t T wish to know nothing," she
1 "No: "What does it matter who
we are or what . we have done?
We are only actors, playing our
parts. Some have a good part
and win applause, while others
are execrated. What does it
"If I had known you before, I
might have played a different
part," he said.
The night wore on; only the,
gradual tilting of the deck told
them that the end was inevitable.
Side by side they crouched for
warmth against the bitingwind.
The prisoner had lashed two
chairs together. At the last mo
ment they were to tie themselves
to these and leap into the sea.
. Her hand, stole into his and his
fingers clasped it. A fierce long
ing to live surged into his spul.
In that imminent danger tHeir
hearts were revealed, each to
"The ship will last till dawn,"
he said. "If we are saved, will
you come with me to some far off
country and let us redeem our
He felt her answering clasp,
and, turning toward her, he took
her in his arms and kissed her.
And when he-felt her lips on his
he knew that they would not be
denied that chance they sought,
to live their lives'anew.
The east grew light, the stars
waned; daylight spread over the
wilderness of waters. The yel
low orb of the sun uprose. Night
was gone, and their Idve Jiad
dawned as perfect as that day,
Then the man pointed seaward
and cried out.
Out on the horizon a small
tramp steamship was bearing
down on them. When she came
nearer it could be seen that she
flew the Brazilian flag.
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Oven Needs Bath.
At least once a week the inside
of the oven should be thoroughly
cleansed witlrhot "soda and water.
Scrub down the sides and shelves
and scrape the door.
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