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Bliss and Other Stories


" The thing that pleases me," said Stanley, leaning against the side of the bed and giving himself a good scratch on his shoulders and back before turning in, " is that I've got the place dirt cheap, Linda. I was talking about it to little Wally Bell to-day and he said he simply could not understand why they had accepted my figure. You see land about here is bound to become more and more valuable ... in about ten years' time . . .

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of course we shall have to go very slow and cut down expenses as fine as possible. Not asleep— are you ? "

" No, dear, I've heard every word," said Linda.

He sprang into bed, leaned over her and blew out the candle.

" Good night, Mr. Business Man," said she, and she took hold of his head by the ears and gave him a quick kiss. Her faint far-away voice seemed to come from a deep well.

" Good night, darling." He slipped his arm under her neck and drew her to him.

" Yes, clasp me," said the faint voice from the deep well.