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FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. Broken Glass. By M. S. SMITH. Who's there ?" asked Dr. Warren, peering vUt of the surgery door into the darkness, over visitor's head. ». It's me, please. Dulcie Johnson. And oh, r'Octor. our baby's so sick, and mother's away, father's late'to-night, and will you please eome!" i Dr. Warren drew the little girl into the OOUSo. h" Tl-l(,re's nobodv hut Fanny at home, and ePs saying, He'll be better presently,' c?u'fc think of anything to make him ftter." said Dulcie." So I just came on my blc?cle." ^eht' thaf Way in thC dark You wcrcn't Not much." said Dufcie. truthfully. It had «en rather a trial, for the way was lone and llely, and she was a verv little girl to ride by ^-Self at night. j Tell me just how baby looks," said the u,yF' an(l Dulcie told him all abouMt. w, I wish I could come at once," he said, th i* s^e 'la(' finished, but I have to go to hospital for about an hour. I will give j™u something that will do baby good at tèiIS1;lt. Get back as quick as you can, and nd. Inny to give him a dose straight away ■5 I'll be with you as soon as I can get." ton u cie stowC(i the bottle in a deep coat- ui • an(I started for home. j Mind you don't drop the bottle," said the to -ir" Poor little lassie She's very little as ?ltle s° far in the dark," he said to himself, jke turned in. Sounds as if the baby was J}er bad, I'm afraid." of nf s new" bicycle bowled away gaily out VlWT1- She was very proud of it. for it f quite new. She had only possessed it a <C,^ec'ks, and was scarcely an experienced fclf Her little lamp had neren been lighted ore this eventful night. She pedalled along orously lvhen she had left the town-setts Va t'le unlighted country road, the ocean to go uphill, and it was hard work, Pecially for a little girl in a prodigious hurry. y)c7J<Yery now and then she put her hand to the fpfj| ck sticking out of her'pockw, and the °f it comforted her. That would do baby" Va i struggled on valiantly, but the hill tooo much for her, and at last she wriggled «au v. Sad(ile' to walk. Alas The handle-bar a -j her pocket as she jumped off, and with Qf if anc* a crastl the precious bottle flew out t Jr* P'ace, and smashed itself to atoms on the erb-sto e. stooped to pick up the useless frag- fast and for a tow minutes the tears flowed « V Then a good idea struck her. run back and ask Dr. Warren for » bottle. I don't think he'll be very she said, and ran easily down the clia road into the town again. A terrible ^PPointment awaited her. The doctor had ^aiif ?,olle half-an-hour. What do you liRi asked the young dispenser, seeing the girl's distress. ° cxP^a'nett the catastrophe with some thp I'be brought the cork and the piece off bottle that had the label on," she said, ^b, that's good I can repeat the pre- tjj^Ption as it is entered in the book," said tjj young man and he quickly made good I)>,i • s' this time tying the bottle carefully to <i shandle-bar. jp,. t must be, getting tired," said she to her- diJ'as s'ie the town once more, it feels ^aflfuiiy hard work der-16 PU3hed forward with all her might, won- jjj what made the way seem so long. The Kht was darker than ever, and it was begin- to rain. Dulcie wished herself at home, thought with tears in her eyes of poor Jeering baby, waiting for the relief that was J°nKcomine. i-t last! Here was the turning. With sonie- of regret, she turned off from the gas- Illps that were almost companionable, and all her strength into pedalling up the hilly It was hard work, certainly, but not so a^ch harder than what had sone before and nf a milo and a halt of clinlining, some to the was °bliged to walk, Dulcie came downhill aZy? £ conclusion that she was going. Xvav hmo* v Taa a relief, certainly, though the *hee7fn,> horr/bly bumpy, to be able to free- ° quite a mile but after the relief .A Tne a .v,iry rude awakening. j5eaT,c,r1^se; ^ith brightly-lighted windows, ap- stare-. "?efore^her out of the darkness. Dulcie ^chh 'n bewildei-ment. There was no (Jojp- °|ISo °n. the road home, she felt sure. TKn T>.osfr' she read over the door the sign, in Hand." hatn. Tf'1 113 -^an(^ nearly at Gilling- 4lldshp + S wro^ road!" gasped Dulcie, Step8> Jj^rned wearily round to retrace her ^asijJ f P' UP. up She had come down pretty fetit a" the road was so amazingly bumpy, inch of+i?Und s^e ha4 pttsh her bicycle every J«acilr f^t weary mile and when, at last, she Wdt^Ti road its lamps, it was nto ee.P going at all. When she got at last e. ^ght road, and faced the long ptill fest f'a ^Iesh trouble came on the top of the h Or her lamp blew out and after burn- IittIeer fingers in vain, and exhausting her gon stckofmatches, she made up her mind to "ifT ut- in ^^eet a policeman and he tries to put tell hi*?11?011' thought Dulcie, I shall just 0}) I about baby, and then he won't mind." 'ega a'i j at a long, long way it seemed. Her ft* ,ned,a,nd when she pushed the bicycle i^ciou«iange' tlle Pedal kicked her poor shin Men fl"T" She was stiH a long way from home, u st°pped with a cry of pain. Some- nadcut her foot. She felt "the hot blood ^artie inside her stocking, and at the .Spot [rPment recognised that this was the very bottle where she had dropped the medicine pieces up," she thought, t*X t^ ^cbody else will get hurt," and, groping gj4gg dark, she found six sharp fragments of 'Th* mounting her bicycle^-for she was now fienRth of smooth and level road—she made effort to get home. ther I'm dreadfully tired, or my bicycle ?ver i. n^ thought poor Dulcie. How- I here I am home, and glad I am!" For rjjg'Qor foot was really very painful. + Was a light outside the door when teltoiled up the drive, and Dr. Warren's «« jr°ice accosted her anxiously. ^ave ,Was going to look for you. What on earth fcajjje u been doing with yourself, child ? 1 to fL UP on my bicycle at once instead of going e os (l *v9pi'al tirst. But how I came to miss road—yes, oh yes, baby'll be all I WarLen P.ulcie told her misfortunes, and Doctor etL Ied up her poor foot nicelv. ? bonder," he said, aftPr a: shori; glance Wd lCle 3 bic>'c,e' no wonder you found it P?*—your back tyre is puctured with a p ill-fated medicine bottle and mv C^Ole me by an accident in the same way as I MP' so that I had to stop and mend it. •t?e your bicycle feels like lead, and all Wt <;10lnts feel stiff you will know that your type has gone flat." Kujj/ though he laughed at her in his good- ^ead way, the kind doctor patted Dulcie's atld said that she had done her best, and could do more than that. And when to again—this time in broad daylight 1 baby's medicine, she received a prac- getj, ess°n in how to mend tyres herself, to- ^ith a nice lifctl-e box of tools and *i an^ rubber solution as a present. And P'fased Dulcie still more was the assniv tivat another hour might have made. a I "t difference to her baby-brother. N

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