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was with his mother, Queen Victoria, at Balmoral Castle in the Highlands of Scotland. At that time the Queen was a skillful painter in water colors and spent many days by the waterfalls and in the glens making pictures.
One day she was sitting at her easel on a sandy beach of the river beneath a waterfall. Young Edward was playing about. The little Prince suddenly caught sight of a Highland lad in kilts. The lad was making a sand castle and adorning it with sprigs of heather and pebbles from the brook.
The Prince advanced to him with royal pride and asked for whom the sand castle was being built.
“For bonnie Prince Charlie,” was the playful reply of the boy, who stood with his hands on his hips to see the effect of a thistle on the top story. The lad had no idea that his questioner was any different from any other boy.
The young Prince, however, determined to make it clear that he — and not Prince Charlie — was to be King some day. He kicked over the sand castle.
The Highland boy glared at him and said: “Ye'll no dae that again!”
It was a challenge. The lad rebuilt his sand castle very deliberately. The Prince waited until the thistle was stuck on the top story, then kicked it over as deliberately as it had been built.
“Ye'll no dae that a third time!" challenged the little Scot, beginning to rebuild with even more deliberation.
The Queen had been watching and listening. She set aside her brush and palette, but said nothing.
A third time Prince Edward kicked over the Highland lad's sand castle. No sooner was it done than its kilted builder closed his fists and lowered his head. In another moment the two boys were at each other.
The Queen sat there and never interfered by word or act. The little Prince presently emerged, weeping, bruised, and bloody-nosed, while the little Scot stood apart, himself considerably frayed, waiting to see if a further service were needed in the training of royal children.
To the little Prince's plea for speedy vengeance, the Queen merely replied, as she wiped the blood from the future King's nose with her pocket handkerchief:
"It served you quite right, Edward.”
“It did serve him right, too,” said Belle at the end of the story.
“Here we are at St. John,” said Uncle Jack, as the train came to a stop. “Now for the hotel 'bus.”
“Here it is,” said Father, as he led the way to it, and in less than ten minutes they were in the “Royal Hotel.”
TO THE PUPIL:
1. From the proper noun Canada we made the adjective Canadian. Supply the missing word in each of the following lines: Proper noun
small valise Casco Bay
disporting themselves sad havoc
Machias (ma tchi'as), Me. 3. Write in a column the 27th group of adjectives, page 430. Consult your dictionary, and after each adjective write its antonym.
4. 'Bus is a contraction of the word omnibus.
TO THE TEACHER:
Have a pupil do Exercise 1 on the Bb., and let the pupils correct their work by comparison.