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, :: : 7 < THURSDAY JANUARY 28, 112 eel Flh from a  eoavee Jo- gloat enviusly at what he had so Now listen, the boy is gold. yn Havolwe returns to New York quickly, so easily, won. "Yo" did not say that before, to her socially-elect mother, rire In his great smooth-minting Hm- Nick. You said that he was not the gleus, ambitious wommL The ousine he carried her off, unchaper- man that Felix is. You said that he lmrried into an engagement with thaloned , to the theatre, to supper, dane- had a pr outlook on life and a wealthy Felix Kent. Her father, us emtms the gi's home oe night. He tells her he used to call her Lyndia Sandal The girl Is torn by her des/re to see life in the raw and to become part of her mother's society. Her father studes her surroandint Lyada visit8 her father in his din- fY quarters. She flk fogr men playo fng cards when she arrlvl (met ed with her. And Jocelyn rewarded cl-mraeter that might be called un- his open and most gentle seeming stable ,cyou have an excellent memory.n[ worship once with a look so deep, so 'qt's one of the things they teach loyal and so lovely that for an in-i j stant the soul that was torpid in you in a convent." I him came to painful life and he l "Well, all that is true. And of all dropped his eyes, feeling a wxrm: possible husbands--" that was not possessive, not evi "But I should never dream--" passionate, cross his faea. i "Qf all vossible husbands for Hiss Joeelyn cache back that night hap. Jocely n Harlowe I can imagine none pier than she had been since the worse. A man with a grudge agahurt them, Joek Ayleward, her father tells first days of her engagement and her, is like a son to him, but warns I Profoundly reasurre& the girl he is a trifler. Lynda pays a second visit to her father and &oek takes her home, oa the way stopping with her at an un- derworld caret Joek asks her to dance. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY "How terribly you hate that man," said Jocelyn. She spoke as easily, as' lightl3 as she could. "'I wish you'd tell me why." did Jocelyn Harlowe in one of her "Kent came from my town--Rap.:om goT---for Lynda Sandal had pel. In Illinois. My father was a l en condemned to death---aproyaeh life is not a happy partner for any woman. Better for a man who has In a mood of calm, of almost cold given life a grudge against him. n - three evenings later to bid her fat&-i "What does that mean ?" "A er farewell. She had freed herself of! man who has lint his foot en any sentimentality toward Jock Aylo- t the neck of life and thrashed the ward, ewm of that sentimentality of hide off itW an ver emphasized dislike. She had  "You think that Felix Kent is freed herbeif too from sentlmentalfty such a man ?" toward Nick; but not of her affection. "From what I know of him Felix The first deed of her release and her Kent is such a man." enrichment would be Nick's rescue. "It's a cruel picture." In this mood of fiery deliverance "Perhaps. But a woman will and must follow such a maeter." "You told me if I was afraid" "Oh that! How little you know! A clergyman there. Kent was ten years d then I. When I got out af tl ooi of mines--mimng engineer [ was my original profession--he got me my first Jb. w "Kent had me seng down to in- spect a zinc mine. I went over the mine with its owner, a man named Talley. Came back to Rappeli with my report. It was a first-rate A sure-fire investment. Everything the owner had ahowed me was O. K. I was optimistic and  gad no reason that I knew of not to I T had made a straight report on a good mine. I believe, Miss Sandal, that any other engineer would have handed in just such a report as that was. Kent was forming a eorporattmt to take over this mine. Capitalized ttjttwo minion dollars. "He proposed to sell this mine to his townzpeople--my_ too---at par, that is, tw millkm dol- la for the entire issue. I know now that Algernon Tarley w  to sell the mine to Kent fo one million dollars. My report--you see my name, my father's name, was good --was printed and circulated. I was elected seeretaly of the corporation and consulting engineer. They gave me a small block of stock, I fancied myself suddenly rather a big man. "It is necessary before a stock is' - actually sold, Miss Sandal, for an I officer of such a corporation to make' aft affidavit to the Secretary of the i Commonwealth based on his pern-i al knowledge and setting forth the exact value of the assets upon wb;eh the stock is issued. Kent got me to make this afntavit. "Now, listen closely. The making of such an affidavit, falsely or heed- iessly, subjects the maker to fine and imprisoument There was a gray shadow on thi .yung man. Lynda drew bek a lit- tle in her chair. Somethinf that ad been mysterious in his aspect was explained to her. "That mine trned out to be no good, Miss Harlowe. he stoekhold- m----my townspeople, my father's friends, my friends---lost their in- vestment. I was prosoeuted, found grailty and se to three years In state' priso- Lymta spoke with a certain diff,- cult: "I understand that you would naturally be tempted to find some sh explanation for your own ter- rible mistake. But, since I know Mr. Kent very well, I find the whole sto Is you tell it---Perfectly preposter- ous. Joek was looking at her carefully her father's new abiding place, woman is never afraid of these big Nick was obviously ill at ease in solid masters of life or of herself. its stiff ugliness but also just as!She fears shadows and failures, un- obviously proud to receive her in a certainties and broken men." ro om of respectable cleanness, new-! The "swell jeint" was really rath- ness and uusullied PUt. There was no ! er pretentious though Jocelyn suspee- sign of Ayleward's presence. No i ted it to be rarely frequented by cards anywhere. There wasn't in faot people known to her mother or to so much as an ash tray br a mag-iFelix Ken azine on the shiny central table with ! Lymis was of course enehante its pink-parchment-shaded lara. She wished for her green frock or "Are yo well again ? Joek toldher red one and her eyes began to me you'd been sick  pain and re-  glow. To one of the retired tablat ver," she asked him.  