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W CNINO nUIXETIN, HONOLULU, T. H SATURDAY, UO. II. 1900.
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Klrkwood imicigid with dignity from
Hie omul He. hi face mI.iii,ii to ilr
Ii Ir. Iilul Kttcirllng with kIii'iic nnd
IliililillUllon. Mini left uu ir aiml Dili
Icl'il renroi.'tib.tlvi' of li! toti!ilr. i
igoveiiitiio'il with tliu I iitnvxluii of
lie dltfipjKuruf, the imtlro" ttnumiiij
iillir tn hot rimc
having been ciiterlnlned to the point
of eunul bj an exceptionally clumsy
but pertinacious liar.
At noon preilselv. his suspense grown
too onerous fur his strength of will,
throwing cautlou und their understand
Ing to the winds, he walked boldly Into
the Terminus uud Inquired for Miss
When at length she apjicared ou the
threshold of the apartment, bringing
with her the trnxcllng bag and looking
wonderfully the belter for her ninety
minutes of complete t cpi.se and prl
vac-, the relief he experlemtsl was so
lutciw that he leiiiulmd iransllxed In
the ml.Ulle of the Moor, nuiuieiitartlj
able neither to speak nor to moe.
):i her tuirt. so fiugid and ill-
lr:ui,:lil did he m'piii. that at sight of
Ms cm re . (.ill couuleiiiiliie sin- Inn ill 'J
tu til Ml Willi outslreM tied, emnp issh le
ate hands and a low, phlful cry of
(ouceru forgetful entlielj of that
which he himself had folgntten the
emotion she had Lctiajcd i.u p.utllig
"Oil. nothing wrong." he husicmd tn
reassure her, with a sorry ghost of his
familiar grin, "only 1 lime lust Ilobbs
and the satchel with your things, and
there s no sign jet or .Mr caleiular
We can feel pretty comfortable uow,
niiil-iir.il I thought It time we had
something like a meal."
The narrative of his adveuture
which he dcllvcicd oer their dejeuner
a la fourchette contained no mention
either of his icbu.T lit the AmerUau
(ousul.ite or the siriilch he had sus.
tallied during Ilobbs' murderous ns
hiiult. The one could not concern her;
the other would seem but u bid for her
sympathy, lie counted It u fortunate
thing that the mate's knife had been
keen enough to penetrate the cloth of
his sleeve without tearing It The silt
It hud left was barely noticeable And
he puriisely diverted llie girl with
tlishes of humorous dcsirlptlon. so'
fut they discussed lioth meal und epl-
Mule In a moid of wholesome mert'l-
iat nt I
ll was concluded, nil too scon for the
taste of either, by the wilter's an-
linuiiceiiieiil tb.it the Hcainer wus on
the point of selling.
Outwardly coiiipo'H-d, Inwardly qtiak- I
Ins. Ihey Imnnled the picket, meeting
with no misadventure whntever-lf we
ire to except the i Ircunistance that
v lieu the restaurant bill his settled
tin the girl had piiirl lllmi-ly surren
dered his I'hiugi) with the tickets
Klrl.vviud found liliiisi'lf In hsdcssIou
f pivclsely I franc nn) .'Ui outlines.
lie groaned lu splili to think how
i!Hrercutl.v ho mUht have been fixed
had he not In his Infatuated plilt of
honesty been mi auluus to give Cnl
eiiihir mule iliun ample value for his
An Inexorable anxiety held them
both near the gangwiij until It was
.'list off aud the Ihiui began lo draw
uvviiy from the pier Then, and nut
till then, did an uulmpicsslvo, small
liguru of u limn detach Itself from the
shield of u pile of luggage uud mi
nt me to the pier head fo second
glance was needed tn Identify Mr.
Hubbs, nud until the pcrMicrtlve
dvvurfid ttl in liiilltln;iiMiiibly he was
lo be teen allernati'ly waving Kirk
woid Ironic fa re well und blowing vlo-
lent Kisses lo Miss Calendar fiom tho
Ips of his soiled lingers.
