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CH A PTE R X I X-Wiwmiet ; s i i on', Shesald Td .Uke to, have, seen
r:Z ' -VtS0 t himJust oncef -She' meant-to- tell
...A niontb.'iMlter her,qtjbefilked him good-bye! That's . what she
. al?nipt&,inteW tneantl Aad you tt this on toe. too;
and ? f oatfd "TieP-atlieF ,'fl)ejkyagerly yott pat this responsibility on met
adding trbl'iiimns of figures w-whicli Bat I tell you. ftnd" r told Uncle
tee hd'eoyered' several Sheets of P- George, that the responsibility Isn't
per; " i T ; t.nV ' 1 all mine! If you were so , sure I was
and nearty all Beemeu harried by what she said .and not - realizing t
something impending, though here and what It committed him.
there a Woman with bundles would be He began to realize It now, as h
laughing to a companion about some nendered about the dismantled house;
adventure of the department store, or hf was far from sure that he was
perhaps an escape from the charging willing to live in a "three-room apart
traffic of the streets and not infre- ment" with Fanny and eat breakfast
quently. a, girl, lor a J- free-and-easy and lunch with her (prepared by her
yojing matron, found time to throw an self in the "kitchenette") and dinner
encouraging look to George. at the table d'hote n "such a pretty
He took no note of these, and, lenv- Colonial dining room (so Fanny de-
lng" the -crowded sidewalks, turped scribed It) at a little round table they
Jiorth into National avenue, and: ores- would have all to themselves In the
eaflyi reached the "-meter but' no! less midst of a dozen little round tables
begrimed, region of "smaller shops sand wnicn other relics of disrupted fnm-old-fashloried
hbuses: Those latterjhad !,Ies would have all to themselves. For
m I shef & ; to let liiniialone. I dQt&Mm anatter's.' afcM aettled. , ,So been the homes of his boyhood pjay- thj, first ttae, the change
looktOte and queer- CWhor rBtHf ou
Anstrerson shook hirbewr rar-KSJrr ikiorlEralnTng foTTinaging "wu w "c " . Z" :
bbtheMlteaiyWe thahtl can help; your only a-W .Si f tlm He decided ' that such a life
butaveeedde out readr a!nd thftfe stock, -Jggi ""ed pon TrZelJL.
,0!jteffvA -v?:? . . - :-.JSt 5J? nd f?-SS,Lly -nd that after all there were some
"ireejnanT Dotwr mm at..aiu 1 tmng. neve? dlgive 'myseir ftbotft riT tWn eft that he Just couldn't stand
, . or j-v ..f j ; i" " j" were u,ure wua iuon Ertajp... , . .. -:t--7: i tuat aeea; n ?wwa - pave &xe-jon kzczxv i'ZZ Ul So he made up his
;M,ej;ydtt-trfr-ft;v; . wrong all the time when I took her l ' 'Ynight see? flJWpele tttlotaecblki svb9dMit'e!ctatt wfillf?,? z.?rT4p ttJn his aunt about It at
wt Sh ted"fB:J-heV chair and looked let me df It 'Xbr? Tou and Uncle catt well get, W .tl
at lto:siUcit grown pee'ple, both' of edge. You
wlafft .SMittrT'fr I you. wereh't you? : You"? were older "No, dont
' &NaZ'f just"watedV-rV" ' than I, and At you were so' 'sure j you "I'll bother
Still. voJliflitxuaio Hit hif. n.l naa rvln?.L.aat4PWfi PW
inai. Ave a ttfetiBgatary ooSlj10!!. Y.wf uc lo let
and of cowfsV your 'Atmt Fanny's heyg, I arW?" 1 LVl a "fol
v,' . .1,1 it i uicKec ience ne naa maae uis wune
. ouc a ,cu wuicuiuik uu uiu mil I - .
So he made up his mind to speak to
dinner," and tell
'-- 1 . j .1. I--"--
back, onv lf ybu get too pfnehed, until I Pny-jurop; on -.a 1(aare.v navia .r ficfc
can hPcin to R1nrt vm, rtHhhi now snaDDy, stone-raced douse Denma cne
and" then." I fence he ad gone to children's par-
George's "little tiny Alt- -was six "es. aw-wiie ne was a iitue oiae
her that he preferred to ask Bronson
him put a sofa-bed, a trunk and
folding rubber bathtub behind n
screen-In the dark rear room of the of-
But at "dinner" Fanny was nerv
ous, and so distressed about the fail
ure' of her efforts with sweetbreads
". ?l,;.beg OUpardbn' for hot knock- away, .and when ! turned Morgan but eafclljr. M"The estate is'juslS'fl.Sbut a
lng-,- he Bald' huskily.-I , didn't' think' if j'ou welre 'so sure, what did ; you I involved and ' mixed up a an estat
ie best of my knowl-
ought to have that deed.'
fcether him."
him as little as possible,
"I "could "heat 'yon- iwalfcini5" ucri andtwere wiser-than -'I, why didyou 'Just Til wait till some day when he seems
diinn.lB miMtraftm mM -ffiiiinvf mi stand aronnd with votir hnnd hansrlne to briEhten ud a little.
