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Lewis must have been bringing a
large sum to her folks. The enve
lope must have come unpinned. Her
anxiety when she discovered this
would be intense. Leigh was glad of
an excuse to so soon again seek her
He leaped from the machine as he
reached the old farmhouse. As he
neared the open entrance he quick
ened his steps. An alarming situa
tion met his startled vision.
Vera sat spellbound with terror be
hind her father, whom a man con
fronted, fierce and menacing of mien,
Mrs. Lewis lay in a swoon. At the
door was a second ruffian with re
volver extended. In an instant Lewis
divined that these thugs, with some
knowledge of the expected cash, were
meditating a robbery. He stole as if
velvet shod down the hall.
Three rapid movements; one, and
he had disarmed the sentinel; two,
and he thrust back the threatening
scoundrel from before the old man;
three, and, his cap awry, he stood re
vealed in propria personae to the as
So, Gordon Leigh had saved the
day. "But I don't understand how
you came to drive "Vera here," ob
served the grateful Mr. Lewis. And
then Leigh blushed and stammered.
Vera blushed, too. She understood.
She understood far better within
that same week, when in detail Leigh
confessed the dire straits to which
love had driven him and was glad.
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
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