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Across the Water
By C. N. Ct A. M. WILLIAMSON copyright. 190. by McCLUre. Phillips n to.
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father death pie htm the title,
ipiite nice to ii. i- lii'ii il occurs i.
Tin a! way glad when he :i: t.
L;j 7v Jf.'v fvn if
i.jehest of Yankees,
t:t':cr:tcJ suspicion of
Vic. fr ttic
he li u il'y m cr
t'.lcll in Aliens; :i ii.l Sop
always in Sc.i;!aul S. I
tn.itcr of tii.it, an.l -li
hutes I. .:-x in th -: ii t rv in .way an.l
Jlin.'. t!i.M!;.h "'::-iv Is s close t.'
town that !ii.:'y 'he tl.i.n't mi
mivh Put 'rs year we seen t. have
I l ftniia of y.turself, in ihc i lvn Iirri' p m" for s i ne ivas.vi
Co:,e. t 'mrr of n:ir inmos
hccrl. C':e is ike s::ish :ne oj
hr ot.vi pleasant Surrey meads,
ot.V. i i iuc moonlight .' tinting
on the surjaee of ike Hudson skc
found ,) admirable. H'o have
sent t;:any of our air maids
abroad, and ike balance of trade
in this respect is heavily in
England's favor, but we should
immediately let down all bars,
tarijf or other, that prevent more
sweethearts like Lady Betty from
comi;::; "across the water."
( t ! s:iis Its Mali I :i u ! r. Ite Is ex
fra aant. I supp.ise. II ' c cr. as
evcr i !::ni Is rca'ly Ills. . 1 : i T sec that
ni' on lit to I'linip! 'i Dn!i it can't lv
plcasuit for lil n to feci that motlicr Is
worn !c-t lu sh it 1 1 marry an )
maUc li.-r a f;n irv dnviciT l.i'.'nre vc
two pirls .no i:T h. r I'.in.ls
At IniMhiv n mother mentions! to
mt that she I -.1 in.l to a-''" Mrs
Ptn vvoant I'.nox a'1 1 tier cousin. Miss
PaMv W.-o.ll.ii: n. ih vn to (liimcr iiiul
nuHith s Ivory Mtln. with soft, laty
I brown ryes, a volci- lil.c rU h cr.-iin. u
mnllo wltli h nay. "I'lcaso li!c nn '
i an.l pretty. crinUly (arl. lu'r tli.it s
! N-limliii; to flitter llh si!cv m-t
work hero ami tln-rc. tlionuli she l-n't
! exactly ol.l, vcn for u woman. 'cr!ia:s
i I knew that Miss 'oo.lhnrn rather
' fancicil me. and I was iiulle p'e.i' e I t ..
' take !i.t up to her roo".i when s'.ie an 1
: Ii.T i-'iler cousin arrived nlmiit nn hour
' liel'ore ilimicr. I stopped for a few
minute and then left her w!:h h
j maid. h!l. I went to lietp Vic mi.l
' tii t mysf'f ready We've on'y one
maid between the three of us now a
days, wntru moans (unless there's
tvason why U- kIioiiI.1 lv inadi' partle
nlarty Ktnatli that mother tret more
than a third of Thompson's services
That's a It sh mild Ik1, of cocrse. ai!
Rtii.ironnnt Knox "inppe-n to ask for n
visit from me';" I n: r, to w -I .-!
out, like n worm v ho I n'l m;i'c i .
cr It had be! ;er I n n or ii l I w .i
certain that f .r i.ne : . on ... Iiei
1 iw n mother li.nl mi . .. I l':e i !. i
If o-l li.p.ni'l i ally. I'i'l - lies. ii,' I
1 n!iro too 1 1 i.! a lie a'i -v. , .', " i i
It was fil'atenlni; not o o be
I told yon tod i thai si,.- h : i
a fane) to ) it. ni. d ar 'l coiic
she could not hope to
i'cll If she pi, i'. I I. . I I
has Important en m:;o r
cany her thrtT".h .'e si
m ard to ( 'oh es an.l u
the shoot Inn at I i lo. ti . i . I t
lire st III n I mo-1 a c!i '.I ail . h :'
do not have r ; i -.'iii- n's ."
less )oil are I .ail) Pet.) I'.o' e ."
