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Hurried Eating Brings
Miseries of Indigestion
—Bolting Your Food Is a Bad Habit
-SAYS DR. COPELAND
Inch of III Health Begins in the Mouth, Says Authority
Explaining the Process of Chening and the Action
of Saliva on Foodstuffs
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D. i
United States Senator from New York
Former Commissioner of Health, Xeic York City
rivo MANY ef us disobey the
I rules of right living through
ignorance. If more persons
understood why they feel miser
able, why poor health pursues
v n e rn , i n e y |
would change
k their methods
I of living.
' A common
»- cause for ill,
health begins in;
the mouth. 11
should like to'
explain the pro-j
cess of chewing
the food so that
you can see its
important bear
=/ vvm / mg on digestion.
The average;
capacity of thei
stomach is about five pints. Food is !
not properly prepared for the
Etomach until it is chewed and
v thoroughly mixed with the saliva.
In the process, a great deal of
saliva or “spittle” is required. Per
haps you will be astonished when I
tell you that the glands of the mouth
supply an amount of saliva equal to
the capacity of the stomach, five
pints. During the entire twenty-four
hours this liquid pours into the
mouth and ultimately reaches the
■tomach.
The salivary fluid is more than
99 per cent water, while one-half of
one per cent consists of solids.
Among these solids are substances
known as •'enzymes.” Their full func
tion is not fully known, but the en
zymes of the saliva have the power
to produce chemical changes in food
taken into the mouth.
► The body cannot handle starch. It'
is too complicated a compound to be (
absorbed. Before the food or starch j
can be digested it must be changed '
into sugar To make this change the j
enfcymes are given us by nature.
Our foods, such as fruits, vegeta-1
bles and cereals, all consist largely
of starch. a< do potatoes, bread,
beans, peas and many of the common
foods Some of the grains of starch
are packed away in firm envelopes
of fibrous material. Probably one
half the things we eat are made up J
of starch.
Our strong teeth grind and cut the
food up fine. At the same time the
saliva pours into the mouth, and with
the chewing motion of the Jaws it is
thoroughly mixed with the food You
can see why it is necessary not to
bolt the food.
You will notice that as you chew,
the food begins to taste sweet. That
is because the starches have been
transformed into sugar On swal
lowing the mass it passes into the
stomacn. where the salivary enzymes
of the stomach go to work. Then,
whatever starch Is left is taken up
by the fluids of the organ known
as the pancreas, or “sweetbread " j
But the more carefully you chew ,
your food the less will be the demand,
made on the stomach and the better
you will feel.
Thousands of persons suffer from
Indigestion because they bolt their!
food without proper chewing We
all need the coarser foods of gener
ations ago in order • hat «« may use
our Jaws more vigorously.
If you have this bud habit of eat- >
ing hurriedly and not chewing your
food thoroughly change vour habit.
Eat slowly and be free from the mis
eries of indigestion and poor health.
; Answers tcTHealth ljucriet~j
1— womy• W-—" hat do you advise
tor moles?
A.—Molea may be made less no
tioeable by the use of the electric
needle, handled by an expert. There
are chemical preparations which
may be used, but must be adminis
tered by a skin specialist.
• • •
E. H. A. Q.—How much should t
girl 18 years old. 5 feet tall weigh:
2— Is x'egetable soup fattening?
3— Which is more fattening, icc
Cream or coco-cola?
A.~She should weigh about 111
pounds.
2— Not very—depends on stock.
3— Ice cream.
Billie. Q.—Is it dangerous for
ms to visit the home where a isem
ber of the family has tuberculosis?
A.—Not at all if you avoid contact
i with moist secretion of patient.
• • •
A. Z. Q.—Is cheese binding?
A.—Cheese is constipating in som*
! instances, due to richness, but in j
moderate quantities it is one of the
( very best of foods.
• • •
C. M. H. Q.—What should a girl
of 19. 5 feet 2 inches tall weigh?
A.—She should weigh about 118
pounds.
