Stopfgri1ht, 1901, by Ierbert 8. St(o
e llrrors of that ivar."
t e would be thankful for the
of it, your excellency. War is a
S.mine., I read every war scare
into print," said Anguish
"e of Graustark at present have
ry reason to recall the last war and
ttrly to lament its eddiig. The%ar
IU red just fifteen years ago-but
te recital tire you, Mr. Lorry? I
to spend a few moments socially
no,t to go Into history. At any
e'time I shall be"
"It will please and n'ot tire me. I
deeply interested. Pray, go on,"
hastened to say, for he was in
rete imore than the count suspect
"itteen years ago Prince Ganlook
r;t this principality,, the father of our
jices, became incensed oVer the dep
edations of the A:iphain soldiers who
atnolld our bordoy on the north. HIe
demanded restitution for the devasta
Ion they had created, but was refused.
4raustark is a province comprising
somte 800 square miles of the best land
iia this part of the world. "Our neigh
.or is smaller in area and population.
Our army was better equipped, but not
'o hardy. For several months the fight
dg in the, north was in our favor, but
the result was that our forces were
2inally driven back to Edelweiss, hack
ed and battered by the fierce thousands
' hat came ovor the border. The nation i
,was staggered by the shock, for such
an outcome had not been considered
possible. We had been too confident.
-Our -soldiers were sick and worn by
"..six -anontis of hard fighting, and the I
men of Edelweiss--the merchants, the
laborers and the nobility Itself-f'lew to
arms in defense-of the city. For over
a.. mont. we foug)it, hundreds of our
best and bravest citizens going down to
'.death. They at-last began a bombard
2nent of the city. Today' you can see
the marks. on nearly every house in
$dolwelss. Hundreds of graves in the
idlley to the south attest the terrors of
that siege. The castle was stormed,
anid Prince Ganlook, with many of the
iief men of the land, met death. The
prince was killed in front of the castle
gates, .from which he had sallied in a
laatibrave attempt to beat off the con
querors. A bronze statue' now marks
the epot on which he fell. The prin
ces. his wife, was my sister, and as
ibeld the portfolio of finance I was
rt rough me that the city s rendered,
h ilnging the siege to an and. Fifteen
oars ago this a -the 20th of No
4pber, to b e .explicit-the treaty of
eac wa alned in Sofia. We were
pompelled to ce(1u'portion of territory
4m& the far northeast, valuable for -itsl
Jail dem .t was. agree,d upo n.by
peace coiijii3onirs, amountig to
20j000,000 gavvds, or iM.rly $80,000,000
ni your mon'ey. in diteen -years this
apiey. was .to be paid, with interest.
, & the 20th. of November, this year,
ei.. people of'"Graustark must pay 25,
~Y)000:gavvos. The time is at hand,
tt Mht is why wo recall the war so
d \ i 'Oy. It means the bankruptcy of
thie us.#On, gentlemen." . -
ith~er of his listeners spoke for
akE mments. Then Lorry broke the
itmean that' the sooney cannot
qed ?' he asked.
a otin our treasury. Our peo
l vabes tamje4 .s sorely in ro,
'ngm tietr homes and in recupeor
Lyt uthe ofeetet-that' dreadful
- o th.t ther have been unabhi
~'Le qavIes. You must remem
aet,'we are a snmall nation and of
in 'one hour for the
sa . To7~ us it is like a death
~I a\ no"t lietraying a state so
~'~telliir; you of the sore strai
n. h wm are placed, for every mss
* ., noni ht been made cognisan
- n 'i (u,ldtlens, We are all fac
rs wa aiiathing, so quietly he
des mamnner that both men fel
usnpi 14ooking at the militar
ought1 t,roiUgI the war, you
odo mnister, sir, to go I
i I wsiIn the first batti
he** 0In theO Jlt," he said simply,
h priness~4-thie present rule
rae a nere child at that tim
ai dm suceed to the throne1
i ;elt wVQrld dosnot r
it iiAlle historyl WVithin
O~h '2eathA of Prince Gal
e,~iy site~tr, passed awa
on ~j1 heart. Her daug
~ ~ ~ iy chluidO , according
a gehd it once. She hi
-j )Ut(een years, and wise
alc~iul power. For thn
ta on *ef talter de facto. Si
I m.ihas done all
't he shadow that
,'3 ro th nlternative in ca
10 i't paid?' aski
'i or he saw son
iittst part of Gra
f J'delweiss, inclu
~ '~I1~ ~of 'our mini
~ ~qI ~41e fafrming ai
~b i t event Ore
nig leftjor h
R McCUTCHEON t
royal highness to rule save a tract so de
small that the word principality will
be a travesty and a jest-this city and f
twenty-five miles to the south, a strip Pt
about 150 miles long. Think of it! G
Twenty-flve by 150 miles, and yet call-- d
ad a principality! Once -the proudest so
and most prosperous state in the east, hC
monsidering Its size, reduced to that! ty
Ach, gentlemen-gentlemen, I cannot s
hlnk of. it without tearing out a heart m
itring and suffering such pains as mnor- g
tal man has never endured. I lived in pr
[lraustark's days of wealth, power and th
mpremacy. God has condemned me to st
live In the days of her dependency, ul
weakness and poverty. Let us talk no an
more of this unplepsant subject." m
"Willingly, your excellency, since it
Is distasteful to you. I hope, however, it
you will permit me to ask how much or
you are short of the amount," said Qn
Lorry considerately, yet curiously.
