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-A DETERMINED MISS AND A GENTLEMAN BURGLAR
The young man looked up from
his task of the'moment to sec a
pretty girl covering him with a
revolver. A "tall lithe girl she
was, with cheeks paled by the oc
casion and witlj determined 'blue
eyes, that threatened far more
danger than the weapon she held
unsteadily in her hand.
"Stop !" she cried, like a st?ge
heroine, and then, unable to sus
tain the dramatic situation, added
Weakly, "What are you doing?"
"I am experiencing a most be
wildering surprise," said he, gen
ially. He was not a villainous looking
person. On the contrary, his face
bore a pleasant expression and a
slight glimmer of laughter, could
be seen flitting about his eyes,
into which, after the shock of his
first surprise had passed, a gleam
of intelligence had passed. He
was on his knees before an open
safe, half of whose contents were
piled on the floor before him. "
"Don't get flippant. I am in ter
rible earnest," said the girl, shak
ing her head sternly and assum
ing an expression of firmness.
"Certainly not. But what
"You don't seem to see how
serious a matter this is for you.
It may mean years in prison. I
am very sorry for you, she said,
relentingly, as he turned his
handsome face towards her ap
pealingly. "But I must do it.
You ought to know better than
try to rob a house in broad day
light. A gentleman burglar, I
"But what will you do?" the
burglar inquired, calmly transfer
ring some papers from the safe
to his pockets.
"I'm going to make you put
everything back into the safe."
"Certainly; there's only a few
things I want," sorting out the
"You know what I'm going to
do," she said fiercely, parrying for
time, for she didn't know herself
how to handle the good-natured
"No, I don't but you might let
that revolver drop and it will ex
plode and hurt you "
"No trifling, I'm going to tele
phone for the police."
"Why why oh ! I know now.
That big fat one on the next
square. I know he'd come if I
just asked him."
"But how are you going to
reach him?" still putting papers
in his pockets.
Her face fell. "I don't know
Won't you tell me how to get him
He laughed lightly. "You for
get you want him to. arrest me.
However, call up police head
quarters. They will s'end you a
"Oh, thank you. What's their
Laying her revolver on the ta
ble she went to the phone and this