National Geographic : 1922 Mar
"That Old Sweetheart of Mine" "I can see the pink sunbonnet and the little check ered dress She wore when I first kissed her, and she answered the caress With the written declaration that, 'as surely as the vine Grew round the stump,' she loved me-that old sweetheart of mine." It's James Whitcomb Riley, of course. No other American poet ever touched simple human experi ence with the same wonderful sympathy and charm. He wrote a verse for every mood; he stirs every kindly emotion with his deeply sincere humor and pathos. A little book containing five of Riley's most popu lar poems, one of his best humorous stories, and a brief sketch of his life and works has been pub lished. It is offered without obligation to adult lovers of good literature to promote a wider knowl edge of the Memorial Edition of James Whitcomb Riley. More than i,ooo masterpieces at a few cents apiece. For years there has been an insistent demand for all of Riley in one fine, popular-priced set. That demand can now be satisfied. All his poems, all his short stories-the master pieces that have caused the schools of his native State to have a Riley Day once a year-these are in these ten beautifully bound and illustrated vol umnes. Every cultured home should at least know some thing about Riley and his work. Without obligat ing yourself, send for this: "Poems and Stories Every Home Should Know." Five Riley poems that will live forever. Poems and stories that every American should know are , printed in this little book: with beautiful illus % trations by Howard Chandler Christy; an RA - appreciation of Riley's humor by Mark " Twain: and the high lights of P. F. % Riley's life. Collier & f No obligation, but you must Son Company % act now-today. Fill in the 416 W. 13th St., f coupon; the book will come New York City. f to you at once by mail. Send me, please, free The publishers can \'"" ot undertake and by mail, the little to send this book of Riley-his poems t book free and his life. % tochi1 Na me dren. Name---------------------------- dre. Address - - --------------- Occupation----------------------- NA 3-22 Dodson Bird Houses I am making birdhouses for you because of years of ex perience in building houses that would attract the birds to my own home and to yours. m Presiden t American Audubon Associatiou And the birds can help you Now is the time to make plans for the birds com ing back. These feathered friends save trees and shrubs and plants from thousands of insect pests. Of course everyone loves the birds-you want to make them neighbors, year after year. That is what Dodson Bird Houses do. They are all many times proven. Write Mr. Dodson about the growing things on your place, and the birds you can attract. lie knows all vicinities. He is helping everywhere. JOSEPH H. DODSON, Inc. 702 HARRISON AVENUE KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS // Wren House, solid oak, cy press shingles, copper cop ing, four compartments, 28 inches high, i8 inches di ameter. Price, $6.00 . FREE Mr. Dodson's fascinating booklet, "Your Bird Friends and How to Win Them," and a colored bird picture suitable for framing. Y'-'.ird ari5,lj Nmmehtee Dodson Sparrow Trap, guaranteed to rid your premises of this noisy, quarrelsome pest, $8.00. ALower Price on aPower Mower $175.00 is now the price of our 24-in. machine This price - below that of other mowers-is possible be cause of its patented features, which eliminate dozens of parts and hundreds of pounds of weight-only eleven mov ing parts: weighs only 16o pounds. Same fine workman ship. durable construction, as our more expensive machines. Cuts five acres a (lay easily. Used by hundreds of promi nent individuals and concerns. Send us the dimensions of your grass area, and we will give you an estimate of your cutting cost and the savings you could expect,together with an interesting book about the Moto-. Mower. Large Model, 27-inch Moto-Mower Price, Complete, $210 The Moto-Mower Co. 3248 East Woodbridge Street DETROIT, MICH. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"