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cidental discovery of the real charac
ter 01 tne "woman bad come like a.
shock, causing him to recoil in hor
ror from the step he so nearly had
The judge was too thorough a lo
gician to intermeddle where sure
destiny was working out a problem
for his tempted, misguided friend.
No explanation came to him from
Overton, none was sought. Sorrow
fully the judge .reflected ov,er the
(Weakness, almost" crime, of the man
he so esteemed. With, relief and
hope he incidentally learned, that
Overton was pursuing the even tenor
of his way, and one day he saw the
notice of the death of Mrs. Overton
in the newspaper.
He met Overton after that. Just
once the latter referred to the past.
"Friend of the years," he said,
clasping the hand of the judge and
looking him straight in the eyes,
"under your roof there came to me
the redemption of my life! I am con
tent when I recall that I made the
last years of my life attentive and
loyal to the wife I never loved. I
shudder to think of the yawning
abyss into which I so nearly sank,
bringing disgrape and sorrow to the
two children who are now so dear to
Cortland F. Bishop of Lenox, Mass.,
has a parrot which has a vocabulary
of 75 words.
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