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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 6, 1933
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY"! . D HATTS SVor OFF- 1M TEN PAYS, LUXE BEEZkJEY RESOKTEO TO THIS S«N BOWKC SCHCMS HIM WHILE THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS FUUU Sister To Those Who Know ByLes Forgraye THE LOVE WAGER By EDNA ROBB WEBSTER CHAPTER 32 | MARION TURNED to face him with a slow smile. "Don't be in a hurry bout bringing it over. I want to get acquainted with you, first, and to Bee the treasures you have here, before we go to Spain. And 1 must get back to the hotel now, or Mother Dunbar will have recruits out looking for me." "And you are leaving Havana, tomorrow?" "Yea, but you have promised to visit us next wee!:-end at Tropica Beach. Had you forgotten?" "I could not well forget the moat important engagement I ever made!" His eyes burned with inten- aity. "And how I dread to let you go away from me, now! But I shall be very generous and take you back to the hotel at once. It was so sweet of you to come away with me even for these few minutes, tonight. They will be ours to cherish in memory, forever, our first minutes alone. And are you glad to have seen my little imitation of a palace, my sweet one?" He held her cloak and his hands caressed her shoulders briefly. She heard the sharp Intake o£ his breath and a sigh, aa he turned to pick up his hat and stick. She had not expected just this-- I'omantio chivalry. He was a prince, after all. She had made a fortunate choice In this Informal friendship. Lizetta or anyone else might have Stuart Logan, now. He was a conceited young Idiot, compared with a gracious sophisticated man like Count Carlos Diavlni. And it was quite possible that she might become very fond of him, if she were given reason enough. She gave him a slow, ! ] smile as they turned toward the S door, and raised her arms to draw 1 her wrap together. With a startled glance at her arms and a frightened appeal to the count, she gasped, "My bracelets! I have lost them somewhere!" "Why, how dreadful. Did you have them on when you left the club?" High Pressure Pete Ollie Pulls a Fast One By George Swan "I--I don't know. I can't remember when I noticed them last," bewildered and on the verge of tears. "There, my dear, calm yourself. Hysteria will not recover them for you. Think carefully--did you by any chanot remove them in the ladies' room at the club before we left?" "No," she made an effort for control, "I am very sure I did not." "And were they--" he hesitated, as If he did not wish to be too inquisitive, "--quite valuable?" "Oh, yes, they were the only real jewels I owned. They belonged to my mother and were the last gift to her from my father. They easily cost $10,000." "Oh!" he exclaimed gravely, "this in indeed very serious. I shall consult wi" 1 the management of the club, at once, after I have taken you to the hotel. Perhaps I should also trace the taxicab in which we drove here. Do you happen to remember the driver's number?" Slic shook her head slowly, and a faint amile trembled on her lips. "How should I be abla to remember such minor details as that, driving here with you?" His own smile responded quickly. "How sweet of you to say that, my dear. It is far more precious to me than any number of valuable bracelets could be. But i£ you will wait here a few moments, I shall call the cab company about the loss. Of course, it is not probable that anyone would report such a find, but the authorities can be on the lookout for such a pair of bracelets turned in for sale. Can you give me a good description oE them?' "Oh, yes, I could identify them anywhere. They were narrow platinum mountings of filigree, and set with alternating diamonds and em- eralda. "Will you pardon me, and wait here while I telephone?" he held a chair solicitously. "By the way, you walked out Into the patio just after we arrived here. I recall what a lovely picture you made In your shimmering white gown against the green foliage." "Tes, but I only stepped inside the colonnade," hopelessly. With an air of wishing to leave no possibility iminvestigatecl, he stepped quickly into the patio where he stood for a few moments, glanced about carefully, and came gack to regard her anxiously. "I shall call the taxi company, next." She heard