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haven of refuge, the machine ran into
Both were thrown out. Vi was al
most stunned. She felt herself lifted
in strong protecting arms. She was
carried into a toy of a bungalow, de
posited on a eouch,v"and noticed that
her host was bleeding at one hand
and was limping painfully.
"You are injured'" she gasped, her
soul awakening to true self-reproach
and womanly pity, but he only smiled,
hurried from the room and returned
with a dry wrap and a glass of cor
dial. "It is nothing," said Linden briefly.
"I hope you will get over your fright
She saw him go out to the dis
mantled machine, inspect it and re
turn to the house. Then he stood
on the porch for a long time. She
noticed that he held one injured hand
inside his coat and that he rested
on one foot.
"All my foolishness!" she almost
sobbed, "and he so courteous, actual
ly staying out in the storm for fear
his presence may embarrass me! He
is a handsome man, too, and oh,
dear, I wish I was home."
The worst of the storm passed
over, but the deluge continued. Mr.
Linden came into the room where Vi
sat, or rather huddled.
"As soon as the rain lets up a lit
tle," he remarked, "I shall walk to
the nearest farmhouse and send over
some women folks to keep you com
pany." "Oh, but I want to get home before
dark!" burst forth Vi impetuously.
He glanced at her as he would have
done at a spoiled child. The situa
tion, herself, began to interest him.
"It will be no pleasant trip riding
home in the only conveyance I can
secure, an old farm wagon," he sub
mitted.. "Oh, but I had rather, indeed, yes!"
fluttered Vi, and he allowed her to
have her wilful way.
It was a strangely subdued Vi who
appeared before her chums the next
day. Twice during the week Mr.
Linden called to inquire after her
health. Many times, with a crushed,
changed look in her face, Vi evaded
her friends when they asked her as
to the result of their "dare." Then
one day she answered Nellie.
"Mr. Linden has proposed to me
I have won the wager."
''And?" insinuated Nellie.
"And I have accepted him," an
swered Vi blushingly.
DISHES AMERICAN GOVERNORS LIKE BEST
From her home. "Chickle Hill,"
Proctorsville, Vermont, Mrs. Fletcher,
in answer to the query, "What is your
husband's favorite dish," writes as
BY MRS. A. M. FLETCHER,
Mr. Fletcher says junket is his fa
vorite dish- hat he can eat it when
he is ill and can take
nothing else, and he
can eat it with equal
elish when he is well.
To a quart of milk,
vanned, add two
'ablespoons of sugar
iiid two teaspoonfuls
of Wyeth's liquid ren-
Cov. Fletcher net. Stir only to
mix and pour into a dish to grow firm.
Serve with cream.
THE JACKKNIFE TRADERS
The Bluffton Loafers are still play
ing the same old game of pitching
their carcasses a-stradde of a goods
box and bantering the little boys to
swap jackknives. Bluffton Fourche
Valley (Ark.) Herald.
One Panama hat.
One hair cut.
Grand Rapids Press.