miserable duffer who thought he had
j a right to live and love."
N He extended the engagement ring,
his face averted. Bertha marveled,
but turned it over and over in her
hand. For the first time she read the
"Why, Mr. Borden!" she cried,
"you don't mean to say that it was
Nannie you you wanted?"
"Who else?" inquired Lucius inno
cently. "Oh, I see the light Oh, dear me!
I know now. And poor Nannie
thought you had jilted her and has
been worrying her dear, little heart
away. Wait here."
"What new misery is coming now,
I wonder?" groaned poor Lucius, a
novice m the ways of women.
"Tell her mother knows," fell up
on his ears a moment later and Nan
nie, blushing, was led before him by
And then the big, blundering fellow
saw the light, too, and struggled out
of the labyrinth and Nannie helped
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
USED TO LOOK ALIKE
To look at a fashionably dressed
woman today it seems incredible to
think that 1,500 yjears ago men and
women differed in their mode of
dressing in very small degree.
After the fall of the Roman empire
the sexes started about fair. Our
Teutonic ancestors adopted a cos
tume which was almost the same for
men and women, and consisted of
two main garments, the Roman tun
ica and toga. The tunica was vir
tually a shirt with long sleeves and
was buckled at the waist The men
wore it reaching to the knees and
the women to the ankles. In colder
northern latitudes the men as a
greater innovation added trousers,
but these were looked upon in the
light of a distinct extra and were not
considered obligatory in the hotter
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