlng unlawful ¬
lawful lawfulpunihlng punishing of Our good g people peoplefor peoplefor
for using usln their teir laWful ltWful Recreations Refatons and andhonest andhonest andhonest
honest exercises exerf8 upon upn Sqndayas and andother andother andother
other holy days after aftr the afternoone aternoone
large l rgeyeUow yellow spots S ts on his hissfds sides id ambling amblingeasily amblng amblingeasily
easily easiy on his hind legs legsThis legsThis legsThis
This Is too much cried Mr Hamm HammI r
I must give up and be devoured devoure But Butjust Butjust Butjust
just then he thought of the cellar eUar win window wl1 wl1dow window ¬
dow through which he heh3 had slipped so sooften a sooften t
often ofen when he didnt want his mother motherto mte mothertoknow
to toknow know he was wa out of the house house It Itwas Itwas Itwas
was many steps to the house hous but the thethought te tethought thethought
thought of the te window gave him himstrength himstrength himstrength
strength and perspiring freely freey he hehurried hehurre hehurried
hurried on through the chestnut trees treesA tr trA
A whole tribe trb of monkeys monk ys hidden in inthe inthe Inthe
the branches s broke out into fierce fiere yells yellsand yell yellsand
and shrieks and hurled chestnut burrs burrsdown bUrs bUrsdown burrsdown
the bushel making makinghim makinghim
down on him by makng maknghim
him duck at every step He tripped trippedseveral trippe trippedseveral
several times tmes but did not fall fl only onlyeach onlyec onlyeaqil
each time he lost a a little lte and when whenhe whe whenhe
he ec arrived at at the house both the lion lionand Jon Jonand lionand
and the bear were so close behind him himthat bimthat himthat
that he could culd feel the hot breath of ofeach ofeach ofeach
each on the back of his neck He Hemade Hemade Hemade
made a dive at the cellar celar window and andas andas andas
as he did so they grabbed him each eachdigging eachdigging eachdigging
digging a pawful of claws caws into his hisknickerbockers hisknlckerbockers hisknickerbockers
knickerbockers where they had been beenpatched ben benpatched beenpatched
patched oftenest The cloth gave gve way wayand wayand wayand
and he fell intQ the dark cellar celar where wherehe wherehe wherehe
he lay on his face for several moments momentsThen moment momentsThen
Then the elephant with wih the startling startlingdiscoloration startng startngdiscoloraton startlingdiscoloration
discoloration discoloraton came shuffling shufIng up and andjreaching andreching andyreaching
reaching reching his long trunk through the thewindow thewindow thewindow
window began began to t feel carefully carefuly about aboutfor abut abutfor aboutfor
for his victim victm The slight slght noise made madeby madeby madeby
by his trunk was like lke that of a shake shakemoving snakemoving shakemoving
moving about Mr Hamm rolled rle over overand overand overand
and Qver until untl he was wa out of reach reachand reh rehand reachand
and then thenst thensat sat up with wih every hair on his hisheld hi hishetd
held he d erect He saw sw the stairs strs before beforehim beforehim beforehim
him and slowly painfully pinfuly crawled crawle up upThe upThe upThe
The house was wa in silence sUenceand and he knew knewthat knewtat knewthat
that tat everybody everyboy was sound asleep so 5 he hecrept hecrept heCrept
crept softly softy up to his own little ltte bed bedroom be bedroom ¬
room under the eaves ves Just as a he heentered heentered
entered enteed he saw sw a a monkey monke peeping into intothe Int intothe
the window with wih a malicious grin gin on onhis onhis onhis
his ugly face Then he knew that hewas he hewas hewa
was discovered In another minute the theLees theLees thetrees
wa discover
Lees about the house were filled filed with withscreeching wih wihscreeching withscreeching
