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THE EVENING WORLD'S FICTION SECTION, SATUKDAV, PECEMDEIt 17, 1921.
enough not to conflict, rtoy Duncan, Allen Lansing, Phln Larabcc, and ono r two. others accepted with wild cn tliusiasm. They were not forewarned that Idalcno was to be a guest. They did not recognize hor In the upstand ing, lithe, smart triumph of fashion that greeted them by name, though they protended hastily that they re ifirmbcrod perfectly. Hoy Duncan repeated to Phln Lara lire his motto: "I'm a rotten namo re memberer." Who is that pippin any way ?" Phln stared -and stared, and then lii gasped: "Lord help us, It's Idalcno!" Tho dramlln beau, Allen Lansing, dancing with her at the time and milling her perfection. He was sigh ing Into tho car beneath her royal coif furo: "You dance llko n dream of de light, Miss-Miss" Idalcno murmured up under his chin: "This dance cams you the bull pup." Lansing stopped short and accepted tlx- jolts of passing dancers as he floun dered: "I don't understand." Idojene explained with almost volup tuous malice: "Roy Duncan promised ou his bull p,up if you would dance with mo ngaln. This Is again." Lansing mado a magnificent recov ery: "No, I was to daqco with you three times more. And I'll hold you in tho bargain." Walt Brcen noted darkly that Allen I.arislng took throe dances with Ida lone. He was jealous now without mibtlety or compassion, no had a frenzy for monopoly. When tho lost houso guest had gone up to bed and the last extramural guest was far along the road, Walt checked Idalcno as alio checked a yawn of replete con tentment He dragged her hack to tho terrace for a glimpse of tho moon, and ho growled: "You were wonderful to night." "Me wonderful?" she sighed. "I'm inly learning my A B C's. I can't play the piano or tho ukulele, or paint even vatcr colors, or talk books or politics or anything much." "What an Ideal wife!" he said, nnd then blurted out his hope: "Will you bo my wife and go West with mo?" Ho rnuld sco her eyes widen like two tiny moons. When he slipped lila nnns about her she gulped a deep breath of lapturc, and leaned Into his bosom for a moment, nut as ho tightened his clasp she broke loose bharply and falily barked at him with n minutnuin of her new dcllcae!y: "I hould say NOT!" Then sho ran Into the houso and up tho stairs. Sho had rcmemhercd just in time that Walt belonged to Pamela by right of discovery, pre emption, and devotion. feLld-jEEK-END TBICKMUZZLE " f ait Out; Pai'te on Cardboard or Heavy Paper and Save With Others or Binding in a B The Joker Detective. H r ERE Is a trick that you can do tho first time you try It It has, however, all of tho effectiveness of a skilfully performed feat of real sleight-of-hand. Ask a spectator to shuffle a pack of cards. When ho returns tho pack place It face down on your outstretched left hand. Ask the spectator to push tho blado of a penknife into the pack, anywhero ho likes. Lift those cards which Ho abovo the knife blado and ' ask him to look at the card which lies below; replace It and remember its Identity. Ho is urged to take euro that you do not seo tho card. Tho upper part of the pack is now dropped on the lower part and the spectator Is in vited to cut tho pack two or threo times, each time placing tho lower cut on the upper. Now you extract the Joker from tho pack. Solemnly ask tho joker to namo tho selected card. Hold tho joker to your ear and attfir a mo incut's hesitation announce tho name of the selected card. Hero's tho secret When you lift the part of tho pack whlch lies above the knife blade steal a look at the toco of the bottom card of this part of the pack. When the ppoctator replaces his card and the upper portion is dropped on it the tard you know will lie on the card tho spectator knows. When you look through tho pack for tho Joker look rst for tho card yU notnd. Pieced ig.it will bo the setKtcd ard. Pamela was waiting for her; stared At her; exclaimed: "What on earth has happened to you? You aro posi tively beautiful. What la that strange light In your eyes?" "I don't know," said Idalcne. And she did not know, coud not know that it was tho benediction of self sacrifice. It was only when she was alono that Idalcno realized how alono sho was: how much It meant to give up tho man whom her humble