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! # \ THE MALAKOFF NEWS MALAKOFF Agency GENERAL INSURANCE Royall H.C. Riddtesperger 01Bee at First National Bank EAT BUTIER-KIST BREAD Uie in Henderson County Bob Johnson's l lec 'c Shoe Shop Expert 'Shoe and Harness Repair 8atkfaction Guaranteed Cut Flowers, Funeral De- Bride's Bouquets, or in Flowers. Call 178 EvS ae jrders Floral and een Company Athens, Texas Dodson, Transfer and all kinds of hauling Prompt and Satisfactory Service GUARANTEED! I ILMAN, M.D. Medicine and Surgery Texas Trinidad, Texas Telephones 81, 78 and 71 B. O WEN, MeD. P] YSICIAN and SURGEON 0 ice in McDonald Bldg. TEXAS J. A. FOWLER, M.D. and SURGEON 0trice in Skiles Building ALAKOFF, TEXAS J. W. McKAY DENTIST 208 Landman Building Phone 611 ATHENS, TEXAS I I We are in a sition to give all Job Printin Prompt and Caretul Attention Individuality in your letterheads and other printed matter is heip- hd to ,your business. We are ready at all times to give you the be.astir of our experience. with your home merchants Tlmy help pay the taxes, keep up the ~achooh, build roada, and make this a community worth while. You wilJ find edve s t of best ones in this pallor. 0 O 4 4 4 I TO Rglg ][ S CoI~Yrlsht. Ka~tleea NorrLL ~qlffU 8Wrviee. CHAPTER XXlV--Continued --18.-- Presently. suddenly, the sun was out hot between showers, and then again a soft fall of rain was blown warmly against their faces. Again came ~the sparkle and shine and steaming heat ef the sun, and Tony asked, wriukltag her fate: "Will they come?~ "Who?" '*The smartles. Your friends." "Oh," Joe said ruefully, "they may. /t may be clear up In the city. They may be on their way now." "It's three. Maybe we ought to go back a~d clean up and be ready for 'era. And !'il tell you,'" Tony said in her animated way, as be gave her his hand for the last hard steps up the cliff, "if they aren't coming, lot's tele- phone Beady and Alvin and have them come over for 8upper. All that chicken, you know, and the delicious aspar- alus." "Must we?" he said. as they walked along on the soaked new grass of the cliff. "Well--" "It's so nice when It's you and me and the dog." Shedding their wet outer garments and leaving their soaked shoes at the door, they went into lifeless warmth. to sudden almost stunning silence after the riot of the winds and the sea. "There's a telegram there. Joe. Prob- ably they're not coming, a/~d we might have finished our walk l Dibs on the shower !" Not waiting until he opened the yel- low envelope, she ran npstalrs to the chilly sphre room, changed Into imr velvet frock, and came down decorous- ly 20 minutes later with her still damp hair brushed Into shining rings. The sitting room was deserted attd the fire burning, the guests Just descending from a big parked car at the door. With a call upstairs to inform Joe of their arrival, Tony went to the d,or and did the honors. The world was one wide glitter of hot sweet light now, and the yonng garden and the red- flagged terrace and the backdrop of blue sea looked their loveliest. Tony Introduced herself to Professor and ,Mrs, Unger, and Dr. Herrmann. and Frtu Dr. Knecht. "You had lunch all ready for usl" la- mented quiet little Mrs. Unger. "We only turned it into dinner," Tony explained. "And then we went off on a hunt. It's all here, waiting for you. We could sit out here on the terrace," she aded, "if it weren't so horribly wet underfooL l'll tell yore--" And she went quite simply for a broom, and quite simply surrendered it to young Doctor Herrmann when he offered to take it. "Yes. swish all that water off," she said, "and all those leaves, and we'll move the chairs back--that one. t'ro- lessor Unger---and those two, that's it." When Joe presently came hurrying down, wlth his round face moonier titan ever and his fair hair Very sleek, she took the women upstairs. "No, 1 live In San Francisco with a brother and aunt," she explained to them. "I'm a newspaper wonlan. But my sister lives in Monterey, about 10 relies from here--yon must have passed through It on your way down--and I come to her nearly every Saturday, and manage usually to be with Joe on Sun- days. Usually there's Sunday com- pany,~ Tony went on, laying out a comb and powder and wondering what they thought of her, "but today was so stormy--" When It began to grow cold on the terrace they went In to the fire. and J~ propped tile kitchen door ope~ so tltat they could all talk together. Its looked tired, somehow, anti Tony stole a moment to ask him in an