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You should know that
' The daily capacity of Omaha's
flouring mills at present is over
" 5,000 barrels.
"Whit'i the constitution between friends?"
" Fiume is becoming something more than a
$ '.Mr. Taft admits be is built for comfort, not
airplaning. There are others.
Serbia and Roumania will sign the treaty
Jv itli Austria, but that, in no way obligates them
:o keep the peace.
Boston firemen decline to join the police in
t'licif folishness. In time it will be clear that
ome one has blundered.
" The school board will lose nothing by keep
ing in mind that $5,000,000 is a pretty big chunk
of money, even in these days.
. . It i a greater offense to fail to show up
iSor work than it is to kill a man, according to
Chief Eberstein's way of administering disci
: Thirteen was an unlucky number for a
'baker's dozen of auto speeders in the police
vcourt. ' A few more such groups, roundly fined,
,may be of effect in checking the mania.
i" "Hi" Johnson seems to have waked up Kan
sas City and Des Moines as Borah did Omaha.
.These "trailers" are dissipating the notion that
the middle west is unanimous for the league.
Toll of life taken by the gulf hurricane is
mounting high, and is already enough to place
that atorm well among the great calamities of
history. And it is not like war, which may be
v The Jewish relief fund drive is to get money
to buy food for women and children who
IvtuaHy are starving. The war is ended, but
hunger and disease atill stalk' through Europe.
Help here is given to tm: helpless.
; An "authoritative" denial of the Bullitt story
"i Ktirt'tner' tmv London, nrincioallv because
neither i Lloyd Oeorge aor his secretary ts
.named in connection with it. Mr. Bullitt must
have hit, pretty close, to the bull's-eye.
Observation of th anniversary of the adop
tion of th Federal Constitution contains some
thing a little beyond the mere celebration of a
birthday. It is, or ought to be, the beginning
of a movement of re-education of those people
who have lost sight of the fundamentals which
are represented by that document, and the
teaching of that considerable element of our
population whose ignorance on the point is
aa great as it is deplorable. .
The constitution of our government, de
scribed by William Ewart Gladstone as "the
most wonderful work ever struck off at a given
moment by the brain and purpose of man,", has
been assailed by Victor Berger as an outworn
relic of a barbarous age. Socialists of all va
rieties demand that it be abandoned and some
less stable and durable charter be set in its
stead. Dr. David Jayne Hill gives this outline
of the constitutional theory, on which our
1. that government should consist in lim
ited and specifically delegated powers; 2. that
these powers should be so separated and di
vided thai, no individual or group should con
trol all of them; 3. that the exercise of them
should be confided to responsible representa
tives of the whole people; 4.- that legislation
should be limited by the provisions of a
fundamental law; 5. that this law should con
tain guarantees of personal rights and liber
ties that should never be taken away by leg
islation; 6. that this charter of liberty may be
amplified, but never be changed by a mere
majority of the people, and only by the de
liberate act of a plurality so preponderant as
to prevent any group-interest from exercis
ing its arbitrary will in violation of the in
herent rights and liberties of an otherwise
defenseless minority; and 7. the establish
ment of a supreme judiciary charged with
the duty of seeing that the fundamental law
is not violated by any state or federal legis
lation. That is the essence of the American con
stitution, under which this country has grown
since 1787 to be the mightiest power for good
in all the world's history. If our people have
.lost sight of some things they should ever bear
in mind, or if some of them never have been
given right instruction in regard to the funda
mentals, the condition should not be perpetua
ted. Constitution Day in the future ought to
mark the advance of Americans in understand
ing the charter of their liberties.
. Strict economy h enjoinedon congress and
the country by Chairman Good of the ap
propriations committee, who points to the fact
that a deficit of $3,000,000,000 already confronts
the Treasury without another dollar being set
aside. - ' x "
Maybe the tragedy of the drive along the
Columbia highway wilk have the effect of re
ducing the speed at which the president is
hurried along on automobile drives. He is in
more danger from reckless driving than any
mother cause just now.
- Commissioner Ringer'i advice to the other
commissioners, that they read the transcript of'
evidence in the coroner's inquiry over the body
of Eugeqe Scott is good, even if the mayor does
insist they have no time to fool with such mat
ters. Careful perusal might convince some of
them that the county attorney has not acted
unwisely in holding the accused policemen fbr
.. Vagaries of Unrest
. Twenty-three yeara ago the country had a
great surprise in the nomination for president
of Mr. Bryan, who a few weeks before was
the practically unknown correspondent of a
newspaper. The period was one of remarkably
low prices all along the line. It was hard to get
a living price for anything. The army of tha
unemployed had never been so large before.
