Madeline Winters, quite stout, coy and sentimental, is breathless with sympathetic excitement as she finishes for the fourth time the last page of "Flaming Hearts." Nothing will suit her now but that she must write the author for his photograph. Jonathan Whippletree, very portly, and naively proud of his accomplishments, is a man who smiles warmly under the caress of compliments. His vanity is greatly satisfied by words of praise, especially from a woman, so he sends Madeline his photograph. Jonathan Whippletree is more than pleased when he receives another scented note from his sweet admirer, thanking him for the photograph and begging him to call, also enclosing in another envelope a picture of herself. When this arrives it is Mr. Whippletree who is pleased, not his very rotund secretary, Mr. William Willies. For William falls desperately in love with Madeline the minute he lays eyes upon her photograph. The favored author makes himself as handsome as he can in his evening clothes ...
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