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"And I want you to go."
"No, no, child," resented Mr.
Dawson gravely. "I am past the
folly of dancing."
And then the little witch began
her powers of beguiling. At the
end of half an hour, even down to
the mask he was to wear, Vera
had prevailed in her coaxings.
Mrs. Dawson was not so easy
to persuade. Wily Vera told of
the good cause she was helping
along. Finally she carried her
"Well, I'll come, dear," prom
ised Sarah Dawson, "but it's just
to please you."
The bright little schemer had
woven quite, a plot about the es
tranged and unsuspecting hus
band and wife. She took great
pains to. conceal from each the ex
pected appearance of both at the
function. Vera enlisted the co
operation of a number of her girl
friends. Everything turned out
as they planned. Mr. Dawson,
arrayed in his best, and his wife,
wearing a tasteful silk gown, a
reminder of happier days, came,
saw and were soon carried out to
themselves amid the enjoyment
of the occasion.
Shrewd and watchful Vera had
.kept close track of them. They
"had danced together twice with
out recognition, when the bell
called for unmasking. Vera ar
ranged it so that just after a
dance, they and herself alone
were the sole occupants of one of
the small rooms leading off from
the dance floor.
"Unmask !" she cried gaily, her
gager eyes dancing with suspense
and delight, and the dumbfound
ed husband and wife confronted
one another. Both had enjoyed
the unusual occasion, and Vera
knew it. "Quick!" she demand
ed, with a roguish laugh "who
"I did," declared Egbert.
"Sarah, you're as sweet and hand
some as ever. You can have' the
old homestead. I reckon you and
I have made each other miserable
long enough, don't you?"
"Egbert," returned his wife,
glad to meet him half way, I
don't care a pinch of salt for the
old homestead I just wanted to
have my own will."
"Well, you've got it," observed
Egbert, "so let us kiss and make
The Dunn estate was divided
soon after that, and Doctor Ir
win received his little fortune.
He proceeded to offer it and his
deepest love to the wonder
working little miss who had
brought it all about.
Ice boxes must be frequently
aired and sunned. Use the cold
outside air in place of ice in win
ter. Have the ice compartment
open to the outside air. Pans of
water placed in the ice chamber
will freeze solid and will keep the
box cold on the days when the
Peck You will never get the
dog to mind you, my dear. Mrs.
Peck I shall, with patience. You
were just as troublesome yourself