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ney, but I would rather have him too
broad-minded than too narrow.
"Last night Mary was taken with
a convulsion and the doctor said she
had acute Blight's disease and only
an operation could save her life.
They took her to the hospital imme
diately and sent for Aunt Mary and
me, but you know I was out. Aunt
Mary was at the hospital all night.
This morning, Mary was fearfully ill
and her baby was born dead. When
ever she was conscious last night she
begged them not to send for Jack, as
she wants him to graduate.
"Let's go over to the hospital,
dear," said Dick, when I had finished.
When we arrived Mary was better
and the doctor said I might see her.
Dick and I decidedthat I should
tell her that he knew and would do
everything a brother could for her;
that I should tell her about the baby
and let her decide about Jack.
Poor little girl! Her face looked
so thin and pale.
"Have you sent for Jack?" was her
"Not yet," I answered.
"I am so glad: he must not be call
ed back before he graduates. I will
get along all right."
I immediately told her that Dick
was with me and would do everything
a brother could for her. Her face
lighted up with a smile and she mur
mured: "Everyone is so good to
She never asked for her b'aby, but
there was a wistful look in her eyes
and I answered it by saying: "Yes,
Mary dear, your baby is dead."
Some people may think to tell the
terrible news in this way was brutal,
but I cannot but think that the awful
truth is much better than subter
fuges. To say that your loved ones
have "passed away" does not help
the hurt or assuage the grief-stricken
heartbeats. No soft words can pal
liate the irrevocable mandate. It is
the end it is death that is all.
Mary's hand reached out to me for
sympathy, but to her her living hus-
bdnd was more than the babe who
was dead, and she said: "Poor Jack!
He will never forgive himself for let
ting me bear it alone."
She did not ask to see her child,
and I knew that she had been so con
cerned for her husband-lover in the
long months of waiting that he ma
ternal instincts were hardly awake.
Who could blame her? I could
not. At this moment it seems to me
that no child could make up to me in
any way for Dick and his love.
To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
PEAS WITH DUMPLINGS
Shell and wash peas enough to
make one quart Cover with one pint
of boiling water, a dash of sugar and
begin to boiL When boiling fifteen
minutes add half a teaspoon of salt.
Cook until soft. Skim out peas. Add
one pint of milk to water in which
peas have been cooked. Bring to boil.
Drop into this marble sized dump
lings made of one egg, pinch of salt,
one teaspoon of baking powder and
fltuir enough to make soft dough.
Drop into hot milk and water. Boil
without covering ten minutes. Add
one teaspoon of butter. Turn all over
peas and serve.
Now the little spring carrots are
When selecting carrots choose
those of smaller size, for they are
Carrots are very nutritious and
supposed to act directly on the liver.
Therefore, they are much recom
mended by the beauty specialists as
a help to a clear complexion. For this
they are eaten raw, either in a salad
or with a little salt.
To remove coffee stains, mix equal
parts of yolk of egg and glycerine,
apply to the stain, and allow to dry
on. For a light silk garment the
glycerine should be mixed with water
instead of yolk of egg.
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