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"Lead us to th mm, saia tnc , In!, I king uitT,. ii,. pain , i "Ob, treaeheroni serpent, l coav man.i thee to come down," be c alled And lo! shore tbi nesl appeared u eonomotta head, and Ho.in t,,, log. gllK, Ding body of a deadly Miako Clime writhing down the trunk "do. Kink from that rhlld ', mni mi uie poison thou didst therein from thy fanes. " To the amassment of th th. Bern, nl oh.. their km tt writhed in tbi to death "Arise,'1 fan of ih. a mom Isssly Tl beholders, who :,,mk on 'I Than, drawlna aaran Wony of its own poison and ihlreled aald ih e child, lartna his Roft hn.t . n,. one who teemed dead nt passed Those neurl.y looked on hreath "II hi.' nice or I,,, I,,..- Z inuuo ne were UlVIng pleasant ill, e opened his nyeg, Into n UBS) and II Ih related In the Arnhle Cospel of the afterward il.e hoy hjelplea of Jesui Of the day;, an the r, on gospeli oaiin.il. therefore Simon Zelott Infanc pea me r thai if the h'liiKs of the boy .lesus in N'aareth II iih comparatively little ii wan liat ahotit thlM nnlmM i. , of the Adorable child the christians of the early church fWW l"" 'l't the rid, Imaginatlona of leval tunes Bhould have wmen I venture of tradition ary lor,. The holy family returned from BgTPt when JetUI wns old enough to walk in ninny f the old pictures we the Divine Child leading a mule or clinging close to his mother of that early life in the land of the Pyr amids, too. early tradition has woven a pleasing fabric of legends, Among the oldest of these Ih the nnclent belief that whenever the hlessed Mary plnced the clothing of the holy babe upon trees to dry the barren limbs hurst Into bloom Another Is that when the child wandered Into the for eat. win re lions and panthers and all manner of wild .beasts lived, they came forth to do him homage Htm another, that, during the night from Bethlehem, when Hi-rod punned them, mountains opened to rseelva Joseph and Mary ami the holy babe Into a secure ref uge; that on hot days, as they reposed under treat, the boughs hent over to shield them from the sun. ami that ms they passed along (lowers sprang up In their path way from the arid sand, and that the barren desert .bloumed where they , , .1 It. it Is told that when they Journeyed through a forest all the trees howed low in worship of the Holy One that passed by, nnd that only one tree the aspen held aloof, proud and scornful. It is also related that the babe gaied upon the tree and that, overcome with ter ror, it began to tremble, and has trembled ever since. Only thp aspen stood wet and fr-,-. S.-.irnlns to join lh vnlci-lrns worship pure; Hut hp,-, he east .in,- look upon tn,, tree, Htruck to the in-art, sin- trembled evermore. It Is nlo told that when the holy family came In sight of the sphinx the great beast told the eternal se cret, and as they passed the temples the old gods fell from their thrones. And. coming nlgti to On. Where stands th," house of Ha. Its luightv god, cut in blsok porphyry, prodigious, reared, fSll from his seat. Some writers of old say that the holy rhlld never went to school. They love to write of his wandering lone Into the forests nnd talking tn the birds nnd In sects And they tell Q0W dumb beasts were endowed -with speech when he was with them. Many old legends concern the early schooling of the toy Christ. It Is related llyit when u child he was taken to Zaccheus, who begun to try to teach him the alphabet. ".My teacher," the marvelous boy Is said to have tittered, "thou woulds' teach me. but I shall teach thee." And (hen, while the old innu listened, thunderstruck, tie repealed an alphnbct which the other had never Some of (he legends, at unworthy as the mind: that ' rcat.,1 them, tell that the child struck his teacher dead. Othi is tell of his Inflicting playmates with death and blindness In the world of legendary lore, where one flndl Stories Ingenuously simple and charming, It ii to he expected, ulso, that there are crude and crui dltlons. According to s must have found was hardly any w One day. It Is tol fruit "Oh, how i would ilk.- an apple!" said one. "And 1 some Bga!" rejoined another. "Hot 1 would love some citron ami grapes!" uunth ii third Jesus looked upon them and they all seemed so hun gry and so anxious Hint he made a sign In the nlr and spoke a mystic word And lo! A gre. n sprout curled from the ground. I'nle green leaves hurst forth. The plant rose up and up and up. "Oh!" gnsped all the children with great wonder as before their gar.e the plan! rose, higher and higher, spreading out limbs-growing larger and stronger, and blooming with flOWsrs. Then the tree, as they looked, bom fruit apples and citrons, and grapes and tigs and whatever their hearts wished. Here Ih another story of those childhood days A houso wns being built nenr the small nnd modest home of the holy family. One dny a great uproar arose and Joseph, stepping from Ills enrpenter shop, saw that u man had WallSO from the roof and had been killed "Alas' Mary," he said, entering the shop, where JeSM wns playing, "a mini has fallen and broken his limbs methlnks he Is dead." Springing from the floor, the child, with nn expression of great solicitude on his face, rushed Into the street The little crowd parted before him. He peered Into the white face of the dead man. Then his voice rang clear nnd swpet: "I say unto thee, arise and do thy work." The dead man's eyes opened, the blood disappeared from bis face and Ills Injuries healed. And he arose and went back to his tusk. At another time Jesus wns playing with some ohtl drcn on n roof one of those simple, childish games like that of "tag ' to day. The children were very happy until one, falling n( full length, went tumbling over (In, para pet. A cry arose. Peering over the stone wall, the face of Jesus turned White hhl little