' 1 M I " I " - I " w. fe v. a .uiuc uu ui nan oh , ',''"' ii I uio IIW CilOriB ' Willi Sw
)&iIi.i(lLiii.l.iu.xl iii.iiVL.il 1lAtim'tMiit ;it ta.!rK- .Tnn' I' Knt Amhsrann vraltoH inn .Innv The a j....J . ib . ki. I hp nd nanM thoro nfrpn.' nnfl TRUCO I . .
ww ubioj rMii-r uiuuci, uu l -. 6 -'" . , Huuureu uonars wnrcfl iihj coma to i j : . r.z sna macaroni: and she was so eaeer
K seems to -ma jfOu're'jatU1 W08 ,coiui-navewoppea'-ix"u was-wroBK, utjw uau wtwtuy ouena!riHi.siwiu tarn from the sale of Ms mother's fu- lu I"ve wllu oiar ouaruu- in her talk of how comfortable they
exerTTeOrVW Jour - ' since his daughter's death to think nature:- and., the "Uttle-tlny salary" I her apparently by force, under the wonW be , this time tomorrow
foK'To-d-.I-J.nnnlt.'wanld.-7Drnr : -Tm.yooie;er,head. "No.'GmtKer lmpoKap tninge out.) one evening was ottrKt rtkiiark . whtW nirt stairs m the.haii. The aouoie xroni nlh , ,
yawr .wtiec ?te.sriDiyi uene r-i;an- ouju Nuwiy. lxwuuuy c-uuiu u-. .a-uovn Wll jTim.mm m. i j.rank J5ronson .was to, pay ' him , for I-v,vw "':"'t.co,,-' v-..v. .
'ee1 tterejT'tJeoYge" said; -breathing . . .-.-v.- - , - iv-- .. f.fw " law. Ueorge had accepted haughtily, Bmu" uut "c - r nwothy walnut railing
faster Want tO tell you Ohce'moreJthat ' ne oennnaea-iouoty.- wv.?w,ss-tu! u ond thereby reniOved -burden from 8 ri4ue uuweu reuuiY-i., c.u,-u I trade. Half waV to th intirUnt? hi.
wbiUdis.fVcil 1 ' Antf lb'ed 'ydtttoo well." a.gehOeman made a .queer gesture; hlg uncle.6 mlbtL , f smoke gray; and over the doors a gtopped- turned, and stood looking
hardqRatn7JhiBreJfl but.. what I eorge starea at ner-nara, men- nis , - , "uu Amberson himself, however, had not smoKea sign prociaimea. ie pmc I down at the heavy doors masking the
After "dinner he went - upstairs.
did., jdoy..-;, y.y Jj'ii.
lower lip began to move convulsively,- sudden discovery; qr else remember j even a Mttn- bit though he got his 1 h "Stag hotels
an ha hi, i K,-Ov,iM d that he had - f ortratten some thine. I .... . . . . . . . ... I
black emptiness that had been, .the
I .... .Li m. a a j .
"Oh. IdoT.H'pretehrfW Jhdjrer'5Fan: ""a ne set ras leetn upon it Dur wuia H.w u B"lucl"1"- consular appointment, and to take him This was the last "walk home" he library. Here he had stood on what
DFsald'SoothtofW 'lilTOlce and n0neek S rrantlc twitching. . vwwjoto ai mm wnn anair oi to his post: ho found it necessary to was ever to take by the route he was he now knew was the worst day of his
gesture botJi' partodk.of wildness. "I S W" out ef the robtbu inquiry, but said nothing. He had borrow two hundred Of his nephew's now following : up National avenue to life here he had stood when his raoth-
kno'Vou diaV deorEe." She saC still, listenings - He had feowp to pe ratoost aa; silent as his sIx nundred dollars. "It makes me Amberson addition and 5 the two big er passed through that doorway, hand-
w4ynTcIdl''eclkMd vioiait ""S61 Ant his mother's room, but no grandfather., However, the Major SiCkf GeOrge;" he said. "But I'd bet- old houses at the foot of Amberson In-hand with her brother, to learn wht
ly: ?4ly G,!heaven! And he came ' Fanny's ear after the " "Poke without being queationed. . ter get there and get that salary start- boulevard; for tonight would be the her son had done. r .
