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By Edna Dale Wilkerson
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"Three lovers!" -- ..
"Yes," calmly nodded easy-going,
comfortable-minded Mrs. Noyes.
"One too many," declared her mar
ried sisted, sharply. "What are you
thinking of, Mary?"
"Of Eugenie first, last and all of
the time. As you see and acknowl
edge she is a frank, open, loving
hearted girl. We have let her have
her own way. With all her attractive
ness, of course it is no wonder that
she has suitors. There have been a
dozen of them. They have narrowed
down to three."
"And she encourages ?" ven
tured Mrs. Eunice Ward.
"None of them. There is Ray
Blackburn substantial, practical
and clear-headed. Eugenie thinks he
is the smartest business men in the
village. Then there is Vernon Morse.
If Eugenie had her way he would be
elected circuit judge tomorrow. And
finally Vincent Lind. Poor Vin
cent!" Mrs. Ward looked interested. "Why
do you say that, sister?" she chal
lenged, keenly inquisitive.
"Oh, he is a dreamer artist and
poet. Oh, he is so soulful! I favor
him most, but Levi, my husband, con
siders him shiftless and actually pit
ies him and likes him because he is."
"Um-m. It must be interesting to
see the young men," observed Mrs.
Ward, who had arrived at the Morse
home for a two weeks' stay.
She was awarded a full opportunity
during the next few days. Black
burn, the young manufacturer, called
upon Eugenie the next evening. He
talking of his big iron factory, full of
himself and the same. He had made
and was making money and fancied
i meant the acme of success.
"del young man," commented
after he had gone. "In-
t ical, but he will be a
1 good provider, you can count on
The following evening Morse
strolled along. He was witty, hand
some and bright.
"My very idea of a rising young
lawyer," was Aunt Eunice's commen
dation. "He is ambitidus and you can
read force, determination and success
in his very face."
To both these young men Eugenie
was friendly and charming. No girl
He'd Wander in the Woods for Days.
could have acted more discreetly and
impartial. Keen-eyed Aunt Eunice
very readily traced that the heart's
desire of her gracious .niece rested
with neither of them, however.
One afternoon as Eugenie and her
aunt sat engaged at some fancy work
under the shade of a lawn tree, there
was a click at the gate. Mrs. Ward
knew at once that the tall, graceful
youug man who entered the garden