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THE LEIII SUN. LEIII. UTAH dm iwste CHAPTER VII ' THE 8T0KV THUS FAR! Returning tram vitU with Dyke McKinnon, hit inrle, Todd McKinnon, (irorgine Wyrtn ud tmsll daughter, llarby, uppfd riait with Mr. I'enbody. Mr. I"ebidy CHAPTER VII It was not so simple to get back to sleep. Georgine lay for a while, looking into the quiet darkness ind giving herself a stern fight talk. What, after all, was the situation? situ-ation? An old woman had died, peacefully enough, four years ago In this house. Everyone seemed to (eel for reasons that had not yet fully appeared that her death bad been hastened. Well, what of It? Everything had been serene enough ever since, it was serene aow. And yet-Under yet-Under that serenity there was wmething unfathomed; Nella Pea-body's Pea-body's nervousness, for instance, which went deeper than the normal nor-mal night fears of a timid woman ; without seeing it, you felt her driven and haunted by some kind of furies. She had talked for a while with her guests, after they returned from the doctor's. Horace End Mary Helen would never have been living in her home, she conveyed, con-veyed, if old Judge Tillsit hadn't wished it so strongly commanded It, was a better phrase. Was it all a question of money, or was something queer behind it? Nella's mouth had curved in a very Ddd smile when she said, "The Judge is more than kind to me." Todd hadn't been able to resist it. "A li'le less than kin, and more than kind," he murmured. Nellas reserve of manner had deepened. "He'd see to it, of course, that I wasn't in actual want. You have seen all the food he sends in from the farm, butter and cream and bacon and chickens anything else I must have is just about covered cov-ered by the children's board money, of course I can't take much from them. Oh, they wouldn't let me starve. It wouldn't look well. But if Gilbert and I couldn't scrape up the money to pay the taxes I don't know just what would happen hap-pen to the house." "All its contents were willed to him, you said," Georgine had mentioned. men-tioned. "Yes. I could sell something, perhaps, per-haps, if I had permission from him. I wrote weeks and weeks ago, to ask him what he wanted done, but there hasn't been a letter for some time. I wouldn't move, I wouldn't touch a thing, without my husband's permission." ,. Barby started talking of the attic, at-tic, almost as soon as she got up, in tones of keen anticipation. "She said I could look in all the old trunks," she reported. "Mrs. Peabody said," Georgine corrected patiently. "Uh-huh. Well, anyway, she said there were lots of old things up there, and I could dress up. Mamma, Mam-ma, can I do it today? Oh, no, Vir- dett's comin' to play. Well, if she doesn't come, you know what I'm goin' to do, Mamma? I'm goin' up there I promise not to go on the little porch, honest I do." 1 That morning Mary Helen Jef ferson Crane came home. She came up the walk with an extraordinary gait, halfway between trucking and a short-stepped walk, and she seemed to be humming a song, Georgine, standing well back from the window of her room and observing this arrival, knew at once that she had seen this girl before. It was something about the walk that was it; this was the young woman who had been talk' Ing to the jeweler yesterday noon. Barby followed her gaze and rushed to the window. She stood gazing for a moment. Then, her voice almost breaking, she de-;manded, de-;manded, "Is that Cousin Dyke's girl?" "Hush, Barby, she might hear iyou! Yes, I think it must be. She ilooks as if she might be lots of fun, don t you see that? "Come on, darling, we'll have to go down," she said gently. "You want to meet her, you know." They heard her voice coming up from the foot of the stairs. "Hullo, Nell. I brought some things home from Marge's to be washed, see to it, will you? And I don't believe I'll be home for dmn Oh!" There were sounds of Introduc-jtion. Introduc-jtion. "Oh, not really I" said Mary Helen with emphasis. Oh, why didn't I know that? Dyke talked so much about you, Mr. McKinnon, and I was just crazy to meet you, and here I have to go and waste !the whole week-end, what luck for me you stayed over! I just can't tell you how thrilled I am to meet I you." Her eyes swept upward and met those of Georgine and Barby, wno were nauway Gown tne staircase. stair-case. "Oh, that must be your fiancee, fi-ancee, Isn't it, and that darling little kiddie he told me about? You just can't imagine what a snrprise this is! I could simply kick myself for missing so much of your visit. How do you do, Mrs. Wyeth. And what's your name, sweetie? Barby? What a perfect darling you are! I must hav a hug!" She swooped Dij Lenore C1 enn W U ItlVtCI told them about tho death of Adeline Tiliait, from whom brr bunband, tiilbert, inherited th houe. They decided to stay ever and fit married. Todd wanted to Investigate the death ef Adeline Tiliait. toward the bottom step and Barby disappeared among flying loose coatsleeves. "Whv. what's the matter?" Mary Helen demanded