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tone, but you look as though you had
never been Ill. Are you quite recov
"They say I am as good as new," he
smilingly answered. "A trifle weak
and uncertain in my lower extremities,
but a few days of exercise In the moun
tains will overcome all that. Is all well
with you and Graustark? They will
give me no news here, by whose order
I do not know."
"Turn about Is fair play, sir. It Is a
well established fact that you will give
them no news. Yes, all is well with
Ee and mine. Were you beginning to
think that I had deserted you? It has
been two weeks, hasn't it?"
"Ah, your highness, I realize that you
have had much more important things
to do than to think of poor Blaldos. I
am exceedingly grateful for this sign
of interest in my welfare. Your visit is
the brightest experience of mg life."
"Be seated!" she cried suddenly.
"'You ar t(oo ill to stand.''
"Were I dying I should refuse to be
seated while your highness stands,"
said he silply. His shoulders seemed
10 square themselves involuntarily, and
his left hand twitched as though ac
Customiled to tile habit of touching a
sword hilt. Beverly sat down instant
Jy. With his usual easy grace he took
a chair nitiear y-. They were alone In
the ail lechaniher.
"Even though you were on your last
legs?" she mlilmliured, and then wonder
ed how she coulhi have uttered any
thing so Inane. Sonehow she was he
ginniig to fear that lie was not the or
dinary person she had judged him to
be. "You are to be discharged from
the hospital tonorrow," she added
"Tomorrow?" lie cried, his eyes light
Ing with joy. "I iimay go then?"
"I (leided to take you to Edel
Weiss wvit I me," she said. very imuch as
if that. wore ll there was to it. Ile
stared at her for a full minute its
though doubting his ears.
"No!" he sai at last, his jaws set
thing, his eyes glistening. It was a
terrible setback for Beverly's conil
dence. "Your highness forgets that I
have youir prlomis e of absolute iree
"But you are to be free," she protesi
ed. "You have nothing to fear. It is
not compiulsory, you know. You don't
have to go unless y6u really want to.
But my hiear't is set Oil havihig you in.
In the Castle guar1d." His hitter, mock
Ing laugh suilprised and wounded her.
which lie was quick to see, for his
contrition was limedliate.
"Pardoi. yorli' highness. I all a
rude, ungrateful wretch, and I deserve
punishinenit instead of rewaird. The
p~roposal was so astounding that I for
got mnyself comlaetely," he said(.
Whereuiponl, catchliug him ini this coin
trite mood0(, she hegan a determined as
sault against his resolutioni. For an
hour she (devotedl her whole heart and
soul to tihe task of overcoming his
prejudices, fears and objections, meet
ing Ils iirotestatlons firmly and logic
ally, unconscious of tlie fact that her
veiy enthuslasm was Ibetrayinug her to
him. 'The fiest signs of weakening in
spiredl her aifresh and at last she was
riding over him roughshod, a happy
vietor. Shle madec proises that Yetive
herself could not have made; she offer
ed Inducements athat never could be
carried out, although in her zeal she
did not know it to lie so; she painted
auch pictures of ease, comfort and
pleasure that lhe woindered why royal
ty did not exchange p~laces with its
serv'ants. In the end, overcome by the
spirit of adventure anud a desire to be
near her, lie agr'eed to enter' the service
for six months, at thle expiration of
which time lie w~as to be released from
nil obligations if lie so dlesiredl.
"But my1 friends In the 1pass, your
highness," lhe sa id in surrendering,
"what is to becomie of them? They are
wailing for me out there iin the wiiler
ness. I am not base enough to desert
"(a':lt you iget word to tfl(emi?" she
asked eagerly-. "'Let them come into
the cIty to~o. We wvill provide for the
poor fellows, Ihelleve me."
'"Thait, at least, Is impsi01ble', your
hlghne'ss." lhe said, shaking his 1head(
saldly. '.You will have to 81lay them
before you can biring them within the
city goates Miy only hope is thaizt F~ranz
may he he're tonight. IIe has permis
51011 to ('il .i, amid I am expecdting himu
todayi or tomiorirow."
