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THANKSGIVING DAY has tinged all the stories of the Husy Utcs thU
wrrk and we have a lot or Intcrcs'.lng c.ircsfiona of what the writers
think Thanksgiving should rm an.
The story which receives fin;t prize tells in a incasing way of
what the first Thanksgiving day did mean to the rcoplo who f-Urtcd the cus
tom. Another prize-winning (ale tells of how a lad shared the season's Joy:i
with another. Neither of there stories was chown solely for Its moral, but.
loth were chosen because the writer seemed to l;c more hone3t with himself
nnd his possible renders In writing. He was thinking and trying to tell
what ho thought, and that is the way we should write. SSoiueUmca v.e write
trying fo tell what ve think the reader hin!::i. don't we?
There is an Interesting page of stories this week. Head them all over
and tell yourself which one you like best, and why, that you may form a habit
of making up your own mind about things and having a reason for what you
deride. That, jou know, Is a valuable habit, and one which lots of pooplo
One of the stories which Is published this week is the writer's version
of an old, old story which many writers have used as their thejne. Since the
writer has made It her version, (old it in her own way and not as It was when
she read It, it Is, of course, her story. It would be better, though, for the
writer, themselves, if they told of the storlra they see themselves, things
which happen in their own lives, : ecauec liiat trrlns the mind to recognize the
s:ery which is in every life, even every day, ordinary life.
The prize winners this we"k are Mary KatUerine Harrison, Blue side,
and Julius Brown. Red side.
Any of the Husy Ileeg may send cards to anyone whose name is on the
Tostcard nxchano, which no Includes:
Je nlf I.' Hi-. A l:mw orth, Nob.
irrni! Xlrf'uy, BiunMon, Neb.
Millar) Meivli. Heovri' Oily, Xr.
ual el vlt I ennliigton. Neb.
..l Ma (Jcttach. IKi .nlngton. Neb.
Mn. rip ijoubiii. Bennington, NpIi.
.'':. il;lTriKP. Henon, Np.
Mn ii- (;:.Kiipr. I;pnknmah, Net).
lua Aley, I er.tr il I lly, Kelt.
v wrft I'heney, e reigni'in, Noli,
louli Maori, Dsvld City. Nch.
line-a FrlnH, J I'lrohtnipr. Neb.
.Meoa Bonn -li, Klgln, Neb.
Li.nle Hoi:'-. H"l, eity. Neb.
i.lhel floed. Fremont, Neb.
iiiim l.ulidluirfc, Fremont, Nob.
ilari. n ( tiibson, Neb.
irt(U'-titi Bartholomew. Oothenlmrg, Npb.
n i Vii, 4i7 West Charles Strpet, Grand
Lydla It'll ii. Mb Wpt Koenig street,
LHn Vi.. o? West Charles rtrept,
Is. and. Nrli.
Inn e'osleilo, Hi West L'ii.h;h
eiund Inland. Neb.
JikhIp CiawfiM. ! West Charles street.
limnrt Island, Npb.
1'aullnn rVhulte. Deadwo'id. S. IX
Martha Murphy, vn Kat Ninth street,
Uramt Island. Neb.
I lush Hutt. t.fidiara, Npb
Heeler . Itutt, Lp-hara. Nb.
Alice Tempi. Islnctnn, Neb.
Ktilli Temple, Lexington, Nb.
Anna NeMsoii, Lexington, S"U.
Kdytha Kreltz. Lexington. Npb.
Marjorln Templp. Lexington, Neb.
Alice Uraaniyer, trei (J strpet. Lincoln.
Marian Hamilton, Mi I, street, Lincoln.
I'.lsle Hamilton, 2;.2t L street, Lincoln.
Irene Dllier, L street. Llnroln.
Hughlo Dlshcr. 01 L strppt, Ltncnln.
Charloito Uoggn. K27 foiith ntti'enth street,
t Ii ciln.
T'JS Ka?t Second
Althpa Myers, 2il North SlxtpenUi itrppt,
I oiilt 8tllc. Tjyoiis, Nb.
Kalelle MrOoiiHlit, Lynn. Neb.
Milton Selxer, Nebranlia e'ity. Neb.
Harry e'rawford. Npbrauka City. Neb,
Harvey Crawford. Nehraxka City, Neb.