roguishly, sitting back on her heels. "Now, don't tell me you don't like to be petted!" "Thank you, not very much " said Barby, with visible relief. Georgine said, "Barby dear, run get your hat and coat. You remember re-member we were going to church?" She made proper excuses to Mary Helen, for departing so abruptly. "But you'll be here when we come back, won't you, Mrs. Crane? Do you know, I'm sure we might have met earlier, u we a only known who you were. Didn't we see Mrs. Crane in airneia yesterday, yes-terday, Todd?" "I think we did. Odd coinci dence," said Todd smoothly. . "Did you? Well, it isn't so aw fully funny, because I work there, and people do seem rather to remember re-member me if they've seen me once." Mary Helen gave Georgine the sweetest of smiles. "Where was it, in the hotel at lunch? Because I know you weren't in the office!'' "At Bertram's: isn't that the jeweler's name?" "Oh. Oh, yes. But how funny I didn't well, of course, I didn't see you, because I was Just in there for half a minute, getting my watch ribbon fixed, and I had to hurry back to the office. I suppose you were just going out as I came in." "That was it," said Todd. He and Mrs. Crane exchanged a pleasant smile. No one could have told which of the two was the better bet-ter liar. Ihev started homeward, walk ing slowly under the arched trees. The house was full of Mary Helen. You would not have believed be-lieved that one young woman could have made herself so omnipresent, so constantly heard without being noisy: that any one person couia have changed the tempo of the household from cool placidity to something almost feverish. "Ah," said Todd benignly, meet ing Georgine in the hall before lunch, ."what it is to have a bit of life in the house. Ah, youth!" She regarded him coldly. "Going "Go-ing info your grandfather act, are you?" "Practicing up. Mary Helen has suggested a private interview. I'll confess," said Todd, looking more wooden than she had thought pos sible, "that I ra terrified. And count on you to come round after a decent interval and rescue me from that infernal li'le prancing nymph." He cast a cautious glance over his shoulder, to make sure the kitchen door was shut. "I'm disappointed disap-pointed in my nephew," he re marked sadly. "Dyke's all right," said Georg ine. "Maybe, for once, I know him better than you do. Mary Helen took him, as befitted the serious tone of their talk, into the seldom-used parlor across the hall from the sitting room. She flung open one of the win dows in the bay, and pushed back the outer shutters to let the sun pour in. Todd looked at Mary Helen Crane with sudden atten tion. Was it because he'd seen her only in comparative dimness be fore, and the clear light changed the angles of her face, or was it that her expression was different? The very tone of her voice was deeper. It startled him. She said with cool directness, "You don want to know about Dyke and me, do you? At least, not yet. I needn tell you it hasn't gone that far, on my side, anyway. 11 w if lie first talked to Snian Labare, najsa of Mia Tillnil, who said that Gilbert acted atrange and that he the lait person to viitlt Mine Tillsit. Todd al talked with Virdette, little girl aearby. She waited: possibly she was doping, Todd thought with some compunction, that he'd clarify Dyke s non-existent feeling tor tier. "I should never inquire into your family's past, for reasons of my own. It would be tnore than presumptuous, said Todd, and gave each oracular word its full weight. "You should know that your aunt that Mrs. Peabody has been very kind and hospitable. She is helping me with some work I have in mind. As a sort of return favor, she's asked me to let her know at took out his cigarettes and offered them to Mary Helen, with deliberation "just why it is that anyone should suspect her husband of murder." Her hand paused halfway to ward the package; her lips un closed in stupefaction. My uod," said Mary Helen in a whisper. "She didn't she told you that?" "Why not?" "Oh nothing. Nothing, except that it seems like, well, giving herself her-self unnecessary pain." "I've thought of that. I shall try to temper it if I find out anything at all, which I doubt, since I'm no kind of investigator at all ; I just like talking to people," said Todd, with the innocense of perfect truth. "Well, you've a right to know. yourself," she said. "You see, I'm being as open about it as I can be, considering I don't know a thing about the business at first hand. It might be a roaring scandal, it might not; I just know that ' She broke off and looked down, idly tracing the lovely design of the carpet with the point of a toe- less sandal. "I want to know every thing there is. "You don't know at first hand? You weren't here the day your great-aunt died?" "Only late in the afternoon." She raised her eyes again. "You. know that Grandfather wasn t out of danger yet, that they'd thought he was dying a few days before? Well, it suddenly struck me that in case, you know I hadn't a single sin-gle thing in the way of a black sheer; and so, she said defiantly, "I drove into Sacramento to buy a dress to mourn in, if it so happened hap-pened Td need it!" "And, as it happened, you did," Todd said, faintly smiling. "Did you get one?" "You're rather sweet, you know," said Mary Helen irrelevantly, irrele-vantly, regarding him. "You don't think I'm disgusting, do you? No, I didn't get it. The stores were all sold out. And then I drove home and got the message about Aunt Adeline." 