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, . ."Hi " " . I '""ill. suji iilfiie . ii iji l ju n j i. in w NiiiuiM j Joy tieprrfett THE AWFUL MESS OF AIMEE AND BILLY A kxandet't eyes hecame keener, lie looked a litttentimtuous. Are you nfmd T- h e said. ' "Do you not see that you must face vie consequences of (Am foohsh jhtng you have done?- - Once the truth U told, you have nothing to fear from the police. The police said Aimee scornfully. "I'm not afraid of the poltce. I m not much afraid of Aunt Erythea. It isn't that at all. - What other thing f" Aimee looked at him with growing embarrassment. ; - "Oh!" she said tit last, desperately, "have I got to put U in so many wordttMy slaying y cottage f Didn't you understand- Aa foiJ yottf was there twonigh is. Mr. Lambe, to her surprise, did not lok forbitlding or censor- . out. Instead, hi looked a Milt puzzled. A nd m that moment Axmei . conceived a liking for Alexander. yosmnd heard fmirftqrgf hnatdrl attach no importance to that incident, whatever." "Ah" said Aimee sadly, "but other people will, you see." '. Alexander suddenly flushed crimson, and he avoided Aimee' v tye. But his face grew, peculiarly gnm. "I have only this to sou.. .That manthat Spencer who dared 'to expose you tc such a situation, is the culprit I wish to see. He deserves ' Aimee's heel siiiolt the poor. "Not a word against Hilly! It's he who saved me, right from tit"legged me to let him own up. Hut he has kpl ri.-because I wanhd it kept, lie isirgenlle- at " ' ' man!" . . ot-4v- U - MIhnp-thnttiiiitr- ' en . hit-ow- n nuUhell tha wful oimi that Aim and you har it in and a aica girl Billy h f ol into. For Aimea it a bishop't they don't mkk 'am nicar. And Contin Alazandar it "a youof oburchman and churchmen ara obliged to tejl tha troth, tha whola a truth and nothing' but tha truth. And Almoa it maiqueradiag larraat maid, and ! mixed up in a burglary and U gallivanting around with an unknown American, Billy Spencar, who baa a now" kind of motorcycle to tell. Incidentally, Billy i a nice at they make 'em, too. It' an Engliih itory, but it' bright M a new American dollar. And entertaining! and thrilling! Sidney Cowing It tha author. Ha't a comparatively new man, tut He certainly hat he's already made an international reputation. written good ttory here, which detervea itt name "The Joy of ' . :. Living." dmhtr 1 wild Lord Scroops flrmly yet benlgnnntly, "Is that you must go, and you shall!" r"f"A month ' of Attiimryttti? ! Lambe, and Alexander. Lady Seroope twinkled, and was so exasperating as to laugh. She put her hands affectionately on her daugh ter's shoulders "Sorry; Aimee." she said; "there la. as you. would say, nothing doing. You will have to go. I cau't hav your dear father worried any more. 1 don't think,": ah added pensively, "there's any cause for real alarm about Alex- - Aimee la atlfle(Honesrwould kill me. Why are these things always piled on to meT I'm fed npt" Tha Very Rev. Viscount Seroope, j the- - Ur f archdeacon and Incumbent -' tog of Scroop Magna, gaxd dreamily "ITS sll very- wpll for yon."