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PICTURES, STORIES AND VERSES
cox NILNIHT i886 BY
WORTHINGTON CO., 747 BROADWAY.
The Vulpine Phalangist.
ously sewed together with thread that is
SI. made from the tendons of the kangaroo,
which, when dried, can be separated into
Sa great many filaments. A sharpened
piece of bone stands the sable tailor in
place of a needle.
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Thoe Young Prinrce.
THIS young prince, who lived a hundred
TI e Vulpirte Phalasgist. years ago, had none of the jolly sports
which boys and even princes of the present
THESE creatures, known in their native day have. His horse, dogs, and falcons,
land of Australia as vulpine opossums, are his bow and arrows, and possibly his boat,
the most widely spread of all the opossum- were all the means of out-door amuse-
like animals. The phalangist is a noc- ment he could command; and his guitar
turnal being, residing during the day in served to while away many an otherwise
the hollows of decaying trees, and only tedious hour. Those who really had a
venturing from its retreat as evening love and taste for music, like the prince
draws on. It lives on both vegetable and in the opposite picture, were happy
animal food, though it greatly prefers the indeed; and the long days were never
latter. lonely for them if they could have a quiet
The flesh of this animal is considered spot to themselves, and a guitar or violin
to be very good, and the natives are so for company.
fond of it that, notwithstanding their very
indolent lazy ways, they can seldom GALEN, who almost perfected medicine
refrain from chasing an opossum," even GA who alost perfed medicine
though they have been well fed by the as we now have it, died i about 200
white settlers. A.D.
The fur of the vulpine phalangist is
quite pretty, and is used by the natives in LIFE is too short for attempts or pre-
the manufacture of their scanty mantles, tenses that end in nothing.
as well as for sundry other purposes.
They prepare these skins in a rather
ingenious manner. As soon as the skin
is stripped from the animal's body, it is laid GOOD-HUMOR is goodness and wisdom
on the ground with the hairy side down- combined.
ward, and secured from shrinking by a
number of little pegs which are fixed ONE to-day is better than ten to-
around its edges. The inner side is then morrows.
continually scraped with a shell, and by
degrees the skin becomes perfectly clean
and pliable. When a sufficient number HOPE is a light diet, but very stimulat-
of skins are prepared, they are ingeni- ing.
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yamie and /te Bee.
cared more for them than our own little
Last fall, when Jack Frost threatened
to take all the plants in the garden, the
'' little girl went into the cellar and ferreted
i, out half a dozen or more flower-pots;
these she filled with rich earth from the
barn-yard; and then took them to the
c garden, where mamma had said she could
Sdig up any of tlt e annuals she liked.
SA pretty fuschia, a pink, a monthly
Rose, and some other plants, were care-
o fully taken up and placed in the pots.
S i Then Jennie watered them well, and
Placed them in a sheltered nook to get
accustomed to their new quarters, and
47 rest till cold weather should force her to
take them indoors.
o Those few plants, transplanted by her
be' -n loving hands, have bloomed all winter in
our dining-room window, making the room
Jamie and the Bee, ever so much brighter and pleasanter than
t it would have been without them.
LITTLE Jamie is eating his lunch, all by it wod haet sing s coe, d the a
S fdf e Now that spring has come, and the air
himself at the kitchen table, just in front t cose for he
of the house is too close for the sensitive
of an open window.
To be sure, his plate of bread and things, Jennie has removed them to a
Sd small balcony outside the uw er hall
molasses doesn't look very inviting to small balcony outside the upper hall
Sewindow; and here she cares for them as
you and I, especially now, after he hass em
been stirring it around with his spoon for untiringy as when winter's snow and cold
a while. But the bee isn't as fastidious kept her indoors much of the time.
as we, and seems quite willing to share
the little boy's lunch with him. Our Baby Oak Tree.
Indeed it seems to be a very economical A FEW weeks ago we covered a hya-
insect; for instead of eating from the cinth glass with a disk of cardboard, from
plate, he takes it upon him to gather up the a hole in the center of which we sus-
stray bits of sweet that Jamie has unin- pended an acorn by a bit of thread. The
tentionally distributed over various parts g ass was half filled with water, but the
of his person. I wonder if either you or acorn did not quite touch its surface.
I would watch so composedly a bee crawl- In a few days the seed burst and a root
ing over our arm? I fear I should not. pushed out and thrust itself into the
What say you ? water; and shortly afterwards a stem shot.
__ out at the other end, and soon pressed
against the card. We then made a hole
Jennie's Window Garder. for it to pass through. Now it is cov-
ered with small leaves, and we take pride
NEAR.LY every child loves flowers; but in having an oak tree, several inches in
I think it would be hard to find one who height, growing in our study.
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sister pointed, and saw on a small eleva-
tion,-many rods away, an Indian on horse-
". -- :": back tossing the end of his blanket about
",',. in a way which evidently was intended
S .to attract their attention. Every few
seconds he sent a strange Indian whoop
Sin their direction, as if impatient at their
not understanding him.
"He means danger, I think," said
SJames at last, carefully watching the
signals, "but I am sure I can't make
out where or what it is."
S Just then the Indian succeeded by a
frantic gesture in making the boy look
behind him; and there on the western
Inscribed Antelope. horizon was plainly seen the cause of his
THIS beautiful creature lives in West signals. A threatening cloud, such as all
Africa, and receives his name from the dwellers in that part of our land learn to
clear-cut markings on his sides, which the dread, was just beginning to show itself,
natives in his country believe to be a and the children, taking barely time
kind of writing. enough to wave their hand in thanks to
The inscribed, like all the antelopes, their friend, dashed homeward as fast as
are light and elegant of body; their the pony could carry them.
limbs are gracefully slender, and furnished Thunder Cloud paused a moment to
with small, cloven hoofs. The tail is of make sure his signal was understood,
no great length, though inr some ante- and then rode away to the east. The
lopes it is even shorter than in this children have ever since been very firm
*species. Its eyes are large and very friends of old Thunder Cloud; and last
beautiful, instantly betraying the timid winter, when the Indian was ill, had him
nature of the creature in their liquid, brought to a house on the ranch, and
brown depths. nursed him back to strength by their own
constant care and kindness.
The Warning. WITHIN doors governs
The modest, careful wife,
THESE children live on a ranch in The children's kind mother;
Kansas, and go about the country for And wise is the rule
miles on their pony; for James is very Of her household school.
fond of his little sister, and takes her She teaches the girls,
with him very often. To-day they have And she warns the boys;
taken 'a longer ride than usual, and are She directs all the bands
within a mile of their home, when Violet Of diligent hands,
suddenly cries : And increases their gain
Why! there's Thunder Cloud waving By her orderly reign.
his blanket at us! Look, James; look
and see what he means." LET every man give as he is disposed
The boy looked in the direction his in his heart-not grudgingly.
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The Pet Goal.
STIt\e Music Lesson.
ON the other side of the wide Atlantic,
in a place called Spain, the people are
very fond of singing in the open air, and
,'r Waccompanying their voice with the guitar
or mandolin. Indeed, they live out of
/ '. .'''' '" doors a great deal of the time, for their
Si houses are for the most part gloomy, and
"' 'not such as you or I would like to live in
~ So it is not at all strange that the
Young girl in the picture should prefer to
i I' '. take her music lesson on the old stone
.balcony, rather than in the dark, musty
i. rooms. She is very fond of her teacher,
i ', you can see ; and no doubt tries hard to
"' please her.
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'"' r two talk of a dear friend far away, the
younger carelessly fingers the strings,
Tl\e Pet Goat. unconsciously playing bits here and there
THAT Fanny loves the goat, is not hard of the song she has just learned.
to see; and that the goat loves his little
mistress, is quite as manifest. They live
on a farm in New Jersey; and as neither The Holy Boys."
have any other playfellow, spend most of
their time together. Is it not strange how even the most
Though the goat can readily get the inappropriate nicknames will sometimes
grass which grows all about him, he cling to people through life? It is said
thinks it much sweeter if it is fed to him the 9th, or East Norfolk Regiment, in
from his little mistress's hand. Indeed the British army, was once called the
he admires her so much that he often Holy Boys." This nickname arose out
follows her into the house when he is of the following curious circumstance :
allowed to go where he likes. While serving in Spain, under Lord Well-
But this does not often happen at this ington-for he was not then the Iron
season of the year, when the garden, Duke "--the regiment wore, as a sign of
well stocked with young vegetables, pre- credit won in an earlier war, the figure of
sents temptations which Mr. Goat cannot Britannia, on the breastplate attached to
resist-so Fanny's father keeps him fast- the bayonet-belt. As the Spaniards were
ened in some near field, where he will all Roman Catholics, they supposed that
have enough to eat, and not be too far this figure of Britannia was meant to rep-
from his little mistress, who never allows resent the Virgin Mary, and that the men
a day to pass without making him one or wore it because they were specially de-
more visits. She has tried to call him vout. Hence they dubbed the soldiers
" Lightfoot," but he answers to the name by a Spanish phrase, the English of which
of Billy much more readily, is "the Holy Boys."
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A Race for Life.
THERE is scarcely an animal whose
name is familiar to us that is looked upon
". with such utter disgust as the wolf. The
SI creature is always hungry, and ever ready
Sto attack any animal it chances to meet.
In their hunting expeditions the wolves
usually unite in bands, larger or smaller
S -in number, according to circumstances,
-- and acting together for a settled purpose.
The Tayra. If they are on the trail of a flying animal,
e T like the deer in the opposite picture,
THIS lively little creature is a native some of the band take their places by the
of the tropical portions of America. It side of the path to intercept the fright-
is of a black color, slightly tinged with ened creature when it reaches them.
brown. It has small, bright brown eyes, No matter how swift it may be, it will
is exceedingly quick and alert in its most surely be overtaken at last by the
movements, and is a terrible foe to any long, slouching, tireless galop of the
animal it chooses to attack, wolves; and no matter what may be its
The Tayra lives in little burrows which strength, it must at last fall under the
it scoops for itself in the ground. Some repeated and constant attacks of the sharp
have been captured while very young, teeth.
and kept for pets. They are said to be So we can feel but little hope for the
extremely lively and amusing, performing poor deer in the illustration, for though
every movement in a sharp, quick man- only two wolves are in sight, there are
ner, and accompanying their actions with without doubt dozens further down the
an odd little chuckle, something like that road, lying in wait for him as the one in
of a hen calling her chicks. the foreground is doing.
A Good Appetite.
The Eternal StreaMr.
A CERTAIN well-known college profes-
sor began his career as a teacher in a O, HOW grandly cometh Even,
country school district, and, following the Sitting on the mountain summit,
custom of the time, "boarded around" Purple-vestured, grave, and silent,
one winter. His arrival at one rural Watching o'er the dewy valleys.
home took place just at dinner time, and And the stars leap out in heaven,
he at once sat down with the family to While into the infinite darkness
enjoy the repast. He does not remember Solemn runs the steadfast stream;
that his appetite was particularly sharp Onward, onward, ceaseless, fearless,
that day, but at the close of the meal the Singing runs the eternal stream.
mistress of the house looked across the
table toward her husband and remarked :
"Well, John, I guess you'd better kill BE true, and thou shalt fetter time with
that heifer after all." an everlasting chain.
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of the back are very dark black-green,
Broadly edged by an exquisite glossy
light green. The upper tail-coverts are
wholly of this beautiful spring green.
I',. :The shoulder of the wing is shining lilac
mixed with black, which by degrees set-
tles upon the center of the feathers, so
'that the upper wing feathers are like
those on the back, dark in the center and
I light at the edges.
S-- Some of these feathers have their cen-
i" "- ters dark green, and their edges bright
-- .' golden yellow, and a very bright green
spot on the very tip. The central tail-
feathers are a dull green, and the others
Rose-Hill Parrakeet. are a lilac-blue, deeper near their base and
growing nearly white at their tips. The
IF you should buy one of these beau- lower part of the breast is yellow, which
tiful creatures of a bird-dealer, he would changes into a light green on the abdo-
probably call it a Rosella parrot, for that men. The food of the Rose-hill parra-
is its more common name. keet consists of seeds and very small
It is truly a most lovely bird. native to insects.
