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CHAPTER I.?Richard Lightnut, an
American with an affected English accent,
receives a presnt'from a friend
in China. !
(J-HA-fTliiK 11.? i ue jjrtaciii. pi^>c;=
to be a pair of pajamas.? A letter hints
of surprises to the wearer.
CHAPTER III.?Lightnut dons the paJamas
and late at night gets up for a
smoke. His servant. Jenkins, comes In
and. falling to recognize Lightnut, attempts
to put him out. Thinking the servant
crazy, Lightnut changes his clothes
intending to summon help. When he reappears
Jenkins falls on his neck with
joy. confirming Lightnut's belief that he
CHAPTER IV.?Jenkins tells Li.erhtnut
of the encounter he had with a hideous
Chinaman 'dressed in pajamas.
CHAPTER V?In a message from his
friend. Jack Billings, Lightnut is asked
to put *'T) "the kid" for the night on his
way *io?ne from college. Later Lightnut
finds a beautiful girl* in black pajamas ift
CHAPTER VI.?Lightnut Is shocked by
the girl's drinking, smoking and slangy
This beautiful creature had proposed
By Jove, that's what it amounted to
practically; and now, as she said, it
was up to me. Yet I couldn't say a
' Well, what must I do about the
Diner oner sue niaiaicu.
The question reminded me of the
entanglement to which her frank simplicity
had confessed. And she expected
me, of all others, to tell her
tfhat to do! Ilooked up into the radiant,
crimsoned face as she bent
ciiVhtiv her Hds Darted, her
eyes eager?expectant. She was hanging
upon my reply.
I coughed slightly. "That question
is hardly fair, you know," I said mean,
ingly. "You see, it hits me rather
"Oh!" she said.
I nodded and tried to find her hand
'as I iooked down.
"So that's where the shoes pinches!"
And she whistled thoughtfully.
And just then my upward reaching
hand found hers. And yet no, it
couldn't he her hand, either; it felt
like the crash cover of the cushion?
* rough and fibrous. And yet, by Jove,
It was a hand, for it gave mine a grip
that almost broke my fingers and
then dropped them. By the time I
looked up, I saw only her little palm
resting upward on her knee.
It was funny; but I had other things
to think about than puzzles.
She sighed. "Well, I'm the one that
can feel for you, Dicky." Here the sigh
lifted and her laugh pealed like a
chime of silver bells. "I guess Broth- !
er Jack doesn't know as much about
your affairs as he thinks, does he?
eh? Why, he told me you were more j
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And a slapping grip fell on my
shoulder that made me tingle from
lead to foot. And yet I wished she
wouldn't do that; if she did it again, j
I should just lose my head?I knew 1 j
But here she rose, stretched her
arms, and dropped into the wicker
arm-chair. .She hitched it nearer to
Hto thf<; " shp heeran.
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assuming a confidential air. "You
know ray sister's up at school at Cambridge,
"At RadclifCe college?yes." I nodded.
"Why, yes. Well, it's her roommate!"
"Eh? I don't believe I?" I paused
"That's right?her room-mate, I tell
> you! And in a day or two she's coming
home with Sis for a visit^ I want
you to come \ip for a week end?
won't you?and look her over?1
mean, see her-and tell me what you
think of her. You'll go crazy about
her?oh, I know you will!"
I entered a protest. "Oh, I say now,
you know, there's only one girl I ever
saw I would care to look at twice."
She smiled adorably. "Oh, don't 1
know all about how you feel? But I
just want you to see this girl?she's
the prettiest and swellest that's been
around Boston for many a day; and
on Sunday morning she could give
the flag to all the avenue. Why,
Dicky, she's from China!"
"China!" I must have looked the
scorn I felt. "Oh, come now, you don't
think a Chinese girl is?"
"Not Chinese, Dicky." In her eagerness,
she moved so near, the silk of
her pajamas brushed my hand. "She's
English. Her dad's the British Governor
General of Hong Kong?Colonel
Francis Kirkland, you know?beefylooking
old chap with white mutton
chops?I saw his picture."
Hong Kong! I wondered if she
Itnew Mastermann, the chap who had
sent me the red pajamas. Why, dash
it. of course she would; for this fel"
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ernment business, and be and the
governor must be thrown together a
Her musical laugh broke !n on my
speculations. "But the funniest thing
is, Dicky, her name's the same as
[ Her name! By Jove, and until this
frn-T'ient I had not t!"o:,ght?
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~~ "Oh, I say," r exclafmecP eagerly,
"what is your name, anyway?"
The lustrous eyes opened wide,
"Why, you mean to say you don't
know? Tftoug&t you Knew i wao
named after the governor. And she's
named after hers?Frances, from,
I Francis, you know?just the differi
ence in a letter. See?"
