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jn, as it afraid to make a sugges
n. At the entrance to the elevator
ily saw what was wrong. She had
sen taken up to the sixth story
stead of the seventh!
She got into the elevator, and, as
it shot up she perceived the stranger
making for the stairs. With a dread
ful fear that he was going to try to
cut off her flight she fairly ran along
khe corridor of the story above. She
burst into the room.
"Darling!" she heard a manly voice
exclaim to a girl who was just enter
ing the room. And looking up she
as horrified to see Jim folding an-
ser girl in his arms. ,
9lly screamed, but her scream
not so loud as that of the other
She wriggled out of Jim's arms
id confronted him indignantly.
"How dare you! How dare you!"
she cried in fury, while her face grew
scarlet. "And what are you doing
in my apartment?"
"I I I" Jim began to stam
mer; and Ihen he caught sight of
"How dare you invite that woman
in here and kiss her?" Dolly demand
ed, crying passionately.
"It was a mistake. It "
"It wasn't a mistake!" Dolly main
tained. "Yon got me to go to the
wronroom so' that you could kiss
"How dare you speak to me like
that!" demanded the other girl. "Get
out of here, both of you, or I shall
telephone for the police. I never
heard of such a thing."
"It is our apartment," declared Jim
hotly. "I thought you were my wife
and when you came in I naturally
threw my arms around you."
The girl stared about her in bewil
derment, and, just as Dolly had felt,
so she began to feel as the realiza
tion dawned on her that she was in
the wrong room. The hat on the ta
ble Dolly's hat was certainly not
hers, for she detested plumes.
"Then where's my husband?" she
demanded, "turning upon Jim with 1
T clenched fists. "What have you pair
of conspirators done with him?
"How dare you sneak like that to
my husband?" demanded Dolly, re
alizing how wrong she had been.
"Will! Will! Help!" the girl began
As if in immediate answer the
young man who had kissed Dolly
burst into the room. He seemed to
size up the situation instantly. He
caught the first thing handy, which
was a hair brush and flung it at Jim.
Jim went toppling backward then he
snatched up the first thing he could
find, which happened to be the soap,
and flung it at his opponent. It
struck him in the mouth. The man
dashed for Jim and the two clinched,
while the girls screamed.
Shouts were heard outside and the
hotel clerk appeared. "It's my mis
take," he panted. "I got the rooms
mixed up. Gentlemen gentlemen!"
The gentlemen paused in the
midst of their battle and, realizing
what had happened, looked sheepish.
Suddenly a light broke out upon each
face. ' '
"It's Jim Vance!"
"It's Will Lennox!"
"You scoundrel! Why didn't you
answer my invitation to be my best
"How in thunder could I be a best
man when I was getting married the
"I'm sorry, Will. I guess'I got a lit
tle excited on my wedding day."
"Same here, Jim, old man."
The clerk retired, grinning and
relieved. The ladies adjusted their
hair, and suddenly all four were
wreathed in smiles. Then there were
mutual handshakes and the ladies
embraced. Will turned to Jim with a
"Say, old man, I've put one over on
you, anyway," he said. "I kissed
"Same here," said Jim.
"You did not!" declared Mrs. Len
nox, flushed scarlet "You tried to,
but I wouldn't let you."