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By JANE JORDAN
B. Hit. by WMttrn Nwippr union.)
Gordon hated the name of Bernlce.
Be had bti reason. Back In the Im
pressionable days of Infancy, Oordoa
had known Bernlce, a mischievous,
spltenoylng playmate who knew
how to make him wince In painful
embarrassment, In the presence of
grownups, and, who later, defeated
him shamefully In athletic games.
"When I'm dead," she told him with
great satisfaction, "I'll come back and
Her gipsy-black eyes had shone de-
llgmeuij uvcr IIIO VWU ivi-t in
Gordon, leaning back in a, rullmsin
clmlr, funded that - Bernlce was not
dead. Only the good are said to die
young; he thought It likely that the
persistent and energetic young woman
was now making some submissive hus
band's life miserable. So, Gordon told
himself, as he stooped to jilek up the
tcard before lilm, which hud recalled
'unpleasant memories. "Bernlce" was
written on this card 111 neat script.
The detested name at least was hound
to haunt him. Quizzically he turned
the card over In his hand, then bent
to offer l(. to a young woman In the
Lclialr In front.
"Not mine," she answered coldly.
Gordon laid the card on the window
Back there In the office his nerves
had been worn to edge ; he anticipated
enjoynbly the long drive to the Inn,
and gratefully he drew In the frag
rance of the pines, as they drove
through the Inn gardens.-
Ite had donned his white flannels
and was crossing the lawn later, when
a second white card attracted his at-
. .... -Tin .lotnrttilnorl tn nflfiS
so trifling an object by when he
turned again to pick up the small
square. "Bernlce," he read, with this
time the added name of Barton. Then
this person was not his despised play
mute of old. Well, there was relief
In Hint, he would not lie brought np
forcibly to face her in the social sea
V A very beautiful girl sat watching
; the tennis players. She glanced up
absently at Gordon then resumed her
Interest In the game. Gordon was en
tranced. Taliner came up to him
"Bewitched Gordon?" he asked, and
By ALICE B. PALMER.
(10 by MoClur Nawapapor.synaicaU.)
"Deaf Gram I wish my mother and
father lived Ukexsome of the other
boys' folks. I'm golnii to graduate
this month, and I don't know what to
do. I'll send them an Invitation, I
guess, so things won't look so funny
"I love you. Groin you're the only
one that seems to care but wouldn't
I be proud If I. could Introduce my
mother and father to the boys, and
perhaps have sprend with mother.
"You'll come to graduation,- though,
won't yon. Gram? Sit rljrht down In
front, where I can see you when I read
my essay. If the boys say anything
about my folks I'll make some excuse
business trip. I Inclose my picture.
I've ordered my stilt. Father told me
to get anything I wont. You'll be
proud of your grandson. Some boy I
With love. JUNIOR."
Grandma Blank sat in the library at
the close of a June day. Tears blurred
the fuded eyes as she rend the letter.
Going to a desk In the comer of the
room, iho gazed for some moment
at the pictures of a mun and womun
her son and his wife comparing the
photograph, with them. Like Junior,
he wondered why.
When Richard Blank had brought
home to' the big liouse his bride.
Grandma Blank was pleased. ' Sylvia
was very charming and won everyone.
Life seemed sunny and rosy. What
more could be desired? Then came
the crush. Grandma never really
knew what happened n woman, It
was rumored. . Richard, .stayed. at. the
office in the mill more, and Sylvia
busied herself with social duties. A
divorce was hinted at, tint Sylvia sud
denly left for Europe, and the excite
"What might have been," "grandma
thought. She was awakened from her
reverie by a call from the kitchen,
and left the room hurriedly, dropping
the photograph and letter.
Minn- jmtrt rrnm
Lute that night an automobile
honked, stopped and whirred away
again. From It had alighted a woman,
whose dress betokened that of a trav
eler. Running lightly up the steps she
oiened the door with a latch key, en
Something crumpled under her foot
and she stopped to pick it up. A
nhntAiTNinh ami n 1ottoiQnmrttlA llnil
Bernlce is a good looker. I carelef,gi
I'll admit ; but you have been sitting ,
here without blinking, your gnze fast
ened on her features for the last linlf
hour. It wus funny. I've been watch
"Bernlce!" muttered Gordon, "Oh,
VMy baby," she murmured, as she
read the letter. Iluircing the picture
to her breast she threw herself inte
the nearest chuir and sobld.
"To think you have suffered so. You
shall have your party, darling, and
l Bllllll UBtV JVUI pnilj, UdlllllK. mm
come oij away," be added disgustedly. n,ot.,er will be there, never to leave
But meeting with the beauty wno
thereafter filled his thoughts was un
avoidable. When he .passed the fair Benilce
I .1 t 41... 1 ... ti .ii.i. aha atmifl
COO UUJr JU Uu nunc n.i. uiw. .
you again. Oh, God, if ,lt Isn't too
late, help me to atone to the precious
life entrusted to my care! I never
realized until -' w what I .iave done."
