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The pig talked politics and
business. He received dhly mono
syllabic replies from the man at
his side, but this daunted him notv
After a recital of his commercial
conquests, the pig pulled out a bit
of pasteboard. r
"Here he wheezed, his mouth
full of cake, "thats me. That's
my -wife 'and the kids" coming
in-" i -
But 'he talked to an empty
chair. The cardTiad borne the
name "Ellis Lane 'r and the man
had flown to the side' of the girl
on a broad piazza, where a breezq
camein from eternal ocean.
I have just come froman m-
terview with your fiancee," he'
Was saying, a twinkle in his eye.
The gathering shadows we
not sufficient i to hide the flush
that, crept to cheek and brow.
"Mr. Lane is just- finishing his
third helping of cake," said the
man. "But the dther 'E. L.?
whose najne you engraved in the
sand? You said you loved hinj?"
"Y-e-es," came the .capitula-
tion. , '
' "Then see if the gray ocean or
any ruffling sfoot can 'wipe this
away," he challenged. Arid "E.
L." and "N. O." and real, real
hearts mingled there in the
gloaming." ' "
' STORY AfiOUT A BABY v N
t'' - "
" "Mother," in "Letters from Mother," says: "A crying baby is
" Ma-Vbe so. At any rate we're- not' going io actually com pa?
I'jVIotliers" announcement, nor are we, ready to declaren print all
that ought tp te done .tq crying, unnatural babies. , However
neither are we in duty, bound to swallow that doctrine without may-
onnaise or other dressing, and here's why: ;
Once upon a 'time, the stork stopped ardour house. Everybody!
at onccsaid that the baby looked like us, while, we thought looked
like a leg of spring lamb tied up with pink ribbons, arid the doctor t
promptly got off that did chestnut abput.the baby's probable abiijty
to outgrow saidreemblance, in tune. But thajysure was a grand
baby most remarkable since the birth of Alexander the Great
and we busted off four vest buttons in straightening up-to assume
the responsibilities and splendors of fatherhood. x
Proud? Why, we walked into the office on the third day and
sat up to the boys four boxes of the best "Grasshoppers' 'Delight? '
cigarse could "buy and there wasn't a bank president in town wljo
was above midget size beside papa. Happy? Why, we hugged
even mother-in-law and or Lord! was there a foolish thing pos
sible that we didn't dd in our parential bliss? Not many.
But' let aH tjtfajoass gone with the years. Only it was all
very sweet, dmne$hTdeaf wife lying-tberje, gale but glorified,, q