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HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 1912.
fly Emerson Hodau
fetrrlfht. IVC7, by thf Octtsf .FbSaf
Fc to Fact.
of barm to any woman hi ttii
famIy,M 1 went on. Scarcbr
It belongs, JJut don't thlnfc yjojitnn I
crowd me or force me to do' wbat; 1,
do not freely offer 'Vr ::
-it is true, said nr. Bond. , J$IJL
j-ou, what be says could notbjinyJ
possioiwy De unyimnK eiw Tu,ij)fi.
ll.t- J... ft ! 1 .. L i i
cone all summer,'
( Colonel Sheraton was a proud rtan.
and one of coura
add to' the record. I hoped 4 hit w'ffifc-
ccpt for WIsii race and mfoii&V1;
; hare not been t blameless. For Xhttii f eh-
son I was wHllng freely not th6ny
force to do what I rould jnrthtWJif
of punishment to myself and(rHibhv
for ber. Bjit now os this tbjnjr, cfi4
up t can .no, longer shield hertvnijc-.4
will vi nujr vi juu. u e uivv w, ru ,
to the bottom now:
; f : fung out -on the
I W f U I Vaft I
te. It Irked elm tore r bi the ronrts that would be a matter
must wait :vfiof nrtxf. Whatever our young friend
I. -I hare someth?fo ''here mlsrht sav a court would sav that
V.roiUwhlcb I bad brought witli' i o
show that morning to "raceRlwrittW'rkerrhief hanging from his coat tails.
-the ragged bide, holding i wtitliigs j
, : "This;
1 said, "must be. 'JiSdNyhto
,-,yon all. ! Colonel Fheraton. baheqci
1 forcot your dauzhfer rithat
time because I found rioTejtterIe$s,f
Through force of rlriramst'acekved
t bis pt her woman tery JoJ&y: 'fyr
some, months, we foresaw ndiime. J
bte release;; ,1' loved herJn;
Joved me--the only time J knejlt
. love really men nt 1 ' dmrltiiVe
rwen us. It was never enfor?e3;-!2TVe'-i
iipht were ninrnea necause; rnaii-cpn
trkct 4 was' never signed byfVnjj fi.'
flW. It ls;!r fcxnmlue ItT '
J ' 'it lay I hereierore V I s Its
words ngnin stare A hp' at i$J.lSifa:
ognln1 the ' ohl- pictures of tt&cr
mountains and t fie cloudless ljthd
the cities .of peace arerinVjroV'
; far"-horizon. 1 gar.ed once -.jJi.tip tpi'
that 'different ncd more' bapjxjorifc'
when i saw, blurring beroreumi; 'eses;
tne jvorus. ri. Jonn iwiejJbaieir'
5lerlwether, take i heetakhet'r'
,better. . for worse till, death; d . tit J
part I saw ber, name,, E-I4n;7- . I
rtiarryr said; 1. turnlng:pjithji j
swjftly. -To-.tr father 1 old. Vfhi! Is'l
for,yon and me. I think. I shiliae.at
your service soon. c '
Ills face paled. Rnt thnt.tf
is now gray.' very o!d and rfajv
. Trcnh'ery!' he m nr mu red. 'Sdty&ifr
!r. she should not marry tou . though
she died! Thls" He- pHp(h,fcYl
iit 1111 mivnrfi ii h i iiih will i ; '
' "No." I said to liim.'- -TWahle-;
The record of' nyr. fa nit" iKbnsk.in:''
-The onestlon for vou Is bnlrt IIrecatl
rery grareiy at rauit. ;i wa ionKjar,
rome months. In; the wilde'rewth;
nnother L'womanl V,"I loved ber&very
K frv the punishment : PftvX& '
?We re- four men her"I:'a'dde4
' pt eseutlr"hd tt;soemsytof"nithat
first .of all we owe protection;to he J
WDman who heeds .It' M6reoT.erv'l re
lenl that, though her errorv Vi
. or jtnger with' roe which led her to,r "That is my pnnf." said I. "that El
nwd fault- It was Gordon Crme;'whp, J leo Meriwether needs no marriage cer
tld her that I was false t0 her, aHd Hflca'! I am the eertifiente for that
wd.ded lies about me and this oilier 1
' wtmau. . It was Gordon -. Ormf., ColV
v! Shera ton. I do not donbt;slrr r lj
f otmd him in your yard here atmfd
tlgW when I last was here. And, sir.
