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"Ile U ere or.e. for thAt fairy hd fiown.
And they fell rather cred in place a!! unknown.
Aad '.-.ey looied all arouad and a queer place they found,
f of ll.rte on the ground, rolling 'round and around,
Wat a tery L.j ball and another bi Li'.l
A."-d there c;u:tlly came moie. wish t;ueer face on all.
The were of rubber, wood. Irjiher. and !cne
Aid they a!! e?e iKe bi!:"t '-'a -er lia.e Lpown!
hot the trnallrtt of alt wai a big a you; hrad
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"Good rr.orr.lnjr!" !:d Fifd t a bi Woorlrn Bull,
" 04 luuii i.,e Croquet, but you -ecm n uh loo
"So that una! you lh:r.4l" u.d lb Bill v;:h .
ou ie v-g'ui when you ay ti-.at tr.v r.n-e t Croquet
And I'm reaciy to play on tb: br:?:.l lur.nv ri.y ,
"o ?cu"d b-!'r lake rate for ycu r.-w arc ::.e . kt
A-"i a ey bard bit I am now f.mij ! mait!"
1 be t.-.! lia.J )!jfrd Rosn? o ta't ard " flc.-?
"Iba! tl I.101 had knird I rrddy r. ,'.! c-:i of bi fee:'
1 ben tl turned r:Vt arur. -J ;'b a cr piound
Ar.d a.rr.d t.'.t for Netf i:li a d-n'j and a !-::.-. J!
iiat )ou.if Ned ran a fait a a mll !c.l. u could.
cbated ey cJoe by l!ut b.jt iiall of W'.nvJ.
Now. tb: '! a a runner ra fellow c- fxat
That it struck against Fred at tbe beigbt of Hi belt.
V:.h :le trone.t wift blow that he ever bad felt
And he doubled right up and he tumbled right down;
T hen he pickfd himself up with a very mad frown
Arid he wi!rd he was safe in his own little town.
I hen the Ball went for Ned and iT"aimed at his head
But he jum;cd to one :ids. "Never touched me!" be said.
l hen the Bali turned around and it came with a whack
Ar. i it !ruck very hard on his very small back.
i.e wa. knocked down by thi sudden attack.
"Hi! Ha!" said the Ball with a very big grin.
"I knocked you both over and therefore I win!"
I Fen a bit; Rubber Ball bounced along on the ground.
An 1 !i bumped ipto I-red with a very fast bound
.And tais b:i Rubber Ball was so large and so thick
I hat it kn. u ked h:m r.ght over and did it real quick.
Th-n Bo'l went for Ned. with a bumpitty bump
BjI i.e u : J: nly made such a very quick jump
i !...( I! r Ball didn't touch him. but soon it turned 'round
And 1: bounced up and down on the very hard ground
1 ill .'.l it h:t Ned on the knees, if you please.
And knocked him risht over with very great ease,
"i Li i.. I" id tSe B!l with a very big grin.
"I k.-'xktd you bo;l over and therefore I win!"
1 hi n a couple of Cannon Balls came and each said.
"I: 1- .'vv luin to hit you. dear Freddy and Ned
.A;: J krv wl.cn I'm through you will look very dead!"
Brt the l.vo Csnnon Bali? besr.in fijhting each other
To : fi:e f.r-t chance to hit bred ar.d his brother.
A id .'.:!. ihev were f: '-.1;:-. 3 their very mad fight.
Frt i and Ned took tins chance to get out of their sight.
An'.! it happened that none of the Bails ?aw them go,
I or ino-e lu'!' were all watchins? the fiphtin?, vou know.
Fr.- 1 ..:u! Ned heard the clah of those Cannon Balls loud
Ar.d they heard !oS of .-houts from the Bails in that crowd
Bu t ."!;. d.dn't turn round and they ran very fast
And away from the Land of the Balls, they soon passed;
I ;1! tl ey came to a p'-ce that wa? there very near.
id I i! !;-!! you next ti'ne, for thev saw something queer.
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I la!" ad the Ba!l ui-h
And :l -! had knocked Neddy
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But Fred aid. "I can'l pUv. tor I i. aren't a hat !