"Our minister of finance. Gaspon, Po
will be able to produce 15,000,000 gav- on
ros at the stated time, far from enough. r'
rhis amount has. been sucked from the B
people from excessive levy' and has go
been hoarded for the dreaded day. ri
Try as we would, it has been impossi- an
ble to raise the full amount. The peo- of
pie have been bled and have responded a
nobly, sacrificing everything to meet m
the treaty terms honorably, but the
strain has been too great. Our army bl
has cost us large sums. We have in
itrengthened our defenses and could, he
hould we go to war, defeat Axphain. in
But we have our treaty to honor. We in
could not take up arms to save our- r
selves from that honest bondw.
"Our le'vies have barely brought the ci'
an1)ounlt 110c'ssary to taitatin aln aruy
l11e enlough to inspire respect amuong C.1
those wh:) are realy to leap upon u1 -
the insatanI we show the least si .. ,
dist'ess. ''lhere are al.out us > es1
thalt have held atlot' from war with u'
simply because we have t .wed them
w"ith our show of force. It has becn
our safeguard, and ther is not a citi
zenl of Graustark Iv io objects to the
imnnner in whieh a ..te affairs are rol
lueted. They fow that our army is
an economy,, c any price.. Until last
spring we ,ere confident that we could
raise th full amount due Axphain, but
the 1) ple in the rural districts were
una to meet the levies on account o'
th . panic that came at a most unfortu
ate time. That is why we were hur
rying home from your country, Mr.
Lorry. Gaspon had cabled the princess
that affairs were In a hopeless condi
tion, begging her to come home and do
what she could in a final appeal to the
peolie, knowing the love they had for
her. She came and has seen these loy
al subjects offer their lives for her and
for Graustark, but utterly unable to
give wvhat they have not-money. She
asked them if she shoulti disband the
army, and there was a negative waill
from one end of the land to the other.
Then the army agreed to serve on half I
pay until all was tided over. Public I
otiers are giving their services free,
and manay of our wealthy people have
advanced loans on bonds, worthless as
thley may seem, and still we have-not
the required amount."
"Cannot the loan be extended a few I
years?' asked Lerry, angry with .the
ruler i the dorth, taking ,the woes or
Graustark as much to heart as if they,
were his own.
"Not one dayl Not in London, Paris
Lorry lay bach and allowed Anguish
to leaYI the conversatlon into other
channels. The conht remained for half
an hour, saying as hme left that the
pincess and his wife had expressed a
desire to be reemberefi-totheirnesta.
S"Ret ryal hightuess spent the even
-ing with the ministers of finance and
-war, and her poor bead. I qoubt not, is
Sracking from the effects of the consal
Station. These are weighty matters fo#
ta girl to have on her hand.," solemnly
stated the count, pausing for an in
stant at the door of the apartment
-After he had closed it the Americans
t looked long and thoughtftfily at each
P -other, each feeling a respect for the
grimi old gentleman that they had ne'.
r er felt for Paji boeo.
0 CHAPTER XIIH.
e UNDBR MOON AN4D MONASTERY.
