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J" "You have seen her?' she cried
with a quick intake of breath.
"Sotheby nodded. 'Tell me the
truth, Mollie,' he said, taking her
hand in his. And he knew then that,
although it was not the same Evelyn
whom he had laved, it was just the
same Mollie who had been so dear
to him, who had always been in his
thoughts night and day, since he had
learned to love her.
" 'She is not dead,' said Sotheby.
'But, Mollie, tell me the truth, and
" 'Yes, I will tell you the truth,' an
ewered the girl. 'When you became
engaged to Evelyn you looked on it
as a serious matter. But to Evelyn
it was just a joke, a summer flirta
tion. She gets engaged at least two
or three times every summer. When
you looked on it as something last
ing Evelyn was well, just plain
scared. She liked you well enough to
become engaged to you, but she nev
er loved you, Jack. Why, Evelyn
couldn't love anybody. The man she
is engaged to now is rich and she
will probably marry him; but she
never intended to marry you.
" 'You frightened her, Jack, and be
cause she really did care for you in
a way she was afraid that she might
not be able to help marrying you.
And you were not a rich man, not
rich enough for Evelyn. I didn't
know what she was going to do, but
I know that she was planning to do
something because she "was mad with
Tar whn) vou came down fo Nortn
" You know.she can swim. She told
me atterward she sent me a letter
htle 1 vas in ihe hsherman's house
Lefoie you came up to see me. She
had upset the boat, knowing that you
would take care of me, because I
could not swim. When the boat up
set Evelyn dived and climbed out and
hid behind the rocks. She waited
there until she saw that we were safe
and then she ran home and changed
her dress, packed up and ran away.
That was to prevent your knowing
that she was alive. She wanted you
to think her dead so as to escape
" 'And you knew all that, Mollie?
And that was why you forbade me to
" 'Yes,' cried the girL 'And when
I was living with my aunt I could see
you, because Evelyn had gone west.
But I dared not let you love me.'
" "But I have always loved you,
Mollie,' said Jack. 'I love you now,
"He took her in his arms and
kissed her. And this time they knew
that there was no obstacle to their
" 'Jack, dear,' said Mollie presently,
'if Evelyn marries that man they will
go west to live. You don't want to
see her again. Can you wait two
weeks longer until I send for you to
come to' me?"
"He laughed. 'I have waited two
years, Mollie,' he answered. 'I think
I can wait two weeks longer for you,
not Evelyn.' "
CLARK'S SON FOLLOWS IN HIS
Bennett Clark, son of Speaker
Champ Clark, who will become a can
didate for prosecuting attorney, the
office his father held before he was
elected to congress.