Bu. cf Cf-vi'e. t! ou'U l'::r.3 ire a bat !--! I '.iy
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For an the Ball and o Vou are the B.-.:.
I'll Ji all t'-e h.t:. by b::' n j.i.t vou
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ETTY was a little ptrl who lived
In a smail Southern town, and
she was a very busy little girU
for she helped her mother near
ly all the time that he waan't In
school. You see her mother kept
boarders, and there waa much to do
for all hands.
Besides betne busy, Betty was very
I Rood, and every one loved her. Thf
! boarders thought her the most help
' ful child they had ever seen, and they
! showed their fondness by giving her
i an occasional five or ten-cent piece,
I which Betty accepted, putting It In
j a little wooden box la bar bui-MU
! Xow. up to this year. Betty'a fa-
! ther had plenty of money, and her
I mother didn't have to take in board
! e rs. n.r did the child have to work
! so hard, but her father lost everything
; and all their lives were different.
"My dear," said her mother one
day while Betty was drying dishes,
i "Your birthday will have to be for
gotten this year. There are so many
real necessities, and so little with
i which to buy them, that presents ar
, out cf the question."
'Oh. that's all right," said Betty,
; smihntr, "I've had twelve birthdays
; already, so I won't miss this one. I
i .still hae many of the lovely things
you and Daddy save me last year."
"You are a dear, good girl, and
j seme day you will get your reward."
1 remarked one of the boardera who
had come into the kitchen for a glaaa
of water. "When is the birthday?"
"Xext week the thirteenth t
.May." answered Betty.
The ldy made menial note of the
due. and later told it to the others
in the house. But Betty was uncon-
si if tirf of th-i whisperings that were
poinir on around her, becauFe she had
! an id.-a of her own, and her little
hrain was busy planning.
The following Saturday she asked
' permission to co down town to sea
) the fiiops, and as the shopping dia-
trict on Saturday waa always attract
ive in that Southern town her mother
saw nothing unusual in the request.
Betty'a hand clasped the little
! wooden box filled with nickels and
I dimes, as she skipped on her way.
tiie went from one shop to another,
j corr.insr out each time with an extra
; p trkaee under her arm.
"I only hope I can get these things
I in so they won't see them." she said,
as she faced for home. "I know
wh.it I'll do. I'll ask Mrs. Juron
j nt.xt door, to save them for me until
j the thirteenth. "
t W hen xiic thirteenth of May dawned
' Betty was the first down stairs. Even
' her mother, who was an early riser,
i was still in bed s-s Betty peeped in
at the door and said: "You taka
your time, because I'm going to aet
the table. Mother."
Her scheme was to place a pack
age on each one's plate, and each
pachas'! bore a card which read: "I
want you to enjoy my birthday with
Mother was the first to discover
hers. It was a lovely lace searf. For
Taddv she had a necktie. Mrs. Smith
I loved pretty handkerchiefs, Betty had
i heard her say it, so she bought her
a pink bordered one. Mrs. Simpkln
i pot a purse, and Mrs. Linton a pretty
! "What docs all this mean?" asked
' Mrs. Linton. ."This is your birthday.
not ours. Where are your presents;
She pave a knowing wink to the oth
ers at the table.
"Why theso are all my presents,
Presents are something you glva
away, aren't they?"
"It is more blessed 'o give than
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I'rtsidcnt Cleveland have never received a gift
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Jane 3". 14
to lii Kittich.
valued more than this purse. It la
just what I need."
Then Mrs. Smith came forward
and, kissing the child, ahe said,
"There are limes when we, too, find
it blessed to give, and your thirteenth
birthday today is one of them. Hare
is a gift from your loving friends In
Betty's eyes fairly da need. She waa
very hapoy. She carefully opened the
box and found a beautiful ring with
an emerald set in the center.
"The emerald is your birthstone,"
said Mrs. Smith. "Do you like it?"
Oh oh oh!" was all she said,
but that expressed voiumea to the
boarders, who helped to make Betty'a
thirteenth birthday one long to bt re
membered by all.
I s 1 'ax declared
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