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--------FUN AND FANCY.

FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS.

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FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS. A SOLDIER BOY Five years ago Mrs. Jones's house was as quiet as a mouse, because Mrs. Jones and Mr. Jones and Bridget were the only inmates. But new! There is Percy Jones, and while he is a very little chap with yellow curls and big blue eyes, he loves noise and fuss and play, and the Jones's nursery is constantly in such a com- motion that an outsider would really imagine there was war going on there. Perhaps, if the outsider would take a peep into that nursery he would see the necessary articles for warfare, for there, strewn on the nursery floor, is a whole regiment of soldiers, while Percy, rigged out in a newspaper outfit of soldier cap, belt, and epaulettes, is strutting the floor, waving his papa's cane high in the air. "All attention!" he crtet. "Shoulder arms! Forward march!" and in marches his mother, with a tray on which are cakes and milk, and Percy becomes a little boy again, who is eager for a "party." bang! bang! go the tin soldiers all over the floor, as Percy rushes to his mother's side. "Where is the general?" asks Mrs. Jones, as Percy settled himself at her knee. "I's tired of playing soldiers, please, muv- ver; may I be your own plain little boy?" And mamma, with a smile, sings her baby boy to sleep. A LITTLE ACT OF KINDNESS. A white man who lived in a part of America where many Red Indians were encamped once made a small present to an Indian woman. It was only a very poor gift, and very likely he soon forgot all about it, but the Indian woman did not forget it, and some time afterwards she was able to pay back that white man for his kindness. For one day the bad Red Indians who lived in tha.t part of the country decided to kill all the white men they could find, so that they could get all the white men's property and goods. When the Indian woman heard of this she told the white man. the one who had given her the little present, about it, and, taking him into her tent, she hid him beneath a lot of skins in a corner. All the white men .in the district were killed, but the one whom the In- dian woman hid in her tent was able to es- capt.

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FOR MATRON AND MAID.

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