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So gay the dancing of her feet,
So like a garden her soft breath,
The young moon in a trance she holds |
Captive in clouds of orchard bloom:
She snaps her fingers at she grave,
And laughs into the face of doom.
Yet in her gladness lurks a fear,
In all her mirth there breaths a sigh,
So soon her pretty flowers are gone—
And, ah! she is too young to die!
ER —— A ——————————
She is crowded into a motorcar
with her two sisters and their nurse
and a lot of hand luggage. Her mam-
ma and the governess and the Pom-
eranian are in a car ahead with
more hand luggage. The trunks have
preceded them from the hotel to the
docks. Her name is Nancy; her sis-
ters, aged 8 and 9, are named Ellen
and Elizabeth. Her nurse is French
and is called Suzette. The governess
is English and is called Miss Bly.
Her mamma is called Mrs. Soller and
is in the act of leaving her husband
and getting a divorce. The Pomera-
nian also is a female named Cherie,
A feeling of excitement seems to vi-
brate from the first car into the sec-
ond, making the children’s nerves
quiver and Suzette's temper irritable.
Nancy is most uncomfortable sit-
ting on Suzette's lap. She is being
held too tightly and one tender foot
is caught between Suzette's knee and
a suitcase. Every moment or so Su-
zette leans hastily forward to push
a piece of luggage into place and her
rough sleeve rasps Nancy's cheek.
The brew made by her bonnet strings
hurts her chin. The great buildings
flash by. There is a deafening noise
of traffic. She wants to cry but she
Her face is round and very pale,
her mouth rather round. Her nose
goes for nothing in her face except
to be wiped, her eyes are large and
blue with a more perfect shade be-
neath them than is ever achieved in
her mother's make-up. She was two
years old last week, but she can
things, her own convictions, and she
does not like her present position at
all. Out of the eye that is not cov-
ered by Suzette's leeve she peers at
her sisters. Ellen and Elizabeth sit
side by side very upright. Their
faces are round, too, and curiy brown
hair shows beneath their hats,
look out on life with a puzzled stare,
The taxi stops with such a jolt
for we are already late!”
The face of Miss Bly, red and an-
guished, appears in the window. She
exclaims,” Mrs. Soller has forgotten
her mink coat. She has left it in the
hotel office. We must rush back for
it. You are to go straight to the
dock and wait there for us. I will ex-
plain je your driver. Do you under
“Yes Miss Bly,” they answer in one
When Miss Bly had vanished Su-
zette screams out frantic questions.
Merciful heavens, what is it all
about? They will miss the boat! The
little girls eagerly explain the situa-
tion in French. But it is all Greek
to Nancy. As the car jolts forward
again she is sliding down Suzette's
lap. Her foot is twisted against the
Suitcase. She gives two or three
preliminary grunts on a crescen ;
then breaks into screams,
“As though things were not bad
‘of it. “Papa!” she cries. “Papa!”
takes her free foot, in its tiny
slipper, in her hand and waves it
about trying to comfort her, But no
one loosens the caught foot. She
kicks at Ellen, shrieking. Her ex-
pression is terrible. Her sisters look
at her horrified.
They are waiting on the dock ina
room swept by an icy draft. They
in a group by their
luggage, regarding with anxious eyes
the door through which mamma will
| the be
“Me faim!” she cries, in the scant
lingo that is hers. “Me faim!”
“There are petit beurres in my
bag, says Suzette. She is a smart-,
looking girl with pretty profile, but
she has not a good head on her
shoulders. A bottle of cologne has
emptied itself on the biscuits. Nancy
holds out her hands for them and,
when they are withdrawn, screams
Ellen and Elizabeth have opened |
1 box of chocolates. “For heaven's
sake, give baby one of those!” ex.
Ellen thrusts one into Nancy's
hand. She can hardly believe her!
cyes when she sees the chocolate in
her hand. She taks a small bite, then
a large one, then crams all the rest
into her mouth with both fists. De-
licious! She almost chokes on the
thick sweet juice. Her eyes water,
but quite different from tears.
A steward enters with several!
boxes of flowers. Mamma opens
them and reads the cards attached
with exclamations of delight. The
stewardess brings vases for them.
These newcomers talk very fast in a
talk very new to Nancy. She is fa-
miliar with two ways of talking, un-
derstands a little of each, but this
new way baffles her. She tries to
take her mind off the talk by pick- |
ing up the flower petals from the
floor. A lovely pink rose has been
crushed and its petals are failen, |
Nancy has one hand full of them
when she is hurriedly picked up,
thrust into her coat and bonnet and |
the ribbons tied under her chin.
