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The Subconscious Courtship
A me Ven,a?' ritnaryeehemetekeep suitors from tnterfer
" n wi'ft her life sa leM n ,. fascinating novel
By BERT A RUCK
ilitAer 0 "TAe tTreiiff Mr. Wrteht." "The Arrant Rever" Bta.
Cepyripht, lOtl, Dedd, Mead d Ce,
WHO'S WHO IN TUB 8TOIOT
. C,.,tf irWoie. 'e ft" inherited a
W&Vs .Harried by relatives and
find "0 "'' te spend her money,
1i.',Unr irhe tcant te marry her for
VfdccUc1e mew a '-'husband for
j$&," te fend off "the harpies,"
0ll HARRY GARMICnAEL,
"tVtif... ..firmn. man of ncrsenalitu.
., uminecr tche hat invented a new
'Jut. te fiance tc.Mcv' he,,ttrttf
Clevtr's "strictly business" propesi-
2v.ir i iv MKADOVTS. Clever'
,,,; 1 inrettv e'rl of the period.
"m's Shadows,-eunt tche has
uMmitd Clever in adversity and is
Awtred iciih favors.
' SiXDAb, younger daughter, a
t'flsj'llOLT, biff, poed-natured cap,
UiMully in love jcith Rosemary.
Harry " Hurry
HE Imd written: "Oh, Harry, eh,
IlSy loe""? the dnte; days old.
Why bndn't hIic posted it Mere?
Mere unfiled 'lay, . . ..
'Doer Fate, then, never bring the
nrccts reiuiil twice':"
Sometimes. Hever; sometimes! hat
kv would have te make up te each
"If IM died without knowing you,
it would mean that I hud never come
Iie." she hail written.
r. f.l.rr in Carm cbanl'a Ulnir
answered te the words. Wasn't it fu
S. himself? If he had died without
Tliln nenlle snail of n taxi-driver
iccued determined that he should die
Were decline her ngaln? Anether two twe
ncnce leapt up en the indicator, yet the
tai .cemcd te he HtnndinB Htill.
"If only you hadn't fc'one awny,
"Could you really have cared n lit
tle!" "Oh. Harry, eh, my Hurry"
Would they never make Richmond?
Nevor get up that blasted hill?
At laht they cot up it. Finally they
reached that well-known pate, which
(omeliow Garmlchael felt that he had
jwer seen hefere.
"Wait for me, he eaid te the mnn
a be spnnz out of the cab und dashed
up the path, "wait."
Fer he Intended te brine Ins wife
cut with him. He was net kehib te
talk te her in that house; lie had never
tten her except under her aunt's reef
i r her own reef. Ne niore reefs for
them. He had bome wild intention of
l-ip-in- her out te talk in Richmond
1'ark, uuder the blue tklcs nnil green
The deer of The Prospect was shut.
He rang; ran ncaiu. Again he rang.
There was no answer.
He hammered ut the deer ; he glane
ei at the windows. He Haw, he came
reluctantly te the conclusion that there
wes net a eeuI In this place. All bhut
up, nil out. Fer hew long? Ne maids
or anything. What lnfernnl luck !
Patiently Peter waited under his fert
chile hii mailer drngged out his
pockrtbned, found u vicitin card,
i-rrlbued en it "Fer Mr. Cartnichael,"
,iiiJ the message, Aui at my roemx,
Kuvten Read. Shall weit for yim. """1
J1iasi tdephene or reme." ! In the (ileamln;
TImti . that wa 4 the nnlv tliiim he i flriwliinllv lw. ln.,.i. ..i .
euld d.. Me took the enrd, thrust it '
late thu 1'jttcibex; then, for tear that j
it s-heuld miscarry, he wrete a ilupli
i at- mi"i?ase and put that under the
-nail brass-knocker, clamped down te
the deer. There! He turned. Peter
(tting In tins way of his stride und
Umrt throwing him.
New tln're was nothing mere for 'l
hut e wait, with what patience he could
command, at hiB Eusten Read dug
out. l!.t beheld, as he turned te the gate
IIn, he saw entering n stylishly at
tired eung perMin who smiled encour enceur
.1,'ingly upon Carmichael. Surprised,
T,e Meed aside te let her pkss. Look Leek
ing up Inte his face, she smiled again
i ml greeted him with: "Yeu didn't
f.nd anybody in, filr? Mrs. Meadewn
t'liil the jeuug ladles won't be back until
tomorrow teatlme, they said ; net com
Jm? up from Henley until then. Ts
thre any message I "
"Henley?" burst from Curmlcharl.
"Im' juat missed them at Henley?"
''Inn he pulled himself together and
Kcecnlzetl this girl. Of course! It
ai the Meadows' parlermaid who had
idmlttcd him often (though net, ah!
let often enough).
"Tr thanks very much," b.iid he,
"bat since they've net get back as pooh
its I undcretoed they meant te. I er
think I'll By the way, I'm afraid
I've forgotten their telephone num
l'Or," he Improvised qulte creditably.
