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up I he mountainside to the seventh
cave in the seventeenth row.
When they reached it Danny
held back. "You go in," hi- begged
the Snow Man. "You ask her. 1
I'm afraid." He had had so many
disappointments he felt he could
not bear another one.
So the Snow Man went in and
there was Mrs. Thump sitting on
the floor soaking her hands in rose
water 'hat a tiny creature she
was! It was extraordinary that a
face so small could hold so much
that was hideous: marble eyes.
slitted mouth, razor teeth and hairy
"P - p - pardon me," said the
Snow Man scared nearly silly.
"But I've come from Santa Land."
Then he told her about Danny's
crippled leg and how Santa had
said Mrs. Thump could cure it.
The ugly little face glowed with
friendliness. "I'd do anything for
Santa Clans," she said sweetly.
"Send the little boy in."
Friday: The- Trick.
North Carolina Farmers'
Cash Receipts Are Higher
"So I'm problem child! What
other kind U there?"
The fledglings of the hoatzin
1 1 South American hirdj have wMl
developed claws on earn wing and
can climb trees like a quadruped
North Carolina farmers are re-
reiving more money for both their j
crop and their livestock enterprises j
this year, says Moyle S. Williams, j
farm management specialist at
As reported by the Bureau of ,
Agricultural Economics, cash re- j
ceipts fjom farm marketings dur- !
ing the first eight months of 1948 ,
were $81,000,000 higher than in the I
corresponding 1947 period. Wil- j
liams said. The total was $394.- I
665.000 in 1947 and $475,472,000 j
Livestock receipts increased only i
slightly, from $101,725,000 to $109.-
567,000; but receipts from crops
jumped from $292,940,000 to $365,
905,000. For the nation as a whole, re
ceipts from crops accounted for 40
per cent of the total, and receipts
from livestock accounted for 60
per cent. In North Carolina, the
nip percentage was 77 and the
livestock percentage 23.
Williams asserted that despite
the increase in gross income, North
Carolina fanners received lower
net incomes because of an increase
in production costs.
-Prospects point to a continuing
high cost of production, with the
exception of feed costs," Williams
said "Farmers who have been
most efficient in use of the factors
of production have maintained high
! net incomes Prospects for the rest
oi l!U8 and into 1949 emphasize
! Hie importance of increased efficl
I ency in North Carolina farms."
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s i b i 1 i t i if s , loo, responsibilities
which the ordinary man of snow
never dreamed of.
"if it weren't thai poor Danny
needs inc." he thought, "I'd al
most wish I had never come alive.
My, it would he pleasant to just
stand all day in some snowy field
and never have to think and nev
er have to move at all."
So, on the trip back to Santa
Land, the four brownies were the
only ones who were happy un
less, of course, you could count
Yes, Klmirnoy was there dis
guised as a snow flake and trav
elling back to the north lands right
on the tip of the Snow Man's nose.
And of course he was quite as hap
py as he could be.
"Now." he said to himself when
he jumped off at the gates of Santa
Land (for remember Santa had put
an invisible barrier around his land
which Flournoy could never cross
not even disguised as a snow
flake!) "Now, let's see what Santa
thinks of this!"
But what Santa thought of it
when he heard the story no one
ever knew. His face grew stern and
thoughtful. He left Danny and the
Snow Man sitting in his cottage
while he walked from one end of
Santa Land to the other making
sure his invisible barrier was
strong and tight.
"This is terrible," he mur
mured over and over. And so
close to Christmas, too. My, I'll
never be able to finish all my
work! But something must be
done, something must be done."
He hurried back to his cottage.
On the way a dozen brownies stop
"Santa, will you put the chimney
on Ellie Steward's doll house?"
"Santa, you forgot to put bal
loon tires on Ed North's tricycle!"
And so it went: "Santa, where
are the dancing shoes for Mary
Bryan's doll? Have you finished
the jungle gym for Tom Harris?
We can't find the brushes for Da
vid Black's box of paints. What are
you going to do about Helen
Smith's triplet teddy bears?"
"Stop, stop!" begged Santa, hold
ing his hands to his ears. "I can t
be bothered with these things
"What?" cried the little folk in
disbelief. "Not even with Christ
mas less than two days off?"
But Santa only shook his head
and went on muttering to himself.
Only one thing he was sure of and
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1 hat was that straightening Dan
ny's leg was now more important
Hum anything else.
"There lias to be an answer,"
Santa said, pulling absently at
his old black slocking cap.
"There's always an answer to
everything it only we can think
Well, before he went into his
collage he had the answer! It
came to him in the queerest way :
he was standing by his porch kick
ing at the step and the kicking
made a thump --thump and there
was the answer as nice as you
He hurst into the cottage
cried, "Danny! Danny!
Thump will cure your leg!"
I Once In A Lifetime
THE MOUNTAIN OF WITCHES
"Mrs Thump is a witch," ex
plained Sanla while Danny's face
brightened with brand new hope.
"A very nice witch. As a matter
of fact, all witches are nice if you
get to know them. Now. Mrs.
Thump can massage your leg and
make it well.
"To get to her take my sleigh
and reindeer. But hurry for you
must be back in 24 hours so that
I may make my rounds on Christ
No need to tell Danny to hurry!
He was out of the house and head
ed for the stables like a deer him
self that is, a deer with a crippled
leg and this time he was sure that
all would be well.
As for the Snow Man well, he
hobbled right along beside Dan
ny more wearily, to be sure, but
cheerfully just the same. "But I
hope it's cold where this witch
lives." he mumbled to himself.
He and Danny climbed into the
sleigh and Sanla, standing beside
them cracked his long black whip
above the heads of the eight rein
deer. "Away you go!" he cried.
And away I hey did go over
the fields of Santa Land, through
the foresl, and across the frozen
"Goodness." shouted the Snow
Man in disappointment. "I thought
these reindeer were supposed to
"Maybe they only fly on Christ
mas eve." yelled Danny. "Or
maybe Mrs Thump doesn't live so
Well, whatever the reason, it
was a pity. Because, ot course,
Flournoy saw them when they
crossed the boundaries of Santa
"Ah!" he said to himself.
"Were off again!" Quickly he
reached in an inside coat pocket
and pulled out a pair of wings
which he pinned to his shoulders.
Then away he flew so that in a
moment's time he was winging his
way above the sleigh as silently as
Before very long the reindeer
came to a standstill on the side
of a mountain. Hut what a queer
place! There were thousands of
caves like black open mouths all
over the mountainside.
"What a gloomy spot!" exclaimed
the Snow Man wrinkling his nose
in distaste. "What monstrous things
must live here!"
"Don't forget what Santa said
about witches," reminded Danny.
"You don't want to hurt Mrs.
"Oh, I'll be very polite," said
the Snow Man. "But what is
His foot nudged a bundle of
rags lying before a cave. To his
amazement the bundle sat up and
a beetle faced witch peered at him
"Do look where you are going!"
"Are you are you Mrs.
Thump?" asked Danny.
"Mrs. Thump lives in the seventh
cave on the seventeenth row," said
the witch and prepared to collapse
in the path again.
"But who Jives in all these
other caves?" Danny persisted.
"Witches, to be sure," snapped
the bundle of rags. "This is the
Mountain of Witches and all the
witches of the wrld live here."
"Even Hallowe'en witches?"
"Certainly. I'm a Hallowe'en
witch myself. Now for goodness'
sake let me to my nap."
With that she did collapse and
Danny and the Snow Man trudged
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