So he hud eiciipeil anest.
At llrit br turns liiilhiiunt nud re
lieved to nullite that thercitflir they
were (o juoie in scenes lu which his
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tiiU'iil STr"iA WmX, "iiul .Tofln Till Vs-
(.ciitl.illy urn iHiiii'in imrt. niiliHiiiu'iitljr
Mil. wood It'll ii prey to prophetic tcr-
row. It wax U"t alone fear or rctflbu-1
don tint ti.nl Indincd Hobb to rclln-
iiili liH orcutloii, or io Klrkwood
h 'd heeoni iiIihimI. If Hit1 mate's
i-nlvul lttuti liid iillnuid fur ttiem the
leant fruition of ii limine to ctcapc
apprehension on the f.irtlicr shores of j
tlu channel, iwr fears nor threat
wniilil have prevented tilui from mill
lug with tin' fugitives. I'ar from hav
ing left danger behind Hiimii on the
ronlliii'iil. KlrLwood believed III hi
secret heart tlmt they were but iljlujt
to t'liiotintt-r It beneath the KiiioL) pull
IS the evening I
Dover swung i
Ing Cross for
av time In the coi
tin- oi enlnc boat train fiom
: on toward Char-
' perhaps I lie tenth
line In the course or uis jour-
ney Klrkwitml withdrew his gaze from
the window nml turned to the girl, a j
quextlon ready framed upon his lips.
"Aro i oil quite sure" he began, ard
then, alive to the clear and penetrating
inTcepllon In the brown ejes that '
smiled tutu his from under their level
brows, he Mil mniei oil and left the
Continuing to regard him steadily
and smilingly. IHrothy shiHik her bead
In playful deiilil and protest. "Do you
Lnow." she louiuieiiteil. 'that this Is
about the flfth repetition of tint lden i
Ileal question within the last quarter
"How do jou know what I meant to
say?" he demanded, staring. ,
"I can hve It In jour eyes. Ilestdes,
you've talked mid thought of nothing
cl;e since we left the boat Won't jou
believe me. pleare. when I say there's
absolutely not n sou! In London to
whom 1 could go nud ask for shelter?
1 don't thltik It's very nice of you to
be so openly anxious to get rid of
This hitter was so essentially uude
tened nml so urtlessly liiilncere that
he must needs, of course, treat It with
"That Isn't falrrMlss Calendar. Heal
ly It's not."
What nin I to think? I've told you
any number of limes that It only an
hour's ride on to Chlltern, where the
Pyrfords will lie glud to take me In. J lug tightly to tils arm lest they be Bep
You may deiH'iid upou It. by 8 tonight, urutcd lu the crush, they came to the
at the latest, jou'll have me off your
bunds the drag and worry that I've
been ever since"
"Dou't!" he pleaded vehemently.
I'leuset You know It Isn't that. I
don't want you off my hands, ever,
ThJt Is to say. I ah" Here he was
smitten with u dumbness and sat.
aghast lit the enormity of his blunder,
cntieatlug her forgiveness with eyes
that very likely pleaded his cuuse
more eloquently than he guessed.
"I mean," he floundered on prefcut'
ly. lu the fatuous belief that he would
this time be uble tu control bulli mind
and tongue "what I mean Is I'd be
glad tu go on serving jou In nuy way
I might to the end of time If you'd
He left the declaration Inconclusive
-u stroke of diplomacy that would
have graced nn Inllultely more udept
wooer. Uut lie used It ull unconscious
ly. "O Lordl" he groaned lu spirit
"Worso und tliore of ttl Why in thuu
der can't I say the right thing right?"
"Dear Mr. Klrkwood." she kuld gen- I
tly. bending furwarj us If to read be-
iwccn lue lines anxiety nau graven uu
nls countenance, "won't you tell me,
please, whut It cau bo that so worries
'u exasperation he Interrupted ol-
most rudely. "It's only this I I'm
strapped bhe knitted ber browa
oier this fresh specimen of American
"Hut strapped - busted broke-on
'"' uppers down nud out." He reeled
"1 synonyms without a smile. "1
haven't enough mouey to pay cub fare
aiross the town"-
"Oh!" she Interpolated, enlightened.
