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by the Doll Syndicato, Inc.
(Continued from Ist page, this section)
"I cert'iy won't I" her hostess
promised, mid, turning Inhospitabhly 'tq
the two callers, "'itt on earth YOU
want 'round here?" she inqtuired.
lierlert chivitirously took the duty
of response upon blinself. "Look
here; th1 Is Is my own itl ii and incle's
y ird, Isn't it ? If I wanit to coiie In It,
I got a i-rftect right to."
"I soiild say No," his pirner said
"Why, of (ourse !" thle co4rdh1l 'atty
atgreed. "\\e ean play some nice Sn
day gaiiies. or soiietlinlg. Let's sit
oil tie litmr0h Steps 111111 think whalt
"I just as s," 'itidi 1Inry ]tooter.
"I git iotlhiln' p'ticulir to do."
"I haven't, either," Saidl lIer-hert.
Thereuipon. Patty slit betweven theirn
onl the steps. "p Is s per-tickly
granld !" she cried. Torne on1, Flor
ence, iiren't you going to sit down
wIth Jill tle rest of us
"W.1 . pray kindly e(xli'e Tme!
s'1h41l .iss A witer; : n :11i sit added
that slie wubll ineither sit otn the
sumir st ls wit Iverhert Atwiiter and
liiry IetOter. 1or, oven if they on
treated her with nemayn eu
flee- ions, wot ulIld sli0 hae \14' an yt hi ig else
whatevr to do w\It Ii t hien. She with
drvew to the raniling of te porch liat
a point f rt lwet fro om t h e st ep's, and,
senlted there, swiuni one fo'ot rhythinde
ally iand( sang hymns in it at on'Cei
plainiive and inimiei).
It wis not lost upon her, however,
that her witldrawaln i ha ( littlt de
it Was Not Lost Upon Her, However,
That Her WithdrawaL Had Little
Depressing Effect Upon Her Guests.
pressing effect upon her guests. '1lThey
ehat.ttertd gnaily andtiIPatly dievised, or
refinembert'ied, hiarmiless little gamtes
wich ''ouild he played by a few pec
le as wvell as bty manny ;iw an lie thiree'
2n :c iimade tio merrfiy that.l biefore
lL. Ilirtenie wats u iii to avvOi(
te un're:sion that, wvhelter slht liked
'it hur.no t, he iwas giving quilte at
At times0: Ithe noted eyes of Atwater
& itoiter' were gentled o'er with the
soit -<a of enchatmiient, e specla Ily
whenii 'alty feltI cnlled upon to reprIlove
liihe t wo wit hi little coqulet ris of sinlin
:nd pui'les. Notedi for her'i spright 11
iiees, shie wits neve' 'sprighitIler; her
4fretty Iangfti'-ar tooted cotinuou101sly
I ld the tgentleme~n nCCOmpii ediitc with
diatI ig souinds so repulsIve to FlIorene
I lnt withlout being netIvely 'onsi5COlts
of what she dId, she embhodled the
lphrnt1'. "perfectly s'lekenlng" in the
hym'n she was croonIng, andI repented
it over'? and over to the aIr of "Rlock
"~in ( tell you what let's play,"
fthe versa5itile Patty rposed, after ex
hiustlig the pleasures of "Geog'
rnp? ' N" and other tests of
Iitele . 's play 'Truth,' WVe'Il
eachl a- iape I an tzd a pencll, and
then ca' ii of us asks the other 0one
some11 r-t lan. and we haf to wrIte
down tie answer and sign your name
and fold It up so nobody can see it ex
cedt that one, aid we liat to keep it
a se'cret andit neve' tell as long as we
"All right," snId Henry Rooter.
"I'll bie the one to ask you a question,
\ "No," I herhert saId promptly. "I
fught to he the one1 to ask Patty."
"Why ouighit you ?" Henry demanded.
Thy~ oiught you ?"