"Frances!" I murmured lingeringly.
"So your name's Frances?"
"Yes, and hers is Frances?odd,
I assented, but I wished she would
drop the other girl?I wasn't inter
: ested there, except just oecause su?
I Her bosom lifted with a sigh. "Don't
j you think Frances is a peach of &
"It's heavenly!" I whispered. "Ancl
j I'm glad to hear about your friend,
Her sweet face clouded. "Not much
of a friend; she don't lost any sleep
over me," she commented, gloomily.
"Then there's Sis double-crossing me
with her influence ever since I got
hauled up before Prexy at Easter. 31a
is awfully prissy."
Her tone was almost savage. I
strained incredulously after her mean*
"Did I understand you to say you
were brought up before the president
there at RadcliSe?"
"Radcliffe?" Her head shook. "No
?Harvard." And I nodded, recalling
the affiliation between the two institu
tions at Cambridge.
She sighed and her beautiful lashes
: drooped sadly. By Jove, I was so
1 jolly floored I couldn't manage a word.
1 I knew, of course, that my heart was
broken, but it didn't matter. I loved
her just the same: I should always
love her; and she had tried to let me
know she loved me better than any
man she had ever met. What the
deuce did anything else matter, anyhow?
We would marry and go out on
a ranch or something of that sort,
where the false, polished what-youcall-it
of civilization didn't count, and
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| no rude reDuir or sneer 01 society
would ever chill her warm Impulsive;
She smiled archly. "See here,
Dicky, I thought we were going to tell
each other the story of our lives. Your
turn now; tell me how she looks fo
you, this girl that came at last?
there's always the one girl comes at
last, they say, if you wait long
"Don't You Think Frances Is a Peach
of a Name?"
enough. Go on?tell me?what's she
"Of course, you don't know!" I said
"Me? Of course I wouldn't know?
I want you to tell me. Say, is she
really so pretty?"
"Pretty," indeed! It was like this
-adorable child of nature not to understand
that she was the most perfect
and faultless creation on earth!
I leaned toward her. "Is she pret
ty?" I repeated reproachfully.
She eyed me slyly.
"Oh, of course I know how you
feel," she said, "but draw me a picture
"A picture!" I laughed. "All right,
here goes: Eighteen, 'a daughter of
; the gods, divinely tall and most divinely
fair'?that sort of thing. Features
classic?perfect oval, you know,
and profile to set an artist mad with
joy. Eyes? Blue as Hebe's, but big
1 and true and tender; hair, a great,
| shining nugget of virgin gold. Form
j divine?the ideal of a poet's dream?
I the alluring, the elusive, the unattain
j able, the despair of the sculptor's
"My!" said Miss Billings, staring.
But I was not through. "Comi
plexion? Her skin as smooth as the
i heart of a seashell and as delicately
warm as its rosy blush when kissed
I by the amorous tide."
"Gee!" ejaculated my darling.
I looked at her closely. "And in
one matchless cheek a dimple divine
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j barbed arrow of Cupid when it awoke
1 Psyche from her swoon of death. In
short, she might be the dainty fairy
princess of our childhood fantasies,
were sjie less superb in figure. On
the other hat-d, she might be the
sunny-haired daughter of a Viking
king, were she not too delicately featured
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: the description" as" I had'readmit fn" a
: novel, but I was glad I had stored it
! up, by Jove, for it suited her to a dot.
She didn't say a word for a moment,
but just sat there eying me kind of
j sidewise, her little upper lip lifted in
| an odcl way. men 01 a suaueu sue
shook her head and swung her knees
up over the arm of her chair.
"Well, Dicky, as a describer you
sure are the slushy spreader. Say,
you've got Eleanor Glyn backed ofl
She went c.. eagerly: "I don't care,
though; slushy or not, your picture's
I just perfect for her. Why, your girl
j must be a ringer for the girl at Rad
ciine. uniy tmng you leit out was
the freckle on the chin."
Freckle on the chin! By Jove, I
left it out on purpose, for I thought
i she might not like it. I wondered it
j all girls at Radcliffe had freckles on
She lay back, regarding" me inscrutably.
"If she looks like that,"
she sighed, "you ought to love her
very much, Dicky."
I couldn't say anything, for words
are so deuced inadequate, you know.
But I just made an effort to look it all.
"Of course," sighing, "you ought to
| feel that way; and, another thing,
Dicky: you'll never forget where you
first saw her, will you? One of the
j things one never forgets."
"Right in this room," I murmured;
j "and in that wicker chair."
