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The three were no sooner settled in front of the fireplace than Ellen adroitly brought up the subject of auction bridge, knowing that it would relieve Billy of the conversational burden.
" Mother is really quite a shark, aren't you, mother?" she said.
" I don't fancy being called a fish," said the mother.
" She's written two books on it, and she and father have won so many prizes that they may have to lease a warehouse. If they'd only play for money, just think how rich we'd all be!"
" The game is fascinating enough without adding to it the excitements and evils of gambling," said Mrs. McDonald.
" It is a fascinating game," agreed Billy.
" It is," said Mrs. McDonald, and away she went.
Before father and Aunt Mary got home from church, Mr. Bowen was a strong disciple of conservativeness in bidding and thoroughly convinced that all the rules that had been taught were dead wrong. He saw the shark's points so quickly and agreed so whole-heartedly with her arguments that he impressed her as one of the most intelligent young men she had ever talked to. It was too bad it was Sunday night, but some evening soon he must come over for a game.
" I'd like awfully well to read your books," said Billy.
" The first one's usefulness died with the changes in the rules," replied Mrs. McDonald. "But I think I have one of the new ones in thq house, and I'll be glad to have you take it."
" I don't like to have you give me your only copy."
" Oh, I believe we have two."
She knew perfectly well she had two dozen.
Aunt Mary announced that Walter had been seen in church with Kathryn. He had made it his business to be seen. He and the lady had come early and had manoeuvred into the third row from the back, on the aisle leading to the McDonald family pew. He had nudged his aunt as she passed on the way to her seat, and she had turned and spoken to him. She could not know that he and Kathryn had "ducked" before the end of the processional.
After reporting favorably on the Case, Aunt Mary launched into a description of the service. About seventy had turned out. The music had been good, but not quite as good as in the morning. Mr. Pratt had sung "Fear Ye Not, 0 Israel!" for the offertory. Dr. Gish was still sick and a lay reader had served. She had heard from Allie French that Dr. Gish expected to be out by the middle of the week and certainly would be able to preach next Sunday morning. The church had been cold at first, but very comfortable finally.
Ellen rose and said she and Billy would go out in the kitchen and make some fudge.

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