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was noticeable th"at Her color was
high and her laugh high-pitched.
When the last waltz was over,
Bob possessed himself of Miss
Forsythe's coat and skates.
"It is too warm to wear a coat,"
he said, "and it also is too fine an
evening to take a car. We shall
'.'But" began the girl,
"I know," said Bob, "the young
man over there, who looks as if
he had bitten into an unripe per
simmon, is waiting. But I wait
ed four nights, and that is long
er than he, and besides, there is
an end to all things. T think,"
he added judicially, "I can lick
the young man if he be trouble
some.'' Miss Eloise Forsythe said
'Oh!'; but she permitted herself
to be guided away from the rink
and the scowling young man
with the sheepish eyes. Bob Dav
enport's eyes were not sheepish.
So they walked home together
in the light of a glorious moon,
that sparkled through a frosty
sky. And the girl laughed a
great deal, and Bob, with amaz
ing'clearness and detail, "told her
of his plans about the little house.
He even had definite ideas as to
the particular kind of furniture
for each room, his choice therein
having been guided by the color
of the hair and eyes and taste in
clothing of Miss Eloise Forsythe.
All of which he told that flushed
anH perturbed young person.
Once,. Miss Forsythe said
something about people who took
things for granted, that was-intended
to be.very cutting; but. the
effect of which was entirely de
stroyed by Bob's quotation of a
string of philosophic axioms re
garding the value of seizing op
portunity. Mrs. Davenport will tellyou to
this day with heat that' she did
not give her hand to Bob Daven
port that night, and that a cer
tain kiss was received by her very,
much against her will. But in re
buttal, Bob will only ask triumph
antly how, if she were not impli
cated, a diamond ring got onto
the third finger of Miss For
sythe's left hand that night, and
also will hint darkly that the1-e
were certain small finger prints
on the back of the collar he wore
that night, and ask how they;
Still- another Smith- is training
for the senate. Evidently foufi
bmith senators AreZ
not enough for tnnt
iamny. m a y h a n
they are planning to
make it the I nitcc!
States Sni'th senate.
and pass a law
against the use of
Jones as a name.
i nis brmrn is
Charles B. of Buffa
lo, N. Y., serving his
first term in the
lower house, an edi
tor of great ability, and who
thinks himself big enough for the
next senatorial vacancy in "New
York state, which mav or may
not be the same job E. Root of
Wall street hangs on to .now.
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