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him, sir. You will understand, won't
The lawyer looked fixedly at the
haggard man before him.
"Does Lola know that you are com
ing?" he asked.
"No," answerecr-Dunton. "I have
not seen her since her visit to me two
weeks ago. I accept her decision and
yours, sir. But let me see my boy
"Yes, you shall see him," the law
yer answered. "You have a good
deal to answer for, John Dunton, but
now now " He turned away and
his voice seemed to fail him.
He led the way up the stairs, and
as he went Dunton read no pity in
the old man's step. He knew his father-in-law
to be inflexible where he
had made up his mind. The broken
man followed him.
Up the stairs they went, and into
the lit room. The room at first seem
ed empty. The gas was burning dim
ly, and at first Dunton could see only
the outlines of the bed, with its white
Then he saw the outlines of a lit
tle figure lying between the sheets.
And the lawyer turned up the gas and
stood looking fixedly at him.
This was his son, but Dunton start
ed back, and a cry of agony burst
from his throat.
The little eyes were closed, but not
in sleep; the little waxen hands lay
heavily upon his breast. There was a
peaceful smile upon the face of the
John Dunton flung himself upon
his knees beside the bed and wept as
though his heart was broken.
Presently he was aware that there
was another ,gure in the room. A
black robed woman glided in and
kneeled at his side. Her arms sought
his neck and drew it toward her, and
together they mourned over their
The lawyer came quietly toward
"Tb$s is the beginning of your new
life, John," he said quietly. ""Your
new life together."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
FOOTBALL IS FAD OF THIS
Washington. Some of the Wash
ington society girls go in for danc
ing, some are devoting their time to
charity, but Miss Dorothy Mason, one
of the "navy debutantes," has little
time for anything but football.
She is the daughter of Rear-Ad-miral
and Mrs. Newton Mason and
Washington has been her home for
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