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DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND
By Florence L. Henderson.
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
"Dead center, every time. .She is
an expert sportswoman."
"With human hearts as well as
with the target inanimate, yes!" ob
served Rolfe Dexter.
There was a somewhat nettled and
bitter intonation to the words and"
Dexter's friend directed a quick,
searching look at his face. Dexter,
however, pursued the theme no fur
ther. They parted and he went his
way, his chin on his breast, his eyes
glooming, his whole presentment
that of a man having a grievance and
He and his friend had just passed
the home of Eleanor Tyng. Where
' the lawn ran down to a clear, wide,
long expanse stood Eleanor and
some girl friends. They were su
perbly equipped with bows and ar
rows, archery outfit, target and high
spirits were all in accord with eager
contests of skill.
Eleanor had noted the two pass
ersby. She never looked at Rolfe
and bestowed a mere crisp nod upon
his friend. The latter had admiring
ly commented on two center shots
Eleanor had compassed before they
got out of sight of the fair garden
"She won't have another opportu
nity to ostracize me," soliloquized
Rolfe determinedly. "It seems that
she has decided to blot me out of her
life. All well and good. I will go
back to the dull old city law office
and forget her"
Forthwith on his arrival at home
Rolfe sat down promptly and wrote
his young law partner, Bert Havens,
that he might expect him back next
Monday morning for good. In a way,
up to a week previous Rolfe had de
cided to marry Eleanor, locate in
Springfield and give up his old am
bition to metropolitan fame and
It was no wonder, for Eleanor had
been a loving fiancee. Everything
had gone smoothly until at a lawn
party one evening Rolfe had made a
good deal of a certain Daisy Worden.
It was because Daisy was an old
flame of Rolfe's that Eleanor took
offense. In turn Eleanor immediate
ly accepted as an escort Ross Evans.
If there was. anybody in Springfield
whom Rolfe disliked it was this shal
low, presumptlous fop. Rolfe es
corted Miss Worden to her home and
Swish! Past the Head of. the
the last Rolfe saw of Ross the latter
was languishing about Eleanor wih
all the airs of a successful rival.
They met the next day, Eleanor and
Rolfe. It was fatal to the true soul
fulness of both that each was head
strong and resentful. A chance im
putation of disloyalty from Rolfe was
a spark to the tinder of Eleanor's
quick temper. Her snappinsh retort
made him say more bitter things.
.The next morning. Jye xeceixed. hv.