'Just what was Gilbert's charac ter?" Todd murmured. The light eyes dilated. "Nobody told you about him? Oh, you should have seen him to appreciate it. Big, gawky, Lincoln type, patient pa-tient as a plowhorse up to a point. Why, didn't Nell say how long they'd been engaged? I can just see them plodding along all those years wishing they could get married but never daring to throw their responsibilities over board and do it! "Well, you I started to say you couldn't blame him and Nell for getting fed up, finally, but you'd hardly want them to go that far!" Mary Helen's voice dropped; she leaned forward in her chair. "They had to have this house, of course. It meant everything to them, a roof over their heads in the first place, but position more than anything; any-thing; they couldn't be thought of as penniless nobodies while they owned the old Tillsit house.' And so" She took a long breath and shook her head. "I've tried to tell myself it was out of character for Gilbert, but it wasn't." "That's bothered me considerably, consider-ably, too," Todd said as if to himself. him-self. "Don't you know that It's just the patient people that break out. once in a long while, with some thing that just horrifies you? Suddenly Sud-denly they find their endurance has snapped. I think it was the same way after he'd after Aunt Adeline died. Enlisting! He simply broke under pressure and did something drastic. "Todd!" said a clear voice from the lawn, below the open window. 'Todd, dear! Were we going to call on the Rector this afternoon?" McKinnon, leaning out and look ing down, was about to signal to Georgine when he found that Mary Helen was close beside him. He made a desperate effort to grimace with that side of his face which she couldn't see. Georgine, standing on the lawn with her face tipped up toward him, looked with amazement at the attempted message-sending. Todd desisted, grimly. Not my line, he thought. "Did we make an appointment ap-pointment ? he asked, as if seriously seri-ously trying to recall. (TO BE CONTINUED) ' mil ! n Woman's World Choose Nightgowns and Robes With Eye to Harmonious Color 11 rlla JJafetj J ANY women, no matter how iVi carefully they choose their daytime dresses, choose their own personal lingerie haphazardly. They will have an assortment of gowns or pajamas that look like they came from a table of broken colors and sizes, and their robes or lounging apparel have n color or fabric harmony har-mony with the other garments. Fastidious women, on the other hand, choose ineir personal lingerie 'with as much care as they do their dresses. They bear In mind the color col-or of their gowns when they choose robes, and they try to have some color harmony in their choice of lingerie. The latter program does not cost any more than a haphazard one, but it does give you a chance to feel well dressed, and you can never be accused of looking dowdy around the house. Since slips, gowns and robes are still in the luxury class as far as consumer goods are concerned, and because sizes are still a problem with limited selection, it might be a good Idea to make your own. You probably have old formals which would make up into attractive negligees, neg-ligees, and it's an easy matter to select a matching or harmonizing fabric to make up into a gown. Try to plan at least one good looking set for reasons of your own personal morale for Sunday mornings morn-ings or for the morning that you lounge around the house. You and your family will appreciate the change Immensely. Slip Problems Solved By Home Sewing You've never thought of making your own slips? Well, neither did a lot of other women until they found themselves overcome with shortages short-ages that simply would not take care of their size and fabric requirements. require-ments. Now they wouldn't think of buying the finished garment until Select gowns snd robes . . , V5 they can be well fitted and be as sured well constructed garments within their budgets. Good needlework makes luxury underwear even if the pattern used is simple. And need I say that well sewed garments will launder per fectly a countless number of times and still look as though they came out new and unworn? You may select sheer cotton or some of the lovely rayons for your slips. Select and fit the pattern of the slip as carefully as you would sew a dress. A little attention to this will repay you well in wear-ability. wear-ability. There need never be any seam slippage in slips you make at home Allow sufficient material to make a good seam, buy fabrics that are tested for strength and durability. and cover seams to prevent