Litn! Patty cried, "I know the
\ we'll do. I'll ask each of you a
n-ehat to whisper it-and
on of ou'ln na lmaon. and!
then we'll wrlie It. That'll he simply
grund !" she clapped her hands ; then
checked herself. "Oh, I guess we
can't, either. We haven't got any pa
per ned penells unless-" Here she
seemed to recall her hostess. "Oh,
Florrh-. en'21! R)tin'in the house and
get us Smile pp n1111l ponells."
Florence gank n1 sin other than
to iicrease the loudness or her voee
as she sang. "I'erf'ly slek'n1in1g, clef'
for tue, let me perf'Iy sick-kin-ning !"
"We got plelity," sal 1Herbert, as
he and lenry produced penells and
their professional notehooks, and sup
9pld their fair friend and themselves
with material for "Trulh." "Come onl,
l'atty, whisper te whatever you went
"No; I ought to have her whisper
tie first." Iienry Rooter objected. "I'll
write the answer to aly question; I
don't enre what it's about."
"Well. It's got to he the truth, you
know," l'atty warned them. "We all
haf to write down just exn(ekly the
truth (n 01ur word of honor mnd sign
41111 n111114. IProillise?"
"All right," said l'atty. "Now I'll
whisper Ilenry a question first, and
then you enn1 whisper yours to me
This seeied to fill all needs happily,
mind th whisperin antid writing began,
and continued with n (zines(' little
to tihl last' of Ohe plously singing
Flo'relice. She alteIred aill previous
oplions of her friel l'atty. 111 when
the t1111or fina-elly closed tile session
on2 the Slops anl announced that she
mu11st I"( hfill, thehotess declinled
Io nerorTI1panhly her into tle lhouse to
help her finid where she had left her
lit no wrap.
"I haven't the le:st 1(4.:l where I
tookc 'eni off." Patty (lahired in fihe
airb-s-t nmnnliler. "If you11 wo ' voline
with 1411o. Florri'. s'poj)4 . yIII Just ('1nli
lin the' front In r a1tiu1 tell your mt) her
o ::t 'I e m I for t e."
'i441I. Ie' ' \ - :o (milwwl re Ili t here.
sz:2bi Fl1orence (oldly, not eensing to
.vihg her foot mnd n(ot turnlg.. her
br4i. "You e:n fin 'em by yourself.
1 orns m , t rl . .1 y(21 n ' I'M'll'have
mur m11:0 thr w. '(m.uI in th yard,
or oo p'ntl m rrw.
"WIll. thank0 yim! ''i Fairehild
rej ned, s:4 s111 'nter l t the holus'.
Thl1\\ two 1hoys stIood watn, having
it mirt1d to go witlh PlatAy as filr. as
he' own g:!te. "T a's a pretty wny
t44 to (('l4 iany!'" Ilerbert ad
1<'r.sd huis 'tusin with1 heavily ma~lrked4
severity. "N'x tIim' you do anything
like that 1 maricil straight in the
!m'o mid iniform your mother of the
Fh:rellee still swIng her foot and
loolked (ire4amilllily awly. She sag, to
the 1r11 of "Iock of Ages":
"lienlry. It1oter-I1(erhert, too-they
mak111e 1m. slck---tIat's what tlIey do!"
lowever. they were only too well
Pirepared with their annihilating re
"Oh, Say not so ! Florence, say not
so! Fiornee, say not so!"
They even ment this same odlous
'refrain .back to her from the street,
as they departed with their lovely
companiion ; and. so tenuous is feminine
loyalty, "omneties, under these
stresses. Miss Fairchild mingled her
so!, ' /n n t " !
"S y NotnSo satoreaelyh down tho
ote tbountifly i hoierene byl~'I) theth
ther cht andi even ad ea.I g dtnet tey
Saydrs aot int ~leris, wih, saynot
Tbeyu yentlowihovaly plwn ther
saot ))1o1Iul exrsins(wre sll b thng
Nowl a n'~other brehe uiled theI
airh anth haefun thre betacae they
dstIcntihhe to mahe hemsflautumn
tousk.le looincg btoped overin ther
soutlders, t ringsd, adwnt ma-o-o
xy(in theirse fAces heei s
there force wer marentoug awacoerto
rialnt2o herpresent~l career tll ~itg
:risv uto a nthrveion brez hledte
1er intothe and10 motherte litbray
courageil thi(:1 piler Sunday aftei'noon
entertaninnent for m1an aind wife.
