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upon a flat-topped stump.
"Lay his head here, honey.
Steady now," he commanded,
As if in a dream, she obeyed.
He held her by the shoulder to
steady her, and ground the head,
with its wide open jaws, beneath
his heel. She stood and held its
convulsing form until he said:
"There, that'll fix him," Then
with a deep sigh, she slipped from
his grasp, and fainted.
He leapt down and frantically
tore awaythe coils of the dead
rattler. A terrible fear seized him
as he lefted her limp body and
saw what appeared to be the pal
lor of death on her face.
He half carried, half dragged
her down the hillside, to thecreek
and bathed her forehead and rub
bed her hands, in feverish anxi
ety, while he talked hysyterically
and called her by all the endear
ing names that he had never dar
ed to use in addressing her.
After what seemed ages of
agonizing doubt and torture, she
opened her eyes, with a little
sigh; but let them slowly close
again, as if the effort was still to
much for her.
"Oh, honey, honey, don't faint
again," he pleaded pitifully.
She seemed to respond to his
plea. Her breathing came deep
er and presently the eyes opened
again, and she stirred slightly.
Slowly a little color crept back
into her face, and a smile of in
effable sweetness rewarded him.
"You do love me, don't you,
Addie. dear?" asked Joe, softly.
"Joe, boy, I wont tease you any
mofe," she replied weakly, but
with such wonderful tenderness
that Joe was lifted to the seventh
heaven of delight, while he kissed
the color and warmth into her
still pale, cold lips.
SHE WANTED PEACE
Employment Agent Why did
tyou leave your last place?
Maid the couple had only
been married a month, and Ii
couldn't stand for love making.
Agent Well, here's a chance
in a house where the couple have
been married 10 years.
Maid That's too long. I like
peace and quiet.
The Reason Why
She They say the pen
mightier than the sword.
He Yes, probably
you can't sign checks
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