An Empty Headed
By CALVIN HENDRICKS jgj
Copyright, 1922, Western Newspaper Union
Luella Marston looked at Howard in
a dazed sort of manner. Slu* could
not quite understand what he was say
ing; and she did not dure to under
“Hanger never liked me. . . . Old
Bransforth took his side . . . had to
support him . . .” The sentences were
meaningless to her.
Patiently Howard, taking t>oth her
hands in his, repeated the story. He
had held a position in Bransforth's
company for six years, until Hanger
was made lieud of his department.
Hanger was an empty-headed man
with the sole idea of being a good dis
Bransforth had sent for both of
them, and Hanger had stated positively
that it was impossible for them to
continue to work together. At last
Bransforth had turned to Howard.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Gray," he said. 1 But
yf course you understand I must ap
prove of Mr. Ranger's course.”
"Then I’ll send you in my resigna
tion, sir," said Howard.
Bransforth certainly treated him
very fairly. He gave him two months’
salary and a cordial letter expressing
his keen regrets at their separation.
Only, positions such as Howard had
tilled were almost impossible to se
cure. And Howard and Luella were
H,' iiil'C. ucru nun i uu»i »'*•
“Never mind, dear. You will get a
better position than before,” Luella
Her fiance kissed her, but lie knew
the awful difficulty of the task before
him. He had been getting eighty dol
lars a week, and the position had
seemed so permanent that he had
lived fairly well Instead of trying to
save money. He had only three hun
dred in tlie bank, for their first sup
ply of furniture. The ceaseless tramp,
tramp through the hot streets, with
the constant rejection everywhere,
wore on the young fellow's nerves. He
hardly dared to see Luella now.
They might have been married hap
pily three months before. Howard
wtis becoming desperate.
lie had always avoided those parts
of the city contiguous to Rransforth's.
And then—perhaps It was the heat,
which had been intense that week, or
the result of the nervous exhaustion
brought about by his despondency—
but n curious lapse of memory over
Luella called It fate afterwards.
The events of the past three months
slipped from his mind completely.
Once again lie was a salaried employee
of Rransforth and company.
The spell was still upon him ns he
climbed tbe long flight of steps up to
the main office.
The office was half empty.
“Any mall for me today, Rogers?"
lie asked tlie office boy.
"1 don't think so, Mr. Baldwin,” tlie
lad answered. “<lee, I'm glad to see
you back, though.”
A moment afterward Talf came up
“We're mighty glad to see you hack
again, Baldwin," lie said. "Mr. Rrans
forth said you were to go into his
private office the moment you came
Howard looked up at Tail, and sud
| denly the absurdity of his presence
j there struck home to him.
Tail, mistaking his embarrassment
for shyness, took him playfully by the
arm and led him across the room to
Mr. Hransfort h’s oftiee, Mr. Bran
forth looked up and. rising from his
■ hair, gripped the young man warmly
by the hand.
“I ran t tell you how glad I am that
i letter found you," he said. "I hope
i you ••an coin,' back to us. Mr. Baldwin.
To think that after trying to locate
'you till this time the name of your
old address should suddenly have
j come into my head I
j "First of all,” he continued, "1 must
I apologize frankly to you for my treat
ment of you. The fact Is. Banger
rame to us with the best of creden
tials front bis old place. I took the
trouble to look them up after ho left,
and found that he had written them
! himself and signed the name to them,
“Well, It didn't take long after your
disappearance for me to find out that
j he was absolutely incapable for the j
work. Well, 1 want you to take his
I position. The salary Is one-humlred
dollars a . week. I hope 1 can count
"I can come,” said Howard quietly,
"on September the fifteenth.”
Mr. Bransforth looked disappointed.
"Well,” he said, "of course. If that
Is your ultimatum I must hold the
position open for you. But if-It is the
matter of st holiday, perhaps a little
' later would do.** - '
“No, sir," said Howard. "You see,
1—er—well, I’m going to he married j
And that was the best prophecy that .
Howard ever made.
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OF KEYADA cor STY. ARK ».V5 V
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