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Vol. XL


No. 3

(The entire contents of this Magazine are covered by the general copyright, and articles must not be reprinted without special permission.)


Frontispiece. ”The Man in the Wilderness.” Painted by Arthur Rackham. page
The Nursery Rhymes of Mother Goose: ”The Man in the Wilderness.” ”Humpty Dumpty.” ”A carrion-crow sat on an oak.” ”Little Miss Muffett.” 193
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
“Just Anna.” Story. Marion Hill 195
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea
The Day After Christmas. Picture, drawn by Leighton Budd 201
Christmas Secrets. Verse. Lillie Gilliland McDowell. 202
Illustrated by Edna F. Hart
Runty, The Boy Giant. Story. Wallace Dunbar Vincent 203
Illustrated by Herbert Paus
A Merry Christmas. Verse. A. L. Sykes 208
Illustrated by Ruth S. Clements.
More Than Conquerors: A Modern Greatheart. Biographical Sketch Ariadne Gilbert 209
Illustrated by Oscar F. Schmidt, and from photographs.
December Days. Verse. Edward N. Teall 218
Illustrated by Otto Rebele.
Beatrice of Denewood. Serial Story
Emilie Benson Knipe and
Alden Arthur Knipe
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea
"The Boy and the Man” (Talks with Boys)
President John Grier Hibben
Hugh Birckhead
F. E. Chadwick
Gifford Pinchot
Henry G. Prout
Illustrated from photographs
A Stray Letter. Verse. Mrs. John T. Van Sant 230
Illustrated by C. M. Relyea.
Teddy Bear’s Bee-Tree. ("Babes of the Wild”—I) Charles G. D. Roberts 231
Illustrated by Paul Bransom.
The Land of Mystery. Serial Story. Cleveland Moffett 237
Illustrated by Jay Hambidge, and from photogaphs
An Unlucky Look. Verse. James Rowe 244
The Christmas Tree. ("Ballads of the Be-Ba-Boes.”) D. K. Stevens 245
Illustrated by Katharine Maynadier Daland.
Old Fables Brought Up to Date: The Shepherd Boy and The Wolf. C. J. Budd 249
Illustrated by the Author.
Junior-Man. Verse. Ruth McEnery Stuart 250
Illustrated by Clara M. Burd.
The Brownies and the Stalled Train. Verse. Palmer Cox 252
Illustrated by the Author
Curious Clocks. Sketch. Charles A. Brassier 257
Illustrated from photographs.
Kane and Pard. Story. Addison Howard Gibson 264
Illustrated by Bruce Horsfall.
Nature and Science for Young Folks. 269
The St. Nicholas League. With Awards of Prizes for Stories, Poems, Drawings, Photographs, and Puzzles. 276
What Santa Claus Brought. Ida Kenniston 284
Illustrated by Fanny Y. Cory.
The Riddle-Box. 287
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