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it 'W-Jf!4 for Mrs. Wand, the landlady, fTf f . r i lOlU lIlfTll 01 U gOO'l piuCP HJ I1I1U kill UN nine Camera Tliat ium5 ,,nrs'' aitI th,,y wouM taLe thir ...Gerald Bought - It was Gerald; brother. Harry. began it all. 0tuM never thoimht Cf photographing till Harry wrote from and p;W that he had given Car ter Major hi M(.0d best racket and lalf n rmvn tor Id old niucn,, iw ('.trier's uncle had given Tarter a new one. Harry went ntj to say that ho was - I.Kdilny: forward tremendously to going vtith pater and mater to Normandy f. r the holiday and that now he w.uld Li able to photograph all tl Jolly places, and lie Inclosed his first attempt, tat en all by himself. It is true that father thought this was the photograpH of a turnip field and mother thought it win a seashore with bathing machines on it, hut Orald thought how urn ml it was to be able to make a real picture like that. Iiefore long home came Harry, cam era and all, and the days before he started for Normandy were spent in photographing every person, place and thing, from Gerald himself to the rab bits and the flower pots. Gerald felt as if he could have gone on forever help ing Harry and Dow and then being al lowed to take one photograph himself. Hut the days flew by, and noon Har ry was off for flx weeks, and GeruM and Kitty, the baby, went off, too, with nurse, to stay by the sea. Of course It was very Jolly by the pea. There was a great big stretch of nand where one could dig trenches and build forts and write names In huge letters for the waves to wash out again. There was bathing, too. and paddling, and the rocks nil warm with the sun, with wonderful pools on Up of them where anemones opened out their scores of tiny arms and baby crabs scuttled away undr the sea weed. Hut again and again ever so many times a day Gerald remembered Harry's camera and longed to be able to take photographs of all the places aid persons he saw. It would have been so j lly to have had a whole lot of picture to take home Just as Harry wou! i.ive to bring back from Nor And If his i It ha hi tn a being dinner and picnic there. Mrs. Bland was right. It was a splendid place tdte had told them of, and Iiefore dinner time Gerald, hot faced, but Joyful hearted, brought the full quantity to nurse. That night, with nurse's help, he wrote his letter to Mr. Georglus Jen kins and sent off his six stamps t Lou don. There was a wide day to wait, of coiir-e. and It si eined the longest d ly In CitiiM's life, but on the morning after v.Teti he came down t 1 breakfast there was a parcel besid ' his plate sure enough. "It's rather snail." he said as he rushed forward to seize It. "Perhaps it Isn't out at Its full size." PUgL'ested nurse. With trembling lingers Gerald tore i pen the wrapper, and then Weil, then he very nearly cried with disap pointment. It was such a funny looking little pi per thing that was Inside! Not a bit like Harry's camera. "It Isn't a camera at all!" he exclaim ed. "It hm't a 1 't like Harry's." "There an- d t.iei;t s rts. you know, Master Gerald," nr.r-e suggested. "Hut they said it was a real camera." lie declared, lit I r Inclined to sob and yet so surprised that he could do little tint womb r. "They said It was splen did and would take real ph togrnphs." "Perhaps it will," said nurse com fortingly. "At any rate you can try after breakfast, for I have to go out, and Miss Kitty w'M go with me. and If you will promise n t to leave the gar den you may stay home alone. Cinder up. Master Gerald, for even If the cam era Is n client there is another surprise coining for you today. It Is a secret, but you will like it. I'm sure." After trying in vain to make nurse tell the secret Gerald hurried