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' THE OLO LOVE By Victor Radcliffe (Copyright hy, W G. Chapman) Face to face f oithe first time in. fif teen years with his almost forgotten early love, Mr. Archibald Newton raised his hat politely and his face be came pleasant. The lady shook hands with him and smiled with a genuine greeting for an old-time friend. "A happy surprise," remarked Arch ibald. "Some changes since you arid I last' met. Married, of course ? " "With two children," and the lady's faqe saddened as she murmured soft ly "widow " "Widower," explained Archibald. "Two childreil-also girls." "And I have two boys," supple mented Mrs. Burton. "You do not live here, surely?" "But I do," replied he, with a rath er proud wave of his hand, including within its scope fair acres enclosed by the fence against which he had heen leaning. "How strange V observed Mrs. Bur ton, with a slight flutter in her voice "1 have just bought the place ad- ,. ''You don't say so!" exclaimed Mr. Newton. "Then we shall be neigh bors." ' "And friends, I hope, as we always were," added his companion. "Those dear old days!" and she lowered her eyes and he sighed ,1 declare! Mary has made a fine' looking woman," commented Archi bald as they parted for the time be ing. "I always thought Archibald hand some," Mrs. Burton communed with herself. "He's more so than ever now." And Archibald smiled with warmth and Mrs. Burton simpered, and it brightened the moment for both in a '-asing happy way. Tr -ijout a week the Burtons moved -ew home Mrs. Burton ex- , iu t t she had seen it adver tised and had purchased it on the rec ommendation of a lawyer friend- She had never dreamed Df the godd for tune of setting next door to a helpful accommodating old frieniL It was when for tke first time Archibald go,t sigh of the two boys that he s'eemed to get a, new life im pulse. 'They were bright, lively, up-to-date urchins, eight and ten years old respectively. Such lads! It made Archibald chuckle over his own early ..jLSSfi- "How Strange!" Observed Mrs. Bur ton, f boyhood as he witched them, up to all kinds 6f fun. and mischief. They climbed trees tot the topmost branch. They hitched up the cow to a dog cart and ran a runaway. They slid down the barn roof with Indian like 'jells that set their mother in a tremor. "I decJareJtfary." exuberated Arch ibald, ""I never saw. smarted, lads!