Naturally, political unrest was general. Mr.
Bryan held that goldbugs had cornered man
kind. As an orator he had the manner of
Patrick Henry, but not the other attributes.
His proposed remedy for the troubled condi
tions and low prices was unlimited coinage at
an arbitrary ratio. His theory was that price
would go up if currency went down. The pop
ulists who affiliated with him, wanted unlimited
paper money. Deprive the currency of any
value except the government stamp, they ar
gued, and prices will go up. Inflation was of
fered at the polls three times under the Bryan
leadership. It was rejected, though Bryan re
ceived more votes than were ever obtained be
fore by any other democratic nominee. Six
teen years of republican national control, with
tound money, brought great prosperity and sat
Again there is unrest but with a great dif
ference. Prices are high. Dollars are as good
as gold, and gold is stocked up in the national
treasury beyond all precedent Employment is
epen for, all who are qualified at big prices. A
job for every man and woman is easily ob
tained. And yet the unrest is marked. Strikes
against prices send them still higher. In vain
a strip of blanket is cut fom one end to
lengthen the other end. Doctrinaires are of
fering their nostrums as Bryan did in 1896.
The poet predicted the coming of a time when
"the common sense of most would hold a fret
ful realm in awe, and the kindly earth would
lumber, lapt in universal law." As ever, the
earth is kindly; Bat it is not restfully slum
brous. The Bryan fallacies were not the last
of their kind.
How about the common sense of most Mr.
Cryan wa downed by it His imitators will
find themselves up against it in the approaching
ampaign. St Louia Globe-Democrat, -
Ninety Days for Townley.
When Judge Dean of Jackson county,
Minnesota, sentenced A. C. Townley and Jo
seph Gilbert to jail for ninety days for (Con
spiring to teach sedition, he struck a mighty
blow for freedom of speech and publication.
Every agitator overtaken by the law sets up as
a defense his right of free speech. This is
never to be denied, but it carries with it full
responsibility for utterances. Seldom does the
radical jawsmith care to recognize this inevita
ble accompaniment of free speech. He prefers
to sail rough shod into existing institutions, and
scatter his verbal corrosives generally over
government and society alike, regardless of any
effect they may have. Most dangerous of these
are thos who have learned how to keep just
inside the law, while by insinuation or in
nuendo, half-truths adriotly expressed, they
manage to do greater harm than were they to
come boldly forth and proclaim exactly what
their doctrine actually contains. Townley and
Gilbert belong to this class. They have per
sistently spread the poison of social unrest and
class warfare in the most insidious way, until
they overstepped their caution, and the law
seized them. The present ease will be re
viewed by the higher court, whose decision may
not be anticipated, but the action of Judge Dean
is a vindication of the law and of good govern
ment. Our free institutions will exist only so long
as citizens in general understand that liberty is
only safely guarded when it excludes license.
Japan'a Reason for Rejoicing.
The LondonxTimes has from its Tokyo cor
respondent a lengthy dispatch, recounting the
enthusiasm with which the people and the gov
ernment received Marquis Saionji on his return
from Paris. . It was such an ovation as a
triumphant general or a successful diplomat
might be accorded after winning a tremendous
victory for his country.
And who will say Saionji did not deserve it?
He had won for Japan at Paris 'by his
diplomacy a territory rich in undeveloped
wealth beyond any his country ever possessed,
with many millions of dollars worth of pre
liminary improvements, such as railroads, docks,
public and private buildings and the like. Along
with this goes 4(,000,000 people, who are to be
governed and exploited after the Japanese fash
ion., All this had been gained without a blow,
merely by diplomatic adroitness in effecting a
compromise with an enthusiastic idealist, who
while sticking for the principle of self-determination
for all nations would willingly sac
rifice much sooner than incur the loss of Japan
as a member of the great international group
he seeks to form.
True, Saionji promised that 'in time Japan
would return Shantung to China, and the ideal
ist accepts this as a pledge, but not a word is
said as to when the restoration will be made,
nor of the qualification since applied from
Tokyo, that the state depends on the behavior
of China, with the implication that the
Japanese will be the final interpreters of that
behavior. No wonder the populace went wild
with joy when their emissary ro Paris reached
home. He brought with htm the richest prize
the empire ever seized, and at the price of a
few pleasartt phrases.
