Adelaide Southern Cross in Adelaide, South-Australia
10 Feb 1928

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10 Feb 1928

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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - February 10, 1928, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia hotel Rundle Street p. 1 & who Nna 5an remodelled Tjie above hotel and have made it one of the most up to Date in Australia. " our motto the Best of everything w. A o do hell s Majestic hotel King William Street a first class new and up to Dir modern. Hotel hot and cold water in every room sae Ellent cuisine. Country. Visitors especially catered for o Donnell s Majestic hotel is every Ching to be desired in regard to ser vice Comfort and cleanliness phone871. When in Adelaide stat at the Grosvenor the finest unlicensed hotel in South Australia hot and cold water in. Every room bed sitting room with own private. Bathroom Tariff from 12/ per Day �3/10/ per week m. Swift manager. Johnmartin11coltd, Busy Busy always Busy but All your needs Frol us. We oui Supply Ell your requirements for the Home also for personal use and Wear the Best and latest for the least possible outlay. Big Stock to choose from in household linens men Swo men a girls and boys clothing boots and shoes also furniture and furnishings including China glassware and Ironmongery in great variety res to your satisfaction and profit to shop at the big store where tour Money goes farthest bundle Street Adelaide Rabbit skins sheepskins Rabbit skins Kangaroo skins beeswax Horsehair Wattle gum Etc wanted in any Quantity highest Cash prices we. Haughton & co. Currie Street Adelaide Barrett Bros. Art dyers and dry cleaners phone cent. 8788. 174a Hutt Street late dyeing King suits and costumes cleaned and pressed 7/6. Suits dyed and pressed 14/ overcoats dyed and pressed 14/ ladies overcoats dyed and pressed 12/6 hats cleaned and blocked 3/6. By Mary Samuel Daniel sapper Fergus Macleod no. 327, . Rose quietly and rather Sud Denly from the breakfast table in Ted. Deane s new charming Little House where he was billeted with two let ters in his hand one opened and glanced at the other As yet unopened. When a Man receives by the same Post a letter from his Mother and another from his sweetheart he More frequently opens the latter first. Yet sometimes he returns even despairingly to the former for Comfort perhaps or staying Power such As sons take for grafted in mothers,.but Iten seek in vain elsewhere. Somewhere in Macleod s sub con Friou stress Lay a conviction that he. Would so return to the unopened letter that at any rate it was there gripped very tightly in his hand to upturn to but for the immediate present the. Glanced at contents of that other letter had produced in him a furiously Complete sense of detach ment from everything except them selves something similar May have been experienced by an innocent unprepared civilian when the first Shell came hurtling Over Scarborough. This monstrous thing was t True of course. Scarborough on the face of it. Could not be bombarded by the germans. Nor he Fergus Macleod what was the technical term for it of yes jilted nor he Fergus Macleod jilted by he got no further at the moment. The baby looked up from her High chair soon in hand and dashed a. Joyous dab of porridge at him mar Gery May s gushing manner of be stowing a Mark of special favor on this her special and recently attached Lover. Macleod smiled at the baby Abstractedly a slight Margery May did not fail to resent loudly then with a courteous " excuse me mrs. Deane i m a bit Busy this morning he left the Roem. " t Don t like the look of it re marked May Deane with that newly acquired material air which suited her youth and prettiness so amusingly Well. Do you Margery something s upset him badly. Did you notice How he flushed up when he opened that first letter " i noticed he flushed before he opened it said Margery in her Sweet deliberate voice. " he always does when he gets those Little Black edged envelopes she added. " they always seem to come As a Nice sur May sent her sister in Law one of those swiftly penetrative glances by which a woman so often and so in conspicuously acquires for herself useful information. Was it possible Margery flushed too just a Rose Petal Blush that touched and left still clearer the creamy pallor of her Cheek. How charming Margery looked when that happened. " Well i repeat i do not like the look of things. He s Only just Over that Nasty attack of influenza when his temperature went up so dread fully touch and go it was with pneumonia the doctor said " of. Vou women put in the head of the household flinging Down his Serviette in a Rush for the office head of the household leap. " can t a fellow have a cold and his letters in peace and unobserved May i won t have any More billets. They absorb too much attention. You be deliberately coddled and snowed and pampered this one till hell be a Mere Streak of emasculated nerves in the fighting " of no he wont returned the real Holder of the household sceptre unmoved. " there s nothing like that about our Billet. You re jealous dear. Ted. What a Comfort your hand some nose is it makes a for your inches and. Ted to an impatiently disappearing figure. " Don t forget the Mutton. Loin dear Best Cut. That la be Nice for Broth Margery in Case his tempera Ture goes up again and baby can have a Little too. It la be Good for her teething meanwhile the object of those affectionate solicitude had locked himself in his bedroom and with the two letters still in his hand stood staring at a water color sketch wedged conspicuous la among the artistic impediments of the mantel piece girl seated with easy Grace half sideways on a music Stool her slim feet crossed beneath a Short fashion ably Cut skirt confronted him with delicately curved red lips red Gold hair and eyes at once Arch and innocent. Hetty Ray. Enjoyed sitting for her portrait and the artist who produced it had enjoyed his work " and the combined result had been to both wholly satisfactory. To Fergus Macleod that picture had been a shrine before which his honest clean and simple heart had lain id compleat surrender and glad homage. So Lovely a face and form stood to him for Ideal womanhood pure worshipful a flawed. They were to be married As soon As the mourning imposed by her father s recent and sudden death was decently Over. They might have been married How. And the letter in his hand announced the word was not used but that in Brief iwas its. Significance yes jilted was the word. He had heard it with indifference