Something has happened to the
boat. The floors throb and quiver. It
is hard to ¢limb the stairs, but she
clings tightly to mamma's fingers,
What is it all about?
Crowds of people noisily talking
loom before and above her, Between
them she has glimpses of white
woodwork and shining brass. The
air is so cold that it goes right
through her clothes. She does not
like it up here. She turns her mouth
. down at the corners and gives two
preliminary grunts, but they come to
‘nothing. She tilts her head right
back and sees above her the cold
They are in a more open space
now. Mamma smiles down at her,
| showing off herself and her baby
‘daughter. Miss Bly follows after
with Ellen and Elizabeth. Ellen car-
! ries Cherie. Suzette has been left be-
low to unpack. The ship moves
. Steadily forward now with a strong,
brave motion. Another great liner
‘moves out almost beside her. The
. wind is so strong it makes Na
gasp. She toddles in her little pink
coat beside mamma. People turn to
look at them. They are so pretty. A
stranger touches Cherie's silken head
and Ellen is delighted.
Mamma is talking to a group of
young men, and does not notice when
Nancy lets go of her hand. She walks
sturdily down the deck. There are
things to climb on, projections of
wood and metal. She climbs on to
them and prepares to get off the.
ship. She will go back and find the
face. Very much she longs for the
comfort of it.
There is a rush down the deck. .
One of the young men snatches her
|up and carries her back to mamma.
They all crowd about her laughing.
She gazes up into the face of the
| young man who holds her, It is a.
face with a small dark mustache and :
dark eyes—not the face she is in
‘search of, but she will try to make
She puts her hand on either side
Everybody shouts with laughter.
Something funny has happened.
over and over
the other she peers at the wis. |
|dow and sees through it nothing i
'dark blue water. She sees Suzette
| sitting on the of
| ing a stocking on
dangles long and white. |
the berth 0 raid
appear. Nancy's cheeks feel stiff with once more against the wall.
tears. She makes grimaces to ease loves this
“Naughty, naughty!” cries Su- on end. In the a tray tatls,
zette, jerking her by the shoulder.
“Don't you know that some day
your face will stay that way? And |
what a sight!”
They stand shivering, guarding the
Nancy's feet feel frozen. She holds
up her arms to be lifted, wailing
loudly. Angrily Suzette takes her | Is she
At last they appear, after the uni-
verse has already been shaken by a
great bellow from the boat. Mam-
ma’'s eyes are shining. She carries
the mink coat over her arm and on
it rests Cherie, a complacent smirk
on her face. She wears her little red | the
blanket. But Miss Bly looks dis-
The cabins are very small, small-
er than any bedrooms the children
have seen. Ellen and Elizabeth share
one with Miss Bly. Nancy and Su.
zette have another. But Mamma and
Cherie have the nicest one to them-
selves. Cherie goes about examining
it, turning out her plumbed toes, her
snub nose in the air. She seems to
say, “This is more sordid than any-
thing T have yet seen.”
Mamma is standing in front of the
mirror in the wardrobe making her
red mouth still redder. Ellen stands
up at her in a rapture of ad-
miration. Mamma dees FEilen's re-
She sits up,
There is a of broken dishes.
She shrieks with laughter
“Naughty little one!” cries Suzette.
! “You care nothing for the suff
of Sthets! And how 1am 10 :
ggage for intérminable time. You and dress you rolling
Ju Jou tan . TI can’t understand!”
Nancy Across at her. What
‘about? What do people
say in their strange talkings? She
does not care. She cares only for
| herself and the face she remembers.
Suzette carries her into the bath-
room. It is hot and steamy. Ellen
zette turns on the water and sets
Nancy on her feet. First Ellen jost-
les Ler, then Elizabeth. She is thrown
to the tiled floor, bumping her head.
She lies still a moment loonie Af
the stars, then she screams.
are no preliminary grunts. ‘The
scream just leaps out of her, Suzette
plunges her into the water too hot
for cemfort. She screams all the
while she is bathed. The other chil-
dren gaze at her in dismay.
Poor Miss Bly is very sick. Her
theirs, but Nanc
doesn’t understand what the
are asking. understands the
of the deck, the sharp cold-
the wind, and that she does
not like all this. She Jives two grunts
but they come to nothing.
They walk the length of the prom-
!enade deck. She sees windows with
people sitting inside and wants to
£0 in. She tries to pull her hands
from her sisters’ hands. She tries to
sit down, They drag her for a few
‘steps and then turn and
tiently at Suzette,
“She won't come,” they say.
“Ah, it is the magazine,” cries Su-
zette. “She wants to see the toys.”
