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never cared for the child. I wrote to
her begging ier to come back for her
sake. She refused. She secured a
divorce from me in the West and
married a rich man. The child meant
nothing to her and. does not remem
ber her. "
"After that experience I hated all
women. I vowed that no woman
should ever enter my home again. I
resolved to bring up the child alone,
to try to make her better than her
mother was. But she had to go to
the hospital, and, and "
"I understand," answered Nurse
"Then, when you came here I de
termined never to see you. But you
showed me that there were some wo
men who are different And I am sor
ry. I know how you have given all
your spare time in spite of the work
in the hospital So I want to make
you a suggestion. I am not fit to care
for the child. Take her away and
bring her up as yours. I will pay
you. I am doing well, and I can sign
an agreement "
"Nonsense, Mr. Clauson," answer
ed the nurse promptly. "I am willing
to continue coming here. Muriel
likes me, and it is my greatest hap
piness." Her eyes filled with tears. He made
no answer, but went out of the'room
But after that she had, more and
more frequently, glimpses of the real
man beneath the mask of indifference
and selfishness. It was a slow process.
It began when they put their heads
together to plan for the girl's welfare.
But it might have been infinitely slow
had not Nurse Winifred suddenly fail
ed to appear one afternoon.
The next day Clauson was at the
hospital They told him that she had
been struck down- with pneumonia
from overwork; that there was no
hope for her.
Nurse Winifred, lying in a coma,
was wholly ignorant of the man who
.pat beside the b.ecL He had been
there from morn till night for seven
"There is one chance in a hundred,"
the doctor said. "It is the critical
period. If she awakens . . . but
she is not likely to awaken."
As the angels of death and life
struggled with one another the sound
a man's grief reached the nurse's
mind in its misty recesses. Faintly
she opened her eyes.
"Live!" he was whispering. "Live
for Muriel and me."
With all her effort she focused her
consciousness upon the words.
"Yes! I, will live!" she whispered
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
WOW! MILLIONAIRESS IS SUED
FOR $96 BY MILLIONAIRE -
65$ F -,$
MRS HOWARD GOULD
Mrs. Howard Gould's millions may
be depleted and "Brother-in-Law"
George Gould's more than millions
increased by the outcome of a suit he
is bringing against Mrs. Gould for
$96, in connection with adjustment of
the family fortune.
Beauty may be only skin deep, but
that's deep enough for all practical