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"I guess you are not yourself.
This isithe first time you haven' b
been ready to fly at a summons
day or 'night," said the puzzled-
"I know but I am worn out,
body and soul; I need this one
evening for myself."
"I'm sorry and disappointed,"
said the doctor as he hung, up the
Madge sat down in the low
rocking chair and had a go6d cry.
Then she flew to the telephone,
called Dr. Burns, and told him
that she had changed her mind
and that she Was ready io report
on the case. He answered, "Good,
J knew you'were too loyal a little
soul to fajl me."
Then she telephoned to Glenn.
"It's impossible for meto keep
our engagement Am dreadfully
sorry. Another operation and "
Madge Ellis," answered Glenn,
indignantly, "I won't listen to a
refusal. You have simply got to
go with me tonight. You're ,not
the only nurse in the world. It's
ridiculous that we can't have one
""I carirt, Glenn. Don't urge
me any more. If you do I'll cry
in just a minute. You go and
take some one else." , -
""You know' you are the only
one I care, to go with.'
"It's ashard forme as for you,
Glenn. -But a nurse's duty -comes
before anything else."
"I see it does," answered Glenn
angrily. "You really don't care
enough about going, Hiss Ellis,
otherwise you could arrange it.
Madge 'quickly changed her
new white suit and h'at for her
nurse's, costume-and was waiting
at the window when Dr. Burns
"You re a treasure, little girl,"
he said, grasping her hand in his
big ones. "I have a daughter of
my own and I can see there was
a special reason why you wanted
to be off duty tonight.' .
" 'He' is a special reason'said
Madge plaintively, througn tears
Tlns ,case,"jvvent on the doc
tofJs ot afiff JeoTd &dy;wha, it
seemsj came irpm the country to
surprise'her s"orjU'iIn crossing one
of the dowrttdwh streets she got
confused and was thrown to the
grqurid by 'a truck. I fear?s"Ke is
seriously Injured. As .yet w6 have
not-been ableto Ideate 'her son.
She is as finfe as a piece, of' Dres
den china andyoa are just the
girl to pet and take charges pf the
f righteneaVJotije's.ome- ltfle body."
The operation wasa'dangerous
one. , Thrpugh' the long, hard
night the patient's life hung on
a threacL But in the morning she
was better. Miss Ellis sought her
couch for a Well-earned rest when
released from duty. 'She awoke
after a refreshing sleep and has
tened to her patient's bed. ,
A young man kneeled ,at the
bedside, his arms clasped about
the fragile little old lady, who was
contentedly 'stroking his hair.
The young man lobked familiar, v
In amazement, Madge saw it was
As Madge stood in the door-
u - I'way Glentf glanced tipHie wjent