Uere was a Ught-a light I'grcod
M.C A 'flritlAhl... tit.... tfr 4
j " unutci iuai u us'-il.tj
tuit question a light that some servant
tid left by ebaiwe at a wlndowV ;.l
-I wish ueer to hear again teifoaf her. What hapjens after that is
roan us broke from that old'jraflToJf rj my business- It Is my business. C
bps. He was
sunken aud -iro&d
when be., put out his
"lioy," said he, "have
give. Can you--ouSd you
Can you yourseir lorgive vtK - J o4 ;tfVou last. Harry, because you are least 1
admit to you I love Ellen Merl) - Gentlemen, is It all agreed? I ask
yet and always will. Sir. if tiV.j ' I tossed the knife back on the
j our daughter. Jt could only beiMnantel and turned my back to it and
her within the hour." .'f ,ft;5 ,,1hem.
"Colonel Sheraton." saidriryyn4:,lV "Jack." said mv old wire hair. Dr.
It seems to me that we bave'.m q
rei uere among uuiwiw.-; , ikj
want to do what Is best doneVfi
make ameuas tor wuai uos noi
been best done. Mr. Cowles ha:
every proof we could ask-r-we
not ask more of any man you;h?
right to ask so much. He' Wa
great cost to himself, I thinsi,Hpt.Hitar To care for them-to shield
what he can to save your girl
.ness aud honor. He
fault." He looked
shaking a , finger, but
admits hif 51n, wliv we men are here." II
at me; s'l feWjawny.' Ms face working,
went ovlj&iiffirU ms it mrreed'r" I asked of
. I am curious in other. fjJheraton sternly.
u v m u.., v u ov. . . -. jr, V -
In th law sometimes, aga in In T ' ' ?4Yes,'' ho ss
gy; literature. I wish to be an edu' Jjbarged and
-rV r eOv-riP'Ui fffi. i !h I pr. Now.
I ; itr m Sioti ;:i I ' wlit'tber
v !) v. : it
tV: orrc.Ut of
...I v h
tn v.l .
it a n r.f ihH :;: nent man
U :i i!:i!i: mutual
r ! i 'ii ! " ii i; f roai
ft !' -.'!!'
I ' pr.t 'i i
i iuM I Il It)
f; . ri Ii 1 e;tr
i:!e:;f nn! value and
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d- It i ditrrl
t ! i- ic r d of :i r: ':: ni
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f: t! v !.
i'. .-Mi hVutti-al fran.e o:
j It I ira'-'iH ft at
it is v'-pr; anl se-Vd in
!: i v . v, ' jlit in hi 1 I'vii
; . !:'. ? I ;''.'!' wU'd-fil
'- if. in Iv.T i'iv'1 '".:iinl '
-; :isl." 1 li:''.e in "See
i;'I Site :iii !'.' wii'.ltd
Ifftrr ench vfHt- vrtks
until s,t list th. whii'i
:r ; ra . ("'.t'l't. sIh:;1 ! witij
fet:r ra tl !" inarrl:ipe
!i' I. is!
I said t tin-in. "it was
i-iHitni't It alt the
:: n: : : v
we (irilil lr:vc. all ihe ere
o'.j!d e It was all that
v. e .
'. I s: ' ti'J Nfore viii pronj
o tv.o v-:;jfa lie fore id
wa irtiuused to one.. I loTt'U uer. I
,Uu:il ! zio nioa"-
t .,mii-'.i." said lr. itond dr.r-
l.r. fakliiK sauff. "It was a wedding"
' imiHwsllder det lared Colonel Sher-
In iho !:isf a?d the doctor.
j Ait can j,e inval d ouJ.v one
L'eround. It mlzut bo u reed that the
marriage wn not eousnmmatcd.
consummation was very probable. I
say as this stands the contract Is a
'definite one.' agreeing to do a definite
thing namely, to enter Into the state
WJtj&Lof marriage. Tbe question of the un
ivVjyrfcomnleted siirnature does not invali
date it nor indeed come into the matter
at all. It is only a question whether
the signature, so far as it goes, means
me . laenuti or ine tuen; aienweiner.
who wrote tbe clause prw-eding it.
Gentlemen." "he went on. taking a
Tturn; hands behind back, his big red
'i take Mr. Cowles'. word as to acts
he has shown to us that be Is a gen
tleman. In that woVld. very different
from this world., he acted like a gen
tleman. In that life he. '.was for the
time freed of the covenant of society.
