National Geographic : 1925 Nov
[Advertisement] "William Willoughby!" The newspaper came down to a level with the coffee cups, and Bill Willoughby's gaze traveled over to where Paula manipulated the toast rack. "Now this must be serious, my dear," he bantered. "You never call me 'William' unless there's something important. If you ever 'Mister' me, I'll know it's divorce. What is it, Paula-just discourtesy--I apologize -but this item about Jock Hutchin son caught my eye and-" "No, it's nothing you've done, guilty conscience," Paula broke in. "It's something you ought to do, and I know of course you'll be glad to do it." "H'm, not so sure," from Bill. "Bill, dear, it's that you must be sure to be home for dinner tonight, and a little earlier than usual, please." "I'll be here, all right, sweet, but the early part-well, I had promised Barclay eighteen holes at Sunset thi aft., and you know how short t days are growing." "You and 'Bare' will just hav be content with nine, unless want to go out earlier, because I you here promptly on time ton "Why, what's tonight, What gives this evening it glow? Is this some saint's fe "No saint's, I'm afraid yours, you old goose- day!" "Gosh! Another I plumb forgot it. Ma re turns, etc. What ha Mfor me?" "Never mind, it' here'll be one of Laura's be candles on it-and your written you a special lov nd I've well, you be here "Better drop i? e office and we'll go to lun w la. I suppose you'll be dow to buy the present." "Your suppc lns are based on your own way doing things, Wil liam Willoughby. I have already got A Large Wahl Pen, $8.00 your present. No; you don't get it till tonight. I'm proof against teasing. This is my secret. You shan't have it out of me. And if you're going to make the 7:57, you'd better be going." The day was long enough in pass ing, but with its close came Bill. Over Paula's shoulder he could see the birthday candles flickering merrily on that wondrous confection on the sideboard. "Will you unhand me, villain," she said, "and let me take your pencil for a moment. I must inscribe this little package, and I cannot find even the stub we mark the milk card with." The villain fished, and then rue- get you these for a present:the jeweler fully said: "Here, too. Not a sign of me it was one of the finest pieces one." ery design he knew, done with "Then lend '; tain pen?" B eler's precision, and manufactured "Fountain , Bill. "Yo last a lifetime. There now, have know I have- ntain pen ~- said too much?" years. Nev things, an s "You've just made me see more wa / value in your gift, my love," said "Then - ust accept / Bill. "And I want to thank you for with just said Paula. the extra thoughtfulness you showed Willo / ded the nea in having my name engraved in the packet, idoftheg neat little panel along the side. And and t in velvet a now, sweet salesman, how about the shone cylindrical pen?" ofa andaWa "Oh, the Wahl Pen is a dear! First stood in hi and thing, it holds more ink than that it 1foreknow v the paunchy one you threw away. You re ila asked wouldn't think so, to see its slim, Bill?" cylindrical grace. But they proved it S i!" he ec they're to me, right on the Eversharp and hat I want ly what Wahl Pen counter at the store. You ut just th beautiful have more words at your command the dandi ing tools less need to refill- depend ymanco How did ability." me to thi m You're a Paula had alsi own how and I'm strong the Wa' - The. sales hich he ' i Paula pro- man took the threw it on ed against Iulder that din- the floor-h break! Then r needed t sonal attention, picked it up ,' ed it on--hard SEvery so ring dinner, his -no breal as exactly the andstray he presents from way Willo broken another Paula, an rd, when he was fountain he appreciated pretendi d from a book that Paula' s the demonstra Barclay t him, she saw him tion. N that can happen to balance r the other of those a Wah ' made, like the Ever gifts, n appreciative glance sharp, ifetime-g need. along i ming, engraved barrel, '- so m, !" and ng himself with little Pau d. "Ever pen cluck - isfaction. poi ry style g "C l," she said. "You really fi , coarse, / ting, don' ow how nice they are. Let r' of them. ber of me vou, as the salesman showed - Co oni Grecian, me And perched on the arm of his y nd anytl-'^ 'anted in mt ve easy chair, she "demon. of prec ials-solid s ted" the Eversharp, to Bill's in- / d-filled o andastye finite delight and, it must be admitted, one of the price Ifelt An Eversharp to Match, $5.00 f Willoug ed to put the his education too. ersal jud of them into A little tug at the cap, and a plump erds, ind better he wrote new eraser offered its service agains ith his W / There were sev. any slip of the hand--surely, here ral things etter intended for the easiest way out of an error. Paula's ey , but these we can Thenseehoweasyitistor share w it / This little magazine in the top i "This nest pen that I have posed the moment you draw ever kn fis a revelation in what mechanism out of the barrel. L a real pen should be and is. the cap a couple of turns, and / It ha nce that is grateful to tap on the palm of your hand e er ent and pressure of the one of these loose leads out, alt han' sure I could write with for use. it1 hour and never feel hand Justsetthe newleadin; e of w the magazine, slip the bar own int has exactly the proper over it, turn up the cap a fe mes- f ty and firmness. It has a flu presto! There's your new Id peep- hat seems to fit the speed, the ing out at the end. mood, with which you drive it. Soves with an ease and silence A Favorite Wahl Pen, $6.00 / t remind one of something that's Notice, now, how firmly that lead lectric. is gripped in the tip--"the Eversharp "I never knew such progress had rifled tip." Nary a wabble. Just been made in fountain pens! This straight and true and firm, no matter how long or short the point you use, nor from whatever slant you write. "Another thing, Bill," said Paula, "and I think this really decided me to An Eversharp to Match, $5.00 Wahl Pen is the one I've dreamed about-and here it is, a reality that is a dream!"