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By J. Sherwin MUrphy, AGE 15. (silver BADGE.)

BY HELEN. L. Mc Cit: RE, AGE 1.1.

by Dorothy coate, AGE. 17. (silver BADGE.)

By Mary J. HARRoux, AGE 1.4.

By Mildred oppon Heimer, AGE 13.

“ON THE MARCH.”

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GRA 1-11 on THE AUTHolz. To cross from the mainland to the island it is necessary to wait for the tides and to drive over the sands in very high carts. However, we preferred walking, and set out for a long tramp across the sands. We had been walking for some time, when we noticed, to our dismay, that the tide was coming in rapidly, and that

we were caught. What were we to do? The tide was, meanwhile, coming in still faster. It became serious, and we shuddered at the idea of being surrounded by water. But suddenly, as I looked around, I saw a dark, square-looking object perched on its thin legs. I pointed it out to my father, who immediately recognized it to be a refuge, though rather a quaint one.

At the word “refuge" we cheered up, and walked as fast as we could to reach it. The water rushed after us wickedly, and seemed bent on surrounding us.

However, we arrived, and quickly clambered up into the little box standing on its thin legs. We were just in time, for that same moment the water rushed up and swirled round the legs, causing the refuge to shake visibly. But we were saved, and after waiting many weary hours, till the tide went out again, we returned home, tired and hungry.

A SONG OF THE WOODS BY MARY CARVER willia Ms (AGE 1.4) (Honor Member)

CoME, Mab, of woodland fairies queen.
And sit thee down on mosses green
'Neath shading oak, in cove unseen.
The silver brooklet now is singing,
The birds their morning calls are ringing,
And we our tales of joy are bringing.

We sing of our immortal race,
Of bold Diana in the chase,
And Orpheus' lyre of charming grace:
Aurora, robed in purest white,
Throws wide the curtains of dull night.
And ushers in the morning light.

by MARGARET coxty, Ace 16. (Gold BADGE.)

We think not of Eurydice,
We sing of bird and bumblebee,
And all that possess liberty;

- Phoebus, what boots it to our eyes How fast across the turquoise skies Thy gold-emblazoned chariot flies 2

We sing until the even shades
Begin to lengthen in the glades,
And e'en night's beacon o'er us fades.
Serene delight the shadows long
In us imbue, and thousands strong
We waft above, for done our song.

“Left Behind.” By Leonora BEMus, AGE 1.7. (silver BALCE.)

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A SONG OF THE WOODS by MARGARET TIldsley (AGE 1.1.) (Silver Badge) THE twilight deepens in the wood, The sun has set behind the hill;

No stirring 's heard, no beast or bird Has open mouth or chattering bill.

The evening dark has passed away,
And dawn comes with her golden hood;

Now stirring 's heard, no beast or bird
But knows that morning 's in the wood.

“At work.” by Dorothy E. HANDsacker, age 13. (Gold BADGE.)

A SEASIDE ADVENTURE BY ELIZABETH FINLEY (AGE 13) (Gold Badge)

THE seaside has always held a great attraction for me, and that is where I generally spend my summers. It was on a hot July morning, last summer, that I had an odd experience which gave me an exciting swim. On this occasion, I lay basking on the sand after a brisk swim. The beach was almost deserted, and on such days, I generally had my bathing-suit on all morning, and ran in and out of the water continually. The only bathers were a couple of children and a young lady, but I paid no special attention to them. I rose slowly and started toward the water. Suddenly one of the children, a boy, ran up to me and cried : “Quick, quick, there 's a lady drowning out there !” Of course I was much excited as I looked where he pointed. Sure enough there was a gloved hand and arm reaching far out of the water. I never stopped to think how a woman with gloves on could be in the water, for she was too near the shore to have fallen out of a boat. Besides, if I had taken time to consider it, I would have known that the water was almost too shallow for her to drown in. However, I did not think, and away I started on my heroic journey. As I swam on, for the water was too deep for me to walk in, it struck me as rather odd that the arm neither rose nor fell to any great extent; but I was too busy to think of it then. I reached her " I grabbed her Bracing myself to be clutched with the clutch of the drowning, I was almost thrown backward by the lightness of her. I pulled ! and up came—a stick || Realizing that I was fooled, I turned indignantly toward the shore. The children and lady had vanished.