Caorrlcht. 1>34. br Naw»p»par Fii'.-h Sarrlea.
p _ . Who Said Them
ramous Phrases r: '*<•« «»d
IT here
-By M. II. TILLITT
‘"Stand Out of My Light ”
ONE day about the middle of the"
third century It. C.. a white
haired man. unkempt and in
tattered raiment, sat In a house In
Corfnth. (Jreei-e. reading a scroll
which he held before his age-wcak
fned eyes in the rays of the sun en
tering through an open door. Pres
ently a figure stood between the old
and the sun and the visitor asked if
there was anything he could do for
him.
“Yes." replied the white-haired
reader. “Stand out of my light."
That was a famous meeting, for
p, th old man was Diogenes, a gr-at
philosopher of <'.recce, and his visitor
was the mighty Alexander, world
Conquei or, statesman and ruler.
Alexander the CJreat truly admired
Diogenes Though he was himself
hailed as the mightiest of men. he
hod true reverent e for greatness ot
intellect such as that which was etn
jodied In the bowed figure before him.
and his offer to be of service to the
philosopher was sincerely made
Blit .Diogenes was not awed by *he
greatness of hi* guest. To the fa
mous cynic Alexander was Just an
other man—and besides he was ab
sorbed In the scroll he held before
. him. So he curtly replied with the
grords: “Yes. Stand out of my light."
The Stars Say—
For Thursday, Aliens! 7
By GENEVIEVE KEMB1.E
HE astral activities for this day
I accent the possibilities of pleas
gnt snd profitable social, do
mestic and affectional affairs and
with those business matters pertain
ing to them or to feminine interests
under a fortunate sway. New pro)
eels and letters may gi ve minor con
cern. but substantial gains may also
be looked for in railroads, travel.
• mining, macuinery or real estate
The mind may likewise be shrewd,
cautious, profound and businesslike
Those whose birthday It Is may
turn sharply and enthusiastically to
purely personal affairs during the
year, although the mind will be
shrewd, sagacious and discerning
Substantial progress may be mad*
in either feminine or artistic inter
ests or in those more material proj
ecta of mining machinery or real
estate, although new projects oi
writing* have a hint of treachery ot
duplicity
A child born on this day may be
extremely versatile, with many so
cial. intellectual and cultural possi
bill ties, which should receive excel
lent training and opportunity foi
development. It niav he practical aj
well aa artistic and mentally keen.
And that figurative rejection of aid
by the aged philosopher was as sin- i
cere as was Alexander's proffer of
service.
There was nothing that Diogenes ;
wanted from kings—that was his
philosophy. He preached the doc
trine of simplicity in life—and he
practiced it. He denied himself all
luxuries and developed a self-control
that made him apparently Immune
to privations. He held that men
should live in virtue and should to
that end avoid undermining pleasures
and indulgences.
In all this. Diogenes was a good
showmaji. He recognized the effect
iveness of precept by dramatic play
1 and action. And it was in following
out this line that he moved among
I men with long, shaggy locks and in
ragged dress It was in enacting the
I same role that he lived for a time in
a tub and went abroad In daylight
j carrying a lighted lantern—in quest.
' lie explained, of an honest man.
i But these things were not cheap
! play-acting. Many of the people |
around him were childishly impres- (
sionable and he sought to drive his
message of philosophy home to them
by such plays.
And such dramatic action and at
titude enabl' d nim to gain for his ‘
doctrines a dep’h of re<t* h into the
minds of those around him and a
width of spread that could not other
wise have been effected. Those plays
were simply his method of teaching
By his course of action and by his
precept and practice Diogenes won
respect from high and low—and he
exercised a good effect on the world
In which he lived.
Kings and common people alike
recognized the greatness and the
virtue of Diogenes.
And Alexander the Great, might- j
lest among the men of his time,
voiced such respect—with admiration
of the highest added—when, tn com
menting on the old philosophers s
curt reply' to his tender of service, he
said: “If I were not Alexander I
would be Diogenes.”
Diogenes was born at Sinope,
Asia Minor, about 412 B. C.—
He went to Athens in his youth.
