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THE LEni SUN. LEHI. UTAII SEWING CIRCLE PATTERNS 4 Sasi2? V'yZki jPrelln Jroclt for (fraclualion Dj Lewore tjlemi W IHVICI iron Caiij to Seu). CHAPTEB XT THE STORY THUS FABt Todd McKin-aon, McKin-aon, (ieorjlne Wyeth nd small daughter, Barbjr, were visiting Mrs. Peabodr, fry lnf to solve the morder ot Adeline Till- CHAPTER XV THE pause was a bit too long. "You're scaring us," Horace said smiling, and leaned forward to pass her a cigarette. "I certainly didn't mean to. On the contrary. You know, I should never bring this up again if you both hadn't seemed so willing to talk about it. Todd couldn't help being interested, and of course I-" No. No good. Why should she feel embarrassed except that it was the first time she'd interfered? interfer-ed? Georgine took a deep breath. "Why," she said bluntly, "did neither of you suggest that Miss Tillsit might have taken her own life?" The cousins sat and looked at her. Their silence was not quite that of persons dumfounded by a new idea, but there seemed to be calculation in it. She thought she must begin to fidget before Hor-ace Hor-ace finally spoke. "How d'you figure that?" His eyes were large behind the spectacles, spec-tacles, giving him a benign look. "With Gilbert acting the way he did-" "I think Gilbert felt guilty; but not because he'd done anything because he hadn't done anything." She began to sketch her idea, watching their faces intently." Not a muscle moved in either, but something grew in Mary Helen's eyes was it relief ?, When she had finished they were silent again, for a moment. Horace took it up. "You want an academic discussion, h'm? Okay. Where'd she get the luminal? lumi-nal? Because if somebody brought it to her " The two exchanged a swift glance. "I used to provide it for him, all right," Horace said. "And I guess you stocked the bag, Mary Helen. Ampules and tablets, isn't that right?" Mary Helen's voice was weighted weight-ed with reluctance. " Ye-es." "Then," Georgine said, "why couldn't Miss Adeline have stolen it? I've had the impression that Susie wasn't always in the room during the doctor's visits. What if he left the bag on a chair and went to wash his hands, and Miss Tillsit simply reached over and got herself a tube of tne stuff?" Mary Helen's forehead wrinkled, though her eyes remained wide and candid.' "But that would mean " she said slowly, "that would mean such terrible carelessness." careless-ness." "On whose part?" her cousin inquired. "Johnny's, of course. didn't have anything to do with it." "Didn't you check the supplies?" sup-plies?" "Well yes, to the extent that I renewed them when he needed them. But I'd never have thought to ask how come there, was an ampoule missing, or a tablet or two. I took it for granted, always that" "He'd used em himself. Sure you would. But look here, Mary Helen, you're not married to the guy any more." "But look!" Horace was visibly excited now. "He checked the sup plies himself, let's say, once or twice a week or even every day when he came in from his house calls. He might just have failed to miss one tablet at a time. And when Aunt Adeline died, if there was the least suspicion in his mind that his negligence had helped her to kill herself he did his best by suggesting the autopsy. Any blaming of himself he did after that would have to be in private. If the man insisted on investigating, investigat-ing, he'd be a fool" MARY HELEN turned her head. Her look at him had the quality of applause. "I didn't quite mean to" she began; and at the same moment the folding doors slid back with a dramatic squeal. ! "Have you all quite finished with my reputation?" said Dr. John Crane, in a towering rage. The doctor closed the doors behind be-hind him and moved into the cen ter of the room, his eyes fixed on the cousins. His long face seemed pinched. Mary Helen stirred uneasily, un-easily, settling the collar of her smart plaid dress. "Don't you glare at me, Johnny," John-ny," she said. "I was standing up for you, though God knows why I should." "Come on, Johnny," Horace said. "Be fair to her. She didn't say" "All right You did. That's what I heard as I came in, and not ,by putting my ear against the door. You were broadcasting to anyone who stepped into the hall." "I'm sorry," Horace muttered. "But you've got to admit it's not j beyond the bounds of possibility. I And I'd never have said it outside ! the house." "No?" The dark eyes were red-i red-i rimmed with anger. "Just insinu-'ated insinu-'ated it, that's all. What makes you think I couldn't hand out a It. The evidence seemed to point to Gilbert, Gil-bert, Mrs. Peabody'a husband, bat say member ot the family could have beea t ollty. A letter tent to Georglne by Dyke, Todd's nephew, bd beea opened and few insinuations of my own? That scratch on your arm might have healed up before anyone else noticed it, but it caught my eye while you were bending over your