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t FIN-DE-SIECLE LOVE: STORIES. I &EL1<L still, Miss Helen, just a minute. Bet jpft get that pose, will you 1" course Helen Goodrich promptly changed j mst attitude to look at the young artist I ''Why, what do you want t'" she aaked. "1 wanted to sketch you just as you were At that moment, leaning on one elbow and fcaoing your letter with a tittle—a little— toil, a rather peuoive expression, answered Mr. Davis. "Oh, I'm sorry I spoiled it If you really •to; we to. Ill try to assume tlie position •to; we to. Ill try to assume tlie position JIain. There's nothing I like HO much as the jteoud consciousness that i am forwarding file progress of art. Shall try to get the ItfUi<IYC expression aga.in?" *'ll you will," said the artist, eagerly, ig- feSPtng the young woman's air of friendly badi- nage. "That's it. Drop your elbow on the |&$p above; lean your cheek ou your left hand |pt the letter lie in your lap. Good! But feon haven't the right expression at ail. lou're not in the least pensive any longer. u looked amused. No, no; that isn't "pen- ■rreness you're assuming now; i» is positive JBgubriousnesa. Never mind. The pose is •if right, «Mid I'll catoh the pen avenues some other Booming when the mail cuiiies in." In a fev winutea the young man wae to busily in transferring Mis» Helen Goodrich to his sketch-book that he ha-! for- fottei^ her existence except as a. sketchable object. Helen realised it quickly enough, and she smiled a liiile te herself. She was not used in being ignored, but "he didn't dislike the •WJSUtion whef? tha iwrum oblivious to her d^rms w«|8 aft enthusiastic, art-absorbed young «;aA She rather liked him, tad was glad thai I driven him to the little country place t to wfcieh her doctor and economy had banished her. She VM thinking these thing« idly, Ikrtiug tiw broad cracks in the piazza floor while sketch ad. Mr. Davis had never happened te I* s*rtK)k with hm fellow-boarder a pic- tecesqnenam until that morning, and oonse- gwntly he had never noticed before that, she farming eurvws, piquant face, awl the j ipve.^est, mo#t tendril-like bnown haw in the f^rld- These things oc <4rra4 to lum forcibly •soeg-h now, however, tyui he found hi mself wwudermz what there was in tht letter that «ad cal.ed *ueh a look of seriousness into the laazel e) et;, "That's enough. Thaek you a thousand "T?5 Yaq'ra an admirable ttodel. Now, when wit! ymi give me another Uttmg witii the proper exprtamon of i«un- teuanoe. ^9*- time," answered Helen. ■« £ -PMt <>idy on oertara conditions." »<j*t Me they?' a*ked the artist.They We «uDtod. ?, d^t you'll surely have it hupg *ping exhibition. the hanging eoui y°u i Twist upon it." Ttiapk you," said Helen, gravely. "And *» next is that you will not call it Her First Un&iettet, 'What Shall the Answer Be*' t*> you promise Uiai akor" ktJkf? T* a tenderer spot," ?3T. ^?fr ^avjfi- "fou don't know how wtot to tall it by on a of those names- But, •f eanrse, if you insist" "I do," sand HcJ^n. _They started to vajk together towards the something led the young man to -rtr:- rate,i shSU nat caJ1 ifc Her i«ve The flwt' vvoukl seem out :,f *) "whether that ia to my or a, recognition of mv Wuem,M» jjge Hot it doesn't matter. To be Mtfakif 8Teat art!'st'd great work is enough With booh profound d^ooitree they enli- ^2 ,the, fnona; Aftar that thev were tofether a good deal. H,.fce suWestetl ^umbwuess pjettiree once Waiter beSn to mL "K,W^lie y^aiitaes in her. She ],n ,thtt mowdi^ht am! bright an^ Hhe was ii} mp}1 of fan- the wliim 8etze,} f e^i!<s«}v or grandmotherly w ,Ybe r^?115 Jjayi8 fed in lowe with tJna Tith/ the- prcispect of a"wmly aT*d was more fas- S^d ZL *T'wiu>c -q.uestWiK B>IT. 'the final oaade. wuioat <?oquetffv. ^aJtwr'" said. "You're tool ^lY ;f i 'JO.;exi-wcjtga.nt.r Her eyes! spoke 18 afttt s"e wai< Pa^e as she determination for a;| whd^ and ftBUIjr riei.kd hi A^sfe dis-•! a^tftat' he. rl her he went away, WW see e«ch/dth«f again. « | It was ax^tha spring exhibition. Helen ^,aS; sibout. 'oatakv.rue, in hafni, hW.4Jm uat eyee tifell upon,a, piptureHhat U;¡dfo hex ri^ir^ if'-itiX, It w%i. the vuie-<i'fiaj ied, win- and a/^ir} in hiue> midhag .'Hiui. wufcv tviti anrl pale: hfer hreatj^ and rturnedjhur-; n4~ «>#tpe nun/oer in catalogue. It! iWk* | 'bU1*/W;^terA>avis. 'Her Miflner'^Bdl/j

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