dKl!?"S6 PAGE THE PINEHURST OUTLOOK dllivf I TAX m I SA&mUm ever to do anything wrong or. dishonor able it would kill me." No, she felt that she dared not take the shawl. She need only close her eyes to see the look of astonishment and ter ror upon her mother's face, the fright ened look in her eyes. But then could she not pretend that it had been given her? No ; even then Sadie durst not face her mother with a lie upon her lips. How could she help but break down and con fess before that penetrating look which she knew so well? No, that would never do. It would be better that her mother should go cold than that she should wear what did not belong to her. Now you must understand that al though it has taken such a long time to write down all these thoughts, in reality they had passed so quickly through Sa die's mind that the little girl was still looking at the monkey. He had on a red hat and a velvet jacket, and he was dancing on two legs and holding out the hat for pennies. And while he was do ing this another gust of wind lifted the shawl clean out of the carriage and twined it round Sadie's shoulders. She thought again of her mother shivering in their attic, and the shawl felt so warm and comfortable that she did not dare to hesitate for a single in stant, or she knew that she would be lost ; so, with an impulsive movement, she stepped round to the other side of the carriage and held out the shawl. "Here is your shawl, Miss Annie," she said. "Oh," cried the little girl, "thank you. It mast have blown out from the car riage." Stie smiled so-brightly at Sadie that Sadie felt happy, too, and just then the old lady came out from the store where she had been shopping. "See, grandmamma," cried Annie, "this little girl found your shawl which had blown out of the carriage and has brought it back.' But Sadie could not bear to meet the gaze of this old lady, who smiled so kindly at her and iooked so warm and comfortable in her winter clothes. Sti lling a sob she hurried away, knocking against all who stood in her path. Once a man coming hastily out from a shop, pushed her into the roadway and nearly overturned her in front of a pair of horses, but she picked herself up and hastened on homeward. At last she reached the little street, ascended the high stairs and fell into her mother's arms with a cry. Then she burst into tears. "Why, Sadie, what is the matter?" her mother asked. Then, piece by piecj, she drew from her the whole story. And when she had told it Sadie felt comforted again. They ate their supper in silence, and soon afterward Sadie went to bed. In every other house but this children had hung up their stockings before they went to bed, knowing that they would awake to find them filled with gifts from Santa Claus. And even in this house, among the very poor, there were not many whom Santa did not visit. But, of course the old gentleman cannot go everywhere, and no doubt he occasion ally misses a little boy or girl among those crowded tenements. So Sadie s mother sighed as she saw the empty stocking hanging at the foot of the bed, dreading lest her little girl should awake on the morrow to find it empty. About half an hour after Sadie had gone to bed her mother heard the sound of suppressed excitement in the street. She looked out of the window and then she saw that out of every other window in the street a head appeared in view and all were watching a magnificent car-t riage and pair that drove slowly down through the narrow passageway be tween the tenement-houses. She looked at it in breathless excitement. Was it going to stop? Yes, it was stopping, and at her door. And very soon after ward she heard the rustling of silken skirts and an old lady and a little girl entered the room. Sadie's mother was so astonished that she did not know what to say. "Are you Sadie's mother?" asked the old lady. "Yes, ma'am," said Sadie's mother. "Your little girl picked up my shawl in the street this afternoon," said the old lady. "She went oil so quickly that I did not h ive time to reward her, but my footman followed her home and sent me word of where she lives. Now I intend to reward her for her thoughtful ness and honesty ." What she and Sadie's mother talked about that evening I do not know, but on the next morning Sadie found her stockings full of all sorts of toys from Santa Claus. And there was turkey next day for dinner. And soon after Sadie's mother became housekeeper at the old lady's home, and they lived in a warm room and had chicken once a week and turkey every Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. Xniaft and Sew Year Cards. Although the first Christmas card was made In 1846, very few were sent till the year 1862. Then the fashion came in of sending cards, the size of visiting cards, inscribed simply with the words : "A Merry Christmas." A myftterioiiR Santa Claim. Did Jimmy eee Old Santa, Or was it all a dream? He thought he heard him talking, Thought he heard his team ; But when he tried to touch him The room was dark and still, So he keeps on wondering And asking Uncle Will. I 'ftf . . . ; te-v:l5 551.: 51 ,. ; f tint f RTf lew sii s s "lip" p rr"" -iic HOTEL TRAYMORE, Atlantic City, N J. ALWAYS IJ2J!f JTOll T11E ItECJEPXiOX OF CJUESTS. HOTEL TRAYMORE CO. Chas. O. Marquette, Manager. D. S. White, President JirmiLJ CtlQIf TMAS B.VEr Pinehurst Handicraft Shop GENERAL OFFICE BUILDING Arts and Crafts products of "Heart, Head and. Hand" from many lands, well nigh numberless, and each with interest and fascination. A Studio as it were, where is shown that "art is the ex pression of man's joy in his work." A rendezvous for Village guests who are always welcome. GEORGE F. FOSDICK, Manager. ! St iftaiYs School for (3irls j IRaletflb, 1FL C. I The Diocesan School of the Carolinas. Founded by Aidert Smedes in 1842. : College, IVIusic, A.rt9 Elocution. The largest boarding school (for girls and young women) of the the Episcopal Church in the country. i Delightfully located in a 20-acre grove of primeval oak and pine. Special atten- i tion to social and religious training; every opportunity for athletics. S Two new dormitories; large new building containing dining room and gymnasium. I Northern visitors are cordially invited to visit the School. 5 For Catalogue, etc., Address 5 REV. GEO. W. LAY, Rector. Raleigh, N. C. Pl. S. NEIACOMB & CO., REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE, Telephone No. 4. Southern Pines, North Carolina. Tourists' Baggage in sured from time of leav ing home on journey, in hotels and until re turn. Automobile In suranceSpecial. Life Insurance: Mutual of New York. Fire In surance : All Best Com panies, including Home of New York, Liver pool and London, Hartford, Royal and others. Opportunities for Investors. Fruit Lands for Sale. DEAL MEANS GOOD DEAL A CHOICE CUT FLOWERS Roses Carnations and Violets A Specialty Mall, 'Phone and Telegraph Orders Promptly Filled J. L. O'QUINN & CO. 'Phones 149. Raleigh, N, C. BRETTON PURE A,R HEALTH ANDCOMFORT PURE WATER WOODS BRETTON WOODS IN THE HEART OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS Golf Course full 6,460 yards for season 1910 TUB HOUal FLEAIAUX THE MOOT WJUHIIITGTOM - ANDERSON & PRICE, MANAGERS. Information at Hotel Okmond and Hretton Inn at Ormond Beach, Florida. ffiBretton Woods Saddle Horses at Ormond this Winter. A.
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