screeching monkeys of assorted asored sizes sizesand siz sizesand
and too there were several sevexl sevemimore more bears bearsonly be bearsonly
only slightly sUghty smaller smaler than the first firt onewhich one onewhich onewhich
which he had met and raccoons raccoonsopossums rcon rconopo raccoonsopossums
opossums opo sums anteaters anteter and panthers panther also alsoclimbing als alsoclimbing
climbing clmbing out on every limb 1mb large largeenough Ja1 bargeenough
enough to hold an animaL His heart heartalmost hartalmost heartalmost
almost stopped stoppe beating beatng as a he looked lookedat
at them and thought of how they would woulddivide wouldI woulddivide
I divide him up uppoor uppoor poor little ltte Aurelius AureUus who whohad whohad whohad
had never harmed hared any of them themnumg themnumgthem among amongthem
them and then he reflected rfecte with wltl a bit bitof bitof bitof
of satisfaction stsfacton that none of them would wouldget wol wouldget
get more than the merest meres mouthful outhfl for forall tOI or orall
all al their teir trouble t trp uble ble in pursuing him so 8 far farStill farSti farStill
Still Sti that tat was mighty little 141e comfort comfortto
to him and so s without wthout wasting wastng any anytime anytme anytime
time tme he plunged Into his bed and drew drewthe drewthe drewthe
the bed be clothes clothe closely closly over his headas head headas
as a he had always been 81to acssitomad acoutom d to todo todo
do when he saw sw things in the dark darkness d dkness ¬
nes ness of his room roomHe roomHe roomHe
He heard herd the t front door rattle rttE a a Ht Httle atte littie
tie later and knew they were at H ItThen HThen i
te theywere a
Then there came c a horrible horrlb bang bJS and andthe andthe d dthe
the door crashed crhed in upon upn the Ue halfiloor halfiloorfor ha hail 1o nose nosefor
for the elephant with wih the jwlloV tIl Jd Jdhad spots spotshad spotshad
had burst it I in with one < mighty mi h push pushand pl pland nab naband
and the animals aniJJs began ben tbu1p tbu1pthe t to hustJe hu lip lipthe vpthe
the stairs str to his hl room He H could o ld ler lertbem hear hearthem near nearthem
them snuffling snufing at all al ot thedoors th the do does and a
seron sermon or service and thEn m n It i refers refersto refersto
r e
to to the the generall gnrl complaint eompl int Qf our out pee people p peepie ¬
ple that tht they were barred bnG from fm all alllawful al allwful altlawful
lwful lawful Recreation Reton and exercise eX ee eig upon uponthe iwonthe DU DUthe
the Sundayes Sunay afternoone aernone which oan oannot e eannot
not but produce pruce two evils the one oM oz thehindering the thehindering
hindering of the conversion con n of many manywhom I sianywhom
whom their ter priests pret will wil taka k occasion occasionhereby On Onheeby occasionhereby
hereby heeby to vese v persuading puadf persuad1ai them tl that thatno bat batno t
no honest hon mirth mi or recrsntlon re t nJW Is law lawfully lawfully ¬
fully fuly or tolerable torb in oar Rflfet Rflfetwhich ltIg1en ltIg1enwhich
whi which cannot cnot but t breed re Ct a jgimt 9t bgroltcontentment at atcontentment
contentment in our our peopleVufeartg peoplN Tthrto ti tiother the theother
other inconvenience InconvenIece is i that t1at thlsprohl Ul thtsprohibition thlsprohlbition
bition biton barreth beth the common commOn commOnand commOnandsort ang me p ae aesort
sort of people pepl from using usng aI such t h exer exercises e enerolsen ¬
olsen cise as a may make their bgdlap qde Jttorrable more moreable
able for Warre whan we or oW o suecessors sue Se Secors luccessors
cors cessors shall have occasion occsfo to t U4 U4them udethem
them themThen the themThen
Then The follows Colows the royal mandate mandat Mtha Mthano tt ttno that thatno