OR two days Lorry lived through
intrmittenlt stages of delIght
'Efand despondency. ils recovery
froin the el'fects of tihe blow
administered by Dannox was naturally
3- rapidi, his strong young constitution
a comuing to the rescue bravely. He saw
Smuch of the princess, more of the
V Countess Dagmar, slnd made the ac
Li- quaintance of many lords'and ladies
to for 'whom he cared but little except
is when they chose to talk of their girlish
ly ruler. The atnmosp)here of the castle
30 was ladenu with a depression that equld
1(3 not be overcome by an assimilated
Is 'mTe princess could not bide the trou
ble that had sprung up in her eyes.
se U r laugh, her gay conversation, her
3d raare composure and gentle hauteur
(- were powerless to drive away the
n- haunted, worried gleam in those ex
pressiye .eypa.of blue; Lorry had it.eon
U- 'his tonguie' end a dowzen times during
4- the next day or so after the. count's
es narrative to question her about the
d condition of affairs as they appeared
U- to her.
ae The Countess -Dagmar, when not
1U- muonopoiWed by the very progressive or
er N;gwsivo Anguish, tinfoldej to Lorry
rtatn pagc's in the persottid history of
o princess, and he, of course, en
uraged her conidential humor, a.
ough there was nothing encouraging
it for hin.
Down by - the great fountain, while
e -soldiers were on parade, the fair
it volatile countess unfolded to Lorry
story that. wrenched his heart so
vagely that anger, resentment, help.
sness and love oozed forth and eu
lope, him in a multitude of emotions
at would not disperse.
'She will not mind my telling you.
cause she considers you the very
at of men, Mr. Lorry," said the count
s, who had learned her English un
r the Princess Yetive's tutor.
It seems, according to the very truth
I account given by the lady, that the
incess had it in her power to save
-austark from disgrace and practical
struction. The Prince of Axphain's
n, Lorenz. wits deeply enamored of
r, infatuated by her marvelous beau
and accomplishments. He had per
aledl his; father to consider a matri
inial alliance with her to be one of
eat value to Axphain. The old
lice, therefore, some months before
e arrival of the Americans in Grau
irk sent to the princess a substitute
tImatum. couched in terms so polite
d conciliatory that there could be no
staking his sincerity. He agreed to
'e Graustark a new lease of life, as
were, by extending the fifteen years
in other words, to grant the con
ered an additional ten years in
tch to pay off the obligations im
sed by the treaty. He furthermore
ored a considerable reduction in the
te of Interest foi- the next ten years.
it he had a condition attached to this
sd and gracious proposition-the~mar
ge of Graustark's sovereign. His
ibassador set forth the advantages
such an alliance, and departed with
Message that the matter should baye
)st serious consideration.
Cite old prince's proposition was a
w to the princess, who was pie
a trying positiou. By fi%rificing
rself she could sa- her untry, bit
so doing her life w to be plunged
.o interitniable arktness. She did
t love tor r she respect Lorenz.
10 was i t iavorab1y supplied with
1'<'proi-:M itlon ws15 lail before the
let :tand the i:oh,ltty by the pinilee.ss
Cannot the io<m be exttended a jew
etself, who said that she would be
~uided by any deetMoni they might
each. The counselers to- a man re
used to sacrifice their girlish ruler, and
he people vociferously ratied the res
lation.. lut the princess would not al
ov them to send an answer, to Ax
>hailu until- she could see a way clear
:o save =her people in some other man
ter. An- embassy was sent to the Prince
>f Dawsbergen. ils domain touched
1ru:Etnik on the south, and he ruled
a wild, turbulent class of mountaineers
and herdsmuen. This embassy soughat
to secure an indorsement of the loan
from Prince Gabriel sutitcient to meet
the comting crisis. Gabriel. himself
sitten by the charms of tihe princess.
at nee offered himself in marriage.
agree~igsto advance, in case:shec ac
eepted him. 2.000,000 garvos at a rath
.r high rate of interest for fifteen yeart.
HIls iote for her was no great that he
would pawn the entire principality for
an answer that woulj mate himt the
happIest man ou earth. Now, the trou
bled prinacefs sabhor-red Giabriel. Of the
tweo, Lorenr was much to be preferred.
