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sometimes do, you Know, and tHe
blur seemed to run along from the
glass to her eyes and to enter her
head, and then, suddenry, papa
and mama faded; away and she
seemed to be no longer in tbe din-
"mg-room. She didn't know where
$he was,"for she could still'see the
c glass of water and yet she didn't
" seem to see it, either, but only
certain pictures inx it and she
- seemed to BE the pictures as well
as SEE them.
" . First she saw a young lady who
looked remarkably like she would
J be in Sen years herself and there
was a fine looking young man
with her. He seemed to be try-
. ing Hard to say something to the
young lady. "From the first
morning I met you," he began.
"Oh, pardon me," said the
young lady,jbut ft was several
minutes past noon!" , ,'
"I am glad youremember,"
saidtheyoung man, eagerly, "for
irom that moment, when-my eyes
fell upon youj I " '
' "Oh how horrid! if your eyes
had' fallen, you "would be blind."
'T ha.yewaitediand waited for
this;moment. 0,-Doris let me be
let me be " '
' "I'm npt touching you," inter
rupted" the young lady, though'
ifc-'she must have known that he was
trying to ask her to let him be her
X protector through life.
x-' Just then the scene changed, as
suddenly as a film, in a picture
" show and Miss Pert saw a burn
ing house and a woman scream-
-' ing to a policeman, "Fire! fire!
' turn in the alarm. Hurry!"
' - "Pardon me, madam," saidtthe
policeman, "but you do not mean!
hurry,' you mean, 'hasten.' "
Miss Pert saw that' the woman
was 'herself grown up. The fire
engines dashed up arid" the woman
screamed, "My child 'is in the
house. Save her, oh, save her!'
"My dear madam.'"'' said'vrthe
fire-chief. "I am not a revivalist
or a savings bank. Possibly you
meart that you want your child
rescued." -' "
"The house is burhingup l
"That raises the old question
whether a house burns up i or.
burns. down," said -the ' firema'n,
"Now, for my part "
The picturecut off and the lit
tle girl came back to the present
with a shudder.
"What's the matter. Miss
Pert?" asked her mother.
"I'm not Miss Pert any more,"
answered the little girl; "I'm Miss
"I can tellXfilm-falry story, if
the same fellow will helpvmeJwho
helped you," said Freckleberry,
"I'vejgot a name, for it, too. It's
'Walter Wait-a-Mjnute..' "
"You?reit for-tojnorrow," said
o o -
"Let's 'all be brothers," ex
claimed Gen. Otis whenhe saw
the Los Angeles primary elec
tion returns. And then he added:
"At least, for the present." Any
thing to beat Job Harriman at
the final electeion, Dec 5th.
If you want the train in on
time tin the engineer and not the