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THEIR WEDDING DAY
By Mary James
Jim and Dolly were off at last. The
train was moving and there was
nothing to do except furtively pick
"up the grains of rice that they occa
sionally found in their clothing. Dolly
leaned back in perfect bliss against
"Are you entirely satisfied and
happy dear?" she asked.
"Yes," said Jim. "There's only
one thing wanting to make this per
"What is it?"
"Will Lennox always said he'd be
my best man. I was to be his. If
he hadn't been sent to Baltimore last
year he'd have acted for me, I know."
"But couldn't he have come up
from Baltimore, dear?" asked Dolly.
"I don't know perhaps he could
not get away," answered Jim.
Hours afterward they reached
their destination. Jim proudly
signed, "Mr. and Mrs." on the regis
ter and they were shown up to their
apartment after dinner.
"Dearest," said Jim suddenly,
"would you mind if I went down and
got a cigar. You know you told me
"Of course not, Jim," answered"
Dolly. Nevertheless, when he had
gone she felt horribly lonely in the
apartment, with its magnificent fur
nishings. She waited and waited.
Jim must be very careful about
choosing a cigar, she thought. Then
she became uneasy and paced the
floor. At last with a foolish, pan
icky feeling, she went down in the el
evator and looked for Jim in the hall.
Jim was nowhere to be seen.
"Your husband's just gone up,
madam," said the hotel clerk.
Dolly thanked him. She felt fool
ish to think that she had passed Jim
in the elevator. She hurried to the
uour auu was suun uuieu up again, i
She opened the door of her room.
"Darhne! exclaimed a mai
voice, and she was folded into
arms of a stranger.
Dolly screamed and the Granger's
face expressed blank astonishment.
He was a good-looking young man
and it was clear he had not meant
to embrace the wrong girl. Still
.now aare you; wnat are you.
How Dare You
doing in our apartment?" cried
And suddenly she became hid
eously aware that it was not her
apartment The furniture looked
very much the same, but, well, it
wasn't The paper was a thin black
and a .thick white stripe, instead of
vice versa. And the hat on the table
couldn't be hers she detested arti
Dolly, unable to speak, fled, while
the stranger followed her in hesita-