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S By Adele Mendel
A "Don't say another word,about
She dance, I beg of you," said
Beatrice. "I simply can't bear fo
hear any more about it!"
"Since when are such" subjects
too frivolous for your ears?"
Queried Drusilla, raising her eye-
rr ttvfWllI J.I
"l 8lmply Can't Understand It," Said
n f Drusilla.
jbrows and looking up from her
fancy work. "Especially when
,jn all your finery and glory you
ost likely will lead the grand
jnarch with Charles.
3f "Nothing of the kind," answer
ed Beatrice in a I-don't-care-
"Didn't you have a new gown
jf,or the occasion ?"
"Yes, and I'll wear it if only to
show some people-that I can't be
stunned by their audacity."
"But if you're not going with
Charles, who is?"
"Incredible ! Why only last week
Charles remarked in his nonchal
ant way, 'What do you girls see
in Hallie? She reminds me of the
brook that went on forever, with
her incessant talking "
"Drusilla, when a young man
talks to you about a dance and
asks your opinion on all details,
and then at the eleventh hour
asks another girl, do you think'he
can ever justify his conduct?"
"No, and I simply can't under
stand it," admitted Drusilla.
"Are you sure?"
Positive. Hallie and I met
Charles on the street. He came
towards us in his usual cordial
way, and stopped to sayto Hallie,
'I'm going to take you to the "En
tre Nus" affair. Hallie must
have had some inkling, as she
didn't appear surprised, and only
said, 'I thank you ; what time will
you call for me ?'
"For the moment I felt the keen
insult that he should invite her in
my presence, and then J. said, 'I'm
going with Jesse Tompkins.' You
know Jesse is always pestering
me to go with him, so I knew 1
could rely uponJiis taking me.
We left Charles' at the corner,
and though I was the one to be
offended, he doesn't even bow to
me when we pass each other by."
"Jesse is much shorter than;