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  2. For the Young Folk

    "I think," said Lllywhite's mistress, "that the walls should be pink. I will mix some distemper now." She went into the kitchen to get a tin ...

    Article : 410 words
  3. Words and Pictures

    Said Old Bill, with twinkles in his eyes, "I'm making a door to keep out the flies It was wire-netting with such a strong spring, It banged behind with a mighty swing ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 102 words
  4. Games with Matches

    Some of the best games are those that an most easily arranged or played with inexpensive things, Here is one for which spent matches and ...

    Article : 152 words
  5. For the Boys and Girls

    IN 1795, Just seven years after the foundation of the colony, Captain Hunter, having been appointed Governor in succession to Captain Phillip ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 1,063 words
  6. It Happened This Week

    The telegraph, cable connected the United Kingdom with America was completed in 1858, and eleven days later the first message passed over the ...

    Article : 519 words
  7. Competition Corner

    Literary Competition.—Everyone is talking of the coming Exhibition, and probably most of my readers intend to visit It. I think for this ...

    Article : 205 words
  8. How the Rabbit Became a Pest

    JUST 146 yean ago the first rabbit was seen in Australia—five rabbits were included In the Inventory of live stock with the first fleet, and of ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 519 words
  9. A Parent Writes

    Dear Mr. Hambleton Mr gratitude is so great that I feel I must write to thank you for the excellent plan you have ...

    Article : 93 words
  10. Crack These Puzzles

    A man retired from business. If he had retired nine years earlier he would then have worked one-eighth of his life. If he had retired sine yean later he would ...

    Article : 141 words
  11. A Heart Of Gold

    One wintry day a little maid A penny bad to spend, So quickly to the sweetie shop Her feet their way did wend ...

    Article : 212 words
  12. Origin of Familiar Phrases

    How many people know the origin of the phrase, "a mare's nest?" A "mare" in this case has nothing to do with a horse. It is a corruption ...

    Article : 246 words
  13. Last Week's Solved.

    I was first offered 16 apples for my shilling, which would be at the rate of ninepence a dozen. The two extra apples gave me eighteen for a shilling ...

    Article : 113 words

    Mother "What's Franky crying for Willie?" W'llie: "He wants my piece [?] Mother ...

    Article : 41 words



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