Suzette lifts her and holds her
vith her face against the window
of the shop, but that is not what she
y grinning animals
and dolls frighten her. She shuts her
tightly, grunts and kicks.
t do you want then, mech-
ante?” She sets Nancy on her feet.
Running to the next window she
tries to see inside. Elizabeth comes
and raises her. Just
she sees a great
and full of people.
touch mamma sitting at the nearest
table with two young
drinking out of little
One of the men is the man whose
| face is rather like
for. She wants to
thumps the thick
and calls, “Papa!
In the afternoon mamma comes
‘and says this is ridiculous. She tells
Suzette to take the children to the
show, where they
Nancy is very tired.
rself to be led to the
show and put in a little red chair.
But the show horrifies her. She can
not bear the sight of Punch and his
panions, the cacklings, the hit-
on the head, the screams. If
there is scremming to be done she.
will do it herself.
ie sinks aR her chair till her
clothes are under her arms. She |
bellowing note. Su. Woolen scarf about her neck and
her back to the cabin, Elizabeth and Ellen on either side,
later mamma for they, too, are Joini in the ex-
© cursion. Suzette is still sick and Nan- |
is left in care of Rosa.” She is
bejond the glass
room richly dark
She can almost
men. They are
the face she longs
lass with her fist
Punch and Judy
will be amused.
She allows he
cries on a deep,
| zette hurries
A couple of hours
comes in n. She is distressed to’
to take her to the
ey are showi
She tells Suzette
cinema, where th
tures of deserts and camels,
Coat and bonnet are again donned.
They find good seats. Nancy sits,
ng at the strange
y. She does not
he is very hungry
Suddenly her attention is drawn
he hero of the pic- |
k eyes and a small
contains herself until |
close-up of him, every
heavy eyed, stari
Scenes that flash
like them at all. S
and wishes for a
to the face of t
ture. He has dar
they show a
hair of his
os up her arms,
“Papa! Papa!” she sc
Suzette has to ca a.
the cabin. Ellen and
deeply mortified. The
in the little sitting
A new life begins.
| off her little
four sit down
: ‘ feet. He )
after each other with the
and Rosa, the
In the morning
all huddled her i
help of mamma
in ‘back to Rosa. She looks plump with
eir meals | beneath her eyes. She has her sup-
deck and is fast asleep be- | Wilitary genius. The old Tndisn em- is another.
| fore t %P | pire of the Grest Moguls hac fame |"
glace. Ellen a bombe |
chocolate rough and the sky is heavy
all sweets in turn
a la Neapo
They lead a
this time Nancy is afraid of
Nancy stares up at them. “Papa!”
The other two look at each other.
“Sh,” says Elizabeth putting her
hand over Nancy's mouth. “You
mustn't say that.”
“We're not going to see him any
Y more,” says Ellen,
For days the ship has rolled from
side to side. Now she changes her
course and begins to pitch from bow
to stern. Miss Bly and Suzette, who
were beginning to recover sre now
worse than ever. Foam flies past the
windows of A deck where mamma
sits in the lounge drinking cocktails
and smoking cigarettes in a long
green holder. A boy in uniform takes
| Cherie for walks. She turns out her
plumed toes and disdainfully sniffs
the salt air.
The children have come out into
the passages to play. Nancy refuses
to go on deck and, even if she would
go it is not safe for them to walk
there unguarded in such rough
weather. They run up and down the
endless white-enameled passages in
the glare of electric light. Ellen and
Elizabeth make up the games which |
they played by stepping only on cer-
tain of the black and white squares |
on the floor.
Nancy is in a state of excitement.
She makes s¢ much noise that some
of the passengers are tempted to
complain of her. She screams con-
tinually, either with tears or laugh-
ter. Often she gives her little pre-
liminary grunts working herself up
to one or the other, she does not
care which, But she must have ex-
citement. The other children try to
keep her quiet, but it is impossible.
With painful efforts Miss Bly and
Suzette call 0 her from their beds,
to no effect.
Miraculously the ship has stopped.
She stands stock still beside a pier
on which are spread a thousand ar-
ticles of silk and leather in brilliant |
hues which dark-faced men in flow- |
ing garments offer for sale. Little |
, The i
‘lars, its great stirways, is
. enough, but this is worse. Her mouth | advice.