"You ('nil send~ word to theii that
y'ou areC sounud and safe, aund you cnn
t'" I '':i t hat (Graustark soldiers shall
he I I a' ni 1a ittentioni to
had :W ' n'. mt h' l~It that shi'
Was 1101l the lirinacess. $ome of her
9-- GEORGE BARR
- Author of "Graustark" -
::..:: COnroat. 1904. by Dodd.:.: (
xpressions were disthictly unregal,
and sonie of her slips were hopeless
is she viewed them in retrospect.
"What am I? Only the hurable goat
tiunter, hunted to death and eager for
i short respite. Do with me as you
Like, your highness. You shall be my
princess and sovereign for six months
it least," he said, sighing. "Perhaps it
Is for the best."
"You are the strangest man I've ever
een," she remarked, puzzled beyoid
That night Franz appeared at the
Lhospital and was left alone with Bal
los for an hour or more. What passed
between them no outsider knew,
though there were tears .in the eyes of
both at the parting. But Franz did not
start for the pass that night, as they
lad expected. Strange news had come
to the ears of the faithful old follower.
and he hung about Ganlook until
morning came, eager to catch the ear
of his leader before it was too late.
The coach was drawn up in fr6nt of
the hospital at 8 o'clock, Beverly trl
nuphant in command. Baldos caine
down the steps slowly, carefully, fa
voring the newly healed ligaments in
his legs. She smiled cheerily at him,
and he swung his rakish hait low.
There was no sign of the black pateh.
Suddenly he started and peered in
tently into the little knot of people
near the coach. A look of anxiety
crossed his face. From the crow(L ai
vanced i grizzled old beggar. vho
boldly extei(etl his hanid. Wihklos
grasped the profTered hand antd then
stepped iuto the coach. No one saw tlhe
bit of white paper that paissel froin
Fratiz's 1)21m into the possesioni of
Bahlos. Ten'a the coach was off for
Edelwveiss, the pesople of Gaulook ii
joyhtig the unulasual Spectacle of a Imlys,
teriolts a11 appatreitly itIudistuiiguished
stranlger sittiig in l itXtrious ease he
,ide a- falir lady inl the royal coach of
was a drowvsy daty, aid. be
si(es, Il1tihlos was lnot ih a
coininih-tiveh fraie of m(ind.
Beverly IIlt forth her best ef
fol S (it 1i g ithe fOreioon. btilt :t
tue ba sket lunhclnvoll had been disposI
of inl Ohe sh:le at the roatisile she was
conitenat to give tilp the struggle aul(1 sulr
reuitier to th! soothiig inilportliunities
of the (01ch0 as it bowled iloig. She
dozedl peac('fully, Colsciols to the laist
that he was a most ulgracious creature
ani(d maore worthy of reselitieit tihan
of hoefaction. Ilhildos was not in ten
toinally disagreeable; lie was umorose
and uinhiapy hea use lhe couldh not help
it. Was lie not leaiving bip friendls to
wande all'PUlonie in the wilderness while
he drifted wveakly itnto the comfiorts
and pleaatsures of ani eniviaible servic le-?
Iils heart was naot in full symathyl
with the present turn of affairs, andI~
lhe cotuld not detny that a sellish imotive
was responsible for lils action, ie had(
the all too huiman eagerniess to serve
beauty; the blood and fire of youth
were st ronig in this watywaird noble
main of the hills.
Lying back In the seat, lhe pensively
studIed the face of the sleeping girl
whose dark brown head wasw plllowed
agaiinst the corner cushions of the
coach. I1er hat had beent removed for
the saike of comafort. The (lark lashes
fell like a soft curtain over her eyes,
obscuring the merry gray that had
overcome his apprehensions. I1er
breathig was deep and regular and
peaceful. One little gloved hand rest
ed catrelessly in her lap, the other upon
her breast near the delicate throat.
The heaart of Baidos was troubled.
'Thle picture lie looked upioni was eni
trancinig, upiliftinig; he rose from the
lowvly state hii which she had found
lunu to the Posit ion of aid .:rer in sC
cret to ai princess, real or assumed, i~e
foundic himtself again wondering if she
were really Yetivye, and1( with that feair
in his hart h-.le was envying Grenfall
Lorry, the lord and1( master of this ex
jiuls ite creature, envying with all the
helplessness of one whose hope is blast
ed at. birth.
