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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE INQUISITIVE NIGGERS -T would soon bo 'Tom's birthday, I :md ho. let Molhei-.Unoiv that there was no present He sliould Mho so much as u toy KUI'I; 'Imf one night. About a week before' the great day he had-a arenm. Ho dreiimt that some one gave him a real he went It into the Hclda and-began shootinff rabbits and birds. "JJiintr! Bans! went I the ffun, and away went the rub- hits, without giving ntm tlm" I0 hii them though his cruel bullets did kill together. The case was on a kind of wheelbarrow, and the little bird ho had shot lay in front. Tom had hardly noticed all this when one of the rab- bits lifted inn handles of the barrow and begun to wheel him away. AH the other rabbits crowded round, shout- ing every now and then: "Take mm to the judge! Take him to the Poor Tom's heart beat fast with fright. "Oh, I wish I had not huff that lie said. "I wish----r" Bui the barrow stopped suddenly. He was In front of the judge; and the Judge was went tltc gun. a little bird. said Tom, rat bur pleased to think he was so clcvfir with his gun. "1 will take this bird home and conk him for dinner." Hut just whc-n he was putting the J bird Into the bag he was filled with fear to find .ill the rabbits had come back ngain. "Catuh said one. "Hold him tight." said another. "He shall go to prison for this." said a third. And, i before Tom could run away, lie found himself, quite suddenly, inside a email cage, with his hands and feet chained very fierce looking old rabbit in- deed. "Here is the smd a voice behind Tom. "We caught him shooting at us and the birds." "He shall get what he said the judge. "I shall send him for a year and a day to-----" But before Tom could hear more, the srcal fright he was in- woke him right up, and that very morning, while at breakfast, he said to Mother: "Please, Mother. I do not want a toy gun. I should like a humming top Maga- zine. "We caught shooting at us ami the birds.' As soon us their lessons were over The hoys hurried home in great jjlec, For they knew that, their- mummy was milking All kinds of nice things for tea. The moment they entered the pantry They spied the three cans on tho shelf; yut the way to get up was a problem Which quickly presented itself. "Let's look for a said Joey. "No; I've got a much better plan; You reach to the shelf from my should- ers, And see what's inside said Dan. Tula plan brought the shelf with its burden down with a terrible noise; And mummy screamed loudly on find- ing Her custard all over tho boys. TEDDY'S FRIGHT UNCLE JACIi had just come back from a loner. Ions journey. He hud been all round the iVorld, and ns he told little Ella and eight- year-old Teddy all the strange things which he had seen, their eyes grew big und round with wonder. Best of all tho stories. Teddy liked to hear about the snakes which Undo had seen In the jungles oC India, or in tho wild forests of South America. "If T saw a snake I would bo very brave; I would take a big stick and kill Teddy said- He was a very little- hoy, and rather vnln. Uncle only laughed. "If you MOU5EHOUE. HOTEL GUARANTEED FREE.'.FROM CATS GRANDPA'S TWO PARTIES BILLY THEJ300 BEAR How He Was Made To Do Lessons "mo lhere j uuio bear, and his name was jjdJy. And everybody called m Blliy 'be Boo Bear because he like saying "Boo" to people anything In the world, ut all otnor animals didn't like afraid of him. So Ponto the Dog, and Alfred the Coat, and the Brqwn and Eliza 11.5 Sheep all went ami ed'hlm very sadly ..nd earneatl) whatever they had bc-tte. do And Loo the Lion rubbed his chin with Ills tail and was very thoughtful. Then he went off. to whc.e Billy .tso linn the Rabbit pourrf a lot of very cold r M> ould make Mm ted tetter." ,0 wish lo said "Boo" to at all, and they frown "111. their and t '-ne their hands, Buflhe very GRANDPA ga-ve a party Eighty years ago, And the people he invited he used to know. But it I did not tell you I doubt if you would guess That this Is just a picture Of how they used to dress. Now Grandpa gave a party Half a week ago. But all who came to this ort "Were boys and girls I know. We romped at Puss-ln-Corner, We played at Hoodman Blind, The games were rather noisy, But Grandpa didn't mind. He told me that our frolics. With laughter all aglow, Recalled his merry playmates Of eighty years ago. Magazine. nce ony aug. r-c. A snake you would try to run away. RIDDLES AND AMISWtJKo and perhaps it you saw a little s! what toe does a corn never gnako you would not any wiser anmo of tho tiny black children. MRS. .N'UIOIDH was giving a party, So, when her two boys were at school, She placed threo big cans full of cus- tard. On'the shelf In the pantry to cool. OcomoV Mistletoe. When is a sailor like a beach? When he is ashore. bird can lift the heaviest I The cr.ine. j