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+ Copyright, 1901, by Ilerbcrt S. Sto
tain of the guard is born to his posl
tiou. My ancestors held the place be
fore me, and not one betrayed the
trust. The firstborn In the last ten gen
orations hats been the t":nptaln of the
guard in the royal 194ace, possessing
all its secrets. I shall be the first to be
tray the trust, and for a man who is
nothing to me."
"I suppose you consider inc selfish
and vile for placing you in this posi
tion," said Lorry, somewhat contritely.
"No. I have begun the task, and I
will complete it, come what may," an
swered the captain firmly. "You are
the only being in the world for whom I
would sacrifice my honor voluntarily
"I have wondered why you were
never tempted to turn traitor to the
princess and claim the fortune that is
represented in the reward."
"Not for 5,000,000 gavvos, sir!"
"By George, you are a faithful lot
Dangloss, Allode and Ogbot and your
self, four honest men to whom she
trusts her life, her honori You belong
to a rare species, and I am proud to
The stealthy couple found the cave
and spent an hour or more within its
walls, sallying forth after the tardy
darkness had crept down over the
*mountain and into the peaceful valley.
Then began the tortuous descent. Quiu
nox in the lead, they walked, crawled
and ran (down the narrow path,
bruised, scratched anid athin by tlie
time they reache<l the topnat s: of the
sumnli11er hlas's :alon1g Ilie fae' of' the
mountain. After this walking was
easier, but stealtbitness umade their
progress slowt. F'requetlly as they
nearid the base they were ol Iiged to
dodge behiaul houses or to drop into
the elitches by Ilhe roatdside in order to
avoiti ltriollinlg police guiards or Ax
At last, stiff and sore, they stole into
the tilaTow streetis of Ede"lweiiss. Lor
ry atl1:1tcet1 back anl sluiveerel. al
though the air wras wvairmi auti hahnIy.
He l:ttl truly b eenh 01 of the workel.
Not tiatil this i ast:tnt tiiti he fully ap
previatle thrt <In-ad lthat l+osst""sIs a1
m1anl who i!: betin:: han:Iertl (II- i ly
tireless fhi'-. Never did 1i:an's heart
go O)t. ill :ratililih, 1iI11l aii ii s 5 1
dI his owril the strong deetl(r
Who ;w -y arm.1i lit- sld as il in
"'tou IlliEr:1li i wh:tt lh is i u'i s to
ne,'' sail t:i,'itniox ;ravely- as they
paused t 11 ". -. "Sli will enll mtnt your'
iinul'derii' a til I -ilsi ine for Iny ldser'
olf CENFA LOY'sFI.
T l Pri 'mincess Yet iV' hatd not
flinchled a hair's br"eath i fromn
storin y night witwni slit sacri
.i'ed pide antd duty on Ite altar of
-love anth justice. .Pr'ince Bobairoz,'s ulti
Initni overiwhIelmned her', but slht arose
from Ite wre('ekage tha t wa:s stirewni
about. he'r t constien ce atld re'ina inetd
loyal, steadftast. andit true to thet iinui lui
the liulinasiery. TJo save his life wats
all shet coubl hope to .iecomuplishi, amld
this slit was hound to dlo at any13 c'ost.
She c'ould hIea inot hing to hi m, not eveni
frIend. So lon!g as lie liv'ed lie would
be conisi<hl'reIlie mau rder'er of' Lorenz,
and( lImt i lih end a pirlyc wouild hlang
over'i his head. Slit, Priint'ess of (Graul
tauk, hatd oliTer'ed a r'ewarid f'or him.
F"or that 'ealsoni hei was alwaiys to he a
fugitiv ~e, and she least of' all could
hope to see lim i. TIhiere had been a
brief', happyi3 drieamI, but it was swett
awayi by3 (t unrmeleut inig rushi of realI
ity'. 'The' uwre fact that shte, and1 she(
alone, was; r'esponlsilet fori his flight:
aId'lh i 'i i'.:'tn eotl o h rp roe
shei asi uignizanit of 1the dt shel
aivert lhe enthuti'y that w,a4 to l':h
wvith lth" iLi\iw of te f;u.al 2nth. A.\r
liii 'I *i i di y ta i \ ;Otl Ii doredt
('3 ~,V ii 'utroi'~iule sh wasti
bpen112 L qlt h t li:ur a heekll
had loi to ' fi uitei': iire vsh e w'
eyes~'li w r arh:hl. le 1ml 7th t IiI,
tnd KIrr, lwr Il w ()1 3i-han' . li eh f
ofte lu no ta. htd wih o1tes wr
Heavy hearted and with bowed heads
the people of Graustark saw the 19th
fade in the night, the breaking of
which would bring the crush of pride,
the end of power. At court there was
the silent dread and the dying hope
that relief might come at the last hour.
Men with pale faces and tearful eyes
wandered through the ancient castle,
speechless, nerveless, miserable. Brave
soldiers crept about, shorn of pride and
filled with woe. Citizens sat and stared
aimlessly for hours, thinking of naught
but the disaster so near at hand and so
unavoidable. The whole nation surged
as if in the last throes of death. To
morrow the potency of Graustark was
to die, its domain was to be cleft in
twain, disgraced before the world.