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A SONG OF THE WOODS
(Triolets)
BY Howard BENNETT (AGE 17)
(Honor Member)

THE whispering leaves
Have a secret to tell.
All nature believes
The whispering leaves;
Not a wood-creature grieves,
For they all know too well
The whispering leaves
Have a secret to tell.

The brook overheard—
The secret is sped
'T was only a word
The brook overheard;
Yet the wind has averred,
And the chickadee said ;
The brook overheard
The secret is sped

That sly little brook Has been chuckling all day ! He 's a regular crook, That sly little brook. And the willow-trees look Very grumpy, and say, “That sly little brook Has been chuckling all day !”

A SEASIDE ADVENTURE BY betty HUMPHREYs (AGE II) (Honor Member)

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Off darted the fish, while the oysters cheered. On and on they swam, till they were near the goal, then it was all spoiled. The herring, who was in the lead, suddenly felt herself being lifted up. She tried to swim, but something held her. Then she knew what had happened. “Help me !” she cried to the others. “I 'm caught in a net !” But they could do nothing. Soon she was on a pile of dead fish, with two men bending over her. “Huh !” said one, “nothin' but herrin “I 'll pitch him overboard,” said the other, and once more the herring was in the water. She soon caught up to the others, who had given her up for lost, and were swimming slowly back to the cove. (They had stopped racing as soon as she was caught.)

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Elizabeth Howland
Muriel Ives
Rose F. Cushman
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Thyrza W.
Emma Faehrmann
Mary Conover Lines
Ruth B. Brewster
Anthony Fabbri
Claire H. Roesch
Mary Daboll
Helen E. Swartz
Grace McA. King
Eleanor Brown Atkin
Genia R. Morris
Marion Smith
Emily Frankenstein
Kathleen T. Howes
William McBride
Marie H. Wilson
Vivian"E. Kistler
Ruth Bawden

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A list of those whose work entitles them to encouragement.

PROSE, 2

§: V. Stearns
Belle Miller
Katherine Kitabjian
Albert Bayne
Illa Williams

urtis Elizabeth Conley eyton Richards Dorothy A. Fessenden Elsie *:::::: Isabel Browning Henrietta Shattuck . Frederic Wiese na Turnbull Mildred Weissner Barbara Orrett Edna Arnstein so ‘. a C. Disb **. D. ury ennypacker Paulyne F. May Mary Hall Frederick S. Whiteside Gerald W. Prescott Helen A. Dori #."; Mirick orothy Du Frances Wei gar Frederick R. Schmidt Edith Brodek Albert C. Kringel Nathaniel Dorfman essie V. Westfall ith MacGillivray Marion Fette Matilda Task {. Tremaine atharine Ferry Edward B. Annable §:". Lowden

ary Katherine Kelly

VERSE, 1

Harriet A. Wickwire
Bertha E. Walker
Bernice L. Kenyon
Gwendolyn Steel
§. L. go.
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§ No.’
Forest Hopping
Dorothy C. Snyder
Helene M. Roesch
Katharine Balderston
Ellen Lee Hoffman
Lilly Ruperti
Ruth E. Sherburne
Marian Shaler
Marion Ellet
Ellen B. Lay
Florence W. Towle
Katherine E. Read
Flora McD. Cockrell

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{..." N. Felts
orothy Heirnimus
Samuel Sanderson
Lucia Barber
Thomas H. Joyce
Thelma Stillson
Helen A. Monsell
Ruth Jones
Jeanette Ridlon
Gwynne Abbott
Frances M. Ross
Katherine Palmer
Ruth MacC. Peters
Ann Hamilton
Helen S. Clift
Hope I. Stelzle
Winifred S. Stoner, Jr.
Isabel Draper .
Francis C. Hanighen
Irma A. Hill
Alice P. Turner
Eleanor Mishnun
Virginia Franklin
Elizabeth Macdonald
Lydia A. Mullon
Katharine Beard
Madeline McLemont
Fannie W. Butterfield
Lillie G. Menary
Margaret M. Caskey
Winifred W. Birkett
Lucy A. Mackay

Peggy Miles
Mary Bradley
Dorothy Taylor
Miriam H. Tanberg
Dorothy Deming

DRAWINGS, 2 Charles H. Grandgent,

Jr.

