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A CALICO SNAP!
n For thr e weeks only, begin ng January 1: , with
p every $5 purchase we will sell alico at 5c per
By KATHERINE CECIL THURSTON,
Author of "The Circle," Etc.
yard; not over 20 yards on each $5 purchase, and
no Calico to count on the initial purchase.
Copyright. 10 0 5. 1004. by Harper t Brothers
fflio stood there for n second, looking
flown on lilm, her timid a pace or two
Vehliiri holding her cloak. The picture
Kite made struck upon IiIh iiilud with
tMuiclhlug of a revelation.
On Ida flrnt night of her she had ap
pealed to htm an n Btrango blending of
youth and Kolf possession a girt with a
wojuan's clearer perception of life.
1uter ho had hecn drawn to study her
In other respects as a possible comrade
mid friend. Now for the flrat time he
kiw her na a power In her own world
a woman to whom no man could deny
rotirildcrutlou. She looked taller for
Hit; distance hetweeu them, and the
distinction of her carriage added to the
oft'ool. ller hlack gown waa exquisite
ly soft as Hoft as her hlack hair.
Altovo her forehead was a cluster of
Hjiti'iulld diamonds shaped like a corn
im'U and a band of the same stones en
Hivled her neck. Loder realized In a
jdanco that only the most distinguished
f women could wear such ornaments
nnd not have- her beauty eclipsed. With
a touch of tho old awkwardness that
had before assailed him In her pros
ucc, he came slowly forward as she
lesoended the stairs.
"Can I help you with your cloak?" ho
itsked, and as ho asked it something
)ike surprise at his own timidity cross
t4 his mind.
for a second Eve's glanco rested on
Ms face. Her expression was qulto Im
pisalvc, but as she lowered her lashes
r faint gleam flickered across her eyes.
Kevorlhcless, her answer, when It
tnie, was studiously courteous.
"Thank you," she said, "but Mario
will do all I want"
liOder looked at her for a moment,
thou turned aside. He was not hurt by
his rebuff. Rather, by an Interesting
equeucc of Impressions, he was stirred
)f It. The pride that had refused Chll
eolo's help, and the self control that
had refused It graciously, moved him
x admiration. He understood and np
predated both by the light of personal
"Tho carriage Is waiting, sir," Crap
ham's voice broke in.
Loder nodded, and Kvo turned to her
maid. "That will do, Marie," she Raid.
"1 shall want n cup of chocolate when
1 get back, probably at I o'clock." She
drew her cloak about her shoulders and
moved toward the door. Then she
paused and looked back. "Shall we
ptart?" she asked quietly.
Loder, still watching her, came for
urnrd at once. "Certainly," ho said,
with unusual gentleness.
lie followed her as she crossed tho
footpath, but made no further offer of
help, and when tho moment came he
quietly took his place beside her In the
carriage. Ills last Impression as the
horses wheeled round was of the open
hall door Crapham In his somber liv
ery and the maid In her black dress,
hoth silhouetted against the dark back
ground of the hall: then as the carriage
moved forward smoothly and rapidly
he loaned back In his scat and closed
During the first few moments of the
lr!vo there was silence. To Loder there j
was a strange, new sensation in this
companionship, so close and yet so dis
tant, lie was so near to Evo that tho
flight fragrant scent from her clothes
Alight almost have belonged to his own.
The impression was confusing, yet
rtiguoly delightful. It was years since
. he had boon so close to a woman of his
own clas4, ids own caste. lie acknowl
edged (ho thought with a curious sonso
of pleasure. Involuntarily ho turned
jnul looked at her.
She was silting very straight, her line
folllo cut clear against tho carrlago
window, her diamonds quivering In tho
light that Hashed by them from tho
ulroot. For a space tho sense of unreal
My that had pervaded his first entrance
Into Chilcote's llfo touched him again;
then another and more potent feeling
rose to quell it. Almost Involuntarily
as he looked at her his lips parted.
"May I say something?" ho asked.
Kvo remained motionless. Sho did
not turn her head, as most women
would have done. "Say anything you
Mke," sho said gravely.
"Anything?" Ho bent a little nearer,
filled again by the Inordinate wish to
It seemed to him that her rolco
Hounded forced nnd a little tired. For
a moment ho looked through the win
dow at the passing lights; then slowly
Ws gaze returned to her face.
"You look very beautiful tonight," he
wild, Ills voice was low and his man
ner unemotional, but his words had the
ffect ho desired.
