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"What! going without shaking
hands with me?" rallied Robert.
"You, who have been a comforter
and support to my dear old friend,
Mr. Darrow?" He relieved her of the
tray. He held her hands, till they
trembled and her cheeks were a love
ly carnation pink. "I have come back
to give my old benefactor new life
and hope, and to say to you listen,
dear, I should have said it the day I
left you I love you."
She stood swaying, overcome, but
happy. She dared not look up for
fear the glowing joy of that exquisite
moment might depart.
"I have brought to our friend a
document that will win him his case,"
explained Robert. "I lured William
Lane into the desert purposely. Lost,
in deadly peril, I vowed we would die
together, but he should right a great
wrong. I forced him to a written con
fession which he dare not gainsay,
and 'stick to the ship,' old friend,
for we are bound for a sure, safe
"With a wedding at the end of it!"
cried Abel Darrow enthusiastically.
"My boy, it was my girl, too, now!"
And the bliss of old' Abel Darrow
CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
THEY DO SAY:
After all my worry and fuss some
one else came into our "Little Place
Called Paradise" before Dick and I
After Dick went to the office I
started upstairs to see if everything
was in order and to take a last look
around before I went to meet Mollie
downtown and help her buy the set
of furs for which her father had given
the money as a Christmas present.
I had hardly closed the door and
was about to ,put on my hat and coat
when there came a knock and a gay
voice called: "Oh, Mrs. Waverly, I
am so glad to find you a home at
I opened the door to find that little
fly-away Brown woman. She was in
negligee and cap, all frills and furbe
lows and she came right into the
room without being invited.
"You know, Mrs. Waverly, I live
just across the hall and I have been
awfully curious to see you and your
rooms for the last three or four days,
but I have never been able to find
"My! How pretty your place looks.
. "I heard you had beautiful wed
ding presents, but is it possible that
the people sent you all these lovely
things which go so beautifully to
Before I thought I said: "No, I
returned some of my duplicates and
housekeeping things which I knew
we would not use and got most of the
furnishings for this room."
Immediately I knew I had made a
mistake, for by the funny little way
Mrs. Brown's nose drew down over
the point as she pursed up her mouth
I was sure she was rolling that choice
bit of gossip under her tongue.
I could hear her saying: "Do you
know Mrs. Waverly took all her wed
ding presents back and got just what
she wanted to furnish her rooms?
She's awfully finicky. I am glad I
did not have to give her a present, for
I know 1 couldn't suit her."
"Have you met any women in the
hotel?" asked Mrs. Brown.
"Not many yet," I answered, "you
see I have been very busy."
"I saw you go. out yesterday with
Eleanor Fairlow," she continued,
"isn't she beautiful? ' should think
ypu would be jealous of .her, my dear
Mrs. Waverly, for they do say that
your handsome husband was very at
tentive to her before he met you."
"Don't you think he paid me a
great compliment by choosing me
after seeing her?" I asked.
"Oh, if you look at it that way.