Samuel Gompers' Silence.
Considerable emphasis is being laid on the
silence of Samuel Gompers with regard to the
strike of the steel workers. This might not be
so if the public generally understood the
constitution of the American Federation of
Labor. That body is composed of autonomous
national and international unions, and a few
directly affiliated federal unions, each of which
is supreme over its own affairs. Mr. Gompers
has no more authority to call a strike or to
declare one off than has the president of the
United States. International unions, moving in
their own way and according to their own laws,
determine on strikes. It is true that Mr.
Gompers, through his personal influence, wields
great power in such matters, his advice gener
ally being listened to, although not always ac
cepted. But his is not the last word, either in
starting or ending a strike, and international
unions have hitherto been found very jealous
of their own business, This is one reason why
Mr. Gompers is silent at the moment.
"Contemptible quitters" show a remarkable
capacity, for holding on,
They All Visit the West
From the Villager" (New York).
At the news of his coming, the middle west
town shook itself and made immediate prep
arations. The two-column announcements in
the , local newspapers, the hand-bills pasted
above the tattered sheriff's notices on the cot
tonwoods and maples, were almost unneces
sary; the news thatJie was coming went from
one to the other ana everyone intended to be
there. "A monster crowd is expected," the
editor paragraphed, and neither rain nor sud
den corn-belt temperature could have upset the,
prophecy. Early in the morning they began to
come in from the farms; "Oles," with their
shiny brown faces, oddlv darker than their
Scandinavian hair and blue eyes; substantial
Mrs. Oles. broad of beam and toting the in
evitable Olekin; farm boys, true American
stock, as you could see by their thin-lipped,
wide mouths and their grave eyes, marked
already by the sun with crowsfeet at the cor
ners; prosperous farmers, men with moustaches
who, in their younger days, had seen hunting
in North Dakota or mining in California, but
who had drifted back and settled down to the
rewarding business of farming rich country;
"hands" imported from Chicago and tanned
out of their city pallor, but , re-clothed for the
occasion in their metropolitan clothes, grown
a bit loose at the belt and a bit scant across
fhe shoulders; young girls with their gawky
lovers, mothers, babies, lunch boxes, assorted
equipages, all sorts of horse, and every kind
of dog there is a motley assortment, but mid
dle western and solidly American.
Most of these early arrivals melted into the
town and were not seen until evening; a few,
however, hung around and watched the tent
being put up. Every boy in the town was on
hand from the moment the first stake was
driven; they stood about making witty remarks
during the preliminaries, but became tensely
silent as the red-and-yellow striped mass rose
up with a sough, slanted and swayed, and
finally, amid, shouted directions and curses,
stood steady and was rapidly roped down here
and there a boy,' with that "goat-like sort of
inspiration which is peculiarly boyhood's,
leaped into the air, flapping his arms at his
sides and uttering whoops. That vacant lot
was only a vacant lot; the boy went across its
beaten diagonal a dozen times a day, but that'
night, with the torchlights flickering and flar
ing, with the red-and-yellow striped tent, dirty
in the daytime, but now glowing like a thing
from China or Timbuctoo! with your own
chum's face showing different in the strange
jllumjnation, the eyes so glistening and tht
wavering shadows producing a strange effect
as of grimaces indeed, this was no vacant lot
but a land of true romance!
The older ones did not, of course, share this
peculiar thrill, but they could not fail to feel
the pervasive excitement; the sight of the
lights, the people going in at the entrance, the
half-dozen hustlers with their hoarse cries, the
band of eight pieces going oompah inside, even
the great black-lettered signs running around
the entire tent and announcing his painless
dentistry all this could not but make one
hurry instinctively one's steps, even were he
a skeptic with no intention of going in.
I do not know that the middle west is more
susceptible than other sections of the country
to tins psychological manipulation, but I can
not think where there can be people so stolid
that they would be unmoved by it. Do not
say he was a fakir; he was nothing of the sort.