Tihae note whfehl had been surrepti
tliusly p~asse5d to him in Ganlook lay
crtunp11l and forgotten inside his coat
pocket, wihere lie land dropped1 it thle
miomnent it had come into his posses
sion, supp)~osinig thait the message con
tained inaformnationa which had 'been for
gotten by Franz tandi was by no maeanas
of a naiture to demand immiediate at
tention. il he read It at once his
suspicions would have been 'onfiirmiedi,
and it is barely possible that lie would
have refused to enter the cIty.
Late in the af ternuooni the wanlls of
Eelweiss were sightIed. For th lairatst
time lie loa'.ed tipana the di'[:mt lusne
ton)4 (dt ilm miii ... iyO ar s... k
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lottds, oil tihe sIiuit of the
mountain pleak overlooking the city,
stood the famed monastery of St. Val- I
entine. stretchinig u1p the gradual in
cline were the hoimes of eitizens, access
ible only by footpaths and donkey
roads. Beverly was awake and inim
tieiit to raeh the Journey's end. 11e
had proved a iost disappointing con
laniion. polite, but with a battling in
diff'erence that irritated her cousidera- 3
bly. There Was a set expressiol of de
flan'ce in his strong. clean cut face, the
look of a soldier advancing to imeet a
"I do hope he'll not always act this
Way, she was complaining in li'r
thoumghts. "I'Ie Was so chiarmiingly im
pudent out In tile hills, s deliciously p
humaii. Now tie is like a (lai. Yetive I
will think I 1111 such a fool If he doesi't
live up1) to the replitation I've given
"IIere are the gates .'" he Said, half to
himiself. "What is there in store fror
mte beyond these walls?"
"Oh. I wish you wouldn't le so (1
1mal!" c i rled inl despair. "It seells
Just like a funeral."
"A thousoand apologies, your high
ness." lie nomuired, vithI a sudden
lightness or speel and mnanneir.
"II(eneforth I shall be a most amiable
jester to plea1se you."
Bevefly and tie faitliful Auit lenin y
w ( d1ivel to the eastle. wlere the
formier h ade farewell to lier n1ew kinighit
unilH the following morning, when lie
w,as to appear before her for persolat
instructions. Colonel Quillnox Cscorted
him to tile barracks of the guard, where
hie w'as to share a room with y'ounig
Hladdan, a corp~oral in the serv'ice.
"Theli w il, tamed~lC~ genltlenman from
tihe hiills camne without a wvord, I s'ee,"
(TO BE coNTINUED.]
says many a doctor to his.
lady patients, because he
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rr [A Word to the I
For Sale byPICKENS ]
Ready for Fall
- Only live flab sw im up sitre: n. and all heade
Aods and sl;oc'. Which way are you goit.g?
h'Uomplete 11e 10 Fall ax
Ve have ever shown, and Our Prices S1
S II (11. 1 r [p c :4 in pII a in4 fl, re : d x i diI
and rau ging in ice from 10C to 0l..0 the yll d.
oods before you huy your dress.
White goods ar lIargely in me this eason.
Ily of thaese, at tlh OLD PRICES. N< twitlhsti
:iods, I ('01 sell .%Oil aniou flai els ,at inst yeiui
Oc the yard. J ans)." and Casin.cri f r men and
5P I Cn sell a << l(( d 1C 'I will ii. et 1 1[ Il
1 om 50c to $10 tihe pur. ,Shoes, well eve)3 b( d
hoes: mshad for tie mOL y. W e m1 le V( od 1al t
Oi)', alnd See 11H.
e est End,
Anshmore & P
Wc are inl the mamk. I for all kinds of country
1 ' ter, 81% e( t j'ot:I a 'et, Iri-h1 V- t< Ift( i , )in(11r$ (Pe
av' thirg you have to 4 11. bitag it to uim and4 we
' t for it. Try us befre sellinmg els weer."
