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to happy, contented housekeeping in
"This is real life!" exulted Percy.
"Oh, what bliss after cankering cares
Three days latecjold Clarke burst
in upon the loving pair. His face
showed intense excitement, his man
ner was wroth.
"Baffled! derided! tricked!" he
spluttered, and glared at the as
"What now, father? "intimated the
"Bar! traitor! avaunt! base deceiv
er!" "Bah and avaunt?" repeated Percy,
reflectively. "What's the answer?"
"This is the answer!" shouted
Blanche's father, and he ripped open
a newspaper in his hand:
"We are advised that Mr. Percy
Lane, our young esteemed townsman
will receive 60,000 insurance on the
hotel block recently destroyed by
fire," read the old man.
"Aha!" cried Percy. I never thought
"Oh, Percy!" prattled Blanche, de
lightedly. "Now we can buy that
new parlor set "
"Rich!" howled old Clarke. "A
"Father," said Percy, soothingly,
"can I help it? I thought I was poor,
you accepted me as poor. Money
shan't take me from honest work and
honest love, so be sensible and join
us in sunning ourselves under this
unexpected shower of gold!"
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman)
The Elderly Lady (improving the
shining hour with biblical discourse)
And what passage in the New Tes
tament do you like best? The Vic
tim Oh, that part where some one
loafs and fishes. From The Sketch.
The "friendship campaign" which
is being promoted by the boys' high
school clubs in certain cities has for
its aim "clean speech, clean sport and
BANDAGED ROSAMOND-TRIPS TO
I'aS', ' H,v, lip
ROSAMOND LANCASTER . '
Boston's social register contains
the name of this fair bather, who in
troduced these bandaged stockings
at Palm Eeach. With 'em she wore
a blue bathing dress, collar and cuffs
trimmed with white and cuffs trim-
1 med with white.