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ALONG CAME PATTY
- By Mary Gertrude Sheridan
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"Nothing will ever mend it!"
sobbed Eunice Martin.
"Mend what?" questioned her dear
est friend and confidant, Mrs. Almie
"My broken heart!" was the wail
"Nonsense! Why, child, you're mak
ing a mountain out of a mole hill.
Young men must have their fling.
Mrf Tresham himself, sedate and
well-behaved as he is now, was a posi
tive chevalier before I married him."
"I despise flirting!" flashed out Eu
nice. "And your affianced lover, Roy Por
ter, has been flirting, has he?"
"Abominably. And worse!" pro
nounced Eunice, severely. He it at
Brook Haven for a week's rest, he
claimed. I have some friends there.
They say he is the constant compan
ion of a dashing young lady whom
nobody knows. They are out auto
mobling most of the time. They are
almost inseparable. They take long,
mysterious jaunts. "Oh, my!" and
fair Eunice broke down in tears.
"Why don't you write to him and
call him to time?" suggested Mrs.
"Oh, never that! I'd wear my heart
out first. I'm too proud for that"
"Well, Eunice," spoke her friend
soberly, "you should have encouraged
my brother Walter. You had won him
half way out of his shyness and then
dropped him for Roy. I am sure he
would never cause you any jealousy."
Distressed as Eunice was, the sug
gestion was too ludicrous.
"Oh, my, no dear old Walter! He's
good as gold, but he never thought
of me in any way except as his sis
ter's friend. Why, Walter cares more
for a rare bird's egg or a new butter
fly specimen than he does for all the
women in the world But Roy oh,
it's .hard to Jose faith In him after we
were so happy," -apd Eunice wept on
her friend's shoulder, the -Jtetter try
ing o 'console ieiC'and' promising to
help 'her some way in the situation.
Bu how? Mrs. Treeharn dubious
ly questioned, herself as she started
homeward, ntf then ' aMrig-came
Never was a friend 'and adviser
more welcomed. . Unexpected, too,
but then-Patty was always bohbing in
"Why Don't You Write to Him?"
at odd minutes, in her queer, erratic
"Why, my dear girl!" -cried Mra
Tresham tumultuously. "Who evef "
expected to see you?" -
"Didn't you Invite me last year?"
"I did, and certainly reinvite you
now!" declared Mrs. Tresham enthu
siastically, with a lively remembrance
of this "everybody's friend," who had
ruled the girls at college, a popular
queen. , !
There bad been bat one- Patty; irad