&gkn'jo'wik, p'W.4owi Ilia Jlporr 'S 'i? 'nd ptea- ST 8 ed. Of course Eugene wduld do any- last night that .he and Fanny, were to He went on more heavily, more slow-
else was there to ot What ftIy:Sh,e Z:'- rhVaS. JS th,n ln the world, and the fact Is he spend , in the house which the Major ly. andf more heavily and slowly still.
wsuieu iu, uui x leit mai- an auuet " "-t-" - . euiereu- isaoeig room
I morrow they were to "move out and aoor
iw(i j ,v-rt -vs. w- t.Mni line sun in tne.nrsr ninA
-- - j . j v i -nr . v. I iaiu ' null Lub 'vvuju ucai uuumuk. i r . w ' ' '
T 'A sun. and we
Zr-JZiZlJTr-i "j -I'-iTT human vye tfnd "eat within the lonely hcame out of. the- earth. - So. whatever
. r: t. - t 'S '. . t - ' ' . I linrlrnoeo rr . fVin ofliAi, . cMa that
ulating. his voice harsh and load : .irll
"Wasthere ny other way,. Qn, earth r" "
the circumstances-
and shut the
He did not come forth again,
of, protecting; jlier frm ghff talk?"; (
Fanny looked; ,awayv? VUtjdled
down before long, i.L think," she aaid
-. -vv r
nervousiy.vA.u ; w --.'. -t ' : i
special books,. and the-two -great wal
nut-wardrobes filled with her -dresses
and wraps? What tragic argument
. j-'That shows I was right, doesnt Itr fzl!"'? TlV?l 0On"
he cried. IM hadit acted as I did, , " , "T
i-w-i i"Tr.-. I what else , could I-, have .done?", For
would have kept onwith her slanders motoer;s c Immutable,, silence ,was
-she'd still ybewi-. ; T
'No,: Fanny interrupted.
surely answering him as Isabel jn life
wpuld neyer haye answered: him, and
i-bJa.Z LJSZZ f hef vas.beginnlng to understand ihow
dead.; She dropped dead with apoplexy -.V. " .
viuucui ucuu vau uci aucji vau-
? becaasa t-'dldnt -want-I J? ! tnelllTi!5-
can not cuouse. adu bu, uu uutiier iu
what agony i George should cry out.
"What- else, could I: have- done?" and
to-sthe? end , of -his life no matter, how.
one day about six .weeks', after' yon
thought .' i
"Well, the other -people would have
kept on, thenr They'd have-"
"ledon't kneffe IdvFann tm ftAn h- mn,A wii .nn.r T9.hd
, avert JiigAertrOubled .eyes., .'.Things
Fi tS nMeorgp., Ane,ca,n- wj3tf11i,lfaiIlt,niWmar. ,
T V IT 7"c i . like to haveseen i hinw - Just
""' j lunujr wc uutus i . -, fc, MnnnrflHAM namasn
SSrikinS S?1- ,omf rolght haVe thought it unfortuhate that
' ttB Fanny partner In speculative Indus-
fWW mills, waa that rtharmins but too hap-
proDaDiy so mixeaj with the crowds hazardon'man-of -the .world. fSeorse
. of new people Ihateem never even to Amberson- He was one of those op-
liure uearu ui.'b2 Bure w" tlmlsts' Whit -believe lhaf If you -.put
certainly i never .hea , olthem-r-ind moni- rpt wanv nternHes
turn out a'for-
order -to find
only-necessary to'
go Into a. large enough numher of them.
George gulped" .TainfuHy befoj . he ' "You ought to have thought of my
lw.wmH;Wwn-- ne?o them Is sure to.
tney seem to rorget anytnjn&-VY0u net ana therefore,' In
5"",. im.aBSf W K'W the lucky one,-lt-ls
.hJk i AM ' -.4t" k r . s -that s.-;.h r '
' . -
"Never!" George exclaimed, growing Georee was to begin his work In Bron- aud Dade anny g0od-night through
redv "I caht imagine one of the fam
ily ' ' He paused, not finding . it
necessary " to explain that "the fam
ily" shouldn't turn a man from the
door and then accept favors "from him.
"I wish youM take more."
son's office. He had not come to this tne ci08ea door when she stoDDed out-
coliapse without a nerce struggle out J sictc it later.
the struggle was inward, and the roll
ing world was not agitated by It,
and rolled calmly on. For of all the
Ideals of life" which the world. In. Its
Amberson declined, "One , thing , ril,L,KI ,MCrf. .... . .i,.
"I've put all the lights out, George."
she said. "Everything's all right."
"Very well," he called. "Good night.
Aunt Fanny."
