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LOVE IN AN AUTO
By Alvah Jordan Garth.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"With everything in life gen
erally," was the reply in a tone
"Not including Miss Marcia
Vansant, of course?" .insinuated
The Machine Fairly Skimmed the
Ned Darrow, a trace of mockery
in his voice.
Dale Gordon did not reply.
He winced slightly. Miss Marcia
Vansant was a sensitive topic
with the young man just as pres
ent. He had danced attendance
on the queenly beauty half the
season. .He had come down to
Seagrove at her royal request,
and this was the second day he
had motored to the train to find
no eager, delighted lady love, as
at times he pictured her.
They were not as yet engaged,
but as Ned Darrow and all the so
cial world of Seagrove knew, the
proud coquette had set the net for
the wealthy young city broker. A
week at Seagrove would settle the
affair, Ned had told mutual
friends, and confidentially he
stated he was sorry for it.
"What you want, Gordon, is
something in life to interest you,"
he now said. "Dawdling the time
away at clubs, 'soirees and sum
mer resorts kills a fellow's vital
ity. Try something for a change."
"As what, for instance?" chal
"Human interest, philanthropy
why, say, the very thing I See
here look yonder."
Ned pointed to a young girl
who sat on one of the station
benches. Her eyes were fixed
sadly down the rails. There were
tear stains on her pretty cheeks,
and something so inexpressibly
mournful in her pose that even
Gordon, chivalrous and gentle al
ways with the 'opposite sex, was
at once interested.
"Looks to be in trouble," he re
marked. "She is. Poor thing!" said
Ned. "She" has been trying to
support a widowed mother by
taking- an art class at the semin
ary here. It seems she received
a rush telegram an hour ago tell-
I ing her that her mother was dan
gerously sick, and that if she
Hoped to see her again in life she
Wm?- - -?-. - - . .