When that red-faced fellow stumbled up on the
rude platform in a silence that seemed all the
deeper for the stream of guarantee and ejacu
lation from the painless dentist himself; when
he sat dawn in that kitchen chair, in full view
of to him! hundreds of thousands of those
who were once his fellow-men; when the den
tist waved his soft white hands and shouted
and then everybody craned forward as with
a quick movement he tipped the fellow's head
back and there was a tug and the band two
feet away suddenly blasted out like a charge
of dynamite and the dentist led him dazed to
the front of the platform, holding his tweezers
aloft triumphant, and then with the other hand
momentarily silenced the bass horn and the
trombone "Will you kindly testify to the audi
encedid it hurt?" and the subject spits a
mouthful of blood into the sawdust and grins
and shakes his head, and the band blares out
again and the hundreds of thousands applaud
and he goes back to his seat but it was indeed
the truth; it did not hurt!
And after all the bad teeth and a few sound
tnes! have been offered up and the dentist's
pockets are heavy with silver, the crowd
streams home down Main street, dark save for
the second-floor window behind which Charlie
Hicks is gloomily figuring his accounts the
flare of a match shines on Charlie's bright new
sign which says "Careful Dental Work," but
no one notices the modest claim; they are all
talking of the evening's experience, and a
doubter will listen in vain to hear any who
yielded up his tooth and his two-bits, say it
hurt "By Judas, it' didn't!" is the universal
.The next morning the vacant lot is the vacant
lot again; romance has gone; the morning sun
shines on a litter of papers and tobacco quids
and banana skins. Here and there, on the
farms, in the hardware store, down at the wire
factory, a man is minus a tooth. But that is
all, and Charlie Hicks is hoping the bead cur
tain of his second-floor office will rattle and
let in a patient; it does not rattle.
That was a good many years ago. The pain
less dentist does not come to town any more.
There are people who can remember him, yet,
quite well, but I do not believe any one of
them could tell you his name. There are a
half-dozen dentist's offices on Main street now,
though Charlie Hicks has moved into an im
pressive place on Maple avenue. None of them
offers anything as novel as the traveler of 30
years back offered; they have had no hustlers
and no brass bands; their growth has been
steady and slow and- unstartling and unap
plauded. After all, the middle west is sound, sure
American; we can count on it.
If Suited Don't Wait.
"Don't marry the first girl you fall in love
with; wait until you've seen, the rest," advises
the Montgomery Advertiser. Yes, and by the
time you've seen the rest someone will have
carried off the one you were in love with.
I i on av
The Day We Celebrate.
I. L. Beisel, city clerk's office, born 1865.
Sir Alfred Booth, chairman of the Cunard
Steamship company, born 47 years ago.
Bishop Thomas F. Gailor, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, born at Jackson,
Miss., 63 years ago.
Sydney Anderson, representative in congress
of the First Minnesota district, born in Good
hue county, Minn., 37 years ago.
Vivian B. Small, president of Lake Erie col
lege, born at Gardiner, Me., 44 years ago.
Johnny Griffiths, well-known lightweight pu
gilist, born at Wadsworth, O., 26 years ago.
J. E. Barton, traffic manager M. C. Peters
Mill company, born 1889. I
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
. S. C. Behenna, manager of the Swedish La
dies' National Concert company, is in the city
arranging tor the appearance ot nis attraction
at Boyds opera house.
The new power house of the Omaha Street
Railway company, on the corner of Nineteenth
and Nicholas, is practically complete. It cov
ers more ground than any other of its kind
in the west.
John M. Gibble, mayor of Muscatine, la, is
in the city, guest of his sister, Mrs. George
The Omaha Guards gave a pleasant dance in
Our Free Legal Aid
State your case clearly but
briefly and a reliable lawyer
will furnish the answer or ,
advise in this column. Your
name will not be printed.
Let The Bee Advise You.
Divorce and Attorneya Fees.
P. R. W. My wife secured a di
vorce from, me and the court made
me pay her attorney's fees. I think
I was fntttled to the divorce. If I
appealed the case to the supreme
court can the supreme court charge
me with additional attorneys' fees
for my wife's attorney? Please an
swer immediately through the col
umns of your paper.
Answer The supreme court can
exercise discretion and tax addi
tional attorneys fees if It sees fit.
