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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 29, 1911, Image 18

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fact which gave him all the bet
ter chance-to show his power."
'Uh, no, youfre not,Uiesaid
to the girl, Ignoring "Raffy;"
you're going with- me. - -Don't
you remember you "promised last
Sunday evening. '"I have thejkk
ets with me, I'm sureRaffy' will
excuse you. Forhe'knows you'd
rather go with mei"
..For unadiilteredj ' smiling ef
frqntery, f ew- could -equaHBpb
Overton. L
Milicent seemed " actually on
the point of yielding, when a
sudden event interfered.
,, Thenar had stopped on a steep
grade wKiletjie' conductor' went
back to replace a switch. For
same-reasonthe switch stuck and
he called. the motorman to come
and help.J.The latter had gone,
carrying with him his controller.
Nobody knew why nt. happened,
but while both' were? engaged
fully 20 yards away, the car.sud
denly gave a ltfrch and, started
down the hill. Something was
wrong with themotor; "but there
was not a man aboard who knew
the remedy. Several sprang to
shut off the power, but' with the
motorman's controller" gone they,
in their ignorance," werehelpless.
Someone 'had the sense to throw
the brake lever; but with the
t4electxic fluid fiercely driving the
wheels this lia,d only a momen
tary" effect. With a shower of
sparks .the wheels whirled them
selves free and the car sped down
ward with rapidly increasing
speed toward the sharp turn at
the bottom of the hill. .
fTheh'therd was a wild rush'for
the exij The rushing car left,, a
trail of passengers, many with
sprained; or broken climbs and
bruised faces,. At the first lurch
Milicent had arisen in alarm.
When the rush -for the door start
ed she had tried to join. But in
stantly a pair of long arms were
arpund vher, pulling her back.
"Sit 'still,"" -said the voice of
''Raffy" ;n her ear.
-.Then those who .retained their
heads sufficiently to notice, saw
"Raffy" Small fight his way- to
the platform. He seized the rope
that dangled from above and
pulled the trolley from tiie feed
wire. With the. power off, the
brakes, quickly-made themselves
felt. The car took the dreaded
curve easily and came to a stop
just around the-cotner,
The conductor and motorman
were aboard again the injured
had been cared for, and the car,
now properly behaved, was con
tinuing fts journey, when Mili
cent thought to look around for
Bob Overton. The broad shoul
ders and handsome face of the
fullback were missing.
"Oh, he jumped off several
blocks back," explained "Raffy."
I hope he wasnt hurt."
This was" not as generous a re
mark as it sounded ; but after all
the speaker had endured at the
hands of his overbearing rival,
who would begrude him his final
Miljcertt Warren didn't.
o o '
The idea that salvation is free
is erroneous. You have to live
for it.

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