What is the difference between a fill and a comma? A cat has its claws at the end of its paws, a comma Its pause at the end 01' a clause. s What is the nearest Ue on earth to man Ilia necktie. than some of tho tiny black children, who try to pick them up and find out that little snakes are just us had In their way as biff ones." said Teddy; and Uncle told him of the different kinds of pni- sonnus snakes which looked so inno- cent and did so much harm. One day Teddy came running in- doors with baby Ella in his arms- "A ho said as soon as he could said Uncle Jack. "In the Teddy sobbed. "A little one, Undo Uncle .Tack lifted Teddy on to his shoulder and went out into the gar- ed to he able to say the name of one i of the poisonous snakes. "Oh, Teddy, Undo picked up tho pi'etly little light-brown object It began to twist itself round his fin- gers- "It's a blind-worm, or slow- worm as some people call it, and can' hurt anybody. Teddy hung his head in shame. "And I was not brave a he said. Uncle Jack answered. "Yoi i were brave; you could 1mva run faste .without "Why, I would not have left Teddy said- "Ah, then, T think after all you wen very much braver than you know, Ted dy. because that is one mark of rea care first for the weal and Prize. uilngs. and wlion anybody Vv he would jump out very It used to make the people that rfjpeu out upon very frightened, lliey used to. gasp with their and shut their eyes, and pat fives verv Bentlv on their chests, and'u d'dnHlllce it'at all. But Billy EOO Bear used away, and I h with his voice, and turn head r with "ouy- on dav he hid very carefully behind ,Vf tree, and be thought how nice II j "ald he to say "Boo" to the Brown very loudly with his mouth, no surprised and frightened, that ,1 right off on to the ground. And out very loudly with his voice 'i, .aid that he was dead. when Bun the Rabbit and the hoard him, they took him 'S very carefully and put him o And the Brown Squirrel stil on calling out and snylni! ha "L, dead, and so Bun the Babbit e a lot of very cold water down ,ecl: because he thought that It make him feel better. And he VOU on pouring until the Brown 1 promised very faithfully that wasn't dead any more. Bear was. and he t.owned with Ma eyes and asked him why ever he liked calling out and fiiBhtenlng people such a lot. But Billy the Boo Bear was very nervous and anxious, and he Bald: "Because, O Lion. I haven't got any- thing else to Then Leo the Lion went and fetch- ed a lot of lesion hooks and slates and things, and he said; "Do then, Billy tho Boo Bear, and it you do them wrong then will I smack you very haidl" And so Billy the Boo Bear had to cnme rnnntnu indoors with ily Ella in Ms don. "Let us both find it, Teddy, Up nearly six feet above the ground, Ted y grow brave. "Just about here, UnooJ.-H'k. There it is! Is it a little karait. Teddy was very pleas- i BOBBING FOR APPLES j for Apples is joll: 1-4 frood Say the kiddles, while llttl (JOB Hover I Stands on his hind legs and puts u 1 his paws On the edge of the tub to look ove "Down, greedy says fat llttl Dick, Nell cats her apple, and May shou with slec. Hose conts those floating, and .Til says "Hurray! Daddy and Mummy arc coming, Bee. ha t ueao aiu all the animals made up. their that they wouldn't stand '.the ir ot Hilly'iho Bear any longer, 10 i they determined to ask Leo the It For Leo tho Lion was fierce and all tho animals were "So "10 Uoo near hail to ilown anil all the lessons." sit down and do all the lessons, a he didn't have any time to call ou "Boo" and frighten And he didn't like it at all. jOHNNnPUDDING New Game for Little Girls and Boys. five.) Is the lender of the game. other players (except ono "Old Greedy." who goes into a of tho room until later in the take the names ot various In- in a plum pudding. Johnny B a list of these-, and calls succes- IV "Johnny wants his raisins." his "Johnny ,0ts Ms flour" "Johnny wants his and so on, and each player, When thus called, takes his place In- line behind Johnny. When all .are ar- ranged In this nrder, Johnny criei. "Johnn'y BOlng to mix his and, followed by bis train, jumpa, hops, and runs about the room Suddenlv Johnny claps hands, upon the players quickly form a circle, round him with joined hands, and he, says, "Johnny's going to stir his pud- dinK." and they .all dance round him until ho stamps with his toot, when the dance stops, and he "Johnny's going to eat his pudding." upon which "Old Greedy" rushes up shouting. No. he's not; 1 and tries to brenk nto the circle somewhere under tho Joined hands. Should he succeed, he becomes I Johnny, but it he tails at or trying !four times Johnnny cries, "The pud- IdinK bolls over." and the circle breaks up and runs to Evented., while Johnny pursues 'Old ChNuj and chases him out of tlw room. _____-----------------------------------------------._ FATHER INTO TROUBLEAGAIN AND ;