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to be cornil ? to lier by .some dreadful dead
letter i >!liee.
'?inks one is happy." she said,
o'" li and a g ??<?] n, and rather more money
tuan one r?.auv " , . .,,, .
Do von think I am happy? she
Maud dropped her c
if again deep for what I thmk." she said.
"Mun you are two p io 1 Lily, rather tiercel). "The
Superficial Maud, and ano! id who has to be angled for."
aid -she "And so are you. And SO is e\
hi idv w '. h anything."
I a moment, g that her sister-in-law hung
on i- and wondered. A couple of months ago she would
by there beii lauds. But
land had given her the deeper
ling and .. the rap n of
. but an life ha'T
band and hi : >urs?
Mit that the
te world knew .::?! admired was all thei But
re is a more
ii I don't think that
?.ha ' is happy, an) '?'}'?"
?ke she tli< ?ughl >v er her
nakc 1 hurso happy,"
she said. "Bul ? don't ti r. 1 get on Ins
at ?ter, i
" \nd he hot?<?> me,"
.-... i hem
1 ? ???:: ! grasshoppci
an. ; vn,
ing companii n, such ? ibit of th
them both i
of I being and sin
the) swam up mt of their - pths. Bu turn to
no: a,is short; tliev - ?? n again,
? !i,i\ e mel ?? alwa) s .
ha\ >? tal
surf ice. But a few surfa. i
? ' a a) s . ine's own fa It
shows only that a hore is pr.
Mau !. if I 1 ihout all lar.s and
Lc>ri I And the) do make up i
"< ni ? ?." sai I
son ? lungs, and it i )
that w Inch g t up fi ?ni lui
Citen anyth ii
on Ins turves b) -?>. ii,- In a wav. T
am I want to do something for ?ther p< in
eat Wdiat do
wai do? Eat opium insti id >f him?"
, long sigh.
"< 'h' that was a pity," she said.
-. it was i pity mr attitude toward each other i>
But let us be practical n I
to do about a hundred inn:
Lily g >t up again and
she was always restless Phis afternoon, n [?articular,
com lusive wati hfuln
down, or to be pinned ?wn to a coui ! a
dehninte policy, and though she ? 'and before, she
had an idea thal Mau was now, mighl peri.
1 And again the b vayed in rs The:
crisper sonn.!, the souml >f crunched gravel; the gate
and irt drew the front from
where they were sitting Hiere was -i young man in it, who held
the bridle, while vith the mg the bel!. He
isonable tim and then rang again.
"1 will see what ii ! Ladv Thurso, am! walked across
lawn * die wem ni sank, she already
guessed hy a -ort of for her mid be founded upon
ni ? coming
She had a word .? -iver, who pul a small pic! i her
hand, and touched h am. Then Lady Thurso
cana- back ti i wl < sitl ing
"It is din she said, ''and it is from thal
Maud did no
"N'es; ojien it he said, "so thal if it is not .
thii it seems rather mean, but 1 do
I'll .?pen it. if v
Lily seemed I iry uni undid it herself There
iss inside, with a red label of "Poison"
It had a g1 md she drew 'Ins out and smclled it.
Then '-he passed iud,
id put th ed up the paper
am! string in wh en wrapped into a tight ball, and threw
if deep into the I 1 hen she went to the opening in the
??edge and flin itself into mid-stream
Then she cam? ier sister-in-la
we've bo hand in it," she said "And last night he
let von throw ti : the window, and the very next day
Poor, dear old boy! He must have or?
dered ;? when he vith llieodosi.i after lunch to.lav Oh,
to dp, There's something
? that !"
"I don't ki)'. ? \ny means, fair or foul,
ii bottle : do we know anya
The practica! side >f Lily came to the fore.
"The chemist I mc," she said, '">
is no reason why von should come into it."
"Ah, give me my share. Let me help if I can," sahl Maud quickly.
??( i- an help, though I am willing to bear the whole
responsibility of what we have done." said Lily.
"No. I want it t?j come from both of us," said Maud, "if you
"""?**""" .?th him than I have"
"Ah. then let me help, I, "and, Lily, we won'l let him
find out what we have done. " 11 him."
"Ile will be furious," said Lils-.
"He will be more rightly I to ferret it out i
self. '1 hen he will confront us with what w<- have don | of
ing him. B ?vhai he
d?i ' i do anythin
hi^ companion returned from the river, Lord Yardly, ' ?n
pie i. and w '
did not \
his ' _
rry, sir, but rk. 1 am m >t qui
lion. I- ive mine | re
? ious shi ?p in a p- ? dity.
?.vas m charge of
th<- n^ that the I-arl wa I
a desire-born inspiration.
"1 low . r preset ption pad in an-1
coat. < ?ive me a bia:
re his . he
Thurso, by a m:]'- died the exact terms,
phi and appears id w ith
? re a physician, ?ii mist, with the parrnl
ity of an old and solitary man
riiurs?) p.. ?dd?
"Then," pursued the ?uldn't mimi deciding
ing ! t's a tro id many ye
sin?-?* I dabbled in anything of 'he sort, but I fancy 1 can po
point w ?? argued hat
a functional >w, I claim th nc
tional and nothing more ibu that thick head of an assistant?"
"You're riirht Perfectly right!" broke m TKurso, 1 and
forehead wet with nervousness at the dangerous p wherein
In- found himself He bent again to .-he task of writing 'he prescrip?
tion, his hand shaking uncontrollably.
The clamor of fifty voices rising suddenly he phar?
macy door complete?! his confusion. Ile turned peevishly to ?earn
the cause of the trouble and encountered a stream of excited men
and boys hastening into the place, all talking, shouting and explain?
ing in fifty different keys. In the midst of th?- rabble two constables
bon- a groaning figure on a stretcher. A third was busy hustling
th.- crowd outdoors, where they gathered flattening their no
Hgainst the dingy irkiss and striving t?> peer through the dun recesses
"Run over by a motor car on th-- : below," reported ?>ne
of the constables as the chemist hurried from behind the counter and
began to run practiced fingers over tie writhing navvy on the
stretcher. "We sent f?>r a doctor but he was out, and the surgeon
down at the station is away on another accident case. So we brought
him in here. Any bones broken ?"
The little chemist had Straightened himself up, and now spoke
in a sort of pleased excitement.
"Yes," he said "Looks to nie like a compound fracture of the