"Could you let me Oh. then- i'n't
ti telephone cumber? Oh? On Mr
llolt'e houseboat, nre they? Still there?
'ihniilt seu no much." said Carmlehael
His hecend fquanuareil Uradbury that
llaV Wns tiirnqt inin thn nnlm nf 111,'
f i aid. Then he 6tartlcd the duzlni; taxi
"Drhe back te Henley," ordered
I'armlchael. "Yes. I knew. It'i thir
ty miles, but I'll make it worth your
'vhilt). ITenley-en-Thamcs for all yuu
i an lick!"
Flrowerlis en the RIcr
Ciirmlrhael. coming down from the
5'irtli by a of Maidenhead und Hur- '
ley. did net reach Henlej until 8
" Heck that evening. I
Itather a hepclebS task lay before
3 ini, as he knew. I
It was thu end of the regatta. Al- I
'witiy man) pieplu had left, l'esslblj '
"is iaxi uati passeil rimer's train ou
ercnirn journey. , Still, the uml.l a. -
me i m.-Mt had bind bhe was hiiijIii,
)nat" ,l?, .V"l?i . I1! "L. l, .
nate, the fun enlv liecun nftnr nlcht
Jill. The chances were that f'leter's
laity would May te bee the firework.
!Uld Would then rr'tilrn Ir. ill.. li.in-..
J'eat for Kupper, music and u danee.
f As he missed fhi TIpiI r.tnn at thn
erncr of the bridge, n voice hailed him '
cretu the group in banket-elmlm at the
fjuici tntraucu. The much was
Carmichael etepped th taxl.
"Ry .Teve," huid O'Urien, coming
vff, you haven't lest much time, have
Carrnlchacl's reply nnd the manner
f it was very characteristic.
'took here," said he, "I say, de
jeu happen te hae own my wife any any any
wlwoen the river?"
'his unexpected question he put as
only as if he had nRked, "De you
' ai'pen te have seen thut boatheok any
where about ?"
. Hlb friend, veiinir O'Hrlen. Ii!iil mi
nZ"? t'lp of biirprlse, mi inward I
arnUm'i'uY V'mlml h" i '
"Me, I huveX'-A n matter et fact
""e must be heaps et people some-
awe in iils crush that one knows, but
1 h.iwn't iccugnUed u mmiI 1 knew,
luiei. ),, i0ffi iVt.it M.,.t, jfri. Car
1 'J'hael tit nil."
Oh, well, d')ou knew anything
'""'it a houseboat taken by a man
died Helt" I
"Helt? Ne; I'm afraid I've never!
ward of him," I
On the Flick of a Card
She Staked Her Leve
One of RCIiY AYUHH' most
charming awl fascinating heroines
ii Jean Millard, tihe h the
dyiehtcr of a pamllrrand Rebin
O A cil hates gambling. Iteth her
Ouardtan and her lever what
vourse shall he take? Read Miss
Ayrcs' solution in
'A Man of His Werd
HEGINS TUESDAY THIS PAGE
I 'Oh! Get the punt here?"
xi's. She's tied up ever there.
Hen 1 y was just bcclng that "
"Ilicn Jet's get aboard," f,aid Car
michael. H0 Bpranp fiem tlic taxi, paid
off the man. crabbed l'nfi.r
They joined Hcnty and cot aboard.
ler h. knew It would be no use
huutini; up .lim'H Iiotibcheat. If bh
were Maying : there they would be all en
the river Mill. If fIie had geno bach
te town it was no ui-e his coins up
1111 Ml next niernins. He had left them
fellows alone, ,-ather casually, all the
afternoon. He was their het, nfter all.
lied have te leek after thuni this eve
"lag. It was new juat n matter of
lieurs before he saw her. The blessed
certainty wai with him that he was
going te ea her. All was clear ahead.
He clescil it Inte his mind just as he
had bhut her letter into hi pocket
hook, and turned te his gueM.s.
"Did you marl; the linals? Cen I
have a leek?"
U was still tee light for the lire
works display which winds up Royal
Henley. Already the punts were bet
ting toward the boom oppeslto the club club
heu.ses; through the mellowing golden
liazu neople's eyes were fixed en the
odd, deceptlve who frameworks of the
set pieces" en the banks; acnffeldlnit
that would show up in outlines of tlame
when the- darkness fell.
.Iiibt as earlier In the day, Clever
had kept Iter lookout for him, te new
J-anniehm-l found hluiwlf Bcarching for
her while there was Mill light enough
te recognue fnees, licures. His Weir
eyes noted thi river throne. I'.vnrv
"u vanng yellow; was this ?
NO I As the limit m. .,1, ....,!. i i...
saw that th. gown or wrap was that
" bitiiiiKcr. (
-i?niry Pewftil'y built young man
w elding ii punt-pole he ncrutlntzed.
as that .Tim Helt? Ah! The girl
with long hair down her back! Was
thought he bnw .Llewelyn. Carmichael
in his lgneranci) of all that had pawwd
.""" '!-" yii 11 inignt no in iittend-
:! leuay. Anetncr jollew cape! Was '
1 -..'. Ie! Aneth,,r false alarm!
