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AUTHOR OF "THE SILVER BUTTERFLY,"
"SALLY'SALT," "THE BLACK PEARL," ETC
NOVELIZED FROM THE SERIES OF PHOTOPLAYS OF
THE SAME NAME RELEASED BY PATHE EXCHANGE..
,COFYRIGHT. 1916. IY MRS VILSON VOOD ROV
The Lost Paradise.
The first part of the strange real-life
,omance of Tom Mercer and Janet Gor
don was more or less like that of an
old-time English melodrama. But the
latter and more tensely exciting part
of it was like no other story ever told
since the birth of time.
They were brought up together, Tom
and Janet, in the historic little village
of Samoset, on the very edge of the 1
creek that formed the borderline be
tween New York and Connecticut.
The village itself was on the New
York side of the creek. But in two
good strides and without getting wet
above the knee, a man could easily
step into Connecticut.
Hiram Gordon-Janet's father-was I
the "big man" of Samoset. His house
was the most pretentious, his lands t
were the broadest In the little com- t
He and Tom Mercer's father had
been chums from their college days. r
And Tom and his sister Miriam were d
ever welcome guests In the big Gor- I
don house. Since the death of their
parents the two Mercer children had v
been all but adopted by Hiram Gordon. e
Miriam Mercer was a prim, unattrae- h
tive girl, with a sharp tongue and an ti
oddly soured nature. Gordon's innu- a
snce had secured for her the position
ot principal of the Samoset grammar ti
school. And she spent most of her il
tlme at her duties there, growing more a
adl more aloof from her old friends. II
Frmm the first, she had disliked Janet bl
Gordon and had vainly ,tried to infiu
ence Tom agalnst her. T
As for Tom, himself-from child- ft
hood he and Janet had loved each he
other. Their fathers had smiled on w
the pretty romance. And when, in cl
young manhood, Tom asked Hiram
Gordon's permission to marry Janet pu
the request was heartily granted. Jo
The course of true love gave every flt
promise of running with a most un- to
eventful smoothness, flawed only by ur
Mirlam Mercer's sour and futile oppo- fu
Hiram Gordon was the president and
a, stekhb,lder of the Samoset bank. sa
e. pd s tron of trust under him ti
as te art of the year wasto aee. br
.1rfhitqr reritf lpid cashier. This ge
world mean for him an Income on lei
whLeb te and Janet could very com- me
rtath asrry. r,
Thea, all at once, the placidly un- me
SeveWtl happlanes of the two lovers wa
lersled a sharp setback.
A favor of stock speculation had Jin
twet the country, as reaction after an rat
ta et hard times. Hiram Gordon se
Swas ateeted by It. He saw-or thought u"'
he w--a chance to turn his comfort- c
aw blitrtem late enermous wealth, de
e sseltd heavily, et oonly with th
O Ipssemal Hads, but with those of To
o bmea r welL And presently eame
ArE dtltheb 4 tSh b le of false proe
,sls that had hred so many thou- eCl
s1 $ ns lato eats lavestments. To
e smige Id i all street. Do#sms
1ialds'ie wmected. And, with an so
of e eforistes, Hiram w
GIs leset We $5, ae
& 62 mOd hive ed th e lodet i a
, m beti. fla t the fact t tr
at psegI had been impover
Sl: i hisY loly was more than l
ft's h araeid trip (New Tora, lov
bto remse fst to cover his Mr
'llis. He found the New il
m ta lea
Uehree Ist closed and him
Vlar u It a snagle
a heed street broker
- h'Seet there, a young "r
h te psule that had I do
a rNalation that was not
m MOSQUITO by
lreset Must Eas area
Deadly Enemy ot natu
t have hastened the quit<
The masquitoes grou
It were more dead- half
it the lmperial in ii
Bt)lirausw enemies. prisi
ilti it similar cna 1
am asMed pipes
Sconsented, at Gordon's request, to Jour- Y
ney out to Samoset and look over the a
He went thither; found the bank's
-life onition too hopeless for any idea of4
Gor- recovery, and Gordon's own assets too h
- an heavily involved to offer even a gli.
t the bler's chance for further profits.
rt But he also saw Janet Gordon. And.
told because the lovely girl strangely
stirred the jaded New Yorker's fancy,
he stayed for a time at Samoset.
