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FTfaljYjfOVELETTE
h' .... nvniKl?MINT HOUSE
:, jllh ''
1 By I" nc,d MntOerU
Ut THE living wasn't be fnt here
TrJ move en," confided Charles te
&tJui looked up fiem her novel.
iY nirr find nnetiicr pince wncre
"Teu d" she retorted, "but It's
'"' ?c4Smc. i spent n,y ,,ny, , nt
re M icprdny nnd the children
& '' ,., Tills hetiKe needtf n child
IMrn It tip. The old lndylve me
,fte, clTroem all the time The Mr
;d,Vi"hO I "a3 thluklmc." an-ife "inny thing!,--'' for nn Instant M...
TW,nrIe' "1 water nnd 1Ir and , was wry for K len's sweet youth fnd-
rBw , ,i.p flowers nice ami no-
?1V,M Uw Mnl. Tlmt lilRli brick wall
r lr.Mbm v out. Serins tome, somo semo some
Jiots ecr ?"' "" V ' .,,,,. i,. Minit".
Heaven woven in thrnurh tha .lltn l
( tB of the background, she looked down
into her garden from the great enHt
window. The pale red of the bricks In
tlie bizerre red-and-whlte wall shone
with the recent washing. Mrs. Mca
?uw? '""stcd upon a dnlly nelilne of
the bricks and Charles corned his large
wages honestly.
"Hafely behind my clean walls," she
muttered, "the world ennnet hurt me
new, but " the nged black eyes set
deeply Inte the shriveled face were
fhawewed, with old regrets "hew I
long for some ene te love me. I knew
the servants arc lejal, but It in net
natural that they theuld love me. J
I.VICHHU iimr .Tinrnncp. nk rnti
EVEm Public LEpqEirHii M&.: r
jl. - -'', - t . r. . r r- - , '
'- ' MlB''
u? J Sid Clinrlci. "that Mie abuts
"fcllncM outslde the walls. There's
Vffi "SnV of a laugh In here.'
' n in ; Sad returned te her tale of tlie
,r i,iv who yearned te be down
W, '? ople and bhe shook her be
wni Iirml rather impatiently as
&P.P,Im rltawd with his own convoi cenvoi convei
.M droned en, Ellen was lonesome.
tt "'before "when Charles had been
T r he had regarded her with
'JSathe eyes and she had cherished
k.ncs of being Mrs. "'"" " ;
ffli teemed n though the quiet
'aline lu the widow's home had dulled
li man who nu n me iwim
ilni the pace- ,Te hn(1 Kradually
inrltlns the ideasant-faced
SJt te se out. Thu grounds were se
Seus that tliey could stroll about
!J (he flower-scented dusk without
.Milns te go eutside the tall Iren gntci
nere enlv opened when the mistress
ffeut feHier lonely drhe behind her
m terses, a unluue figure ln her
iVitr black garments among the stream
' HvHtlv moving motorcars. And
rnm wlie had found herself unable
te ifPrcw !lPr liUnB f0P tl10 ,,urap
rhtrles, hed. I'1 ncr nr!tt angry moments
f illsippelntment, decided te wound him
Irle a propewl and had accented Ilic
ilttDtien of the policeman who often
rae In at the tradesmen's gate in the
t,d.n(l-ubitowallef bricks.
'Ellen wnu almost pretty, with her
t'ack-lAshcd blue eyes nnd satiny
Hitk. hair, but ebe wanted Charles, and
tool refuge In the thought thai even if
tit ilmest enchanted stillness of tint
wealthy ectate had doubled him into
wlness he nt least courted no ether
irl Se fhc contented herself by living
h ths unreal w erld of romance where
terv pretty girl ultimate y became it
ten and nccr speculated upon n
lerlil flinch would von be uncomforta uncemforta uncomferta
Hycrowdfd with prlnccssijs nnd queens,
with no ordinal peoelo te cook and
dun. hc dlil net nucss that Chirlc
lid ence ik)Kcii te his mistress ubeut
carrrlnf.