-"' Blly nothing of taklug us to
Chlltern. 1 couldn't buy j-ou a glass
or water If you were thirsty. There
Isn't n soul on earth within hall who
would tiust me with a quarter 1 mcun
a shilling across Uuidon bridge. I'm
the orUliml 'luckless wonder' und the
only 'in:lnc Jonah o tin nt."
With u face the hue of lire he cot Ic
ed his eyebrows askew nud attempted
to laugh unconcernedly to hide his bit
ter shunie. "I've led you out of the
frying pun Into the Ore. nnd 1 don't
know what to do. Pleuso call me
"Oh. poor Mr. Klrkwocd!
nil becnuso of mo! You've
"Not precisely. I was beggared to
begin with." He hastened to disclaim
the extravagant generosity of which
he accused him. "I bad only three or
uu, .UUiiu iu wf name mat nignt we
net. I haven't told you 1"
"You've told me nothing, notblnir
whatever about yourself," she said re-
"I didn't want to bother you with
my troubles I tried not lo talk about wire they look cub for I'hitlng Cross
mjself. You knew I was uu Aluer- L-"l.y for ns-or Is ll lm kyi" he add
lean, but I'm worse Hum that I'm a doubtfully tu himself.
Callforiilaii-froin Sun l''runclsco." Ho I '1'e haiihom wblppisl i.iunl Hie uu
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''lu wucressiiiuy in mai;e jignt or
bv the niibrn-Mcrrlll Co.
It. "7 TiThi Jou T vvn The inWleis
wonder.' If I'd ever lint) uny luck 1
would have Hturnl n lltttt mvtioy u way.
As It was, I lived uu my Income, left
my prlticlp.il In l'rlsco, and when the
cnrihitiake mine. It wiped uw out
"And Jim Wore going home tli.it
night we mndc.vou uilssyour Hti'iuntT!"
"It ivnn my own fault, uud I'm clad
Hits blessed minute Hint I did miss It
Mce "rt I'd lime been to go off and
leuip )ou at the mercy"
"I'leiinel I nam to think. I'm tryliiK
to remember how much you've gone
Treclnely what 1 don't want jou to
do. Anyway, I did tiothliiK more than
any other fellow' would lime doue.
rie:ie don't Rive me credit that 1
don't ik-m-mi We must ko to 11 Ii
nullum' house first. It's too late
now after 6 else we could deposit
the Jewels In ,sonie bank. Since
Riiee they are no longer yours the
only thlui; and the proper thing to do
u to place them In safety or In the
bunds of their owner. If you take
tuem directly to young lliillam your
hands will bo clear. And I never did
suili a thing In my life. Miss Calendar,
but If he's got spark of gratitude In
his makeup I ought to be ublc to
er to borrow a pound or so of him."
"Do jou think so?" She shook her
head In dniibt. "I don't know. I know
so little of mi h things. You arc right
We must al:e htm the Jewels, but"
Her mite trallrd off Into a slgb of
lie dared not meet her look.
With u Jar the train started and be
gan to move more swiftly.
Klrkwond lifted thu traveling bag to
"Don't forget." he said, with some
diniculty, "jou'ro to stick by me what
ever happens. You mustn't desert
"You know." tho girl reproved him.
"I know, but there must be uo mis
understanding. Don't worry. We'll
win out jet. I've n plan."
Glorious liar! Uo had not tho glim
mering of a plan.
The engine panting, the train drew
In beneath the ast sounding dome of
the station to an nccompantmcut of
dull Oiundcrliigs and stopcd tlnally
Hurried und Jostled, the girl cling-
ticket wicket lleyond the barrier
surged u seu of bats. Hcneath uuy
one uf these might lurk the maleficent
brain, the sift lug eyes, of Calendar or
one of his trcaturcs. Hcneath all of
them that he encountered Klrkwood
peered In fearful Inquiry.
