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7as saying tauntingly:
"Afraid to drink, are you?"
Mr. Graham remembered that
I he had noticed that Tom's wine
glasses had been turned down
during the banquet.
"No," Tom said quietly, and
Mr. Graham realized that Tom
was not contributing to the noisy
conversation. of the group.
"Then what makes you spoil
sport?" continued the young man,
who had evidently been drinking
"Me? Oh, I don't drink be
cause I don't care for it, that's all.
The next-day headache seems too
high a price to pay for a some
what questionable pleasure the
night before," and he laughed
easily, then added:
"Come on, Bob; let's go home."
"You're afraid to drink. I dare
you to take a drink, just one to
show you know how," and the
tone was so taunting that Mr.
Graham fully expected to see
Tom turn with his friend into the
cafe;" but the young man only
laughed again, and throwing his
ai;m about the shoulder of his
tempter, said quietly:
You re coming with me, and
hanaged to get him away from
le convivial crowd.
Mr. Graham jammed his hat
town on his-head and went home.
rora full hour he studied over the
latter, with, the result that the
text evening he sent for Tom.
'hen that astonished but de
ghted young man arrived, he
id him briefly:
"Take my girl. I'm satisfied.
ES. man who can control himself
can always control others. I need
you in my-business.
"I need himr too, father,"
jorie whispered delightedly.
With his arm about Majorie,
Tom shook Mr. Graham by the
hand. "I guess we all need each
other," he said happily.
JUST HIS LUCK
Amateur Fisherman Doesn't
it beat all! Here, after paying for
a mess of fish- to be ready at the
store on my way home, I actually
"Was your love affair roman
tic?" "Oh, very! I met Reginald at
the seashore. We both.pretended
to be very rich." j
"And now it turns out that he
:ollects the payments on our.