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    To make a Demon Bottle, procure a piece of cork or pith; and bore a hole from end to end. Then shape like a bottle as shown in the diagram. Cut a bullet in half, and cement it to the bottom of the ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 369 words
  3. Christmas Pastimes. LOVE'S PUZZLE, OR THE UNION OF HEARTS.

    To make Love's puzzle, out a piece of stout cardboard or thin wood into a rectangle, about 3in long and 3/4in broad (see diagram). Perforate it with three holes, as in diagram. The end holes should only be ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 357 words

    The musicians who play by night in the streets at Christmas are caliea "waits." It has been presumed that "waits" in very ancient times meant watchmen. They were minstrels at first, attached to the kind's court, who sounded the watch every night, and paraded the streets during winter to prevent depredations. In London, the waits are survivals of the musicians attached to the corporation of the city. They cheer the hours of the long ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 103 words

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  6. A Dear Little Schemer.

    There was a little daughter once, whose feet were— oh, so small! That when the Christmas Eve came 'round, they wouldn't do at all. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 361 words

    Without the formality of a large ball, a Cinderella dance is a favorite and an enjoyable form of entertainment among young people; while to the heads of the family it commends itself as being inexpensive, ...

    Article : 322 words

    Take a pack of cards; and request one of the audience to divide it into ten or twelve packets at random. Ask him to select any packet he chooses, and to think of one card in it, while you blindfold ...

    Article : 588 words
  9. "Faces We Miss."

    Evenings we knew Happy as this; Faces we miss, Pleasant to see. ...

    Article : 39 words
  10. "Grand Words of Old."

    Then at this joyous Christmastide Remember those grand words of old— "Goodwill to men" should still abide With us, in characters of gold. ...

    Article : 225 words

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