undertone If he felt well. "Fine:" he assured lmr cheerfully. The chicken was bubbling again in Its Iflch creamy gravy now, and Tony's ihtffy biscuits were in the oven. The whole house was filled with the pleas- ant smell of baking, of asparagus, of wood smoke. Brenda telephoned: had the company come? If not. ~he and Alvin were going to suggest-- Oh. they had come? Was Tony coming back that night? Yes, Tony would sleep at Bendy's. Joe'd bring her back early. And had the cuff ,link shown up*. "Yes, he didn't eat It after all. the darting," Brenda reported of her first- born. Tony went back to dinner prep- arations, pleased that ~he little Inter- lude had come along to answer any curiosity Joe's friends might have about her. Not but what the Ungers appeared completely indifferent to the state of her morals, and l)r. llerrmann tim least Imaginative soul In the world. Aa for the big German doctor, she looked as if she were entirely uncon- sclous of tile minor details of life about her; anything could happen without dis- turblag Frau Dr. Knecht. Dinner was a succession of compli- ment8 for the cook. They were all hungry; they had never tasted such a salad, spch chicken, such new poetess. I I Doctor Knecht d'ald "GutF' approv- Ingly. When they were putting on their wraps upstairs at nine o'clock for the long run home, Mrs. Unger said shyly to Tony : ""May I hear it. If it's good news?" The look In her klnd brown eyes, the Inflection in her voice, told Tony what It was she asked. The girl flushed as she answered regretfully: "No, it isn't Dr. VanderwalL 1 wish It were. We like each other so much I But--but It happens there's somebody else." "Does he know It?" the other wom- an asked in quick concern. "Oh. yes. He knows the man." "Oh-h.h?" Mrs. Unger murmured In disappointment. "I'm glad you would have liked It. for I know you like Doctor Vander- wall," Tony said. "I love him. of course; there's no one like him. But ---but It so happens that I'm not--" "tteart whole and fancy free?" Ellen Unger finished it with a little philo- sophical shrug of her shoulders. "Well, never mind. my dear. We have to take tlmse things as they come." Then the guests had gone and Tony was alone with Joe. The sltth|g room, where they had had so good a dinner and so satisfying a talk. looked some- what disordered, and the fire had burned low. Jbe, returning from fare- wells at the door. threw on another log--two, tl~ree logs. The flame start- ed up again, and Tony said : "Ah, don't let me get warm and lazy! We have to go right out into it again." Joe had seated himself In a low fire- side chair of shabby leather ; he seemed to be paying no attention to her, and for the first time in the course of their friendship Tony had a moment's us- easiness about him. What did this ab- stracted, tlnsmiilng manner mean ? Sure. ly Joe wasn't going to frighten her. to make her feel that this constant com- Ing to his house, tills easy iutimacy. was not quite as safe as she tried to persuade Bendy It was? "Sit down a minute," he said. "Nine-twenty, dear. And you know my big sister. She'll telephone in a few minutes." "No; sit down." he sa/d. And:.dhen suddenly: "That telegram that was here when we came in. It wasn't from the Ungers," "Wasn't?" *'No.'" "t)h--?" She looked at him expec- tantly. "And am 1 to know what it was?" she asked, in the tone of a good little girl "I bane to tell you," Joe said. look- ing at the fire, his voice devoid of ex- presslom "'It was from Larry." "Larry I" Her voice was oaty a whis- per; the qnlck blood came up tuto her suddenly radiant face. "Tell me---" she saiU with an effort. "he's here?" "No, It was from Balthnore. I said it was from Larry," Joe sahi; "it was signed by them hath. it was signed 'Caroline and Lawrence.'" For a long minute Tony looke(l at hhn steadily. The color slowly drained from her face, leaving it drawn. "'llow--d'you mean?" "! mean,-~-thereF' He stretched a long arm, and she took the folded yel- low leper from him as If she were afraid to touch It. "What Is it? What does It say?" she said thickly. Iler eyes fell on tile printed wordS, but the message made no sense to her, It danced ahout crazily and she could only. see the signatures: "Caroline and Lawreuce. Caroline and Latwrence. Caroline and Lawrence." "Ile says that they were married to- day," Joe said flatly. Tony put ttte telegram down unread, leaning over to the table to Shove it wall on; sat back and looked at Joe, "I don't know what that means," slle said faintly. "I don't blame you." said