stage and that a storm of applause
had broken loose all over the thea
ter. He looked up. Lillian was
standing before the curtain, and
her bow was to the crowd; but
her eyes were on his.
Then suddenly Langdon under
stood. She was the author; she
had succeeded where he had fail
ed, and she had put all the sor
row and suffering of both of them
into the story. And even as he
watched her she was gone, and he
stood still in the aisle among the
The second seat was empty.
Langdon slipped into it, and pres
ently he saw her coming down
the aisle toward him. Her head
was very high, her cheeks aflame
with happiness. And she sat down
at his side.
"Lillian, he whispered, hardly
daring to look -into his eyes, "It
was you !"
"Yes," he heard her answer
"Lillian, I have sought you all
this time. Why didn't you let
me know? Why couldn't you for
give?" "But I have forgiven long ago,"
"Then you "
"I thought you knew where I
was living. I thought hush, I'll
tell you afterward. See, the lights
are going out for the last act."
"The last act!" he muttered.
"Lillian, how is it going Fo end?
"It ends as our romance will
end," she whispered. "You will
see soon. Have patience. Haven't
jve been atienj: for three years?
It's only a half hour longer now."
And with this Langdon felt
NO TIME FOR FAVORS
Don't bother father, Mary Ann,
And Billy, leave your Dad
He is a very weary man
His life just now, is gray in
Be quiet for a little while
Or you'll have reason to regret,
Conduct yourself in careful style;
He hasn't had his dinner yet!
The cook is leaving Monday
The kitchen range is- out of
I've got to have a new gown soon,
There's scarce a rag upon my
And these are things that he
They'll doubtless tend to make
I guess I'll telr him later, though;
He hasn't had his dinner yet. -
When, fed, he smokes his fat
And smiles benignly on us all,
We'll ask him for that motor car
And other things that we re-
But while he corrugates his brow
We'll steer away from him, you
We will not trouble father, now
, He hasn't had his dinner yet!
o o '
Mr. Blurt That man has a fu
ture before him.
Miss Pert Has, eh? Well, 'it
would be very, unusual were it
behind him, wouldn't it?.
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