OlJiIen, at the ether end of the
punt, wa-, Mjually en the alert. IStit
niti' was tricl:v: in.rii.i..i.. i. i..i.,..i
I the fttrines, .Mill bhc kept h.'r iniiip'cts
The day wliMi had begun be I'Miiiibile"
Jy m Myr mt,t wm te end as ex
quisiieiy in aiuethybt gloom. In that
iieavm lletl la neon n lixr-.tn IUI,,,,,,.
up their lanterns ; rent primre.se glebes
with blots of rose-color nnd black, or
i;iei.uu ipaueriicu wun orange, lam
bent bnckgi-eiind te the darkly all all
heuctted preliles of peeple bendim,'
above them. Moons of light from this
lanterns wcie Hung up, Miinetimw en u
luce, en a pair of buy hiiiuln. Never
the hands or face fr which Harrv
(.nrmicnuci looked and yrarued.
It grew d.irk.
Acress the etrenm there appeared a
niiiuuKe ei engatneM, u jazz et meve-
"'tin -, iiiusie Miunueu ; .u that was
from the fair ground new lighting up
"," ij nrtiiiKf, us cocea-snies, gal
loping horses, merry-i;e-rounds, gisy
On the river the press was thicken
ing. O'JSrien dropped his pole; pres
ently there would be no room for pole or
paddlu ; and the easiest wuy of getting en
ua le pull yourself along by the gun
wale of the craft next te you.
" 'Are canoe," babbled the voices in
the gleaming, "mind your fingers,
there l gay, keep your hands in
Mile the lieut fheie, please ! Iind
)our padille. Oh, sorry I "you
will break that puudle; carefully I
vhilly tool, bringing u eanoe into this.)
", Lie down, IVter," from Cur
uiichuel. He wa.s ntlll ruarching; but he knew
Uiut It wus hardly worth while, be
uejite had the press becemu. Where
juu were tliere you stayed, except ter
flie B,ew, impeieeptible drift together
ut the whole inabs, the belld jum of
beats, newly lightea luutenis, cublaeiw,
peojde wearing wraps ever their turn
mer trecku, iiiulllers above b?uzcr.
i'rcbently there bailed away ever the
water, auevi! ttie cleuus, the Jirbt fuiry fuiry
nke tiro-balloen. Peopie begun te
Miand up in tne reeklug puntii. "Sit
liewn ttiure, jueate, nit dewu," Teices
'Ihcn. with the bung of the first ma
roon, the luewerl.s, lievun. (n.t tin
flu'iekiug hi.-s -tin) leua explouen tlmt '
te luuuy thein woke ceiiees el yeurs eiuy i
ju-t torjjetien, then, down peuied the !
r.iiu of liery aerpeuu, orange, geld,
i rini'-eu .
A long-drawn "Ah" et admiration '
M.-OU leek, oek duUJy J loekP
.,,...s ........ 1'I1i ,.i, i. ,..,.'
"l'uK u w"w exotic btict.
iiem the eiewd; souie child's excited
lSut ue wilder or brighter than was
the transformation scene m thu mind of
one of theso young men in the crush
"l M't'etaters. He bat there with euu
Hand clutching thu cellar of his terrier
the ether en the gunwale of th bout
jammed up against Jus; his eyes turned
skywurd te the lurid display und
ull he 6Uv, in bluck or white, were the
words; "1 iove you, 1 de leve you I
Oh, my Harry!"
Voices ull around "Ahl Thut'a n
pretty oue! I say I These are
the best yet! Oh, leek at thoke
icrlggly ones; eh, they're geiug en still
I like the ones that burnt green.
Where did thut eua go?
'Wure bturshell! Went's the
matter with a puut? Hu, there
i ney go again ! Hoe ruy !
A n nhl
Loek, Daddy I leek!"
The darkness fell. Nobody noticed
! when it wus full night, he wcre their
''?; J'r' ,...,.,., MM
Unly the tinner lanterns glowed mero
..-.. ...... i,-,i n .1 Kiuncf was ttiuiMi liv a
bett into of primrese color, which, in
sunlight, would have been u bjila.sh 0f
yellow, fellow, Clever'n color! Shu
WOUlll DO llp.nil r frit. I m V, .1. ..!.. .
- -. ....4 .l.l Llitlll lit; I IIIIIIL'lll Til
(nightly, the burst rockets soured mere
brillluutly into the heights, their to
lled Ions dived mero vividly into the
liver depths; only the "net pieces" of
Catherine-wheels and nlrplunes mid
tniv.it buttle shene out mero brilliantly
agaliibt their rolling fumes.
THE GUMPS Take Back
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LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY,
, 7R 0fri ..T ii. WW- ewusies Te towewso;; . '.i'
DECEMBER 20, 1922
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r.'rttt'n if Patent 031'
By Sidney Smith
By If ay ward