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:.;-. DeGaw :r. • middle. '"That looks like a match."
"••Gw-^i!"sav.~ : "Do you think she could separate ■jren: rwo old baches permanent? And if she could, lica do you think she'd pick.-'" "WHch?" says Sadie. "Why. Blissy, of course." Not bein' any expert along that line, and hearin' how Bgvuue else had framed it up the same way, I lets her jet ii^x with it without any debate. And it ain't long :e:re the signs begun developin' accordin' to them spawns. _ ■ . . . She's rather 2 cute, bunchy little party, lp-"p e 1S » cxofthecooin', gushy kind that's always ravin' over ■-._■- other; and the first thing we know she's :a: up this four- vj;^r- •■.•!<: yarn about how Blissy rescued Rdd from bem* "crisped up that time the Agawassett she's I ■■• ■:: pumpin' the pair for the story of J djarpast liy m : :h;s nmsty [stunt had come : ■:*.. As a mat Sei i .-..:. nobody had ever thrown much ::int over it a: the -irr.e. seem' as how it was part by ariden: BHssv ha i red Fido snoozin' away in his :xni. while the ro : ver him was ablaze. Blissy, to ssaitbald, had nished up after his suitcase: but he caps long enough : 6 yank J. Cashing off the mattress, csj 3-hes he finds ido has breathed in too much smoke to Navigate well he logs him down. Mrs. De ■j^x. though, get; lot more out of it than that. "Why. do you - " says she. 'I never heard of arctaag aTperfe^ r splendid! Just think! Mr. Bliss iishingap into thai burning building, fighting his way fcoaghsabke an : -:..--. c, and saving Mr. Taite's life sin £r handed! Wasn " ":. at traly heroic, though.-'" JAw— er— I say. Mrs. DeGraw." stammers SSssr, turiaiu' pink and gettin' embarrassed. '"Set you ci'l it: you know you did!" the widow. "Didn't he, Mr. Tail ' ICtxtzMy ]:■■ lid." says Fido. "and I have awer forgotten : I shouldn't be here now • oppose, if he i :n't." Tbit was j. 1 ;;-:ng's line — for the — • tee or four tin . He answers right up. ?^ptaac hearty. Also Blissv tries at first •'- 1 -cay bein' ar.y ; ro. But the widow don't kit go at *'■:-■ Xct her! Even' new a_r sta] had to hear the tale, and when she'd saoat of adject Is i'r.e'd turn to Blissy and 23aA: "Xsa- you tell them. Mr. Bates, just how pasavedTour frit ad " for awhile i • -.—'red some urgin': but -"■' r the Srst few times it seemed to come --"^- You .- Blissy want exactly used iooccaprin' the enter of the stage: bat I --erstand ii ± thing you can get broke BSoeasy. They v the habit grows on you. too. , -fcsyway. it ; n Blissy. First thing we fr* ,- fc wa: ~ : steerin' the" talk around and ZZ Z3 ia the ram :.■• on his own book- He *_aalekpen a 1a 1 :. too; and when an hour 2"^ ■fo-ulc pass R-ithout any mention of his *Qaact, you' see him shiftin' around •• ; -*:o! uneasy. and then pretty soon he'd get ocae. ' :"%>e^Qng of Seeping sound," he'd begin, 'Pst t^:nk how thoroughly asleep my friend *22e nnst ha-...- been that night up at the •-^aa-assett." Mr;. DeGraw would chime in with and in a minute more Blissy would be some p.- •.•.<:. -r.-fls. while the women folks gathered gadand nmraured things like, '•Only fancy— in all ?3*saolce!' or, ■■H- J w c^juld you ever do it, and_with ■ *atcase ia me hand too?" !*•««. you know how most women like to go over a of that kind. They don't seem to mind how many g«s they As for me. I can stand for as many as ■^encores, and then I want a n-w deal— unless, of J T 3e> s a good one I'm tellin' myself. y j. whenever I'd see signs that the rescue recitation •f^txrjt Vj - Tjl . jp^ mg< i\? ujn.j o f drift off towards the J*j?jesL About the; second time I makes my back V': I notices that I've got company. Maybe you ■'--- pass who. Yes, it's the faithful Fido. W HAT 'Stb, matter. Taite?" says I. noddin' back J°*"ard th-.- group where Blissy is just pushin' into ""V^-'^g^t once morel "Ain't you in on this scene. *£.- : says he. "Beg pardon?" . . te/J^? southing, ain't you?" says I. "If lam t ■Zl T6T 6 iodicatiohs wrong^ your fat friend is iust about to the part where he drapes your unconscious ::;-: on- shoulder and staggers down througli •C amid the thun«lerous applause ot ..^faound populace." T te^ 3 says J. Gushing. "Absolute tomm\Tot. I tmconscious, you know iust dazed, that's all- Bwi^ P«ne-? sav^ I. " You don't mean to say y/^'t put over the heroic that time, do you."^ t^ytj Presume he did save mv life, and all that, iSS: and perhaps he was brave to do it; but an — Jjfon. say it rig]- out." says I. , .„ gdJMoo see," ays- Fido. some pettish but still g J ; Jortant to use the hammer. "I had been pjay s>jn£ J " ißalchi Ralch M»t day— thirty-six holes in the after *? S?^ !