- mourned erer his daughter's head without Aimee, "but" to hear her. A sunbeam fi"I'm realty sorry, dear. I am going ltered d panes, to th and elsewhere Ulumlultig his stlveriiatr and finely for a few weeks, .but when. 1 com sunas was cut features. It though the back I will make It up to you. These beam said: "Behold a saint; here Is are the little crosses you hav to on who bears and speaks no evil." bear." A saint Lord Scroops undoubtedly She kissed her daughter, and hur was; calm, benlga end Immovable as ried down to the car. . granite. Th car whirled ber away,- - and . "My dear child," he said gentlyr "let Lord Seroope followed it with dream us sdmlMhe jcold lljsbt of reason. You ily adoring eyes. Atmee, wbo bad caa have no genuine objection to.your watched the pair with a sort of ex Aunt Erythea, for ymrijave never set asperated affection, turned Into the . yes on ber since you were three yart morning room. old. Jervaulx abbey Is a What on earth," she murmured, "Is and strictly ordered house. one to do with peopl Ilk thatT It Is aa atmosphere which will cor JwejL-Wri- Mimmbc'"-'-- - - . thrauh-,tl.4lanion- Milne-Templ- ShfejLqaitiCf ecTrrdTr.hento plorable school from which we have You must go. removed you. Aunt Erythea desires that you shall go,' And (bat, as you will realize when you make her acquaintance, is final." The Bod. Aimee Scroope'a vividly ' lOTely fact became ..still more matl- nous and desperate. znairiiotienrT'ou"Trttt acjuieUfiijdi!ML "Your cousin, Seroope, smiling. Al- A exander Lambe, Is at Jervaulx. little older than yourself, doubtless; but an excellent companion for you. A young man wholly devoted to good work, and with unexceptionable con- ' nectlons, he will doubtless attain that which hla aunt would wish eminent . foe Wm." Aimee looked at her father with In- tens suspicion. Then slie turned to th photograph of a young man In a derlctti collar; the fac was pleasant but somewhat serious, witb large, fac that rrank. round eyes. Th AUse made, at It was hideous. .' to pack, h "Go snd tell your muld dear child," said Lord Seroope cently, Dattlng her head. Aimee wss twenty - years of ag, and stood five feet six. bat ber father contrived to. hav th air of pattlns somebody about three feet blsh. Aimee' said soroethlnf Inarticulate, . bee-llfor a rose-pin- k nd mad blonde, where Lady boudoir Jscroop. ' ;:" petit and wholly charming, was buttontnc bar gloves. . Amid pink mr roundlnn. Lady Scroop loo ed little . th4 bar daughter, f "VIurn ray,"' aald , Alrae forcibly, m a rop. 1 youll hav to throw 'r- - :br-- r to' be raseuedjjrota -- ' " t tdr ,irtlr jt n the Tlfflff .Aimee L, cousin, Georglna Berners, twenty- three, plump and placid, dressed In a style that suggested enforced econ omy. M las Bernere was tooklnff wist ful. "Why, Georglei," aald Aimee, encir cling her ample waist, "hay you th hump, toot Let' ha -- . gether' "It haa been lovely here at Seroope," " " MM by ' JlTJt r r3" for breath. paused "He'i Trump!" she eald, with IraoramaiT'Tehemepce, Insisted Georglna. tood J. "lis That li a good man'a face,. If ever 1 saw one. And, aaaea ueorgina, wiin rapt ezpresalon on her plump fea tures, "he will fail in love witb you, Aimee. I'm sure of It! And wber 4hf Jappena " i Oh, jfou make me. Juck frenzied . Aimee. "It's a disease with This you I Sentiment revolts me. tnatMiarteg3aoout-- 4i "Aimee," said Georglna almost tear fully, "your very name means 'Ue- " z " loved' 1" Oh, rats 1" said Aimee furiously. and fled from the room. i ' r na i 4 SVv. lJTr:-- r HiJM .tiHwwiHWJlWMlU'. L II - ' f r ' :'..,tS. CHAPTER l . - Escape. In the deepest depression, wandered down th park towards .the high Atmee avenue .joadJhapassed ' '.IP .. on th road. Too lprlnf hand on tha tank of thr rana"fcatfered them can lac iuy luuige wiu jvui motorcycle "to aell uila." "Weird-lookln- r "If yon think for a moment Td have thing t? aaid Atmec, wlth-- to anything to do with. such ajbusides A .fiendish expression cam over A was of a remarkable shspe. Toursr "Miner said the stranger Joyously. mee's feature. Sh gripped hercoua-ln'- s arms again. "Alone I did It I hold th patent If "If yoa don't," she hissed, "111 tell a Sunakatowxer-rth- e Flying Sphinx - s everybody about yon and Aloysjus "Kipping nam. Cva It "Can It flyf It devours space Ilka niennerhasset getting lost at th "' -picnic fjrz Ahe sunbeams lick up th mists of the t 7? 