Tom Marc Lander was too well versed in
lage the art of courtship to make direct hi
te love to the girl who, at their very first
meeting, told him she was engaged to
another man. But he resolved, all the o0
New more strenuously, to win her. In
two Janet was wholly differeLt from the tl
wet flashy and sophisticated women who a
isily had hitherto made up Lander's social m
world. Her gentleness, her innocence,
-was her fragile beauty, began to weave fr
Ruse subtle chains about his heart and ro
Inds brain. He swore, at last, a mighty and er
'om- blasphemous oath that she should one th
day be his wife, at whatever cost.
had He surprised and delighted old Hi. hli
ays. ram Gordon by paying off the latter's de
vere debts of honor and by accepting Gor- an
Gor- don's unindorsed notes for the sum. W(
heir The bank, of course, was hopelessly In
had wrecked. And while Gordon now had ev
don. enough money to live on, Tom Mercer f
rae- had not. If the younger man were ever he
an to earn a marrying Income he must pi
fn- waste no time in looking for a new Job.
Lion In a village there are few positions
mar that promise a career or even enough
her income for an ambitiois young man to
ore marry on. Which explains why a mil
ads. lion conntry lads fock yearly to the
net big cities.
Al- Through Hiram Gordon's Influence
Tom received an offer from a power
ild- ful manufacturing concern whose
ach headquarters were In New York and
on which had factories in a dozen lesser
am Tom was set to work in the com
net pany's Hartford, Conn., factory. His
Job there was petty and 1ll paid, at
ery first; but it offered fine opportunities
un- for promotion. And Tom Mercer made
by up his mind to avail himself, to the
po- full, of every one of those opportuni
nd To please Tom Mr. Gordon at the
*. same time secured for Miriam a peel
mI tion in a Hartford school, so that the
e. brother and sister might still live to
his gether. Miriam welcomed the change,
on lea1 because it brought her more
an- money than because it took Tom away
from Janet Gordon, whom she hated
m. more and more bitterly as the years
W went on.
Janet and Tom tried to be very brave
ad Indeed over the tragedy of their sepa
n ration. To deaden the anguish of ab
on sence they used to build air castles
ht around the swift promotion Tom was
rt certain to receive, and around the
gloriously happy lifo that Would be
th theirs when, in a year or so at most,
ot Tom should come back to Samoset to
s claim her as his wite.
SThen with a mist of tears In Selr
n- eyes they kissed and said good-by. And
- Tom set off to his new labors. Almoset
every day for the ndat sit meMtlth or
m so he wrote to Janet, telling of his o
m work and his prospects of adaace
ment. And she loyally answered hids
Severy lettet, telling his, Ovir 'a over nt
mtain, of her deths b d cor
l ysity. vt
The for a whole month not one let
tar reached Tom from the girl he -l
loved, although he learned, through
Srlels In la eat, that ab was not and
He Wrde Stanla ad gal, begging ties
her to tell him the reason for her d.- s
lenece Indeed, he was on the point oat
dropping his work and hurryiag baeek of
to her when, one morning, the longed- *e
for letter arrived. Cent
Tom tore It open and with face to E
alight, bean to read t. But, as he d
read, the Joyous smile faded from his he b
lips and eyes, to be replaced by blank nai
horor. Janet had written: start
Derest--r hav waia as -ag as I
dared before telirng ou what I must tael tol
Std. I haveot had te courag to
writ. Becaue I knw wat I had to at
womd e a kife-thrust to your heart some
forfeit my own life. if 1
to save you tim ainu , myddaestr. co
t ag. uatt eI ca t.cA
ILt me ten iu abrifys a s m tar- wait
fully as Itma.
