His business rivals found him to be bold and assertive, but the girl he loved decided he was the most bashful creature in the world. She knew he was terribly fond of her, and she also knew that he had tried to propose to her, but somehow he never was able to say the words which she was eager to answer with "yes." The young man knew his failing, and tried to overcome it. Finally, deciding that he could not say what he wanted, he proposed in writing. His ill luck pursued him, for the letter came back, he having failed to address it. Then he tried the telephone, and has hated the central girls ever since. Last of all he enlisted his charmer's baby sister as an ally and this time his efforts were crowned with success. Still it must be admitted that things did not run as smoothly as he had anticipated. The proposal was made under such unique circumstances that a man of courage would have fled, but this particular man won out because anger drove his bashfulness away and for once he was ...
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