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"Show me that letter or 111 stran
gle you!" yelled Mr. Trefusis.
"What's wrong?" inquired Ber
nard, as he unlocked the door. He
shook his finger archly under the
writer's nose. --"I didn't know you
were that sort of achap," he said in
mock reproach. "Say," he continued,
"it isn't serious, is it? I thought
somebody was putting a horse on
"Bernard," said Trefusis, with the
calmness of despair, "you're a kind
man and you mean well, and you've
raised my price again, but unless you
turn over that letter to me right
smart I'll pulp you in your own
The editor put the letter in the
writer's hands. Trefusis cast one
glance at the address, and a moment
later he was in the street and speed
ing toward the place where Miss
Miss Mayo was out Trefusis
waited till noon; then, realizing that
she would probably not return till
evening, he went home. But that
evening he was back, and at eight
o'clock Miss Mayo was amazed to
hear a ring at her bell
This was an unprecedented event.
With beating heart and fingers that
trembled so that she could hardly
press the opener, she waited in her
apartment. But, remembering that
the ringer would have hard work
finding it, she did what we all have
to do, .we flat-dwellers. She went out
and leaned over the banisters.
And there it was that she set eyes
upon Harry Eeeson again. He was
coming up the stairs, two at a time.
Fear held her to the spot. Her
brain was whirling Had Harry heard
of the use that she had made of his
name and come to threaten the law?
How had he found her? What was
he doing here? Anyway, she would
die of shame and humiliation. She
must kill herself she must if she
could only get back into her apart
ment. But since she was too terrified to
move she did the best thing possible
under the circumstances. Miss Mayo
She must have fainted dead away,
for when she opened her eyes she
was lying back in the old c'air where
she had passed so many adventures,
and Harry was kissing her!
"Darling!" he cried. "Darling! I
couldn't find you I have wanted you
all these years. You are not mar
ried? That message was for me,
wasn't it? And you toos my name so
that I should understand."
"0, let me die!" murmured Miss
Mayo. "I shall die of shame."
"Why not get married first?" sug
gested Harry. "It only takes a few
minutes, and then we'll consider the
And Miss Mayo, staring at him in
wonder, realized that this was really
Mr. Trefusis as well as Harry. And
she was going to going to marry
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
A WOMAN'S WAY
"I see where a female spy in Brus
sels disguised in men's clothes was
detected through an oversight."
"Buttoning her shoe with a hairpin."