hou rnsember how Mr. mIoe lvery e WI
am to father wresce last yar byt led tea
pag hof mony enough to meat the Inter
ertaon hsdebls of by sarlto h goue
aJfres In life. Well. Aonh apthe ~d4
aote mahr gave ptr. tlnr ooe. dm a
Stea od ad pbl l stare
eonly to giu him ttimey bu pmto tca meeret
gmrou~nd -enone old ctoadtlon a p
It was a terlbrle condition Tom. A
prr Jstioa I mal hie nestoe yIe thi
cman m1 m maoed a plae eto irall. loar
o on a hunt. Not oateq tly dr t hea
SIt semr he hads nl asse o with me- a I
SIdo't koow why. And he dmitteodthat you|
met arna ant hero fr.o wac tpea wes e
noe escba o u ests Ic at o marry Rg
I him. aemo
HWaebve cound i dot ly w everythtin withee
to father. It was out cohanr to pae boek
I t ofemydebt Fatherdidn'tomae e to To
I by certain species of momqitaes- roos
I malaria and yeow fever. All secies ed hi
ulare disagreeable pests that often make atmoq
ntnre's most attractive spots rmtesl- Cor
i ip/es become cogd, and the te the .
Sat all. But I eo hohappy
would make him. o -
So I have promise td marry Mr. Ln
der. We are to be marrted very quietly
this afternoon. And this ' venng we go
to New York to live.
Dear, I can't write r ny nore. If you
are heartbroken over this . u have at
least the comfort of :I ,ir at Istil
love you and that I sh' Ir l, frc-ver
and ever. I can never t. i v, ,,t ". .-n.
for I shall be another I:,az t.. t
it is true.
Forgive me. dear, dear Tom, for the
grief I am causing you. But-my firt
duty was to father. Help me to be brave.
Tom looked up from the letter, his
face white and haggard. Across the
breakfast table he met his sister
Miriam's gaze, maliciously triumphant.
Miriam, too, had just received a letter
from Samoset. And she cried in shrill
"What do you think, Tom? Janet
Gordon was married yesterday! Mar
ried a rich man from New York. Threw
you over for a man with more cash
and better looks and city ways. I al
ways knew she was-"
Tom thrust hack his chair from the
table and cut short his sister's spite
ful speech by stamping out of the
Straight to the factory he went,
moving dazedly, like a man in a night
mare. On his arrival he was sum
moned into the superintendent's office
and was there notified that his work
had been so satisfactory as to warrant
his superiors in giving him a much
This new position in the factory was
one toward which Tom had been fight
ing his way for months. It had been
the goal of his hopes. For it entailed
a salary on which he could afford to
The good news was now as dead sea
fruit to the heartbroken man. Yet it
roused him from his daze of numb mis
ery and awakened in him once more
the ambition to fight on.
He had hitherto worked with love as
his hoped-for prize. Now, love was
dead. And he vowed that, henceforth,
ambition should be his aim in life. He
would throw himself, heart and soul,
into his career. He would sacrifice
everything to success. He would win
wealth and power to atone for the love
he had lost. He would deaden unhap
piness by an orgy of work.
For the next year or so Tom Mer
4 V K,
er's example was one which his em- i
hi pioyer pointed out to lay toilers. I
Word of hle prowess reached the
home omce In New York, and he was
sent for to confer with the directors
there on a scheme he had outlined. He
convinced the directors of the scheme's
value and, to his amazement, was ap
pointed asperintendent ao the entire
"A The man was a dynamo of energy I
e and of executive geniaus and the dlrec- :
tors bhastened to recognize his abill
ag Utes beie seine rival rlm ~ 6 do I
of Ton Merter left the general odks c
Sof his emapany. after the directors'
meeting and started toward the Grand A
Central station on his return journey i
ace to Hartford. OGancing at the statlet I
he clock be saw he had missed the trl t
his he had hoped to take and must wait n
ik neatly two hours before the next would
I With time on his hands and nothing
te to occupy it his mind lashed yearning- t
ly back to Janet. Janet was living e
at. somewhere in New York. What harm a
I could it do either of them if he should I
call upon her for a half bour whlhe he
rCd waited for train time? b
ear With an exclamation of delighted as
tonishment Janet ran to welcome the b
Im guest. Almost incoherently Tom re
s plied to her Impulsive greetlags,
ar Preently the two emerged rom the
half-light of the hallway Into the sun
Ilt livin room. There Tom halted and
ste In frank and distressed amass
ment at the woman he loved.
Mt For the past year or two had
t e wrought startllng haBnges In her.
She was dressed in a style that f
w seemed to Tom's unaccustomed senses
nothing short of queenly. But she was h
r thinner and much paler than of old a
- and she had wholly lost her air of .
youth and ay vigsor. $he looked pal
a lid, listless, Ill. Her eyes were dark.
