WHEN AND HO W T O
"CLINCH" IN BOXING
Clinching the "Act of Seizing Opponent in Such a Way as to
Prevent Him from Using His Arms"-Unfair to Grip
Arms or Strike with One Hand While Holding with Other.
By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE, AthUtio Expert New York Evening
World Author of "Muscle Building," Etc.
Copyright, 1903, by Joseph B. Bowles.
OU remember the old catch
question: "What would hap
pefn if an irresistible force
should collide with an im
Someone has answered, "There
would be nothing left to happen."
But. in boxing, the answer is, "A
The clinch "comes in handy" in
many different boxing crises. If two
men get into a mixup and are at such
close quarters that one or both can
not get out of reach to avoid punish
ment they run into a clinch.
If a man is hard pressed, cornered
or dazed he saves himself by clinch
ing. If a boxer overreaches or fails
to land his blow and is carried on by
his own impetus he clinches.
These are but a few of the count
less times that a clinch is useful.
Practice and intuition will in time
teach you when to employ it.
There are several sorts of clinches.
Nearly every professional boxer has
his own peculiar clinch which he fa
vors above all others. Clinching, too,
gives many an opportunity for foul
ing, and keeps referees busy trying
to detect such tactics.
The best definition of a clinch, per
haps, is, "The act of seizing an op
fonen in such a way as to prevent
lim from using his arms." *
The first of the list is the simple
arm clinch. Let us suppose your op
ponent is attacking. He is close to
you and has you "smothered" (in
such a position that you cannot effec
tively lead or parry.) Tou are too
near a wall to Jump back out of reach
and too close to your opponent to be
sure of making an effective side step.
Throw forward both your arms,
with gloves held open. Place the
palm of each hand on his biceps
(right hand on his left biceps, left
hand on his right biceps) as low
down toward the elbow joint as pos
sible. Do not grip him with your
lingers in doing this, but simply let
your thumb and fingers go around Jiis
biceps in the same gesture your fingers
would employ in picking up some
object as large around as his arm.
Stiffen your arms as you do so, hold
ing him back, and by keeping his
biceps by his side prevent him from
leading. Then force him backward
until you are in a position where you
can sidestep or jump out of reach, or
else, after thus blocking further im
mediate attack on his part, get out of
reach and on guard in the easiest pos
THE MAI N CHANC E
A THOROLY WESTERN STORY
OF REAL PEOPLE
Saxton was not over-sensitive, but
the stiffness and hardness of the
Clarkson clubhouse were not without
their disagreeable impression on him
a.s he sat at dinner toward the close of
his first day in town. He had lighted
a cigar over his coffee, and was watch
ing the fading colors of a brilliant sun
set when a young man appeared at the
door, and after a brief inspection of
Saxton's bank walked over to him.
"Aren't you Mr. Saxton? I thought
you must be he. My name Is Raridan.
Don't let me break in on your medi
tations," he added, taking the chair
which the waiter drew out for him.
"I met Mr. Porter a while ago, and he
adjured me on penalties that I won't
name to be good to you. I don't know
wrhether this is obeying orders,"he
broke off in a laugh,"that depends
on the point of view." He had pro
duced a cigarette case from his pocket
and rolled a white cylinder between
his palms before lighting it. As the
flame leaped from the match, Saxton
noted the young man's thin face, his
thick, curling dark hair, his slight
mustache, the slenderness of his
Angers. The eyes that lay back of
aimless glasses were almost too fine
for a man but their gentleness and
kindness were charming.
"You are guilty of a very Christian
act," Saxton said. "I was just won
dering whether, after the sun had gone
1 1 t
NURSED THE KITTENS
Mother Cat Dies and Mongrel Bitch
Takes Her Place.
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Dec. 8.James Johnson
of 115 Jefferson avenue, Jersey City,
had a pet cat which gave birth to a
half dozen kittens a few days ago.
To-day she died. Johnson went to see
how the kittens were getting along
and found that a mongrel bitch had
The animal growled when he ap
proached her, and he concluded to let
her alone. He says that she nursed
the kittens, and he believes they will
thrive under her care.
stil be going round. "
"The world never stops entirely
here," returned Raridan, "but the mo
tion sometimes gets very slow. Mr.
