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castle and had been there since the
previous afternoen. In the royal pal
ace the excitement was intense, but it
was of the subdued kind that strains
the nerves to the point where control
When the attendants went to the
bedchanber of the princess at 7 o'clock,
as was their wont, they found, to their
su;prise, no one standing guard.
The princess was not in her cham
ber, nor had she been there during the
night. The bed was undisturbed. In
some alarm the two women ran to her
parlor, then to the boudoir. Here they
found her asleep on the divan, attired
In the gown she had worn since the
evening before, now crumpled and
creased, the proof positive of a rest
less, miserable night.
P Her first act after awakening and
untangling the meshes in her throb
bing, uncomprehending brain was to
send for Quinnox. She could scarcely
wait for his appearance and the assur
ance that Lorry was safely out of dan
ger. The footman who had been sent
to fetch the captain was a long time in
returning. She was dressed in her
breakfast gown long before he came In
with the report that the captain was
nowhere to be found. Her heart gave
a great throb of joy. She alone could
explain his absence. To her it meant
but one thing-Lorry's flight from the
castle. Where else could Quinnox be
except with the fugitive, perhaps once
more inside St. Valentine's? '
Preparations began at once for the
eventful transaction in the tironeroom.
The splendor of two courts was to
shine in rivalry. Ten o'clock was the
hour Set for the meeting of the two
rulers, the vietor :nd the victin. Her
nobles nual her hlaies, her ininisters,
her guat rds and her lackeys moved
about in Ilie halls, trendilig the hour,
brushing against the luated Axplhain
guests. In one of the small waiting
roolns sat the t.'ount and ('ounte.; 1lal
font, the latter in tears. The VAIuIIg
Countess I ainar stood at a wIinlow
.With Itarry Anguish. The hitter was
flushedl and nl'rvous and ated lik:e a
1nan who exlpects that which is unex
petetd by others. With a str.11age t"un
tilene inl his voice, he sog It to che'!er
his depressel friend,. hut the h<t?,"full
nless wals nt 1c"cntalr'iuus. Thle '!drhre
nes of it ii;l'li ilig 1 over the tastle.
Half an h1our' before the tiste set for
the ini'ti il l t'he Ithrner i 1el ive
soent I' hc'r lncle, hier :1unt1 ;incl I):g
nlar. .\s .\nruish :lnd the hltler I'ol
lowedl, th' t4irl tur-ned hler s;tct. t,uzz!cd
eyes0 uil to te iate tof the' tall A int'r
iean an<il sait:
"'Are youi itejiting over our i in isfor'
tunie? You it do o shiow a par title of
regret. itt) youi forget I lail we art' snit
rifleing a great tdeal to saive the lifei of,
you ennii be st lienartltess."'
"'I thinmk I t*ani e'xIhin saitisfactorily
wlieni I haive munore tiinie." lhe saidl stoft
ly in her ea r, a ui, aIlhoiigh she' triied,
HIe left her alt te head ofi thlit stairs
and did not see lier againi unitil she
passe'd hiuni inu thle thronmeroomi. Then
she was pale anid brave iandt treimbllinig.
Prince Rolar'oz and( his niobles sltoodi
to the right of the throne, the (rau
Starik utien anid wonien of degrfee to thle
left, whIle niear the (door on both sides
were to be soen the leaiding mtilltary
mleni of lith I purnia'liIlt'es. Ner thle
D)uke of' Mizr,~ox was stationed thle fIg
usre of Gabrilel, print'e of'h sla'hrgeni.
HEe hadu comte, with a half dlozien follow
era, amlfong a crowd of unisuspecttinug
Axphiian s, and1( hadi taken hiIs posi
tion near' thle throne. Anguishi ent ered
with Baron )angloss, and1( they stoodi
together neara the dioorwaiy, the latter
whiter than lie haid eve'r been in hsis
Tihen'I enme lith le bush of expectn cy.
The door's swunig opeun, the 'urta Ins
par'ted and thle piniess tere(1'd.
Shie was siulppoted bty thle anim of her
tati ule('i. ( a spar of I fal foint. I 'ages
cari'edi ft t ra in of her dlre'ss, .a jew
eled gttwvn of htekl. As slit aldvanicedt
to t'hitriie, ta lmi ai sin'lly, those
as5sembiledtl itnt ke't ho ft' fairest wo
'1t he ey t'ver had Iootked upon,
Iiiost unilupa l ofSu lienarts. Th'le resolu te
brati'd fitr A he ticenision was rtnarkiia-h
ble mi tiore wlays thiat taii' A no
othiri inisidrations ~ht'hindi t' viilianit
tihow~ wvas it' bravery* of ai guilt li on
shoeik whiten slit' passt'i Ahuide iit t'
ltor' lotked'i t herl'i fae ('withI leadiing,
horror strunch eyes, its illuh its to siy:
"'Arie you goling tio dtrioy (Irauist ark
for' thle sakei of tha:it mnurd(ei'er? IIlive
pIty onm us- haveP lty'!"