Now in thijs life, thrown again, under
the laws of soeiety be again jdiows to
us that he is a gentleman here as, much
is tbere. ;We cannot reason from that
world to this.? I Kay yes. I hope 1 am
big enough man to say that we can
not bin me ; him. arguing -i from,, that
world, to'thls.' : We can esact of n man
that he shall be a gentleman in either
one of those?worlds. but we cannpt ex-
act it or nim to ce tue samejgentieman
in-hotb. . .. m:
'.'Now the question comes to which of
thee? worlds belongs John -Cowles?
!The court will say that this bit of blda
4s a "weddmg ceremony. Gentlemen."
h( smiled grjmly, "we need all the pro
fessions here today medicine, minis
try and law. At least. Colonel Shera
ton." It think we need legal counsel be
fore we go on with any more weddings
Xor this young, man here."
, "But there Is no record of this," 1
said. "There is no execution in du-
v-No. said the doctor. "It Is only a
-question of which4 world you elect.'"
I looked at him. and he added: 'lTtTri
also only a question of morals. If Ibis
record should be destroyed you would
leave the other party with no proof on
her . side of the case. . .
"It Is customary." he said as he turn-
ted to me, "to give the wife the wed
ding certificate. The law. the ministry
ond the profession of medicine all unite
in their estimate of the relative value
of marital faithfulness as letween the
sexes.' It is the woman who needs the
proof. 'Tim-woman is ithe- apple of
nature's eye. and even the law knows
' I -walked to the mantel and took up
Ibe knife that lay there. I returued to
the table and with a long stroke 1 rip
;ped the hide In two. I threw the two
and tor her:
Colonel Sheraton staggertd to me.
his band trembling, out st ret ebed. "Vou
fare free to marry my poor girl"- he
"It Is proof also." 1 went on. "that
I shall, never see Kllen Meriwether
lgaln. any more than I shall see Grace
Sheraton again after I have married
iiel Sheraton, and yours, possibly even
Lvour son's"--! smiled at Harry "to
t fiiwl (Itiiituri Ormp I rl ihn Inin first
I do not kill him, then you and
Jond. "I pray God 1 may
a his done again to any man
J . 1 . I 1 1 ! 1
ine woman 1 loveu uieu ears
She was too good they're all too
I. a physician, say they are all
good. Only in that gap letween
them and us lies any margin which
rmits vou to lie to yourself at the
the apple of the eye. That
rris II t 1111 M 1 ll u
and sought mine.
said. "Our quarrel Is dis-
d . more than so. Harry,
hak ti!ii' w'th Mr' Cowle. And
now. ui. ti. our. qniru'l now runs to
'ordrn r:n! Ton:orrow we start
'or t'arolia.n. whprp we had his last
? address.. Mr (Vvl. my hirt Mpfd.
! if lile?-!?. sir. for yen. Hut for her
! also for I er n; thr-e. 'jo? courts
;hall frro rem qui kly and quietly as
-rvm rt ft ran t:e doi: Ir Is jyui who
Y:: lav fir:ved vourself
The !oor at the s'alr 1 usf pen. A
iak innhl. Treit lt!ss. Ip .: Into the
Slip's a--ottln" there Miss ;n"e
jTtt a-e!!?.t t!i-r"- U 'an and
I:od and stnn-r n-I
"What i '.XT' :; d Pr P.ond sharp
!r nj;d viirans at :h" d or I herrd
IdiM to ii t the ta;r I'g'it'y as fl)-u?a
he wfr.- a Ixi.v. V aU fol'o'-. wl.
I say that we trim of Virg'nia were
vot to sr.spis-t m- woman. 1 hone we
.re still slower t uosn recjmline
ot on" of ns pvit a!ced Pr
P.ond a ijustfon. fi-arfns fsr we m'gr
leani what Tirrhap h kn'W. He srooi
!vond her now. his tjrad iniwed. his
hau l .fe"lr);r for the pulse that was no
i loo ire r there. The solemnity :f his
face was louder than speech. It sifin-
ed to me that I heard his si'.eat de
mand that we should all hold our
peace forever. m
Grare Sheraton, her Hps Just parted
In a Httle crooked smile, such as she
might have worn when she was a
child, sat at a low dressing table, star
ing directly into the wide mirror which
swung before bes at Its back. Her
left arm lay at length along the table.