Joe, "I think it's rotten. I'm sorry. I'm dan~ned sorry. ! had no more idea of It than yOU had*." He crossed the floor, and knelt down beside her chair, and she laid one hand on Iris shoulder and stared into his eyes in puzzled questioning. Her look was s child's pleading look. "Oh, no---" she breathed. "It doesn't ---let'me see It--" Tile crumpled telegram lay on the floor. Joe made no move to get IL "That's what It says." "That Larry--" she whispered. "They were married today." "I don't believe It !" Tony said sud- denly, panttng. Her cheeks flamed. "It's hard to believe." "Oh, but Joe. hal Not without a let- ter--not without a llue-- "Caroline!" she said, breathing fasL 'She's--she's beautiful, yes. But she's older than he---much older, He toki me SO !" "No. she's not as old as Larry. She's about thirty or lh!rty-oae, Caroline. She's only two years younger than I am." / "She's older than you arel She's had two husbands l She wanted him be- gnu to pace the room, her knotted fin- gers at her lips. "Oh, why didn't 1 think of thlsi It would have made It easier---It would have made it easier! Oh, Joe, I have no shame, to let you know I love him. when he loves her---and they're happy ---they're going somewhere together in hls car--they're having their wonder. ful time--- t" She sat down on the fireside settle and put her rocking head into her hand& He saw her shoulders shake and that. lie doesn't. He's Lorenzo the Magnificent." '].'lie girl langhed weakly; her face crinkled Into tears. "Oh, he Is." she said in s whisper. "Rutb was rich ; Larry's prohahly in- herited a fortune. Site may have left a dozen legscles, but Gran was rich. and Ruth would have inherited Gran s money, and he gets it all, or certainly most of IL He's rich now; i~e likes It that way." "Ab, that's not quite fair." "Maybe noL But about things like knew that she was crying; suddenly, that you and Larry never wmlld bane in a rage, she was on her feet again, seen eye to eye." "How dared he--ow dared he do that I" she said, her~eyes glittering dark blue In her white face. "How dares a man treat a woman who loves him that wayl Ah, but she wanted him." Tony said, ermnpllng, speaking gently, bopeo lessly again. "She wanted him. and Larry's so kind---so generous---" A silence, during which the man smoked and watched her. Then, sud- denly, she looked up, spoke quietly, as If she were very tired: "I'm sorry to treat you to these fire- works, Joe. You're--awfully kind to me. I'm all right now. I think maybe you'd better take me to Bendy's; I'll have to tell Beady, and Alvin will smile his smug little whiskery doctor smile at what happens to girls who fall In love with married men. "1'il get used to It after a minute. You do. Even when a man's arm Is cut off, or his leg, they say he gets used to It like that--in a second. I wish I c6uld hate Larry. I wlsh--" For a moment her whole body was in revolt, as if touched by a bet Iron, her arms /lung up, her head thrown back, and her month opened as if to find breath. "I eouldn't do a thing like that to a dogi" she whispered, collapsing again. "'I could not. Joe. It's me--it's me this Is happenmg to; no, l couldn't do It to anyone l I'm sorry. I'm really all right now. I'll get my things. Bendy'll worry If l'nt too late." "No. you Just lie there on the settle and think about it for a while, and 1'11 tell Brenda. If she telephones, that the "Slt Down a Minute,~ He Said. company's leaving and that I'll bring you home. Lie there a while and get your breath, and you'll be all right." HIS big hands punched pillows be- hind her back as Tony obediently stretched herself on the fireside seal She lay there passive, her eyes on tile fire. her breast still occasimmlly rising and falling on a great sigh. "It doesn't somehow seem Nke Larry," Tony presently offered lo a weak little voiee. "Larry was never what you thought he was." "It hurts me--somehow It hurt~ me horribly to have you say thaL" "I suppose it does." "Larry is the only man--the only one --who ever---whom I ever--" the girl began eoufusedly, and 8topped, "And that hurts me horribly, m honors are even," Joe aald. "It Is imlmsstble for me to believe that you think of me what I think of Larry," Tony presently recommenced. 'We're all playing a lone hand in thla Ills, aren't we, Joe?" 'I don't think of you what you think of Larry," Joe said flatly. Tony's ringed eyes moved to him in weary inquiry. "Don't?" "NO, [ know you, Tony, and you don't know Larry, I'm not knocking him, mind you," Joe said, "But l say you don't know him. I do know you. I know every lovely inch ,t you. I know 'that you're the woman for me, and that I'm the husband for you, We't'e alike, We i,ke the same thiugs. We talk the same language. 