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THE WASHINGTON HERALD MAGAZINE SECTION. MAGAZINE SECTION, i .WASHINGTON, D. 0., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1911. -t T H I wi dow win p -mtv ujys " I kfl "Verses "PaujTVt ayjs yjlTjQomJs i - IJa5&-- -r- d l--Count Victor Vermicelli was a handsome man, was he; A noble Neapolitan sojourning at Capri, - And on that isle romantic, 'neath the fair Italian skies, He made a deep impression on the heart of Widow Wise. 2 He was no fortune hunter, which was very odd, indeed; He had enough of money to respond to every need; His family was an ancient one, his reputation good He seemed a most desirable man to end her widowhood. 3-He wooed the Widow faithfully, and everybody said: "You'll do quite well this noble Count, O Widow Wise, to wed " "That sounds real well," she answered, "but he hasn't asked me yet; Perhaps he's only waiting, though, the proper chance to get." 4-iShe hailed the morning, therefore, when the Count proposed theygo To see the famed Blue Grotto. 'A1I alone," said he, "we'll 'row Within its depths, and float upon its waters wondrous blue; For there, O Widow beautiful, some things I'd say to you." 5 They iound the grotto's entrance, in the rocks an opening small. They drifted through, and there they were in that astounding hall. The ghostly light shone turquoise blue, and tinged the jocks above. Kk perfect spot," the Widow thought, "in which to speak of love!", 6-4Rie Count laid down the dripping oars, and looked at Jjer and sighed. Hes off!" she thought, but to appear all innocent she tried. He leaned toward her. "Look out!" she warned. He stepped toward Her, and Oh! The small boat lurched, and o'er they went into the depths below. - 7The Widow screamed and caught the Boat by swimming to and fro, M -, ' And, helped by lads who heard her call, she saved the Count also. The capsized boat was righted; then, with cold, averted eye, t ' She rowed outside and sought the rocks, to sit awhile and jlry r - x" J, f 'i I ,i 8 The Count was all apologies. He blamed it on the boat. ' The, Widow, though,, was obdurate, and couldn't help but"showt.N "A man who cannot handle boats can t have me for a prize. - kFOR WIVES, LIKE BOATS; MUST BE WELL 'MANNED!", exclaimed the Widow Wm (COPVRICHT. ijit. BT THE NEW ,YORK HERALD CO.) All Right Reserve .