Suddenly v door opened and Rich
perplexedly beside her stalled motor anj mank entered. He thought he
car. It was his part to offer assistance hear(j someone crying. Could It be
and hers to return tne courtesy oy ;
driving litin back to the inn. As the ;
day wus delightful, the drive was tak-'
en In a roundabout way. Gordon and
bis divinity of the despised name
..,.!.. .t.....A aA.
progresseu quic-Kij , n um t-.i... I
grandma at this hour? No, It wasn't.
The humlbag with Its foreign murks
told the t,tory. "Sylvia," was all he
could say, "you have come , back to
Sylvia's tear-stained face met his,
qunlntance to friendship. nni n another moment she was In
Laughingly, he told her of the haunt-' his arms. . "Richard, read this," she
lng cards which had confronted blra, Mld.
and smilingly she agreed thut they had :
been her own.
After Ids third moonlight wulk with
the enchnntlng Bernlce, he was so
deeply and . hopelessly In love tnai
even sue secreuy coiupuwioncu hum.
She wus not quite sure wbut she was '
' going to do about it, and she took to 1
the high rest In Uie tree, to think It
over. This tree hud a protecting urui
to lean against and leufy boughs to
screen cue. So Bernlce sat, when she
saw Gordon come, looking for her,
and lu a manner of Her u ice of long
ago, tossed a locket out on the lawn.
Gordou stooped to pick the object up.
Then, standing beneath the tree, be
examined it. '
The golden letters on the cover read
'Bernlce.' and Inside, beneuth a child's
lovely face was Inscribed, 'Bernlce the j
second.' The baby face wus a sum II '
replicu of the fuce of the womun that ,
Gordon loved. Long, he stood won
dering. He had seen a pretty child
romping with Bernlce, out where the
swings were beneath the trees, or
dancing at ner siue uown me ruuu.
He had supposed the child to be i
younger guest of the Inn. She hud
not sut at tuhle where the lovely one
usually ntev her meals In coinpnny
with several other women.
Well, he hud becu uu WUcc. He was
most miserable as he .strode buck be- 1
neuth the tree. He would go awuy
without uVliiy, buck to the work that
had not rucked or loin hi in u this
mmnier Incident hud done. !
-Tuke me up," cried a childish
voice; a tiny girl, dunced beneath a
spreading tree. It was the 'little girl'
"Tuke me up, Auut Berulve, 1 wunt
to sit beside you." .
"Auut Bernlce!" Gordou stopped
short. A laughing face looked down
through leufy brunches. "I am com
ing down myself," said the young wom
an of serene blue eyes and she came.
Gordon was incoherent in bis speech, ,
but she understood his questlou. i
register Mr. and Mrs. Burton." J
"My brother' and sister-in-law's;
Bernlce, my little uiece, la culled for
Gordon drew a long breath of relief.
"Let uie help you down from that tree,"
be commanded. I
"All light." agreed the lovely one, '
"I've settled my problem."
"What a terrible accusation for us.
Sylvia. We promised to love und cher
ish each other till death us do part.'
and au Innocent child has borne the
agony. Can't we patch up this breueli
and start anew?"
"But, Richard, that woman . . .
You were seen with her many times
even my nearest friends told me that
you neglected me you never ex
plained "Thut woman, Sylvia, Is part own
er of one of our mills. 'Very clever
Invented something. We had to keep
things secret until we got It patented.
I swear to you that there wus noth
ing else. You are the only woman I
love, Sylvia. Will you come hack to
Junior and me? We both need you
The answer must Tiave been In the
ntllrmatlve. for grandma was aroused
from her slumber by Richard's voice,
suyltiir. "Mother, Sylvia bus nie. hm k
Truly, grnndmn thoucht. there are
miracles In the Twentieth century.
1'tvus graduation day. The scent of
June P'mm and the hum of voices
lilliil the all'. The voices censed, and
presently a dear, young voice rung
out with the" valedictory. Before
Junior rose to spcuk. he sawliis moth
er, father and grandmother comedown
the aisle und Kent themselves In the
front row. Wus he dreaming? Be
wildered hut huppy, amid ringing ap
plause, he took his seat. II" could
hear the principal saying that Mr. und
Mrs. Richard Blank, -fr., would give
"spread" to tlio class Immediately
following (lie exercises,' in the dining
bull, v ' ,
The strains of the farewell ode to
dear iilimi muter hud liurdly ceased
when Junior wus In Ids father's und
mother's urnis. . Their teurs of Joy
One night that summer the reunited
trio sat on the beach. The shimmer
ing rays of the moon allowed the
waves as they rose and fell, nmjoving
from the eund all the debris.
"That's the way each duy's anT y
ances should be washed away by to
Irresistible undercurrent 'of love," said
'Yes," answered Richard.
And Junior listened wouderin(ly.
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Clerk Ohio County Court.
50 acre farm 1 mile northwest of
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vation. Bottom land tiled. 3 room
frame bouse, 1 porches and all nec
essary out-buildings. Terms bait
cash, balance yearly payments.
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