Gatbriel tlewv iuto a rage up,on the re
eeipt of thuis rebuff and openaly avowed
hi's intention to make hter suffer. ils
ifatuation became a monia, and up to
the very dlay Otn which the countes
told thte story lie Pprsisted inl his ap
peals to tlth pineeiSs. In Ik'rlon lie had
gone to her' to ple'ad h's~ p~iit ont hils
knees, grov 'eling at hta'ri. i-e went
;o far as to exc.(laitt it.x jiu mc pr'o:
ence of' tthe airmedV( biut reltnttss 0ob
ject of his~ love thaut h le would wina her
or turn the wh'iole earth into everythting
So it was that the Princess of Graut
stark, erstwhile M iss Gu ggentslocker,
was being dragged through the mtost
unhtapp)y affairs that ever bcset a sov
ereigtt. Withtin a mtonth shte was to
Sign away two-thirds of her domain,
transforming tmulties of hter beloved
anud loving peCople into subjects of the
hated Axphain or to sell herself, body
and soul, to a loathsome bidder in the
guise of a suitor, and, with all this con
fronting her, she ha'd comte to the real
ization of a truth so sad and distract
ing that it was breaking her tortured
heart. She was in love, but with no
royal princel * Of this, however, the
countess knew.enothing,:sior Lorry had
one great secret to cherish al ne.
"Has she chosen the cou s she will
pursue?" asked Lorry as .the puntess
concluded her story, ils' fa~ was
turned away. 1
"Shie cannot decide. We ha te'WLt
together over this dreadful, this orri
bie Mine- Ynn da notknn w t i
wifll .6 I
, r'home 1
""' home o:
.AA i*. )'1. Xr
ove her, and 1 here is not one in outr
aad who would saeritce her to save
lhis territory. As for t4abriel. Grau
ark would kill her before she should
;o to himl. Still. she cannot let herself
;acrilice those northern subjects when
by a single act she can save them. You
see, the princess. has not forgotten
that her father- brought this war upon
the people, and' she- feels it her duty- to
may the penalty of hli error, Whatever
"Is there no' other- to whom she can
turn-no other coursefY asked Lorry.
"There is none- who would assist us,
bankrupt as we- axe. There is a ques
tion I want to. asic,. Mr. Lorry. Please
look at me. Do, not stare at the foun
tain all the thne.. Why have you come
to Edelweiss?."' She asked the ques
tion so. boldly that his startled enibar
rassment 'was anm unspoken confession.
He calmed himnself and hesitated long
before answvering, weighing his reply.
She sat close bes40de him, her clear
gray eyes reading him like a book.
"I came to see' a Miss Guggeslock
er," he answeredI at last.
"I"or what purpoe? There must
have been an utrgent cause to bring
you so far. .YouI are not an Ameriean
"I hmd intendiedb to ask her to be my
wife," he said", knowing that secrecy
was useless and seeing a faint hope.
"You did not t.nd Miss Guggenslock
"No; I have. not found her."
"And are you ge1ug home disappoint
ed, Mr. -'Losry because she is not
"I leave the answer to your tender
There was a long~ pauOe.
'May I asifwkeD you expect to leave
Granstark" she asked somewhat tim
"Why d%' you wish to know?" he
"Because I know how hopeless your
quest ha. been. You have found Mise
Guggenslocker, but she is hekI behind
a wall so.strong and impregnable that
you cannot reach her with the questiori
you camne to ask. You have come tc
that wan.,and now you must turn back,
I have asked how soon?7"
"Not until your princess bids me take
up my load and go. You see, my lady,
I love to sit beneath the shadow of the
wall you describe. It will require m
royal edict to compel me to abandor
"You cannot expect the princess t(
drive you from her couti-y, you win
htve done so mutch for her. You muns
go. Mr. Lorry, without her bidding."
"Yes, for your presence outside tha
wall may make the imprisonment al
the.'more unendurable for the one you
love cannot reach. Do you understant
"IHas the one behind the wall i11
strueted you to say this to mo?" h
"She hmas not. I do not know he
hoar ), but I am a woman and have
woman's foresight. If you wish to b
kind and good to her, go."
"[ uanot" ho exclaimed, his per
felinj:s'bursting forth. A1 eannot gol
"You will not be so selfish and I
cruel as to increase the horror of it
wreck that is sure to come," she est
4'You know, countess, of the:11tfe sa
'ing crews who draw from' the 'wtdel
of ships lives that wn'e hopelessly loI
There is to be a- wrecek bete. ,I5 the
toboe a.life sayer? 'When the #ight
darkest, the sea wildest, when hope
gone, Is not that the time 'when irOed
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nanipulation of these ingre
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wn that the goods manufact
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mnt planters in the South be
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uld continue so to do, but i
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ul planters and use these g
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"I cannot command you to.
