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things, yet what a splendid father he was, and what a salary that 'll send you back to college. If a good husband and honest man. So I just 'lit out,'
you knew how it just broke my heart, and as Tom would say, leaving you to think all sorts of things, but hoping that you'd believe in me.
Mother's—to have you give it up—" “I could n't write before, because, of course, Tom Dad stopped a moment to swallow; then had to make a few inquiries; but they were satis- went on: "Son Tom is all right! He's presifactory, just as I knew they would be, and now he 'll
dent of the very concern I've wanted to get take this with him when he sees your father. "Here's your lucky-piece, my dear—the very same
in touch with. I tell you, daughter, that was a one. I found my purse tucked inside my waist lucky-piece, was n't it?” when I went to bed. I knew I was n't fit to travel "Why, Mother 's crying !" exclaimed David, by myself | Next time I go upon a journey I 'll have suddenly. to take you with me. “You can't think, dear child, how glad I am to
"No, I'm not !" contradicted Mother, though know that you 'll be going back to college, after
she dashed a tell-tale handkerchief across her all; and that I've been able, ever so indirectly, to eyes. “But you 're mistaken this time, Father.” play the part of your fairy godmother."
She rose, and, coming around the table, slipped
between Kathleen and her father, putting an There was a moment's silence as Kathleen arm around each. “It was n’t the lucky-piece laid down the letter; then she cried:
at all,” she said tenderly. "It was just the dear "You don't mean, Dad, that my old lady's way you both have of believing the best of son Tom
everybody." "Oh, yes, I do!” interrupted Dad, joyfully. And who would dare to say that Mother was “The business is saved, and I'm on a salary; not right?
WISKEDJAK THE JAY
WISKEDJAK the Moose-bird, Wiskedjak the Mighty Nanabozo changed him to a Bird, Jay,
Ruffing out the feathers with his thumb. Wiskedjak—the rascall-was a Man. Impishly he bantered all who came his way, “Go!” said Nanabozo, “Play your merry Playing tricks on everything that ran.
games! All that ran or bounded, walked or crept or flew Be my Little Jester of the Woods! Through the wood, were targets for his When the green is tender, when the maple jokes;
flames, Jeering at the Eagle, lordly Ken-e-u,
When the mountains don their snowy hoods, Wiskedjak was always plaguing folks ;- Flitting through the pine-boughs like a driven Teasing wily Waguc; scaring from her nest
leaf, Wucagi, the heron of the fen;
You shall mock at all beneath the sky. Worrying the wood-friend, everybody's Though you be a scapegrace, though you be guest,
a thief, Little Oka-pandji-kuc the Wren.
Men shall laugh to see you swagger by!”
By ELLEN MANLY
A QUEER little lad one
it made him cross.
crowd of boys
indeed from that; It went again in a shower of rain
And next, when he missed his hat.
And once, at a game of ball;
That it couldn't be kept at all!
A QUEER little lass, when first she woke,
She found something, they say, One rainy day in the month of May
When the clouds hung dark and gray.
To the family's great surprise-
Now whatever it was that our lassie found III
That morn when the skies were gray, She found it next when the school bell rang, Or our laddie lost, to their serious cost, And it nearly made her late;
It isn't for us to say. And once, at play, in the strangest way,
VI And once, at her luncheon plate.
Though they never have mentioned what was IV
wrong, And she kept on finding it all day long,
We think we know, full well! And a tiresome time she had,
But when skies are bright and hearts are Till 't was lost to sight as she said "goodnight,”
light, And all of her friends were glad.
It doesn't seem fair to tell.
They may follow it if they choose
CHE ADVENTURE OF THE KNIGHT OF THE
The Wondering Boy: Fifth Ballad
"And Peredur proceeded towards the castle and the gate of the castle was open.
BEHOLD, the Men of the Eastern Lands came into the Council Hall,
1068 THE ADVENTURE OF THE KNIGHT OF THE MAGIC CHESS-BOARD
Quick flashed the swords from the secret sheaths when the doors Alung open wide,
The giants laughed as they wagged their heads : “ 'T was a friend came in the door!
“I will play a game with your craftiest chief, whatever his rank or name."
"But this is the stake ye play withal: if ye win, ye
your If ye lose, ye may go unscathed to your homes, but your clubs must be left here still.” The game began: “Oh!" the Boy cried out. "Some wizard has cast a spell ! No hand moved near them above the board, but three of my pieces fell!"
The giant laughed, but the Knight replied, unsmiling, "Play thy game !"
The white king stood in a ring of his foes, and the giant laughed again;
But ever they moved by the rules of chess; and there, at the set of sun,