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"I!s all right, dear," he told her,
when sfie came down at his earnest
plea. "I've got it nearly all back, but
I need someone to take care of it for
. me. Will you name the day when
you'll begin to be my banker?"
"But, Bill," she cried, "didn't you
"understand my letter?"
"Yes; sure," he answered. "But
that was when ,1 was a beggar."
"You think I wrote that just be
cause because you were poor? " she
cried, her cheeks flaming. "Do you
ffiink I am utterly bad?"
"You're an angel," he answered
promptly, "i guess you just wanted
to spare my f eelings. Of coHrse you
wouldn't want me without my
money. I'm bad enough with itA
He had believed she wrote that let
ter because he was poor, and he
thought, it was right and still believed
in her. Well, what could any girl do
with a man like that?
"Bill," she sobbed, putting her
arms round his neck. "I'll marry you
tomorrow if if you'll take me west
after all. You see, I can't live up to
you in New York. I'm like those gar-
denias- you gave 'me I guess I've
been too much in the gaslight."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.) .
WHEN DAD GETS THE PAPER FIRST
Ain't it tough luck whena" feller wants an eyeful of baseball dope and pop
' glues himself to the sport extra? '
THE FOLLY aToF YOUTH
' BY BERTON BRALEY
When Iwas young'and foolish, witly strength and spirit high, when
often camethe laughter' and seldom came the sigh, I swore the world was
goodly, the 'game was worth the-play and life a pleasant journey, with
comrades all the way. f
But then came pain and stfrrow and weariness and tears, with bitter
disillusion and wisdom of the years. I saw my vision shattered, my house
of. Faery fall, and learned, as' I grew older, the truth about it all!
When I was young and foolish, with, life scarce understood, I gaily
looked around me and sang, "The world is good!"
And now I'm old and wiser by all that I've been through, I know whea
young and foolisliUhe song I sung was true!