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the elusive details of a difficult story.
So it naturally happened that Blake
fes in no .amiable mood when he
was finally notified that Newton
wanted him on the long-distance.
"Wellington at last!" he exclaimed.
"IMI.-CS),"' She-Said, Weakly
' ... Surrendering.
But it was a feminine voice that came
to him over the wire. .
"Do -you want Mr. Wellington ?"
asked the xoice.
"Do I want ' He broke,, off short
and demanded sharpiy, "Where is
"I thought you did," said the voice!.
"I heard a messenger was hunting
for hhn with a telegram, so I got the
telegram and opened it. Then they
told me you'd been, telephoning, too,
and I thought "
"Are you Wellington's girl?" Blake
blurted out thoughtlessly, and he
heard a gasp at the other end of the
"Why why, yes, I believe I am,"
came the hesitating reply.
"Well, get him to- the telephone
"I can't; he isn't here."
"Not there! Oh " Blake remem
bered that he was talking to a woman
just in time to chop off-the last word.
"No," said Wellington's girl,, "he
isn't here. He left for Hjghwood. on
the first relief train this morning
ran right away from -me whe"n I
hadn't seen him for "
"Gone to Highwood!" cried Blake.
"Oh, good old Wellington!" ,
"Yes; he took three men with
"Great , old Wellington!" was all
Blake could say.
"And a photographer."
"Bully old Wellhigton!" cried
"Do you want any bulletins?" she
"Bulletins!" repeated Blake. "Say!
you're a newspaper girl all right."
Blake himself 'remained at the tele
phone .and took her bulletins,
"She's a prize!" he exclaimed as
he finally gdt up "from the telephone
desk. "Tear up that note on Welling
ton's desk," he added as an after
thought. Wellington knew that he was mak
ing trouble for himself .when, he
stopped over at Newton, but- he did
not believe it to be as serious a mat-.
fer as Blake was disposed to make
it, and besides he wanted to bring
the girl back with him. So h'e took
the risk and disobeyed orders,
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