herself, she was glad she knew, al
though the knowledge was bitter in
One day from her shop window,
behind the lollypops and papers, she
noticed two men standing over by
the sand pile looking at it and occa
tionally glancing toward the house.
Finally one entered the shop and
made known his errand. He wanted
to know if she owned the sand pile
and if so could he buy the sand.
Brenda's short business experience
had sharpened her wits and before
committing herself she endeavered
to find out what it was wanted for.
Building material, the man said, and
and wanted to know her price.
Brenda said she would have to think
it over, whereupon he said he would
send the boss to negotiate.
The next day a car drove up and a
young man stepped briskly into the
shop. "Brenda Ward!" he exclaimed.
"Why, no one seemed to know where
"It wouldn't have been so very
hard to find out," she said quietly.
"But I've been up in the northwest
until about a montlrago and terribly
busy ever since organizing this com
pany. We're going to put up a plant
near by that is, if we can buy that
- Brenda thought he could, though
the price he offered seemed out of
all proportion to the value, but he
insisted it was only reasonable. It
-seemed to require a good many visits
to conclude the business, and then
the visits went on. One day Farrar
asked her to go with him in the car
to look at a piece of ground he in
"Oh, it is beautiful!" she exclaimed.
"I want to build a home there" he
said, "but never unless it is for you."
The house is going up now.
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
EMBROIDERED IN PURPLE YARN
By Betty Brown
. The striking charm of a white
wool iersev dress is produced by a
liberal amount of embroidery done in
purple wool with a matching innge.
The belt is unique in that it crosses
in front, returns to the back and
knots once with two short ends.
This design, by an authoritative
creator, is a splendid example of how
style may be achieved by pronounced
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