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IIB church bells wore ringing
tholr lirst warning for the
inoriiiug survlce when MnuUy
peeped into t lie spare bed room
for the second iline and glaneed cau
tiously at lue wisp of haii'dial bespoke
a femluluc head somewhere between
tbe covers ami I bo little white- pillow
on the lour poster bed. There was no j
sound from the sleeper, so Mlltldy ven
tured UCI'OSH the room on tiptoe ami
raised tbe shades. The drooping
boughs of autumn foliage lay shim
llierlng Ogainst the window panes, and
through them might be seen the gray
outline of the church. Muudy glaneed
again toward the bed t<> make sure
that the hurst of BUIlllght had not
wakened the Invalid, then crossed to
a small, rickety chair laden with the
discarded finery of the little circus
"Lnwdy Silkes!" she cried, holding
up a upnngled dress admiringly. "Ain't
dat beautiful!" She drew near the
mirror, attempting to see tbe reflec
tion of the tinsel and ch Iff on against j
her \cry ample background of ging- |
ham and avoirdupois. "You'd sure be
a swell nigger wld dat on, honey!"
she Chuckled to herself. "Wouldn't
dein deacons holler If dey done see
The plcti:n> of the deacons" aston
ishment at SUCh n spectacle so grew
upon Maudy that she was obliged to
cover her generous mouth to shut In |
her convulsive laughter lest it awaken
the little girl In the lied, She crossed
to the old fashioned bureau which for
many months had stood unused against
the wall. The drawer creaked as she
opened it to lay away the Ktiy. span
"it'll be a mighty long time afore :
she puts on dem t'lllgS Itg'hl," she said, j
with ii doubtful shake of her large,
Then she went hack to the chair and 1
picked up Polly's sandals and exam
ined the beadwork with n great deal
of Interest "Ijiwdy, lawdy!" she cried
as she compared the size of the san
dals to that of her own rough, worn
shoes. She was again upon the point
of exploding with laughter us the
Church hell added a tew final and
more emphatic clangs to Its warning.
She turned, with a start, motioning a
vnlu warning out of the window for
tbe hell to he silent, hut the little
sleeper was already BtIrring iincasi'o
her pillow. One soft arm was
in u languidly over her head The j
lue eyes opened and closed
"Vou'd fturc !? <i Siedl M/(J(/cr lt d Uttt Oil,
honey!" nht <7tin /?/<</.
dreamily as she murmured the words
0( the clOWIl soiie (hat .1 in) mal Toby
hud (aught her years ago:
That's what the bells ?Ihk"?
Mandy reached the vide of the hid
as tin girl's eyes opened a second time
and met hers with a blank Stare of
astonishment. A tiny frown came into
I he small w hite forehead.
"What's the matter'.'" she asked
faintly trying to find Something fa
miliar in the black fine before her.
"Hush, child, hush," Maudy w Ids
pered, ".Ich" yon lay puftickly still.
Dat's only de furs' Well a rlngin ."
"I-'irRt lion?" the girl repeated OS her
eyes traveled quickly about thesiftiugc
walls and the unfamiliar (tilings of the
room. "This ain't the show !" she cried
"Ixir* bless yo'u, no I DIs ftln't no
show!" Mandy answered, and she
"Then where Um IV" Tolly asked,
halt breathless with bewilderment.
"Ncbbcr you mind 'bout dal." was
Afjwdy'a unsatisfactory reply.
"Hut I do mind," protested Polly,
tfJTlng tO raise herself to a sitting po
sition. "Where's the bunch?"
"I>e Wat?" asked Mandy In surprise.
"The hunch Jim and Toby an' the
rest of the push!"
?."Lor* bless you," Mandy exclaimed,
"<!c\'s done kudu 'long, wld do circus
hours u ?_'<>."
"(;<>m-: Show gone!" Polly cried In
amazement. "Then what um I dolu'
"II< r on dar, honeyI Hol1 on!"
Mnndy cautioned. "l>on'l you 'cite
"Lot me alone!" Polly put aside the
arm that was trying to place n shawl
Uround her. "I got to get Ott) Of here."
"Youse g"t plenty o' I lino for dat."
Mnndy answered. "Jos' yo' wait
"1 can't wait, an' I won't!" Polly
shrieked, almost beside herself with
anxiety. "1 got to get to the next
burg Wnkeflcld, ain't it? What time
Is it? Let ine alone! Lei me go!" she
cried, struggling desperately.
The d>"ir opened softly, and the
young; pastor stood looking down at
the picture of the frail, white faced
child and tier black, determined cap
"Here, here! What's all this about?'
he asked hi a linn tone, though ev|?
"Who are you?" returned the girl its
she shoved herself quickly hack
against the pillows and drew the cov
ers close under her chin, looking, at
him oddly over their top.
"She done been cuttlu' up somcflu
awful!" Mandy explained as she tried
to regain enough breath for a new en
"?'Utting up? You surprise me, Miss
Polly," hi- said, with mock seriousness.