over his en one day It really fceemed as i at wish might come to pass, ned that nurse had bought igazlne to read, and, his mind -I of cameras, his eyes quickly lighted o.i the advertisement of one on the last page. It was a n ost wonderful bargain, and as Gerald read his heart went thump, thumj, with excitement, for there, plainly written down in big print, he read that Mr. Georglus Jen ..klns of London sold real cameras t take beautiful photographs for only sixpence. In his delight Gerald rushed to nu so, chattering so fast that she could not he had gfven her time to read about It. AOER T0 KAC TUE 811 PESSIra- aho laughed kindly at his eager face. breakfast and rushed Into the garden. "U sounds very tine, Master uerald, mere ior quite an nour ne puueu ana pbo said, "but you haven't got six- twisted the silly little sixpenny thing, pence, have you?" which looked much more like a Jack in That was a sad recollection. It was the than a camera, and at last, an hard to face the truth. He had not u Kry, impatient and bitterly disappoint penny In the world, and even by sav- l'h 1 frit he must try to make a start. Ing all his money, without buying so Dragging Kitty's wooden horse. Dob ' 'much as a chocolate all the time, he !''. t the step to face him. he Used would have to-wait three weeks before t'ls camera up on his spade and a cou twopence a wed would become six- of Mr. Hlaud's walking slicks and pence. began. He slid In the little pieces of . How he wished he had not spent the rough glass and tried to pretend he was shilling his father gave him on that sil- j Harry, with Harry's camera, and tha ly little boat! U' omrse It av;is a Jolly ! eer. !hing was right. Th.en. putting e'nough boat, and he had liked taking it i !'is eoat over h's nad. he called nut, out to sea n he bathed. Hut iiow!"-N'ow, please!" to Kitty's I.bbin, os ho looki d at it, f:e!etl and serateht d. :md- he Aou!d b:.e given nnuhing t haei. Wi ' li a r. 1 1 h t: nd a ruruble a been it i io ,.t it I,:,', in 1 1 place In .drawn i:p ;it the gate. A buy the toy-h. p v l!.,v and feel bis shil- ! out atnl rati hurrying In to t (!ng hi h:' 1 ; ! I t'.gure with Its le ad urnl. r i!e- "Ob. I i' t hae It, nttrse, I nitist!"! "Hello. Cei-ry. old I .. .'" ? 1,0 said ;i t- -v in...i :iK letlec- t.'itihing the yonng ph.t.. jiuli. V, : a I do t i get -ixpeiieeV hearty slap en t he back. I wi -a i i:1: ' '1 la y my b -at. I With n shake and a Jump don't v ;'!;! . ! r.t t i;e ranieia." 'Ir ea im ra. a nd out a me I "Mis K!:-y !.-;.'.;! ;.ll h r money, , nu ll r the ioat. ' . too," said i.iire. "Hut don't be In such ! "Harry!" a hurry, ! ir. L.-t im have time to j "Wc Just come, old man Pater j think." I i t.il mater wanted to be h'.ine a week i "i'.-,.j!lo think, nurse! Think hard - ; .'arlier. Here they me. ail of them!" j 8a hard us ever you can and quickly j In another minute father, mother, j tell me some way." 'nurse and Kitty and all were in the He fore ry long nurse had thought j yarden talking and laughing together. I bard enough to have found a way by j md Gerald's camera and his dKap-J which Gerald might really earn the , ( ointment were b..:h forgotten in the money. She reml'ided him how often Incitement it ml Joy. I ' In the vint r. v. hi n pi.ixSi.g game. ' Later . a t i ral.i ?..:d 1 lac: y all :d out they had to cnllect old buttons and j t. 'thing'' to get enough to play w Hit. Gcr- "It's n Jolly cheat, old chap." declared old remembered It, too, but he did not ' Harry. "Hut ticer mind. I'm to have $ce I'0-'" t i ' otdd help him. 