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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta O U B O Y 5 AN D G IK IS A HERO Exciting 'Before Christmas Tale of After Hours in 9 "li'lM Big Shop J 1010... by the New "Sort OUN'TESS MARIE, the Parisian Co. All rfjhts rwerrecJ.) doll beauty, had .been longing ,to talk to somebody.for hours, when last' the largest representative the Noah.femily poked his head cautiously, oui of the aud locked about him! "Of all the places I have ever been in this toy shop is the the Countess crossly. ''No one is ever ready '.to 'talk'before midnight, and it's oitly 'two w'tfeks from- Christmas, too. when life -is so "'interesting. I've been. dying to tell some -one something for-hohrs .Mr'. Nosh shook his-head rather severe-, ly at" the 'Countess. Ho cc-Haidered her it very' frivolous creature'and had told Mrs; Xoah more than once that her influence life "toy shop 'was ;far from-admirable. ''My dear are'iri'ioo much of a" hurry. Remember thaf'th'is time'of year the clerks of ten stay''late, and one-might very easily -get caujrht if "onu-appeared' too' %'0h, the Parisian beauty. part'of her-repertoire v.-fiich'always" puzsiled Mr. Noa'h. but on this occasion he was-pretty :s-arc'that" its only meaning was" "T (Jo wish Mrs. come out." continued Countess" pettishly, "sines fend them amusing." never had any but- the very oldest ,aml wealthiest families added the beau- ty. casting a mollifying glance Noahs. "I'm "sure your- family is the old-, est that'is found, any where, and mine is well enough, not to mention our great wealth." v Whether the immigrant these unpleasant remarks, could told from -their manner, for they had drawn up in a liue on. the sta.tioa ,plat- form to watch the express-" pull out" and their faces were-shiniog wich happiness and excitement- They were really attractive.- looking '.doli? -an epite-of the censures Countess., none of them very larjf? looking, .but they had remarkably pleasant; and .their which she. spoke .so conteznptiionsly, were the faitbfo! copies, of those country-people of various parts of Europe have -worn for that they bore no resembiance-to the .pres- ent day." fashions. but- 'they both interesting and. beautiful La -spite- cf that- l v "I suppose we shall our feelings -welcome they-a're ordinary immigrants. tioned' the beauty. "At any to disguise reached the mansion, and, sneaking'tip to and even' Hans felt .disagreeable ciill stealing up 'and down fiis- spine., .1 the windows, peered mtiv'tbe 'rooms to see whether the fair victim was the. surprise of all He scowted terribly -when ie found'chat .there was no one inside" and, then turned Ittto Action immediatefy and Raised His 1 with a Ferocious Swiijg all seated there awaiting: nfe cpmLng Ue grinned but about to run toward the golden locfcs'of the Countess Hans stepped boldly "bat and barred his way. said Haas. "I am the protector of of her golden locks as well, and if yon take so modi as, a. single jcertaiciy ais stesd tired to dwrth, M 'spile of the broken condition of rje. ufa rider the latter managed to Besides, -on must nght; me" now summon enough energy to call oat feebly; as ae passed the doll mansion the single The Countess littered a piercing shriek. what T to for; fight the only arm only .went up.about half should have gone, and instead down with a horrid, sliding, movement" on Hans' head it fell feebly' Brave's side. "Hans stared in wi'de" eyed f and the Brave looked extiaawjj mortified j' but -the..Parisian hjeauty" one I've-seen." The appeared to be grt.nned. he eaUL "this is very annoying. Yoifve stopped me ID mid-gallop; just as he had said Wflg aftfir else I woman t have believed him, manned, "What Do You Think. of the Latest But the Noahs did not answer, for they apparently you don't want to hear what I have to telL" were such very cautious folk that they Mr. .Noah did not answer, for he hail had decided it trouJd be better not to bs dived down inl-o the body of 'the at all when the new people arrived, j----- u- ftritrcinc Inecansf if- he noPPSRiirv i J.U.. whence presently -j -T----------------- Mrs. Koah -to, the, surface. and the Yc-rang Brave the Wabaihjias. been-.terribly addicted" seem to anderstanfl- I'm a scalping. In- dian.. I am aot Supposed to fight. .The ro the warpath "But I though tit-was the British .that i Pauli Revere, warned