He was a pupil of Antisthenes
and later won fame as a Cynic
philosopher. He taught doc*
trines of virtue and self-control.
On a voyage from Athens to
Aegina he was captured by
I pirates and was offered for sale
as a slave in Crete. There he
was purchased by Xeniades, a
wealthy Corinthian citizen, who
restored him fo liberty and. on
bis return to Corinth, gave him
i shelter in his home where the i
philosopher passed his old age.
Silk Suits Are „
Being Favored "

n » jdEFSBto.
And Tweeds
Will Be
With Us.
Again
THE silk suit should certainly have no suit to
bring against the sartorial powers-that-be
for neglect. We do not remember any
fashion that has scored the success won by the
trig suit of silk that is both tool and chic, a
combination very seldom achieved in any but a
one-piece sports frock. But there is a perfectly
delightful air of formality about the silk suit
that commends it highly to those of us who have
to remain in town on a hot day and still wish to
wear comfortable clothes that do not smack too
much of varation-wcar apparel. These suits are
mostly dark colors combined with white, dark
brown and dark blue being especial favorites.
Both of the .sketches shown today emphasize
strongly the two essential qualities of comfort
and smartness. The suit is of dark blue silk
with white elongated woolen dots. The jacket is
loose, and the skirt t’aring. Blouse is of white -
flat crepe, with the edge «n points, as in the pep
lum. A wide blue velvet ribbon forms tne
girdle and contributes a novel and attractive
note to this most desirable suit. The dress is of
very soft tweed in a neutral mixture. Very new
i= the all-in-one cut of the sleeve and yoke.
The godets in *rted in the waist and ski-t assure
comfortable fuin<•>.- to the skirt. A tiny white
organdie collar trim the neck. The material
is cut both diagonal and straight. .
Love’s Reawakening
By Adele Garrison
The Break fast Meeting, Which Phil
I'crilzen lltul S> Cleverly Planned, Re
sults in a Complete Victory for Madge
MR. SETBE1L. the proprietor of
tho hotel restaurant, is one
of the most poised men I
have ever seen. If the Prince ol
Wales and Colonel Lindbergh should
appear In his restaurant, each de
mandmg a dinner for a hundred at
a half hour's notice. I am sure he
would display no more pertu bation
in dealing With them than he doe.'
at the thousand and one pett> wor
ries which fail to his lot every day
Serene, just, marvelously controlled
he moves through nis little kingdom
with the air of a benevolent despot
"How can I serve you this mom
lng. Mrs. Graham?" he asked. "Hav«
you and Mr Veritzer. given youi
orders yet?"
"No. and we will do that row be
fore 1 talk to > ou.” ! derided, ant
Mr. Seibel marie an almost imper
_~_The Party Plans
ceptible signal »o a waitress hover
i.og near. Tr another minute sh<
was on her way to the ktcher
with our orders on her pad. and Mr
Seibel was bending toward me atten
lively, while Mr Veritzen tried hart
to look as though the Situation wen
an everyday one with him.
"1 want to give a dinner and a:
after-theatre dance here either to
night or tomorrow night. Mr. Seibel.'
!_ s..id "Preferably tonight. Mrs
Underwood tells me that your floo:
here is mar\elous for dancing an<
that the back part of the room be
hind those screens would be quit:
secluded for a private dinner eve:
yat the regular dinner hour." i
Mr. Seibel took a pencil and a tiny !
pad of paper from hts pocket.
“How many covers?" he asked I
quietly.
“Twenty, probably one or two 1>
but we will count or. twenty."
“Dinner at what time?"
“About 6:15."
“Tour dance is an after theatre
one. You will be back fo*- the dance
then about 11?”
••Approximately that hour, yes."
“That will give us p’enty of tine
to get the floor waxed after ‘he
, dming room close? You will with
. refreshments at the dance? '
“Tea. a buffet supper and plertv of
fruit punch. And I should like a
special dinner.”
j "Anything you choose. If 1 can
’ have your order this morning," he
said w.th the air of being able
produce nigm’.ngales tongues at a
days notice, and I remembered what
Lillian had told me of the banquets
he had engm-ered In his heyday
‘ ft will be possible for me io have
| it this evening?" I said hopefully
“Oh. yes. But 1 must remind tou
i that the dining room is only lc-. ;:
, from 2 until 6 Any decorations w
plans for musical instruments being
moved in or anything else will have
to be attended to within those hour?
