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"And there's old Jimmie Drake;" added "Garri-
son" musingly, at length, a light in his eyes. He
nodded up the aisle where the turfman was enter-
taining the major and his wife. "There's a man,
Sue, dear. A man whose friendship is not a thing
of condition nor circumstance. I will always strive

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to earn, keep it as I will strive to be worthy of your
love. I know what it cost Drake to scratch Speed-
away. I will not, cannot forget. We owe every-
thing to him, dear; everything."

"I know," said the girl, nodding. "And I, we
owe everything to him. He is sort of revered down
home like a Messiah, or something like that. You
don't know those days of complete misery and utter
hopelessness, and what his coming meant. He
seemed like a great big sun bursting through a cy-
clone. I think he understands that there is, and al-
ways will be, a very big, warm place in Cottonton's
heart for him. At least, we-all have told him often
enough. He's coming down home with us now
with you."

He turned and looked steadily into her great eyes.
His hand went out to meet hers.

"You," whispered the girl again.



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Chip of the Flying U.



By B. M. BOWER.



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WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAID

About the Novel

THE LION AND THE MOUSE

Novelized horn Charles Klein's great play
B ARTHUR HORNBLCW



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tating flesh of life-interest the greatest economic problem and evil of
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