His voice had., a strangled, sound. In
say for you, young George; you have
n't a stingy bone, in. your body. That's
a profile is that Ideal which depends spite of him ; but she seemed not to
upon inheriting-money. George Am notice It, and he heard her go to her
the Amberson stock in you and I like Ders,OIlf ln spte Cf his record of . fall- own room and lock herself In with
lt l" , . ures In business, had spoken shrewdly holt and key against burglars. She
He added something to this praise wnen ne realized at last that money, had said the one thing she should hot
of his nephew on the day he left for jIke 1Ife wag i'ite quicksilver ln a have said Just then: Tm sure your
Washington; He was not to return, nest of craclcS And his nephew had mother's watching over you, Georgie."
but to set forth from the capital on the awakening 'experience .of seeing She had meant to be kind, but lt de-
the long journey to his post. George great Amberson estate vanishing stroyed his last chance for sleep that
went with himfto; the station, and mt0 suph a nest in a twinkling; it night. He would have slept'Uttle If
their farewell was lengthened by the seemed," now that It was Indeed so at- she had not said ft. but since she had
train's being several minutes late. terly vanished. ' ' ' said it he did not sleep at all. For he
"I may not see you again, Georgie." Onjthls last homeward walk' of Jls, kew that it was true lf .lt could be
Amberson said, and his voice was i When -George reached the entranced to true--that his mother, if she still lived
little husky as he set a kind hand on Ambersoa addition- that Is, ..when he hi spirit, would - be. weeping on the
the young man's shoulder. "It's quite rame to 'where the entrance had Cor- other side of the wall of silence, weep-
probable that from this time on we'll I merly : beenhe' gave " a'- little stirt, log and seeking, for some gate to let
oniy hw acn otner Dy-.letter until t anj jjiyied for" a moment to stare, ner tnrougn. so tnat she could come
you re nonnea as my aext of kin . that ThlsDwas .thai first time he had ho- and "watch over him."
mere s an old valise to be forwarded ticed that the' stone Dlllars. marking t He felt that if there were such rates
to you, and perhaps some dusty curios the entrance-, had been removed., ?Tnen they, were surely barred: they were
from the consulate mantelpiece. Well, he realized that for a lone time be had like those awful lihrarv doors' down-
It's an odd ;walor nsj.tO1 be'saytns Ibeen conscious of a queerness about stairs, which had shut her ln to begin
(YffA hlra - An a ' w,Af hnwA 4-K a.. I . . t - . i i a. w . i , M . . M . . . . .
6vu uj, vug TTuuiuu i ua rc iuuu6uk i tniawporperjuiyttiianiK ueing . wans 4 ui i me sonenng, to wnicn ne naa con-
It, even a lew years ago, but here we what made the difference, : Rational signed her.
n geuueuieu ui eiegaiii apyear- avenue met iUDoerson uouiwaro nere The rodm was still Isabel's. Noth
ance in a state of bustitude. We can't at an obtuse angle, and the removal of ,n hnrt Lpn ,h,ni'. pvpt, th nhn.
J- . L: 1 .. . v ... ' . I airap Mhaf will ttannAn 4- nil ' I l j4V V1aJ'-1 ' Is-
"TB Deed to the Mouse was Never ""?. yuiaia ""wu'" I toeraDhs of Georire. of the Malor and
we? Life and money both behave like cross street rtf wn trnowerlni . !m- I .. M .... . . .
i - -ii-v ii ;"7'17 rt ---ij-rr fj?.Yxn. .l.'-irrrv : ir oj -Drotner tieorge" suii stooa on ner
loose quicksilver in a nest of cracks. portance-:ertamly it dld aot seem to dressIng tabie and in a drawer of her
And when they're gone we can't tell be a boaleyardl- -f, ; ; hd . nn M n!,rT1Pi nf nnH
1 1
a v-w j c
? lM
"Now cows." said. Mrs. Cow, Td
like to talk. 'I hope-none of you will
be so rude as to moo and interrupt
me when I start speaking.
"Of course when T 'gef to the end
of a sentence I do not mind If you say
'Moo,- moo, that was fine, fine. " -
"What if we should say. Moo. moo,
that was horrible horrible,' "' Suggest
ed another cow. -' "What would yoo
say ttf that?" ; ,
"That would be something I coaldrt't
permit." said Mrs." Cow ."It would be
very rude.- But I 'think ? you ' will all
agree with me In what I have to say."
"We-don't ' really know whether' we
will or not," aald-the. other. cowk'''-'
"Qf course not. Moo. moo." 'said Miss
Bossy, "we don't 'know at all."
'Too bad." sakl Mrs. Cow. 'nhat yoa
shouldn't show a little more trust' and '
confidence : in 1 Mrs. -Cow,I; your ' own
friend ahl companion, Mrs.' Cow."