'You and Larry aren't alike, i'm not cause she knew l--silo knew I--- saying this te make you feel any bet- "I irate her," Tony said weakly, bend- ter. I know you feel rotten tonight. lng forward to rest her head against And you will feel rotten| itqi take you his own, as be knelt beside her, wttb Tony wus not listening. Her long wet lashes glittering In the ~ott lamp. light, she was looking thoughtfully at the fire. "Oh, Joe. why dld it have Io happen this way? Why did I have to be the woman to live through this?" There wan a long silence. "I don't know," said Joe then. pulling on his pipe, and To~y's unhappy little laugh died away Into another hmg pause when neither Sl)oke. Where his thoughts went tbe girl neither knew nor care~l. To Tony all th~ worhl was composed of Just two persons, a beau- tiful woman, sinuous and JPweled in the exqui.~ile thin robes ~f line baliste and delicate laces that ('arolhte ospe- chilly loved; a tall brc, w|l man wiih Ills arms shout her. "You women are strange." said Joe. *'Are we?" "You hPt yollr llf~ you art;." "I Stlttl)o.~C vce are stratlgP {O men." "You know--yot! know damn well that what you feel for Larry Is excite- ment, curh)sity. You think It wouhl be thrilling to have him carry you off to a smile at the Falrmont hotel, make love to you." "Thank you," Tony said drily, as he paused, pondering over his pip~ "Well. isn't It true?" "It Is not true !" "Knowing." Joe continued, as if there had been no interropth)n, "know- lng that whatever lasts In marrl~ze. that doesn't. Knowing that it can't last. it never does--whatever It Is-- that thrill that he gives women~ that makes them say. 'I'd rather have him mean to me In, that magnificent way of his, keep me waiting, de,piss me. throw me down. than not have hlm at all !" Tony swallowed; spoke lightly. "Is that the way women feel to hlm?" "You know tL" "I d~o not know It," she said, In a low. hurt tone. She lay silent, staring at the fire. After a while she stirred and said that she must go, and Joe makln~ no prote~, she pulle~ on her ohl gloves, and they went out Into the cold sharpness of the night together. At the door she leaned agaln~ him. "I wtsh I could stay here. alone with you. forever, and never see any of them--any of them. again:" "Why don't you?" "You eoutd ~'o into town on Mon- days, Joe. and come baek on TI urs- days. l'd be comldetely happy ahme with the dag and Rite. She'd come ,ver and sleep algiers if I was frightened," "Stay~ If you like." Joe said. UYou're so tremendollsly comfortlug to nle." said Tony, her eye~ shut, her head resthlg agahlst his shoulder fay a moment. "I'm an sorry about all this!" "i'm going np to town tomorrow ~r- ly--abmtt nine. Shall i stop f~n" you?" he asked practically, after a moment. "Will you? I think l'll not tell Bandy tonight, i'll walt until Alvlu's gone to- morrow and tell her then. I'll have to fa('e every one---Aunt Meg, Mary [lose: she'll pity me so that I'll want to kill her." "Married!" Tony breathed to herself in an almost Inandlhle undertone, out of her own thoughts. On the trip to Brenda's house she did ant speak agalu. CHAPTER XXV "Do you still feel that you want to ~ea him again?" Joe asked. Tony's face dimpled ss she looked thoughtfully down at the sand site was marking Into even~ ridges with a bit of silvery smooth drl ftwood. "Not as I dld," ~he said, coloring a she concluded with vigor: "1 adore RI" J,,e laughed lazily. "You almost had me In tears, Tony. You were going on into the sere, the yellow leaf, your voice getting sadder and ~mlder. I thought you were going tO end up with the death of Little Nell " Ttmy laughed, too, a trifle shame- facediv. "W~it, I do love it--autumn." ~he wedlta:~.d deeply. "Spring first," sha dechleo, "then autumn. Then winter. and th~en summer." "Summer last of all?" "Oh. yes--don't you think soY' "Well, I like earn on the cob." "Yes, and peaches." Tony conceded. "But there's something so cocksure abrupt summer." "'Winter's one long revel of dragglng wood In, down here," "And wet walks, and rain sluicing do~n. and pancakes for breakfast!" "Not that you often touch them." "1 know. But I love that warm I;fteheny smell of hot butter and slrup and Ilot cakes on a freezlug morning.'