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;w j say 'Marjory, 111 geTa raise
j after the .first of the year." Still
Marjory said nothing, but her
i hands trembled so that she could
i not .hold her spoon. -1
"Honestr don't you think we
1 could manage with what I make?
I'd like to have a home like those
folks had, wouldn't you?" ,
1 Marjory raised her confident
young eyes to his, and whispered :
"Oh, Jim, yes!"
' "Would you, poor little dear?
', Well, we will then, and we won't
J care, will we, if we don't have
much at first?"
j ' "If I can just have you and my
j own home, honest, Jim, I'd cook
! over a gas jet in a tin cup and
3 ( think we were ricfi," and the light
I ' in her eyes showed Jim that love
was possible in a two-room ilat
just as much as though the home
were to be in a mansion.
"Then, Marje, we'll do it. Right
after Christmas we'll get married,
and see if we can't have our own
home," and once more his hand
' sought hers, but this time with a
tender, possessive, protective
clasp, and she, utterly disregard
ing possible spectators, returned
his pressure with a tenderness
that showed in her eyes, although
all she said was :
"And, Marjory, if after a year,
we if our story is like the one in
the picture, all of it, what then ?"
( and there was a tenderness in his
eyes as old as the world. Mar
jory caught her breath. Some
thing of the mystery of life and
its aim unfolded to her, and she
iiid not falter, but said softly:
'Thope it will be just like that,'
Jim, all the way through," and his .
fingers gripped hers with an" in
tensity that hurt.
By Berton Braley
Jenkins spent his money,
look me to a show, c '
Took me out to dinner
Where the big guns go , ,
' Bought me smokes in plenty,
Blew his money free; ' $
Still, I don't like his
Barney gave me greeting j
Free of "froth and foam,
Smiled and beamed uon me,
Took me to his home; '
Made me feel at ease th'ere i
Wjth his family ;
That's the true and Honest
'Tisn't in the splendor,
'IJisn'tin the style,
But in thoughtful kindness
And the welcome smile.
Money cannot buy it, "
Not '"for any fee; ."
It's 'a gift .oft nature
' o o , v I
The wife of a certain clergyman
was almost prudent helpmeet
One misty day, as he was starting
off to an open-air function, she
gave him strictest injunctions to
"be careful not to expose himself.
to the danger of catching a chill.
"Now, John," she concluded,
"above all things, don't stand
with your bare head on the damp
ground or you'll catch cold I" And
John promised he wouj J
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