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About The Omaha morning bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 1922-1927 | View Entire Issue (July 8, 1922)
TJIK OMAHA Htt: SAllKDA. JLLV 8. IS'.'2.
V Nowhere V
Br RUBY M. AYRES.
(ContmuM Front YMirUf )
Olive looked t him sympathetical
ly. She knew of whom he wai think
iiif Violet and again thiit feeling of
envy iliot through Irr. Thii was
love indeed, that a nun could kink hi
own feeling and ini-linain for the
ake of a woman who he believed
cared nothing for him.
Poor Mr. Green would have done
as much for her, he knew, and yet
he wai not tall, or rich, or manly
look i iik, like this lover of Violet'.
The woman was watL'hing them
slyly. The mention of being well
paid had sharpened her ,wits and
rulled her resentment. At that mo
ment the was quite capable of mak
ing up some story that wotiM send
them off in pursuit of Sutore. It was
quite true that she knew nothing
vhatcver of his whcreaUmts and
destination. He had left a box up
stairs in lieu of the remaining money
owing, but upon closer inspection it
proved to contain nothing of any
"If you know nothing, say so," said
Olive sharply. She had summed this
woman up to a nicety and guessed
the intention of her own greedy mind.
"We're just wasting time here, Mr.
Hastings. Let us go back to Mrs.
Jliggs'. He may have gone there to
try and persuade Violet into marry
ing him. She is ill and weak. It
would be quite easy, to get around
her through the boy."
Hastings agreed reluctantly. He
did not believe that his cousin had
gone back to Mrs. niggs. ne
thought that he would play a much
more deep and difficult game alto
gether. He felt wretched and non
plussed. He blamed himself for hav
ing stood out against Sutore's mon
strous demand. After all. what was
' money when compared with Violet's
life and happiness?
He made a note of the woman's
name and address, and gave her his
card, promising to come and see her
again and pay her for the trouble she
had been put to. He told her to let
him know the moment she heard
anything of Sutore or the child. Then
he followed Olive dispiritedly down
"I believe the Woman ie lying," he
said fiercely. "I believe she knows
more than she intends to tell us."
"Vnt sbel" said Olive decidedly.
"She'd have been only too glad to
have been able to send us after him.
I believe she would have made up a
story if she thought you'd have paid
her for it." w
She glanced at his worried face.
"You've done your best anyway,"
she said kindly. "I shall tell Violet
that it is not your fault that you did
Hastings flushed and bit his lips.
"I'm afraid Miss Ingleby is not in
terested in what I do in the very
least," he answered constrainedly.
"All her affections are centered
round the boy, Ronnie."
"More fool, she, then," said Olive
flatly. "I call it perfectly ridiculous."
But Hastings was not to be drawn.
Whatever his sentiments, were con
cerning his cousin's child, he had not
the smallest intention of betraying
them to Olive Hale.
Ronald Hastings drove Olive back
to Mrs. Higgs'. She sat back in the
huge green car as if slhe had been
used to such luxuries all her life. She
determined to get Mr, Gatwick to
buy one exactly like it when they
-wr married. The only crumpled
roseleaf in her pillow was that she did
not meet any of the girls from Gat-
wick's. They reached tne ugsy sireci
where all the houses looked alike all
Hastings had hardly spoken during
the drive. He kept his eyes on xne
wheel, the muscles were tight in his
lean cheek, his lips close set. wnen
he stopped the car he just glanced up
at the window which he knew was
Violet's. The blind was drawn. He
could see that by the light of the
street lamp. It was quite darK now.
fra Hicff rame hurriedly down
the three flights of stairs. She looked
worried and flushed.
"How is Miss Inglesby?" asked
Mrs. Higgs shook her head.
"She keeps on crying out for the
little boy, miss. She says as you
promised to bring him with you,
"I know." Olive bit her lip. She
hated breaking her word. She had
been so sure that she would be able
to bring Ronnie back. She had
looked forward to playing a sort of
fairy godmother. Hastings had left
the car. He stood on her porch, si
lent and unhappy, staring moodily at
the two women. He would have given
half his wealth at that moment if he
could have brought the boy to Violet.