Her right, with its hand nnder ber
cheek and chin, supported her head,
which leaned but slightly to one side.
She gazed Into ber own face, into her
own heart Into the mystery of human
life and its double worlds 1 doubt not.
She could hot' tell us what she bad
Iler father stepped to. her side op
posite the old doctor. I heard sons as
they placed her upon her little white
bed. still with that "little crooked smile
upon, her face, ris though she. were
young, very young again
I went to the window, ami Harry. 1
think, was close behind me. Itefore
me lay the long reaches of our valley
himmerlnc in tlr. midday autumn
sun. It seemed a scene of peaee and
not of tragedy.' Rut even as I looked
there came foiling up our valley slow
ly. almost as though visible, the low.
deep boom of the signal gun; from the
village below. - It tarried news, the
news from 'America!
.1 saw Colonel Sheraton half look up
os be stood bent over the b:d. Thus,
stunned by horror as we were, we
yraited. It was a long time, an Inter
minable time, moments, iminntes. It
seemed to me. nntll there must' have
been thrice time for the rcpetltlou of
the signal. If there was to be ope;
.'1'liere Vas noVeeond sound.' The sig
nal Wfis alone, single, ominmis.'
"Thank tJod! Thank ' ;;! !' erled
Colonel Sheraton. svs.n?iing his hands
aloft, tears rolling down hrs old gray
i-heeks -It is war": .Now we may
and forget fulfless!" .
St, It was war. We drew-apart
into hostile eatnps. Hv mid
! winter South Carolina. Missis
sippi. Gwtgia. Alabama. Klor
dn." Ix)tiisiana. Texas, had withdrawn
ro:u the Union. There aro-e two capi
tals. ea h e'iaimiug a government, each
planning war-Washington and Rich
mond. As for me. I had seen the flag
on our far frontiers in wide, free lands,
it was a time when each must choose
for himself. 1 knew with whom niy
own lot must be cant. I -pledged my
self to follow the flag of the frontier,
jvherever it might go.
When the gun of Sumter came on
that sad day of April I was ready with
a company of volunteers who fhad
.known some months of drill at least
and who had been good enough to elect
me for their captain. Most of my men
came from the mountains of western
Virginia. I heard remotely that Colo
nel Meriwether would not join the
Confederacy. Both the Sheratons, the
old colonel and his son Harry were, of
course, for the south, and early in Jan
uary they both left home for Rich
mond. On the other hand, again, our
friend Captain Stevenson stood for the
Federal government and so I heard
also Indirectly, did young Belknap of
the Ninth dragoons, regulars, a gallant
boy who swiftly reaebed distinction,
and died a gallant man's death at Shi
Inh later on.
My mother, all for peace, wept when
the saw me in uniform and belt. "See,
She said, "we treed our slaves long
ago. We thought as the north thinks
This war is uot for the Society of
Friends." But she saw my father's
blood tu me again and sigh.!. "Go,
then." she said. All over the country,
north and south, came the same sigh
ed consent of the women. "Go." then."
And so we went out to kill each other.
we who should all have been brothers.
None of us would listen. The armies
formed, facing each other on Virginia
soil. Soon in our trampled tields and
broken herds and ruined crops, in our
desolated homes and hearts, we broth
ers in America learned the significance
My men. most of them young fellows
nsed to horse and arms, were brigaded
as Infantry with ou of the four divi
sions of McDowell s men. who con
verged along different lines toward
It was not until the L0th of .luly
that our leaders determined upon
a flanking movement to our right,
which was to cross Bull Run at the
Sudley ford. F.ven so. we dallied
along until every oue knew our plans.
Back of us the battle opened on the
following day. a regimeut at a time.
with no concert, no plan. My men
were with this right wing, wbkh made
the turuiug movement, but four hn
gades in all. Four other brigade,
those of Howard. Uurnside. Keyes and
Sobenrk. were lost somewhere to the
I ronr nf tl f-'intllv n-o friKvtvl ta nil
..... r m . ......... .t . ......
