She stood rooted, spellbound. Then
a pitying look crossed her face. He
hung his head, self-condemned. She
advanced and took his hand.
"Ronald," she said, and her tones
stirred his inmost heart, "what does
it all mean?""- -
What did it mean? Crime! Murder!
He shrank from her, abject and
crushed. In broken tones he quavered
his miserable story.
"Oh, why did you not come to
me?" she cried. "It was not your
fault. The wreck was on the road
that crosses m ours just beyond the
bridge and was caused by one of their
broken rails. Our trains went
through all right and even the truth
about my father was not learned.
Poor, dear friend, what have you not
Innocent! A great load was lifted
from Ronald Warne's mind. Like a
child he sank to a chair, like a child
"Father is no longer with the
road," went on Elsie. "Are you not
glad we inherited quite a fortune,
and and "
She paused there. Then their eyes
met. Her face was pleading, tell
tale. "When she went away from the
dim studio she left a kiss upon his
lips, and in his heart hope!
DISH LITTLE FOLKS WILL LIKE
A delicious and wholesome dish
suitable for the children's lunch is
made of rice and raisins.
Boil 1 cup of rice until tender, add
1 cup of seeded raisins and allow to
boil 3 minutes. Drain and serve with
cream or top milk. This is a most de
licious dish and is enough for a child's
SHEPHERD PLAID FOR UP-TO-DATE
Whatever else the up-to-date girl
provides for her Easter wardrobe
she'll be sure to have a shepherd plaid
suit for street wear The smart lit
tle checks, no more than a pin head
in size, have been revived by the fasn-
ion designers and black and white
promises to reign supreme during the
The costume pictured is made with
the new flare-skirted coat, and there
is a decided flare at the bottom of the
skirt. Buttons of jet and pearl, and
collar and cuffs of black faille, carry
out the black and whitcscheme very
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