PAPER-WEIGHTS," saw Patty, sucking an injured thumb, "were obviously no longer made for using in tacks. I want I had a hammer." This comment known as forth no reaction, and Patty peered down from the head of the step-ladder at her room-mate, who was once sitting at the flooring dragging sofa-pillows and curtains from a dry-goods field. "Priscilla," she begged, "you are usually not doing something precious. cross down and ask Peters for a hammer." Priscilla rose reluctantly. "I dare say fifty ladies have already been after a hammer."

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Then in fact you will not do,' she spoke back. 'How previous are you? ' "He was once so fearful by means of this time that he could not take note. 'Nineteen,' he gasped—'I suggest twenty. ' "Miss Sarah observed his confusion, and suggestion he had designs on a number of the heiresses intrusted to her care. 'I do not see the way you dared to come back here,' she stated seriously. 'I aren't examine having you in the home for a second. you are altogether too younger and too handsome. ' And with that Raoul received up and bolted. "When Ellen informed pass over Sarah the next day to come that he'd requested for me, she used to be extraordinarily mortified, and he or she made me write and clarify, and invite him to dinner; yet wild horses could not have dragged him into the home back. he is been afraid to forestall off in Washington ever in view that. He continuously is going directly via on a sleeper, and says he has nightmares even then. " "And is that why he will not come to the varsity? " "Yes," stated Patty; "that's the explanation. I instructed him we did not have any butlers the following; yet he acknowledged we had girl college, and that is as undesirable. " "But i presumed you acknowledged he was once coming to the promenade. " "He is that this time. " "Are you yes? " "Yes," stated Patty, with ominous emphasis, "I'm yes. He knows," she extra, "what will occur if he does not. " "What will take place? " requested the dual. "Nothing. " the dual shook her head, and Georgie inquired, "Then why do not you're making out his application? " "I consider i would to boot. i did not do it ahead of since it type of gave the impression of tempting windfall. i did not are looking to be the reason for any rather critical coincidence taking place to him," she defined a trifle ambiguously as she obtained out pencil and paper. "What dances are you able to provide me, Lucille? and also you, Georgie, have you ever obtained the 3rd taken? " whereas this enterprise was once being settled, a knock unheeded had sounded at the door. It got here back. "What's that? " requested Priscilla. "Did a few one knock? are available in. " The door opened, and a maid stood upon the edge with a yellow envelop in her hand. She peered uncertainly round the darkened room from one face to a different. "Miss Patty Wyatt? " she requested. Patty stretched out her hand in silence for the envelop, and, propping it up on her table, checked out it with a grim smile. "What is it, Patty? are not you going to learn it? " "There's no use. i do know what it says. " "Then i'm going to learn it," stated Priscilla, ripping it open. "Is it a leg or an arm? " Patty inquired with gentle interest. "Neither," acknowledged Priscilla; "it's a collar-bone. " "Oh," murmured Patty. "What is it? " demanded Georgie the curious. "Read it out loud. " "NEW HAVEN, November 29. "Broke collar-bone taking part in foot-ball. sincere Injun. extraordinarily sorry. greater success subsequent time. " "RAOUL. " "There will not," saw Patty, "be a subsequent time. " III - The Impressionable Mr. Todhunter * "Has the mail been round but? " known as Priscilla to a lady on the different finish of the hall. "Don't think so. It hasn't been in our room. " "There she comes now! " and Priscilla swooped down upon the mail-girl. "Got something for 399? " "Do you will have omit Wyatt's mail too? " "Yes; i will take every thing.

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