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The Tender Passion

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I liad a aolored cook who was on the whole a very góod servant. She had been "educated" in the public schools and could write by putting a copy book bef ore her and picking out letter by letter those she wanted to use. This took a good deal of time, but she was sensible enough to choose her times so the practice was not as objectionable as with most of them, whose passioa for letter writing is so great that it is indulged in at all times regardless of duty. One evening every one had gone out and Letty was left to lock the house and go home. I carne home first and found on the sideboard an immense paper bag. I kuew at once it must have been forgotten by Letty, who lived at a distance, and so thrust my hand in to see if there was anything in it to spoil. Fruit and cakes were in it, but my hand encount'ered a box such as jewelers sell fine rings in. I opened it, of course, to know if it contained any valuables. A portion of her hair had been soakedjji perfumed grease and braided fine anrí tighc to the leugth it could be etretched, tied with blue ribbon and coiled ring shape. It rested on a piece of paper, on which was written, "My dearest, I send y"ou a lark of my hair and let not auy one else lay the weight of their finger upon it. " I read no further in the love note, shiit and put back the box, but that "lark of hair" was an interesting proof how much alike human nature is in "all sorts and


Ann Arbor Argus
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