New South Wales and Van Diemen's
Land. When in its native wilds it lives Boar Hunting ir\ India.
in little companies, is comparatively tame,
and very inquisitive. ON the next page you get quite a vivid
Its wings are not very powerful, and do idea of this so-called amusement of the
not seem capable of enduring a journey English officers stationed in India. Being
of very great extent; for it always takes provided with strong, sharp spears, they
a rest as often as it can, by running along ride on horseback to the region which the
on the ground for a while, then it starts boar is known to haunt, and gallop over
afresh. the low brush until one is driven from his
The voice of this parrakeet is not as hiding-place, when all set chase, and the
harsh as that of most parrots, being a poor fellow runs for his life.
pleasing and not very loud whistle, which The horses soon become trained to
is often uttered. The plumage of a full- the sport, and seem to enjoy it quite as
grown Rose-hill parrakeet is extremely much as the men, as you see in the second
beautiful, and the bird is much sought by picture. There the horse has thrown his
hunters for its skin, which is frequently rider, but he doesn't consider that any
stuffed and exhibited under a glass case. reason why he should give up the chase;
The dark part of the head, sides of the so on he rushes after the frightened boar,
face, back of the neck, and the breast, so excited by the chase that he forgets,
which you see in the above cut, are if he has ever known it, that he is him-
a glowing scarlet, connected with one self utterly powerless to deal the final
another by a band which passes over the blow. The third picture shows how the
shoulders. The chin and upper part of poor animal is at last ridden down and
the throat are pure white. The feathers killed.
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He hasn't got a motion of how children
ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every
sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he's a cow-
ard you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that
shadow sticks to me!
S One morning, very early, before the sun
-. ,",was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every
Franz Defregger. buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant
FRANZ DEFREGGER, the Austrian paint- sleepy-head,
er, was born at Strouach, in the Tyrol, Had stayed at home behind me and was
during the year 1845. He gave early fast asleep in bed.
promise of unusual talent, and was ad-
mitted to the Munich Academy of Fine
Arts in 1863; three years afterward he "Sunday's Quiet."
finished his art studies in Paris. In 1867
he commenced a series of "genre-paint- TAKEN from a painting by the celebrated.
ings," illustrating scenes of "home-life" artist Defregger, this engraving is well
in the Tyrol, which have made him justly worth studying by the picture-loving boy
famous over the whole world. The pict- or girl reader of the ANNUAL.
ure on the opposite page is a fair speci- The scene is laid in a cottage in the
men of this artist's work. Tyrol, and truly represents the peasant's
Sunday, in that remote country. The
oldest daughter is reading her prayers
My Shadow. with the devotion of a superstitious peas-
antry, while the younger members of the
I HAVE a little shadow that goes in and household, probably as yet untaught in
out with me, the matter of reading, are being amused
And what can be the use of him is more by a neighbor's son, who is constructing
than I can see. a rude toy for their benefit.
He is very, very like me, from the heels
up to the head,
And I see him jump before me, when I- A Cosmopolitan City.
jump into my bed.
The funniest thing about him is the way IN a city like New York may be found
he likes to grow. representatives of almost every epoch of
Not at all like proper children, which is history and every locality of the world."
always very slow; One scholar says that in New York he
For he sometimes shoots up tall like an has heard eighty-four languages and dis-
India-rubber ball, tinct dialects spoken. The signs alone in
And he sometimes gets so little that there's the crowded parts of the city show the
none of him at all. cosmopolitan character of the population.
Here an unexpected treat showed itself
-a great bowl of milk mother had left in
g her hurry to attend to ghe men, was stand-
Sma t ing near the middle of the table, and by it
to se a large wooden spoon. Ted wasn't hun-
Sigry, so he had no thought of drinking
T cr :-, Ne ., the milk-but it seemed such a grand
6,1 ZA. bath-tub for Punchie, he really shouted
with glee as he saw it.
SI In a moment the lower part of the doll
was thrust into this improvised bath, and
Ted was just saying "Oo musn't cry,-
SPunchie dear, if ee water is cold, 'cause
Scold baff is good for oo, oo know! when
i mamma came in and caught him as you
see him here.
The milk was spoiled, of course; but
T she couldn't scold the little fellow, he
looked so very happy as he contemplated
I to his new-found toy.
Punch's Bath. Resting.
BIG brother Tom has a Punch and Judy "THERE never was any better fun than
show, and Ted often begs hard for the rolling hoop," Carrie Curtis thought, as
gaudily dressed dolls to play with. she ran over the hard gravel walk, guid-
This morning mamma told Tom to ing her hoop by an occasional tap with
take care of his little brother while she the stick she held in her hand. Snip, her
attended to some workmen upstairs. The dog, ran by her side; and seemed to
two played together for a while; then enjoy the sport as much as she.
Tom's crony, Ned Payne, came down the But at last even Carrie grew tired;
road and called Tom to the door. and, seating herself on one of the park
"There, Ted, you can play with Punch benches, decided to rest awhile. She had
while I go out for a minute," said Tom, only rested for a moment when a couple
as he threw the doll into his little of birds building a nest in an opposite
brother's lap. Then he went out of doors tree attracted her attention. How hard
and in no time forgot he had a brother, they did work, weaving in the bits of
in his interest of the village Nine, of which hair and straw they were constantly bring-
he was short stop." ing.
Ted was quite as unconscious of his Carrie watched them long after her tired
brother's absence, now he had Punchie all feet were rested, and even Jack's scratch-
to himself. He held and hugged him- ing and barking were scarcely noticed.
then he dragged him around the room by She wondered how soon the pretty
the top of his long pointed cap-and at nest would be filled with soft, downy, lit-
last, seeing a chair near the table, he tle ones. I'll come and see them," she
climbed up in it, still holding the doll in said to the mother bird when at last she
his arms. arose and started for home.
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S..' bars. They will even offer themselves to
be stroked and patted, and will bow their
heads, just as a cat does on feeling the
Touch of a friendly hand.
S-* ^ '^ Please Don't Bite Me.
WHAT oo want, Mr. Hen ?-oo
--_ .. -. -frighten me, when oo grow so big!"
cried poor- little Nellie Snow, vainly try-
Painted Oe ing to back out of the old gobbler's way.
Painted Ocelotut he only strutted the more, scrap-
ing his wings along the ground and
THE Ocelots, sometimes known as making a strange noise which frightened
Tiger Cats, are all very beautiful ani- the little girl more and more.
mals, and among them the Painted Ocelot Please don't bite me!" she cried at
is perhaps the most beautiful. last, while the great tears started in -her
It is rather over four feet in length, eyes, and her knees began to tremble
and about eighteen inches high. Its under her.
color is a light grayish-fawn, covered What the gobbler would have done if
with well defined dark brown and black left to himself it is hard to say; but just
spots. The markings of the tail are of a then Uncle Robert came to Nellie's
rich glossy black, and cover a large part rescue, and the turkey-cock was sent
of that member. The throat is grayish flying across the yard.
white, with one or two very black streaks Nellie had come into the country to
drawn upon it, extending toward the spend the day, but you may be sure she
shoulders. did not again venture far from the farm-
The fur is so very beautiful, the Ocelot house door.
skin brings a large price in the market,
and is much used in the manufacture of
elegant rugs; the younger, finer skins The First Book.
oftentimes furnishing the linings to cloaks
and other articles of dress. THE earliest complete printed book
In captivity some of these animals known, commonly called the Mazarine
always retain their fierce, savage nat- Bible, or" Mentz Bible without date,"
ure, while others are as quiet and well is supposed to have been issued from the
behaved as the domestic cat. Though press of Gutenberg & Faust, at Mentz,
the former will set up a savage growl about 1455. The initial letters of this
when any one approaches their cage, Bible were illuminated by hand. The
spitting at the visitor like an angry cat, early spread of the art of printing was
and striking sharp, quick blows with their caused by the sacking of the town of
paws, the latter delight in being noticed ; Mentz in 1462, and so rapid was its pro-
and if they think you are about to pass gress that by the close of the century it
their cage without recognizing them, will had become established in nearly every
call your attention by a gracious purr, city and town of note in Europe.
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'Tis the voice of the Shepherd that calls
you at FOUR.
And oh, let your young hearts gladly
SWhen it echoes so sweetly, God bless
you," at FIVE.
'-. And remember at six, at the fading of
-" "' I That your life is a vapor that fadeth
S. i' | And what says the clock when it strikes
," Of such is the kingdom, the kingdom of
Encouraging Words. And what says the clock when it strikes
Miss SNOW is visiting her sick friend, EIGHT ?
who is extremely low-spirited and de- "Strive, strive to enter in at the beautiful
spondent. She doesn't know much about gate."
nursing, she admits; but she does know
her friend's nature very well, and just And louder, still louder, it calls you at
her friend's nature very well, and just
what to say to cheer and encourage her. NINE,
So with a few kind words and bright My son, give me that heart of thine.
smiles, she drives away the gloomy fore- And such be your voices responsive at
bodings, and when she leaves the sick TN,
room has the satisfaction of feeling that Hosanna in the highest, hosana, Amen
D "Hosanna in the highest, hosanna, Aimen !
her friend has really been benefited by
her visit. And loud let your voices ring out at
Of such is the kingdom, the kingdom of
What Says the Clock ? heaven."
WHAT says the clock when it strikes
SWhen the deep strokes at midnight .the
ONE ?watchword shall ring
"Watch," says the clock, Oh, watch, little wa, tchwod shal rg,
"one." Lo, these are my jewels, these, these,"
one. saith the King.
What says the clock when it strikes
" Love God, little.one, for God loves you." Going to Church.
Tell me softly what it whispers at THE strange picture on the opposite
THREE? page represents some eastern woman,
It is, Suffer little children to come unto decked in her Sunday clothes, and on her
me." way to church.
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Red Bird of Paradise.
SA MAN in his carriage was riding along,
S ,',, A gayly dressed wife by his side,
'' In satin and laces; she looked like a
S"'And he like a king in his pride.
S A woodsawyer stood in the street as
Stb .they passed;
The carriage and couple he eyed,
S' '- ''And said, as he worked with a saw on a
I wish I was rich and could ride."
Red Bird of Paradise.
THIS beautiful bird, about the size of a The man in the carriage remarked to his
small pigeon, is one of the most elegant wife,
creatures found in Asia and the islands of One thing I would give if I could-
the Pacific. I'd give all my wealth for the strength
The head is covered with velvet-like and the health
feathers of the intensest green; the back Of the man that saweth the wood."
and shoulders, together with a band round
the neck, are rich orange-yellow, golden A pretty young mad wth a bundle of
in the centre, and tinged with carmine on work,
the edges. The wings, chest and abdomen Whose face as the morning was fair,
are a deep warm chocolate-brown, and the Went tripping along with a smile of
tail is a lighter tint of the same color. delight,
Over this falls a long double tuft of loose, While humming a love-breathing air.
plumy feathers of a beautiful carmine, and S l o ci -
e w g hrs y o She looked on the carriage-the lady she
the two long feathers you observe hang-
ing from either side of the tail are of a saw
rich glossy black. Arrayed in apparel so fine,
rich glossy black.
And said in a whisper, I wish from my
A Walk iq the City. Those satins and laces were mine."
Miss SWAN and Rover are living in The lady looked out on the maid with
Paris, and every pleasant day finds the her work,
two--accompanied generally by Miss So fair in her calico dress,
Swan's uncle or aunt-out for a walk And said, "I'd relinquish position and
in the beautifully clean, well-cared-for wealth,
streets. She paused for a moment to no- Her beauty and youth to possess."
tice the great steam-roller slowly moving
along, levelling the soft asphalt which has Thus, in this world, whatever our lot,
just been applied to the street; so now Our minds and our times we employ
she is hurrying on to catch up with her In longing and sighing for what we have
uncle. Rover was more attentive, and not,
kept close to his mistress's side. Ungrateful for what we enjoy.