(i J us^ tomed in: so' I suppose I was sleep **Z?H- That 's why I didn't rouse sooner. Bul R^ 5 l--'l '-' Part of it. Makes me out rather a aX;jf- yw? know. And now really, MeCabe. Pa^T..' tt st nke you that Blissv is overacting this hero J SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR JUNE 26. 1910 • V." | . - '. ■ c would let up!" "But the ladies seem to like hearin' it still," says I. rraw." : \V ii -. quick :.: as. "Oh. you rent." . .-. I may be a little slow a: such things: but • . v ipand ta noti< c withoul v one havin' to use a a i And I've tun t i .■. ■ ■ ■ .-. ■ H ■.■■: :: > ' »ver '::■ iw men thai I mptom E : Course, Taite don't have much m i l 1 Bh 5 v ■■:■ Ibe th< - ■ . watchin' close, c the foxy F widow ofl ■ • • - . •: afideni latter :■ n ■ :-; old n - • some, Mr. Taite could, . more than - : : ' -"' ■ □ : 'ank on what . ■ - ■ at as run. Ma ■ ■ • ' . n again it tnighi : .■ • ■ r hand in. Anyway, ■ ■•■••: k hard with this hero busi ■ ■ ra ■ • gins • v c ::•:.: was some ■■" ■ THE night oi " " oltIS re's a lot of new ma ... - a, and : -• ' I rs to that rescue He G*te» on the Tableau Ju.t Forward. §5 uS the Se Stand tap. pro^ptin' BW t °^n < krr gg o UU t r S I wS"--. iS «cn i n- to -. eh^p that "aito- a lie Sverboar<l and see:. some nerved up over it. "P,-,t t bite have you?" siri-m'not nshin g : I'm a "Why. sjr,' says he. haulin i in. fathom of "TheS be more when "That's all out here, and I ain't gE Si:nT^hav l^ toyed yet. How much do you DC i^£ four feet worry. ••Two inches to the .^; f%Vw I wonder why he TUST at that minute. in white flannels, takn a -ick«.i It seems irom later the Agawassett k in L near-tragedy has t. kedgr y -^ v .-hen one of h.s aSS a second later his toes graze the edge ol UK J Qf comes a h }^*\^Zu^. Gngg\£ &&* S^S .j'^Srllr^^^hUHef space of time that he has before he goes under stro ke^of thought U^lSe^crl^e^^e, ibbin' Fidu by the elbow. I begins rushm aft. "Here's your chance!" says I. '"To the rescue!" ••But — but I—lI — I can't .swim very well, you know," he sputters. "Sh-s-s! Forget it!" I whispers. "Only four foot of water. Don't let him get his feet down. In you go!" And. say, I don't know whether it was Taite took the dive, or if it was me chucked him over. Anyway, he does it prompt and determined, before anyone else can get to the spot. They both comes up spin-.-: and sin', Blissy threshm' out with his arms most excited and tryin' to separate himself from more calls for help. Taite goes for him, though, grips him around the waist from be hind, and holds his head well up, while the rest of us yells advice, and throws out life preservers and cork cushions an I deck chairs and anything else that's handy. I saw one chappy runnin' around active with a vichy siphon in each hand; but just how he thought they was goin' to help I never quite figured out. The sailin' mas ter, he's just as rattled as anybody, and while he's reachin' over with a boathook I gets close and whispers in his ear. "Say, Cap." says I, "just forget to remember them soundin's of yours. See? You're doin' fine as you are. Thai right, get the hook under his arm. Now a-a-all together! Up he omes! Again, now, u-u-up!" , , , There was some landin' steps further front a w but we didn't step to bother them. We just drags Blissy right up over the side and flops him down on the • while Take was paddlin" over to the steps, they proceeds to go through the life savin' manual with ' Blissy. rollin' him over the water barrel,* and rabbin' his legs, and pumpin' his arms up and down, with him groanin 1 away and beggin' 'em to let him all >ne. . _. , , Nobody was payin' much attention to Fi iintD aD of a sudden out from the bunch of women lumps Mr,. Trixie DeGraw, lettm' out . and gurgles as she goes, and makin' straight for J. Cushu turned in a black lace and gilt even jn - ,;.-. ling (A a stunner, and Taite is more or less limp and soggy in his drippin" yachtm' es; but that never -tops her for a second. _ "Oh, you brave, noble man'" says she, givin 1 him the ttin" him inthe middle of the back. '• [i was fine, splendid, hero* "Eh? Whai thai " ays Blissy. recogmzm a familiar word, and ihakin' off I firsi ■■■'. helpers - ::,. That brings him faciu inionway, wherethewi te is just breakin 1 away from their second ■ Oh fu ■ • Mr. Bliss. "Was it you w! that, Cushy' Thanks, awflly. And I say. old chap, now we're quits, aren'l we?' •• i-i ';, pc o, 1 ays Taite. And all ■ ' ■'■ ut) there ™ shook h.iri'l on it. and waited w ; teward ul ■ • ■: . : filled upeveryl SAY Sadie," ays I next da were down on the shore wavin 1 goodby to the Tootsie, "did you who it wa< holdin 1 the widow's band? From 1 tood it looked like faithful Fido was in on the gentle clai p." . , . , "Pooh! idie. "1 suspected it would be ne, all along." 9