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The Ball that Gave Comfort – January 1921

Dear Ailie. It is very queer about that ball bursting because I am sure you would be taking great care of it. Father should have asked, “Who burst the ball?” And the one who did it should go without a … Continue reading

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The Bol that Bust – January 1921

One of the articles in the Christmas box I sent (to the children) was, of course, a ball. It was not a football, nor a cricket ball, these being too dear — but a large bouncing rubber ball. I knew … Continue reading

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Pleasure from Children – July 1918

One gets a great deal of pleasure in life from the mere sight of children; passing them in the street, meeting them in a railway carriage, or getting casual glimpses of them anywhere or under any circumstances. Poor or rich, … Continue reading

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Harrowing at Five and a Half – June 1917

On the whole, Willie Winkie is fonder of play than of work in his holiday week, and elected to stay behind with Ailie when John was sent out with the new lads to dig up dockens. He did, to be … Continue reading

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Boys Who Played on a Gallows – November 1900

As we all know, children through ignorance are in constant danger of injuring themselves, even of losing their lives. Unfortunately, also, the average child has an imperfect knowledge of the meaning of obedience. If you say, “Don’t do that for … Continue reading

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Heids and Thraws – May1903

Are there any of our readers old enough to remember this boyish game? All I know about it is this. A Scottish grandfather gathered his grandchildren round his knee, and asked what games they played at school. “When I was … Continue reading

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