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TALE ABOUT BRUNO
By Cecille Langdon.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"It is certainly very mysteri
ous," said Mrs. Little-. ."Bruno is
acting sq strangely I cannot ac
count for it at all."
"It is worse than mysterious
"Even She Does Not Look
Happy," Reflected Ina.
it is positively heartbreaking!"
said Ina Dawes, but she said it to
"Everything was going so
lovely," continued the little wid
ow. "I invited you down here.
Bruno, as my hqart defarly wish
ed, was more than attentive to
you. His friend, Jack Lowry,
came on. Then Beatrice Dale has
that stately Miss Vavasour visit
her. Right away, too, Bruno neg
lects you and becomes devoted to
Miss Vavasour, Ppor Jack, the
rejected, is inconsolable, and you,
my dear " -
"Don't think of me, my friend,"
said Ina bravely. "I am afraid I
attached too much weight to your
"But Bruno was not flirting,"
disclaimed Mrs. Little solemnly
"I know he wasn't"
"That Miss Vavasour has sim
ply hypnotized him with her
queenly ways and really hand
some face. He will come back 16
his first aJlegiance. Trust me."
It was certainly a eomplex and
dismal situation at Popular
Grovey-the pretty country home
of the fashionable widow, Mrs'.
Little. Lif had gone like a beau
tiful dream for Ina, until 'this
stately Miss Vavasour had ap
peared on the scene. At first Jabk,
the enthralled, had been her ar
dent knight errant. Then Bruno
had supplanted him unmistak
ably in the affections of the new
' Ina left her friend and old col
lege companion, and walked pen
sively through the garden toward
the river. She sighed as she saw
a dolorous-faced gentleman pac
ing a densely shaded by-path.. It
was Jack Lpwry, usually the soul
of cheerfulness. Ina reflected that
this wilful, coquettish Miss Vava
sour had a good deal to answer
for in distracting the happiness
Sweet Ina was deeply hurt.
Bruno Moore had certainly takea