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WEEK after Uncle Terry's n
return from Boston he asked a
Telly to go with him on his e
daily drive to the had of the
island. He had described the excit
ing incidents of his trip both to his
wife and Telly. and, feeling obliged to ti
do so, had told them that Mr. Page had
taken charge of the case and would
communiicte with him when anything
definite was learned. Telly had seem
ed unusually cheerful ever since, and p
more afectiolle, and had at once get h
about paitxiug the two sketches Albert
*The lLves is turnin' purty fast," -
lie said to her that day, "an' I thought
inebbe ye'd like ter go with me an' take I
a look at 'em. They won't last long." n
When the two had jogged along in
almost silence for a few miles Uncle;
Terry said, pointing to a small rock by i
the roadside, "Thar's whar I fust found
Mr. Page, 'elly." c
He watched her face closely as he
spoke and noted the look of interest b
that came. t
"I told him that day," he continued, h
chuckling, that lawyers was mostly s,
all thieves, an' the fact that he didn't V
take it amiss went fur to convince mela
he was an exception. It's a hit bird
as allus flutters. From what he's done 0
an' the way he behaves, I'm thinkin' t
more an' more o' him the better I know a
him, an' I believe him now to be as .
honest an' square a young man as I
Uncle Terry was silent a few mo- b
ments while he flicked at the daisies
with his whip as they rode along.
"Ye've had a couple o' letters from
him sense he went back, hain't ye?" he a
asked finally. "I noticed they was in
his writin'." - He saw a faint color h
come to her cheeks. g
"Yes, he wrote me he was finishing
a couple of sketches he made here, and e
wanted to have me paint them for im- ti
They are the ones I am working on p
"That's all right, Telly," continued j
Uncle Terry briskly. "I'm glad ye're 1
doin' it fer him, fer he's doin' a good f,
deal fer us." u
Nothing further was said on the sub
ect until they were on their way back b
from the head of the island. The sun si
was getting low. the sea winds that
rustled among the scarlet leaved oaks
or murmured through the spruce thick- h
ets had almost fallen away, and just,
as they came to an opening where the
broad ocean was visible he said:
"Did ye ever stop t-r think, Telly,
that Lissy an' me is gittin' purty well
'long in years? I'm over seventy now, b
an' in common course o' things I won't e
be here many.years longer."
"What makeg you speak like that, ~
fathers Do you want to make me
"Oh. I didn't mean it that way, Tel
ly, only I' was thinkin' how fast the I
years go by. The leaves turnin' all us
makes me think on't. It seems no time, a
sense they fust came out, .an' now t<
they're goin' ag'1n: It don't seem ,
more'n two or three years sense ye was
a little baby a-pullin' my fingers an' t
callin' me dada, an' now yer a woman
grown. It won't be long afore yer
a-sayn' 'yes' to some man as wantst
ye, an' a-goin' to a home o' yer own."
"So that is what you are thinking of, ~
father, is it? And you are imagining
that some one of the name of Page is,
likely to take me away from you, who,
are and always have been all there is
in life for me."
She paused, and two tears trembled s
on her long lashes, to be quickly brush
ed away. "Please do not think me so
ungrateful," she continued, "as to let
any man coax me away from you, for0
no man can. Here I was cast ashore,
here I've found a home and love, and P
here I shall stay as long as you and
mother live, and when you two are goneb
I want to go too." She swallowed a
lump that rose in her throat and then
continued: "As for this legacy that
you have worried about so much, and
I am sure has cost you a good deal, it
is yours, every penny of it, and wheth
er it is big or little, you are to keep s
and use it as you need if you love me.
You haven't been yourself for six g
months, father, and all for this trouble. d
I have watched you more than you d
think, and wished many times you had s
never heard of It."6
When she ceased Uncle Terry looked
at her a moment, suddenly dropped the r
reins and putting both arms around P
her held her for a moment and kissed 5
her. He had not kissed her for many
"I hain't bin thinkin' 'bout myself in
this matter," he observed as he picked p
up the reins again and chirruped to o
the old horse, "an' only am wantin' ter f
see ye provided fer, Telly. As fer Mr. u
Page or any other man, every woman b
needs a purtector in this world, an'
when the right 'un comes along don't
let yer feelin's or sense o' duty stand s:
in the way o' havin' a home o' yer ~
"But you are not anxious to be rid y
of me, are you; father?"
"Ye won't think that o' me," he re
plied as they rattled down tlt- sharp
inclines into the village-.t
She noticed after that that he want- a
ed her with him oftener than ever.
