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St. Asaph Board of Guardians.

St. Asaph (Denbigh) Rural…

-_._... Steward and Pantomime…


Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise.

The Flintshire Territorials.

To Ellis Lever,t

Bettws-y-Coed Urban District…

Llandudno and the Taxi-Cab.

Children in Land of Dreams.


Children in Land of Dreams. There are children who. are dreamers, who see a fairy in each flower and an. angel in each cloud, who hear singing voices in, the brook, and to whom stars, and moon, and sun mean un- utterable, unexpLaimable things. They are mis- understood so often by the practical mother to whom grass is grass and' water is water, and, what is more, beds are heds. and dishes are dishes. To. her dreaming means nothing more than laziness, and; she is constantly at hand with her call. Mary, what in the world are you doing? Looking at the clouds again, I declare! Didn't I tell you to hurry up with those; dishes ? I don't see what I ever did to deserve such a lazy child." Mary, with, a quick, shuddering sigh, coinee back to. earth and looks blamMy around her. The dreams vanish a.s. again she views the piled- up dishes. '.Her mother's voice is still rasping in her ears. The tears fill her eyes as she goes on. with her work. Something has happened— just what she could hardily tell, but something beautiful has been torn out of her .life and swept away, and there is left, only an aching void. Of course the dishes had to be done, and it was right that Mary should do them. And it was annoying that she should stand there in the doorway with her face upturned to the sky and that half-washed dish in her hand. But was there not a kinder way of reminding her? Could not something have been said which would not have shocked her so? Suggest to that mother that she was unkind and she would have been most indignant. She would have been sincere in her refutation of the charge. She loved her child.

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