"Np," Sirs. Mcndews had paid, "if
jeu marry KUen seu must both go. I
Ten't have my routine interrupted. I
ia unhippy In my married life and
jea Mould le also. T believe it Is in
mlah'c. I hne remembcied you both
lataywill, mbstuntlally. After t have
pne out the.c big jates for the last
time you m ly nnrrj . I am geln? te
double both jour salaries, though.
)In(y compensates for everything."
Cbarles bad net mentioned the ma'
ttr te Ellen Nc felt sure of her and the
'm' ntrnnnlifre of flip ntnpe nifidf hfni
Jtsinclined te unv argument. He Uncw,
KCKliy, inai i inn ivmini nave leit ine
fit living In the great house, that wan
nifllj falling Inte decay luvause of
the owner's henrdin?, te go te a cheap
Utile home with hlra.
Upstai's Mrs. Meadow felt strange
h; rettls. l'eriiaps the spring had
touched b.T nged bleed with the old
leinin. Memories of the pnpt. when
tfr duughter, long dead new, had filled
tl sxcet Vmif-" Willi the wiund of
tisghter. avai'ed her. MeIn heavily
ifress fie priceless Orientnl rug, with
in EyiubulK patlein of the Tree et
lug behind the high wall, for the nicrg
..., vl w.,(ira into nn uiintnmtieus mnn
Nhe nat becoming wrappfd In cellish cellish
neM. Doubtless the smell of the wet
earth and the sight of the gay tulips
thnt had burst into bloom ever night in
fiuenced her and she dallied with the
thought of permitting KiCn t0 wcar thn
Trccleim geld circle. Then she re
flected that, wrnnnad In thl . !,.
plnessj they would care even less for
thought wearily; "they have their Uvea
befere them."
She noticed a movement In the shrub
bery, nnd leaning out freln the" casement
window, the widely opened doers at
cither side making a plchircsque settlnrt
for her snowy head, she peered down.
A tiny girl In n ragged blue frock
steed there. Mrn. Meadows rubbed her
eyes and looked again; It wns amazing
that the child should be In her well
guarded grounds She did net knew of the
hole in the wall hidden by bushes, but
It was Incredible that this strange child
with elIew curly hair tumbling ever
her chubby face could be licking the
wall Taking her cane the mistress
hobbled swiftly down the staircn.se nnd
out en the tcrrace3. Tier black gar
ments smothered in crepe saddened meBt
people, but the sparkling blue eyes of
the Intruder smiled up frankly: "Yeu
leek the way the witch sounded," she
murmured confidentially, much, ns
though picking up a comersntienal
thread, "but you leek tee kind. I have
riinred away te play here. 1 often come
because" terror gripped her tiny face
"he beats jne when he's mad. I didn't
have mv breakfast, nnd the wall
Isn't- "
"Isn't what?" the mistress found her
'..1 " , . ..
rrceuny licuea-'tne
candy.
nc.wly
my
out end cr
wnnlinl wan.
"Isn't nenncrmint candy. In
fairy story the witch lived In the pep-
tinrmlnf lintirfn nnd. nt thn mil ' the
tot brushed back her curls wearily, the
het sun en the wce empty stomach was
dimming her hopes of magic "they
lived happy ever afterward."
IJllcn and Chnrlcs drew near them.
The mi8lrcss would be furious nt the'
intrusion.
"Would you like te come in nnd have
milk? If he," the words hurled them
selves out of the aged mouth wrnth
fully, "will sell ou te me you shall be
my little girl and live here '.' the
anger merged Inte hopes for the fu
ture "lltfe happy eve nfterwnrd."
Gentlr lh child drew her slecve evr
flic purple bruise en her arm: "He Isn't
my tlnddy; he Just keeps me sff people
will give me pennies." ,8he looked ever
her shoulder apprehensively, "ion could
hide me behind the peppermint wall,
though."
As Ellen led the child away In search
et feed Mrs. Meadows turned te
Charles : "Don't you knew thnt spring
has come? Hetter nsk ICllcn befere she
gets tired of you. She's a pretty girl.
(Je new nnd find out about the man who
has beaten that baby and get the par
ticulars for me. I'm going te adept her
nnd have something jeung In this place.
Thd peppermint house," she murmured,
nnd, for the first time Jn years, laughed.
her. ' I sannet last much longer' ehe voice nt last as the resclcaf tongue shot
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