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By Rosalie? G. Mendel.
(Copyright, by Wl Q.. Ghapinari)
Nurse Ellis rt(shed-. up: the
boarding house stairs, burst into
the little hall beclrpopi and ex
claimed to her rtommate, "Hur
rah ! My typhoid rcase"is declared
cured. I'm disclharged'and Glenn
Garnett,nasske1ijTrie to celebrate
my freedom "fromftKe,, tyranny of
a cranky patient'bV'fgSingrto the
la Amazement Madge Saw;. It
theater with liinr this evening.
Isn't that jolly? '.I'm just aching
in every bone fora.good time
especially with Glenn!1"
"Well, you certainly 'deserve it
after the strenuous siege you
have had," answered Sue Darrow
as she, pinned her cuffs in - her
nurse's costume. "I only hope
other call omes lor you Ypu're
such a .popular little nur$esthat
youare always in demand." k
"If the superintendent of the
hospitaj, the assistant superin
tendent and all the doctors took
sick I would refuse to go on .duty
tonight," exclaimed Madge as she
combed her long golden ' hair.
"This is the fourth evening, Glenn
and I have made arrangements to
spend together and 6very time
I've had a 'hurry call' at the last
minuter Fate cpuld not be so un
kind as to spoil this 'long antici
pated pleasure again."
"Good-bye, dear' said Sue, as
she grasped her suit case to re
port fornight duty. "Havca good
time, and tomorrow you can tell
me all about-your lark";"
Just as Nurse Ells finished
dressing' in Tier new white serge
suit and becoming picture hat the
telephone gave a long, loud ring.
Madge stared.at it and then Said
defiantly: "I won't! I won't an
swer it." Another and another
ring and then she grabbed the re
ceiver and called, "Well?"
"This is t)r. Burns," came the
answer, "I have an emergency
operation at the hospital that I
wish you to report on at once."
"I I can't tonight, doctor,"
faltered Madge. "It's impossible.
Get one of the other girls."
"What's that? You're .not re
fusing me? Comej come, girl.
You are the only one I have for
this case. I will call for you in my
machine in twenty minutes."
"I .hate to say 'no,' but oh I
simply can't 'go on' again to
night' JU- . o- ,i