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- THE UNDERSTUDY
By Spencer. L. Clarke.
'(Copyright, hy W. G. Chapman.)
Miss Graziella Fernald was un
derstudy for the leading actress
of the Eastern Stock' company.
Hergreatest ambition was to be
given all 'opportunity to show her
skilLand1" ability as an actress.
ILet Me See 'if This 'Ring Fits Your
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Night after night,she stood-at the
stage dooT vaiting to hear if her
-services "were needed, and when
word was given that Miss War
rington Was in good health and
able to appear, she haved a sigh
JuUanVForsyth had been her de
voted admirer since their child
hood days, but now he craved for
something more than mere
friendship. He had little sym
pathy with her aspiration to be-T
come an actress. After repeated
controversies on the subject, he
said to her: "My love for you is
greater and more sincere thamall
the applause you will receive.
Why not 'marry me and be satis
fied with the career of becoming t
my adored wife?"
"Marry! I should say not,
when I have this wonderful
chance of proving how much bet-
ter I can act than Miss Warring
ton. I have studied and studied
the part until I could, even say it
backwards and could act it in my
"Graziella, this is absolutely
the last time in any shape or man
ner that I will "ask you again,"
said, the young man with a deter- .
mined air. "I have an offer to go
west to investigate some farm
lands. Shall we go together? I
hate to think of you. here all alone
in this big city."
"Pon't worry about me. I'm
fully capable of taking care of my
self." . ' v
"All right," j responded For
sythe, yearning to take her in his
arms, vowing that he would do
his utmqst to pr,eventf her from re
ceiving fervent stage kisses and
embraces from some stranger be
fore an audience of hundreds of
The following morning Miss,
Warrington received a note from
Julian Forsythe, asking her to al
low him to call in regard to an ur-
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