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in the stull'-V little otliee ol
Horton N Sliver Coininis-
sion two.. in the Excliange
1 . 1ll7gl'2lIlllltI'S hail folded their
, tiny desks anfl earefnlly
hnilcling. 'l'hi- several sle-
56 plaeecl them against the
x' wall in orilei' to make a
passage for their Cl0p2ll'lIlll'C. A young
man of some 18 years was the last oi'
these clerks to leave the room.
"That boyf, said one oi' the two olll
men who were left, ancl Whom we shall
know as Quincy lllorlon, 'fis ehuek full
of spnnk and aleteunination. lim
hound if I can see Why he don't realize
his condition. Father and inothei' dead
anfl he livin, with mef'
"But," interposecl his coinpanion
and partner, Ephraiin Stiver, "he's
filn' I often hearfl you say as you
oweil your start to his clad."
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Page 88 text:
"l'd make thee glorious hy iny penf,
-Logan Clendenning. ,
'tlle doth indeed show some sparks
that are like wit."-llarry Beckett.
t'For there can live no hatred in
thine eye."-Mary Mohiillen.
"His arm was in the foremost rank
where the embattled thousands roll?-
"The world is not so bitter but her
smile ean make it sweet."-Elizabeth
'fThou art as fair in knowledge as
in hue."-Mary Neal.
HI remember onee that being waked
by noises in the house, and no one
near, l eried for nursef'-Dallas Tour-
"She looked a queen who
gay from royal grace alonef'-Madge
"A man of sovereign parts, he is es-
teemedf,-Kimber L. Barton.
"lf knowledge be the niark, to know
thee shall siitiicefi-lhitli Weeks.
"What I will I will, and there's an
"An honest man, the noblest work
of God."-Will E. Gill.
"As yet he hath done no deed of
"Alasl I see something to be donef'
-J. Sherwood Fender.
'tShe hath many nameless virtues."
'Gnd when a ladyjs in the ease,
You know all other things give plaeef'
"Look, he's winding up the watch
of his wit,
By and hy it will strikef'
"The joys of meeting pay the pangs
Else who eould bear it?
"Discoi'ds make the sweetest airs."-
The Glee Club.
"Her sunny locks
Hang on her temples like a golden
fleece." -Mary Neal.
"Love that lived through all the
stormy pastf'-Mabelle Thornton and
"My only books
Were woinan's looks,
And folly's all they've taught mef'
-Will E. Gill.
'tWhen Edwin speaks what virgin
If gentle Jamie did not squeeze her
hand Pi' -Helena Jahren.
Bright as the sun her eyes the gazer's
And like the sun they shine on all
alike." 'Helen Brinkman.
"Of all affliction taught a lover yet,
'Tis sure the hardest signs to forget."
Page 90 text:
still, what he earns seems to carry him
"Well, I hainit exactly talkin: ag'in
niy keepin, him. I'd he kinder lost
without him. But that bull-headed
way of wastinf time at that High
School is what I am agiinf'
'tWastin' his tlIllG?U said Ephraim,
risingf' Wastin, his time, is? If
that's what you call carryin' off all
the honors of the school and a heap of
respect thrown in, lim plague taked if
I ever trust you to show your head in
the pit ag'inf'
"Is them medals money IW asked
Quincy Morton, raising himself as if
to gain confidence, but a softening of
the lines in his face told liphraiin that
his arguments had not been received
without result. f'Are these writin's of
his ever goin, to give him a tip on May
t'Nop,f' answered Ephraim, sitting
back in his chair like one who had felt
his task ended and was standing back
to admire his victory, while he added
the finishing touches, "but if he puts
the same effort into his business that
he used there, he will get as much in
return. But, say, Quincy, it's gettin'
late, letps go home?
The two men arose, and after don-
ning their hats went out into the
great hall together. The foregoing
conversation only touches upon the
theme which they often discussed
in their leisure moments. Quin-
cy Morton was one of the old school
men who felt that high school and col-
lege education was a waste of time, and
that the athree Risu were a sutlicient
foundation for a successful business
career. Still, there was one charac-
teristic in his nephew which he most
admired, and that was determination.
lt was because oi' the thorough satura-
tion of his own character with this
spirit that he had pulled the firm of
Morton 8 Stiver through many tight
Let us return to the young man whom
we saw leaving the office. He was of
medium height, but so well propor-
tioned and possessing a face so frank
and honest, that his introduction to
a stranger gained more than a pass-
ing notice. Richard Morton, for as
such we will know him, was by this
time nearing his uncle's home. The
huge mansion was of dull, gray stone,
and showed its lower walls but dimly
through the huge trees which sur-
rounded it. Within, the gloomy as-
pect was carried to the extreme. An-
tique furniture, sullen rugs, dark fres-
coes of weird scenes, an abundance of
dust aided in the effect, for while the
elder Morton was not miserly, he had
always endeavored to conduct his
household affairs with about one-third
the required help. Hence, while ev-
erything was in its place, for there was
no one to move it, the whole had a
In this place of gloom lived the
uncle and nephew together, yet apart.
The younger man spent his evenings
diligently studying, while the elder,
after smoking his pipe, made his noc-
turnal tour of the house and retired.
Occasionally the old man spent a few
moments in the library closely watch-
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