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By George Haskell
. When Lyman Hill suffered a finan
cial collapse and, shortly" after,
passed on to a more peaceful -world,
the people of Olmstead -wondered
what -would become of the -widow
and daughter. They saw them move
out of the handsome residence, but
very few followed them to the little
house irithe outskirts of the town, or
troubled to hunt up their new ad
dress. They flocked to the auction
sale of the fine furniture and orna
ments, but of all the things sold only
one found its way back to its erst
while' owner. This was a picture of
an apple orchard in bloom., that
young Field knew Dorothy Hill h'ad
loved, and he sent it to her with
something of his tender devotion in
every word of the note that went
People also wondered if the two
"Arthur Field can't afford to mar
ry a poor, girl," said the gossipy Mrs.
Lang. "I happen to know what his
"Perhaps all .he wanted was her
money. Well, time will tell."
Meantime Field was holding an im
portant conference with Dorothy.
"Now, why couldn't we marry on
my salary?" he urged in answer
to her plea for a postponement.
"For ever so many reasons," she
said in a quiet, troubled way. "Moth
er only has me now. I couldn't leave
her. It would be putting too much
on you, dear oh, yes, too much."
"But I know I shall get a raise
soon and I am sure we can manage."
"We must wait a little," she said.
"Oh, I know I can't give you what
you've been used to, but "
"It isn't what we've been used to,"
she broke in. "Let that go! It does
not matter. We have put It away!
It's the problem of three people liv
ing on that amount per week. Can
it be done, and leave any joy, .any
sweetness after the grind ana the
stress of every day? It's you, dear, I J
am thinking of. It would fall heavi
est on you."
"No," he said, "it would be you
who sjiffer most."
He werit home very thoughtfuL
He had never suspected this gay? ,
"Are You Going to Marry Pearson?" .
, He Asked.
light-hearted girl of such hard com
Soon after this he came to Doro
thy with the news that he had been
offered a much better position in the
largest city of the state. He was
leaving the next week and he, had
great hopes of bringing Dorothy and
her mother there before long. To
gether they built some beautiful air
castles in which they were to liye
happily ever after, .