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"Do you know the name Lillian
Huntley?" he asked.
The girl looked amazed, almost
stupefied. The look of Lillian, the
love of Lillian shone in her eyes and
was reflected fit -every feature.
"I seem to remember it," she mur
mured, passing her hand across her
Holmes was sure then. But would
she remember? If he gave her the
advantages that Lillian had had
would she come to know him as her
destined lover, destined through all
the ages? He resolved to try the ex
The school to which he sent her
was a special one, guaranteed to in
culcate refinement among the chil
dren of parents who had suddenly
risen in the world. When Laura
came home at the, end of the first
year, with excellent reports, although
she was considered a little head
strong, Holmes found that she was
as well bred as his own daughters.
This only increased the ill feeling.
They thought their father was going
to marry her at once. But Holmes
had other plans. He meant to send
Laura to the same university that
Lillian had attended, that her dor
mant soul might be awakened there.
And it seemed unnecessary to
speak of love, because the calm arid
steadfast eyes of Lillian seemed al- '
ways in Laura's face, and their love
was too real to require utterance.'
Holmes was counting the days
until Laura's return. He meant to
ask her to become his wife. He had
no anticipation of a refusal. His
children, after protracted quarreling,
had talked of leaving him. Holmes
did not care. He felt that he had re
sumed that early life which Lillian's
death had broken off. Only two
weeks remained till her return.
He read her letters. Affectionate
they were, such as a daughter might
write to a father; yet Holmes read
Eomething dearer into them. In his
infatuation he could hardly wait for
the time to expire.
That evening a telegram was put
into his hand. He tore it open, while
the messenger waited; and, as he did
so, he felt a sudden chill foreboding.
It read as follows:
"Professor Murray and I were
married this afternoon. Dear father,
will you send us your blessing?" .
The man, retaining full . self-control
in that moment of stunning
shock, penciled: "God bless you as
I do," upon the form. Then he turn
' And it came to him then that life
is for living and not for dreaming.
Lillian, if she had ever come back to
him, required his strength, his cogni
tion, to make her know herself. He
saw that she was lost to him in life
But afterwards he saw, with a
great gladness, that love was never
lost, and that what part of Laura's
personality had been his would re
main forever. '
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)'
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Daniel Miller of Shavers Creek,
Huntington County. Pa., is using a
wagon that was built in 1831.
WAR BONNET TOR.