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THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES
atur'day, 'Angnsl 27, 1921
liift little Sense
C HERE'S something about me,"
complained Jerry, "that Edward
likes. ',T isn't 'cause I'm nice to
him. I don't dast to be or there's
Do telling -what he'd do, but if I step
out of his sight he hollers like sixty
and Mother makes me stay In the yard
sear his pen all the time."
"Prety tough," sympathized his
friend Jim. "Well, 't won't be long
now before he'll walk. Bee how steady
be Is on his feet."
"Maybe!" replied Jerry. "But that
(won't make It so I can go with you
fellers this afternoon. Mother said I
wasn't to go out of his sight."
The three boys looked gloomily into
the play-pen where Edward stood
holding on to the side and staring at
Ills brother, all ready'to let out a yell
at the first suspicious move.
"He's an orful nuisance," said Jerry.
"My little brother walked long be
ffore he was a year and a half," said
Curly Conrad. "Thi3 one doesn't look
i if he was all there."
'Got a. kind of vacant Btare," ob
With A Cry He Started Up
TROM our looks, no one would
ever take us to be any kin, but
this beautiful butterfly that floats
so lazily about in the sunshine
from flower to flower, and sips honey
.when she is hungry, is -my sure-enough
mother. Ours is one family, where
the children do not always "take after
their mother," that is, when they are
babies. Now. it all came about in
this way, the little white egg my
mother giued .fast to a leaf, didn't
batch inco a butterfly at all, but into
a small pale caterpillar, with a very
tender skin, and an enormous ap
petite. So as soon as I was out of
the egg. I was that hungry that I
turned around, and ate up the empty
fchell, and then I began gnawing on
the leaf where I found myself. It
tasted good, so I just kept on eating
day and night, until in a few days I
got too big for my skin, and I saw
If something didn't happen and hap
pen ouick. that I would certainly pop.
I My skin beg-n. to split down the
back, just like other children's night
clothes open, and the first thing I
knew I was able to crawl out of the
old skii into one that was plenty big
enough, and with room to spare.
But as I didn't do anything but eat,
"cat, eat, the new skin soon got too
tight, and I had to change it for an
other, of a larger size. After I had
outgrown four or five suits of skin,
my appetite began to fail, and green
1. Add a sign of sorrow to humor
Bnd find an American poet.
2. Add a wharf to tremblings, and
find an English poet-
3. Add an associate to lingering
and find an American poet.
4. Add a measure of weight to a
poin and find an English poet.
5. Add a low murmuring sound to
an animal and find an English poet.
6. Add a meadow to an outer cov
ering and find an English poet.
My first is a nickname.
My second is an animal half quad
ruped and half bird. j
My third is the name of a general In
the War of 1S12.
My whole is bird.
SYNONYMIC POETS 1. W(H)IT
TIER. 2. SHAKE SPERE (Pier).
3. LONGFELLOW. 4. MIL(l) TON.
6. COWPER (Purr). 6. SHELLEY
CHARADE 1. AL. 2. BAT.
J. ROSS. ALBATROSS.
"Maybe he's half-witted," said Jerry.
"I hope not! But if he was clear in
his head seems to me he wouldn't act
this way. I haven't never done any
thing to attract him and we've got a
girl who's crazy about him but he
can't abide her. He wants me around.
What's the good being here at the sea
shore on a vacation when all I do is
sit here and suffer!"
Jim had been looking very thought
ful. Now he moved over to the baby
and gazed into his eyes.
"I don't think he's cracked exactly,"
was the verdict. "He needs training.
Take him out of that pen, Jerry."
