in early manhood, was found in Cincinnati teaching the

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" Well, leave out the fretful if you must, but keep in the exacting. I have been exacting, you know."

in early manhood, was found in Cincinnati teaching the

Silence, broken only by the scratching of the stubborn, illy-directed pen.

in early manhood, was found in Cincinnati teaching the

"It's down," she whispered. She said, afterward, that it was like writing with a ghost looking over one's shoulder.

in early manhood, was found in Cincinnati teaching the

"Then add, 'Mr. Brotherson has had a slight attack of fever, but he is getting well fast, and will soon -, Do I run on too quickly?"

"But not without losing breath; eh, Doris?"

As he laughed, she smiled. There was a heroism in that smile, Oswald Brotherson, of which you knew nothing.

"You might speak a little more slowly," she admitted.

Quietly he repeated the last phrase. "'But he is getting well fast and will soon be ready to take up the management of the Works which was given him just before he was taken ill.' That will show her that I am working up," he brightly remarked as Doris carefully penned the last word. "Of myself you need say nothing more, unless -" he paused and his face took on a wistful look which Doris dared not meet; "unless - but no, no, she must think it has been only a passing indisposition. If she knew I had been really ill, she would suffer, and perhaps act imprudently or suffer and not dare to act at all, which might be sadder for her still. Leave it where it is and begin about yourself. Write a good deal about yourself, so that she will see that you are not worried and that all is well with us here. Cannot you do that without assistance? Surely you can tell her about that last piece of embroidery you showed me. She will be glad to hear - why, Doris!"

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