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Girl from Grand Detour
I. The Plunge Into the Turmoil of the City
BAG ADORN HALL.
MY : • ! ; A GIRL — I know- you will recognize
...... at once, ii" matter how
ending the al>o\e impressive address
car be re is one advantage amid the several
cisadvam . ■•( :i chirography such as mine: and
that i« •' however illegible it may be. ii is at
As •.-.•: •• ji"t vet looked at the signature.
}'/- *■:■'. :•: • '•. lam tire, that 1 have married a
r£'i — 3 i-,.- ;. ; ; : :!i living in a manor house- Bui
p- ";'.; "• ■ sistaken- lam till your own fond
Hitv <>-, and have :i"t changed materially
Kaoe Ivr ,■: three weeks ago Vet a great
«i" has :■■-:. <-d: ;.::!'>:j^ < (her thing my
Wiva] at I :en Hall. Tin- is. as i have in
iiuatei. :. ■ lauor house It is only a boarding
fcause. th uite an impressive one A for
ct. I live i: hill Led room, and there is. I am
k''-'a :•• nothing baronial about its dimei
V«a v ; r why 1 eft Grand Detour. My
fioElgot • hearing the flies buzz! Nothing
bapjx.-; i isure >"U There we s;it. we
I'itie:/.. ';'■ ■ " ■ -.]»-r *iuls. in our pretty place.
aigreTs . .:•.:.:,,, and a little corn, took our
;■: v chool. married anyljody thai
fcipseaed ■ • • L-nergy to call a few limes, and
v_^-tv _^-t to uu „ picuo'us death Fortunately.
2»Cenetcl ■. v:rr-'jiie. ! Relieve v-e v. civ a
iraelws At any rate, thai was
the acliectiv,.- i , usionally heard ■■■.:-• us by
Itsad jiers-ni iring the country in automobiles.
I also b\ ■ •< i;iti\e art •.:■■• who came
fcrcsiaUn :,i painted us and our elms.
JI tras one :,., \ these art students that
fcedttjj :: ..,. . y , to sj»e.ik. and induced me
|*lai2linyfj : I don't know how I came to be
<■ in Grand lietour we n<»t only
v,~T< a<n sce:j '>m<»tive, but never hoj»e to see
Voukn<, l- liaddreainsonce; but the nuJ
d-^d -^ Rel] . fine old Rock River, made a
j^'i del- .-jr. ■ | f,, r us quite ; VVc v. ere. as
l ,^4Meft tv zinnias and <mr ...rn. and on ',
ier a ] '" : ' '■ s*nietinies tli/»uglil ourselves
■.:■/' ■ Ira ] ; | m t really, we '*re nothing
J^aorile fir • .r ; t i K . alphaViet as tliat. We
1^ a-J t to returii s ■ the art students. They came
so<n,-i] ;:: .,, I:; . - h;i ,. -, ,l, tZtrn sr.uls. and put
;;^* 'ht !Tj :. ; : U! jc r lr ees and umbrellas
°^ d:r; 'Hi], ;, , ere .juiteiKilite and friendly.