Jerry lifted the untidy and portly
little fellow out and stood him up in
"Now, Edward," said Jim firmly,
"walk! Nobody is going to hold you
and we're all going to the beach
Then he winked at hia friends so
they'd understand that they must pre
tend to walk off. They sauntered to
And Dashed Into The Water
leaves didn't taste good any more. By
this time I had grown into a great big.
fat, lazy caterpillar, with a whole lot
of stumpy legs, and a long horn on
my tail, but there was not a sign of
wings, and how I was ever to be a
butterfly, was beyond me. I had a
tired feeling, and just wanted to He
around and do nothing. Somehow I
had a feeling that something was go
ing to happen, but what it was, I
didn't know, and what was more I
Without hardly knowing what I was
doing, I began to spin silk threads,
around and around my body, until at
length I was enclosed in a cute little
silk case. When it was finished, and
when I was as "snug as a bug in a
rug," I got sleepier and sleepier, and
first thing I knew, I didn't know any
thing, as I was fast asleep. Of course,
I didn't realize what was going on, but
I have found out since that a wonder
ful change was taking place, and that
my caterpillar self was getting harder,
and more like a real butterfly. My
caterpillar feet shriveled up and dis
appeared, and slender butterfly legs
began to take form. And if you will
believe me, real wings were forming
too, but they were shut up tight like a
fan, so they wouldn't take up much
room. About this time I waked up,
and began to notice how different I
was, and really I wouldn't have known
my own self, for when I went to sleep.
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Cut out along the dotted lines and
If yon can form a bird.
the other end of the lawn, and then
Jerry turned his head. He gave a
"Lookut! He's walking! Oh, boy!
What'd you know about that!"
Sure enough! Edward had begun
to strike out. He was following them,
lifting his feet high at each step and
watching the ground anxiously.
"There! I told you!" cried the
triumphant Jim. "Come on! Take
his hand and we'll beat it to the
But " began Jerry.
MOLLV AND.POLLN HAND IN HAND
WERE LITTLE TWINS FROM PRPERDOLL LAND
iNNURSERV REflLf, WHERE WITH SOVJOR-S,
ANDRPMNT5 AND BRUSH6S.REIGNS
1. Queen out
MOLLV ANOPOLC PROBABOf
VJOOLOHAUE L1MEO THEIR Oft
if a little upon his wav
CON OUT WITH ME! THE
"COTOE SEETHE BEAUTIFUL
WHERE ARE GRASS AND FLOWERS.RIUCRS
"UKTH BEA5TIES UNO BIRDS
"Your mother said not to go out of
his sight and you aren't going to," said
Curly, taking one of the hands.
So Jerry took the other and they
all moved slowly out of the yard and
down the hot sleepy road to the beach.
Edward gave a cry of delight.
"I bet he'll be a good sport when
he once gets a little sense," remarked
A shout summoned them to the wa
ter's edge where a boat was beached.
From the boat Danny Squire looked
I "was just a common caterpillar, and
now, I am a very different sort of a
somebody. I felt awfully uneasy, had
a kind of a smothered feeling, you
Yon Would Never Take Her To Be My
Mother, But She Is
know, like I wanted to burst things
wide open, and go out somewhere.
And as I pushed and pushed, all at
once, I felt something give way right
where my head was, and the silk shell
split open and I looked out. I
then put the pieces together and Bee
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rather surprised at sight of Edward
but made no protest, and his sisters,
Eva and Mary, were delighted.
"Aw, how cunning!" cried Eva.
"Help him in! He's going to be my
Edward was hoisted into the boat,
where he fell down and bumped his
head, but didn't cry, because every
thing was so new and interesting he
couldn't spare the time necessary for
a good old-fashioned squall.
Jim bound a handkerchief around
bis head and hoisted a flag, saying he
"ITHSNK ViE 5iOULD.MNO00EDMOLCiToFV)LM
So UP W5THTRE ZMPHERTHE! GLADtf FLEW
Still hand in hand while 2f Pher
With A FLOCK
2f PHER CRIED, DOWN THE TWINS PlD FLUTTER fiND FLOAT
VJORLD OUTSIDE, DOWN TO THE
AND TREES NiBBLlNG 'tD
ANO HONPI DEES As f CHOICER
SO CHILDREN OEAR IF OU RE
&EFORC OU60 0rtSOUR FOOLISH
tettntlOBER THIS TALE SO MELANCHOLY
About THE Mis Fnc-n in r
mMii Molls and
was going to be a pirate, but Curly
wanted to be on a submarine chaser
and finally the rest decided in his
favor. It wasn't long before they
sighted a submarine and had to man
the guns. It was an exciting moment
for all, especially Edward, who sat
chewing a bit of seaweed in the bot
tom of the boat.