"How do you know I'm Polly?" tin
little rebel asked, her eyes gleaming
large and desperate above the friendly
"If you will he very good and keep
>ery quiet, I will try to tell you," lie
paid ns he crossed to the bod.
"I won t i>e quiet, not for nobody,"
Polly objected, with a bold disregard
of double negatives. "1 got lo get a
move. If you ain't goln' to help me
you needn't butt In."
"I am afraid 1 can't help you to go
just yet," Douglas replied. He was be
ginning to perceive that there wen
tasks before him other than the simp
lug of Tolly's character,
"What arc you trytn' to do to me.
any how?" she nsked as she shot n
glance of suspicion from the pastor to
Mnndy. "What Bin 1 up against?"
"Don't you be scored, honey." Mnn
dy reassured her. "Youse Jes' as safe
here as you done been in de circus."
"Safer, wo hope," Douglas added,
with a smile.
"Are you two bug?" Tolly ques
tioned as she turned her head from
one side to the other and studied them
with a new Idea. "Well, yon can't
get none the best of i ic. I can get
away all right. An' 1 will too."
She made a desperate effort to put
one foot to the floor, but fell back with
n cry of pain.
"Dar. dar," Mandy murmured, put
ting the pillow under the poor,
cramped ne k and smoothing the tan
gled hair from Polly's forehead. "You
done hurt yo'sef for suah dis time."
The paster bad taken a step toward
the bed. His look of amusement had
changed to one of pity.
"Yon see. Miss Tolly, you have had
n very bad full, mid you can't get uway
Just yet nor sc?' your friends until you
"It's only n scratch," Tolly whim
pered. "I can do my work; I got to."
One more feeble effort and she suc
cumbed, with n faint "Jimlny crick
"t'nele Toby told me that you were
n very good little girl." Douglas sold
as be drew up a chair und sat down
by her side, confident by the expres
sion on her face that nt last tie was
master of the situation, "Do you think
he would like you lo behave like this?"
"I sure att) on the blink." she sighed
ns she settled hack wearily upon the
"You'll he all right soon." Douglas
answered cheerily, "Mandy ami 1 will
help the (lino to go."
"I rooollc t now," Tolly faltered
without hearing him. "It was the last
hoop, Jim soeined to have a hum h I
was goln' to be In for trouble when I
went into the ring. Rlngo must 'a' felt
It too. He kept n-pullln' ai.d a .lerkin'
from the start. I got myself together
to make the last Jump, an' I can't re
! member no more " Her head drooped.
I and her eyes closed.
"I wouldn't try Just now If I were
you." Douglas answered tenderly.
"It's my Wheel, ain't It?" Tolly ques
tioned ?fter a pause
"Yoah what, chile?" Mnndy exclnlm
od as she turned from the table, where
she Ihm! been rolling up the unused
bandages left from the doctor's call the
"I say It's my creeper, my paddle,"
Polly explained, trying to locate a few
of her many pains. "(lee, tint tlint
burtu!" She tried to bend her ankle.
"is it punctured?"
"Only sprained," Douglas answered,
striving to control bis amusement at
the expression on Mandy's puzzled
face. "Tetter not talk any more about
"Ain't Anything the matter with my
tongUC, Is there?" she asked, turning
her Head to One side and studying him
"I don't think there Is" he replied
"How (Iii come to fell in here any- j
bow?" she asked ns she studied the
walla of tin- unfamiliar room.
"We brought you here."
"It's a swell place," she conceded
"We aro comfortable," lie admitted '
is ii telltale smile again hovered about !
his lips. lie was thinking of the
changes that lie must presently make I
in Miss Polly's vocabulary.
"Is this the Mg top'/" she asked.
??The what?" he stammered.
'?The main tent," she explained.
"W?no; not exactly. It's going to !
bo your room now. Miss I'olly."
"My room! (Joe! Think "f that!"
she gasped ns the possibility of ii> r
actually having a room all of her own
took hold of her mind. "Mm h
obliged," she said, with a nod. feeling
that something was expected i f her.
She know no other phrase of gratitude
than the one "Muvvcr .lim'* and Toby
hail taught her to say to ih?.' manager
when she received from him the tirst
stick of red and white striped candy.
"You're very welcome," Douglas an
swered, with a ri::^ of genuine feeling
In his voice.
"Awful quiet. ain't It V" she ventured
after a pause. "Guess that's what
woke isK> up."
Dojuglas laughed good nnturedly at
the thought of quiet as a dlsturbet
and lidded that he feared it might at
tirst be rather dull f< r her. but that
Jim and Toby would send her news <>f
the circus and that she could write to
them as soon as she was hotter.
"I'll have to be a heap better 'an
I ever was 'fore I can write much,"
Polly drawled, with a whimsical lit
"I wfll write for you." the pastor
volunteered, understanding her plight.
"You will?" For the first time he
sow a show of real pleasure in her
"Every cLiy," Douglas promised sol
las admlReO, half ?"heeplslily, "fori dl<l
see the parade."
