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Jiim. He doesn't care whether
jrou do, or whether anybody does
' practically. The. Fifth-av plot is
worth four and a half millions,
and the total Wendel holdings are
.estimated at $50,000,000.
The Unkind Sea.
IJ The great, red sun of five de
crees north came out of the foam
"caped sea and loomed at the isle
of cocoanuts Its first slanting
rays shot a'cros the heaving
'waters, pierced the broad leaves
of the palms and fell upon a man
and a woman. The woman awak
ened first, and, gazing out at the
restless sea, shivered. Then her
jglance fell upon the man, and her
breast heaved, a becoming pink
.stole into her cheeks and her eyes
glowed tenderly. Then the man
jawakened, stretched luxuriously
and looked across at the woman.
"Can you make a cocoanut sal
$ad or cocoanut frappe or baked,
2 stewed or fricaseed cocoanut?"
,he asked. If not, I'm afraid our
first island breakfast will be plain
r,cocoanut on the half-shell with
..cocoa milk on the side."
e The woman did not smile. "I
was thinking of that," she said,
pointing out at the unquiet sea.
j "Then don't",' replied the man,
frowning. "It's all jover with now
and I'm hungry."
The woman shivered again.
"Are you sure quite sure?"
"As sure as we're maroned on
a canibal isle a thousand miles
from the gates of nowhere. Didn't
I see your husband clinging to a
spar the size of a broomstick? Do
you think he could -have lasted
"Don't," cried the woman.
"You're brutally calm about the
The man rose and hurled
stones at the big, brown cocoa
nuts, dislodging several. "Maybe
I'm not as calm as you think. I'm
sorry for poor Harry, of course,
but well, you're mine now."
"Yours?" she exclaimed. "Why
The man laughed rather cruel
ly. "How long have you loved
"I loved my husband," she an
swered emphatically, "I was true
to poor Harry."
The man made an impatient
gesture. "Certainly you were true
to him. It's the first time I've
seen you since you married him in
pique. But be honest how long
have you loved me?"
The woman looked at him a if
fascinated. "You are so strong,
so brutally, beautifully strong. I
have loved you since I was 6."
The man broke open a cocoanut
and brought it to her. "We will
g&t away from this isle of spice,"
he announced, "by raft, canoe, the
back of a whale or some other out
landish way, and we will be mar
ried by the first priest, canibal
chief or colonial governor we
bump into. Now tell me, 'have
you been happy?"
She shook her head, shudder
ing. "It seems like a bad, bad
dream. Poor Harry. He was so
weak, so effeminate."
The man stroked her sea-washed
hair. "You are happy now,"
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