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npon his trousers. The other man
spun round and fired wildly in Rolfe's
direction. Rolfe heard the bullet
whiz past his head into the air.
Then he had leaped upon the ex
press car platform and engaged in a
furious fight with the second bandit.
The man thrust his revolver into his
face! Rolfe dodged just in time to
avoid the bullet, and closed with his
opponent. He knocked the revolver
from his hand, and it went spinning
across the floor of the car.
The bandit released himself and
snatched up Saunders carbine. He
aimed a stunning blow at the boy's
head. Rolfe ducked; it caught him
on the shoulder, and his arm drop
ped as the collarbone fractured.
With his left hand Rolfe seized the
carbine. The bandit wrested it from
him and. sent him staggering back
upon the platform. He saw the man
coming for him again, was conscious
of a shower of sparks before his eyes,
He was in the little room that he
had occupied before in his mother's
home. He saw her face bent over
his, and looked at her without under
standing. It all seemed like a dream.
"Mother!" he cried. "What has
She laid her cool hand on his fore
head. "Hush, dear!" she said, as if
he were a little boy again.
"I can't stay in this house, with
"He died three weeks ago, Renny,"
she answered. And the thought of
that long martyrdom, and of her new
happiness filled her eyes with tears.
They wept together.
It was not until a week later that
he learned the truth. The president,
receiving the letter from Stevens,
had been impressed by its injustice.
Being the sort of man who deemed
that no sacrifice was too great for
an employe, he had taken the train
that night for Leeds, in order to in
terview Stevens. He had arrived on
the express car platform in time to
see Rolfe stricken down and to aid
in capturing the outlaw, aided by the
engineer, who had surprised the third
man that had overcome him, and
knocked him senseless. Rolfe was
the hero of the day. No lives had
been lost but the three outlaws were
now in the county jail.
Then Wilbraham, going on to the
house as if nothing Had happened,
together with the doctor and the un
conscious Renny, had ordered that
no expense should be spared in car
ing for him. And in Rolfe's mother
he recognized what he had suspected-
the existence of an old sweet
heart. So but with that part the
story does not concern itself. Only
that, two weeks later, Rolfe sat down
in the president's office as his private
secretary, knowing that the past was
buried and the future golden.
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)'
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IN, THE MOVIES
Pearl White, Pathe star, has offi
cially denied that she is to marry
Frank Moran, heavyweight pugilist.
Mabel Normand is now working on
her first film in her own little studio
near Los Angeles.
Essanay's new feature, "That
Sort," starring Warda Howard, gives
the young star a splendid chance to
display her emotional ability.
Marguerite Clayton makes her ce
but in comedy films in "Putting It
Over," an Essanay release.
Ethel Clayton makes her debut as
a World star with Carlysle Black
well in "His Brother's Wife."
Alice Brady as "Mimi" in a pictur
ization of the opera "La Boheme" is
now being made at the Paragon
Pearl White has become the idol of
the French soldiers. At the request
of the boys in the trenches, the war
office has arranged to show her in
Pathe's "Exploits of Elaine" at a
Marguerite Clark, lovable film star,
will next be seen in "Silks and Sa
tins," produced by Famous Players,
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