worship had mado great and whose Jovo was tho uttermost honor sho could even dream. Sho took off her borrowed finery and was herself again, a poor, lone somo thing, lovcrless, husbandlcss, NEXT SATURDAY'S GOOD WILL TO DOGS A CHRISTMAS STORY By ELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT Full of the Perfume of Balsam and Pine, and Charming, With an' Unfolding Love Story ORDER YOUR EVENING childless for the rest of her days. A frenzy seized her and she re solved to wait no longer. She found her suit case In a closet, stuffed into it all tho things sho had brought, and dressed herself in the shabby gown that hod walked with her Into this foreign Eden. Sho wrote a little letter: Dearest Miss Pamela: You have been a heaven-sent angel to mo. But -I don't belong in heaven. You love Dr. Breen. You couldn't help it. So I will take myself out of your life and his. Falrwel forever. Your loving, grateful, IDALENE. Ida lone set this document on a bureau in an envelope addressed to Pamela, and slipped out of tho house by the servants' stairs and trudged, unnoticed, along tho roads to the fur-away station. It was not yet daylight when she opened the old front gate in Calverly. She tiptoed up the walk and the front steps and found tho front door locked. When her brother came 'barefooted, shirtless and lousled to the door for The Crowded Jail. Tllia is a trick which puzzles many . people who-ought to know bet ter. Perhaps It will bo Just as well If you nre told how to do It, giv ing you an opportunity to figure out the "why'iof it for yourself. Draw a diagram on a slate or black board like this: Vnd say to your friends: "nils represents a jail and each square a cell ten cells in all. The Sheriff delivers to tho Warden eleven prisoners, each of whom must be kept in solitary confinement. Eleven pi'.j oners. Ono prisoner to a cell. T- cells. What docs ho do? "Ho puts two prisoners In the ti. cell just temporarily." Mnke two marks In the first cell ,i in this diagram: II Then he puts the third prisoner In tho second cell, tho fourth tn the third cell (make a mark tn each cell as each prisoner is placed), tho fifth prisoner in tho fourth cell, the sixth prisoner In the flfth cell," Make a mark in each cell as each prisoner Is accounted for. Continue - until' the Sheriff puts the tenth prls- on" ' e nln,n " II tho morning paper, whose thumping arrival bad not wakened Idolene, his eyes rivalled tho- yawn ot his mouth as he made her out In tho hammock. Ho went and told his mother, who was clattering away 'In tho kitchen: "Ida lene's home." His mother had to go see with her own eyes. The girl was so newly pretty and so winsome that Mrs. Nob bin sighed: "Let the poor thing have her sleep out." PAMELA also slept gracefully and woke with a smile. But on this morning she was still so drugged with sleep "when Nl nclto ran In to wake her with the news COMPLETE STORY WORLD IN ADVANCE and tho letter of Idalcno's departure that she could not understand Its ref erence to her love of Dr. Brcen. Later she understood it, for on her way to breakfast sho saw Walt's bag gage going down the hall In the grip of two ot tho men servants. And Walt followed, dressed for travel. "What on earth!" sho cried. 1 "I'm goliur West," he explained "I've got to. Had a telegram. No, that's a lie, but I've got to go back. I came East to ask you to go with me, but well, tho fact Is, Pam, you'ro too flno for me. You're a glor ious, brilliant, darling creature and I haven't got tho heart to drag you out to that plain, rough country." Her heart leaped to say: "I'm tired of all this. I long for all that. Take me with you." But sho could not force herself upon hlra. So sho gave him up with a smile. Then sho sighed: "Idalene'fl already gone, poor little soul." Walt was still sore enough and tactless enough to snarl: "Poor little nothing! I asked her to That leaves the tenth cell vacant. Rub out one of the marks In the first cell and mako a mark In the tenth cell, saying: "Then the Warden took the extra man, the eleventh, out of the first cell and put him in the tenth and so solved his problem." 1 I I I I The Predicted Number. W RITE a sentence on a card and, without showing what you have written to any one, seal Mivclope. Qlvo the envelopo w tti keep until tho con clusion of tho ex- . tiothcr .f paper ana a.