fallen out of it. Suddenly Vera utter
ed a quick cry.
"Your cheek " began the solicit
"No! no!'' she -wavered,, drawing
with shy consciousness away from
this fervent admirerpas,f fearing his
earnest sympathy woula carry him
away a second time "these papers!
Oh, father must know about these at
once!" . .
Within the hour Judge Dennisdn
was the happiest man in all Christen
dom. A mere accident had brought to
light the mislaid decision and mem
oranda in the great will case, and as
he and Morton went over them both
were sanguine that a higher appeal
would win them their case.
In the memory of that stolen kiss in
the library there could be but one
outcome a love declaration, an en
gagement and a happy, happy wedding.
AN ACTRESS' IDEA OF HELL IDLENESS!
Los Angeles, Cal.,. -March
Nance 0,'Neil sat in" lier. dressing
room, one slim arm thrown across
the back of her chair.
"Do you know," she asked earnest
ly, "what I think is the most awful
thing in the whole scheme of crea
tion? Idleness. To have nothing to
do is my idea of hell, for to have
nothing to do is to have nothing to
think about and that is mental starv
ation but how beautiful most peo
ple endure it.
"Take my case, for example. The
nigh water mark of my success was
in 'The Lily,' some years ago; the
opening night of that production was
the happiest of my life. But I want
another play that will give me even
greater opportunities and I have
been unable to find such a play. I
want something colossal, like the
sphinx, something telling the story of
human achievement like the pyra
mids." "And do you expect to find it?"
"Of course, otherwise I should not
be thinking about it. Somewhere
some one is suffering from an abuse,
enduring misery and being made into
just the kind of rebel required to
write a big play. I may find that
rebel and his play tomorrow; we
never know what is just around the
corner from us."
"And you feel perfectly sure you
will be able to play this play?"
"Of course; we are all unlimited in
our possibilities, if we would only
think so. Fear is all that keeps us
back, fear and an unwillingness to
face the truth that all we have we
"I believe in reincarnation, and it
is my earnest conviction that that
faith is the only one that will spur
men and women out of lazziness and
give them the happiness they can find
only in growth."
, o o
If the movie men had been on the
job when Benton was killed, what a
lot of free advertising the films would
I have gotten.
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