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By Mildred Caroline Goodridge.
A night of sweet sounds, the
beautiful villa of White Shadows
a scene of moonlight joyousness.
A fair girl with pride in her face,
Lucia Page a conscious young
man, her accepted lover, the cen
ter of an admiring throng Har
Beyond the group, Leslie
Forbes, his sister Mvrtle and
Landed Inside the Mail Car.
young Walter Dale the brother
a natural athlete in build, the sis
ter a charming model of girlish
lovejiness, her would-be lover
slightly reserved, but with a fine
intellectuarand humane face.
"Well," observed Leslie in his
off-hand way, "there's hero wor
ship for you !"
His companions did not ven
ture any suggestions. Walter
was watching Myrtle's face with
attention. He was a keen analyst.
He loved Myrtle, and he was a
loyal friend to her brother. Out
side of being the best student in
his class at college, however, he
had never made much noise in the
world. He knew that pretty Myr
tle was something of a dreamer.
He wondered now if she was
comparing him with the great,
bluff Worthington, who was re
ceiving the adulation of the light
minded group of loveliness about
him as if he was some valiant
"Big Injun hero, eh?" contin
ued Leslie. "Saved a drowning
man up at the falls, didn't he? I
heard that what he really did was
to toss the struggling victim a
plank. At all events, he didn't get
wet. Come on, Walter. It's back
to college for us tomorrow, you
But Walter had no thought of
leaving his lady love. He noted
her watching the distant group,
and he fancied he could read her
"I do wish you could rouse up
my brother to " Myrtle paused.
Walter was sure she meant to say
"something like that," meaning
the heroic deed of Worthington.
But she added : "To some real ac
tion." "I think I know what you
mean, Myrtle," said Walter in his
usual direct way. "You believe
that Leslie is indolent. Yes, that
is true, but a more whole-souled
friend never lived. Believe me, I
am doing all I can to urge him to
consider study more seriously."
"I know you are," sighed Myr-