Abruptly he caught the girl by the
arm nud unceremoniously hurtled bcr
towurd u uniting hansom.
"Qulckr he begged her. "Jump right
In not nil Instant to spare!"
She nodded brightly, lips firm with
courage, eyes shining.
"Yes." Klrkwood glanced back over
bis shoulder, "lie hasn't seen us yet
They've Just driven up. Striker's
with hlui. They're getting down."
And to himself, "Oh. the devil!" cried
. the panic stricken young man.
lie drew back lu let the girl precede
I him Into the cab. At the fame time
ho kept nn eye on! Calendar, whose
' com cj nine stood hulf the length of
I t!i, Htiillmi fi-mtt nlvtlt-
-rile fut udictiuirer had finished pay.
mi. rf iu. driver, mnndliii: on the
deck of the hansom. Slryker wus al-
' ready out, towering nbove Hie mass of
.people uud glaring ubuul hlui with his
hawk keen vision. Calendar hud stuit-
ed to alight Ills foot wus leaving the
step w heu Stryker's glance singled .ut
their quarrj. Instantly be turned i.ud
I spoke to bis confederate. Calendar
. wheeled Ilka a flush, pecrlug eagerly
, n t,t. direction Indicated by the cap
taiu'u ludex linger, then, snapping lu
slructlons to his driver, threw lil.h'sclf
heavily back ou the seal Stryker,
'uwkwurd on his luud legs, stumbled
j Und fell lu an ill calculated uttiuipt tu
, bolst himself hastily buck lutu the
Tu the delay thus occasioned alone
Kirkwuod uud Doiothy uvved u respite
of freedom. Their bulisom was al
ready swinging down towurd tho great
gates of the yard, the American stuiia
lug to make the driver comprehend
the necessity for uslug the utmost
speed In leaching the Craven strict
uddress. Thu man proved both Intelli
gent uud obliging. Klrkwood hud buie
ly time tu drop down beside the girl
ere thu cub was swinging out lutu the
Btruud, to the peril uf the toes be-
I lunging tu a number of righteously In
Aud it's dlguuiit ncdcsti luiis. ,
I He turned lu the scut', twisting his
uuck to peep through the small rear
wluuovv, "l dont see their cab." be
unnouueed. "Uut of course they're
atlvr us. However, Craven street's
Just round the comer, If wo get there
tlr8t ' uu'l fancy 1'ieddle Hullum will
, have u cuii.ll.il reception for our pur-
now. They must huve bien on watch
" Oaniiou street, und, lludliig we wcie
t not turning lu that wayof inuise they
wore expecting us because of Ilobbs'
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W" li.,hl J
sprung up. grasping trie treasure bag.
ready lo Jump the Instant they pulled
'n toward Mrs. Hatlam's dwelling. Dut
as Ihey drew near upon the address he
drew back wllh in exclamation of
Ylie honse was closed, showing
think face lo the street-blinds drawn
lose ilnuii lu the windows, urea gale
pullihl.eil, nn esliile ngent's Isiunl pro
Jectltig from above the doorway ad
vertising I lie property "lo be lei. fur
Klrkw I looked back, cnilillig hi'
neel. round the side of the rub. Al tin;
moment another huiisoin wus breiu
lug through the rank' or htium"ll.v v
the Stniul enisslng lie saw ii'ie .
two llguies leap desperately from be
nealh Hie horse's lioofs. Then the nib
shot nut swiftly down the si reel.
T;.c Auierl'ilii stood up iignlil. cuteti
Ing the rabliv's eje
"Drive on"' he crbd exi Itedl.v
"Di'irt slop! Itr've us fast us you
"Were to. sir?"
"See that nib behind? Don't lei II
catch us1 Shake II off, lose ll some
how, but for the love of lie i veil don't
let II catch us! I'll make It worth your
while Do jou understand?"