no lawful Recreation Reretcshalb shall shallbe Jae t tp barred barredtp
tp p our good People Peple and The 3iskoand 3isko 3Ishepand p pand
and t allother al all g other Inferior infeIor Churchmen Chur mQ an anChurchwardens and andChurchwardens
Churchwardens are enjoined njolne to t tw twcareful bee beecarefull
careful crefuU and an diligent digent both to Instruct Instructthe In Iptructthe ttct ttcttle
the tle ignorant Ignort and convince convnce 1 and ad re reforme reforme
forme them thm that are misled in relig religIon rig rigion religion
Ion Our pleasure p1eure likewise likewis Is That ThaI ot otthe Thatthe
I the Bishop of the Diocese take the like Rfcstraight Je Jestright likestraight
straight stright order with wih all al the Puritan Puritanand P Puritansand rts rtsand
and Precisians Pr cslans cisians within the some Sme either eitheconstraining eiher eiherconstraining eitherconstraining
constraining them to confcrme confrme them themselves themselves themselves
selves or to leave leve the country countr accord according acr accordlag
ing to the Lawes Lwes of Our Kingdome Ktn dome am amCanons and andCanons andCanons
Canons of our Church The deolarti deolartition deolar deolaration
tion ton proceeds to define lawfull Iawlul Reere Recreation Reereatlon
atlon as a Dancing either eiher men or wo women wemen
men Acherie for men leaping leaping vault vaultIng vaultIng vaulting
Ing or any other such harmjesse haIe se Rec Recreation Recreaton Raereation ¬
reation reaton including Maygames Maygmes Whit WhitsunAles WhitsunAles
sunAles and Morrisdances Morisdancs and th thsetting the thesetng thesetting
setting setng up of May poles and other othesports oter otersport othersports
sports sport therewith therwJth used ued But Butwithall withall wedoe we weedoe
doe here hr accocipt aCC1pt still Ul as prohibited prohibied al alunlawfull allunlawfull
unlawful unlawfull games Smes to be b besed use us d < upon n Sun Sundays Sn Sndays Sundays ¬
days onely as Beare Beae and Bullbaitings
thee and mother and the baby before beforethey beforethey <
they t tackled him hm He hoped hp not not yet yethe yetbe
he 1 knew bw none Jone in the th house ho was wa safe safeBut ae safeBut
But Bt it was l soon sn made certain that tt they theywere t theywere
were re after afer him alone for the shuffling shufflingscratching suQg sbuWhsgscratching o
scratching atbn sounds sund came me nearer near and andthen andthen V a at
then ceased at his own door dO He Hecrouched Heeuehe Hecrouched
t cea
crouched euehe closer clor under undt the bed bd clothes clothesand cJ clothesand
and began M1 beg to tremble trmb violently violenty The Thedoor T 4 4door
door dor flew fe open on with wih a bang bng slammed slammedagainst slammedagainst Iae
against at the wall wal and an in burst the th lion lionclosely 1n 1ncol
closely col followed folowe by the bear br and as asmany a asmany S
many mny other otr animals as s could crowd crowdinto C crowdInto
into the room rm Behind Behin them he could couldsee cld clds couldsee
see s the head hea of the yellowspotted yelowsptt el elephant elepht elephant ¬
ephant epht his wicked wicke little lte eyes eye glinting glintingmaliciously gtn glintingmaliciously a amaUcously
maUcously maliciously at him There Te were so somany 1 somany
m many fiery fer eyes ey s in that tht bedroom bro that thatit tht thtIt thatit
it was all a1 lighted lghte up as a if I by lamps lampsand lP r rand
and he ould distinctly distncty see se every move movement msvement e ement ¬
ment they made AH Al were twitching twitchingtheir twit twftchjgtheir
their claws and seemed desperately desperatelysavage desperatelysavage
caws seme desprtly desprtlylvag
savage lvag and hungry hung Then with wth one onelast o onelast
last despairing look lo h b he covered cover his hishead Alahea hishead