Porter tells me that you're to be one
us. Let me congratulate us,and
u! " .. , .
"I'm not so sure about you, rejoined
Saxton. "At my last stopping place
in the west they had a way of getting
rid of undesirable members of the
community, and I've never got over
being nervous. But that was "Wyom
ing. I'm sure you're more civilized
"Not merely civilized we are civiliz
ation! You see I'm a native, and de
voted to the home sod. My father
was one of the first settlers. I never
knew why," he Jaughed againit was
a. pleasant laugh"but I've tried to
^live up to my duties as one of the
?#^*V^first Caucasians born in the county.
^t^fSome day I'll be exhibited at the state day
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self of it) of shaking himself free at
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once and attacking you, or of pre
venting your palms from falling on his
upper arm. You must take those
A more frequent clinch occurs when
one or both men are rushing, when
they get tangled in a mix-up or when
each is afraid to step back for fear
of receiving a blow while doing so.
As a natural result the man thus hard
pressed throws his arms about his ad
versary in such a way as to preclude
punishment. The left arm holds his
opponent's right arm pinioned, and his
right arm or hand forces back the
other's left. The face should be close
to the antagonist's body in order to
avoid a short-arm blow in case one of
the pinioned arms should be wrenched
In clinching never yield to the temp
tation to "hold" your opponent. In
other words, don't grip him with
either hand. That is not allowed.
When you place your hands on his
biceps do so without contracting the
fingers. Never be guilty of the un
fairness of holding him with one hand
while hitting him with the other. I
have seen boxers do this unconscious
ly. It is a foul, and the man who does
it should lose the decision. In like
manner never catch your sparring
partner's glove between your arm and
your body when he leads, nor hold it
there while you hit with your other
hand. This is sometimes done in the
excitement of a mix-up, but there is
no excuse for it. That sort of work,,
when done intentionally, stamps its
perpetrator as a man not worthy a
"square" boxer's notice.
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They say that 363,000 lives were sac
rificed in our civil war 98,089 were
slain in battle, 20,000 or so died of
wounds received, and nearly 185,000
succumbed to disease. At the battle
of Waterloo 51,000 men were killed
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that struggle. It is estimated that
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BT MEREDITH NICHOLSON
me with awe and admiration."
"That makes me feel very humble.
I'm almost afraid to tell you that I'm
a native of Boston, with a long line of
highly undistinguished and terribly
conventional ancestors back of me.
My father was never west of Albany
my mother was never in a sleeping
car. But I'm not a tenderfoot. I
rode the initiating bronco- in Wyoming
thru all the degrees and a cowboy
once shot at me on his unlucky day."
"Oh, your title's clear. That record
gives you all the rights of a native."
Warrick Raridan was, socially
speaking, the most available man in
the Clarkson blue book. He was a
graduate in law who did not practice,
for he had, unfortunately, been left
alone in the World at 26, with an in
come that seemed wholly adequate for
his immediate or future needs. He
maintained an office, which was fairly
well equipped with the literature of
his profession, but this was merely to
take away the reproach of his busier
fellow citizens it was not thought re
spectable to be an idler in Clarkson,
even on reputable antecedents and es
tablished credit. But Randan's office
was useful otherwise than in providing
its owner with a place for receiving
his mail. It was the rendezvous for
a variety of committees to which he
was appointed by such unrelated
bodies as the Clarkson Dramatic club
and the Diocesan Board of Missions
of the Episcopal church. He had
never, by any chance, been pointed to
as a model young man, but religious
matters interested him sporadically,
and he was referred to facetiously by
his friends, when his punctilious re
ligious observances were mentioned, as
a fine type of the "cheerful Christian."
He was capable of quixotism of the
most whimsical sort. He had, for a
year, taken his meals at a cheap
boarding-house in order that he might
maintain two Indian boys in school.