"Too bad." said the other cows,:"but'
we haven't a great deal of sense.' And
we're' not so affectionate that we love
you because you're one of us. Some-'
times a cow shows affection; hut as a'
rule we're a rather unaffectionate lot."
: "Well." said Mrs. 'Cow; "the 'only
thing for me'to do Is to tell you what
C f KtffraTA- trt 4aa1l ItAn t nl liAn n irr.A '
' av -u a. x llii ' J U . D u a.UaXU M lia . a3 - -
you'll think different
"In fact, ' I feel 'sure you will ' feel
"We thought you said we'd feel the
same," said the -other cows. J ' '
"You'll agree with me," said Mrs.
Cow, "and so you will feel different "
from the "way you' do now; Nor yon
don't agree with me." ' ' 1
"We don't either agree or disagree.
said one of the other cow "but we do-
wish you'd tell us what you have to
tell us so we can see whether we
agree or not" ' ' r ' . - 4
Some of us may agree, and "some"
of us may not. said Miss Bossy..
"The young cow gpeaks wisely," said
another cow.
"Are you going to give me a chance-
to talk?" asked Mrs. "Cow. J -'
"Moo. moo, give her a chance," the.
others said.
"You see," said Mrs. Cow. as she
chewed slowly and as though; time
we are, we must have been in the snh
wi. iuur-Tjuu uirau w recoru ana siayeu out, , ne toitr r anny, v ' """c ul wum. uw ueu .we uiu whu ueorge waitea y, tne Mansion, nnr- -Lucy taken together - which -George
thereiaod tl ahethit.Rlast (let one day the neat spring, whenXhe af- so'the eartto wilt g'baclr to the sun ''an 1 But I believe 111 say now while rledly. and cattehome to his mothers -j found but had slowly closed away
thSaf gofoSr-it dft)a 'awmj aVfay fairs of tffe , headlight company,' had that it came oat ofc And time means there isn't much time left for either house for : this last time. again from sight not touching it. Ta-
walkih the tfbof'iBgaln. "t tM foa; begun toboNdlscouraginThiigs nothing nothing at all so in a little of us to get embarrassed about it I Emptiness-was rtfcere, toc and the morrow everythlne would be cone-
m. uiu uic uuij iigui uuugi iuu uuu. i iat iook Dieaa, ana ra oniy giaa you i n"s wen au ire uuui. m iuc uu w oeueve xu say mat ive aiways Deeu
didn't go into this contfpunded'-thfe gether. I wish
toithe extent . I dld. , i f He moved hi
his hand uncertainly as
rhe cried. Miss Fanny grew pink. "But lt must reaching for something, and George let you grow up en prince and I kitchen table tn the dining room, which tonight was still Isabel's room would
inkjv Well, j git.rightrhWpTOtested-;i-.44aw jumped np "Did you want anything, must say you f took to it! But you've Fanny had kept "for dinner.' she said, be cut into new shapes by new walls
"Wohld you like a glass of water?" at your age, to understand a little of
I MIT. XT . T 1 A. . .. A A. 1. f . Ml . ' , 1 . ' , , 1 . . . .
certainly, was, a, p- . o x uuu i waui auymmg. r wnat cocasure youtn nas to go tnrougn
;the shop t The 'reaching hand dropped back up- Inside when it finds that it can make
I was wrong ! -
STna :jr'ot saymg sol . she-said, u 1
"Toa did ttt ,theitime !t-
You said enough then; I think.
what have youhtorsay now, If you're wlthour ownyes how perfectiyl it grandfather?'
so sure I was wrong?" ' worked" out Ih-the shon. J lt?simfy4 " V "What?"
"Nothing, George.V , , , ?Oh you'reirrlght about th'tAm-
neaiahde Wbtt .witli- auddea feet thing in.
Ditrer . divination : "You're reproach "JBut think of that testsoa. the road on the arm Of his chair. ' and he re- terrible mistakes. Well, with mv train
lng; yourself .wlwat you lapsed Into silence; but a few mln- coming Into the ! hed, you'll forgive
wnnj an tnati. anasyoirre trying to i 'rrhat teat wasJovely,?- admitted, utes later he finished the sentence he me for savine that there have been
make , aofc'Jt uftJiJ-aua .'saytii 'The' IhTenlorfiad fis'itapy 'With,iMaliad begun : r. p . , I times when I thought yon ought to be
"I-wish somebody could tell me f"" f hangfed--but I've e always ' been fond
The next day he had a slight cold, of you, and" now f like you! "khd Just
bu he deemed adnoyed when his son for -a-last -word; there may be some
suggested calling the doctor, and Am- body else in this town who's always
berson let him have his own way so felt about you like that fond of you,
far, in fact, that after he had got up I mean, no matter1 how much it seem
ntTfT 'tlrpsspfl. tHe following mnrnlnnr. I or) Vrtrr'nncrTi tn ho VinncoVr Vnn mio-Vi-
wduld seem'to "be leaving-'my watch a he was all alone when he went away try-- Hello, I must run. Til send
my uncies. L-ucKliy, you to find ut what he hadn't been able hack the monev as fast as thev nnv
AUe. pinK OI r.anny S CneeKS Decame tr, thfnlr nnt- fill hos thfncrs h hrt,l mo an trnnrt hvp and find hloso rnn
3 j . i''.i X.j.-' -. I . " , i - - . '
" 1 S'"S i wfshpft "ShnietlOdV WOUld tell him. 1 donrtrlo V
Old Sam, shufflingrln with the break-j He passed through the gates, waved
m " a ; it r -c n t n it I . . i . t , ..1 . . .
