A bright man, a splendid son, was in love with a simple deserving girl. His mother lorded it over him and all since he could remember, but that was her privilege, even more, it was her duty. However, he was surprised when she blighted his one right. She offered serious objection to the little lass and strongly favored another girl, and went so far as to make the little girl feel she was not wanted. Hearts began to ache. He proposed. She asked for time until tomorrow. But mother was so determined on winning her point that even the air was unpleasant to breathe. So he wrote to the little girl. In the note he told of his suffering and of the peace his heart craved. He requested an immediate answer by return note. She answered it, writing that she would be waiting with her answer at the gate at eight. His mother suspected, intercepted the note, hid it in the pocket of her house gown. Eight o'clock came and went, but he did not come; in disappointment she suffered. An answer to his note ...
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