He was not at all aggrieved when, at
the end of the first year, they ran
away and resumed tribal relations
with their brethren. He chaffed him
self about it to his friends.
ridge over there, the
"It was wrong for me," h would
say, "to try to pervert the tastes of
those young savages. I nearly ruined
my own digestion to buy them white
man's luxuries I wore out my old
clothes that they might not go naked
and all they learned was to smoke
He gave, indeed, an impression of
great frivolity, but there were people
Copyright. 1903, by Bobbs-Merrill Co.
who took him seriously, and lawyers
who knew him well said that he might
win success in his profession if he
would apply himself. He had once
appeared for the people in a suit to
compel the street railway company to
pave certain streets, as provided by
the terms of its franchise, ^,nd had
gained his point against the best law"
yers in the state. This accomplished,
he refused an appointment as local
counsel for a great railway, and, with
characteristic perverseness, spent the
following summer managing an open
air mission for noor children.
"I'll wager that if you stay here
a year you'll never leave," said Rari
dan, as they went downstairs together.
"I've been about a good deal, and
know that we who live here miss a
lot of comfort and amusement which
go as a matter of couse in older towns.
But there's a roominess and expan
siveness about things out here that I
like, and I believe most men who
strike it early enough like it, and are
lonesome for it if they go away. These
people here think I stay because my
few business interests are here.
The truth is that I've tried run
ning away, but after I've spent a week
east of the Alleghanies, I'm sated with
the fleshpots and pine for the wilder
ness. Why, I go to the stockyards
now and then just to see the train
loads of steers come in. I get sensa
tions out of the rush and drive of all
this that I wouldn't take a good deal
"I think I understand how you feel
about it," said Saxton, looking more
closely at this young man, who was
not ashamed to mention his sensations'
of sentiment to a stranger. "There
were times in Wyoming when western
life seemed pretty arid, but when I
went back to Boston I was homesick
"That's a far cry, from Boston to
Cheyenne," said Raridan, laughing.
He began again volubly: "A good deal
depends, I suppose, on which end you
cry from. There's a lot of talk these
d*ays about the nouveaux riches by
people who haven't any more French
than that. We are advised by a fairly
competent poet that men may climb
on stepping-stones of their dead slves
to higher things but if they climb on
the pickled remains bf the common
or garden pig I don't see anything
ignoble about it. I'd a lot rather as
cend on a pyramid of Minnehaha hams
than on my dead self, which I hope
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FOR THE NORTHWEST
For Minneapolis and Vicinity:
Wednesday. \ "v
Weather Now and ThenMinimum temperature to-day, 12 degrees a
year ago, 14 degrees below.
MinnesotaGenerally fair to-night and Wednesday, except snow flurries
in northeast portion. Wednesday warmer Wednesday and in west portion
to-night variable winds, shifting to southerly.
WisconsinPartly cloudy to-night and Wednesday, with probably light
snow in east portion colder to-night fresh northerly winds.
IowaPossibly light snow flurries to-night, with colder in southwest por-
tion Wednesday, partly cloudy northerly winds, becoming variable.
North DakotaGenerally fair to-night and Wednesday warmer fresh
South DakotaGenerally fair to-night and Wednesday warmer Wednes-
day and in west potion t*-night variable winds, shifting to southerly.
MontanaGenerally fair to-night and Wednesday warmer to-night
fresh southwest winds.
Upper MichiganFair to-night Wednesday, partly cloudy, with snow
flurries in northwest portion variable winds.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
John Dea to Frank Souder, lot 6, block 23,
Windom's addition, $2,700.
.Tohn W. Maitinson and wife to Louis John
son lot 5, block 2, Chicago Lake Park addition,
George B, Paddock to v ite to John McGonagle,
lot 12, block 7. Soo Pacific addition, $500,
Homer B. Powell and wife to IiOUis Hoflen
broedell, lot 6, bkx-k 1, East Side addition, $"50.
J. H. Davis to 13mnm K. Carlson, lot 7, block
1, Hasting's addition, $500.
Alice M. Molnrjre to Robert R. TUcIntvre,
lots 11 and 12, block 54, Calhoun Park, $3,500
Housrlrton Or Thomnrt to Slvert Knutson, lot
8, block 1, Monroe Stieet addition, $375.
Nis Petersen and wifs to Herbert H. Chris
man, lot 2, block 3, Eastman's Second addition,
$2 250. '- CP v
George P. Thompson et ai to Elizabeth H.