applied to other men. This incredible experience was a fact of life then. It had happened to him. The girl there with the Sweet beguiling eyes the. Air of artless innocence had thrown him Over for with that he turned from the mantelpiece and opening a Case pulled out another photograph. Two youths in merchant service uniform standing affectionately together on the deck of an american liner one stolid commonplace entirely uninteresting he had always recognised that the other Gay attractive de Bonair. Himself and Jack Hamil ton. Jack his More than brother Jack it was who in his absence had won her away from him. He stared at the Clever alive Little snapshot be of the officers had taken it Jack s eap was a bit on one Side stupidly. Out Iii and Hetty it was More than he could take in clearly All. At once. Hetty and Jack i mechanically he extracted the Pic Ture from its slender Gold Frame Tore both it and the photograph across and dropped the pieces into the fireplace. Was t there another letter to read his Mother she was to have come to Day surely. They might get March ing orders any time. She was to have come for a Little Good Bye visit. The Deanes had so kindly pressed it. Would she have remembered the shop he told her in Sauchie Hall Street the shop to get the doll for Margery May he opened he second letter. As he read he saw her soft Brown eyes looking at him. They knew All he was suffering. They said what her lips could t say. He Felt her soft tiny hand ridiculous hands his mothers Laid half timidly on his coat sleeve. His numb heart received no Comfort but he saw and Felt them there the soft Brown eyes and the Litt e soft hand on his sleeve. " my boy wrote his Mother " i m coming to you. Perhaps you won t want to see me just now but after you re gone you la be glad i came. I will be in by the 5.20 from Euston. Come and meet me. I be got the parcel for the wee Lassie from Sauchie Hall Street. I m longing to see your kind friends. " your old " know my boy All. She came Over from Glasgow and told me herself. My Darling my own Brave boy. I will look out for you at Euston. You la not be letting your old Mother lose herself slowly folding _ and pocketing her letter he sat Down on the Edge of the unmade Bell and covered his face with his Strong Brown Sailor s hands. A sound queer and choked which it was As Well his Mother did not hear escaped from him. But he met the 5.20 at Huuston Ana they travelled Down to Hampshire together from Waterloo. It was wonderful How much looking after she needed that Mother of his who was usually so managing and Independent. Nevertheless at Glengarry " he and is this Glengarry and the tales i be heard about it dear mrs. Deane and How will i thank you for All you be done for him a at Glen Garry the tables seemed oddly turned and it was his Mother who was managing him and everybody so far As he could discern things which was t far for the Power of discern ment seemed suddenly and utterly to desert him two facts remained acutely detached and prominent the world As a reeling Ball of fire and himself burning in the midst of it. Telephone said May later on sharply to Ted. Nought five three. Telephone to the surgery. Say at once and Ted obeyed with perfect Meek Ness. His kind handsome face was All puckered with anxiety As he held the receiver to his ear. At Midnight the Spruce Over worked Young doctor stood on the Hearth Rug in May s still brightly lighted sitting room drawing on his driving gloves. " ought t to Jive taken that rail Way journey. Had it on him then. Yes it s pneumonia right enough this time. Has t been any Shock or worry that you know of has there the. Temperature is rather unusual., but Don t be alarmed i. Deane. Pneumonia always run to tempera Ture. The Mother s capable enough Tor three women. Shell be a Comfort and a staff and i la Send a nurse As soon As but in the Days and nights that followed they were All alarmed continuously for As the crisis approached nobody hoped much that it could be passed in safety and Well they could t Bear to think of it his dear motherland All. Yet the crisis was passed As by a Miracle. household sat up that was dropping tears on Mayger May s cot counterpane. But auntie Margery s eyes were dry though very shining As she sat with his Mother and held her hand in both her own. Something had drawn them strangely and closely together from the first. And when the news came breathing naturally hell do now the younger women held the Little elder one in her arms and mothered her. For his Mother broke Down then and cried on Margery s shoulder. The first primroses were out in the Glengarry Garden before the patient was allowed downstairs. Margery May picked one at auntie Margery s suggestion and Laid it by the Stem what there was of Stem on the Rug which covered the Couch. But when auntie Margery held her up for one gentle kiss she suddenly turned her head and would t look at her Chilom Lover. Were they All like that false and fickle auntie Margery carried off Margery May hurriedly the doctor had said the patient was to be kept very quiet. When she returned with a Tea tray the Sweet March Sunshine had stolen into the Bright room. Outside a Luminous sky revealing Rosy Little Clouds sailing across a sea of purest palest Blue. A Blackbird piped a springtime note which fell a Golden splash into the silence. The patient smiled at auntie mar Gery rather wanly. " i suppose i talked a of rot up there but the weak voice put the question anxiously miss " you were a bit delirious said Margery in her slow musical tones sometimes. Nurse says they always Are. We did t take any he had talked an amazing amount of Ever and Ever he called upon one false fair woman and once the name so pitifully called upon was her own Margery and the. Sound had pierced the1" heart of the woman who heard it like a sword. Margery Deane could t understand false fair women. The Rose Petal color touched faintly the Clear Cheeks mounting up and up till it reached the. Rippling Edge of her dark hair and faded. " drink it while it s Nice and hot she said handing him his Teacup. Then Fergus Macleod was guilty for the first time in his life and prob ably the last of rudeness to a woman. He stared at Margery Deane As if suddenly and surprisingly arrested. It had never before entered his head that she could Ever be Beautiful months afterwards when she had grown to be for him the most Beautiful woman in the world they both recalled that Twilight moment. " that Day they let me downstairs after the pneumonia when i was billeted at Ted s. 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