ail into the loose board. "I hope you won't leave my son out to-night. There's no knowing what might happen to a child of his tender years."
Maybe Farmer Green heard her request. Anyhow, as he handed the hammer to Johnnie he said, "Come and help me, after you put the hammer back. We'll have to find that pig. If a bear happened to come down from the mountain to-night he'd treat himself to a feast. That runt would make a nice, tender meal."
Mrs. Pig must certainly have heard--and understood--Farmer Green's remark. For she gave a loud squeal of alarm.
"Hurry!" she begged him. "Please, Mr. Green, do find Grunty before dark!"
MR. CROW HELPS
It was a wonder that Johnnie Green and his father ever found Grunty Pig.
Soon after Henrietta Hen left him, Grunty crept out of the lane and wandered into the cornfield. He had an idea that Henrietta might go and tell his mother that she had seen him wallowing in the mud behind the barn. And he did not want to be dragged