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OUR PIONEER COLUMN.

TO OUR READERS.

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COUNCENELAND. IN consideration of the help which we have been favoured

HE new volume of Young ENGLAND, which comwith in the past, we propose mences with the present number, will be one to reserve a portion of our

which will commend itself to all young people. space each month for what more attractive, and the reputation of being a pare

Popular in the past, we shall strive to make it even will in future be known as and healthy magazine, which it has already gained,

will, we doubt not, be still further enhanced. OUR PIONEER COLUMN.

Instead of the story of “DENNY,” which created In it will appear the names of those readers of our Magazine such interest among our readers in the last volume, who are willing to render us voluntary assistance in making Young ENGLAND more widely known, both in their own neigh there will be the NEW SERIAL TALE, “I, BENJAMIN bourhoods and elsewhere. We have had a large number of HOLBECK," the opening chapters of which appear illustrated prospectuses prepared, and a packet of these may this month. be had, post free, at any time, if our readers will forward us their names and addresses. These attractive leaflets, given away with a word or two of recommendation, will go far

Our young lady readers will find Miss GODDARD'S towards promoting the interests of our already popular Magazine. The Editor invites his readers, young and old, to

story of

ALISON BRAND ” followed, if not accomcommunicate with him on this subject ; 'all letters will be sure papied, by a well-written tale, entitled, “Kate's to receive prompt attention. A closer bond of union will thus ORDEAL,” by the author of Harry Lawley." be formed between him and the boys and girls who have made YOUNG ENGLAND their own Magazine. The following is a list of some of the young people who have

Boys of a nautical turn of mind will feel their wants lately rendered us their loyal support in this and other ways:- supplied by the “ SEA STORIES,” which will appear Frances Evans, 40, Prospect-street, Plymouth.

monthly. Sunday scholars will look out for the Pattie E. Varnam, Thornton, Leicester.

series on

• THE GREAT VICTORIES OF BIBLE Days,” and John Morgan, Wesleyan College, Taunton.

for papers from the pen of W. H. GROSER, B.Sc., James C. Jardine, Chiltern-road, Dunstable.

entitled “ YOUR Own BIBLE, AND How to READ IT.' Annie F. Chaney, 139, High-street, Uxbridge. Charles Stevenson, The Woodlands, Lisburn, Ireland.

The Talks ON THE INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN Texts wil} Annie E. Potter, Market End, Coggeshall

, Essex.

furnish additional help and information. John Aspinall, 10, Blackburn-road, Great Harwood, near

Accrington, Lancashire.
Edith E. Sayers, 63, High-street, Lewisham.

Among the other serials will be “MissioNARY Aleida van der Meulen, 121, Graham-road, Dalston.

ADVENTURES, PERILS, AND ESCAPES, by Mrs. E. R. Martha Leather, Belmont-villas, Merton-road, Wandsworth.

PITMAN; “ THE BROAD ARROW," a fine tale of advenVirgil Boys, 98, Lyndhurst-road, Peckham. Emest L. Holloway, 26, Harvest-road, Tollington-road, N.

ture in China, by Rev. H. B. Yates; and a story of Robert Hutton, 44, Wellclose-square, Leman-street, E. the days of Frederick the Great, entitled, “The Thomas Beeby, Holm Farm, Low Lorton, near Cockermouth, SERGEANT OF MAGDEBURG.”

Cumberland.
James E. Archibald, College Villas, Alston, near Preston.
S. W. Collins, Holland House, Clapham Common.

Lovers of science will be much pleased with Mr. F.

