young lady, "may I speak to you
for a moment?"
Bob sat fidgeting in his seat.
It was the young lady who finally
returned alone. She brought
back the packet.
"Mr. Jones," she said, her voice
trembling slightly, "I am Marion
Bell, the niece of the lady you
have just seen. I have spoken to
my aunt, and my mistake may not
be a mistake after all. We must
have a lawyer at once; the other
Mr. Jones is away, and will you
take the case?"
"You will trust me, a
stranger " began Bob, choking
"Yes," she replied, "because
because I know you need a client,
and because that dreadful tempta
tion, your mother's prayer, have
told me to be be your friend.
Have I said too much?"
It was a simple case. A miser
ly old fellow in the city had some
papers of the greatest importance
in a lawsuit involving the estate
of Miss Bell. He might refuse
to give them up. He might de
mand a prohibitory price for their
Here again the star of hope and
fortune arose for Bob. The old
fellow happened to be a client of a
friend of Bob, a struggling young
lawyer like himself. One week
later, at no expense whatever,
Bob brought the coveted docu
ment to Mrs. Bell.
In the meantime, through the
Bells, he was introduced to some
influential people. Two new
clients cam's to him, and things
began to look up for loyal, patient
The day he got back into his
old office he called on Marion.
He told her the whole story of
that dismal afternoon when they
had first met.
"And, oh ! how sorry I felt for
you," confessed Marion, "for I
guessed that you were in deep
trouble. That dreadful moment
when but that will always be
our secret. The sweet mother's
prayer drove all the fear -and
temptation away." .
"And you appeared, an angel .
on the threshold," said Bob. "Yes,
that will be our secret, but there
is another one. If I only dared
to tell it"
Marion swayed nearer to him.
Her eyes told him he might
speak, her lips invited the lover's
kiss and Bob knew that the full
glorious dawn had come at last!
Rice and Apple Souffle.
Wash a cupful of rice, drop it
into a saucepan of boiling water,
and boil it for ten minutes. Drain
and place it in a double boiler
with one pint of warm milk, and
cook it for half an hour. Pare and
core six sour apples, place in a
baking dish, add one pint of
water, cover and cook in a quick
oven until tender. Transfer to
a serving dish. To the rice, add
four tablespoonfuls of sugar, one
teaspoonful of vanilla, and the
stiffly beaten whites of three
eggs. Put this carefully round
the apples and set aside until very
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