told me about it, Millie, for I think the
only unpardonable sin is that of lying
to the friends who wish to help one."
Molhe's mouth grew a little rebel
lious and she said: "I don't think I
need any help, Margie; I am nineteen
years old and I ought to be old
enough to take care of myself.
. "You see, Madge, it was this way:
I was horribly dull and discontented
yesterday. Mother had gone over to
the hospital to see Mary and there
was nothing for me to do at home;
nobody had invited me to go any
where and I was crazy with the
monotony of just living from day to
day. I put on my hat about four
o'clock and started for the park, as
I thought I might see some of the
girls playing tennis.
"As I was walking on the shore
drive, Mr. Tenney came along with
his car and stopped to talk to me.
He said: 'You don't look as happy as
you might, little girl'; and I said: 'I
am not happy at all.'
" 'Neither am I,' he confessed.
Jump into my car and we'll take a
long spin and see if we can't chase
away the blue devils even if we smash
the speed laws.'
"Madge, were you ever in such a
condition that you were ready to ac
cept anything for the sake of getting
way from the deadly sameness of
"Yes, my dear, many times," I an
"Then you will understand. Mr.
Tenney took me away out in" the
country and he told me that I ought
not to be unhappy; that only those
who do wjong should suffer; and in
a few minutes he was telling all about
himself and what a sad life he led.
How when he was first married his
wife did not understand him and
neither did he understand her, so
things went from bad to worse until
they had virtually lived apart for
"That during all that time he had
been like a ship at sea without a rud
der, and he probably had done a lot
of things he should not have done,
but he had come to his senses, and
.now when he had made up his mind
to go back and see if he could not
patch it up with his wife, she had
served him with divorce, papers
tough, wasn't it?"
I could not help smiling at that,
as it was just like a man to make
himself out an abused person to dear
Men have realized ever since Adam
that "pity is akin to love."
( To Be pontinued Tomorrow.)
PORTUGAL'S EX-QUEEN MAY BE
a.rjuij de vFoveral
Lisbon, Portugal. If court gossip
is true, Amelia, dethroned queen of
Portugal, is now the wife of Marquis
Soveral, the Portuguese ex-minister.
If the former queen is married she
has added one more to the long list
of the morganatic husbands of Eu
rope. The kaiser's mother married
Baron von Leckendoff ; gossip united
Queen Victoria and John Bright; the
ex-queen of Naples married Prince
Esterhazy, and Dowager Margherita
of Italy is. said to be married to the
Italian engineer, Tererani.
Mrs. Ledke of Winchester, Pa., cul
tivates a plantation of 8,000 apples
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