a week a little white tombstone bore
the simple name, "Nellie," above an
It was ten days after the great fire
that a man, hobbling along on s
home-made crotch, passed through
the little graveyard, leading a little
child. Her hands were full of flow-,
ers. She suddenly paused before the
new white tombstone.
"Oh, look, look!" she cried. "My
name just the same! Maybe it's
some poor little child that was burned
up in the big fire just as I'd have
been if it hadn't been for you, dear,
dear Uncle Tim!"
Uncle Tim? Yes, otherwise Frowsy
Tim and Nellie, in life and reality!
She ran and placed her flowers beside
"Don't delay, dear," spoke Tim.
"They are waiting for you," and then,
as they came to the remodeled home,
he made her draw behind an old tree,
while he approached the house.
Husband and wife were within.
They greeted him with a pang. His
presence revived poignant memories.
"Good people," he said, "I've news
for you, but don't go to pieces. If
your little one should return "
They gasped in unison, swayed
with a vague thrill.
"She will return," went on Tim,
and called to Nellie from the door
way. He had a strange story to tell; of
.a swamp island where he had gone to
live; of lost Nellie being discovered by
him at the edge of the swamp; of the
fire passing over their place of ref
uge; but he, cripped by a fall, unable
to travel until he got well and strong.
"And this dear child was my house
keeper and nurse," explained Tim.
"And because I have been able to
save her I can think of my own dear
dead little one as glad that her poor
worthless father has done some good
in the world after all."
When the bureau drawer is hard to
pull out, take out and rub the edges
thoroughly with soap.
NOT ALL SUMMERY FROCKS ARE
Tub frocks are lovely, but as every
"summer girl" knows they are far
from practical, so many of the mid
season gowns are made of crepe or
embroidered voile, and they are
usually in some of the sand or gold
tints, which look so cool and keep
their appearance so well.
This three-piece suit which I
sketched the other day in the show
rooms of Mme. Bailey of the Fashion
Art League of America, is made in
the popular imperial crepe and it is
light sand color.
The bolero waist is. made over a
blouse of net and lace. The skirt has" '
a panel and yoke cut in one with
pleats at both the front and back. The '
gauntlet cuffs of crepe are one of
many original touches in this very
i original gown
f- U, A. JZ.
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