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woman asked me for some of the
serum for her child. I refused. It
was dying and it died later. She
caught me by the arm in the street
and asked me to savjJ her other child.
I refused " """"
"You refused? My God, are you
going to let Dicky die?"
They were face to face with the
issue now and he saw there was no
relenting upon her own. Relent? He
might as well have argued with a
stone. From the bed came a feeble
wail. Vane started; turned toward it.
"I'm so hot!" wailed the boy. "And
can't raise my right arm, daddy."
The man's face was working con
vulsively. His wife caught him by the
hands; she sank to her knees and
pleaded wildly with him.
"You are going to murder Dicky
for science, then?" she asked. "No,
Cyrus, you can't. Don't you see how
brutal it is? If science demands that
it is a devil. You must save him."
At that moment there came the
Bounds of altercation outside. Then
a struggle, the door was burst open
and the woman who had pleaded with
Vane in $he street appeared, breaking
away from the butler, who tried to
"Dr. Vane !" she cried, flinging her
self upon her knees also and extend
ing her hands. "My boy is dying.
You can save him. You are going to
save him you must Otherwise you
will carry the brand of Cain on your
forehead the whole of your life."
Vane looked haggardly at the two
women, then at the child on the bed.
"If I do this my professional future
is sacrificed," he said. "I am out of
the ranks of the experimenters. No
body will have faith in me. It is a
breach of duty. I I "
"Daddy, won't you please make me
well?" pleaded a childish voice.
Vane hesitated a moment longer;
then bowed his head and hurried out
of the room. He knew that the cry of
his blood had proved more potent
than duty. He knew that his work 1
was ended. He had played false with
But he knew that at least two
women would bless his name as long
as they were alive.
CLUB LEADER WILL ATTEND
Mrs. Mary I. Wood, New Hamp
shire, prominent clubwoman, who
will speak at the council of the gen
eral federation of women's clubs
June 1, at Portland, Ore.
By Caroline Coe
The white spots on your polisRed
dining tafole may be avoided if you
will cut out rounds of pasteboard
and sew thick white buttons on one
side. Place hot dishes on the button
side and allow a current of air to get
under the hot dish.
Meat patties for luncheon dishes
are economical because they can be
made from almost any kind of cold
Tincture of camphor, 10 or 12
drops to a tumbler of water, makes a
good daily wash for the teeth.
If you wish your eyebrows to look
pretty be sure no powder is left in