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Dick Wentworth flung open
' the studio door and turned on the
electric light. He beheld his
brother Bob, who gloomily arose
and crumpled a telegram that lay
on the table.
! "Hello, Bob," the newcomer
greeted, "what's up. I thought
J "you and Kitty"
1 "The devil take Kitty," Bob
c Wentworth yawned. "I waited
all afternoon and at 5 o'clock I
got this, telling me she's gone to
the Springs with the Dodge
The elder brother guffawed.
"Just like Kitty," he laughed.
"But don't let it bother you, Bob.
s; Supposing, now, that you and I
f catch that 10:30 boat up the
I "I won't," blustered Bob. "I
r am going up to the Springs after
" Kitty. She wants me to follow."
f "Bosh," said Dick. "You don't
know Kitty like I do. You've
j been lovey-dovin' her too much,
and women don't understand that
sort of thing. See here, play this
game right. Let me dictate a
' message. Say this : 'Can't come.
3 Leaving for Providence tonight.
,You d better come up .there.
"T ran't cpnfl thaf T")?rW. nld fel-
Now put your John Henry
underneath, and hurry. We've
got 30 minutes to catch that
"Very well then, Dick," said
Bob, martyr-like, "you'll be 'to
blame if I lose out. Come, here's
A month later Bob Wentworth
sat in his studio at work. The
door opened and there stood Kit
ty, grip in hand.
"Bob," she cried, "I'm back."
Bob arose, puffing merrily, and
extended his hand.
"I am right tickled to see you,
Kitty," he remarked cheerfully,
"where in Sam Hill have you
been all these days?"
"Bob," she answered reproach
fully." "I want to have a real long
talk with you. You've got to ex
plain some things."
He busied himself over the tea
urn, brushed the pipe ashes off the
linen and s'miled heroically.
"When I said 'come,' argued
Kitty, "why didn't you come?"
"Well, you see," Bob explain
ed, "the fact is I've been so con
founded busy 'J
"Just a minute, dear," said Kit
ty. She opened her traveling bag
and laid a small packet of tele
grams on the table. "Look at
them 'can't come 'can't come,'
'can't come,' all of them."
- "And they were all sent C. O.
D.," Bob interrupted.
"How could you, Bobbie? Wait
a minute, that isn't all. Here's
one 'Will be in Fall River to
morrow to see Madeline.' Oh,
Bobbie, how could you!"
She arose, slipped across the
room and stared out of the win
dow at the crowds passing below.
"Kitty," Bob called.
"Bob," she cried tearfully, but
with enough courage to stamp
her foot. "Bob, you're mean ! I
mean to say that I am mean. Oh,
Bob!? She ran across the room
with outstretched arms and he
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