Luclla IlaiPii, Norfolk. Neb.
l.tha Larkln, South Sixth ctrept. Norfolk,
Kmrna Marquardt. Fifth strppt and Mailt-
on avenue, Norfolk. Npb.
Genevieve M. .lonp. North Lonn, Neb.
William Iiavls. ill Vent Third street,
North I'latte. Nab.
loula Haahe, 2t0i North Nineteenth avenue,
Frane Jotinton. 833 North Twenty-fifth
Marguerite Johnnon. VZ3 North Twenty
fifth avenue, Omaha.
Kmlla Brown, IK; Boulevard, Omaha.
Helen CKiodrlch, Nlcholaa street,
Mary Brown, South Central llouleard,
V, a Hendpe, 44"H Poilgi! Ftreet, Omnha.
Lillian Wirt, 41W4 Chhs utrxet, Omah.i.
I.ewla Koft. ?.!lo Franklin treet, Omaha.
Juanlta lnnp, Z76 Kort tipt, Omaha.
Baett Kuf, 1M4 Kiniipy atreet. Omiitia.
Meyer Conn, b4K liniirgla avenue, Omaha.
Helen F. IHjuglas. 1" Si J utreet. Lincoln.
Ada Morria. 'MM Krunklln utreet, omatia.
Myrtle Jensen, Sf.Hi lr.ari rtrppt, Omaha.
Orrin Kiaher. 1210 H. Kleventh t-t., eimaha.
Mildred IUrkkton, 2T09 Howard tit., Omaha.
When Bob Went Racing
HEN Hob's father, Mr. Danlpy,
1 A Fl came home from liU office one
I T I ev,n'" nJ announced that he
lial mm uny uuukih m nuts
automobile Rob' joy knew no
bounds. He Jumped about In
hla glee, declaring that now he nouM get
1i ride "Juit as fait as he should wish to."
He had never bad as fast an automobile
ride as be desired. Sometimes he taw
autos speeding along like the wind, but
never bad be ridden In one going like
that. Hla mother's friend. Mrs. Uavls,
often cams and took Rob's mother and
blmaeif for a spin through the park or
Into the ouiitry, but she waa a careful
driver and never let her machine out to a
speed greater than fifteen mllea an hour.
This did not suit Rob, who wanted above
all things to race with fast-going autos.
"Ah, ' he cried, on learning that bis
father bad bought an auto, "I hall now
ride Ilk the wind." But bis father shook
hla baaed, declaring that they must uao
canutlon driving their new machine.
' Most accidents occur from people's driv
ing rackleasly." explained Mr. Iianley.
"We are gtting to enjoy our auto and feel
aafe at the same time."
Rob's bead fell. "What's the use of hav
ing an automobile If one In goinc to ride
along at a horae gait'.'" he said mentally.
want to cut through the air like a bird
on tbe wing." But of bis deiro be faiJ
nothing alor-.d, for bo I. new that his father
J 4 very cautious man. and that tf he
thought there was danger In riding fast
be would keep the machine at a klow,
aafe pace, and all Rob's arguments to the
cunuaiy would be of no avail.
The automobile waa brought to Mr.
Pauley's hums on the following day. and
Rob's eyea were lcio with Joy when his
father told him to Jump into the front
scat beside the chauffcu: The latter was
employed to run the machine till Mr.
1'anler should lpirn to do so for himself.
"And after I have mastered the ma
iler., eon. 50.1 shall set beside me and 1 11
teach you to do the same. Then jou can
take your mother out riding when 1 can't
fliid it convenient to go."
"And when I no Uarn the machine I'll
drive some," said Rob Jokingly.
"If you go to driving too rapidly 1 11 take
your chauffeur's license away from you."
!a':ghd Mr. Daniey. "No reckless bands
shall damage this fine ii.a.Nne."
"All right, dsddy; Just as you fay," re
plied Bob. But hti ft It that autjmibdj
riding should be for sptwl rather than
iiwur i'.rii liso-i. Ilov.aid St.. Omaha,
e.uu H'jhomI, nts aiUil avrnue, Omaha.
lioiiMi lioui-i.. l'-' i,.iini Mr'ft. eiinuna.
. .i., ixin i.t'udrKTo, ',:tl Nu-hoian, elinHiia.
..i:i:i.ite joiuiron. P'Li Locum m , Omaha.