reached the left flank of the Confed
erates under Beauregard, and swung
south along Bull Run. Our attack
was scattering and 111 planued. but
bv 3 o'clock of the next dav we
were In the thickest of the Kshtina
around the sloies whleb bd l to the
Henry bouse lack of which taj the
I sow the batteries of RIckett and
Griffin of onr regulars advance and
take this height against the steadily
thickening line of the Confederates,
who had now had full time to concen
trate. There cunie a hot cavalry
charge upon the umave regiment on
my left, and I saw the zouaves lie
down In the woods and melt the line
of that charge with their tire and save
the battery for a time. Then in turn
I saw' that blunder by whkh the bat
tery commander allowed Cuuimings'
men the. Thirty-third Virginia. I think
it was deliberately to march withiu
stone's throw of them, mistaken for
Federal troops. 1 saw them jwur a
olley at short range Into the guns,
which wined out their handlers and
let through' the charging lines now
converging rapidly upon us. Then,
though It was but my first battle. I
knew that our movement must fall,
that our extended line, lying upon
nothing, supported by nothing, must
roll hack itf retreat along a trough
road. wlnre the horses and guns
would mow us down. Stuart's men
came on. riding 'through us as we
broke Wheat's Louisiana Tigers came
through our remnants as well.
They were practically over us and
gone- when as I rode to the right flank
of Th remaining splinter of my little
company I saw riding down upon us
a- sp'endid soldier, almost alone and
apparently endeavoring to . reach his
eomoiar.d after some 'delay at the rear.
He was mounted on a fine horse, a
:rre-!t black animal. His tall figure
was rl -1, in the gray uniform of the
Confederates, with a b'a' k hat sweep
Ing baH; from his forehead. I saw
film half rise om-e. Iwi'-e. four times,
standing la the stirrups to enforce h
saber cuts, earl; one of which dropped
a man. He and Ids horse moved to
gether, a splendid engine of ruthless
"Iok out. Cap!" I heard a squVnik
big voice behind me call and. looking
down. I saw one of, my men. his left
arm hanging loose, resting his gun
across ai-iog. with ( his right. "Git out
o. the way." he repeated. ' "I'm goln
to kill him."- It, was that new made
warrior Andrew;, acksop MrtJorerif.
fronvsome place, upd Joined my cop
pn.v soon-after lts organization. I or
flered lheVbbyho1r; to 'drop hls'gunV
.Leave him alone' I ctled. "Oe be
Jongto ine." . 4: . ', " ) ,
h It was Gordon, )nne. At last fate
had relented for,,me. My enemy was
at hand. .. No ma,n put Ormc could thus
ride my old botse.5?atan. . ;
This; Is to be . said or Gordon Orme.
that iiev feared "no man or thing on
earth. He srailedf- at me now. show
lnghls long, narrow teeth, as ne catrc
lightly twirling his long blade. Two
pistols ' lay in my holsters, and both
were freshly loaded, but without
thought I had drawn my sword for a
weapon, 1 suppose because be was
using bis. lie was a master of the
aword. I but a beginner with it.
We rode straight in, and 1 beard the
whistle of his blade as he circled It
about bis bead like a band of light.
As we Joined he made cut to the left,
easily, gently, as he" leaned forward,
but it came with such swiftness that
had it landed 1 doubt not my neck
would have been shorn like a robin's.
We wheeled and came on again and
yet again, and each time be put me
on defense, and each time 1 learned
more of what was before me to do
My old servant. Satan, waa now his
servant, and the great blade horse
was savage against me as was bis
rider. Wishing nothing so much as to
kill his own rival, be came each time
with bis ears back and his mouth
open, wicked in the .old blood lust
that I knew. It was the fury of his
horse that saved me. I suppose, for as
that mad beast bored In. striving to
overthrow mv own horse, the latter
My. Blade Met His With a Shock.
would flinch away in spite of all I
could do. so that I needed to give
him small attention when we met in !
'these short desperate charges. 1 es-
raped with nothing more than a rP
across the shoulder, a touch on the
rheek. on the arm. where his point
reached me lishtly as my horse swerv
ed awav from the encounters. 1 rould
! not reach Orme at all.
At last. I know not how. we clash
! ed front on. and his horse bore mine
: back, with a scream fastening bis
I teeth in the crest of my mount, as a
, dog seizes bis prey. I sa w Orme's sword
j turn lightly, easily again around his
; head, saw bis wrist turn gently.
smoothly down and extend In a cut
kl..l. .! 1 ... . W ..11
I which was aimed to catch me full
i across the head. There was no parry
i I could think hut the full counter in
kind My blade met his with a shock
that Jarred my arm to the shoulder.
