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Page 67 text:
.tion agent and soon had one fairly
1. e sat down to wait again.
Soon Dick and his father arrived. They did not
- her but started to the window to buy their tickets.
sie sprang up and hastened after them. It was
ther a mixed account which they received, but they
derstoocl and Dick was overjoyed at the possibility
playing after all.
When the return message arrived they grasped it
erly and tore the envelope. Mrs. Weston was all
ht and no telegram had been sent. Their train
istled and clanged its bell and started out on its
y to Middleville.
lWNhew! I'm glad Iim not on that? said Dick,
' gging his shoulders.
, llSo am I.'"' said Susie with a sigh of relief. llBut
ou want to play on that game you,ll have to
3, They started out of the depot just as the
-arrived from Middleville, and Mrs. Weston sur-
g-o them by stepping down from the car platform.
nurse she was besieged with greetings and ques-
glI thought I would come and see the game my-
she explained- llto see Dick win it for us you
L." she added, much to that persons confusion.
;-how do you happen to be down here when the
begins in ten minutes ?l,
HVVelll explain on the way home? replied Dick.
llI must hurry and get ready to play. Maybe I can be
there in time for the second half?
When they reached the field of action the game
had just begun and neither side had scored. Shouts
arose from the grandstand and cheers from the side-
lines. The air seemed to contain a solid confusion
of orange, black and crimson. At the end of the
first half the score was five to six in favor of the op-
Dick was on hand in time to play the second
half and in five minutes. had made a touchdown.
Susie yelled and waved her pennant to her hearts
content. Everyone was excited and the ltCtrimso-nlsll
were looking worried. The voices which had been
heard behind the wall were conversing upon the sud-
den reappearance of Dick Weston.
tlI wonder how it happened? said the first.
llDonlt know? said the other. llThought he,d
think enough of his mother to go and see her if she
was pretty sick?
llHurnphlll said the lirst.
The game ended with a score of eleven to twelve
in the favor of the home team. And who shall deny
that a piece of orange ribbon saved the day?
t-Gmce B . Anderson.
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low and Florence Donnelly came bougelng 11p ktizle
stairs. llWell, whatls the matter now. she as 36',
pausing in the doorway. tlYou look like twenty
elow zerof, .
greesaiivothing is the matter, only-aonly 13:? decided
to wear my blue linen this afternoon in
NYour blue linen! Sue MelVille! You can not
mean itlli . . . .
wI most certainly do mean it. It 1s my piriVilege
to wear what I please? , '
Yes, but do be careful what you llpleaseY, Then
wishing to end the dispute that seemed to be brew-
ing, Hl just skipped over before dinner to let you
know that the girls are going to hire a hayrack to take
them to the game, that isfl she added hastily, lljust
those who wear the colors. You certainly want to go
with us and not poke off alone?
lilm-ence cast an eager smile at Sue, who had
begun to melt and showed signs of future repentance.
The idea of a hayrack ride Was a pleasant one while
the alternatives of staying at home or going alone
were not pleasant. Florence noted the effect of her
words and wisely departed leaving the leaven to Work.
.Afternoon arrived and with it the startling rev-
elation that Sue had lost one of the orange bows to
hm. Sllllllers. She accordingly set off in all haste to
procure more ribbon. It was a little past midday and
the sun heat downliercely. She skipped along swing-
ing liei black sailor" by the brim and humming
liiigiwl'itxihpfl football songs. .When she reached the
. x 1m meandered at Wlll through the town she
paused to lean over the "55'
gaze at her reflection in r
a convenient Hat stone 19:,"
rounding a nearby estate, a
it into place, and, seating
the ground beside her,
Wlall and gazed into the b .
tree. To be sure she was
not walk forever in the slit
tired. How beautiful ev
and cool was the air under it
A squirrel came sudd-fi
the wall and ran up the tree-
of her whereabouts, and
right over her head, turned:"5
to see if any one was obs i 1??
an opening in the trunkfriif-
from somewhere and light of
around and flew away. .1;
commotion, and :running 0
looking up at him with a5
upon he shook his head, :2
roundly ran back to his
was quiet. Sue fell to dr mi:
would happen next. The
and a low murmur of vm'v;
was on the otherside of the
llLefs hit down here,";
what shall we do ?,tsaid a
ton plays, it will be all up i,
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a momentis thought, ilGuess thereis .no help for 1t,nal-
though I had set my heart on w'1nn1ng that game.
Sue looked on. admiringly. How calmly he took
it! If she had been in. his place she would undoubt-
edly have cried and perhaps stamped her foot and, at
any rate considered herself the most abused person 1n
the universe. Dick had come to his senses by thls t1mc
and said quickly, llThank you very much, Su51e3,
How long it was since he had called her that!
But she turned with a polite wYou are entirely wel-
come? and returned whence she had come.
Twenty minutes later the llSistersii in the hay-
rack were Hdoing the towni, in their patriotic colors.
Everywhere they were greeted with cheers and merry
salutations. Susie and Florence Donelly were sitting
at the back end of the wagon swinging their feet.
The latter ehattered affably but the former was deaf
to all noise. She was busily thinking. All her fun had
been spoiled now that Dick was not going to play.
Probably the visiting team would 'win-just as that
mice behind the wall had said. Dick was the one
who stood between. them and their hope Olf victory.
tlThatis so? she mused, 111 had forgotten about their
Hdesire for vengeance? I wonder what they would
have done if he had playedebut they woanlt have a
chance to hurt him now although they have got their
Then by some ptresentiment the thought came
suddenly. HDid this have anything to do with the
telegram? 117215 everything all right P1,
Sue was so startled that she jumped off on: to
the ground before 511$
occunred to her before,
11Whatls the matt
drop something V
tho," came the r
the rapidly moving
of an errand that simpl
The girls tried to1'1
possible but in vain for;
the corner. It was
when she reached the
waiting room to watc11,;
seemed an interminable
pass away time she fell
have beenll had she not'p
it occurred to her that i
right after all-how was
Weston would know whi1
tion agent came out and
letin board. 1
1lGoodnessfl exclai' g
late? Then the telegraa
notonous tick in the 0111
how those sounds could
why not teleprap-h her
were really ill? It only?
send a message to
She counted the u"
and found thisrty centgi 1
ing the ribbon. She
just how telegrams me
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