his voice indistinctly from the other room; patient, authoritative, dignified. She reflected that it was a pleasure to have so capable a person concerned over her affairs. He returned to her, smiling: encouragement. "There, my dear, that is about all I can do for you for the present. But I shall make every possible effort to recover your loss. It grieves me that I may have been in some part responsible for it." "Why--how con you Bay that?" He laughed. "Because I was the one who entertained you this even- Ing and you wore the bracelets in my honor; then I persuaded you to accompany me here, and they may have been lost on the way over from the club." "How ridiculoua!" gho dismissed his anxiety. "You are traveling in a big circle to find trouble." "Even trouble could be made a pleasure if it involved you, my beautiful one. But 1£ tho bracelets are not recovered, I shall buy you another pair just as handsome. Will that satisfy you?" He took her gently in hia arms and pressed his cheek against her hair; and Marlon decided that the loss of a pair of diamond bracelets was only another exciting 1 phase of the royal romance. This adventure waa of the stuff of which fairy tales had been woven ever since the world was made. When they were driving back to the hotel, he suggested, "Perhaps It would be advisable for you to say nothing about the lost bracelets to anyone, yet, and permit me to take care of the matter for you. Too much publicity concerning the loss may block all chance to recover them. I shall engage some secret service men on the case for you." ."Then, perhaps I shouldn't leave Havana, tomorrow." "That Is exactly what you should do. Your departure will give anyone who may be holding the jewelry the courage to dispose of it. Besides, I can deal with the authorities of this city to better advantage than you could. I have considerable influence for obtaining what I go after. So please, dear one, leave it all to me." Frank Merriwell's Schooldays Trouble Looms By Burl L. Standisb Muggs McGinnis A Lucky Break! Wally Bishop "But how can I ever repay you for your kindness?" His laugh was indulgent. "Per- hajs you will have a long life in which to repay me--with your love." His hand pressed hers gently where it lay in her lap. "But I am well acquainted with you American women and your independence. I shall not impose upon your pride. So if you wish, you may make me a check to cover the expense of engaging a couple of private detectives." "How much is that?" "Perhaps $500 would cover the charges unless new difficulties should develop. But I shall be happy to take care of any further expense. A few generous tips would also do the case no harm. But you may leave all that to my judgment. And $500 should be a small price for the recovery of such valuables. Of course, if you haven't that much to spare, 1 shall be glad to advance it to you." Marion reflected that her balance already was several figures behind her obligations, but in the very beginning of such a promising affair, could she admit to this wealthy nobleman that she hadn't $500, to whom such a sum was probably a mere trifle? Her original purpose in wearing the diamond and emerald bracelets had been to impress him with both her adorned beauty and her implied affluence. So she could not afford now to lose his esteem for $500. "I haven't a check with me," she hesitated. "Shall I send it to you in the morning before I leave?" "Either that--or I have some blanks with roe, should you care to use one now. I do considerable business with American banks, you know. And you will also be busy tomorrow with your departure." So he stopped the cab while she filled in a blank check with hia pen, and he tucked it into his pocket with an air of grave responsibility for her recent tragedy. (TO BE CONTINUED) Etta Kett A Hit and a Miss! By Paul Robinson I SAIGWT ·smv.v- ee RAC3HT KJOvfO croo\_o tsjevj. ·ee. S ^OJO MERE. TvVE VT. \\= n"s ALL T THINK. \.-r \a i «sv-*oJi.o cere V=A\VJ. SOMEOM pyvs^ Copyright, 1933, by Contra] press Association, Inc. HPMS. -\0 , . St)O« CHICKEN* OOTTPi OOf? Wpv^P \-VOvJC2- OH TvOO MOffe. H,^ TO-TIW -fH OPPO(2.TUM\"CV TO /We. OUT OF W/ PoSnTlON AT WOftlC iw TH RESTNJRN4T ISN'T ira. In Crnltrt Pi»»» A»iia«ll»». I rrs O.K. HE'S Gorae.'. BIT BETTER. UURRV UP A GUV BELVEVE. 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