He loncrcd to have the right to go up
those three flights of stairs and take
her in his arms. Once he had held
her so, only once, and then it had not
been because she loved him.
Olive.went into the house.
"I suppose I must go up and tell
her." She began to mount the stairs
Mrs Higgs invited Hastings to step
inside, but he shook his head. He
felt that the dingy house would stifle
him. He hated to think of Violet in
that wretched room. He stood on
the steps straining his ears after
Olive. His-heart kept pace with her
up those three dark flights of stai".
Mrs. Higgs hung about m the hall.
She felt important and mysterious.
She hoped that all her neighbors
would see the big car at her gate. .She
decided to ask her best lodger for an
extra shilling a week on the strength
The minutes passed. Hastings
"Is anything the matter; do you
think? Please go up and see how
Miss Ingleby is.
He felt he could not rest. He went
down the steps and began pacing the
. Mrs. Higgs departed.
The ugly road was very quiet. The
echo of Hasting's slow steps alone
broke the silence. He wondered how
any one could bear to live in such a
" A light flashed far down at the end
of the road; it looked like the light
of a bicycle lamp; Hastings found
himself watching it as it came pear
rrK When it was quite close to him
it stopped, and a man got off the
addle. He .teemed to be locking
for a certain house; when he taw
Haittngt he asked him for No. 1J;
he wit a uniformed constable.
Thi is I J," id Hatttngs: he in
dirated the open doorway of Mrs.
I hank you. ir: there I a party
had an accident, taxirab tmakhed up;
ran into a motor bus: hy name
tore; traced here by a letter found
VI his pocket; little boy with him."
He spoke at if he were reading
shorthand notes I Hastingt gripped
"Not dead; good God, man; not
dead, he taid hoarsely.
The rustodian of the law taluted
respectfully; he had not thought it
likely that t hi swell in evening dress
could know anything ol the inhabi
tants of so mean a house.
"Yes, air," he said respectfully.
"Picked up dead, sir."
"Little boy not hurt, sir."
Mrs. Higgs came down the ttepi;
she looked as if she had been crying;
she spoke to Hastings tremulously.
"Oh, sir poor dear, poor Miss
Violet, she's taking on something
awful because Master Ronnie hasn't
come; she's cryin' something ter
rible." She never forgot the face Hastings
turned to her; she ld Olive after
wards that he looked as if he were
going to cry for joy.
"Tell her I've gone to fetch him,"
he said. He hustled the constable
into the green car; in a second they
were out of sight.
Mrs. Higgs stood open-mouthed;
she sat dow.n heavily on the bottom
"Well, if this ain't a bit of all
right," she said eloquently.
Violet had fallen into a sort of ex
hausted sleep when the big car
turned again into the ugly street
where all the houses looked alike;
Olive sat beside her, still wearing
her Bond street hat; she had not had
a moment to take it off; she was
holding Violet's hand and planning
a letter to Mr. Gatwick and another
to poor Mr. Greeji of the ribbon de
partment; she had just finished the
latter when she slipped her hand
from Violet's and stole to the win
dow, down in the street the big
lamps of the car stared through the
darknes's like evil eyes.
Violet stirred on the bed and
Olive stooped over her.
"He's coming, my dear; you must
have a little patience and he 11 come."
But she had no faint hope that she
There were steps cvn the stairs;
hurrying steps. Mrs. Higgs burst
into the room; she was followed by
a tall man whose great figure filled
the doorway like a giant's; he held
something in his arms.
Olive rushed forward with a little
cry, but Hastings seemed not to see
her; he went straight to where Violet
lay, and stooping, laid the boy he
carried beside her.
"Ronnie Ronnie I"
Neither Olive nor Mrs. Higgs
ever forgot the cry that rang
through the room, nor the happy
child-voice that answered it.
"Mummy girll Mummy girll"
Hastings turjied away with a feel
ing of desolation; he was not wanted;
there was no further need of him.
