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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1910)
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(A continued story)
a I'age k) and" Itena ml lleu,
i side, wera playing Ilia last
riii KHlunt Hylvla. Marlon
. errili uii the other.
I - 'Bll was
flying lui .--..
Mar. m caught It. but lir brother Uor
J.m got It away. Then Kerrall aecur
d It aud dived toward the red goal,
but Ileum Honnedel caught him uuder
watur; tit Iwll IkIiIhhJ up. and Hylvla
Hun both runt around It with a lit
tle aarulng shout and burled It back,
t Hlward. wbo shot frward Ilka au
arrow, bl opponents gathering about
blm In full cry amid laughter and ex
cited applause from the gallery, where
Urare Femill and Captain Vouchor
were wildly offering odd ou the blua
and Aldordeue aud Major lielwether
were thriftily Ikx-Iiii( them.
Mortimer climbed the slippery mar
ble stairway aa fast aa bia lack of
breath permitted, anxious for bia
ibara of tha harvest If the odda were
right. He oiutiuiced make several
ipparently desirable wagers with
Kathryn Tassel and oue wltb Ueverly
I'lank, who was alao obstinately back
ing the bluea, the loalnit aide. Sylvia
played forward for the bluea.
Suddenly through the confused blur
of foam and apray the bin. glistening
ball ahot aloft and remalued.
"Illue! Blue!" exclaimed Orace K er
rail, clapiHiiff her bunda, and a little
whirlwind of cries and bund flapping
whoed from the gallery ta the breatta
leaa awlmtuera came climbing out of
the pool with scarcely wind enough
left for a word or strength for a gee
ture toward the laughing crowd above.
Mortimer, disgusted, turued away,
already casting about bliu fc soiua-
body to play rarda with. ft tlng bia
tenieraiueut and bia temper to throw
good money after bad. Hut Quarrier
aud Mb Caithness bad already re
turned to Ilia a.niHU courta. tlio ma
irlty of the awluimera to their sever
it dressing rooms and Urace Kerrall'a
party. iUlped for motoring, to the
lawn, where they lt little time In
Jlaapiearlng Into the goldeu har-e
which a auddeu ahlft of wind had
spun out of t! cloudleaa afternoon's
However he got Marlon and alao, aa
usual, the two men wbo bail made a
practice of taking away hla money.
Major Hoi wet her and Lord Alderdcne.
He hadn't particularly wuuteil them.
He wanted aomebody be could pluy
with, like Slward. for example, or
even the two ten dollar I'agee. Not
that their combined twenty would do
him mil''. ;Hrt. but It would at leuat
permit J1 the pleunuree of the card
table ' lit eraonal loaa.
But tl 'agea bad retired to dreaa.
and Voucher waa for motoring, aud be
hud no line for bia wife, and lie waa
afraid of I'Uink'a game, and Slward,
aeated on the edge of the pool and
abnrlng a pint of ginger ale wltb Syl
via IJindla. ahook hla bead at the eug
geation and reauuied hla dlvlaloa of
the gluger ale.
Hank and Leila Mortimer came
down to congratulate them. Sylvia,
alwaya Inatluctlvely and particularly
nice to people of Plauk'a aort whom
she occaalonally encountered, waa so
faultlessly amiable, that Dank, who
hud never before permitted bltnsolf
the privilege of monopollalng her,
found himself doing It so easily that
It. kept, blm lu.a state of wralatent
HI ward. Inclined In I amuwxl by
the duration of the tramv Into wLI h
I'lsnk had fallen, waK bwl tb prog
rum ut that bulky young id an 'a lufatu
a I loo aa be ant there on Uia l'a
marble edge, exrhangtbif trivial vlea
ou trivial aul'Jmta with Mra. Iroy
One Id their history, during bvr
early married life, 81 ward bad lieen
very aeiitlua-iitMl alwiut her, but nel
ther'b Dor aba bad approached tb
danger Hue doner than to uiuk dar
ing eyua at on another arroaa the
frouilera of good taate. And their
youthful enchantment bad faded ao
naturally, ao pleasantly, that always
there bad remained to them both cu
agreeable after tuste-a aort of guy
understanding which almost Invaria
bly IihI to mutual banter wbeu Ihvy
encouuterel. But Dow aometblug ap-iH-sred
to le lacking lu their rather
llstlesa badlnagaomethlng of the
IimuuI flavor which once bud enlted
even laughing alienee wltb algultl-cani-e.