great-aunt's bed, five minutes before be-fore she died!" Horace Tillsit gazed up at him, literally open - mouthed. "That scratch on my arm?" "A fresh one," said John Crane grimly. "Painted with merthiolate. Your sleeve hid it." "Insinuations," said Horace blankly. Then, suddenly, he began to shout with laughter. "Great God, Johnny, what are you driving driv-ing at? You think I came around and had a regular fight with Aunt Adeline and poisoned her by force, all in silence, and she scratched my arm? Man, Man!" "All right, forget it, Horace," he said. "Skip the whole thing. I don't get enough sleep." "Dr. Crane," Georgine said, "I'm afraid this was ali my fault I did not think ahead far enough, when I wondered if Miss Tillsit couldn't have committed suicide. It seemed so logical at first, and so so convenient" "More " money for that," the Judge said angrily. ; THE doctor's look at her wa3 courteous, but none too warm. "I see. Well, Mrs. Wyeth, you're right; it would be convenient to believe that, if you want to think that there was something unnatural unnat-ural about her death. That is an opinion," he said bitingly, "in which you seem to share. I can't blame you for the suicide theory, in a way, since nobody seems to have told you that Miss Tillsit suffered no pain, was greatly in terested in life, and had no reason for wishing to die. "Moreover," said Dr. Crane, im paling her with a look, "she had made up her mind to outlive her brother if she could. He was still very weak himself, after that bout of pneumonia, and-was by no means out of danger He'd had a sinking spell that afternoon. Can you imagine that grand old woman wom-an deciding at that moment that it was time for her to fade out of the picture ?" Horace and Mary Helen gave each other a swift glance, quite unreadable. "I suppose not" said Georgine weakly. "Then that's all." He turned away; turned back at the door to say, without meeting her eyes, "Keep that little girl of yours in bed and quiet for at least another day. You'd be taking a grave risk if you moved her now. Good-by." Horace and Mary Helen rose and followed him out; you might almost say they slunk, but their attitude was as nothing to the way Georgine felt , GEORGINE continued to sit in the sitting room, viewing with distaste the jar of pampas grass and her preceding downfall with the Tillsit family. Which was worse, she couldn t really say. A car drew up, and the Judge, of all people, proceeded to make a clamorous entrance. The loud voice boomed through the hall. "I want to know what's the meaning of this preposterous letter you wrote me, Mary Helen: "Really, Grandfather, the mean ing ought to be plain enough! And why couldn't you write an answer, if you were going to say No? Because that's what I see in your eye." She wasn't afraid of him, in any case, Georgine reflected. In moment they would close the drawing-room doors she hoped. "More money, for that!" the Judge said angrily. "You haven't got it coming anyway, my girl, prt removed. Todd believed It contained valuable Informatioa, bot at Dyke was oa army maneuver! It would be Impossible Impos-sible to secure this Informatioa for some time, perhaps when to late. but for a damn-fool gamble " And then the doors did close. Georgine tiptoed to a seat much relieved. She had promised Todd to stay right here, his experiment would nave no value if she moved to another room. Now, if the Judg and his granddaughter would only keep their voices to that indistinguishable murmur . . . During the next ten minutes she was uncomfortably conscious that the voices across the hall were rising. The Judge spoke harshly, like one who holds a material ma-terial whip-hand but not a moral one. "Not out of me. No, young lady . . . Place not good enough for you . . . where yon belong . . , wild goose chase. . . ." "All right all right It's what might have expected, but I thought I'd give you a chance." ihe Judge came out into the hall with ponderous haste. At that moment Georgine heard a car drive up behind the house. There was no mistaking the sound. It was Todd returning. She moved cautiously toward the dining room, planning to head him off if the Judge were staying; but he was not "Yes," said Georgine softly to Todd, who had just come in the kitchen door, "I heard you." "Thought you would. There's a rise and dip in the lane there, you can't get over it without using the gas." V "And what does that prove?" "Nothing much, except whoever came in that back way came on I loot He didn't look discouraged, though. "WELL, if it's your last night TT said Mary Helen brightly at dinner, "let's have a came of bridge. Horace, you don't have to go right back to the store, do you? Now, Nell, you can leave the dishes for a while. "A fine idea," said Mr. McKin- non unexpectedly. He wants this too, Georgine thought, and I'll have to follow his lead; but bridge, of all things! A bubble of wild, helpless laughter was swell ing within