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In the memoirs of George Eliot two books are mentioned which
have a special interest, one being the first book she ever read as a
child, called "The Linnet's Life,' which gave her great happiness,
and the other Scott's "Waverley." Her friend Miss Simcox's article
in the Nineteenth Century Review tells of George Eliot's appetite
for reading. "Somewhere about 1827 a friendly neighbor lent 'Wav
erley ' to an elder sister of little Mary Ann Evans. It was returned
before the child had read to the end, and in her distress at the loss
of the fascinating volume she began to write the story as far as she
had read it for herself, beginning naturally where the story begins,
with Waverley's adventures at Tullt Veolan, and continuing until
the surprised elders were moved to get the book ^ack again."
It has been claimed that George Eliot's highly trained mind sup
pressed the impulsive heart. She suffered from bodily ills most all
fie1 life, and but for the extraordinary mental health she could not
have accomplished the amount of work that came from her brain
and pen. Among the many books which she published were "Middle
march," "Daniel Deronda," "The Spanish Gypsy," a drama, and
"Romola," which may be called an historical novel, a story which
owes its power of attraction and its vitality to its superb presentation
of the character of Tito Melema, who belongs, not to any one period,
but to every generation.
"Daniel Deronda," in spite of its distinction and its being so ably
written, has never been a great favorite.
Someone has said that "Jane Austen despised the greater number
of her characters, but George Eliot suffered with cach of hers."
She had a great accumulation of book knowledge, but this was
Opposed in many ways to the practical life led among all sorts and
conditions of persons, so that at times some o? the spontaneity of
joy was lacking in her writings. But there were those full of pathos
as when she wrote of Maggie Tulliver in the "Mill on the Floss."
The death of Mr. Lewes, whi*h occurred in 1878, was also the
deathblow to her artistic vitality. She later married Mr. J. VV. Cross,
but she never really recovered from the shock of the loss of Mr.
"Adam Bede"
(Condensation by Mr. Ellery Sedgwick, Editor of the Atlantic
That last year of the eighteenth
century Hay slope was a pleasant
neighborhood to live in. It was tar
enough away from the noise of
"Boney's" battles to sleep in peace.
X*en chatted of crops and rents, and
listened to the gossip of women folk
regarding Dinah Morris of Snow
field. Mrs. Peyser's own niece, who
had turned "Methody" preacher and
?would stand right before men on the
village green, talking to them or lite
comfort they could find in their friend.
Jesus Christ.
And. worse still. Dinah was so at
tractive and so gravely loving that the
men. and women, too. gladly listened
to her. Bi^ Adam Bede. the carpen
ter. would have liked to see more of
her. had he eyes for any one except
old Povsers niece. Hetty Sorrel. As
for Hetty, she had no thought for
Adam; Capt. Arthur Donnithorne. heir
of the estate, had whispered too many
things in her pretty ear.
It was natural enough. There, i
her aunt's white dairy, rounding her
dimpled arm to lift a pound of butter
out of ihe scale. Hetty had the beauty
of a fluffy kitten. Her large dark
eyes had a soft roguishness. and her
curly hair, pushed away under her
cap. stole back in delicate rings on
her forehead. Of course, the dash
ing captain had no foolish ideas about
marriage, but then, as he bent over
her shoulder, he was soldier enouch
to fee! h?? h^ar* turn very fast. He
had no wish to harm her, you may t>?
sure of that, for he had great pride
frn tKe Donnithorne estate, and it is
pleasant for a rich young man to be
??(I ndmired.
One Auarust evening Adam walked
homeward through a srrove of grand
beeches, the g'.orv of the estate. As
carpenter and woodsman, he delighted
In fine trees, and paused to look
? huje beech which stood at the
turning before the grove ended in an
archway of bouzhs.
All his life he remembered that mo
ment. for there, not twenty yards
away, stood two frarures. close, with
clasped hands. They started. The
girl hurried away, while Arthur Don
***** walked slowly forward. He
shed and excited, but reas
imself by remembering that
was a sensible person, not
-? b*?hhi? ^^nt big. sober
;r loved Hetty, Arthur had n
Adam." said Arthur careless
>u've be^n looking at the line
ch*s. eh" I overtook pretty
Sorrel cs T was goin~ to my
re in th<? wo'ds so I took h<-r
gate, and asked for a kiss for
n.^ Good-night."
flared not move lest he spring
icr like a tiger.
a bit." he said in a hard,
torv voice.
