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were her lot to be the head of the family for a week or a month or a year, while mother is away for a rest, she successfully holds the family together by entering into the spirit of it and taking all the thought and doing all the work—nursing, teaching, cooking, washing, sewing, scrubbing, saving, choring outside, in fact anything in the catalog is not beyond her. Perhaps she will scold a little now and then, but that doesn't count as long as she keeps the children clean and the “boss" good-tempered. You will even notice the soothing and smoothing influence she has over the whole neighborhood.
You see the occasional American girl is not a Lydia Languish type nor an unsophisticated Bertha M. Clay heroine who does such unconventional, trustingly things because someone asks her to and tells her they are all right, but a strong, high-minded girl with a well balanced character and good moral qualities such as courage, good temper, thotfulness for others, perseverance and trustworthiness—a girl who knows what’s what and why, enjoys a good book, is acquainted with good pictures and can even warble a love song without imagining every young man who hears it is in love with her. She may never be President, this occasional American girl, neither will she die of fatty degeneration of the heart for lack of ambition to exercise her energy.
Then here’s to the Stars and Stripes,
To the land of our birth,
To the American girl,
The best thing on earth.
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If it is necessary for her to earn her own living she never worries others about her troubles, but she immediately measures the worth of her services, realizes her capacity for doing things, exchanges self-conceit—if she has any—for self-respect, learns to estimate others by. a true estimate of herself and thus quickly learns the real needs cf the world and how to meet them.
She is too sensible to suppose that a “Prince Charming" is coming for her in a golden chariot: besides, the golden chariots arc mostly in pawn. When the prince does come he will be at work himself and his American bride will be no drone. In the words of the poet—
The world today is ringing with her fame,
Old Glory floats supreme o'er land and sea,
Our chiefs receive great honor and acclaim And everything is right as right can be.
But let us not forget the stanch ally Who helped us in the fight so nobly won:
A sweet and modest actor, but a most important factor. The girl behind the man behind the gun.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world—
What is it that that little hand can’t do?
On bloody fields when shot and shell arc hurled,
She bears the flag and pulls the lanyards too.
'Tis pointed forward in the press of war.
'Tis clasped in mercy when the fight is done.
And by her truth and beauty she incites us to our duty. The girl behind the man behind the gun.
She is reposeful, self-reliant, self-contained: vigorous, vivacious, ambitious: intelligent, high-bred, yet jolly—is the occasional American girl of the Twentieth century. She is as much at home in a green willow chair on the side porch as in a box at the opera: as easy in one of the three last scats in a car as in an automobile. But above all things she is always her own, sweet.wholesome, irresistible self. “Conscience makes cowards of us all." Social conventions prevent the most of us from telling the truth after the fashion of George Washington heroes, but the ideal American girl never thinks or cares about the rules that society has laid down. She always says just what she thinks, regardless of conventions and gossipy people. Her ideas are healthy and energetic and she can accustom herself to fit into any kind of a position or place without waiting for man to give her a ticket—and this is just the striking characteristic of the American girl. If it
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“Quiet, girls, she might hear us.”
“Have you darkened the transom?”
“Yes; all here? One, two, three, four and I’m the fifth. Good! You're right on time,” and Bessie Shellhorn ushered into her room four girls dressed in long Japanese kimonos.
A student’s lamp burning low threw a pleasant red glow over the pretty room. The walls were decorated with gay pennants and posters. On the hanging shelf were photographs and in one corner of the room was a sanitary couch strewn with pretty pillows. Several low rocking chairs were in the room and the guests sat down comfortably on these while the hostess busied herself with the chafing dish.
“Oh, oysters! How fine!” said Blanche, the tall, dignified blonde of the Owl Quintette. The girls called themselves by this name because it was their custom to have their “doings” at night.
“Can’t I help cook them? Let me open the can.”
The other girls did not remain idle long, for Bess at their request found something for each of them to do. Grace Horn, the “Freshie” of the crowd, was intrusted with the stuffing of the dates, Glen Frye made the nut sandwiches and Fay Andrews arranged the dishes. •
“Wasn’t it a shame our boys lost that game with Crete this afternoon?” said Bess.
“Should say it was,” Glen replied promptly. “The umpire wasn't fair.”
“Course you’d say that.” said the “Freshie.” “for Harry played.”
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