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THE LOVE NEST

" Forbes will take your things," said Gregg. "And, Forbes, you may tell Dennis that Mr. Bartlett will spend the night." He faced the wide stairway and raised his voice. " Sweetheart! " he called.
From above came the reply in contralto: " Hello, sweetheart!"
" Come down, sweetheart. I've brought you a visitor."
" All right, sweetheart, in just a minute."
Gregg led Bartlett into a living-room that was five laps to the mile and suggestive of an Atlantic City auction sale.
" Sit there," said the host, pointing to a balloon-stuffed easy chair, " and I'll see if we can get a drink. I've got some real old Bourbon that I'd like you to try. You know I come from Chicago and I always liked Bourbon better than Scotch. I mean I always preferred it to Scotch. Forbes," he addressed the servant, "we want a drink. You'll find a full bottle of that Bourbon in the cupboard."
" It's only half full, sir," said Forbes.
" Half full! That's funny ! I mean I opened it last night and just took one drink. I mean it ought to be full."
" It's only half full," repeated Forbes, and went to fetch it.
" I'll have to investigate," Gregg told his guest. " I mean this ain't the first time lately that some of my good stuff has disappeared. When you keep so many servants, it's hard to get all honest ones. But here's Celia !"
Bartlett rose to greet the striking brunette who at this moment made an entrance so Delsarte as to be almost painful. With never a glance at him, she minced across the room to her husband and took a half interest in a convincing kiss.
" Well, sweetheart," she said when it was at last over.
" This is Mr. Bartlett, sweetheart," said her husband. "Mr. Bartlett, meet Mrs. Gregg."
Bartlett shook his hostess's proffered two fingers.
" I'm so pleased! " said Celia in a voice reminiscent of Miss Claire's imitation of Miss Barrymore.
" Mr.. Bartlett," Gregg went on, " is with Mankind, Ralph Doane's magazine. He is going to write me up; I mean us."
" No, you mean you," said Celia. " I'm sure the public is not interested in great men's wives."
" I am sure you are mistaken, Mrs. Gregg," said Bartlett politely. " In this case at least. You are worth writing up aside from being a great man's wife."
" I'm afraid you're a flatterer, Mr. Bartlett," she returned. " T have been out of the limelight so long that I doubt if anybody re-

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