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but he came bravely to his rescue
with, "Perhaps, Dick expected to find
me at the club. I am usually there,
but did not go around tonight." And
then to change the subject:
"Margie, you must hurry and get
well so that Mollie and I can teach
you the new turkey trots."
"Mollie," I said, in mock serious
ness. "Is it possible that you have
been learning those reprehensible
Mollie took me seriously and an
swered: "Oh, Margie, there really is
nothing reprehensible in turkey trot
ting if you do not, of your own accord,
make it reprehensible.
"It seems to me' she continued,
"that there is no amusement, no en
joyment, no life that cannot be made
reprehensible if one wishes. Don't you
think so, Mr. Edie?"
"I think anything that you think,
Mollie, when you raise those won
drous eyes to me in that manner."
Mollie blushed prettily and looked
more charming than ever. I hope she
won't fall in love with Jim Edie, for he
is too old for her. He must be at least
twenty years older than she and, be
sides, he has lived every one of those
years at a rapid rate.
Jim Edie is charming, and for a
woman of twenty-five or thirty he
would probably make a splendid hus
band, but for our eighteen-year-old
Mollie he is too blase, too world wise.
"My! It is ten o'clock," said Mollie,
after we had chatted a. while longer.
"You won't be afraid to stay alone,
will you?" she asked.
"Not at all, dear, and I also won't
be afraid to have you go home at this
hour if Mr. Edie will go with you."
"I'll order a taxi," said Jim, start
ing for the telephone.
"Oh, no, you won't," affirmed Mol
lie demurely. "Margie won't let me
ride in taxies with young men with
out a chaperone." "
"But I am not a young man at
least not so very young, Mollie," pro
"Worse and worse," declared Mol
lie. "Margie and I were just berating
all those old gallants 'who -presumed
upon theirage, and we had made up
our minds to cut them all off the lists
of our acnuaintances."
"Don't do that and I'll go back to
my salad days if necessary. Anyway,
we'll take'a street car."
"Dick wijf behere soon now,," whis
pered Mollie as she kissed,, me, good
night, "and Fit tell the ma'id ojiwatch
to listen at your door every Jittle while
to see if you are all right."
"WILL Dick.be back.soon?"'l ask
ed myself as" the door closed.
And then, although I tried very
hard, I could not seep forJ knew that
Dick hatFlied'to-nie again T ,
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
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OH TO WAN PROMOTED TO
Columbus, O. An Ohio man, Rob
ert P. Skinner, now consul general at
Hamburg.'Will succeed to the-post of
consul general at'London, recently
vacated by the death of J. L. Griffiths
Consul General Skinner entered
the diplomatic service in 1897 when
he was appointed consul at Mar-
1 seilles, France. j