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go, ir, responded Quinnox. .]
"I'd like to know why there isn't! I
am.just as guilty as Lorry." I
"The duke charges the crime to but
- "one of you. Baron Dangloss, will you
read the warrant?"
The old chief read the decree of the
princess slowly and impressively. it
was as follows:
Jacot, duke of Mizror, before his God
and on his life, swears that Grenfall Lorry
did foully, maliciously and designedly lay 1
Lorens, prince of Axpha.in, on the 20th
day of October, in the year of our Lord
189- and in the city of Edelweiss, Grau
4tag . It is therefore my decree that
Grenfall Lorry be declared murderer of
Lorenz, prince of Axphain, until he be
proved innocent, in which instance his ac
cuser, Jacot, duke of Mizrox, shall forfeit
his life, according to the law of this land
providing penalty for false witness, and
z:,by which he himself has sworn to abide
s There was silence for some moments,
broken by the dreary tones of the ac
"What chance have I to prove my in- I
noeence?" he asked hopelessly.
"The same opportunity that he has f
to prove your guilt. The duke must. <
uccording to our law, prove you guilty i
)Oyond all doubt," spoke the young
'When am I to be tried?" c
"Here is my order from the princess," d
6aid Dangloss, glancing over the other
napet. "It says that I am to confine -
fou securely and to produce you before
the tribunal on the 26th day of Octo
"A week! That is a long time," said
l.orry. "May I have permission to see
t4e signature aflixed to those papers?"
Iangloss handed them to him. He
glanced at the name he loved, written
1 the hand he had kissed, now signing 0
away his life, perhaps. A mist came r
over his eyes, and a strange joy filled
,is sol. The hand that signed the i
,name had trembled in doing so-had
trembled pitifully. The heart had not
guided the lngers. "I am your prison
er, Captain Dangloss. Do with me as
ou'will," he said simply.
"I regret that I am obliged to place
you in a cell, sir, and under guar "fle
leve me, I am sorry this happer . I
"And II" cried Quinuox.
"But what is to become o me?" cried
poot Anguish, half in ten "I won't
leave you, Oren. It's at ufernal t
"Be cool, Harry, d it will conme out
righ. Hehas proof, you know,"
sadteother wringing his friend's
"Bu I ,ave to stay here too. If I
go o d$these w~alls, I'll be 4lilled
areto'avea guard of six men
youareinEdelweiss, Mr. An
. Thoe arethe instructions of
t(I drnces. donot lhelieve the
scoundrelS--I mean the Axphatin nobles
-will'zholest you If you do not cross
thern. 'When yuare' ready to go to
your hotel, I wilaccompa)ny you."
Half an hour later Lorr'y wvas in a
celil from wihther'e could he no es
cape,G while Anguish was riding toward
* the hotel, surrounded by G.rauistatrk
soldiers. Hie hand sworn to his friend
that he would unearth the murderer If
it lay within the power of man. Cap
tain Dangloss heard the oath and smiled
At the castle there were depression
and relief, grief and joy. T1'he royal
4 ~ faily, the nobility, even the ser'v
ants, soldiers and attendants, rejoiced
in the.stroke that had( saved the prin-.
cess from a .fate worse thanm death.
There were, of course, serious compli
cations for the future, involving uglyi
conditions that were bound to force
themselves uponI the land. Tihe diead
mnan's father would deimnd the life of
his~murderer. If not Lorry, who?
In the privacy of her room the strick
en princess collapsed from the effects
"91th there wa, utlei
of te odea~ndrs. e ban th'ad
Whmshe'. dihtsaea th a ihmase 1
Its death warrant! And yet, like a
others, she believed him guilty-guilt
or her sake!
Mizrox and his friends departed i
riumph, revenge written on every fac
she walked blindly, numbly, to he
oom, assisted by her uncle, the coun
Without observing her aunt or tih
'ountess Dagnar, she staggered to tih
vindow and looked below. The AS
hainians were crossing the parad
,round jubilantly. Then (ameC the clal
:er of a horse's hoof, and Captain Quli
tox, with the fatal papers in his po.
