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Copyritlht, 1901, by Ilcrbcrt S. St
Ie arose :an,l stood looking down at
thte inteise .fare, all aquiver with the
battle between temnptation and solici
"I am -l:ot goilt; back to St. 'alea
tine's," he said slow ly.
"Hut it is all ' rranged for you to
start from there tomorrow. Youl can
not escape the city g:uard except
Ihrough St. Valentine's.''
"Yotive, hias it not o("tn'rrd to yo,n
that 1 may not wish to esca1pe the city
"\I1ay not w"ishi to esc'ap,e the--w"hat
do you lea n'?" she cried, be'wildered.
"I ailn 111)t going to leave Ed'lweiss,
dearest. It iS lly inttntio11 to surren
der lysel1' to c!e authorities."
She gazed at htiim inl horror for a mo
ment and then fell back, with a low
"For (od's sake do not say that!"
she wailed. "I forbid you to think of
it. You catnot do this after all I have
done to save you. Ach, you are jesting.
I should have known."
HIe sat down and dr'ew her to his
side. Some Moments passed before he
"I catnnot and will not permit you to
make such a sacrifice for me. The prop
osition of Iiolaroz is known to tme. If
you produce Ine for trial, you are to
have a ten years' extension. My duty
is plain. I amt nlo cowardly crinhutal.
and I am not afraid to face my ne
eusers. At the worst I cal i die but
"Di^ but otce,'' she repented as If in
"I (;ite huere to tell you of lny deci
sion1, to :sk you to save your lands, pro
teet your people and to remember that
I would die a .thousad times to serve
you and youl's."
"Alter all I have done--after all I
have (lote," she muraured piteously.
"No, no! You shall not! You aire mote
to umte than all my kittgdom1, than all
the people it the wVorld. You have
made tte love you, you havye caused tme
to detest the th itoe whi(1 r:eal:lratc's
l s, you hav made m e 1ray t hat I
mnight: he a p:upiler, biut: you :shall not
force mue 1o d(':,roy the 111ite of, hulpr
thatt liin;.1rs ini ny u l w1 arb. )"I sl:;iil
not e"rusl the hplie that I ii ei' nuty i le
a 1--1(i day!"
".1 soile (ay? Sonic day w\hen yout
will be mine?" lie cried.
'I vill not say that, bi Ifor Imly "ahw
-ho' ity sake--go awiy frum this
ptcee. Save yourself! ou an ii' all I
have to liv e for.'' I Ier armis werne atI
his neck, iand her im plorinig words
wenIt 1to htis hteart lIke greait Ithrusts of
"YouI forget the thtotusand who5~~t love
an id trust you. D)o they dieser've to bie
"'No, nto-ach, God, how~ I hav'e sutfI
fered because of thtettt! I htavye betrayedt
made them a nitio14n of beggars. BitI
would ntot, Cor' att this ntatIion, have itn
innocent iman it indnd('t --ntor couIld
my13 peLople ask that of mue. Yout Canniot
dissu1adie 1me. It mustit be ats I wIsh. Oh,
whty does not Qutinnox. come f'or you"
She arose and paced thte floor' distratct
iIe wans r'evolving a selfish, cowardly
t!apitltitont to love and itujiustiee, whtent
a sharp tap was heard att tite (loor.
Leaping to is feet he whilspered:
"Qulinox! lie has come for mte. Now
to get out of your roomi withouit being
Thte l'rlncess Yettve ran to hm and,
placing her hands 0on his shoulders,
-cried with thte flereitess of des pair:
"You will go back to the monastery?~
You will leave Giraustatrk? FIor miny
1&ake-for my sake?"
lie hitattedl antd thent surrentdere'd,
his htonor' faliling weatk and faint by
t he path way of patssiont.
"Yes!" hte eried ihoatrsely.
Trap! tatp! tatI! at thte dloor. Lorry
'ook one look at thte rapturous face and
''('ltie!" site entlled.
''Te (loor' flew open, an attentdantsa
Iluted(, antd in stetped-G abriel!
('l.lP1it XXI V.
Toii Tul:tin lwtN.1-:ON.
T ll tabth'an lastedo but a mtointent.
.ahrie. tavanced a Cew steps,.