? do you mean?" Arthur felt
iper risine.
?an that, instead of the honora
.n we all believed you, you're
*h scoundrel!"
jr found it hard to control
K Adam, perhaps T have gone
in taking notice of the pretty
hinjr. and stealin? a few kisses,
such a grave fellow you don't
tand temptations. L#?t's say no
The whol? thing will soon be
"?So. by God." said Adam, 'it'll not
o* soon forgot, as you've come in be
tween her and me when she might
have loved me. It'll not ^oon be for
got. as you've robbed me of my hap
piness when I thought you my best
?friend. You're a coward and a scoun
drel. and I despise you."
color rushed hack to Arthur's
face. He deal: a lightning blow
| which sent Adam staggering back :
but the delicate-handed gentleman was
j no match for the workman's great
I strength. After a fierce struggle. Ar
thur fell motionless, while Adam, in
sudden revulsion of feeling knelt over
him like an image of despair gaz
"itisr on death.
To his intense relief, Arthur grad
ually revived. Adam got him to his
feet, supported him to the little cabin,
and laid him on a couch. Then he
; spoke out.
"I don't forget what's owing to you
as a gentleman, but in this thing ue
are man to man. ICtther tell me she
1 can never be my wife?tell me you're
, lying when you say you haven't harm
ed her?or else write her a letter, tell
ing her the truth that you won't se?
; her again."
Arthur struggled, suffered, promised.
I and Adam, half comforted, left, not
knowing that there. In the waste bas
ket hastily stuffed under the papers,
lay a woman's silk kerchief.
When Hetty read Arthur's letter,
she gave way to despair. Then, by
one of those convulsive motiveless
; actions by which the wretched leap
from temporary sorrow to life-long
misery, she determined to marry
j Adam. The big carpenter was in
the seventh Heaven. Hetty fitful and
? depressed. For family reasons, the
marriage could not be hastened and
as the months passed, she deter
I mined at any cost to seek out Ar
I thur, whose regiment was at Wind
sor. Telling her uncle she was go
! ing to Snowfteld to see Dinah for a
, little change of scene before her
j marriage, she started out. igAtfrant
of the country, panic-stricken, and
! forlorn, eager to shun every familiar
' face, longing only to feel again the
protection of her lover's arms.
On Arthur, meanwhile, life seemed
again to smile. After rejoining his
regiment, his sharpest regrets for
Hetty began to lose th^ir sting.
Soon he was transferred to Ireland,
and there learned that by his grand
father's death he was lord of the
manor. Home he came, fast as
, chaise and post-boy could drive,
home to dear old Hayslope sleeping
on the hill where he was to li\e hi3
life, married to some lovely lady,
respected and appreciated by his
tenants. A pile of letters awaited
him. He opened the first, and with
a violent convulsion shaking his
whole frame, read the words: Hetty
Sorrel is in prison for the crime of
child murder.
Clutching the letter. Arthur rush
ed from the room like a hunted man,
and springing to the *addle of a
waiting horse, set off at a gallop.
? That very evening a young woman
knocked at the door of the village
jail. There was about her a deep
I concentrated calmness which in
| duced the jailer to grant her retfuest
j to visit the condemned cell. As the
: heavy door .closed behind her, she
. hesitated before the pallet bed.
"Hetty, Dinah is come to you."
Slowly, very slowly. Hetty rose
' and was clasped in Dinah's arms.
"You won't leave me. Dinah V"
"No. Hetty," whispered Dinah.
"T 11 stay with you to the last. But!
Hetty, there is someone else in this!
"Who?" whispered Hetty, fright-,
"Someone who has been with you!
all your hours of sin and trouble. It
make? no difference. Hetty, whether
w? live or die. We are in the pres
ence of God. Confess the sin you
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He made me grip a stick. In a
I few days he could not make mc
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j ha\> committed against your Heav
? enly Father. Let us kneel together.