head hea again and waited waite for to them to tear tearhim ter tearhim
him to pieces piecesA pieef t
A long pause laUSE ensued fJ8Ue during du which whichthe whichthe hh hhthe
the animals sat there licking lckl8 their theirchops th theirchops ir irchop
chops chop and ad glaring glar ng at him and it gave gaveMr gaveMr
Mr Hamm Hmm time tme to reflect rentt upon upn pve pveMr the theposition thepsiton theposition
position psiton so 8 that he hE remembered remembr that thathe tht ththe thathe
he had a good c large largE knife knifE in his I pock pocket pl >
et He promptly prmpty reached ra hed for fo fO it It but butalas bt btala butalas
alas ala it was W gone gon and his hl fingers tntr came camein ee eeIn cameIn
in contact contt with the little Itl lead le whistle whistlewfeich whiae whiaew whistlewkich
wfeich w ich in another instant he had b placed placedto
to his lips lp for the memory meo t Tattera Tatteracame Tatrs Tatrsce raiLerscame p
came ce to him hi in a flash fuh Wln Wh > n the th an animals animl animgls ¬
imals iml saw 8W the te movement movemnt Beneath at the thebed th thebed
bed b clothes clthe they kneW kne at once o What Whatwas wbatw whatwas
was w about abut to happen happn and ald all with Wt one oneaccord on oneaccord
accord accor dashed dashe at him uttering utering hideous hideoushowls hieu hideoushowls
howls and growls gowls He blew the th whistle whistleInstantly whlle whlleIntnty whistleInstantly
Instantly Intnty he h felt fel Tatters Ta Her land beside besidehim bid besidehim
him softly sofy and gently genty as a in the te past pasthe pM pasthe
he had so often ofen done so that he should shouldnot lul i inot
not disturb his hit sleeping sleping master mater Mr MrHamm MrHamm MrHamm
Hamm his hil courage courge restored r 8t instantly instantlythrew Instnty Instntythrw Instantlythrew
threw thrw off of the bed b clothes < otb and hugged huggedthe hu huggedthe
the th dear der little Utle dog close cl6 and Tattgrstanding Tatters Tt Tattersstanding
standing sning erect eret upon his bind legs legsshowed leAl legsshowed
showed bwe his Ils teeth teth at the host bOt of savage savagecreatures sa sactre savagecreatures
creatures ctre facing facng him He H was Wa a littledog little littledog ltt
dog only about abut ten tn inches Inb long l but bt buthe
he had an immense mouth and
ha a Immeu mouth a my m
such a row ow of long glittering Iterb white whit
teeth teth as a sharp SR as a tacks tacksA 11 lacksA <
A Friend Fred of All Al Boys BoysA oys oysAt
A At t the sight siht of these t formidable foml
teeth teth every eer animal almallmddere shuddered and andw anddrew drew
back bk but bt a 8 push pu from f the elephant elephantsafe epht ephtste elephantsafe
safe ste In the rear r made mae them thm stand st their theirtnen tr trI theirground
I gound ground an and tnen thE a as u I desperate depte they
hurled burle bed b thml thtmselos upon 1 the t t two in the t 7 7The f
The The do dog did not Wt wait for them but
dhe dashed foa forward a and th then t been a
I frightful frgtfl i scene 8ne of carnage whlcn whin whinmo whlc Mf was c
most mo wonderful wonful Indeed IndH fitters ratters tt tossed tO S
the fierce fere creatures crture in the air ir slammed
them tem against agiut the wall wal t ripped rpp ar and ad baln tor tor tore I i it r
them into strips and shook
th Ilo Bp an aook them until untl S Sthe
the room ro was wa filled fl with wih hair and andclaws andclaws W Wcw
claws cw but while he was busy the an ete J
the muddle and andmlxap ad adm andmixup
mlxap m 1P seised sse se1se Aurelius Aurlu Hamm Ham by the theneck tbenek theneck
neck nek and an began to drag dr him out of the tte
bed be Mr M Hamm restated rt and clasped clad
his l arms an around arnd the footboard footbr but he hecould h hecould r rcould S
could not retain ri his ii grasp AP With Wih a sud ¬ f S Sden
