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kittle dive into the tent and pulled
the flap to. I heard a murmur of
voices inside and I wondered wheth
er I had happened along when an
other couple was there.
And I was" still wondering when to
my amazement, somebody put his
Stands over my eyes.
And now my heart began to pit-a-pat.
Yes, it was George.
"I'm so sorry, sweetheart," he said.
"I see how wrong I was to dance
twice with Florence Smith. 111 nev
er look at her again. Mr. Itt per
suaded me that I had been a fool.
Won't you forgive me, dearest?"
"Well, I was considerably hurt, but
then I felt something being squeezed
over my finger and it felt like that
half-hoop of diamonds, which I had
loved so much, and which I had in
tended to have enlarged the day be
fore I gave it back to George. So
what could I do?
We had the happiest time there,
and then we decided that we ought to
thank Mr. Itt. It seemed too wonder
ful to be true. So we went up to
the tent and called.
Mr. Itt seemed to be scolding some
body, I thought, and he didn't hear
my voice. I wanted to thank him and
so I opened the ten door. And who
do you think were inside? Uncle Will
and Miss Barrett.
Uncle will was on his knees be
fore her and her face was as hard
as stone. Just then Uncle Will saw
us and he sprang to his feet, looking
"Go away, you young vipers!" he
bellowed. "What do you mean by
intruding upon why, it's little Lydia!
And George!" $SSi
Somehow instinct told me juWwhat
to do at that moment I wenwip to
Miss Barrett and kissed her and
placed her hands in Uncle Will's.
Suddenly Miss Barrett's face soft
ened and a minute later she was
crying -in Uncle Will's arms. Uncle
Will said afterward that it must have
been the force of -our example. I
-think this was correct. But would
you ever believe that Uncle Will Had
hired Mr. Itt for the performance?
That's what Aunt Rose Barrett Tern
pleton says. And Uncle Will doesn't
deny it He says he's got such a
good wife he doesn't want to remem
ber the trouble he had in getting her.
Strangely enough, George said
something like that to me yesterday.
WAR ORPHANS AIDED BY ARMY
New York. Armed with such
weapons of peace as a scissors and a
sewing bag, Mrs. Leonard Wood, wife
of Maj. Gen. Wood, has joined the
"Christmas allies" and she person
ally supervised the loading of the
6,000,000 Christmas gifts that the
Christmas ship is carrying to the war
orphans of Europe.
HOW STYLES ORIGINATE
A Kelton: girl who didn't have any
long gloves wore a pair of brown
stockings on her arms to a dance
Friday night Some of the other
women noticed what she had on, but
none of the men did. As the girl is
a social leader the wearing of stock
ings on the arms instead of gloves .
may become popular in Kelton. .
i DenverostrCorrespondence." f