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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta the LETHBRIDafi to'tly HERAm r~yy^ 'ii^ff^ypiS^pjT^-.w- priday, december 2ild2Cr mrs. grouse plunges just in time BY THORNTON W. BURGESS Wbo hesitates when dangor prcBSM His lacK oc aelf-control confesses. -Mrs. Orouse. Mrs. Orpuso neTcr makes the mistake of h'^Sitating;. liOng ago she learned th^ folly of that. In time of danger^ she acts ^nd acta cfuicUy. She : knows that that Js the only way to ! �scape. There is an old saying that! he Who he'sHates is lost and in no j other part; of the Great World is this ' more true than In the Green Forest and on the Green Meadows. Sbwnen Mrs. Gronse and Rusty the Fox Squlrral 'hciird the warnijis;; of Rusty'8 small/Cpflsin, Chatterer" the Red Squirrel, both made ready to act the very'instant they knew what the danger was and where it was. ,It might be that Reddy Fox was returning. In. that caso they were safe rl^t where they were in that spruce tree. But they had a feeling that it wasn't Reddy and you may be sure that both kept eyes and ears wide open for the first hint of what . that danger might be. From Chatterer's excited barking they folt sure that it was a greater tlanger than Reddy Fox. So they watched and waited, for It was useless to do anything unto they knew what to do and they couldn't know that until they knew what the danger was. At last there suddenly swept into view a great bluish-gray, bird. It was Terror the Goshawls come down from the North to strike fear in the hearts of all the little people of the Green Forest, swift of' wing, at all times fierce, but ddvhiy BO now because of the great hiinger ns a result of no food during the great Btorm:  The rery Instant she saw him Mrs. Orouse ncted. She didn't wait to Und ant if she was seen by Terror. She knew the keenness of his fierce eyes and she knew that sitting up there in the spruce tree, she could hardly tall to beseen. So the. instant she saw him she shot down from her perch. Swift, as are her wings those of Terror the Goshawk are swifter .and she knew that she could not hop� to escape 1dm by flying away among the trees. So she shot down and plunged^ into the snow which lay so deep on the gronnft. It flew up in a cloud aa she struck it. The force with which she plunged carried her along some distance from where she entered it. Quick as she was Terror the Goshawk was quicker and he shot down after .her so swiftly that to Rusty, �baking with fear as he watched from the spruce tree, it seemed that he Qitick as he jt'as. Terror the Goshawk was qnlcker - � � reached the snow as soon as Mrs. Grouse did. Vor u. second or two Rusty coSld see POthlng_but flying snowj ' Tlveii a i�air .of great vir&):g;s tte-gan to flap and Rusty held his breath, for lis-was Bare he Would see poor Mra.. Chnfasa held in the great cruel, curred; (claws of-Terror. , BtttiiaTerror rose Rusty saw that these g   � � � � � � ASYLUM^PATIENTS SAVE ^ THEMSELVES IN FIRE st. peters; C. B., Dec. 23. -Members of the staff together ^ith twenty-seven patients sue-ceedied in saving themselves yesterday -when the Richmond county asylum tor the insane caught fire from, a defective flue aind was completely destroyed. Later the patients were removed to the pUbllc hall where they are now quartered.      X  will XM |2'00,D0 Hail F0i^]i?�t6H% 'nmdeVii pefMnal appflMU^q M Attorney-Qenefaj. H�fi^m inill . fer Jehn OiuttHy ihkri^m, the attoni�yii�ii(ir�l' f' oensidtr itr and If b�il| cd/tha crAwnwmnak) m No doubt there are other good teas* biit for stretigth* richness and real qua^ty. Blue Ribbon stands alone. Christmas 1920 The President, Directors and Officers of IRe Royal Bank of Canada desire to offer to the Customers and Friends of the Bank their Best Wishes for A Happy Christmas ^  - and - A Prosperous New Year m ;