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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 11, 1933
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY! THERE I KETCH ED * - \ DOMT MIND YOU13 THE OFFICE , / A P A p E r a _ H E , BUT I HATE TO HAvEi^E-re H1S NEWS THAT ROSS BUSH f lav Aasurap-no F»ACE WHEN IM OP THE VJEEKLV - CAUSHT A PERSISTENT PEST -TODAY "AJHO AUWAYS L.OOKS OVEI^ HIS TYPEWRITER THE NEWS FlItsT MAND THE LOVE WAGER By EDNA ROBB WEBSTER CHAPTER 36 When Llzetta arrived at Pedro's cottage and aaw the doors and shutters closed as they had been for many days, with no evidence of human habitation, she doubted that Pedro really had sent for her. Either there must be some mistake, or she had been duped. She was inclined to he very apprehensive by the time she rang the bell timidly. . But to her surprise, there was an instant sound of response within, as if someone had been waiting anxiously, and the door was opened very cautiously, wide enough to reveal Pedro himself. Lizetta was so relieved and so delighted to see him, that her first greeting was rather obstreperous. But the old man laid hie forefinger beside his nose with that characteristic Spanish gesture of warning, drew her inside by the hand, and closed the door quickly. His actions certainly added more mystery to an already baffling situation, and she scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not. Had the old fellow wandered away and lost his good senses In this difficulty? ·-'· :K« : ^ kUlttyeO her fears somewhat when he had closed the door and hegan to act more natural. "Ah, my Llzeeta, eet ces good--so good--to see you again! But I cannot talk weeth you now only a leetle. I only wanted you to see that I am safe and well, because I know you have been caused much anxiety for me. I have not betrayed your trust, my dear Senorita--you weel believe that?" "Why, of course. I have believed that all the time," she assured him. "But I have been terribly concerned about you, Pedro. It is a great relief to aee you here again. And Mr. Logan will be delighted to know that you have returned." "No--no" he shook his head vehemently. "But you must not tell Senor Logan that I am here. Do not 30 much as let heem suspect that you have seen me. Only trust me as you have done before, and forget that you have seen me theos night." "But, Pedro," she objected, "I must tell you a secret which no one knows, yet. You remember that I asked your advice about how a girl like me could win a wonderful Iran whom she loved? That man was Sir. Logan, and we are engaged, already. So it would be quite all right to tell hiir you have returned, because he has been very anxious about you, also." "For hees service I am very grateful, Lizeeta, and I am indeed happy to know that you have found your happiness. He ees a splendid man and you are worthy to be loved by heem. But, please, for hees sake as well as mine, do not tell heem that I am here. Go now to your party on the boat, and forget that you have seen me." "Why, how did y.ou know I was going on a yacht party?" amazed. Pedro and the mystery in which he was involved became more puzzli*//: with every moment. He was vague, hut noncommittal. "Lizetta, I must beg ycu again to trust me as a good friend, and say not wan word to any person that I have returned. When you have come back here, you weel know then why I ask your silence. But I can say no more now, and you must leave at once. Tell no wan where you have been." "Well, of course I trust you, Pedro, and I shall do exactly aa you ask me, but my anxiety is not much relieved. I fear you are in very great danger if you must be so se- cretive with me. Isn't there something I can do to help you?" "Si, Senorita, wan more theeng I ask you. Eef you should see me on the senor's boat, say nothing to heem or anyone, even then." "But, why--?" she gasped, more astonished at every word he uttered. He smiled faintly, "Please, Lizetta, you must a^sk me no more, and now you must hurry away." He was opening the rloor and practically thrusting her away, so there was nothing else for her to do except obey. "Adios, unteel another day when we shall hope that many theengs weel be better." With which farewell, she heard the door close softly behind her, und without hesitating longer, she returned to the hotel. The more she pondered the strange situation, the lens she understood and the more exciting were the conjectures which her mind evolved. She was so anxious and bewildered by the time she arrived at the hotel that it was very difficult for her to refrain from seeking Stuart's confidence and advice. Almost, she felt it waa her duty to inform Stuart of Pedro's return and his mysterious statements and extortions for her silence. But her promise, as given to Pedro, withheld her. She had only a half hour in which to dress and assemble her