Olive found him presently standing
on the landing, his elbows on the
banister, his face buried dejectedly in
Sudden tears of understanding and
sympathy rushed to her eyes; she
slipped a ha,nd through his arm.
"It will be your turn some day,"
She knew that -he loved Violet.
and she did not .believe in his re
ported engagement to Mabel Can
cey. Olive was very far-seeing in
Violet never went back to the hat
shop and madame's regime for a
long time she was too ill and weak
to be moved.
Mrs. Higgs suggested her own pet
doctor, a broken-down M. D., who
owed his failure largely to the wor
ship of Bacchus, but V iolet declared
she wanted no doctor except Ronnie,
she could not bear the boy out of her
Florrie Jones came to see her once
or twice; she wore deep mourning,
and a cheap turquoise ring .which she
had bought herself, but yhich she
said was her engagement ring from
Alfred Sutore. Violet did not contra
dict her; she listened patiently to the
girl's tender and tearful maunderings
about a man who had never cared
"He was jso handsome quite the
handsomest man I have ever seen;
and such a gentleman I Every one
used to turn round and look at him
when we were out together! And he
did love me, Miss Ingleby! he did
really, though he liked to make me
jealous about youl xou Know ne
leved me, don t you.'
"I am sure he did. dear," said
Violet, generously; her heart ached
for this poor girl, and the little
tragedy of her only love affair. "He
wasn't serious with me it was only
that we had known each other tor so
Florrie Jones jumped at the excuse
offered her with alacrity. "That was
iust it! She felt as if you were
brother and sister he told me sol
He knew all the time that his cousin
was in love with you.'
Violet flushed nainfullv.
"You musn't say that it isn't kind
to say things like that Mr. Hastings
is going to marry Miss Clancey, every
one knows that he is."
Florrie Jones mopped her wet eyes
"Go on! I'm sure that's not truel
If it is, what does he come here for
every day to know how you aref
Why, all the girls at Violette's are
talking about it, and saying what a
lucky girl you are! And Lena poor
old Lena! she looks so miserable.
She was sweet' on him herself, you
know, before you came.
"Oh, please please," cried Violet
"Don't vou like to hear about
things?" Florrie Jones twisted the
little, cheap turquoise ring sne wore,
and sighed. "1 only wish I knew
who would talk to me about
Alfred I should never get tired of
hearing. Yon ve known mm all your
lift Miss Ingleby. Can't you tell me
something about bim? What was he
like when he was young? I am sure
he must have been very handsome.
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for Men and Young Men
iih n ft" ffi-
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Summer Suits 14.75
500 Suits of tropical worsteds, gaberdines, mohairs and.
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All our better grades of Summer Suits for, men and young men;
now offered at greatly reduced prices.
Manufacturer's sale of men's and young men's trousers, made
of worsteds, cassimercs, cheviots and serges; made to sell at
5.00 and 6.00. Priced for this sale at
Six Big Values in
.Shirts and Drawers White
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Silk Knitted Ties
A very exceptional lot of
men's silk and fiber ties; the
careful picker can find many
ties in this lot worth 1.00;
nice, good, clean ties; all of
this season s pur
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Clearance of Boys' Wash Wear
Boys' Sport Blouses
600 of the famous Kaynee brand Blouses made with the popular
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Boys' Wash Pants Of khaki and crash ma
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One thousand of these popular sum
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8,000 Pairs Men's Socks
Purchased From Wilson Bros., Chicago
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Hatr that sold up to 3.00; various styles,
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In the best grade of straws. Hats for-
Manilas and the rest in 3-ply weave and '
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Choke of Our Entire Stock of Palm
6.50 value for
7.60 value for
4,000 pairs of highly mercerized lisle
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Screw Drivers Forged steel
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Socket Chisels Made of fine
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Hi inch size. Regular 49c
55c value, special
Stanley Block Plane
7 Inch size. 1 in.
cutter, weight V
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Combination Pliers 6
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