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remember when you used to spend your entire allowance
buying up the grease-pots In the barbers' shops, and-----~"
" Patricia, your father wishes to speak with you In his
study," says Lady Olivia, entering the room at this
As the girl rises, with a somewhat pale face, she goes
to her and kisses her very tenderly, as though she feels
a mute sympathy for the young love just springing into
the fuller life. Long years ago this love was hers; to-day
the remembrance of it .smiles sweetly at her through her
Thus Patricia's engagement is publicly ratified, to the
entire satisfaction of all concerned, save Lady Edgerton,
who says as many nasty things about It as she can well
manage, and persists to the very end, after all arguments
have been exhausted. In the assertion that the girl is
wilfully throwing hei'self away.