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Soon," said he, "we'll be in Aiken, T STRIKING BRUNETTE TURNS TO
and this will be over."
A long way ahead an outpost light
of Aiken twinkled in the rain.
"When we get to that," said Ryder,
"I shall see your face "
"It's a wet, hungry, little face," said
she, "but a merry one."
Mine, said he, "is a happy face.
When they had passed the light
and were in darkness beyond, he
spoke in a gruff, embarrassed voice.
"To seal our compact and make
it legal," he said, "I really think that
our faces ought to shake hands!'1
'Terhaps we'd really better go in,"
said Mrs. Barr-Stokes. "It's really
raining. And at our age f'
Wantley smiled comfortably.
"Even at my age," he said, "I don't
mind a little rain."
"It will ruin my gown and my pil
lows and my sewing," said she. "But,
of course, if you don't care."
And she smiled very peacefully and
beautifully, and went from smiling
"Adrian;" she said, "aren't you eVerT
gomg to realize that the Ryder epi
sode was for your benefit? To make
you jealous? And lead you on? . . .
I am shameless."
But he laughed aloud.
"And what," said he, "do you sup
pose my pursuit of Little Vincent
"We're a couple of old geese," said
Mrs. Barr-Stokes, who resembled a
swan. "Still there's no real damage
done. At their age they get over
"Yes," said Wantley, sententiously.
"Even if they had it pretty bad, youth
is resilient, and in six months they'll
have gotten over the sting."
"Poor kiddies," said Mrs. Barr
Stokes." At that moment Ryder was waking
Little Vincent in thepine wood.
For grit in the eye apply a drop or
two of castor-oil: it relieves the Irrita
Everyone who has seen, or wants
to see, "The Battle of the Sexes," a
big Mutual movie, will be glad to
know something about Fay Tincher.
She plays the much-discussed role of
She is a striking brunette with re
markable powers of facial expression.
The role of the adventuress seems to
be her forte.