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finite amazement the yawl dove into
a sofe, yielding surface.
It was a canvas curtain painted to
resemble a rocky surface on its out
side and the deception discoverable
only at close contact!
Just beyond this masked entrance
was a cavelike apartment. There
Thorpe and his stepdaughter had
found refuge. I lingered unsuspect
ed until I learned the situation. The
poor girl was pining for her lover, but
her stepfather was arranging to go
far off to some isolated spot with the
tmorrow. His great contention seem
ed to be that her suitor was too high
above her to mean really to wed her.
But of that he was convinced,
when later that night I sent for my
client and led him to the cave.
What came of it all? Happiness
complete. Dacre gave up society,
time-serving friends, hollow plans for
fame. In a quiet hamlet he built a
pretty home. Thorpe was welcome
there, and as time went on some of
the roughness left his rugged nature,
and he became a really presentable
member of the contented group of
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
A MEAL IN SIGHT
"Where's the man who was here
"He ran away."
"Why didn't you skip, too?"
"Huh, it's right before dinner!"
SCRUBBING DIDINT SUIT TASTE
OF SOCIETY GIRL
Miss Catherine Britton, Washing
ton society girl who has given up
her position as Red Cross nurse in
France, because, so it is said, she
found "too much scrubbing and not
enough of nursing."
HOUSEHOLD HELPS """'
Clean the nickle on your stove with
a paste made of ammonia and whit
ing, rub on and allow to dry; after
wards rub with a soft cloth and polish,
with a chamois.
Save old newspapers for the cot
tage grate. Set the kiddies to twist
ing them into tight rolls, they will
make a cheery fire and provide much
Baked potatoes are delicious if a
slice of bacon is put inside. Make a
hole in the potato with'an apple
corer, roll a piece of bacon and place
it in the hole and bake.
Plug rat or mouse holes with a bag
containing red pepper, or fill space
with mint leaves. Either will keeD the
house free from these pests.