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loT Why! Why!" Suddenly
his face blanched and he sat down
heavily upon a seat.
Miss Dare did not let go his
arm for an instant.
"Listen to me, you " she
could not find a suitable term of
address. "Listen to me," she
said. "You know me, don't you?
Well, you are going to that little
girl in No. 5 and you are going
to tell her that you have made a
mistake. Do you understand?
And then we shall be at Dry
Lake in five minutes. You get off
at1 Iry Lake."
He swore at her. "What has
it to do with you?'' he sneered.
"Why are you butting in? How
do you know I'm not free? What
call have you to interfere?"
Miss Dare was still clinging to
him, because she knew that if she
let go she would be unable to
keep her hands off him. "You
go now," she whispered hoarse
ly. "You know the abduction
laws in Colorado ? Yes, you go !"
She watched him pass along
the aisle and saw him bend over
the girl and speak. She saw the
girl start up, clinging to the vel
vet cushions of the Pullman.
Then the train slowed down, and
the train was pulling into Dry
Lake. The girl was going to
scream. Miss Agnes Dare got
there in time, and a moment later
she was knocking Clarence Mont
fort all over the car.
That was the latest of the Dare
scandals, and Miss Agnes' phdto
graph was prominently displayed
as usual on the front pages of the
newspapers, -from New York to
San Francisco. How persistent
ly luck followed her, they said.
To think, that on her way to Cal
ifornia, she should meet her first
husband and pummel him to her
heart's content, thereby material
ly increase the box office receipts
on the opening night and for
many nights thereafter! Would
she have pummeled him if she
had been plain Miss Dare with
no reputation for scandal to
maintain? And then, why had
she abruptly left the train and
disappeared somewhere in the
Colorado wilderness, and who
was that young girl that she was"
chaperoning, and was she a wor
thy person to have charge of her?
Miss. Agnes read all that and
smiled. Life has its compensa
tions, and there is a letter in her
handbag which she reads some
times when things have gone bad
ly with her. It is from a girl in
Tyson; and she reflects that if
she has ruined her own life she
may have saved another.
Eight eggs and two pounds of
sugar and beat twenty minutes,
add the graded rind and juice of
one lemon, one-half pound of
grated cocoanut, one-half pound
of almonds (chopped), two
pounds of flour and a pinch of
hartshorn. Take little-pieces, the
size of a walnut, and shape on the
pan. Do not roll. Bake in a quick
Why are an egg "and a colt
alike? They must both be broken
before they can be used,