JOI IN MA\ARVEL, ASSISTANT
He dropped into reflection and a quizzical ex-
pression came into his eyes.
"I had a very remarkable thing happen to me
"What was it" demanded his daughter.
"I had an offer of marriage made ine."
Eleanor Leigh's face changed-at first it grew
a shade whiter, then a shade redder.
"I know who it was," she said quickly.
"Oh!" Mr. Leigh shut his lips firmly. "I did
"She is a cat! She has been sending me flowers
and opera tickets all winter, and deluging me with
invitations. I knew shee wias up to something.'
She spoke with grewing feeling, as her father's
eyes rested on her placidly with an amused ex-
pression in them. "I wouldn't be such easy
game. Why, dad, she'd bore you to death-and
as to me, I wouldn't live in the house with her-I
couldn't." She stood with mantling cheek and
flashing eye, a young Amazon girded for battle.
"I will relieve you," said her father. "It is not
the feline-natured lady you have in mind; but
a person quite different." Miss Eleanor looked
"Dad-it couldn't be-it was not Aunt Sophia
That would explain a lot of things. You know I