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biy natural that by this time Mr.
Roberts should be. greatly interested
in anything that concerned Leonie.
He asked permission to put some
men to work to try out the proposi
tion. There were amazing-, results
from the experiments and assays.
Leonie went almost wild with de
light one day when Mr. Roberts told
her he was authorized by his uncle
to offer $50,000 for the ten acres.
"It can't be true!" cried Leonie,
the tears of joy running down her
bonnie cheeks. "Oh, what will the
old folks say?"
It was the happiest day of her life
that which saw her homesick
adopted parents back in their na
tive town, settled in a beautiful
home with sufficient reserve means
to live on in comfort, even luxury,
for the rest of their lives.
Then Leonie came into her own.
She had roughed it out west like the
cheery, courageous girl she was. She
fell into the ways of fashion and so
ciety just as adaptably under the
Shelby Roberts, after the lapse of
a month, on his way to his uncle,
stopped off at the pretty village.
In wonder he stared at the trans
formed Leonie. If she had interest
ed him in her frontier homespun
garb and rude surroundings, she fas
cinated him now, the lady complete,
as she ever had been.
He missed his train for home for
four days in succession. Then he
went to Leonie boldly.
"Miss Burch," he said in his frank,
earnest way, "I've got good news for
my uncle about that mine you dis
covered. I'd like to add the crown
ing joy to that fortunate circum
stance." "You mean?" began Leonie in
quisitively. "By telling him that I am engaged
to the sweetest girl I ever met."
And Leonie, always straightfor
ward and true, did not hang her
head or affect a superficial coyness.
She placed her hand in his the
bronzed hand that had worked so
hard for those she loved and whis
"You make me very happy!"
She is Lurline Lyons, who has ap
peared with several of the leading
photoplay comp"anies. Her ability
was recognized when she Avas chosen
to play the part of the bride of Gen,
Felipe Moreno in the production of
"Ramona," said to be the longest
play ever filmed. Miss Lyons comes
of a literary family, her father having
been an associate of Mark Twain in
newspaper work in Sacramento, Cal.,
and later a prominent attorney.
Many of her relatives have won rec
ognition as writers.
o o ;
Vivian Martin, popular star, has
joined the Morosco studios at Los
Angeles. By her splendid work with
the World and Fox concerns she has
become one of the most successful
of the younger stars.