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VOL. 37. No. 9. WEEKLY.
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GEORGE E. COOK, EDITOR.
MARCH 1, 1914.
How Lilian Helped Her Brother
By JULIA H. JOHNSTON
"May we go, mamma? Oh, do say yes. Please say yes."
Lilian and her brother Earl were invited to a children's lawn party,
and, as they were not different from most other children, they were very
anxious to attend.
"Lilian may go, but I am afraid to trust Earl," said mamma. "There will
certainly be ice cream and berries, cake and lemonade, and you know what
the doctor said, Earl. You think you are well, but you are not strong
after your illness and you are not to eat or drink anything ice-cold for
some time to come."
"But I needn't eat things because they are there," said Earl, "and I
promise you, mamma, that I won't."
"I'm sure he won't." Lilian added. "I don't care to go unless Earl can,
and I'll promise for him, too, that he'll be good."
"That means that you will be his security," said mamma, smiling. "You
will be a surety for him, as they call it, and give your own pledge that
Earl will do his duty. Well, then, if you both promise, I will let you
go. You must learn to do right, even if there is temptation to do
So the loving brother and sister, who wished to go together, as brothers
and sisters should, went merrily off at the appointed time, and enjoyed
themselves with their playmates upon the lovely lawn.