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_-_--____-THE CONCILIATION…

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..--THE DISCONTENTED ENGLISH-WOMAN.

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HINTS FOR HEALTH.

♦ WHEN to CLEAN THE TEETH.

INJURIOUS FOOD.

TREATMENT OF EARACHE.

HOW TO MAKE TEA.

LESSONS.

BUSY MR. FROG.

THE FIRST PATIENT OF FLORENCE…

INTERESTING FACTS.

♦ OBVIOUS.

,♦ ROUGH ON HIM.I

♦ THE RAIN-TREE.

♦ A RESOURCEFUL MILKMAN.

---+--QUEER THING IN NATURE.!

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-+-- QUEER THING IN NATURE. Many centuries ago a. ferocious-looking idol was erected in Western China by the supersti- tious Chinese to guard the souls of their priests against evil spirits. It was an enormous idol, shaped somewhat like a tiger, and when it was constructed the evident idea was to make some- thing more terrifying than any hing in Nature, so that no evil spirits would dare come near it. The idol stood guard at the entrance to the burying-L'round for priests for hundreds of years. The designers of this Cerberus of the souls may have imagined that for hideousness and frightfulness their idol was a great im- provement over anything that Nature ever at- tempted along that line; but, as a matter of fact, a comparison of natural and artificial oddi- ties shows th"t the Chinese idol-makers fell far short in their attempt to outdo Nature as de- signers of perfect fr ghts. Take, for instance, the human-face crab found in the Inland Sea of Japan. These crabs are very common. Upon the back of each one is a curiously-formed like- ness of a grotesque human face. No two of these crabs are marked exactly alike. The face is often smiling with a broad grin, and but little imagination is required to m°ke out two twink- ling eyes beneath the slanted Oriental eyebrows; and the round, jovial face, with the puffed-out cheeks and shaven forehead, is qu'te Oriental- a distortedlv distinct caricature of a Japanese free. But mnny of them have hideous faces— nightmarish f ces-fa-es portraying the greatest agony of suffering. One is not surprised to find freaks like this in Japan. In a country where everything seems odd and strange, one expects to find grot^soue and weird things everywhere; but all the things that seem curious to us are explained by thp folk-lore stories and legend of the Japanese. They h ve stories that account fr,r everything, and to them nothing seems really strange or unusual.

-+--PERFECTLY SAFE.

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