'T" At this monstrous accusation, Geor Ibornlo'l And no more noise than a -gia blushed scarlet.- - Th mildest pecoaby'i whlsperr cadillo In a blameless life, tha memory "Around tli world la thirty winks of the Incident In question always When once uuide the fiyui SpniMl filled her with alarm; Alme had held " "If got Slnbad'i rpet out th It over her head before, Seven-leagBoots fuesalng." ii won't listen to another "word P threw a leg over th saddle. "Like a she gasped. - - spin up th road? Jump ap behind 1' "Ton needn't v. It J the time for "small square Alme on the carrier. - There waa a whirl box from' th luggag and among wind charm about th stranger that th chauffeur on th back. carried her away. The next moment thumped 'GronffleTTftopTier only, a the Flying Sphinx did the same. Th bag, m walk- - up to th station ap wind whistled past Almee's ears. To proach. Tak alias Berners on to Jer keep; her seat she was obliged Jo grab vaulx. And hurry ah if behind time Billy suddenly round the waist already 1" t "Don't mind U I bold your sh A faintly ' bewildered expression gasped.: passed- fac, as "Shucks!" said Billy Impatiently. "I his trylng-t- o arrang though don't car how yoa. hold , ma, along's yon don't hit th ffltl". . They breasted th crest of th rise, "Hang tight now I" h cried. "We'll let her out!" Tha Sphinx went forward with the IBtv wblrr of a ahelL She peeled. th. road- Hnf r flr -- rurt-decan- u 1 -- -- AJmtjrihM - ir r said Aimee.. A young man, who was tinkering a motorcycle, whence cam th explosion, looked up startled, and removed hla cap. 'Oh! I'm sorry I" he said. "I didn't know there was anyon around." They looked at each other.' and both bfughed. it was Impossible to 'look at th stranger, and fall to laugh. Not In derision, but Joyously, spontaneously, as one laughs when the brees heels th boat or when a puppy dog falls bead over tall When the motorcyclist grinned, his teeth were so whit that they gave the effect of a flash. Ills fair and rather tousled hair caught the sun. His head looked a If It might be rammed through a door, without dam- Wing anything except th U was-h-lg built, and ahoot Ave, but his bright blue yes might hav belonged to a boy of sixteen.. He - ' wor dusty blue overalls. - alxd: er way behind JherUkamMnf japfc -- : .' '. - r J -- " HI 11 ' f - f i ft ' V' - l- to a scream. Billy leaned lightly forward towards the handle-barcool, effortless! efficient t. Alme was only conscious of being whirled gloriously through space, when th Sphinx, after a two-mloop; slid back to the "spot whence she .bad started-Aimee sprang from the cars, rier. "Oh, thank you!" sh gasped. "That was too good to be true 1" Th cyclist, without dismounting. looked at her (lowing face and frank eyes. "I wish there were mor Ilk you," h aald. laughing "Tll 'em who-ve- r I1 m& mm they arf-t- p can th sentiment. Hong, an' good lock to yon I' He raised his cap, and next moment j th Sphinx whirred him away In a cloud of golden dust Alme followed blm with tier eyes till hr waa round th bend, then sh turned back Into the park. It seemed to her that the sunlight bad become k vivid and th sky paler. Very slowly, Aimee mad her way back to th portals of Scroop Towers, Where the heavy family car, laden with luggage, stood waiting. Georglna Ideas. QUAKER REBUKE"""- ' "I hife been ;np and down th world a Jfreat a knowing deal.