. ,. v.lll.-in, ll-l ,s.ll.l iMirticto. Ihr.atia.
vllo.H li.iwaril, e ajiitoi avrriun, omana.
1 11. ah I'lMiier. lilu Souio pilcveiitn, Omana.
Ju. ono jmwn. :ree; LcaKiiwin in, Omaha.
I ona Heo-n. zlw i 'hir.'wo a:rpct. onmn.i.
Mabel SiicltPlt. 'U Njrth Twetity-lifin
V. alter joi.n.-ioii. i'f3 Noitli TwpntlolU
1 il'l et, ilnuihu.
I.iiunu Can luiiciH, ' '1 1 North Tw enty-fifth
hii tel. Omaha.
LiMOHu.i i it nmoii. Tlio Albion, Tpnth and
Im.llii: itrtcti. Omana.
A,.... a.aniinonil. o'.Ni-id. Neb.
Mndgo L. 1muiip. Orit. Neu.
. .a Betldco, Orleans. Nfb
Alrli'H IMt'lHIIOlia. -M ,t il...'-. Nfll.
.'Bri 1''!pmlng. Osceola. Neb.
Lotta VVooiia, Pawiite City, Neb.
tan I'erktii.i, Kiddliinton. Neb.
I.uiia Luis, Stanton, iSeh.
Lena lvtorson. Hill Locusi St.. K. Omana.
ma e 'ft rm . ruttoii, Ciay touniy, Nebmka.
.iara Miber. i lua, Nu.
Munreil I . J one. Norlo on. Neb.
..ia 1 1 ic.iri. vaco, Isel.
Lpo Boikoru, Warn, Neu.
Mae Urunkc, v em t'olnt. Neb.
iMitie stafiiay, wither. Neb.
c retu iicii ware. Inmdp. IScb.
j uulmti Carkst, York, Npo.
..una Helilinx. York. Nc'O.
Aiaiv Krudcncle. oik. Neb.
t taiiii) II. Uurtlett. I'ont.irieiic. Ja.
j re n Reynolds. Lltth; Sioux, la.
itiiel Atulholland. I;s 71, MJlvcrn, la.
l.ieanor ,M1lor. Malvtrn. la.
ivemeiinn Alelior, .Mnivirn. la.
ituth itohci tHoo, Manilln. la.
ulammet H. Witherow. Thurmdn, la.
JJerina McKvoy, It. 1'. 1 1. J, Uox 2j, Mia-
bouiI Salle:-, Li.
Itinry It. Workinger, 20: W. Huron street,
Adlenu Sorry. Monarch. Wyo., Box 3J.
Fiert Sorry. Monarch, Wyo.
Pearl Harron, Monaich, Wyo.
John 'airon. Monarch, Wyo.
Krtith .Amend, Sheridan, ,yo.
1-aullne Sunup, Oraiul. Okl.
fled Stiellev, Io liu ip etreet, Kansas
Mary liol ntniih, Sidney Neb.
Nellie lMedrlck, Sidney. Neb.
Kur.lce Wright, V.Y1 North Lopau tttrept.
Carol Simpson. Wllber, Neb.
fliylls IIiihk, iil!2 Went Sevcnteonth atrcot,
Maeilo Moore. Silver City. Ia.
Mabel HouHton, Jyl8 Miermau avenue,
Dorothy Tollpson. 4340 North Thirty-eighth
Mabel r.aker. Lander. Wyo.
Cortnne Allinon llobertKon, Wllber, Neb.
K'.liabeth Wright, 1322 South Thirty-fifth
Marlon StarnoH, 1313 Fouth Thlrty-flrat
Francis A. Hotaon. l'ueblo. Colo.
Pbvllls Corbptt, Sitlney, Neb.
Kdward Beckard. Wnoo. Neb.
Kllen I'fteiHonl l'lfty-flrst and C. streets.
Harry Renting, 123 East First street. Grand
Jeannetle AtcBridp. KIkIii. Kb.
