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THE NEWS-RECOUD, MARSHALL, N. C.
1M Gustora Cup
FLORENCE BINGHAM LIVINGSTON
Copyrilht by George H. Doran Company
SYNOPSIS.-Uvlim In 'a barn,
converted Into a dwlllngt Mm
Pen Held manager of an apart
ment building known ae. "The
Custarrt Cup," originally "Cluster
Court." Her Income U derived
from laundry work, ber chief pa
tron being a tin. Horatlua
Weatberstone, whom h haa
never teen. Uvlng with her an
"CrtnkV and "Thad.". homeless
small boys whom she has
adopted. They call ber "Penile."
Thad tells Penile a Strang man
was Inquiring for her under her
maiden name. A tenant, Mrs.
Oussl Bosley,. Induces Penile to
take charge of a package, which
she does with some misgivings.
Searching a refuse dump for
things which might be of value.
Crlnk, veteran at the game, en
counten a small girl, Lettla. who
proves a foeman worthy of his
steel. He takes her to Penile,
1 and Lettle gets adopted Into the
family. The stranger proves to
be Mrs. Penfleld's uncle1 Jerry.
He announces he Is going to re
main in the vicinity of The Cus
tard Cup. TJncle Jerry arranges
to occupy the loft above Mrs,
Penfleld's abode. Uncle. Jerry
meets Prudence Hapgood, no
longer young, but attractive, and'
the two appear to "hits It off"
well. Lorene Percy, young friend
of Pensle's. tells her of her en
gagement to EMok Chase, also a
mutual friend. Friendship develop
ing between Uncle Jerry and
Frank Bosley, husband of Quisle,
CHAPTER VIII. Continued.
rTes, they Seep me gctng."
"So you see what I mean. I'm all
"alone all alone."
"All alone!" repeated Mrs. Sanders,
her rolce rising to a. shriek. Oh, lt'a
awful, a I never been alone before. I
hain't, told jrou how 'twas, but two
years ago I lost my husband my
mother then my brother. It left me
alone absolutely alone. I don't get
over It. Sometimes " Her worda
Bank. "Sometimes I think I shall go
craiy thatal may end it"
Mrs. Penfleld regarded her calmly.
"Guess "most of us feel that way, first
or last But It's only selfishness talk
ing to us. Easiest thing we can do Is
to go." r -
Mrs. Sanders atopped In her pacing.
The keenness of her astonishment
drove the tension out of her bearing;
ehe,.was suddenly limp .from the shift
ing of emotion. -
"You !" she exclaimed.
Mrs. Penfleld gave her a smile that
had nothing In it of amusement. "V
she confirmed. "My dear, you didn't
a'pose, did you, that the Lord had
singled you out to see If He could
break a string In your heartr
"But yout I'd never thought as
Mrs. Penfleld's face settled Into
lines that Mrs. Sanders had not seen
before into the rigidity of forced
control. "I don't speak of it," she
gaid Jerkily. "I can't. It hurt more.
Ain't nobody here knows. I
had a' pretty home once. My my
husband was a contractor; he lfhd 'a
fine Income. . We had th-three chil
dren." The words trailed into sllenerf
Her brown eyes, with lengthened
focus, were fixed on the wall beyond
her hostess, as If she were seeing pic
tures out of a past that had receded
' but not( grown dim.
Presently she went on, her voice
lower, her breathing uneven, speaking
-'more to herself .than to another, so
far was she withdrawn from the pres
ent. "We , were happy happy
until There was' an epidemic. The
worst of It bad passed. We had
escaped; we thought we were safe.
The relief from anxiety made us
more . thankful, happier, than ever.
