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They were very much surprised when Gracie told them what she had to tell, but not displeased.
" You are a sly one," said her father. "Why, I never suspected for a minute you'd taken up with anyone. Well, I suppose it had to come sooner or later. What's his name?"
" Fred Manson."
" A fellow you -met at college?"
" No. You must have seen him about. He clears our pillar box. He's a postman."
" Oh, Gracie," cried Mrs. Carter, "you can't mean it. You can't marry a common postman, not after all the education we've given you."
For an instant Mr. Carter was speechless. He got redder in the face than ever.
" Your ma's right, my girl," he burst out now. "You can't throw yourself away like that. Why, it's ridiculous."
" I'm not throwing myself away. You wait till you see him."
Mrs. Carter began to cry.
" It's such a come-down. It's such a humiliation. I shall never be able to hold up my head again."
" Oh, ma, don't talk like that. He's a nice fellow and he's got a good job."
" You don't understand," she moaned.
" How d'you get to know him?" Mr. Carter interrupted.
" What sort of a family's he got?"
" His pa drives one of the post-office vans," Gracie answered defiantly.
" Working-class people."
" Well, what of it? His pa's worked twenty-four years for the post office and they think a lot of him."
Mrs. Carter was biting the corner of her handkerchief.
" Gracie, I want to tell you something. Before your pa and me got married I was in domestic service. He wouldn't ever let me tell you because he didn't want you to be ashamed of me. That's why we was engaged all those years. The lady I

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