had a dog's chance when I was a girl.
But I am not as bad as some think.
Do you know, I have often wanted an
opportunity to make some sacrifice
to show that there is some good in
me. It isn't much" ofa sacrifice so
far as your husband is concerned,
Mrs. Strange but I'm going to make
it. I am going to bring him to your
Doris looked up swiftly into the
other's face and she pat her hands in
Lydia's with the same childlike con
fidence. "Oh, I believe in you!" she cried.
"I am so sorry for what I said. You
are a good woman and I shall tell
Lydia smiled and kissed her.
On the veranda of the club Morti
mer Strange was waiting for Lydia
Emmons. He had been waiting most
of his spare time during the past
three days, and he was uneasy and
perplexed at not having seen her. It
was growing dark and a sort of jaded
romance was growing in the man's
And when at last she came the spu
rious passion that leaped up in his
heart threatened to sweep hiin from
his bearings. She was dressed all in
white, and there was a look on her
face that reminded him, though he
did not know why, of Doris in the
days of their courtship.
She sat down at his side and they
two were together at last, as Morti
mer had hoped. He took her hand.
"Lydia!" he cried exultantly. "I
have brought the proof with me
the proof for which you asked."
He drew the paper from his pocket
and gave it to her.
"Here is the value of a million dol
lars." he said. "What the bribes of
the Reich company could not effect is
yours. You shall keep it and the pro
ceeds, as the proof of my love."
"Morty," said Lydia quietly, "did
you ever tell any other woman that
you loved her?"
"Not as I tell you," he answered.
"Your wife, then. You didn't care
for her when you asked her to share
your life in the long ago?"
Mortimer wriggled in his chair.
"Why do you mention my wife?"
"Because you have the best wife in
the world, and are the least deserv
ing of her," she answered. "You are
a fool, Morty, just a common little
fool. You are going to get the worst
turning down you ever had. You are
going to be made to see yourself as
you are a little man m a big part,
who has lost his bearings and taken
the spurious for the real. Go home
to your wife, Morty, and ask her for
giveness upon ypur bended knees, be
cause you need it badly."
The man rose, furious, trembling.
"Yon led me on, even if I am a
fool," he shouted. "What was your
game, then? You have thrown away
a fortune. Where do you come in?"
Lydia laughed icily. "I was prom
ised $10,000 to get this for the Reich
company, that's all," she answered,
handing him the paper.
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PROMINENT IN NEW CONGRESS
Will introduce suffrage amend
ment in senate.
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