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taking his arm. He led her back into
the ballroom. "And so this is good
by?" she asked.
"Good-by," said John, bowing, and
He went home and paced wretch
edly up and down his little room. He
had not exaggerated when he told
Miss Deny he was penniless. He had
spent four months in England and
they had been thrown away. Now
he must go back to America and be
gin his life anew. ,
He had not thought it possible that
he, a man of nearly thirty years,
could fall in love at first sight But
he loved this girl, and he knew that
deep down beneath the flippancy of
her manner, there was a nature to
be awakened by love. If only he had
succeeded! He knew that wealth
would be his and with it the chance
that every man demands by right
to woo the girl he loves.
He went to bed and slept fitfully,
awaEening in the cold light of a fog
gy November morning. For the mo
ment the events of the past night
seemed like a dream. Then his eyes
fell upon a little pink ball program
and he remembered his folly.
"What was it but folly to have loved
when he could never see the girl
He dressed, and, having break
fasted in his room, packed his things.
In half an hour he must take a cab
drive through the fog to the railroad
station. He would never see London
again, or what had made the gray
old city suddenly dear to him.
Suddenly the door-bell pealed and
a few moments later a messenger
boy stood before him, holding out a
letter. John tore open the envelope.
"Dear Mr. Trumble," he read,
"You said that you must haVe a
flying machine or a message my spe
cial delivery before 10 o'clock this
morning if you were to see Mr. Lang
ford. Well, I spoke to Mr. Langford
about you last night and he says he
is very sorry for the delay, but he
has been intending to see you for
several days past He says if you
will postpone your journey he will
see you at the war office on Wednes
day next at 11 o'clock and give your
model a full triaL
"You see, he is my uncle, and I live
with him when'I am notat 15 Edge
mere Gardens. Edith Derry."
LITTLE BLOND "lMP,r GETS
FIRST LCNG DRESS
Violet Mersereau, the little blond
"imp," is very happy these days. She
is the proud possessor of her first
long dress, that is, her first very
long dress. It is a beauty too and
she promises to wear it soon in a Uni
"Jack, when we are married I must
have three servants." . , .
"You shall have twenty, dear but
not all at the same time."
Most of Carranza's "victories"
seem to have been won-by talking
through his whiskers.