tFa ' - ' , it' ii i ,, xasl irnjf, iuuuu iue uxujvi in ma hi- ms nat cueeniy lruui uie umer siae,
,. v?i " r.SP'V":. customed easy-chair by the fireplace of the iron screen, and was lost from
is trying. In fact. I ve sat In the shop ' Ho-i, I , . ...
CiOSing 01 tne IlOOr' reSOUnaed through nnrl ho hnd honrH thora TiTQa nnf lnni
j tl.. ., .... . . . I. . .. . ... V. I I
iouu 01 you. vve au sponea you ter- oare;. rooms ;..ior .downstairs tnere was to wait before the house itself would
rimy wnen you were a uttie Doy aua no furniture ln tne bouse except a pe demolished. The very SDace which
what, you think, mother-would want oratoryrahd"youati(f IfalikBrbnSoft
yoa to, attd ytrtSf ihlhk; JeouMrit,stand and I-ehnuipne' nighfe
If" I -got "to " thinking' j might have at a speed thai thleaji e must
i . j - .. i uever ., Luigci u-raim we jtf ver iuihiv
1...-. t -.S-l,. ' r. -Art .-, j :..!. 'I COSI
. . .-v
received a pretty k neavy jqit, ana l tnougn as sne was to cook ana serve and floors and ceilincs: vet the room
had enough of your disposition, myself, that meal herself George, had his J would always live for it could not die
doubts about her name for it. Upstairs, out 0f George's memory. It would live
she had retained her own furniture, as long'as he did, and It would always
and George had been living In his De murnmr0ns with a traeic. wistful
iiiiiiiier a ruuui. uaviUK reui fverymmg i whispering.
5 I
'Bat something must be done."
'It. must indeed! My ., something
do anvthlne to remedy lt? Can't he
watching hlni' try for several beautiful
afternoons.";' '"' "' -' " "
'But 'you must make him keep on
"Ohryes.Jtril keep' sfftltlgr ' V
, However, in spite Of the time ' he
spe&t sifting in' the shop,' worrying the
inventor of the fractious light, Amber
son found 'opportunity to worry him
self about another matter of- business.
This was the settlement of Isabel's
see instantly that the Major was not ( he disappeared, an unexpected poign
there. ' I ant loneliness fell upon his nephew so
heavily and so suddenly that he had
CHAPTER XX. no energy to recoil from the shock, lt
seemed to him" that the last fragment
When ' the 'great Amberson estate of his familiar world had disappeared,
went Into court for settlement, ""there leaving him all alone forever.
wasn't any," George Amberson said He walked homeward slowly through
that Is, when the settlement was con-1 what appeared to be the strange
eluded there was no estate. He re- Htv. and. as a matter of fact, the citv
proached himself bitterly for not hav- was strange to him. He had 'seen llt-
It's curious about the de'ed to' her Ing long ag dIsco,rerea that his fa- tie of it during his years in college.
tner naa never given isaoei a aeea to and then bad roiiowed tne long ab
her house. "And those pigs, Sydney sence and his tragic return. 3ince that
and Amelia!" he added, for this was he liad been "scarcely outdoors at all"
another thing he was bitter about, as Fanny complained, warning him
They won't do, anything. . I m sorry 1 that his health .would suffer, and he
I gave them the Opportunity of. making had been downtown 'only in a Closed
a polished refusal. The estate was bad- carriage. He had not realized the
house," he said.tq.his nephew. "You're
-.absolutely'fcure it wasn't among her pa-
pers?" "
1 '"Mother didn't have any" paperfC
i George' told "hrm. "None" at ail. All
she ever had to do with business was
to deposit the "checks grandfather gave
ber. 'arid theh Vrhe her own checks lv "iPPled. even before they took out great change,
against them.'
