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i learned her womanhood, from his
lips she heard the truth of youth,
which are truer than the truths of
He sat there in the lamplight, his
gilt straps gleaming, his glittering
spurs ringing true with every move
ment, his bronzed young face bent
to hers. She knew he knew every
thing that man could know; she
drank in what he said, humbly. When
he ceased speaking, she still looked
into his eyes. Their brilliancy daz
zled her; the lamp spun a halo be
hind his head. 1 Wondering at his
knowledge, she wondered what those
things might be that he knew and
had not told. He was smiling now.
She felt the power and mystery of
It is true that he had not told her
all he knew although what a boy of
18 knows is soon told. He had not
told her that her brother lay buried
in a trench in the beech grove on1 the
ridge, shot by court-martial for de
sertion in the face of the enemy.
Yet that was the very thing he had
come to tell her!
About midnight, when they had
been whispering long together, he
told her that her brother was dead.
He told her that death with honor
wiped out every stain, and she cried
a little and blessed God the God of
Battles, who had purified her brother
in the flames of war.
. And that night, when he lay asleep
on the musty hair-cloth sofa, she
crept in, white, silent, and kissed his
He never knew it.
In the morning he rode away.
Another story by 0. Henry, the
man who knows the human heart as
it really is!
That's the treat we have in store
for our readers next week.
"The Pendulum" is one of the can
niest ries canny 0. . Henry ever
wrote. It tells what most women
wonder about why men go "down
to the corner" at night "to talk to
And it tells it TRUTHFULLY, too!
IN THE DAY BOOK! ..
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Editor Day Book:
. As I am a reader of your paper and
know that you are always willing to
help everybody get justice, I am writ
ing to you. Probably by giving pub
licity to my little story you will help
me to get justice and find the guilty
My wife, Pauline Dolmatick, was
going to board a car on June 27 at
noon on the corner of 25th street and
Kedzie avenue, and as she stepped
off the sidewalk an auto rushed by
between her and the car and hit her.
The auto didn't stop. There were
two officers on that corner. They
jumped off, ran after the auto and
got the driver. My wife, meanwhile,
was taken to a nearby store by two
men that witnessed the accident.
They saw the officers coming back
I with the driver in the auto on the
way to the station. The next day I
inquired at all the police stations, but
found out that there was no arrest
made at all. Evidently the cops let
the driver go. The witnesses didn't
take the number of the machine, as
they thought the driver was in the
hands of the law already.
My wife has been sick since then.
She was in a delicate condition and
last week, on July 17, she had a mis
carriage. I have done everything
possible and can get no clue as to
the machine or the officers. The wit
nesses say that the conductor of the
car made some report in his book, but
I could get no satisfaction from the
car company. Maybe they don't want
to give me the report.
Maybe there is some one that could
give me the necessary information.
Yours truly, A. Dolmatick,
. , 3314 W. 26th St ,