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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 21, 1933
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v ^OTftvi I.-OT^-/ vn-' i THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE LOVE WAGER By EDNA ROBB WEBSTER CHAPTER 45 With Marion in near-hysterics, and the rest of the party subdued by their various reactions to the excitement of the early morning, the Loganthan presented a very different atmosphere than had reigned on its decks on the previous evening. Marion would accept no one's solicitations or pity. She retired in grief and chagrin and demanded the constant attention of the only feminine stranger aboard, who was a cheerful combination, of stewardess, waitress and ladies 1 maid. The yacht's limited capacity restricted the number of the crew. But everyone was willing to contribute her undivided services to Marion while they sailed toward the shore, retiring in their cabins or huddled in small groups on deck where the men paced to and fro impatiently, by turns, or hung over the rail and discussed the morning's events in low tones. Perhaps, of them all, Kerma. was least concerned with, what had occurred. Her losses had been small, and if her property were to be returned to her, there was no uae to think and talk about it. There were other matters which were far more important to her. Stuart Logan, for instance, and the Information concerning Lizetta which had impressed her with Its startling possibilities Of course, she had reflected, when the idea first occurred to her, since the count was a fake and a crook Jumself, It was quite possible that the story was a fake, also. But somehow, sha did not believe it was. There could have been no reason for his conjuring of such a story with no basis of fact. It was more like the kind of thing that one person tella about another's private affairs when he happens to have known about it and cannot resist confidential gossip of a certain malicious nature. Also, the story was plausible. There were plenty of girls about whom such could be true; idle, pampered, wealthy, excitement-hungry and discipline-free girls who were too often the victims of their own misunderstood emotions and the suave flattery of Irresponsible men. Oh, it was quite possible that Lizetta had .been, one of these victims in her early, lonely youth. But then, did a man like Stuart Logan want her, Kerma, now? It was worth an effort to find out, Kerma decided. She might gain a decided advantage, and she had nothing to lose. The question was, where and when should she try to find out? Perhaps, in view of Stuart's present anxiety, it would be wise to wait until they had returned to shore and this excitement had ebbed. It was possible, also, that some convenient opportunity would 'present itself if to,-, «-sho wera patient. /·'·' There was nothing for anyone to do except bask in the sun on deck, sleep in the cool seclusion of the cabins or wander about the ship. Stuart had suggested various diversions such as would have entertained them in different circumstances, but no one appeared to bo interested in entertainment, so he gladly relinquished all responsibility and went to sit with Lizetta on the small private deck above. "Don't you wish, now, that we had etoped yesterday, as I suggested'!" Ixe inquired, with a tone of regret for all that had transpired. Her answering smile was a trifle weary. "How do we know what to do about anything, dear? The plans of men are often so--futile, aren't they?" "Oh, I don't know. Pedro's plans ·worked out pretty well, didn't they? Sometimes one set of plans has to bo upset so another can develop." "That's just it. One has to be sacrificed to another. It'a the same way with happiness. There doesn't seem to be enough to go around. One jierson, or sometimes many, has to sacrifice theirs for another's ioy." "Well, I don't know who is paying for my joy, now," he declared in his usual optimistic mood, "and I can't say I pity him, either; but someone must be pretty miserable to balance this happiness that you have given me, honey. I wonder if you ever refused anyone else the same happiness.". She turned quickly to look at him, startled at first, then she laughed lightly. "You want the story of my past?" "Oh, I don't care about that," humorously. "I only wondered how many men missed paradise before I discovered it and made my claim." "Silly dear! How should I know how many passed by at a distance or very near, and never knew I was there?" she continued the allegory playfully. "All I know is, that even had they begged for me, cot one could have claimed me until you came along, because I knew at onca it was you who belonged there with me." "My precious, funny girl, Was there ever anyone just like you?" "I hope not," Lizetta laughed Joy- oualy. "You might aee her, too, and confuse us and lose me--" Their banter ended in a long silence of embrace and caresses, while the water swished steadily against :he ship's hull as she ploughed forward at the urge of her driving power--somewhat like the undenl- ible urge which drove those two humans forward to an unseen, but anticipated destination. Yet, what a smalt error might detain them, might submerge them in the depths of oblivion, might change their port of arrival. One infinitely small flaw n the mechanism, one neglect of duty, one malicious effort, could result In the destruction of security and happiness. "I hope that our honeymoon cruise will end more happily than this one," he said, arid added convincingly, "but of course it will. This affair involved so many different people and conditions that it was almost impossible to control developments. After all, when we pick up casual acquaintances in our wanderings about the world, we can't always expect the most pleasant results. There are all kinds of people everywhere and we have to accept what their association brings." "Well, we haven't known each other for long," she laughed up into bis face from the curve of his arm which held her possessively. "But that's something- else again," he objected quickly. "When kindred souls meet and recognize each other, the length of time they have known one another has nothing to do with it." 'You mean--that if I turned out to be a thief--or a notorious character of some kind--you would love me just the same?" Lizetta wondered with awe. "That's another totally different case. Because if you were any other kind of a person than you are, you wouldn't be you, and of course I shouldn't love you. So you see your hypothesis Is no good. I can't even assure you of loving you if you turned out to bs 'Underworld Annie,' herself." His laugh ridiculed her anxiety. Her arms reached up and slipped about his neck with a gesture of appeal. "But you do love Lizzie, don't you?" "I don't like that name for you, precious. It isn't like you. But I do like Lizetta, and I love the girl who has that name--the girl I am hold- Ing now in my arms and I wish I never had to let her go away from me." "I shall not be far away," she said softly, with her lips against Ma smooth, hard Jaw; and the thought passed dreamily through her mind again that this happiness was almost too blissful to be true, when she had seen Stuart first, less than a month before. She had thought then that if ever he gave her a moment of his attention, she would be the happiest person in all the world. And here she was, held close In his arms while he declared hi a love for her and deplored the few more weeks during which part of the time they would be separated. "Any distance is worlds away from you," he insisted. "Can't we get back to New York right away and rush that all-important shopping of yours so we can be married In two weeks instead of a. month?' 1 His impatience delighted her and increased her already brimming cup of Joy, But she rebuked him fondly, "You talk us If I had kept you waiting for me for years," "I have been waiting for you for years. But, had I known you for years, I shouldn't have been watting all this time." Lizelta wondered. Had he known her years before it was just as possible that he would have overlooked her then. She suspected that, as much as anything else, his love for her now was the result of the years' culmination of wisdom, disappointment and conflicting experiences with different types of girls. Each little revelation had contributed toward the building up of some definite ideal of which she had become the effigy. The same was true in her own case. For Stuart was a composite of all the admirable qualities which she had observed separately in other men, with a minimum of the shortcomings which had been objectionable to her. (TO BE CONTINUED) John Chapman Held to Grand Jury in Clarion CLARION, Dec. 20.--John Chapman, -charged with maintaining a liquor nuisance, was given a preliminary hearing before Glenn C. Oldham, justice of the peace, Monday afternoon and bound over to the February grand Jury under a $1,500 bond. He is in the county Jnil in default of the bond. Frank McDaniels and his son, Benjamin McDauiels, material witnesses, were each required to post a ?300 bond to insure their appearance before the grand jury. Mrs. Andrews, Formerly of Nora Springs, Dies NORA SPRINGS, Dec. 20.--Word has been received here by Mrs. I. C. Bronson of the death of Mrs. Lillian Blakely Andrews at her home NEED MONEY? 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