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Marie, bopi light of heart and light of
foot, never go to a dance, have never
been to a movie or cabaret.
Neither of them has ever had a
sweetheart they have not yet learn
ed to lisp the language of love.
Their father, Prof. Bohumir Kryl,
man of wealth, patron of art and di
rector of an orchestra, wants his
daughters to be great musicians; He
say's they cannot be both great musi
cians and lovers -too. And so he'
placed them in seclusion.
He took them frpm the pubiic
schools and from their dolls when
Josephine was ten and Marie nine.
He made them subjects of one of the
most daring experiments ever un
dertaken by artist or scientist in the
realm of human emotion.
"The world needs great artists,"
Bays Prof. Kryl. "Let, the common
place women-attend to the loving and
te marrying, the bickerings and, the
-.divorce, and the privolity that so
often goes with romantic love."
'When Josephine is 31 and Marie is
3.0 Jthey will be. returned to the world
rwith the intellect of mature women
and' .the emotional experience of chil
dren. ' But will Cupid laugh at the lock
smith and steal Papa KryPs treasures
from him before theirexile is finished?
THE TWO SIDES OF THE STORY
"I wouldn't have a beaux around
the house interfering with my daugh
ters' music lessons," says Prof. KryL
"We have the company of Chopin,
Beethoven and Schubert
- "Why should girls listen to the
sissy-boy bleating his calf love when
they can play the immortal music
with which Tristan wooed Isolde.' '
"My daughters study Corot and
Breton instead of .Charley Chaplin
and Mary PtekfonL They never read
the newspapers. Stories of society
scandal would fill their heads with
foolish notions. ,
t "Even when we go on tour I keep J
them in seclusion as much .as possi
ble. I do not want them to know
"When they have finished their
musical education they may go and
play. . If they marry I will say 'God
bless you.' I will be happy if they
do not marry."
"I don't quite understand what
papa means about love," says Jo
sephine, a pupil of Ysaye and violin
ist of rare talent.
"I have never known' any bdys
since I was 10 years of age,
"The only men I know are the be
loved . master Ysaye, "Kubelik and
men like 'that.
"They have wives and lots of chil
dren. I wouldn't fall in love with
"They are not young nor beauti
ful. "I could only love a man who was
fine and handsome as Romeo or Tris
"I love music and I love the pic
tures ber but sometimes, oh somer
times',. Marie and I feel so lonely!"
"And anyway," chirped Marie,
"papa loved and married."
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