the old man came out of the other.
The two met almost face to face.
"What is it? Who are you?" de
manded the old man testily. It was
evident that he did not know her and
had no idea how she had happened
into the house.
"I made a mistake," Molly faltered.
"I I was told to come here a
The old man broke into chuckling
laughter. Clearly he put the worst
construction upon the girl's pres
ence; and yet not the-natural one.
"I guess I'll do as well" as your
friend, won't I, my dear?" he asked,
leering at her.
"How dare you!" cried Molly, flam
"Well, how dare you come into my
house?" retorted the old man. And,
stepping toward her, he chucked her
under the chin.
Suddenly, as Molly screamed, Tom
bounded forward. He caught the old
fellow by the throat and shook him
like a rat. "You hound !" he shouted.
"Lemme go !" whimpered the other.
"How dare you 'insult a lady who
comes into your house by mistake?"
"Lemme go. It was a mistake all
round," muttered the old man. He
wriggled out of Tom's hand. "I apolo
gize," he mumbled. "I didn't mean
any harm. I thought" .
"ComeT said Tom, giving Molly
his arm. And together they left the
house this time by the front door.
They passed the policeman on his
beat, but he hardly looked at them.
At a convenient corner they stopped.
"What does it mean, Molly?"
asked Tom. i
"I I went there to steal," whis
pered the girl.
"You were never there before?"
She shook her head. "Oh, -Torn,
you may as well know the worst now.
I have become a thief. After the trial
I was marked I couldn't earn an
honest living. Every one hounded
me. Then X tried your way. And
that was why I didn't let you know
where I was, I knew you were look
ing for me, Tom, and l wanted some
money to meet you, to take you west
with me, and I didn't want you to
"That you had become what I am,"
answered Tom grimly. "Molly,", he
continued, "the past is gone now.
Fortune has brought us together. So
let's go west and jplay the straight
game, dear just as we are, let's
work our way out there, or beg, but
let's do it together, because we want
each other's help to live the way we
mean to." .
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Nov. 18, 1779. John Todd, first
county lieutenant of Illinois, turned
over his office to a deputy and left
the country disgusted with the cli
mate and with the lack of effective
Once upon a tyme there was. a
landlord who overlooked ye first of ye
f it. I a- - .
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Answer: In looking th matter up
wo find we made a mistake and gave
you a hair-restorer formula. Hence
the warmth inside you are fur-lined.
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