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Oct 7, 194t M»«om Cltr Ol»b«-a»i.5l<«, Milan City, !». SYNOPSIS \ France* Phillips visits kindly old Judge Grimes Sn-Boston to discuss her late Aunt Bccky'g will. Two years hence, under certain conditions, she will inherit tnij estate. On her way up to the Judge's office in the elevator, Fran observes a very baffled young man, one obviously juit out of uniform. CHAPTER TWO "NOW let's get on with the letter," the Judge suggested to Fran. She picked up the pages. "Where was I? Here it is, 'Myles Is the straightest, finest fella in the world—I know the truth about that Matilde episode—added to that he is an attorney who, in the few years between receiving his degree and enlistment, specialized in probate law. He drew the transfer to trustee papers, in consultation with an eminent Massachusetts lawyer at present on the staff of our general. They are fight- proof.' " She looked questioningly at the man across the desk. He nodded agreement. "They are. The probate court has passed on them though it has not allowed them yet. Go on with the letter. Keep your voice up. Can't hear myself think with that darn riveting going on outside." "He goes on, 'Myles didn't want the responsibility, kicked like a steer against taking it when he read the clause that if you marry before you consent of are 25 without the the trustee—A u n t Becky figured that would, be me —the bulk of the estate she left would be divided between certain charities. " 'Even when I explained to him how deeply hurt Aunt Becky had been by Mother's runaway marriage, he said, "Nothing doing. Why saddle me with the responsibility of saying you can or you can't to your sister Frances as to the man she wants to marry? From what you have told me about her—and boy, have you talked— sure as shootin' the kid will go haywire, plunge through hell and high water to marry the guy she thinks she wants to prove her independence." '" She looked up from the letter. "You don't think I am idiot enough to do that fool thing, do you, Judge?" "I don't know what I think, Franny, when you look at me with those enormous eyes which always remind me of brown velvet pan- «ies. Go on with the letter." "Let's see, here we are: He's still quoting Myles Jaffray. 'I've studied the photograph of your sister you carry round with you, enough to realize that.' He's referring to the plunge through hell and high water, Judge—'Pick another guy for the job. Fran would have her knife out for me and I had counted on our being friends.' Ken X-ed out the rest of the sentence before he went on: " 'Myles gave in finally when he realized what load he would take from my shoulders by accepting the trustee appointment. I can't pay proper attention to the investments at this distance — said it -would be his part in helping in my tremendously important job. It is Important, Fran. Sometimes I wonder if I can swing it, then I hear Aunt Becky's voice. "Think defeat and you invite defeat. Think success and you invite success," Great old girl, Rebecca Harding. " 'I have sent the signed and properly sealed transfer document to Judge Grimes. Be a good kid, don't get your dander up. I am doing what I know will be best for you.'" She folded the letter and slipped both. The gentleman referred to hasn't been hiding his high life under a bushel." "He hasn't led a high life, as you call it, for months." "Who says so?" "I say so, and I ought to know. He says he never feels the temptation to gamble or drink when we are together." "Great Scott, Franny, you're not considering marrying Sinclair to reform him, are you?" "Sometimes I wonder if it is my duty." "If you have that crazy bee in your bonnet I'm glad that marriage clause is in the will." "Calm yourself, Your Honor." She laughed. "That was just to get your reaction. I don't intend to marry anybody for years, if then. I intend to be a career girl—and like it. To return to Myles Jaffray and his cable, I won't be here when he arrives," "Where will you be?" "Gene Sargent's father is the owner of the famous Sargent Galleries in New York City. He has a gallery in a town on the coast of Maine where the family spends summers. It is his pet and pride, Gene calls it Sargent Gallery, Jr. Paintings famous and not so famous, objets d'art, some of fabulous value, are on view and on sale. It's a Mecca for summer residents for miles away. He needs an assistant. I'm taking the job. I hear adventure calling." "Franny, where did you pick up that gay little laugh? I'm glad to see your dimples flash again. You make me think of a gorgeous butterfly just out of Its chrysalis, fanning its colorful wings for a take-off into freedom. You've been held in a straitjacket so long you rate adventure. Do you think you'll get much in the state of Maine? Why don't you go to Alaska or Hollywood or some place where things happen? Besides, with your training you could fill an important position, but, you don't need a job." "You're making fun of me. Don't thrilling things happen wherever there are people? I'll take a chance on Maine. It is the first signpost I've seen since I fared forth to answer that clarion call. As for the job, I do need it, Judge. Not financially, but mentally and spiritually I need it terribly." She steadied her shaken voice. "I realize now what a tight little life I have lived these last years. You know, Aunt Becky didn't want guests. The Sargents are cultivated, delightful people, with a charming home; modern, the best modern, in their ideas; they attract others like themselves. It is only for the summer. When fall comes I will have a brand-new outlook, will have recovered my sense of direction, will know what I want to do with my life. I lived so close to Aunt Becky, followed her pattern of living so faithfully to keep the peace, that I feel like a jellyfish." (To Be Continued) it into her bag. "Brother knows best. He still thinks of me as his kid sister. Can't you do anything about it, Judge?" head. He shook his leonine "No, Franny. There is neither crack nor cranny in that document through which I can squeeze you free. If Jaffray drew it he can have anything he wants in this or In our New York office, even to a partnership eventually. See him before you are sure he is a calamity in your life." He tapped a slip of yellow paper on his desk. "This cable came from him today: BOSTON NEXT WEEK. ARRANGE INTERVIEW WITH FRAN." "With Fran?" "Them's his very words." The Judge chuckled though his ,eyes under shaggy -white brows were grave. "Cheerio, you may like him so much he will knock Blake Sinclair, your present heartbeat—-that last lifted from my granddaughter's vocabulary—clear out of the snowing. Could be that the boy next door -was the lad of whim your aunt was afraid? Ha was a nice boy, until somewhere along the growing-up road he took a wrong turn." Soft color rose to the uneven line of her bronze-gold hair. Sh* 1 crossed her arms on the desk and leaned toward him. "Have you written Ken about Blake, Judge Grimes?" "No, but your brother must have many correspondents who know OUR FRIEND THE DOG Do ybu know Lord Byron's tribute to a dog? Do you know how to select and housebreak a dog, why you shouldn't bathe a dog, how the Boston Terrier originated, or why the Boxer is so called? Hundreds of such questions are answered in our booklet entitled DOGS. Thirty-three of the leading breeds are described . and beautifully illustrated from photographs by William Brown, famous photographer of dogs. Full information on selection, care, handling, raising, training, feeding and diseases, and a list of the breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. 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