Sringed. And they were infnitely sad, ti
almost rightened, and were fraught
with a mute appeal that went stralgh
as to Tom's heart. de
- roofs and gutters afford an unsuspet- cc
es ed breeding place for thousands of a
n- Communities that suffer from these pi
pests should co-operate to campaign be
s- effectively agalnst them. Even the se
or smallest adjacent pools should be filled to
mn up or ditched and drained. If these
es are too large to be filled they shbould
ii- be treated with petroleum. This floats
me atop the water and kills the mosqulto ha
ly larvae by shuttiang oe the atmoshere to
in When the wind causes a movesmet oetf
he te water wch breaks up eg -,
t "oaur surroundings here are go'
, geous," he said blautld. "But you're
V unhappy. Wretchedly unhappy. What
0 is the matter? Tel me, Janet."
u "Oh, Tom!" she rvailed, tears gush
] Ing to the big, sad eyes. "I am so un
happy! So misrable! I'm such a
"You?" he cried. in denial, "a fail
ure? Never in this wide world! You
'vould te a suc'ess anywhere. I-"
'T'm not a success," she wept, "I'm a
failure. A gha'tly, stupid failure. Marc
says so. H told me so only this
"Mare?" he repeated. "You mean
your fishantl? He said you were a
failure? The cur! Why?"
"We-he gave a dinner here to a
number of loon companions of his.
Some of them were people I didn't
like. And I Asked leave to stay away
from the table. That made him angry.
He said I must be present. So I had
to be. There was a great deal of
drinking. And-and I didn't like the
way the people talked-even the
"I know. I know. Go on."
"One of them made fun of me for
not drinking. And Marc heard it. And
he got ungry again. And he shouted to
me not to be a little puritan fool. And
after dinner that odious old Colonel
Harding tried to make love to me. Oh.
it was horrible! This morning I told
Mare about it."
"Good for you !" approved Tom.
"And he's gone out to thrash him?"
"No," she replied. "lIe told me I
was an idiot to be shocked at such
"le did ! The beast 1"
"And then he said I was a 'skeleton
after the feast' and a 'kill-joy' and a
'little country prude,' and I began to
cry. I couldn't help it, though he al
ways gets angry when I cry. I tried
ever so hard not to, but it was no use.
And when I cried he flew into a rage
and caught me by the arm and-shook
"He did-that?" shouted Tom, white
with righteous indignation, "I've
heard there were men who were so
beastly as to show cruelty to women,
but I never-"
"Oh, it doesn't hurt so very badly
now," she tried to soothe him. "And,
anyway, It wasn't as painful as wha
be struck me. He-"
S"e struck yea?' panted Toi, -
most Inaudibl. "Struck .yt Jiat,
'lill imh MUr that P
"NIO" 1e lapletd. "Io TYou
ustn't. Yw morst promise not to. I
eo;olet bear tiat. 'I-"
"lsate to me, Janet. this man
hMs treated yu with abomelaaMe era
eity. Oruelty is not a legal cause
fdr a dfIode in New 'York state;
more's the pity. Bit It is, In Cc tI
cit. IAt me take yeo beak to ait."
fdrd. tea ean Mtay with iram tnmer
and establi a`Ooanectlcut residence.'
As abon as 'ye have etab·M ed It,
braing gIt for diverce adainst Mate
lAhdr oad tronds of cruelty. After
that-ates yaou've stopped lowing
"Ne never stopped loving yeo,
'TIon." se told him.
" hae many good frleads among
the artford blusines men. I can
easily get one St them to give ype
a Job. A Job that will spport yen
while you are waiting for your d
vOree decree. You esa Sad a good
boarding place au--"
In his ealgewsm he can t beth her
hands In his as Le urged her to en.
sent to his plean. And at tlat moment
the living room rs were jerked
apart and Mare sloked lateo
He stepet dort n the thrteeid at
stht d fTer Meresr. 3e saw that
Mercer was bohiag Jaot's hands.
"I came baekh oe Ibr sine maI I
forgot," said Lmadser. striding foerward.
"And it's leu I did. 'f I mopped In
here olteer ain the de lme Pd prob
ably walk nl on Iere little love scenes
"Mare!" gasped JleSt.
