Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

 - Class of 1933

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9 A Treasure Hunt " PJey, Tom! " called Ted. " What ' s the matter? " asked Tom. " Look! Our frog is dead. " " Gee, what happened to it? " " I think it was run over by a car, " replied Ted. " Poor old Greenback. Well, let ' s get a box and bury him. " " That is a good idea, but where shall we get a box? " " Perhaps Mother has one. You hold the frog, and I ' ll go and ask her, " said Ted. Ted went into the house and found his mother in the kitchen. " Mother, have you a small, tin box that we can have? " asked Ted. " I think so, Ted, but what do you want it for? " " Our frog just died, and we want to bury him. " " Where do you intend to bury him, son? " asked his mother. " In the back yard, I suppose, " answered Ted. " Oh, no, you ' re not, " warned his mother. " You take him out to the woods along the lake and bury him there. " " O. K., Mom., " replied Ted as she gave him a small, tin box. That afternoon the two boys went out into the woods and buried the frog in a well hidden spot at the roots of an old tree. When they had covered the little grave with vines and leaves, they placed a large stone on top of it and put a small X in chalk on the stone to mark the spot. They walked slowly back home. On the way Tom remarked, " What if we forget where he is buried? Don ' t you think we should have a map? " To this Ted readily agreed and a map was made which looked when finished very much like a pirate ' s map. This turned out to be wasted effort for the map was soon lost, and even Greenback was forgotten. About four weeks later Joe Brent, who lived next door, came rush- ing over to tell Tom and Ted that he knew where some hidden treasure was buried and he was going to let them in on the secret on one condi- tion, a promise to be taken to the spot blindfolded. " What is the big idea? " asked Ted. " Well, you can help me dig, " replied Joe, " but the chest may be too big to bring back, and it ' s just as well you don ' t know too much about it. " " Oh, all right, " agreed Ted. " When do we start? " " Tonight, " replied Joe. " But why dig for it at night? " asked Tom. " Well, who ever heard of anyone ' s digging for buried treasure in the daytime? " exclaimed Joe. " O. K., Joe, " agreed Tom. " We ' ll meet you by your front gate at midnight. " That night the boys met by the front gate as planned. Ted and Tom were blindfolded and led along by Joe over road and path out into the woods. Several times Joe stopped and flashed his light on a small map he was carrying, and then the march proceeded. Suddenly a mysterious noise

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Loyalty ' ° a Agister John, a boy of twelve, was sitting on the doorstep with a frown on his face. Here he was, left all alone with the exception of his dog Jumbo. The cause of this scowl was because his friends had gone on a hike and left him alone. He kicked Jumbo, and the dog let out a howl of pain. Out of the window he heard a familiar voice calling him. What did his mother want anyway? Running down the driveway and turning into the road, he was followed unheard and unseen by Jumbo. Well, at least he had escaped running on an errand. Then he had an inspiration. He would go swimming! He would teach his friends. It was a warm spring day too. It was so far to walk to Out- line Pool that he thought it did not matter to " hook " a ride. Jumping on the back bumper of the next car, he went whizzing along the road. Sud- denly the car went over a big bump. John was thrown off the car to the side of the road where he hit his head on a huge rock and lay there un- conscious. Jumbo, who had continued following John, ran up to him. He licked the bump on his head and dragged him to a grassy spot. Just then a car went by, and Jumbo, seeing that barking did no good, ran his fastest, getting ahead of the car. Then stepping out in the middle of the road, he made the car stop. A man got out, and to Jumbo ' s delight he saw it was Dr. Horte. Taking the man by the pants ' leg, he forced him to go to John. The doctor examined his head and lifted him into his car. Quickly driving to John ' s house, he rang the doorbell. John ' s mother answered the bell, and he was put to bed. The doctor said that death had been possible if he had come a minute later. You can imagine how John treated his dog when he was well again. Barbara Bush. Tommy Wililile Wolilile JpOMMY arrived at her new domain during September. Lulu Wibble Wobble accompanied her but died shortly after. Tommy was so named because she was thought to be a man duck. A little while later Tommy ' s owner moved, taking the duck with her. Tommy spent all her time in the back yard eating bugs and worms, enjoying herself immensely. One day Mrs. Morgan went out into the back yard. Seeing that Tommy was quite upset, she went over to the bush that Tommy had claimed as her own. Here she found eleven eggs in a nest of down. It was then that the owner realized that she had misnamed the duck, but it was too late to change the name for Tommy would not come when called by any other name. Since then she has laid about thirty eggs and is quite a pet. She has gotten into the habit of coming up on the back steps and knock- ing at the door by hitting it with her bill as if to say, " May I come in? " Janice Morg an.

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was heard directly above their heads, and they all stood frozen in their tracks. " What was that? " whispered Tom. " Somebody said, ' Whooo ' , " answered Joe. " Gee, Joe, wish I wasn ' t blindfolded, " said Ted. When Joe came to the exact spot and found the rock marked with a white X, he could have shouted for joy. In his excitement he rolled the rock away and began to dig, forgetting all about the two boys with him. " Say, Joe, what are we waiting for? " asked Tom. " Why this is the spot, " cried Joe. " You can take off the blindfold now. " The two boys obeyed, and after a while each took a turn at digging. " My, but it is dark, " said Ted. " If it wasn ' t for that flash light, we would be almost lost. I never knew the woods were so spooky at night. " Then there was a clinking sound as Joe ' s shovel hit a tin object. He threw away his shovel and kneeling removed a small, tin box. Tom and Ted were so surprised that they were speechless. Then as Joe opened the box and viewed the remains of poor Greenback, Tom and Ted rolled on the ground and laughed until they cried. Marion Tor pen. Aunt .tone ' s Itulc Qne day Aunt Jane came for a visit. Upon arriving, she saw my brother Tom ' s motorcycle in front of the house. She asked Tom what that " newfangled contraption " was. He explained as best he could. When he had finished his explanation, Aunt Jane announced to a very astonished family that she wished to take a ride on the motorcycle. Fin- ally Aunt Jane and Tom were off. Tom went very slowly at first for fear of shocking Aunt Jane. They had no sooner gotten out of sight of the house than Aunt Jane told Tom she would like to go faster. He went a little faster, but that wasn ' t fast enough. Tom increased the speed until finally they were really going fast. Once Aunt Jane got a little too con- fident when they went around a corner, and she was nearly dumped onto the ground. Her legs went up in the air, and her hat fell off. At home a neighbor came running up the walk. She told mother that Aunt Jane would be dead by the time she got home because Tom was going so fast. Mother hurried through the house gathering all the things that " poor Aunt Jane " might need for her nervous breakdown that she was surely going to have. When they finally reached home, we were all lined up in front of the house, each holding something that Aunt Jane might need. We rushed down to the motorcycle and started helping her out, but to our surprise she pushed us off and told us she could get out of that " con- traption " alone. Mother told her that she must go to bed at once. Aunt Jane said she would not put a foot in bed. " In fact, " she said, " I am taking Tom with me to help me pick out a motorcycle. " Aunt Jane did buy a motorcycle. When she got home, she hired a chauffeur to drive around in her motorcycle. Marian Fisher.

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