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meand" jerked the cqver off hjs
"Suck a story as that fellow
pounded out. I was sending it up
rake at a. time, and twice caught
myself stopping to read. Patrol
men out in the -22d had found
dead body of a young girl under
the park' bridge. Girl was at
tractively dressed. Unidentified.
In a little pocketbook at her side
was her card, natrie torn off and
only her address somewhere on
Blair avenue left. Then a note
something atout rejected love
being worm-wood life nothing
to her, and that sort.
"You can imagine the story
Thompson wrote. I tore the last
sheet off his machine before he
had scarcely finished.
"Twenty minutes later we were
all perched around here reading
his story. It was great. Thomp
son was reading it, too. Sudden
ly the paper fell from his hand.
I looked at him. His face was
ashen. He leaned across my desk
and grasped the 'phone.
." 'T.wenty-eleven-J,' he called.
"The 'boys stared at Thomp
son. His hands were trembling
and I didn't know his voice.
-""The recefver clicked back
" Ts this Thornton's?' Thomp
" ' Yes,i we heard, indistinctly.
" Ts Jean there?' Thompson's
voice was scarcely audible.
"That moment the whole thing
flashed over me; Jean Thornton's
iiome was on Blair avenue. I held
: "Faintly we heard: 'She's been
gone since Thursd "
"WitH a crash, th'e recSjyer fe If
from Thompson's hand. Hfe hid
his face in his arm, hife whole
frame trembled in a tense convul
sion and then he burst into tears,
and sobs shook him from head to
foot. We got Turn to his room
.somehow and old D'oc Worthing
ton took care of him. They kept
him home a week.
"The Star office was a dismal
place for a month after that.
"Yes, Thompson's different."
Weary of the wandering
Over land and sea,
How the Hqme of yesterday
Calls and calls to me! .
Singing, singing in my heart
Wakes a long lost dream
I am turning to the hills
Where the mornings gjeam.
I've been up and down the world,
Touched its luring gold
But the glrtter"vears away -As
a man grows old.
Now I only long to be
Where the grasses wave
In sweet lullabies of rest
On my Childhood's grave. '
After all, one little spot
Holds the whole of things
There the sunlight shine's anS
There the springtide sings.-
Follow all around the world
Winnow all the skies
Right at home is every joy
v Waiting for your eyes.
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Book store advertises "The
Right Man" for 48 cents. Beware,
girls, it's a trap. -