Tern, withot a Wd, stepped be.
tween the thatentaly advancing
man and his tremblang wife. His own
were clenched, ad his face was
daagerously am Mare looked meem
coatling It at be reolled. Swamps
can be similaly treated.
A survey seld be made of anl
premises. Bdmwater barrels should
be covered. .I cts or discarded ves
sels on rubtlA piles should be per
forated, sma ed · fat, or burled.
Blanch Yur, eobhemlan actress,
has made a ~euim to the "Ac-!
tora' Is St value to
housewives. . rmthat the ý
!!fIameg ss apla sh a
gee- ingly at him for an instant, then'
'hat "Clear out of here!"
He caught up a riding crop that had
ash- been left lying on a nearby table, and
un- slashed viciously at Tom's face.
Sa Tom with his right hand caught the
larger man's wrist and wrenched the
!ail- crop from his grasp. At the same time
foa he struck fiercely and scientifically
with his left.
m a The blow caught Marc Lander
arc squarely on the point of the jaw. The
this blackguard collapsed with a grunt.
Tom leaned over him saying in the
can same ominously cool voice:
r a 'If you want any more you know
where to get it. And if ever I hear of
a your maltreating Janet again you'll get
his. it good and plenty, whether you want
in't it or not. Remember that."
Wiay thout so much as another glance
at the scrambling and swearing man
on the floor he left the apartment.
of Slowly and raginglgly Marc Lander
the got to his feet.
the "Are-are you very hadly hurt.
Marc?" asked Janet faintly.
The solicitous question awoke himD
for to a fresh access of fury.
hnl "Hlurt?" he bellowed. "I'm not any
to where near as badly hurt as Mr.
nd Thomas Mercer will be before I'm done
nel with him! I'll get him, if it takes my
)h. last cent or sends me to the chair! I'll
od get him !"
"Marc!" she exclaimed, shocked by
his wild-beast ferocity. "He struck you
. in self-defense. You attacked him."
"Shut up!" he roared. "And now
Lch that I've kicked him out, you can go,
too. I'm sick of you. Get out."
"I can't divorce you in New York,"
on she made answer. "But in Connecticut,
acruelty is a ground for divorce. And-"
to "Divorce me if you want to!" he
al- snarled. "But I'll get him yet. And
ed you, too. I'll make you both wish you'd
neither of you ever been born !"
Janet followed Tom Mercer's advice
t In every particular. She went to Hart
to Tom arranged with a business ac
quaintance to take Jiaet into his em
ploy while she was learhing stenog
,' Then, with new zest, he threw him- a
self into his own work. And for a i
ly year he and Janet saw little of each t
At last Tom received word that he
had been promoted to a high-salaried a
post at the firm's general offices in
New York. And the same week Ja
net's divorce was granted. a
The joyous lovers hastened to Samo- t_
set, and there, in Hiram Gordon's I
home, they were married.
Thence they went to New York. Tom I
found a beautiful house in the sub- b
urbs, where he Installed his bride. ti
And so the happy years went on. C
Two children were born to the couple.
Their home life was perfect. Tom was v
rising faster and faster in the business e
In fact he had ever been a tireless tV
worker, so tireless that at last nature c
claimed her due from his years of I
overwork. And Tom was confned to o
his house for several weeks by a serl
ous nervous breakdown. It
Janet nursed him tenderly back to. lE
ward health. But she was still far fi
from satisfed with his condition. H
pecially was she troubled when the hI
doctor one day drew her to one side ft
"He Is on the highroad to recovery a'
now. But there Is one thing you must at
look out for. That is his heart. The
heart has been under a terific strain ly
thr ghout all these years of overwork B
and overwerry. This Illness has left
It weak. Any sadden shock or ete.
meat or physical exttion might per
The doctor did not finish his sea- tl
tence. But Janet understood. And she Ye
was afttarl h
'that same afteraoen as she and Tom
were sitting In the library the two chil- h
dedia ame tn from a walk with their f
asree ad began to play on the ve
The yopagters had beard their y
eldes tell of the war. So now, while Ai
their nurse weat Indoors oa es
errand the undertook to play "The
BattJl o the Maanr" o m the t b
This alla/r gam proved somewhat a
oimsy. And Janet feared lest It might t
disturb om. So she slipped oat uaps as
Sthe porch to ask the baby warrs to i
conduct their "hattie" more quietly. Y'
As she was about to re-enter the th
house, she saw a man terIn ta om the II
ptreet sad come up the walk toward *I
her. Thinking It was some neighbor T
come to Inquite fter 5om she moved
forward to welcome him. The abe on
With a thrill oet terrr abe raceg.