Later, when another letter came for a
her in a hand that he recognized, he
handed it to her with a smile and im- la
mediately left her alone to read It.
T HE halcyon days of autumn
Thad come, when one day Al
Sbert packed a valise and' h<
boarded the early morning tJ
t'ain for Maine. An insidious longing ti
to see the girl that had been in his 5'
thoughts for four months had come to n
him, and week by w'eek increased until
it had overcome business demands. 11
Then he had a little good news from itI
Stockholm, which, as he said to him- y
self, would serve as an excuse. He'
had told Frank what his errand was i
to ncle Terry, and to say to any that "
called that he would return in two e
days. Of his reception by Telly he was y
a good deal in doubt. She had written
to him In reply to his letters, but be- s:
tween each of the sinmple, una~ffected tl
lines all he could read was an under - w
tone of sadness. That, with a vivid r<
recollection of what Uncle Terry had aa
disclosed, led him to believe there was cl
some burden on her mind. t1
When he grasped Uncle Terry's hand h
at the boat landing that old man's face P
kRK MUNN -
EE 4Q SHEP'A'R'
"I'm right glad ter see ye," he sai
an' so 'l the folks be. Thar ain'1
inch goin' on at the Cape any tine
n' sence ye wur thar it seems wusse7
"I thought I'd run down and stay
-hht or so with you," said Albert
nd tell you what I've learned abou1
Uncle Terry's face brightened. "IHeN
e got good news?" he asked.
"In a way, yes," replied Albert
This firm of Thygeson & Co. write es
ressing surprise that Frye should
ave given up the case after they had
aid him over $500, and ask that I filE
bond with the Swedish consul ir
Vashington before they submit v
tatement of the case and inventory oi
2e estate to us. It is only a legal for
ility. and I have complied with It."
"They must 'a' got skeery o' lawyers
!um dealin' with that thief Frye," pui
1 Uncle Terry, "an' I don't blame 'em
id ye l'arn the real cause 6' his sul
"Wheat speculation," answered Al
ert. "He dropped over $60,000 it
rce weeks, and it broke his iniserly
eart I never want to see such t
ight again in my life as his face wa
at morning. It haunted me for s
When Uncle Terry's home was reach
I Albert found a most cordial recep
[on awaiting him from Aunt Lissy
nd, what pleased him far more, s
-armly welcoming smile from Telly.
"I'm sorry we didn't know ye wern
Dmin'," said Aunt Lissy, "so we could
e better prepared for company."
"I wish you wouldn't consider mi
)mpany," replied Albert. "Just thinl
am one of the family, and let It g
The long ride in the crisp sea all
yllowing the scanty railroad lunch had
iven him a most amazing appetite,
ad the bountiful- supper of stewed
iicken and cold lobster, not to men
on other good things of Aunt Lissy's
roviding, received a hearty accept
ace. Although it was dark when sup
er was over, he could not resist go
ig out on the rocks and listening a
?w minutes to the waves as they bea1
When he returned to the house Al
ert found a bright fire burning in the
"I put yer things In yer room," said
acle Terry, and, handing him a lamp,
e added, "ye know whar 'tis now, I
ope; so make yerself t' hum."
Later, when they were all gathered
bout the fire, both the "wimutu folks'
-ith their sewing and Uncle 'erry en
yng one of the cigars Albert had
rought him, the old man's face gleam
as genial as the firelight. He tol
ories of the sea, of storm and ship
reck and curious experiences that hiad
me to him during the many years he
ad dwelt beside the ocean, npd while
bert listened, stealing occasiona)
lances at the sweet faced girl whose
yes were bent upon her sewIng, the
eighboring waves kept up their mono
mne, and the fire sparkled and glowved
'ith a ruddy light.
"Don't you ever get tired of hearing
2e waves beat so near you?" ask~ed
.lbert at last
"Waal, there's suthin' curious 'bout
aat," answered Uncle Terry. "I've
ot so uster 'em they seem sorter uc
ssary ter liv'in', an' when I go 'way
's hard fer me ter sleep fer missin
m. Why, don't yer like ter hear
"Oh, yes; I enjoy them always, and
2ey are a lul'ay that puts me tc
beep at once."
