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study," declared her host, with dig
nity and assurance.
"Listen, sir," went on Doris, earn
estly, "Mr. Tyler is not the desper
ate, crinilnal the world adjudges him.
He is reckless, he Is tempted, but he
has been plundered, crushed .down,
in poverty until he believes "all man
kind his enemy, but I ah, yes, I
know him. At heart he is a hero, a
' The professor regarded the soulful
eyes, of this fair pleader curiously.
Thre was no mistaking her sincerity-
"You are his relative agister, per
haps?" he ventured.
"No, sir, I am that is, I love him!"
confessed Doris. "Thief as he is, un
der a long sentence, I would marry
him tomorrow were he free: J, like
himself, am an orphan, and like him,
I have tasted the bitter dregs of pov
erty. He. risked his life, to save me
from a burning building. As might
the. highest gentleman in the land,
secretly, nobly he saw that I was
geared for when Iwas ill! i-le loves
me; I know if, but he would refuse
to let me share his disgrace, to be
come the wife of a convicted thief.
OH,. sir, save him!" pleaded the girl
pathetically, bursting Into, tears. 'If
you could do that, we would-'ga away
,to some place where we are' not
known, and I would slave- for him,
to.make.him once more a man among
,' "My poor child!" spoke the pro
fessor brokenly, placing a trembling
hand upon the bbwed golden htead,
"for your sake I will exhaust all my
science in trying to save this hian's
body "and souL"
.And so the honest enthusiast had
hid chance. For a week Robert Ty
ler lay under his cafe. The surgical
operation applied to the cranium,
current with a vigorous -medical
treatment At the end of ten . days
the professor announced that the
test ha3 been completed and Tyler
vis a flree map.
The newspapers were full of the ,
experiment. ' The.pro"fessor proudly
hoped, :d Doris prayed, and that
very night the professor discovered
that before he had left his home Rob
ert Tyler ,had burglarized one -of his
cabinets, and had 'disappeared with
two watches" and a small amount bf
money1. ' - ....
Gradually the 'incident -of Roberf
Tyler and -the professor's great cura
tive system faded from public View4
Two years later the professor re
ceived -A package addressed' in deli
cate, f emihine handwfltfug,; contain
ing a sum df, money" equlvalehfip his
losses through the burglary '"
Three years, after that-Prof essbr
Woods,-iii &-'esterh trip,;pa8sed,6un
day at a. thriving little -town the
heart of lhV Rqcky -InoUn'taihs.
Strolling-aboflfe .casually in. the after
noon, he came upon an open ir Ser
vice meeting'. The 'preacher; talked
from 4an' improvised- platform, near
which was seated a lovely, peaceful
faeed'?iady:wltb a child-hi her arms,
evidently the wife bf.the. speaker.
Suqh rugged yet earnest eloquence
Professor 'Vydo'ds had ' heW before
heard. And-ihen he stared marvel
ousljr 'as he Recognized the man as
Robert Tylef ahd the woman, he had
known as Doris Hemingway. .
His surprise was heightened, as at
the end of the meeting the speaker
looked directly at him with the
"Will Mr: Woods please remain for
a few moments' conversation?"
Professor Woods advanced to meet
the exhorter as the audience dis
persed. As he neared him he traced
the old familiar lineaments of that
expressive face, but toned down, sof
tened, the eyes clear, thmightf ul, sin
"Do you remember me?' spoke
Tyler, extending an eager hand.-
"I can never forget ypli," replied
the friendly hearted professor. "My
first and last experiment in. anatom
ical reformation ended with you."
"And cured me, Sir," pronounced
Robert Tyler, gravely. "Perhaps not