Before hiking hit't seat o'n the thronie
she swep'lt ft' thrIlled aissemlaige withi
hier wide lue eye's. '.Thiere wer'e shad
- beneath them, and there were
wells of tears behind them. As she
looked upon the little knot of white
faced northern barons her knees trem
bled and her heart gave a fresh throb
of pity. Still the face was resolute.
Then she saw Anguish and the suffer
ing I)angloss, then the accusing, mer
ciless eyes of Gabriel. At sight of him
she started violently, and an icy fear
crept into her soul. Instinctively phe
searched the gorgeous company for
the captain of the guard. Her stanch
est ally was not there. Was she to
hear the condemning words alone?
Would the people do as Quinnox had
prophesied, or would they believe Ga
briel and curse her?
She sank into the great chair and sat
with stjing, helpless eyes, deserted
At last the 'whirling brain ended its
flight and settled down to the issue
first at hand-the transaction with Bo
laroz. Summoning all her self control,
"You are come, most noble Bolaroz,
to draw from us the price of our de
feat. We are loyal to our compact, as
you are to yours, sire, yet in the pres
ence of my people and in the name of
mercy and justice I ask you to grant
us respite. You are rich and power
ful, we dospoiled and struggling be
neath a weight we can lift and dis
place if given a few short years in
which to grow and gather strength. At
this last hour in the fifteen years of
our in(lebtedne'ss I sue In supplication
for the leniency that you can so well
accord. It is on the advice of my coun.
selors that I put away personlai pride
and national dignity to nuake this re
quest. trustilg to your goodness of
heart. If you will not hearken to 0111
petition for a renewal of ntegotiatiols.
there is but one course openl 'p f rau
stark. We can and will pay our (cbt
Ihlaoz stool before het, 1:11rk ad
urtoo :nrolinising. She Faw the fitjilty
of her 11lea.
"I hav(' not 1f orItte., iIiost n1oble1- pe
titioner, that you are ruler here. not 1:
I ('lroe I ait in no IIway re-4p1oniblo
1for1 thei ronitionsi whlieh eonnlrout y'ou
ex'(elt tha Ian. 1 1111an haono es't credreiior
c((n1- for his honest die's. This is lth
2ntlh of NoviInbl.l-r. You have hatI tii
(e('en years to necunhttelat enou1gLh to
Iuieel I le reluitincen1("nIs of this day.
Shal I su1ffer for your fau!t'.' Thriwr
i inthe rcaly}" at pr"covision whic"Ih al)
lilies te :n ene('rgencyt of this kitl.
Youri inaility to thaiuiiate iii goi (does
not Ipreven t the painenit o f thiis hone14st
debt) in lanid, as p)rovided1 for in the'
sixth Iielauise of the agreentent, 'All that
part of Gr:iauak northi of a line draiwn
(iire(ctly frni (asti toStes t teen the
lrov in-es of I lau look ainl Iloswvan . :
traciit 0oinriin-iRg lOWi iwa. Shiellotz, Ya
ragan, GJiswald. Sesiiial and (hit tablat
Ihighness. I 'roducee the- gold oi sign
t he (deeree ('ed1ing to A x phalin thle hiand(s
stipulated in the tre-(aty. I enn i gratt
fraied tha11 we ('4uld( rai noi suchl
funuds in lifteeni years," s:id hi 11afont.
forgetting hintuself ini his iindiiaition.
ed( his hasty d-elarat ion.
"Alui I d'alintg ith the P'ri,n-es-s of
Gr.aunslark or wiith you,. sir'?" asked4 Ito
"You41 are d-aulig withi tIhe ple( oif
I wvill sign the' dleijriei. Thereit is no(thl
itig to lbe gained'i biy appe(alinig to4 you.
have thIs tr:ias ueto finishe'd speedOi
Ijy,"' cried thIe pri,icess,~ her1 chleel:s
lilshig and1( her e-yis glinIig from thle
flaulles oft 1 Inliniiig i-onusi-ie. The
Iole(' lit, heri like the- slaishi of a kife.