And on the throne of this afflicted
laud sat the girl Yetive, proud, ten
der, courageous. Tomorrow would see
the north torn from the south, the divi
sion of families, the rending of hoines,
the bursting of hearts. She sanctioned
all this because she loved Lorry and
because he had done no wrong.
Aware of her financial troubles and
pursuing the advantage that his rival's
death had opened to him, Prince Ga
briel of Dawsbergen renewed his ar
dent suit Scarce had the body of the
murdered prince left the domain be
fore he inade his presence marked.
Knowing that he was in truth the mys
teriotis Michael who had planned her
abductiou, she feared and dIespisedl hlin,
yet dtred inake no public dennclia
tion. As Dawshergen was too power
t'ul to be anttgolnized at this critical
ile, she was constantly forced to sub
nlit to the most try ing ;tn(l repulsive
of or[deals. Tact auid policy were re
litired( to control the violent, hot blood
("d youn1'g ruler 1roui the so iii. l)any" aft
(r day le mU1nted the castle, persist
eut in his efforts to inIlice her to a(e
cel t his piroposition11. So flierce was his
lassion, so inihtlacable his desirc, that
he; wolnt :tllrt g thi people of 1.:del
wei'( pre(Scnting to the("u Is [):-(posal,
hoiathereby to mdd pubtlie 1'eelinl.
to his chI;(its. lie tried to orga;ni/.e a
m:oI;t;it11(( of1 e"itizens to 'o befoI're 1the
I(rittcl"s't with Ilhe ji titionu that his oiler
it a e t'ltl :andl t he ("ount ry" sav t ed.
l.l :t G anslark wa";s loyal to its p(rin.
("(::s. Not olitt of hier (citizenl s listenedi
to tho wily I rince. mt11lunor(" thmt Ont'
told hliii or his etnissalies that the loss
of th 'e whol( kil(m,tu was p r"t'er;(bIh.
to the iarria e, he i1-":ired'l. 'Toe city
sickene(i at the thotuglt.
Illis list :tn mai:tster stroke in the
no(on3 ofI thle I 1th, at a oir w ll V113:1
Edlwev(iss wvas In gloomi aml3( wheni lhe
lprinlless wa:s 1taxedl lo the( po4inlt whi'e
lhe 113:1sk of courage was so5 frail that3
Nh1 ,eIjdl scarce hide her bleed Ing soi
flolapo', o1f A xphinl, to quote from)
the inews dlispa:tchi, was iln Edelweiss, a
guest, with a few 0f Is lords, inl the
castle. North of' the city were' en
CampIled 5,000 men01. IIe ha:d comeI pr'e
pare'd to canicel the little obligation3 of
fifteen years' stanidinlg. WVithI the hated
creditor in thle (1asti0 his ifluience hov
erlaig above the t.owin, then populace dlis
tracted hby tihe thoughts of the daiy to
- r . - - - . .
"Go' wil a
'013' p 3rils seated oillir hrne
hited ('1f the:1 appoac ofV the. resoinree-iVI
fl, t('lious, 5ritor. lII (' ame01, and1( be
Il himj strode (eightI 1 stawart mell
a3'3i:..I lng iron boiid( chest5, the'
resuli3t of his eduoet wvithi1: hOi kers;.
Yetivo n,1il , . . lo .e . i . il
prise on this unusual performance.
Dropping to his knee before the throne,
Gabriel said, his voice trembling slight
ly with eagerness and fear:
"Your highness, tonorrow will see
the turning point in the history of two.
possibly three, nations-Oraustark, Ax
phain and Dawshergen. I have includ
ed my own land because its ruler is
most vitally interested. Ile would
serve and save c;raustark, as you
know, and he would satisfy Axphaln.
It is in my power to give you aid at
this last, trying hour, and I implore
you to listen to my words of sincerest
friendslip---yes, adoratioit. Tomorrow
you are t,o pay to Prince Bolaroz over
25,000,000 gavvos or relinquish the en.
tire north half of your don.tain. I un
derstand the lamentable situation. You
can raise no more than 15,000,000, and
you are helpless. IIe will grant no ex
tension of time. You know what I
have proffered before. I come today to
repeat my friendly offer and to give
Unquestioned bond as to my ability to 2
carry it out. If you agree to accept
the loan I extend -10,000,000 gavvos
for fifteen years at the usual rate of in
terest--you can on tomorrow morning
place in the hand of Axphain when he
makes his formal demand the full I
amount of your indebtedness in gold.
Ricardo, open the chest!"
An attendant threw open the lid of
the chest. It was filled with gold '
"This box contains 100,000 gavvos.
There are in your halls nine boxes
holding nine times as much as you see
here, and there are nine times as much
all told on the way. This is an evi
dence of my good faith. Here is the
gold. Pay Bolaroz and owe Gabriel.
the greatest happiness that could come
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