Hamilton, lot 15, block 6. Eastlawn addition,
Josie Koon and buxbaud to Sophia .Tamleson,
part lot 1. block 1. Jlerrjekis addition^.$l,200. _
Frank W. Wilder and wife to John Olaf
Blichfeldt. part lot Z, block 2, F. Cook's River
side addition, $1,600.
Mathew E. Barry tfr John Duffy, in section
26, town 119, range 23, $300.
Three minor and unpublished deeds, $902.
Fifteen deeds, $19,452. *
Fair to-night and Wednesday warmer
Light snows have fallen during the past twenty-four hours in northern
Michigan, southern and western Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming,
Colorado, western New York and parts of the British possessions, and rain
has fallen in the west Gulf region. It is decidedly colder than it was yester-
day morning in northern and western Minnesota and the central and eastern
parts of the Dakotas, and it is much warmer in northern Montana and thence
northward. The lowest temperatures this morning are 8 degrees at Bis-
marck and 4 degrees at Moorhead this morning's temperatures are from
32 degrees to 40 degrees in the region north of Montana. The pressure is
slightly below normal west of Lake Winnipeg and on the west Gulf, coast,
and it is high over the northern Rocky mountain region.
T. S. OUTRAM, Section Director,
% MINIMUM TEMPERATURES.
Observations taken at 8 a. m.f seventy-fifth meridian time. Minimum
temperatures in last twenty-four hours. -
St. Louis , 24
Kansas City 32
Frank Velarder, 3436 Pleasant avenue, dwell
Four minor permlie, $S9
Total, live permits, Z0
New York 26
New Orleans ,%
El Paso 2S
San Tranclsco 41
Los Angeles 40
EdwardsMr. and Mrs. A.
avenue, a daughter.
Hobart Green and Mae Vje
Arthur Murrav and Tessie Saphner.
Rudolph 51. Nelson and Lena Thompson.
Uermnn M. Thaxter and Mazy R Wentzel.
Alonzo D. Leach and Mary Foster.
Archie Mcrhcrbon and Annie TvUng.
warren N. Steele and Blanche E. Lawton.
Charles Teesmen and Minnie Rieman.
Bert E. Greenfield and Laura M. Hoyt.
SmithArdella, 613 Fifth street N.
PierceMaiijaiet, Exclsior avenue.
BendecksonSamuel, ity hospital. -
LeachWilliam Benton, 2515 Blaisdell avenue.
LumleyMis. Hattie, St. Barnabas hospital.
Melberg-Laura. 3349 Aldrich avenue S.
PetersonSecelia,273 Swedish hospital.
Tweiitv-first avenuo S.
WhittmooieAndrew .7., Soldieis' Home hos
MarcusSamuel, 725 E Fourteenth street
HalloranDennis,, 1718 Third avenue S
AndersonAuua, 2322 Eighth street SE.
LynchMary, 2110 Fourtu avenue N
ConferGeorge W., Fourth stieet and Fourth
CarlsonMrs. Emma. 425 Madison street KE
MilleiCharles F., 205 Second street N.
McCrackenMargaret, St Barnabas hospital.
Van CampenGenevieve, 1519 Stevens avenue
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YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
The world over but 5 people out of
every 1,000 born live to be 75 years
The British empire is six times as
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the zenith of its glory.
In the United Kingdom there are
perhaps 200,000 families whose aver
age income is $7,000 but there are
nearly 5,000,000 families whose aver
age income is $486.
The forests in the United Kingdom
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2,000,000 acres. The forests in
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000. The value of house property in
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$1,560,000,000 New York, $1,575,000,-
The world's telegraph systems, in
cluding submarine cables, has reached
the total of 5,216,000 miles.
The aggregate circulation of the
world's periodicals is 12,000,000,000.
BalzerMr. and Mi 8/ John, 125 B Fifteenth
street, a daughter.
FayMr. and Mrs. Charles, 424 Knox avenue
N, a daughter. 'n f
NordholmMr. and Mrs. John, 1523 Aldrkb
avenue N. a daughter. '
HoltMr. and Mrs C , 2234 Twenty*two-and
one-half avenue, a daughter.
NodeUMr. and Mrs. John, 1611 Tenth avenue
N, a daughter.
MeyersMr. and Mrs. Peter T., 3007 Portland
avenue, a daughter.
