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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1913, Image 18

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KANE'S FOLLY
By Harold Carter.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
It is not only the murderer who
comes back, drawn irresistibly to
the scene of his offense against
the human law. Everyone who
has done wrong, everyone who
has been unfortunate, everyone
who has suffered, even, returns
If yr t&
They Drew Near to Each Other.
some day to the place where the
event occurred which marked a
black bar in the spectroscope of
his life. It was so with Arthur
Kane.
, Five years before he had stood
rn the same spot, at the same time
of day, on just such an evening,
outside Evelyn's house, at the
foot of her garden. Then he had
been poor; now he was wealthier
than he had ever expected to be:
but then he had been happy, and
now, of all men, he was the most
miserable. And on the very day
of his return to the place of his
birth he had come back, drawn
thither irresistibly as he had al
ways known that he would be.
It was summer then and it was
summer now; the same rose
bushes were blooming, the same
moon was rising over the house
tops; nothing had changed ex
cept his heart. The years which
had meant so much to him, seem
ed to have left everything but
himself much as it had been.
Five years before Kane had
been an underhand clerk in the
Fourth National bank, seven
blocks away, in the heart of the
business section. And Evelyn
had been a stenographer in the
same town. She lived with her
widowed mother and her little
brother Benny. Arthur had al
ways known Evelyn, but their en
gagement had come about quite
suddenly and simply. He had
discovered unsuspetrted depths of
tenderness in her nature when
his mother died. She had cared
for her .all through her lingering
illness. The night before she
breathed her last she said to
Arthur:
"I want you to marry Evelyn."
The thought had not occurred
to him. He had not know that
Evelyn loved him. The dying
woman's disclosure placed her
in an altogether new light. His
mother told him then that she
had always loved him; freed by
the approach of death from the

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