Very graceful the little dancing-teacher looked, tip-toeing here, gliding there, twinkling through a series of pretty steps down the long garden walk. But the pupils! Do the best she might, sturdy little Kathie couldn't manage her dress. She grasped it tightly in either fat little fist. "Mother Bunch!" Lu giggled behind her back. Kathie's face got very red over that.

He was Rand's assistant, and also Kathie's lover. He was five or six years older than his employer, and slightly built. His hair, fighting a stubborn rearguard action against baldness, was an indeterminate mousy gray-brown.

I can see no good in dragging up unpleasant things. We'd rather not hear about them." "The paper itself speaks for those who drew it up," smiled Marie. "It's easy to place the blame where it belongs." Ida and Kathie's warmly expressed opinion coincided with that of their companion. "Shall we not speak of more pleasant things? What of the dance? At what time shall we come for you?"

First over Miss Remson's trouble. Next came the Sans' move to grab all the freshmen. Then Kathie's accident, and after that the commotion over the freshie election. We were all keyed up to quite a pitch over that on account of Phil. Now the dance is over. What next? Nothing, I fondly hope. I am going to lead the student life, provided I am allowed to do it."

"Are you sure that Kathleen is the one he is looking for, Mr. Bingle?" inquired Mrs. Force. "They sometimes follow false clues, or something of the sort. I once heard of a detective who " "No such luck," groaned Mr. Bingle. "He has Kathie's history from the day she was born. There there isn't any chance for a mistake. She is the one. Our eldest, our loveliest Oh, Mary!"