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"One man you know ttie other you
do not know And Willis loves you
still. He told me that he could never
he happy without you. It is not too
"Yes, it is too late," Norma an
swered. "Harry loves me and a wom
an is as much bound-4jy honor as
any man. I am engaged to Harry, I
am his affianced wife, and nothing
can come between us."
"But suppose Harry does not love
"Then he must tell me so."
"And would you let him go gladly,
then? Consider your" heart care
fully, Norma. Search into its depths.
Confess that you would be glad to let
Harry go and to have Willis back."
"Because, May, when a woman
gives her love, in my opinion, at least,
she gives it for eternity What do
differences of mood matter so lony
as beneath them there is the spirit,
with its resolutions of fidelity, and its
Harry listneed in awe. He had not
meant to play the eavesdropper JBut
this was a new Norma whom he had
not known or suspected, and sud
denly it occurred to him that Nor
ma's nature would unfold for him,
developing in unexpected way, if only
he was faithful to her.
"That's not a real reason," said
May Arbuckle, scornfully.
"Well, then, I'll give you another,"
answered Norma, rising. "Because I
love him more than a thousand Wil
lises put together. Because I hitend
to love him, with all my heart as long
as I live. There, May!"
There was a new sound in Norma's
voice that Harry had never heard
there before. And, remembering bis
position he crept quietly away and
down the street
Suddenly the memory of Miriam
became very faint anG dim. He re
alized that this new love of his was
nothing but an Image, drawn from
he depths of an unstable heart and
projected upon the mirror of his
mind. Why, Miriam was nothing to
him and never could be anything.
Once more he had enwrapped him
self in phantasies when the one
woman in his heart was waiting for
him, with a love that would never
He felt very humble and small. And,
in the train that night, he repeated
this prayer over and over.
"God, give me constancy and faith,
that I may be true to Norma in all
my thoughts as long as I live."
And when, returning the next day,
he held her in his arms, he knew that
his prayer would be answered.
SHE IS FAIRY GODMOTHER TO
Miss May Hildreth, a Chicago girl,
who plays fairy godmother to dozens
of little children of the" slums, pro
teges of the New Future society, a
philanthropic organization. Finding
homes for homeless children is, the
special work of the new future society.
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