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Nicholson was hardly articulate
when he saw her. They had never
stood face to face before. Now Miss
Martin's face was covered with
blushes, which followed each other
across it with remarkable rapidity.
"I am really very sorry," explained
Nicholson. "It was that fool Boots'
fault. He thought "
He cursed himself for a donkey
under his breath, for he could see
that Miss Martin understood quite as
well what Boots had thought. But
she only said icily:
"Will you kindly give me my
Nicholson opened the suitcase and
took out the shoe, wrapped neatly in
"I am very sorry to have caused
you so much trouble," he said. "You
understand it was not my fault, don't
"I'll tell you in a minute," Miss
Martin answered. "Kindly wait. It is
no use attempting to pass me, be
cause you will be stopped by the
doorkeeper. He knows."
"What do you mean?" Nicholson
For answer Miss Martin carefully
extracted the shoe from the parcel,
and, to Nicholson's surprise, began
to unscrew the heel. The heel came
off, and out of the hollow interior
there fell one, two, three, four, five
"Oh, thank heaven!" she cried. "I
was down to my last dollar. Oh-h-h!"
And suddenly Miss Martin went in
to something that very closely resem
bled hysterics. And before Nicholson
knew what he was doing he found
himself bending over her and implor
ing her to be calm.
"Can you ever forgive me?" she
"Why wouldn't you speak to me
on the boat?" he asked.
"Because I was so afraid," she an
swered. "I knew Europe was full of
confidence men, and you you look
ed at my shoes so hard. I put the
shoes outside to bluff you, because I
thought I thought you would never
dream that I would put my shoe with
the money outside the door. And, and
I thought you had followed me."
"I didn't," answered Nicholson
boldly, "but, as a fellow countryman,
I'm going to now, to see that you
don't get into any more trouble and
for other reasons."
And something in the girl's look
encouraged him to believe that she
was not wholly unwilling.
ANOTHER WAY TO MEET H. C. L.
By Caroline Coe.
In these "piping times of war"
when prices are doubling and tre
bling on us, why not substitute an
inexpensive fruit salad for the usual
Here's a salad that most people
find quite as acceptable as a dessert.
Use a cream salad dressing made of
three tablespoons of cream, beaten
stiff, and the juice of half a lemon
beaten in just as served, with a tiny
pinch of salt Or lemon juice and a
little sugar sprinkled over any sliced
or quartered fruit
A ripe, juicy pear peeled and sliced,
with slices kept in pear shape, with
teaspoon of dry sugar and quarter
of lemon, served on green lettuce
leaf. This is dainty and always hailed
Editor Day Book: Here is a re
cipe for an eggless cake it's a good
Mapleine or Molasses Marble Cake.
1 cup' sugar, y2 cup lard, 2 cups
milk, 34 cups flour, 1 teaspoon va
nilla, V2 teaspoons either mapleine
or molasses and 2 teaspoons baking
Mix batter in usual way for cake,
separate into equal parts, flavor one
with vanilla and the other with ma
pleine or molasses, drop in pan by
spoonfuls alternately. Bake in a slow
oven 1 hour. This makes an .excel
lent cake. Mrs. Chas. G. Grey,
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