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the city, not caring what fate might
await him there. He was tearing
through the timber, heedless of
marks that to a woodsman would
have warned of peril, when a half
cut tree, blown by the wind, struck
It was in the hut where he had last
seen Rachel and her brother that
Willis returned to consciousness. His
nurse was that self-same brother
who moved, to his side, gentle and
attentive, at a moan from the pa
tient. He had been there two days, dis
covered under the tree by Sidney
Clare and his sister, and removed to
the hut the letter he had written
discovered, too, Willis learned later.
A soothing draught was adminis
tered and when Willis awoke again
Rachel was there.
"We are going to remove you to
our home," Sidney Clare told him,
and Willis hid his face in his pillow,
feeling his unworthiness as he re
called the spying mission that had
brought him to Durham.
"The truth has come out about my
brother," spoke Rachel brightly.
"There was a motive in his disap
pearance to assume the guilt of the
embezzlement until the real culprit,
his dearest friend, could get to dis
tant relatives and secure the money
to make up the shortage."
'It would have been fatal to our
plans had you acted as you had a
right to do, as you were circum
stanced," said Sidney.
"If I had never agreed to accept
that hideous commission!" began
Willis, and shamefacedly, and then
he paused, for Rachel had held up to
his .view the letter he had written,
and in her glowing eyes Willis read
not only forgiveness, but gratitude
and interest It was with the ripen
ing mutual friendship that followed
that he knew that his love was returned.
Republics end with luxury; mon
archies with poverty. Montesquieu.
GIRDLE GIVES FROCK STYLE
That a girdle may give a pro
nounced style to a frock is shown in
this simply plaited and tucked model
of beige color Georgette create. The
girdle is of brown velvet It is
strangely prim and old-fashioned
compared with the narrow string tie
effects which are looped around most
fancy frocks, but it is just this prim
ness that makes it look' so startlingly