Kllaabetli Wright, 1X22 Suuth Thlrty-ftfth
i;onlo Wright. 6.12 North Logan street,
Sadie Finch, JiH Fourth avenue, Kearney,
One day while Hob waa learning to
drive the automobile his father, who Vas
acting as his tcucher (and who had already
learned tho management of the machine)
wan obliged to stop at hla office to at
tend to some bueinenr. Ha left Rob In
the car. telling him that he would be cm
ployed on the business for about twenty
minutes. "Just stay In the car till I come
back." he added. And left Rob In full
possession of the great machine. As Rob
eat watching the people passing to and fro
on the pavement he did not notice a
strange-looking Individual who had ad
vanced to within two fpet of the auto
mobile and who stood Intently watching
it. Occasionally he raised bis eyes to
Rob. who sat In the aest beside the cliauf
feuu's seat. Then, a If from sudden im
pudse, he sprang into the chauffeur's seat,
and before Rob knew what waa going on
had taken full management of the car and
turned It Into a aide street, whining
along at a rapid speed. In vain did a
policeman call out after 1dm to slacken
tils speed, which was unlawful In the
heart of the city. On and on he went,
looking neither to the right or to the
As soon as Rob could recover from bis
surprise and fright be gasped oul this
question: "Say, mUter, how dare you to
Jump Into our car without an Invitation
and run it In this way?"
I2ut not a word in reply did toe strange
chauffeur utter. He kept his eyes r,veted
on the street in front of hlni, turning the
car in and out amidst the traffic with the
agility of an expert. That he was thor
oughly familiar with the machine was
quite evident. Rut Ms reckless driving
and his wild expression alarmed Rob ex
ceedingly. "Say, mister, you've gone quite far
enough. Please take me back to the plate
we started from, for my father will be
waiting for me." As lie addressed the
stranger Rub laid hold of his arm, shaking
It vigorously, "Come, take me and this
car back at once or I'd have you ar
"Airfaied. Ill, ha. hul Arrest Hiram
Pov.ers. the greatest eijert automobilist
In the world? 11a. hal" And on and on
they went, tii man still grinning widely
at Rob's threat. Then as they bad
reached the outskirts of the city and the
streets were almost empty of vehicles t"ie
strange chauffeur aeif-r.amed Hiram
Powers-put on speed till the auto fairly
flew, leaving a clu'.id k, dut be .In. I It.
All poor frlgbteiteJ Rob could do was to
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hang onto the side of the seat with one
hand and to hla cap with the other. They
were going at the rate of sixty miles an
hour. Onco Rob made as If to touch one
of the breaks with hla foot, but the
atranger gave him a glance that said:
"Hands off or there'll be trouble fur all
of us, the machine, yournelf and me." So
Rob shrank Into the seat, fearing to budge
or to speak lest the man do anmething ter
rible. That the person beside him was
Inrane Rob felt quite certain. And that
they were going at a dangerous speed bo
waa also quite certain. How the wind
bore against him In all Its resistance! How
tho millions of particles of dust and sand
cut his facol How really wearisome It waS
to go at such a apeed. to endure such sus
pense! Poor child, be felt that bis time
had certainly come.
After thirty miles of such driving th
man suddenly threw oh tho brakes, and the
huge, trembling car came to a standstill
In the middle of a fine country road about
half a inlle from a farm Iiouhc. "Come,
Jump out and run to that' house yonder
and bring me a drink," so commanded the
man of Hob.
But Just as Rob was about to do as
bidden, glad of the opportunity to get
away from the craxy portion who hold his
life In his reckless hands, tho man stopped
htm. "Ah. sit where you are. There conies
my servant, who will fetch nie a drinlt."
And the poor wild-eyed creature beckonpd
to an Imaginary person in the road, say
ing: "Ceme, fellow, fetch me a drink from
yonder well." But evidently the Imaginary
person did not prepare to obey, for the
man became quite beside himself with
rage and howled out: "Come, or I'll beat
the life out of you. Why do you stand
grinning ut nie when I command you?"
At this outburst Rob trembled to his very
toes. What would become of Mm? Should
be make ore wild leap and gain the ground
and run into the field on the roadsldo?
But no, the crazy man would surely fol-
low him and run him down. There was
no fence behind which he mlvbt find a
hims place. The country was entirely
open and every spot visible to ones lew.
The man continued to a'oue tne Imagi
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nary servant who seemed very ulucli In
clined not to obey orders, for the master from Rob for the three gentlemen to un
cried out: "I'll have your head. Insolent deratand tho situation, and they all gath
dog." And with that the man Jumped to ered about the poor, Insane fellow and
tne ground and ran after the Imaginary talked to him gently. "You get into that
servant, whom he fancied was tleelng from car over there, my man. and we 'l :i'l
him. Down Die loud he went, wildly ges- drive :ntu the city together," suggested nno
ticc'.aLing a ad screaming at the top of his of the gentlemen. And. strange to say.