One night we we had a jolly sup
perthe. five of us, at the round
'table. There was green peas and
custard pie. Little .David loved ; to
see it tr-tremble. . . '. He was
three. V . Hla curls were like
twists of sunshine, and his eyes
were the deepest blue. , . . And
Katherine and Bobby . They were
all so well, rosy, full of laughter 1
But that very night first one , and
then another. . . . In the morning
they were gone. Think of it 1 Be
fore day broke, they were-all my
babies gone i" Her eyes lifted;, the
lines of ' hei face were twisted In
agony. ' She bad forgotten her sur
roundings, re-Uvlng those ; hideous
hours. : . ''; 4
"Ohj my dear," said Mrs. Sander
softly, "how did you ever stand itr"
."Stand Itr Mrs, Penfleld took up
the .-, words . with momentary vehe
mence, "I didnt stand It I went mad
raving mad. EvVythlng rd ever be
lieved In, went down.'' Her sad eyes
came back to her neghbor's face. Mrs,
Sanders' gaze had lifted to Mrs. Pen
field's heavy hair, nearly ; white,
strangely out of keeping with vtbe
look of youth that lingered In her fea
tures and expression.
Mrs. Penfleld caught-the glance. "It
turned that night," she said Indiffer
ently. "It didn't matter."
"And 'your your " "''' "
I"-s. Fen S eld's llpa worked. "It
ir.:.3 try I van6y she replied !ow
. t it c , t;.t fcs never ft
over It. He was devoted to his
family. He hadn't been well. . . .
He ran down fast We sold trav
eled ev'rything. . . It didn't
help. In six months"
"Oh, my dear!" repeated J San
ders pityingly. That was Ml. n-"
Mrs. Penfleld nodded. "It wouM
have been easy sd nsy to go, too.
The hard thing was to stay In an
empty world. Nothing"
"I I know how you felt. Tcu you
"Cared!" Mrs. Penfleld's tone
shook the word to shreds an l east It
aside. "Part of me died when he
did. I hain't never been the same.
1 trybut I can't"
Her voice broke. She wheeled
swiftly and went over to the window.
Standing with her back to the room,
she stared into the meshes of the
muslin curtain, beating the casing
with her closed hand. Those blows,
the outlet of long-suppressed torture,
pounded into the silence of the room
with uncanny contrast, M of physical
violence upon some sacred stillness.
Mrs. Sanders scarcely breathed,
awed Into motlonlessness by the
depth of the anguish which she had
unwittingly stirred. Her own grief
was swallowed up In the grief of
At last Mrs. Penfleld turned and
came back. She walked flrral. Her
eyes were brimming with tears, but
there was a smile on her lips.
Tm sorry I went to pieces so," she
apologized. "I aim to keep my will
power pressed down on my feelings;
but If I take it oft the least bit. they
boll np aa furious as ever. . You
mustn't think I'm complaining. I did
for a epell, but I learned better."
"Sit down," begged Mrs. Sanders.
"I want to tell you how I hate myself
for being so selfish.- I wouldn't have
hurt you for the world. But I never
dreamed you're always so cheerful !"
"I'm cheerful, yes," acknowledged
Mrs. Penfleld sadly, "but once I was
happy. I tell . you what, Mrs. San
ders, yon can be suspicious of the
. Mrs. Sanders- Scarcely Breathed.
feller that's cheerful. He's . been
through something. Happiness Is a
thing that bubbles up naturally before
you've had much , experience, but
cheerfulness Is a thing you've rea
soned out and stand by 'cause you
believe it's right: There's', a kind of
happiness that never cornea back, once
It's gone." -
They sat In silence for a moment,
In closer communion than words had
ever brought them. : ; i , '
"I know now," said Mrs. Sanders
gently, "why you took those chil
dren," ':.-.).., Vk': '
: An irradiated expression came vlnto
Mrs. Penfleld's face. "Yes, you know
now. I didn't do it at first I got
a position as housekeeper in a wealthy
family.- But. I couldn't be satisfied,
Just supporting myself. I had ; to
make a home again and for some
body that didn't have one. Way it
Is,, when yon lose them that's' dear to
you, It kind o' opens your heart wider,
and yon got more love for more folks
'stead of less. When I had chil
dren of my own, I thought, "bout
them ; but when I I lost 'em, I began
to think "bout all the children, ev'ry
where 'specially those that was han
dicapped and. forlorn and didn't have
a chance to grow up true to the souls
that the Lord gave eml I came to
see that Td got to make a home for
some of 'em, a I gave up. my position
and hunted np Crlnk, and then Thad..