den jerk the elephant elepht slammed him himupon himupn hintupon
upon upn the hard ar floor I Mr Hamm Ham then thenawoke lh thanawoke n nawoke S
awoke to find IR fl that tl he had hd fallen faln asleep ap asle ± p
in his chair chr and then fallen falen out of It Itand itand itand
and was now stretched
artb upon the ruff
hlor before the mantelpiece upn He arose a aloked S 5 5looked
looked loked at the th dock c and i1n said saidMercy si saidMerq =
Mercy Mex on o noT What a terrible teble
dreamJ dream And 1 nd I mwtrhave i hve be bn been n walking wakn S
in my lt m seep sp too t tooeoiething something ethln Ive Ive net S
done a since I was a small sal boy by for r
here is the t little ltJe lead la whistle white I used to tocall tocall d dcaI
call caI Tatters T8ttr with withHe wit withHe use
He went to t bed b silent sient and thoughtful thoughtfulbut thoughtl
but in the morning moring early eary the th neighbors neighborswere neigh bon bonwere S Swere
were surprised surr to see s a carpenter rpnte hard hardat h herdat
at work work and ad superintended 8perR closely clol by byold byold byold
old Mr Hamm making mk a gate gte in the thefence thefenc thefence
fence fenc around his vacant va lots l next door doorand dor dorand doorand
and later a ter fixing ftxlD up rows rws of benches benchesalong bn benchesalong u ualong
along the sides Bde This Ti however howver wag wagnothing wa wa wanothing
nothing to the th astonishment atnishmnt of every ever
bdy body when next Je t day a host bOt of ofuolsy noisy
boys bys shouting shoutn yelling yeln and Ind whooping whOln S Sblowing
blowing tin tn horns hor and cheering chrn for fo MrHamm Mr MrHamm MrHam
Hamm Ham filled fne all I the lot Then Ten Mr MrHamm MrHam MrHamm
Hamm Ham with a smile mlle a yard y wide wde made madea md
a speech sph and told them the lot was wastheirs wastheirs
theirs their to play In for Co all al time tme and if ifthey Itthey ifthey
they needed ned anything Tthlg to let him know knowA knw knwA
A bigger cheer shook shk the neighborhood neighborhoodwhen nelghborhol nelghborholwhen S Swhen
when he h bad h finished fn and when the thepoliceman th thepoliceman
policeman pUcln to whom Mr Hamm had hadoften lud ludoren badoften
often oren spoken about the noisy nois boys who whotroubled whotroubled whotroubled =
troubled him hm came cme along aong later lte won wondering wondering wondering ¬
dering why wh the lads were not nt to t be beseen b beseen
seen sen on any street strt and saw sw them thm all allin anin 3
in the vacant vcnt lot 10 bc with Wth Mr Hamm Bl in inhis I 5 5his
his hil shirt sleeves sves at the bat bt his h1 eves eyeaopened evesopened y 0 0ope
opened ope as wide w as a saucers saucersHello sucs sucsHelo saucersHello
Hello Helo cop shouted shoute Mr Jr HalumCome Hamm HammCome H
Come right rigt In and take a hand hd It Itwill I Itwill
will wi dp d you good goodHoollhan goo goodHoolihan
Hoollhan Hoihn the tb cop c was so 1 overcome overcomewith OVe overoemewith
with wih amazement amm nt that in defiance defD of oforders o oforders
orders ore he h couldnt resist r having bvJR one oneshy o oneshy
shy at the t ball bl and he smote sote it so sopowerful 1 sopowerful
powerful pweul a swat that it I flew far ov OVR over overthe r rthe
the housetops houtop and vanished vani forever foreverNever foce
Never mind yelled yeled Mr Hamm HmI fI fIher Ijet Ijether Itter S
her ter go S Heres He Hei4s 5 Run down dw to t the thestore I Ihtore
store Mr you boy by with dt the torn tm stocking stockingand tkP tkPand 5 5 5 5and
and buy a whole box bx of o balls ballsNow J 1 1Wow
Now NoW every eer day you can c see s Mr MrHamm MrHamm MrHarnm
Hamm having fun with wih the te other pthe t boys hoysin b boysin
in that lot lot and ad strange to say 1 he has hasa h
