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By H. M. Egbert
When Rev. Aloysiite 4?mith went
out of his study and saw the man
3tanding in the hall he could not re
press a shudder of disgust. Broad as
an ox, with short and rather bowed
legs, still his figure was that of an
Adonis compared with his face. And
the last straw was that his name
3hould be Cupid.
"Come in, my friend," he said af
ter an effort "What can I do for
"I'm looking for a position in Lit
tle Falls, sir," answered Cupid re
spectfully. "I've been working as a
porter in town, hut my health gave
out and I was told to go to the coun
try. So I came here. It was a bit
of a walk, sir. I can show you good
references in case you know of a
The pastor looked at the fellow
with a repugnance which he could
"I know my face is against me, sir,"
said Cupid with a smile.
And it was astonishing how the
smile changed him. Cupid smiling
looked almost decent.
The pastor racked his brains. He
took a sudden liking to the man, and
he was resolved not to be prejudiced
against him on account of his looks.
"Miss Cavendish was wanting a
handy man to take care of her gar
den and pony," he said. "I don't
know whether that Is in your line, my
"I was bred on a farm," answered
Cupid. "I think, sir, I could manage
the job if if you'd see Miss Caven
dish first and and mention my
That softened the parson com
pletely. He called up Miss Cavendish
on the telephone and broke the news
as considerately as possible. "The
man is afraid he doesn't look very
prepossessing, Miss Cavendish," he
"Well, send him around and I'll
judge for myself," answered Miss
Cavendish. And a few'minutes later
Cupid departed. That night he re
"I've gpt the position, sir, and I'm
ever so grateful," he said to the pas
tor. Miss Cavendish was a maiden lady
of about forty years.
Sensible, though a little "queer,"
and very determined it is a. type
"For the Last Time, I Want You to
Leave Miss Cavendish Alone."
common in New England. Before a"
month had passed it was realized that
she had gotten a treasure. Cupid ,
had been almost the round of the
town in search of employment before
he went to the pastor. Many regret
ted that they had been prejudiced
against the man 6n account of his
Miss Cavendish had a beau. Not
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