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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta BOY 5? AND HE -5 11G E OF rOKT FROLIC How the Quick Quartet Finally ineered the Great Race Between the Reindeer and the Beats-All BY ARTHUR MORGAN LANG WORTHY HE Quick Quartette (as they [There would be no more coasting cutiK That's a time fuse and connects with nre t-uusiais nf. Fort'Frolic w-as captured I jtlie round bos, which is full of four of tie liveliest most "up-to-j 'iniO ivheu the burns down it'll tluMU'UUtc" boys; vou'd For two iiavs did Austen Ouickinladr and brock the cords holding those wane to meet, l-'irst the over! For two itays did Genera! Austen Quickiplode and brock the cords holding re is niid his forces voliactly defend the hill. Au.sten .'Quick, the eldest, a sod [His watchful pickets v.vrc always ready' -'An' they'll drop on us! the leader of the Quartette.: for surprises, OIM beiuj: on duty :til day haven't a place to set sh dfteeu. by. o seniority, sironsth plwkjand taking Ann it looked as if the enemy was of hls snow modern snowball warfare, for no boy. I however touch, could scnnd the pitiless shower of snowballs delivered by the bo- Gee! shout turns staying at od Austen despairingly. not ahvavs pure inirilect. He IMVCS- Sandy Wilton's which stood on; Th? brave garrison doomed, -the last. cjiialiCration to faurU'CR-ynar-'jun evoii hill and commanded a vk-.v. now terrible engine of war was pulled up old I'liny Quirk, whose iniljrins al! Frolic IJiiI So lo the bc.-iiI.Ta I her brown hair and 'lofendcrs of Fort Frolic could, them, -dreamv blue denote him as assensbled ac a minute's1 notice byf "Gc-t ready to commanded Gen- thmkerof the Qs'iartctlP. Thr-ti follow An-j'l'hone. n? this happened during the holi- 'tlioay Wayne Quick and I'ouapurtc Well- Quick, who arc sturdy >te old, black Iniirrd twin.-. You'd think _and other implements names sounded differently "eiiiiish. but thc'sii have been in like fO'imliuK and Honey! Any one might suppose this a Chinese there are so many "QV'j but that negotiations for peace in U-S'iit n'-xr "Q" is an Irish tried. Generals Quinn and Quick Ifcnnis the slant, a flag of truce and Austep mace of 'l.-werV the crowd proposal. 'brawny. J-OUHK boys is raHwl who live iuj "Denny, give up the bites, pay us for .-.LoworOabdale. where iliebi? stool :o Lhe Reindcpr. and we'll Ijfjvc'isp hill.. I'liuy hns rebuilt the Th-ro is'aho or.c more similarity "nd he-wauls to beat your old twwu f 'the quick .Quartette! Lowers: Vnrh has the j know wc; didn't act square." red hair. wLSdi nii.ttc0 'Denny, "but tbkss have ?oue jnny avconht for the" fact-as Mr. Qnicklloft fnr-, Yer sliarP shooters have nearly lime they run' uiy sang-an' we've got to j it's like two red headed he ended nnsrrily. and as he; tiois miireies-beiuc'rubbcil tnjrctliw. AiHllretirwl Celled this tanau 'this usually f.mchijs off the two rival ad- -hn Quirk Quarlptte is the ing spirit "T'nprr.c." ap the bojs of "Upper Oaktln.lo call their crowd. BoJi.the I'ppers and Lowers had until "Sure, we'ii return the kites'" And General Qninn kept his The Fort Frolitkors nttnimrlod see the "besiegers calmly launch the; "aerial into the sky the next! recently a .tacit agreement They also viewed'with some alarm OTIC itn matter linw much they d's-jthe manoeuvres by which the tandem box kites were anchored in the air less than 100 feet, diree'iiy over the fort. Pliny now discerned that there were two extra cords running parallel with} npreed on ojjiws. This was about Frolic HtH. the only perfectly suitable coasting liiil nborit th'! town. Each Imd Its own laid nut course and manr vrere races-between the Uppers nnj tbel the kite line. Closer examination proved} Lowers on thcsn. [uralhl courses. i two extra "cordi wern really OUP-. Thj.s winter flic ilonb-e runner.bob bfinc supported at the kite-end by a rccfts were particularly .close and iiadiSJsiail pulley. finally. narrowed Pliny Quick's doini 10 .two Reindeer and Deunr Quinn's Keats All. Each bad won sev- And then came the cxplnnarion. The eitra cord was seen to move. Eerrint: as a troiley for the strnnjrr. ominous lonkinc object that hnn? from it as the operator on' the pulled ir up into the air until it .reached kire. Pliiiy suddenly realized its dread mean- I oral heats and only one more remained to be run. The Frolic Hill course was a long one and Pliny found, the return trip veryj TO-PSVO a. until nfler ten making tlicir pians of vcn- borr.b! at ihe See the bottom. There Was ASFUZZLE ' CATJ and DOGS UESS the name of the cat that has questions to :ask, The dog that you see in the sky, x The cat that is made with a needle and thread, The dog that is and dry. And here is what confronted Lowers when they came to race the next A dazzling, snowy citadel built breast on the summit of Frolic Hili frowned! down upon the advancing throng. quickly halted and tied when batteries; snanonly and of on their unprotected heads.) 