Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1929 · Page 4
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\, H<L*Sj #v* GLORIA SWANSON m "The Trespasser" An Jfidmtind Oonl<lln(r Production United Artists 1'lctiirc Serialized by lllldn Rlilvcly CHAPTER FIVE. It was not until some minutes after •Jack had departed that Marion began to wonder just how Mcrriclc Senior would receive the news that he was a grandfather. Jack had .'»"'! nothing about telling him, but It was nonsensical to suppose that Mie fact of Jackie's parcntaKC could he kept from him now. Indeed, it was vitally necessary to enlist Merrlek on the wide of complete truth, so that nil his great. Influence could he used, If need he, to stop the aeandn.loii.1 stories which were even now rife. Nevertheless she was a litlle disconcerted by the promptness with which Jack'Morrlck acted. It seemed scarcely an hour after Jiir.k'B departure when the elder Merrick entered hor reception room. Ills stern face betrayed no excessive, eagerness to welcome his little grandson to his breast Fortunately that young gentleman was by this time far away In dreamland. "I'd liUe to see this child. He spoke as if he were request InR a glimpse of a museum exhibit of some odd sort of animal. "I'm sorry, hut he's in bed, replied Marion quietly. The calm refusal angered Morrlck, who was not accustomed to have his wishes disputed. "You convinced my son pretty thoroughly f.nit the child Is his - " "Ho convinced himself! I have further proof if he needs it." Merrick detected the danger signal in her eyes. His tone became a trifle lews peremptory: "Jack has told me the circumstances," went on Merrick deliberately, "and I'm prepared to do the right ' thing. And when I sily 'the right New York*$ Sky Squad ; i "''f^^/v , ' ' "$", '*», ^ ''bldfelJ^-'^--"'-"' -- - ''"•' ?' "-* .ASS/A 't'y"/0p/wvr thing' I'll remind you that I have no heir beyond Jack. Now I'm willing to take the boy " "Yon are?" She controlled her voice •with difficulty, and her juycs were bright and hard. "Provided he Is a fit and normal cYllM. Remembpr. unless you do IIH I say you nre robbing that child of his place In the world." "His place is with his mother!" It was obvlotiH to Merrick by this tline tha.t he was dealing with a woman not to be intimidated easily, rn •his rising anger he cast aside all restraint and resorted to direct battle: "I can take that child from you. And I warn you now that I will light it through the courts to my last dollar, If necessary." "And if I should tell the court he's npt Jack's son?" ; Marlan's face had paled, but her eyes were dauntless. "You'd brand him that?" asked her opponent, signilletintly. With a revulsion of fer>llng, in the faco of this hideous alternative, nhe leaned for a moment against the table, then cried: "Oh, no—no, I wouldn't. No matter what " "Yes, you would," declared Merrick, swiftly following up his advantage. "Yoii'd do anything! I got your number the Instant I laid eyes on you. When you lured my boy Into marriage you were after him for what you could wet—and you're after him iiowl But " "Just a minute, father!" In the tension of their conflict neither Marlon nor Merrick had heard Jack enter. There was a set to his Jaw which mnde him startllngly like his father. Perhaps the old man sensed the onslaught, for ho seemed to s<|imre his shoulders to receive it. But Jack's words, though emphatic, were respectful enough: "Iftd, this In my decision. You had youy say once, and that Is enough. I've/ talked to Marlon—" "I know you did, -find I forbade you to come back here!" snarled Merrick. "You cannot forbid me to do as I please In this matter, Dad, I love Marltn, an I always have—and that s that! You can take it or leave it.. Mhrlon had crossed to Jack's side. The move turned this old man's anger from his son to liev. "You contemptible creature I You— "Steady, Dad!" warned Jack. "We've had enough of this. You go, and I'll follow after I've had a word with Marion. Go on! It's no use ob- No"v Merrick Senior had been a lighter all his life, and had learned the value of strategic rutreat. In WanTTo_Look Young? The secret of keeping young is to feel young—to do this you must •' watch your liver and bowels— there's no need of having n sallow complexion—dark rings under your eyes---plmples-a bilious look In your face—dull eyes with no sparkle. Your doctor will tell you ninety per cent at all sickness comes i'rom inactive bowels and liver. Dr. Edwards, a well-known physician in Ohio, perfected n vcgctublo compound as a mibstltute for i-ulo- jnrt to act on the liver and bowels, •which he gave to his pullcnta for Dr.' Edwards Oliv* Tablets are) gentle in their action yet always effective. They help bring about that natural buoyancy which all should enjoy by toning up the liver and clearing the system of Impurities. Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets lire known by their olive color. ISc, 30c, 60c. spite of his rage at this moment he felt a secret little thrill of pride In his boy. So after a long stare he bowed grimly, and turned nn his heel. They watched his broad back disappear through the doorway. Then Jack spoke: "Marlon, do you love?" "I do lovn you, Jack—of course I do!" Her arms were about his neck nnd her lips seeking his. When she drew away at last, he said tenderly: "Nothing will ever come between us again. Walt for me and I will come back for you. I'll arrange everything. . . ." "I'll be waiting, Jack," she promised, quietly. It Is perhaps divinely arranged for the sake of human sanity that in times of suspense thero is nearly always some prosaic Job that has to hi; attended to. And it was with gen : nine gratitude to the gods who arrange it so that Marlon set about her