a back yard.
Need I tell the reader that the beggar women were personated by Miss Darcy and Miss Cary; or that the former made good her word in regard to Frederick Lee and Richard Freely?
I think not.
Upon reaching Eva's apartment, the young girls hastily threw off their disguises, and prepared to go down into the parlor.
"Well, Florence, are you convinced?" demanded Eva, meantime.
"Entirely so!" was the emphatic response; "and if ever any one says, in my presence, that Fred Lee is stingy, I shall contradict them.
As for Dick Freely-- he's a brute, and I'm done with him!"
"I am pleased to hear you express such sentiments, Florence!" responded Eva, "and I hope that our adventure will open your eyes fully.
Now, let us go down stairs; but not a word or sign about our escaped.
It was rather imprudent upon our part; and the censorious world might not give us proper credit for our practical experiment."
"I'll be quite dumb on the subject, my dear Eva — thoug