We will see that everything Is in
readiness for the decorator-. If v i
wish anything outside our restorers
‘ in china or silver will you let me
I know as soon as possible this morn
• ing?”
• "If 1 let you know at 10 o'clock.
i will that be time enough?"
Home-Making Helps
By ELEANOR ROSS
FASHION demands now that*
radiators be invisible. In the
newest buildings they are sunk
in the wall, and the row of grills
permitting the heat to flood into the
room are scarcely to be seen. But
if she radiator is already a perma
nent and immovable fixture of the
room, then there are ever so many
ways of concealing Its rea. nature.
4\'ot only aesthetic demands, but
practical reasons make it rather de
sirable to envelop the radiator in
some covering. The specially made
radiator covers come equipped with
water pan inside so as to impart
some moisture to the air that is
steam heated—very beneficial to fur
niture. «u* well as to those who find
steam heat unpleasantly irritating
But fts appearance recommends
itself mostly to the housekeeper with
an eye for harmonious decoration.
The right kind of cover can trans
► form unbeautifu! steam-pipe* into a
handsome console, or a window seat
or a good-looking stand for books or
! flowers.
Metal covers are most practical, of
j course, and they are now be.ng fin
ished to resemble any kind of wood
desired—oak. walnut, maboghany—
or. if painted furniture is used in
the room, the radiator cover can be
finished to blend with the rest of
the color scheme.
Now. while radiators are net in
use. is a good time to have them
measured and fitted for their 'Vinter
' covering It should fit well—cover
the radiator generously. The grills
or openings should be in front, not
at the top (as some experimenters
with home-made radiator covers
| found out). If desired, the top of the
: cover can be a lid to be raised—to
i permit extra heat to fill the room,
and also for easy cleaning of the
radiator from time to time
For the small room, where spaces
is precious, the radiator cover has
the additional advantage of furnish
ing more surface of table height.
e
"Plenty of time. Is there anything
more 1 ran do for you now?"
"Nothing .-Jive to tell me about the
piano. In what shape is it?**
It needs tuning, nothing else. It
has an unusually good tone. Shall
I attend to having it tuned for you?"
“If you will he so kind, yes."
"1 will see to it immediately." Mr.
Se el rose and bowed himself away
from the table. Mr. Veritzen looked
after him
" ' •! - \ !io>a:ire _
"Conceited puppy.** he said
"Thinks himself a genius In his line.
1 am told. But 1 don’t take much
f ;o k in h>.m. Are you going to let
him run vour party?"
"Not wholly." I smiled, for his un
dr gmsed choler was highly amusing
*1 have a few ideas which I am go
ing to have rarned out. "Oh.’*‘ as I
. not; ed his untouched plate. "1 am
! striad your bieakfa.st 1s cold."
I ■ ould not eat until you did." he
-a. I li'iietly. and as ! flushed I found
j myself wi-aing that he and his punc
(tin m -i»:< were miies away But I
could not ut’er that wish aloud, and
‘.nfu-id 1 exclaimed concernedly:
But you really must send that
dish back-”
"To return warmed over." He
gave » little shudder. "No. thank
vou. I nrefer it cold if I eat it all."
;____
\ not her I'nrtlve Advance_1
But ea: it he did. 1 think he must
have been uncommonly hungry. And
as my own hunger had been given a
fillip by the uncomfortable quarter
hour 1 had accorded him we made a
good breakfast.
"Please do not let me keep you,"
1 said when we had finished the
last of our griddle cakes. "I’m going
to sit here for a little while and make
a rough sketch of this room, so that
I can plan my decorations."
He rose abruptly.
"Then I take it. 1 am only in your
wav." he said, and there was childish
offense in his tone.
