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Highsmith, still in his make-up, went with Herr Goldstein to a cafe booth.

"Bright idea, eh? " asked the smiling actor. "Ought to land 'Sol Haytosser ' for me, don't you think? The little lady never once tumbled."

"I didn't bear your conversation," said Goldstein, but your make-up and acting was 0. K. Here's to your success. You'd better call on Miss Carrington early to-morrow and strike her for the part. I don't see how she can keep from being satisfied with your exhibition of ability."

At 11.45 A. M. on the next day Highsmith, handsome, dressed in the latest mode, confident, with a fuchsia in his button-bole, sent up his card to Miss Carrington in her select apartment hotel.

He was shown up and received by the actress's French maid.

"I am sorree," said Mlle. Hortense, "but I am to say this to all. It is with great regret. Mees Carrington have cancelled all engagements on the stage and have returned to live in that how you call that town? Cranberry Cornaire!"

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