I Mike of Star ; . t.'i's -is- . and .i
thoii"h In ) i'iii -c!!' ) i i
portant I. ttic pers. .-i. ii - i i .
bio that ns a iiii'inl cr ot o:n i i
these Aincl l. .ins r ,: 1 ' i U )on
cultivating 'ee lie n-s th it thev .
ship titles "
"I m sure ttic) can I w o.
us much as soiae people In
con n try who haven't not th
cried, defen.ilni; American
Woo.lb urn's sake. " ie sjs"
1 "Never mind what Victoria
"I l.ko he:
will ls pleas
Miss Woo! burn
gb Chapter f
'"it ' don't lik
o. and 1 d .n't
. I: "." said 1.
s" sake, don't call
to her face OKain,"
f -,gWi IH'X'T know yet whether
I'm pleased or not. but I
' il vn. do know that I'm excit
edmore excittl than
I've ever been lu mj
life, except perhaps when
Miss Mackiustry, my last govruesa, ,
had hysterics In the schoolroom and i
fainted among the tea things. j
I suppose 1 shan't be able to decide '
about the state of my feelings until
I've had more of them on the same i
abject or until I've written down In i
(his book of mine everything exactly '
as It's happened. I like doing that. It
makes things seem so clear when you ;
try to review them afterward. I
The excitement began at breakfast !
by mother having a letter that she
liked. I knew she liked it by the way j
her eyes lighted up, as if they bad i
been lamps and the letter a match. ;
AJ1 the other letters, mostly with hor-.'
fid, tradesmanny looking envelopes, j
which bad been making her quite glow- j
try, she pushed aside.
Mother won't have a crown on her )
nvelopes. She thinks it's vulgar. Be
tides, putting It only on the paper saves
expense. This envelope bad a great
prawly gold crest, but she didn't seem
to disapprove of It She read on and
n, then suddenly glanced up as if she
would have said something quickly to j
Victoria. She didn't say It, though,
for she remembered me. I am never
taken Into family conclaves because
I'm not out yet. I don't see what dif
ference that makes, especially as I'm
Dot to be allowed to come out till after
Vic's married, because she was pre
sented four years ago and Isn't even
engaged yet. So for all I can tell I
may have to stay In till I'm a hundred
or leak out slowly when nobody is no
ticing, as Vic says girls do In the mid
dle classes. This time I didn't mind,
however, for I couldn't see bow the
To- c olness' sake, don't call her
Mis. l.-s Kay to her face again." cut
"I didn't meau to: It slipped out." 1
def -n. led myself. "Upsides it was you
who nicknamed her that."
"Mr. Stuy vesant-Knox 1 a very
manning person and a thonnnrh wo
man of the world." mot her asserted In
ermine It. Put ' I
I h"!;'' - s. and I alw avs have
t ee her tli' .vi-li
7"I:U cvenim;. theuch. I found
Thompson in Vic's room. iict t"
nit:-", and Just as I sclentllleally di
lo. ''Vd tin aruii to unhook mv frock.
which loe up behind, mother came
I In. "Petty." she said, quite playful.)'
for her. "I have a very pleasant sin
' pr: e for you You would never be
! able to um'.cs- so win tell von I
!l;lll' i i, us, -Hied to let yoll go till. I Visit
.Mrs Stuy vesant Knox and Miss W.s.d
in America. Aren't you delight-
i . : i o . n
III do" I
retnrni'd mother " I he less you think
on these subjects the better. 111) deal
: Petty I merely hinted at II possil.V
and partial Incentive lo these people'
friendship for ).m. so that you need
not feel it Incumbent to bo oppressive
ly grateful. ) on know I should wish
you to keep jour dignity among for
eiguer. even though joii would. r
course, look upon Mr. Stnyvesaiit
Knox as. in a way, your guardian
Now I must call Thompson and have
her put tin Into my dinner dress, a
there Is no more time to waste. When
Mr. Stit) esant-K no speaks of your
visit J on will know what to say."