dlsed Marle Lander. t
lander meanted the steps, raislag o
his hat with an laeolenatly jaunty air. hi
"How is my dear little wie?' he yis
asled, in mock tenderness. sti
"I am not yeur wife," she retorted.
"Nor" be queried in apparent sure
prise. "That's news to me. I was told
that you weres."
"Please go away," she said eily. "dI
But he did not stir. Instead he ea It
tinued in the same friedly fashion: so
"Old Sofleld, my lawyer, told me so.
He told me so when I went to him for
advice a in gtting back at Tom Mercor "(e
for my llckint SBofeld said tbhen: 'Let ar
her et her diverce in Conneetleut. is
Don't oppeoe It.' Then, when yeo got me
the dtorc there and crssed bhadk yo
Into New York and married Meror, she
Seaed said to me agaln: 'YoIT ean in-a
terfere any time you want to now.
he's not his wite. Se's years.'" ln
"I the eye the New York law
you are still my wtifet. You can be lan- eve
prsoned for bigamy and your sup- mal
posed huband ean be-" the
She broke in o his words with a cus
sharp ery of sanguish-a cry that the
startled the two children from their Gui
pay cry that penetrated to the ain- C
in restaurants is rarely the gnuineala spo
article. Her own recpe, which she twc
swears to be Infallible, is as follows: and
"Cnt into small anquares two pounds of ly,
beef taken from the shoulders. Place mis
on frying pan two tablespoonfals of
butter and One large onion, finely
mtanced. When well browned, add the h
meat. Salt to taste; add four cloves, thal
eight kernels allspice, a sliee of lemon, coa
one bay leaf, two tablespoontuls of
vinepgar, and oAe tablespoonful of sa- A
gr. Cover sad stew slowly. When ten
meat is tender, dust with rone table- at
then terlor of the house and brought Tom
Mercer running out to his wife's aid.
Forgetful of his recent Illness and of
t had the doctor's warning against overexer
and tion. Tom responded to the cry and in
stinctively rushed forth. For the mo
t the ment excitement made him strong and
I the vigorous again.
time As he flung ,op,en the front door and
cally stepped out onto the ve'r:andat ToIU
found himself face to face with the one
Inder man in all the world whom he least
The expected to see--the one man on earth
Lt. whom he hated.
i the "What are you doing here?" he de
mow Janet threw her arms around Tom's
it of neck, weeping hysterically. But stirred
I get by the stark terror in her eyes Tom
want put her gently aside and whirled fierce
ly upon Lander.
ance "What have you been saying to her?"
man he questioned, his eyes ablaze.
"I have been holding a personal and
nder private talk with noy own faithless
art- Janet's Husband Attacks Tom.
wife," sneered Lander, "in spite of the
at- presence of those two brats. We don't I
em- want you to interrupt our loving chat.
tog- o I-"
Tom's fist, driven with the force of t
im- a sudden anger gust, stopped the slur
r a ring words by landing heavily against
ach the speaker's mouth.
Lander, running In, grappled. t
he Up and down the veranda theys
led swayed and reeled in their primordial
Ja- Tom, wrenching free from his oppo
nent's grip, drove his left frst again In
no- to Lander's face and followed it with
n's his right
Under the double impact Lander was o
om knocked clear off his balance. His big d
ab- body new backward. His feet sought a
tardily for the veranda floor and
on. clawed in futile effort at the top step.
ale. Then he hurtled over the edge of the
ras veranda, down the entire flight of
ess wooden steps, and his head smote
sharply against an Iron jardiniere on
ass the lawn below. The metal vessel was t
are cracked by the force of the collision. I
of Lander lay motionless and unconscious
to on the lawn.
