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THE STORY OF THE DOLL WHO HAD A BANK ACCOUNT LAURA CROZIER DTD you ever hoar of a doll that had a real bank occount,in ft real bank nnd kept grown up men looking for her for 10 years? There was such a'fdoll, and her name* was Lucy— Big- Lucy. / : She .'lived In Massachusetts nenr Bos ton. It was in Groton, or most fltkely East Groton, or Groton Corners — for "down oast" 'the villages have a way. of straying along and the only, way you know that you have left Korthump' ton for Easthampton Is by "the sign's on' the stores. Biff, Lucy belonged'; to kittle and \u25a025 atnioAllls °h aml .'Uved with them In n w.hl,tc house with green blinds and a' sreen' sloping lawn; She was named after Aliss^Luoy next door, who was quite the loveliest und sweetest young •lady Urn Kittle "and Kathio pvcr.ex-; peeted to know. They couldn't decide which, they liked best— the summer Miss Lucy in her frilly, plrik and blue 'dresses or tiie, winter Miss Lucy in the gray fur coat th.it grave out sparks tvhen you stroked *lt— almost. -'."** "; The summer Miss Lucy, had blue eyes ;;n'<e^h^r.*dresses nnd 'the winter Miss" eyes' like her (;c»at. but " .her'ihaivpwas; always, yellow and her cheeks we're always pink and her .feet were always aching to run. The twins \u25a0knew that Miss Lucy's feet had never ''grown up with the rest of her— you could t£]l by looking at tliem— "and they ' -wore alwa.vs tempting her! : "; ' . ; '.'Oh. Miss Lucy, j 1 " can beat v you to. : the corner I" Kathie would call " from hfi front porch. ' "So can I, Miss Lucy," Kittle would And' so they would run,; but Miss *Lucy always hold: out her:: hands^ to them and they ilways took hold; of them-;" arid , so,' somehow,"' they all got 'there together. \u25a0 J They each had a doll named for Miss ; Lucy, but-.when the big doll^came,; the . Christinas. that they; were 8,- tlieycoiild ,thin,kv of ;no, better, name for. her than Lucy. , / - ; ' ~ ; ; "' ''" " -"Ifj/ Aunt Eliza had '• only sent two. little' dolls!" • said mother to father. r,"lt's'plain: to be- seen she . never had .-•.twins!,. '\u25a0'-. . * , .* " .-: '"\u25a0>.** .._ But Aunt Eliza had. never had even 'one little girl or a .husband, so. how 'could " she . know that when there are tworof you everything must^ be divided .Into two «exactly equal parts. 1 She had .sent a , doll big/enough to" wear the twins' baby clothes and save' sewing, 1 v she'explalned. 1 / ' / - It was. Miss Lucy who finally ar rangrd^matters.. •"\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0 , :~-Z \u25a0\u25a0•:. ..' : . ./'Til let the new doll be named after me provided you never never quarrel over : her,".; said gray eyed Miss Lucy, firmly, .on^Christmas afternoon when she came over to see the twins' tree, all; popcorn and \u25a0. cranberries and glitter. '"If I ever -hear of your quarreling over her I shall change her name to^-oh, Cassandra! She was. a prophetess and had a very hard time," she finished vaguely, , ,' "In case you have to change her j-name) to, Cassandra; and she becomes a ' prophetess," said father" gravely, "do yousuppose she could "tell Fred any thing he, might want to know?"*". * / Then , the twins looked at Miss Lucy, • because, they, knew that Fred; was Fred Gray, who worked in father's bank and' .walked home with Alias Lucy from -church and choir practice and. lectures. v "I'm afraid , not," said *\u25a0 Miss JLu'cyi with cheeks pinker, than -her pinkest dress, "and we'll never know because I'm sure I'll never have to change her name, will I, girls?" And the twins said "No, Miss Lucy," very earnestly, because they didn't quite know what.wasexpected- of them. "Poor Fred," said father, and,every body laughed, and Miss' liU'cy went home ' through the side gate. But the twins remembered, and moth er only hud to shake her head and say '"Poor Cassandra!" to big; Lucy~"if they argued over whose dresses she should wear, that day, or' who j should, put her to bud. '. "Oh, mother," Kittle would v say, "we weren't quarreljng-^only Just talking!" > Sometimes, out behind (he barn, or under the bed clothes where mother couldn't hear they wondqred" whether, if big' Lucy became & prophetess, she THE SAN FRANCISCO CALTJ, SATURDAY; MARCH 5, tQIO.-THK ; JUNIOR; -CXkL could;really tell people like Fred Gray, things they 'wanted' to know. But they were" afraid of losing". big Lucy,and so - they never dared to try letting her be come a Cassandra, . Perhaps it was -out behind theibarn that 'tliay caught diphtheria.