1 saw him give back, pull off his
mad horse and look at bis hand, where
his own sword was broken off a foot
above the hilt Smiling, he saluted
with It. reigning back his horse and
no more afraid of me than If 1 were a
child. He sa luted again with his bro
ken sword and made as though to
toss it from nim. as Indeed he did.
Then like a Bash. his band dropped to
1 read his thought. 1 presume, when
be made bis second salute. Ills mo
tion ot tossing away the sword hilt
gave me the fraction of time wblcb
sometimes Is the difference between
life and death. Our Are was almost
at the same instant, but not quite, " His
bullet cut the epaulet clean from roy.
left shoulder, but he did not fire again.
nor did 1. I saw him straighteu up
in bis saddle, precisely as I had once
seen an Indian chieftain do under
Orme's own fire. He looked at tue
with a startled expression on his N face r
At that moment there came from
the edge ot the woods the crack of a
musket. The great horse. Satau pitch-'
ed his head forward and dropped "limp,
sinking to his knees. As he rolled be
caught, his rider under him, I myself
sprung down, .shouting out some com
mand toward the edge - of the" wood,
that they should leave this man to me.
I stooped and caught hold of the
hind leg of the great black horse, and '
even as 1 had once turned a dead bull,
so now I turned this carcass on its
back. I picked tip the-fallen rider and
carried him to the woods, and there I
propped his body against a tree.
"Thank you. old man." he said, "the
horse was deuced iy heavy spoiled that
leg. 1 think." He pointed to his boot"
"I suffer badly. Be a good fellow and
I answered him by tossing down one
of his own ptstots.
, "Let's " kalk It over a bit flrst. he;
said. i'rn done.' Did you ever know
nje' to' break-parole?" ' ;
"Noy said I.' and I threw down the
other 1 weapon on the; ground. ' "In
toercy to ns both? Orme,! die. ? 1 -do
noY' waht to kill' you- now.' and you
sball'iot JJwJI'v.vtrjivV.w , :
"Fm safe enough' be said.' "It's
Through the liver and stomach. I can't
p'wsslbly-get Over It". '- '
He stared straight ahead of him as
though "summoning his will. "Swa
ml!' I heard him mutter! as though
- "There, that's better." he said final
ly. He sat almost erect, smiling at
we "It Is Asana. the art. of posture,"
be said. "1 rest my body on my ribs,
my soul on the air. FeePttiy heart
1 did so and drew away my band
almost In terror. It stopped lna ting
at bis will and began again! Ills un
canny art was still under bis control!
"I shall lie master here for a little
while." he said. "So I move those'
hurt organs to. ease the flow. But I
can't slop the holes nor mend them.
We can't get at the tissues to sew
them fast After awhile I shall die."
He spoke clearly, with utter calmness.
Uspassfonately. ' .
I looked down at a strange, fasci
nating soul, a fearsome persona II ty.
whose like 1 never knew in all my
"Will you make me a promise?" he
Kaid. smiling at me. mocking at me.
"No." I answered.
"I was going to ask you after my
death to take my heart and send It
back to my people at Orme castle. Gor
don Arms. In England you know
where. It would be a kindness to the
family." I gazed at him In a sort of
horror, but be smiled and went on
"We're medieval today as ever we
were. Some of us are always making
trouble, one corner or the other of the
world, anduntil the last Gordon heart
:omes home to rest there's no peace
for that generation. Hundreds of
years they've traveled all over the
world and been lost and stolen and
hidden. My father's Is lost now some
where. Had it come back home to
rest ray own life might have been dif
ferent I say, Cowles. couldn't you do
that for me?"
It Is not for me to say whether or.
not I made a promise to Gordon Orme
or to say whether or not things medie
val or occult belong with us today.
Neither do I expect many to believe
the strange truth about Gordon Orme.
I only say it is hard to deny those
about to die.
"Orme," 1 said. "I wish you had laid
out your life differently. You are a
"sport, love, war!" Then his face sad
dened. "I say. have you kept your
other promise to me?" he asked. "Did
you marry that girl what was ber
name Miss Sheraton?"
"Miss Sheraton is dead."
"Married?" he asked.
! "No. She died within two months
after the night I caught you in the
yard 1 should have killed you then,
He nodded "Yes. but at least 1
'showed some sort of remorse the first
!tlme. 1 think. .Not a bad sort, that
igirl. but madly jealous. Fighting
blood. I imagine. In that family."