8ho turned her head, and her eyes
jp.i his in a elance o curiosity and
I Slight as the triumph was, It thrilled
him. The hinull bcoiio with Chilcote's
valet came back to him; his own per
sonality moved him again to a reck
less determination to make his own
voice heard. Leaning forward, he laid
his hand lightly on her arm.
"live," he said quickly "Eve, do you
remember" Then he paused uud
withdrew hi? hand. The horses had
slackened speed, then stopped alto
gether as the carriage fell Into lino
outside Bramfell House.
ODEIt entered Lady BrnmfcU'a
feeling far more like an actor
in n drama than an ordinary
man In n peculiar situation. It
was the first time he had played Chil
coto to n purely social audience and
the first time for many years that he
had rub'ied shoulders with a well
dressed crowd ostensibly brought to
gether for amusement. As he follow
ed Eve along the corridor that led to
tiic reception rooms he questioned tho
reality of tho position again and again;
then abruptly, at the moment when tho
eonsutlon of familiarity was strongest,
n cheery voice hailed him, and, turn
ing, he saw the square shoulders, light
eyes ami pointed mustache of Lakeley,
the owner of the St. George's Gazette.
Aa the sight of the man aud the
sound of his greeting his doubts aud
speculations vanished. The essentials
of life rose ngaln to the position they
had occupied three weeks ago, In tho
short but strenuous period when his
dormant activities had been stirred
and he had recognized his true self.
Ho lifted his head unconsciously, the
shade of misgiving that had crossed
ids confidence passing from him as he
smiled at Lakeley with a keen, alert
pleasure thut altered his whole face.
Eve, looking back, saw the expres
sion. It nttrncted and held her, like a
sudden glimpse into a secret room. In
all the years of her marriage, In the
months of her courtship even, she had
never surprised tho look on Chilcote's
face. The Impression came quickly
nnd with ltn strange, warm rush of
Interest that receded slowly, leaving an
odd sense of loneliness. But, at the
moment that the feeling enmo and pass
ed, her attention was claimed In an
other direction. A slight, fair haired
boy forced his way toward her through
the press of people that filled the cor
ridor. "Mrs. Chllcotel" he exclaimed. "Can
I believe my luck In finding you alone?"
Eve Inughed. It seemed that there
was relief in her laugh. "How absurd
you are. Bobby!" she said kindly. "But
you nro wrong. My husband Is here.
I nm waiting for him."
Blesslngton looked around. "Oh!" he
said. "Indeed!" Then he relapsed Into
fillence. lie was the soul of good na
ture, but those who knew him best
know that Chilcote's summary change
of secretaries had rankled. Eve, con
scious of the little jar, mado haste to
smooth It nway.
"Toll me about yourself." she said.
"What have you been doing?"
Blesslngton looked at her, then smil
ed again, his buoyancy iestored. "Do
ing?" he said. "Oh, calling every other
afternoon at Grosvenor square, only to
find that a certain lady Is never at
At hlx tone Eve bundled again. The
hoy, wllh his frank and Ingenuous mi-
hire, had beguiled many u dull hour f
for her In past days, and sho had miss
ed lilm not n little when his faco had
been filled by Greening.
"But I mean seriously. Bobby. Has
something good turned up?"
Blesslngton made a wry face. "Some
thing Is on Its way. That's why I'm on
duty tonight. Old Bramfell and tho
pater tiro working It between them, so
If Lady Bramfell or Lady Astrupp hap
pen to drop a fan or a handkerchief
this evening I've got to bo hero to pick
It up. See?"
"As you picked up my fnus and hand
kerchiefs last year and tho year be
fore?" Evo sullied.
Blesslngton's faco suddenly looked
grave. "I wish you hadn't said that,"
he said. Then ho paused abruptly.
Out of the hum of talk behind thorn a
man's laugh sounded. It was not loud,
but It was a laugh that one seldom
hears In n Loudon drawing room. It
oxpressed Interest, amusement and In
an lnoxpllcablo way It seemed also to
Evo and Besslngton both turned In
voluntarily. "By Jo vol" said Blesslngton.
Eve said nothing.
Loder was parting with Lnkolcy nnd
his wus tho laugh that had attracted
them both. Tho lutcrest; excited by his
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48 inch all wool heavy Black Serge at 60c
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talk was still reflected In his face nnd
bearing as he made his way toward
"By Jove!" said Blesslngton again.
"I never realized that Chllcote wus so
Again Eve said nothing. But silently
and with n more subtle meaning she
found herself echoing the words.
Until ho was qulto close to her Loder
did not seem to see her. Then he
"I was speaking to Lakeley," he said.
"He wants me to dine with him 0110
night at Cadogau Gardens."