Genette Hemenway
Oliver Sorries
Mary K. Gensemer
Willard Vander Weer
Babette Joseph
Yvette Campbell
Elaine Leighton
Dorothy L. Griggs
Dorothy Peabody."
Percival Wardwell
Hugh Black, Jr.
Helen Tyler
Margaret Kew
Gordon L. Kent
Alice F. Vernon
Andrew Sutherland
Helen Stuart
Dorothy Perry
Katie Bioiam
Caroline E. Aber
Bryson Smith

VERSE, 2

Francis A. M. Smith
Gordon K. Chalmers
Mary A. White
Priscilla C. Hand
Hazel M. Chapman
Mary Franklin
Ruth S. Thorp
Frances Carveth
Beatrice Fischer
Elizabeth Maclennan
Helen Welty
Charlotte van Pelt
Margaret Johnson
Josephine Cohn
Amanda Hoff
Lucile Shafer
Louise Cramer
Rushia Dixon
Birdie Krupp
Elise S. Haynes
Irene Charnock

DRAWINGS, I

Louise Graham
Martha P. Lincoln
Henry J. Neal
Calista P. Eliot
acob C. White
felthea B. Thoday
Edward Verdier
Eleanor W. Atkinson
E. Theodore Nelson
Madeline Zeisse
Catharine M. Clarke
Martha Means
Walter K. Frame
Frances M. Patten
Horatio Rogers

Gladys Müller
Anna R. Payne
Pauline Haines
Blanche Fox
Marguerite Hicks
Margaret L. Duggar
Gladys E. Livermore
Katharine Schwab
Leonard C. Larrabee
Edith Sise
Dorothy Batchelder
Marion H. Medlar
Allan Clarkson
Frances Riker
Fred Sloan
Jacqueline Hodges
Grace C. Freese
Barrett Brown
Hortense Douglas
Katharine Thompson
Trueman F. Campbell
Betty Kennedy
Victor Child
Chrystie Douglas
Hunter Griffith
Emil Thiemann
Helen Beeman
Leona H. Carter
Edward Lynch
Carol L. Bates
Frances Eliot
Rachel Britton
Harry Speers
Margaret Grand gent
Estelle Simpson
Frances Lamb
Catherine Waid
Barbara Hoyt
Elizabeth E. Sherman
Lucile Borges
Isabel Knowlton
Lily A. Lewis
Winnifred Glassup
Elizabeth Norton
Olyve Graef
Mary T. Bradley
Edith V. Manwell
Margaret van Haagen
Mary Younglove
Lois Myers
Philip Nathanson
Ruth Evans
Alex Berger
Elizabeth Hill
Margaret Brate
Catharine H. Grant

. Bergs

oseph S. McKeen

PHOTOGRAPHS, I

Dickson Green
Nancy Eggers
Margaret Woodall

PHOTOGRAPHS, 2

W. Robert Reud
Ruth F. Stiles
#. C. Smith
arry Jefferson
Kenneth Smith
Elsie Stuart
Robert Banks
Ruth Coggins
Margaret Richmond
Kathleen Miner
Mary I, Lancaster
Louise M. Blumenthal

PUZZLES, I

Helen C. Wouters
Benedict Jarmulowsky
Alfred Curjel
Marjorie K. Gibbons
Winifred E. Powell
Isidore Helfand
William P. Hall, Jr.
Eugene Scott
Helen Westfall!
Sam H. Ordway, Jr.
Louise Ackerman
{} B. Hyatt, Jr.
uth K. Gaylord
Edith P. Stickney
Wyllys P. Ames
Laura M. Clark
Elizabeth P. Robinson
George H. McDonald
Helen C. Young
Alan Loose

PUZZLES, 2

Margaret M. Laird
Frances Eaton
L. Chernoff
Meritta Frances
Katherine Pearse
Barbara Crebbin
G. Gordon Mahy
Faith Armstrong
Randolph Lewisohn
F. Earl Underwood
Dorothy Stewart
Catharine M. Weaver

ROLL OF THE CARELESS

A list of those whose contributions were not properly prepared, and could not be properly entered for the competition.

