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tflstrict and it was beginning to grow
cloudy". Hawley wondered why. they
Still walked oh together,
'They turned into a little yard that
led toward a church. On one side
was the building, on the other the
graveyard. It was an old parish
church which had stood' there for
nearly a hundred years since the
days when the metropolis was Qnly
a distant blur on the sky line, and
this an independent village.
Hawley remembered what was fa
miliar about this church. He had
been married here. And their child
had been buried here. It was only a
few years before, but the time that
Had passed since then seemed in
finite. They were approaching the grave
Of the child. Hawley clenched his
fists. Anywhere but there, he thought,
If tEey had gone anywhere but there.,
They were so absorbed in their
conversation that they did not hear
him approaching; nor might they
have recognized him in the shabby
14 j muffled man who glided into the
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Hawley's sharp ears could now
hear their conversation.
"She was all that united us," Let
ty was saying.
"It was good of you to bring me
here. I appreciate your confidence
and understand how much it means
o you," said Lionel
' "If only pharlf s could understand
what he means to me. I have tried
so hard to regain his love, and it
means nothing at all to him. While
our httle girl hved he cared for me;
but since she died and he has be
come bhnd he cares for no one. And
I would give my whole heart to com-
"Yes," said Lionel. "I don't know
what can be done except to wait
"I ought not to have told you
this," went on Letty. "I should never
have told anyone but you, and that
only because you are his only friend."
"Was," said the other. "I have felt
thatl hold that friendship no longer."
Letty turned .her eyes on him; and
suddenly Hawley, with bursting
heart, realized that neither of them
understood the suspicions that had
been in his heart He had.been blind
blind, not only with his physical
but with his moral faculties.
He stepped out from the porch.
They turned and stood amazed at his
appearance. Charles drew his wife
to his heart.
LONDON IS EAGER FOR Trfe
SHOW SEASON TO BEGIN
Londoners are looking forward to
the opening of the theatrical season
with eagerness despite the war and
Zeppelin Taids. Miss Titheradge, fa
vorite will have the leading role in
"Best of Luck," a Drury Lane drama.
Marriage solves the problem of life,
muses the bride, whom we hasten to
remind that life frequently fails to
solve the problem, of marriage.