Why, Grace, what in the world is the matter? You've been crying! 'Yes, I have, Betty. But don't mind me. It's all so sudden. Come in. I shall be all right presently. Don't mind!' Grace Ford tried to repress her emotion, but the cause of her tears was evidently too recent, or the effort at self-control too much for her, for she gave way to another outburst, sobbing this time on the shoulder of Betty Nelson, who patted her sympathetically, and murmured soothingly to her chum. 'But what is it, Grace?' Betty asked, after waiting a minute. 'I-I'll tell you in a moment or two, Betty. Just-just wait,' and the tall, graceful girl made a more successful effort to master her feelings.