,-t.icg. "top, )ou ingrate, or I'll bse your the insane mau did as ntjuestrd. AuJ
Gathering the Corn
head!" Rob drew In a breath of relief. Then
he began to think quickly. He must get
away from that man as fast as possible. He
had not learned how to manage the car as
yet, but knew enough about It to run It
slowly on a level road. So he turned on
the power and started. Luckily for him
the crazy man bad turned down a side
road, leading through a field. Slowly be
drove the great palpitating car, which had
not quite recovered Itself since Its terrific
run, down the road, and had gone possibly
a hundred paces when he heard tbe crasy
man's wild yell: "Stop the car! I'm cumins!
Stop or I'll have your head!"
What Hob would have done no one can
say had not some assistance at that very
mlnuto happened along, for the crasy man
had turned back and hod gained the main
road, and was coming toward Rob at a
run. Rob would not have dared putting on
speed, for he waa too new to the work of
running an automobile to go to such risk
of limb and life. But there sounded behind
him the toot of an automobile horn Just at
the moment when ho wsa about to despair.
And, turning In his scat, he waved wildly
to the three men coming behind him. "Stop
I'm in great danger!" he cried. The men
heard his cry and drew their own auto up
beside Bob's car. At the same moment
they saw and heard the wild yells of the
Insane Bian, who had almost reached Bob's
machine. "Don't let that crasy man In my
car again," crid out Bob desperately,
standing up and pointing toward the com
ing crazy chauffeur.
"Ah-h, there's something wrong here,"
said one of the nion. And ha Jumped out
and went to Bob's side. At the same mo
ment tba crasy man reached the car, and
angrily tried to push the gentleman away.
"Out of my sight, you Ingrate!" shrieked
the crazy man. "I'll have your head If you
molest me or my car."
It took oniy Ten words of explanation
pretty soon, seated beside one of the gen
tlemen In the rear sent, his hands securely
tied (for such precaution was thought to
be necessary), a second of the three new
comers got Into the chauffeur's seat and
drove townward as fast as he thought wise
to drive. The third gentleman, who knew
the management of an automobile per
fectly, offered his services to Rob nnd
drove the poor, half-dead boy to bis fath
er's office. There they found a good deal
of excitement bad been occasioned by Rob's
strange disappearance, and Rob was told
by one of his father's clerks that he uhould
'rhone to his mother at once, as any com
munication at his own home would r?ach
his father, who was searching for him.
Well, to make a long story short, Rob soon
located his father, and after much ex
planation on his part, for bis parents were
so excited and happy over his safe return
that he was obliged to repeat many things
Incident to his wild ride, he said, de
murely: "Daddy, I've bad my fust ride a ride
faster than the birds fly. And I want no
more of 1U Ten miles an hour is Just about
my speed. No, never again do I want to
dash along like a crazy man rides."
"Yes, and that poor follow whoso name
really Is Hiram Powers la one of those
racing car chauffeurs. And. he has suf
fered from so many automobile accidents
that his nerves have tone to pieces. He's
been one of the greatest expert drivers In
the country, but now he's done for. Ha
Just escaped the asylum a few days ago
and the authorities have been on the out
look for him. How strange that he should
have gotten into our car and taken you on
such a dangerous expedition."
"Yea, he gave ne tho wild ride I have
wanted. And I've had quite enough of It.
too. Slowrldlng and comfort ia my motto."
And Bob sat down to his supper with a
happy heart. It waa so good to be safe at
home once more.
bOWN TlIK ROAD II K W
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(First Prize )
The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving.
liv Mary Katherine Hnrrlson, Aged 11
Year. Sfi"J North Twentieth Street,
Omaha. Blue tilde.
Many years ago when Pilgrims came
to the country they found a place In tho
ground that had been dug up. They be
gan to dig deeper and found an Indian
basket of corn. They had never seen
corn before. They planted the corn and
It brought a big harvest. For this har
vest and blessing they set u day apart
to give tlinnks. and this was called
They had pumpkin pies and corn
bread. The fathers brought In wild tur
keys, rabbits, clams and fish.
Tho Indiana wero invited to cat
Thanksgiving dinner with them. The In
dians brought doer with tneni.