-observe- "BwaJTannoy .maTSay what "yoa hav to say clearly." Ceergtna had , not ; reallxed that Lady Erythea waa extremely deal . Tber is something I hav to c plain." sh bawled hoarsely into tha can se yoa d young man In a certain. Pennsylvania town, -- and . mixed with "all kind of people, and I hav mighty Ilttle falth ta preacher or any otherlrfnff of r- - -formers. Peopl ar all. alike; V know tbem. i I've cut my eye teeth." ' 'Among those present happened to .be an old Quaker, who remarked to "Ah I" aald Lady Erythea vaguely. the blase young person: . "Thee doesn't seem to have cat thy "J am pleased that yoa took forward. so much to your visit-N- o, yoq need wisdom -- teeth ;yet" " ., " '." "T :" not fear being alone.: Her Is your cousin," sh added,as a young man ATOesperate Ruse, In clerical collar cam out upon tha . "WelL did you collect that bm from " steps. "Alexander. eougla. th ScatterbysP your ; Aimee" "I"Na sir." said th new collector, ft turned a pal and timid saw a piece of crepe on" their door and fac to the stranger, .The Revt and Ijflldn't ..want Hon. Alexander Lamb 1owed. ' .Alexander was Marge and well, - "Yoa go fight back there and get AV somewhat the money." Those people hang a piece though loosely, built hard et crepe on their door on the first of iy .fair. Certainly his every month.1? fac was a Uttl serious, and his eyea Tafg ahdjrouhdb utvetxxlndly ofjfublldty.. ".welcoma to JerranlXt X!oualn-Toa-domind having th nam z mee," h said. of . your: automobile ' painted tn . boxA. sodden interest and sympathy car letters on th cover P quickened in- th large eyes as they "No," said the1 motorist, "although And It's true that Tra7 a rolling advertiserested Georgtna's Jace. n the girl's fear idled ment for the manufacturer who made within her. - Mr. - Alexander Lamb It, but I have to draw the line somelooked so cool and protective and dv where." If my tailor ever asks ma to , wear his' label where til who run may. pendable. -'""Escort your cousintO'-th- a morning Tea dp i room, Alexahffer," said Lady Erythea . A Watural Choice. authoritatively, "and offer her fresh ment after her drlva."- - motor ear bad. skidded on the in together. And as wet road and upset An Irishman they walked their backs jeemed t came up and said to a friend in the suggest,. In som subtl manner, that crowd, "What's the excitement PdtP an . automobile ' that's an4wderstandlng, a mutual aympathy. had dawned between them. Backs lnrned turtle." can b very expressive sometimes. - "Turned turtle, Is ItP said the new-- . Lady. Erythea regarded them with a comer. "Bedad, that mut be the ray-so-n look of commanding approval She It chose a mud puddle." , followed them majestically up tha .. steps. Hoping for the Best. "This,", proclaimed Lady Erytbea'a "Brother Jones, on de last great erect and overwhelming back,-"lday de sheep will be 'separated from' I ordained It from th beginning." de goats. -- et e, -- -- i i dean-shave- : n AEra nt Ai - - jn "panic-stricke- d ,.'' -- CHAPTER Re-Ent-er Dat'derw lit Brother Jackson, an' Tnj prayln nlglrt atf mornln dat de good Lord put me on de woolly dde fir ordifence' Billy. Alme tramped along tha broad hlghwayrwhlstling. At Scroop, much " Qutek Turnover. : ImoraXat- - Jervaulx, one was not W I Into. to want What aet Nephew lowed to whistle. Ever and anoa aha uncle,' Is some Una where on can stopped whistling to laugh. make a quick turnover Alme. had dropped tha tqtiara box Into a quarry pit an hour before and . Uncle Well, yoa might get a Job continued on her ' way unburdened. frying griddle cakes. . ... Thi