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no immediate means of identification. It is of the greatest importance that I make the Eastern express tonight or I would not come to you in this irregular way.'
" `It must be an urgent matter that requires such haste. Really, Waring, I must positively decline to do anything for you.'
"Then Waring told of the card. The banker said : 'Let me see it. From what was it taken, did you say?' Hearing the answer, a bulky musical score was laid upon the table before him, and turning the pages carefully he compared the music on the card with that of the printed sheet. Then he said in a kindly voice : 'I will assist you, Mr. Waring. It will, of course, be a purely personal accommodation; I cannot resist such an appeal as this. What amount do you require?'
" 'A hundred dollars.'
"The banker wrote a check for a hundred and fifty, saying, `You can cash this at the Brown Palace Hotel. I envy you with all my heart. You have my best wishes for a pleasant journey. Goodby.'
"Waring ran down the steps with a light heart. `Telegraph office,' he shouted. Ten minutes later these words were speeding over the wire :
" 'Postal received. Arrive Boston Friday night. See Luke 1: 13.—Jack.'
" When the Chicago Limited pulled out of Denver that evening, John Tarbot Waring was standing on the rear platform, humming a fragment from the great oratorio, 'The Messiah.' There was a tender look in his eyes as he gazed at the postal card and the words he sang were:
"At the same moment, two thousand miles away in the East a young wife was holding a telegram close to her lips. Turning softly on her pillow she glanced lovingly