"Really?" Her surprised ^ejacula
tion was delicious. By Jove, now entrancingly
coquettish of her! How
"Go on; tell me how she was
dressed?never inind any more pic1
ture business; just tell me in four or
five words. Bet you can't do it!" She
slipped over again to the arm of my
In her eyes was a challenge and I
1 took it up.
"In black silk pajamas," I said dar*
Her blue eyes opened wide. For a
moment I feared she would be oifend
ed at my audacity, but her birdlike
carol of laughter reassured me.
"Say, you're not so slow, are you?"
And her hand came down on my
back with a force that made me jump.
"Only shows," she gurgled merrily,
"how little Jack knows about you.
Say, you'd better never tell him about
those black pajamas!"
She spoke chokingly through a
storm of laughter as she rocked there
: against my shoulder.
"And say?the joke of it!" She
baneed me on the back with a clublike
; blow, incredible from that little hand.
| 'The joke of it is, he thought I'd bo
so safe with you! Oh, mamma!"
And off she went again.
i "But I'll?I'll never say a word,
Dicky," she said, coming out of her
laughter and panting breathlessly.
"Never! And don't you, Dicky?don't
you ever! Understand? Mum's the
"Oh, but me no 'buts'?promise!"
i "Why, then?er?of course, if you
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"That's right, because I want to
come again?that is, if you want me.
But if Brother Jack was on to you,
1 Dicky, as I am, he would sooner have
I me at a hotel, that's all."
"But my dear Frances?"
i "I tell you I know, Dicky; he doesn't
approve of young ladies in pajamas."
! She chuckled. "Not even black ones."
She stood up, looking at herself and
performing a graceful pirouette be;
fore the long pier glass.
i "Now, if they had been crimson,"
she proceeded, "he might have felt
different. Old Jack's great on Har,
vard, and so am I."
Of course. All Radcliffe girls were,
i I knew.
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&y JOVe, now i avisueu jl v;uuiu bih-??
her the lovely crimson pajamas Mastermann
had sent me from China!
j But I would have to summon Jenkins
to find them, and besides, it would be
of questionable taste to present them
to her attention.
"Great idea, this, having pajamas
in your college colors," she said. I
! thought so, too, as I noted admiringly
! the rich effect of her golden head
. above the black silk. But I thought
! the color a devilish odd one?somber,
you know?for colors of a young girl's
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i "iviy; my: sne muriuureu, wuuiuu t
; I just love to live in pajamas?just go
about in 'em all the time, you know!
i Why can't we, I wonder?" Her face
flashed me a ravishing smile; and
while I was blinking over her question,
she went on: "Funny how the
girls even are taking to 'em?even Sis
wears 'em!" She chuckled: "Hers are
i gray Sannellette. But the girl I'm
telling you about?she don't; Sis told
the mater about it. It seems that before
ahe left China, some high mucka-muck
gave her governor a swell pair
: of silk ones?something like these, I
guess, but I don't know of what color,
i But, anyhow, they were too delicate
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like that, and he had sens& enough to
know it. So he passed 'em down the
; line to her?Frances, you know. Well,
sir?" Here she sidled to the table
and half leaned, half perched, upon
its edge; and I was so distracted
watching her graceful poise and gestures,
that I lost what she was saying,
Tt. was her trill of laughter at some
thing she had said, and the question:
"Wasn't that funny?" that brought me
back to what she was telling me.
"Yes, sir?said she just scared her
maid?oh, batty! Because she looked
so ugly in 'em?that's what she
thinks, but of course?shucks! Anyhow,
she never wore 'em any more,
! and a day or two later some coclio
stole them?sold 'em probably."
Suddenly she y??v/nec. stretched her
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a dazzITng' S2*Ue. By Jove, In" tffe
loose-fitting garments she rook-sii for
all the world like an Oriental houri, j
or some jolly lovely thing like that.
"Gee, but I'm sleepy!"-she said be
hind her little hand. "If you'll excuse !
me, Dicky, I believe it will be off to
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"Keep It Dark."
the springs?the bed springs, for little
Frankle. Good night, then. See you
in the morning." ?
And with another radiant smile, she
: moved toward her room.
"Good night," I said wistfully.
By Jove, somehow I had hoped shej
would offer to kiss me, now that we ;
i were engaged In a way. But then, of j
course, it wouldn't do?she knew that, j
So ought I. Perhaps in the morning
I at the boat!
But all in Tain my early rise the
! next morning, my careful toilet' and j
; my dash in a taxi to a florist and j
! then to Tiffany's for a ring. At the j
i pier I dodged z bout in the crowd, the j
j boy trailing bohind me with the big ;
Durnle box, but not a devilish thing i
could I see of Frances. By Jove, 11
almost broke my monocle straining! j
i A.t last I was sure she must be left, j
for the last passengers were passing 1
, over the gang-plank.
