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".Theyear-is over," she said bright
ly as she approached him. "Did they
never.felTypu? was Hugh Telford
who laid his fortune at my feet, and
my foolish father encouraged his. suit.
Finally-it was agreed that I should
take;a year to decide, away from both
of you. As if a year or a thousand
could make me forget you!"
And she lifted the old penny from
the hand of her lover; the lucky
penny of old Jepthah Blair, and kiss
ed it. t
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
OH, WHAT'S THE USE!
AViper!" she hissed. "Fool!
Scoundrel! Wretch! Blackguard!
Smiling sweetly, he rolled a
cigaret and-applied a light.
' "Villain!" she resumed, her
.eyes flashing vivid fire. "Rob-ber-r-r!"
"Go on," he suggested, puf
fing lazily at his cigaret. "Go
Then, a thought suddenly-oc
curred to her, and she sank
hopelessly into a chair at the
uselessness of it all. He had
been a baseball umpire! ' "
: MRS. GRUNDY HAS FEELINGS HERSELF
.. - By Berton Braley.
' "My word," said Mrsl Grundy, "but this turkey trotting' craze
"Is really veryshocking' and it fills me with amaze.
' ."We ..never did such dancing and I' cannot understand why there is
such ;a fever simply sweeping through the land; with turkey-trots and Bos
tons andthe tangos and the rest which everybody's doings with .enthusiastic
zest.- , '
"My goodness! There's, the. deacon and he's -trotting with his wife.
!here'? a ninety-yearqld .couple tango-dancing, large a's Ufe. v.
, "There is little. Maggie Murphy and her -steady and, oh dear,' Mrs. j
Vahderpuyster's trotting with Sir Henry Vere de Vere! When- thelower
classes did it it was fearfully outre, but now it's all the fashion well, I
don't know-'what to say!"
i So Mrs. Grundy watched 'em as they trotted, to and fro and she listened
to 'the (.music which had lots of snap and go and she caught th'e raggy
rhythm which was bound to happen soon and her body started sway
ing to the syncopated tune. She snapped her bony fingers and she shouted,
"I. don't.. care. You cannot keep me quiet when you play that raggy air.
J,fee3:llke seventeen' again I'm NOT upon the shelf!" -And Mrs, Grundy,
started-in te-turkey trot herself, ' , , -