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3 know it is early morning', ‘And hope is calling aloud, And .your heart is afire with youth’s •desire To hurry along with the crowd. But linger a hit by the roadside, ’And lend a hand by the way, fc-Tis a curious fact that a generous act Brings leisure and luck to a day. BL know it is only the noontime — There is chance enough to be kind ; But the hours run fast when the noon is passed. And the shadows are close behind. So think while the light is shining, And act ere the set of the sun, For the sorriest woe that a soul can know Is to think what it might have done. I know it is almost evening, 'But the twilight hour is long ; If you listen and heed each cry of need •You can right full many a wrong For when we have finished the journey iWe will all look back and say '• L'On life's long mile there was nothing worth while But the good we did by the way.’' * THINGS A MOTHER SHOULD KNOW. That eating between meals is destructive to the digestion and the health of children. That when giving a bath to a young child the cold -water should be put in first and then the hot. Doing fthe reverse has led to many cases of scalding. That permanent injury to the feet often results from allowing children to wear too tight or ill-fitting' boots and shoes.

That the neglect of thorough drying after washing, especially in frosty weather, often causes little children to be badly chafed. That children should never be allowed to read, write, or work in a bad light, as this practice is ruinous to their eyesight. That very long walks are injurious to young children. That a frequent cause of neuralgia in the head, sore throat and sore eyes, is washing the hair at bedtime, and neglecting to dry it thoroughly belore the children are put to bed.

That babies often contract bronchitis from being kept out when chill mists are falling after sunset in autumn and winter.

That it is a very dangerous thing /to allow strong sunlight to shine on [the bare head of a baby or little child, as they easily fall victims to sunstroke. Their heads should be protected carefully from the sun in summer. That it is very injurious to a baby’s eyes to allow a glare of light to shine on them. That impure air—as in unventilated rooms, for instance —is even more injurious to babies than to grown people. That a cat or dog should never be left alone in a room where a baby is ; cats have been known to suffocate infants by lying on them. * RECIPES. SAVORY PATTlES.—Required ; 4 ozs. of veal (cooked), 4 ozs. of ham [(boiled), 1 hard egg, 1 gill of thick sauce, salt and pepper, a dust of hutmeg, about f lb of any kind of pastry. Chop the veal, ham, and eggs into small dice ; and mix them all together, then add the sauce, nutmeg, and salt, and pepper to taste. Roll the pastry out, and stamp it into rounds a size larger than the patty 7 tins. Grease the tins slightly, line each with a round of pastry, put in a heap of the mixture, birush the edges ©f a second round of pastry, place it over the mixture, pressing the edges of pastry together. Decorate each with a fSw tiny leaves of pastry 7 . Brush the top of the patties but not the edges with beaten egg, ami bake them in a quick oven for 25 minutes.

HAM OMELET.—Required ; 3 eggs, 1 oz. of butter, teaspoonful salt, a good dust of pepp»r, 2 tablespooniuls of chopped ham. Break the eggs

into a basin, add the salt and pepper, and whisk them lightly together, then add the ham. Heat the omelet pan, put in the butter, and let it get very hot, then pour in the contents, of the basin, stirring immediately with a wooden spoon. When it is beginning to set, tip the' v pan up towards you, scrape all the mixture towards the handle of the pan, shape it a little with the spoon, then in about ten seconds roll it over to the the opposite side of the pan, and let the outside become set and a pale brown. The inside should be of a soft creamy consistency.

‘ INDIAN TOAST.—Required : i lb of any cooked fish, 1 oz. of butter or good dripping, one teaspoonful each of curry powder, chutney, and anchovy essence, a few drops of lemon juice, salt and pepper, buttered toast Remove - all skin and bone, and rub the fish through a coarse wore sieve. Melt the butter in a stewpan, stir into it the chutney and curry powder. Next add the fish, lemon juice, and, if it seems dry, a tablespoonful of milk. Have ready neat rounds of buttered toast, arrange a heap of the mixture on each, sprinkle a few browned crumbs on the top, and put the toast in the oven until the mixsure is hot through.

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HOME CIRCLE, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 25, 12 October 1907

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HOME CIRCLE Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 25, 12 October 1907

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