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THE OMAHA REE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12. 1922.
Marriage of Barry Wicklow
By RUBY M. AYRES
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"So sou've come bsck t U,M h
not very tfUbly.
Norman wicklow drained turn
birr ol hiky he held in while,
rather effeminate hand. "Yc, he
said. "I've com bark."
lie spoke with rather a drawl. He
yawned and aettled hii head more
comfortably againtt the cuthioni of
"Sit down," he aaid, after a mo
nicnl. "You get on my nervei stand'
Harjr threw hit hat down and took
oil hit wet coat.
They were first couiini, thete two
men, and yet they were at unlike
each other ai it it oossible to be.
Harry was tall and rather heavily
"Lumbering,'' wai how Norman
Wicklow described him. He had
brown, nondescript hair that grew
rather thaggily and a rather boyish,
not in the lrat good looking face,
until h amiled. but when he smiled
evn Agnes Dudley thought Barry's
smile was beautiful.
For the rest, he was irresponsible,
kind-hearted and rather fickle; people
who did not like him, and they were
few, said that they would be sorry
tor the Bir whom Barry ultimately
married; and people who did like him,
and their name was legion, saia tne
would be a luckv woman!
Barry himself had no very exalted
ideas on the subject; he meant to get
married and he hoped to marry
Agnes. She. was a widow, and suf
ficiently young and sufficiently
charming to make her desirable; and
she had money,
Thia last tact sometimes made
Barry feel uncomfortable; he never
had any money himself.-and he quite
realized that if he were wise he wouia
marry a woman who was not similar
lyafflicted; but he had a morbid idea
of being thought mercenary, and he
certainly would never have proposed
to Agnes Dudley for her money
alone. . ,
He really liked' her, was in love
with her. so he would have said; if
he had been a rich man and she
tenniless. .he believed he would still
have been as anxiotfs to marry her.
He was four years older than his
ousin, but he did not Ibok it; the
something "lumbering" . in his per
reality gave him a certain air of
youthfulncss, though as a matter of
fact he was 28. . Norman was fair
and curly-haired and very good look
ing, and he had been thoroughly
spoiled all his life; the only person of
whom he stood in the least awe being
his father. .
"And what have you been doing
amongst the turnips all this time?"
Parry asked abruptly.
He sat down on the edge of the
.tble and looked at his cousin with a
sort of tolerant affection.
they had been brought up together
ant, though in ljis heart Barry con
sidered Nornfltn "a bit of an ass, he
was really fond of. him. He asked
his question without much interest,
and was surprised at the sudden
change in is cousin's face.
"Oh. I'vo had a great time,' he
aaid. "A sr eat time W
Barry stared; after a moment: Ifs
rained heaven's hard nearly every
day," he said dryly. "And in spite
of that you've had a great time. I
Norman sat up with sudden en
ergy. "There was a little girl down
there." he said eloquently. .
Barry whistled. "What another !
he said. .
Norman laughed. "Oh, go on!
chaff as much as you like! It's seri
ous this time, though. I'm going to
marry her if she will have me," he
aHilpH after a moment.
Barry said "Humph 1" he rubbed
his chin and his eyc,s grew anxious,
"Told your guv'nor," he asked
The younger man flushed. 'Not
vet; he'll disapprove, of course; not
'that I care." Barry got up from the
tahle and lit a cigaret. "Like that, is
'it?" he said. ,
Norman nodded. "Yes just like
There was an embarrassed silence.
"Well. I hope it'll be all right," Bar
rv said scntcntiously. "Have a
drink." He pushed the whisky across.
"Who is she?" he asked, after a mo
ment. Norman laughed. "Well, the
cuv'nor will probably say ' that she
isn't a lady," he said' definantly; he
flushed up, unconsciously squaring
his rather sloping shoulders. "But
well, for once I don't care a
damn what the -Guv'nor says," he
For two days Barry Wicklow
neither wrote to Agnes Dudley or
went near her.
He yif paying her out for disap
pointing him, so he told himself,
whereas in reality he merely stayed
away because he had no very great
. . . . .1 . , .
inclination to no anymmg eise.
On the third morning she sent him
a note. "Have I offended you be
yond hope of forgiveness, or will
you come and lunch with me today?"
Barry went; he put on a new tie
in honor of the occasion, and bought
a red carnation for his buttonhole.
Mrs. Dudley greeted him rather
coolly, though there was a little
gleam of anxiety in her eyes.
"You didn't believe m that head
ache?" was her first question.
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Barry colored. "I did-'poit my
word. I did. Hut I mi wild -it
crmrq ronen imrd luck.
Vk J .....
on, were you
"ry lonciyr ,ne sued after a tmv
.There was a little lln-. m,.
Earing has told you she taw me. of
course," said Barry bluntly.
She raised her eyebrows; very fine
eyenrowi tney were, dark and dele
"She mentioned that you had two
funny people with you in the box."
"They weren't funny people." said
Barry indignantly, 'lhey were very
She lauiihed without much enthu
siasm. "You always, are so uncon
ventional; but don't let ui quarrel, i!
must be lunch time."
Barry did not move. "I'm aorry, I
cant stay to lunch; I just came to
ten you I ve got an appointment
She looked crnuinetv disaDoointed.
"An appointment you can't put off-
even jor mer she asked softly. -
"I'm sorry," Barry said again, stiff
ly. "It'i my Uncle John, Norman's
father, you know."
