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Little Odd Story of theV‘W,eek-No. 1 9
HEN Robert Fsyion's wealth
reached the two-million mark.
he lay ill unto deaui. a. mere
shadow of the strong, vigorous man who
started gold-gatlieriug twentyrtlvs years
before. Emaciated. worn-out. he was
aged beyond his 60 years. But. tho the
scythe-bearer was advancing to meet
him, still gleamed in his eye the look
0! cunning so well known by his'asso-
Two days after he was stricken with
what was to be his last illness, his
nephew called to see him-that nephew,
Tommy l-‘aylon. upon whom he had law
ished a wealth of care. tried to,pliot on
that particular iinnucial sea on whic
he had made is own million, but who
had proved such a great disappointment
to him. . ’
Tommy and Uncle Robert were in no
way alike in the ideas they entertained
of worldly progress. One was of the
old school. the other of the newest new.
The elder man had, so to speak. char-
tered one boat and continued sailing in
it until it reached 't.he chosen port,
thereby pursuing the stereotyped course
of action of men 0 the past; the nephew
engaged an entire deet. still so to speak.
seeing one after another launder but
hoping always to have one nrrivs safely
in. the wished-for destination. And
when he visited his uncle, Tommy usual-
ly went to report that there had been
a. wreck-and that he wanted to start all
over with stronger. more up-to-date
Robert Fsylon xi-onnecl. even shove the
groans provoked by his ailment. when
Tommy was Announced.
young man rsitched the room his uncle
prises he had nnanced tor him.
kind certllnly been industrious. He had
“Vl',ell. what now?“ the sick man asked.
Tommy lenders-d solicitations as to his
relative‘: health‘. he was pains to see
his uncle under the weather. "But you're
In a new package
At a price that fit: the pocket-book-
- The same unmatched blend of '
TURKISH. VIRGINIA and Bzmuzy Tobacco:
that fits the pocket-
si-]11 F.-.-ml. till‘-
> on somelhin: lhn
were really nre no such things.
nnd you will
black eye is always 9. very '3ark- ‘“5.‘“’“’
brown-or else Ollie 3;‘
in gray-black eyes that,we 800 <2
0“ the most part it is
the dark brown eye that is known 9-3
pen etrsl in F:
once before. For
lbs black BYE.
this fact. . “
cussed Mldlrnn Bovsry he sayh H“
3‘ beauty w s.i itho
brown. they seemed black because 0! the
with I csndld boldness, V
1: Ibis the sort at binck eye that You
possess? Let’: have that you use 0
holler purposes than did the unfortunate
Bovnry. ' ‘
lashes or [great length." Again
‘the lashes that made the eye: appear
black, but Poe thought it was the eyes
tlxemsslves. I '
In Shnkespanrds sonnets there is a
tribute to black eyes that should be
very woman whose eyes are
so culled. .‘ -
"Thins eyes I love, and they, as pit)’-
in: . .
Knowing thy heart torment: me with
Have put on'bls.ck And loving mourners
booking with pretty ruth upon my
ngain the sonnet: he says.
“thererore my mistress’ eye: nrjkrnven
Among Orientals there seems to lie u
lpecisl londm-an for black eyes, which
are looked upon as betokening mare ms
nnd passion than brown orbs. You know
Thomls Moore said: ’
"A PersInn’s heaven is us‘ly mlde!
‘Til but black eyesgnd lemonade."
Among our own hyslognomlsu it
generally said, too. that the black eya
indicates a pnssionste nature and ardor
‘I sticker." he added; "you'll live any
more years.” Then gllbly he went on
to tell how. beuuse or the treachery of
out things that people are used to. and
I've got something
“There's 3. field for it, and when there’
I new [or snything there’: money in it."
The dyln mun looked at him, pity.
lngiy.- “Mulberry Sellers," he gruaned,
“tell me All about ." .
And Tommy did. He wanted to launch
out into an information hurt-nu business.
0 on ad iniilnltum. “Besides
which.” he added. “I'm dead in love. Ind
the girl wants to see me in business be-
It I get started
"It you can tell
other people how to do things. why in
the world can’! you tell yourself how to
get on without my did? That would be
proof of your ability.“
Young Tommy was silenced for 3 short
time. But soon, “I could." Tommynwe.
Dlied. "ii’ I hull the capital to start the
business with. you know. Such things
mire money at the beginning."
The doctor warned them that the In>
tervlew was ring to the sick man. lie
must not overtsx his strength.
"Well. call tomorrow. and we'll see
what is to be done." said Robert Fsylon.
“In the meantime you may say goomby
to me; I mlizht not be with the living
when you call." -
He died overnight. But berare he died
ho summoned his lawyer and made 3.
new will, which contained a clause that,
Staggered evoryb0d)’. and made Tommy
Faylon. his favorite nephew, the laugh.
lug-stock or um town. In brief, it wa
that it Tommy married the choice of his
hes.rt‘on February so he would get
dead man's blessing and $1,000,000 0: his
was ; it he failed to do this, than he
the rest would go to churuy,
“February 30!" ‘exclaimed Tommy, lis-
tening. “why there is no such date in
Is This Your” Type?
M ‘ BY MA QQUE A
. Are Your EYGS Black?
t actually does not
exist a great deal ha: been said and
written shout black eyes. For you know
keenly‘ AIIJXVUPAX snd:re-
slintle in his deucrintlons of races as A:
everything else. seems to have realize
must be satisiled with a paltry $500, and
Edwin Booth, use 1...: “lllnck” eyes.
in love. Perhaps that is because when
I brown eye appears to be black it is
usually luminous and m of tire and
shaded with heavy lashes, indication:
of the virility that makes for high Das-
What a large number of ‘celebrated
actors and actresses have had eyes that
looked black and are so described! The
great Kean ll described as “21 dmil marl
Italian lace and fatal eyes?‘
and again his eye is spoken of as '
orb or light," or he is nsld to possess
"eyes which looked dark and yet bright
as lamps, so large were they, so pierc-
ing, so absorbing I could see no other
Ba.rrett,hud very dark eyes and they
and Booth is
melancholy dark eyes satisfy the most
fastidious imagination that this ls'Ham-
let us he lived in Shakespeare's time."
F‘ r or course the melancholy Dame
there is Felix Mendellssohn, or who
yard Taylor wrote: "His eyes were
dark lustrous, and unfathomable. They
Iuriace light, but
“Mr. Fnyion believed ‘there ls,"l% 3319
the lawyer, "and thinks that: you, with
-ism; Looking In Ilookl.”
your latest scheme. should be able to pick
i-om the other days on the calen-
dar. To do so would show that his largs
bequest was not entirely thrown away"
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