Tes," I said, "her rather ami broth
er and L all three, swore the tarn
-m- mint was in th rtrl.- h
said, nodding again. "Revenge that
was what she wanted. That's why It
all happened. It was what I wanted
too. You blocked me with the only
"Do not speak her name," I said to
him quietly. "The nails on your fin
gers are growing blue. Orme Go
with some-sort of squaring of your
accounts." ; . ,
He shrugged a shonlder. "My Swaml
.e 0 not die we only, change
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worlds "or forms. What! I. Gordon J
Orme, to be blotted out to lone my
mind and soul and body and senses j
not to be able to enjoy 1 No, Cowles. j
somewhere there are other worlds,
with women In them. I do not die I
transfer. But sweat stood on his
forehead.. : V
"You're an awfully decent sort Give
roe a bit of p&per. I want to write."
.1 found him a pencil and some pages
of my notebook.
"To please you, I'll try to square
some things," he said. "You're been
so deuced square and straight with
me all along. I'm I'm Gordon.now.
I'm English. Word of a fighting man,
my nay friend."
He leaned forward, peering down at
the paper as though he did not clearly
see. but he wrote slowly for a time,
absorbed In thought t 1
In an - the" death scenes which" our
country, knew In thousand during
those .years 1 doubt it any : more un
believable than Ibis- ever bad occur-
renceV r'saw the blood; soaking' all
ll !f hS S?
about him. I raw bis face grow gray
and ; his nails, grow blue. fhh,,palUr
deepen as the reins lost -theirconten
1 saw Mm die. But t swear-that he,
sun sat there, cairn ss tnougn oe 01a
not suffer.- and forced - hl body
his will, at last smiling again
looked up "Fingers , getting dread-
fully stiff. Tongue will go nextAIus-.
cles still under the power for a little
time. Here, take this. You're going
to lire, and tbUs Is the only, thing.
It'll make you miserable, but happy
too. jGoodby. I'll not stop longer."
Like a flash his hand shot out to the
weapon that lay near him on the
ground. I shrank back, expecting the
ball full In my face. Instead it passed
through his own brain. . V v v
At last I rubbed the blood -from my
own face and stooped to readvhat he
had written. -Then I j thanked God
that he was dead. These were the
words k r-v ' .: : .
' Gordon Orme, dying luty ri, 18EL con
fess that. I killed viofth Cow!es."8rH In the
monthvof f April. 1MSC0.V at theij road: neat
WalllhgforiflL Iwatjted tho horiKS. but had
to kill CowWs. Later tookthe moner.' I
was v a: secret agent ' detailed for work
among U..& army men.1:'"1 t
: t. , Gordon"1 0rrte,VhaytTig seduced Grace
Bheraton, j asked John Cowles to "marry
her. to cover up that'a'ctv-''-.'?-'-.'
J L Gordon ( Orme. 'appoint John' "Cowles
my ; executor. 1 'ask' him td fiilCU 1strre
'quest VI 'gt.ve him 'What property-" I have
on toy person for" hit owtt. rTurther J say
nofand. befn long arb heTd as dead. I
make no , bequests 1 as other; property
whatsoever. " ' - ' GORDON ORM&
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It waa v h e. then, who ha d : In cold
blood killed my father! That horrid
nacue at tasc was react, in emu coo-
fession 1 saw, only his intent to giro
me. bis last touch of robbery and pain.
Then slowly 1 reaHzed that what . 1
held In my hand was the proof of his
jullt of my Innoeence. He . bad rob
bed me of my father. .He had given
me what? At least he bad gtveto me
chance. Ferbaps Ellen ilerlwether
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By next 'morning I wa far op' my
way toward ...the I'otoniae. Then !
?M'ned: t he -wallet . lip had found
Jrme:J.bod.v. 1 1 held memoranda.; wrtt-
ngx in lpln;r and foreign 'ch.iracieri.' ,
, iits of drawing, map and the like.
Hi of wh! h I de"tryet It tttalned
i!si In thin forH-n noien sum large
H3ond -the ixMlet of what . ordinary
iffl-er would arfy Into, bHK and
rhl money for Hjh time I felt Jutl
fled In rr'abdn .
Orme was no ordinary otllrrr . He
had his own ways and hi own errand
ills serret. innvevpr rit it was -mid
at different tin:es' I bavp ad reason
to Ijelieve that men hth In jwer on
Ixith sides knew hv." un-at it was and
how important to ih W-t a te'ret
nrvrr Irfvanic fully known.
(Continued Next Saturday)
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