t Fiejdmj.arose and went in to
the interview. He cared little
what the message protended. To
nis astonishment, however, Mr.
Briggs was mild, almost apolo
getic. i "Er Mr. Fielding," he began,
'we have been looking up your
record and I wish to say that
er with regard to" ydur letter, we
have decided that we can afford
lo'increase your salary rather
khan let you gd."
"My letter, sir?" exclaimed
"This is your letter, sir. I be
lieve," said Briggs testily, laying
a missive before him. "And let
me say, Mr. Fielding, that you
have pleaded better with your pen
Ithart you did yesterday in person.
A vacancy is to occur in the audit
ing department on the first of the
Snonth. It is worth thirty-five
dollars a week, and "
But Allan only heard dimly,
for, stretched out before him, he
read the words of his own letter:
i'Mr. Jeremy Briggs,
Eastern Reserve Realty Corpora
V "I must leave you at once. You
will not see me again. Think
kindly of me, for I gave you all
my devotion, and my entire life
and hopes were centered in you.
Half a minute later Allan Was
at the telephone. Just forty-five
seconds afterward he heard La
vinia at the other end. -r
"1 shall be homt tonight, Al
lan," she said sweetly-. "Forgive
jrpu? Yes, of course I forgive
you, dear. But you will have to
explain just why you wrote me
such a dreadful formal apology."
Take a quarter of a pound of
salt beef and pick into small
pieces, put in a saucepan and just
cover with cold water. When
boiling add from one pint to two
pints of milk it depends on how
much you want to make. Allow
it to come to a boil, then thicken
with flour made into paste with
cold milk or water. Add salt to
taste, as the beef salts it to some
extent. Then add a good piece of
butter. Break one or two eggs in
a dish and pour in gravy, stirring
rather briskly to break up the
eggs. Cook for a few minutes
only after eggs are added. They
may be omitted if wished.
Little Boy (who has just seen
his mother dismiss the servant for
staying away from home the pre
vious night five or six hours with
out leave) Mamma, wasn't it
very wrong in Mary to stay out
Mamma (indignantly) Yes,
Charlie, and very impudent, too,
she was. But I won't keep such
a person in my house.
Little Boy When are you go
ing to dismiss papa?
Yankee, boasting of the great
heat experienced in America-:
"It's sb hot it burns the wings off
the flies!" Pat: "That's nothing
to what it is in Ireland! We have
to feed hens on ice cream to keep
them from laying bofled eggs!'"
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