"Sit (lown and rest awhile," said her
mother. "I'ma afraid you play too
hard when Patty and the boys are
here. l)o sit down quietly and rest
yourself a little while." And as Flor
ence obeyed, 'Mrs. Atwater turned to
her husband, resuming, "Well that's
what I said. I told Aunt Carrie I
thought the same way about it that
you did. Of course, nobody ever knows
What Julia's going to do next, and
nobody leeds to be surprised at any
thing she does (10. Ever since she'
e'ine home from school about four
fifths of all the young men in town
have been wild about het-and so's
every old bachelor, for the matter of
"Yes," Mr. Atwater added. "Every
old widower, too."
Ils wife warinly accepted the
aniendment. "And every old widower,
too," she said. nodnlng, "Rather! And
of course Julla's done exattly as she
pleased about everything, anl1d natural
ly she's going to (1o as she pleases
"Well. of course, it is hier own af
fair, Mollie," Ir. Atwater said, mildly,
"She couidn't he expected to consIlt
the whiole Atwater family conntection
"Oh, no," sh. igreed, "I don't say
she could. Still it is rathlier upset
tlng, coming so suddenly like this,
wheni not on)e of the falily have ever
seein liin--never even heard his very
"Well, that )at of it Isn't espe
elaIlly strange, MoIllhe-vhen 1he w
horn and brought up in a town) three
huindred milles froim here. I don't see
just lowv' we could han i1 heard his
inie-unle;s lie visited here, or got
into the pallers in sollie Nway."
Mrs. Atwater -evieI itiwiling to
ield 11 inysterllis. lit. She rocked
<leroulilsly in her chair, shook hier
hend, anid after setling lier' lips rigid
ly, opened thei to Insist that she could
never chaniiige ler iiind: .11111a had
notled very abhrulptly. "Why couldn'lt
sie have let her poor fat her know, at
least a few 41hiys before she dill?"
'Mr. Atwater sighed. "Why, she ex
plails iII her It'ter hat she. only
knew it, herself, an houri))' before she
"1er poor father !" Iis wife'repeat
ed coZinilserntf bigly.
"Why, 'Mollie, I don't see that fath
er's espia'ifllly to be pitkld."
"D.)on't , yui?" siild Mrs. Atwater.
"lhat old umn, to have to live in that
big ho41use all alone, except a fewl ne
"Why, no ! About half the houses
in the neIghborhood, up and down the
street, are fully occupied by close rein
tives of his ; I doubt it he'll be really
as lonely as he'd like to be. And he's
often suld he'd give a great deal if
Julia had been a plain. unpopular girl.
I'm strongly of the opinion, myself,
that he'll be pleased about this. Of
course it maity upset him) a little, just
"Yes; I think it will !" Mrs. At
water shook her head, forebodingly.
"And he isn't the only one it's going
'o, lie isn't," ier husband admit
ted, seriously. "That's always been
the trouble with Julia ; she never could
bear to seem disappointing; and so, of
course, I suppo.e every' one of 'eim had
a special idea tMat h was really about
the top of the list with her."
"Every last one of 'ema was positive
of It," said M1rs. Atwater. "That was
JTulia's wvay with 'em! "
"Yes, JIulia's always been michi too
kind-hearted tforl oilier peopile's good !"
Thus Air I. Atwalter summl~ed upl-andI
he was thiJs JTulla's brother'. Additioni
ailly, since he' was the older, he had
knoiwn heri since hier bith .
'"If you ask me,"' said Is wife, "'I'll
really lie surpriised if it all1 goes
thiromirh wI ihout a sui(le."
AXtwatfer pr'otesteid. '"I'm glad it's a
dry state,. though !
Shie failed to fathom his simple
"W~ell, some1 of 'emi milght fe'el that
despieratIe at least.'' heI e'xlhlined)1.