plnyninte was dead Imagine his distress when the parents of the child ap peared and accused Jesus of having pushed the little playmate over the wall' Imagine the anguish of Joseph und Mary at the grave accusation! Then Jesus, turning to the dead child, called: 'Zeno! Zeno! Arise! Arise, Zeno. and tell them if I cast tin down." And Zeno arose, laughing, elaaplng and kissing ths hand of .lesus. murmuring tenderly, gratefully: "No, no! Thou didst not cast nie down." Until his manhood, when he began his mission, it is believed he piled the trade of carpenter. Many, Indeed, are the stories of his life In tho carpenter shop of -as-aretl: Many are the tales they tell of the wonderful things he made when he was but a little hoy Precocious he must have been, nnd early he became Indlspensahlo tn Ms foster father, Joseph. Joseph, we learn, from these legends, wns none too good a carpenter that is, judged by the modern stand ards of carpentering, Often he would cut pieces of wood that were too long or too short, for his means of meas urement were faulty. What, then, did Jesus do but mkc tho wood nnd stretch It or shorten It to the desired length. P.-npl.- (old Btninic.- tain nt those ht.t diivs now. at his toll. Ton. Iiliig n plank It str,-t.-h,-,i to rightful length. Or shorten, at his will tin. ilend wood lllrk To live again and serve him. In those days, it Is related, Joseph was awarded n commission to make a throne for a king at Jerusalem. It was to be an elaborate ntTalr, as all thrones are, with great arms and twisted legs and grotesque carvings one of those things only kings like to sit in. Jesus spent much time watching Joseph hewing and carving the wood. Joseph worked patiently from morn ing until night and the work required two whole years. And then, imagine the poor carpenter's disappointment when it was taken to Jerusalem und he discovered that it was too small for its place. Alns! he had made a grave error. Yes, they had given him the right dimensions, but, a:, it often happened, and carpenters do still, he made the mistake. Two en tire years of labor wasted! The poor man was disconsolate. "Ilut why weepsSt (lion?" asked JSSUS, who was with him. "This Is readily amended, He nt peace " Th.-n l.e directed Joseph to bold ope end of the throne, while ho look hold of the other Both pulled, and behold ! the throne assumed the proper flze. One Sabbath morning, with a balf-doien playmates, the child Jesus, one old legend runs, went to play by ih. hanks ol the Hlver Jor dan There bad been a heavy rain ths night before, and the tnll trees dripping and the sand was wet. Sinlng on the sand, the little Ones began to fashion, chlldren WisOi animals of various kinds. i'huh, fashioning dogs and cats nnd nil manner of wild things, raised his hand and spoke - and, lo, the animals of sand lived nnd moved. The children iboutad, Their laughter of delight rang through the fresh morning air. Some of the animals rati away, others wero changed Into sand again. Then digging his small hands In to the sand, the child said. I'll make 12 sparrows." And he sat them m a row be fore n'uv lly flits time several Pharisees, who had MM the children playing happily on the Sabbath, returned with Joseph, whom they said should rensure Jesus. Thou are breaking the Sabbath my child.'' said the old man. The child pondered, looked at the birds of his creation, then rising. Clapped His han.is and le! They chirruped, pr ad th-lr winjre iiti.i flew away. In these old legends there Is a great deal of the fanciful, (he leg end of the hoy und the animals of -and shows the quaint conceits of the early christians, who delighted in miracles nnd whose Imagination was excited by this unknown period of the Saviour's life. One can well Imagine him as a child wandering away from Naznr eth, all ulone, und sitting by tho Jordan or forest streams nnd com muning of tho great (hlngs that catne to him rould not have been like oth er children, for he was wise beyond his yenrs. One can see him, as fair ns the Lilies and roses them selves, caressing the flowers us he passed by In the meadows of Ju dea, and of bis sitting crowned la un aureole of sunbeams, listening to the divine rapture of the birds singing their morning hymns. He must attn have been alono for with the potty quarrels of tho other children of the town, with the little rivalries of his relatives, ho could hnvo had little sympathy. Doubtless as a child, his poet's bou! soared into the skies, und his seer's vision saw the future In the cumu lus clouds. All great souls live alone, nnd are lonely In the midst of men. About n beautiful life humanity Iovcb lo build legends, and the simple life which leads to spir itual greatness must to men he made unusuul with a halo of miracles. Many stories are told of the child Jesus having raised people from the dead in the little known days of bla childhood. It Is related, too. that when his parents ftiok him to Jerusnlem on the same Journey when he had the famous discussion with the learned doctors In (ho temple he pnused nt the sight of Jerusnlem, nnd a spir it of prophecy revealed to him Its doom. Prophetic Beethoven. Has anyone remarked on the startling resemblance to the sharp toot of a motor horn of those four-times repeated double notes In Beethoven's "Second Symphony," which demonstrates how n great Imaginative genius tuny be far ahead of bis contemporaries? The classic cxamplo ia Shakespeare and the telegraph. When those familiar notca are heard in (ho symphony (he audience may be seen to look anxiously over the shoulder and prepare to cut and run. London Chronicle. What do you All Going Out. Judge (sternly) Three times in a month! make or ibis, sir? 'Rastus (apologetically) 'Deed I doan make nuffln'. you fellows up hero seem to bo de only ones dat get any 'cunl ary profit out of hauling mc up. Puck.