'a new one on my birthday, father says. . "Well." said tmrse, "if you will llntl 'so I'd planned to give the other to you. i pLirae of 1hee little yellow shells, such ! Let's hutr.i up and unpack it. and you j , Vou picked up yoterday. all alike, 'shall p'i,.t .graph I.l,l,!n after all." ta that they w id do for count' rs. I will Ther" nenl to tell tltiaid to tjvf. jou a penny fur every twenty." ! hurry. Within half an hour Dot, bin's " (jeraM squealed with delight and j portrait was taken, and Mr. Georgius 1 -.itu ly united to hear the end of j Jenkins' camera lay unnoticed on the , t1,;rsi ofTer. he as in s.n d a hurry to ! ground. L. ijulller Couch In Casscirs l'.ln. I he neat was lelt, no tiing m n i.iuie i oiks. . ti c m..'g..id:ie v. as h-ft di.ng down - - ij, sand. Kitty was hit to play ab had Jumped he small oat. .. . ! .e 1. aphef a i r u ,ld fr- V e. :ud Gvr;;!d ji,. t 1 t.b- ;t as If his H Ve vere glued to the roiiltd. eager to ' ' .i ,. ,1, ...s. ..I. .. ...1,1,1. ,i un flfil "e" ' l"-nilies tUll II numil f CKh X- 1lt ilrst twenty sliells were not so .ry lrd to fm.h'lle had them tied In j. v.ir.d kerchief btd'ore an hour hat! r'J,cc(d. The pity wns that then it was ; .,l? t) ' to dinner, and nurse would t i,t Mm go without, although he . , ...v .1 ery hard. ' C'i. ',0 llunted for those, little r -yv shells! Nurse -was very kind In ,;'.. t!ag far along the beach that he ..';' t eek in fresh spots. Hut not on ,v was npie to earn me ix. Indeed he had otdy twt pence r In h! to( kit when bed 1 1 mo lrrr rin-.i-A t...r..fiil ruerf liir. MA I'.tjon. I T'l a li:: .',..r.; nii', Kit h ilr so Kr.iy atiil i:lo"y; On" ar mood up. 1 ho ottur down, Whlih m.iit' 1m r look quite n.nicy. Wtilrlifvr way I wlshi-d to go. The ollitr way "Aftit IMlmi. Whic h trirtki s a follow awful mad. If antoJy c-s you. ()ni 1.iy w wrnt alom? ttio tiach. A-ilrlvtnir o'er th jn t.t.l. B, Anl It I Jon lir--ti; we.l lotnl anl long In tnjii an I In trrlilos. Hut whrn I w?Mitfl to ko tiomrt Th donkey wouM not tu'lkr, lr; It srm. an If nhe rrUly ha. I AKalnMt mo quite a KruI ulr. Wh-n I ha Id, "('." hf only t.ilkel And ten ko l rkht la th v. tt-r. The mornj'n ihH: Ion't rmion with X braying donky's rl on-v, t r. Oi.vu I'n.a'.'jn. ; coprmoiiT. nr imkollve wetueiiell. V tut M WOW 7 irt-1 SWA (i wv i V ilWdlr ' it s ; My) i i,' o . ' ' T,i ,X Ah Grim had a toothache severe. It cauied him to act rathsr queer; " ' In the wood quite alone He'd retire to moan A With a blanket tied under hit ear. Ah Grim had a keeper named Jack; ' Expedients ne'er did he lack. , t Said he, "Come, my boy, '-. The folks you annoy; Let's have the bad teeth out ker-smack!" umMi.M'U'.i in l;c rrw rn ivy. x is1 srcnrc m Am 1 UTJ "'i 'rl A l . .'' mm 3 m MA'fV improvlnsr on the old pl.in?" "Yen, he ast me, but there ain't no better way'n the way I've allera done It. Kvery umlth diw it that way. 'Taln't the ih(i's; it's the feet. If a horse ia tender, he's temler, an' that's all there Is about it. May make some differenee who makes the shoes an puts Yin on, but that's about all as can be dne. I iveknn. I'm counted ns K'"d a s:nith as any In the country, an' t don't mean trr take a back seat fer no body." Tle lad stood silent for a moment and then uked, rather timidly: 'Tut her. will you let me tdioe the itijulre' horse and do it In my own way V "Now. what sort o' a fool do yer take me fer? I'o yr think I'm koIu' ter let yer try some o' yer crack brain ed experiments on the 11 nest borne In the place? Not much: A line mess I'd et Into with the K'lulre. I don't want no more o' yer help than blowln' can give till yer Kit more sense, an kin pay attention ter yer work. Take" Just then a clantf and clamor outside caused the man to drop his totus, fiprttiff toward the door and, without another word, tear down the village Btreet as though, possessed, for the Hound had been heavy strokes upon a hujje Iron triangle, the village tire alarm, and John Si ..cum was n lire