thought this note, with its P. S., decidedly girlish.
Still he made no comment, either verbal or men-
tal, so flurried was he with knowing that the evil
he so much dreaded had come upon him at last.
Had it been left to his choice, he would far rather
have extracted every one of that maiden's teeth,
than to have set himself up before her like some
horrid ogre, asking what she knew. But the
choice was not his, and, turning to the boy, he
said, laconically, " Tell her to come."
MIost men would have sought for a glimpse of
the face under the bonnet tied with blue, but Dr.
Holbrook did not care a picayune whether it were
ugly or fair, though it did strike him that the
voice was singularly sweet, which, after the boy
had delivered his message, said to the old man,
"Now, grandpa, we'll go home. I know you
must be tired."
Slowly Sorrel trotted down the street, the blue
ribbons fluttering in the wind, while one little un-
gloved hand was seen carefully adjusting about
the old man's shoulders the ancient camlet cloak
which had done duty for many a year, and was
needed on this chill April day. The doctor saw
all this, and the impression left upon his mind
was that Candidate 'No. i was probably a niceish
kind of a girl, and very good to her grandfather.
But what should he ask her, and how demean
himself toward her Monday afternoon was
frightfully near, he thought, as this was only Sat-