"Th'lere wais one' 'ther (-(11(lon."'
said( Rlahroz/ haist ily, uniabhle- to gloait als
lhe haid e-xlected. "The recaptureI'i of
the atssis. n who~ slow my son1 wouild
hiaive iii'int muchl to 4 iaustarik. It is
Iinienti is so) ini ci ent:'i." l liglis with
went Io hiin fior an1 inuanit sorrowf\l u Illy.
liienht wvhh-h ( ;anI t;nl 'laced'( in the
tabile before her. Thline hi~s r.a to1
gilther an wi( ere'i lh' 'olori of. hh>l
Iilis'osiillishy slit' tooik (lie pen1 ini h.r
from the blre'ast of her gray 44b4 on.il0,
and(1 Gatspon's hand1( shiiook like a leaf1 ais
lie plhn-ed thle seal of (Graiustark on the
tble-, readiy for useO.
o(l, ut Ion Iobarez i /aii vengefl
Ilare's 4'oming to his eyes.
She locihed up1 and1( her lips miove~d as
II sh ivlio sp'n hoken. No wordts
iug a piteous, hunted glance over the
fraes before her, sli' hent forward and
blind;y touched the pen to the paper.
The silence was thlit of death. Before
site could 'tuake the 'rst stroke a harsh
voice, In which there was coubhied tri
umph and ainnzeneit. broke the still
ness like the (-langi of a bell.
"HIave you no hor,ir?"
"I hMve the pruioner, your htihns8."
The pen dropped froin her fingers afl
the expected condemnation cue. In
sheer desperation, her eyes flashing
with the intensity of defiant guilt, bit
ter rage welling up against her perse
cutor, she half arose and cried:
"Who uttered those words? Speak!"
"I, Gabriel of Dawsbergen! Where
is the prisoner, madam?" rang out the
"The man is mad!" cried she, sinking
back with a shudder.
"Mad, eh? Because I do ats I did
promise? Behold the queen of per
fidy! Madam, I will be heard. Lorry
is in this castle!"
"ie is mad !" gasped Bolaroz,. the
first of the stunned spectators to find
There was a (oInotion neatr the
door. Voices were heard outside.
"Y-ou have been (llied !" insisted Ga
br'ie1, taking several steps toward the
throne. "Your idol is a tritress, a de
ceiver! I a.y" hie 1 iPhee: She has seen
himt! Let her sign that decree if she
(ar's! i eoinnuindl you. Yetive of
Gnalstarlk. to produllte this orin intl:"
The 1tt l iilse to erush the deilel was
checked l#y t:e siltd(len :r1pp earan11ce0 of
two i-1n insid1e the ct'ains,.
"Ie is her!" t"rieud 1 strolng voiee.
:anrd Lorry, b1re:t a1111r" 2:1nd liggar(d.
1)usl:'d (hrouigh lhe asioniished ert)wtd.
follimtyed by Captain l tinnirox, 111i
whose ghistly fiae t here were blood
A slottt went till froiit Ih1 se :rssii
b led. :t shto1 t of joy. 'The fates of lan
gloss aid .\Ilde were pierturrs of' as
tonisinnenl and. it ntttsl be said, relief.
IIat"ry .\l-auish sl:rg;eredi, but reeoVer
e<I hiiiii'lf' instania y :111l tlried Ils
yes towaird (I,biel. Tiat wotIy's
legs tiriill'l and1( his .ia1w drloppied.
"'i have Vthe ris'oner. yourI hlighnless,"
tonies. le -1tood1 liefore thle thronte with
his catptlie, but11 (<h1red not look his mis
tress ini thle face-.A .\ theyv stood there1(
thle story of thle niighit . ist passed0( wasH
told biy the( (5onditionl of' the1 two men1.
Th'lere had been a1 stru-ggle for- suipremt
ne(y ini the duniigeoni, and1( the~ prisoner
thei oth11er to the dunllgeon's safety after
his refual to leave the eastlec, and the
other hald..fouIght hisH way~ to the 1hal1s
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above. It was then that Quinnox
had wit enough to change front and
drag his prisoner to the place which,
most of all, he had wished to avoid.
"The prisoner!" shouted the northern
nobles, and in an Instant the solemin
throneroonl was wild with excitement.
"Do not sign that decree!" cried some
one fromi a far corner.
"Here is your nan, Prince liolaroz!"
cried a baron.
"Quinnox has saved us!" shouted an
The princess, white as death and as
Motionless, sat bolt upright in her royal
"Oh!" she moaned piteously, -a1d,
clinching her hands, she carried thein
to her eyes as if to shut out the sight.
The Countess IIalfont and 1)agmar
ran to her side, the latter frantic with
alarm. She knew more than the oth
"Are you the fugitive?" cried Ro
"I am Grenfall Lorry. Are you Bo
"The father of the man you murder
etl. Ah, this is rapture!"
"I have only to say to your highness
I did not kill your son. I swear it, so
help me God!"