"Please"’ I said softly, smiling up
at him. for I was not yet ready to
hurl a direct gage of battle in his
direction. "You know 1 did not mean
it in that way. But I know—no one
knows better—how very busy you
I are. and 1 did not feel that 1 could
waste your time in Just sitting by
while 1 studied this out."
"Just silting by and watching you
study things out," he repeated softiy.
puling out his hand and touching
mine with furtive swiftness "I can
no’ imagine anything more delight
ful.*'
< IMS W fMtutt {ferric*. l*c.
Continued Tomorrow.)
-—-—- !
The Jailer-Husband
Is Due for a Shock
—Unless He Gives His Wife Some Leeway
-SAYS WINIFRED BLACK
And the Strange Part of It It, She Lores Him. But These
Are Days of Personal Liberty and She Insists
Upon Hers
THE PRETTIEST Womn in*
the room laughed. There
was something not quite
pleasant in her laugh.
“My husband," she said. “How
is he?
w- ««nfft “Well, 111 tell
^ you some news.
I I have no hus
* band. The man
* you think is my
? husband isn’t
that at all. He’s
my jailer.’*
And we all
laughed and the
prettiest woman
laughed again,
but when the
' M ii Party was over
' ™ mW \ and the pret
WINIFDED eua fZZSSfc
gather she told me about it.
“I wasn’t joking when 1 said
that about my husoand/' said the
Prettiest Woman.
"1 meant it—he really isn’t my
husband: hs really la my laller.
“He doesn t want me to go a step
anywhere on earth without him.
“He doesn't want me to read a
book unless I tell him all about it,
and if I go to a matinee with a
friend he wants to know why I
didn't tell him I wanted to see that
play, and he would hava taken me
to see It himself.
“He wants to know every soul I
know, and hear every word I hear.
“When anyone calls me on the
telephone if he is there he picks up
the receiver upstairs and listens in,
and he’s always trying to catch me
fibbing.
“I’m not going to etand it more
than a week longer.
“I can't endure it. and hold up
my head like a sane human being.
“I'm just trying to make up my
mind what to do.
“One of three things i certainly
■ afcll do. Road Number One U to
sink down into a nothing and a no
body, and ba a doormat for the rest
of my life—and he didn't marry- a
doormat.
"He wouldn't have Uked me If I
had been a doormat He liked me
because I was different—so he said
—and because I had a mind of my
own, and a heart of my own. and a
way of my own: and I know if I
turn into a doormat he’ll be tired
of me In a year—so I'm not so
strong for the doormat Idea—but
I’m considering it Just the same.
"I’ve got to find some way out.
and maybe I'll have to take the
doormat way.
“Read Number Two—Oh. if 1 take
that,. I’ll throw up my head in a
temper and bang the door, and go
dome to Mamma.
“Of course, I’ll come back again,
but in a little while I’ll bang the
door again and go home to Mamma
again, and by the time 1 have done
that three or four times there won't
be any husband left-*-or any wife,
either.
’’Road Number Three—Well, that’s
the simplest road of all, and the one
that most wives and many husbands
are driven to pursue when they are
in this sort of a box.
“The ’AJlbi Road.’ the smooth,
easiest way. Fib a little, lie a good
deal, live your own life and hide it.
I don't like the third road as well as
either of the other two. but 1 may
be driven to it after all.
“You see. I really love my hus
band. or I would love him if he'd
be a husband and not try to be a
Jailer."
And the Prettiest Woman meant
every word she said.
I do wish she’d have a plain,
simple, unemotional talk wjth Hus
band. Maybe he'd let her take off
her handcuffs and help her to get
out of Jail himself.
In the - meantime, which road do
you suppose she’ll take to the Free
dom that is the honest route of every
honest soul, man or woman, born
under the sua?
Car} right 1930, hr Ntwiptpar Ftalun Same*, lac.
Helpful Advice to Girls
By NANCY LEE
Can you tell me what to do
to be popular with boys?
I am in my middle teens, and
am liked a lot by girls. I have
loads of wonderful friends among
girls, but boys seem to dislike me.
