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Violet agreed to work in her stead.
It meant a big sacrifice, but she could
see no other way.
As the hustling, jostling crowd im
portuned her to be waited on and
she glanced up at the. clock which
pointed to 9, she thought how at this
time she had meant to be starting
for the Christmas party, something
like tears was very near her eyes.
Just then Mabel's mother came up to
"Mabel has made me come to take
your place," she said. "She has just
heard how you gave up a party for
her sake and she's feeling terribly."
"Who told her?" asked Violet with
some vexation. "Now, I don't mind
a bit I can't go because I couldn't
finish my dress. Just tell her not to
A young man buying something at
the opposite counter, overhearing
the conversation, listened. He came
up quickly to Violet
"Miss Manning!" he cried in gen
"Mr. Wendell!" exclaimed Violet
in equal surprise.
"Come right along!" he laughed.
"I'm not going to be cheated out of
"But I haven't any dress," she pro
tested. "There are dresses enough there."
Somehow he whirled her out of the
store and into his car, and when he
had stowed her among the furs told
her how he had tried to find her ad
dress, and no one seemed to know,
and how he had blessed his lucky
stars that something for the Christ
mas tree had brought him to that
store. Mrs. Bagden, of course, could
not resist his demand for a party
gown, and Violet looked so perfectly
stunning that, being a young man
who did things rapidly, he proposed
to her before the evening was over.
"What you did for that girl," he
said. "That was splendid."
So Violet found after all his world
.(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
LATEST BLOUSE HAS POCKETS
By Betty Brown
it you cannot get a pocket in your
slrirt, you must at least manage to
stick one somewhere on your blouse.
The latest spot is one where a
pocket was never worn before, that
is, on each side of the front of .the
blouse, just above the belt line.
They are funny little triangular af
fairs, too, which stick out decidedly
just at a point where the figure is
supposed not to bulge.
Another oddity in this fashion
plate is the Chinese pagoda done in
crewel on the front of the hat.
Only a few miles from Buenos
Aires one comes upon the pampas.
This sweep of level plain covers
roughly 2,000,000 square miles, mak
ing a range of territory nine times
the size of England and double the
extent of Mexico.
Greenland ranch in Death Valley
holds the record for registered heat,
according to an official announce
ment On July 10, 1913, the thermo
meter at this ranch capped the cli
max in possibilities by climbing to
134 degrees Fahrenheit,
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