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has the ceremony as a living pledge
to the world of a serious unkm of
true hearts and compliant bodies the
world will surely make the life to
gether one long crucifixion from
which both at the end will only pray
to be taken.
I thought this all the while I was
dressing and while going over in the
taxi, an extravagance I felt necessary
under the circumstances.
When I arrived I was allowed to
wait a few minutes in the drawing
room from across the hall. Out of
the stillness into the familiar old
drawing room where I had been so
many times with Dick and his family
swept the great spirit of music voic
ing a strong man's cry of desolation.
A cold chill seemed to enwrap me,
for it seemed that across the vast,
windy spaces of utter despair I was
hearing the wailing quest of a soul
for something it had lost.
There seemed to be no self-abnegation
in' that call for its own only
bitter rebellion and unceasing pain.
Then into these terrible chords, which
seemed about to break from their'
own sense of woe, there crept an un
dertone of unthinkable loneliness, a
cry of sorrow too deep for words was
sent out on the quivering air and
found lodgment against my aching
"Can it be that this renunciation?"
I asked myself as the music became
a shivering broken throb like the
pleading of a child heart .or the ac
ceptance of a dumb animal..
Poor! Poor human animal, driven
into a corner to die with the sight of
flower-strewn fields a"nd glittering
brooklets just beyond.
"I'll never have the courage to ask
him to give her up," I thought whqn
the music stopped abruptly and Chad
Hatton made his way across the hall
"Why was I not told you were
here, dear lady? It is very impdlite
to keep you waiting."
"Not when I was hearing your music."
A spasm of pain 'flitted across his
face as he spoke: "But you did not
come to hear'my music."
"No, I came to ask -you to go
away," I said, bluntly.
(To Be Continued Monday.)
BRINGS PRETTIEST OF HIS FOUR
She's his favorite wife. Beautiful
Spanish bride of His- Highness Jaga'i
Jit Singh Bahadur, an Indian rajah.
They are on their way to the exposi
tion in San Francisco.
Maine is now the only state which
holds its elections in: September.