"The deed to the bouse was never
their third,' and the 'third' they took
was "the-only good part of the rotten
apple. Well, I didn't ask them for res
titution -on my own account, and at
least It will save you some trouble,
young George.- Never waste-any time
The streets were thunderous, a vast
energy heaved under the universal
coating of dlnginess. George walked
through the begrimed crowds of hur
rying strangers and saw no face that
he remembered, ureat numbers oi
-I laVth niolit Thing, -I -Tell .You.'
done dlffierently Oh. I know f ghat's reCorded," Amberson said thoughtful
exactly what's -te yoar-mlnd: ydado h. .Tvi hn hver ti nr.rmaa
think I was wronfff -So ilnvn rTn-ii 1 1 r ir.j.
- - . -m - t to see. i tninx it wouia oejust as
eorge.'.I challenged him ; about! it V uoIl'th trot him tr AVnnf-a na nAtv4 in
the; bther day,. and.e answered Jnt your fav0r. Til speak to him about wrltlnS t( them; you mustn't count on face8 were even of a kind he did not
as?you're 'answering evaded.: Jimil ht" " them.' remember ever to have seen; they
tried to be gentle I Idonit careip nanrpa sto-hd Mr rtnn't thint rn 1 don't," George said quietly. "1 Were partly like the old type that
tinndlarf Wtf"tr1nia f 4.'ji t ". - f . -... .."-. . . . " il ilnn't Itnnnl fill BTIvthlnC." I i i V. bnais onH nontln 111..
bother bmr about ltr tne nouse Is mine. - " ms uujuwu t-a. ,.ar
rnn nd T tindPrstnnd thnt it -"Oh, we'll not feel that things, are types he . knew abroad. He saw Ger-
That's enough for mel afad'there isn't Uuite desperate," Amberson laughed. man eyes with American wrinkles at
Jikely to be much troubfe between you but ..not with great cheerfulness, their comers; he saw Irish eyes and
add mewhen W come "td setthhg poor "We'll survive. Georgie you will, . es- Neapolitan eyes. Roman eyes, Tuscuu
crnhdfflther's estnte. T've 1st - hn pecially. For my part I'm a little too e.ves. eyes of Lombardy, of Savoy,
wltb; him.1 Add I think It -would' only old rind too accustomed to fall back Hungarian eyes, Balkan eyes, Scandi-
cenfuse him f or :yoa to speak to-Mm on someDoay eise ior supplies jo start navlan eyes an wicn queer Amerl
about it again. I notice he seems dls- a big fight with life; I'll be content can look in them. He saw Jews who
tressed-if anybody tries to get his at- with Just surviving, and I caq do It 'on were no longer German or Russian or
tehtion he's a long- wsiyr offj-riome- lan elghteen-hundred-dollar-a-year con- Polish Jews. All the people, were sBfl-
handied tWtoioves i;it teiUyea J'wX
rigp. and I don t need any coddling
by people tha ,hlnk I.wa.sp.'t! ' 4nd
I spppose'you believe I was wrong dot
io 1 6 fc, Morgan, see.. ber tliAt. last-aight
when he came here; lahd she she'was
djlfig, f.ybtLdo, ittj' fa thejtiaine pf
God' did ';you come ani ask metTpu
coulcL jiave taken ' him ' In ! She did
want to see. himn ; Sher-r"i. ' .m , k
aisanny- ,iooK5a itartied; "Xpvt,
think-i"n V . mi r.
"She "told "me "sd!" ' And the tortured
young iiaaa choked. iShe sard jttst;j
itrci' Ih; - "lai its c ipj
H.tolwhere.jandihelikes to-stay, that way. sulship. Ah ex-congressman can al- ed by the smoke-mist through whlcft
I tnlnkt-rrl. think motheirw6uIdn want ways De pretty sure or getting, some Lthey hurnea, unaer me neavy sicy that
us -to. botheif him about1 itr I'm sure I sucn jod, auo ,4 near iruui wasning-1 aung ciase upon me new sajrscxapers.
"There Have . Been Times When I
Thought You Ought to Be Hanged."
from' his own to the auction. Isabel's
room was still as it had been, but the
furniture would be moved with
Fanny's to new quarters In the morn
ing.' Fanny had made plans for her
nephew as well as herself; she had
found a "three-room kitchenette apart
ment" In an apartment house where
several old friends of hers had estab
lished themselves elderly widows of
citizens once "prominent" and other
retired gentry.. People used their own
"kitchenettes" for breakfast and lunch,
but there was a table-d'hote arrange
ment for dinner on the ground floor;
and after dinner bridge was played
all evening, an attraction powerful
with Fanny.; . She had "made all .the
arrangements," she reported, and ner
vously appealed for approval, asking if
Historic Tower of London Easily
"Most Ancient and Most Poetio
Pile In Europe."
