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By Mary Parrish
, Andrew Carr agreed to take young
Erskine into his law office because
he was the. son of his old friend- He
kept him there because he was mak
ing good. '
"Fred hasn't done anything extra
ordinary so far," he confided to his
chum, "but I trusted him with a pret
ty important case the other day and
)ie put it through. The trouble is he
has a bee in his bonnet. Well, I sup
pose you've got to expect it. Lake
all young fellows he has fallen in
loVe and wants to get married."
"Well, what's to hinder?" asked
"The trouble is the girl has just
been graduated from a law school
and he wants me to take her into the
office. Well, I won't have it. I don't
believe in woman lawyers. I won't
have the office all upset If she
wants to many him let her stay
liome and- make a home for him. If
he persists in his fool notions I sup
pose I'll have to part with him." And
the old man heaved a sigh of regret
Fred Erskine had begun work on
a very important case. It seemed
rather strange to him that Carr had
entrusted him with such a big un
dertaking, only stipulating that he
was to be occasionally advised as to
the progress of the affair, and con
sulted if necessary.
He confided the matter to Edna
Ferris, his fiance, in whom at this
stage of his career he confided every
"I believe," he declared, "the old
gentleman is just trying me out If
I win this case he may take me into
"Fred!" exclaimed the girl delight
edly, "wouldn't that be wonderful!
Why you could work alone for years
before you could get such a start!"
"Yes, I know that. But you want
4to practice and you know we must
"Perhaps he will let me come in
the office," she Said.
Then Erskine was forced to tell
the girl Mr. Carres 'aversion to worn,1-'
en in the profession. "I told him,"
he added, "I thought those ideas
w.ent out with the Victorian age. But
you can't budge him."
"Never mind,- dear," she said con
solingly, after the manner of wom
en, though her own heart sank with
in her. "We'll bide our time. It will
Then Fred Icissed her and won-
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She Found the Young' Man With
Bandaged Head, Arm and Leg.
dered if there ever was another such
a girl in the world.
Edna became so interested in the
case she urged him to let h'er help
him, and so instead "of the. ordinary
talk of two young peope very much
in love with each other, the evenings
we're givenvup to points of common
law and jurisprudence. The young
man became more and more im
pressed with the clear thinking and
logical' brain of his counselor.