I have wonderful parents. I am
the only child. A great many of
my friends are Inconsiderate of
their mothers In particular.
Mother and I enjoy each others'
company and have many wonder
ful times together.
Any child without brothers or
sisters cannot help but be a little
spoiled. 1 think.
For the past year I've been go
ing out a good deal and have con
sequently have met boys. The
ones 1 know well think I'm "a
good, sport." if they think at all.
I love sports and participate in
them all.
I guess the only thing to do is
forget my unpopularity until I get
older, although It’s continually
r viuu§m. uriuio me nttcu a ere mj
friends enjoying the company of
boys.
1 can't give them "a line," as
conversation is called. Is there
anything you can say?
Who should speak first, the boy
or girl, when walking in street or
corridors of a school?
SC.: There is no royal road to
* popularity and very often the
popular girl who is liked by every
one Is preferred by nobody. There
is no need for a ''Hne'’ if one is able
to converse Intelligently and listen
sympathetically. Forget that you
are an only child and do not expect
the attention from outsiders that Is.
no doubt, accorded you by your
family. Take an interest in the
activities and hobbies of others and.
above all. don't mope over your
fancied unpopularity. You are young
and intelligent, and can therefore
realize that at present you are wj***
to enjoy pleasant friendships free of
•entimental strings.
--
A Fashion Model’s Diary
Bv grace thorncliffe
Pnm’a Romance Goes on Swimmingly
PAM'S romance seema to be;
swimming right along. She j
wrote today that she was In- j
j vlted to a very Interesting house
party this coming week-end and must
have a new bathing-suit, parcel post
special delivery. By the way ahe
rushed through the letters and saved
her words 1 might have thought it
was a telegram, but I managed to
glean that the party was to be at a
charming estate on one of the lakes
up in the hills. When she added a
postscript saying that Bob’s married
sister and his brother (Bob being the
beaux of the hour) were to be present
I lealized that this was Indeed to be
an Important event. Luckily I didn’t
have to look far for a smart new
model as thers were several in th#
shop.
Choosing a bathing-suit Is such an
important matter though that I could
not quite choose my own Judgment.
Of course, it is much simpler this
year to have a flattering suit, one I |
that reveals and conceals to the ex
press advantage of the wearer, than
In previous seasons. For those who
do not look well in the athletic one
piece suits there are the shorts with
fitted waistline and pleated trousers
that give the effect of short skirts
The little bolero jackets that attend
some of the models are attractive,
too. But Pam Is one of those for
tunate damsels blessed with a figure
that can wear anything, and I chose
a one-piece model that was slightly
fitted in at the waistline. It was the
color that really worried me as the
one I wanted to send was white.
When I asked Madame’a advice she 1
questioned me .about Pam’s skin— .
was it a pretty tan or one of those
fair skins that simply gets a bright *
pink from too much sun* When I 1
assured her that Pam’s skin tanned c
a luscious nut brown, not too dark, *
she urged me to send the white suit. I
I understood why when she ex- t
plained.
"Do you remember the Junior I
League girl who was here last week «
with the rich, bronze-tinted skin? t
Now think back for a moment and f
recall how beautiful she looked In r
the ivory satin evening gown I se 1
lected for her. The satin blended s
right into her akin both as to tex- 1
ITiite Silk Jersey Swimming Suit
ure and quality. These white frocks
hat Paris is sending us now are ex
eedingly charming but, must be
rorn with discretion — particularly
i the Summer when Old Sol is up
o such colorful tricks."
And so I sent the white suit to
•am with my blessing It was of
ilk Jersey and moulded to the figure
y tucks above the waistline and
lares Just a mite below A rubber'
ap made like a turban went with it.1
'he whole costume was particularly'
weet for such a youthful charmer as
Jam.
Good-Night
Stories
Bv MAX TRELL
m
Quack, quack, quack.
Water on my back.
Where does it roll to?
Wherever it’s told to I
Quack, quack, quack.
• —Shadow Sonf.