I can't' earn so much money this way
and tt costs more to live, but I feel
easier."- f',.-";' -" "
The hysterical frenty had died out'
of Mrs. Snndera expression. She
looked- as if she had laid hold' of
peace and poise. She took Mrs. Pen
field's hand In both her own.. '
"You will always be my friend,"
she- said simply. "You've' made me
see how wrong I been colng letting
iny feelings collect Inside of me tl'i
they fermented. On!y way to I ?
em sweet Is to let 'em out work 'em
off for somebody else. I'm going to
try and whenever I feel that way
again, I'll think 'bout how much
more unhappy you are"
"No," Interposed Mrs. Penfleld
quickly, "you're not to think I'm un
nippy. I'm not now. Mebbe I
' seemed to say ! was, but 'twasn't what
I meant. I'm happy-rbut its a dlf
front kind of happiness. That's all."
"Yes," breathed Mrs. Sanders,
"that's thats alL" "
Where Fil Caesar Led.
Several weeks had passed, and tha
pink sweater had not been worn. It
was sometimes looked at reposing In
a paper wrapper in the cleanest apple
box Monday morning with high hope,
Saturday night with black despair.
Once Lettle had picked her way gin
gerly through five days of behavior
that might have been recorded with
a gold pen on a pearly page and
then, presto 1 Humanity I .Imps I
Cataclysm ! Once ber impetnous feet
had trod the narrow way up to and
Including Saturday noon. The- goal
was In Bight Miss Lettle staged a
war-dance In premature celebration,
caught her ragged sleeve In the handle
of a saucepan on the stove, dragged
It. over the edge, deluged the kitchen
with precious soup stock, soaking In
delibly Into the rough board floor.
Lettle's contrition was alwaya lm
mediate and sincere, but It lacked thai
element of projection which might
have fastened into the future and In.
sured better things. Nevertheless, it
was a difficult problem to discipline
her. She had an unfailing perception
of right and wrong, and knew at any
moment which aide of the fence she
was on. She never denied ; ahe never
ran away ; ahe never excused. On th,
contrary, ahe stood by In the thickest
of the disaster, often very thick In
deed, and rent the atmosphere wltL
shrill confession : "I done it ; I done it"
It waa the purest futility to call her
attention to the fact that ahe had
sinned; Lettle forestalled such action
by her lightning metamorphosis Into
the sinner who repenteth and la
therefore entitled to the rejoicing of
the beholder. . But to alt down and
rejoice over a little girl who haa just
wrecked 'half of your kitchen, obvi
ously carries with it Implications
which cannot be sponsored ; and in
consequence Mrs. Penfleld was often
merely a silent' and puzxjed spectator,
standing by while LettU put herself
through the stages of revulsion, an
athema, and', self-lntllcted penanca
Never did Mrs. Penfleld devise pun
ishments half so drastic as those which
were suggested by Lettle, who de
lighted In methods of lelf-flaggehv
tlon that should .translate the frenzy
of wrong-doing into a frenzy of tor
ture. Opposed to all rules was Mrs. Pea
field's ettltude of neutral ty, as of aJ
detached onlooker. "You're too easy,"
said Mrs. Wopple. "You'll be sorry
when It's too .late," declared Mrs. Cat
terbox. But Mrs. Penfleld only
smiled at them gently, with a far
away look In her eyes which they re
seated, bocause It showed that their
carefully pointed criticism bad failed
of Its aim.
"I'd punish her If she'd give me a
chance," she admitted, "but when be
does it herself, I can't 'thout heap
ing It up .double. Besides. If a fel
ler's conscience has stirred up a fight
In his own soul, anybody that takes
a' hand from the outside Is only pu,
ting himself on record ae a meddler."
So the fight was Lettle's, and thus;
far the victory had hovered In sua-'
pension, occasionally glimpsed, but
elusive 4nd Inclined to fly high.
Ironically enough, the greatest ob
stacle in tier path of virtue was Mr.
