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well for many weeks and yester-'
day I saw a specialist. He told
me I had a most serious difficulty,
and that I must undergoa dan
gerous operation" -at once, if I
would save my life. Tomorrow is
the day appointed. I implored
him to wait, but he leaves town
in a few days, and if I do not have
it done tomorrow it could not be
performed for two months, and
that is too long to wait, he says ;
so there was no other way. To
morrow our day when you are
to vindicate my pride and hope in
you; the day we have waited for
so Jong, There was but one im
pulse strong within me, almost
overmastering to fly to the shel
ter of your arms to seek your
sympathy. But how could I tell
you when it might imperil yorur
calm, your poise undo all you
have worked for1-hamper .your'
ascent, in which tomorrow will
be a stepping stone? No. You
must not know. Your heart is too
tender, I am too much your own
for you to stand up in court and
plead for legal abstractions when
I am lying under the knife. I half
hoped; you would make me tell
you all my heart but now I am
glad you do not know. You will
have no shadow on your 'way to
morrow, and when you receive
this it will be all behind.us; it will
have been over seven hours, for'
the operation takes place at 11
o'clock. Good night good-bye.
I love you it seems to me tha't I
love you in a new way tonight.
Harold Harold I must call
you back and tell you, and feel
youe strength to make me strong?
but no. I am your love I must
be brave. And then why should
I fear? -
God's in His heaven
All's right with the world.
He crushed the letter in his
hand and reached the door with
one bound, like an animal jn
chase.. She was his own; his'
place was by her side; no 'man
could keep him. from her. As he
opened the door he came face to
face with her father.
Harold, my dear fellow "
"Let me go to her," and Har
old tried to pass. Mr, Fairfax
put his arm across the door.
"No, you must not, now; the
doctors are With her; they will"
let no one in, not even me, andT
am her father. Harold, my boy,
we must be brave and stand by
A' withering quiet, like a blight,
fell upon Harold. It seemed to
paralyze his powers of motion
and of speech.. After a moment
he heard"" himself saying, in a
,voice .that sounded like a
Mr. .Fairfax looked at mm pity
ingly, his own anguish stamped
white upon his face.
Don't lose heart, Harold," he
said "gravely. "We are hoping f6r
the best, and McKenzie, the doc
tor who performed the operation,
says the chances are in her favor.""1
(Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
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all impurities. .When it curdles,