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A VICTORY WON
By Winston Clifford.
Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
"Father will never consent to
our -marriage," Majorie lamented
"WHy not?" Tom asked, kiss
ing the pretty, pouting lips.
"Because he'll say you can't
'Marjorie Can't Marry Any Man
Who Has Nothing 'More
Than, You." ,,.
support me," she cried. "And I'll
never he happy with anyone else.
Of course you won t; for I
it intend to give you a chance
try it. I om laughed, and
iught,her again in his arms.
rCome, I want to kiss you again"
to celebrate," he said quietly, 'tak
ing toll of her lips again.
"Celebrate what?" Marjorie
asked, smiling, but not seeming
to object to the process in the
"The anniversary of our en
gagement," Tom remarked. "It
is now 10 o'clock. At exactly 9
o'clock you promised to marry
me, so our engagement is an hour
old," was Tom's explanation.
"We'll never get father's con
sent." "Marry me without it," Tom
Majorie shook her head. "No,
I love father top well," she said
slowly. "We'll have to think of
"What?" Tom asked. "I'm no
Napoleon of finance who with a
single dollar can meet and defeat
your honored sjre, as the stories
would call him, on Wall street.
In the first place, he doesn't move
along that thoroughfare himself,
and in the second, I know about
as much about frenzied finance
"Father takes such good care
of himself that, I fear there's no
chance of you saving his life,"
Majorie put in sadly.
"To say nothing of it being a
somewhat difficult task for a
light-weight like me to pull off
the rescue stunt with prospective
father-in-law's 250 pounds," Tom
"Don't make fun," Majorie
pleaded, for it was a serious mat
ter. "All right, dearest, I'll try and
see what he says right now," and