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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1921.
More Truth Than Poetry P Paragrafs Parents Problems
By JAMES J. MONTAGUE
How can children best be taught
The stove-pipe at the Rye Straw
store has been smoking so this week
nobody could stay in the house
hardly. The Dcpity Constable has
been at work on the case and be
lieves the chimney is stopped up.
Raz Barlow has shot at the squir
rels in Gander creek bottom so
the impropriety of asking personal
No general teaching can be given
to children oii the subject; but each
time a too personal question is asked,
the impropriety of asking it should
I '1 SM
Mr. Rabbit Is Worried.
When Mr. Rabbit readied home,
after Peter Mink's lecture, and told
his wife about the.ioney that had
been collected for tho poor boy
I guess gou wish I was smaller."
said Fattg Cbozu'sogoacould CjUme
whom Peter Mink knew, she asked:
, "Who has the money?"
"Oh, it's safe," said Mr. Rabbit.
"It's hidden in an old stump. And
the hole in the stump is so small that
even Peter himself can't crawl
"How do you know he can't?"
"He tried,'! said Mr. Rabbit.
"How do you know he tried as
hard as he could?" Mrs. Rabbit
That was what made Mr. Rabbit
worry. So instead of going to bed,
he hurried back to the place where
Peter had given his famous lecture;
and there he hid himself under :
small pine. ,
Mr. Rabbit hadn't waited long be
fore he saw some one come out of
the elderberry bushes and hurry up
to the stump.
It was Peter Mink! He. had a bag
in his hand. And while Mr. Rabbit
was watching, he squeezed through
the hole in the stump. Even for Peter
Mink the hole was almost too small.
But he managed to squirm through,
though it cost him a few groans; and
he said some words that made Mr.
Rabbit shake his head,
i Well, as soon as Peter was inside
the hole he began to push the money
through it. And then what do you
suppose Mr. Rabbit did? He crept up
to the stump, picked up the bag.
which Peter had left on the ground,
and as fast as the money rolled out
of the hole. Mr. Rabbit put it in
side the bag. t
. The hag was almost full when the
money stopped rolling out of the
hole. And Mr; Rabbit heard Peter
Mink say to himself:
"That seems to be all 1"
And as soon as he heard that, Mr.
Rabbit hurried away, with the bag
of money over his shoulder.
Peter Mink waited a bit, to see if
lie could find more money. But he
had thrown it all out. So he squeezed
through the hole again. Then he
turned to pick up the bag.'But it had
"That's queerl" "said Peter Mink.
"I thought I left that bag right here."
He looked all around, but he couldn't
find it anywhere. So he took off his
ragged coat and laid it on the
ground. I'll put the money in this!"
But when he looked forthe money
lie couldn't find a single piece.
'That's queer!" said Peter. "It
must have rolled away from the
stump." And he began to search all
about. But the money, too, had van
ished completely. And Peter Mink
couldn't understand it.
The following-night, when every
body came back again, expecting that
Peter Mink would bring the poor
boy with him to get the money, Peter
never appeared at all.
: Finally Mr. Rabbit jumped on top
of the; stump and told his friends
what had happened the night be
fore. "And now," he said, "everybody
can come right up here and get his
money back, for there's no doubt
at all that Peter Mink was collect
ing it for himelf. He was the poor
boy he told us about."
" Everybody was surprised. But
everybody was glad to get his money
again. In fact, there was only one
person who grumbled; and that was
Uncle Jerry Chuck. He hurried up
to the stump ahead of all the rest, to
get some money. And he seemed
more surprised than ever when Mr.
Rabbit said there was no money
there for him.
J'I was at the lecture last night,"
Uncle Jerrv said.
: "But you left before the money
was collected," .Mr.. Rabbit replied.
Uncle Jerry admitted that thai
was so. But he claimed that he had
made less trouble for everybody, be
cause no one had been obliged to
handle the money that., he ,. hadn't
v given. ,' .
But Mr.'Rabbit told him he ought
to be ashamed of himself. And every
one will say that Peter Mink Ought
to have been ashamed of himself,
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci
If Rents hd written It with an tye to subsequent movie production.
I met a lady on the plains ' 4
Bonanza Barney's only child
She aimed two bullets at my heart .
But both went wild.
,1 roped her when she hit the trail,
And though she scratched and fought and cried,
I said, "I sorta reckon now
You'll be my bride."
I set her on my pacing hoss, .
I stopped her shrieks with kisses ten, t
And struck hot-footed for the church
In old Cheyenne.
.... And as I whispered of the time
When she would be my lady wife,
She cut the thongs that bound her wrists
She used her knife.
, She said: "Me be your lady wife?"
Well I guess not, you pie face stiff!"
And then she threw me from the hoss
And off a cliff..
And that is why I sojourn here,
Alone and palely loitering, j
Bonanza's daughter was toe rough
I? or me, by jing!
' ' - BOUND TO FOLLOW ,
If they make John D. pay that extra two or three hundred thousand
income tax, look out for another boost)' in the price of gas.
WE'D STILL ALL BE INDIANS
It's a good thing we didn't put up the bars against aliens before
Christopher uolumbus came over.
, , CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVING
One man in every fourteen owns an automobile. ' The other thirteen
are mostly in the hospitals. '
(Csright, 1921, By the Bell Syndicate. Inc.)
By J. J. MUNDY.
The Day After.
"The reason you are only SO per
cent efficient today is because you
were 100 per cent efficient last
night," says a writer.
Something worth thinking about
in this. 1
Last night you thought a lot more
of being a good fellow, a good en
tertainer, than you did of being an
efficient employe next day.
. .You cared more to impress your
friends than to be fit and alert for
the work where you are employed.
Is it (not true that you gave lit
tle or no thought to how you would
find yourself next day while you
were trying to be leader of festivi
ties last evening?
You forgot how hard it would
be to pet up early enough to be in
your place at the ottice at the re
quired hour, but thought only of
getting all the amusement going
while you were out with the crowd.
When have you denied yourself
an hour of enjoyment to be better
able to give an hour's intelligent ef
fort in your business?
Amusement beckons and you go.
and, wonder after how you will pull
through the day
Does it worry you that your work
Think it over.
J CoFyrlgM. 1929, International
I Feature Service, Inc.
superstitions belong to folk lore and
where they, have not a religious de
rivation are mostly survivals from
ancient civilizations or are inherited
from our savage ancestors.
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The Giving of Knives.
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"breaks friendship" to give or accept
a knife without something of value
preferably money passing in re
turn is a survival from the primi
The savage having progressed
from a club to a knife or spear as a
weapon soon learned the danger of
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All this became so deeply in
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By MILDRED MARSHALL.
Ao ancient Greek legend accounts
for the formation of amber which is
today's tab'smanic gem. According
to the story, the tears wept on the
grave of Meleager by some Indian
-.birds formed the stone, and gave to
iVits color. Amber is credited by
mcW-recent tradition with the pow
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this day from useless sorrow and
regret. . , '
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Who are inclined to be fickle or tr
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