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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1912, Image 13

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For days Dolly Langston had
been-cooppd up in the house as
though she were but. a prisoner,
although.she had the privilege of
the library and - was served -at
meal time just as the ojiher'mem
bers of the family. , '
John Langston, "banker and
jnaster of men, had set. out to
compel his daughter toigive up
her loye for Dwight , Emmett,
who, though the son ofwealthy
parents, seemed to haye inherit
ed 'little-inclination for making
money and a'large inclination for
making piefry.,
It was no little surprise to the
girl when..her, father came home
one evening and- immediately
sought her.
"I know it isn't this nonsensi
cal lovefor.that worthless young
ster that makes you begin to look
bad," he said. "It's becav'se'you
Tiaven't been out in the fresh air
enough. I have come home early
so that we' can get out for an auto
ride. The machine is ordered, so
you must hurry."
Glad of even this chance "to get
outside the house, and hopeful
that she might catch a glimpse of
the man shejpved, Dolly hasten
ed her preparations.
In a short time the machine ar
rived and the two walked to the
street. Glancing at the" Chauf
feur, Langston noticed that it was
not his driver.
"Where's Williams?'; the bank
er asked, nettle,di ,
,He wasn't there, and when
they" said you granted a man right
away, I came," replied 1"hetiev
driver, whpse face was almost en
tirely concealed by the hood and
goggles. - t .
Even had these -not concealed
hfe face, it would Hardly have
been visible.to the banker and his
daughter,' for 'he, man kept "his
back to them". ' ,
' They had reached a long level
stretch where,drivers usually "let
her out," when "the engine seemed
to go dead. Getting out,leisurply
thetlrivenproceeded ,to inspect
first the motor-ahd-then the driv
ing 'gear. The banker, nervous
and irritable, hurried from the
machine and began tp follow the
driver. Langston was aown on
alfTours trying to see what might
be the matter, when he heard the
'chugging of , the motor, and look
ed up to see the car moving from
him.
"Hold on," he exclaimed,
scrambling to his feet. But be
fore he could reach the car it had
shot from him like a "bullet and he
could only shake his fist at the
driver, who looked back, and even
the goggled face seemed to be
smiling.
"Stop, stop," shouted the girl,
rising to her feet and catching the
chauffeur by the arm, but he paid
no heed. At each revolution of
the wheels he was going faster,
and he paid no attention to her
frantic screams. '
Not until they had passed a
turn in the xoad, far from where
they had left the angry capitalist,
did the driver stop the machine.
Turning to the excited girl he
quickly removed his hood and
lgoggl.

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