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the torn dresses and stockings, tangled
S... curls and ragged hats, even more than
the rough play and active exercise which
; characterizes girls of this class.
: '-' Above I. give you a picture of our own
tom-boy, who really is a very dear little
SLookirg Over Her Part.
Miss MILLER is going to take part in
some private theatricals to-night, and she
is now, after she is all dressed for the
affair, glancing over her part, lest in her
excitement she might forget some word
A.' or sentence.
~W e cannot help wondering what char-
acter she represents, in that plain and
not very graceful costume. But what-
ever it is, we certainly hope she may do
credit to it and to herself.
/Sirg, Wee Birdie!
-.r-' ,I SING, wee birdie, birdie sing,
Peeping from your cozy nest;
'"' Shake the dewdrops from your wing,
Our Tom-Boy. For the time is past for rest !
On the meadows that you love
A ToM-IoY isn't the worst thing in the Golden sunbeams sport and play,
world, let me whisper to you, my little And your friend the lark, above,
girl friend who may sometimes be greeted Carols forth his merry lay !
with this rather uncomplimentary title. I Sing, wee birdie, birdie sing;
have known a great many tom-boys in Shake the dewdrops from your wing !
my day, and I do not remember one who
did not make a noble woman, when the Sing, wee birdie, birdie sing;
time came. So I say climb, and jump, Tell your children day is here,
and romp just as much as you like while And the flowers are opening,
you are young, and you will have sound Glad now shadows disappear!
bodies and healthy minds when child- As within the nest they lie,
hood's days are over. But I would add, Teach them all your pretty song,
for the sake of your long-suffering mam- So that, when they learn to fly,
mas, that you can be a tom-boy and still Music may to them belong!
keep your clothes respectably whole. In Sing, wee birdie, birdie sing;
fact, I think most of the people object to Shake the dewdrops from your wing!
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The late Right Hon. ohn Bright, M.P.
this heavy bereavement fell upon him
Mr. Bright was at Leamington. Mr. Cob-
den was also there, visiting some rela-
tions, He went to see Mr. Bright, and
S.-) the latter thus, with simple pathos, after-
wards described the interview: I was
in the depth of grief, I might almost
say of despair, for the light and sunshine
of my house had been extinguished. All
that was left on earth of my young wife,
except the memory of a sainted life, and
of a too brief happiness, was lying still
and cold in the chamber above us. Mr.
Cobden called on me as my friend, and
Addressed me, as you might suppose, with
words of condolence. After a time, he
looked up and said, 'There are thousands
St of homes in England at this moment
where wives, mothers, and children are
S. dying of hunger. Now, when the first
I .0 paroxysm of your grief is past, I would
advise you to come with me, and we will
MR. JOHN BRIGHT AT THE AGE OF THIRTY-TWO. never rest until the Corn Law is re-
pealed.' From this time forward the two
The late Right Hori. Johrl friends pursued their object with untiring
Bright, M.P. zeal. The Tory gentlemen of England
found that Mr. Bright, while a Quaker
Titls great statesman and orator was and a man of peace, was one of the hard-
born in the old house you see pictured at est hitters and most formidable antago-
the top of the next page, at Greenbank, nists that had ever ascended a public plat-
near Rochdale, November 16, 18II. He form. Cobden was great on facts and
was the son of a cotton merchant, and invincible in logic, but Bright was over-
being descended from a long line of Quak- whelming in his earnestness and elo-
ers, was educated at a Friends' School. quence. By every conceivable method
When sixteen, he entered his father's fac- and plan of demonstration, they showed
tory, and event that early age took an that the Corn Laws were ruining the
interest in public affairs. He spoke fre- country, and keeping the great bulk of the
qucntly at temperance meetings, and soon people on the verge of starvation; and
acquired considerable reputation as an during their memorable campaign they
orator. In IS33 and 1835 he travelled traversed most of the English counties.
through Greece, Egypt, and Palestine, In June, 1847, Mr. Bright was married
and during the latter year he first met to Miss Margaret Elizabeth Leatham,
Richard Cobden, who was afterwards his daughter of Mr. W. Leatham, of Wake-
dearest friend. field, an eminent West-Riding banker.
In November, 1839, he married Eliza- By this lady he had seven children.
beth Priestman, who died in 1841, leav- War was always repugnant to Mr.
ino him a little baby daughter. When Bright, and he proposed many years ago
The late Rziht Hon. 7ohn Brght, M.P.
._ -reations were concerned, he could play a
4i." more than creditable game at billiards.
-.- His love for his fellow men was shown
f -_--- in all his speeches; but he had also a
I -. ',- 7 '. .-__ ,- '"" great affection for the animal creation,
d dogs being his special favorites.
-.- --'. ^' He possessed that devoutness so highly
esteemed by the poet, which consists in
loving all things both great and small."
.-- Though the friend of the toiler and the
Sl poor, it says not a little for the sturdy
Quaker that his sterling qualities should
that troubles between nations should be have commanded the admiration of the
settled by peace congresses instead of the queen herself. Her Majesty would have
sword. When the War of the Rebellion
broke out a great many people in Eng-
land took side with the South, but Mr. -
Bright energetically supported the cause -- .
of the North, although his own business ,, I i .
suffered severely from the scarcity of cot- ..'- '- '.
ton which resulted from the war.
A heavy domestic calamity befell him '- -' -'- .
in May, 1878, when Mrs. Bright died sud-
denly from apoplexy. The Queen sent a : -" ...-'
telegram from Windsor, expressing her
deep sympathy with the bereaved hus-
band, and similar messages poured in
upon him from all parts of the country. been only too happy to distinguish in
In July, 1879, Mr. Bright declined an some way her illustrious subject, but
invitation from President Hayes to visit he cared nothing for titles, though he
the United States, though, could he have rejoiced that he should have earned the
accepted it he would have received such esteem of his sovereign.
a welcome as has rarely been accorded to His oratory was of a very high type.
any statesman by any people. With the simplest elements of language,
Respected in his political relations, in he was able to stir men's hearts to the
private Mr. Bright was one of the most depths; and it may undoubtedly be said
genial and attractive of men, as all those that his countrymen had no idea of the
who knew him intimately can testify. He marvellous force of the homely Saxon
was as earnest in his pleasures as he was tongue until it was wielded with such
in his work. He was passionately fond masterly skill by Mr. Bright. Whether
of the country, and especially of the grand as man, as orator, or as statesman, his
scenery with which the Scotch Highlands loss will be long and deeply lamented.
abound. As is well known, he could On March 27, 1889, when the news of
throw a fly with any one, and wait with his death was cabled to us across the wide
exemplary patience for the fish to rise. Atlantic, we felt we might well exclaim
In his younger days he was a profi- with our English cousins, Truly a great
cient swimmer, and, as far as indoor rec- man is fallen in Israel!"
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Antonio Rotta. sometimes less-enabled me to go up,
step by step, step by step, until at last I1
IN the lovely town of Goritz, on the reached the top, and breathed the pure
banks of the river Isonzo, this famous air, and had a grand look-out from that:
Austrian painter first saw the light of day, lofty height. And so, in life's journey,.
in the year 1828. His ancestors were we are.climbing. We are feeble. Every
from Mantua; and the painter has ever one of us, now and then, needs a little!
been as much, or even more at home in help; and if we have risen a step higher"
Italy, than in his native country, than some other, let us reach down forA
our brother's hand, and help him to stand!
v. beside us. And thus, joined hand in hand,
S ,we shall go on conquering, step by step,
Until the glorious eminence shall be
The Last Little Chicken.
-"' .POOR litIle chicken and the last of the
'.1.. lot I The children have loved it so dearly
Sand tended it so carefully, it would seem
that it might have lived to reward '-hen
He received his early training at the for their labors. But alas! when tl.
Art Academy in Venice; and at an early bring the remains of their own breakfast)
age inclined to a genre class of sub- for their pet, they find the little downyl
Jects. creature lying stiff and cold on the ground
Many of his best paintings are lovely before them.
scenes in the family life of the Venetian He was such a soft yellow little chick,
peasants; and his poetic nature and ready and with such shining black eyes !" thinks
brush bring out many charming charac- the little Venetian peasant girl, as she
teristics of this homely life, which would looks longingly upon her treasure. He
be entirely overlooked by the careless was as lively as ever only yesterday, and
observer. I cannot see what should have made him
die," she continues, addressing her little
brother, who weeps as if his little heart
Lend a Helping Hand. would break as he views the end of all
his long-cherished hopes.
I SHALL never forget the feelings I hadis lohed hopes.
once when climbing one of the pyramids
of Egypt. When half-way up, my-strength
failing, I feared I should never be able to IT is stated that the money given by
reach the summit or get back again. I the women of the Presbyterian Church in
well remember the help given by Arab the United States during the past sixteen
hands, drawing me on farther; and the years foots up to $2,15o,ooo-represent-
step I could not quite make myself, be- ing the entire support of more than 200
cause too great for my wearied frame, the women missionaries, 200 native Bible
little help given me-sometimes more and readers, and more than i 5 schools.
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The Argal' of Siberia.
.- ground. They are soon utilized by the
^ .i foxes and other small mammalia which
S inhabit the country, and converted at once
Si nto dwelling-houses, where they lie as
comfortably as the hermit-crab in his
; --- stolen snail-shell. Man sometimes uses
":-"'. them by converting them into various
i '. articles of household furnishings. The
Argali is a mountain-loving animal, being
found on the highest grounds of Southern
S' .. Siberia and the mountains of Central
.,,, I. Asia, and not fond of descending to the
S.." level ground. It has marvelous power of
;,' --'- L. limb and sureness of foot, and, if disturbed
-.i5-J ,. .. -. when feeding, will make at once for the
__ -: rocks and fly up their craggy surfaces
with wonderful ease and rapidity. When
The Argali of Siberia. overtaken by the snowstorms so common
in those mountains, they lie quietly under
ONE of the largest and most conspicu- the drifts, and are able to continue respi-
ous of sheep is the Argali, which is noted ration by means of small breathing-hole
not only for its general dimensions, but through the snow. For these imprisoned
for the enormous ize of its horns. Argalis the hunters eagerly search, as the
The Argali is nearly as large as a animal is deprived of its fleet and power-
moderately-sized o, being four feet high ful limbs, and is forced ignominiously to
moderately-sized ox, being four feet high succumb to the foe, who impales him by
at the shoulders, and proportionately stout succumb t the o i s
in its build. The horns of a full-grown driving his spear through the snow into
male Argali are very nearly four feet in the creature's body.
measured along the curve, at Like other sheep, it is gregarious and
length if measured along the curve, and at lives in small flocks.
their base are about nineteen inches in cir-
cumference. They spring from the fore-
head, and, after rising perpendicularly for a
short distance, curve boldly downwards Grandpa Kelly's Darling.
until they reach below the chin, when they
again curve upwards and come to a point. GRANDPA KELLY lived in a small frame
The surface of the horns is covered with house on the outskirts of our village, and
a series of deep grooves set closely to- made his living by weaving carpets. A
gether, and extending along them to the year ago his only son died, and left to his
very extremities. care a young wife and his little daughter.
The Argali is a great fighter, and, The poor old man was at first overcome
firmly as these weapons are fixed on the with grief, and many thought he would
animal's head, they are sometimes broken soon follow his son; but after a while he
off in the fierce conflicts which the crea- began again to take an interest in life,
tures wage with each other, and now he is never so happy as when
But you must not think these broken holding his little grandchild on his knee,
horns are suffered to lie unobserved on the and listening to her merry laughter.
This morning Uricle John came in from
the country and brought Ella a fine bas-
ket of fruit from his farm. Fred was not
awake, so after eating a little of it herself,
t.-e the good girl picked out the rosiest apple
Sand ripest bunch of grapes for her pet
brother; and when she heard his voice,
ran up-stairs to give it to him before
mamma had commenced dressing him.
