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DOROTHY PAGE. tive. As he walked down the front steps after his visit he felt sure that an epoch in his life had occurred. "A splendid young fellow 1" remarked Mr. Page after Sterling had left. "Although he is only twenty- nine years of age, he has in his own right a cool two million-dollar fortune. He inherited it from his father and he himself is one of the most progressive business men in the state and seems bent on using his fortune for the good of soiety." "He was very quiet," remarked Dorothy. Mr. Page's statements concerning Sterling were very true. He might have added that Sterling was an elder in the Presbyterian church and was one of its most devoted members. Sterling found his mother in the sitting-room on his return home that night. "Well, son," she said, "how do you like your new neighbor" "Mother, don't ask me to describe her," he replied; and then for half an hour he continued talking about her. Before retiring he said: "Mother, how is it that I have never been told about Miss Page before" "Well, son, I have known very little myself. The Pages, you know, have lived here less than a year and Dorothy has never been here before. A few days be- fore Mrs. Page left to bring Dorothy home she told me a good many things about her." "How long was Miss Page at the college" "Three years. The Pages were born in Virginia, but when Dorothy was six years old the father, because of 6