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"Er er. no; certainly that I
mean, I suppose not."
And Mr. Pettft laughed quite cor
dially and blushed.
I felt quite cheerful when I left
him and madeup.my mind to try the
prosecuting attorney's office next.
I had never seen a prosecutor and
always supposed they were, fierce
looking men who always wanted to
arrest everybody and put them'ln jaU.
But they aren't.
I entered the office of Chief Dep
uty Prosecutor Everett C. Ellis. He
looked up and said, "Why, I'm awfully
sorry, my dear young lady, but I'm
, taking that magazine already. But
now, let me see, are you agent for any
other magazine? No? Well, that's
too bad. Glad you come in, though.
Fearfully hot out, isn't it? Here, this
is a comfortable chair. Fine view of
the Sound, don't you think? I fre
quently sit here and enjoy it Some
way or other, it looks unusually
splendid this afternoon."
Once I saw a funny picture of Sen
ator Dan Landon so I made up my
mind he would be a good subject.
He's a fat man with rosy cheeks
and is a dear..
He smield the friendliest sort of a
smile when I came in. Fat men are
always cheerful. I love .them.
"How do you do," he said. "Come
right in and sit down. Looking for
legal advice? Oh, I see, you're selling
a magazine. Well, well!
"You're rather a little girl to be out
all alone in- the world making your
own living, aren't you? Brave of you,
though. Don't be in any hurry. I
take your magazine, but you don't
need to rush off. You look all tuck
ered out. It must be tiring to walk all
day long. Excuse me, but haven't
you any folks? That is tough. Do
you know, I sure do admire a girl who
has spunk enough to get out and
make things come her own way, even
if life does seem dark at times. I've
always thought that some day "
But just then his stenographer
Oh, the tragedy of her entrance.
I saw a lot of other bachelors. But
I didn't sell very many magazines.
They laughed and jollied, but
wouldn't buy. They were all glad to
Come up again. Have a chair. Be
sure you're rested before you go.
You're a brave girl. Admirable.
One of them held my hand when he
told me goodbye; another said he had
an automobile, and another nice
looking man said he'd pay me the
price of a year's subscription if I'd let
him kiss me. He didn't getthe kiss.
For obvious reasons, I can't tell you
these men's names.
Yes, after a careful study of the
field, I should say that bachelors flirt.
R. S. V. P.
P. D. Q.
B'GOLLY WEEDS AN
BRD HflBBITS ARE
PURTY MUCH ALIKE
'GROSE WHEN DEY
DEY ARE PURTY HARD
TER GET RID OF!
When cooking apples put a pinch
of salt with them. They will always
be most beautifully tender.j