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December 4, 1952

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Rain On The Roof By Harley Dayis ~HE INSTANT Jerry saw the glrl he was glad it was raining. Cause while it rained no one Uld want to go swimming and ~ wouldn't have to exhibit his ~dling legs. The interest she Ld exhibited in him from the t~raent they were introduced would, he felt sure vanish at ~ - M|H|II | her first glimpse |:i Z"."" I of him in a Iv tletlo| | bathing s u I t. i~-'-,-'-'~ Thus arrayed he was almost |l r~onstrosity. |, ~hen the 13urdons asked him up )their camp on Merrytime Island rt a week-end he was tremen- ~Sly pleased. He liked the out- ~ors, liked camp life, liked the ~dons and their friends. When }Y told him the Hodgsons were king and they were bringing Ed- . Hodgson's younger sister it t spoil his anticipation of a Od time much, either. But that I~ before he had met Doris ~gson~ the younger sister. ~espite the rain they had a Jolly D e that evening. Dinner was rVed before the great stone fire- tee. It was warm and cozy. terward they played games and ~eed to radio music. A feeling good fellowship and camara- tie prevailed. Jerry had never so happy in his life. He for- all about his spindling legs. ~n the fact that Tom Moore Is there didn't spoil his happi- ross. Tom was tall and handsome He didn't mind folks laus'h-~ lng mt bJm. Or didn't appear to. and shaped like an Adonis. He "was something to look at in a bathing suit, He was a marvel at all sports. But tonight he didn't. Doris Hodgson didn't give him any time. She had eyes only for Jerry. They danced together six times. They went out on the porch and watched the rain. They kissed. Jerry was deliriously happy. He'd never felt this way before, never knew what love was like. Later, in bed, he lay awake listening to the beat of rain on the roof. And every drop brought joy to his soul. Bright sunlight srteaming in at his bedroom window roused Jerry to wakefulness. He sat up, blink- ing, staring through the window at the glories of a sparklingly bril- liant morning. He couldn't believe it. Last night, late last night, it had been pouring. All indications pointed to at least a three-day rain. And here it was bright and clear! One of those miserable freaks of New England climate. Gloomily he dressed. Every one was in the gayest of spirits, and, as he feared, immediately after breakfast someone suggested a swim. Tom Moore suggested it, eyeing Jerry smilingly, trium- phantly. There wasn't much Jerry could do. He had to be a good sport. A poor sport was worse than--well, than resenting being laughed at. Jerry sat on the edge of the pier and dangled his legs. He felt like a nickel. Nobody had lau4ghed yet, because all but Doris were used to him. But pretty soon, he knew, Tom Moore would attract atten- tion to his legs by some remark, and then Doris would look--and that would be the end. Tom was swimming back to the float with clean, swift strokes. He came half way up the ladder, clung to a rung, leaned out and looked at Jerry's legs, grinning evilly. "It's a wonder," he said, "that those shanks of yours can hold you up, Jerry." Torn mounted to the top plat- form and posed again. Jerry burned with envy. He was so ab- sorbed in watching Tom and en- vying him that he didn't realize that Doris came and sat down be- side him. "Is this an exhibRion?'~_ she ,ooe ,or Oi! q]hrlstmas er tltJs handsome .... / resser Lamps- $$3.29 ea Table Lamps- - $6.90 loor Lamps - Special Price - $26.95 $2 e Lamps -. 7.95 50R~ Cal and Dora Hayward 8undanee, Wyo. asked, "or can we all take part?" She was looking at his spindling legs. Jerry flushed and a wave of anger and indignation stole over him. "It isn't my fault," he said de- fensively. "If there were any- thing I could do about it I most certainly would." She looked at him queerly. She laughed. "Why, I don't expect you to do anything. You're not the host. But I don't think they'd mind if we didn't stay here and watch him. After all, they're not paying him to perform." Jerry's mouth fell open. He stared. He looked up at Tom. He looked back at the girl. He bound- ed to his feet. "Glory bel" he ex- claimed in joyful relief, "let's take a walk." ' "I'd love to," said Doris. 8undanee Personal Items Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schloredt, Janet dnd Judy, Mrs. Floyd Carr, Mrs. Elfriede Schloredt and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis attended the wedding of Miss Doris Pridgeon to Don Grosz in Belle Fourche Sat- urday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Endres left Sunday for Colorado Springs where Mr. Endres attended a meeting of the Ford Dealers on Monday. THE SUNDANCE TIMES Sundance, Wyo. Dec. 4, 1952 Howard Harvey spent Thanksgiv- ing week end at the Ed Arithson home in Karinene, S. D. Dr. J. G. Betts Osteopath - Physician Spearfish, S. D. ml C. F. MORSMAN, M. D. Diagnosis, Medicine, Radium Hot Springs, So. Dak. All Wool ~S Si orty and Regular Length to m NNH,I mmm im I Glamorous Taffet s * Nylons * Jerseys * lb yons to (]henllle , atlns Nylons Cottons $6.49 to $15.95 S "Everything to Wear" Upton