BergMr. ana Mrs. Emil, 1214 E Twenty-third
street, a daughter.
JensenMr. and Mrs. Jens, 1922 Seventh
street 8, a son.
to avoid using for step-ladder pur
poses as long as possible. The people
here are human beings, and they're
all good enough to suit me. I'd as
lief be descended from a canvased
ham as an Astor peltry or a Vander
Saxton was walking beside Raridan
in the lower hall. He felt an impulse
to express gratitude for his rescue
from the loneliness of the twilight,
but Raridan, talking incessantly, and
with hands thrust easily into his
trouser's pockets, led the way into the
"Hello, Wheaton, I didn't know you
were at home," he called to a ma.n
who sat reading 'a newspaper, and
who now rose on seeing a stranger
"This is Mr. Saxton, Mr. Wheaton."
"Oh, yes," said the man introduced
as Wheaton. "I wonder A whether I
shouldn't see you here. Mr. Porter
told me you had come."
"I've been bringing Mr. Saxton up
to date in local history," said Raridan.
"Chiefly concerning yourself, I sup-
pose," said Wheaton, with a smile that
did not wholly succeed in being ami
"It isn't often I get a chance at a
brand new man," Raridan ran on.
"I've told the worst about you, so con
duct yourself accordingly.
Wheaton ignored Raridan's chaffing
way. He seemed very serious, and
had not much to say. He had just
come home, from a tedious trip to the
western part of the state.he said, on an
errand for his bank. He was tall,
slim and dark. There was a sugges
tion of sleepy indifference in his black
eyes, tho he had a well-established
reputation for energy and industry.
Saxton commented to himself that
Wheaton's hands and feet were small
er than he thought becoming in a
"Mr. Porter told me you were quar
tered here. I hope they can make
you comfortable. I'm personally re
lieved that you have come. Your
Boston friends were getting very im
patient with you. We snail do all in
our power to aid you but of course
Mr. Porter has said all that to you."
His smile was by a movement of the
lips, and his eyes did not seem to par
ticipate in it He did not refer again
to possible business relations with
Saxton, but turned the conversation
into general channels. They sat to
gether for an hour, Raridan, as was
his way in any company, doing most
of the talking.
with success. It pleased him to think
that he was of their order, and he was
rich enough to indulge this idiosyn
crasy without fear of the criticisms
of his neighbors. It amused him to
quiz customers of his bank, tho he
took care not to estrange them. While
his fellow citizens never seriously re
flected on his integrity, yet they did
CHAPTER, in. ^
When he confided to John Saxton
his belief that there were those among
his fellow townsmen who thought him
"crooked," William Porter had no
serious idea that such was the case.
He had, however, an impression that
the term "crooked" implied a high de
gree of sagacity -and shrewdness. He
knew men in other cities whose meth
ods were, to put it mildly, indirect,
land their names were synonymous
say tliat "Billy" Porter knew his busi
ness that he was "on to his job " or,
that to get ahead of him one must "get
up early in the morning."
Porter lived well, as became a first
citizen of Clarkson. His house stood
at the summit of a hill near the end
of Varney street, and the gradual
slope leading up to it was a pretty
park, whose lawn and, shrubbery
ENGAGED THREE YEARS5"-
-.*:- T O GIRL HE NEVER SAW
And Now Young Chicagoan Plans to
Marry Her on Christmas Eve
Courtship by Jjetter.
New York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, Dec. 8.Theodore Yager
of South Chicago, electrician for the
Grand Crossing Tack company, will
be married Christmas eve to Miss
Bertha Hoff of Bourbon, Ind., whom
he has never seen, altho he has been
engaged to her for more than three
Yeager was a student at Purdue
university five years ago. He roomed
with another young man who cor
NEGRO SOLD AT RUMMAGE SALE FOR $2-30
The Man Was Willing and Promised
to Work for His Owner With
out Demanding Pay.
New York Sun Special Service.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 8."If you
could get anything for me I wish you
would sell me." said an aged colored
man to one of the women who was
conducting the Marion county W. C.