It was but little past 9 when Uncle
'ery arose and, bringing in a basket
wood, observed, "I guess I'll turn
i middlin' 'arly so's to git up 'arly an
ull my traps 'fore breakfast, an' then
'11 take ye out fishin'. The mackerel's
[tin' good these days, an' mebbe ye'll
Aunt Lissy soon followed, and Albert
'as left alone with Telly. It looked
itentional. For a few moments he
'atched her, still intent on her work.
"Have you finished my sketches?" he
"Not quite," she replied. "I had to
o up to the cove to work on one in or
er to satisfy myself, and a good many
ays It was too rough to row up there,
that hindered me. I have that one
ished, though, and the other almost."
Was it possible that this girl had
>wed four miles every day in order to
aint from the original scene of his
"May I see the finished one?" he
She brought It. Not only was the
cture of herself sitting in the shade
Sa low spruce reproduced, but the
'n decorated boat near by, the quiet
ttle cove in front and a view of ocean
It was a charming picture.
"There is only one thing lacking,"
e said shyly as he held It at an angle
>the firelight would shine upon it,
Ind I didn't dare put that in without
"I do not notice anything left out as
recall the spot."
"But there is," she replied, "and one
at should be there to make the pic
ire correct. Can't you guess?"
He looked at Telly's face, upon which
roguish sinlle had come.
"No, I can't guess. Tell me what is
"Yourself," she replied.
"But I do not want the picture to re
eind me of myself. I wanted it so I
>uld see you and recall the day we
-re there." She made no reply, and
a laid it on the table and asked for
e other one. It was all done except
i finishing touches, but it did not
em to be a reproduction of his origi
1 sketch at the cove.
"I took the liberty of changing it a
ttle," she saId a he was looking at
,"and put in the background where
au said you first saw me."
"It was nice of you to think of mak
tg the change," he replied quickly,
ad I am very glad you did. I want
1 it to portray you as I first saw
A faint flush came Into her face. As
e was watching the fire he studied
s sweet face turned half away, And
'hat a charming profile it was, with
>unded chin, delicate patrician nose
ad long eyelashes just touching the
aeek that bore a telltale flush! Was
mat faint color due to the fire or to
is words? Then they dropped Into a
leasant chat about trifles, and the
mea's voice leant nin t rhythm, the
eClock ticked tLe happy lmuents away
*IIow is Mrs. Leach?" he asked a
last. "-Does she pray as fervently a
.Just the same," replied Telly, "an
always will as long as she has breath
It Is, as father says, her only consola
" have thought of that eveninl
many times since," he continued, "an
tie impression that poor old lady mad
on ine with her piteous supplication.
wonder how it would affect a Bostoi
church congregation some evening ti
have such an appearing figure, clad a:
she was, rise and utter the prayer sh
(id. It would startle them, I think'"
"I do not think Mrs. Leach woulh
enter one of your city churches," re
sponded Telly, "and certainly not cla(
as she has to be. She has a little pridi
even if she is poor."
"Oh. I meant no reflection, only thi
scene was so impressive I wondere(
how it would affect a fashionabli
church gathering. I think it would di
them good to listen to a real sincer
prayer that came from some one'i
heart and was not manufactured fo:
the occasion. ' Those who wear fini
tIlks and broadcloth and sit in cush
Ioned pews seldom hear such a prayel
as she uttered that night."
Tnen as Telly made no response h
sat In silence a few moments mentalll
contrasting the girl with those he ha
met in Boston.
And what a contrast!
This girl clad in a gray dress seven
in its simplicity and so ill fitting that i
really detracted from the beautiful out
lines of her form. Her luxuriant tress
es were braided and coiled low on th4
back of her head, and at her throat i
tiny bow of blue. Not an ornament oi
any nature, not even a ring, only th
crown of her sunny hair, two littl<
rose leaves Iv her cheeks and th<
queenlike majesty of throat and shoul
ders and bust, so classic that not on
woman in a hundred but would envl
her their possession.
And what a contrast in speech, ex
pression and ways-timid to the verg4
of bashfulness, utterly unaffected an
yet sincere, tender and thoughtful it
each and every utterance, a beautifti
flower grown to perfection among the
rocks of this seldom visited island, un
trained by conventionality and unsul
lied by the world! "I wonder how sh<
would act if suddenly dropped into th
Nasons' home, or what would Alic4
think of her." Then, as he noted th(
sad little droop of her exquisite lips
and as she, wondering at his sUence
turned her pleading eyes toward him
were came into his heart in an Instan1
a 'eeling that, despite her timidity and
her lack of worldly wisdom, -he wouk
value her love and confidence fai
above any woman's he had ever met.