"Well, i was the one on the white
horse r\xUt behind the lion cage," she
began excitedly, "You remember?"
"It's a Utile confused In my mind"?
he caught her look of Amazement -"Just
at present." he stammered, feeliug her
wrath again about t<> descend upon
"Well, I'm the twenty-four sheet
stand." she explained.
"Sheet!" Mntiuty shrieked from her
"Yes, the billboards, the pictures,"
roily said, growing Impatient at their
"She suah am a funny talkln' thing!"
mumbled Mntidy to herself as she clip
ped the withered haves from a plant
near the window.
"You are dead sure they know I ain't
com In' on?" Polly asked, with a linger,
suspicion In her \ < U e.
"Dead sure." Ami Douglas smiled to
himself as he lapsed into her venia. U
There was a moment's pause, Polly
realised for the tirst time that she must
actually readjust herself to a new or
der "l" things. Her eyes ajr.iin roved
about the room, it was a cheerful
place in which to he imprisoned. Even
Polly could not deny that. The broad
Window at the back, with Its white and
pink chintz curtains on the inside ami
its frame of ivy on tin- outside, spoke
of slntrlnji birds and sunshine all day
long. Everything from the white cell
ing to the sweet smelling matting that
covered the floor was spotlessly clean.
The cane bottomed rocker near the
curved window seat with its pretty
pillows told of i'.ays when a convales
cent might look in comfort at tin- gar
den beneath. The counterpane, with its
old fashioned rose pattern; the little
white tidies on the hack of each chair
and Mandy crooning htslde the win
dow nil helped to make n homelike pic
"SUE DONE DEES CUTTIX* UP SOMEFIN AWFUL P*
"An' you will show in'- how?"
"I ml cod, I will."
"How long um I In for?" she naked.
"The doctor can tell bcttt r about
that when he comes."
"The doctor! So it's is bad as that,
"Oh, that need not frighten you,"
Douglas answered consolingly,
"I ain't frightened," sin- bridled
quickly; "I ain't never scared of notb
in'. It's only 'cause they need me In
the show that I'm n-kickill'."
"dh. they will vet along mi right,"
ho said reassuringly.
"(3ct along!" Polly dashed with sud
den resentment. "?Jet along without
my net!" It was apparent from her
look of astonishment that Douglas had
completely lost whatever ground he
had heretofore gained In her respect.
"Say. have you seen that show7" She
waited for his answer with pity and
"No," admitted .lohn weakly.
"Well, I should say you ain't or you
wouldn't make no crack like that. I'm
the whole thing in that push," she said,
with an air of self complacency, "an'
with me down an' out Huh show will
he on the hum for fair."
"i heu your pardon," was ail Doug
las could say. confused by the sudden
volley of unfamiliar words.
"You're klddin* me," she said, turn
ing her head to one Ride, as was her
Wont when assailed by RUSplciOtl, "You
must 'a' seen me ride?"
"No, Miss Polly, I have never seen
it circus," Douglas told her, half regret
fully, a sense of his deep privation
stealing upon him.
"What!" cried Polly Incredulously.
"I-orily. no, chile. He ain't nehher
seed none oh dem t'ingS," Mandy In
terrupted ns siie tried to arrange a
few short stemmed poaicH In a vnrlo
"Well, what do yon think of that!"
Polly gasped. "You're the first Rube I
ever saw that hndn't." She was look
ing at him as though he were a curi
"So I'm n Rulie!" Douglas shook his
head with a sad little smile ami good
naturedly agreed that he had some
times feared aH much.
"That'H what wo always calls a guy
like yon," she explained Ingenuously
und added hopefully: "Well, you must
'a' seen our parade. All the pikers see
that. It don't cost nothln'."
"I'm nfrnld I must also plead guilty
to the charge of helng a piker," Doug
She wondered what mm and Tony
would sny if I hey could see ber now,
fitting like ;i queen In the midst of her
soft coverlets, with no need to raise
even a linger to wait upon herself.
"Ain't it the limit V" she sighed, nnd
with that Jim nnd Toby seemed to
drift farther away. She begat) to
see their life apart from hers. She
could picture ,11m with his head in
bis bands, She could hear his sharp
orders t<> the men. He wns always
Short with tlie others when anything
I went wrong with In r.
j "I'll bet 'Muvver Jim's' In the
I flumps," she murmured as a cloud
stole across the flowerlike face; then
the Hied muscles relaxed, nnd she
ceased to rebel.
"Muvvor Jim?" Douglas repeated,
feeling that he must recall ber to a
knowledge of his presence.
"That's what I call him," Polly ex
plained, "but the fellows ? all him 'Big
Jim.' You might not think Jim could
' be a good mother just to look at him,
Lortly, no, vhile. //< ain't Jul>hcr ?cc<l
none ob dem Ving8.n
bot in- is, only sometimes you can't
tell blm things you could a real
mother," she added, half sadly.
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teacher in the high school department.
Prof. Klugh was re-elected to his po
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rei s. Mr. Klugh is a splendid teacher
ant: he l as many friends h< re who
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