father, Herman Grace," she add
ed. "Grace ! The head warden !"
"I thought you did. If he had
taken that five thousand dollars
your folks offered him to let you
escane. we wouldn't hi livintr in
fr-, e ...
this 'crazy cottage,' as you call
"Then you won't get the pack
age for me?" he demanded.
No, nor I won't lift a finger
against you. either. Go your own
way. I've heard of you and your
doings. You poor creature, what
sort of happiness have you found
in your life, you who think every
body is for sale?"
The thought was new to Brew
ster. "Why I I haven't had
much," he stammered.
"How long have you to serve?"
"Nearly two years."
"Two years !" she echoed. "So
you are willing to purchase two
years of liberty by a life of ignom
iny, hunted everywhere, hiding
from all, trusting none, always
expecting to hear the step of a de
tective at your heels? You poor
He hung his head. "I don't
know!" he stammered. "Nobody
ever put it to me in that way be
fore. I've never met a girl like
you. I thought they were all out
for the money. Say !" he went on
rapidly, "that little daughter of
yours ought to be proud "
"My sister, said the girl, smil
ing for the first time. "I'm not
married yet !"
Brewster took a step forward
and stood before her, the ball
clanking on its chain behind him.
In his eyes was a light that hac'
never shone there before.
"Miss Grace," he said, "if I go
back if I serve my time if I try
to live a decent life afterward,
and I have wanted to sometimes,
only I never had any encourage
ment if I do all these things,
will you let me come to you the
day I am set free and ask you to
help me? Just to tell me what to
do? So that I can feel that I have
a friend, besides money?"
"Yes," she answered impul
sively. "Yes. And I shall tell
my father what you have told
Brewster turned and plunged
back through the mangroves to
ward the convict comp, the ball
jangling behind him.
For one generous cup of sauce
beat one-half cup of butter to a
cream ; add the yolks of two eggs,
one at a time, and beat thorough
ly. Also add salt and pepper to
taste and one-third of a cup of
boiling water. Cook over hot
water, stirring until thick. The
last thing add one tablespoon of
A jelly is always a pretty and
a delicate addition to any menu.
Often it can be made beforehand
so that it will be ready to serve
without trouble. To make coffee
jelly, take y2 box of gelatine,
soaked y2 hour in 1 cup of cold
water. Then add 3 cups of boil
ing coffee. Cool in a mold. Serve
with whipped cream and sugar,
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