Palace and prison, once noted also
foi its menagerie and Its pageantry.,
birthplace and death house of mon
archs, scene of hairbreadth escapes
and reputed hidden treasures, ghostly
ic Its memories of tortures and killing
and sacred for its martyrs, the Tower
of London amply warrants description
as the "most ancient and most poetic
pile in Europe," reads a bulletin of
the . National .Geographic . society.
William the Conqueror gave Lon
don a charter, but bulit vthe White
tower to show the people how little
that charter might mean. Like the
English constitution the rambling Lon
don Tower of today Is a product of
centuries, and not one. but many tow
ers, are now scattered over some 13
acres. The site had been a fortress
since Roman times.
To the Middle Tower Elizabeth
came back a queen five years after
her Jealous half sister, Mary, had kept
her there a prisoner; The humpbacked
Richard HI hired three- assassins to
muder his nephews ln Bloody tower.
Not until years later were their bones
found and taken to Westminster abbey.
Lady Jane Grey, she who "had the
birth of a princess, the life of a saint,
and the death of a malefactor," was
beheaded in London tower.
1 '"v-1 uMaw.
fl" ' IY
i - a
-You'll Agree With Me."
.. . . 1 ' ' -. ' -
meant nothing to her,, "they-say that.
cowsi give milk."" .j . . : ...
"Well, that's the truth Isnt It?" ask
ed Miss Bossy.; "If you' mean us to
agreev.with you aboat that -we-' will.-w ;
if you mean us to agree with you lu
. "Now. Miss Bossy,j don't say too '
much and iget mixed up, said Mrs.
Cow. "Wait until I have finished." ?
"Moo,; mod. wait until she" has fin
ished," the others 'sald. "
"They say that , cows give milk."
Mrs; Cow continued, "but we don't ac
tually give it." "
"What 'do we"domoo. moo, what do
we do?" asked the other cows. . '
"We , make . the farmer pay us la
board and lodgings," said Mrs Cow.
"Ha..tia..cows',vare business creatures.";
we're paid . for our milk. Of course
'we, are. - , - .
"And when food for us. is more ex- .
pensive the farmer charges'" more tor
the. milk. You see we on't, give, our
mllkexactly. We give It In return- for ,
the pay ment.af food, and board.T -,,
"A.jgood. idea," said. the ather cows. .
"Moo, moo. you're right. We don't
give our milk at all. We -give it In...
return for something, for, two things.
In fact. - , .
. "Yes, moo. moo, Mrs. Cow, we agree ;
,with you. . You're a wise cow.".-.
"And we're all, wise -,cows moo. -moo."
said Mrs.; Cow.- rto insist, upon ,
board and lodging In retura for our
milk. :. Why that Is the way people do! .
They give their time for work and in
return they get money which pays the
rent and buys the food!" ... .
' Risky Food Combinations.
An Argentine doctor in a Spanish
medical review states that there are
many articles of diet in hot weatfier.
which, although sound and nutritious
In themse'.ves, are positively danger
ous when taken with other foods.
Everybody today recognizes the harm
of drinking tea with a' meat meal, the
tannin of the tea rendering the meat
as indigestible as leather. Yet In these
days of summer . dishes, one is not
aware perhaps of the fact that vinegar
retards the digestion of Sood, and that
the smallest quantity will lengthen di
gestion by 30 minutes at least. Milk
and cherries together are held to be
she hadn't shown herself ""pretty prac- singularly harmful, and were said to
tlcal In such matters. George acqui- have caused the death of Franklin
1. 1 eiced absent-mLndedlv, not, thinking of i Piered.7 president of the United State j wishes her to be. , '
-j i .........-....'..-.. 1 . ,. ....... - -.
.-.. She -Knew It.
Five-year-old MaTgery was Invited
to a party and, -womanlike, she wanted
a new frock. -
Her mother, finding the Child party
dress in good condition, refused to buy
Her father, trying to console his lit
tle daughter, saidr
"Let me see the dress, Margery."
She 'brought It out and he said:
"Why; Margery, It Is very pretty I
rve never seen It before."
"Well;" responded the child, "rve
seen It offln."
Good Use for Surplice.
. Little Boy (In church for the first
time, as the surpllced choir enters,
whispers to his father) Are they all
going to have their hair cut, father?
Be Generous ih Kindness..
Thousands who are generous as far
as material things- are concerned are
stingy when lt comes- to praise. Gen
erosity in kindness, costs llttles.yet
some girls are as reluctant to bestow
It as If they could not give It .without
making themselves poorer. 'Girls
Does Not Honor Mother. . :
A girl does not hono? her mother, as
she ought unless she Is trying to 'be
come the sort ,of woamu - her mother

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