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money; everybody will say it was a put-up job of my fathers. Everybody will say that you threw yourself away on me. And I don’t know but that they would be right. Sit down, please! or I shall play again.”

You see,” she went 0n, without looking at him; “just now you like to remember that you fell in love with me first as a pretty Waiter girl, but if I became your wife it ’s just what you would like to forget. And I should n’t, for I should always like to think of the time when you came here, whenever you could afford it, and sometimes when you could n’t, just to see me; and how we used to make excuses to speak with each other over the dishes. You don’t know what these things mean to a woman who” she hesitated a moment, and then added ab- ruptly, “but what does that matter? You would not care to be reminded of it. So,” she said, rising up with a grave smile and grasping her hands tightly behind her, “it ’s a good deal better that you should begin to forget it now. Be a good boy and take my advice.- Go to San Francisco. You will meet some girl there in a way you will not afterwards regret. You are young, and your riches, to say nothing,” she added in a