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DAN CUPID FINDS A WAY AND COMES OUT ON TOP IN
THREE SHORT LOVE STORIES
Patton and invited her to lunch
with her at 12:15.
It was a sad-eyed little Nell
that came to lunch.
"Where is your color, dearie?"
asked Nancy. ' "Is this the way
George takes care of you?"
"I" began Nell, as the quick
color flamed into her cheeks, "I
it isn't he can't help it, Nannie."
"I just ran into town this
morning," said Nancy, ignoring
the girl's embarrassment. "Ah
here he comes. We have been
waiting for you, George. Sit
"I hope you are well," said
George, with a warm handshake
for Nancy and a cool bow toward
"Well and happy, thank you,
for it isn't every day that a wom
an has a chance to dine with a
"bride and groom. Now, Nellie,
order what George likes best, "for
of course you have found out all
his little preferences."
Nell picked up the card, while
Nancy chatted on easily.
"How I should like to see your
little flat. I know just how cosy
it is! The waiter is ready, Nell.
Don't ask me to stay all night,
George, for I can't this time.
Next week, if it is convenient,"
glancing toward Nell, "I shall be
in town again and"
"Of course," interrupted Nell
nervously, "you will stay with
me with us I"
"Certainly," echoed George.
The food was set before them
as Nancy, lowering her ypice
Nancy Westbrook carefully cut
off the end of the envelope and
Dearest Nannie: George and
I are to be married Thursday.
We have a darling flat, suite 20,
The Elms, Chatterton street.
The latchstring will be always
flapping in the breeze for you,
Your Happy Nell.
Nell was at Rex Bros.' ribbon
counter and George was their
"Bless the children!" whisper
ed Nancy as she folded the en
thusiastic little note. "I'll pull
So it happened that in about
three weeks Nancy Westbrook,
middle-aged in years, but young
of heart, found herself manipulat
ing the speaking tube and push
button in an unsuccessful at
tempt to ring up suite 20. Fail
ing, she rang up the janitor.
"Suite 20," answering her eager
question, "Why, them that was
coming ain't come". Young things
had a quarrel, I reckon !"
Nancy turned away. "They
have quarreled," she said to her
self with conviction. "They must
not ruin their lives. They shall
not!" and she went into a public
telephone station, called for Nell
and invited her to lunch with her
at. 12 o'clock. Then this diplo
matic woman rang up Rex Bros,
a second time, asked for Geor,ge