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. nvitr inf- !EBfflTO?W mrf at SWWm'W A MAN'S WAY L ' J """ " "w MufAer "FA Ferfuna HunUr," "A Bacheler Huiband," (Copvrteht. till, tv Whttttr Newipaptr Bwidlcate) ere. '&ff le aid enrf e ifc F THIS BEGINS TIIK STORV h Jehn Harden h a tuccttKtuI bn$lnt ma. 110 lenarr veru loune. and a bit YLxrdtnrd by the rtruoele upward, tie fm Uviiff luzurieHilv In TMtle Helpten, . Slih Wharten, M pcrrttarv, in a fine Suiter, fc ' nel hnp.. A charvUne 'tfc en Ala around, inter! Mm, Kite Itb IM daughter or n iiinracu, impr. .....-. ii. f mmnrfth nf rt Hiiiirhii hnifvjt "T.i:.. r.ll(h JVrunM. n rhnrm. kj J?, wemnn. ( drvetena the had known ilnr&M in inP'Pueii i" una innrrirn un- ?Skr nin 'en" ",M M0U'. tatallu l. SIW fccref Harden, but develops IraU FiESWru mid All iHcertc tulli him. lent). '(1 -I'V .... ......- nu.f ...III. M I...I..- C1I'IIIC0 lini. 1VIII. 1. I.ri- in tueKier. uracil dots lMlth, AND HERE IT CONTINUES ITjITII J" Her name escaped him iK.fnre hp was aware of It: he nut nt his hand te tnkc hers, then 'drew Kharply bark. "I be your partienl" Uald stiffly. . . i Ilia heart wus racing : for the me- (0 1 inC WHO"! WUIHI BtKlli UIUIIVU ti tllPte WB8 nniiiing liny mere mil nit hlnnelf and thlH woman the only PtBf in an iii" nif wiiuni uv linn iuvlu. itA'tinil tried se hard te forget her: fte.wlpc that paje out of hli life for fer ltr, and et new he could only re fcrmber that oned he had hissed her, pd bclu Her in nm urmn, iiiui untc sne id premised te marry liltn. The iliiskr rm miner nignt nnd the lilfnt village seemed te be rensplrlns llth her against mm, forcing him te rUek back, te listen nun remember ; He Bughed harshly. ... i "It would ne Kinu te go ami bcc Sfellr," he said. r'H imrriiv Knew tnnt ne nan used rllenVa Christian name, but the weinati , MldC him li nu Deen qtucK te near i, nd there was a little flash of jenleuwy lher eyes. iii'its. I will se, of course," she said; JVtt still she hesitated, then her soft ijaiers found his and held them. "Good "Geod "Goed ftjjht," she wild in a whisper, nnd was pile went back te Maner Dyke with. ragging hreps; wnere wan mic leaning i? no aiKe(i nimscii crimiy , no was fi; man who nnteu iniiuenee, nun ne tfcnnd It itnlllnit te realize the strength nt her power nfter all these years. riflfc thought he had forgotten miffi Tt.u.lf In imnlilii lilm tn ntnbn lini lirt. iCifllll.t I" viiuuiv iv iimnv ii- . uii- I'llCTC that he no longer cared. He gnre MgU of impatience : wnnt a world ft tas! He wemicrcu it nc was nueut te .make another tangle In the ukclu of his IV"J- , ,. ,. ,...., ., tteen ur itui iiuiiiu uu luuiiii ttiuiiiun waiting for him. , Jehn Harden frowned ns lie looked ut tW young ninn'H ceinplaLuut face. ' "De you want me tonight prtrticu- rr ..'. . . . l"e, ur; out mere are sonic letters te sign; if you nre tired, however " '"rm net tireil. linng them fe me. Wharten laid tlie letters en the desk 'In fient of his employer. . ."Hae ieu Heard that Jlcur.v Danger. Iff Id Is dead, sir?" he asked presently. "lCfc." i "A ceed riddance, tee. I heiilil Itbink," young Wharten went en lightly. 'Hc was a drunken old reprobate." Harden s pen stepped. He glanced sp. ou can hardly cxnect his wife nnd family te share your views, Wharten," M (aid frlinrnly. f The young limn flushed. I beg your pardon, sir. "Oh. net nt all." I tr There was a moment or two of r Men re. L. 411 il.-..-!.. T I 1 !-..- ..1, ,1 i,-i i niuujiiH i nuu eeiier icii yen, I.TYh.irten said then with borne diffidence. ly'lhat the young Dangcrfields arc al- Lys tre-passing In the weeds and or- maru. jvc wurucu tucm nau a uezen '.times, and tlicv take no notice. m I ;theunht if I spoke te you " . "Thnv nrA nilltfk nlrvinin 4a 41.n weeds and erehurd." Harden said im- Itatlently. "In fact, 1 told Miss Dan- I (erheld that she might walk there as l.eftcu us she liked." Hharten was si cnt: he had susnect. Ifd this; he bad been annoyed cnrcs of limes lately by meeting Melly In the Weeds, and bv Hie wnv In which nIip infariablv naRReil htm with lnr henil I'kdd high In defiance. He was nraazed at Harden hnvlntr llren permlasleu te the entire family TO tun Wild ever his nrencrtv : Wharten .disliked the Dnngerfields without hav- ui bad any direct cause for m doing ; It had given htm real pleasure te shout tt the boys when lie found them In the orchard ; real pleasure te' inform Melly tnsf 4lta mnnAa w.M n.lwiilA n.Aiin.tn I ... tuv i.vvui. i,. I'iiiuiu livy.,.j , ,Bt was naturally inclined te be demi- Bcneg. ue took the elcned letters nd went I away with a vague feeling of dissatisfaction. When tha deer closed an him. Hnr- rose, stretching his arms wearily; steed staring across the beautiful room with a little pucker between his JTM, then he turned again te the writ writ leg table, and fitting n key in one of the drawers, pulled It open. A faint scent of fadinar flowers waa wafted te him. and he steed for a me- tttnt, looking down at the few little eflds and ends lying there the usual treasure which every man has .surely peuscsscd at one time or another in his Hit a bundle of letters a wblte glove -a ball program some photographs. Harden movedas if te take them out ; for an Instant his band hovered ever HI drawer uncertainly, then he flrnw It ltirply away. lou're a pretty sort of feel, my Wend," he said te himself gruffly, and ilammed the drawer te again. CHAPTER XI li want Days In the years that followed Melly al ways tnld she "grew up" during the few daf immediately after her father's death. There was se much te see te. se niany responsibilities which she bad te aheiilder. After tbe first bitter outburst of riritf Jim linger. .Mrs. Dangcrlield went back Je her couch and declined te be i'Im turhed. "SMlIn n.....ll.l.. . . .-.. i:i .. I ..I "'" li Vl,t lllllllt m JUll IIRV, lUl J , , ,n. alone," the said te any one who '.". leiu enough te ok her opinion, line eraiiK n great deal of ten in these day, nd lead mere novels than ever in her "le before, ghc cried ever most of thorn coMeusly; she told Melly that they re minded her painfully of the way her -i unsound had made love te Her in uvir ceur Una darn. He ttfici einli n ,t.acnifnl innii ' ultn I'll glllnlna lnn n Knh. "I nlwms 'd I would unary n masterful man, w never many nt iill ln r ilt , t J i"ue " eepimi'iit. mue won wen Ped If her mother ever remembered ?i?. Jnnl.,y llnu's wll lJ teferred te y'V dtUll Ill'tll-V fiLi n liiiiilnenfliin liuw many times olio had bully' mrii nnii i. i ji i - ...vii al imn lnai. j,ne weuiu net w ordered abeut: hew many times in - ui or ruse bhe had declared that the V. l Ui,',f,.weik she eer did was wheti we married hfm. Hut nnnarently all HUH tl'Uu r.M..... . -i , . v.l, "-r iiKeiieii new; wifl speae ei Vtiii i . " ,ml "Qvn u model husband, ,Sfii 8,t .' remaurp, and the boys and '0V livnl.ln.l 1 I.I.. .. .... ....!.. H( . "'"""'' l""lIIIH 111 IIIIU OIIUIUU1, ' Sh . ,ri'11 no fontradlcllen. ktr-' ""khiij- I'viuNcu te go into mourn- . 0lir fnthcr haled in ten tun In JiLJ ,wll.et wear It," she declared Z u " Xm w10 eeldera left the these days; sometimes she felt ns If she eeuld stand It no longer. There whs no money with which le make things easier. Day nfter day dis appointed tradespeeple called at the Iieum' te ask for "Just a little en ac count," and went nway scewlltn when Melly (old them with Icars In dicr eyes that she had nothing te give th'eln. Jane, the little maid of nil work, wiib an invaluable frlchd In thece days. "I,or, don't you -w.errlt I" she told Melly tlme after time. "Yeu see If something don't turn up and put things straight befere long." Melly had net much faith in the prophecy, but she tried te smile nnd struggle en. The dnvvef the funeral was worse than anything a het, breathless day It was, with net the fnlntcst breeze le cool the scorched earth. Frem beneath the drawn blinds Melly peeped out with tcara in her eyes, te catch a last glimpse of the hearse mov ing off down the read. Mrs. Daiigcrflcld was In violent hys terics and had Insisted that Melly stuy wlth her, "When I was a girl women never went te funerals," she bald. "I am surprised that you should wish te go, Melly." Se the boys ulid the dead mnn'n pompous brother went without her in the one escorting carriage; the pomp ous brother, a little stnrchy and un comfortable and the boys awed and unhappy. "If it had been anybody else's fu neral," Melly thought as she dropped the b)Ind and turned away, "hnlf the village would have turned out nnd sent flowers.' t She stoeH In the center of the het room, In her cheap black frock, nnd W'endcrcd what was te become of them all. She had hoped 'that her uncle would make some suggestion, but during the half-hour that he had been in the heuse beyond remarking upon the ex treme hent and the dullness of the vil lage he had said nothing. "Mean old pig!" Ned said angrily. "He won't de a thing for the mater or any of us. you see." Melly thought the same, but