The Secret Pact
Ever since she was a little girl, Penny had loved newspaper work. Her entire life seemed bound up with printer's ink and all that it connoted. She had learned to write well and Mrs. Weems, who had served as the Parker housekeeper for many years, predicted that one day the girl would become a celebrated journalist.
The taxi came to a sudden halt and with a start Penny emerged from her reverie. Jerry leaned forward to ask the driver why they had stopped.
"I can't see the road very well," the man replied. "And there's a bridge ahead."
As the car crept forward again, Penny peered from the window. Through the swirling gray mist the indistinct lights which mar