baggage for the cruise. So she dashed into the shower, followed by a brisk rubdown, a fog of perfumed bath powder, brief undies, hasty routine of facial makeup, deft arrangement of hair waves, and she was ready for the very nautical looking costume which she had assembled for the occasion. Blue satin gob trousers, white satin blouse appliqued with gay anchors and buoys, jaunty cap and wide belt of bright red oilcloth. The effect was more satisfactory than she had anticipated, and the pleasure of her mounting happiness augmented the slight application of rouge. Corridors, elevators and lobby began to buzz witn more than the customary activity, and bell-hopa were 'a imperative demand, as the members of the party began to descend to the pier with their profusion of luggage. The small launch would be required to make two trips with the passengers and a third with' the baggage. Stuart wag in efficient command and Lizetta was proudly aware that every guest looked to him with confidence and admiration, for his direction and his genial manner. And he was hers, promised to her for life. She yet had to pinch herself, almost, to be sure she was not dreaming--so soon sne had accomplished that which the girJs had challenged her to do. What a surprise was in store for them when Stuart would announce their engagement this evening as he had planned '· Even cow, Kerma was Rtrivlng to make her services indispensable to him, assuming joint command of the party and seconding every suggestion made by their host. With Marion very contentedly absorbed in her titled guest from Havana, and aloof from the others, Kerma was making the most o£ a favorable opportunity. Lizetta busied herself with minor arrangements without intruding upon Stuart's attention, and they were so impersonal with each other that anyone would have thought them to be only casual friends. Patricia still maintained her admiration and devotion for Lord Witlhington, who wag grotesquely thin and tall in tight-hipped, bell- bottomed trousers and jaunty sail- NEED MONEY? PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, autoo, personal property or anything of value to persons who have steady employment. LOAXS UP TO $300 Pay tmclc In monthly Installment* LOANS MADE SAME. DAY OF APPLICATION C. L. Pine Loan Company OF MASON CITY SKCOND FLOOIl WEIK BLDG. PHONE 221 Big Sister So Near and Yet \.OOK\*A /CT A. t TOUCH IT. JOST-TH1NVC NO.BETH; VN V^ ^JO SEEM T A LUNABBR. / UVCE T»JKt VJOOUO BE HAVE By Les Forgrave High Pressure Pete CWT "PECKje QiK..^ \ O G V T J ! Goodbj Barbei Shop By George Swan W-N-NO... .0 JUST The Rescue By Burt L Standish SKIDS AMD PLUNGES IMTO ^AH 1 AMb AMMt) VAA, (7 ITS THE. VER-V FIRLSf I' ' S / rr 1 .1^-^ x Muggs McGinnis FIRST T1M6.VA Grammatical Error By Wally Bishop Copyrla'it, 1933, by Central Press Association, Inc. / CM "WE Oat FRIENDS' GANtc ROLLS ir «THOUCHALLai. GEf BE HUNS IM MS SroCKIHQ .* VKCM2ilNG HERE. HOUOA'H R.USH J N E E D -- fEVJEtt LErre.ns AND LEAD ME to Best" KM AS GIFT SHE COULD GtMC BG ft JOQ ! MVSELF DOWN DO A Liftlc ON Glfll.5 CONK UP AMD SEG Job Shopping; By Paul Robinson lt«y V a Pit^Ofl,. enpynjlil ISA3. Qnual Pmi Au'o.* or'a beret. But like all groups in miform, there were those who contributed atyla to the clothes, and others to whom tho ensemble added smartness. As usual Stuart was the outstanding masculine prize, while Marion and Kerma tied for first among the girls. But the whole party \vas vociferously festive and hilarious when they boarded the anchored yacht and scattered over its decks and cabins In the gay confusion of departure. Quarters were assigned or bartered for with a throw of dice, companions paired off and possessions distributed to their various niches. Voices and laughter echoed up and down the hatches and stairs to merge into the silent distances which stretched in all directions around them. Running steps, heavy thuds, sharp reports. Finally, the rumble of the engines, the gangplank raised after the final departure of the launch, a faint shudder aa the ship began her conquest of the waves--and they were off. To all appearances, it waa only the beginning of a short holiday cruise, a means of filling wearisome days of time with exciting diversion. But the next 24 hours waa destined to witness many critical changes in the lives of most of the dozen passengers aboard the Logan- thon. (TO BE CONTINUED.) THE TUTTS By YOUNG Will Hear Charles Cltynn*. NEW HAMPTON, Dec. fl.--The Charles C ity Business and Professional male chorus will give a concert at the Methodiat Episcopal church, Monday evening. The Methodist brotherhood la sponsoring the conccrt- BRICK BRADFORD IN THE CITY BENEATH THE SKA By William Ritt and Clarence Gray, MANGO .' THERE'S SOME.OWE. THAT BEWD. NOTHING TO FEAI2. THIS FELLOUJ MAMCO- HE*S BEEN DEAD

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