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one in a trance with the memory in
his mind of the most beautiful girl he
had ever gazed upon.
"Here we are'.'he cried cheerily,
as he entered the rather bare but
neat and clean room where little Ned
lay on a couch. Mrs. Dalby was hur
rying to the door. She halted as Del
"Oh, Mr. Delmar," she exclaimed
hurriedly, "won't you do something
for me? A Miss Delicia Warner has
just been here. She belongs to the
church guild and they sent her to see
if she could be of any help. She has
given me some flannels for Ned,
which he badly needs, and when she
comes back from -a week's visit out
of the city she will get me steady
work at good prices among 'her
friends. I just noticed her handbag.
Look, her purse is in it and some dia
mond rings. She will miss it and not
know where it isand she is going to
leave the city tonight."
"I met the young lady," explained
Delmar, "but she is far away in her
automobile by this time. Have you
her address?" ,
"Yes, she left her card."
"I will try" to reach her quickly,"
promised Delmar, and was off like a
shot He took a taxicab and within
ten minutes Avas shown past the por
tals of a palatial home on an exclu
sive boulevard. '
Delmar never forgot the gracious
reception awarded him by Miss War
ner. She thanked him for his great
kindness. She spoke of the gratitude
the Dalbys- had expressed for his
charitable .effbrtB in their behalf. She
hoped they would meet again when
she returned to the city, to discuss
some plan to make life more tolera
ble for the widow and her invalid
Delmar left this beautiful girl, his
heart in a flutter. For the first time
he loved, and knew it Then he faced
sore trouble at the Dalby home. The
widow was weeping, the son looked
more wan and disheartened than
usual ' ,
"Oh, we have sad news!" she ap-
prized Delmar, sobbingly. The docx
tor was here while you were gone".
He says that an operation only will
save my dear hoy's life. He says It
will restore Ned to health, but "
and she broke down, weeping ,bit
terly. "Cheer up!" spoke Delmar heart
ily. "We'll have it done." '
"But he says it will cost $160, as
he has to engage a specialist."
Demlar was slightly "stumped'
Then a noble resolution made him
draw himself up two inches taller.
"I will provide the money," he said.
"My dear, good friend, throw afi
worry off your mind. Be as glad as
I am that fortunately I have the
money directly on hand to give this
poor little fellow the chance of his
Then Lionel Delmar proceeded to
stay indoors days and skulk, about
cautiously at night, for he was sup
posed to be up in the great woods of
the north by his employers and of
fice associates. He spent most of his
time at the Dalby home, and fancied
no man was happier than he-when
the operation was "gone through with
successfully and the doctors pro
claimed a new life for the little suf
About a week after Delmar "had
left for the north" the office man
agers of Morgan & Co. received a
haunch of fine venison and the cash
ier a hamper of Bplendid fish. Delmar
had arranged with a local game mar
ket to deliver these with no trace of
their city storage. A stupid truck
man left a tag on the hamper, Del
mar was seen on the streets and the
cat was out of the bag.
"A rare, good-hearted fellow, all
same!" voted the manager. The in
cident got to the ears of 'the senior
partner. By the time Delmar came
back to work, untanned and showing
the fatigue of his devoted nursing of
iittle Ned, his employers knew all
about his noble sacrifice.
Anii MIbs Warner, returning to the