(insv atnd llritll,h. itefotre hint
4tood( thle peotrtitied loverS cz ih Itel
ttrutggld thIe.-conielt on i t that. lhe ci 41(
erabllle realization~t that he' tii hadrinteo
hter Io.'ever. Gabr iiel (it all mten!
htarsly, thevin"('is staingim out on his
wais iiit awarei' thtat you ('xlected twvo,
yourz htighntess."' l'Therei wats no iistak
lng is mea'nlinlg. II le vic'iusly sought
to 'onver45 ieI litpmelot oI lettlewt
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visitor in her apartments at midnight.
"What do you nican by coining to ilny
:aparititet at this hour?" she stani
inered, irying to rescue dignity from
the chaos of emotions. Lorr, was
standing slightly to the right and sev
eral feet behind her. le understood
the prince anid quickly sought to inter
pose with t he hope that he niight shield
liet' fron the sting.
"She did not expect 1ne, sir," he said,
and a Imenacing glean caine to his
cyes. Ills pistol Was in his hand. Ga
briel saw It, but the staring princess
did not. She could not take her eyes
from the face of the intruder. "Now,
mnay I ask you why you are here?"
Giabriel's wit saved him frou death.
Ie saw that he could not pursue the
COUr"sw3 he had begun, for there was
inurder In the American's eye. Like a
fox, he swerved and, with a servile
promise of submission in his glance,
"I thought you were here, my fine
fellow. and I caie to satisfy iyself.
Now, sir, may I ask why you are
here?" Ills fingers twitched and his
eyes were glassy with the malevolence
he was subduing.
"I am here as a prisoner," said Lorry
boldly. Gabriel laughed derisively.
"And how often have you conic here
In this manner as a prisoner? Midnight
and alone in the apartments of the
princess. the guard dismissedc! A pris
oner, eli? Ha, what a prison!"
"Stop!" rlled Lorry, white to the lips.
The princess was beginning to umder
staul. Her eyes grew wide with lior
ror. her figure straightened inmperious
ly and the white in her cheeks gave
way to the red of insulted virtue.
"I see it all! You have not been out
side this castle since you left the pris
on. A pretty sc"heine! You could not
mnarry hiti, could you, ch? He is not a
prince! But you c"ould bring himi here
an1( idi(e liim where no one would
dare to think of looking for hin--in
yo ur aparitInents"
With a s:ttirl of rage Lorry sp rang
111poni hini, cuttlag short the senitence
that wVoilcl have gout' throlighi her like
the Ioeiest knifii fe hulie.
"I )o'! I 1'og ill kill yoil for that'.''
le eried, blut be fou' he q.'Puicl 4114c(h tlhe
i4rinc"c's throat. Y(tive hacd fr"atic"ally
sei.-d c his arm.
"Not thal!" slie srielod. ')o not
kill liim! There iNist he !no nraurd-r
lie rolOnlanly hurhocl C,;biih frc nt
hili. Ilo rin r t tring tcrnr h: ii'wes
ini th eff 'lort to k(eep fr":n falling.. She4
had1( savi.ed hei' inal: igne'"s life. but eour
ago' deserted ( ier' with: thle act 1' 1 9.p
less!y she looked into th le bilazinmg e'yes
01' her1 love'(r aund ':zi't'd :
"'I-- 1 d14 not4 know whlat to saiy or do.
My bva ii is burs~ing!"'
''"oi'rage. ('oura':ge!" lie whIispere14d
" ou sl::i ay f43'1or thiis."' shr iek ed
Gabr:iel. "'11 you1 are n4 ot ai isoner040 you
shll be 4. Thero'i'l beha seanhim, eniough ini
Graul lstar k tomi0oro to4 stt a v 1~ ol'a no
of wraith from the4 rl'(3: tombils whli'e
lie her' fat Ihers. i'll see tha::t yout are a'
Lorry'~'s pistol1 wvas leve led at I i his'e:i.
"'if you move. i'll kill you!"
T'he world will un:der'siandi how anid
v''hy3 I fell by3 y'ourI hanid and1( ini this
room. Shoot!'' he4 cried triompllhiantly3.
Lorry's ind141 tembI led1, anld lhis eyies
tilled wuith the tearis of impiotenit rage.
Th'ie pr1 ice held the hiigher' c:arid.
