In facial decoration Ellen is an artist and never appears in company without adding to her beauty every touch to arouse the admiration of the most indifferent of the sterner sex. John Thorpe, a wealthy young man, calls one afternoon to see her. She is not prepared to receive it when he sends his card up and she tells him she will see him in a moment. Hoping to make herself most charming, she takes so much time in dressing and "kalsomining" herself, Thorpe becomes impatient and sits down at the piano, playing several selections which he finds on the music rack. While thus engaged, a young lady friend of Ellen's the orphaned daughter of a composer, calls to see her and she overhears Thorpe playing one of her father's compositions. Involuntarily, she becomes absorbed and enters the parlor. Thorpe is surprised to see her and she is not less confused, when she finds herself in his presence. She explains her unintentional interruption by telling him about her father's composition which he ...
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