Would that all little girls were as kind
to their brothers as Ella Barney is.
SThe Sensible Girl.
7 THE sensible young woman is self-reli-
Sant. She is not merely a doll to be
petted, or a bird to be supported; but
though she may be blessed with a father
able and willing to care for her every
Baby Plays. want, she cultivates her capabilities, she
seeks to prepare herself for possibilities,
"SUPPOSE baby play now, mamma's and' though she may not need to, she
hands are tired!" said Mrs. Black, placing qualifies herself to feed and clothe herself,
the chubby hands upon the keys. Baby so that if left alone she can stand upon
did his best, but only a faint sound came her own feet dependent upon no human
from his weak little taps, then he grew being. The sensible young woman is
tired and asked mamma to sing. brave. Heroism is not most seen upon
Mamma can't sing now, baby sing great occasions, but in little things. The
and play too," answered the lady, as she strength of life is in the power of each
occasionally struck a note that he might little common act. Bravery is best ex-
not be discouraged by his unsuccessful hibited, not in enduring things we cannot
efforts. Then the little fellow began help, but in the small matters one might
"Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep," strik- help.
ing very hard with his fists for the accom- The sensible young woman makes the
paniment; but he didn't get any further, best of everything. A sensible young
for just then papa came in, and, catching woman treats herself as she does her
him from mamma's arms, began to toss plants. She gives them all the sunshine
him high up in the air, which was even there is. If there is but one little window
more pleasing to him than the music had in her room, she gives them the benefit of
been. that; and if the sun comes round to them
but once a day, she gives them the bene-
A Morning Gift. fit of that. So the sensible young woman
lets all the light there is come into her
ELLA BARNEY is very fond of her little heart, pushes back her tears, and throws
brother Fred, and always shares with him out her smiles, and thus her life grows in
all the nice things she has given to her. contentment and gladness.
The Brave Boy.
position in the office of the child's father,
wh-ere he has been for several years, and
now holds the important and responsible
position of confidential secretary.
IN that part of the Mediterranean where
sponges are most plentiful, many men gain
their whole livelihood by gathering them
for market. WIhen the sponges are
formed at considerable depth below the
surface of the water, they are caught
S d s by divers, who become very expert in
i detaching them from their rocky bed and
bringing them to the surface. But when
they lie but a few feet under water, the
men employ long-handled spears, like
_as. a .. those seen in the picture, for the purpose.
The Brave Boy. Flapping of Insects' Wings.
A GREAT, heavy, city dray was being SIR JOHIN LumnocK tells us that when a
rapidly driven by a half-drunken team- Butterfly flaps its wings slowly no sound
ster down a side street of one of our large is heard, but when the movements are
cities, and just in front of it a little boy, rapid a noise is produced which grows
richly dressed, was trying to cross. His shriller as they become more rapid. Thus
nurse, who was wheeling his baby sister in a housefly, which produces the sound of F,
a perambulator on the sidewalk, had not vibrates its wings 335 times a second, or
missed him, and a moment later he would 20, 1o times a minute; and a Bee, which
no doubt have been crushed beneath the makes a sound two notes higher, or A, as
horses' hoofs had not a district messenger many as 440 times in a second, or 26,40
-boy chanced to spy him, and, making a times in a minute. A tired Bee hums on E,
dash among the teams, caught him in his and, therefore, according to theory, vibrates
arms and brought him to the sidewalk. its wings only 330 times in a second.
Then, after waiting a moment to see that A gentleman has succeeded in confirm-
the child was not hurt, the boy darted off ing the truth of these numbers. He fixed
again to his work, and soon forgot all a Fly, so that the tip of the wing just
about the episode. Not so with the lit- touched a cylinder which was moved by
tie boy he had rescued, or his parents clockwork. Each stroke of the wing
either. The child remembered his face, caused a mark, which, though very slight,
and a few weeks later saw him from a was still quite perceptible, and he thus
carriage window. The driver was order- showed that there were actually 330
ed to stop, and the boy called, his place of strokes in a second. The next time you
business learned, and then dismissed with hear a Fly buzzing near you, strike the
the promise of seeing him again. It all note F on the piano and see if the tones
ended in his obtaining a good paying do not correspond.
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.- -'-'- ":-- : I Duck-Shooting ol Lake Erie.
IN no part of the world is there better
duck-shooting than on Lake Erie; so that
sportsmen of both shores, Americans and
Canadians, have made duck-shooting their
The ducks flock to this region in count-
less thousands in autumn and late winter,
and it is then, of course, that the shooting
The mallard, the pochard, the scoup
and black duck, the summer duck and
teal, the pin-tail and canvas-back, all come
in enormous numbers. One of the attrac-
tions to them is the wild rice, which grows
in great beds in the comparatively shallow
water. The sportsman conceals himself
among the reeds and sedges, and even
covers the bows of his boat, or "skiff," as
they call it, with a screen made of grasses,
Lvand thus, unseen, awaits the arrival of the
.. duck. He has placed out, about ten or
twenty yards from him, a flotilla of decoy-
Three Loving Childrers ducks, cunningly made of wood, and
painted so as to represent the various spe-
TIIREE little children, cies. When the wild ducks flying overhead
Merry and gay, observe these decoys, they sweep down,
Loving each other fearing nothing. Just then is the time
The livelong day. for the sportsman to fire, and with the sec-
ond gun all ready, he generally looks for
at least a leash of ducks on each occasion.
Mollie, the fair one, Several clubs have been formed for
And black-haired Lou, duck-shooting, and some very comfortable
And Willie the pet club-houses have been built on the shores
Of the other two. and islands of this region. In some in-
stances each gentleman has his separate
These three never heed house, as in cut No. I-on the opposite side
The wind or weather, --while they all have a share of the central
But ever are laughing club-house, seen at the extreme right.
And singing together. The ducks are very curious in their per-
sistent habit of always coming to certain
places-which places are, of course, keenly
Love is the sunlight in request among the members of the club.
That glows about them, They take their places by lot, and each
Laughs in their faces, sportsman must keep strictly to his allot-
And shines from out them. ted station.
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Smice, lizards, and other vermin. In the
"- picture you see the chameleon on the
branch just above the hornbill's head. If
he is not very careful he will furnish an
'excellent supper to the great unwieldy
S. -- The Lighthouse Keeper's
i : DID you ever think, you who go to
school and have any number of play-
m ..ates, what a lonely life those children
.:- i lead who are born and brought up on
S-:.--'-- the islands and out-of-the-way parts of
--=.=-..----=-- :-- our coast where lighthouses are generally
placed? Some of them do not see a
The Hornbill. strange face, from one year's end to
another, excepting when a vessel comes to
Tiis strange bird, besides an unusually bring supplies. They learn to make the
large bill, has an additional structure sea and its treasures their companions;
which grows just above it, so high and and from constant association can tell all
large that upon first seeing the creature about the seaweeds clinging to the rocks,
one is led to wonder how he can hold his as well as the characters and strange
head up. But upon close examination it habits of the fishes and crawling things
is found that, though large and heavy in which inhabit the waters about their
appearance, this horn, as it is sometimes home.
called, is in reality a very light affair, be- Such children learn to think, and, as
ing on the inside very porous, or some- they grow older, have the far-away, wist-
thing like a honeycomb in texture, ful look of the young girl in the picture.
The hornbill lives in Hindostan, and in No doubt many of them enjoy their
addition to its very strange appearance dreamy lives, and would scarcely care,
has some very strange habits. One of even if they knew how, to play with city
these is its manner of caring for its eggs. children of their own age. They take
You will see, if you look in your geog- pride in the great far-reaching light which
raphy, that Hindostan is situated in the shines at night above their heads, and
southern part of Asia, in what is called learn quite early in life to assist in trim-
the hot region of the world, and here are ming the great wicks and polishing the
found the animals which belong to the hot lenses of the lamps.
countries-the tiger, and lion, and other They live upon the principle that it is
extremely savage wild beasts, while the better to give than to receive, though
snakes of that country are amongst the they may never have heard the precept;
most venomous in the world. The horn- and their life is one constant forgetfulness
bill mother bird builds her nest on a of self in their endeavors to warn from
high tree, out of reach of all her ene- danger the many who go out upon the
mies. sea in ships.
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ALMOST all my dear little boy and girl TiP is a beautiful greyhound, who
fond of pets. Many of them have a dog She will take her basket and go to the
or cat, canary or rabbit, to feed and fon- baker's each morning for our daily loaf,
die ; but I doubt if any of their number and often carries a note to the grocer's
have or care to have such a collection of for some little thing, Sarah, our cook,
ugly creatures for companions as the cro- may need.
codiles in the picture. The gentleman, When the clock strikes seven in the
M. Pernolet, had charge of these fellows' morning, she takes her place by the back
in a menagerie at Bone, Algeria; and gate, and no one can coax her away till
really became in a certain way quite fond old Jake, the penny-post, comes. When
of the stupid crocodiles which he fed and she sees his form slowly moving up the
cared for so constantly. street, she begins to dance and caper
7:!' i" Ir,
But his charges did not know enough about, and is quite ready, when he reaches
to appreciate his kindness. Their first her, to catch the morning paper which he
idea was that he gave them good things hands her. Then, sobering down in a
tn aat; and their second, which came moment, she wags her tail, as if thanking
after a long time, was that he was good him for his gift, and instantly marches
to eat as well. So one day, soon after off to the house with the paper safely
the above picture was taken, they attacked held between her teeth
and seriously wounded i him.
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friends, yearly readers of the Annual, are knows much more than some people do.
fond of pets. Many of them have a dog She will take her basket and go to the
or cat, canary or rabbit, to feed ad fon- baer's eah morning for our daily loaf,cts in
BE what thoubt if any ofv the ir number and often carries them withe grocer's
have or care. to have such a collection of for some little thing, Sarah, our cook,
ugly creatures for companions as the cro- may need.
codiles in'the picture. The gentleman, When the clock strikes seven in the
M. 1ernolet, had charge of these fellows morning, she takes her place by the back
in a menagerie at Bone, Algeria; and gate, and no one can coax her away till
really became in a certain way quite fond old Jake, the penny-post, comes. When
of the stupid crocodiles which he fed and she sees his form slowly moving up the
cared for so constantly, street, she begins to dance and caper
But his charges did not know enough about, and is quite ready, when he reaches
to appreciate his kindness. Their first her, to catch the morning paper which he
idea was that he gave them good things hands her. Then, sobering down in a
--.to at; and their second, which came moment, she'wags her tail, as if thanking
after a long time, was that he was good him for his gift, and instantly marches
to eat as well. So one day, soon after off to the house with the paper safely
the above picture was taken, they attacked held between her teeth.
and seriously wounded him.
TiTE best way to keep good acts in
BE what thou seemest; live thy creed. memory is to refresh them with new.
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A Native of the Solomon Islands.
SA customer came-
A funny old dame-
- Who carried a big, fat umbrella;
With mittens of wool
She made when at school,
And boots of the finest prunella.
She wore spectacles, too-
I think they were blue-
And in her felt hat a tall feather
Her ulster, dark brown
To her toes buttoned down,
_5_. To keep out the cold, snowy weather.
f-i.: She said, I have come,
For I wish to get some
S-_ Nice cheese, if you chance to have any!"
"Yes, ma'am, that have I,
~-'I A :The best you can buy,
And the price of a pound is a penny !