;ession, galloped down the avenue. Sh
1lutehed the curtains distractedly amt
caning far forward. cried from tih
"Quhinox! Quinnox! Come back!
'orbid--I forbid! Destroy those p:
But Quinnox heard not the pitift
vail. Seeing him disappear down th
tvenue, she threw her hands to he
ctud and sank back with a moan. fali
ug. Count Halfont caught her in hi
rms. It was nightfall before she wa
ully revived. The faithful youn
ountess clung to her caressingly. lo
ugly, uttering words of consolatio
intil long after the shades of night ha
ropped. They were alone in the pri
ess' boudoir, seated together upon th
livan, the tired head of the one restin
vearily against the shoulder of th
>ther. Wide and dark and trouble
vore the eyes of the ruler of Grat
An attendant appeared and ti
iounced the arrival of one of tht
tmerlcan gentlemen, who insisted o
eeing her royal highness. The car
mn the tray bore the name of Harr
nguish. At once the princess wa
-flutter with eagerness and excitc
"Anguish! Show him to this roor
luickly! Oh, Daguar, he brings wor
rom him! He conies from him! W'h
s he so slow? Ach. I cannot wait!"
Far froi being slow, Anguish wa
xceeditly swift in approaching th
o,omz to which he feared admittanc
night be denied.
"Tell me! What is it?" she cried s
ie stopped in the center of the roo
mtd glared at her.
"I don't care whether you like it, an
t doesn't matter if you are a princess,
ie exploded, "there are a few thing
'in going to say to you. First. I war
o know what kind of a woman you ax
o throw into prison a man like-like
h, it dri.ves me crazy to think of I
don't care if you are insulted, Hie
friend of mine, and he is no mot
~uilty than you are, and I want I
~now what you mean by ordering hl
Her 111ps parted as if to speak. is
ace grew deathly pale, her fingel
~lutched the edge of the dIvan. SI:
atared at him piteously, unable I
nove, to speak. Then the blue ey(
illed with tears, a Bob came to he
ips, and her tortured heart made
ast brave effort at defense.
"I--I--Mr. Anguish, you wrong me
-I"- She tried to whisper throug
lhe closed throat and stiffened lip:
Words failed her, but she pleaded wit
hosae wet, imploring eyes. His heal
nelted, his anger was swept away I
twinkling, lie saw that he he
vonded her most unjustly.
"You brute!" hissed the countesi
vith flashing, indignant eyes. throwin
ier arms about the princess and dray
ng her head to her breast.
"Forgive me," he cried, sinking I
als knee before the princess, shiam
and contrition in his face. "I hav
)teen halt mad this whole day, and
unve thought harshly of you. I no'
cc that you are suffering more iri
ensely titan I. I love Lorry, and tha
* my only excuse. HIe is being foull;
vronged, your highness, foully wrong
"I deserve your contempt after all
Whether lie be guilty or intnocent,
hould htave refused to sign the decret
t is toom late now. I have signted awe:
omething that is very dear to me-hi
ife. You are his friend an~d mine. Ca:
rou tell me 'what he thinks of me
vhat he says-how he feels?" Sih
isked the triple question breathlessly.
"lie believes you wvere forced 'int
he act, and said as miucht to me. A
o how he feels, I can only ask hov
'ou would feel if you were in hi
daco, Innocent and yet almost sure o
onviction. These frienids of Axphail
vil resort to any subterfuge now tha
sn of thteir number has staked hi
Ife. Mark my word, some one will de
iberately swear that lie saw Grenfal
sorry strike the blow, and that will b
s yvillainous a lie as man ever 'tok1
Yhat I am here for, your highness, I
o ask If that decree cannot be witti
"Alas, It cannot! 7 would gladly o1
her his release b: a -:on~i. i, t you ea
see what that 'v ub n to us
war, Mr. Anguit' rib vl4:; d miseri
"But you will ?I') (a an innocerl
nan condemne a" a )he, -again i
"I have only you :mtIonmat for tha
sir, if you will l,anion, 'me. 1 hope fror
:he bottom o my heart thatAre4
mot murder th. rinuce e being het
"lie is no <(watr'"
inish, StartJing( bt b gaein th
6batpan, '1 au diW
liavd done so had they met this ziofrn
"He may be able to clear liself"
suggested the countess nervously.
