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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 24, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 18

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By John Hand.
Marlon Haynes met Kitty at the
"Why,. Kitty, dear, this seems too
dear to be true,".she said. "And now
that I've got you her e-I am not going
to let you go home for a whole month
at least."
The girls had been inseparable at
college, but they had graduated at the
"This Is Not the Time or Place for
same time, five years before, and
since then they had not seen each
other, for they lived in towns nearly a
hundred miles apart. Gradually the
exchange of letters had dwindled', and
in spite of their continued affection
they had become reconciled to the
Then Marion ha'd seemed to dis
" new interest in her friend,
i. . . . . written to her to come and'
spend a week or two with her and
had insisted until Kitty had gone.
That evening; when the girls were
alone, Marion said:
"Kitty, I have a secret to tell you."
Marion's eyes instantly fell to the
level of Kitty's lap. But the engage
ment fingeprhad-no ring on it
"We haven't spoken a word of love
as yet," Kitty continued, "but I am
very fond of Harry, and' I know he
cares for me. Now, Marion, you re
member when we were at college we
promised never to have any secrets
from each other. Has there been any
romance in your own life?"
Marion remained dumb. Some
things are too tragic to be told.
"You see, about Harry and me,"
Kitty prattled on she had always
been a chatterbox "it is this way: 1
met him through our mutual friends
the Fernleys, six months ago, and we
liked each other from the first min
ute. And he was so interesting; he
had had an unhappy love affair a cou
ple of years ago. Mr. Lamont was
wildly in love with some girl or other,
and she jilted him."
Marion sat as still as though she
had been turned to stone. Harry La
mont! She ought to have known that
fate had not brought her there for no
"It was very sad," Kitty continued
artlessly. "This girl and Harry were
wildly in love with each other, and
they would have been married long
ago but for the misunderstanding
such an absurd one, too. Harry is a
lawyer, and he had been defending
some actress who was charged with
having committed perjury in a notori
ous case. Harry succeeded in having
her acquitted, and she wrote him an
absurd, gushing, hysterical letter. He
mailed it to his sweetheart by mis
take. Isn't it dreadful, to think how
the happiness of a lifetime can hinge
upon a trifle like that? The girl re
turned it to him with a scathing note
and refused to listen to any explana
tions. All his letters were sent back
unopened. She refusedto see him

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