w, Eva, will you tell me why Sadie has been doing all these naughty things?"
"Teacher, I don't know."
"Oh, yes; you do!"
"No ma'an; I don't. I could swear if I do. I kiss up to God." She wafted a kiss towards the ceiling. "I got all times a kind feelin' over Sadie, on'y she wouldn't to be glad on me. I seen yesterday her little brother in the street mit Sadie und she make he shouldn't to talk to me. My heart it breaks when she make like that; I'm got no brother und no sister und I'm lovin' so much mit my little cousin. She goes und makes he should say nothin' und in mine eyes stands tears. I was sad."
[Illustration: ISIDORE BELCHATOSKY, THE ADONIS OF THE CLASS]
[Illustration: "I GOT TWO SWOLLEN LEGS OVER HER"]
"Well, dear, that's a shame," said Teacher, "and if you really don't understand, go out into the assembly room and wait for me. Sadie is going to tell me all about it."
Eva vanished, only to return with the lurid bandage in her