A face sucllyi3 ap~eari at th Ile door'.
wvithiout. Captain QJuinnimox glidied into
closedl the( door1, unnilotice'd by3 the4 gloit.
"Where Is y'ourI ('nlifitopay?
"'ilere!'' a nsweried a4 voice a4t hiIs baick.
Th'le prinlce wheILel('d and1( 'ound( h4iself
looking al the s1:tlwart f'om of' the'
casptagilkiof th3'. t! Iamsr
proived to siieak)I nw.'l( " your)( high
"'I biroughit my13 pr1isoner( h're. \Yhlne
should I be4 ifI not here to gal::r him?" |14
"Youl wer1' lot here when'i I ('iH!
"'I ha.ve beenr sI uulin:lg (on t his spot
for' ani hour11. Ylou hav~e Ileehn very much(1
e'xcited4, I'll aigree'. but it is strange y'oI
did4 not see me."' liedl Quiinnox.
Gab ie(l lookedl abou(11t hlp1l('ssly, non-1
"'Captin Quinn11 br hough t thle ipris
Onler to 141 an hiour' ago," she said( me
"It is a lie!" cried Gabriel. "le was
not'liere when I entered!"
The captain of the guard laid a
heavy hand on the shoulder of the
prince and said threateningly:
"I was here, and I ant here. Have a
care how you speak. Were I to do right
I should shoot you like it dog. You
caine like a thief, you insult the ruler
of my land. I have borne it all because
you are a prlnce, but have a care-have
a care. I nay forget myself and tear
out your black heart with these hands.
One word from her royal highness will.
be your deat4l warrant."
Hie looked Inquiringly at the princess
as If anxious to put the dangerous wit
ness where lie could tell no tales. She
shook her head, but did not speak.
Lorry realized that the time had conie
for him to assert himnself. Assuming a
distressed air, he bowed his head aid
"My pleading has been in vain, then.
your highness. I have sworn to you
that I ant innocent of this lurder, and
you have said I shall have a fair trial.
That is all you can offer?"
"That is all." she said shrilly. her
mind grailually grasping his mncaning.
"You will not p)unish the poor peo
ple who secretted ne in their house for
weeks, for they a:re convinced of my
innt'(i1cne. Your captain here, who
found ie it their house tonight, nn
also speak well of them. I have only
this request to iake in return for what
little service I any have given you:
Forgive the old )eople who befriended
ne. I anm ready to go to the tower at
Gabriel heard this speech with a
skeptical smile on his face.
"I am no fool," he said simnply. "Cap
tain," shrewdly turning to Quilnox,
"If he is your prisoner, why do you
permit hin to retain his revolver?"
The conspirators were taken by sur
prise, but Lorry had found his wits.
"It is folly, your highness, to allow
this gentleman and conuttering prince
to cross examine you. I am a prisoner.
and that is the end of it. What odds
is it to the Prince of Dawvshegen how
and where I was caught or why your
otlicer brought tue to you?"
"You were ordered froni my house
once today, yet you comte again like a
conqueror. I should not spia re you.
You (ese've to lose your life for the ac
tions of tonight. (aptainl Quiilox. will
you kill i1im1 if I ask you to end his
wretched lifer' Yetive's eyes were
blazing witt wrath, beneath "whihl
glen imed a hope Iha't he could hn' fright
enrd into silence.
\" illinlgly -- illin;:ly:" i-ri('d Qluin
nox. "Now-, your htighness? ''wetre
better in the hall:"
"For Gond's s:ake, do not unurder mIe!
Let inc g( :" erin1gcd thle priee.
"I (( not lncan tlhat you shiouild kill
hi i now, luin t x.ll-, it bu !1t t yIn
to do i l ' Ie i'uti I'ot i.-i h- 10 0
w ''iil i a; itin. 11> . I titlst ars;:Ion l?'