a shaggy sba litte little skye skyI and aD his h name n is isTatters i IsTatters
Tatters Tter But even now the th other o boys boyssometimes by bayssomethnes c cste
sometimes ste get together when hes l tak taking t ink inktog ¬ S
tog 1 his afternoon afteron nap and ad an a are a si silent silet cilent ¬
lent let and they wonder what wht It I was w that thataltered tat tataler thataltered S
altered aler the cross cros old curmudgeon curmu intothe into intoth Int
th the rollicking rolckil comrade comrde And An nobody nobodybut nby nbybut S Sbut
but just jut you and I really realy know knw what whatdid wha whatdid
did it i But dont ever tell tel any aY of them themthe thm thmthe themthe
the secret scret for my friend Hamm am doesnt doesntwant 4t 4twant doesntWant =
want It known for hes he a little ltt bit bitashamed bitahame bItashamed
ashamed ahame of hiding under un the t bed bedclothes bdclothes d dclothes > S
clothes at this time tme of life lifeInterludes lfe i S
S If t
5 i S SInterludes 0 0Interludes
Interludes and at all al times tme in J I the themeaner th themeaner
meaner Mener sort sr of People Peple by Law L prohib prohibited phib prohibited ¬
ited Ite Bowling Bwln A penalty naly was wa inflicted inflictedupon bdlcted bdlctedupn Inflictedupon
upon upn those tho who did not join jo In I the theSunday tbeSunday theSunday
Sunday sport sprU and no one could cl takepert take takepart tke tkeIn
part in them without wihout first frst having hav t at attended attene attensed ¬
tene tensed tended divine service srvice in the parish parishchurch psh pshhurh parishchurch
church hurh which whih was also als enforced under underpain uer uerpn underpain
pain of penalty penaltyIn penaly penalyIn
pn In those tho days the clergyman < ergmn would wouldin wold woldIn
in obedience obienc to the royal decree decre pub publicly p publicly ¬
licly recite reie the Book Bk of Sports Sprts from fromthe fm fmt fromthe
the t pulpit pulpi after divine service 8Ervice he he with withhte wth wthhis withhis
his churchwardens churhwrehs would proceed proed with withth wth withtlp
th tlp congregation CepUon onto the village villagegreen vg villagegreen
green gn there tber to indulge in all al kinds ki of oflawfull oflwfU oflawfull
lawfull lwfU Recreation Rraton While Whi the sports sportswere sportswere rt
were wre going goin on it I was the custom for forthe torth forthe
the th parson prn and his churchwardens to toretire t toretire >
retire retre to t an adjoining adOIDng 0 0m inn innHfe innS
S 5
Hfe m Bumps BumpsLondon BumpsLondon up S
London Lndon Answers AnswersThat AnswersThat
That man ma is a phrenologist phreologist Pat PatA Pt PatA S f u uA
A wht what asked aske Pat Pt puzsled puzsledA puHe
A phrenologist phrenologistAn phrnologst phrnologstAn
An sure sur whats wbts that sorr sorrWhy sor sorrWhy S
Why a man that can tell by feeling feelingthe feelingthe
the bumps bump on your head what kind kin of ofa ota ofa
a man you are areBumps areBump areBumps
Bumps Bump on my head is it ex exclaimed t ¬ S Sclaimed
claimed clhn Pat Begorra Bgora then thfn I think thinkit tink tinkI S Sit
it I would give him more of an idea what whatkind whatkind S Skind
kind of a woman my wife is isSlapstick isJ isSlaptck 5
Slapstick SlapstickIndianapolis Slaptck SlapstickIndianapolis
Indianapolis IndtpUs Sun SunPapa SunPap SunPapa
Papa said little te Willie Wiie who w was waslooking wa waslooking
looking loking at a picture picur of Atlas Ata aobud aobuddy Dobuddy nobuddy
dy could hold the world on their back backeould bck bckculd 5 5could
could they theyI
culd 5 5 5I
I dont know about abut that answered answeredpapa answere answeredpapa
Wheeling Wheeig papa papa Ive le West heardpeople hadqtepl keard Virginia Virgna peeple talk t about aboutWheeling aht ahtWheeig S SWheeling

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