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By Idah McGlone Gibson.
She crowned him with a laurel
And gazed into his eyes beneath
To see his soul arise.
She laid her trusting head upon
And hoped that it might heal the
Of grief in love's disguise.
She held to him her suppliant
And said "He always understands
That good within me lies."
Blindly she worshiped and addred
And brought to him her whole
Of love that never dies.
She never knew his feet were
Until one sad, heart-breaking day
She dropped her eyes,
And found a laughing little maid
Who all unconscious there had
Making mud pies.
He I love you more than you
She-r-No, I love you more.
He No, I do i
She No, you don't; I do.
He Miss 'Smith!
She Mr. Tones!
Another engagement ring returned.
She was an aristocratic but
vinegar-faced lady and she called
on her friend, Mrs. Slopstone.
"He's a charming little fellow,
Mrs. Slopstone," she said, re
ferring to Tommy Slopstone, jun
ior. "Only five years old, you
say? You'll give me a kiss, wont
Tommy did not evince any
signs of eagerness to kiss her, but
he kissed her.
"That's a good boy," said the
visitor, "But what are you hold-
iner in your hand so tightly?
"It's a nickel mamma give me,
said the truthful Tommy. ' S
said she 'spected you'd want toA
kiss me, and I told her I wouldr
do it for less."