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corn of his prospective father-in-law.
"B? seated," spoke Mr: Worth
ingion in a tone that sent cold
chills down the backtjf the ardent
suitor. "I have been advised, of
this ill-advised match."
"Oh, don't say that, sir," inter
rupted Marvin, beseechingly. "1
have loved your daughter for two
"Ha-hum! Two years you've
Jjeen thinking of getting married,
eh?" questioned -Mr. Worthing-tonr-
"Yes, sir. You see, we love
each other "
"That's all right," interrupted
Mr. Worthihgton, mercilessly.
"How much have you saved dur
ing that time?" r
Marvin floundered. He Wrig
gled about in his chair, his lips
strove to frame an explanation,
found no possible basis for it, and
he sat .staring vacantly at nothing-,
"Young man," said his stern
judge "I know more about you
than you think. You will tally
me off if you please. You have
earned twelve hundred dollars a
f year and are in debt. In the
name of wonder, how do you ex
pect to support two on your sal
' ary, when you have not been able
to keep clear of debt, alone?"
"That's,, so," acknowledged
Marvin in repentant despair.
"Only, you see," he added, bright
ening up now, "I'm going to be
gin to save."
Surt of that, are you:?"
"Oh; yes. sir. I'm going to cuff
out the club, put so much aside
every week, and economize in
every way I can."
"That will be necessary, if yoji
marry my daughter," declared
Mr. Worthington. "Now, I agi
going to be explicit with you.
Millie's mother left her the cot
tage and lot pn Maple street. It
is a good enough home jxv any
body. That gives you free rent,
provided you can save twenty
five' dollars a month till twenty
four notesamounting to $600,
are paid. Can you do that?"
"I certainly can "began the
optimistic lover heroically.
"Will you do it? If you 'thinlc
anything of Milly, you WiiE clear
off that amount." Show riie at the
end -of two years that you havq
kept your promise, and I shall be
proud of you, where I am now a
little afraid your liberal ways"
may lead you into difficulties."
"Trust" me, sir, trust me!"
cried the hopeful Marvin, filled
with a hundred plans to save the;
Milly and Marvin were marn
ried in due time. The vine-em-'
bowered cottage ort Maple street
became their home. Marvin be
gan his sacrificial career heroic
ally. Milly petted and praised
him so enthusiastically when he
proudly brought home the first'
receipt for twenty-five dollars;
from the bank, that the artless
fellow actually looked forward to
the next pay day as a sort of reg-i
They were happy as doves in:
a cote. It was wonderful, thej