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Miss Gregory started and fixed her
blue eyes on his. And in them there
was unmistakably fear.
"Put it in a business way," contin
ued Nobble, nerved for his plunge.
"You are attractive" and capable. And
you know that marriage takes a wo
man into her proper sphere, out of
the distracting details of business
Suddenly Miss Gregory did some
thing that she had never been known
to do in her life before she put her
handkerchief to her eyes and burst
And, as Mr. Nobble strove vainly
to console her, he heard the harsh
voice of Black hiss in his ears:
"You scoundrel!" hissed the junior
partner. "What do you mean by mak
ing Miss Gregory cry?"
"I didn't!" exclaimed Nobble. "But
suppose I did, what's that to you?
Don't I pay her? Haven't I got a right
to make her cry if I want to?"
"No, you haven't," answered
Black, ferociously. "And 111 tell you
why. Because it is my intention to
ask Miss Gregory to become "
"Miss Gregory!" exclaimed Mr.
Nobble in anguish, "be frank with us.
Think of your long years in connec
tion with this firm. Let us all have
a heart-to-heart talk together."
Miss Gregory raised her anguish
ed eyes and fixed them on each part
"0, I have done wrong, I know,
concealing it," she wept. "I meant
,to tell you, but I couldn't muster the
courage. And I have come to you
both so often, prepared to offer my
resignation, and I couldn't hurt your
felings by doing so. You never un
"Miss Gregory!" exclaimed both
"Every time I wanted to resign you
raised my salary, and how could I
confess that I was a married woman
and wanted to be at home, when you
thought me so necessary to the firm?
I married Mr. Cleaves eight months
"Miss Gregory!" cried Mr. Nobble,
"Miss Gregory!" wailed Mr. Black.
"But I'll stay with you," she con
tinued. "It wouldn't be right to the
firm, after all these years, to go away
from you at least, not for a year or
two longer, while you are getting
used to the idea. And now that Mr.
Nobble has found me out, there is
going to be a better understanding
among us, and I shall take a more
earnest share in the business."
And it was not until Miss Gregory
had gone away to powder her nose
that the partners realized she was
still with them.
TABLE LINEN ECONOMY
The successful business man al
ways looks ahead and plans accord-
Ling to what he sees, the successful
housekeeper also looks ahead to spy
out the rocks on which the good ship
household economy may split
A good beginning in household
economy may be made in the linen
closet. Let us look over our stock
of linens, the napkins, table cloths
and towels, look for the thin places
in them and the small holes. Darn
these carefully, and thus extend the
usefulness of many of the pieces that
would otherwise have to be replaced.
To do this nicely use the linen
thread that is raveled from a piece
of old table cloth. Put the cloth over
embroidery hoops and run with the
warp in the places that are thin. And
darn the tiny holes carefully. The
wotk is as dainty as embroidery and
oertainly it is more useful.
Towels, napkins and tablecloths
can be gone over in this way and the
housewife will be surprised to find
that her stock, which she thought
needed replenishing, -will last until
next year's bargain sales.
What is the most common girl's
name of the present generation? If a
survey of the catalogue of a leading
woman's college is to be trusted.
1 Helen is the winner