Edelweiss. I can only tell' youi
you wille have something to answ(
if you: stay." said the countess.
"Willi you help me if I show t<
that 1 can reach the wreck and
the one-who clings to it despairin
he asked; smiling, suddenly cain
"Willingly, for .I love the one v
going down in the sea. I have si
to you seriously, though. and I
you willi not misunderstand me.
you, and 11 like Mr. Anguish. You
stay here' forever so far as I an
He thought long and intently
what she- had said as he smoked',
gar on the great balcony that
He saw 1. nemoment the vast <
between the. man and the prince
the.next he Laughed-at the, puny
Down on' the promenade he cou
the ftgut:es of men and wownen.
tng in the mo6nlight. To his ears
the occasional laugh of a man, ti
very gurgle- of a woman. The
military band was playing in the
near the edge of the great circle.
were gayety,..comftoit, ch.arm and
ity about everything that camne
eyes and ears. Where was she'
had seen her in the afternoon nil
talked with her, had walked wit:
Their conversation had been brigi
of the ewnmmonplace kind, she
said nothing to indicate that sl
giembered the hour spent .beai
oouch a day or so before: he.hi
tored none of the words that strn
to rush from~ his lips-the questioi
pleadings, .the vows. Wher. 1s
now ? Mot in that gay crowd I
for he- had scanned every figure
the hawk's eye; closeted agal
Goalbt, with heir ministers, wet
her tired brain, her brave hear
fitlgue without rest.
He11r court still tremilped with t
oitement of the daring attempt
abductors and their swift punisi
Functionaries unacked to Edeiwi
inquire after the welfare of the
cess, and indignation *ras at the
eat pitch. There wef'e theories
merable as to the identity of th
conspiraator. Baron D)angiosa. 1
sea completely. He cursed k
and everybody else for the bas
ill timed execution of the hirelin
was qluite evident that the b
wonder and intense feeling of ti
pie had for the maoment driven
thought of the coming 'day ol
mont and its bitter atonemfenit
Graustark. Today tho castle w
of the nobility, drawn to its wv
the news that had startled thi
yond all expression. Thie polle
at work, the military tremble<
rage, the people clamored for
prehension of thei man who hn
the instigator of this audacity
rgeneral belief was that some 1
rchief from the southi had plami
Sgreat theft for the purpose of a
ea fabulous ranso)m. Grenfall
had an astonishing theory in hi
*suad the more lhe thought It o'
gnore firmly it was imbedded.
The warm, blue coils from ti
wafted away into the night, c
with them a niyriad of tangled tl
~et~ her, of Axphail, of the al
of -htmself, of' everythinag., 4i
on t* 'stone flooV of the shado
~ eyitracted his attention. I
ed hshead an4 saw the Prin<
5tive, She was walkinig siqwly
the balustrade, not aware of E
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. The ton cnnecing a .a 1- . ' 1. U.
>rlgand Tfrain No. 823 o( 2 , \,slii.
aed the w.* u. Tirain No. I su.trg
Be1r1ing train No 2 fOr - n, etc.
ory Arrive L.auren - O. . w .
Lry 2:22 p m, Newbe;..' ~ ibia $
a rnind, sumter 8:20 p rn,.sa.a
rer the ur g305p, in, -~* 2 * u, IT I'
4:40 pm, No. 36aV D:w for
rens ad intern n-'3 33 rriv-e
ie cigar LaurensO:40.
ioughts 10:20 a m, No. 87 . ;. ay> n
dtr Lanrens. and it' . u, m
'ctr .00 p m, No. 85l, de .-.~ o. *.iry, Ji3a
~ht step Laurens and ita i'to it. au
wy bal- 3:25 p m,No. 52, daily from Charleston. SuM e
Ke tUrn- Couba ewborry, ClInton, S rIanbni
~ Augusta, Greenwood Laurena, o .
toward Trains lo.r2 and 56 run through betv.ae
charleston without ohange.
16 PIS- J. W. Ligon, A gt. Geo. T. liryan Gen. A k
for the GREENVILLE, S. 0.
Ernest Williams, G. P. A&
JR, 31, Brand, Traf. bian. AuguMa( Qg
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