her. And when he cut out for the first rubber he looked like the proverbial cat with feathers on its whiskers! He melted from the room so unobtrusively that she doubted if the other three noted his absence. He was gone now, nto the dusk of the hall, and a door opened and closed softly. She didn t know whether those faint hollow-sounding footsteps, increasing and then diminishing, were his or those of Nella who had just left the room while Hor ace examined the dummy she had laid down. Georgine felt her lips curving in a nervous sort of grin as she looked at the intent faces of the cousins, at the rose-painted china globe of the lamp that shed its light on the shiny surfaces of the cards. ... The cards shot helter-skelter over the table, and the lamp rocked as Mary Helen leaped to her feet. They were all standing, glaring insanely at each other for a moment "Upstairs!" Mary Helen gasped. "Second floor, somewhere-1--" The three of them were out of the room before the echoes of that sliding crash and the wild yelp that had preceded it had died from their ears. Horace and Mary Helen were in the enclosed side stairway, bending bend-ing over someone who lay there. "Todd," Georgine said on a breath of agony, as she reached them, pushing them aside. Nella was coming slowly up from the first floor, a hand over her heart. "Todd" said Georgine urgently, Kneeling beside him where he lay sprawled on the stairs. Nella had already slipped away as silently as she had come. From the. lower floor her voice rose. "Ring him again, please, keep oa ringing, it s urgent" The last match flared. Todd's eyes were open; he was looking at Georgine, his whisper just reached her ears. "I'm okay, but don't let 'em know it" As the match went out one eye closed in a meaning- rui winn. "But what happened? What's he doing here? Horace demand' ed, returning with an immense first-aid kit He also had a student lamp on an extension cord, and now Bhone this into the supposedly supposed-ly unconscious face. "I don't know, I'm sure," said Georgine feverishly. "But he' hurt, he must be, isn't the doctor ever coming? It's no distance at all from the house ... Oh dear, on dear Todd, speak to me! " She was overdoing it a bit judging by the suppressed quiver that ran through his body. A lit tle water down his neck wouldn t hurt him at all, she told herself vengefully, and gave the cloth an extra squeeze. There were more voices in the lower hall; the doctor's, doc-tor's, and another, flat and nasal. "I declare, I was just comin' up the side walk when I seen Johnny shoot up to the front and com tearin' uv these stairs." (10 BE CONTINUED) Save Your Sugar For Canning, but Bake Sweets, Too If von need luscious chocolate cookie milrklv. make these, which take so few minutes to bake and frost. Children adore tliem ana your guests will five them an encore. The oldest of our rationed com modities is still with us even though the situation has eased to a certain extent. The sugar bowl is, perhaps, still not as full as we would like to have it, but we can still manage to have our sweets and still save enough for canning if we are watch ful. The youngster will still come In peeking Into the cookie Jar, and we still have guests who like a bit of a sweet as they spend an evening of conversation or games with us. For these purposes pur-poses I have selected se-lected some reci pes which we will all find useful. For the cookie fans, here are some recipes which are bound to please: Molasses Cookies. (Makes 75) H cup shortening cup molasses H cup brown sugar H cup thick sour milk 3 cups sifted flour Y teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons lemon extract Mix shortening which has been melted with molasses and sugar and stir until smooth. Add sour milk, then gifted flour with salt, soda and ginger. Add lemon extract Mix until smooth. Chill until firm. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to ft Inch thickness and cut into assorted as-sorted shapes, as desired. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in a moderate (350-degree) oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Roll thinner if crisp- er cookies are desired. Chocolate Frosted Cookies. (Makes S dozen) IK cups sifted flour 1H teaspoons double-acting baking powder H teaspoon salt S squares unsweetened chocolate 4 tablespoons butter H cup sugar 1 egg, unbeaten H cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Sift flour once, add baking powder and salt and sift again. Melt chocolate choco-late and butter over hot water; add sugar and mix well. Add egg and beat thoroughly. Add flour and milk alternately and mix until smooth. Add vanilla. Drop from teaspoon on greased baking sheet and bake la a moderate (350-degree) oven for T minutes. When cold, spread with fudge frosting and place a half pe can In the center of each. Quick Fudge Frosting. I squares unsweetened chocolate I tablespoons butter 12 marshm allows, cut