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day. You see, he'd look out of
The Elevator Boy Knew How
To Tell a Story,,
I had a subpena to serve and
'decided'the best way to catch
him was by waiting inthe eleva
tor. I jave the elevator boy a
r "See that lady?" said he, warm
ing up to me, "theJor?e that just
got cm on six? Something I can't
j understand about her. We rode
up and down several times with-
L out a wdrd. "Well, what about
1 the lady?" I asked. "Oh, it's not
- much," he said. "That lady type-
u writes for a lawyer on six. There
came a dandy feller on four with
-3. lumber outfit down there. Well,
J- sir, the first time that feller laid
t his eyes on her, he 'looked twice.
b- She looked up the same time, and
I you should have seen her blush.
He rode, upto six and back down
to four, fcatise I got excited and
fprgot to let him off on 'four.
, 'Know her?' I asked. 'Not yet,'
v said he, and handled me a qgar.
w )(It was a good one, top,-not like
V this one you give me.)'
t "Next day along ahout time
when she comes, the oldTSellritigs
k JL to beat the band on four, and
there he was wjtha letter that he
' had to put in the ma'ltbo It
- looked funny to me; 'cause other
times he'd give me any letters b,e
had to mail. She -was' waiting ,on
i- first when J got down "Waif a
& mipute until T drop this in the
; box,' sayshe to me. fpgotiwise.
I' Hhe mailing of the letter 'was all-
th,e window until he saw her
coming, and then mail his letter.
"Things "went on that-way for
a while and he didn't seem to'
make any progress. Then he
comes to me. 'Say,' says he,
vc3n't you-help me out?' and he
give me another cigar -a good
I one. That noon theyr happened
tocget on' tne elevator togetner,
andtT did the introducing act; and
they walked up the street to
"Well, sir, you know those two
were just made for each other.
She'd go out to lunch with him,
and every once in a while Fd see
them dtfwn stairs at" the show
from my perch in the gallery. She
wotldn't look at another fellow
arid he wouldn't have anything to
jdo with other'girls. Say, it was
- ,"Well, a-little'dver a year ago
the lurnber company he was with
laidjoff over half of their merv and
he, was one of them. He walked
home with his Ella the same as"
usual that night She told me a
copple of weeks later that he had
gone sptfth. She heard from him
regular for a while, but the oher
q!a.y she told me she hadn't heard
from hitnvfqr over six months.
She wont looTc at other fellows ,
evennow. She says hell show
up yet one of these days and
everytning will be all right If I
was argirl and had a fellow like
that I'd throw hinpycr. That's
all I cantell of my story now."
Aboutaweek later"! had occa
sion to visit the same office build-
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