- It was not quite spring and not quite, winter the, last day they played outdoors,. and there was a big puddle behind the. barn . where Kathie got her feet wet. Anyhow • they had it, and for' two weeks they lay in their, little beds up stairs and day and; night 'were just alike; because In both there were only Novelties in Motion Pictures "Now that the novelty of the moving picture ;, has worn •> oft," % - said a man. whose business is to think up now ideas for the film makers to a". New York Evening Post writer," "it requires a gdocfVdqal I of 'ingenuity to show the "'. public something it, hasn't seen before. In the ; early, days of, the business there were one or two. simple: tricks' that never failed : to fool the average audi ence. But nowadays . the old tricks won't do. i .. ; ' r - , \ a "For insta.nco, one of the first stunts was to take a roll of pictures and then run . it off backward , on , the machine. You f would see regimental of : soldiers ' marching backward, down,. the g street and dlBappearinK.: in the? distance, or there wa^ ; that old standby, the water sports flint, '\u25a0"which,", when run the wrong way, showed men 1 rising feet ffirat from the water, turning 'somersaults and llnally landinggracefully on th» spring board overhead. , "Another reversible film which kept many people guessing a long, time was one which first* showed amass of clay, and. then to take form and shape itself Into the likeness of George Washing ton. - How was it"- done? Simply by taking a wax image, of the father of his country and slowly melting It while the photographs were being ticked off. Now, when , we ran the film backward, the melting process was reversed. But as I said, theae things don't go down any longer. ' . "you'd. be surprised to know how re sourceful some of the photographers are today. There is a film which has lately been sent out all over the coun try that marks the climax in the art of motion picture faking. I don't be. lieve one man in a thousand who sees it will have the least idea how it was done. It represents the flight of the children of Israel and gives the scene where Moses waved hit* wand and the Ked sea parted. 'The man who took that picture spent 12 hours on the Red sea* section alone. He singled out a spot on the shore of Long island where there was a uandbar which was out of water at low tide, and under water at high. He started at high tide and took, say, a score of pic tures of the sea as it looked then. After 15 minutes he reeled off another shaded light, and mother and medicine! Then they began to get better and jday and night got back," into their proper places, and sometimes at night there was darkness, and finally mother even slept a little. ' But there was always medicine! At first they were' too sick \u25a0 and their , throats were too-sore to taste [t. But , as they got better the medicine some- . how 'got worse, until ""finallys.orie day Kathie simply couldn't swallow hers. She cried and mother cried. Then- father took a hand. , He , was quite a stranger these days, but he » '20, and 15 /minutes later -he did the same. Thus at the end of six hours he had a fllmwhich filled all requirements of, the subject." The Pronunciation of "Iron" The London Ironmonger for. October 16. says: "A discussion has been, going • on in a daily paper, as to, the correct pronunciation of the , word 'iron,' whether it should be 'i-urn' or 'i-ron.' The only -answer that one can make is that by long usage 'i-urn'. has come to be accepted by educated people gen erally as the right way to pronounce the name of the metal. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, according to Doctor Murray, the word was frequent ly written i-ren' and doubtless uo pro nounced. What seems to have hap ,. pened In . this, "Ss in many other cases, .is that the spelling has undergone cer tain changes while the pronunciation .has .remained fairly constant. At any rata, it is .too late in the day; now to expect Englishmen to revert to so pe dantic' an utterance as 'i-ron,' 'and in .all probability, therefore, 'i-urn' it will continue to be as-long as the language and the metal endure." The editor of the Bulletin has fre quently heard southern gentlemen, par ticularly Virginians, say "i-ron," a pro nunciatlpn which undoubtedly is In herited from their English forefathers. —Bulletin of Amerloun Iron and Steel Association, Fairies' Recall While the blue Is richest In the starry sky, While the softest shadows On the greensward lie, While the moonlight slumbers In the lily's, urn. Bright elves of the wUdwood, Oh! return, return! - , | Round the forest fountains, On the river shore, Let your silvery laughter JScho yet once more, ' While the joyous bounding Of your dewy feet Hings to that old chorus; "The daisy is bo sweet." •' —Felicia Hemariß came tip and stood in the doorway with , Big Lucy in his arms. "I've brought you a callor," he snld. "who can take medicine with a smile." He poured some into a spoon nnd when he turned round again, nure enough. 