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Harry Swlfton Is expecting a visit from
. bis fiancee. Lucy Medders, a Quakeress
whom he met In" the country. His auto
Crashes Into another machine containing
a beautiful woman and a German count.
. The woman's hat Is ruined and Harry
escapes. His sister, Caroline, arrives at
his home to play hostess. Socrates Prim
mer, cousin of Lucy's, arrives with a
hat intended as a present for Lucy. Har
ry Is trailed to his home by the Count
find Mrs. Gen. Blazes, who demands her
hat, a duplicate of which she says has
een delivered at Harry's house. She is
n great fear lest her husband hear of
'her escapade. Lucy Medders and her
father arrive and the count is hidden in
one room and Mrs. Blazes In another.
Harry Is forced to do some fancy lying to
keep Lucy from discovering the presence
of the woman. The milliner, Daphne Daf
flngton, who proves to be an old flame of
Harry's, arrives to trace the missing du
plicate hat and more complications eng
uo. Daphne is hustled into the room oc
cupied by the Count The latter, with
whom Daphne had flirted at one time,
demands the return of a ring he had
given her on that occasion. She tells him
that she gave the ring to General Blazes.
As the Count had also given Mrs. Blazes
a duplicate of, the ring he becomes some
what excited. Daphne leaves the room
and seeks refuge in the one occupied by
Mrs. Blazes. Mr. Medder discovers the
Count, who is introduced as Harry's Ger
man tutor. General Blazes arrives and
accuses Harry of concealing his wife.
Daphne steps out and the general is
gumfounded. Lucy gives way to tears.
The Count takes the blame for the whole
affair upon himself, but the verdict is re
served until Harr7 can vindicate himself.
CHAPTER X (Continued.)
"My boy," he was saying, "I couldn't
help coming back to assure you that
I am deeply sorry."
"Say no more about it, General,"
Harry begged.
"But, Harry," the General asked,
confidentially, "now did that little flirt
happen to be in that room?"
"Well," Harry explained, "that was
a little affair concerning her and
Count von Fitz. I don't feel at liberty
to go into details but it's just a flir
tation, you might say."
"She's a charmer, all right enough,
Harry, my boy!" the General said
"Ah! If my wife only knew if she
ever found out how I have flirted with
some of these dashing damsels!"
Mrs. Blazes, from the safety of her
window, listened Intently.
"What?" Harry asked. "You flirt,
"I'm deeD. Harry, devilish deep! I
say nothing, but I saw a lot of wood
Don't worry about any little flirtations
of your own. Come to me for advice
if you need It. Everybody must sow
his wild oats, you know."
"Yes," Harry agreed, "but the wild
oats you sow the night before don't
make good breakfast food the morn
ing after."
"Well, anyway," the General said,
"we understand each other. No more
kard feelings?"
"Not a bit. Not a bit," Harry reas
sured him. The General waved his
hand cordially as he strode down to
the street Mrs. Blazes watched him
disappear In the dusk, nodding her
head significantly.
"Wild oats, eh?" she said. "Flirta
tions, eh? Wait until I get home!"
" She leaned out of the window and
called to Harry. He glanced up at
her and smiled wearily.
"How in the world am I to get out
cf here?" she asked, petulantly.
"I think I'll have that run as a" puz
tle In the Sunday papers," Harry an
swered, grimly. "I'll say this, though:
When you do get out you needn't be
00 punctilious about making your
party call."
"This Is no time for Joking "
"It's the only, time I've got You've
put me in a pretty mess."
"I'm just as sorry as I can be, Mr.
Swlfton. But look at the muddle I am
"Oh, I've seen worse muddles than
this," Harry answers, easily.
"And I'm simply starving to death."
she said, hungrily.
"I'm going to slip some sandwiches
In there for you, If the blockade
doesn't lift pretty soon. Meantime,
keep away from that window as much
as possible. Some one may happen to
see you and I'm out of explanations."
s Mrs. Blazes drew back a bit from
ithe window, and asked:
"Have you heard anything of my
J Harry sank down on a lawn bench
With a weary air.
"Where have I heard of hats?" he
said.. "I've ordered a hat for you.
Daphne, the daffy daffodil, Is making
one for you. She'll have it here be
fore long."
"That's dear of you!" Mrs. Blazes
tmiled, appreciatively.
"How do you know what'lt costs?"
be asked, grimly.
Mrs. Blazes clasped her hands mel
odramatically and went on:
"And I'm so worried about my hus
band!" "You are? You ought to be," Harry
told her. "And he's worried about
you and I'm worried about both of
you. Shut the window, and let me
the play by
She closed her window, and he re
sumed his meditations.
"Sometimes," he muttered, "It's
against a fellow to be Innocent I
could have straightened this out in
two minutes if I had been guilty."
The front door opened, and Lucy
appeared. She glanced down at Harry
and smiled.
"May I come out with thee awhile?"
she asked. "It Is so peaceful out here
everything seemeth so calm."
"This is the headquarters for peace
and calm," Harry observed, pleasant
ly, rising. Lucy came down the steps
and sat on the lawn seat wliile Harry
leaned over the table beside her, look
ing down at her.
"Well," Lucy asked, "what can thee
"I can't say anything yet," he an
swered. "I can only ask you to trust
me until I can explain everything."
"But surely thee can explain every
thing now." -
"No. Not, yet. I don't understand
It "myself yet"
Lucy's face changed, and Harry
went on: -
"Later, I'll tell you everything. I
can't now, Lucy, because some one
else Is involved."
