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gerously. She just smiled and
sank into sister's arms like a hap
py child. The doctor says the
crisis is past, and thank you and
bless you !" "
At 8 o'clock that evening fate
willed that Gordon, passing an
open window at the Vansant
home, overheard these words:
"It's time you ceased trifling
with your chances, Marcia. Mr.
Gordon will not stand your co
quetry 'much longer."
"Oh, I can bring him to my feet
when I choose," was the confi
dent reply of the impetuous
beauty to her maneuvering
Gordon turned on his heel and
Marcia waited in vain for her ex
pected caller that evening. If
there was any consolation for
Gordon as he thought over af
fairs in general that night it was
memory of the glad little face
that had loked up so gratefully
into his own when the automo
bile stopped at Brookville.
Gordon wrote a brief note to
Marcia the next morning. In a
very formal manner he announc
ed a prospective motor tour, and
indicated that it would end with
a resumption of business duties in
The motor tour was not very
extended. Gordon felt it his duty
to learn how Eunice's mother
was getting along. He was ac
tually glad when the auto broke
down near Brookville. He put up
at the town hotel that night and
called at the Barton home the
.That was only the first of many
pleasant hours spent with Eunice.
Her mother was convalescing
rapidly, a"nd Gordon convinced
her that auto rides would hasten
her recovery. When the mother
could not go the daughter did.
There came the crowning mo
ment in those two lives when
wistful -eyes met the love chal
lenge of honest, earnest ones. It
was at the gate of the little cot:
tage, and Gordon said :
"Does your mother still worry
over her old fear of your being
. "Oh, no," replied Eunice inno
cently. "That was only a passing
"Suppose that some one should
really steal you away?" suggest
"Who would do that with poor
little me?" inquired Eunice.
Dale Gordon told the flutter
ing, blushing girl who would, the
chance given. With 'her head
nestling on his broad, protecting
shoulder, she whispered back lov
ingly: "You do not need to steal me
away, Dale. I would go any
where in the world with you."
Sunday School Teacher And
when the prodigal son came home
what happened, Tommy?
Tommy His father ran to
meet him and hurt himself.
Sunday School Teacher Why,
where did you learn that?
Tommy It said his father ran
and fell on his neck. X guess it
would hurt you to fall on your,