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By* MILDRED WHITE.
Caro Dalton fretted, because the
kind of French poodle she especia Hy
desired was not to be found. Caro's
whims were so many and varied thai
lt was fortunate-or unfortunate, as
the case may be-that her inherited
wealth was not taxed in their fulfill
She had tired of the luxurious new
car, the sailboat and the city apart
ment ; her much-tried guardian was at
his wits' end to please. Yet not to
please Caro was to be himself miser
able. For David Blair, junior law
partner and trusted friend nf the girl's
departed father, had loved Caro with a
deep, unselfish love, from the trium
phant epoch of her first long dress and
She, unconscious perhaps of this
love, had led hor devoted slave a morry
dance from tho time of his instituted
guardianship. David was given little
anxiety concerning the various admir
ers who flocked in her train. Caro
herself dismissed each promptly in
turn. Now, it seemed her overwhelm
ing desire was for some pet upon which
to lavish her aff^tion.
"A dog," Caro told her guardian, "Is
fl faithful creature, responding un
.-questionably to on?'s moods."
"But why," David asked patiently,
"must it necessarily be a white dog,
end very' small?"
"White,-because I shall have to keep
. it bathed and cared for," Caro an
swered; "small, so that I may hold it
in my lap."
The guardian sighed. Caro's expla
nations were as unsatisfying as the
; smile which accompanied them was
"Better wish for a dog of that de
scription." he suggested. "For you to
wish is to have-Is it not, Caroline?"
There was a saddened note in the
"Not always," Caro replied; she
looked at him quickly with inscrutable
But as she drove her car that after
noon beyond her accustomed way, a
small dog of exactly the kind she de
sired, came dashing out across a bar
ren field to bark furiously at her
Caro stopped the car. but the little
animal continued to bark, until at
length It paused breathlessly, to listen
to her caressing voice.
"Come." coaxed the girl ; "you dear
little thing-" And as she sprang down
into the road the dog's feathery tail
wagged fervently in greeting.
Before her astonished gaze he arose
presently, waving his two fore-paws in
the air, and executing a solemn dance
"You funny thing," she exclaimed.
"You little trick dog!" Before she
could forbid the little white creature
had leaped into the car, grinning at
her In dog fashion from the front
"He's mine," Caro told herself defi
antly; "I wished for him." But the
guardian failed to rejoice with her,
when he learned the discovery.
Though the dog devoted himself
jealously to Caro, David Blair insisted
upon placing an advertisement in the
"Found" column of that evening's pa
per, and following closely upon its ap
pearance came a pitiful reply.
"The little found dog is my 'Fid-1
get,' " came scrawled in a childish
fashion. "He ls all I have to love, j
He acts with me in the circus. Please ?
bring him back to, Marietta."
And though there was no further di- !
rectlon or adress, David and his re- j
belllous ward drove that evening with j
Fidget between them to the faraway j
grounds, where the traveling circus
pitched its great tent.
The little dog of the loved Marietta
was at once recognized by welcoming
"She didn't sleep last night," a
painted clown said. "Fidget is all the
folks Marietta's got now, you see. Her
mother didn't live long after her dad
was killed In his famous jump last
year. The circus had sort of 'dopted
Marietta since. Every one likes to
see the kid dance with her dog, tho' lt
ain't much of an act after all. Mariet
ta," called the clown, "come here,
honey." And Marietta came.
A vision of flying golden curls and
short ruffled skirts, she flew toward
her pet, and had him in her arms.
Then tear-filled, the child's blue eyes
'Tm sorry," she said, "that you can't
have Fidget, but-I love him. And
I haven't got anything else to love."
The Dalton heiress nodded under
standingly; her guardian noted In dis
tress that her eyes were also filled
Suddenly, Impulsively, the girl's
arms closed tight about the childish
"Dear," said Caro, "do you suppose
that you could possibly l?arn to love
me? Would you like to come and live
in a big, stone house with a garden;
would you like to be-my Uttle sis
"Caro!" David Blair expostulated,
"think seriously what you are offer
"I do think," the girl answered quiet
ly. The old twinkle came back to her
eyes. "Marietta will be more satisfy
ing than Fidget," she said.
And as he stood looking down upon
the two. David Blair's face softened
into a great tenderness.
"I am afraid, Caro, that I hav<
never known the real you," he said.
And ?ie girl's eyes again raised t<
his, reflected their radiant light.
(Coprrlght, 1919. Weetara Newspaper Union'
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early planting of
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Onion Sets Lawn Grasse;
and all other seeds
COLUMBIA, S. C.
I hereby sive notice chat I posi
tively forbid hunting, fishing anc
all other form of trespassing upoE
all lands I control. All who fail tc
heed this notice will he prosecuted
under the law, without exception,
JOHN P. MEALING.
Ail persons are herebv warned
nOt to hunt or trespass in anyway
On lands owned or controlled by
me. This means that you^are asked
off and gentlemen will do it.
G. T. Swearingen. ?
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J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
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^ J.R. BLAKE,
Greenwood. S. C. "^?3^.^ '
February 1st, 191?. "T
All persons are hereby notified not
. |to hunt, fish or trespass in any man
11 ner whatsoever on the lands of the
[(undersigned. This notice is published
? j to keep people off of my lands and all
I j who disregard it will be prosecuted
under the law. This means every
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