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1 HER CHOICE
By Frank Filson.
Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
j When the boarding-house ser
vant announced Dick Mansfield,
faggie put aside the letter over
which she had been puzzling and
Jiastily patted her hair, smoothed
down her dress, straightened the
pover of the sofa bed, and went
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to the door of her hall bedroom.
Next moment she was in Dick's
"Heigho! Same old hall room!"
Tsaid Dick, taking his seat "beside
rher. "Say, Maggie, how would
?rou like to pay Mrs. Flanagan her
ast week's rent and come west
with menext Friday?"
Drop of Real
"West Dick?" Maggie Dur
"West's what I said," Dick an
swered. "I've got a chance to buy
a farm in Texas five hundred
down and the rest on mortgage
Then we can get married ana
start out to make a home for our
selves. You know, Maggie, dear,"
he continued, in
ultation, '"I've got twelve hundred
dollars saved now.
They had been engaged two
rlnllnrs n wppV a:
Mr. Burman, of
ment store, and
a clerk in the Ironworks corpora
tion. And they had been saving
ever since they
l mean, Maggie, witn your
five hundred, '
"And we can start in on that and
make our way. Is it all right?"
"But Dick, I"
"But Maggie, you know4 now
Mr. Burman's dead you won't
have such prospects as you
thought. He took a fancy -ioyovC,
you told me, and I guess you'll
find the future won't be.so bright
as you hoped. Come, throw it up
and let's get married."
She would not give him her
decision. She would let h"in
know the next Sunday, she .saidi
Of course they could nof go oni
five days' notice. She must givel
Burman's time to "replace her. I
And Dick would have gone away
very downcast, 'had not her loving
good-Dye kiss reassured mm ot
her love. - j
Left albne, Maggie puiled out
the letter again and hggan studyv
a whisper of ex
the great depart-J
Dick twenty as