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"He is a very fine young ht of in the town I coo around day, and night When he found they wouldn't take him as a soldier he was like to break his heart"

"La Ellen

"Just a little You forget all about it when you know him Don't you, Ellen?"

But at Grace's tone Ellen had reain a house, rubber-heeled, pink-uniforlanced at Mrs Cardehose eyebroere slightly raised

"Thank you,Lily rather chilled and openly perplexed

"Well!" she said Then she glanced at her mother "I do believe you are a little shocked, mother, because Ellen and I have a mutual friend in Mr William Wallace Cameron! Well, if you want the exact truth, he hadn't an atom of use for me until he heard about Ellen" She put an arm around Grace's shoulders "Brace up, dear," she said, sly "Don't you cry I'll be a Cardew bye-and-bye"

"Did you really go to thepictures with him?" Grace asked, rather unhappily She had never been inside aa step above the corner saloon, and a degree below the burlesque houses They were constituted of bad air and unchaperoned young woarettes fro the cigarette; and of other wo children who should have been in bed hours before; or still others, wandering in pairs, young, painted and predatory She was not i in Anthony Cardew's house She never saw, in the long line waiting outside even the meanest of the little theaters that had invaded the once sacred vicinity of the Cardew house, the cry of every human heart for escape from the sordid, the lure of romance, the call of adventure and the open road

"I can't believe it," she added

Lily esture of half-amused despair

"Dearest," she said, "I did And I liked it Mother, things have changed a lot in twenty years Sometimes I think that here, in this house, you don't realize that--" she struggled for a phrase--"that things have changed," she ended, la You know Caste" She hesitated She was young and inarticulate, and when she saw Grace's face, sohter for nothing "This idea of being a Cardew," she went on, "that's ridiculous, you know I'ot being a Cardew beaten by quite a lot"