-iK another spectator to write any number from 1 to 10 upon it. Ask another spec tator to write a number under it. And a third and a fourth and a flfth and a sixth and a seventh to do tho same. Then ask somo ono to add tho numbers. After the sum has been an nounced ask the spectator to open tho envelope and read the message on it. The message is: "Tho total of tho numbers will be 51." This Is correct. How is It done? A confederate' is needed a confed erate who plays so- inconspicuous a part that he will not be suspected. You have told blm that tho number In the message Is to be 61. As each number is written, add them. When the numbers total '41 or more, hand the paper to your confederate. Whno he to, seemingly, hesitating con cerning which number to write ho is adding the numbers. Then he writes a wrthrr that will bring tn total to EL Shuttle, Isn't It? T 9 be my wife last night and she nearly snapped my head off." Pamela thought of this ail through breakfast. Then the truth of it camo to her. She saw that Idalcno had broken her heart to keep from break ing Pamela's. She said to Walt: "Before you go West, you're going to motor ovei to Calverly with me to tell Idaleno good-by. It's a long ride, but you can pick up your train there." Walt was stubborn, but she was stubborner. On the way over sho ex plained the situation to him in her own way with a miserly economy of truth. She said, nothing about her own Inter est In the affair, butlald all the blame on Idalenc'n notorious meekness: "Sho adores you, and she doesn't think herself worthy of your godlike wealth of fascinations and dollars. So she ran away. You take one good look at her In the daylight, and if you can't read it in her eyes, then I'm a liar and you can go on about your bustness without being bothered by either of us." When they reached the Nobbln home they found Mrs. Nobbln out In the side yard casting bread upon her chickens. Pamela hung back and pushed Walt forward. Beforo he could ask where Idalcne was, he heard her voice. Sho was singing. Ho caught a glimpse of her nt th kitchen window. She was in an apron, and her arms were white with flour, but she was more graceful in her gingham than sho had onco been in the satin con fection of "Ye L'Art Shoppe." Her song was sad but eerily sweet. When she caught sight of him, she thrust her head out of the window and hailed him with a "Hello" that was ambrosial with welcome. All he could say was "Hello!" She leaned her elbows on the sill and said: "Well, the wallflower has come back to tho wall." "Not for long," ho groaned, then he reached up and plucked her. He caught her two hands and dragged her squealing right through the win dow, and caught her in his arms, and hugged her so bard that neither of them heard her mother indulging in amazed profanity: "Land's Bakes to goodness!" . Neither of them heeded tho racket of tho panic-stricken poultry. Neither of them saw that Pamela's eyes were now enriched with the divine light of fflf-sacrlflce. The rich simply g"t i verything away from tho poor. TIH3 END. i Copjrljrht. All rights rwenctl. IMntrtl by amnernifnt with Mrtrvpolitan Ntnpapcr Serricf. ew York. Book Try It Yourself." NOW for a little catch a combina tion of a trick and a puzzle. In this all of the spectators see (or think they see) Just how you do- tho trick. For somo strange reason they will find that It is not quite so easy to do. Three matches, buttons or coins aro needed. Place the three objects in a row on the table. Pick them up, ono at a time, counting "one, two, three," Replace them, one at a time, counting "four, five, six." Pick them up one at a time, counting "seven, eight, nine." Hero is where the trick comes in. As you count "nine" lift the ninth match and immediately replace it. Replace tho other two matches, count ing, "Ten, and one more makes eleven." By this miscounting you have made four times three seem to bo eleven. A spectator will Immediately declare that there isn't any trick about that Hand him th matches and let him try. It Is almost certain that he will fail. The secret la that the trick must be gin with the matches on the table. The natura thing for the spectator to do when you hand him the matches Is to count them out of his hand. Try It both ways before you do the trick in pirbllc.