man as well as blacksmith. It was fully three hours ere he ap peared at the forge, and meanwhile Ned had Been anil embraced his oppor tunity. Scarcely had the clanging engine dis appeared down the dusty road, follow ed by nearly every man, boy and dog In the place, and each adding ids Item to the hubbub, when Squire Baseomo rode up to the smithy and, dismount' lug, led a flno bay uorso through the doorway. "IIov are you, Ned," he said to the lad, adding: "Where's your father? I'm In desperate need of him at once." "Father had to go with the engine, Squire Bascome, but I guess he'll be back noon." "If he's back in two hours, he'll do well. That barn of hay on the hill up yonder is burning Tike mad, and they'll have a lively time to keep cither things from burning, too, or I'm much mis taken. But I've got to go over b) i Squire- Baseonie Um face before him. anc which he wat never m; ivilieu lie ueei s nade him nay: "Yes. io on. FII tr '.e turned upon his he - X' 1 J shop Five years later Ned perfectly the hole In wl- placed, for the square cd::i had been s:n oothly rounded to which he h:ul clung so i's while a 'prentice lad I tore u, ftult. It w .is nothing but a ding of India rubber, placed ly between the Iron hofsesho.S r . . i I... I. ...... l i- u inn i hm oi iu- liui.-l- ix-ioiei liter was nailed on. Fven by piece of sole leather he fount was a saving to the hardy foot a, for the leather softened the bli; the pavement and saved the frog' the small stones. Tims did he ex the old nursery riddle: What nhotnkPr ntakon nhoos wlti leather, of all the four clementHi toKiMlnr- Earth anil writer. Are anl air anil ei customer takes two pair? Success J A i "HAT KOUT OP A Foon DO YOU TAKK Mtt rou?" GrecntleM's. and this horse must be shod before he can take ine. There Isn't another horse in the barn today, and I can't ride this o-e stteh a dis-tatiei- with these confounded shoes. Why i n earth do ''i't "-nine one liml a way to shoo a h in -m h a v. ,iy that the sinu s w !i! be n c-unfort in-:e.id of it burden to the bea-.t'.-" And the Hq i"e looked milio.'. i d. Ned had been softly stfohing the h;'t.ii-"!iie aninial's t.i t i.. i . ml as the Hqi iie ci'asid rptal.lng tie 1 1 . - looked at hil l, with a li", - -:.n up ti Id-, brl.l.t f.!'-. . li.".. : h. . "opltioll ciiine iiiln h -I'ii - i. a-k'-d eag.-rly: ".ijinre 1! i i . v ; l.-t lue sho-' Vii'.nr: I know I can do it. and If yo;i will let mo try a plan I have In my mind I am sure It will turn ut a good one. riease, .sir, do! I've thought of It such a lot, and I know I can do It." ORKINA L CO M POSIT ION. Tea -Its Cultivation and Preparation.! by Maying Jamert, (ith grade A. The tea plant is raised from seeds which are sown in March, alter Uung keit in moist soil the previous winter. They are planted out in their growing quarters when they, are one year old. No leaves are plucked for the first three years, but the plants are kept cut down to the hedght of three or four feet. The first cropping takes place the fourth vfftr, and after this there are three cropn of leaves every year as long as the tree lives. Two venr interesting poiuts about the tea plants, must lo noticed. First, the tea pbiu when freshly picked, h is neither the odor nor flavor with ; which we n familiar. These are dj : veloped by tno after treatment. The j different qualities of tea are made from the saiii- leaves by varying the mode of preparation. jnpp. r i h vary taken in picking "the leaves. Each must lie picked sep arately with the finger and thumb, to avoid injuring the leaves or the young shoots of the plant. The first picking takes place in April. , Thi crop consists of the tender leaves of spring. They produce the fin est and most delicate teas of the year. The second