time. He slept well, and when the dawn came I thought that

"But not sleep as well, perhaps," said Austen.

time. He slept well, and when the dawn came I thought that

"Say, Aust, you're not on the level with me."

time. He slept well, and when the dawn came I thought that

"I hope to reach that exalted plane some day, Ham."

time. He slept well, and when the dawn came I thought that

"What's got into you?" demanded the usually clear-headed Mr. Tooting, now a little bewildered.

"Nothing, yet," said Austen, "but I'm thinking seriously of having a sandwich and a piece of apple pie. Will you come along?"

They crossed the square together, Mr. Tooting racking a normally fertile brain for some excuse to reopen the subject. Despairing of that, he decided that any subject would do.

"That Humphrey Crewe up at Leith is smart--smart as paint," he remarked. "Do you know him?"

"I've seen him," said Austen. "He's a young man, isn't he?"

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