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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 17, 1912, Image 18

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IN THE MOONLIGHT
l By Gertrude Mary Sheridan.
Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
o "The mischief!" said Dudley
Laue.
"A bad pother, isn't it, now?"
w-asked'Ralph Norman.
t. "Something of a mix-up. I
3must say," was the reflective re
bpry. "See here, Ralph how did it
sever come about?"
-- The scene was the little -Tiotel
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;ii St Was a Beautiful Word Picture
the Young Man Delineated.
at Brocton, where Norman had
Veen a guest for several days and
where Lane had just arrived, to
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be greeted with some decidedly
.stirring and sensational disclos
ures by his closest bosom, friend.
"It's very simple," explained
Norman in his usual droll, good-
natured way. "Poverty is the
cause, riches the motive power."
"See here, what nonsense are
you talking?"
"Facts, Dudley," insisted JNor
man. "Here am I alleged artist,
some fame, no money. And
there's you literary idlerrolling
in wealth. A little outing jaunt
proposed. I come in advance to
spend a day or two with our col
lege friend, Sidney Worth. I
find him out west. Family home.
Servant takes my card.. In a few
minutes Mrs. Worth comes in.
Fat, fashionable and a tuft hun
ter. How did I do, Mr. Lane?
Heard so much of me from city
friends of the ton and her son.
She talked so fast I couldn't get
in a word"edgewise. Then comes
papa, next. He, too, over
whelmed me. Invited to call in
the evening. Social gathering. I
go outside, breathless. Never
knew I was so important before.
Then it all dawned on me."
"How, may I ask?" projected
Dale suspiciously.
"Your coat."
"My coat."
"Precisely. You remember
turning over a misfit to a poor
struggling artist friend, don't
you?"
"H'm that's so." .
"One of your cards happened
to be in a side pocket. That was
the one I gave the servant in mis
take for my own."
"But when you came to ex
plain?" , " "I didn't explain' replied Nor-.
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