"Miss Terry," he said gently, "do yoi
know I fancy that living here, as yoi
have all your li:e, within sound of thi
sad sea waves, has woven a little oi
their melancholy into your nature an
a little of their pathos into your eyes
I thought so we first time I saw you
and the .more I see of you the more I
think it is so."
"The ocean does sound sad to me,'
she said, "and at times it makes mi
feel blue. Then I am so much alone
and have no one in whom to confidi
my feelings. Mother would not un
dcrstand me, and If father thought:
wasn't happy It would make him mis
erable." Then, turning her pathetic
ejes full upon her questioner, she add
ed: "Did you ever think, Mr. Page, tha
the sound of the waves might be th<
voices of drowned people trying to 1b<
heard? 1 belIeve every human being
Ihas a soul, and for all we know if they
have gone down into the ocean theil
souls may be in the water and possibll
are trying to speak to us."
"Oh. no, no, Miss Terry. That Is al
imagination on your part and due t<
your being too much alone with youm
"There is only ovne tlnf lacking."
owa thoughts. The ocean of course has
a sad sound to us all if we stop tc
think about it, but -it's best not to
What you need Is the companionshil
of some cheerful girl about your owi
age." Then he added thoughtfully: "I
wish you could visit Alice for a fen
months. She would drive the megrims
out of your mind."
"I should be glad to have her comf
and visit me. I am sure I should lovt
"I wish she could," he answered
"but she is a schoolteacher, and thai
duty keeps her occupied most of the
time. I shall bring her down herE
next summer." Then, feeling it un
fair to conceal the fact that he knewv
her history any longer, he said: "I beg
your, pardon, Miss Terry, but I know
what Is at the bottom of your melan
choly moods, and I knew it the second
night I was here last summer. Youi
father told me your history then."
"He did? You knew my unfortunatE
history that night?''
"I did, every word of It," he answer
ed tenderly, "and I should have told
you I did if I had not been afraid I1
would hurt you to know I knewv i1
Her eyes fell, and a look of pain came
into her face.
"Please banish this mood from now
on and never let it return," he said
hastily. "'I have come to tell you that
in the near future the mystery of your
life may be solved and, what is better,
that a legacy awaits your claiming.
The matter has been in the hands of an
unprincipled lawyer for some months,
as no doubt Mr. Terry has told you,
but now he is dead, and I have taken
hold of it and shall not rest until you
have your rights. We shall know what
your heritage is and all about your an
cestors in a few months." Then he
added tenderly, "Would It pain you to
hear more about It, or would you rath
"Father has told me a little of It, but
I know he has kept most of the trouble
to himself, It's his way. Since he
came back from Boston he has acted
like his old self, and no words can tell
how glad I am. As for the money, it
cr it, and aif ihe comfort I can give
him as loig as he lives as well."
"I thank you for what you have
said," said Albert quickly, "for now I
shall dare to tell you another story be
fore I go back. Not tonight," he add
ed. smiling. as she looked at him curl
ously. "but you shall hear it in due
time-up at the cove, maybe, if tomor
row afternoon is pleasant. I, too, am
superstitions in some ways."
Perhaps to keep Telly from guessing
what his story was he talked upon ev
ery subject that might interest her,
avoiding the one nearest his heart. It
came with a surprise when the little
clock chimed 11, and he at once arose
and begged her pardon for the possible
trespass upon conventional hours. "You
will go up to the cove with me?" he
asked as he paused a moment at the
foot of the stairs.
"I shall enjoy it very much, and I
have a favor I want to ask of you,
which is to let me make a sketch of you
just where you sat the time your boat
When he retired it was long after he
heard the clock downstairs strike the
midnight hour, and in his dreams he
saw Telly's face smiling In the fire
'M goin' to give ye a taste o'
mackerel fishin'," said Uncle
Terry the next morning aft
er breakfast. "We'll go
over to the fish house, an' ye can put
on some oiers an' save yer good
clothes." On the way they met the
well remembered old lady Albert had
first noticed at the prayer meeting.
She recognized him and, offering a
rather soiled hand, for she had been
spreading fish on the racks, exclaimed:
"In the Lord's name I thank ye, Mr.
