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I HOW MASON WAS SURPRISED
' By Hi Akers
"Be sure to let me know when you
run in to New York," said George
Mason to the pretty girl with whom
he had just been dancing.
"Yes, I will," she answered. "But
I don't think of going in for a while
yet It is too warm."
Just then George wished he might
hot have to go to New York for some
time. It was more to his liking to
spend part of the day on the beaclr
talking with this same pretty girl,
Grace Parks, and to put in the re
mainder of the time dancing with her
in the evening.
Grace did not live in New York
.but she had a cousin there, at whose
home she occasionally visited: The
prospect of being given "a good
time" by young Mason had its allure
ments to the girl, who had to help
out her . small income by teaching
music. Besides, she had begun to
want to see as much as possible of
Mason; to put it plainly, he had be
come rather necessary to her happi
"Look here, ( Grace!" said her
friend, Amy French, the next morn
ing after the dance, "do you know
who that Mr. Mason is?"
"I only know he's a pretty nice
chap and I like him. He has just
graduated from Princeton, and
and well, that's all I know."
"For the amount of time you two
have been together that doesn't seem
a great deal to be found out. Don't
you know anything about his peo
ple?" . "I don't think we -talked about his
people," said Grace- quietly.
"It seems not," observed Miss Amy
dryly. "Don't you think -you'd bet
ter?" . "I don't know," answered Grace,
drifting off into a kini of blissful
dream in which "people played no
part whatever. "
Just before diniier AmyV French
burst into the room "bristling with
"My dear!" she exploded "it seems
yqu have landed a whale,"
"What do you mean?" - gasped
Grace in utter amazement .
"Why, ,Mrs: Dean saysvMr. Mason
must be the son of 'Daniel Mason,--you
Think Now I'm Glad It Happened.".
Grace regarded her friend, hv a
dazed way without speaking.
"Well, what is the matter? Is 'it
because he is a whale or you have
not landed him? Which?"
"A little of both, perhaps,"' an
swered Grace. "I certainly haven't
"Well, go ahead! ,Get busy!"
"No I wish you hadh-'t told me.
If those are his people they won't