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flnneTedloch Broohs • —— - 'I The story thus far: Iris Barton attends the wedding of Miriam Blake and Dana Curtis, the boy with whom Iris had gone for several years and with whom she is still in lore. She leaves Marville. where she has lived with her aunt since the death of her parents, and goes to New York. $he accepts a long standing offer from her old friend, Maggie McGhee, the “Patti'’ of Patti, Inc., to design dresses for her fashionable shop. Patti introduces Iris to Roger Vasche. celebrated young playwright, and they hare sei'eral dates together. Patti tells Iris that she wants her to go to Paris for the spring fashion show and Iris is thrilled, recalling that Dana and Miriam were going there on their honeymoon. Then she sees Dana on the street, and the Paris trip loses its appeal. Roger doesn't know of Dana, although he is con scious of Iris' frequent despair. He and Iris plan to drive back to Mar ville, where they are to spend a week, end with iris' aunt. CHAPTER VI. IRIS wore a rust-colored costume suit to her office the nex* morning She felt in need of something to brighten her spirits. She had ilept but little during the night. It was so unfair to Roger for her to keep thinking of Dana today. If only she hadn’t seen him—hadn't known that he and Miriam were back—it would have been so much easier. Roger’s car was drawn up to the curb in front of Patti's Salon when she stepped from the swinging doors promptly at 12. He had persuaded her to let him drive his own car and now Iris w as glad that she didn't have to be bothered with the traffic. “It's a gorgeous day," she said as Roger stepped on the _ starter. He smiled down at her and said joy ously. “I feel like a kid playing hooky. All I lack is a fishin’ pole over my shoulder.'’ “I can furnish the fishin’ pole, but let’s go tramping in the woods to morrow morning. Instead of a fish ing pole you can take Hank's squirrel rifle." “What luck! I haven't gone squir rel hunting for years. It's too good to be true. A chance in a million, my meeting you in the city. I'd decided life was made up entirely of cocktails and night clubs when you came along." “If Aunt Prue and Pauline's hot biscuits makp too big an impression you’ll probably move to Marville and commute the rest of the year.” He laughed. “Don't put any ideas in my head. I may do that very thing." “You'd be more of a sensation in Marville than in the city. All of the i ladies would invite you to speak at their afternoon clubs and all of the eligible daughters would be paraded before you.” “Heaven forbid!" “I only hope Aunt Pruc hasn't confidentially informed her dearest! friends that you're coming,” said Iris. After they were out on the highway Roger increased the speed of the ! powerful car and Iris thought every- j thing was perfect—the car. the es-1 cort, the day. She glanced at Roger.; He was dressed in impeccable brown tweeds. His tie was just right and his tan felt hat, pulled well down over his eyes, made him the picture of what the well-dressed man is wearing. He turned his eyes for an instant; as if wondering her thoughts and: Iris caught the question in them. She said lightly. ‘•Roger, your clothes are a perfect ensemble. How clever of you to match them!” "I had a hard time finding them. I said to all of the shopkeepers, ‘I want a suit that can be worn in com pany with a pair of unfathomable blue eyes. A pair of unpredictable eyes.’ ’’, "You mean you can't depend on them?” “I mean,” said he, ‘‘they’re too i beautiful to describe. Sometimes i they’re the color of that patch of blue,” he gestured toward the hori zon, ‘‘and again, they look like this.” He touched a violet-colored knob on the gear. Iris laughed. "I'd no idea you were j •o artistic. Most men pay no atten- ! tion to color. Why, I’ve asked Hank ; lots of times about something some one was wearing and he's just as apt to call green blue, or gray orchid Or not remember anything at all about the gown.” "Ask me about some of your things.” Iris gasped. “Now you're trapped. What was I, wearing the night we met?” "That’s too easy. You had on a gorgeous blue gown. It did things to your eyes.” He thought to himself— and it did things to me, too. “You've learned some pretty speeches. I rather think you'll get along all right. Let's continue the questionnaire. I'll bet you don’t know what I wore the next evening.” "Wrong. You had on a brown lace dress with a blue locket suspended from a silver chain.” “Perfect, Roger! Don't look now, but what am I wearing today?” “A brick-colored suit with a new fangled fur that I’m not sure of naming. At any rate, I think you’ve done a good job of selecting it.” He glanced down at her quizzically. Her hair had become wind-blown and little tendrilsj touched her white brow with sooty caresses. They were echoed by sooty smudges under her eyes. “That man again!” Roger thought to him self. "I'll bet she didn’t sleep a wink last night.” The long drive was broken by their stopping at a little inn on the out skirts of a small village. Two friendly puppies rushed to meet them and Iris couldn’t resist picking them up. A ehubby 2-year-old sidled up to them and pointed to the puppies. "Mina,” he said, and reached for (hem. 0 A mm mr '"These are unusually good, you know.’’’ Iris laughingly placed the two fluffy balls in his arms. "What are their names?" she asked. "Spie ’n Span,” he said promptly. "Do you have any other pets?” He proudly led them to the back of the inn and showed them a squirrel. His pretty young mother came out then, and Roger ordered sandwiches and coffee. After a lazy half hour before the open fireplace, they were on their way again. The late October sun sank in a crimson bed of clouds, and the dusk crept up with a chilly blan ket. After a while Roger turned on the radio and soft dance music from a New York hotel came to them. The downstairs blazed with lights to welcome them, and Aunt Prue opened the door and stepped out on the ve’-anria. as the car door slammed. Iris kissed her and made the in troductions. Aunt. Prue led the way back into the living room, her moth erly fare beaming with pleasure. , “It's so nice of you to let me come, Miss Barton,” said Roger. “Its delightful to have you. I was so happy last night when Iris called.” Iris hugged the frail shoulders. "I haven't meant to neglect you, Prudy. but you know how it is with business women.” She caught a glimpse of Pauline's anxious flutter i inas above the sparkling glass of i the dining table. "Pauline! Come here, please,” she called. A broad smile lit up Pauline's black face as she placed her wide, highly polished shoes in anxious precision and walked carefully in to meet the quality folks. "How’s my honey chile?" she looked anxiously at the tell-tale circles under Iris' eyes. ‘Fine.” She squeezed Pauline's hands. "Pauline, this is Mr. Vasche. He dotes on hot biscuits and fried chicken.” ‘Lan’ sakes!" She bowed hurried ly- "I'se plumb fo’got de biscuits in do oben!” And forgetting herself, she hurriedly waddled kitchenward. "Pauline has been in the. family ever since she was a child." Aunt Prue said. "She’s taken care of Iris since she was a baby. Iris' mother was a Baltimore girl, and Pauline came with her to Marville after she was married." "Pauline certainly kept me in line when I was little," Iris reminisced. "If I didn't toe the mark she would shame me by asking if I wanted to be po’ white trash or quality folks.” Roger smiled. "I'll bet part of the time you’d rather have been ’po’ white trash' too." he said. Aunt Prue laughed quietly. "How well you’ve come to know her! Don’t you want to go up. Iris? Dinner will be ready in a few minutes.” Iris preceded Roger up the wal nut stairway and paused at the open door of Hank’s room. Heavy ma hogany furniture gave it a mascu line note, and a fire burned briskly ' in the grate. Hank went in for ships when he ! was young and never outgrew them," I said Iris, nodding at an oil painting ' over the fireplace of a wind-tossed ship on a turbulent sea A row of; ship models made of pipestem cleaners decorated the mantel, and black pen and ink sketches overlooked the big desk. Roger set his suitcase down in front of the dresser. "It’s just, like home,” he said wistfully. "I used to struggle with ship models by the hour. These are unusually good, you know.” he said, picking up the largest. "What did you go in for?” "I? Why paper dolls, of course." She laughed. "Come here,” and she led him into another room. “It’s beautiful." Roger thought, "and just like Iris.” The sheer, ruffled white curtains were caught back with a rose-colored cord echoing the pre- : dominant note of the glazed chintz drapes and the flounced spread on the narrow poster bed. The dressing table held a heavy gold dresser set, but the room itself was simply fur nished. like a schoolgirl's boudoir. "Look." Iris crossed to a window seat and pushing aside the curtains displayed a secret lid. "My treasure chest.” She opened it to lift out a metal strong box, then rummaged in a drawer and pro duced a key. Koger smiled as she pulled out tiny drawers and disclosed dolls with their entire wardrobes inside. "Tliis is Mehitable,” said Iris, “and Therese, my French doll; Signe, my Swedish doll; Rosita, my Mexican; Lo Wan, the Japanese. Oh, I've had one for every country.” So this was the beginning of your career as a dress designer." Iris suddenly gasped. “Imagine my showing you my dolls! Truly, you’re the only man I’ve ever dared show them to.” How Dana wrould have teased her for having kept them all these years. 111 bet you had a lot of fun mak ing them. Why shouldn't you keep them?” H A silvery note from the dining gong drifted up to them. "Pauline will be furious if I spoil the biscuits. Hurry!" she pushed Roger out the door. “Don’t dress.” She tapped on Roger’s door as she passed and they walked down the stairs together, her fingers slipped under his arm. For a brief second he covered them with his hand and she felt a comforting strength In the movement. As they crossed the living room Aunt Prue joined them. “Iris,” she said, “Miriam and Dana are back.” Iris’ smile was stilled. A hurt, startled expression swept across her face. “Yes,” she said lightly, “I saw him on the street yesterday." Dana. Roger thought, that is the man’s name. (Continued Monday.) 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