you re-1 marked Hens. scornfully. Besides there isn't doll IB tie shop, except the tin soldiers, and they're: guarantees that I will scalp, that's all." Haas, only--one idea in mind. He was determined to show-'the -Parisian beauty- that, he could tight ssd thc equal of any Indian, Besides, as-he told the Young Brave, he had America for the very ptrr- -would care for them? too little to count. He knows that wej ipose of meeting, the red mea in 'mortal aren't afraid of anything but the Indians, j combat, and he bad been very much dis- and'so he goes and stirs them up in order to have something real to warn us about. appointed when noce of them had met ,him when the ship docked. go hfi fitood his and Of course the Noahs don't mind, b w fo a their scalps are only wood, any way." B ttoilght seemed to occur The beauty removed her hat and to the iL him. nv, astonishment of the others failed to stop1 _ou a there, but began also to take off her ex-i P iquisite crpwn of iroJden hair with the ut- most care and tenderness. "I advise you to do she rTe.never any but .the- lady doDs marked to the girl iinmigraate "for I as- sure you the loung Brave won't be nearly brfore, but I really sh.aH like to scalp you for change." He got into hls action .immediately ancl arm with a ferocious at The other dolls on -m ior_ the terrible of the .poor laughter. "He's run "be's-rtin down; he Quickly her goldeaiilodts cbairv where, she had h-unrlA ranged them carefully wf th the: aid' of her eTiafmnd? -'It's- -cried. all to -'-my darling .Han's, sy wonderful :hero .She declared ;thai, Hans jreatest; hero of the' entire world: and his brothers and -iniiiucriJUttt dolls; were '-perfectly lovely shall regard every one ot.yott.aa Immigrant the Countess screamed faintly, I yesterday. mine over that chair so that he won't have j the trouble of coming any nearer to us." I The immigrant dolls were too pohte to show their horror, but; truth to tell, even the beautiful Countess was by no means a pleasing object withont her locks, and they were glad when she proceeded, to hide herj forlorn appearance oy a spangled' scarf around her head. Presently they heard a queer blood curd-U ling veil, low and fearful, except that per- "early eneugh Christmas presents to go hapa'ii was a trifle wMch grew aromid, and that some one whom they aud she said, But 'she did more than. this. Slueidiied into her trunk and the most exquisite- jrowus and'hiUs'and wonderful.- cloaks, and she. fitted out im-' migrant dolls "with these "-beautiful' cos-1 They didn't really look nearly tiice in 'these satin, and velvet they did in their own clothes of linen- ;aod woollen but they, thongbt did. and they .felt that it. made them -into Americans without any farther7 trauttel felt sorry that she handsome men's costumes to. bestow, Bmil. but she said she never would -ar to see her hero. Hans.' in any other clothes thaii' -'the' ones he- -wore when.-: she had first sean' Then after everybody was arrayed m gala attire they had a dance lasted until morning: and they made such -a racket that Mr', and Noah both looked out of the roof -of the ark. to" complain. But the other dolls refused fention to them, .and even Paal and the Yourip Brave stopped -sulklnVanaV" joined in the festivities before tho night; j morning when the, shop i opened there was nothing to tell of. the j night's excitement except that 'the J Parisian.1 doll's wig -was discovwed to bci entirely from her head, "whiclt is f very said the clerk who d_lscov- ered it "because every single doll in th'e! shop was thoroughly looked. Tried On All Her Hats uie J OuBgcr to decide about meeting them. The. enthusiastically. ..They are wllat The" Parisian beauty wait no [Countess was left to face the situation jj have" erpected." t'nr lipr-cplf anrt PS ohn rrnc A n j.i. and she was extremely j, longer-and burst .out with her to; after the briefest possible greeting ,o theju.e, lady, of the" ark. she demanded, do you-think of thc latest news? We have A lot of, newcomers, iC you please-tne strangest looking people. I'm' told they are nothing biifaMot of immigrants, the Hpholstcred chaic -n sat tired of being alone and the other dolls were none of them very good friends with her at the time she -decided to offer a friendly greeting ro tbe r- newcomers, ''They can't bo worse than those stuffy she declared to herself. So thc Countess rose from- the beautiful most ordinary kind of people rrom the a other side. I C.