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as she had won him. To doubt
her was impossible. Consequent
ly it was without serious misgiv
ings that he went off on his hsh
ing trip, and though the time
dragged wearily, he returned to
town eager to hear his fiancee's
praises from his uncle's lips.
His first surprise was when the
door of the spacious apartment
was opened by a maid a hew
maid in cap and apron, who
looked at him inquiringly, as
though he had no business there.
"My uncle Mr. Chapin. is ne
at home?". asked Walter.
The maid hesitated. "Yes, sir,"
she said at length, "but Mrs.
Chapin doesn't receive visit
"Mrs. Chapin r exclaimed the
young man. "Who is she?"
"Haven't you heard of Mr.
Chapin's marriage, sir?" simper
ed the maid. "I believe it was
very sudden, sir."
Walter pushed past her, ran
along the hall, and broke into the
reception room without cere
mony. A woman rose from the
chair Linda !
Walter did not see the library
door open. He rushed toward
her. "Linda!" he cried. "You
here? You? What does this
mean? You're married to my
The elier man had come soft
ly up and placed a hand on his
shoulder. George Chapin was
smiling; his nephew was purple
with fury. He flung himself
upon his uncle, striking out wild
ly with his fists, and they fought
ail over the room, till finally the
other got him down, pressed his
face into the soft pillows, twistea
his arms, and sat on him.
"Linda, my dear, come here,"
he said. "Shall I tell this young
idiot the truth or will you?"
The girl, who had retreated in
fear to the farthest corner of the
room, now came forward. There
were tears in her eyes, but a smile
played about her mouth. "You
tell him," she said.
"Then listen, ass," said George
Chapin. Alice Manners now
Mrs. George Chapin is an old
friend who had passed out of my
life for years. We had a lovers
quarrel long ago. That's why I
never married. When I found
her again I took her right around
to the city hall and got a license
to marry her and then rushed her
to a minister. That was two days
ago. I wasn't taking any more
chances. Understand that, lun
atic? And from the way your
father and I mauled each other
when we were boys, to see who
should propose to Alice that is,
my wife I guess he won't have
any more objections to your mar
rying Miss Linda, her daughter.
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