, He is here."
1 There in the silence and darkness, j
, Hetty, who through her trial had sat
like a stone image, poured forth her
pitiful story.
"It was because I was so miser- :
able, Dinah. I didn't know where to ,
go. I tried to kill myself, and l ?
couldn't. I went to Windsor to find i
him. He was .gone, and I didn't know I
what to do. I daredn't go home again.
Then the baby was born. . . I did i
j do it. Dinah. I buried it in the wood
' ?the little baby. It cried. I
heard it all night?and I went back.
? And then I thou ?!it T would go home.
! and all of a sudden I saw a hole uv
i der a nut-tree, and it darted over me
; like lightning I'd lay the baby there.
i and cover it with grass and chips. I
' couldn't cover it Quite up, Dinah. 1
thought somebody'd come and take
; care of it. Dinah, do you think God
; will take away that cry and the place
? in the wood, now that I've told cvery
j thing?"
, "l^et us pray, poor sinner." breathed
i Dinah. "Let us pray to the God ot
All Mercy."
I Comforter and comforted. their
j prayer was heard. Two days later.
J in the very shadow of the scaffold,
j Arthur Donnithome brought a hard
i worn reprieve.
j Though spare from death. Hetty
j was sentenced to transportation. Dl
j nah returned to her works of mercy
at Snowfield. In remorse and shame,
j Arthur Donnithome went back to the
I army, while Adam Bede. squaring his
i shoulders to the world, turned again
I to his work-bench.
For him all the joy of life seemed
over, and never would he have
thought of seeking it again had not
his mother dropped into his heart one
day the name of Dinah. Long ana
soberly he thought, and then he went
to find her.
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Today and Tomorrow!
Enough for two days'
demands, we hope, but
you'd better heed this
announcement promptly,
for these bargains won't
Modish models, with dif
ferent girdle and pocket
treatments, front and
side fastenings, button
trimmings, etc.
$2.45, instead of $5,
is today's and tomor
row's SPECIAL price.
of coal (30 pounds) with one hand.
Daddy game me mother's flatirons
to play with before he made m<v the
bar bell. When I was two I could
lift a stick with five flatirons tied
to it. And I could swing from a
horizontal bar with one hand.
T can bend over and touch my toes
without bending my knees twenty
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Miss Dorothy "ft. Ellis' of the Treas
ury Department, has returned from a
trip to Syracuse, N. T.
Qeorfe B. Wwmi, of the Patent
Office, has resigned his position as
William H. Jett, of the Agriculture
Department, is in Norfolk. Va.
Miss Es telle Gusack. of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, left yes
terday for a two weeks' stay at At
lantic City.
Mis a Florence D. Hill, of the L>e-1
partment of Labor, is in Brooklyn,
N. Y.
Hugh B. Weeks and J. Henry j
Thompson, of the General Land Office,
are spending their vacation at Thur- |
mont, Md.
Mrs. John Wood, 1327 Park road j
northwest, is visiting her son, Lieut, j
Orrin Wood, in Boston.
Miss Elisabeth McBride. of the l
Treasury Department, is visiting rel- I
stives in New York.
Private Harry Blank, of the Motor '
Supply Train, has returned to his
home. 111 G street, after thirteen
months overseas.
Mrs. Henry William*. The Alford, !
has returned from a motor trip
through the West.
Miss Mary Andrews, of the Bu
reau of War Risk, Is visiting rela
tives in Richmond. Va.
I Lieut.-Col. S. T. Mackall has been
j ordered to report for duty in the mil
itary intelligence division here.
i Paul Clifton Raeburn, 902 Spring
j road northwest, left for New York
yesterday afternoon.
I Miss Barbara Herath and her broth
| er. John Herath, 2Z11 Prout street
: southeast, are spending the summer
at Martinsburg. W. Va.
Mrs. Susie Root Rhodes, head of
j the public playgrounds of Washing
(Coprrifbt, lfii, The Wheeler 6nxttate.)
There in an old saw to the effect
that there are two people to whom
wa should never lie. and these are
cur lawyer and our doctor.