04.SH OES! SHEO
P' Cri -fire' d4 H ('I is een plete and ry to,
thaem fri in a No. 1 ifnnt shoe to a No. 12
ah< es aind ecams oi' s too. 'We can fit you in
any) price. Ccr we to s. 1W l'af' io you buy yo-..
iinced of the al-<,ve fnct A f, w more p ais of ti
yOu a pair befoie they are all gone. 'r
CROC E RIES
.Groct rie of all kiunds:f Fkcnr. rrgnr, parch)
f riC, grits, 53y11np, m 1 iff' fie b, all1 kinids ol canI1
7% DRY COODS and In
'WiIe l Ifil fire of (1)' got di ourd 1 etions
irake the prices il Ies u ti: p Is you. You should
sees. Cs we to see rs, bring 3 our family and 1.s
fore. M ba thasr ypu want te buy any thing or ne
Viiah to ti ii Icri'nr on. finin s for the big bigde'
iii month ii bijJns.
We also have a Jot of pants (t :1y ('il <fC (he rI(
Unprofitable Adam. j At my o&
There 18 occalsion for much boating jLiberi
bopt the bush for hanswers' to many | m y pric
uestions put by wise theaologues to ipus
mid people, but 0one set of -menj folund ' war l-fl
ielr maftch ini the old1 Scotchwioman about co
1nder 'xamhinlatlin for admIssion~ to H ome of
"Whlat ifar th Iecres of' G~odT' she Thiorn
-as8 solemn a1s'oked. -
"Inudeed., I trow, ho koens thmat best
''uin.iJust like' ilte I'alik!' wel8 I
Th'Ie questiloner luistedC( Oil al more
'Iinie answer. "'We'al." saiud she. "'he IDOMi
as just like Jteemas Matdden, ye0 kn."' iaold ganl
"u low so,?' Crds1 0n
"We'i l nabody3 goft anuytlug by himn td to i
1(d Iuony) lost." Samplo
___________ 50c. D)
"WIIlt er!" ('naled tile ('ustome1r ini t' he uneni
staIIuant where ai banmd wass playinug.
"Yes, sir." ' Sor [6
"Kindly toll the leader of the orcheos.~ Are quiickl
a to iplay something sad and lowv Salve. Tr
hlile I d1ine. I want to seo If It won't
IVe a1 softenling influenco 01n this
ugh stenik.".--cno . ee
aving any trace of
is eliminated by
I Co.. of
;e of Kid.
I not I
d for A. K. PARK'S fur Dry
We have the largest and most
,iall be the Lowest.
am tn (Inl of 1,3)CS aid colors,
Come and let II E-how you thue
We have pr<.vided a liberal t-iip
inding the advance on cotton
s plrices. A t ccd one, l.r 8c and
boys weir, at t I e old p) ices.
10 yatd. illaik(1S at all paies
y kuova that we sell the hest
iat we tell you kb(.ut our goods.
GreclviIle, S C
produce, such as chickens, eggs,
ibers) white pean ai'd just most
Vill give you the top of the mar
uzu winter snoos nna( re con
tose real cheap shoes left. Get
rd1 antd green erC fire. the be(st grade
~d gocds, CA ND]ES, etc.
of v'hiebi we think that we can
see our line <>f embroidery end
ve your inc ndl meet you et our
t you are alway welceme. We
we l ed in Septn mber, Our ini
'p.1 Aclk about cur* 1mrant pile
vnu price as usual. This time
y Bell tobacco, factory price 38,
a 29c by the box or l0c for 15e
A little of that cheap crockery
.I want to tell you something
ffiee and salt. I expect to get
your trade if prices wvill do it.
T. D. Harris,
s~iavr F all to looo Gray
Cure. s ai ,leea m ar alng.
NOOARDS--The ne0w houso5
e that combinest and excels bot~h
d Dominoes. nvassers want
roduco into every community.
came and particulars, p~ostpaid1,
OMINOOARDS Co., 1807
Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
Ippies and Chapped Hiands
y cured by applyinig Chiainbrlainu'sq
it; 1k 1 a success. Price 25 cenlts.
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