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surrounded by- an iron fence, and
bearing a broad metal plate plainly
visible in the white moonlight.
"I will read the inscription," said
the official. In grateful memory of
Ransome Jordan,-Hero, who lost his
life after saving fourteen imperiled
women. He was a true man!' "
' "And that was me," gasped the
"That was you," responded the of
ficial, reverently lifting his cap.
"Held in loving memory, because you
disappeared amid the flames and it
was supposed you had perished."
So the pilgrimage ended, but its
echoes, now made public, reached
Lucky Gulch ahead of Jordan's re
turn. And when he appeared, a
cheering deputation of welcoming
friends knew he would now accept
a rightful honor.
A patient, loving little woman
clasped her arms around his neck as
he stepped from the train.
"Oh, my love! My hero!" she
sobbed" a man among men, and
mine all mine!"
THE DANGERS OF MENDACITY
By Berton Braley.
It takes a brainy man to lie and
freely get away with it, to twist the
honest truth awry and very blithely
play with it; the stupid man who lies
is caught and people soon get wise to
him, his fabrications come to naught
and "failure" well applies to him.
In fact, the ordinary chap who
trifles with veracity discovers soon
he's in a trap made by his own men
dacity, he's tangled in an awful mess
of whopping fibs and little ones, and
lies that seemed a huge success prove
very frail and brittle ones.
And so, unless your intellect is bet
ter than the run of them, the folk
you meet will all detect your lies
and fall for none of them ; it takes a
man of high class mind to lie with
out betraying it, and such a man
you'll always find too wise to be es
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