Suddenly Jerry cried: "Oh, boy!
The tides coming up! Look!"
Sure enough! A wave broke and
glided up and touched the boat. This
PON the beach sit boys and girls
With buckets close at hand,
With which to build a mighty fort
Or castle out of sand.
Sand tunnels under sand dunes run
And many pies and cakes
Of sand, with soft sand sugar on
Wee lads and lassies make.
And there along the water side
The happy children play
Until a wave of rising tide
Wipes all their fun away!
tugged and tugged, and at last freed
myself, and there I was, in thJ bright
warm sunshine, but mighty damp and
uncomfortable, and my wings were all
crumpled, and my legs so weak and
wobbly that I could hardly stand. But
as I stood there trembling, and won
dering what it all could mean, my
wings dried out, and unfolded little
by little, until I had four of the most
beautiful wings in all the world. I
was so happy and proud that I didn't
know what to do with myself, so I
crawled a few steps, and just waited
to see what would happen next. In a
few minutes I felt stronger, and gave
my wings a gentle flap to see if they
were really and truly wings, and I
found that the motion had lifted me
clear off my feet, and before I knew
it, I was floating about in the air a
I flew over where there were some
beautiful things, that I afterwards
learned were flowers,' and as I was
poking my tongue down in their dewy
cups, something sweet touched it, and
I began to suck, and right then and
there I had my first taste of honey.
People talk about miracles, but if
there was ever a more wonderful
miracle than my going to sleep a
caterpillar and waking up a butterfly,
I don't know what it could be.
&fe JUNIOR. COOK
Wash six fine ripe tomatoes and
take out the tough stem end.
Put in the ice box and chill.
An hour before meal time, scoop
out the inside of the tomato. Dice up
the pulp and mix with
1 diced onion,
1 diced pepper,
1 cupful mixed vegetables diced.
These may be string or wax beans,
carrots, peas or any other vegetable
that is on hand cucumber too Is
Mix with cupful cooked salad
cupful French dressing.
With a spoon put the salad mixture
back in the tomatoes. Put on the ice
till ready to serve.
Arrange a bed of lettuce or, if pre
ferred, one good sized, perfect leaf of
made it all the more interesting. Up
came another wave and washed all
around the boat, leaving a dark trail
on the hot sand as it ran back into
"Gee!" exclaimed Jim. "I'm hun
gry. Let's gather some food."
He had seen the clams and sandhop
pers scuttling about in the wake of
the wave. Out of the boat tumbled
the boys, followed by the two girls
and then what a gay time they had,
filling a. bucket with all kinds of sea
SftlO PoLLM TO MOLL
UP THEW WHIRLED-THEN O, DEARIE ME !
THE 2VPHER FORGOT PROPRIETY
For leauingthe twins he gamboll
OF BIRDS TO ROMP AND
GARDEN WHERE NANN IE
GRAS5ES AND BUTTf RCUP
MORSEL, PTfE THEfA JPj
"I bet this big old sandhopper could
beat any other on the beach!" said
Curly, holding a whopper in his hand.
"Bet he can'ti" cried Dan, "Because
I've got a bigger one."
They took the two up to the dry
sand and put them down. Of course,
they hustled for the dear old water.
It was awfully funny to watch them,
and Curly's won. The others then got
"racers" and the game began Id earn
est. In the midst of the fun, Jerry sud
Fl --4r te.v One. End jd
fc, Alq The. Pi.ce IT Will Ftt
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CIIIS is just the time when little
brother and sister like to play in
the sand pile or in the garden
under proper restrictions. The
regular tools are much too large for
them to use, so I am showing in the
accompanying drawings some that will
meet their needs.
Today I am showing a small hoe
and rake. Next week the shovel will
lettuce and place the stuffed tomato
in the center of the leaf.
Serve at once with a salt or cheese
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denly heard a man shout: "Hey!
Somebody's boat has drifted out!"
A horrible fear clutched his heart
as he looked about him. Their boat
was not where it had been on the
beach. He looked out and saw it rid
ing away on the breakers. He thought
of Edward sitting in it alone being
drifted off to parts unknown.
With a cry he darted up and dashed
into the water. "Hey, there! What's
that kid trying to do!" some one cried.