‘Paris and Cannes forever and ever!” | is down at the corners as she stands | No matter how well dressed a
massive, il-| Women with tired, cheeks.
glided pil- | ¥ flocking to ta oEing to get
ng the gambols of her Woman may be, her face will 1
aside wateh g ' the complete ensemble if not An
Subdued they turn away and Nan- ly cared for. Buying new Poa 2
cy is left to herself. She puts a toe is as im rtant to the spring shop-
gingerly into the water and with- per as ying new shoes,” Miss
draws it with a t as the cold Gould said,
strikes her, run along her, “Over anxiety of reaching some
spine. She gazes without hope across cure fast causes many of these shop-
‘the sea. Then she remembers some- Pers to buy just anything that is in
thing. Vaguely at first, then more a nice bottle and smells nice.”
clearly, the face that she has left be- Toilet goods should be bought with
hind shapes itself in her mind. The as much care and selection as the
dark eyes, the smiling mouth invite most expensive furs,
her. She thinks that if she goes; Miss Gould, who is tall and olive
straight forward, returning the way complexioneu with the deep blue eyes
she has come, she will find it. She and long black lashes, hardly appears
wants it terribly. Not minding the to be made up, yet she has applied
cold now, she walks straight out in- her cosmetics with the skill of an
to the water. | artist.
Suzette springs up with a cry and| “To be made up and yet not have
runs to her. She snatches her out of your best friends know it is the
the water and carries her struggling mode of this season,” she said. “The
back to the bench where she places powder should be the exact coloring
her between the other nursemaid of the skin and the rouge hardly
and herself. They poured a flood of visible.’
French upon her. Rouge is back in the mode. A year
“Ah, she is so naughty, this little ago it was considered smart to be
one!" cries Suzette. “One never pale and interes y drawn and to
knows what she will do next. Never have one's lips a ery carmen, but
can I reiax myself and have peace, that is passe,” she said.
but she must frighten me by some The purpose of cosmetics is to en-
new naughtiness!” She jerks Nan- hance natural loveliness and not to
cy more firmly on to the bench, alter it nor to conceal the skin per-
“Now you will sit here without mov- fections.
ing while the other children, who are “The shade of rouge is determined
good, enjoy themselves!" She takes by the shade of face powder. Choose
off her own shoes, emptying out the your powder to match the middle
sand. shade of your complexion and then
Nancy is glad to be on the bench. select your coloring to complement
It is much better than being down it.
there at the water's edge. In the| “Choice of powder precedes the
screaming and struggling of the re- choice of rouge—use of rouge should
turn, she has forgotten what she always precede use of powder,” Miss
had been going to do, forgotten the Gould explained.
Face. She settles herself between —
the nursemaids with a hiccough. | ART OF WASHING
Now on the firm sand before her, WOOLEN GARMENTS
she sees a large footprint made by a When on rments un
man’s heavy shoe. She regards it =) Chr woolen ga Saiz) vik,
intently. en pointing to it, she come lg ed
raises her eyes to Suzette's face. £
“Papa!” she says. By Mazo de la nethiod of laundering is partially to
Rache.— Public Ledger Magazine. Wool is an animal fiber and is
quickly affected by heat, alkali and
ru . The elastic quality of a
Jet black boys, each wearing a red| Scientists Unable to ‘Wool garment can be destroyed by
fez, run about selling picture post- |
cards. The sky is blue. The sea is
calm. There 1s an excursion ashore. |
| puzzled by rays of enormous penetrat:
ed. The natural ruddy color has re- .
lr part of the eurth's surface, The = The following procedure is recom.
Miraculously Miss Bly has recover-
turned to her cheeks. She has a
passenger on deck,
t a day! She who had cried
at least twenty times each day since
sailing does not shed a single tear,
does not utter one scream. It is de-
liciously warm on the sunlit deck.
She plants her feet on Rosa's firm
thighs, holds tight to Rosa's neck
and gazes at the bright scene below |
from her safe height.
Explain “Cosmic Rays” | adiing it i Soe Taupe =
For many yeurs sclentists Lave beer for cold water, by c y tempera-
| ture or by hanging it to dry out-
Ing power which ure found to react doors on a cold
most powerful X-rays are completely | mendeq for laundering these gar-
stopped by less than a quarter of an | 3
nch of lead; these cosmic rays, as | 2° ad Soaps, strong soups
they age called, pass easily through 16 | kewarm i :
feet of lead. What are they and | should Su the Iegtes Ay
vhence do they come? Changes of temperatures cause more
It i$ known that they come from out | shri .
side the earth, for no response is ob. = 3. Make a suds, do not rub soap
tained when detecting apparatus |s directly into the material.
used at the bottom of a deep coal mine, | 4. Squeeze gently instead of rub-
Sir James Jeans belleved they were PINE Or twisting to remove dirt.
