family very recently, and I realfr
"don't know anyone in NewToffc. I'm
from the Golden West."
"Really," said Crictyon, "and did I
understand you to say that , you had
joined the family?"
"Oh, you don't know,, then?" And
the suggestion of a blush heightened
the girl's color.
"I'm afraid not," he answered. "I,
too. have been away for some time."
"Well, you see," said the girl'. "I'm
engaged to Ned. Yes I am, regularly
engaged. Announced and' everything.
Would you like to see my ring?"
The girl laid her hand in his, and
C'richton examined wfth much so
licitude a splendid cabochon ruby.
'"Do you like it?" she asked.
"Perfect!" he said, and released
her .Hand. ".
At the sight' of
him the. girl
, uttered a low
the wtaefdw, .
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