8ianl. too, bad erased to be
amused at the apectacle of I'lnnk'a
culfllko Infatuation, and Leila Mrtl
mer'a tmred smile hud tasted ao long
that her olive pink eheeka were at
and she relaxed her fixed features
with a little nil rug that was also aome
tblug of a shiver. Then, looking pru
dently around, ahe encouutered Hl
ward'e eyea, and during a moment's
hesitation they considered one another
w lib an Increasing curiosity ' thut
alowly became tentative lulflllirem-e.
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And her eyea anld very plaluly "aud
wickedly to P! ward's: "Jho. my friend:
8o it loree you to ae Mr. Plank mo
noiNitlxltig an engaKd girl wbo be
lotilfa to Howard guarrierl"
Then without apiiearlng to aba took
Plank away from temptation ao skill
fully that nobody etcept Slward un
derstood that the young man bad been
incontinently removed. He. Plank,
never doubling that he was a pertm-t-ly
free agent, decided that the time
bad arrived for triumphant retirement
Sylvia turued to Slward. gtunced up
at him. hesitated and began to laugh
"Wiiat do you think of my latest aen
tiinental acquisition V
"He'd be an ornament to a stock
farm," replied Hlward. out of humor.
"IIow brutal you can be!" ahe roused,
Nonsense! He's a plain bounder.
"I don't know-is he? He struck me
a. trifle appealing!?, even pathetically.
They usually do. that aort Aa though
the trouble they took could ever be
worth the time they lose!"
She sat, smiling maliciously down at
the water, smoothing out the soaked
skirt of her swimming suit aud swing
ing ber legs reflectively.
"Are you reconciled 7" she asked
"To leaving Photover. Today is our
last day, you know. You may be here
agnln. but I-I shall not be I if I ever
come to Shotover again."
Her stockinged heela beat the devil's
tattoo against the marble sides of the
kk)I. She reached up above ber head,
drawiu'g down a flowering branch of
Jaiwueae orange, and caressed her deli
cate nose with the white blossoms
dreamily, then mischievously, "I'm ac
customing myself to- this most sig
nificant perfume," she said, looking at
him askance. And , she deliberately
hummed the wedding march, watching
the color rise In his sullen face. .
"If you h:id the courage of a spar
row you'd make life' worth something
for us both," lie said. '
She crossed her knees, 'one slender
ankle, lniartw..-!' her IwndMWaulas
forwkriTOiotjghtfolly above tSe wataf.
"Our laat day," aba muaed. "for wa
hall never bt Juat yoo and I again
never again, my friend, after we leave
this rocky coast of Edan. I aua to to
rn a tried a year from Nov. 1,"
He looked up at ber In dark aorprlaa.
for be bad beard that their wedding
date bad been r-t for the coming win
ter. ' ' - '
"A. year'a engMgeinentT" he repeated,
"It waa my wish. I think that to
sufficient for everybody concerned."
Then, averting her face. Which ad
uddenlv lost a little of Its color, "A
year la little enough." ahe said impa
tiently. "I what baa happened to u
require an Interval a decent Interval
for its burial. Stephen Slward, what
do you think of me nowT"
"I am learning." he replied simply.
"What, If you pleaaer
"Learning a little about what I am
"You mean raeT"
She bent forward Impulsively,- bal
ancing her body on the pool's rim
with both arms, dropping her knee un
til her ankles swung interlocked above
the water. "Listen," she said In a low,
distinct voice. "What you lose Is no
other man's gain. If I warm and ex
pand In your presence, if I say clever
things sometimes, if I am Intelligent,
sympathetic and amusing. It Is because
of you. You Inspire It in me. Normal
ly I am the sort of girl you first met
at the station. I tell you that I don't
know - myself now; that I have not
known myself since I knew, you. Qual
ities of understanding, ability to ap
preciate, "to express myself without
employing the commonplaces, subtle-:
ties of intercourse all, maybe, were
latent In me, but sterile until you came
luto my life. And when you go, then,
lacking impulse and incentive, the new
facility, the new sensitive alertness,
the unconscious self confidence, all
will smolder and die out in me. Shall
we take a farewell plunge and drest
You;bow we fay goodby. tomorrow."
(To be continued.)
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