" i tle ll 1"(u 1l ii l i'I-re i ot1'id ir erl ' in (C
th. thr I. lln;: tn mu tii Iitmorro .
a. . w:en rh is t()o1i1- klu'- " ta the
tlow- er. 1 r r I ?e 1 ;I hriel y iacconpa. s
ll; yo "trlie a"' d :-- o n cell i htIe likes,
hte"lcr wh!:ich yiol wvill esco t 1gget the i
*atei. I f hIei titntes ot again, yo to
tot-iow hitn:. Take taer it both maay!"t
thaYIurt hies-t rut syo to t-IalhahaC
ch ey kvnnuniatin anssat-edG
bin hand in fc t vr.eps
wAy mome, y tur hGolds, Mal.th
writhc, wother rehoe thmseof cg
terie. Thaprcae your anstion sL~is
pavesmne Ifaein hage saped nwd
haa far oprhepoasiin to sylest to ag
m Grr n m etaln, I aeitce- for granted
', tyle .0.I Pat.9 Colt iRi,bon
UirL E (y:EtN,ill Q uality8
fashion6--- Ileaders1, oi
tios lan, inl fact1 a every expsi
ways awarde tenol Meal. o
Itet prize Theap and le is
paise aso iall shiaestandei
afoo~e o theedn shles wety ar<
Gun metatl,inb Ic er,- Oxfordai I
Style2 L6-4butto int cLl
happened in this room tonight. rf he is
produced, I shall kneel and beg your
The p'incess turnel paler than ever
aind knew not how she kept from fall
lug to the floor. There was a long si
lence following Gabriers unexpected
but fa ir suggestion.
"lhat is very fatir, your highness,''
said Lorry. "'There Is no reason why I
sholti not be a pisoner tomorrow. I
lon't s. 1se how I Canl hope to esca w the
in''vitahle. Your dungeon Is strong.
1111(1 I have given mlly word of honor to
the captain that 1 shall nake no fur
ther effort to evade the law."
"I agree," l:tturinlred the prilncess,
ready to t'aint under the strain.
"I 1mlust see hiin delivered to Prince
Iolairoz." added e a ri'Hel ntereilessly.
"To 1tolatro.," she repeatlel.
"Your highness, the patrdon for the
poor old people,'' renliinded Quinnox.
"For God's sakc, do Iot -murder me!"
She glided to the desk, stunned. bewil
[lered. It seemed as though d'eath were
upon her. Quinnox followed and bent
near her ear. ")o not I' a la rined.'' he
whispered. "No one knows of Mr. Lor
ry's VSpreSOnce here Save the prince, n111(1
If he dares to aceuse you before Ftola
roz our people will tear lin1 to pieces.
No one will believe hint."
"Yoi--you (1n save hlimtl, thenY' she
"If It(he will perinit 1112' to (o so. Write
to him whnat you will, ytt highness,
11nld he shal have the i(nessa';ge. Be
hrave, :11d all will go well. Wtrite
i11i(kly. Ti is 1s supposeldI to b t,)(!
Shle wrote feveris hy. a thnnsand(
thoughts arising for every one that she
was able to tr:n1seI to the r:,per.
\holl a:he hl (1:n l :::;3:M i ti.h " n.Il
l(e1 1 Sliu : t ;: - 2124 .' ii, tt:t
ap12:2a in I .- ' . a .: '
er11(1 the ig
"1.rn or.;ivenl1,. o' 1i't gI:tli
"I tha:nk: you,"' ::iH L.orry, htowing_
.\i'. Lorriy, I lYgret thei 1j2h.ilv i
'Inich you21 liin1 your1S-lf'. It w :2 n :in
0< (:1n22, too., I :a 2.i4;. I'.: *' 'sa
i iIO'lalen, you1 ar2 12.y frit'I l. 1.
shne were bestowving favi upon 11011:
LIbject. Ili:e id the' handIl grave ly.
00(od nature tonlight, .your hlighlness."'
"'The ~,,0(00 garo shall'O be1:1 1 your to-' I)
lorrow, (Captin QIuinnlox," she0 saLid
ra2ciouIsly. "Ysou have dlone your duty(
-elI."' The faithfu'il ('ap1tain howedl
'01) 221n1 low and( 1 Wa weght 1was 1 led
Thoes please WOmT
of Americn.a and
>ld Medals at Paris, Bluffalo, C
tion wvhere sty'lish footwear cor
Why? The reason is casy to
find and you will readily see
sC) far ahead of the commonl s
ni all leathers, with the new sht
showing this seasonl:
3 hole ribbhon tie welt sole wVii
lolcher Oxford, lUifth ave. sh;
Oxfords, lIifth ave. shape, wVe
Cuban 'heel, cuIstom gradle, $3
'elets, ribblon tie, 2-8 heel, Pri
at $2-5O for your stylish .footw<
et for men and IKrider-s for chi
Ve will not handle a shoe, no 11
of goodl stylish f itti ng shoes.
ow Prices nr,r Stylish
"(ie m:lI11en. the 'door," le said, and
witiout i word the trio left the rooni.
