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OWENS DRUG STORE Main and Railroad Know How Fast You Drive? Get a Speedometer Check-up at-'/. V'^ T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 111 E. Mal> Ph.ne 2122 FUEL OIL G.O.POETZOILCO. "I Sell That Stuff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant—Promised Land Kitten in the Woods » M» ««x, ML By Kathleen Brigg* ; • XXI IQIJL.IE, I^ee and Lucia did not v return from Burlington until late evening. By that time Elizabeth had almost forgotten about Aaron Riggs in the library. Apparently he had grown tired o£ waiting for when she went down to prepare Mrs. Steinhart's tray h« had gone. After making sandwiches and chocolate for herself and Alistair. and taking hers upstairs, she had sat a.-ound reading waiting for the sound o( Ollie's car on the gravel below. When it did arrive Lucin emerged with her arms'full of jpackagcs from the shops in Burlington. Both Ue and Ollic looked red and exasperated. Obviously they too had done their share of waiting. The ;ight burned late in Lucia's room as she tried on her new purchases but the others went early to bed. At 7 the next morning Elizabeth decided she could safely rise and dress without waking her patient. Her toes had barely touched the floor when a timid' knock sounded on her door Mrs. Murphey stood outside, her red-knuekted hands twisting together nervously Elizabeth saw at once that she had been crying and that her lips still trembled. "Oh Miss, I have terrible news for you!" "Surely it can't be so bad?" Elizabeth tried lo make her tone light but her heart was turning over. "Ah, but it is. The poor mite of a thing, i found him s (if[ and stark this mornin' wlien I came to work." "The kitten?" "Who else? Stretched out In dcnth an' not a mark on him!" The scene with Alistair returned in each vivid detail. Mrs. Murphey was eying her strangely. "Even a cat doesn't deserve that sort of death. What did you feed him yesterday, Mrs. Murphey?" ^Jpterpr«tin« tier wrongly,' tii« cook drew her self up haugtitily. 'Th« usual. Surely you're not after blnmin' me now?" "Certainly not, but it must have been poison. Don't you see?" Mrs. Murphey unbent slightly "Not from my kitchen." * * • . 'T'HAT afternoon Elizabeth met Bill outside the main gate, a shoe box with the kitten in it held tightly under one arm. He beamed when he saw her. a smile that quickly faded as he noted her expression. •Why couldn't I meet you Inside? Ashamed of my company?" ".lust caution." "Too late tor caution, my girl Should have thought ot that before you took a job in that Franken- steinian castle. What's that under your arm, a headless corpse?" "You don't know how unfunny you are. It's the kitten's corpse " "What!" ' "I'm terribly sorry, Bill." "Well, I'm a silly fool, Beth, Maybe 1 shouldn't have wished it on you, perhaps it was too young to leave Madame X." "B-'Il. I'm almost certain it has been poisoned. You were sweet to come for me without question when I phoned." "Had to go into lown anyway," he said gruffly. She repeated what Mrs. Murphey had said about Ollie's in- iense dislike of cats and Alistair's threat to tell , about the kitten When she finished, Bill's jaw was white with tension. He jarred them both as he slammed on the brakes before Dr. Applcby's house. "Hire atmosphere you're living in, isn't it? Why don't you show a little sense and get out? A murderer on the loobe, a fiend who stoops low enough to poison cats!" "Bill, I catVt leave Mrs. Steinhart. She's a fcne old lady . . ." "Sure, she's a fine old lady. I liked her too. But she's dying; she's lived her life and cyanide in her cc-Se* kn't gcinf ta •LTTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COUKICT NEWS "Wh«n I Invlttd thtm. I told them f wa.murt th«y couldn't tt»v» that prrtty farm rustling in the *now—but here they are!" 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The young surveyor didn'l mention the taci that the ::ilten came from Black Firs but they Anew he suspected He took the box without comment and left them to perform the autopsy Bill waited until th* door closed then phoned the Avondale Pharmacy. Afler a low-voiced conversation with the proprietor he turned to Elizabeth. "Ollie is the only person who has purchased cyanide within the last three months. He bought i small package for his bug catching." Elizabeth sighed wearily. "I know he's a strange person, Bill, but I just can't believe he'd kill a defenseless kitten." "It's all in the point of view Black Firs is his home—the cat didn't belong there. If he felt it would harm his collection he probably thought ha had * right to remove it from the scene." "Legally, 1 suppose he does!" "The point is when will he feel that something more human than a cat is interfering with his life." She stared at him aghast "Oh Bill, he couldn't!" The door to the autopsy room opened. 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