idea of finding lodgings at Sea-bridge appealed to her. She had ' -- Qaorgtna Faltered. ' . twtyHHl,4uP,,a etterrfrii)pMvtnF JV7 A et They-walke- il tter.Js Tber I luggage. mistake I - May "Th modem, tendency of. th young. to enunclat indistinctly," aald Lady Erythea, - producing an th Ha rubbed hti ear for a mo ment than, saluted and let in th fund- enougu. A month's pocket up. and ,Lora scroop stood beside dutch. money was la her purs, aid Lady her. Scroop had been liberal on. ber de Georglna, who bad risen with th "Graadle," ha aald to th chauffeur, parture. -- That' His Bernoro at the f tetntlojaija 1 "yew- - witt-drWhaTaroweM'fr balanc lost ber m a and collapsed iyntrAfnie laughed again; "Too statlofl and takt lilBs Aim ov t slightly undignified manner w Bit Aimee, "If Georgl doesai play op I were looking as ir you felt pretty I don't ear? TW them my ultl- Th chauffeur, whowas a mlddle-- seat low." matum. They" cant hang me. Tve .. 8b and turned struggled "up "I was. Everybody hat been ap- aged man with a singularly wooden Unshed face towards her coadn... I been very patient with them all On palling! Talking sentiment till 1 feel expression, seemed to b . making, a "Stop l Stop p sh cried, la an ag must mak a stand sometime or other. mental effort H saluted, staring Who does my Uf belong to," demand sticky all over." onized vole. "Aimee him. befor The stranger's fac felL straight ed Alme,. never a purist tn gram- "Good-by- , aald dearP wav Aimee, Bless yon, my "Goodby, Georglna "Gee I That's to bad! 8r- - tment her handkerchief. "Dont get lost LmaTrJIf aottomer ehr lie bade a gesture as If ward- - child; bless you I Drive on, Gmndla. ing A faint sound was born upon th with Alexander!" What ar yoa waiting forr that attuned Itself cuTh cartore thirapeechless and gea- - breetc. a not Th car meandered out of Scroop to riously It .waa Aunee'stlioughts. out of sight round park and turned northward along th tlculatlngAieoiYliia like the buss f homing he. - 8b mala road. Georglna was in low spir- the bend. Alme sat down on her box, looked up, and saw- - a' motorcyda its. Alme throughout had been seeth buried her fac In her hands, and dis speeding along th.road with a smear solved such Into unfeeling laurhtet ing with aa enormously Increased sense of mutiny, and, as they neared that a pair of thrushes and a chaffinch of following dust behind It Uk th of a comet Aimee fecognliedlh fled from-thth station, 'sh exploded. hedge In Indignation and tall Flying Sphinx; and became aware of alarm. "I cant stand it .Georgia iH a lauthing fee looking up at hers. "I .wish I wert you!" said Georglna l and a set of wrxwhUe teeth. Onvfartroualre-TTWff-laHs- a mournfully. "Why, It's BUlyP she cried spon. and over the county border th car-- i "EhP - taneously. "I wish I wer Alme Scroop, and carried a limp and. nerveless Georold "Hello, cried th ercUst chap oaf my way to Jervaulx abbey. That's glna. Consternation had given away BUlyjasJbare-headed- , Ws fair hair ; rto humb dejpair; ..; up at tha erown In a ,I!tU sticking 'Alme started slightly. --An axtraor- "What shall "I dor sh thought toft that blew about In the wind.1 dlnary impish expresIonr cam lnt "What am I to say to Lldy Erytbaaf lWhere wer jo making forP ha her yea. Georglna, who- - knew th XMraii a a fearful rowl" door-oane- L op -- 7 , . DIRECTIONS WANTED Ooullst Drop a little of thl Into jrouf ye thr tlmaa a day. Patient BefOr meals of 4fbr. . -- -- -- lactor. v flit e'.e.e'e r idHoked wt herety "T?" rl" said Aimee, in a slgBrof of unlooked-fo- r aaronanoolmeanF wnn excitement My dear, fat cousin. Th way