GRANDFATHER'S LOVE PIE
sad and somehow I just couldn't keep
it shut in any longer-it had to come
out. But I thought you were playing
with your little friend Margaret, and
I knew mother had started for the drug
store on an errand which would surely
keep her an hour."
"Auntee, are you so sad because dear
Uncle James has gone away You
know grandma said he had been called
to his heavenly home, and there are
lots of us left to make you bright and
"So there are, Alsie, and I will try to
take courage in that thought, for
surely God wouldn't take another
loved one away from us so soon-so
soon." The last two words were spoken
pensively and as though she was un-
conscious of the presence of the child.
Little Alsie's face became white.
"O, Auntee, you don't mean that
dear grandfather"-her voice faltered
and she finished in a whisper-"is