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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PACE THE LETHBRIDCE DAILY HERAL3 TUESDAY. FEBRUARY I, IWl PETER TRIES A BACK DOOR BY THORNTON W. BURGESS It you flnd the front door locked, Try the back door without shame. Both lead to the selfsame thing; All the difference is in name. lUbhit. Peter Rabbit is a focliih little fel-o- fcw in many ways, _but he Is not one j ol those with a front-door Dride. The only he can see for a door is a means of getting in or out, and he doean't care a hair of his funny little tail which door It IB 10 long as it is open. So Peter always has an eye open for buck doors as well as front doors. When Peter popped out of Johnny Chuck's house by the front door al- most into the mouth of Reddy Fox, and then popped back in again just in tho nick of time, he found himself in t. fa. He was foolishly afraid to stay in that house, because the feeling that Johnny and Polly Chuck might be dead down there in their beds fright- ened him. Why it should I don't know, for even had they been dead, which they -were not, there would hare been nothing to be afraid of. I sup- pose it was the mystery of it. Mystery frightens more people than real dang; er does. Hut if he was sfraid to stay in that house he was more afraid to go out, with Reddy Foi waiting outside. He oontfs KIDNEY PILLS Cuticura Soap H.VM A ____ For the Hands So Peter grinned and he made a fact at RetMy's back. knew Reddy well enough to know that Why, ho didn't know. Only little while be be tad triad hard to waken them and folie... crept up narrow little back hall urnl ao presemly cute to thfl back door. It was clowj with snow. Care- fully Peter duR the snow away. Then just as carefully he bin head out. dead kuug over that doorway. Peter peeped between grasses toward the front door. Thou Peter Urow IODJC silent breath of re- liet und grinned. Sitting with his back to him within one good jump of the front door, but wliore he couldn't ba seen by any one coining out of that door until he was out ou the doorstep, was KttddyFox. I'eter was no longer afraid. With tho light of day alt fear of tho mvelsry down behind him in that house of Johnny Chuck's And with Keddy Fox right where ho could be watched, there was nothing to fear from him. So Peter grhmed. Then be made a faco ut Roddy's back. Ha would no quite satisfied to ait right where he -was until Keddy should give up and go away. (Copyright, 1931, by T. W. Burgess) SPLENDID REPORTS PRESENTED W.M.S. Auxiliary Reports Show Activ ity Throughout Presbytery Present The neit story: "Pater's Patience Is Rewarded." FINLAY COMMITTED FOR TRIAL; TRIED TO PASS CHEQUE HERE The man Pinlay, who was arrested oil the charge of false pretences, in passing off worthless by Chief Faulds of Taber, and was wanted for the same offence at other places, appeared at the A.P.P. court, 011 Monday afternoon, before Mr. Humphries, J.P., and committed unless he had something else on his for trial. It appears that he was in mind he would hide somewhere near I the city and went into the E. J. Hill and wait patiently. It looked to Peter j store, where he purchased goods to as if it would be wholly a matter of i the amount of handing a cheque which possessed the greater amount! for the amount, Mr, Hill refused to of patience. Ordinarily, Peter would- j let him go awij with the goods until ii't have minded this at all. It was the cheque was proved to genuine, much warmer inside than outside, and Finlay then went away, leaving it in he would have enjoyed staying in then unfil he wai sure that his pa- tience had outlasted that of Reddy Foi. But with the mystery of thoM two little friends, Johnny.and Polly Chuck, 10 still and cold down them in their beds, Peter wanted to get out of that house, and he wanted to get out right away. "Oh, dear! Oh, dear said Peter to himself. "Whatever did I come in here for anyway? This is what comes of being to curious about something that didn't concern me at all. I'll never, never be curious again. I never rill." For a long time he sat just halfway down that long hall. And all the time he