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he sent you to taunt me," she cried.
:He has told me I ought to have mar
ried you. Oh, I am so wretched."
She cried on his shoulder. During
that interval the young man learned
many. things of Bennett's infidelity,
of his dishonor. He had made her life
a misery from the day they were
Presently she grew calm. "I
should not have spoken in this way,"
she said. "But sometimes I think of
the old days do you remembei
Somehow the boy tore himself
away. Remember them? When they
lay upon his mind forever?
His last memory of Millicent was
of a pale-faced woman who watched
him at the door pathetically, as if
nothing in life was worth living for.
Faster and Faster Bennett's banks
careened toward disaster. The com
ing crash was clear to everybody
now. Bennett himself went about
with an anxious face and glum ex
pression. It was at'first a matter of
-months, then one'of weeks then
people just waited.
Arthur Royce waited. He was
thinking all the time of Millicent, and
wondering what she would do.
One afternoon Bennett sent for
Arthur to come to his house. Arthur
had not been there since that last
interview with Millicent. He did not
like the task, but he went, because
it was part of his duty.
" "Mr. Bennett is in his library,' sir,"
said the butler. "He said you were
to go right in when you came."
Arthur went in. He saw Bennett
seated at his desk. Bennett did not
look up, and when Arthur ap
proached he saw he was quite dead,
with a bullet hole through his head.
Upon the desk was a letter addressed
to him. Arthur opened it
"Take her. She loves you," was
all it contained.
Arthur never quite remembered
the details of the following hour his
hasty summons of a doctor, the ter
rified servants; lastly Millicent,
whom he had vainly tried to keep out
of the room, standing before her
husband's body. And she wrung her
hands and all she could say was:
"I meant to leave him tomorrow."
It was six months before' Arthur
saw AliUicent Bennett again. She
had been traveling. When she came
back she went to her old home. She
announced that she was going to
open a school. All the heartlessness
seemed to have died when Bennett
But Arthur had other plans for
"Do you remember, dear," he
said to her one day, "how I used to
tell you you would marry me, and
your own prophecy? Yours has
come true. Now make mine true. I
am going to take over the manager
ship of the Fifth National next week,
and, dearest, I have loved you so
And Arthur thus came into his
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
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better than to send expensive gifts to
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