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steps and fumbled about for the door
bell. He could not locate it, for a
new one had replaced the one with
'which "he had once been f amiliar. His
hand grazed the .dangling catch of
the screen door. He was the cause
of sinister janglings. Then he drew
'back as the inner door was sudden
ly opened, a flash of light flooded
Tiim, and whack! came a bulky um
brella over his head, crushing his silk
"hat and knocking him flat.
"For mercy's sake!" gasped Beulah,
r"I thought it was those troublesome
boys next door playing"tickey on
"I I am sorry. I came to return
'a a book which I suppose you lost,"
She changed to all colors as she in
vited him in doors. She guessed out
what "had happened. He, too, was
"Beulah," he said, after a pause.
"'l' suppose you heard I am the in
ventor of a collar clip" that is a mar
vel of convenience and comfort, saves
temper and helps me forget that un
fortunate collar button."
"Oh,$ou still remember that?" in
quired Beulah softly
"Just as I remember you," he an
swered pathetically, two tones more
plaintive and appealing. "Beulah,"
he added bravely, "let us go over that
bad evening five years ago and then
"forget it in a new bargain for the fu
ture. What do you say?"
Her answer was to draw her chair
closer to him and smile sweetly, as
"I am listening, Ellis."
PRETTY PLAIDS JUST THE THING
By Betty Brown
Like a group of kilties are the little
missies on their way to school, for
it's a rare one of them that is not
dressed in Scotch plaid. And because
plaid combines so prettily with the
plain colors, blue or brown or dark
green, many a canny motherls mak
ing over her last season's dresses for
Just to show you what smart little
dresses may be made from ''left
overs" I have sketched here a school
frock made of a two-piece plaid suit
and a blue serge skirj. The serge
made a trim little waist and cuffs
and there was ample material in the
two-pfece suit for the kilted skirt and
plaid sleeves and waist. Three and'
a quarter yards of material was used
in the dress.
Girls, when'you decide to marry a
man of worth- find out how much
i he's worth, - ' .-