'Big Lucy was as smiling as ever, nnd : the medicine was gone — but Kathie still cried. *~"T can't!" sho said. Kittle began to cry, too, and mother suddenly went out of the- room. "I'll tell you what I'll do," salJ father. "I'll give you each .' cents for every spoonful of. medicine you take with, a smile. Mother can keep track of*tiie smiles and I'll, put the money In the bank for you. Let's see who gets the most. Wo won't tell mother about the money, nnd then wo can buy her a present. Kathie stopped crying. "Will you* give Big Lucy 5 cents, too?' Father looked nt Big Lucy, who smiled^ baok at him reassuringly. ".yes, 1 * said he, "I think she'll have *. tho most of anybody." At the end of tho week father brought home three bank books. They read, "Miss Katherlno Curtln Allison, $2.35"; "Miss Kathleen Cramer Allison, $2.15"; "Miss Lucy 8ig,'; 52.53." Kathie was sicker than Kittle, so It was harder for_Jier to smile, but Big Lucy had never failed once. Father had had to call her Lucy Big on the. books to give her a real name, but at home she was still Big Lucy. In the end she had almost $20. Kitty had almost $18 and Kathie almost, $13. They spent all their time alono talking about mother's present. They had had their first walk out of . doors and tho big red sign was down from the front of the house when father "came down" with 'diphtheria. The twins knew nothing about it, be- \u25a0 cause Miss Lucy took them and Big Lucy? who had been baked in the oven, on the. train to grandma and grandpa's. There they had a new .little lamb and Peggies last' kittens to. play with, as well as Big Lucy. And pretty soon mother came — alono. - Late.ln the year Fred Gray, who was ; cashier of the' bank in- father's place" and who ..must havo 'found. out what he ..wanted, to know because he-was going ;: to marry Miss Lucy — wrote and asked 9 for the twins' bank books. Mother sent the two, but not Big Lucy's .be cause she didn't know-anything: about that and the twins didn't like to; tell he"r because Kathie had lost it in the, hay mow. Theythought they had lost the money, and pretty soon they forgot all about it. Ten years can make a lot of differ ence? but the greatest change may very \ well be the one In people's ages. When Kiltie and , Kathie were 8; and Miss Lucy, was .18 there was all the differ ence in the world in their ages, >but .when they were 18 and she was 28 ' they, were about the same age, or at least- it seemed 'so to Miss Lucy^* and that was how they happened *to come back to visit her in Groton Corners. Sho' wouldn't let them call her Miss Lucy any more, which shows^ that. she , must have felt younger, though she. said it was because she wasn't Miss Lucy any more. How could she be when she had a little«£.ucy and a baby Fred of her own? It was the. little Lucy, just as old as they had been when they left Groton Corners, who brought their childhood brfbk to them most clearly. • They * played with /'her' and told her stories just as her mother^had played with . them. Finally, one night, at the dinner, table, Kathie commenced to tell! lier about Big Lucy. \u0084' v . '"She was as big .as Little Fred," Kathie began. "And. she had hair that , would .really comb and eyes that would really open and shut, and she had a reul. bank account. My father put money, in'the bank for her, just as he did for us for taking medicine. He had to give her v a last name, so he called her Lucy Big." s "What's that about Lucy Big?" Fred Gray stopped talking to Kittle and leaned across the table. "Did you say. you knew Lucy Big?" ,8o then they, told him all about the medicine, and' how Kathie lost the bank book In the haymow. And ho told them how for 10 years the money, had been on the bunk's books watting for Lucy Big to come and claim it. It was not |20 any more, but almost $30, . because the Interest had never been touched. And then Kittle and Kathie had to go to court and stand up before the judge and take an oath that their, story was true. Then Fred Gray paid them the money," and with some of it they bought little. Lucy a doll. They had thought of sending home for Big Lucy for her, but Kittle told Kathie that they must not take even the smallest chance of giving Little Lucy diphtheria. But in their hearts they knew It was because they couldn't bear to give Big Lucy away!