INCOMPLETE ADDRESS.

Louis Cohen, Helen M. Lancaster,

Florence G. Clark, Charlotte C. Starr, Irene Herrinton, Meredith Fitch, Margaret Brooker, Oscar Pitschman, Phoebe Harris, Lilian Goldstein, Stella Bloch.

LATE. Beryl Margetson, Louise van B. Douglas, Meta E. Lieber, Margaret F. Foster, Marie Piquet, Adeline A. Rotty, Joseph A. Smith, Margaret L. Ayer, Charlotte Tougas, Louis F. Adams, Jr., Adelaide F. É. Ruth Simonds, Margaret C. Bland, Bertha Dempster, Bea..i. H. Robinson, Robert R. McIlwaine, Clara Leav, Arthur W. Metcaise. NOT INDORSED. Saul Werber, Elizabeth Griffiss, Novart Mosikian, Marie L. Faxon, Hannah Ratisher, Olivia Doane, Kenneth B. lo , Hester Sheldon, Myrell Armstrong, Elizabeth B. Dudley, Barara Kerley, Bella Pursin, }. B. Noble, Ethel Cox, Geo. Milne.

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THE St. Nicholas League awards gold and silver badges each month for the best original poems, stories, drawings, photographs, puzzles, and puzzle answers. Also, occasionally, cash prizes of five dollars each to gold-badge winners who shall, from time to time, again win first place. Competition No. 155 will close September 10 (for foreign members September 15). Prize announcements will be made and the selected contributions published in St. NICHOLAs for January. Verse. To contain not more than twenty-four lines. Subject, “The Awakening Year.” Prose. Essay or story of not more than three hundred words. Subject, “The Greatest Invention.” Photograph. Any size, mounted or unmounted; no blue prints or negatives. Subject, “Around the Curve.” Drawing. India ink, very black writing-ink, or wash. Subject, “Through the Window,” or a Heading for January. Puzzle. Any sort, but must be accompanied by the answer in full, and must be indorsed. Puzzle Answers. Best, neatest, and most complete set of answers to puzzles in this issue of St. Nicholas. Must be indorsed and must be addressed as explained on the first page of the “Riddle-box.” Wild Creature Photography. To encourage the pursuing of game with a camera instead of with a gun. The prizes in the “Wild Creature Photography” competition shall be in four classes, as follows: Prize, Class A, a gold badge and three dollars. Prize, Class B, a gold badge and one dollar. Prize, Class C, a gold badge. Prize, Class D, a silver badge. But prize-winners in this competition (as in all the other competitions) will not receive a second gold or silver badge. Photographs must not be of “protected” game, as in zoölogical gardens or game reservations. Contributors must state in a few words where and under what circumstances the photograph was taken. Special Notice. No unused contribution can be returned by us unless it is accompanied by a self-addressed and stamped envelop of the proper size to hold the manuscript, drawing, or photograph.

RULES

ANY reader of St. Nicholas, whether a subscriber or not, is entitled to League membership, and a League badge and leaflet, which will be sent free. No League member who has reached the age of eighteen years may compete. Every contribution, of whatever kind, must bear the name, age, and address of the sender, and be indorsed as “original” by parent, teacher, or guardian, who must be convinced beyond doubt that the contribution is not copied, but wholly the work and idea of the sender. If prose, the number of words should also be added. These notes must not be on a separate sheet, but on the contribution itself— if manuscript, on the upper margin; if a picture, on the margin or back. Write or draw on one side of the paper only. A contributor may send but one contribution a month — not one of each kind, but one only. Address: The St. Nicholas League, Union Square, New York.

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