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the evening, he went lo VoIters
"Orders are that you are not
to be admitted, sir," said the but
kr. "I know," said Jack, producing
one with a yellow back, "but I'd
like to talk to Miss Philippa's
maid. I'm in love with her."
"Just come this w'y, sir;" said
the aitchless one, artlessly annex
ing the yellow jack.
Jack worked another yellow
back on the maid, and gave her a
note. It read : ,
"Your father's a blight on the
face of the earth. Am . down
stairs in the pantry or some
place Jike that. Send wofd by
maid you'll meet me on the cor
The maid cafne hack, carrying
an answer. It was:
"Mr, Powers :
"My father is a gentleman, and
"he is MY father. He has forbid
den me to see you. Cannot meet
"Wouldn't that jar you?" re
marked Jack solemnly to the
maid, and made another dexter-p
ous movement with his bill roll.
Then he sent the following:
"Your father unprincipled
scoundrel. Must see you. If you
refuse to come, I'll start round
this barn of a house'opening
every door until I. come to your
room. Have revolver. Will use
it. Jack." v
Pretty soon the maid came, and
delivered this: .
"Jack: . ,
"Don't be foolish. I am pledg
ed to another. I cannot disobey
my father. Philippa."
"It .begins better," commented
Jack, and dispatched this one:
"Philippa: "Hang your father. Not fool
ish. Desperate. Must I.staft
The maid was gone quite a loqg
time on this occasion. When she
did arrive, she bore the following:
"You are perfectly absurd, but
if you aTe bent on humiliating jne,
I shall meet you at the corner m
ten minutes. Philippa,"
Jack grinned, and kissed, the
maid, out of pure joy of hea,t.
Afterward, he presented her with
enough to start housekeeping oh,
to prevent her telling her mis
tress. t i
By the time Philippa appeared
at the corner, fshe had all kinds
of indignation worked up.
"How dared you send such
notes to me?" she inquired
"Sometimes ,you talk like your
father," said Jack. "Don't you
.talk to me like that. Im your
lawfully wedded husband, andsI
want you to understand"
"tMy WHAT?" exclaimed
"Well, maybe I am not that
just yet. But I shall be soon. I
have a taxi waiting, I got a li
cense this morning, and Jim pan
forth, who was my chum at'col
legeand who now is a fully ac
credited sky pilot, is waiting o.n
"Mr. Powers, I never, heardjof