A Native of the Solomorn Islands. So pray take a seat,
ISN'T he a handsome fellow? Here And rest your poor feet,
you see him in full dress, and no doubt While I cut off a nice pound and weigh
he feels well satisfied' with himself. As it."
we look at him one cannot help wonder- Now, when that was done,
ing how he keeps that elaborate head- Said the lady, "There's one
dress on, and how he can smell anything New '89 penny to pay it!"
with that ornament in his nose. You see T
he has advanced a step beyond the fash- Looked over her nose,
ionable ladies of our land, for he adds And said, with a curtsey, Good day,
this to the earrings which, with them, he ma'am;
b ,ma am;
wears in common. These strange people Your price is so small
have their noses pierced when tiny in- I'm certain to call,
fants, and a small stick or peg inserted; The next time I'm passing this way,
from time to time this is exchanged for a ma'am"
larger one, until at last one half an inch
or more in diameter is worn with pride, if
notwith comfort, bythe savage exquisite. Look to Where You are Going
Plaing Str THE pictures on the next page tell their
Playing S own story, while they teach very forcibly
LITTLE Miss Moore the lesson, "Look to where you are
Played keeping a store, going!"
And she sold tea and coffee, The bridge is narrow, and the man so
White sugar and spice, deeply absorbed in his book that he for-
And rat-traps and rice, gets to turn out, while the donkey has no
And pop-corn, doughnuts and taffy. idea of doing so. Hence the catastrophe.
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'"9 -' '' ~ THIS young lady wished to have her
'" picture unlike that of any of her friends
S-so she took a hoop, bent in egg shape,
covered it with paper, and sewed about
S>.- its edge a wreath of blossoms. This she
carried to the photographer's, and when
"g.h' e was ready tore out the middle, leaving
Sa place just large enough to show her
&'i k face through.
\ The artist didn't quite like the idea,
S' but it was her portrait and not his he
was to take, so he obeyed her orders-
Th1e Tsclego. and the picture on the next page was the
result. A number of her friends were
THE Tschego is a large ape, having delighted with the idea and said they
characteristics of both the gorilla and meant to do the same thing the next
the chimpanzee; but on the whole more time they sat for their photographs.
like the former animal. It is found in
Central Africa, and is much dreaded byl
the natives of the region. General Lafayette.
It has a great clumsy body thickly THIs description of the Marquis Laf-
covered with hair, and its very long ayette, as he appeared at the battle of
arms are endowed with gigantic strength. Brandywine, is said to be extremely
Though, like others of the monkey tribe good. At that time he was one of the
it can stance nearly erect, it usually walks finest looking men in the army, notwith-
on all four legs. It is not known what standing his deep red hair. The expres-
the food of this creature consists of, but sion of his countenance was strongly
it is supposed to be almost entirely indicative of the generous and gallant
vegetable, spirit which animated him, mingled with
The Tschego is quick to imitate the something of the pride of conscious man-
actions of the negroes, and it is said lines. His mien was noble, his manners
these queer animals will pick up the frank and amiable, and his movements
fallen tusks of elephants, as they see the light and graceful. He wore his hair
hunters do ; but not knowing what to do plain, and never complied so far with the
with them, they carry their burdens about fashion of the times as to powder.
with them until they themselves drop,
and even die with fatigue. They are so ONE day the children were having an
savage, and fight the natives who try to object lesson on the blue heron. The
capture them with such fury, that it is teacher called attention to its small tail,
almost impossible for travellers to get a saying: The bird has no tail to speak
specimen of either the Tschego or the of." The next day she asked the scho-
gorilla. lars to write a description of the bird, and
a little girl wound up by saying: "The
THERE is one kind of love that should blue heron has a tail, but it must not be
be directed only to self-the love to rule. talked about."
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truly separate species. As it lives in --***
colder regions than the Leopard-that is, -
pretty, graceful little creatures, with
short, pointed tails, and faintly colored
Sn,. w rTHERE S ti le s difference between u those
spots on their soft, Lur coats, T o they s a re
.u t b a ... v t two temporal blessings, health w and money:
r '' Mony is te m t evie, bt te
pcoleroregions r ot tricks when captured s
r enjoyed; health is the most e.oyed, Nut
THE man on horseback is evidentlyose say- is a wonder, has in his study, which is in
ing something very pleasant to the girlmany ways a curiosity shop, a Buddhist
at his side. She has for the moment for- shrine that is over five hundred years
otten she is on her way to the spring o.
coat, is inte thick, and lontlg t THERE oc ws small f oy en ith aen bytho
boyis otver et, wt varusl..They 'ape two feml intos, a dit h topsy-tu rvy
spots w itheOo, and arranged like thos Siyis the," m tthe
o a roadside to hear whatever ese he may
THE Ounce, which bears a very close say. Pleasat words ost us nodthing,b
resemblance to the Leopard, was once though they often shed a brightness in
thought to be a longer-haired variety of the lives of others which we cannot esti-
Gustavethat animal, but is now kbown tower at Parisamate.
truly separate species. As evidently say- is a wonder, has in his study, which is in
ngcolder regions than the Leopard--sant to thate girl many ways a curiosity shop, a Buddhists,
at his side. She has for the momenmountains--its for- shrine that is over five hundred yearsby.
spots oten their soft, fuher coats. They spre two temporal blessings, health and money:ld.
gotten she is on her way to the spring:old.
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In the Far West.
S. '',- -... DID you ever see an ocean steamer or
a long train crowded with immigrants, on
their way to the Far West? It is quite
natural for us to think of these people as
living together when they reach their
final destinations, just as we see them
huddled in groups at our docks and rail-
way stations. This is not the case, how-
ever. They separate at the end of their
St journey, most of them taking small farms,
Where they seldom see a strange face
s.4h from one year's end to another.
o The women do their share of the farm
w work, lending a helping hand in seedtime
and harvest. They do the milking, and
take all the care of the cows, besides the
butter-making and all the other things
which naturally fall to a woman's share
Sof the work.
That their lives are not enviable ones
it is plain to see; and it is not at all
Strange that many' of them grow sad,
losing all love of life in these lonely
places. No doubt the cows and the dog
enjoy themselves much more than the
woman in the picture. But one isn't
Carrie's Pet Squirrel. quite willing to be a dog or a cow in
order to get some enjoyment out of life.
IT is seldom that one finds a squirrel If these poor people could only be
as tame as the one in the picture; in fact, E made to know, and to stay in their native
it took many months of constant effort country, how much happier they would
on Carrie's part to teach the little fellow be. But our great West must be set-
such perfect confidence in his mistress. tled," you hear people say, and we cannot
Now she is reaping the results of her suggest any other way. Perhaps it is
perseverance, and takes great pride in best to let these immigrants alone, giving
showing off the accomplishments of her them of our pity, and hoping that some
pet. time in the not distant future their lot
Indeed, it was at her request that her may be pleasanter.
brother Charlie-who has a small camera
-took the picture of which the above is AWAKE awake your bed forsake,
a copy. She was so delighted with the To God your praises pay;
idea of having Frisky's picture, that she The morning sun is clear and bright,
forgot that she was being taken also, and With joy we hail his cheerful light:
nearly laughed with joy. Do you see In songs of love
mirth in her eyes and about th~ owners Praise God above-
of her mouth ? It is the Sabbath-day.
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--- --they can cling to the slightest projection,
and this enables them to clamber up a
perpendicular- surface with perfect ease
New Extension of Hampstead
DID any of my young readers ever
i' hear of Hampstead Heath, and of the
"V*. highway robberies which took place there
in Dick Turpin's time ? Perhaps not. for
that was over a hundred years ago ; but
Small English children, especially those be-
longing to London, are sure to have
heard about the robberies, and seen the
The Klecho Swallow. place itself.
Very recently a large tract of land has
been added to Hampstead Heath, so that
THIE Klecho Swallow, or Large-winged it now forms a very large park, where
Swift, as it is more truly termed, is con- people of London go on holidays to get
sidered of great value by ornithologists, the air and have a good time. The views
as it supplies the connecting link between on the opposite page are taen from this
the swifts and swallows. and the adjoining estates, and are very
Like the swifts, its feet are made for characteristic bits of English scenery.
climbing, and are supplied with firm,
curved claws ; and, like the swallows, its
hinder toe is directed backwards, and
cannot be brought round in a line with
the remaining toes. It is a beautiful Sir WilliarM Howe.
bird, with its glossy, greenish brown body S WILI E as a rine fiure,
1r with ^i. its SIR W ILLIAM HOWE was a fine figure,
and white abdomen, though for some
reason the artist has not in the above full six feet high, aind well proportioned.
reason the artist has not in the above I p h 1 W1 h7 1-t a
picture made its breast and throat (which In person he resembled ashin and
Sat a little distance might have been taken
are a light gray), and its abdomen as for him but his features, thoug good,
light as they1should be. for him ; but his features, though good,
light as they should be.
The Klecho S-wallow is a native of were more pointed, and the expression of
India, Malacca, and Java. It does not his face was less benignant. His manners
build a nest like other birds, but lays its were polished, graceful, and dignified.
eggs in a hole in the rocks, or a cavity in a
tree-trunk. They choose some place hard
to approach, that their young may be EVERI increase of knowledge may pos-
secure from the various animals and rep- sibly render depravity more depraved, as
tiles which are always prowling about. well as it inay increase the strength of
But they find no difficulty in reaching virtue. It is in itself only power, and its
these domiciles ; for their feet are so made value depends on its application.
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He Means to Get It.
-. at the door. "Mr. Mason is waiting,
mother; and I said I would bring the
-money out to him."
i, : .'..,, But I can't see why you want more
.. --- than I gave you," replied his mother
S- .." -' ,", thoughtfully, adding over again in her
own mind the prices of the things she had
S'- The goose was one dollar and eighty-
--- five cents; the tea sixty cents ; the vege-
Stables fifty cents; and the fish thirty-five
cents. I can't make but three dollars and
twenty cents, add them whichever way
He Mearts to Get It. I will."
Harry insisted that answer was wrong.
AREN'T you glad you have not quite as What do you think about it ?
long legs as the poor fellow in the picture ?
You see how very inconvenient it is for
him to get that particularly juicy bit of
grass on the ground. Had it been at The Child Jesus.
the top of some tall tree he would have
experienced no trouble; but, likesome "A LITTLE child the Saviour came,
people, it is very hard for him to stoop. The mighty God was still his name,
The Giraffe is a native of Africa, and And angels worshipped, as He lay,
when full-grown is from eighteen to The seeming infant of a day.
twenty feet tall. It is a gentle and play-
ful animal, readily attaching itself to its He who, a little child, began
companions or keepers. There is some- The life divine to show to man,
thing peculiarly mild and pleasant in the Proclaims from heaven the message
full, round, dark eye of the creature; and free,
the curiosity with which he examines the Let little children come to me.'
costumes and general appearance of his
visitors, is very amusing to the lookeron. Oh, give thine angels charge, good
The Giraffe is the most valuable animal Lord,
exhibited. Little ones, from five to ten s safely in thy way to guard ;
feet high, are estimated to be worth from Thy blessing on our lives command,
$-,500 to $5,000. Large ones bring $o1,- And write our names upon thy hand."
ooo, and those from- sixteen to twenty
feet cost from $15,000 to $25,000.
WE rarely estimate the blessings we
enjoy at their full value, until we have
"Ter Cernts More, Please!" lost them forever.
"TEN cents more, please said Harry WHILE looking out for great opportun-
Blake to his mother, as he reckoned up ities we are apt to let little ones slip
on his slate what was due the market-man through our grasp.
AY MP1111 `lhil
The Painting Lesson.
---- The nurse, who takes care of their
mother now, wears a cap, and the children
ilimagine that a very important part of
nursing; so they pull out the old nets
and tuck their pretty long curls up into
them. Then they give medicine, hush
I B little Julius talking, and do all the things
they have seen nurse do.
But at last they get tired of playing
sick, and Emma remembers that Susan
SJane needs a new apron very much in-
Sdeed. Helen catches sight of her new
story book, and it is at once decided
That they will have a quiet afternoon,
S"just as mamma and aunt Mattie often do.
Emma will sew, and Helen will read to
S ..-.. *' her a story from her new book; while
Julie holds her doll and tries to under-
stand what the story is about.