In pieces cup water Dash of salt 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Place chocolate, butter, marsh-mallows, marsh-mallows, water and salt In saucepan. sauce-pan. Heat over low flame until chocolate a n d marshmallowa are melted and mixture is smooth and well blended. Remove from Are and add remaining remain-ing Ingredients. Beat until of right consistency to spread. Use on chocolate choc-olate frosted cookies or to cover top and sides of two eight-inch layer lay-er cakes. With Just cup of sugar and the use ot a sugar substitute, you can satisfy the sweet tooth with no less than 30 delectable cup cakes: LYNN SAYS: Try Pleasing Variety In Everyday Foods A dash of lemon Juice is good tor bringing out the full flavor of almost any kind of fruit or berry pie. When you want a combination fruit pie, try one ot these pairs: pineapple and raisin, pineapple and cherry, cranberry and pineapple, apple and pear, apple and cranberry, cranber-ry, apricot and pineapple, apple and raspberry, or strawberry and rhubarb. LYNN CHAMBERS' MENU Vegetable Platten Asparagus, Cauliflower Tomatoes and Corn Toasted English Muffins Deviled Eggs Molded Grapefruit Salad Beverage Strawberry Pie Recipe given. Plain Cup Cakes. (Makes 30) 2 cups sifted cake flour 2H teaspoons baking powder Yt teaspoon salt Yt cup shortening H cup granulated sugar Yt cup corn syrup 1 egg, unbeaten 9 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla H teaspoon lemon extract Sift together flour, baking powder and salt Cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy, Work in corn syrup and beat until light Add V ot flour mixture and blend in thoroughly. Add unbeaten egg and beat thoroughly. Add re maining flour and milk alternately, beating smooth after each addition. Blend in vanilla and lemon extract. Turn into greased and floured muf fin tins and bake in a moderately hot (375-degree) oven for 25 minutes or until done. Frost as desired. Sugarless Chocolate Icing. 2 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon water Dash of salt teaspoon almond extract Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Stir in gradually the con densed milk and cook 9 minutes over hot water. Stir until smooth. Re move from heat and add water, salt and almond extract Cool and frost cup cakes. Strawberries are here In all their bright gayety and will add a deli' cious sweet des-sert des-sert to your menus for their extremely short season. Because the berries are so sweet, you can take it rather easy on the sugar when sweetening them. In fact many people find them so sweet that they use no ex tra sweetening at alL Berries like strawberries, which are naturally sweet, need little extra ex-tra tngar. Plan to serve them In pies, tarts and as shortcake as often as possible during their short sea son. Strawberry Pie. Prepare 1 baked 9-inch Die shell Just before serving, wash and hull 1 quart of fresh strawberries. Sweeten Sweet-en lightly to taste and then fold lnt pint of cream which has been whipped. Spread in pie shell and serve. Or sweeten berries to taste and fill baked pie shell Ton with whipped cream which has been gar- nisnea with whole berries. Winter pears make tastv Dies for Jaded spring appetites. For some- tning a little different, try this t rencn rear pie. French Pear Pie, cups sliced fresh winter peart 2 tablespoons lemon Juice H cup corn syrup H cup sugar K teaspoon ginger 2 tablespoons flour One 9-Inch unbaked pastry then Select pears which ara firm hut not hard. Peel, core, slice. Mix with lemon juice, corn srrun. nnr n get and flour. Place in pastry-lined pie piaie. Topping. K cup shortening H cup brown sugar 1 cup flour Cream together shortening and sugar. Mix In flour. Sm-H pears In pie shell Bake at 375 de grees ior minutes, or until pears are tender and topping Is brown. Eight servings. Serve warm or cold. Btleased by Western Newspaper Union. Maze pastry ahead of time and auow w enm oeiore adding the wa ter if TOU lika th rmi.t A.k- For cream pies, be certain the filling fill-ing as well as the pastry shell u thoroughly cooled before putting the two together. When you make an attractive red berry pie, always use a lattice crust so that the beauty of the berries can be seen immediately If you do not want a top crust or vvmg. maxe a lattice top ui pastry, tm. t i i n i "m ' J III sm' mII ,i18' Slim Waister THIS wee-waisted junior frock is ideal for graduation in June. Two rows of dainty lace or ruffling edge the brief sleeves, the full dirndl type skirt is a favorite in every teen-age wardrobe. You'll wear it for dates, too, all summer long. v. Vaffsm Mn AMI rnmM In filrp II. 12. 13, 14, 16 arid 18. Size 12, 3 yards of 55-inch; 2'4 yards lace edging. Cultured Pearls Identified Through Use of X-Ray Only an X-ray can tell a cul tured pearl from an oriental pearl. Oriental pearls develop naturally in oysters in Oriental waters. 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