Nick led her. Here were already Joek "I'm all right ggaim In fzt, IN i Ayleward with two of the men Lymin planned a  for yon. Let's go had met on her first visit: Jam In a taxicab which it eest Ni Drury and Gustav Lwe, looking eX- same torturing mements to t trsordinarily sleek and so and. j Lynda forced herself to ask, "W greeting her with a good deal of i Ay]eward be there." startled gallantry. Jock rose, looked "I dare say." her in the eyes, smiled with his "I wish," she said with coolness, only and sat down-gi almost with nochanance, "thgt. Almot immediately two other men you'd gt rid of Aytesward, pay him joined them, young fellows in well- off and tart again." cut evening clothes, very slightly the Nick, crouching painfully in his worse for liquor, with the grace and corner over a cane, squinted up side- he tang of gentlefolk and the flex- long, mockingly, ible frank faces of youth at revelry 'Why so gracious and gentle ledy?' I predestined victims of the ancient "He has been in prison. He is a game of Fox and Geese. Lynda was pressional gambler. I hate to think, the only woman at the table and that you are dependent upon his these newcomers visibly rejoieed. charity, that you live by what he i Jock rose and asked her to dance. I steals." ;His expression dared her to refuse t "A gambler doesn't s, Saint i him. She hesitated, color deepening Lynda. He eases people from thor. in her face, then she stood up and money only by their own consent! moved out into the room with him. In other words, you are ashamed of iT hey danced together smoothly and me, my friends and my conditions.*" ]in silence. "No." "You've learned," said Jack.pres- ']hen why try to change them?iently, speaking close to her ear, I've no intentkm of changing any- "you've learned to bear the touch of thing for the sake of Mrs. 1Ndix! a jailbird. You can even let one hold Kent." i you in his arms." "You make me angry. You hurt' 'Tvc come here. I must go through me, Nick." with it. I do not enjoy this dance." "Exactly. I have felt and coolly. He bowed, the same symptoms toward you." "I didn't snppo.e you would believe In dismay the girl turned her tilt- I mely watd to explain to ed eyes upon him beseechingly. you my hatred of Felix Kent. I hop- "We mustn't quarrel." ed that it millllt dam4ge him with you." "Ah, so you do love me a little! I'm not angry now, nor hurt. Only As he turned to leave he handed Lynda, don,t, try to change me. I'm a slip of paper. "Here is Nick's new address, tte  didn't like your coming to that other  place. Youl come to see him.*" Maneel and Felix both returned to town. On his flr evening with Joeelyn, Felix prov,M a very cuter- lover. JoeelFn in a gown had so shining a loveliness, so proud a grace that the man's glory e to  t e4 bent into this shape; not a pretty one, I grant yo. My life is bent. It took much pain of fire and ham- met and great pincers to get me here. To get me tmek would be not only torture but death by torture. You see, I give myself away to yo. As to young Ayieward, if you feb in love with him" "In love--with himV' foreed "I think you do." "Really?" She looked straight up into his eyes. They were filled with a pained gamin laughter. "Some of you enjoys it," he wet on in spite of her icy look. "We dance well together. We both love music. If you could forget every- thing you think you know about me, if you weren't jealous of me--" she half stopped, "with Niek" they went o, "and if you weren't a lit- fit hit afraid" As he spoke her very expert part- ner made a misstep, glanced doubt. fully down at her, recovered himself and almost with violence drove her, doubling the time of their rhythm and dancing like a dervish, away from that part of the room and out through one of the glass doors of the entrance. There she stopped above the semicircular stairs, dizen- gaged herself and saw that he was white and breathing hard. "What is the matter? Take me back to Nick "" "I'm going to be fool enough to take you home." "Mr. Ayleward!" "Miss Sandal, you are not to g back into that roo. Not if I have to carry you down the stairs. I have a good ream Go down and get your wrap. HI try to signal to Nick. It'll be all right. You must trust me.  "I can't possibly trust you." "Miss Sandal, if you force me to make a scene you will regret it more than anyone. Have you forgotten how angry you were with me once when I involved you in m  She had not forgotten. She flushed at the memory; looking up at him she read in his eyes a desperate and curiously fmt]e determination found herself obediently going d@w the stairs. Ayleward stood above to hlock her view of the glass doors; so she missed the rhythmic padng of Toni Padrona's woman clenched in the arms of Felix Kent, her eyea hlazing into his with something that looked like hunger and reproach. Continued Next Week Chicago's 1931 industrial expansion exceeded that of 1930 by $17,02188, says the Chicago Association of Com- melce. The State of Illinois plans for con- struction in 1932 additio to hospi- tals at Elgin, Jacksonville, East Mo- line and Alton; a new hospital foJ the Soldiers' and Sailors' Hoam at J Quincy; and new buildings at Maa- teno heepital. The lmildings will coot $L00000. he had A Sensible Baby Carriage This Australian kangaroo, s mmbr ot the Zoo, to gwe youngsters a thrill whm  all the wsl Weds'Covernor's Son ] [ Society Matron Mss Elizabeth Browmng Don net, of Villanova, Pa., was married to Elliott Roosevelt, son of the New York Governor. a a brilliant church ceremony i i 2: - Mrs. Spcncci Ilsle, ,,ew Yo',k and Washington hleblood, was found mysteriously slain in ler  Virginta home. ! .... to View . - ,'lhu Mpolltan Museum f Art in New Yorll Ctty hal eM.ed to demands tlmt it i the oltnt ,,, ninmglun roslng tne uclaware', to its Walls, Kecently the trustessdeclded dm Iqdmti W;sn s ree.l work of art and ordered it to bl- stored in the bamenL The painflr w I Mmll L a German artist of the American school, in 1851.  .... A C/ose ............................... T. | 3 2-  . t -- 1 I :== ::- z:== o 7;: "++'i TO C..Jlli I i ;ii