"Then then " Worthington
was acting strangely "then the
note I received was was not "
and he stopped dead short, and
drew from his pocket the un
finished page of poor Eva's story,
the letter the letter written by
the fanciful heroine to the fanci
ful hero, to the fanciful "Denzil !"
"Oh, Mr. Worthington!"
In a flash Eva understood it
all her precious secret amateur
page had got mixed in with the
stories. She flushed crimson.
"I see it all what a stupid pre
sumptuous dolt I have been !"
spoke Worthington, arising.
"Please forgive me. I thought, I
Eva, half crying, explained.
Worthington gravely but with
interest insisted on seeing the un
"I am glad I came, foolish as I
must appear to you," he said,
when he had looked over the
manuscript. "Miss Dorrance.
you need not hesitate to go on ar
you have begun. You are a long
way ahead of the first story ef
fort. I shall be pleased to placr
it for you, when it is completed.''
Then his face fell again, and he
added: "And it would have made
me happier still, if what I had so
fondly wished, so truly hoped ''
"It was a mistake, sending that
sheet," faltered Eva. "but oh
do not misconstrue me, but can
not you understand?"
"That it might be true that
the dream of perfect happiness
that brought me here might be'
true? Oh, Miss Dorrance Eva
can you not see how much I
love you !"
Her swimming eyes, her blush
ing face, her outstretched trem
bling hands, answered John
"Then," he said proudly, en
folding her with a protecting
arm, "it is to be love, hope, work
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
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