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THE NEW DOLL. MARGERY MERTON had a beautiful new doll given her on her birthday. It was a very wonderful doll, for it was modelled in wax, and made just like a little girl, with creases in her fat arms, and little ivory teeth in her mouth, and dimples in her cheek into which you could put your little finger. Then Dolly had real hair, done up in a net, and she opened and shut her eyes, and said “Mamma,” very prettily. Margery was greatly delighted with this beautiful doll, and her sister Alice was quite glad that it had been given to Margery, for these good little sisters loved each other so much, that they were always more pleased when the other had a present than when they had one themselves. Tom and Johnny also greatly admired Margery's doll, and Tom declared that he had “ quite fallen in love with her;" but his sisters would not trust Dolly to his love, for boys are so rough; they were afraid he would knock her teeth out.
THE RESCUE. What a foolish and wrong thing it is to go upon the ice, unless you are quite certain that it is perfectly sound. Arthur Jones was warned that one part of the ice on Millwood Pond was unsafe, but he thought it was all nonsense, for it looked safe and he had skated over it several times without coming to any harm, and had laughed at his companions because they would not venture. But just as he was cutting a figure of three in grand style, the ice gave a dangerous crack, and then all of a sudden he felt it give way beneath him, and in another moment he was under water. He would certainly have been drowned but that one of his more prudent schoolfellows ventured across the rotten ice to save him at the risk of his own life. And this was the very schoolfellow who had warned him not to go, and had been taunted by Arthur with cowardice in consequence. Which do you think was the bravest of the two boys ?