FOR THE YOUNGER JUNIORS
SOME SHORT STORIES BY YOUNG JUNIOR WRITERS
An Adventure With Bo Peep
ALICE TOFT, MOUNTAIN VIEW
Marian was startled by the rustle of
bushes and, looking up, she saw a girl
of about her own age. She had on a
red dress and an Immense hat.
"Have you seen anything of some
sheep which. l have lost?" said the little
"Why, I bolicve you are 80-Peep!"
exclaimed Marian. "I read about you
in the rhyme book."
"My name is 80-Peep, all right. But
have you seen my sheep?"
"No, I have not," said Marian. "I'm
sorry you have lost them. The rhyme
book says that if you leave them alone
they will come home, wagging their
tails behind them." '/ \u25a0
"I know," said 80-Peep. "That's what
every one says, but I never pay any at
tention- to them any more. As they
didn't come home, Mother Goose ad
vised me to search for them. Well, I
"Oh, 80-Peep, do let me help you
search for a little while. You know
Yankees are fine detectives, and I am
"I'm only too glad to have your com
pany, .Marian. Well, we must hurry
along now. I must find my sheep."
"How did you lose your sheep?" asked
"Mother Goose asked the Little Boy
Blue to bring them home from pasture,
as I did not feel very well. He went to
sleep under a haystack and the sheep
wandered away.'V. .
"Oh, how careless," said Marian.
"But, see, 80-Peep, that cave. It has
'King Shepherd' on the door. If he is a
shepherd he ought to know something
about sheep. Let us go in and ask him.
You knock at the door, 80-Peep."
80-Peep did so. A servant opened
• "Is King Shepherd in?"' asked Bo-
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"Yes," said the servant. "If you wish
to see him follow me."
The girls did so. They came into a
largo room. On a high chair waa
perched a little old man.
"Here is the king," said the servant.
"King Shophcrd," began 80-Peep,
"have you seen my sheep?"
"I hardly know. You must describe
them to me, as I take care of all stray
things, especially sheep."
"Oh," cried 80-Peep. "You must have
my sheep then. They were big, fat
sheep and as white as snow."
"Well, mayhap I have them. Here,
Goldle," he said to a servant, "show
these girls into the sheeproorri and let
them pick out their belongings.'.'
The big, fat servant led the girls
through several halls and at last she
opened the door to the sheeproom.
80-Peep sprang in with -a scream of
delight* A dozen big sheep came
bounding toward her.
"Here are my sheep, Marian!" she
cried. "Here they are all safe and
sound. See what beauties they are.
Do you wonder at my long searching
for such lovely sheep?"
"Aw, come on," said the servant.
"Don't stay here all day. The king
will be looking for you to get back."
So they went back -to the king.
"Thanks ever so much for the sheep,"
"Don't mention it, don't mention It,"
said the king, hastily. "Here, missy,
I'll make you a present of this gold
crook. It is much better than the one
"Oh, thanks," said 80-Peep. "Well,
we must go." .
"Oh, stay and dine with me," said
the king. .
"No, thanks, I must hurry home and
tell Mother Goose. Come on, Marian."
The servant led them to the door.
When 80-Peep got outdoors she ' was
the happiest creature alive.
"Well, I've at last found my sheep
and I have a beautiful golden crook,
.besides," she said again nnd again.
When Marian got to her home Do-
Peep never noticed her "Goodby." She
kept on walking. Marian watched her
with a puzzled expression on her face.
When 80-Peep got to the top of the
hill she waved her crook at Marian.
That was the last Marian saw of , Bo-
Peep and her sheep.
The Fairies' Home
Age 12 Yearn, San Rnfncl
-In the midst of a very large forest
there was but one place that was
clear of trees. In this palace there was
a small, deep pool.
No one could imagine why a pool
should be in such a place. But the
fairies of the forest knew.
When this band of fairies, which
was called the "silver winged, band," ,
first came to this forest they knew
that they must Jiave a pool to play in,
because when they once had come hfcre
they had decided not to go out of the
forest except at .night.
The fairies were now wandering
around at the bottom of the pool ad
miring their home.
