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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas Sunday Morning, May 8, 1927. 'And WINNIE SHELTON arc sdcct-fed by T. Q CURTIS from his detriment store, to come into Ids I home for out' year a* hi* wards, ■becense he wants to help them further certain worthy ambitions. Billy is the only one of the three 1 that is sincere. She wants to become a concert violinist. The other two lie to enjoy T. Q.’a (renerosity. Billy is infatuated with DAL ROMAINE, nephew of MRS. MEADOWS, the hostess. She fears Bal Is “pla>ii¥c” both her and Winnie Shelton and when the two are absent from th® city over Hi® name week-end, her suspicions are strengthened. In spite of this infatuation, Billy tenderly remember* CLAY CURTIS, son of her benefactor, who has disinherited himself and is living with the Wells family in a factory by day and writing music at night. The girls, unknown to T. Q. learn that he intends to adopt one of them when the year is over and to gain his affection, a *®rlea of intrigues follow which mysteriously involve    not only th® til rec girls, but    Mrs. Meadows, EDDIE BANNING (Nyda’s ehauf-fenr-sw eel heart of other days), and Pal Romaine- Billy lose® in-; Merest in ber violin. Sh© has a breakdown and    leaves for a month, during which Urn® she feels she has recovered from Romaine'* spell. * The night of her return, however,    at a country dab dance, she falls again under his strange, fascinating powers. While waiting on a balcony for her partner. Billy sees a scuffle between Romaine, who is strolling with Nyda, and Bridie Banning. When Billy later asks Romaine assurant:®® against th® *warm of doubts and fear* that tortured her when sh© was away from him. “Dal," eh® asked euddenly, “please don't be angry with rn®, but tell me—do you se® Winnie Shelton often, meet her, aa you do me?" Dal's eyes narrowed bo that eh® could not poasibly read the expression in them. But hie thin, perfectly cut lips parted in that flashing smile which ahs knew so well “What a auspicious infant it is!" he teased her tenderly. "Of eoure® I see Winnie occasionally. I had tea with her twice while you wer® in Crescent Lake, took her to dinner once with another couple, and we played golf ono® a£ tho Country Club. My engagement* with Nyda Lomax total about the same. Don’t torture yourself with Jealousy, dear heart. I never ask you for an accounting as to your own engagements, and unless we are to give our secret away, both of us mint be seen with other people. Oh, pardon!” He spoke with calm eour-twsy to the waiter who had come to stand patiently, with order pad and poised pencil, at his side. “What shall It be, dear?" But she did not care what eh® at®. It was food and drink to her to eit opposite him, to hear his low, caressing voice, to watch the quick grace of his satin-smooth brown hand* as. they flashed about the table. “Oh, dear, I must hurry!” she remembered resentfully at two o’clock- “I have to take Nyda'e “Dal, do you se® Winnie Shelton oft® n?" hers on "What I would do with a hundred thousand dollar*,” that the ambition which burned in her heart we# to become a kindergarten teacher end social service worker among th® children of the porn*. Well, eh® was getting her fin of ess, and eh® wanted Dal Romaine. She was marvelously cunning In her campaign to win T. Q.’s heart. Although it must have irked her very soul. sh® was spending at least three evenings a week at horn®, working prettily and with many Well, she was getting nor r n or turM of efficiency and hustle, at it now, Billy told herself grimly, i T    ^    fak{ng    hU    dictatlon, Since old T. Q.    had fitted up a    obj1g}n|riy *j0wed    up to her    lack of model kindergarten in his home    wlth    gfcorthand    note*.    tranche had    been saddled With the rare    scribing    his letters on a shiny    new __    of two    children for two days a    typewrltep that ha had bought    her. Illy    later    asks    Romaine* week. when all her pl«®eur®-lo\Ing    bfndjng,    anxiously, even tearfully, about It. he tell- ber tliat Ban n I ng ■ nature crM cains!    I 0V€T h1m ai he mad® correction# on has put himself and    “someone, fie® of e\en f ur    h lur# a k    th# ludicrously    Jumbled    letter*, else" in his power.    ,    ^© wwk she had    professed to rne    whlch Btlty waM    gurt    never KOW Cif) ON    WITH    THE    STORY    *ith all    her heart. And now I*. Q    maSlcd> NOW t*t* ‘ R V1 Tr    had added to her burdens by in*    , CHAI TER    .    .    