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Endicott bulletin. (Endicott, N.Y.) 1914-1937, September 03, 1914, Image 2

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wo The ENDICOTT BULLETIN if In For the Duke I I Prompt Action Made Him o Lose the Prize. By BARRY PRESTON. ? *•» * >t> * * >!• * * * 'I' »Hy * * * * * * **» \You are tevy much in love with him, dear, aren't you?\ Mrs. Brevort inquired, not without a certain doubt­ ful note in her tone, which seemed to hint that such possibly might not be the case. The girl who stood by the'Window, looking out at the uneven pavements of the lloinah streetT lTrnxed\~slowly and s'miled. In that smile were weari­ ness and subtle Understanding and pa­ tient resignation. \Yes 1 am very much in love with him, Aunt Elinor,*' she said in a color­ less voice, as if she were saying the words more because they were expect­ ed of her than for any other reason Mrs. Brevort smiled her open ap­ proval The little frown of doubt which for the past few moments had wrinkled her brow suddenly disappear­ ed. She crossed the room to the girl's side and threw an arm about her. \Of course, dearie,\ she cooed, \your happiness is my first, I might almost say my only, concern. Ho one realizes better than I the portent of this step- -that all your future, all your lifelong happiness, depends upon it No one, I think you'll admit, too, is more averse to the majority of these marriages than I am, \but the duke is so utterly differ­ ent from all the other eligible men we have met He is not seeking your . money, dear, for he is Immensely wealthy in his own right. He is an upright, honest, splendid type of an— more like our own men in America, I think, than- any one we have seen. Isn't that your impression of him?* \Yes sai^the girl in the same col­ orless votceT Mrs. Brevort's pale face grew rather eager. \Somehow I have felt from the first that your destinies were linked, ^ours and his,\ said she, \but when he talked with .me this afternoon I' gave him ho definite answer. I let him'un­ derstand that .the matter rested pri­ marily with you f that it was your hap- rpiness that was^at stake. - *?,••- i, \He. didn't seem quite to understand my attitude at first, but he was per­ fectly charming about it, as he is in everything. He said I was to speak to you and that he would call for the this ^ternoon at 4 in the road car,\and .^rhile we^went out to the aqueduct, J ^could-^ye^him--my- final decision, or, ,'jrather, ydurs^ The. girl haditurned; again, to the win­ dow. , Sh^^as Jobking abstractedly at jtbe^sissiiig crowd in the street below.. Her rhrpy^t^^-piT^oijreA by a little disfig^uitog^;fr^^^ 4 ;]Her lips were set- - \'tightly ipgether/ -Herejes were trou- - tyd^ty]e^^ver^itf^lV^9^ : MBSJ Bre- Thfi--4ari >was ^.snent.^j^e^troobled-'' ioqk^ih^heri^ ed 'Her ,;aunt.,.w&tclied;phes, ; narrowly suddenly cholcecb? i^'oVhmg matters!'' Mrs.. Brevort eievuted her * brows \Beaily I^jTsy^' —slie-begau chidingly^ But the-girl turned swiftly ivnd lefttfbV room.'-'waving bark\the\older\ woman.' who started to follow her. Something like a wsmothered s<>b sounded as the door closed behind her. . . Mrs. Brevort kinked rather angry % for, a moment. Then _ sjn,»_*recnvered her Usual composure »ud<.smiled- ButtheYe'! was something distinctly tfnpJertsahtin, that smile ' - She glanced a*tthe : bronze;c'lock ; tick­ ing unobtrusively\ orp the mantel. l>It pointed to half after B She' went to-a desk near the front '\window *vnd from They were all'directed .In the same hand—Peggy's hand And they were all addressed to Mr. William JBaJe, at some outlandish Spanish sounding town in Ecuador, South America Mrs. Brevort smiled again. It had cost her a pretty penny to circumvent £he mailing of those letters, but there are many itching palms In Rome, and what good money will not accomplish. If it is judiciously placed, is not worth accomplishing. An open fire burned dully in the grate beneath the manfel. Mrs. Bre­ vort stepped briskly over to it and fed the bundle of letters to the flames. She watched grimly until there was nothing left of them save a few gray white ashes. Then from another drawer she took out another bundle of letters They were thick letters, all of them The sprawling superscription's were all for Peggy, and they were postmarked with the name of the Spanish town in Eeua dor Other itching Roman palms had been soothed in the Conventional way to bring those epistles, into Mrs B'revort's possession. These... too ? /she > ^consigned io { tfbe grate, watched them* burn and then arrayed herself for her appointment with the duke At precisely 4 be came \n the road car. She descended the stairs, greeted him effusively, and together they whirl­ ed off .toward the.aqueduct- Scarcely had Mrs. Brevort taken her departure- when there came to the ho­ tel a brisk, broad .shouldered young man. Unmistakably .he was American, and unmistakably he had been endnr-. fng recently. all the discomforts. of J continental travel when such travel necessitates haste: • He glanced at the register,' saw thereon a certain name and heaved a mighty slgh ?l pf relief, but even as he searched his pockets for his cardcdseu the~owner of the name that had caus­ ed Sis recent sigti came tripping down the stairs arrayed for a' walk through the ' autumn streets, -and, turning around, the young man. stood staring open .mouthed at Peggy in all her glory. The girl's eyes, too, lighted suddenly. She g_ave',a little gasp of surprise. 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