When Paul King married Kate Dwyer they were obliged to keep the wedding a secret. Paul was a law student, studying hard for the position awaiting him in his father's office. His, father was a stern, irascible man. To have revealed the marriage to him would have mined all chances of success. So Paul put off this acknowledgment until success should arrive. After his admission to the bar, he went to the city, leaving his wife with her sister in the little college town. Jane, Kate's sister, was one of the "unce guid." She was a prim, severe woman with rigid ideas on all subjects. When she learned of her sister's marriage, she was horrified. As the months went by, and no word came from Paul, Jane took no pains in telling her sister that Paul would never acknowledge her. When desired success came to Paul, he wrote a joyous letter to Kate, bidding her come. But it came too late. Jane holding their motherless daughter in her arms, received it just after the funeral, and directed it to be ...
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