The voice, coarse and hearty, came
; from an athletic young man in a hur-'
rah suit. On his head, perched jaunt
ily above a mass of yellow hair, was!
j a straw hat with a crimson band.
I stared at him through my glass,;
but it was any one I knew at all. I!
looked at him coldly, for there's nothj
ing so devilish annoying as familiari- j
I frr>m ctran^rs T I could
freeze him off.
But he only grinned. "Looking for
| Miss Billings?"
j "I?I haven't seen her," I answered
stiffly. But his question alarmed me. j
He chuckled in my face. "Guess
you don't know her in her clothes, eh,
Dicky?" And I did not need the
punch he gave me in the side to make
! me stagger backward. "A thousand
thanks, and good-by, old chap. I see j
they're hauling: in the plank."
He lingered for one bearlike grab
at my hand.
"And say, don't forget?for I know
Jack Billings better than you do?
don't ever let him know about all that
Scotch last night."
He called over his shoulder with a
grin: "Keep it dark?as dark as those
black pajamas, Dicky!"
And as long as I could see, he stood ,
on the deck, waving his hat at me, as j
I stood here with my mouth open, my
eyes following him with horror.
By Jove, who was he, and what did j
; he know?
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WHY CHRIST AROSE
FROM THE DEAD
What His Resurrection Proved
Pastor Russell's Easter Sermon Delivered
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Christ Arose from
text was: "If Christ
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JPASTQR. fcU5SELi.jj 0ur preaching vain
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of God. ? ? Then they also
which are fallen asleep inChristare perished."
(I Cor. xv, 14. 15, 18.) He said:
The faith once delivered to the saints
by Jesus and the Apostles in respect
to the resurrection of the dead has
been very generally lost. Christian
people profess a belief in the resurrection.
because thev find it stated in the
Bible, yet they are continually in difficulty
in their endeavor to make the
Scriptural teaching on the subject
square with some of the unscriptural
theories received into the Church and
incorporated into many of the creeds.
St. Paul warned the Church against
these human philosophies, and called
them "science, falsely so-called," which
make void the Word of God. These
errors have been instrumental in divid
ins the faith of God's people into (iUU
different denominations, with 600 different
professions. If God's people
could all come back to the simplicity
of the Bibb's teaching, all of these differences
would speedily disappear.
God's Word would be seen to be beautiful
and harmonious and satisfactory
to the consecrated intellect.
The Bible Resurrection Reasonable.
Really the doctrine oi the resurrection
of the dead has been repudiated
by all denominations, not willingly,
not intentionally, but perforce, as it
were. An opposite theory received
and entrenched in the minds gives no
place for the doctrine of the resurrection
as the Bible presents it. Consequently
we have twisted the doctrine
of the resurrection and recite, "I believe
in the resurrection of the body."
Yet, even this perverted view of the
resurrection is not satisfactory to
those who hold it. They wish many a
time that the doctrine of the resurrection
was not in the Bible, so much
riiffprpnrck rinps it cause. For instance.
how inconsistent it seems that they
should say, "1 believe in the resurrection
of the body," and then say, as
many do, Dying is but going home,
getting rid of the mortal flesh, and
being freed from its limitations. If it
is a blessing to die and get free from
the limitations of the body, how could
it be a blessing to be reincarcerated in
the body, and be obliged to keep it
through all eternity?
There is nothing inconsistent in the
Bible presentation of the resurrection.
Not from the Bible, but from men,
comes the suggestion of the resurrection
of the hod'j. The Bible invariably
refers to tbe resurrection of the soul.
It is the soul that dies; as we read.
"The soul that sinneth it shali die."
Adam was created a living soul, but
bis living soul came under the death
sentence because he disobeyed God.
It was his soul that wei redeemed
from death, not his body. "I will redeem
thy life (look up the word life to
see if it is from the Hebrew word
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from destruction.?Psalm ciii, 4.
To accomplish this redemption we
read that Christ Jesus "poured out
His soul unto death." He made "His
soul an offering for sin." Moreover,
we are particularly told that it was
the soul of Jesus that was raised from
the i?end: "1 will not leave Thy soul
in shcol" St. Teter quotas this statement
as prophetical of the resurrection
of Jesus that His soul was not left
in hades. With what body do they
i come? is a totally different ques;
tion. Some of the dead souls, in the
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meeting of the said creditors will be
held at my offices at Newberry, S. C.,
on Tuesday, the 16th day of April, 1912,
j at 11 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of
electing an agent of the creditors, and
for the transaction of any other business
properly before the said meeting.
Xcv:berry, S. C., April S, 1912.