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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 20

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A TRUSTY SENTINEL
By George Elmer Cobb
(Copyright, 1917, W. G.. Chapman.)
"Who is that one of "the working
girls?"
"Oh, no; that's a daughter of the
professor."
"And who is the professor?" in
quired Adrian Deane.
He had slowed up his gait, his head
turned to take another glance at the
trim, neat, girlish figure whom he
and his superintendent had just
passed. The latter had lifted his
hat and Deane, always the courteous
gentleman, had followed his exam
ple. There was something to admire
in the expressive face of the young
Jady and to command respect, and
this Deane felt intuitively.
Deane had inherited the big plant
of which he was owner from his fa
ther. He and his superintendent were
approaching it when the "daughter
of the professor" came into sight
"The professor?" repeated Deane.
"Why, you ought to remember him,
Mr. Deane. He is the refined old
gentleman who came to town about
two months ago, evidently a man
who has seen better days. I hear he
once was at the head of a large mu
sical college in the city. He started
in here to form a class, but did not
succeed. He applied for a position
in the plant He is too frail and
aged to stand hard work. I brought
the matter to your attention and you
iiuggested employing him as watch
man. He has filled that place since
then."
"I think I recall the circumstances
now," nodded Deane. "Prof. Bartell,
wasn't it?"
"Yes, and that's Ruth Bartell we
just passed."
"She seemed to come through the
big gateway," observed Deane.
"Perhaps on a mission of kindli
ness to some of the women work
ers," suggested the superintendent.
"She has, I know, done many acts of i
charity, such as nursing those in
distress. It hasn't been money serv
ice, for I fancy the Wardells haven't
much of that commodity."
"She is a very attractive looking
girl," observed Deane, and apparent
ly passed the incident by as a casual
occurrence of no further interest
The superintendent did not know his
employer, however. While Adrian
Deane was a practical young busi
ness man and absorbed in the duties
"I've Got You Where ! Want You at
Last"
at the plant, there was a streak of
romanticism in his nature. Some
thing in the sweet face of the pro
fessor's daughter had stirred a -responding
chord in his nature. There
was a purity, a sweetness about the
lovely face that seemed to rest his
soul vividly, in contrast with the
trivial-minded belles of society he
knew and the coarse, slatternly fac
tory girls.
There was a stirrine incident at
y" t"-

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