I mumbled something vagucl) dull
fill and begun to dress as quickly as t
1 could. Put the more I thought of it
the more I felt that I hadn't been fair
i ly treated, to In disposed of lit such an
offhand wav. After ail. 1 am elghti-en.
. and a person of eightivn Isn't a child
' I'm not sure I wasn't poullng when
j Vic came in. ready for dinner, nsklng
' If she should fasten up my frock I
, had nearly finished It. for practice his
made me almost a clever n a con
ijurer iilsnit manipulating my hamN
j behind my hack, but when Vic Hew at
lue and liegan giving useless llttlt
touches I guessed that alio wanted to
whisper something lu my ear without
; mother seeing. If she nhould hupoi to
prance In at the wrong nuxuctit, a
I she ofteu does.
"Look here. IWtty, are you going to
! New Clubbing
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v-1 1 1 1 llii i.i'ii',
I; 1 1 in ui.'i.'i.iiH' just st.i i t t'i
Mil'iiil nl I:
anil I i iv t u
1 1 : i
lo oIUt iii iiuim-t tiuti
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lie new niniitlilv
il l.ilicnlll. Ni-li .
I Jllllplil'll .Hill lll'Vlltlt! to f
to Itiiin in tlu- liv .omidv
ln. s( i cstilm Itoiii soil ti,l;'i,c
lil 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 :
,'t in lull's
1 h I c;i I
,i nn ii 1 1 III ,
pa i u r i 'I its
till' t (Milts (
I v i nit Ii ( ii his, i Ins 1 1 , iv t is
(1' iitiln' l',;irini !'" ;iii'l vf olltr
h ill - I " x ; 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 i lolli lor $'J..(I
I'ioI. v'jiiiiiI i ll's new pripvt is
in K lull ol 4001I tilings, the only
id in tin- woilil, ;iml it (.nil mm lies
f . 1 K 11 1 l;
si 1 1011 .
1 11 est 1:
. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
VV.'I I S ol I.IS-
I felt as If the wall of the house
weie tumbling down and I would pres
ently be (Tuniphtl up underneath.
"My goodness gracious, mother!" I
managed to stammer, forgetting how
I've always stood In awe of her since
! could tod. I.e. "How huv perfectly
extraordinary! Why am I going?
And Ls it ail divided, whether I like
"Of course joii will like. To travel
with pleasant companions and see a
great, new country under such charm
ing auspice Is an Immense prlvllegi
a very unusua. prn uege ior a young ' be a good little girl and d. what you're
gin. moiner repneu proiupny. a . bd uhout making a fnan?" a ho asked
A Shot with Every Tick of Watch
- ,i1"i fi'i
letter co:eerul r.
' ?-.: . ' r. for
earth (can puppies be ducks, I won
der'j, and besides, It was such a de
licious June morning that I could bare
(lanced with J.y because I was alive.
fUB feel like that. But there's no
body to tell, except the trees and the
dogs and my poor pony, who Is almost
too old and second childish now to un
derstand. She was my brother Man
orth's pony first of ail, and Staufortb
Is tweuty-elght. Then she was Vic's,
.and Vic ls but mother doesn't like
Vic's age to be mentioned any more,
. though she ls years younger than Stan.
"l took a walk In the park and after
ward went through the rose garden to
ee bow me roses were getting ou.