nu swered nothing. She wandered restlessly nbe'lt the house, and the time seemed Je drng. Once or twice she went into Uer moth er's room, but was glad eimush te leave It again. Mrs. Dangcrllutd was lyliu' with drawn blinds and a. box of old love letters strewn ever the shawl cov ering her knee. She had net looked at them for ycnr.s until today, but she was w ceiling copl cepl copl eus'y new an she read extracts fini them te Melly. "lie wrote this after the first dance I went te wlt.h him. Henry wns such n wonderful tinnier; he necr let people bump Inte me." Melly tried net te smile; she won dered if seme day she would be like this n widow with nothing left te her but a box of old leve letters. "He used te call me 'Chippy'. Mrs. Dangerflcld went en plaintively f "he said 1 wns se cheerful." Melly eeuld net quite see the annlegy. but listened patiently, while nil .the tune her cars were strained for the sound of the returning cnrrlage. She wondered if her father would feel lonely out there in the little tree-shaded graveyard; he hail se loved cnmpiaiy : the thins lie hnd always dreaded and flKllltml liml hern loneliness. When at last she heard the s'eund of wheels down the read she new down stairs. The pompous uncle was just coming Inte the liniixc. He carried his silk hat, and was carefully unhooking the liieumlng band which he hail worn en it. lie folded it up carefully and put it into tliu breast-pocket of his coal. Mel'v watched him silently; he wis nut In the least like her father, whe thought resentfully. It senncd hard te believe that they were really brother-'. l'rcsently she iihketl If he would tub; ten- . , , "We havb nothing else In the house,' Jie milled. He stared ut her ewllshly. "Thank you I cr never take lea. He looked round with a sort of distaste. "And I really must be catching my train. Er remember me te your er mother." "Yes." said Melly. She had already told him Hint Mrs. Dangcrfield had refused te see him. 'Ule never lik'ccl me ; he never forgave Harry for marrying me," Mrs. Danger field said. "Xe, I will net see him. And in another moment the head of the DangcrfleltN was out of the house, and walking through the het sunshine, carrying all Melly's hopes with him. CHAPTER XII LUltli Plnys Her Game Mellv steed at the deer, with the boys J grouped about tier, mi iushuu iiguru f I 1 if ... ..t.l.l .tin. .1... llnltl vanisnetl inim miiuii mvu env v....... down into bitter sobbing. "What bhull we de? eh, what shall we de?" , , The boys were greatly distressed: Melly crying! Melly, who was always se brave, who hardly eer shed a tear; they tried clumsily te comfeit her. "Don't cry. old girl; we'll manage somehow. Don't worry about the old beast! I jelly well hope he gets run ever, or breaks his neck." Melly laughed. . "Yeu mustn't say that, but but I did think he would have asked what we were going te de, or if he could h-help." "TTetn! I should think se." said Ned disgustedly. "He'd never help us if we were all starving.' "Jehn Harden was nt the church yard," one of the ether boys said abruptly. "He put a lovely wreath" en the guv'ner's grnvc, tee. Jelly decent of him. I think." There wns n momentary eagerness in Mellv's tearful eyes. "Did he? Yes, that was kind. Hint s mere than the lenr did, or any ene eicc. nnd thev knew father, ami Mr. Hnideu didn't." , L x. , . , "Il isn't half ii bad sort.' Ned said. "1 think he would have oeiiiq in tn see von only I rather choked him off. I didn't think you'd want te be bothered with him today' , , "I shouldn't have minded, Melly said. ' - She would like te have been Jehn Harden. . ,. . , i "Where Is he then?" she asked. "Where did he go?" "He went In next deer," 1'rancls told ntT't Mrs. Feriiald's." "Oh!" snid Melly shortly. When presently she peeped from the window who saw Harden walking- up and down with Mrs. Fcrnnld. Iiillth were u white frock and n crim son rose lu her walstbelt, and her beau tiful face wns shaded by u hut of some soft black material. "I am se glad you have come!" she wns saying softly. "I weh longing for company. Alee Is asleep ; this is one of his bad days." She looked up nt him. "I nm really a very lonely person," she told him with n smile. "Se nm I." said Harden. He thought of the bis empty rooms nt Maner Dvke. '"I've just Teen te Mr. Danger- lield's filneral," he addtd quickly, as If te chunge the conversation. Ullth's eyes,, changed. "UaVe you? Hew very geed of you." 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