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r as he released her and removed
She told him quickly, she seized
the precious money. She hade him
run with her from the house.
"I don't understand, but I reckon
you know what you are about,"
spoke the tramp.
Breathless, Nellie arrived at a
neighbor's, told her story and two
men were called, who hurried to cap
ture the robbers.
"Seems as if I came just an time,"
said the tramp. "You're Miss Nellie
Wayne; I know now. I promised an
old friend in the city, now dead, to
bring you a word, and this," and the
speaker produced a little brown pa
Nellie opened it. Inside was an old
fashioned brooch, set in gold.
"Weary Sikes," further explained
the tramp. "He reached his mother
just before she died. He told her
about you. She sent you the brooch
with her blessing, and poor Weary
died a week later."
"A blessing, indeed!" murmured
Nellie, in tears, "for it brought you
to my rescue, just in time."
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
Aside from the monkey, man is the
only animal having what we call bi
nocular single vision. That is, he
can tell not only the direction of an
object, but he can estimate fairly ac
curate its distance. This is because
both of his eyes point at the same
object at the same time.
AUSTRALIAN GIRL SWIMMERS
PLAN AMERICAN TOUR
San Francisco, Feb. 14. Accord
ing to word received here from Aus
tralia, Miss Fannie Durack and Miss
Mina Wylie, world champion women
swimmers, will visit the United
States sometime this spring.
Miss Wylie is second only to Miss
Durack in all-around aquatic accom
plishments and holds the world rec
ord in the 100-yard breast stroke and
in the 150 and 200-yard events,
time for the hundred is 1:28.
Miss Mina Wylie, Famous Mermaid
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