N. W. I have been a reader of
your paper for many years and for
many years was a friend of your
father. I have never asked a favor
of you, eo will you please answer
"this question. I owned a small farm
worth about $5,000. I have been in
very poor health, so that I am un
able to work. My wife also has
been sick. I conveyed my farm
with the understanding that the
grantee would support my wife and
I by giving us $60 a month as long
aa any of us should live. I owe
some debts, amounting to several
hundred dollars, and these parties
threaten to eet aside this convey
ance unless I pay them. The pur
chaser states that If he pays them
It will reduce my Income. Please
tell me what the law is on the eub
Ject Answer-7-The weight of authority
is to the effect that It Is the legal
duty of & debtor to pay his debts
before he can convey property to
provide for his future support and
that existing creditors may avail
themselves of property conveyed for
future support, when the debtor has
no other property out of which . pay
ment can be enforced.
Landlord and Tenant.
. L. D. U. I rented an adjoinlnp
farm for grazing my cattle. The
same was taken away from me by
the owner because the person from
whom I rented failed to pay his
rent. I had to take my cattle quite
a distance to another farm which
I rented, which cost me consid
erable more money. Can I sue the
landlord for damages?
Answer The landlord Is liable for
any damages you have sustained.
Shipment of Live Stock.
B. D. I shipped some cattle with
Instructions to the railroad com
pany as to where I wanted the cat
tle unloaded and fed, while in tran
sit. The company did not do as I
requested. Is the railroad com
pany liable, and I would appreclat
If you would let me know what my
Answer A common carrier Is not
bound to comply with evry arbi
trary request made by a shipper of
live stock as to the place where such
stock shall be unloaded and fed
while In transit. It is only obliged
to comply with such request and in
structions regarding the care of the
shipment as may be reasonable.
Whether a particular request or In
struction is .reasonable is a question
for the jury.
L. E. M. My father sold his farm
about four years ago and at the time
he sold It he showed symptoms of
Insanity. The consideration paid for
the farm was much less than its
actual value. Since then his condi
tion has grown worse, so that it
was necessary. to confine him to an
asylum. Can the children set aside
this deed by paying back the con
sideration? Answer If your father was in
competent at the time of the sale,
the transaction is absolutely void
and you can set the deed aside.
B. F. My adjoining neighbor con
structed a dam under a right ob
tained from the ttate. The waters
from the dam overflowed part of my
farm and caused me considerable
damage. My neighbor claims that
as I cut some Ice that the benefit
that I derived from the Ice Is to be
deducted from the damages that I
sustained. Is this the law?
Answer It was decided in an
early case of Nebraska and which
is still the law that special benefits
may go to reduce the damages to
what remains of the land, but can
not be set off against the value of
the part taken.
. The Wrong Time.
"Darling I have decided to speak
to your father tonight."
"Oh. not tonight, Alfred. He has
out nimseir shaving, missed a train,
broken his glasses and lost an um
brella, all since this morning."
SAID TO BE FUNNY.
"I think tha minister ought to pray for
rain," said tno good dracon.
"Don't suggest It to him until after
wa hava had tha Sunday-school picnic,"
cautioned the deacon's good wife, Judge.
"Now we'll play 100," laid Willie, "and
I'll be the elephant."
"That will be fine," said Aunt Mabel.
"But what shall I beT"
"Oh, you can be the nice lady what
feeds the elephant with buns and augar,"
explained Willie. Blighty (London).
Some medical fiend claims to have dis
covered that bea stlnfrs are a sure cure
for rheumatism. Pity the hesitating
rheumatic patient, timorously muttering:
"To bee' or not to "bee' that Is the
question" Tha Passing Show (London).
A young farmer" bride who recently
undertook the management of the horti
cultural department of the farm writes
the agricultural editor as follows: "What
can I do to 'make my potatoes grow? I
peeled them ever so carefully bforo
planting them, but they haven't even come
up yet." Philadelphia Inquirer.
"THE CHARMING MERMAID."
Now that the nation Is dry, an enter
prising dopeologlst has compiled the fol
lowing for tha benefit of summer vaea-
BOSS-l'VE AN AWFUL HErURCHE;
SOlI LIKE TO LAYOFF THIS
tSAU-FARK isftUaatZO I-
(A mermaid seated on a rocky Isle rails
the Prlnofc ot Dollars. Ha cannot swim,
but p hinges Into the lake to answer hr.
Billy, Peggy and Balky Sam save him from
drowning and he rldea on Balky Sam's
back out to the Isle, where the mermaid
vanishes as they draw near.)
The Giant Turtle.
PEGGY, Billy and .the Prince of
Dollars cried out In wonder
when they saw that the mermaid
was gone. She had been there so
A 4. -.-.v l V. . ;,r..JV l.: .
