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Burning at Sea
Stfamrr Humboldt Stfami
Dark and Forth in Thick
Fog Hunting Unidentified
Lot Anielti. Cal., June 2H
Sfrch for an unidentified ihip
which lait night wii reported burn
ing of! Ventura. Cal., being
prosecuted early today by the
A radio menage picked up at the
submarine nation at Loa Angele
k.rknr mirnnrtinff ta (Onii from the
distressed venel gave it location at
eiRht miles oft Ventura, out uueu 10
Mate iti name.
The steamer Humboldt went out
of in coure to render assistance and
later reported it was ateaming hack
and forth through a thick fog, hunt
inn for the burning ship.
Residents of Ventura and of Santa
liarbara reported having seen a
light at sea such as might have come
from a burning vessel. It was esti
mated by Santa Barbarans. the light
was 25 or JO miles from that port.
In the radio message picked up at
the submarine base, it was stated the
vessel had tried to attract help from
other vessels by sending up a rocket.
Officials at the submarine base said
they were unable to send help and if
naval assistance was given, it would
be from San Diego or San Francisco.
Later, the Humboldt reported it had
undertaken the mission.
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By RUBY M. AYRES.
Cantli4 trtm V Urd )
"Don't cry; it's all right. Eery
thing will be quite all right. Is
that your taxi at the curb? Ye.
Welt, go down ajid wait for me.
Tell the man ta drive slowly up and
dCfn. I will be with you in a mo
ment. Mils ( lancey and her mother
are in the brougham. I will make
some excuse, and join them later.
You are not to cry; it's all quite
right; I II come in a moment."
He pressed her hand reassur
ingly ajil went " quickly into the
Violet went slowly down the
steps. She was horribly conscious
of a woman in a white cloak who
leaned forward from the open door
of the luxurious brougham and
stared curiously at hrr. She was
thankful when she was once again
rrt the cab. She directed the driver
as Hastings had told her.
It seems a ' litctinte yi reamy
it was but a few minutes before
the taxi stopped and Hasting
opened the door and sat down be
side her. J .
"I have told the man to drive
about for half an hour." he ex
plained. "Now we can talk. What
it?" ' . .
There was nothing but kmdly con
cern in his voice. Violet began a
faltering, incoherent, explanation.
I haven't enough money to pay
lor the cab. I thought if 1 came to
you Oh, I know it was a dread
ful thing to do, but I wanted to see
you and and " sobs choked
her. She knew what a halting ex
planation she had made. She felt
wrapped in a flame of scorching
shame, from head to foot.
Hastings did not speak for a mo
ment. He looked at her in a puz
zled kind of way, then suddenly he
put out his arms and drew her gently
to him till she rested against his
"Never mind why you came," he
said, and his voice was not quite
steady. "Never mind why you
came. It's enough that you are here.
It seems a whole miserable lifetime
since I left you could you care ever
sucl a little?"
His arms held her so strongly and
gently it was a haven of rest to the
girl who had battled against an un
kind world for so long. She thought
of Ronnie, and for the moment she
forgot that this man was Ronnie's
Hastings bent his head till his
checck touched hers. "Violet," he
whispered her name, "Violet, will
you be my wife?"
He felt her tremble in his arms,
and he did not wait for his answer.
The word that trembled on her lips
was stifled by his kisses.
Violet slept long and heavily that
night. The morning sun was stream
ing into the room when she was
wakened by Ronnie tugging at her
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Violet opened drow.y eyes. She
'put her arms lonnj Imn and drew
Iiiiii down to her.
"Kiss me, Konnie; kin me, dar
lin." Ronnie was always generous with
hi kisrs. He gave them lavishly
now. He twiKied Violet' long hair
round his neck and pretrndrd to
play gre-gee. He covered her over
with the pillow and pretended lie
had forgotten where she was.
It wat late when Violet dressed.
She felt recklessly happy. She was
going to marry Hastings. Uut it
was not that knowledge which had
lifted the load from her heart, but
the thought of the security she had
given for Konnie. He was her boy
now nobody could take him away.
She sang while she dreed. livery
moment she stopped to kiss Ronnie.
No apprehension touched her even
when Mrs. Hi'krs brought up a let
ter addressed in Martin's writing.
She was no longer afraid of him.
She knew that Hastings was hers,
body and soul.
Mauin had written off in hot
anger. He said that unless she
would meet him that morning he
should go to see Hastings, and tell
him of the child's whereabouts.
Violet laughed, and tore the Utter
into shreds, Let him ro, and Hast
ings would send him away.
She blew kisses to Konnie all the
way down the ugly road, where all
the houses looked alike. The last
thing she heard as she turned the
corner was his sweet, shrill voice call
ing to her.
She was late at Violettc's. Lena
bade her good morning coldly. Flor
rie Jones elbowed her rudely as she
Madame alone greeted her smil
ingly. "Did you have a good time?" she
asked affably. Her black eyes rested
quizzically on the girl's face. Violet
felt the color rising to her check?.
She wondered what madame would
say when she heard that that she
felt afraid to voice the wonderful
thing that had happened. It all
seemed like a dream a dream that
Hastings had ever kissed her a
dream that she had ever cried in his
arms, a dream that she was going to
be his wife.
She had made him promise not to
tell anyone just for the present, and
he had made her promise to come
and see his mother. He had laugh
ed at her fears. He had declared
that she would love his mother.
