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" Don't he silly, Mabel. Then you
havea't heard -about it yet,?
WeliTecKs proposed to some
girl aniltthink of It !) she turned
Oh, tmt it's true. But no one
can guess who the girl is. Of
course this is only between ypu
and me, Mabel.
We danced nearly all after
noon. And I got so tired that
once I took a walk out into the
woods, all by myself.
And, do you know,s Mabel, I'
brushed my head against softie
poisoii ivyand you should seelny
face now: It's ail-red.
Well? I don't .know I don't
feel so very bad'over if. And ....
Oh, Mabel, I must tell it! Prom
ise me that you'll never, NEVER
mention it to anybody?
All right. Why, you know, Ted
saw me going out into the woods,
and didn't he have the impudence
to follow me !
Yes, it was, perfectly shocking,
and ne found me standing be
side the poison ivy1, rubbing my
face. I was almost crying. And
he, the big dunce, just stood about
ten 'feet away and looked at me.
Ami after awhile he just said,
"Excuse me.'d better go?" "I
think so," said I, and he started to
turn away, but just then he stuck
his hands into his pockets and
turned round again. "I'm not
going after all," h'e said. . "All
right then, I SHALL." "But he
said, "you have brushed against
some poison ivy." "Well" said
I. "Well," he said eagerly, "I
can fix that all right," Of course,
I asked him how, and then, Ma-
bel, before I -could" do anything, or
scream, or cry . . . he, the impu
dent scamp .-. .'.Mabel, he kissed
"Yes, he did. And then when it
was all over, he suddenly drew
himself .up, and turned around
looking perfectly MISERABLE.
I just qank down and began to
cry. And then he asked if I could
forgive him. But' then I was
talking away with my head high.
And Mabel, I say Mabel
pshaw! I believe the exchange
girl's cut me off! I MUST telk
her the,xest. Ah! There's our.?
riqg again. Hjello, Mabel! Yoirj
see, when I walked off from himt
in such a rage I really didn't dis-1"
like.him at all. And Oh Oh
WHO is talking now?'
,Ted, you miserable, naughty
boy, Did you just call me up?
You see, I have been talking to
YOU HEARD WHAT I SAID
JUST NOW?4 Oh, Ted, Ted. '
That was just to jolly Mabel.
Ted, Ted, PLEASE stop.
I won't answer you. -I WONT,
I'm putting up the receiver now,
so I can't listen.
Well, then. Tonight at 8. Why
there's that bell again. Hello !
What! You were listening just--now,
too, Mabel? But I don't care
ope bit for anybody now, Mabel.
' About Ted's being turned down
by some girl? Why, don't you
see? I did that yesterday out
there in the woods. That's all.
Thank you ever so much, Ma
bel. And I think it's just a DEAR
telephone, don't you?