"It's a Turtle," answered Billy; "a
, Great, Big, Whopping Turtle."
tlonlsts: Rye, N. T. ; Bourbon. 111.: Green
River, Ky. ; Cllquot, Mo.; Champaign, 111.;
Brandy Keg, Ky. ; Brandy Camp, Pa.;
Branely City, Cal.; Port, Okl.; Sherry,
Tex.; Brandywlne, W. Va. ; Olnn, Miss.;
Wine, Va. ; Tank, Pa.; Boose, Tenn.;
Drinker, Pa.; Aqua. Va.; Vichy. Mo., and
Llthla, Fla. Take your choice. The
To Oar General John Joseph Pershing.
"Where's a man who Is straight, strong
Where's a man who Is always true?"
Jeh,ovah spoke from his throne on high:
"That Pershing man will do.
I've tested the depths of the soul of
And I know him all through and through.
He's carried that flag Into distant lands.
He's spanned both the field and the
Re Is straight. Re la strong. He Is
And far more than that he's good.
My truth Is his shield and his buckler.
And he's done what he said he would."
And the angels of Glory
Now are telling the story
That for long ages hoary
Olad earth chorused again.
Hill and valley are ringing,
Many waters are singing,
Joyful tidings they're bringing,
"Peace and good will to men."
So to Pershing we gave full two millions.
We had ten millions more than went.
A signal flamed and they sprang to
New hope their young souls lent.
Some "struck for the trail of the un
But they left as on pleasure bent.
"My comrades In khaki, by night or
Trust God. Hold the line. Never fear."
Thus did Pershing's firm faith lead them
They answered with right good cheer.
The years long will roll back the echo
Of that "LaFayette, we are here."
Words and music by Marian Sargent,
8223 U St., Lincoln, Neb.
plnlnly Just moment before, and
now there waa . nothing on the
rocks, not even a bit of fog.
"HOo, Hoo! Where is she? Maybe
she is hiding among the rooks,"
hooted Judne Owl, and he hurried
alonir to the isle to look for her.
"No, no; she Isn't here. There's not
a sljrn of her," he a'dded, landm on
Ralky Sam, the Prince of Dollars,
Billy and Peggy landed on the isle
mid found what Judge Owl said was
true. The rocks were bare, with
splashing waves dancing over
"She must be here. I saw her.
with my pwn eyes. And she was
fairer even than 1 had pictured her
in my dreams," cried the prince,
searching In every nook and crack
among the rocks.
"Perhaps she was really a spirit
as you feared," whispered Billy Bel
gium. "Or a siren, like those in the"
story books, luring the prince to his
doom," nswered Peggy.
"No, she was too fair and Inno
cent to do harm," declared the
prince. "We alarmed her and In
her fright she was washed away
into the lake."
"Hee-haw! This thing looks queer
to me. I don't like spooks. I'm going
back to shore." Balky Sam bal
anced himself on the rocks as he
prepared to leap back Into the
"No. Let us look further," cried
the prince. And then he let out a
glad cry and held up something he
had found In a hole between two
rocks. It glistened lh the moon
light. "A hair comb!" cried Peggy.
"That proves she Is not a spirit,
npr a spook!" shouted the prince.
Judge Owl now let out a cry
"What's that climbing that rook
over there?" he said. They all look
ed toward a great boulder a few
yards away from the isle where they
stood. Something dark and shin
ing was poking Itself out of the
"Is it a snake?" whispered Foggy,
as a beady head shimmered in the
"No, it's a turtle," answered Billy.
"A great, big, whopping turtle, large
enough to drown a man."
"It's the mermaid. She really Is
a siren. She has turned into a tur
tle and Is waiting to drag the prince
down to his doom," cried Peggy.
"Hee-haw! I'm going home!"
brayed Balky Sam. "Get on my
"No, no!" said the prince, but
Peggy and Billy boosted him upon
Balky Sam, and at that moment
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Balky Sam leaped Into the lake. Ai
Peggy and Billy started to follow.
the giant turtle slid oft the rock in
Balky Sam's direction.
"Swim! Swim! The turtle is chas
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Balky Sam paddled as fast as he
could, but he hadn't gone far when
he suddenly stopped and began to
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"He-haw! Help! Help!" he
brayed. "The turtle has gralibed
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"It's the mermaid!" shouted Billy.
"She is after the prince."
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