-ITI wel! believe it. too.-trom i heir looks, and as for-tlieir cioches. they look as-rf they hau come out of. the ark." There" 'silence. The P-amiaa cious hand of welcome to the newcomers as they came up the walk. The mansion, although very complete and exquisitely beautv had. not meant to be so ruae, bu, to she was nevertheless amused at- the vary I cross expression on Mrs. Noah's face. ahap-'sbo yjust nt that diversion..was created by tHe passing! ;jf the toy shop' fast express, which, wasj to thai motoring or otherwise en- having its nightly speed around j the shop order to keep itself tip to the very highest mark for thc holiday trade. For oaoc, however, thc "express did not .lash, by at its usual lightning In- stead it slowed down, with a beautiful display of whirring, wheels, in front.of stylish little suburban-station near which J'' w tell'me your sweet names, the magnificent mansion of tne Parisian Ana n gaged in travel. lie immigrants were delighted to be jtcd so pleasantly, and they gladly ac- cepted the invitation ot" tbe Countess to come up and join her on the terrace whtie they told her all about their "for you do really seem such very good. creatures that 1 should iike to heat jjui nbout beauty stoon. Tiie twin camo quite to a standstill .'ind .-x niirnber of' passengers be- gan to discabark. ''Never ir, my life hnye I heard of such, stormed thc French beau- ty. "Tt'snrelT is th'oee immiRrant dolls who cninc in to-d.ny, nnd they're coming ro in Thin oort.of_thc _where only she demanded. The immigrant dolls complied with this request, and the Countess expressed her- self as.being quite overjoyed to lenrn that they had such nice names as Grctchen, Hans. Emil, Sony a and Peterkin. "All your names are so sweet nn.l smv All the immigrant dolls' expressed themselves as bsiag perfectly delighted with the fact that the Counress approved their names, and they were really so good natured that'they didn't'mind the beau- tiful doll in thc exquisite frock pfttroaiz- ing- them a single bit. They simply thought she rnetint to be kind to them in ber own wayj and tney were grateful. So the Countess was also dclighred, for she saw that they admired her, and she liked being admired very much. She did everything she could to make them ad- mire her more. She played 011 the doli's piano, which was placed in the drawing room so that she could just it from outside, and sang her "La, In, la" song over and over again, while the immigrant Anllv applauded" and called for more. Then she showed them all her beautiful gowns, and tried on aK her hats, and took down her hair and let them see how long and thick it was, and what a beautiful color. Theu she brought cut her jewel box aad tried on her coronet and her necklaces', while tile immigrant dolls ail sat around aayiuy aud as IfftSt AS ever they could. The really having a perfectly beautiful time, and she was just thinking how really nice it was to know some people who were capable of being inter- ested in other people's things when sud- denly they all heard the steady thud, thud of n horse's hoofs coming straight the Countess and she let the coronet fall from her trembling fingers. "Oh I'1 she cried. "Are we never to have peace any demanded -Hans, turning his mild blue eyes toward the Countess. "Is it that we should be iiCraid of some- The Countess shuddered. "Oh. I really don't know." she sighod. "It's that tire- some Paul Revere she explained, rs warning people, and one never k'riows whether there is anything to warn s'oout or not. You see. he loves rid- inc about atnl knocking people up at all hours of the night" A Last Moment Christmas Gifts. S Christinas draws near there are is very nice for the envelope sachet, .aad almost sure-to be some of those who read the Boys ancl Girls' page who not prepared louder and more alartniag every minnte. The listened for a single mo- very much wish to remember has been left out of the Christmas list. Of course. meat. "Sometimes k is the jungle ani-'if a present which may be bought will do mals which deceive shs this person and if one's Christmas "they sound awfully like the Toung' funds are not exhausted, there is not so Brave." {much difficulty about securing This time, however, it was not the ani-'suitable even the day before