"Your highness," cried Bolaroz, step
ping to the throne, "destroy that de
cree. This brave soldier has ived
Graustark. In an hour your min:sters
and mine will have drawn up a ten
years' extension of time, in proper
form, to which my signature shall be
I lave fiot"forgotten
Yetive straightened suddenly, seized
the pen and fiercely' began to sign the
decree in spite of all and before those
about her fairly realized her Intention.
Lorry understood and was the first to
snatch the document from her hands.
A half written Yetive, a blot and a
long, spluttering scrateli of the pen
told how near she had come to signing
away the lands of Graustark. forgetful
of the fact that it could he of no bene
fit to the,prlsoner she loved.
''Yetive!" gaspe( her uncle in horror.
"She woulil have signed," cried Gas
ponl in wonder aII alarin.
"Yes, I would have signed", she ex
ciaiied, starting O her I'eet, strong
and delianat. "I cnul not hatve s.atved
his li1fe, perthaps, but I itigh t have
savetl hint i'o tin ' the cruel intjustice that
int iian's vengenine wtotultl hute in
veited'. lie is i11nnocnt, and I would
give my kin;loin to st:y the wvrong
that will hbe dn'(."
"W'hatt! 'tt d(1 fendl the dog"' trled
1olaroz. "S'iz(' hii,. int'n! I will set'
that jistice is d1oit'. It Is tin girl he
has to deal wit-h ntow.''
"Stop!,"erild Iite prime ss, the r"tn
inla11d (h( t"king, thet tun1 . Q!uitnnox
leaped in f'rtt of his cllm:t'go. 'I!( is
Iny prisono r, :anl lit' =h:all i:avI justict.
r( . It is : g i yo . r 'i ! w ith.
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s'cutrte his nec iuiinl."
"W\hy tio you) takei t his standtt. Ye
aiv'e lhy Ihav e y t'trid t shiel
w ih a chalengt in htr eys, iod. It
tones ringing si ton- anmd iletr ablove
"Beetnuse I love hiuin
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st t'renidering himself to Captain Quin
no: that he midit, though innocent,
stand between us and disaster. IIi'
was safe from our pursuit, yet returil.
ed, perhaps to his death. .For me, for
you niid for Graustark he has done
this. Is there a man among you who
would have done is much for his own
country? Yet he doe' cou1n.
try to whlch hc must
comiiilt him to 1ur
she cried in suddc,: ti proi
ise him now, beft,:t;, royal
pardon. Do I Uia). clear
to you, Prince 1Bo0
The white lips of ,uld
frame 11 reply to t, t. h.
"BIe careful what < . gh
ness!" cried the pri.., .s iy, "I
must refuse to accept a pardon at the
gost of your honor. It is because I love
you better than my life that I stand
here. I cannot allow you and your peo
ple to suffer when it is in iy power to
prevent It. All that I can ask is fair
ness and justice. I iam not guilty, and
God will protect me. Prince Bolaroz.
I call upon you to keep your promise.
I an not the slayer of your son,.but I
am the man you would send to the
block, guilty or innocent."
As he spoke the princess dropped
back in the chair, her rash courage
gone. A stir near the doorway fol
lowed his concluding sentence, and the
other American stepped forward, his
face showing his excitement.
"Your highness," he said, "I should
have spoken sooner. My lips were part
ed and ready to cry out when Prince
Gabriel interposed and prevented the
signing of the decree. Grenfall Lorry
did not kill the young prince. I can
produce the guilty man!"
THE GUESSING OF ANGUIsH.
HE startling assertion created a
fresh sensation. Sensations had
come so thick and so fast, how
ever, that they t'eiied compo
nent parts of one grand, bewildering
climax. The new actor In the drama
held the center of the stage undisputed.
"Harry!" cried Lorry.
"Prince Gabriel, why do you shake
like a leaf? Is it because you knoir
what I am11 going to say?'" exelailnet
Anguish, pointing his linger aecusingly
at the astonished Prince of I)awshbI
Gabriel's lips parted, but nothing
more than a gaspl escaped thet. In
voluntarily his eyes sought the door.
then the windows, the peculiar, uncon
trollable look of the hunted coming in-.
(To he ent'nueetl
CIT " T14ON.
STATE 010 SC ANA,
By J. B. N -.Jidge:
suti h ." leilrs 0;
AVlt,,diistr'tt tand effec.";
ofi '' I :t ~ herit'.Iyn
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de,i- awd, that tlhey ItO il : i 0.1' ' erc
me, iII the ( riu:tr ;'f iroleit' to b he held
ait Piekeis on~ th' 13 day' ofII ui e ii 2'b xt,
t he foreinoon, to showu~ cause, il anly thtey
have, wthy the said AdmIieislt.ra1 on
Gliven under my huad th1is. I he 27th
(day3 of1 .\Iny, A'nio DJoi mii 1t07. -.
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