picking takes place about a month later, the leaves being larger, and darker, and not so rich in flavor. The last ri( tikes place when the leaves have grown their full fize. They, are then more bitter and woody, and have very little of the Jlavor of the earlier crops Tin last two crops furnish most of the tea sent out of China; for the Chi nese rateiy part with the first crops, but keep tneni for themselves, and ttieir friends. One acre of ground will have about two hundred plants, and the yearly crop is from two hundrtwl fifty to three hundred pounds of tea. The women j alone pick the first crop, but oven the 'children help in the later pickings, j The first atep in the preparation of ! the leaves is to expose them to the ac j tion (f tle nun and air. For this pur pos they are laid on mats, or in shal low baskets, and stirred ever)' now and then. When dried they are thrown on a Hat table ami lightly n-llid; The next step is to p it tl.etn in small, q :an-litie- into an Sr. u j an, over a i harcoal lire, to cuinplete the worh' d drying. While in tho j an they ore c u-rantly rifled t keep Iheln 1)0111 Si fi b i H '. . Tin-it tli'-y nie quickly thrown mi the ! table, wh.-ie ine:i nil, them wiii!" rhev , are -till but In the best tea .-a- h leaf ' h rolled or twisbd sejatately, .giving i a m 're delii ions odor and tlavor. The bind process is to throw the roll led lca s iiLTain into the pan. over the chai(nal lite, and carefully ria-t them, I so as to Olive otl every particle of moist ute. Nothing now remains but to sift and sort the ti a and pack it in chests lined with lead foil for the market. So away to the d;rt. t' they hitd. He rpoke In 3 tor., -ibid: "The tocth mi'-, cv"' out. But is I'm far frjm t;ut. 'Twill take tventy dentists beside." The d;nti6ts at latt were ail found, And. a rop? tz. "" tcoth being bound, They all cav jerk. Grim vrllf c' ! ' :. Turk, For triy yanktc! o.jt i tooth that wa$ sound. NEDJilE APPRENTICE, AND HIS BRIGHT IDEA .-----.--.------ "Ci'i i ' on. now; d ct I;:;:! ".'abrt no us.1 t r sit mo milt' ov-r them pa pers when the forge has got ter be hlowed." The speaker was a sturdy, strong armed blacksmith, with rather a stolid face. lie held in his tongs a partly shaped horseshoe, which he was about to place In the forge, and his re marts were addressed to a lad of about seventeen, who sat upon a bench at the far end of the smithy. He was a large and well developed boy for his age, ami every line of face and figure denoted a strong character. He wns reading front a back number of a tech nical Journal, and so absorbed had he become that he did not hear the Words fipoken to him. With an annoyed expression the man Spoke more hh.ilply ami toou. It few steps toward the hid. who. becoming aware of what was needed, arose from Ids bench, laid the paper carefully upon a little shelf above his head and. :lh"d t. tl. of rem ;.:.d took h-dd IImws. It v.a he performed and that his I wi;l a had went over t of the h..nd'.f of the In clearly to be si en that the work mechanically thoughts still dwelt upon the article ho bad been reading In the paper. Pres ently he forgot to pump and was again reprimanded. "Wake up, Ned! What sort of n lag are you, anyhow? 'Taln't a mite o use fer me ter ever try ter I'arn yer nothln' about shoeln a horse, 'cause yer don't take no heed o' what's done right under yer noe," said the man sharply. The lad came back to his surround ings with a Mart and, turning a pair of fine gray eye- upon the man, said: "Father, didn't Squire lbiscome say that his new horse had never been properly fitted with shoes and flsk you If you couldn't think up huho way of stow rinmAn v J v. ' mnhuk i j it i r y it) n i , t ... 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