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SCOUTS' CORNER. Each week is loaded with reports of some little acts of kindness and consider- ation on the part of the Boy Scouts. Out of many that were told me ducing tbe"Christmas holidays, I will relate one only. This was told me by a lady who arrived in the town on New Year's Eve. When she alighted from the train she groped her way about for some time, trying in vain to find her place of destin- ation. She said she came from Liver- pool, where the lights are in full swing everywhere, and where not the least difficulty is experienced in finding one's wpy about. She thought it was a disgraceful shame for a little town like Barmouth, so absolutely safe from any danger, to be plunged in darkness. From the night she arrived to this day she has never ventured outside the door after 7 o'clock- If the local authority are anxious to keep all visitors from coming, and drive those we have away, they are certainly doing the correct thing to attain that end. < This lady in her despair met a little boy whistling happily, and she asked him to direct her to a certain address. He cheerfully answered I am a Boy Scout, ma'm, I will come with you all the way. Not only did be escort the lady, but, according to her statement, be chatted freely, and gave her most interesting information, dwelling chiefly on the storm during Christmas. In bidding him good night, she offered him sixpence, which be btoutly refused, saying that it was his good turn for that day. Bravo! little scout, you gained more than sixpence. Now let me tell you a true story of the present war. Roger Fenton bad a class of rough lads, into whom be had sought to instil the fear of God on Tuesday evenings, and with whom be bad rambled and played cricket or played football on Saturday afternoons in summer. When as a Lieutenant he left for the Front, the last request be made his boys was that they should meet at the old place every Tuesday evening and pray for him. He promised that at the same time be would pray for them, even if he was in "the thick of battle. The boys were much dismayed, but just as the train began to move their leader-Ted Harperâcalled out We'll do it, sir; I don't know how we'll manage it, but we'll do our best. We'll not go back on you." Just how the boys managed it is described with delight- ful sympathy. In a book which bad been lent to Ted Harper, a crumpled piece of paper was found with these words on it: "OGod, it's a bard busiss praying, but Roger made me promise, and you know bow decent he's been to me and the crowd, listen to us now, and excuse the wrong words, and bring him back safe. And, 0 God, make him the bravest soldier that ever was, and give him the V.C. That's what we all want for him. And don't let the war be long, for Christ's sake. Amen." u After six months, Roger returned, with the V.C., the sole, survivor, of the looal Territorials, who bad been nearly annihilated. Roger Fenton will believe to his dying day that it was'in answer to the prayer of his faithful troop of Boy Scouts that his life was spared. In the English language many words that sound exactly alike are spelt quite differently. Will the twenty-six Bar- mouth Scouts master the following amusing little specimen: A WRONG RIGHTED. I Said a boy, to biR teacher one day, 'I Wright has not written rite right,I say.' And the teacher replied As the blunder she eyed Right! Wright, vaite rite right, right away." away. I How many of you will attempt to answer the following questions. The questions must be answered simply by letters, example: containing nothing, M. T. (empty) a small measure, L (ell); an insect, B (bee); etc., If you give your answer nicely written with your names to one of the Scoutmasters by Saturday, the 15th, the best shall appear in the Corner the following week :â to behold; part of the body; a famous poem; a tent; a number; all right; a vegetable; a foe indefinite quantity intemperance; an image poorly dressed; to covet; a common beverage a girl's name.

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