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fore she knew it, seated in a com
fortable arm chair, Edna was
She awoke to the echoes of
something .falling, a human
groan. The light was still burn
ing in the room. With a low cry
Edna sprang to her feet. A start
ling picture was revealed to her.
The window overlooking the
porch roof was partly open, and
held so by a masked man. The
edge of the sash imprisoned his
neck. One arm was reaching
through, striving to reach a pis
tol that had fallen from his hand
and rolled over near the dresser.
In a flash Edna realized that
the intruder was a burglar, who
had opened the window to have
it fall upon and imprison him.
Upon a table lay the handbag and
her diamond sunburst pin. There,
too, were the silver scissors.
The man was struggling to
force up the sash. Edna sum
moned up' all her courage. She
darted to the table, seized the
scissors and ran at the intruder.
"If you move," she cried in a
tremulous but brave voice, "I will
stick you with the scissors !"
What should she do?" She
dared not leave the room the
burglar might release himself.
Her eyes fell upon a toy tele
I phone apparatus near another
window and an electric button
near . It ran oyer the trees to the
Dean home. Robert had rigged
it up to enable his sister and his
love to hail each other when they
liked. The button operated a
wire electrically charged, and
ringing bells at either end of the
line. Soon there was a response.
The bell rang in the room.
"Mary! Mary!" gasped Edna,
"rouse somebody, send over at
once. There is a burglar here!"
Inside of five minutej; Robert
Dean, his sister, their brunette
visitor and a hired man hailed
Edna from the garden. She call
ed to them to force a way into
the house. The burglar was un
maskedbehold Mr. Eugene Al
len! "Oh, Robert! Robert!" sob
bed the repentant Edna, when the
elegant stranger was safe in the
town jail and her lover had ex
plained that the dark brunette
was his cousin. "Can you ever
"I can always love you," re
plied Robert staunchly, "and that
should answer every question."
o o ;
Place two hard-boiled eggs in
cold water till wanted, afterward
removing shells. Remove skins
from four ounces of sausage, cov
ering the eggs thinly with the
meat, and using flour on the
hands to prevent sticking. Egg
and crumb them, fry from four to
six minutes, then drain and cut
in two. Serve up on rounds of
toast. A very appetizing break
fast or supper dish.
o o .
Greaseproof paper, in which
butter, lard, etc;, comes from the
store, should never be thrown
away. Remove it carefully, and
then use it for lining cake tins,
covering a steamed pudding, un
der the cloth and so on.