caused by the annihilation of watter | 8: Dry Je Moderate tempetuture
at the very confines of the universe. | hot in pressing. Use cheesecloth or
When she is tired of this she frol- | Dr. Robert Millikan held the opposite | thin material of some kind between
ics up and down the deck with Cher-
ie. Cherie is happy, too. She has left
her down lo| are her Slaves, LS Nancy's |
izabeth foll ve. soon she a4 new one.
we | FI To a brown-faced sailor with bare |
ooks at her humbly, ad-!
view. He believed they were brought the cloth and the jron. Iron when
about by the creation of matter, and he | partially dry,
“alled them the “birth cries of nature Following these rules carefully
These rays can now be counted as | lengthen life of wool garments.
they arrive by means of an amuxing and give greater pleasure and satis-
faction in their use.
electrical device known as the Geiger — Spring's sailor hats are y
filled with electrified gas, and as each | protect from with
impulse arrives it causes a click to be | Deir A 4 an, is sun and
mi , as he a she | uttered by a loudspeaker, Inteusive ‘give you a s 3 Y,
ringly e app And ready io go.
at once that she likes him.
| She struggles from Rosa's lap and ;
to him, clasping his legs in her |
putting her head between his |
. Mastery of India Won nige
All day she goes from Rosa to the
wards and Cherie, from them
the others return.
Now they are landing. The se
rain. Her bare legs, dangling against
wet little te into Su- | ® the Indian mutiny of 1857, the
F “Uh, bh, uhhh-—she grunts on a
Suzette is too weak to joggle her
again. She sets her down. The boat
moves to the accompaniment of
Ellen and Elizabeth are in ba
suits and Nancy is in a sun suit that
ig almost nothing. They are walking
down the sunny sands toward the
sea, Suzette is sitting behind them
on a bench with another nursemaid
who keeps a perambulator constantly
figgling beneath a sleeping babe.
The two older children run forward
| may be seid to dute from the time
ilor to the deck!
rays is being carried ov, and Interest: severe and stand-offish, as
research in connection with cosmic | places air, too. re not ile
ing discoveries may be in store, (hats used to be. They have a
“at Battle of Plassey |
; ARER 18 | can
Great - Britain's “control ‘over’ Indian | and still Yel
of Robert Clive, who in 1744, at the more than about two inches wi
fige of eighteen, was sent from Hng. _ Wearing a veil is one of them. A
land to be a ¢lerk for the East India fishnet veil is smart, ato Shad
company. He soon gave up the pen tting
for the sword aud became a grest | Be rt or 8 an the
Into the bands of provincial viceroys |
and Io the fight for Supremacy Clive For Chicken a la Creole.—Joint
aided certain of these ‘against others $poo of grease kettle and
backed by the French. His great vic- a add one ato odn of to-
tory of Plassey, In June, 1757, with matoes, two or three cloves or garlic,
8,200 men opposed to 50.000, deter- ga .
mined the struggle. In 1778, the three some celery, a bay leaf,
provinces of Madras, Bombay and | per, all cut &
1 laced dmin- | ma.
Bouncers y od Suc ie on gl | taste. Then add chicken and water
Warren Hastings, the first governor | Snough to cover it. Le a
SoReal, laid: the foundations ‘or the | IVC OF, TRESS Hours unt) meat
present administration of India. Aft- | enough to thicken gravy, which
direct sovereignty of India was trans rice
ferred from the East India company | Po
to the crown and on January 1, 1877, | , very good pie may be made
Queen Victoria was proclaimed em- with an old fowl. Wash the fowl in
press of India. cold water and cut > into jogs
When Worlds Were Born pieces of bacon asd cooked egg. Sea-
Where do meteorites and shooting son well with pepper and salt, cover
| cod plain
stars come from? Astronomers belleve | with stock, put on a g
ne that millions of years ago, when the | paste. Bake an hour.
’ wish to have a cold pie,
sun's family of worlds was born, there ea the joints of the fowl, and
Mars tenet revolving between | po it" ome out of the oven pour
| Mars and Jupiter. For some unknown in as much as the dish will hold of
reason this planet exploded, giving | well seasoned stock, to which a
birth Itself to a vast family of tiny tablespoonful of ered gelatine
planets of which over a thousand are | has been added. will fill up al
known. It Is of the smaller fragments | the corners with jelly, and the pie
| that the meteorites are formed. Shoot- | will cut nicely.
Ing stars are believed to be a kind of | tute
celestial smithereens resulting from | —To remove insects from cauli-
the destruction of comets, In certaln | flower stand head down for a few
cases comets themselves have failed | minutes in a salt or vinegar solution.
to put in an appearance when they | —
were due to return, but great shewers | —-Use scissors to remove seeds and
of shooting stars have occurred In- | pulp from green Peppers when they
stead, | are being prepared for stuffing.