When tliev were all seated around the
tables they gave thanks to Ood.
At another Thanksgiving tthey did not
have all this. They only had on each
plate flvo grains of corn and some clams,
but they gave tuangs to Ood Just tho
1 1 ... A ft Vmmr'm ttftt
Houtli Central Boulevard, Omaha, Js'eu.
Willie was 5 years old on Thanksgiv
ing day. Ho waa going to spend the dsy
at his grandmother's house. He knew
he was going to have a hearty dinner
consisting of sweets.
As he was starting he met boy who
had no home, so Willie took the little
boy with hjin to his grandmother's house.
He was welcomed by all and was asked
to remain with Willie and share part of
bis Thanksgiving meaL They ata nuts
and candy all afternoon and played many
When Willie started for home he took
the little boy with him. On arriving
home his mother asked him all about It.
Willie told her all and said: "Be good,
let the little boy stay with me and share
my bed nnd other things."
Willie was praised by all for being
kind to the poor.
J3v Vera Murray. Aged 10 Tears, 1115 North
Thirty-eighth. Bt., Omaha, Neb. Blue
Bessie was sad, for It was Thanksgiving
day, and what was Thanksgiving without
uncles and aunts and cousins to enjoy
the day with her.
"Oh. dear, why did It have to snow no
hard laat night? We can't go out until we
shovel our way out and It is so cold," she
But what was that noise; It sounded like
the Jingle of bells. She ran to the window
and what did she see but a sleigh full of
aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma and
"Oh, mamma, look whose coming," she
Then there was a great bustle getting off
wraps and getting warmed near the large
fireplace. But soon everything was quiet
and they had dinner.
In the afternoon Vncle John took all
the children out In the big alelgh. And
such fun riding over fences and hedges
tho same as If It were the road.
Then they went home and that night
after every one had gone home Btsala told
her mother that she had tho best tlmo In
her life even If It did snow, for she said:
"If It had not snowed we couldn't have
had our sleigh ride."
Kenneth and Jolly.
Bv Kadie . Finch, Aged 13 Years. WU
Fourth Ave., Kearney, Neb. Blue Side.
In the Sierra Nevadas lived a little boy
named Kenneth Raeburn. ' Ho was very
fond of all aiilmalu, but especially so of
a young goat which had been glvon him.
He called the goat Jolly.
Jolly would follow him everywhere. Bho
would coma when he called her and eat
from his hand. Many people traveling
through the beautiful mountains wished to
buy the kid, but Kenneth would not under
any consideration sell her. Though poor,
money could not tempt him to part with
Cne day his mother said: "I think the
mountain berries are ripe and I wish you
to gather some for me."
Kenneth quickly obeyed, for he loved his
mother dearly. Ho he and Jolly trotted
off for the mountain side. While Kenneth
was busy gathering the berries the kid
was gamboling and frollclng around and
must have climbed high and higher up the
mountain. When Kenneth had what he
though sufficient berries for his mother
he looked for Jolly. He Immediately began
calling her. but there was no answer from
his pet. He hunted until darkness gath
ered, around the great mountains.
At last the thought came to him that a
wolf or perhaps a mjuntaln bear had car
ried ber off. But he must run home to
mother. Poor mother, she would be wor
ried about l.er boy. Ha Inquired of all he
met, but no one bad seen her. Now Ken
neth nearly cried.
"Don't cry, little boy," said a kind old
man, "I think God will send you back
your kid, for you love her so."
His mother consoled him the best she
could. They ata their supper. He then
sJd hla prayers, asking eiod to please let
Jolly come safely back home again. He
went to bed, but could not sleep, the
thought that poor Jolly mlitbt be in the
wolf's den instpad of In her own snug shpd
After a time he became drowsy and fell
asleep and dreamed she was bumping at
the door. A noise awakened him and he
heard a scratch, scratch. Ho Jumped out
of bed and openrd the door. There stood
"Oh, you d-sr little Joily! I am so glad
to see you.." ho crlpd, husglng and pet
ting his kid. "The old man said elod would
bring you back and he did." And they
were both very happy.
Two Real Friends.
T.y Francis Serhart, Aged 10 Tpars, 13
North Thirty-second Avenue,
Omaha. Red t-'idr.
Thirty-second avenue, Omaha, Red side.