packing. Potter and Blanche, the mnld, though sleepy as dormice, were ordered Into service. Even so, dny- light wns creeping dimly past the edges of the blinds when the task wns finished. The light had grown but little stronger when the bell range, and Marion started from her momentary doze In the armchair. Now to greet Jack, come at last to his own . . . But It was not Jack. It was a small, Indomitable figure, pitiful In the wheeled chnlr, but somehow above the need for pity. There was a valiant gaycty in the piquant face, which the months of suffering had had no power to conquer. "Hello!" exclaimed the little wpm- an, with a Hashing smile. "Beastly hour for me to call, isn't It? But 1 thought I'd not wattle time. I'm Flip Carson—Jack's wife—so 1 suppose I should say I'm Flip Merrick. But as you HIM; I'm only half a wife, BO—" "Don't—please don't!" cried Marlon, overcome by a sudden intolerable surge of emotion. But the bright voice went onf "I've Just come from Papa Mcrrick's house, my dear. I broke in on him and Jack—they've been arguing al night. Men are so silly! I think it's time that we two women took a hand They're flv nips of 1021). Some, of New York's aerial policemen whose Inli'it'll ho to patrol the skies nro pictured above as they reported nt Itoosevelt field, J-on K Island, to begin their training. They'll l.o ready ot an Instant's notice to fly In pursuit of blue sky stock salesmen and other high typo criminals. after Jack and I were married. I have wanted to meet you—" "Meet me?" "Yes. I've thanked you a thousand times—" "Why do you thank me?" "Because you've played^n, great part n -moulding Jack's character, been splendid—so patient and genie " "Why have you come here?" 'Because I want you to take him. You must! Not only because he is madly In love with you, but—because of the boy. "And you . In settling this." You know Marion. all about it?" asked . "Oh, not every detail, perhaps— but I know all that's necessary. Now listen, Miss Donncll: I've known Jacl Murrick ulnco we were both babies but I didn't know about you unti Unable to control herself longer, Marlon turned and ran from the room. From her bed, where she lay wi h her face pressed to the pillow, she heard .the faint sound of Flip's chair as its wheels moved over the polished floor toward the door. It's right." love him too?" Strive JVIIU JUU »<^n- * as she would, Marlon could not check the sob in her voice. "Of course. But what right have I to hold him—look at me. I don t say this Is easy, but It's right! Hight things often hurt—and don't you see that it's because I do love him that I must give him up? So that's that! The' heroic gayety never wavered, but perhaps In all the days of physical pain Flip Merrick had not suffered as she was suffering now. And Marion Donncll, watching,, knew at last what she must do. With a superhuman effort she kept her voice steady: "Mrs. Merrick, whatever you may think of me, pelase know this: I have no Intention of taking Jack—I would not let him come back it lie begged me -to." "Why?" Flip's face showed amaze"Because" replied Marion, still steadily, "I do not love him. I do not want him." To herself she added, in anguish, "God forgive that lie. It was two hours more before she had gathered the strength to make the one remaining sacrifice which her new vision told ' her she must not evade. She called Potter and gave a curt order: "Dress Jackie, but do not let him see me. He is going away, and you must go with him, Potter. You must stay with him, always—do you under stand?" And by the grace of God It was given to the faithful Potter to under; stand. She turned -without a word, toward the nursery, while Marion, with dry eyes and a heart that lay like a stone, wrote a - u "- 1 '""-" which ended— short letter , You — do — not— love— him?" Flip, as It in a daze. "No, Mra. Merrick. And may ask you to tell him, please?" . said THE NEW MCDE IN —and for no other reason than because I love, him so, I am giving him to you. He Is your husband's son—let him be yours too. It is his chance In the world—his chance that I cannot, give him. MARION DONNELLi. If life were, as neatly arranged ai fiction, it would be simple for each one of us to plot his course and fol ow h—and what's More 1 . Ittpflrlaftt atfll, know when the course is <J6tte. And it is perhaps understandable that Marlon Donnell, after that last day n the silent, haunted Lake Shore apartment, should have decided that Fate had written Finis to her story. But she was young—and so she turned back to her old self for peace and strength—to the self that had tolled and hoped. And probably because life isn't as neat as fiction, the Incredible thing occurred. Business letters -were legion, In that great New York hotel where Marion sat at the desk which bore the legend: Public Stenographer. They were much alike to her—and all insignificant. But^ this letter, dictated over the phone from one of the rooms upstairs, was a message from the Lord of Chance ilmself, though only Marion could translate it. First canie the gruff command: "Take this letter, will you please?" Josh Carson, Carson Chemical Works, Chicago, Illinois. Dear Josh: Our thoughts will be with you Sunday in memory of dear little Flip. A year passes so quickly, doesn't, It? We're sending the roses for Flip's grave direct from New York. Little Jackie is very well and sends his love. We sail for England tomorrow, and Miss Potter Is going to send you a postcard from London. She is going to stay there. And then the command: "Read that back to me, will you?" it bteft!"«$# Mattes Wedi There ftfe softie things thai simply i&ft't be AoM. But thA Voice at the othe? ertd of the wiite gfrew ahgry. 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