T. U. rummage sale. He explained
that he had been tramping over the
country, was tired and hungry and
responded with Miss Hoff. One day '
he offered to wager his friend that he
would receive a reply were he to
write to the young woman and won his
bet. After graduating he came to
Chicago to work at Grand Crossing,
proposed by letter and became en
gaged to the girl whom he had never
"We hav9-.agreed not to meet each
other until the eve of the wedding,"
said Yager, "and make a surprise
party out of it I have always held
that looks count for very little in affairs
of the heart and would have been
willing to marry Miss Hoff even had
I never received her photograph.
However, I was in no way disappointed
when her picture did come to me."
would work for any one who would
clothe and feed him.
The woman took him at his word,
and he was placed on a stool in the
middle of the room. A member of the
society cried the bids, but the bidding
was far from spirited and the sale
dragged along for twenty minutes,
when the negro was knocked down to
H. W. Shay, a commission merchant,
The negro left with his new master
and appeared well satisfied with the
prospect of having a good home. Mr.
Shay says he will give him some light
work and if he proves worthy will pay
IIBST LADY OF THE ARMY
Mrs. Chaffee, Whose Husband, General Chaffee, Becomes Chief of Staff
of the United States Army on Jan. 9.
Photo by Clinedinst, Copyright, 1903,
showed the intelligent care of a good
A maid admitted Saxton and left
him to find- his own way into the
drawing-room, thru which a breeze
was blowing pleasantly from across
the valley. The ceilings in the house
were high and th hardwood floors
1 seemed inconsonane t with them and
had evidently been added at ft later
date. A white marble mantel and the
grate beneath it were hidden by palms.
Above the mantel was a large mir
ror framed in heavy gilt. A piano
formed a barricade across the lower
end of the room. One wall was cov
ered with a wonderful old French
tapestry depicting a fierce hand-to
-hand battle in which the warriera and -
their horses were greatly confused.
Saxton sat in a deep wicker chair,
mopping his forehead. He had spent
a busy day, and it was with real sat
isfaction that he found himself in a
cool house where the atmosphere of
comfort and good taste brought ease
to all his senses. He had not expect
ed to find so pleasant a house verily,
the marks of Philistinism were not
upon it. It seemed to him unlikely
that Porter maintained solitary state
here, and he wondered who could be
the other members of the household.
The maid had disappeared into th
silent depths of the house without
waiting for his name, and did notae
turn. His eyes moved again in leis
urely fashion to the wall before him.
and the mirror, which reflected noth-^
mg of his immediate surroundings,
but disclosed the shelves and books of
a room on the opposite side of that
hall. - ' L
He was amusing himself in specu- j
lations as to what manner of library ]
a man like Porter would have, and \
whether he read anything but the
newspapers, when the shadow of a
young woman crept into the mirror
she stood placing flowers in a vase on
a table 111 the center of the room. He
thought for a moment that a figure
from a painting had given a pretty
head and a oair of graceful shoulders
to the mirror. In the room where
he sat the frames contained peasants ,
in sabots, generous panels of Hudson
river landscape, a Detaille and an In
ness. He changed the direction of
his eves to inspect again the Brittany
girl that stood looking out over
sea in the manner of Brittany girls.""veth
in pictures. The gni in the mirror ^
was not the same moreover, he could
hear her humming softly her head
moved gracefully, there was no ques
tion of her reality. Her hands had
brought a bunch of sweet peas with
in the mirror's compass and were
detaching a part of them for the vase
by which she stood. She hummed on
in her absorption, bending again, so
that Saxton lost sight of her then shft
stood upright, holding the unused
flowers as if uncertain what to do with^
them. The head flashed out of the
mirror, which reflected again only the
library shelves and books. Then he
heard a light step crossing the hall,
and the girl, still singing softly to her
self, passed back of him to a little
stand which stood by one of the draw
ing-room -windows. The back of the
wicker chair hid him she was wholly
unconscious that any one was there.
The breath of the sweet peas which
she was distributing suddenly sweet
ened the cool air of the room. See
ing that the girl did not know of his
presence in the house, and that she
would certainly discover him when
she turned to go, he rose and faced
her. . ' "
"I beg your pardon!" *" *
"Oh!" The sweet peas fell on the
floor and the girl looked anxiously
toward the hall door. -"m,
CTo be continued to-morrow^ $^f*
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