South of Italy on a bpautlful Island called
Blcily, there was built the city of Pyracuss,
nnd the ruler of Syracuse was a cruel ty
rant. Ho had condemned a man named
Pythias to be put to death.
Pythias asked the prlvllego of going
home to see Ills family and arranging his
Tho king said, "You may go If you can
find a friend to take your place."
Then a true and dear friend named
Damon stepped forward and said, "I will
tako the place of Pythias and If he doesn't
come back In due time I will die for him."
Then Pythias went home and saw bis
family and children. Whpn he started
back he was attacked by robbers and
wild beasts and' the brldgo over the river
which he must cross was broken away by
Tho king viFited Damon In prison and
tald, "Tour friend will not return and so
tomorrow at sunset you will be put on the
The next day came and Pythtas dl : not
return. The crowd wss waiting to hear
the fatal word from the king. Then the
crowd looked up and what do you think
they saw? It waa Pythias on a horse rid
ing aa fast as be could go. When he got
to the scaffold he Jumped upon It and
pushed Damon off and got on himself,
saying, "Do your duty, executioner!"
But the king said, "No! let the faithful
friends live and I, If worthy, be third In
this bond of friendship."
Uncle Bob's Story.
By Virginia Plxley, 6003 Case 6t, Omaha,
"Oh, tell us a story," cried Grade one
night as Uncle Bob came Into the library.
"Oh, do," cried Betty, who was a regular
"Tell us about when you were a little
boy." said Tommy, crawling on his knee.
"Well," began Uncle Bob, "when I was a
boy we used to Jump on trains and ride
a little ways and Jump off. Tho police
men had warned us and told us not !
jump on, and we paid no attention. One
day a policeman arrested ma and took me
to your grandma and asked her If she
would pay my fine or have me go to the
police station. Mother, who wanted me to
learn a lesson, told him she would not
psy my fine. But I pleaded so hard that
finally the policeman said that If I would
lay sidewalks for a week be would let
me off, so I laid sidewalks,
"One day, about a month after, I went
to see a friend In Springfield, Hi. The
night I got there, there waa a big fire.
We boys Jumped on the train to go to it.
But Just as I went to get off my foot
slipped under tho wheels and cut my toes
off That night I had to go home and
your mamma and grandma and Aunt Ad
dle came down to meet rno. I will never
forget the lesson I learned and I hope
you children will profit. Run to bed now
llko good children and good-night."
By Oscar Young, Aged 14 Tears, HersUey,
Neb., B, P. D. I. Box 10.
I had a dog whose name was Prince,
He was not a very good dog. I got hi in
when he waa a puppy and then when I
got him in the house he barked all night
for his mother. Wo had him In the houee
over night because if he waa out he might
have frozen to death. Whan he grew to be
a big dog be barked at everybody who
went past our house.
At last one day somebody shot Win.
When wo went to school one day we found
hlni not far from the school house.
Well, I got a new puppy not long1 eftee
that. We named him Buck. He has yel
low fur. I have another pet (a horse).
His name is Nick. He has all black fur.
We can drive him double and single and
ho can be ridden. He Is kind of funny
A Thanksgiving Story.
By Henry Murray, Aged S Years, lUi
North tisth St., Omaha, Neb. Blue Side.
It was a cold dsy in November. John
was sitting at the window. Ho was watch
ing the people go by. His mother worked
for a living. John's mother waa very poor.
He was a lame boy. As ho was watching
the people, suddenly he heard some bells;
It waa a sleigh. The sleigh stopped at
John's house. The man knocked at the
door. John's mother went to the door.
The man asked to take John and her for
John and Ms mother got into the sleigh.
The man made the horses go. They drove
four miles In the country. Then he took
them to his home and there they had
dinner. After dinner the kind man took
tiem to their own home.
That night John told his mother that it
was tho best Thanksgiving he had ever
Letter from New Bee.
Dear Editor: My name la Hslan Frances
Bernstein and my address Is 2-iS Daven
port Ht., Omaha.
I have written a story entitled, "I Be
lieve In Hants. Claus." I enjoy the stories
tho Busy Bees write very much.
I see quite a few Thanksgiving stories In
print. I enjoyed the story of the Maglu
Penny very much. I will be years old
the 17th of this month. I remain as ever
Your loving Busy Bee,
Htl-tN FRANCES UJSKXs)TElN.
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