'THE GYPST AiiD THE SULTAN. A Talc -frnm Ucloli] HY SOUVA.N. A GYPS V once wont to Constnntinopic .c present the Stillau with a jJ" ijelicious pears. In who war bronphi- br-frre the Knipi-ror Jo be scn- -5'hc cypsy withdrew into a cor nor of Itie hall, put the basket behind) Jjim r.nd covered it with his turban cinch.! jn ccjso one ijf tiiu rascals appetite for "bis pc.irs. Presently the fju'Uait c-i case of. pDarhers and into iht deepest dr.r.-ztv.ri but. aiiad you. tlwrn possible." lie then Jcf; the roorn. of r.iy a .Great. Upheaval The Reindeer Whizzed Through and Dumped the Obstructors Head First Into che eral Quick, as.the garrison crouched with [ri.chtened, unturned faces. gi The box-end of the aerial bomb disappeared in .1 fiasli of The six ig snowballs dropped whistling through the air and burst into jzlitterinz pieces inside the iutrenchmcnts. Tito defenders all ducked safely, but the next did damage. General Flint had his shoul- der badly bruised and Walter Armstrong was for five minutes, one aerial ball striking him on the head. .But dusk put an end to General Quinn's'aerial war operations. Rome wanted to jrivo flip, but the Quick Quartette stood firm for defence.. Pliny Quick, as military "en- board orcr .this, corner of the and whenever an'aerial bomb ex plnnes we'jl just duck for the bombproof.' This plan was adopted, and when Gen etnl Quinn next sent up Jus aerial de stroyers the prison easily dodged on of harm's wny. Tiicn General Quint: resorted to strat epy. He made a prnnd attack just a the moment the garrison was driven tii der the bombproof, on the next, aeris ]bomb dipcliitrjre. This plan was trie and again, but the garrison man aged to hold out after terrific v The following afternoon General Quin Hew the kites in half a sale. .'The b" aerial'rcinticcrs hard at the sled they were tied to. General Quin sent up bomb, and as the garriso it "Look! She's ?ft Sure jtlic wind had pVcn-ih-i kites such tremendous imll that they tore the poor fastened Sled loose fmm its fastenin. The cat that forever falls over a cliff, The dog that will last for two.hours, The cat that is simply a class by itself, The dog: that has pink and whit2 The level hands. He conferred with hix and they finally won the others to their plan. All firing cea-vcd. orer the breastworks waring u white Hag, shouted to General "Come won't hurt your only The Lowers hesitated at first, but Gen- eral Quinn. with one look at the adTahc- ing circle of violet growers, decided on the lesser of Jhe two evils. The Lowers w-iv raced with it across 'tiiel iinv -swarmed into the forr, and noK the com snowneld. the whole 1-owcr army in yelling pursuit. The tandem kilos lica-lcd for Crawford's violet farm. Xow. you'd think a dainty industry as that (would be nm b very nice and s bsried force sbowtjred a pitiless snowball] fire on the foe, driring them back the hill. Another assault was repulsed, and then Pliny Quick -ot his_srcat escape idea- The cat that is printed, a long list of names, The dog that's a species of shark. The cat that is frequently heard in the night, The dog that is covercd.with dny n year afterward :hr The SuUnn. really sorry abont this mis-'seemed not to find r.nythins suitable; sud- it into Jnitnedistelr ?ATP orders to he saw in a corner the KOTRQ the asjhcad tc. visi jhis houses. Tor it was u very and employed a bi? force of men. _ General tjuiiui Jnially caught tbc rnn- nwny kites but not urnil tl-.c l.-onib rifjlit over the Asul before be acriul boml> reindeers were cap- tured. we'll make onr jrrand getaway nnd we'll have our match race nt time.'' I'Hiiy's scheme was to coast to safety: not I: ins short of a bouse could stop a raile a minute. So a little !iy half a dozen filcdp ners-il war engine, remaps u the of the hoys. Some of hadn't been so strong the foolishly to ;he hive noticed shortly after- There was a preat "l u t, reindeer whtzsed throngh and u-ard what the J-ort reliefers insiaauj (dnmped the obstntctors head flm into saw from their high pcrcii. jt.he snow. JThis slowed her up hit and lead. Oft lending, burl up a< tha left far, be-1 Quinn couldn't. Crawford had assembled -'A hnnarcr. yards froTa the ;