"Yes. sir" The driver looked brief
ly over his shoulder and lifted his
whip "Don't worry, lr." he cried,
entering Into the spirit of the gnine
with gratifying rest. ".Shan't let 'em
over'nul you, sir. Mind your 'end!"
And as Klrkwood ducked the whip
lash shot out over the roof with a
crack like tbc report of a pistol.
8tartled, the horse leaped Indignantly
forward. Momentarily the cab seemed
(o leave the ground, then settled down
ton pace that carried them round the
Avenue theater nud across Northum
berland avenue Into Whitehall place
apparently on n slugle wheel.
"Good little borsc!" be applauded.
A moment later he was Indorsing
without reserve the generalship of
their cabby. The quick westwurd
turn that took them Into Whitehall,
over across from the Horse Ouards,
likewise ptnred them In n pocket of
tmfllc. A practically Impregnable
press of vehicles closed In behind them
ere Calendar's conveyance could follow-
out of the side street
That the same conditions, but slight
ly modified, hemmed them tn abend
went for nothing In Klrkwood's esti
mation. "Good driver!" be approved heartily,
"no's got n bead on bis shoulders!"
The girl found her voice. "How,"
she, demanded In a breath, face blank
with consteruatlon "how did J'ou
"Dare?" he echoed exultantly, and
In -bis veins cxilteiuent was .running
llko liquid fire "What wouldn't J
dare for jou. Dorothy?"
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UH. 1,111- JUll l.l.lt a.lC 1I1IU..U1.-14
softly, nildiug. with n shadoof timidity,
The Ipn Inshes swept up from ber
cheeks. .like clouds revealing stars, un
masking eves r.idluut and brave to
meet bis own. Then they fell, even
as her lps drooped with disappoint
ment .And she sighed, for h'o was
not looking. Manlike, hot with the
ardor of the ebnse, he was deaf and
blind to all else.
"I've.cot ii scheme!" Klrkwood de
darcdu explosively that she caught
her breath with I he surprise of It.
"There's the 1'less. They know me
there, and my (ivdlt's good. When
ve shake them off we can have the
cabby tuke us to the hotel, I'll regis
ter and borrow from the inntiiigeiueiit
enough to pay our way to Chlltern
and the, tolls for n cublo to New York.
I'yo u friend or two over home who
wouldn't let. me want for a few miser
able pounds! .So you see," lie ex
plained boyishly, "we're at the end of
our troubles already!"
She said something Inaudible, hold
ing her face averted. He bent nenrer
to her, wondering. "1 didn't under
stand.", ho suggested.
Still looking from blm, "I said you
were very good to me," she said In a
"Dorothy r' Without his knowledge
or Intention before the fuct, as In
stinctively us be made use of her given
mime Intluintely, bis strong lingers
dropped nnd closed upon the little
linnd that lay beside blm. "What Is
llio matter, 'denr?" He leaned still
further forward to peer Into her face
till gliiuce im'l glance In the ending
nud bis racitu" pulses tightened with
sheer delight of the humid happiness
In her glistening eyes. "Dorothy, child,
don't worry so. No harm shall come
to j-ou It's nil working out nil work
ing out right Only lime Utile faith
In me. mid I'll make everything work
out right. Dorothy." '
C.ctilly tlu freed hvr Hngcrs. "I
wasn't." she to'd hlui In u voice Hut
qulveri'd between laughter nud tears
-"I wusn'i vi'rrvlng, I was yim
wouldn't v ilerstund. Don't U iifrnln
I Hl'iill break iluw ii or-or iinylhliig."
"I li i'"l l.e iciiMMiml her "I
know yru'ie lilt thai sort lies Ides,
jeii'd Imve no cicife. We're ufnvlns
iilnug finjcij'-ly Thai iitbby knows
'Ms i iisinoss
I'.i't the hilies of pirll'imeui,
hroiiirli V' I'nl.irV yard, with the ub
bey on their lefl 'Ihej swn'.j iivvuj
Into Alil,'t!i,.irtl "itvei. vvhi'ii' c sndllen
ly thev dived Into, the imwe df back
ways! ('rent nrd menu, which lies to
'ie south 'f Vl'forla, Doubling mid
iwlsiiug,'iow''ihl' way, now tint, lie
driver tooled l hem Ihriiiic'i I he Ititr'
eale liejir,! of this Ubyrlnlli. lend!'