Into the surf the boy waded, then
plunged down and struck out with all
his might for the boat. It hadn't gone
far but the waves were deep.
There was great excitement on the
shore and two men plunged in after
the brave little rescuer. Soon they
had overhauled him and one of them
caught hold of the drifting boat.
"M-my brother!" gasped Jerry, seiz
ing the man by the shoulder. "Is he
"Oh, is that it?" exclaimed the
man, and peered into the boat. "A
kid, as sure as you live!" he cried.
"Fast asleep too!"
They helped Jerry Inside and then
towed the boat ashore.
"Gee," said the boy, "s'pose he'd
been drowned. Guess I'd better hustle
They lifted the sleeping baby from
the boat and set him down on the
TbY5 Hnd Useful Articles
TvlVct R Boy Cfn ttftKEr.
By Prfwmk I.Solrr
Instructor.. S&p't Op nnNum.HtitmiMs.PuBi.tc Seaoau OrttTitoiT.
SMALL HOE, RAKE.
Cut Oh Full. l:w s
First tho hoe. The handle should
be made of round stock. Drill a hole
in one end and the wire which is to be
attached to the blade.
The directions call for a piece of wire
three-sixteenths in diameter. That is
not the exact size expression to use as
a rule, but as it was not intended to
cause any trouble looking for wire of
a particular gauge, the size is given
as noted. It should not be smaller
than indicated, but may be slightly
larger. The hole in the handle should
be slightly smaller than the wire so
that it may be turned into place and
a tight fit assured.
Cut out the pattern for the blade
according to the dimensions, making
the curves to suit. Next flatten one
end of the wire and bend to shape.
The wire is to be fastened to the blade
by soldering. To do so, it will be neces
sary to tin the flattened part of the
wire and the place on the blade it is to
rest against. Solder as usual.
The making of the rake will be the
hardest part of the two tools.
The handle I not difficult, being
very similar to the other handles, so
no trouble will be met with here.
The pattern for the metal part of
the rake, part E, is shown clearly.
Lay out very carefully, then cut on
the full lines and bend on the dotted
sand. "Wake up!" cried his brother,
shaking him. But he gave a couple
of threatening yells and slept harder
"Come on, fellers," said Jerry, "you
gotta help me carry him home."
They all agreed wilingly and Jim
and Curly made a stretcher out ol
sweaters and a couple of stout sticks.
It was a long hot walk and Jerry was
dry before they reached home. Into
the play-pen they gently lifted Ed
ward. Then he woke up and, scram
bling to his feet, ran to the side and
shook it, yelling and pointing down
"No, no, Eddie," coaxed his brother,
"won't you stay here with Jerry? You
wouldn't go off and leave your old
Jerry, would you?"
Edward shook his head violently,
tried to hit his brother, stamped his
feet, screamed and pointed at the road.
Some one in the house hearing the
awful commotion stuck her head out
of the window.
"Now, Jerry," warned his mother.
"Don't think of going off and leaving
your little brother."
"I'm not," replied Jerry. "He wants
to get out and leave me!"
Curly snickered and rubbing his"
two first fingers together, he taunted:
"That kid's getting a little sense
lines. Do not use too heavy material
for this. It will be noted that a live4
sixteenths hole is to be drilled in this
Piece. A cross section is shown of one!
of the teeth. The purpose bending in
this manner is to stiffen them. This
operation may be dispensed with if
desired, or is found too difficult tj ac
complish with the tools at hand.
The bending of this piece will be
the hardest part of the whole set and
much patience will be required. If a
good vise is at hand the operation
will be greatly simplified.
The part marked M on the pattern
is to be folded back and rest against
the handle, to which it is fastened,
one on each side. Small holes are
drilled in each of the parts, through
which to insert the brad for fastening.
In putting the parts together, the
end of the handle is inserted into the
hole, parts M brought jnto place on
the handle and the brad inserted,
riveting on one side.
If the handles of the tools are
painted ah attractive color, red for
instance, the appearance will be
DO YOU KNOW?
Who was killed in a duel by Aaron
Burr? Alexander Hamilton.
What Indian defeated General Cus
ter? Sitting Bull.