M. HOLMES • Easy CHAPTERS ON ASTRONOMY,” and THE READERS OF EXCELSIOR" will not fail to look out eagerly for “ OUR ’OLOGY

Page." History and biography will be represented Are informed that from the beginning of the New Year by a series of papers, entitled, ** KINGS AND QUEENS "EXCELSIOR” will be incorporated with Young ENGLAND,

“ SURE OF HIS MANHOOD," and its most popular features will be continued in these oF THOUGHT AND ACTION.” pages. The Editor of " EXCELSIOR,” Mr. W. H. GROSER, by Mrs. C. M. CLARK, and “By A WAY THEY B.Sc., will co-operate in making Young ENGLAND accept- Knew Not," from the pen of Faith CHILTERN, are able to the large number of senior scholars and others two capital tales, which we shall publish as soon as who are readers of this Magazine, and as an earnest of we can find space. “ TALES OF THE THAMES IN his kind services, we may refer to the series " Your Own BYGONE Days, " " THE PLAY-TIME OF GREAT MEN," Bible, and How to Read It," which he has commenced this month. He will also undertake a scientific depart- and a host of other papers will also, ere long, meet

"OTHER Boys" (sketches of boy-life in foreign lands), ment entitled “ OUR 'OLOGY Page."

the reader's eye. ANSWERS TO PUZZLEDOM IN PART 12, VOL. I.

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We offer a PRIZE OF BOOKS TO THE VALUE OF ONE GUINEA to Competitors under twenty-two, and a SECOND PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF ONE GUINEA to those under Sixteen for the best

III.-DOUBLE ACROSTIC.
Nor nave, nor chancel, yet my first is found
In every village church on English ground;
In second a vast empire you may see,
Which owes allegiance to Her Majesty;
Third doth a fuel name, which, strange to learn,
Is made by fire, and then in fire doth burn;
From fourth “the fragrant weed," as smokers say,
Is shipped to English ports from day to day ;
The opposite of whisper fifth doth show;
And sixth the title of a book you know.
Whilst seventh and last, in Eastern countries found,
In languages is skilled, both words and sound.

CHILD'S NIGHT-GOWN suitable for a child five years of age.

Conditions. The garments must be cut out, and made entirely by the competitors, and certificates testifying as such must accompany each piece of work. All the specimens will be sent to Miss Sharman's Orphan Home, for the use of the inmates. All garments must have name, age, address of competitor attached, and must be sent to the Editor of YOUNG ENGLAND not later than November 6th.

WE OFFER A

Initials name the English king who led

The Christian host against the hated Turk;
In chivalry and warlike sports the head,

And though a prince he never shrank from work;
Finals, the champion of the Eastern race,
Worthy among its kings to take the foremost place.

HUGH W. STRONG,

TEN POUND SUNDAY SCHOOL

LIBRARY

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FOR THE

IV.-SQUARE WORD.

CATALOGUE OF TÀE SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION,
A preservative of wood.
A girl's name.
A farmer's plague.

Sunday School which shall circulate the relative
JOHN May.

greatest number of copies of “Young England” V.

from October to March inclusive. The cover of every part My whole means quick; behead, and I am a place for selling will contain a coupon, which must be cut out and sent up once goods; behead again, and I am the reproduction of natural a month to the Trade Manager, 56, Old Bailey, with the name beauty; transpose, and I am a sailor; transpose again, I am an and address of the sender, and the school which he represents. animal; behead, I am a preposition ; behead again, and I am a All coupons must be tied up in parcels with the number marked consonant.

outside. For full particulars read the notice on the cover.

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J, BENJAMIN HOLBECK,

AND HOW I FARED AT THE SIEGE OF PLYMOUTH,

TRANSLATED INTO VICTORIAN ENGLISH BY M. A. PAULL,

Author of " Friar Hildebrand's Cross," &c. &c.

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sal aanwelWith a sickening feeling at my heart, I hurried to the falling figure.
CHAPTER IV.-New Friends.

must be too precious to her for her to find “I am not yet oppressed,

any way of double dealing, that could get over Having the power to help one that's distressed.” the solemn significance of those words. I would as BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.

soon doubt an angel as the truthfulness of that HAVE found myself wondering much how sweet girl.

Lucy Woollcombe and her sick father can It is strange that in this town, not so very large, possibly subscribe to this covenant, and what will with but twelve or thirteen thousand people in it be done to them if they don't. Surely, truth besides the troops, I have never again encountered

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