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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALK SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, \u25a0 lOJO.-TIIE JUNIOR CALL"
FOR THE YOUNGER JUNIORS SOME SHORT STORIES BY YOUNG JUNIOR WRITERS The Key Flower LORRAINE WISE 8317 MlMNlon Street, son Kranefeen. j*Kr«l 12 Yearn Onco upon a time when there were plenty of kobolds and fairies on earth, a' poor shepherd who was tending his nhoop on a mountainside came upon a wonderful flower, one that he had never seen before. It was of a sky bluo color and very beautiful. He stooped and plucked it gently, for he wished to plant it in his garden at home. On picking it up he saw a door opening into the side of the mountain. The shepherd was at first frightened, but at last he plucked up courage and went in. What was his .surprise when he camo upon an old wrirrkled up kobold -sitting on a table. He wel comed the poor shepherd kindly and then opening a chest filled with gold and 'Jlamonds bade him take as much as ho wanted. The shepherd thanked tho kobold and laid the key flower on the table. He then got to work filling up his hat, coat, boots and all of his pockets with tho gold and diamonds. Just as he was leaving the hall the kobold cried, "Don't forget the host." "That I won't," replied the shepherJ, and then added to himself, "The more I take the richer I'll be." So ho took the biggest diamonds and so much gold that he could scarcely stagger under the load. As he was leaving the hall the kobold cried out for the second time, "Don't forget the best." But the shrphervl had all he could pack and so he heeded him not. As he got out on the mountain again the door slammed and disappeared. But what was more, his hat and coat and pockets and boots began to feel lighter and Jighter. He put his hand into his pocket and pulled out, instead of gold and diamonds, leaves— nothing but leaves. Now you may wonder what it was THE WINNERS OF PAPER DOLL PRIZES This is the picture to be colored. Paint it in water colors or crayon and send immediately, to the \u25a0\u25a0-:' Editor of The Junior Call . ' , / \ \.J iJ l\ 1-O»^ ••••*••••| *ft • t •• § • #•••*•• •••*fMl• 4•• • • • \u2666••\u2666•••• •#ft•• f•• • • ••••••« •f f 0 ••»•••••••••'. that caftsed the gold and diamonds to be chnnged Into loaves. It was he cause he had forgotten the bent Do you know what the best was? Why It was the key flower he had laid on the table in the kobold'n hall, lie had put It on the table and in his eagerness for the gold and diamonds he had gone off without It. If he had kept it the door would always have remained open to him and the gold and diamonds would not have changed to leaves. Fo the careless shepherd got neither gold nor diamonds, and as punishment for Ills carelessness ho remained poor all his life. Little Sue, My Pet Turtle A True Story LENORE ANDERSON Third GriKie, Highland School. Age 10 Venn, One day, when my brother and I lived in Guam, a city in the I^adrone islands, we were gathering shells on the beach. A. native gave me a little turtle, and I named it Sue. Brother and I made a great pet of it. Every morning wo gave it fresh water and salmon, but one day I forgot about our old cat, and left little Sue out while. l went to get fresh water. When I returned my poor little turtle was gone; the cat had killed it. We sent pussy to jail and buried little Sue under the cocoanut tree in our front yard. The Comet of Destruction A Fairy Tnle MAUJOUIE MAUZV, 1105 O'Fnrroll Street, San Fron'eliico. l'n<lfle Heigh** School, A Eighth Urade. Age, 14 Yearn Once upon a time, many years ago, a beautiful castle stood on the top of a steep, rugged hill. This hill stood In the middle of the ocean and was the Island of Mermaids. The king was a jolly, good natured fellow, but his son had tho spirit of evil In him and every one was glad when be was out of the way. ' . One day tho ruler was taken very 111 and, knowing that his end was near, called his son to his bedside. "My son," he eald, "I am going whore I will never suffer again. Be good to my people or harm will come unto you. "I will rule them with an iron rod," answered the ungrateful youth. With a sad good by the unhappy but honored and lovable king passed away. As the morning dawned the new king awoke and all too soon realized • that he was king. The days passed quickly and soon the father's warning was for gotten. He ruled the people cruelly and was hated by every one except his wife, who was a good woman who tried to reform him. It was not long after the old king died that a little baby prince was born to the new king and the whole island went wild, over him. This made the king jealous and he planned .to get rid of the boy and his mother. So, one day. With his secret guards, he chained the queen and