tri- Tom Mercer made as if to descend L
the steps toward his fallen and sense
to- less foe. But, at the same instant, his a
ar features became distorted with agony. P
WI He clutched at his heart with both
he hands, a groan of mortal pain bursting I
de from his white lips. a
Janet cried aloud at sight of Tom's ft
ry ashen face, and ran to catch him as he el
W r staggered blindly backward. e
Ie She was in time to seize the sudden- P
a ly helpless and inert body in her arms. w
rk But all her love and all her prayers s
at could not stay for one brief minute the P
t flight of the soul from that body. ft
'- " " a * * * * 41
It was on the day after the funeral I
D- that Cain. Lf.at~e Tom Meace's law- J4
he ter, called at the once bright Meeer e J
home to see Janet. 81
m She came int o the lbrary to recelve t
uII- ht, lookig versy beautifl, but pitl- hI
ar fUly , trgie in r deep eenrfig, til
Ms as he rose to eet her. "Have t
or ye looked up the lh n the matteD at
t And-esad It isn't te is it?' at
e udy, "that I mai t F as er 'Y to an
at bult these quettieso I have ceasslted to
dy aatherty. Mare aayder was cho
at correct. eao were selemrly married no
ht to 'helsm -Mereer, in the slght f Gel aI
Sanld d the lw-in Comrsetict. But Ir
ol tn New YTorda *are never Theseas thE
Merer's wit a In fact-"h le hentatd, J,
a the n forced hmself to go a. "In fSct, i
a I Ilrsn today that lender is nstithlag wI
m tuit sor dhoe agalaiot you maala us
SThomas Mere atts ore sndea" p
d "I mat tell yM evirythiu." west hi
ea the lawyer, "although it is. hher- pre
turing a hlple cnhild. Thaomas Me g
Sear left do will It was doubtaI hs Be
intent that yte hould ths recelve fr
* eosthird of his property and each of as
r. his children one-third. But-none of sal
e you three, by New tor law, buhas sa of
status as his wifare or children T herede
L foire mone of teo can inherit his em s
S"What? Surely his own children-"
"New York state" replied Leerts, d
"does not recoagnise yoa a Macer's tli
. widow. fu an d yoor children have ,
no claim on hias estato." ha
r "lis ister,"b condte Il"erts ,t
r "alled on me this moralng. As Me I
Scer's naet Mtkinr as he left a wll,she a
t his sole hir. She eame to notify fr
t me tbhat ai thends to eyetl yea and ls
k y uou clddna rm this aose and that shr
, s abe rfm to cent-ribt one penay t alt
Sward the support o ay of yeo. She- "
. He broke e. Janet had fallen bask h
la er chair in a deadfhanta the
r And only the principal actors in the o f:
event are the ones to blame, but law- fv4
- makers must share the odlum and hear ane
their pert of the burden when the sa t
a cusiag fnger is pointed at them an en,
t they are aked the questlo "'Who's ane
(END OF ELEVENITH sTORY. lug
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LESSON FOR DECEMBER 31
CHRIST'S COMING AND COMING
TO CHRIST (REVIEW).
READINI; It.SS(ON Rev. 22f6-14. 1t.21.
(GOl.l.DEN TEXT-The spirit and the
hride. na. come. And he that leare.th,
let ,im lt ay. cme Anrd he that is at irnt,
I t him . me. lie that wills let him take
of the water of life freely.- I,,v " 1;.
it I. lp.sihle lIn lessons ,eit' to lule
to review tIhe past quartetr's weirk, in
a lotgical, elrenl ltlc giea'lLi nietllltr, but
1'L0s41t-4, se\len and nitt.. are nIot in their
proper clihrioliogictal setting. The'se les
sotls eXtntliI over live years of Paul's
lif, fromi aloutt 5.S A. IP. to ft A. I).
They are live wonldterful ytears, iantd tit" -
last ofll tilhe lnutice it' years we le ,\- itf
the life of this wulllerful nluan. T'h
revie&w shoiuld of course cenhtenr in 'Patl,
his coutlrct, churneter antid teach('igs.
Tih' tfirst twelve chapters of the hook
of Acts, it, Which We hlave chietly been
studying, cover a periord of about six
teeli yulrs. A. Il. :0-41. with Jerus"letin
ai the cente(' r. The rest of thei IHtok of
Acts cover another period of approxi
tnately 16 years from 46i to t;i, tand is
the record, of the foreign mnissionary
work oif l'Paul anti his (mllaluiiios, Paul
lein'lg f course the central ct'hirae.te'nr.