She clo.'d the door itnd stood like a
statue unt ii their footsteps died ILWiay
ill the distaince. As one in a daze she
sat at the (es' - Grenfall
. 'rry's revol\ henr.
Thrllt'ough th the stairs
an11d into the'olsroe
the silent trio - ory step
ped hiskie tl asked it
tluestioll that .hig hi
"You will find she has not inisjudged +.
you," Said the isoner grinly. "Can't
I have a ('uIdle In here, valptain?'
"Yoll nilay kee) this lantern,'' sid
Qu3innox, steplliig inside tihe mi1rrow
(ell. As he ph)eeti the hantern on the
tloor' he vlisperetd: "I will ret1u- inl an
ho1u1. IRead this!" L.orry's hand closedt
over'1 the hit of 1erllfi(ted Jalper.
'I'he prince was now inside tihe ((It,
peerin. about curiously, even tilnorous
ly. "By the way, your highness how
woldlt you enjoy living ii a hole like
this all your life'
1Horriblle!" said Gabriel, sh
lil: a leaf.
"Then t:ke iy advice---don '
any1\ illtttders. Ilitre( SOine 011' 4
T'lie two ile eyed each ot
ily for a oniinent or two.
prince looked out of the cell I.
sire to it troi solie dreadilfu
horror comil.g over him.
Quinnox locked t.he door and
:1 inatch, buade his highness
him up the stone steps.
In the cell tihe prisoner rea
read the incoherent nessage
It is the only way. Quinnox 1
you to esc"apt)c tonitht. (o, I itn
as you love me, go. Your life Is
all to me. Gabriel's story will
tertalned, and he can have no
will be torn to pieces, Qutnnox -
not think of mne. but save y.
would lose everything to save you.
Ie smiled sadly as ihe burned the
"p'ardon." The concluding sentences
sw'pt away the last- thought he luight
Ihave had of leaving her to hear thet
,'on!ies(luences. "Do not think of' ine. but
svt. yoturself. I woul(d lose everything
to save you." lie Ietied aigainhst the
Stone va)l and shook his head slowly.
the siuile still on his lips.
H'IA i'TEfl XXV.
"ill:C.lsi: i LOVI-: 111IM.
i l li's illorviinu" hdelw'iss \\;ts
:slir early. ('r('at Ihr 1ng:: of
i)' -'". r'""'t', , ie st reels lt)ng
S l' set for the
unag 0: at. was to di
\"idie iti:-' ' 50111It . he''
wh"lole )h.i stuutd befotrc'e
"walls hated Ib re , b11
:: -1 ('i-,1: 1114itlnn 'e1e t
i: 'ti> v, ) It ar(o z tilhe
1::, :it( l Ii 1r sub.jeits.
::to:ih, wi~o:h hi.s~.. 'lirlu l If l <! to
'thI 'aliati. ( 'a t i )h,la .s in wae l I
b-i" h : u ( n his iray e!har-ter. They
hadt( sarmly passet th inshh' gte (-;)ate
taev' rilin :1p1 tIe"ut av le flr th
L(i:t:1,,l li v l,:ie .i Thei:en (is t " o walen ,
d as etvir hil -ath e ('e tl'
tween(te [loro hed ine of people.
athe iib-t is oef halted but the
w (Toka wheite ensmuedgl loe
bet1 e thom ahe t esaiin
Ero pewihth. epto rvl
wacts, reingwi Quitykbl isnr
rin e Comarz,e DJue ofaityo
and at itersiwerealry n cohe
-r ams (Tohe f.ollowingd'
h ten - wheel Prce th
iEurople . oeallaetcl
ticagol an*halson~ epoi
npetes Que Qaityi 'ual-r
fin. Compae sQu e Quait
why'n (ee Qult alwas sges
hote thtW hrei real y com