The Mischievous Dog (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

A DOG used to run up quietly to the heels of everyone he met, and to bite them without notice. His master suspended a bell about his neck so that the Dog might give notice of his presence wherever he went. Thinking it a mark of distinction, the Dog grew proud of his bell and…

THE FIRST GYMEA OR GIGANTIC LILY (Australian Legends) by C. W. Peck

One of the most wonderful of Australian flowers is the New South Wales variety of Gymea or Gigantic Lily (Doryanthes excelsa). This huge red bloom of ours is, as its variety name implies, the most gorgeous of the Doryanthes genus in this country. The legend the natives have about it is as follows:- One still,…