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By Mildred Caroline Goodridge.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"It won't do, Mr. Roy Sheldon,"
spoke Earmer Turner with decision
and force "I'll encourage no idler to
court my girl."
"But how can I help courting her
when I love her so dearly and she is
all the world to me?" challenged
young Sheldon in his attractive, irre
sistible way that won all hearts.
"Consarn it! I like you, for all my
rough talk to you," exclaimed the
How Can I Help Courting Her?"
farmer bluntly. "I reckon everybody
else does. You're a happy-go-lucky,
reliable, accommodating young fel
low, but what about your future? It
would be a shame to see a fine young
fellow like you, educated and brought
up to a finish, hang around waiting
for something to turn up and wasting
"My dear Mr. Turner," spoke Roy
jgently, "you don't fairly understand
me. I came out into the country here
for a brief vacation after I had gradu
ated. I intended to go back and try
the business world in two weeks. I
met Eugenie. The weeks' have. run in
to four, but believe me I have not
been wasting my time. I know what
I want an editorship it's my spe
cialty on some standard publication.
I have written to a dozen publishers.
It's August and most of them are
away. But I have some promising ne
gotiations on foot. By fall "
"Four more good weeks wasted,"
interrupted practical Parmer Turner.
"Well," added Roy, "if I fall down
on my high and lofty literary ambi
tions, at least I can set up as a teach
er of athletics."
With a bright laugh Roy struck an
attitude. He felt rather proud of "his
athletics attainments. He had a right
to. Even the grim face of his censor
relaxed admiringly as he surveyed
the well-built form and splendid mus
cles of the young man who wished,
to become his son-in-law.
There was not a young., man
around the district who had not been
fascinated by what this willing tutor
in physical exercise had shown them.
He had taught them how to run,
pitch, dive and wrestle on the most
advanced basis of scientific athletics.
"To show you that I dm no idler
and really like to work," said Roy, "I
have come up here this morning to
apply for a situation."
"You!" exclaimed the farmer, look
ing over the natty outing attire of the -applicant
"Oh, you can lend me a pair of
overalls," suggested Roy lightly. "I
say, old friend, if all my high aspira
tions should go to smash I might .be
come your hired man permanently."
"Consarn it again!" commented Is-:
rael Turner "that boy wins a per
son's heart at every turn."
More than ever did Roy win the old
man's heart during the next week.
He was on hand at earliest dawn. He
sang, joked, whistled. " He was fore
most among the harvesting hands