Page, fer rememberin' a poor old cree
tur like me an' sendin' that dress. I
make sure the Lord's teched yer heart,
an' if ye ain't a believer yet ye will
"I am glad my little remembrance
ploased you," answered Albert pleas
natly. -it was only a trifle, and you
need not feel obligated for It." He
kept on after Uncle Terry, not wishing
to waste any time, but she followed to
add more thanks, ending with, "God
bless ye, sir, an' may he warm the
heart o' one good girl, fer ye desarve
When he had donned a suit of Wgers
and Uncle Terry was pulling out of the
little cove Albert "id; "That old lady
is the mzost pious person I ever met.
!o one could doubt she means every
word she says."
"Waal, it's about all the consolation
she gits out o' life, an' 'twixt you an'
me, she takes more'n all the rest c'
the believers here," answered Uncle
Terry, "an' at timeA I 'most envy her
fer it. She's sorter cracked 'bout re
ligion; leastwise that's my notion, an'
mebbe it's lucky she is, seei's she's
poor an' nothin' but that for comfort.
She's smArt 'nuft other ways, though,
an' there ain't nothin' goin' on here she
don't know. She's kind hearted, too,
an' if she had anything ter give she'd
share her last cent with'ye. If enny
body's sick she's allus ready to help.
Thar's lots o' wuss folks in the world
than the Widder Leach." And then,
as if that crowned the sum total of her
virtues, he added, "Telly an' Lissy
thinks lots o' her."
He paused for breath and, turning to
see If they' were heading right, re
sunmed his strong and steady pulling.
"Thar," observed Uncle Terry, point
ing to a long and narrow ledge, "Is
whiar Telly started fer shore all alone
just nineteen years ago last March."
And then he added while he watched
Albert's averted face. "'Twas an on
lucky day fer the poor sailors an' a
lucky one fer us, fer she's been a heap
o' comfort ever since."
"Tell me, Uncle Terry, why it is she
feels so sensitive regarding her history
and what is the cause of the peculiar
moods you spoke of last summer. I
noticed it last evening, and It pained
me very much."
"It's hard tellin'. She's a girl that's
given ter brodin' a good deal, an'
mebbe when she was told the facts she
began ter suspect some o' her ances
tors would be lookin' her up some day.
She allus has been a good deal by her
self sence she got her schoolin', an' most
likely doin' lots o' thinkin'. But Telly's
all right, an' the most willin' an' tender
hearted creet' I ever seen or heard
on. She'll make an amazin' good wife
fer some man If she ever finds the
When they reached the island Uncle
Terry landed and, going to the top of a
cliff, scanned the sea for signs of fish.
"Mackerel's cur'us fish," he observed
to Albert, who had followed. "They's
a good deal like some wlmmln-ye
never know whar ter find 'em. Yester
day mornin' that cove jest inside o' the
p'lnt was 'live with 'em, an' today I
can't see a sign o' one. We better sit
here an' wait a spell till I sight a
To a dreamer like Albert Page the
limitless ocean view he now enjoyed
lifted him far above mackerel and
their habits. His mind was also occu
pied a good deal by Telly, and whild he
desired to please the kindly old man,
who imagined fishing would entertain
him, his heart was not In it.
"Don't let us worry about the mack
erel, Uncle Terry," he observed as they
seated themselves on top of a cliff.
"This lone, uninhabited Island and the
view here will coniant na until your
fish are hungry."
"It allus sets me thinkin~', too, an'
wonderin' whar we cumo from an'
what we air here for. An' our stay is
so amazin' short besidas! We air born,
grow up, work a speUl, git old an' die,
an' that's the end. Why, It don't seem
only last year when I cum to the Cape,
an' It's goin' nigh on to thirty now,
an' I'm. a'most through my spell o' life.
What puzzles mre Is what's the good 0'
bein' born at all if ye've got ter die so
soon! An', more'n all that. if life's the
Lord's blessin', as the widder b'lieves,
why are so many only born to suffer or
be crippled all their lives? An' why are
snakes an' all sorts o' vermin, to say
nothin' c' cheeatin' lawyers, like Frye,
ever bort: at all?"
Albert smiled at the coupling of Frye
with vermin. "There are a good many
wiser heads than mine, Uncle Terry,
that have never been able to answer
your question," he replied, "and I
doubt if they ever will. To my mind
the origin of life is an enigma, the
wide variations in matters of health
and ability an injustice, and the end a
blank wall that none who scales ever
recrosses with tidings of the beyond.
As some one has expressed it: 'Life is a
narrow vale between the cold and bar
ren peaks of two( eternitiesi We strive
In vain to look beyond the heights.
We cry aloud, and the only answer Is
the echo of our wailing cr.
