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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1912, Image 14

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is what the burglar heard :
"3-4-7."
"That police headquarters?"
"Quick, send a policeman out
here. I'm holding a burglar at
the end of my revolver."
Then she remembered that the
gun was within reach of the bur
glar, and she turned in fright, but
he was putting the safe in order
again, having placed in his pock
ets such papers as he wanted.
"Whb is it' talking? It's me
Florence Van Sant."
"Where ? At my uncle's house,
of course."
"The number? I don't know I
came only yesterday."
"Oh, goodness, what is the
number?" She turned to the man,
unconsciously.
"Twenty-four East Liberty-st."
he said graciously
"Well," said the man, who had
been waiting for her to, finish, "I
am sorry I can't wait until your
friends arrive.' Bowing polite
ly, he turned to leave.
"Nd, you don't leave," she
screamed, blocking the doorway
with her body and waiving the
revolver. "I'll shoot."
"Are you sure tle gun is load
ed," he asked calmly.
"I I think so," she said,
doubtfully.
"At any rate, I'll take a
chance," and he brushed past
her, leaving her looking ruefully
at the revolver.
"I wonder how they do work,"
shesaid, putting the weapon
down.
A second time she went to the
'phone. "Oh, Uncle Tom," she ,
said. "Come home, at once. A"
burglar just robbed your safe and
I couldn't stop him. Your revol
ver wouldn't shoot." .'
Half hour later two men in the
office of McWilHams and Van
Sant were laughing heartily,
"Take your dinner with me
this evening-." said Van Sant to
his confidential secretary , "and
I'll erive you a formal introduction
to my niece. o the plucky girl
thought you were a burglar, did
she?"
But Miss Van Sant, upon learn
ing of the ioke. assumed a queen
ly dignity toward her uncle's sec
retary wnicn it was liupussiuic in
him to.break down at once.
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Why Don't We Say it?
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These gentlemen who call Hob
son a coward must forget that he
once kissed 300 women.
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