Wopple. s He acted aa a reagent
drawing out and 'precipitating all. the
worst in her nature. ,
By a curious Instinct, they were
both conscious of a fundamental, an
tagonism, complicated on Mr. Wopple'a
side by the irresistible desire te
start something. Turned loose In a
menagerie, be would have entertained
himself by thrusting sticks between
the bars of cages, that be might gloat
over the torture of .animals deprived
of the power to give him the retalia
tion be deserved. He was .naturally
a batter of beasts; and in Lettle ha
found a most satisfactory subject for
hla Ingenuity. - ',- ' --. ?
,'"i; hate him," declared LetUe,
stamping her foot "I hate him."
She eased- her armful kt driftwood
down on the accumulation In the cor
ner and straightened np with a Jerk,
her black eyes flashing.
Mrs. Penfleld, salting the stew for
lunch, smiled at ber composedly.
"That's one thing yon got to get over,
Lettle." . :
: "I ainf goln' te have my yard
all littered up." -
(TO BB CONTINUED.)
r v ' Amended. ',
Do' you believe half of all you
hearr "Na, oi!y fcalf believe all !
be sr." ril" i ruretla.
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Jilted by 50 Girls, Takes. !
50 Poison Pills; Recovers
Hammond, Ind. William Fla-,
herty took SO poltwn pellets when . '
his fiftieth proposal of marriage J
was refused, Ha ' was turned i
down by 50 different girls. Fhv J
herty Is recovering., :
BALKY MARE REFUSES ;
GUIDANCE OF THIEVES
"Tessie Whisks td Dinner and
Leads Three Robbers Into
Hands of Police.
New York. A balky mare that re
fused to yield either to gentle or vio
lent efforts at persuuslon by three al
leged horse thieves, frustrated the
theff and waa responsible for tha Im
prisonment of the trio.
"Tessle," her owner, Walter Pearlln,
proprietor of a West Fifty-second
street livery establishment calls the
mare. The police who seized Tessle's
would-be abductors consider that she
has more intelligence than s,oine hu
mans. Attached to a funeral coach, the
mare stood at Third avenue and Ninety-second
street at noon. Her driver
waa In a nearby restaurant. ' A man
climbed aboard the driver's seat and
two piled inside the coach. ; Tessle'
obediently whisked them down Third
avenue. Several tlmea the driver
sought to turn her into a side street
But It was the mare's dinner time, too,
and ahe obstinately held to ber course
down Third avenue until ahe reached
Fifty-second street V
There she turned west her driver
powerless to guide her elsewhere, and
continued on nntll ahe reached her
owner'a stable. -.There ahe halted an 4
refused to budge, although two paaslng
detectives and Devlin himself, not rec
ognizing the horse and rig, added their
branda of spersuaslon to that of the trio
who had appropriated them. Then
Teksle's regular driver, who had been
pursuing, ran up and preferred charges
against the three alleged thieves,
whom the detectives promptly ar
rested. s 1
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Poisonous Reptile Brought Into School
by Boy Is Revived by
London. A copper-colored poisonous
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Its appearance among 50 children in an
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as the snake reared its head at ber
feet. The child's older sister Just
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When the schoolmaster returned he
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FINGERS ARE SEWED IN PLACE
Lad' May Regain Use of Membera
Crushed In Machine and Stitched
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Baltimore. Three Angers were
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Harrlsburgf Pa". An electric piano
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A short circuit In the piano started the
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Man hoota Son for Buralar.
; MIddletown, O. Firing through the
glass In a door at a supposed burglar,
Peter Welk shot Mb son, Fred, fifteen
yeare old. The eon waa no seriously
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Cat Mothers Rat Whan Kittens Die.
Tork.l Pa. A pet. cat ' In the fiber
board plant here U mothering a rat
which ahe "adopted" when her three
klttena died. The rat ami the cat are
together constantly and never light
' : Bums $285 Hidden In Oven.
' Baltimore. H cost 1285 In crisp new
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up her home for visitors. '.The money
was burned In the oven of a stove,
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"Raiding Parson" Held. '
Atlantic City, N. J. The Rev. Johi
a. Adams, flie "raiding parson," la
charged with "breaSJng and entering
a saloon wfce:s re -!. -ed stllla anl
'jaoor and r- ' i ive-! arrest. - ,
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Beginner (after repeated failure)
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