"An' right thar," put in Uncle Terry
earnestly, "is whar I allus envy the
believers, as the widder calls 'em, fer
they are satisfied what is beyond an'
have it all pict'rd out In thar minds,
even to what the streets are paved
with an' the kind o' music they're
goin' ter have. It's all guesswork, in
on't, an' that feelin' is lots o' comrort
to 'em when they are drawin' near the
end. I've been a sort er scoffer all
my life an' can't help bein' a doubter,
but there are times when I envy the
Widder Leach an' the rest on 'em the
delusion I b'lieve they're laborin' un
"But do you believe death ends all
consciousness?" asked Albert seriously.
"Have you no hope, ever, of a life be
yond this blank wall?"
"Sartin I have hopes, same as all on
us has, but I wish I was more sure
my hopes was goin' ter be realized.
Once In awhile I git the feelin' thar
ain't no use in hopin', an' then a little
suthin keeps sayin' 'Mebbe-mebbe
mebbe'-an' I feel more cheerful
Albert looked at the roughly clad
and withered old man who sat near,
and in whose words lurked an under
tone of sadness mingled with a faint
hope, and in an instant back came a
certain evening months before when
the Widow Leach had uttered a:prayer
that had stirred his feelings as no
such utterance ever had before. All
the pathos of that.simple petition, all
Its abiding faith in God's goodniess
and wisdom, all its utter self abnega
tion and absolute confidence in a life
beyond the grave, came back, and all
the consolation that feeling surely held
for the old and poverty environed
soul who uttered it impressed him in
sharp contrast to the doubting "mebbe
-mebbe" of Uncle Terry.
As Albert looked out to where the
waves were breaking upon a ledge,
and back again to this old man sitting
with bowed head beside him, a sincere
regret that It was not in his power to
utter one word that would aid in dis
pelling the clouds of doubt came to
him. "Since I lack in faith myself,"
he thought, "all I can say will only in
crease his doubt. I wish I had as
much faith as the widow, but I have
not, and possibly never shall have."
For a long time he sat in silence, living
over the years during which skepticism
had been slowly but surely growing
upon him, and then Uncle Terry sud
denly looked up at him. It Is likely the
old man's keen eyes read at a glance
what was in Albert's mind, for he said:
"It don't do no good ter brood. over
this matter o' believin', Mr. Page; rve
wished I thought different many a
time, an more so now I'm gittin' near
the end o' life, but I can't, an' so thar's
no use In worryin'. Our 'pinions 'bout
these matters are a good deal due to
our bringin' up an' the experiences
we've met with. Mine, connected with
those as has perfessed religion, has, to
say the least, been unfortnit, but, as I
said afore, I wish I believed different"
Re paused a few moments and then
added sadly, "This hopin' ain't allus
"Lsya'me sorter s~pected that lely
best fer some on us either, fer it's
hopin' fer some one to cum year after
year that's made Tally what she is an'
grieved Lissy an' me more'n she ever
Albert looked curiously at the old
man beside him, and a new feeling of
trust and affection came to him. In
some ways Uncle Terry seemed like
his own father. Then, following that,
came a sudden Impulse to be frank
"Uncle Terry," he said, "I have a
little story to tell you, and, as it comes
close to you, I believe It's right that
you should know it. The first time I
saw Telly I said to myself, 'That girl
is a prize ant man may feel proud to
win.' I asked her if I might write
to her, and what with her few letters
and the little I have seen of her I feel
that she is the one I want for -i wife.
I have not even hinted It to her yet,
and before I do I would like to feel
that you are satisfied with me. May I
have your consent to win her if I
Uncle Terry reached out and grasped
Albert's hand and, shaking it cordially,
answered, "Ye hey my best wishes in,
the matter, an' I wouldn't say that If
I didn't think ye worthy o' her!" Then
he added with a droll smile, "Lissy an'
me sorter 'spected that Tally was the
magnet that drew ye down here!"
"I thank you for your confidence and
consent," replied Albert gratefully. "I
am earning an income that is more
than sufficient for two, and if Telly
will say 'yes' I shall bQ the happiest
man on earth. And now," he added,
let's go fishing, Uncle Terry."
"I guess its 'bout time," was the
answer, "fer thar's two schools work
In' into the cove, an' we'll have some
Three hcurs after, when they landed
at the cove fairly sated with pulling
in the gamy little mackerel and happy
as two boys, Tally met them with a
smile and the news that dinner was
[TO BIE CONTINUED.].
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Sumter, S. C., November 20, 1905.
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