"I saw her," Lucy said, coldly.
"I don't mean that way, Lucy," he
protested. "What you saw may have
a peculiar look "
"Indeed, she had!" Lucy asserted.
"But' you must remember that often
there Is an unsuspected skeleton in
the closet," Harry continued, manful
ly. Lucy pursed her lips scornfully.
My Boy," the
General Said, "I Couldn't Help Coming Back to As
sure You That I Am Deeply Sorry."
'Skeleton, Indeed!" she said. "That
skeleton welgheth at least a hundred
and th-rty pounds!"
Harry laughed nervously, and
pleaded: )
'Now, listen, Lucy. Won't you take
my word that everything is all right,
so far as I am concerned?"
"I might take thy word, but thee
cannot -explain so easily to Cousin
Socrates nor to father."
"Cousin Socrates has been in the
attic writing sonnets about you all
evening, and I have talked with your
father, bless his good old heart! He
believes in me, and he is willing to
trust me."
"So do I believe In thee, Harry but
thee cannot know how sorry I am that
this has happened. I regret it."
With an earnest effort to turn her
mind to a lighter view of things, Har
ry asked:
"So you regret It?"
"I do very, very much."
"Then, If you regret it very, very
much, I'll forgive you this time," he
laughed, seating himself and taking
her hand.
She took her hand away quickly and
jumped to her feet in Indignation.
"How can thee jest at such a mo
ment?" she cried.
He rose and followed her.
"I shouldn't have jested? he said,
humbly. "Lucy, you are not a city
girl and I'm glad of It but you are
apt to judge things too much on ap
pearances." Lucy turned and looked at him with
a pathetic seriousness in her eyes.
"Until this morning, Harry," she
said, "I wanted to be a city girl. I
thought the little town where I have
lived was a pitiful place."
"But It had you in It," Harry re
minded her, gently.
"I am beginmg to understand,"
Lucy said, "that here appearances
are everything but there Isn't any
everything. In the country, there is
everything and that takes the deceit
from the appearances."
"Why, you're a genuine little philos
opher," Harry said. ;
"We have the blue sky in the day
time back there," Lucy continued,
"and here thee have clouds and smoke.
There we have the stars at night,
here thee have electric signs. There
we get up at sunrise and the little
birds sing us a welcome from the
trees, but here "
"Here the iolks stay up until sun
rise and eat the little birds before
that," Harry finished for her. "You
don't want a city home, -then, Lucy?"
"I want a home where the heart
does not have to be hidden," she told
"And so do I. I want a real home,
with the best little girl in the world
as my wife."
There was no mistaking his mean
ing. Lucy looked at him for half a
minute, then said:
"When thee have" explained, Harry."
Fifteen minutes later Count von Fitz
cautiously crept beneath the window
and whistled. Mrs. Blazes did not an-
swer. He wistled louder. Still no an
swer. "If you are gone, I'm glad," he said.
"Cheer me by not replying."
But no such cheer was in store for
him. Mrs. Blazes noiselessly opened
the window and whispered:
"Sh! Be careful! Did you get my
"Not yet," the Count told her. "Dey
haff to make him. I vouldn't trust
dot Daffle voman. I vent to anudder
hat place. Der name Is T'erese."
"But they won't know the model,"
Mrs. Blazes feared.
"I eggsplain him perfectly. I tell
her a shape like a smashed balloon,
yellow on der outside mit a garden or
red puppies."
"Red poppies, you silly man!"
"Puppies or poppies dey look chust
as bad to me from now on."
"You'd best go rignt back and stay
there until it is finished," Mrs. Blazes
"No. I told dem to sent it here, so
I make sure I get it"
"That's good," she said, with a tone
of relief.
"Now you come right oud und ven
der hat comes I gift it to you, und
avay you go."
"Come out?" she asked sarcastical
ly. "Am I an aeroplane?"
"Lissen. Make a rope yet. und I
pull you oud."
"An idea!" she exclaimed with de
light "I'll tear up the sheets and
things In here, tie them together In
a rope, and let myself down."
"Splendid! I go und vatch foi der
messencher mit der hat."
The Count strolled dway, while she
closed her window.
A young couple came walking slow
ly through the flower garden. It was
"Well," Lucy Asked, "What Can, They
Pigeon and Carolyn. The twilight
spell had been cast upon them. Arm
in arm, silently they strolled until
they neared the bench.
Suddenly Pigeon said:
"Let's sit down here. I'v.e got to
see Harry through his racket, you
know" evidently continuing a conver
satlon which had lapsed some mo
ments before "but after that "
He looked down into Carolyn's eyes
"After that?" she asked, softly.
For Carolyn had all a woman's intul
tion, in spite of her younfj years, arid
she diagnosed the symptoms of an ap
proaching proposal. She did not in
tend to accept him, but no woman will
allow a proposal to get away from her,
Proposals to a woman are as the
scalps the Indian brave ties to his war
belt -
"After that," said Pigeon, beginning
to sit down, "I can look after my own
affairs. And I "
An ominous, ripping sound came
Mrs. Blazes was beginning to make
her rope, but the young couple, of
course, knew nothing of that Pigeon
straigntenea up wun a jerK ana tnea
to look unconscious. He did not know
what had given away. Carolyn tried
to smooth over his embarrassment by
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