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Children s Corner.I -0


Children s Corner. I -0 BY UNCLE JOHN I As promised, we to-day add not only I a portrait, but a picture, « £ our family group, for I am sure you will agree with me tnat it is a work of nrt. Uncle Harold and Uncle Stanley, after the compliments we paid them over the presentation to me of the draw- ing which was put up in the Children's Corner last Saturday, l had a chat be- tween themselves, and, as a result. Uncle Harold drew a nice little sketch of Aunt Mary," who, as you know, sends out to prize-winners daintily-typed let- ters on my behalf congratulating them on their success, and enclosing postal orders offered by me to the best m the competitions. Now let me introduce to you Aunt Mary :â How do you like the dear old soul? I Portraits and sketc hes of other mem- bers of the family will be drawn and shown you from time to time. I am glad to find that my request for more variety in the little pieces sent HI by the children is being so well responded to. As I have already told you, 1 have so many riddles in the basket that it will take me a little time to get through them. but stories, poetry, and anything new you can think of will Lo very welcome. May I give you a little story of the days of Shakespeare? y. Well, just listen. RACING BACKWARDS., I 1. I- I A man who had bought a flne norse, that could go at a good pace, was tor ever praising the animal, and declaring it the finest in the county. It mav look all right, said a friend, but I think it is but a sorry slow- paced creature. Why, I could run a race with you any day, and go as far m an hour on foot as you would go oil your horse, both of us travelling the same way. The owner of the horse was indignant. He protested that it was ridiculous for any man to think he could run as fast as a good horse, but a race was arranged. The other man, who was a merry wag, then went into the road and stood by the side of the rider. At a given signal he started running backwards, and as the horse could not be induced to go back- wards, except at a very slow pace, the pedestrian won the race easily, to the amusement of all who had heard tho I other's foolish boasting. I THE COMPETITION. I Thanks^ for the entries already rP;I I received for The late or early ?orio? contest. Let them come. I WHEN ALL THE WORLD IS OLD. I I For to-day we ,will have one wwe letter only:â o. 2. Davies-row, Fforesfdch.âDear Uncle John,âI was glad to see the poetry about When all the World is Young, I,ad.? It is.part of the song that  Be-done-by-as-you-did emgs in The Water Babies,? and I know th? rest of it. I think, all your children would like to read it all. She sings the last versa like this:â When all tile world is old, lad. And all the trees Are brown, And all the cport is stale, lad, Creep home and take your place there, The spent and maimed among. God grant you find,ona face tiieie, You loved when all was young. The Water Babies" if a good book. I I love to read about Tom, the Chimney- i sweep, and Mrs. Be-done-by-as-you-clwi. I have read it three times. I hope you will put this verse in the Corner. It will be I my second time. Sidney Williams (age S).



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