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Christmas for the Little Folks. ¡¡; A DREAM. I It was after the Christmas party; Percy I had gone to bed and fell asleep at once, for he was very tired. Then he felt a sharp peck on his arm, and he saw a great big- turkey sitting at the foot of the bed, glar- ing at him. "Come along with me, Percy," it said. Percy had to get w, and it took him away into a wood and pn t- him down on the ground with severa. -ther children. Then it said "You have had y,r turn, and now it is ours! You have vaten us; now we are going to eat you. Come along!" Then there came r number of queer little figures with round bodies, and he saw that they were plum-puddings. Each one had a spoon and a fork in his hand and a piece of holly stuck in the top of hi", head. They all came rushing at Percy and the other children, and these began to "run as fast as they could. The turkeys and the plum-puddings came nearer and nearer, and shouted louder and louder, and at last one of the turkeys caught- hold of Percy's knickerbockers, and all the plum-puddirge gave a great about or joy, and then—Percy woke up He was so glad to find it was only a dream. A SURPRISE. liert and Ethel had a splendid time in the Christmas hülidays-they went to stay with Grandpa Clarke. They thought it would be horrid before they wont, and were very sad indeed about going; indeed, Bert said he very nearly made tl-- his mind to go and be a cowboy (he had thought of doing that for a long while), but he was rather short of pocket-money, and was afraid he had not enough to pay hi<- fare to -the Wild West— he didn t know how it would be, but he thought it would W sure to be more than one and sixpence-h-altwnny—so they went to Grandpa Clarke's nstead. And when they got there they found that they had a splendid time they stayed up to late dinner w ith ^rowu-ups, and had crackers and pm-orvc.! fruits and all sorts of things, and after dinner they went into the library and sat round the fire with the big people, and they all told stories-Bert ,I l(I that some of them were "ripping"—and in the day-time they h: d skating and snow- balling and all kind" of games, and they went to the pantomhw, and altogether they never had such spkr.did holidays before. Bert said when he came back that he thought it was bettejf even than being s pow}:>oy. So lio nnrijofclf BETTY'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I Betty rubbed her e\es hard to make sure she was not dreaming -she could hardly be- lieve it was really Christmas morning—and snowing fatrt, too She looked all round, and there, at the foot of the bed, was the biggest stocking ever seen, and crammed full of dolls and other t-oys "Oh, how lovely .exclaimed Betty as she pulled them out. "Santa Clan", has been eo good!" Then she thought a minute. "Mammy! Mammy she called, I give some of these to the poor children in the hospital?" V cry we II, dearie replied her Mother. So after breakfast their motor came and whizzed them to the hospital, where Betty and her Mother got out laden with toys, and hurried up the steps and into the hos- pital. Then Betty went round and gave each sick child a toy. How delighted they were, and how happy Betty was in doing kind deeds for others MY CHRISTMAS. When l was asking all my friends To tea on Christmas Day. I thought p'r'aps Santa Claus would like To come along and play. And 130 I c;eii,'a iittIQ note To ask him any way. He never wrote to say he'd come, But when we were at tea He tip-toed down the chimney place As quiet as could be. And brought a lot of splendid toys For all my friends and me. k. MOLLY'S MISTAKE. It was only partly Molly's fault. It all came about through the people next dooi to the Browns giving a party on the same night. Molly had an invitation from Kitty Brown to a Christmas party, and, of course, biie accepted. She get a nice new frock for it, and her sister Grace lent her a fan 60 Molly was sure of enjoying herself. ISow, Molly was so proud of her new frock and her lovely fan that she could think of noth- ing etsc. So when sh^ came to the houst- net to Kitty's, and saw other children going into it in party dresses, she went with them. But when she got into tlie drawing-room she eouid not see Kitty any- w here, though everyone was very nice to her and saw that she joined in the games. Molly asked for Kitty at last, and then she found that she had joce to the wrong hOllse Kitty's party Ni-a-4 next- door. They all had a good laugh over it before Molly went to the Browns, and she had a really nice evening there af ter all. She thought it was a good adventune, but sh e has made up her mind always to look where she is going now. I MAKING THE BEST OF IT. J aok and Ted came home-for thoholidays in high spirits. But when their father met them he told them that two children of an old friend had come to spend Christmas, too, a girl of thirteen and a boy of seven.* "A girl and a kid!" grumbled Ted. "What a bore!" But Jack said, "Ob, well, let's make the betrt of it and give them a good time." So. earlv on Christmas morning they went into little Harry's room with presents and merry greetings. Then the" found that he and his sister had been thinking of them, too. There was a fiiie ewoid for Ted. and a postcard album for Jack. So the day be- gan with kindness and pleasure all round, raid the four youngsters were soon the verj best of friends.

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