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Her. head sank low, she-could'not
utter a word. It was a strained -situation.
"If so, why then," proceeded Raii
ald, "did. you not make some reply
when I sent word by my friend, Ed
ward Ross, several years ago?"
"I I never received it," spoke Mu
riel quickly. And then: "He-was not
your friend I see it. all now!"; -
She recalled how suddenly Ranald
had left the town with no word of ex
planation. She remembered, too, how
Edward Ross had proposed' to. her,v
and .had been rejected a month-later;
' He was dead now, and she did not;
wish'to'prbve his falseness. It came,
o'ufreluctantly the story. i
'"Muriel," said Ranald, leaning"
closer to that.pleading, longing, beau-,
.tiful face, "a true man tells his love
once, 'and never regrets it. Is it, then;
somebody else's fault that we parted ?
Canlifbe possible that all these yeara
you bave.'thought of me as of old?"' I
""jvqjild I have-treasured these let
ters otherwise?" asked Muriel softly,
and. the; next moment she was clasp
ed in -his arms.
('Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
GOT ANY BIRD tfOUSES YOU WANT TO LEASE?
.The birds" areN coming back and,
as they're greatinsect kilters,, besides
being 'pretty thingsto have about the
place, why not take some of those od
flower pots left when you bedded the
winter, plants and make nice artistic
homes for them?
Take a set of. three, medium-sized
pots-and fasten uiemi-in a row toa
hoard -3 Inches wider than the dia
meter of the-top of the potsl Make
jhe' holes; in. the bottom, larger- -by-'
.chipping off with a pair of plyers.
Don't make them too large.
Fasten the. pots with cleats, as
shown JLn the sketch, and' nail the
whole thing to a post in the. garden.
You can train quick-growing vines
over the post if you want to and
make .an artistic addition to the yard
The prettier the feet and ankles
the-easierthey'get up stares.