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They all gathered around the
fanny little bundle on the floor,
and stared with all their might,
a'nd then laughed when the baby
crowed very loudly indeed, and
made a grab for Rosemary's fin
ger with the chubbiest of pink
Rosemary was allowed to feed
the baby with a spoon, and Mr. and
Mrs. Hollister went upstairs to
decide what they were going to
do about it, and the servants all
stayed in the kitchen, and got in
cookie's way, and completed the
ruination of the dinner, and de
clared that the baby was just the
sweetest ever, and that it must be
all of one month old.
Pretty soon Rosemary went
upstairs to see if she could keep
the wonderful baby Santa had
sent her, and as she passed
through the hall, she saw the'
white, anxious face of a girl
pressed close against the glass.
The girl was very young not
more than 20 and she wore a
long black coat and big "black hat,
and there was such a pitiful look
in her eyes, that Rosemary ran
and opened the door.
'- "Are you looking for a baby?"
"No, my dear, I am waiting for
some one," said the girl with the
white, strained face. But there
was a choky sound about her
voice,' and she walked away very
Later, a big policeman, wearing
a shirty cape, came, and tucked
the baby under his arm and took
Rosemary cried a great deal
because she had to lose her baby.
But her father and mother told
her it had to be, and that it would
be better for the baby.
And when Rosemary wouldn't
stop sobbing1, they told her that
if she was a very good girl, per
haps mamma would take her tos
the Bellevue hospital today, and
she would be allowed to hold the
baby in her arms, and let it grip
her finger with its chubbiest of
So Rosemary was a very good
girl indeed, and the very first
thing she did this morning, was
to run to the telephone and call
up the BellevUe .hospital, and ask
how Rosemary Hollister's baby
And the hospital people told
Rosemary that the baby was do
ing nicely, and wasn't hurt a bit
by being out in the rain.
The name of the baby? It
hasn't any. But, perhaps, if a
miracle should happen, and Rose
mary keeps the same heart she
has now when she grows up and,'
becomes an heiress, the baby will
have a very fine sounding name,1
and Saturday with
Showers ; for Chi
cago and vicinity?
lowest tonight con
siderably above the
point ; moderate southerly winds