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GERMANY AND BELGIUM—A PARALLEL.

A Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea which should justify to tho Limb himself his j right to eat him. Ho then addressed him : •• Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted mo.” “Indeed." Ideated tho Lamb, in a mournful tone of voice, “I wae not. then born.’’ Then said the Wolf: “Yon feed in my pasture." "No. good rir,” replied the Lamb. " I have not yet taster! grass.” Again said the Wolf ; “ Von drink of my well.” “ No,” exclaimed the Lamb, “ I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother's milk is both food and drink to me." On which tiro Wolf seized him and ate him up. Faying: “ Well, I won’t remain snpperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations ” —or would have dono so, but a Sheepdog who had promised protection came to the Lamb's defence. Whereupon the Wolf, surprised, called on the peaceful animals who were j disturbed by the conflict to hear witness that he hail been attacked by a neutral | Power and was fighting for his life. Mora.!: When a. great Power resolves to j gobble up a smaller one, it can always ; find an excuse which will satisfy itself, j but not always one which will satisfy the j rest of the world.—‘Outlook.’ THE CRY OF THE BELGIAN CHILDREN. What did we know of War. its rights and wrongs? Wc heard it mured, but gave il not a thought. Gaily we sang our patriotic songs. And with imaginary Germans fought. We manned our forts of mud against attack. And, childlike, revelled in the dust and . grime. Driving our fancied iocs with fury back. Guarding our homes. Kaiser, was this a crime ? Nearer It drew, but little did we care: When Father left v.e watched him march away. Envied his uniform and martial air. Then marched ourselves to meet the foe, in play. Only the look of glim on Mother’s lace Caused vague unrest within our hearts to I stir, And. clumsily, with kiss and fond embrace. We did our very best to comfort her. And then It came, and with it Terror tense. And Fire and Blood, blighting with its j foul breath All that- we knew of love and innocence: Teaching us Fain and Death, and worm than Death. Mother and sister butchered ncath our eyes. Crimes that our minds, thank God, could never guess. Screening in- tiring line our childhood dies To meet the War Lord's call for " frightfulucss.” Kaiser, when soon or laic your hour shall come. And at God’s Throne yon, suppliant, bend the knee, Think yon those prattling voices will Io dumb Which now aro silenced hy your dread decree ? When boastful pride is turned io abject dread, What bid for mercy will you make, what plea? Facing the righteous wrath of Him Who said : “Suffer the little ones to come fo Tie.” —A. IL Hamilton. in Die 'Daily Mail.’ What makes the resistance of King Albei I of Belgium to the German hordes all th--more heroic is the lad. that both lie and his charming wife are as German as con turies of German blood can make them. Until the outbreak of the war. among his most intimate friends were the Kaisers son*. The Queen of the Belgians is al.-o the namesake and god-daughter of the murdered Empress of Austria, who was her limn. She has always maintained tinmost affectionate relations with her uncle, the Austrian Emperor. “Guv Fawkes.” Cavers-bam. ha.- < (orwarded its 2- Oil for the British aim 1» igian relief fund. _ , We have received £o 10s 3d. being the filth fortnightly subscription by the majority of the employees of Reid and Gray, Limited.

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GERMANY AND BELGIUM—A PARALLEL., Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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GERMANY AND BELGIUM—A PARALLEL. Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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