* "If they come through with the BJe offvr--" "'if they come through !' What non- sPt,se! Why, they're begging you eat lholr k n-t~." "Well, then, if I accept the Rio of. h,r-- No. but what do you suppose tlmy eat for breakfast in Rio?" "Coffee and melons and sour breaff and fried ch:cken," Tony answered rcadlly. "Will you go to Rio with me, Tony," "Do you want me to, Joe?" "Yo' knows ah do, honey," "I reckon yo' ~,)es`" Tlmy ba~ked ou tn the mud ~unshlne, and the lazy waves came punctually In a smother of emerald and Ivory over the near*by rocks, spread In Interlock- Ing circles on the strip of ~andy beaeh, and went away again, leaving the little pools brimming, and the silky purple and blue ribbons, weeds and mussel shells glittering and dripping. "You're easy on my old eyes," t~e man said presently, glanclng up. "I love to have you thlnk so. We ought to go up pretty soont Beady was going to telephone about 4Inner." "I thought they had company." "They have. But it wan only CHR and Mary Rose. And if Patricla watt all right they said they might all eom~ over." "I hope nobody comes!" They climbed the great ridges of tacit up to the cliff level and were at the gordon's end, where the new bricl~ paths and the tall roses and chrysan- themums were rustling In the after- noon airs, and the aiender beeches sent trim shadows across the lawn. In thl| setting, and with the descending sun flashing in every window, the squa~e- cut house dld not look too awkward~ tl:ere was a pleasant alr of green-and- white seaside hospitality about it and Its open windows and awninged ter- race. "I love this house," Tony said, as they went In. "It was my escape In Ihe darkest hours of my life from ev- erything---even myself. I used tu eom~ down here from the office, beatetL brok- en, and the silence of it. and your not questioning me, not watching me. /t~ very fond of you !" In that last phrase she was aaares~ Ink the fireplace; she )aid her cheek against It. She had helped him build it, "Do we need a fire?" "We will, as soon as the sun goell down. We might as well, for if they'tw comlng the room's bound to seem co~l." "You know, Tony," said Joe. on his knees with logs In his long brown hands. "you were bound to run into something like---like what you did run Into. I wouldn't grudge It, If I wtr~t yOU." "Grudge it?" 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To avoid it, acid mu~t Im Why l ysicians Recommond Miinesia Wafers pure milk the llttte as she smiled. "Almost willing to take a chance that secondary, or Mesozoic, and the Ter. half your children will be Dutehydook. tlary, or Calnozole, being the first lag llttle blonds?" th roe--trot It represents relatively such "Almost. I love Dutehy little blonds." a small spa~e of time that some geol. ' Joe lay silent for a while ia the oglsts hesitate to give it equal rank causegu, headache~b]oatedfeel~ and regard It merely as a snb~lvlsio~ adozeactherdieeomforte. warm sand. Presently he ~ald: "Well I imagine you'll have your of the Tertiary. Broadly, as the Te~ Milnesia Wafers come in bott]es ofS0 end ehance4oon, ' tlary may be called the age of mare, 48, at 35e and 60c respectively, and ia "My chance?? reals, the Quaternary may be ca~led ths convenient tins for your handbag eontai~ "To see hlm," ~ge of man. Although man or his an- ing /2 at 20e. Each wafer is approx/mate~ "Oh, yes, that, Now that your grand- nesters were evolved during t~e Ter~ one adult dose of milk of magnesia. ,all mother'l dead they'tl probably come tlary, It is in the Quaternary that mall gooddrugstoressellandrecommendthem. West." becomes the dominant animal Start mdn~ these deihdous, effective anti-add, gently The Meadowlark The upper parts of the Meadowlarlg, physicians are llght brown, streaked wltb browlt- on professional ish black. The head has a d~ll, gr~ly- |no., 4402 23rd SL, Long Iskmd City, N, lsh, straw-colored patch wit~ streak~ ~ & 60 of brownlsh-blaciL The sides of t~ head are grayish white. The throat. breast and beUy are bright yelloW, fad~ into gray-whKe beneath tim taiL The black markings on the u~l br~ult is very shbwy, The cuter tall feathers are white, the center-meat, blackish She fell to musing, and Joe Phl!ed his cap a little farther down over hl~ eyes and appeared to dream. "After the office yesterday this Is heaven," Tony pre~e~ttly said. "Is there anything in the wlmle world more won. derful than an autumn sea. and gulls. and waves coming in, and sunshine like this?" "rt'S |well," Joe murmured tuelo- quent . "Autlnnn suasMne." Tony went on after a space. "Pure and thin---and sad. smn~m~. Cosmos instead of lilac&, and