He made his adieux coldly; he left
the house fuming; it was just like a
woman, he told himself. "Funnv
people," indeed. He had never seen
a prettier girl in all his life; and as
for her mother well, it was a pity
there were not more women in the
world like her.
He went back to his rooms; he
wished he had not gone to see Agnes
at all, she had thoroughly got him
on the raw. As he opened the door
a servant came to meet him.
"Mr. John Wicklow is here, if you
, "Damn I'L said Barry, under his
He had told Mrs. Dudley that he
had an appointment with his uncle,
but he was not at all pleased to find
that his uncle was reaHy waiting for
him. He looked rather surly as he
walked into the room.
Mr. Wicklow was standing back.
to the grate, with soread coat-tails.
though it was a warm afternoon and
there was no fire.
He was a tall, rather oomoous-
looking man, 'with something ot
Barry's lumbering appearance; but,
whereas Barry had no pretentions to
good looks, this father of Norman's
was an exceedingly handsome man.
He had iron-gray hair and a crav
moustache, a long, straight nose, and
eagle eyes that just now searched
his nephew's face rather quizzically.
The two men shook hands. "Nor
man out?" Mr. Wicklow asked.
Yes; gone away for the week
"Ah! To the country, I suppose?"
Barry glanced up. "I believe so
There was a little pause. "And
what do you know about this infernal
business?" Mr. Wicklow demanded.
Barry stared. "What infernal busi
ness?" he asked, blankly.
His uncle was very red in the face.
This--this--liaison of Norman's. He's
written me a ranting letter a long-
winded piece of tomfoolery about
some girl, a ' farmer's daughter. I
wondered why he'd taken such a
fancy to the Vsuntry never could
stand it at one time! Came up here
to live with you, because he said my
house was too quiet for him! A nice
state of things! Some scheming
hu.iy. Whoi she, I want to know;
I demand le know!"
Barry shrugged his shoulder. "I
haven't the ghot of an idea,; he han't
told me. 1 knw there is a girl, and
He's a damned youna fool!" the
elder man sputtered. "A damned
young fool! Taken with the (irt
pretty face heee. I won't hear of
it I refuse to hear of it, I'll cut him
off with a penny I t my own idea
as to the tort of wife he's to marry.
A farmer's daughter, indeed t Three
acres and a cow sort of business."
Harry checked a smile. "There are
lors of gentlemen farmers," he pro
"Lois of gentlemen fools, you mean,
sir!" was the rather complex retort.
"I tell you. I won't hear of it. Nor
man it to marry the woman I choote
for him. My only son I I'll cut him
off with a penny. Afraid to face me,
that's what he is, or he wouldn't have
written four pages of twaddler
"It he engaged to the girl, then?"
"Engaged! 1 should hope not!" was
the roaring reply. 'And he never will
he, if I know itl Says she is too good
for him, a confounded farmer's
daughter! Says he's afraid she'll re
fuse him) Why, she'll jump at him, I
tell you, jump at him"
Barry began to look bored. "Well,
I can't help it," he said, laconically.
"It'i no use raving at me. I'm sotry
Norman's such a silly ass; if I could
"And I say. you can." Mr. Wicklow
broke in agitatedly. "In fact, that's
why I'm here. I've been a father to
you, Barry, and I look to you to
;ave my ton. You re older than ne
is; you re a man ot the world.
Barry laughed; he thoimht that in
some ways Norman could give him
"He won't listen to me," he said,
positively. "He's not a bit the sort
of chap' one can preach at."
Mr. Wicklow came a step nearer.
"I have done a great deal for you
in the Iasf20 years," he said, with a
sudden earnestness. "1 have treated
you as if you had been my own
hov. vou've had everything your
cousin has had, I have not made any
difference with regard to the way
you have been brought up and edu
cated, and 1 asK you to ao someming
for me now in return I"
Barry looked uncomfortable; he
had never seen ,his uncle in such a
mood before. He answered awk
wardly that he would do what he
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Silk Dresses at $12.50 and $15.
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could of tnur.e he would, but dob
it alt. . . .
"Three months ago," Mr. Wicklow
broke in, curtly, "you came and atked
me to pay your debit, and 1 refused.
ou haven t forgotten? '
Barry flushed up to the ryes, "It'i
not a thing that ran be eamly for
gotten, lie said, raiher shortly. It
was a thing that had rankled with
him ever since both the asking and
the curt manner of his uncle's refusal.
The elder man frowned.
"ery well I ve a proposal to
make," he said, after a moment. "You
help me put an cud to this thit nou
seiuiral infatuation of Norman's, and
I'll pay your debts and give you a
hamUome present as well. What do
Harry raed his eyes slowly.
"You're not serious, of course?" h
said, blankly, after a moment.
Not serious? I was never more
so in my life. Come, my boy, think
it over. You re young and tinattach
ed, and a pretty face more or lest
what is it?"
There was a. moments silence;
then Barry rose to his feet.
"Are you proposing that I cut Nor
man out?" he asked, blankly.
Mr. Wicklow shrugRed his shoul
ders. "If you like to put it that
wav." he said, carelessly.
"Come, Barry, you know you're al
ways a favorite with women; and,
after all iust a country girl! You
shan't regret it, I give you my word
He waited a moment, hut Barry
did not answer. Mr. Wicklow pick
ed up his hat.
"Don't answer hurriedly; think it
over and let me know," he said, af
fably. "But there's no time to lose."
He looked at Barry rather anxiously,
but the young man did not move or
answer, and Mr. Wicklow went
(Continued In The Bee Tomorrow.)
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