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MORNING ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 9, 1911
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f u S r I r S 7 r I rib rU U L
U twtuf darajraum. tu calWd
kq last swnaisr to marry a. boat
Biaa about fifty jaara of ax to a wo
tan of Uklrtj-fiT. Too aaaa waa. a
bachelor, 'tb. womaa a widow with a
Soa about aUta yoara old.
"Art you tbo - second bMbaadT I
asked th groom after tb coramoay.
"I'm tbo coco ad or tb third, I'm not
aar which." b replied, a pained ex
pression passing orer bla fac. I nak
ed aim to explain, bat he seemed re
locUnt to do ao. 1 waa about to turn
away from blm wbeo be aald:
"Tou'r a clergyman and a food
man to confess to. If joull keep tbe
ocret 10 tell yoa.
. "Do aa you pleas about telling me.
If you fa trust me with tb secret I
shall certainly keep It"
. "When 1 waa about aa old aa my
wife la now." be began. "ahe waa a
thin Up of a girl, all arma and legs,
like a colt. But ab waa purty. all tbe
same, and aooa after that Oiled out.
There waa a mighty aofl apot la my
heart for ber. But L, baT a man '
thirty and ab a atiiplln' of fifteen, I
wouldn't V aald anything about It for
th biggest ihlp that floats. 1 watch
d ber grow up. tblnktn' that when
ah got older 1 might muster up rour
ag to ask ber to marry me. But to
of Iot ma kin' before she's even tweo
"Her father bad a" feller picked out
for ber. His nam waa Pillabury
Jack PUla bury a mighty good young
mam. Ue was Aral mat, of a tramp,
aad erery Urn bo cam la from a
crula b brought bom a lot of mon
ey to Invest. But there waa another
feller tb little gal wanted, and he
wanted ber. - Bnt Maggie lhat'a ber
aame waa mighty fond of ber father
and waa bent oa doln' what be want
ed ber to do. She ahlpped Jim Hol
dea. the feller ah loved, and ma trim)
Jack he kept on goln to aea. and
ao did Jim. Jim waa awful cut up
at loaJn' Maggie and wouldn't marry
any other gal She waa well satin fled
with Jack and always looked for him
' to com back from bla cruises. But
after awhile he went on a cruise that
h didn't come back from. He waa
due la a year, but three years passed
. , and be didn't abow up.
After awhile, when It looked aa If
Jack must be dead tbe ahtp be salted
In waa never beard from Jim' Holden
began to pester Maggie to marry blm.
She held out for a long while, but at
hut give In. - They were married, and
the boy you saw Just now come along.
Jack and Maggie didn't bare any chil
dren. Maggie waa happy with Jim.
except that abe waa alwaya worryln'
about not k do win' whether abe didn't
bar two h oa bands. Torn see. abe
didn't know positive whether Jack waa
' dead, and If he wasn't she was Bring
. with a man that ahe warn't married
a to aad tbe boy waa Illegitimate.
AD this time 1 waa doln' friendly
things for tbe woman.' ahe not know
in' anything about bow I really felt
toward ber. She give me ber con
fidence and told me wbat troabled
her. One day after a storm a lot o'
wreckage come In with several dead
bodies. I waa out In my boat and saw
Maggie beckooln' to me from tbe
beach. I went In to where abe was
and saw that abe waa standln' by a
body. She waa the wretcbedeat look
ing woman 1 ever saw.
-If s Jack." she said.
True enough, there waa Jack tome
1 took In the situation at once.
"Maggie," I aald. "there's Just 'one
way to keep you from beln' known
aa a woman who has lived with a man
who wasn't her legal husband and
your boy from known' be'a Illegiti
mate. Don't you aay a word about
this. Ill take the body oat in my
boat and give It a sea burial. "
"I think It waa sparing her boy pain
and disgrace that decided ber. At any
rate, she consented. I put the body
Into my boat, took It oat Into deep wa
ter, tied my anchor to tbe ankles and
hoisted It overboard. No one aaw me.
and If any on had I don't reckon It
would have made any difference, for It
wasn't everybody about there that
would have remembered Jack anyway
"Maggie was a good deal cut up about
the matter, not knowing whether ahe
bad done right in saying nothing to ber
husband Ton see. it made a horrible
aecret between ber and him that was
always on her mind. I relieved ber aa
well aa I could by reminding ber that,
though It might not hurt Jim specially
to know tbe secret, we couldn't tell
exactly bow he would feel about ber
- and my action In tbe matter. I didn't
see how It would help matters to lell
"Jim died aboot ten years ago, and
IT waited since then till a few
months ago to tell, Maggie my part of
tbe story. We bad been drawn so
together by the secret thst It waan't
- much of a aurprtse to her when I aald
What I bad to say. And I tblnk th
aecret helped m to get ber I want to
know what you have to ssy about It.
Do you con demo as?"
"Aa to the wisdom of yonr course."
1 replied. "1 have ao comment to make,
la your action I see nothing to eon
. "I'll go and tall ber that" be aald.
greatly relieved. "It'll aaka her feel
Mr comfort bl about It than sine
cbm secret came between as."
Believe me, the talent of success
is nothing mora than doing what
yon can do wel and doing what
ever you do without a thought of
fame. If it cocne at all, it wiO come
because it is deserved, not because
it is sought after. And, moreover,
there wil be ao avsgmnga, do dis
appointment, no hasty, feverish, ex
hausting mii nt Lwtgfelow.
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