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rrDarce, my home is on fire!"
The apartment house where
North lived was about six squares
from the club. In a wild fever of
suspense and excitement the two
men ran all the way. A groan
came from North's lips as they
turned a corner. They came in
sight of the building. It was a
mass of flames.
"Paul!" shouted the frenzied
North, and made a dash for the
Darce and a policeman dragged
him back and held him by main
, "One man just rushed in
'there," said the officer. "He'll
never come out alive."
As a burst of flame singed and
drove them back', Darce set up a
"Look, North, look!" he cried.
Three stories up, hanging
from the sill of a window of the
North apartments, was a man.
The flames seemed to scorch his
head and his clothing was on fire.
It was Frowsy, and in one arm he
bore a huddled form wrapped up
n a drapery.
"Catch him!" rang out in an
guished but imperative tones
from the tramp, and just then
four firemen ran up with the
Unsinged, unharmed, little
Paul was extricated from the net
just as Frowsy fell into it, a help
"You brave fellow!" almost
wept Philip North, as clasping
the hand of the tramp he accom
panied him to the hospital.
"You sayed Slim Larrjr I
didn't forget," murmured the
loyal Frowsy, and fainted away
Frowsy recovered from his
burns and was sent to the farm to
join his partner, a pensioner of
North for life. The tramp book
was published and was a success.
Its author sent a copy to Frowsy.
"Say," said the latter the next
time North and little Paul visited
the;' farm, "that tramp hero in
your book does some big things,
"Nothing to equal what you
did for little Paul," declared
North gratefully. "You risked
your life to save him. Do you
think we can ever forget?"
Frowsy placed a loving hand
on the little golden head.
"To think of it!'! he said, husk
ily "the city cut out, and Larry
and me happy and honest and
comfortable here. Say, the story
book can't beat it. Every time I
think of it I feel as if this bat
tered old heart of mine was all,
pO o . j
Brown Patches on Face.
Brown patches on the face and
neck are due to constipation or
congestion of the liver. External
applications are of no value.
Proper treatment under the. care
of a family-physician should be
taken. , -
For Paint Smell.
Leave a pail of water, 4 with1
three or four sliced onions in it
over night in the room. Shut the
door. The onions and water will
absorb the smelly