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And meekest eAnd weakest, th good St Valentine, Then conieth ýood St. Valentine, that 811# i, burning To show that love is rosyA te upll l te wilntry earth hlr And breathes on elvery torpid heart his mIess divine. tendtrness divine. -Good Housekeeping. L ~ I-U-wHMmmr~cu~clYY NI / FP ND WONDERFUL d day, the four- sI teenth of Febru- B ary. It is so won- tl derful that it a spreads its charm b ,er the preceding week and the b ,,ek that comes after. For days and dira th~ Smalh Person sneaks into the y 'th unnatural. unhealthy and 0 s quiet, holding queer shaped t packages under her coat or f !d away in the innermost cav- t her absurd little muff. The v )ot appears everywhere in the c The paste brush disappears v ely and is finally found in a state f f suicide and the ink-bottle. You see ething on the floor that looks like cherry. You pick it up and it is a paper heart. While you are look g at it the Small Person trots into t e room, gives you one mysterious lance, immediately separates you m your treasure and scampers C way to a hiding place under the din oom table, where she sits for three traight hours in a billowy pool of hite paper lace, big white envelopes d numberless samples of scissors. Then, after these charming hours f mysterious preparation,-the great sy approaches. The mail man is the s Kringle, the Santa Claus, the d fairy. With bended shoulders he lods down the street, while the Small erson has her nose glued so tightly the window pane that there is con iderable question whether or not it 11 detach itself without the aid of paper knife. At last! Hooray! The bell rings. t imminent risk of catching every ng from a cold to a spanking the mall Person dashes out of the front oor and fairly leaps into the mail ag. She emerges looking like a young stationery establishment, nothing but envelopes, big, little and middle sized. With a squeal and a scurry she blows back into the house and opens up her treasures. There are paper trees filled with brilliant paper roses, and be neath the forest trees sit little cupids "without no clo's on at all," just as if it were not February and chilly. Great big, beautiful white swan cars -more beautiful even than a new au tomobile-are dragged out of their white casings, and lo! when you touch a little spring somewhere the swan cars are filled with flowers and all sorts of wonderful, exquisite, beautiful things, like birds and jewels and lov ing hearts. Oh, it is very, very de lightful, being a child on St. Valen tine"s day. While all this excitement is beating the quiet home atmosphere into quiv ers you sit down in a far-away cor ner and think of the time when you were a little girl. Perhaps you didn't have as much attention as the Small Person; perhaps things didn't some how come your way-and perhaps it's because you had so little that you are ready to make any sacrifice so that the Small Person shall have much. It is from deprivations that you learn what good things mean and how much they mean. Somehow your mind goes way back, so far you wouldn't dare tell the years. You wouldn't even guess them. It seems so long ago that it must have tn another world, or anyway an Ser life. You see a dingy old school i, where the benches were fright Shard and where the clock was Szy it never moved its hands at The days were very long for a tiny child who should have been ng and playing out of doors. day there came strange whl r about St. Valentine. You won I be were the man who came the trees in the orchard. It very new to you, because ng was new, and you had so , get acquainted with in a big S vorld. ter children talked knowing S St. Valentine's box. Next iled in one after another, Sbig wooden bo, tU dropped white envelopes. When school was about to be dismissed the Beautiful Lady who took care of all the children opened up the mysterious affair and took out the envelopes one by one, calling the name of the little boy or girl. You held your breath. When would yours come? Ah! exquisite moment of anticipation! Your heart-such a tiny little silly, lovable heart, too fairly ceased to beat, for every mo ment you expected that your name would be spoken. The other children were busy showing their white lace valentines, and never noticed the wist ful little face in a far-back seat. It was all over. The box was empty. The Beautiful Lady closed her desk. The children ran for their hats and coats. You placed two soiled fat lit tle hands to two very moisty-misty eyes and felt your first great sorrow. You did, didn't you? Well, if you didn't, I did. The heart of a child is so sensitive a flower. A thought will crush it-s tear will bruise it. HIS ONE DAY TO GET EVEN. Husband Sent Burlesque Valentines 1 and Had His Wife Guessing. "Say, old fellow," said Brown, as he laid his hand familiarly on Potter's shoulder, "didn't I see you in the stationer's a day or two ago looking at valentines?" "You probably did, as I was in there," was the answer. "Buying for some sister or niece?" "No-for my wife." "But you are over 50 years old and have been married a quarter of a cei "I Get a Hundred of the Meanest Bur letque Valentines I Can Find." tury. You don't say that you are still romantic?" "I say this-that my wife can beat me at argument or scolding or doing as she pleases whether I like it or not. She's obstinate and pigheaded and touchy, and the only way I can get even with her is on Valentine's day. a Then I get 100 of the meanest bur lesque valentines I can find and send them to her, and for the next three t months she's wondering who sent 'em and treats me fairly well. Try it once. It is a good deal better than e threatening her with the family ax." e ..-- ------ Love's Lottery. e One often wonders how St. Valen s. tine's day ever got a start. It is said 1- that in England and France the young - folk were given to playing a game in Swhich the names of all the girls and Lt boys were written on tiny slips of pa a per, thrown into a general receptacle, f and then drawn out lottery fashion, care being taken of course that each 5- person draws the name of one of the 1- other sex. The person thus drawn e became one's valentine, and the allot it ment decreed by fate was supposed to 0 impose upon the couple a sort of loy 0 alty for the coming year. I All of which sounds very romantic and beautiful, but which in plain fact p must have mixed things up fearfully, t and it is a question whether or not r, fate always selected the right msiden I or the right beau. 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