There were a lot of petals for my pot
pourri, and jittherlug them has kept
me for some time. Then as the Jar
stands in Vic's and mi den (she calls
it her den, but It has to be part mine,
as I have no other), I was going In by
one of the long windows when I heard
mother's voice. "The question is," shei
yas saying, "what's to be done with
I turned arouud and ran away on my
jii.tnH across the lawn, for 1 didn't
want to be an eavesdropper, and It
would be nearly as bad to have mother
know I had beard even those rew
words. She would be annoyed, and
mother chills me all the way through
tn mv bones when she's annoyed. It Is
wonderful bow she does It, for fchej
ner scolds. But the thermometer!
to freezing point, and you
or little shivering crocuifl
e up too soon by mistakejl
world covered with Bn(
.f squeezing back Into IU
,.m bulb again.
h it of doors till luncheon
roquet against myeeu
wishing that Btan woum run aowu
for although Btan rather fancies hlin
elf as u t'crgi'ons person since poor
fj.-.' I ; - 1
ttf IUI "ii
,", X.0 lo-
Tk excitement be'jin at brenkfmt
that way she has of saying the word
j which yon had better )eave for the
i last If you know what ls good for you
I I did leave It for the last so far as
Hnswering was concerned, but inside,
where, tbank goodness, even her eyei
can't see. I was wondering hard when
mother had formed that flattering
opinion. A fortnight ago I beard her an
nounce that Americans "got uixm her
nerves," and she hoped she would not
soon be called upon to meet anj' more
As she had made this remark directly
afb?r bidding Mrs. Ess Kay goodby. I
I naturally supposed that lady to be the
Immediate cause for It But now it
seemed this was not the case.
"You would be very ungrate.'ul if
you disliked her," mother went on.
"as she took such a tremendous fancy
"bear me, I didn't know that!" I
xclalmed, opening my eyes wide "I
thought It-was Vic she"
"You are her favorite, as you are
v iih MI.ss Woodbuni also." said
mother, who gets the effect of being
io tremendously dlgnllled, parlly. I be
lieve, from never clipping her cords
::s the rest of us do. "I am l:lug
iliem down again esjiechilly on your
scrotiiit. and I want you to le particu
larly nice to them."
"It's easy enough to lie nice to Sully
I caught a look from Vic and brok
jtt my sentence, hurrying to change
It into another. "As they're sailing for
he States so soon, I shan't have time
spread myself much."
"Ion't be slangy, Betty, It doesn't
uit you." said mother. "You pick up
:o'i many things from Sianforth."
"Trust him not to drop anything
v.orth having." Interpolated Vic, which
was pert. But mother never reproves
'Perhaps Mrs. Stuyvesant Knox and
:'.: Woodburn won't come," I said
'or I'll- pake of getting on safer
: "1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.
".Vol coiner Of course the.v will
o ne. It is : Ii rt notice, but if they
.e other engagements they will
: uU them," returned mother. Aud
!, :igh It would I a Impossible for
,.er to be vulgar or suohlifoli a It
w ould for a tall white arum Illy to In
iii her of these things, slill I couldn't
help feeling that her unconscious
thought was, "The invitation to a cou
ple of unknown tourlug Americans
from the Duchess of Htanforth is
equivalent to my receiving a royal
Bhe was probably right, anyhow so
far as Mrs. Ess Kay Is concerned. Aa
for Sally -Woodburn, I don't think she
baa a drop of snobbish blood tn ber
veins. She's southern not South
American; as 1 was stupid enough to
think at first, but from some southern
state or other. Kentucky, I believe It Is.
she's short and plump and olive and
vou are going because
you have been cordially Invited; lie
cause I think the experience will le
for your advantage, preseut and fu
ture: because also It will be good for
a growing girl like you to have the
bracing effect of a sea voyage."
"Mother, I haven't a thing the mat
ter with me. and I haven't grown the
eighth of an inch this whole last year.
You can s?e I y my frocks." I protest
ed, more on principle than because It
would be of anj- use to protest or be
cause I was sure mother wanted to
change her mind. Naturally the pro
test had no effect, but mother's mood
mercifully remained placid and sbe
didn't give me a single freezing look.
"Mrs. Stuy vesant-Kuoi ls a woman
of good family and position In ber own
country. " she went calmly on. "I have
satisfied myself on those points beyond
doubt or I should not dream of allow
Ing you to be her guest. She has a
cottage at Newport and will lake you
there, as summer. It seems, is not the
season In New Tork. You may irtay
with her through July and August
even for September, If you are amus
ing yourself. Later Mr. Stuyvesaut
Knox will send you home with friends
of hers, who can be trusted to take
good cure of you. She knows several
people, she tcll.4 lue, who are crossing
In the autumn to winter abroad, and
they would bring jf; to me. fit
course I should have to be nice to
- - III I ' "
I t(npe.rl out vf dwjv till luncheon.
them by way of showing my apprecia
tion of any trouble j'ou had given, but
a dinner aud a Saturday to Monday at
most would lf Huite enough."