"And he may not; so there you have
it. What chance have tivo Americans
over hero with everybody against us?"
"Stop! You shall not say thatl He
shall have full justice at any cost, and
there is ond here who is not against
him!" cried the princess, with flashing
"I am aware that everybody admires
him because he has done Graistark a
service in ridding it of something ob
noxious--a prospective husband. But
that does not get him out of jail."
"You are unkind again," said the
1 princess slowly. "I chose my husband,
y and you assume much when you inti
mate that I am glad because he was
"Do not be angry," cried the count
ess Impatiently. "We all regret what
has happened, and I, for one, hope thiit
Mr. Lorry may escape from. the tower.
e and laugh forevermore at his pursuers.
If he could only dig his way out!"
The princess shot a startled look to-,
ward the speaker as a new thought en
tered her wearied brain. A short, in
voluntary gasp told that it bid lodged
and would grow. She laughed at the
' idea of an escape from the tower, .but
as she laughed a tiny spot of red began
to spread upon her cheek, and her eyes
Anguish remained with them for half .
an hour. When he left the castle, it.
was with a more hopeful. feeling iinlis
e breast. In the princess' bedchamber
r late that night two girls in loose silken
gowns sat before a low Fir. and .tcl.ked
8 of something that causedk the coui}test
S to tremble with excitement when first.
B her pink checked sovereign meutioiled
it in contidence.
d, CHAPTER XVIII..
THE FLIGHT AT MIDNIoHT.
eVORR'S cell was as comfortable
as a cell could be made through.
0 .the efforts of a kindly jailer
I and a sympathetic .chief of po
1- lie.' It.was not located in the dun
geon, but high in the tower, a little
rbek bound room, with a single barred
wi dow far above the floor. There
ci W 'of iron, upon which had been
1 ilae h*leimn mattress, and there was
V a little chair. The next day after his .
s arrest a comfortable armchair replaced
the latter. A. table, a lamp, some
books, flowers, a bottle of wine and
a some fruit found their way to his lone
I ly apartment, whoever may have sent E
y them. Harry Anguish was admitted
to the cell during the afternoon.
a He reported that most of the Ax
e phain contingent was still in town. A. I
e portion had hurried home, carrying the
news to the old prince, instructed by
a the aggressive Mizrox to fetch him
a forthwith to Edelweiss, Where his au- I
-gust presence was necessary before the
d 26th. The princess, so Harry informed
" the prisoner, sent sincere expresaions
a of sympathy and tho hope that all
t would end well with him. -
e Late in the evening, as Lorry was
-- lying on his bed, staring .at the shad
t! owy ceiling and puzzling his brain with
a most oppressive uncertainties, the rat
e tle of keys in the lock announced the
o ap)proach of visitors. The door swung
s open, and through the grate he saw.
Dangloss and Quinnor. The latter -
*r wore a long military rain coat and. had
s just come in from a drenching down
e pour. Lorry's reverie had been so
o deep that ho had not heard the thun
s der nor the howling of the winds.
r Springing to hIs feet, he advanced
a quickly to the grated door,
"Captain Quinnox brings a private
1 message from the princess," said the
hi chief, the wvords scarcely more thani
m. whispered. It was plain that the mues
hi sage was important and of a secret nia
't ture. Quinnox looked up and down
a the corridor and stairway before
di thrusting the tiny note through the
bars, It was grasped eagerly,' .and
;, trembling fingers broke the seal. Bend
g lag near the light, he read the lines, his
!- vision blurred, his heart throbbing so
fiercely that the blood seemed to be
o drowning out other sounds for all time,
e to come. In the dim corridor stood the'
e two men, watching him with bated
I breath and guilty, quaking nerves.
v "Oh!" gasped Lorry, kissing the mis
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