out Of tha dlfflcuity.' Th aeamMl tn M Kami Sh. r.. i...w vole decision. Alme gripped her by the arm. and replied, .in. a low vole .that bubbled your "full name, ss I remember," Is Georglna Amy Scroops Berners I Lop off tha superfluous head and tall, and there yoa are Amy Scroop. ...Near enough for anyoaA Ton are going to Jervaulx -- I : Wtemploymeat bureaa lorrea Aiiae flippantly, . blamrtessear-Hh- at ' It would b p- - fill th cuuany neiignnui tr snewiuld rol that Alme . bad " mapped out for ' her. ., ; , ;. , . Georgina-start- ed, aadHhrust-th- e Job aU lready I ma this morning. But it's washed lost out. And now Tm adrift" BlUy was perplexed. Ha had bees wholly unable to plae. AlmeajJit wondered If she were a governess. A question, was on - his Urn. but h checked himself, for fear of aivlni tt. i w foos,.., for hadj r it ' Idea from her with horrified Instesd-o- f . ml sought for as never seen ma, nor has Alexander explanation Agalnrhe a true on which would Lamb. And neither of them, know save Almee's facc By tha time aba yea from Adam 1 mean Evl Tou'U had considered and - rejected" half a . rLost ItP.ha' axclalmedW7 guest suit them down to th ground!" dosen, finally deciding on on that It's Just as weUl - Ton look sh thought might do, the ear kad cov- happier 1 Wbat Job d'you thin - of GeorrlnaJookedat ered th thirty mdea and was thread- chasln'P tag terror. -.V . i I dont know." "It is rqrgeous arrangement" ex- ing through th park road of Billy looked at her aaer!v.A an A. claimed Alme. tightening her grip on . den flash cam into JUs eysa, as on her cousin's arm. "And nothing easGeorglna stumbled oat'of th car ier. Cad s Joseph" 'will never miss at th main entrance and' faced a who conceives a superb ldea. - ' yon leave ma to fix that up. Grundle gaunt and majestic, lady In gray sUk will deliver yon at Jervaulx; he's a who cam down' th steps. "Will a dude- - awlml erlad and has probably Ana so, my dear Aimee." aald perfect supr-IdlAlmec "Of wwrs I'll ooma." forgotten which of us Is to go there, Lady Erythea, in a large and inform-stivIf wa dldnt tell him. He never, talks, voice, "yoa arrlv at last ' either.. As for me, I shall go to ''.'-..-- ' (TO BB CONTINUED J.- - , or oa a walking tour or any- "Georglna faltered Every thing she ' had Intended to say was driven out thing I chooser . , f' J.'-- , Had). . 'V - ' ara yoa'madP "t . -- of her head. Aim' had been c ."What's the matter . Alm nowP yelled hla on of tha sanest Tnojots 6t Aant Erythea was Uk wife. i ," ?ry. my Ufr retorted Almea; and, lean-la- th duke t WcUlagtoa. . - Tm j .t trying to pica as a blink in. over tha back, ah tor (ha tag XrythaaP gasped GeorglnA bdVtlm story- .- The klds alnt lat labels ff hr loggmx aad Ooorxtna 1 aa tw.mormata eaasa ta tmlaad anted la erop reporfa." , .v-h-- -. hn They Look ad at Each Other and Both , Laughed.. log off Invtalhla assailants. "Sentiment 1 poison Ivy I It gives ma thai tired feeling. Madam, accept my symi j'", pathy." In tha apaca of a moment they fait aa though they had known each other for years. .' Do yoa Uv anywher about " aald Alme.