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"I don't want to be nice to Mr.
Bruce, mother," said Bessie
Smith, "I don't care for him."
"I don't see why not," . said
Mrs. Smith, "he is handsome, has
pleasant manners and he. is" suc
cessful in his profession."
But Bessie pouted and turned
away. The chief reason she did
not care to have Bert Bruce
among her admirers was that she
loved Jack Collins. But Jack
was only a machinist, while Bert
was a rising young lawyer. And
Mrs. Smith did not care to con
sider a machinist in her plans for
her daughter's marriage.-
Jack hurried from the shop
that evening so he would not be
late for his weekly call on Bessie.
He made a handsome figure of a
sturdy young American as he ran
cherrily up the steps of the Smith
home. He was welcomed by Mrs.
Smith if welcomed is the proper word
tp ue in this case. She made him feel
about as welcome as a burglar. Before
the time came for him to go she made it
very plain that his suit was objection
able. "We'll elope," said Jack to Bessie over
the telephone the next day, "I've got the
That a'fternoon the two lovers met by'
appointment. Jack showed his sweet
heart the license and the plans for the
elopement were made.
The next day Jack couldn't get his
mind on his work. He was wrapped in
his dream of coming happiness, and the
vision of Bessie interfered sadly with
the prosaic task of fixing broken nginAij
and carburetors. Jn the midst of hftr
dreaming, a call came for Jack from La
Mesa, a neighboring town where an au
tomobile had turned turtle. Jack packed!
his tools in a bag, mounted his bicycle
and hurried away.
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