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seen the incident of the morning.
The forest extended almost to the
mill fence; it was part of the old
Adams estate and sacred against
the axe. In the distance, through
the trees, Lizzie could see the red
brick house. A thought came to
her. Why should she not run
away! Why not just walk and
walk and walk into those green
vistas of trees, anywhere, so long
as she never turned back?
Xo! So long as her mother
lived she must go back, from day
to day, to endure the-jeers and
scoffs and coarse speech of those
others who recognized that she
was not one of them, and envied
and hated her.
Suddenly a shadow fell across
her path and she found herself
looking up into the face of a
bronzed young man whose eyes
were bent upon her with unmis
"Lizzie!"' exclaimed the mill
owner, "I saw you leaving the
grounds, and followed you. How
do you do? I've often thought of
you since we parted let me see,
years ago. It must be."
"You seemed to forget your
politeness this morning in the
mill," the girl retorted, strug
gling to keep back her tears.
"Why," exclaimed the young
man in astonishment, "really, I
was so embarrassed I thought it
"Yes, you were embarrassed
because I wasn't dressed like your
friend yesterday," she blurted
out, and could have bitten her
"Miss Keith ? Why she why,
Lizzie, dear, she's the agent for
the cotton company just a busi
ness woman, who is negotiating
for the year's output. You didn't
Suddenly he caught her in his
arms. "Lizzie," he whispered,
with his face very close to hers,
'did you think I had forgotten? 1
i-uii i you Know my lauiei bciiu
me away to college because I
cared? I want you, Lizzie, just
as I always did ; I want a girl of
my own country and my own peo
ple, not Miss Keith!"
And the clatter of the re
awakening mill suddenly turned
Measure two cups of granu
lated sugar and put in a saucepan.
Add a cup of cold water and set
the pan on a hot part of the stove.
Boil for 20 minutes, stirring occa
sionally. When it seems done try,
by dropping a little into a glass
of cold water. It should get
stringy and hard. Next take the
pan from stove and pour the
syrup into a glass or bowl in
which there is a teaspoonful of '
peppermint extract. Stir the mix
ture in the bowl rapidly with a
teaspoon until the syrup gets
thick and creamy white.
Have ready a large, flat sheet
of wrapping paper on -the kitchen 4
table and onto this drop little
round dabs of the mixture as
rapidly as possible. Don't let the
mixture get too cool and stiff by
stirring it longer than necessary.
This recipe makes about half a,
pound of peppermint, '