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The End of a

Perfect Day

Great show, wasn't it?

You may be worried by examinations at school, or in trouble with Dad because he won't let you go swimmin' Sundays.

But there's one sort of fun everybody approves of and everybody gets excited over, and that's Paramount-Artcraft.

Some pictures. Enough to keep a fellow talking about them for days.

Jules Verne and pirate books aren't a circumstance to Paramount-Artcraft.

One's just telling about things, and the other's doing them!

Paramount-Artcraft makes many a day end perfectly.

The New Paramount-Artcraft

Pictures Listed alphabetically, released up to September 30th. Save the list! And see the pictures. Bullie Burke in "THE MISLEADING WIDOW” Marguerite Clark in

"WIDOW BY PROXY" Elsie Ferguson in

"THE WITNESS FOR

THE DEFENSE" Vivian Martin in

"THE THIRD Kiss" Wallace Reld in

"THE VALLEY OF THE

GIANTS"
Robert arwick in

"TOLD IN THE HILLSGeorge Loano Tucker's Production

"THE MIRACLE MANThomas H. Ince Productions Enid Bennett in

"STEPPING OUT' Dorothy Dalton in

"THE MARKET OF SOULS"
Char.es Ray in
THE EGG CRATE WALLOP"

Paramount Comedies
Paramount. Arbuckle

Comedles

one each month Paramount-Briggs Comedy

one each week Paramount. Mack Sennett

Comedles two each month Paramount Magazino

issued weekly Paramount Post Nature

Pictures issued every other week Paramount-Burton Holmes

Travel Pictures one each week

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And remember that

any Paramount or Artcraft picture that you haven't seen is as new as a book you have never read.

Paramount FAMOUS PLAYERS-LASKY CORPORATION

ADOLPH ZUKORD JESSE LLASIT UP CROLL DE MILLE Ded
Risti

ARTCRAN
PICTURES

NEW YORK

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THE PROOF OF THE

OF THE PUDDING

ST. NICHOLAS FOR 1920

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LITTLE FOLKS IN HISTORY (In four books)

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LITTLE FOLKS OF THE BIBLE (In four books)

By DOROTHY DONNELL CALHOUN These delightful stories differ from other Bible narratives in that they are not the tales of great deeds or of great heroes of the Bible, but of real children for real children to read. The old characters come before us like modern young people, and the scenes in which they played a part are made vivid by descriptions and incidental allusions possible only to an accomplished writer. “Little Folks of the Bible presents the familiar child characters of the book. The stories are told in appropriate tone. The entire collection may be warmly commended.”The New York Evening Post.

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By RALPH HENRY BARBOUR

and H. P. HOLT


PORTUNES OF WAR" is a story of the sea, and it

is as tense and thrilling as "Lost Island," last year's success of these authors. It deals with the adventures and misadventures that befall an enterprising boy

of the Maine coast, who, with an older “pal,” is enabled purchase a schooner, hire a crew, and undertake to make the voyage to France, th a cargo of valuable lumber, through the dangers of the submarine zone. The apters recounting the fights on, and for, the vessel, and its final fate, will hold the athless interest of every patriotic American, boy or girl, man or woman, who is tunate enough to read them. The authors never told a more thrilling story.

12 mo, 352 pages. Illustrated. Price $1.50

Also by the Same Authors

LOST ISLAND

A thrilling story of the adventures of a Brooklyn boy who could not resist e call of the sea. He fares forth on his own account, and circumstances send n around the world. Difficulties and dangers confront him, but he meets them ways with steady courage; and finally his adventures lead to a sunken ship's asure more precious even than gold.

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24 days in an open boatthen washed ashore, and

In Mid-Pacific, lacking food or water, under blazing suns
by day, storm-wracked by night, among dying and dead
companions, this 16-year-old wireless operator lived to tell
his thrilling, terrible tale to The American Boy readers.
You have never read a more romantic or remarkable story
than the true story that 16-year-old Theron Bean, wireless
operator of Portland, Ore., tells himself in the October
American Boy.
An emergency operator in the U. S. Merchant Marine, self-
educated in the elements of radio operation, Theron Bean
went along as operator on the wooden steamer Damaru,
from Seattle for the Philippines with gasoline and dyna-
mite. A bolt of lightning destroyed the ship. With 31
others, few of whom survived the frightful ordeal, Theron
tossed in an open whaleboat on an open sea for days, 'til
washed ashore among semi-savage natives.
But get it all from him at first hand in his own words in the October
American Boy, just out. Get one at your news-stand-ask Dad to
bring it home for you. He'll enjoy this story, too. Don't miss this
remarkable story or The American Boy this month-eight pages
larger than any other ever!

20c a copy on news-stands, $2.00 a year by mail THE SPRAGUE PUBLISHING COMPANY

Dept. 69, Detroit, Mich.

Other big stories this

month

“The Well of Ourir" A Frech boy's exciting adventure in an African desert.

“Tired Bull's Busy Day" Thrilling and funny, both.

Keep on, too, with "High Benton” and “Catty Atkins” in this October, the biggest number of The American Boy ever published.

The Telegraphic Laugh”.
How a messenger boy
extricates himself from
a ticklish plight on the
Mexican border,

Yankee Ingenuity". Two boys' thrilling experiences on a cannibal island. A knowledge of electricity saved them.

The Burning Arrow" Anew Jimmy May series, showing Jimmy in an outlaw hunt through southern swamps.

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