Te Pai g L o Susan Jane is tied into the chair, for
T Painting esso fear she might get down and soil her fine
Miss WILSON was always very fond of dress on the kitchen noor. She doesn't
" daubing with pigments," as she calls it, look as if she meant to do it, but I sup-
and this winter has come to New York to pose Emma knows best; mothers gener-
take lessons of a celebrated artist. In ally do, you know.
the above cut you see her before her un-
finished picture listening to the comments
of her teacher. She is not as well satis- Japarese Womren.
fled with her work now as she was six
months ago-which is really a very good PRETTY as she is on a pictured fan, a
sign, as it shows her standard is much Japanese woman is far more pleasing as
higher than it was before she came to the she patters along, alive, on her wooden
city. clogs or straw sandals; the poorest woman
in her single, cheap, cotton gown or kim-
ono is as much a picture as her richer
A Rainy Afternoon, sister in silk and crape. With their heads
dressed, with folds of gay crape and a glit-
TI-IE children cannot go out of doors, tering hair-pin thrust in the smooth loops
for the rain comes pelting against the of blue-black hair, they seem always in
window; and mamma is sick, so no noisy gala array, and, rain or shine, never cover
games can be played in the house. At those elaborate coiffures with anything
first they play dolly is sick, and each of more than a paper umbrella. The sweet,
the older children take turns at being soft voices, the gentle manners and elabo-
nurse. They have among their posses- rate courtesy displayed by every one of
sions a couple of old nets, which mamma them, add the last and most gracious
used to wear years ago when such things touches to these picturesque and irresisti-
were fashionable. bly charming women.
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1; Dr. Green was quite surprised, and
very much amused by the confidence his
.lJ. like to disappoint her by confessing he
-' .- I knew nothing about the internal arrange-
ment of dolls. He thought for a moment,
when a happy idea struck him, which he
S at once put into practice. Not far from
his office was a great toy establishment,
mended, and Mollie would never know
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S.-- -- -: .' -" had her brother's.
So he took the doll, pretending to
The Erraged Eleplhat. soberly examine the broken member for
a moment ; then he asked her if she could
THE elephant is really a very savage
TI- e i r a sa spare his patient for a few days, as he
beast when angry, and those who make a sae hs a t or a e ds h.
could attend to the case better in his
business of hunting him have by no means
an easy time. If they succeed in killing office.
him, well and good but if they f course, Mollie gave her consent,
him, well and good; but if they only being careful to dress Fanny Star very
wound the creature, he becomes so fear- ben careful to dress Fanny tar very
fully enraged that the poor hunters have warmly before she let her go ; and no one
knew of the affair until the doctor came
to fly for their lives. The native you see ew aftrar the doll i
in the picture caught up by the savage in a few days reward with the doll in
t his arms. Mollie was delighted, though
animal may well be frightened, for no h
doubt his last hour has come. He fired she couldn't quite understand why mamma
and papa were so very much amused by
the poisoned arrows at the elephant, in- and were so much amused
tending to kill him for the sake of the the affair.
great ivory tusks; and he thought, no
doubt, poor fellow, that he could get W11at arid How to Read.
away as he had done hundreds of times
before. This time he failed. WIATEVER you read, read carefully.
It is not the number, but the attention we
give to our books which does us the most
A New Case for the Doctor. good. Nothing is so weakening to the
mind as a habit of extensive reading with-
MOLLIE'S brother Jim has a broken out reflecting on what we read. In fact
arm, and Dr. Green has been calling to this rule would seem to embrace all rules
see him for a couple of weeks past. on the subject of reading.
Yesterday Fanny Star's arm came off, Edmund Burke read a book as if he
and Mollie at once decided to ask the were never to see it again, and mastered
kind old doctor to mend it, the next time it. Daniel Webster read few books, but
he came. As he sat a moment in front read them thoroughly. He says:
of the grate to warm himself, before g-o We had so few books that to read
ing up to see his little patient, she brought them once or twice was nothing ; we
him the doll and the detached arm, and thought they were all to be got by
made her request. heart."
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The Fisher MaideAr.
IN some parts of our New England
coast are villages where all the people
depend upon the sea for their support.
They go out in small boats, and fish with
both seine and line, never coming in-
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:- the finny cargo.
_W-' hen a storm comes on, and the men
'' are out on the sea, the mothers and wives
Sand sisters watch with heavy hearts the
angry waves beating against the shore,
and listen with bated breath to the wind
and rain sweeping past their homes. For
They know the dangers of that low, rocky
k coast quite as well as the men, and a heavy
north-east wind in the fishing season is
S :; sure to send some frail barque upon the
Se a s Yet, with danger ever staring them in
I the face, this brave, hardy people follow
I. i ; in the footsteps of their fathers, who, from
I I j, the time of the Pilgrims, have gained their
w,'i s livelihood on the coast and though
S, i every year adds its numbers to those who
sail away never to return, the women ac-
Jil cept it as their lot in life to watch, wait,
and pray for the dear ones.
t They grow sad and melancholy in time,
Sweet Sixteen. with all this anxiety and dread ; and great
SWEET sixteen of fifty years ago you sad eyes and hollow cheeks are often seen
see before you. Indeed it is the picture even in the youngest women's faces.
of your grandmother, or, at least, is much
as she must have looked when she was a
young girl. The strange dress with its S ds o te a ee
ribbon girdle, and stranger cap, are just TI-E seeds of the Kola tree, the highly-
what she used to wear. The only things prized stimulant of the natives of Africa,
which are like our time are the flowers appear to possess qualities which should
which she is picking. These remain give them a commercial value in civilized
much as they were a hundred years ago. countries. Mr. T. Christie, an English
And pretty girls of to-day are just as fond writer on new commercial plants and
of picking them as they were in that far- drugs, asserts that chocolate made with
off time. Kola paste is ten times as nutritious as
that made with cocoa, and that a laborer
W\ITI all thy soul love God above, can work all day without fatigue on a
And as thyself thy neighbor love. single cup taken at breakfast time.
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LITTLE JANEY had been naughty this
I"afternoon! Not so very naughty, to be
SI sure; only she got into trouble with
S, Fritz, her baby brother, and took her.
i''toys away from him.
Fritz cried, and she let him never for
a moment giving up the playthings, so
that mamma had to leave her sewing to
--_:v~-- '--.-. --- ""'. comfort the little fellow. Janey, of course,
had forgotten all about its being Christ-
Barbary Mouse. mas Eve, or she would not have been
so obstinate, for she knew Santa Claus
"ISN'T he inningg" I hear some of always visited their home on this night.
my little animal friends declare; and 1 Now the dear old fellow has come, and
quite agree with you, gentle reader. He little Janey knows at once that he had
is cunning; and he is just as pretty as he somehow found her out. He had a
is cunning. The ground tint of his fur is bundle of sticks in his hand, which she
a rich brown, and the stripes of a whitish thought he might use for a whip ; and
yellow, verging by degrees into the white that wasn't a pleasant prospect at all for a
huw of the under portions of the body. little girl. When Santa Claus first came in,
As may be supposed from its name, the he threw a goodly number of candy-apples
animal is a native of Barbary. and other sugar plums on the carpet for
the children to scramble for; but the pcor
*---_ little culprit did not dare to touch them,
though she knew Willie would get them
Sleep, Baby. all. She did not see the merry twinkle
SLEEP, baby, sleep! in their visitor's eyes; all she could think
While brother watches the sheep, of was the switch he held in his hand.
hile brother watches the sheep, At last she muListered the courage to
The fairies that live in the wild-rose tree, Plaste, M r. S anta Claus, I didnt
Will give of their sweetest dreams to thee. say, "lease, Mr. Santa Claus, I didn't
Sleep, baby, sleep inean to be cross to Fritz, and I won't do
so any more if-"
If I'll forgive you, hey ?" he answered,
finishing the sentence she found so hard
A Jure I ain, to end.
DAISIES the hillside, "Yes," returned Janey, much easier
ses n th' now the dreaded task was over.
Roses in the lane,
ARosesi the lane, Santa Claus never does things by halves,
Along the straggling fence-ways and having forgiven his little friend, pro-
Nodding in the rain. ceeded to make her pile of good things
just as large as the rest; but I doubt if
OUT of the suffering, says Ruskin, Janey ever quite forgot the lesson she
comes the serious mind; out of salvation, learned the Christmas Eve, though now
the grateful heart; out of endurance, she is a big girl, much too large and lady-
fortitude; out of deliverance, faith, like to quarrel with anyone.
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The Sooty Paca.
not lived by the sea very long; so he had
never seen a lobster before, and, didn't
S,.. know it had pincers on the end of its
_..' claws. He thought, as it ran along so
:* *, funnily, he had discovered a new play-
- thing; and commenced running around
it and barking savagely.
S' '- The lobster didn't seem to mind this
-- '- in the least, so Jack concluded he would
"- make him recognize his presence. He
wasn't used to being regarded with such
indifference, for even kitty would scamper
The Sooty Paca. up a tree if he gave her chase. So he
gave the lobster a slight tap with his paw,
Tins pretty little animal makes its to which the creature paid no attention,
home in the eastern part of South but scrambled ahead toward the water.
America, though it is occasionally found Then Jack became more bold, and
on some of the West Indian islands. stepping up in front, let his fore paw fall
It makes its home in the ground, though with considerable force upon the lobster's
at only a short distance from the surface. head.
A very cleanly, nice little house it is, too, Things now changed in a twinkling;
with a front, back and side door entrance, the lobster forgot where he was going,
which aid it, when pursued, to get more but having planted his claws well into
quickly out of reach of its foe. poor Jack's foot, seemed to have no idea
When properly dressed and roasted, save to cling to that member with all his
the flesh of the Paca is much esteemed strength. The bark suddenly became a
by some, although it is too rich and fat Ti, hi, yi!" and a very frightened dog
to please the palates of many persons. came limping upon three legs up to
The fur is of little value, being short Charlie, while from the fourth dangled
and harsh, so that the skin of the animal the desperate lobster. Charlie had a
is useless until it has been deprived of hard time getting the creature off, and
hair and tanned. But for all that, it takes Jack's foot was sore for many a day.
great care of its fur, and is as fastidious Now,whenever Charlie catches a lobster
in its toilet as the domestic cat, washing in the sun, he always delights in showing
itself in the same manner, and combing it to his dog, who has never forgotten the
its coat carefully with the claws of its dreaded enemy, and always tries to get
hind and fore feet. out of its way as speedily as he can.
Jack and the Lobster. CONCEIT is like the natural unguent of
the sea fowl's plumage, which enables
JACK was running along the shore one him to shed the rain that falls on him
day; and coming up to a pile of fish and and the wave in which he dips. When
other creatures Charlie had just emptied one has had all his conceit taken out of
from his net, espied a small lobster trying him, when he has lost all his illusions,
to make its way back into the water. his feathers will soon soak through, and
Now, Jack was a young dog, and had he will fly no more.
~ rY' it
Want to Buy a Kitty?"
A Pleasant Courtry Lar\e.
-- PEOPLE living in the country all the
S' year through are very apt to pass over
Many lovely spots as commonplace and
i uninteresting, until they are pointed out
.. by some visitor.
I Did you ever see a prettier bit of land-
scape than the path down which the lady
i is walking? and if you live on a farm I
think it more than probable that you have
I. many full as pretty close at hand, though
.' most likely you have never noticed them
before. Look about, and see if you can-
not find some.
There may not be the wild grapevine
heavy with purple fruit, or crimson black-
berry vines festooning the steep slope
lil with its tangled mass; but ferns and com-
Smon weeds are ofttimes quite as pretty,
Sand soft waving grain of every kind is
always a pleasing feature in the landscape.
Happy indeed should the child be who
"Want to Buy a Kitty?" has all these beautiful things at his very
WANT to buy a kitty ? cried a baby It is what city people pay hundreds of
voice as Mamma opened the kitchen door dollars every summer to secure, but sel-
in answer to a knock; and there stood dom succeed in finding, because their
her little girl with a very lean and shabby- time is limited, and only certain well-
looking kitten in her hands. beaten tracks are at their disposal.
