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In this enigma the words are pictured instead of de- When Nora went bathing at first at the shore,
scribed. The answer, consisting of forty-six letters, is She ventured in fully two inches or more.
a quotation from Dryden.

But no new arrival or old swimmer bold

To her present achievements a candle can hold. (Silver Badge, St. Nicholas League Competition)

Be he later or earlier it matters not, All the words described contain the same number of

He 'll always find Nora right there on the spot. letters. When rightly guessed and written one below another, the zigzag through the first and second He cannot escape from a race if he tries, columns will spell the name of one of the United States.

She 's always the winner and captures each prize. CROSS-WORDS : 1. A famous metropolis of the United States. 2. A Grecian city. 3. A city of Vermont. 4. It 's almost distressing she always should win ; A State capital. 5. A German port. 6. A South Ameri- Just think how we laughed the first time she went in. can country. 7. A southern State. 8. A South Ameri

HELEN A. SIBLEY. can river. 9. A State capital, named after a famous valley in Greece. 10. A country in Africa. 11. An

DIAMOND island owned by Denmark. 12. A country of Europe. 1. In manliness. 2. To rest. 3. A relish. 4. A great 13. A New England State capital.

number. 5. To pollute. 6. A small point. 7. In manJESSICA B. NOBLE (age 11). liness.

HAROLD COY (age 9), League Member. CROSS-WORD ENIGMA

(Silver Badge, St. Nicholas League Competition)

My first is in collar but not in tie;
My second, in weep but not in sigh ;
My third is in sob but not in sigh;
My fourth, in pupil but not in eye;
My fifth is in cake but not in pie;
My sixth is in far but not in nigh;
My seventh, in ground but not in sky;
My whole is a thing that cannot fly.

s. H. ORDWAY, JR. (age 11).

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CROSS-WORDS : 1. Puts in motion. 2. A finger. 3. Heals. All the words described contain the same number of 4. An inclined slide or tube. 5. The fact of being elseletters. When rightly guessed and written one below where. 6. Long-winged sea-birds. 7. Untied. 8. To another, the primals spell the first, and the finals the caper. 9. To whinny. 10. The capital of Croatia and last, name of an American author who died in May. Slavonia. 11. To arm. 12. Foreign. 13. A large bayCROSS-WORDS: 1. A biblical character. 2. A girl's window.

3. Believe. 4. To stop. 5. Chief. 6. One of The two zigzags, reading downward, spell the name the Roman emperors. 7. A Bavarian river. 8. To of an artist and the place in which are his most famous acquire by service. 9. A narrow road.

paintings; and the figures from 1 to 5, and from 5 to 10, HELEN ROHE (age 13), League Member. two of his best-known works.

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Any boy or girl who has to be warned about the three times. If she 's excited, it sounds as though dangers of the 'magination may read this story. she fell all the way from the top to the bottom. Other folks keep away. Only if you don't know This time-well, we all jumped up from the lunchwhat the dangers of the 'magination are, you table, perfectly sure she had broken herself to might as well read it and find out.

pieces. It is something that happened to us. In fact, But she had n't. She was even right side up it has just this minute got through happening, when we got there. But she was ever so excited! and I 'm sitting down to write it out while Pete Her big, blue eyes were standing right out from and Sallie can help me remember. The baby was her pretty Irish face, and she could hardly talk in it, too, but he is so little that he does n't count. straight. “Th’ little bur-rd ! Th’ little yally bur-rd! It began about one o'clock this afternoon—it 's Somebody lift th' dure to his cage open, and he 's nearly six now-when we heard Nora come in gone. An' I ran to th' windy and looked out, and great excitement down the stairs. We can always I saw him in th' crab-apple-tree by th' gate!" tell if she is coming in excitement or not, because Nora is only over from Ireland a few months, if she 's quiet in her mind, she only trips two or and does n't talk very plainly, sɔ maybe I 'd bet

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"Oh, please, ma'am, can't I come, too?" said Nora; "I 'm so interested in th' poor little bur-rd, so far from his home, and it 's such a grand day and all !"

Nora has been rather homesick and low in her mind ever since she landed, and I thought perhaps getting out in the sunshine might do her good. So I said she might come along if she 'd take off her apron. It was rather crumpled. Sallie suggested that we hang it on a limb of the crab-apple-tree until we came back, but Nora thought we might need it to wrap Dickie up in when we brought him home, so we tucked it down back of the baby in the go-cart, and started after Pete.

We found him talking to young Mrs. Albright.

She was doing up lace curtains, and looked very "WE SAW HIM RUNNING DOWN THE STREET."

cross and tired and pale. We heard Pete say,

".. a little yellow canary-bird about as big as ter explain that what she meant to say was that that, and when he chirped, he went so." Pete Pete's canary-bird was loose again. We have a whistled. dreadful time with that canary. Pete 's always "Oh, Mother, Mother," said Dolly Albright, forgetting to shut the door to the cage, and Dick "don't you remember, just a minute ago, a little is forever getting out. But he never flew out-of- bird came and sat on the porch railing and winked doors before.

his eye at us?" Pete looked anxious, and he and Nora ran as "Oh, that 's Dickie !" said Pete. "He has such fast as they could to the front door and down the a cunning way of winking his eye !" walk to the crab-apple-tree. Sallie and I stopped "Was it a yellow bird?" I asked. to put the baby into his go-cart, for it was a lovely Mrs. Albright had begun to look quite interwarm day in May, and we knew it would do him ested. "Why, I do remember! And it flew up good to get out. When we reached the apple- into the lilac bush." tree, Pete was n't there. We saw him running "Yes, yes!" said Dolly, clapping her hands. like the wind down the street-he can run really "And then went around the corner toward the very fast if he is only eight. Nora was jumping new tennis-courts on Elm Street." up and down (she does get so excited !), and cry- Pete had already started as hard as he could ing to us that just as they got to the tree, they run toward Elm Street. saw Dick fly out of the upper branches and go "Oh, please, Mother, may n't I go along?" down toward Mrs. Albright's.

begged Dolly. “Come, Sallie, we 'll go along and help Pete," Mrs. Albright said at first, “Good gracious no, I said. "We can soon catch up with him." child! You 're not over your cold yet !" But as

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