• • •
THE clock struck twelve On#
by one MiJ. Flor. Hanid. Yam
and Knarf—th# shadow-chil
dren with the turned about names—
crept out of their masters' and mis
tresses' bedrooms, and slid silently
down the dark corridor until they
reached the nursery door. It was
shut. so. making themselves very
tiny, they walked in through the
keyhole.
One# they got inside the nursery
they were very happy. It meant the
beginning of their adventures. All
day long they had to be on duty
(like policemen) beside the real
children, going wherever they w-nt
and doing everything (and more)
than they did. At midnight when
the real children were fast asleep,
their duty was done, and they were
free to go where they pleased until
dawn.
So they immediately—for they
didn't want to lose a minute—set
about looking for adventure. Now.
you may imagine that a nursery is
hardly the place in which to find it.
You're quite wrong. It's exactly the
place tn which to find it. as you will
soon see.
"Look"’ Knarf exclaimed, all at
once. "I've discovered something. It
looks like a duck.’*
“It Is a duck.” agreed the others,
running over, "a tin duck.”
"Only a tin duck. What a pity,"
said Knarf. unable to hide his dis
appointment “What good is it
a taste to eggplant. Even in appear
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‘‘It I* a Duck,” They Agreed
then? It can’t quack, it can't wad
dle. it can’t swim, it haa no feathers,
you can’t roast it-”
"See here.’* tg*oke in a tiny voice
at that moment, “you rs going a
little too far. young man. You may
think you know a great deal about
tin ducks, but you don’t know any
thing at all. 1 can quack as well at
the best of them, and as for wad
dling-r
“Humph, you can’t even move your
legs. How can you expect tc
waddle?" the shadow-boy demanded
"Very easily. Do you see thai
little screw on the end of my tail!
Just give it a few turns, will you?’
Knarf did as he was told. Ne
sooner did he do so than, to thei*
astonishment, the tin duck began tc
waddle about the nursery, utterinj
curious little tiny quacks. Knarl
was dismayed. It was the first tim«
he had ever seen a tin duck waddle
and he simply couldn't believe hi?
eyes. He stood on one leg and
watched It with his mouth wide
open, unable to say a word. After
•aking a few waddles it stopped.
’’You didn't wind me up enough.*
it said. * But I can waddle
can’t I?"
There was no more question about
it. and they all clustered about it
asking eagerly. "Will you take ui
for a ride? May we sit on your
back?"
"Certainly, certainly! Just give
screw a dozen turn*. That will b«
Just enough to get me across th«
room, which is a long enough ride.*
"All right, sit on Its back," Knan
directed, "and I'll wind it up.”
Instead of giving the screw i
dozen turns, he gave it two dozen
for fce didn’t think that across tlv
room was a "long enough ride *
Then he sprang lightly upon iti
back ar.d the duck (which hadr.’f
noticed what he had done) started of
•oward the opposite wall, which wai
hidden in darkness.
"Quack, quack quack—we’re ver?
near the end of the ride now.” it an
nounced suddenly. "Just one mor?
waddle and we’ll be at the wall.”
Consternation! It kept right o*
waddling, straight Into the ink-blacl
wall, which all at once seemed t?
be melting away in front of them
as though they were going righ
through it. They were going righ
through It.
CepyrUh' 1939. by !(*•'«(* Peatery S«r*lca. lac
(Tomorrow: Behind the Wall.)
Words of the Wise
Condemn the fault and not
the actor of it.
—Shakespeare.
Whoever does not know how
to recognize the faults of great
men ft incapable of estimating
their perfections. —Voltaire.
We may concede any man a
right, without doing any man a
wrong; but we can favor no one
without injuring someone.
—Colton. j
Extreme eagerness to return \
an obligation is a kind of ft*
gratitude. '•
—La Rochefoucauld. )
// you do a favor t$ a bad
man. the favor is lost; if you dr
ill to a good man, if lasts for a
length of fim«. —Plautus.
Better die once for all than
live in continual terror.
—Aesop. ,
Oewrttbt IS?#, ij N*w.-pspep Mm 3*r»tta, lae.

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