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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS. OREGON 1 DECEMBER 20, 1907.
D. D. D.
By M. M. CUNNINGHAM.
Copyright, lain, bj M. M. Cunningham.
Carman scowled as a tiny figure In
brown linen scuttled across the lawn.
Tp to more mlHeulef." he (rrowled.
"Just had one spanking and getting
ready for another. I hope be gets It.
It's a pity I can't give It to hlra. ne'd
remember It better than the hairbrush
sessions be usually has."
Daniel Davenport Dndley slipped
round a corner of the carriage boose,
and Will Carman resumed his book.
The day was far too One for reading,
tout bis clothes were downstairs dry
ing out, and one of Bob Dudley's dress
ing gowns whs scarcely an appropriate
costume for outdoor exercise.
He bad run down to bis partner's
bungalow for the day only. He bad
wanted to inn lie a base of operations
against Ruth Emory, wbo was stay-
"WOll'T TOO PliSAU MARRY RIM SO I
- wom't srAXKKD r
lag across the river at the Blesslng
ton's country place. Ruth was to leave
tomorrow for Bar Harbor, and unices
be spoke today there was small chance
' of winning her band for another six
aaontbs. Carman was no letter writer,
and be could not hope to conduct aa
Helen Dudley, bis partner's wife, had
suggested the scheme of bis running
town ostensibly upon business Just
at the time that Dudley was going
away. He might go over to Blessing
ton's for want of better occupation,
and the battle would be won.
But they had not counted upon D. D.
D. That Ingenuous six-year-old bad
pent the early morning In bridging
with branches and sod the tiny stream
that cut through the Dudley lawn.
Carman lind broken through the shaky
bridge und lind Honked lilmm'lf to tlio
knees. Mrs. Dudley hud spunked D.
D. D., but that did not dry damp
trousers nor muddy boots, and now
Carman was sitting In the Kiiest room
smoking Itnli Dudley's clears and soft
ly cursing mnnll boys und other fates
that kept blm from Miss Kiuory's side.
Presently he laid down the book as
D. D. D. came around the corner of
the cHrriajre house again. The roof re
pslrers had left some tar on the dirt
beap. und In making up a ball of the
sticky compound I. I. 1. hud smear
ed bis clollies with the moss.
"ticiod!" ciMiiiiiciiti'd Curman. "Now
you will get spanking No. 2. Just wait
until your mother Keen you."
There was nut long to wait. 1). D. 1.
ran to the rear of Hie house, und pres
ently n succession of walls announced
that the youngster's condltlou hud
been discovered by Ills long suffering
mother. Carman chuckled.
"Vengeance whs swift, uiy boy.
Toii'll wind up on the gallows yet."
Carman was not ordinarily heartless,
and. us u rule, he wns fond of children,
but the provocation bud !een great.
Mrs. Dudley taped on his door, and
"Do you think," she asked, "it would
hurt your hoots to put them In the
oven to dry? We hud them In the sun,
but they arc drying very slow ly. Hera
re your oilier clothes."
Cunnun decided In favor of the oven;
anything lo hurry the process. Per
haps, after all. he might tie in time.
He assumed Ills restored clothing und
shullled down to the porch lu Hob
Dudley's Imtli slippers. Carman was a
six foot giant, while Dudley was small
and dapper There wns nothing lu the
house that would tit Cnrmau
On the porch he chatted w ith his
hostess and found It more pleasant to
talk of Hutli than to sit In a room by
himself und brood over his lost oppor
tunity. D. D. 1. was playing at the other
end of the plur.a under the maternal
eye. With the prospect of u speedy re
turn of bis footwear Carman even
found It possible to smile upon the
Then the sonant came out bearing
the boots, ami as she noaivd Ciirmun
D. li. 1. made u dive for the foot
"I w:ii.t ui tar." lie exclaimed. "I
bid It iheie whoa N'orah ran after me"
Nornh dropped U.c boots on CurnuV .
stockinged feet, and, -with s howl ot
dismay and pain, the latter picked
them up. It was all too true. . In the
light boot were the dark stains tbst
told bow Well the beat of the oven bad
spread the "pitch. The shoe" were
Mrs. Dudley was all concern, but It
began to look as though all the fates
were against Carman. There was not
another pair of shoes about the place
that approached bis size. It was out
of the tjucstion to send the girl to
town. The chauffeur had driven the
bead of the house to the city and bad
not yet returned.
"It's all over," said Carman grimly.
"I'll go to town In the morning In the
auto. Until then It will have to be
bath slippers for me, and I cannot
very well propose In bath slippers. ,
"It Is scarcely the costume of ro
mance," said Mrs. Dudley.
"It Is fate," he said resignedly.
"Ituth Emory will never me mine."
"Perhaps It Is not as bad as that
You might write, you know," comfort
ed Mrs. Dudley, but Carman refused
to be comforted. He knew how vain
ly he had tried to frame a letter that
would sound unlike a business commu
nication. It was only the prospect of
her leaving that had moved him to
speaking. Now the chance was lost,
thanks to D. D. D.
Thnt evening Carman sat on the
porch looking across the water to
where the lights betrayed the Bless
Ington's place. Mrs. Dndley bad prom
ised to call on a sick friend, and Car
man would not hear of her remaining
at home. It was nearly 10 when a fig
ure stole across the gross, and Car
man rose from bis chair.
"Look out for the pitfall," be warn
ed. "Don't get In the brook."
"I won't" came the cheery reply, and
Carman started. It was Dot Mrs. Dud
ley, but Ruth Emory who presently
emerged from the gloom of the trees
to offer her slim, cool band.
"I thought that Helen was here," she
said, "I paddled over to ssy goodby to
"She will lie home presently." be
said eagerly. "Won't you wait?"
Somehow, now that she was here, he
bad lost his courage again.
Ruth sat down and demanded an ex
planation of bis warning, and he ex
plained the device of D. D. D.
"And you have been cooped op here
all day." she cried. "Whnt a shame!
It was a perfect '
"Not for me." I mournfully.
"That little limb spoiled It for
"I ain't a limb of Kutan," denied a
sleepy voice from the low French win'
dow. "1 am a good boy, only I am bad
sometimes.", be explained as. be pat
tered out upon the plana aud climbed
upon Ruth's lap. "I was bad today."
he added. "I got tar In Mr. Carman's
boots, and I got spanked because he
couldn't come over und ask you to
marry blm. Won't you please marry
blm, so I won't be spanked?" be add
ed. "I was spanked three times to
day." "Won't you?" asked Carman softly.
"I want you so, dear! When It seemed
that I had lost my opportunity I was
nearly crazy. It was fate that brought
you over. I am not a good pleader.
Won't you let D. D. D. plead for me?"
Miss Emory's eyes grew softly
bright She, too, bad been afraid that
perhaps the word thnt would mean so
much to them both would never be
"1 am a member of tbe Children's
Aid society," she said, with a low
laugh. "Perhaps for the sake of D. D.
D. 1 hud better say yes."
In a moment Carman's arms were
about her, and he knelt beside ber
chair. Mrs. Dudley's first hint that all
was well wns gained as she rounded
tho porch from 1). D. D.'s sleepy voice.
"Kiss me, too," he pleaded. And
Mrs. Dudley smiled ami went softly to
the back door lest she disturb them.
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ii ii ,
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