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hashfuilyr "aw now, you know,
don't you?," '
' "Yes, I guess I do," she as
. "Boarding houses are bum any
way," Jim continued with his
eyes on the table.. He had known
Marjory for several years, but
had never thought seriously of
marriage until tonight.
."So are rooms to rent, and
picked-up meals," Marjory cried.
"One never gets enough to eat."
"Oh, of course, I get enough to
eat," Marjory said quickly for
fear he would think she was beg
ging for something more; "but I
mean real home cooking."
"I know," he muttered gloom
ily; then brightened a little,
"these two didn't have much
when they begun."
"I guess they were pretty
poor," Marjory assented
"Some stores sell furniture on
the installment plan."
"Do they?" Marjory asked in
differently, although her' heart
Was beating rapidly,
"I say, that was great, their
cooking together, wasn't it?" Jim
broke out suddenly. 'I never
knew girls would stand for hav
ing 'men about in the kitchen."
"I guess she was glad to have
'him help her just 19, have him
with her' Marjory said softly.
"I say, Marjory, do you think
girls feel that way about men ?"
and there was a breaks in Jim's
"I guess they d6, sometimes; at
least the picture showed they
"I wonder if itfs .taie," was
Jim's- next contribution to gen
"I honestly believe it"Wa's, Jam,
Why, they couldn't have had a
little flat like that one if it wasn't
"Why, do you know that disH
pan had a little dent in it just like
ours had before mother died and
I didn't have any home any,
"And his pipe was on the shelf.
I say though, I could have put'
up a bettei shelf," and. Jim's
strong -fingers jnoved as though
he felt a Jiamrner in them.
"'Can you putup shelves?"
Marjory's eyes widened delight-,
"Yes, Fcould if I had any place
to put one," and' Jfm drew his
brows together: '"How much do
you think he made?'';ihe-added a
moment later. Marjory shook
her head. There was a weight
on hr spirits now.
"I wonder," Jim Continued
slowly. Then he said eagerly, "I
know. Don't you remember
where he brings his pay envelope
home and opens it up before her,,
and she takes out the money?"
"Why, yes," Marjory crieaV her
eyes shining. f
"Well, I saw what the bills
were. There were two fives and
a one case note."
"Eleven dollars," Marjdry
"Madge, I get twelve," Jim said
Marjory said nothing, but her
cheeks grew beautifully pfcl'
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