Where did you get it ?" asked Mamma.
Out in de barn, and der's penty more,"
lisped the happy child before her. Turkisl\ Laziness.
"But what do you mean to do with
it ? questioned Mamma as the poor little As is well known, the Turks are very
creature commenced a piteous mewing fond of putting off till to-mrrow what
Gib him some milk, an' put him to should be done to-day. Every one who
bed," answered Baby soberly. Mamma has had dealings with them has found
tool the forlorn-looking creature in, and them to be incurably lazy. Even the
Baby became so much attached to it that great European powers have had to use
no amount of persuasion could afterwards threats of the most serious character be-
make her change it for either of its fore the Turks would do their plainest
make her change it for ether .o its duty. The Arabs, who have had much
brothers, which were vastly prettier and duty. The Arabs, who have had much
experience of this habitual delay, with all
sleeker than her pet. its annoyances, express the whole matter
in a clever proverb: "A Turk on a broken-
WE are indebted to the Saracens for winded donkey would tire a gazelle to
our windmill, death."
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The New Cousinz.
-- -. .. .. prided themselves upon being the social
leaders of the place.
When Cousin Laura came, both sis-
ters were out; but their one servant
showed her to her room, remarking on
/ the way that her mistress did not expect
/ her before the evening train.
Laura bathed her face and rearranged
Saher dress ;then she found her way down-
-stairs to the parlor, and soon forinot ro-er
Te New lousr surroundings ain a book. From this she
was suddenly aroused by the entrance of
Miss Mary, who for a moment seemed
a suddenly at a loss what to say or do.
Sb a he had expected a plain, awkward girl;
Sand here before her was one of the most
Sa beautiful girls she had ever seen, who
--- immediately came toward her and intro-
duced herself in a frank, graceful man-
o e New Cousirt. ner, which plainly showed that if she had
been brought up in the country she had
THE Longs had received a letter from been surrounded by refined and culti-
a cousin in a distant State that she would vated people.
soon be with them for a short visit on The Longs, who had hitherto rather
her way to California, and both Miss dreaded her advent, now urged her to
Long and Miss Mary had been in a state remain with them for some time ; and
of constant excitement over the news it was with real regret that they, accom-
ever since. i anied by many of their friends, at last
These sisters were maiden ladies of bad her a tearful good-bye.
thirty or more years of age, and lived
very quiet and secluded lives. Miss Mary
was a music teacher, and Miss Long Wtaiting for her Esocort.
taught the village day-school. They both
formed ideas of what this cousin of theirs Miss Lohuns is dressed for a fancy
could be; and though they did not quite ball, and is standing at the hall window
agree in some points, they both decided watching for the carriage and her cousin,.
she must be very plain looking, as they who is to escort her to the house where
remembered her mother to have been; it is to take place.
and she must be rather rustic in her ad- Her dress, of rich crimson velvet, is
dress, for she had always lived in the made after the style of court dresses
country. worn over a hundred years ago. The
One would not have thought the Misses beautiful pearls about her pretty throat,
Long to be over particular in such things, were worn by her mother when she was
for they had spent most of their lives young, and everything about her, save
in a small village; but they gained very the fair face, fine dark eyes, and wreath
aristocratic notions at the ber-,r. lig-school of soft brown hair, reminds us of the
they both attended for a few years, and long ago.
Yll' lll. lll
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The Bactrian Camel.
Were blown about his pretty, well tanned
face, and he seemed to be addressing the
Sheep and lambs before him. Freddy
had just come to the country, and had
never seen sheep before; so his mother
was quite surprised when she saw he
Recognized what they were.
How do you know they were
sheep?" she asked, when he had spied
out her hiding place.
"'Cause they look like the sheep in my
'Nursery Rhymes,'" he answered, show-
Sing her the book he had brought with
him to the fields. I thought I might
see some of the things, you know, so I
S*.--brought the book to tell me what they
The Bactrian Camel. were.
Wasn't that a strange use for a Nur-
THIS creature is readily distinguished sery Rhymes" to be put ?
from the ordinary camel, by the double
hump which it bears on its back. The
general formation of this animal; its The Rattlesnake's Fangs.
lofty neck, raising its head high above
the heated ground; .its valve-like nos- A GENTLEMAN who has made a study
trils, that close involuntarily if a grain of rattlesnakes during a two years' resi-
of drifting sand should invade their dence in Kansas, writes to say that these
precincts; its wide, cushion-like feet, and snakes' fangs are not hinged, but that
its powers of abstinence prove that, like they are concealed in two sheaths at the
its Arabian relative, it is intended for the back part of the upper jaw on either side,
purpose of traversing vast deserts with- and are brought into use by the snake
out needing refreshment on the way. It throwing its mouth very wide open and
is a native of Central Asia, Thibet, and striking as a person would with the open
China. hand. Rattlesnakes are not much to be
**- feared, because they cannot attack until
they have coiled themselves up, and can
Freddy's Sheep. then spring scarcely one-half their length.
SLITTLE Bo-Peep has lost her sheep Besides, they invariably give timely warn-
And doesn't know where to find them, ing by their rattles. They very seldom
Let them alone and they'll come home pursue a person and as seldom run away.
A wain their tails behind them," Rattlesnakes, screech owls and prairie
A waging their dogs live together in peace-and might
sang a sweet childish voice; and peeping almost be said to be chums.
through the branches of an intervening
bush, Mrs. Lawton saw her little son DURHIAM, N. C., has a street named
Freddy leaning upon the old fence sing- Wyatt, after Henry L. Wyatt, the first
ing and watching the sheep in the neigh- soldier killed in the late war on the
boring pasture. His soft yellow curls Confederate side.
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The New Bow-Gun.
some crows that made frequent visits to
his father's corn-field, but after the first
shot every crow disappeared, and did not
come back; so his chance at them was
gone. I don't really think the crows were
in the least danger, but they probably
S' didn't know that.
S'i Then he marked out a target on the
,.. i back fence, and practised at that. At
... 'IilJ last he saw a bird just above the fence-
l'' the one you see in the picture, and he let
1" ,' calmly away, and the arrow was lost
-i-. amongst the weeds in the neighboring
lot. After that he went into the house
I.., ii for his breakfast, deciding that he had
L.- *better practise shooting at the target for
/ some time before he tried to kill a bird
on the wing.
A Baby Princess.
--. THE little girl in the picture is a baby
princess, though she is just as sweet and
'.,_ winning as she would be if royal blood
S- did not flow in her veins. And she is
S- "pretty to look at, notwithstanding that
ridiculously outlandish dress she has on.
I- Her surroundings are very elegant,
and no doubt she will have quantities of
money spent for her ; but we very much
.!..t doubt if her life will be half as happy as
i that of the average American baby with
only the ordinary good things of life at
its disposal. For if you but knew it,
The New Bow-Gur. American babies are very fortunate little
creatures. They are born in -a free coun-
IN a little town in Ohio, whose name I try, and to a freedom no baby of any
shall not tell lest you know the little boy other land can hope to attain. If they
whose picture you see above, lives Johnny happen to be girls they may receive the
B- the original of this sketch, same education as boys, and stand a like
A few weeks ago his uncle from the chance of making their mark in the world.
city came upon a visit, and brought So, my little reader, if you chance to
Johnny a very nice new bow-gun. So have the good fortune to have been born
the next morning the boy was up bright in our land, never forget or cease to be
and early to try his new treasure. thankful that you were once an Ameri-
At first he thought he would shoot can baby."
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The Marbled Cat.
-~ ,Accommodating Miss Boltor.
Miss BOLTON has a very sweet voice,
S and accompanies her singing very nicely
S ." on the guitar; but she does not like to sing
before strangers, and would rather have
.... her accomplishment pass unnoticed than
Sto sing to a crowd.
,,.' She went out to a party, and enjoyed
t4 the evening very much until some one
"" suggested her singing. Then she almost
wished she hadn't come-but she didn't
S --..:, -. say so;-oh no she thought quickly to
herself that if she could make the other
The Marbled Cat. guests happier by her music, she ought to
forget self and try to do it. So you see
IF you should roam through the wilds her smiling pleasantly, and singing as well
of Malacca, you would without doubt as she can when asked, rather than hang-
come across many of these great cat-like ing back to be urged, and thus making
animals; but you would not care to come her friends uncomfortable by her refusal.
very near to the creatures, for they are
savage and sly, and are not at all the kind
of animals you would wish for companions. Mermaid's Lace.
If caught very young they are some-
times reduced to a state of comparative A BRANCH of pretty sea-weed was
tameness, but they usually retain a large brought to a young Italian girl, a worker
amount of their savage nature. The in Venetian point or flat point lace, by
Marbled Cat is a pretty creature, though her sailor lover, upon his return from a
not as beautiful as the Ocelot. Its fur is cruise in the Southern Sea. The delicate
a light tan color well covered by dark coralline attracted the girl's attention at
spots, while its eyes are large and quite once on account of its exquisite beauty
expressive. Its food consists of birds and of outline, and she seemed greatly pleased
small animals, which its natural agility with the gift.
renders it very expert in catching. You have brought me a new pattern
for my lace work," she said, the most
HE who can wait for what he desires graceful I have ever known." So, with
takes the course not to be exceedingly her needle and the finest flax thread, she
grieved if he fails of it; he, on the con- sat down to her pleasant task of imitating
trary, who labors after a thing too im- tlhe coralline. The result was a more
patiently, thinks the success, when it perfect success than she had anticipated,
comes, is not a recompense equal to all and the "Mermaid's Lace," as it was
the pains he has been at about it. called, became eagerly sought for and had
a regular firore of popularity about the
SNEVER pronounce a man to be wilfully middle of the seventeenth century.
niggard until you have seen the contents In this, as in many other instances, the
of his purse. Distribution should be in most beautiful in art is simply a copy of
accordance with receipts. the beautiful in nature.
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scarcely a thought, for she was certain
they were quite too small.
''. She was about going back to get more
'explicit directions from her mother, when
'.' -.,' she suddenly remembered a lot of mam-
/' moth beets which grew in a field near by,
S-" and were intended as winter food for the
\i c "These are just the thing," thought
!, the little girl as she tugged hard at one
S ,11 of the largest; but she couldn't move
that, and was forced to content herself
w ith three small beets, which were quite
N-10 as much as she could carry.
S' Mamma laughed when she saw the
I great coarse vegetables, but you may be
-I| sure she kissed her little girl for the pains
she had taken in trying to get what she
Thought her mother wanted.
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SThe Morning Lessoin.
S'" P-I-G, pig; c-a-t, cat; d-o-g, dog, and
-' "' '-- t-h-a-t, that," spelled little Mary Wood as
mamma pronounced the words in their
_-.-_ order. She was a very little girl, as you
_-see, and lives so far from the country
school that her parents felt the long walk
Patties Turnips. which her brothers and sisters took all
PATTIE'S mamma was going to make a together was too much for her short, little
soup ; and finding the hired man had for- legs. If she couldn't go to school she
gotten to bring in some turnips with the wanted to learn to read, she said ; so she
other vegetables, sent Pattie to the gar- could tell all the stories in her Christmas
den where he was supposed to be at picture books, just as brother Tom did;
work, to get them. Now, Pattie didn't and mamma, to please her little girl, said
know much about vegetables-for she she would teach her.
was a little girl, you see-but she thought She will get tired of it in a few days,"
turnips were the largest roots which grew, she said, when talking about it to papa.
and hunted all over the garden to find But Mary didn't get tired; and already
what she needed. John was nowhere to knows a number of small words by sight.
be seen, and nothing which looked like
her idea of a turnip was to be found. SINCERITY is to speak as we think, to
She pulled up a carrot! That wasn't do as we pretend and profess, to perform
it. Then she found a bed of onions, but and make good what we promise, and
she knew them by their odor. The really be what we would seem and appear
small, round turnips were passed by with to be.
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Hi I N
Panzs/anger," the Home of Earl Cowfper.
