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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 21, 1912, Image 19

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is dangerous for them so near the
railroad tracks. Besides that,
this property isn't worth half as
much as the Main street place."
.."Well' rejoined Ralph, "I un
derstand that John Moore, onfe of
the trustees, is wearing a new dia
mond pin, and they say that Greer
presented it to him. Let it go.
When I look around and see how
cozy you've made the place here,
"Oh, Ralph, you are so easily
satisfied," sighed Mrs Davis.
I feel as if it is a kind of palace."
"That's because I've got what
Greer can't scheme for and get."
"What's that?"
"You and the children," cried
the big hearted fellow, and his
wife returned his bouncing kiss
with a proud and happy face.
"I suppose -the next thing we
know,' she said, "Greer will
scheme to get. the fifty thousand
dollar .homestead for that five
thousand dollars. He'll raise it
among his friends."
"No, he can't do that' dissent
ed Ralph, "He has to 'make' it.
I'll let you into a secret, Madge
dear: I atn going to work and
scrimp and save to raise that
itiottey. The Greers won'b They
are going in for society in their
. new home. Sort of look down on
us back street folks; So, they
spend all they get."
Ralph's loyal little Wife had a
good deal of humiliation to sub
due for a time, Mrs. Greer began
to take to herself a certain social
importance People who were
cads ignored the back street
1 ouge. The yards of the two
houses adjoined at the rear. First
Mrs. Greer pitied her humbler
neighbor Then she was indul
gent. Finally she ignored her
Ralph worked hard. His life was
centered in his home, and his,
sterling, steadfast faith in the fu
ture began to influence his wife,
One day he came home in the
middle of the day. This was an
unusual thing for him. His wife
looked alarmed and then curious,
for her husband's cheery face was
wreathediwith smiles.
"Well, X reckon welll have to
move," lie announced.
"Move! When? Why?" cried
his bewildered - helpmate with a
gasp.
"Right away, and because our
house here is sold." " '
"Soldi"
"That's right," smiled Ralph,
and he acted and looked as if su
premely satisfied with ih ar
rangement. "Hereof is little
paper to sign," and the .speaker
produced an officiaMooking' docu
ment. "But why .sell-it;-wha is buy
ing it?" stamrirered the bewilder-ed-wife.
"The railroad company. Jf we
hold back, the property will be
condemned atiyway, so we had
belter cIo$e the bargain. They
are paying us a big price'
"But to tear up, when we are
so nicely Settled here,!"
"As well as the Greers?" in
quired Ralph archly
"Yes, we are!" declared the
staunch little woman. "It's been
just delightful, and we have made
it a real home,
"Well, the new one may suit

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