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6 THE TARGET The next thing thrown on the screen was some war pictures. " What war? " inquired Patience who was greatly puzzled. " The great war in Europe, " ex- plained Anne, " Look at the tanks, Patience. " Patience didn ' t know what tanks were, but she saw some peculiar looking objects moving directly to- wards them. " Hurry! hurry, Anne, they ' ll crush us! " screamed Patience. " No, they ' re just in the picture, " said Anne beginning to feel morti- fied. Let ' s go, " she added. It was not quite dark. Anne ran home pulling the reluctant Patience after her. Everything was so strange to her, the little Salem Puri- tan girl. A large electric train came thundering along all illuminated. Patience thought certainly that was Satan. Everywhere automobiles sped along honking. This twentieth century life was so different from the quiet Puritan life of the seven- teenth century! When they reached Anne ' s home, Anne turned on the electric light. As the bright light filled the room, Patience smothered an exclamation of surprise, and stood still in amazement. All of a sudden Patience cried, " Oh, my mother is calling me. Dost thou hear her? I must go. " Anrte listened and it seemed as though she could hear a voice cry- ing, " Patience, thy supper is ready. Hurry, child. " Other sounds reached Anne ' s ear. She could hear the lowing of cattle and the tinkling of sweet-towned cowbells. The sounds grew louder and the voice, also. Anne jumped up, rubbing her eyes. " Why, where ' s Patience? " question- ed Anne of her mother who was standing near her. " There isn ' t any person named Patience here. You have been dreaming, " said Anne ' s mother. But it all seemed so real to Anne that she never could quite believe that it was a dream. EDITH LILIAN JONES. THE DUMDEREE. I ' m bound to the land of No-where- at-all There, wondrous things to see: In a golden coach with a snow- white steed; To see the Dumderee. Oh, the Dumderee is a wonderful bird, As wonderful as can be, With long red feathers in his tail; And bright green wings has he. And as he flies his bright green wings Flap far o ' er land and sea. His wings are fifty miles across. This wonderful Dumderee! And as he flies, he gaily sings; Sings ever, " To-weet-to-wee. " And his wonderful voice like the nightingale sounds; This wonderful Dumderee! Oh! the Dumderee is a wonderful sight! As wonderful as can be; I ' m bound to the land of No-where- at-all, To see the Dumderee. MARJORIE CLUTE. Give the Hun no quarter; But a L T . S. Thrift Stamp.
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THE TARGET 5 A Puritan in the Twentieth Century " And in 1630 John Winthrop led nearly a thousand Puritans to Salem, " drowsily mumbled Anne who was comfortably seated in a large armchair by the living-room window. It was a hot, sultry afternoon in September and Anne was trying to learn her history lesson. " Oh, how I wish I could see a real little Puritan girl, " exclaimed Anne. Just then a light knock was heard at the door. Anne jumped up to open the door, and a little girl about twelve years old, entered the room. She wore a light blue dress which reached nearly to her ankles. It had a large white linen collar, and cuffs to match. Entering, she said: " Prithee, art thou not Anne Endi- cott? " " Why-ee yes, " answered the sur- prised Anne. " Then thou art the person I have been seeking. My name is Patience Endicott. When I lived in Salem, my mother prophesied that I would have relations in the twentieth cen- tury. That time has come, and 1 have traveled far to see thee. " Then with a puzzled look, the Puritan girl picked up Anne ' s his- tory which had dropped on the floor. " What is this? " inquired Pitience of Anne. " Oh, " said Anne laughingly, " that ' s my history book. I was studying it when you came. " Solemnly Anne read aloud, the paragraph which she had been study- ing. " That ' s about us, isn ' t it? " asked Patience. Suddenly without any warning. Patience shrieked and sank back into a chair. " Oh, what was that? " she gasped. " What? " asked Anne. " That red thing. Oh, here it comes again, " cried Patience, cover- ing her face with her hands. Anne looked out the window, but saw nothing but her big brother Bob in his red racer. " Yes, that ' s it, " excitedly said Patience, " Oh Anne, don ' t look at it, it ' s wicked. " Then in an awed voice, Patience whispered to Anne, " It isn ' t the — , " and the rest was so faint that no one but Anne and Patience could hear it. Anne burst into a fit of laughter. " Oh, you silly little goose. That ' s nothing but my brother Bob in his racer. Come on out and see it. " " No, no, no! " protested Patience, pulling away from Anne. Remembering her manners, Anne asked, " Wouldn ' t you like to go up town with me? " Patience agreed. The two little girls went out of the gate and up the street. After walking several blocks, they came to the moving picture theater. " Marguerite Clark in the ' Seven Swans. ' Let ' s go see it. Come on Patience, " said Anne eagerly. Patience hadn ' t any more idea what moving pictures were than the man in the moon. She couldn ' t un- derstand them. Anne could see Patience ' s face and it was very pale. Tears, trickled down her cheeks al- though Anne explained that it wasn ' t real.
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THE TARGET 7 Farmer Higby and Liberty Bonds " No, " said Farmer Higby decided- ly, " I don ' t want to buy any Liberty Bonds. Good day, " and he pushed the agent out of the door and closed it. " Well, there ' s another one got- ten rid of, Ma, " he called to Mrs. Higby. " Well, come in and set down to supper, now, " she answered. " I guess we had beter eat now even if Tom ain ' t home yet. He ' ll probably come in after we ' ve finished and expect me to warm up supper for him. " When they had finished supper Mr. Higby sat and read the paper while Ma washed the dishes. At nine o ' clock Mr. Higby got up and announced his intention of going to bed. " Don ' t you go and set up for Tom now, Ma, " he ordered. " He can fix up something to eat for him- self. You better come to bed now, too. And don ' t go leaving the lamp lit cither. Coal oil costs money these days. " Ma sighed and obeyed him. When he had gone upstairs she sneaked into the pantry and cutting a large slice of pie she left it on the kitchen table for Tom. In tbe morning when Mrs. Higby went into the kitchen to light the fire she noticed that the pie was still there. " Hum, " she said to herself. " 1 never knew Tom to leave a piece of pie yet. Well, I might as well put it away because if I don ' t it won ' t last long. " Sh e went to call Tom, and receiving no answer, she opened the door. The room was empty and the bed was untouched. Evidently Tom had not come home that night at all. But when Pa went out to feed the chickens he found an envelope under the door addressed to " Mr. and Mrs. Higby. " Together they opened it and what was their sur- prise when they found that it con- tained a note and a check for fifty dollars! The note was scribbled in pencil and read, — " Dear Ma and Pa, " I have decided to enlist in the army, so good-by. Enclosed find fifty dollars with which to buy a Liberty Bond. This is the money I earned picking fruit this summer. When I get off for a few days I ' ll try to come and see you. Good-by, " TOM HIGBY. " There were tears in Pa ' s eyes as he finished reading the note. " Well, Ma, " he said, " I ' m going to hitch up Susy and we ' ll go down to the bank as quick as she can go. " In a few minutes he came in and found Ma already to start. They set off at a brisk pace for the bank. " How much money on my ac- count? " Mr. Higby inquired of the clerk. " Five hundred and forty-three dol- lars, sir, " he answered after consult- ing his books. " Put it all in Liberty Bonds, " commanded Pa, " and here are fifty dollars more to be put in my wife ' s name. " . MARJORIE LEW IN. Get behind our soldiers, Fight against the Huns, Save your dimes and nickels, Save your country ' s sons!
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