There is a third party to whom
It is even more important that we
should always speak the truth, and
that is ourselves. Tet there is no
?ther individual on earth to whom
we are so little candid and honest.
Most of us spend the time from
t?e cradle to the grave in deceiv
ing ourselves, in camouflaging our
motives and intentions so that we
will not be able to detect them with
our own eyes, and in pretending. a?
children do in play, that we are
some noble hero, or persecuted mar
tyr until we come to believe at
last in our own make-believe.
Look at the way we lie to our
selves about our own abiliti^a.
women you have known tolling,
starving, harssed by debt and bill
collectors, refusing to Accept the
verdict of the editors and the man
cgers who wend ba?*k their books,
and poems, and plays to them, bol
ton. Is out of town for her summer
Senator ftwansou has retutned from
a trip to Charlottesville, V?u
Col. James Prentice, of the air serv
ice, has been ordered to San Antonio.
Texas, for duty there.
District Commissioner W. Gwynn
Gardiner has recovered from his re
cent attack of illness, and is com
pleting Fpecial vNork for the District
at his home.
Painted woodwork and furniture
should be wiped off with a flannel
cloth wrung out of warm water, us
ing a little mild white eoap if the
surface is much soiled or greasy.
stering up their false faith in their
abilities by lying about magaxine
editors and theatrical producers be
ing in a league against new talent
Certainly it would make a vast
improvement in domestic matters If i
we would be honest with ourselves 1
atout the motives that Inspire ua i
In dealing with our families. For in
stance, there la the matter of our1
health out of which we create a
mountain of deceit behind which
we hide rank selfishness and grasp
ing greed, and an utter lack of self
control, and consideration for ary
j *?iJ:er human otib.;.
let us once i>er^uace ourselves
I t*iat we ate ?je^cate. we a'**#
|c?t;pped to 11 J* ioj-h thod <w*r
??ur familea i .-evrr uiXjcr. without
; gr> in* them ?? ?h*m? to procat
against our ^rtcdiaias and selfish
( ne? s.
If wi> could on?y be Lonest wi'h
ourselves! But perhaps none of ua
| could know the truth about our
selves and survive.
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Withstand First Attack
1 Clevelaod.-Ohio. Aug. 7.?In spite of
the agitation for lower food priccs
and the aale of surplus army food
here, retail prices today showed an
almost unwavering front.
I Three carload a of canned goods have
: been diMposed of to Clevelanders. and
I ten cars of canned meats and vege
tables are on the way. The retalleis
refused to be stampeded.
3 Chesapeake On tin p Today.
Three organizations will hold
' their annual outinge today at
' Chesapeake Beach?the Sons or
J Jonadab. the Crescent Benevolent
' Association, and the National Broth
erhood of Railway Carmen of Amcr
(ODcrr^t. :*? tof Tm MoUur*
I wu much interested in the pos
sibility that Jack Langley would b
come Crittenden's partner and th*
the old prejudice against Betty wa?
to be eliminated.
That evening we fell to diicuMiiig
the proposed partnership
-Everything will be all right, if
our figures work out as we expect
them to, unless Jack's wife kicks
over the traces." he aaid cynically
"And I'd bet on Betty being just an
Courageous as the next one," I de
"WelJ. we'll ?e.M said Crittenden
Then, because of the intimate na
ture of our conversation. I wonder
ed if it might not be possible for us
to resume our old relations. New.
seeing him in a good humor, r
thought I would spesk of our ap
proaching wedding snniversary.
"Do you know what a week from
, today m ill be, Crittenden?" I aske<3
"Certainly not. I doubt if th*
weather forecaster could tell you
1 that far in advance "
"I'm not talking sbout
weather, Crittenden." I said "Don'l
i you really and truly know what the
twelfth of June Is?"
"Well, what is it?" he aake i
1 -Come on, I'll bite."
"Merely the second anniversary of
, our wedding." I said simply.
"Is that all?"
I "Humph! From the way you nsjr
at me one would think it v as the
; twentieth."
We walked the re*t of the way
home in silence. Crittenden h*d
] hurt my feelings although it dor.?
look silly now that I should hav?
allowed it to hurt. But women *+*
those things differently.l suppose.
(Continued tomorrow).
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