- - "I to hav . "Here? About seven thousaod mile of P s aald : th stranger,- - mogldng. ' "Cobalt Arapa-h- o county. Otoea of tha world-ans- wer t tb asm of Billy. And Cm har la England' h addd. lay- - am west-byout- hrr en . - - tr: Jer-vaul- x. , "iai-WrOf all the worda of tongoa or pan Th fladdeet are thaee: "I own n hen." Kapeclaily l( yon eaa further say: one my an a eg 'bom every oay. JraetfuUPoatponimnt "Bllthersbji has .iLherlted a for-tune." "If that's tha case his greatest gift will no longer b pf any: as to him." - : "What la ltT"The ability, to mak a bill collec tor think hla next visit is bound to be hla last" .. , ; P r "I suppose guymrr meTTo purest of human minds that a faint don't mean yonT lost you'v JobP ' suggestion crept intov Georglna'a ' ."Jobr Alme bubbledyour with amuselittle whisper, aa it were, in that ment "Welt Aunt-Erythea- -hae word-pictur- old-wor- i 14mj flowing slgliedOelwaMoftre-wic- owl-face- d mil - n a dear. I've nothing to go back to but Uncle Joseph, who. doesn't think about anything but biology, and scarcely remembers 1 exist though he Is quite kind., of course. It will be awful after this." fl've never met your Uncle Joseph," said Aimee, "but Tm .pertain he's nothing to my Aunt fcrythea an'd Jer vaulx.' She broke Into a frenaled and vivid e of all that awaited her. ."A place something between a ca thedral and a barrack, and a fearful sort of Komaa matron with a nose Ilk the . duke of Welllnjton'e-- I'v never see aunt'a noe, but It's cer talnly Ilk that and to be drilled Into (lining decorously .with aa curat who, aom day, they say, will probably b bishop" Georglna was Intensely shocked. "Aimee, yoa really' ar extraordl nary I Many people would be too clad to b la. your shoes. A long visit to a charming old plac Jervaulx, they thaa My, Is even mor . Scroop everything orderly, romantic. peacafnl ".'r-;-- - "Moldy Interrupted "Alme. 4r "And .luxarlona. .Lady Crrthea veryoae says, Is a aplmdld manager. Aad your const sic; sensible .u m iniiwi ti lutlratlotu byr fORTH YOUNG "Just. what I was thinking - r des-- Itrva m-- this awful visit She expotraded with extreme rapidity and terror ber views on Jervaulx, Lady Krytbea Sertttncad. l young mtK. Tra seeo big photograph. HU fce "Iff die face," nld Alme fiercely, oFrcoiaboned codfluhl rvr aeeii I made mt fed jgen If my hos tvera full of water!' "Aimee!" said Georglna plaintively, Ton appal met' "Good thing! Then you know how I feel!" retorted Aimee pertll. "The whole thing appals me. These curates I I'm fed up with them! Alexander l voice exclaimed it CHAPTER gam dge gates and t the corner of the road. There Atmee baited, and considered the perversity of Fate. And close he- side her barked a sharp explosion. with a flash of yellow flam and a whiff of pungent amok. - And a clear . Tltr wmwm ii Sidney Gowing,; rougn-i- n- And tits-"lUlly," sauV'Aimee, "this is my CMnhA1fifWKder. he knows all about it. It scrms this is our finish, Hilly." The two men lurned and faced each other. "I cant goT dad," said Aimee , perately, "and 1 wontr "My answer, my dear Aimee," ' V r I f ' alfiimlf-iI leywVBayVlJ Man la Need Lend ma $20.- -1 har '" to' go to Boston- ,Friend Why must yoa go there? Man la Need Just received a con tract to deliver a aeries of lectures there on "How to Succeed In AJfe,". snd I ha vent, the fare. W.I Elderly- -" Gentlema Customer I want a dainty - aesrf for a tady. la ot Unfortunate Word. "Tou appear to hav offended" the ' grass widow." "Sorry I '. I merely remarked that sh wss lnher heyday." t , - - . ,v-- la Thartdar'f . BeraM) -- ; . Sorry,, old man bat ah gone Into th hands of a receiver. Jack k Coatbiu; t Tom I say, Introduce me to Miss Van Coyne, wUl yout Xd Uk to mar--, ry" that girl ; she's a perfect bank ' Sea-brld- ...,''. " To Lata. - a g J .1 ' Wd-corne- l" It ,11 aom pretty color." ". Clerk Certainly. We hav them la mud, rust, clay and old brick. " " aj . uuty. has-Jus- Thafa Julia movie. : know JackFlm, tmakes Jnlla ,1 I Where SUr Ar. ' HI to into I think aa What 2'' " ' the youli be a star.. yoa think oo ' nn - to In heavea. b t maaM -- to Ml r? - r '