But Eve was silent, waiting for lilm
to address Blesslngton. She glanced
at him quickly, but though their eyes
mot he did not catch the meaning that
lay In hers. 11 was a dlllleult moment.
She had known him Incredibly, almost
uupardonably abseutmlnded, but it had
invariably been when ho was suf
fering from nerves, as she phrased It
to herself. But tonight he was ob
viously In the possession of unclouded
faculties. She colored slightly and
glanced under her lashes at Blesslng
ton. Had the same idea struck lilm,
she wondured? But he was studiously
studying a suit of Chinese nrmor that
stood close by In a niche of tho wall.
"Bobby has been keeping me amused
while you talked to Mr. Lakeley," sho
Directly addressed, Loder turned and
looked at Blesslngton. "I low d'you
do?" he said, with doubtful cordiality.
Tho name of Bobby conveyed nothing
To his surprise Eve looked annoyed
nnd Blesslngton's fresh colored face
deepened In tone. With a slow, uncom
fortable sensation he was aware of
hnvlng struck a wrong note.
There was a short, unpleas.iut pause.
Then, moro by Intuition than uctual
sight, Blesslngton saw Eve's eyes turn
from him to Loder, and with quick
tact he saved the situation.
"How d'you do, sir?" ho responded,
with n smile. "I congratulate you on
looking soso uncommon well. I was
Just tolling Mrs. Chllcote that I hold
a commission for Lady Astrupp to
night. I'm a sort of scout at present
reporting on the outposts." lie spoko
fast and without much meaning, hut
his boyish voice caned the strain.
Eve thanked hi in with a smllo.
"Then vre mustn't Interfere with a
pftreoa active service," she said.
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"Besides, we base our own duties to
get through." She smiled again and,
touching l.oder's arm, indicated tho re
When they entered tho larger of the
two rooms Lady Bramfell was still
receiving her guest 1. She was a tall
uud uugular woman who, except for 11
certain beauty of hands and feet and
a certain similarity of voice, possessed
nothing In common with her sister Lil
lian. She was speaking to a group of
people as they approached, and the
first sound of her sweet and rather
drawling tones touched Loder with a
curious momentary feeling a vague
suggestion of awakened memories.
Then tho suggestion vanished as she
turned and greeted Eve.
"How sweet of you to come!" sho
murmured. And It seemed to Loder
that a more spontaneous smile lighted
up her face. Then she extended her
hand to him. "And you, too!" she add
ed. "Though I fear wo shall boro you
Watching her with interest, ho saw
the change of expression as her eyes
turned from Eve to him and noticed n
colder tone in her voice as sho address
ed lilm directly. The observation mov
ed him to self assertion.
"That's a poor compliment to mo,"
he said. "To IKi bored Is sMiely only a
polite way of being Inane."
' Lady Bramfell smiled. "What!" she
t exclaimed. "You defending your so-
, chil reputation V"
Loder laughed u little. "The smaller
J It is the more defending It needs," he
Another stream of arrivals swept by
I them as ho spoke. Eve smiled at their
1 hostess and moved across the room,
I and ho perforce followed. As he gain-
I cd her side the little court about Lady
Bramfell was left well In tho rear, tho
great throng nt the farther end of the
room was not yet reached, and for the
' moment they were practically alone.
There was a certain uneasiness in
. that moment of compnnloushlp. It
seemed to lilm that Eve wished to
J speak, but hesitated. Once or twice
sho opened and closed tho fan that she
' was carrying, then at hiBt, as If by an
effort, she turned and looked ut him.
"Why wero you so cold to Bobby
Blesslngton?" she asked. "Doesn't it
seem discourteous to Ignore him na
you did?" '
Ucr manner was subdued. It was
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not the annoyed manner that one uses
to 11 man when he has behaved 111; It
"There's ?io jicnnlty for kcparntlng hus
band and wife')"
was the explanatory tone one might
adopt toward an Incorrigible child.
Loder felt this, but tho gist of a re
mark always came to lilm first, Its
mode of expression later. Tho fuck
that It was Blesslngton whom he had
encountered Blesslngton to whom ho
hnd spoken with vague politeness
came to him with a sense of uuplens
untness. He was not to blnmo in the
mutter, nevertheless ho blamed him
self. Ho was annoyed that he should
have made tho slip In Eve's presence.
They were moving forward, nenrlnjj
tho press of people In tho second room,
when Evo spoke, and the fact fille
him with an added sense of annoy
ance. People smiled and bowed i
her from every side; one woman lean
ed forward as they passed aud whls
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