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Fork came down and saw him.
It was a very rare disease, hardly
known in America, and, until re
cently, incurable. There was a rem
edy now; ft consisted in an extremely
difficult operation.-- Only five cases
were on record wherehe operation
had been performed; three had died,
two had recovered completely.
Midlred, standing dry-eyed beside
the famous physician, listened to his
explanation. Dr. Carter turned to
"My dear," he said softly he had
never called her that before "the de
cision rests with you."
"Operate," said Mildred firmly.
And an hour later the house was
filled with the fumes of the anes
thetic. Dr. Carter could not bring
himself at the last moment to assist.
He had sent instead for an anesthetist
from the city hospital.
Little Harold, dimly conscious that
some terrible issue was at stake,
clung to his mother, whimpering, in
the doctor's office Dr. Carter paced
to and fro distractedly. An hour had
passed since the operation began and
still the house was filled with those
nauseating fumes. At last he en
tered the room softly. The operat
ing physician looked at him and
shook bis head.
Dr. Carter, very grave, very white,
went slowly down stairs and shut
himself in a little room. He knew
what that look meant, he who had
seen it so often in the hospitals. His
son's chances of recovery were hope
less. In that moment the remnants
of his pride fell from him like a tat
tered garment. He went into the of
"Mildred," he said, "if Harold lives
I want him to come back to me. I
want you all to be my children. I
want my son to to forgive."
Nobody knew the effort it cost him
to utter that last word. Mildred
looked at him speechlessly She un
derstood the meaning of his words.
Suddenly there was a fresh drift of
ether fumes through the house as
the door upstairs was opened. Car
ter heard the operating doctor come
down the stairs. With one arm sup
porting Mildred he braced himself
to bear the news he feared.
The doctor came up to him. "Well,
Carter, it was touch and go more
than oncebut he will live now," he
"Live!" In an instant the old man
had caught up little Harold upon his
shoulder. And, as the child crooned
joyfully, and Mildred wept tears of
happiness, he knew that he, too, was
just beginning to live.
JUNIOR CO-ED HOLDS BIG
EDITORIAL JOB r
One of the youngest editors in the
country is Miss Ruth Glassow, and
the job is only an incident in her day's
work, for she is a junior in the Uni
versity of Wisconsin and she has a
lot of studying to do.
As editor of the woman's page of
The Daily Cardinal, Miss GlassOw as
signs reporters, reads copy, writes
"heads," editorials: and "features"
and "niakes-up" her page.