the little prince in a^ cave near the sea, not far from the palace and there left them to die. That night a terrible storm arose. The waves dashed high and the wind blew bo furiously that the king could not sleep and' roso to shut down the windows. Then he beheld a terrible sight and for the first time since his father's ; death remembered the warn ing. The stars were falling and far up In the sky he beheld a large red light with a long tail. It was the comet of destruction. . With a cry of fear he rushed from the palace to the sea, but the comet overtook him and carried him away. He was never seen or heard of again. At the same time the comet was pun ishing the wicked it was rewarding the good, and the chains of the beau tiful queen and little prince fell from them anrt they were free. In joy and happiness they made their way back to the palnce, where they wefe received with great pomp and splendor. The next day the Jittle prince was crowned king of the mermaids. He always remembered tho story of his father and the comet and impressed It so strongly on his people that he never had any trouble with them, but ruled, happy and contented, to the end of his life. A Curious Museum It is reported of King Alfonso XIII of Spain that he is forming a curious, although somewhat ghastly, museum, where are grouped the various objects which have been used in at tempts against his person, together with objects which have. placed his life in danger. . • . Among other things in the museum is to be seen the nipple of a baby's feed- Ing bottle, with which an attempt was made to poisdYi him at the tender age of 8 months; also a large glass vase, which, he fell \ over and broke at the age of 5 years, sustaining injuries which placed hia life in danger; . the walking stick of a discontented mem ber of the court, who made an attempt to strike him; pieces of the* bomb of Barcelona; Ithe skeleton of one of the horses which" was conducting him and a fragment of the landau in .which he was seated by the side .of | President L*>ubet at the time of , the attempt in the Rue Je Rivoli at Paris; J various articles found in the street after the explosion of the infernal machine, r^hidden; in a bouquet, which was thrown against his coash \u25a0. on the day. of /his /wedding—^-in fact, daggers, • firearms "and : projectiles of • all kl nds ..which : have . been , used in unsuccessful designs against his life-r— unsuccessful, thanks to the careful pre cautions taken by the police.—Phila delphia Inquirer. New Prizes to Be Awarded The younger Juniors wHI be. pleased to learn that, a new prize has been provided for them. . Tho paint boxes will be discountinued for , tha present and instead 25 sets, of "dolls of all na tions" will be awarded each week here after. Each set contains [eight .splen did cut ; out :dolls .with clothes and everything \u25a0complete.: Boys will; find these "dolls, of all nations"" just as In teresting as; the; girls find them.; They, are really, miniatures of ; the people- of eight great nations of \u25a0 the world. They are very beautiful.:. Color the " picture at once ;: do your "best" and > win' a set : of \ the "dolls of all nations." ; ' Dolls of ;all nations 'were awarded to the; following Juniors .who 7 pain ted the pitcture in the , [paper of November 20: .-:- \u25a0 \u25a0 r\ \u25a0:•\u25a0;:. \u25a0 . . \u25a0\u25a0 ' '\u25a0.'..;-.\u25a0 • \u25a0\u25a0 Ralph Shnfer Smith, 113 Fifteenth street, Pacific. Grove. Altn Schmidt, Orland. Mary C. lllxfo-rd, 179 D California . street, San Francisco/ . ' : m William Ellla Gould, 509, Tenth street, PacfflcjGrove. ' 1 ' / UeloM .' XicewonKcrj 24 East Vine street.'Stockton. \u25a0 '" Glndys .McLean, 408 Fifty-first street, Oakland. ~ Alma 11. Cadwell, box 140, Sausalito. Marie Merrill, box 202, Redwood City. Grace Holuich, 266 Hartford stret, San Francisco. • Uul») Fox, 3153 Davis stret/ Fruit vale. Marie johiiNoa, 3811 Twenty-fourth street, San Francisco. , John l>. Knuuou*, 2400 Geary street, San Francisco. Jo Whitman, Bodega. _ CV;* Charlotte C. FHfh, 2526 Regent street, Berkeley. Klwle J. Wilt, 163 Chattanooga street, San Francisco. , John K. KrlloßK, 4234 Howe Street, Oakland. Mullldu Cnnliil, 626 Sixty-second street, Oakland. Catherine llrooka, 3903 Howe street, Oakland. Willie S. IlarriM, Virginia City. Sarah Florence Diddle, university cottage No. 1, Berkeley. ! -Juliet Frediunl, G513 Harmon court, Oakland. Kllzulit-ni MnKk, box 15, Colusa. VlrKiittii Gimbal, 2744 Regent street, Berkeley. • Dorothy Kllxnbrtb Campbell,' Sulsun. wiihf i mi i in- WelMMband, Martinez. Not in the Rainbow, However Margaret and her little pluymute were exchanging confidences. "What's your favorite color?" asked Klizabeth. Margaret 'looked thoughtful for a moment and then said brightly, "i'Jald!" Delineator. 7