The ENDICOTT BULLETIN Page Seven j Daffodils ; In Town \ They Brought Back Mem ories of True Love. • By HENRIETTA CRAWFORD. J ••••••••••••••••••••••• Everybody was sipping tea and nib bling cakes save Mildred. For her tea :uid takes lind no charm, perhaps be cause she had poured the one and dis- |K n**ed the other steadily for the past hour. ^he leaned back'in her chair behind •he tea table absently watching the little crowd of fashionably dressed men and women that were moving «bout the parlors, yet conscious never theless that' the man beside her was rtbserving her and enjoying her expe rienee from his own standpoint, which was so different from her own that she often wondered how he could find anything in her to interest him. In a low voice he was telling her about the people before her eves—how the woman in gray velvet had recently i -oiiif into a fortune and how the girl in blue was sadlv puzzled as to wheth er she would be Imppier with an Amer lean because she loved him or with an English Hd«'st son because he was hell TO M title. * She listened carelessly, scarcely re plvintr. In reality her mind was busy with it< own affairs. She was merely their hostess' country cousin who pour erl tea and to whom Hills Hubbard\ was -omewhat attentive. \You murt be \ery nice to him.\ <\ousin \elj_ had advised the first day Mildred w .i -s in the house. \And wh\ ':\ the girl had inquired. ••Because he is a good match, as good as there is to he had. That counts Very nm< h in my world. Mildred. , It may be that you will charm him. being a type ih .it lie is unacquainted with.'\ Certainly it seemed lhat >-he had charmed him Since the first day she met him he had been attentive to her sending her flowers, taking her to ride in his moto. and to lunch at the bes. places. She had been quite frank with him from The first in spite of Cousin Nell telling him that her father was only a poor country doctor and this* was the first time she had been as>ed to vlsii her cousin. As she leaned back in her chair she v\as wondering how it would seem to always have plenty of money, to buy tine 's frocks at the best shops, to Jive iu a house where the work was done as by magic, to go about in a blue and j^old motor and be able to hear all the best music. .lust th,at afternoon Cousin Nell had -.aid tx'hen she came 1 irl to inspect her fnilet: \You understand, Mildred, that Mr. Hubbard will have something to say to you before you go home. There is but dneluiswer for yutr to make, and hairr sure he expects that one.\ * •*But—but I'm not certain 1 care fur him •-enough\ Mildred had stammered. Nell baa stared at tier. \My dear child: Do you think that <«.iij v>i»i. !li these d !!.V? mnrHo«a fnr love alone':' \I didn't know.\ the girl said hum bly. Then she thought of her cousin's elderly husband, who was seldom vis ible save at breakfast time, and the hitherto concealed reason for Nell's strange marriage was suddenly reveal ed to her. Mildred had indeed experienced much since coming into her cousin's house. None of the golden rules which' her parents had taught her were ap plicable here. Other jdeals were cher ished, other aims kept in sight. Her father and mother had married for love. Money they knew to be a great good without which one could yet be happy. The poorest person was as good as the wealthiest, provid ed he was of moral character. Yet. after all. when one was constantly meeting strangers how could one know more about them than their appear ance revealed? Who cared whether Mrs. Poynter's first husband was liv ing? She was the wife of a notable rich man and \ery agreeable. In Harlin she would have been looked upon with suspicion, but here she was courted. Yes. money ^was a wonderful thing. It brought one so much. Even if she did not love Mr. Hubbard she could no doubt be very happy with him. To be able to wear a dress like that gray vel vet and black furs with long silver hairs in them, each one of which rep resented a purseful of money, and ru bies like Mrs Ogden's! The girl drew a long breath and stir red uneasily. What would her father and mother say? What would Tom think? She bit her lip as the memory of his brave jet tender face possessed her. She could almost hear him say ing: \Now. look here. iJaffy-Dovvn.Dilly. you We coing up to town to visit your fine cousin and she'll have some fel low picked out fok_yrni. s I know. Be-'H -be ri<4i and—and different, and Ahatl instants- will end my chance, which always was mightv poor wasn't it. dear? If it wasn't you d sa\ one word, and then I wouldn't feel *o entirely down as I will be if .1 on ^'o without saytyg. J>t M She had not said the wordT and so she\ was quite free as far as Tom was concerned to marry Hills Hubbard if she chose With a start she came back to reality and the^sound of his voice. \You can understand that everybody Is watching Miss Steuben with a great deal of interest. But there is no doubt in my mind that the Englishman Will win out.\ \What makes you think so?\ Mildred asked. \Because. That's a woman's reason. I know: but. as L say. it involves a good deal. The American, you see, has only his business prospects and for the present an average living. The Eng lishman has a tine old home, ancestry of\ the best, acres and tenants and a coronet about to descend upon his aris tocratic head.\ Mildred sighed and looked again at the girl in blue. She was very pretfy as she stood with her back to a great mass of daffodils particularly, but now something about them set her heart to beating 1 quickly with memories 6*f home, / A month later there would be a great showing of them in the little ^garden she and her mother teiidetjL The dear, ' t dear things! Nell had or dered theih simply because 'they Jook- \ ed well against the wall paper of her dr?. mom, hnr to MiTdrpd's erirlisn imic^ they were vital, appesling. They meant home, the country, springtinie— yes. and Tom. walking toward her, his face full of joy at sight of her. Oh. they had no business to be here in this hot, crowded room, jostled by furs and velvets, simple, open air blos soms that tney were! No one appar ently was aware of them save herself and the trirl in blue, who had drawn one from the jar and was pulling it to pieces. , A woman came across the room, set her cup down upon the table, smiled at Mildred and leaned toward Hills Hubbard. \I have something to tell you which I just now heard on the best author ity.\ she sflid. \You have lost your wager, my dear boy. Love wins. Miss Rwtha Steuben marries the American after all.\ \Is that possible?\ he exclaimed. \I would not liiiw believed it of her.\ \Nor I Tlrntk you, no more tea. my dear Miss Vefrel. I am ,ln*t leaving.\ She made her adieus and passed on gayly. Mildred's e> es. with a new ex pression in them, were again on the girl in blue. He turned sharply. \You would do it yourself?\ \Yes.\ Mildred said. He studied ber a moment. \Yes. I believe you would.\ he said, \but in your case there are no parallel circumstaix -es. May I come tomorrow when you are alone, dear, and explain to you what I mean?\ Mildred turned white, but she faced him bravely. ''No.\ she gasped \No It would b • of no use. You see. I have just made up my mind to go home tomorrow It's the best place for me. I think, and they want me, father and my mother and\ - She stopped abruptly, with a vivid blush. \Ah I see!\ Hills Hubbard -said. He looked very straight before him for an In Mildred's ears was ringing the absurd old nursery rhyme with which Tom had teased her before she set forth to visit her Cousin Nell: j5a&? Daffy-Down-Dilly hffc>»;<>rie up to town In her yellow ppttlcoat ann her ^green gown. t- * But Daffy-Pown-IMlly was going home from town to be happy with hep. own. Feeding an Atlantic Walrus. The most expensive animal at the New York zoological park is the At lantic wajrus. On his arrival four years ago the animal weighed 149 pounds. 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