crra,In(r ,h, number of her chare Oh. It Ma Melanin,, .Ick.tiin,, 'l Although BUIT had felt tho#® last days In Crescent Lake that she w as entirely well and equal to anything, she wa* *urprised to find, after her return to Colfax, that hei nerves had merely been rested, not cured. .She wee glad to stay in her room until almost noon each morn-, int, having her breakfast in bed, brought by the adoring Viola, who also ®erved up th® gossip of the household. On Thursday, a MUI® less than a week after Billy’s return, Viola relayed a message to her from Nyda. “Miss Nyda she say will you do ber a favor, Mies Billy, and i><ay with them brats In the kindergarten room thia afternoon. They four of them now, Miss Billy, and Miss Erda sure do hale to be bothered with them kids. SH# lay eh® got a Variant engagement thia afternoon, sh® wouldn’t ask yon.' Four of th®m?” Billy asked in-•*-- ■■tsillr “I thought the*® were [•aly Bro—Mrs Moores little grandson. Togemy. and the cook* i lilt I* girl, Bos trice-*’ I “8or®, Mr. Curtis got two more kids for her to teach kindergarten stuff to," Viola chuckled. ‘ Satiety kid*, them new .ones I*, and first {Mix® Nyda cottoned to '®m somethin’ comical, but now she plum •tired of the whole shootln'-m®tch. Billy laughed. 'Tell Nyda I shat! be glad to help her out this afternoon, thodfh I don t know the least thing about kindergarten Work ** When Viola, had left. Billy lay back in bed and reflected disgusted-iv on bensell, Nyda and Winnie (ghat a fine trio of freud, they all fvere! Winnie had pretended that She wanted to become a private secretary-—end the very eight of a dictionary gave ber a headache. Nyda had stated, on the questionnaire, and in that lying letter of to four. Billy wondered who these children were. “Society” children. Viola had said. Poor Nyda! She did not dare rebel openly. Her strongest hold on T. Q., her only “edge" on the other two girls, wa* her professed Billy groaned, and turned her fare Into her pillow. And she, Billy Wells, who had so prided h arse lf on her sincere ambition to become a great violinist, who had leaned over backward with a sturdy, peasant sort of independence—she was nun iivi |iiuiV!Povv*    - love of children. Her choice of a Juet ss bad as either of those other profession had touched T- Q. pro- two. What had she real/ done to roundly, had endeared th© tall. Justify her existence In T Q.a handsome, black-haired, dark-eyed home, a* hi* ward, there to pregirl to him a* nothing else could ' P*™ herself for her career • hast* done. So Nyda had to play I    *1*'1 n««‘®cted her \ .o.in an ker part, no matter how much she. til now she wa* ashamed to pick hated th© role ah© had chosen, lf ! UP- She had squandered the money aho expected to win In th© strange, which should have gone tor vial!* content to become T. Q. Curtis’ lessons on clothe-, bought for the ad Pied daughter.    J    *>ks Purpose of catching and hoid- Wlnnie, Billy refleetad ®omberly, I ing Dai Romaine a eyes. 8h® news* playing her card* more skill-' membered with a guilty shudder fully than Nvd*. Nyda was selfish, i th** she had not given her mother hard, concerned only with her own a cent thia last month. And She pleasure, and pleasure with Nyda I had prom:sad to give h©r a hun- work on her music. A cold fear of what th® end of the year would bring to her shivered along her j overwrought nerves. Sh® had a luncheon engagement! with Dal for on© o’clock. Sh® was to meet him at the M irquett® Hotel, for he did not like to antagonize T. Q. Curtis more than was necessary, and T. Q. had made it unmlstakabl® clear that he did not | ilk® Romaine. When she was seated opposite Dal at a table for two In the moat secluded corner of th® dining room of Colfax’* most “exclusive" hotel, ; she searched his eyes hungrily tor j We Keep You Looking Your Best work with the children this afternoon, By the way, Bal, will you let me ask you just one more question?" He nodded, smiling at her indul gently, but his eyes ^rere narrowed, watchful. “When you said the other night that Eddie Banning had put. him- (Continued on Page IR. Section J) Cleaning Pressing Tailoring Alterations Hemstitching Picoting Pleating Button Covering Abilene Pleating: Co Phone RT—Opposite P. O. We deliver In our FIR vex GRISSOM'S 7 he Large and Flattering Milam Hat is the standing Millinery Vogue of the Hour! Out ©—The large hat makes its debut once again; frequently of Milam. Grissom ’• is showing very large hats in colors. —These stunning, picturesque hate are seen in the smartest rendezvous! 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No, there was no real evil In Nyda. or there had not been until T. Q. Curtie, unknown to himself. had dangled a fortune before her dazzled eye#. But Winnie— Billy’s hand* clenched st th# very thought of Winnie Shelton—Winnie was a shallow, lying, scheming, cleverly cruel, unmoral little beast, who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted. And now, since •ho had become T. Q.’e “ward." ■he wanted two thing* with all tha energy of her mean nature—©he wanted to win out In the contest to become T. O'* daughter and heir- ahe still loved music! She tried to recapture the thrill with which she had onoe lifted the beloved Instrument to her chin, hut it could not be done. Her mind was buzzing with a hundred problems, scheme# and perplexities When sh# broke a string In her angry impatience to conquer her mood, ah© was almost glad. Then she reminded herself that tho doctor had said that she must not practice again for many weeks, do no serious work on her violin for months. 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