"'rib'' I tltitin's a1 stifeguard for'd the 'lis
Thliis- thras and5' ul a pre'(vlous one
tired Ii' rencill, whon had11 been sittflag
qietly,, accordi'miing to r'eqpilst , andm
''restinag'' uit nod rest inrg hieri enr!i
,isity. "Wh'lo's disappindted' in love,
tia ? " shie nllquIred wv i an e'xploM! v"
''agerness whiclh sIilihtly sitar'tled her
plreorrupiliert panrents. ''What is all thIiis
about Aunt .Tlinl, amnd Grn'ndpa goin'
to Ilyve alone', aind people commiiiit ting
fbi ng? Whlat is alli his, nimaa?"
"Nothiing ! That's what you always
say about ith1 very most literesting
tlugs thait happen In the whole flam
lly ! What i.s nil thIs, papa)1 ?"'
"it's no11tig that would bie Iiter
exting to little girls, Florence. Mfere
ly somie f4mily matters."
".\;; ,,odnhless I" F'lor'ence exclaimed,
"I'mi not a 'little gIrl' any more. papta I
rou're always foigetting mny auge I And
if it's- a famaily matter' I belong to the
famity, I guess, about as mulich as any
body else, dlon't I? Grandlpa himiself
isn't any imore one of the famally thahh
I ama. I doni't care howv old he is I"
This was unde'niable, and her father
laughed. "It's r'eauly nothing you'd
caire about one way or the other," lie
"WVell, I'd care about it if it's a sO
cret," FIorentce insIsted. "If it's 'a se
cret I'd want to knowv it whatever it's
"Oh, it ian't a secret, particilarly,
I suppose. At least, it's nfot to be
miadle public for a time ; it's only to
be known in tile faily."
"Well, didn't I just prove I'm as
much one o' the famally as8-"
"N'r m.,inr1 " hia'fathier snidsooanth.
Ingly. "'I dor't suppose there% 'any
harm in your knowing it-if you won't
go telling everybody. Your aunt Julia
has just written us that she's en
Mrs. Atwater uttered an exclama
tion, but she was too late to check
"What's the matter?" he asked.
"I'i afraid you oughtn't to have
told Florence. She Isn't just the most
"Pshaw I" he laughed. "She certain
ly is one of-the fanily, however, and
Julia wrote that all of the family
might be told. You'll not speak of It
outside the famitly, will you, Flor
But Florence was not yet able tc
speak of it, even Inside the fanily
so surprising, sonetimes, aire parents
theories of what will 'not inteirest
their children. She sat staring, het
mouth open, her throat closed ; an(] til
the uncertain Illumination of the roon:
these symiptoms of her emotional con.
ditlon went unobserved.
"I ,ay yol won't speak of Julla's
engaIeVe'nt outside the faintly, will
" e gasped. "Did Aunt
Julin write s!e was engaged?"
"It wild seem so."
"'To whom,' Florence," lier tinothei
" ama !'' the daughter eried. "Who's
Aunt Julia ngaged to get iarried
to? Noble Dill?
"Gool gracious, not" M'rs. Atwatet
exclailied. "What an abstird Idea
It's to a young mnn 1 11 t itlace she'
visiting-n strianger to ill of us. Julla
only met him1n a few weeks ago." Hlere
she forgot Florenee, and tuirned again
to her husband, wearing hler' former
expresiui of experienced foreboding
"It's just as I said. It's exactly lilk
Julia to do such a reckless thing !'
"Bult we donl't know anything at all
abouit the young man," he remon
"I low do you even know he'a
young?!" Mrs. Atwater asked crisply
"All in the world she said about hin
was that lie's a lawyer. Ile may h<
a widower, for all we know, or di
vorced, with seven or eIght clildren.'
"O0h, no, MollIe !"
"Why, he might 1" she insisted. " Foi
all we know, he may he a widower foi
the third or fourth time, or divorced
with any number of t'hildren. If such
a person proposed to Julla, you knov%
yourself she'd hate to be disappoint
(To be continued.)
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