Bo It was all. arranged, even to the
details of uiy homecoming ami the
price to be lal for returning nie, like
4 parcel, tw my owner! Suddenly I
remembered the words I had overheard
al the window of the den, "The ques
tion Is vrhut is to be done with Betty V"
Mother bud evidently been so anx
ious to have the question answered
that she had at once taken measures
to settle It. But why Khould anything
be done with ineV Nothing ever had
been so far, except when I was sent
last autumn to stop with my aunt, and
she was so much annoyed because my
Cousin Lovelaud came home unexpect
edly that after that I could do nothing
to please her and was packed back to
Battletuead Towers In disgrace. I
never could understand for what crime.
"How did Miss Ebb-J mean Mrs.
j iu a quick, low voice.
"I'm not certain yet." said I. "I'm
j thinking It over. I don't see why I
I should In' sent o!T across the water
j with strangers at a muiueut's notu-e.
j and I"-
" "I'lsn't a moment's not fee. It's Ave
I days. They're uot sailing till Wednes
day, and as they've a suit engaged -the
best on the ship, Mrs. Kss Kay
I hj our kooik uu i pub mem out a
i bit. and they'll love having you As
for the whys and wherefores, mother's
been telling you, hasn't she?"
"She talked about my health and
valuable experiences and a lot of
things lu the air. but I feel there's
something behind It, and I bate mys
teries" "If I can convince you It's for the
good of the family In general. If not
yours In particular, will you be- a nice
white woolly lamb and go with your
kind little American friends?" Vie
broke In, with her head on my shoul
der and an arm slipped around my
"Mr. Kss Kay's neither little uor
kind." said I, "but of course I'll do
anything to help If only I'm treated
like a rational, grownup human be
ing." "And so you shall be. 1: told mother
it would lie much better to. be frank
with you, if j'ou are a baby. It's too.
late to explain tilings now. but If you'll
be sweet to Mrs. Lss Kay and agree
with everything everybody says about
your trip, when we come up to bed
and mother's door's stint PI) make a
cleau breast ami show you. exactly how
With this we separated, tor we could
hear Mrs. llss Kay's voice in the corri
dor talking to. Saliy Woodburn, ou. the
way downstairs. Her voice Is never
dllilcult to hear; rather the other way,
and Miss Woodburn's soft little drawl
following It, reminded 1110 of a spoonful
of Devonshire cream, after a bunch, of
M oilier was with them both' lu the
oak drawing room, when Vic and I got
down, and 1 found myself staaiji at
Mrs. Kss Kay wit. u new kind of
criticism In my mind. Indeed It hadn't
occurreu 10 me oetore
ait. I'd only felt that t didn
t come any closer to. Ut-r. Now I was.
o come much closer tt seeme.t and I
looked at the glittering lady, wonder
ing how It would feel to bo so. clone,
wouderl'ig what sle herself was.
Outside she's wore like the biggest
aud inoHt splendid dressmaker's model
ever made for a Paris show window
jmu anj thing else 1 ttto think of. A l
Just she la like that from under her
1 bin down to the tlis of ber toes. I
Ay under ber chin, for that feature as
well as all the others alsive It are
miles removed from a pretty wax lady
In a show window.
I never supped till I met Mrs.
Stuyvesant-Kuox that a live woman
could have a figure exactly like the
fashion plates, swelling like a tidal
wave above au hourglass of a waist
and retreating far, far Into the dim
perspective below It, then suddenly
bulging out behind like a round, mag
nificent knoll, after a deep nirvt. In
ward under the shoulders. Bui Mrs.
Btuyresant-Knox's figure does all these
Continued an Pi x
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