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"Book Strap", Vol. II, No. 4.

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"Book Strap"

TO THE BOYS Do you know that you can buy an all-wool suit for $6.25? Stylish, beautifully tailored ones for $8.00, $10.00 and $12.00. Everything for men and boys, and sweaters and hose for the girls. The Man's Shop

QUALITY and CLEANLINESS which characterize the products of our store are recognized by all. T.J. Yancey The Leading Fancy Grocer and Dealers in Fruits, Confections, Etc.

Save Your Money Look for the Price Tickets and Save More Money by Buying from THE NEW STORE where everything is NEW. I have it for all the family. J.S. Decker

Fishburne & Son Pharmacist School Books and Stationery Waynesboro - Virginia

A Word to the Wise is Sufficient but it is sometimes best to repeat it. PRUDENCE is simply GOOD SENSE- sense to see, to do. It foresees, ponders, plans, often plans a SAVINGS ACCOUNT. "Large enough to accommodate you, not too large to appreciate you." Waynesboro National Bank

Barger & Branaman Real Estate and Fire Insurance First National Bank Building Waynesboro, Virginia Phone 135

City Meat Market fresh and cured Meats, Oysters, and Fish in Season. Waynesboro, Virginia Phone 86 P.O. Box 413

Headquarters -for- Stoves, Ranges, Portable Grates, Fire Sets, Stove Pipe Elbows. See the Heatrola on Display at our store, heats several rooms, saves fuel. Hamilton-Cook Hardware Co.

ILLNESS of MISS MABEL STRICKLER We are all very sorry to hear of the illness of one of our alumni and former teacher, Miss Strickler. She was a teacher here for three years but has been teaching this session in Cheriton. Miss Strickler came home for the holidays but was not able to return on account of a nervous break-down, the doctor stating that it would be necessary for her to take a month's rest. We all wish her a speedy recovery, and hope she will soon be able to take up her work again.

THE ADVENTURE OF A PENNY. I was a solid lump of copper earth. Suddenly it began to grow light. Something struck me with such force that I was rudely jerked from my hiding place. I was brought to the top of the ground in a car with a great many of my companions. After we got to the top we were dumped into another car with a great many more of my companions. They then took us to a place called the mint. There they made us into pennies. I shall now tell you what became of me after they made me into a penny. They put me in a sack with a great many other pennies, and took us to a bank. From there I went into the hands of a very rich man, of whom I knew nothing, but soon learned all about him. He was a very rich man who cared no more about me than if I had been a grain of sand. I was very sad in his pocket for there was a great amount of money in it and very few pieces of my own kind. The larger pieces of money and the bills poked a great deal of fun at me. One nickel had the impudence to laugh at my clothes. This made me very angry and I suffered much at their hands. Finally I decided to rub a hole in his pocket and escape. For I thought, "I certainly can't get into worse hands, and I may better myself." This was a very hard task, however, and I was getting very tired and discouraged. Just as I was about to give up hope, one day a puff of wind came along and sent my master's papers scurrying along the sidewalk. A little boy picked it up and gave it back to him and I was fished out and given him in return for it. Now, I shall tell of my adventures with the little boy. He seemed very glad to get anything even so small as I. He grasped me tight in his dirty, sticky little fist. I was warm and happy because I was appreciated. The little boy was undecided what to do with me and I began to fear that I would go for candy. But finally he decided to keep me as his first earned money. (We shall call our little boy Jimmy.) Jimmy took me with him everywhere he went and I was often proudly exhibited to some friends because, as he always said, he earned me. I was sometime put down into his little pocket where it was very dark, but most of the time I was grasped tightly in his chubby little fist. Oftimes when he was running or playing ball he would lose me out on the grass. But he always stopped the game at once to have a hunt for me. They always found me, but well do i remember one time when they left me in the grass because it was late and they could not find me. Jimmy was called to go to bed an his pillow was wet that night because he was lonesome. I always slept with him. The next morning, however, he found me and was more careful of me after that, when he was playing. It was one cold raining evening in March. The last time I ever slept in Jimmy's hand. His mother sent him to the bakery to get some bread and as usual I was along. As we were coming back he dropped the bread. He stooped to get it and as he picked the bread up he dropped me. It was getting late and raining very hard so I went unnoticed. I rolled to the gutter where the water rushed me down to where I went into a hole. There I stuck. Jimmy probably found his loss but he never came back to hunt for me- so I suppose I shall stay here forever. Helen Garber, 7th B.