Swf/^ " ljr ; - ' -•■■ '"■ tin- girls as to lie almost
*y dear, b ;,,. -. r3(jin; , th i ngs « Her pictures
g.ottfc genii She -t.-,d a good chance. *he
>-^ma certain bch.ilarship which would send
4-?n Ur "i'" ; •"•"- At first I thought I
trj . hl * h(r 1 •i-ui.ied if she understo«>d the
teas" s*. °* V "'" II;: ' T - ]1 hh< -" could <<»ok, and .!■•
' asd *««? the jKimry bhelves clean, ad make
By ELIA W. PEATTIE
Deawinff hy Maud Ru>»ell Totuey
'■.■:■■■:. diirtwaists. and trin - i last year's
hats. I put it to her pointblank She had large
sad, gia\ eyes, with [ittle, yellow, humorous lights
in them. They looked as if they held not only un
shed tears but unlaughed laughs. Both the
tears and the laughter got in them when I asked
•Oh. yes." she said. '"I can do all those things
i ■ . from .. little town like this ivhere all the
•. ■ re king for the men. A g 1 many oi
...... ■ nd i ■ something of them
selves; bui the <vomen have been fond of their old
hom< . ■ r old associations, and their mothers'
graves n I the> have stayed right where the} ivere
born \- there are almost :■■•■ women to cook
. perhaps 1 ihoul Ibe quite statistical
I ka s to say that there were a voman and three
..... ■ .:.,. tea bis< uits and griddle cakes for
■ • I ■: i make as g 1 tea biscuit, and
.... „],;,. : , , : o f them; but it seemed like
encouraging the national d •.- ; to cook such a
hot bn d • I Rot ■■•:• I seemed to
ideas that iere not ade<j q>re ed by
griddle cafa ''' «i c th< c i little pictures
dontexpre me either I m beginning to
think that ma expre sion isn't possible. But
.1 'm tr\ ing n
THEN -she looked at me several seconds without
1 saying anything, and I got perfectly scarlet.
\ ! ■ 9Uld - -
"Yes. I know." . . ...
-Well, then." she said. why don't you get out
V " \, would be terribly scandalized." I
Sa --That will help their circulation," she said ii
I An. Still Y..ur
<>v.n I ....1
thai lo\ . rlroning voice of hers V<>uM think I
hear her. that she us the mil lesi mannered worn in
that ever swept a kitchen out. Slit- disguisi
her electrifying ideits with that sweet, don't •. ire
'•I'm afraid," 1 said, "that my aunt mild ■■
i. •• : : ! 'i v lonesome."
' Y< >v live with her? "
■ V'es. She's father and mother I ■
Mv dear, lake my word for it. your am I ■ i
. to go \\ itii you. 1 1' •" old is she '.
'Has she seen anything <>i' the world
" Stu- has not been t ( > ' Carcass >nne," said 1 hoping
she knew the poem. She did She repeated a part
• : it, and her voice had beautiful, lazy m • lv] iti >ns:
i in growing old. I\v -:\t y year
I've labored all my life in vain. —
In all that time of hopes and fears
I've failed my dearest wish to g i
I see full well that here i>< low
Bli m unalloyed thi re i Foi n n
My prayer will ne'er fulfilmeni know -
I never have «en ' 'an .: - >nne '
I :;, ■. er ive een I in i mne!
.■: c • the iii y from Ihe hill, —
It lies beyond the mi mntaii ic—
An«l yet to reach it one :■. ; ' till
Five long and wear}- leagxii
And to return as many more!
Ah! had the vintage plenteou Rn.wn,
■j c grape withheld its yellow I <■'
I hall not look >n l"an i >nn •
I hall not ! •■•'. on I ir i >i i
1 -■. telJ me every day i I
S • mm n>r l< ' '■■■■■■. ■'■ ;
] ■ ■ k and garm< nts I i
upon 1 ■ ■
i »ne .■. ■ I ■ ' istle v
A Rrand as th ■ ■■• of Bab
\ Bishop and two ' '•< ■ ■ i
I do noi kni >w fair < i
i lv not ' ■ ■ '■ ' ' ' ' '' ■
Hi >\V lieautiful! I i
■ \«,t bil of i! !" said the girl. "Ai le ■ ;t, it's
. ! enough poetr> ; but it's the ivorst \«> •
I . - - t of para I
• • . , . it! If you
rse I d n'l
I • v re to go if it actual! maki o1 hei
are that ii ill nol I
that Ix I in rottir
■■■•■ ' ■■■ from the old
I ■. , i n.l .. bil of it! IM rai i el >u1 v 1
, a ne . home. L 7 se ir < nergy, thai i -
.. , n Nothing con* from I ign ition.
I can tell, b v I lookin • ii you, that
. | ■, geared up to a pace your neigl I
• , about. You're not goinfi to be
, | ; ,;! some sentimental fellow conies alung
Artisr- Came in Uuncbes
t.. Gr-inJ Detour.