"And she will love you. too," he said
confidently. "I shall be quite out
He had been like a schoolboy in
his happiness. He bad found it im
possible to let her go. The resigned
taxi driver had driven round the
streets until he began to wonder if
he had two lunatics as fare. He no
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longer wondrrtj when his hard ptlm
tlotrd over ilittiiif't generous ov
Violet had a slack morning in the
. khowrnom. It was raining heavily
i and few purchasers ventured out.
i It was yearly when a motor
! brougham drove up to the smart
; door and two women got out. Violet
1 rciotfiued them at Mrs. CUncey
it ml her daughter. For the hut
! time she remembered that thry had
' luru with lUttiugs oit the previous
night and wondered what excii.e
he had maJe to leave them. She
iuuiiuird that the girt eyed her cold
ly wluen, under madame's direction,
the paraded to show otf various
Miss Claneey was hard to please.
She was evidently a spoilt uariing
Finally she left the shop without
making a purchase.
Madame looked after her clients
with a philosophical shrug of her
" I hey will buy anozzcr time," she
said, meeting lolet's gaie. "They
have not much money, but they haf
taste, and if she marry Monsiur
"She is to marry Mr. Hastings?"
Madame raised her thin brows.
"I do not know. I only say 'if.'
Mademoiselle such mm have to
mat ry in their own what you call
it station ?"
Violet Hushed scarlet. It trem
bled on her lips to tell madame
that she. was Hasting's betrothed
wife. She almost wished she had
not asked him to keep it secret for
the present. She turned away bit
ing her lips, conscious that madame
was looking after her curiously.
At lunch Violet sat next to Lena
Adams. The elder girl looked pale
and unhappy. She hardly touched
the food placed efore her. She asked
lolet, indifferently, if sue had en
joyed herself yesterday.
"We all know where you went,"
she said. "So you need not pretend."
"I have no wish to pretend," said
Violet. She felt hurt at Lena's per
sistent unfriendliness. She genuinely
liked her and would have gladly
made up their small difference.
Florrie Jones, at the further end
of the table; talked and laughed
loudly. Lena frowned as she lis
tened to her shrill voice and frivol
"She is like you," Lena said,
cynically. "She is in fine feather be
cause she has been out for a day
with some man. Oh, I am sick of it
She left the room abruptly.
Florrie saw her go. She called
after her shrilly. When no answer
was forthcoming she informed the
table generally that Lena was
crossed in love. Violet felt that she
hated her. She wondered that any
man could find her attractive.
Business was very slack during
the afternoon. Madame dismissed
half the girls early. Violet was
As she was leaving the building
the smart commissionaire came up
to her with a letter. His face was
full of meaning as he handed it to
her. A smile twitched his usually
The letter was from Hastings.
"Dearest and Best," he wrote.
"I am sorry that unavoidable busi
ness will keep me from meeting you
T MAOt VYA TBUSt"
this evening I have tub! my mother
all about sou, and she is very auk
i.mt to ' vtti. Write and tell me
when and where I may tee you, and
Mieve me, as alwav ouii, my
Violet slipped the letter into her
pocket with a ene of mingled tri
umph and shame.
He was giving so much, this nun,
and she? What was the giving him?
Lena had seen the delivery of the
little note. She watched her with
"So he writes to you." stie said.
"He used to write to me when I
first came here, but it won't last."
she laughed, cynically. "Mxke the
n.ott of your turn, my dear."
Violet made no answer. She look
ed at Lena's passionate eyes and
lier heart smote her.
Would Hastings have ever eared
for this girt had not she. Violet,
stepped between them? She rould
not bear to think that she might
have estranged him.
She felt glad to have an .evening
free, for whenever she thought of
him, an odd sense of shyness seized
her; she found herself blushing when
she remembered his kisses and the
strong clasp of his arms.
She hurried home to Mrs. Higgs.
She was all eagerness to see Ronnie.
She went quickly up the three flights
of stairs. The house seemed very
Olive was not home yet. Gat
wick's did not close till half-past 7.
Konnie was not in Violet's room
when she entered, but a' little pair of
his shoes lay on the worn hearth rug.
The engine she had bought him
stood on the mantelshelf with a piece
of string still tied to the funnel by
which he had drawn it about.
Violet took off her hat. She sup
posed Ronnie was downstairs with i
Mrs. Higgs. she busied herself in
preparing tea. She thought she I
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would get it ready before she went
down to fetch him. It wanned her
heart to think how glad he would
br when he saw her. She was home
lull v au hour earlier than unul.
As she waitrd for the kettle to boil
her eves fell on the portrait of the
man that stood alone on the mantel
shelf and a slight frown puckered
hr brows. I he lines of her senti
time mouth hardened.
The took Ihe portrait tin and
looked at it. The picture.! eyes
seemed to smile mockingly at her.
She turned the frame over and stood
irresolutely (or an instant with it
in her hand. Then she deliberately
unfastened the back and took out the
photograph. It was faded and some
writing in one corner was indistinct,
Violet's lip curled as she read the
words written there, "Yours ever de
With a sudden gesture she tore
the portrait across and across, and
dropped the pieces into the grate;
then she put the empty frame away
in a drawer.
The mantelshelf looked oddly bare
without it. She kept her eyes avert
ed as she busied herself making tea
and rutting the bread and butter.
When everything was ready she
went down the stairs and knocked
at the door of Mrs. Higg's kitchen.
"Come in." said a voice tartly.
Mrs. Higgs sat in a rocking chair
bv the table. She had been crying.
She still applied the corner of her
apron to her one eye. When she
saw Violet she stood up.
"I think as you might have given
me warning as he was to be took!"
she began with dignity. "Never a
word did you breathe to me, who'd
grown to love him like me own with
his pretty ways and thatl"
Her tart voice broke suddenly.
Tears coursed down her unlovely
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