The steries for this quarter close with
the vision of the final triumpnih of Chris
tianity as seen by John*in the lRevela
tion. Maps should be employedl if pos
sible to show the journeys of Paul.
The risen Christ and the enduenent
of the Holy Spirit were the vision and
the power which wrote this first
Church History, and which have been
writing Church History ever since.
The home church (Chs. 2-7) began with
about 120 praying men anti women.
Peter's first sermon brought into "the
way" 3,000 more. From time to time
others were added. Persecution and
deliverances, the first martyr, Stephen,
and the dissatisfaction which led to
the choice of the deacons, are the out
standing events of this period. The
home mission period, with Jerusalem
as the center and Palestine as the field
(Chapters 8-12) covers a period of
about ten years. Persecution scattered
the disciples throughout the country.
Paul was converted on the road to
Damascus, Philip goes to Samaria, and
Peter carries on the work throughout
Lydda, Joppa and Caesarea. In this
section we have the story of Philip
and the Ethiopian, of Peter caring the
palsied man at Lydda, the raising of
Dorcas and Paul and Barnabas return- /
ing to Jerusalem with help to those "
at that city who were suffering frdm
famine. Then begins the period of 'for
eign missions, covering about sixteen
years, from about A. D. 47 to 02. The
principal characters begin of course
with Paul and Barnabas, though Paul
soon takes his place of leadership.
Paul's first missionary journey lasted
for about two years, from say A. D.
17 to 40, Barnabas belng his principal
companion. Returnlng to Antioch from
Jerusalem, Paul soon began his second
Journey, this time taking with him
llas. Again there is a period of about
woyeurs, ftom A. D.5M) to 6e2 Paul
had his Macedonlan vlalon durlng tmji
-me, and the gospel Arst entered VP in the
pe, beginning with the osver*l
he Philliplan jaileor. Panul'rs prs
it Athens and his service at2otrt
ire perhaps the moseet n
ores of this journey. Paul's
ey lasted nearly three years, A.
od8or57. Here-visitsthe Asia N
hurches to strengthen them,
early three years at Ephesus, aj
tome eotetandiag adventures u
astance, the riot at Ephesus
he rines of Disan Return
erusalem to take pert In the fe
* told of the ultimate
which he must endure. For
hue he has desired to preach the gee
el in Home Evemyone the trials,
Indrance, oppositions and attacks
coved to be the means by which he
nalned that desired end Indeed the
Loman government flly gave him
me transportation, though they 4t
at understand It at the time. The as
nalt upon Paul at the Temple Oourt
f Jerusalem, the eonspiraec to mur
r him, his imprisongnt at Oseese,
is appeal to Caesr, his journe, ip
reek and final deliverance at the im.
erual city, chained to a Roman sol
br, and we are at the end of athen-a
c history regarding this marvelous
mn who, aside from Jess Clrist,
as made the greatest impress pon
istoryo any man who ever trod this
In this particular quarter, in lesson
me, we see Paul's calmanes in passe
on, his prudence under danger. In
eson two, his delleate comrtesy and
rewdnes in selding every opport
ity that he might witaes for ie Lord.
Slesson three is maiested hi un
laken belief in everything oand In
e Scriptures, and his wie use t here
i n leading men to Chrislt. In lesson
re, his ifearlessness amidst danger
ad his absolute condence iln od In
eon mix, his humility. In lesson remv
, his well balanced common sense
ad his love of peace amon his breth
n. In lesson eight, we me him long
g for human companionshap and
,mpathy, and have an evidence of his
ye for his own countrymen, and yet
s talthtalnes declaring the word of
ad to them uas well as to the Gentiles.
Slesson nine, we see how he buiallt his
actical teachings for the conduct of
tly lie upon the doctrine about God
Id the eternal purposes of God and
a boundless mercy an4 grace of God.
he remaining lessons of this last quar
r give us in type and symbol, as well
Sdefinite description, a sugges on of
e ultimate glory and triumph that
ngdom of which the Lord of Lords
ad king of i~gs, our ra
.lar. Is to br the rule,.