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frHE FORCE OF EXAMPLE
3y Constance Beatrice Willard.
((Copyright, by W. C?. Chapman.)
As they sat there in the semi
'darkness in what had been a res
taurant, but was now the Royal
theater, the home of moving pic
tures, they gazed upon,the.figures
of a ytfung man and his sweet
heart. Violently in -love, at first
their poverty seems to keep them
"I Wonder If Ift TrtM5
ipart, but, eventually they decide
19 to brave the future and marry. It
was when this decision was reach
8 ed that Jim's hand sought Mar
r jory's. Following this, the fol
lowing sentence was flashed on
Y." the screen:
"A month later."
Thes young" couple were shown
in a tiny kitchen where the bride
was getting dinner with her hus
band's help, the operations being
interrupted by an occasional kiss.
It was a pretty little home scene,
and Marjory's hand turned slowly
so that her palm met Jim's, and
she felt her breath come quicker.
A hall bedroom and tea and
crackers are a poor substitute for
a home and husband.
Finally the young couple are
shown a year later with the
plump, laughing baby which
seems to play a star part in many ",
pictures of this class, and with it
they demonstrate to the once
doubting friends and relatives
that their experiment has not
been a failure.
Thanksgiving was not far off,
and already the horrors of a. holi
day rush were looming up before
Marjory, who, earned her ex
tremely scanty living in a depart
ment store. That picture had
brought a lump into her throat,
and made her hate her lonely life
more than everijefore.
"Let's have a soda," Jim sug
gested, and the two filed into a
drug store, both bashful because
of their display of feeling, and
trying not to show it.
As they sat opposite to each
other, eating slowly to prolong
the sensation of the frozen dainty ,
slipping down warm throats a lit
tle inflamed by the dust of the
stuffy theater, Jim said abruptly:
"Some class to thatypicture." v
"Which one?" Marjory asked,
daintily poising her spoon on 'the,
edge of her glass, as thoughshe
did not know, for there had been '
only one picture in. that show for f
her. - i
"You know," Jim returned