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physician. In an impulse of deep '
. oy she put out both her hands.
"We can never tell what we
owe you," she said fervently, al
"It has been my great fortune
to be of service to you," replied
Dr. Merwin modestly.
For a moment her hands rested
in his close earnest grasp. Almost
quickly she withdrew them. One
flash from the eyes of her new
friend, a pressure of the harids
that seemed to send a thrill
through her, and then Evelyn
noted a sudden expression of.
emotion in the doctor's eyes die
down to well bred self control.
"It was fortunate the prosecu
tion did not ask you the question,
Dr. Merwin," the young lady
heard the lawyer say mysterious-"
ly. Then some excited girl friends
reached the spot, and she was
borne away amid their congratu
lations over the outcome of the
More than once that night
Evelyn thought of .the young
physician. Somehow she could
not forget a single incident ol
their meeting. The day follow
ing the impression was deeper
than ever. The next day she
passed Dr. Merwin on the other
side of the street. He bowed po
litely. Evelyn blushed from
self-consciousness as she timed
her steps, hoping they might
meet at the next corner, but Dr.
Merwin turned down the inter
secting thorough tan in an oppo
Then 4ie began to learn new
things about the object 01 her in
terest. Evelyn discovered that
the young man was having an
up-hill time of it in making pro
fessional headway. He had cast
in his lot with a poor but deserv
ing clientele, and she believed his
service fees to be few and far be
tween. One day Evelyn went to
"I am afraid you have been so
busy you have forgotten to write
Dr. Merwin an acknowledgement
of, our thanks, papa," she said de
murely. "I declare, that is so," exclaim
ed Mr. Dayton. "I will attend to
'it at once.
The manufacturer penned a
kind and gracious note to the
young man. It received formal
recognition, but Dr. Merwin did
not presume to appear in person.
"He seems to actually avoid
us," said Evelyn to herself quite
disappointedly. Then her face
brightened as the suggestion
came to her mind to invite Dr.
Merwin to a pending fawn party
on the Dayton .grounds.
"There never was a more agree
able and companionable fellow,"
Evelyn's brothers voted in favor
of the young doctor before the
evening was over.
"So interesting looking "and
handsome," declared Evelyn's
best girl friend.
Evelyn herself, however, could
not rid herself of the notion that
Dr. Merwin somehow, held her at
a distance. He was reserved with
her to a degree she could not un
derstand. There eemei to fye a
barrier between them.
"It is not of my makimr,"