<" while nicely-cultivated gardens extend
from the left-wing of the dwelling, which
is also shown below the principal picture.
Earl Cowper, whose portrait is above,
i s a widely known and very important
man in English society.
SWheit Everything Goes Wrorig.
: .WHEN everything goes wrong, my friend,
And life is full of cares,
And things for which you often planned
Surprise you unawares,
'Take my advice at once, dear friend,
Ere other course you dare;
Withdraw into your closet close
. And offer up a prayer.
"Panshanger," the Home of Earl .
When everything goes wrong, my friend,
Cowper. And all is upside down,
When joy expected turns to tears,
SPANSIIANGER, the name of the beau- e n oy eete turns to terms
tiful place seen on the opposite page, is Take m advice at once, dear friend,
the home of an English earl. It is some As moments slip along,
As moments slip along,
three-quarters of an hour's ride from A m slip alog,1
thre-quarters of an hour's ride from And lift your heart in praise to God
London, on the cars, and is considered In some f ar sn
In some familiar song.
one of the finest of English homes.
Grand old woods surround the house--
which is a long, gray, comfortable build- When everything goes wrong, my friend,
ing, ivy-clad, with turrets and towers, but And nothing will come right,
yet with a look of home, of pleasant ease, When every effort you put forth
which the ancient castles that were its But leaves you in a plight,
models seldom had. The grand folk of Take my advice at once, dear friend,
England keep their houses and lands in I know 'twill turn your fate;
the same family for a long, long time, you Just leave it in the MVaster's hand,
must know, and a house belonging to And only trust and wait.
Earl Cowper's grandfather ever so far back
stood on the same site as this before the When everything goes wrong, my friend,
Pilgrim Fathers came to New England. To sing and trust and pray
And even before that, some of them lived Will cause the sunshine to appear
in an old castle-like building called the Through any cloudy day.
"Cole-Green House." A beautiful lake Take my advice at once, dear friend,
can be seen from some of the windows of And never once delay ;
Panshanger, a glimpse of which is given When everything goes wrong around,
in the left-hand lower corner of the cut, Then trust and sing and pray.
.. She is a bright, intelligent child, with
:. ., rather a thoughtful expression, and is as
',. ,i sweet-tempered as she is clever.
A gentleman told me that he was walk-
'\ !'" ing one day in the beautiful park which.
surrounds the castle of Luxembourg, near
'i, Vienna, which was the home of the late
Crown Prince of Austria. It was a bright
summer morning, and as he was admiring
". the lovely scenery he heard a merry laugh
behind him. The next moment a black
-- ony dashed past, carrying a little girl,
-- who was enjoying the fun of a good gallop
"' -' on the turf. Some distance behind there
S followed an old groom.
."-. -, Before they had gone many yards the
'. i ,. gentleman ran forward to pick it up, hand-
Sing it to. the owner with a low bow. The
I' little girl rewarded him with a bright
smile and Thank you, very much,. mein
The Archduchess. Herr," and he passed on, well pleased
with his first interview with the Princess
THE portrait at the head of this page Elizabeth.
is that of the Archduchess Elizabeth of But riding is not her only amusement;
Austria- Hungary, and daughter of the she is fond of dolls, and has one of the
late Crown Prince of Austria. finest collections in the world. The house
Although she has the grand title of they live in is so large that she can stand
Archduchess, the Princess Elizabeth is a in it herself, and it takes a considerable
simple-minded little girl of about six. portion of her spare time to make their
She is the pet of her grandfather, the clothes. She is very clever with her
Emperor Francis Joseph; and I remember needle, for her mother has taught her
reading in a newspaper some time ago that to sew, just as your mother teaches you.
he plays with her just as if he were a child, You must not think, however, that she
too. Everything that we do, whether it does nothing but play, for a large part of
is good or bad, pleasant or disagreeable, her time is spent in studying. She talks
leaves a mark on our face for a time; and very prettily in German, French, and
the same writer said that the happiness English, and is just beginning to learn
he enjoyed in those games with the little the Hungarian language.
princess, was visible on the emperor's face
Like her grandmother, the empress- Surishiqe.
who is one of the most wonderful horse- WE call the dear little girl whose pic-
women in the world-the little princess is ture is on the opposite page, "Sunshine,"
very fond of riding, and has two beautiful because we know she sheds sunshine in
black ponies, one for this purpose, and the the home which is blessed with her pres-
other for driving. ence.
One day the gentleman reached the
weir just in time to see Dick struggling
-.w --. with a small dog-fish. Such a flounder-
ing and splashing as there was At last,
.-'. after being dragged by the powerful fish,
S- now over, now under the water, for full
five minutes, Dick succeeded in dragging
his very ugly prize high and dry on the
S'' sparkling sand, and there left him in his
S- THOSE young people who have enjoyed
it do not need to be told that there is a
charm in tobogganing not to be found in
S-- any other sport; something so invigorat-
-ing and healthful that it is a wonder more
slides are not built in those places where
frost and ice are common, though hills
S do not abound.
S' Snow is not an absolutely necessary fac-
S tor to the good toboggan slide, as any
one will concede who has enjoyed this
'-sport in the neighborhood of New York,
S- \ where the planks which form the inclined
--_-_-,__ plane are simply sprinkled and allowed
to freeze. But the one on the oppo-
"Fisher Dick." site page has nothing of this artificial
nature about it. It is formed by nature
ON a certain part of our coast a gentle- among the grand mountains of Switzer-
man has constructed a fish weir-that is, land, where rich and poor, the native and
a sort of yard, or pen, formed in the the foreigner, enjoy this sport to perfec-
water by strong stakes driven into the tion. The toboggans used are not like
sand and interlaced with switches, where ours, though they greatly resemble our
he traps a large number of fish. old-fashioned sleds; and it is quite won-
The fish, poor innocent things, enter derful how much at home the Swiss women
with the tide, and when the.water recedes are upon them. Look at those in the
they are left within the enclosure, from picture ; both have children in their arms,
which they cannot escape-in consequence but do not seem to feel the need of hold-
of the higher level-back to the sea. ing on, though they are going -very rap-
It was in this weir that Dick did his idly. All the steering needed is done by
fishing. the feet, a thrust of the heel into the
Dick's master had a number of dogs, hardened snow, first on this side and
but only Dick knew the art of catching then on that, giving the necessary im-
fish. pulse in the right direction.
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My Kitty, "Tip-top."
I THiis is my kitty, Tip-top." Did you
Sever hear of such a funny name for a cat ?
e K I am sure I should never have thought
.- of giving it to such a nice, soft little kitty ;
but brother Dick called him Tip-top"
to plague me, at first. I used to praise
'. him when he was a wee baby cat, and
SDick would say: Yes, he's tip-top; tip-
.top for a cat."
;. So you see, after awhile he would call,
Here, Tip-top; come, Tip-top, and get
your milk;" and kitty would run for him
just as quickly as if he had been called
Pinky," or some such nice name.
More Difficulties. Papa says I ought to have named him
my pretty name first, before Dick got the
Ti-IIs second sketch required more start of me; but I don't see how I was to
thought than the first, and our artist con- know that a kitten would think such a
gratulated himself he had no spectators funny word was his name.
to divert his thoughts. He worked away, I went to mamma one day about it, for
more and more pleased with his subject, you see I felt very much grieved at first,
when at length needing another tube, he and she said that probably Tip-top
turned to his box in time to see an omni- sounded as sweet a name to a cat's ears
vorous pig swallow the last of the few as Rosie does to mine-Rosie is my doll's
colors left by the sheep. Any further name-and that if kitty liked it I ought
work was of course impossible for that to be pleased that she was satisfied.
day, and the artist made his way back to So I thought of it in that way, and have
the boat, thoroughly disgusted with all now really come to like the name myself.
the domestic animals of Corea.
The Zulu Baby's Cradle.
TiHE cradle in which the Zulu baby
seeks soft sleep is very different from the
My Dollie. cradle in which you were rocked. It is
like a big bag, and is made of the skin of
EACH night by me my dollie lies the antelope and other animals. This
Snug in her little bed, large purse is fastened round the mother's
And never wakes and never cries, waist, and baby is carried about in it while
And never lifts her head. its mother does her work. These cradles
are often ornamented with black and white
beads, tassels, and other knicknacks. You
But at the dawn of morning light must not imagine that this strange sort
I know she likes to rise, of bed is employed out of carelessness
And so I sit her quite upright, or cruelty, for the Zulu mothers are very
And then she opes her eyes. kind to their little ones as a rule.
Our Little Louise.
., ', to know what her darling could want of
two such forbidding words, she asked no
S.;. questions, feeling very certain she would
be made a confidante when the work was
Nor was she mistaken in her trust.
'~ ~ A' _t last Louise lifted her head proudly
S, 'from her task, and bringing the paper,
VV' '. Ji} covered with very neat, though rather
t r,;,. 1A I. strange-looking letters, displayed with
Stride the following story
THE PIG STORY.
'. "When i was a small pig i used to
'.'- like to get out of my pen, but one day it
S -was cold and i was forgotten and was
starved to death, and wen my master
Our Little Louise, saw me lie dead how he did cry."
Don't you think that a very nice story
HERE you see our little Louise, whom for a little girl of four years to write ?
I am sure you will think a very sweet, And when you know Louise is a real little
pleasant-faced little girl. girl who lives but a few miles from New
Just now she is helping mamma carry York City, and the story is just as she
the tea things to the dining-room; but wrote it, I am very certain you would love
sometimes she helps in other ways, such the little girl.
as dusting a room, wiping dishes, or run- -- *--
ning on errands to the neighboring store.
She isn't quite large enough yet to at- Te Rev. Charles H. Spurgeor.
tend school, but mamma has taught her You have heard no doubt of the great
to read at home, and she takes great English preacher, Charles Haddon Spur-
pleasure in looking over her Annuals and geon, who has probably influenced mnre
reading the easy stories aloud, while her workingmen to cast their burdens at the
mamma sits near with her sewing, and tells feet of our dear Lord and Saviour than
her all the hard words. any other living divine. This great man
One day, not long ago, after Louise had no doubt inherits his power of reaching
been reading as usual, she suddenly asked men's hearts, for his grandfather and
her mother for a lead-pencil and some father were both ministers of great ear-
paper, and when she had them she seated nestness and power. Mr. Spurgeon com-
herself at her sister's desk and was soon menced this great work of his when a
busily engaged in writing. For half an lad of only sixteen, and has ever since
hour or more the little head was bowed that time worked with untiring zeal for
over the sheet as the tiny fingers slowly the salvation of sinners. That he may
formed the letters she was just learning live many years to continue the good work
to make. Twice she stopped long enough he is doing is the earnest wish of all de-
to ask mamma how to spell words, first vout Christians on this as well as the other
for forgotten," and again for "starved," side of the Atlantic.
NEDU K I
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Fieldfare and Ring Ousel.
Fieldfare and Ring Ousel. this class resemble our Blackbird, though
some of them have yellow bills and feet,
T-Is bird, resembling our robin, is while in others only the feet are yellow.
called the Fieldfare, and is found in the The Ring Ousel is distinguished from all
birch forests of Norway, Sweden, and the others by having a uniformly glossy
Russia, where it lives in great flocks and black body, even to its bill and feet, while
builds its nests close to each other. Some- around its throat is a ring of pure white,
times two hundred nests are seen within hence its name. It lives in wild open
a very small space. Here they hatch and tracts of country, shunning woods, groves,
rear their young and bring them up to- and dwellings, always preferring the shel-
gether like one great family. ter of the rocks to that of trees.
The Fieldfare's call-note is harsh and Here, far away from the haunts of men,
loud, and its song is not as pleasant as it builds its nest and brings up its black
that of our ear little Robin little family, teaching them meanwhile all
The other bird, the one at the right, is the arts it is forced to employ in getting
the Ring Ousel. Nearly all the birds of its food.
the Ring Ousel. Nearly all the birds of its food.
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