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"It was up at the big house on the
hill,"was explained by one of the four
men who had carried Arthur into the
"Ah, I thought s"o!" bobbed the
trouble-maker, with a mysterious
smile on her face.
"Yes," broke in the doctor, "and
Mrs. Warrington was most kind. She
deplored the accident, the breaking
of a ladder. She almost insisted on
caring for the invalid herself."
"Naturally," purred Mrs. Prescott.
"You see," added one of the men,
"Mr. Lind had a chance to make a lit
tle extra money working with us
nights. It's out of his line and he
made a misstep. Mrs. Warrington had
never seen him until he was hurt.
She has a grand, good heart, for she
felt so sorry for his poor wife here."
' Mrs. Prescott opened her eyes wide.
Was her carefully reared fabric of
meddlesome guesswork about to be
Althea had been bustling about
making her husband comfortable. He
was breathing more easily now and
his eyes had opened several times.
In moving his coat something fell
from one of its pockets.
Mrs. Prescott bounded forward
like a hawk.
' "The pink piece of paper!" she
whispered eagerly. "Oh, now we will
- Yes, they soon knew. The little
scrap bore a notation of payments Ar
thur was making on a diamond ring
for Althea's birthday.
"Oh, the poor dear!" sobbed the
overcome Althea. "He risked his life
to buy me a present. Go home!" she
added sternly to Mrs. Prescott.
And the busybody, with a sickly
smile, passed out over the threshold
of a home forever happy afterward.
REVISED TO DATE
My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land
of literacy, Of thee we tell. Land of
the reading test, Banish the unlearn
ed guest, Till all, from east to west,
Know how to spell! , ,
NEW ZEALAND BELLE
, RED CROSS v
Miss Mabel Appieton,-17, of Newr
Zealand, who is on her way to Man
chester, England, where she' will en
ter the Red Cross service in' caring
for King George's,Jwounded fighting
men. Outdoor life of the most stren
uous sort has inured her for-the ar
duous work she anticipates 'in tha
Nut Cake Cream .cup of butter
with 1 cup of sugar; add 2 eggs and
beat the mixture 5' minutes. Sift iy2
cups of flour with 2 teaspbohfuls of
baking powder. Beat the flour into
the liquid and add the -grated rind of
1 lemon. Bake in shallow pan. and
before putting in the oven sprinkle
top with cup of chopped almond
meats, mixed with , cup of sugar
and y2 teaspoqnpf ground cinnamon.
Bake in very moderate oven 25 min-'
utes. - .
The Alhambra theater, London,
offers "two private boxes nightly for
the use of convalescent wounded sol
diers home fronr the front, - '-' :. "
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