ravel ing. Use a flat fell or French seam which allows no loose edges outside the garment, and the seam slip page problem is easily solved. These slips will outwear most others. Tips on Selecting Gowns For Matching Robes Let's assume that you have an old formal which you are planning to make into a robe. What should the gown be like to harmonize with To contrast or match each other. the robe? If the robe is of a solid color, the gown to go with this should be in a contrasting but attractive at-tractive color. If the robe is to be a print, select one of the colors in Fashion Gowns show body sculpturing, very definitely, and the bustle treatment treat-ment is still a favorite. Lace, cobwebby woolens and silk tissue are some of the luxury fabrics fab-rics which are coming into fashion fash-ion for the spring and summer. They are really exquisite, and the dresses are designed to show off the fabric at its best Lacy Sleeves itA Ik 3 fev r . .mm VSUn Wmm Fashion showings in New York re cently brought out something new in sleeves. This picturesque note for spring has the "Lady Windermere" Winder-mere" influence. the print to go with the gown. If you are making pajamas to contrast with therobe, use the above plan, or if you wish to make the whole set look as though it really belonged together, do this: Choose a good sturdy material for the pajamas in a shade to contrast with the robe, then pipe the sleeves and the opening in the front with some of the same material used in the robe. Gowns and pajamas are best made in the light or pastel colors, and should be well constructed to permit easy launderability. Remember, Remem-ber, too, that these are practical garments above all other considerations, considera-tions, and should be made loose enough to be comfortable for sleeping. sleep-ing. Too many fancy gadgets on them prevent comfortable sleeping, and also increase the fussing that must go into their laundering. If you are making contrasting colored col-ored bindings on them you will do well to baste before you actually do the permanent stitching, as there should be no. slip-ups which will cause fraying later. Lace and ruffles are best applied by hand with small, careful stitches. Hide the stitching if you really want the : garment professionally turned out If you are making a quilted robe, it's possible to buy material already quilted. This is then simply cut out according to a pattern and put together to-gether as instructed. The thing to remember here is to have the garment gar-ment sewed carefully, adjusting the stitching to take care of the heavier material. You may make your own quilting, if desired, with a special attachment attach-ment on your machine. Material to put in between the lining and outside out-side covering is now generally available. Simpler robes for warmer weather weath-er may be made of light sheer cottons cot-tons such as dotted swiss, organdie and lawn. Allow plenty of room for seams, look for permanent-finish materials, and you will have several sev-eral years of good wear from these clothes. Choose Your Style No matter whether you are choosing daytime or evening clothes, hide your weak points by following these clothes tips given by fashion-wise experts: For narrow or sloping shoulders, shoul-ders, select well padded shoulder shoul-der treatments that give you broadness. The square, padded shoulder line is best For broad shoulders, do everything every-thing to cut the broad shoulder line and concentrate on raglan or dolman sleeves. Use little padding. pad-ding. Flat chested figures require soft treatment about the neck and bust The rufiles and soft lace effects are for these girls, and they can be very charming! For full busted figures use vertical ver-tical lines and the "V neck treatment Contrasting colors from shoulder to waist are very effective also. Small waistlines may wear high treatments in dresses. Pep-lums Pep-lums and broad, bright colored belts also are recommended. For thin or heavy arms, wear soft treatment sleeves. Avoid particularly the too-tight sleeves. Forecast Berthas, scarves and sashea . in the news again as more fabric is available for designers to pUy The new sleeves you have on your clothes may be of infinite variety. You may push them up or blouse them, or you may make thera hark back to history by putting billowy ruffles and lace on them. NEEDLEWORK PATTERNS n ujnu.p Kuril LCI I uu wiu - Crochet Star of 5381 Lovely Runner '"THERE'S a quaint old fash-ioned fash-ioned charm to this lovely dresser or buffet scarf embroi dered in soft blues, delicate pinks, rose color, gay little flashes oi yellow in the flowers. A ruffle of fine crochet around the skirt further fur-ther enhances the Dresden china delicacy of the figure. A narrower edging of the same crochet is carried car-ried around the entire runner. To obtain transfer designs, color chart, crochet edging instructions for the Dresden Dres-den Figure Runner (Pattern No. 5381) send 20 cents in coin, your name, address and pattern number. 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