6 VHh INDIAN ADVOCAIE.
"1 am glad to be of service to you, sir, " said she sweetly.
"May I ask you whether or not you want word sent about
you to your people?"
"My people! Do not mention them. I am not worthy of
them," he feebly gasped.
"You called for Ethel and Pauline yesterday while you
had high fever, and I thought that, perhaps, they were
your friends. Please do tell me something about them!"
"I am a coward, a traitor, a criminal! I am not worthy
to speak their names! I have deceived them, persecuted
them, deserted them!" answered he with deep emotion.
"Is your name John K , and did you live in C , when
you deserted your friends?" calmly queried Pauline.
"That's my name. But, who are you that you know all
about this affair? Are you a reality, or are you a shadow
from the other world?" looking at her eagerly.
"If that is your name, and if your wife's name was
Ethel, then I am your daughter, Pauline."
The scene that followed we leave to the reader's im
agination, but John's condition grew worse and, through
the influence of his only child, he readily consented to re
ceive the last consolations of the Church, and, as the
chaplain's fervent prayers re-echoed through the prison
halls, the father, mingling his tears with those of his
daughter, surrendered his soul to God on a beautiful
Egotism always looks at his "neighbor" through the
wrong end of the telescope.
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