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learned "what a great wrong I .had
done him. Jim took the burden of
Tom's guilt upon him to save his
brother. And I had given all my heart
to Tom after I sent my other boy
. "He fooled nle-vfor years, the
smooth, smug hypocrite, but I've
found out the truth at last. I can't
live very long, but I shall see that Jim
gets all. O my boy, if only your old
father could clasp you in his arms
again before he dies!"
Jim looked up at the haggard face,
and the overwhelming realization of
his own baseness came home to him
with stunning force.
"This will is all right, sir," he said
huskily. Jim knew that. That was
part of his business. He had intended
to be a lawyer once. The old man
had made no mistake.
"Then 111 sign it," said the old man.
"Ill sign it tomorrow. No, 111 sign
it when the girl and Jim come here
to visit me. I want Jim to see it and
to know that his father intends to
make reparation for his blindness
and willfulness. I should have trust
"Yes, sir," said Jim huskily.
"I never thought to see the boy
again," said the old man. "It was
only by chance, when I was in Pair
view, six months ago. Have you pa
tience to listen to an old man's
"I didn't know until a week ago
that it was Tom, not Jim, who was
the scoundrel. But I took to the girl,
and when I learned who she was I
said: 'Jim isn't all bad to have won
the heart of a girl like Ada.' "
"My God!" muttered Jim.
"I beg your pardon "
"I beg yours, sir. Go on."
"I met the girl and took to her at
once. Somehow she reminded me of
Jim. We got to-comparing notes, and
I found that the boy she talked about
was my son. Think of it! It was a
miracle. I told her then, not know
ing Jim was innocent, that I wanted
him to come home. I told her what
an old fool I was, and how I'd spent
hundreds of dollars trying to trace
my son. I wanted to forgive him. I
didn't know then that it was he who
would have to forgive me.
"Well, that's about the end of it,
sir. The girl expects Jim back in an
other month, and she's going to tell
him and bring him here to live. And fi
they're going to be. married here. And V
I'm a very happy old man, and don't
deserve it God bless you, Mr. Jen
"God bless you, sir," muttered Jim,
clasping the outstretched hand.
A moment laterand he was outside
the house, looking back at the.lighted "
window. He saw his father's figure,
as he sat by the table.- And in his
mind rose up another figure, Ada's
God bless her Ada, whom he was
going East to see.
LOSES FIGHT FDR MILLIONS
Beatrice Baldwin Turnbull, who
lost her fight for -the millions of the
late 'Lucky" Baldwin, the California
horseman, is now the Baroness de
Patterson,- since her marriage to
Baron Andrew Vincent de Patterson,