The rooms were numerous, but were_
no larger than a school desk. Beautiful"
butterfly, wing curtains separated them
from each other. The beds -were made
of tlie finest down, with finely spun
spreads over vthem. L-
As the fairies were talking the head
fairy said that dinner would now be
The fairies had small tables and all
modern improvements, because they
had watched the people on the earth
and had copied them as nearly as their
powers permitted. >
The tables were pieces of mahogany
bark held. up with small .silver pegs. , N
The food was the " best that could
be made, and consisted of clover leaves
cut up fine with spider gravy. .The
other things that were eaten »vcre but
terfly butter on frogs' toes, toasted
spider flesh, fresh mosquito eggs and
chipmunk ears. The last mentioned
were considered a delicacy.
As soon as the fairies had finished
their tncal each one ,went to his bed
and lay down for a nap.
They slept until nightfall, when they
put on their cocoon cloaks and wont
up to the earth to visit. At 2 o'clock
in the morning they started for home,
and when there told of their doings on
Willie Winkie's Drive
Willie Winkle drives his horses
Over hill. and over dale.
Never stops for flood or lire
When he's going for the .mail.
Though the way be long and dreary
Willies spirt never flags;
All his thought is for his horses
And the safety of his bags.
When at last his journey's ended
All the mall»that he has brought
Willie runs and, gives to mother:
As a good mail carrier ought.
Then the fiery steeds and driver
Like a flash are oft once more;
But with all their speed they never
Get beyond . the nursery "door. -
Judge— lt seems to me I've seen you
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Prisoner — -Yes, my lord, you have. I
used, to give your * daughter .singing
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Judge— Fourteen years.— Exchange, m
Following Instructions ;
Bobby— Yes, I told the' tramp to take
a saw and saw some wood. ,\ t ,
Aunty— Did he do it? . ;
Bobby— Well, he half did it. -.' He took
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Paint boxes are awarded to the fol
lowing juniors/who 1 painted the picture
in the Junior.'for April 23:
Vlctorlnc nnzzlul, 3207 OctaVia street,
Catherine Butler, 1425 Spruce street,
Cliarmlon Crlttcndcn, 242 West Clay
street, San Francisco. :. \u25a0 '-
Vivian 5 Chase, 80 Douglass stret, San \
Francisco..-'. , -
Itnynor demons, San Miguel, Cal.
Luring Davis, 960 Fifth avenue, -East
.'Oakland. • • \ .•'.•"„
Winnifred DavldMOii, Loom is, Placer
county, Cal. . ; "
v Eddie Day, Aptos, R. F. D. No. 1, Cal.
Kdward Donnldnon, 661,Haight* street,
San Francisco. 'I
.'."' Ullie Gretben, 321 Second avenue, San
Francisco. .',. r-'/.'.\u25a0r -'/.'.\u25a0
Alice Hastings, 1301 Leavenworth
street, San Francisco.
Roy Hansen, box 23, R. D. 2, Sonoma,
Cai. ; \u25a0.\u25a0:•-!..-;.\u25a0 : \u25a0
Martha Kerr, box 122, Redwood City,
,' cai v '\u0084."*\u25a0 •/.-\u25a0 i .
Marie Kllmni, Call stoga, Cal. .
Itoland Malier, 222 Maple avenue,
Florence Meyer, 2457 Howard street,
San Francisco. " : .:^^HBB
Gerald Mullnny, 2105 Howard street,
San Francisco. ,
Marguerite Rabins, 316 Jersey street,
I'nlomn Walter, 1524 Morton street,
. Alameda.' . ..
Anna Webster, 65 Tremont avenue,
San Francisco. " tiir^i
When little Claude was naughty wunst
At dinner time, an' said,
lie won't say "Thank you" to his ma,
She maked him go to bed
An' stay two hours an' not git vp —
Ro when tho clock struck two,
'Nen Claude says, "Thank you, Mr.
I'm much obleeged to' you!"
— James Whltcomb Riley.
The Right Time, Anyway
"When was Louisiana ceded?" uaked
the teacher.' "Just after the spring
plowing," replied the bright farmer
Pathway in His Hair
Teddy brought a brush and comb to
hjs mother, saying, "Mother, please put
a pathway, in my hair."— Delineator.
"I'm afraid my Kthel is a very obsti
nate little girl," said mamma.
"No, I isn't, mamma; I'm a strong
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