Mu pursuers a dance tliei Kir!. win
IioiitIh lUlc'il'li'i' In dl-heitileti
'ii:,e off i be pur till In I'm tlft I'
ll' ii'm'1 Vi'l ll"" S peetli'i? In
V ll' i Hie ll'Me I Ii'ili'''ie
d ir' " ' P'l lug il"t"!nt'' ,l
ir-.i )iti"ilrul til tl- he'i!
i 'i-. no le-H 'in ii In" i-n wllh 4
'i'e mil mil i!el"i"uU'll'.i
'il'illi'ii i hi" r"il llielil it u i1,
i. "'i .' " il .
ntiettier Hley stiouM InlerferiT 5TW
utes rolled Into tens, measuring out
n hour, and still they hammered on,
hunted and hunters playing tbelr tm
?f bare nnd bounds through the high
ways and byways of those staid aist
The sun wns very ton behind tbs
tiou?cs of Ibe Surrey side wheu tvltk
Wisjd became aware that their hoi!,
was flagging, "though, ns comparison
determined, uu more so than the on
In grave comeiu. the young man
raised his limit!. I limiting open lb
trup lu the roof.. Immediately Ibe
square of diitkllug sky wus eclipsed
by the cubb.v's luce.
"You hud better drive as directly lis
you cuti tu the Hotel I'less." Klrkwood
culled up. "I'm afraid It's no use
pushing your horse like tills."
"I'm sure of It, sir. '1J' u gisid 'oss.
V Is. but e caru'l keep gi.'ln' rorhevrr.
jou know, sir."
Despondent recklessness tightened
Klrkwood's lips and kindled nn un
pleasant light In his ejes. He touched
Ills side isickel. Calendar's revolver
was still thele Dorothj should win
away clear If If lie swung for It.
He Unit forward with the traveling
bag lu his blinds.
"We'll have tu drop off lu a minute.
The horse won't lust They'le In the
sume box. I'll uudultnku tu stiind 'em
off ror a bit. You take the bag und
run ror It Just ns soon ns 1 can con
vince tbcm I'll follow, but If there's
ny delay you cull the first cab you see
and drive to tbo I'less. I'll Join you
He stood up, surveying tbe neigh
borhood, llchlnil hlui the girl lifted
her voice lu protest.
"No, Philip, no! I wou't leave you."
He shook his bend lu silent contra
diction, frowning, but uot frowning
because of the girl's mutiny. He was
little puxzled by a vague Impression.
The hunsoin was traversing a street
lu Old llroiuptoii, a quaint, prim by
wuy lined with dwellings singularly
old worldlsh even for Iindon. He
seemed to know It subjectively, to
have retained a memory of It from nn
Calendar's cab was drawing peril
ously near, uud he was debating
whether or not they should alight at
once and try to make a better pace
afoot wheu the decision was taken
wholly out of his bauds.
l'llndly staggering on, wilted with
weariness, tbc horse stumbled In the
shafts and plunged forward on Its
knees. Quick as thu driver was to pull
It up, with n cruel Jerk of the bits,
Klrkwood was caught uuprepared.
Lurching against the dashboard, be
lost bis footing, grasped frantically at
the unstable nlr and went over, bring
ing up In n silting position In the gut
ter with a solid shock that Jarred bis
I'or a moment dazed, be sat there
blinking. Ily tbo time bo giit to his
feet the girl stood beside blm, ques
tioning him with keen solicitude.
"No." he gasped, "uot hurt only
.Their cab bud come to a complete
standstill. Calendar's wus no mere
than twenty yards behind, and as
Klrkwood caught bight of blm the fat
adventurer was In the act of lifting
himself ponderously out of the scat
Incontinently the young man turned
to tho girl und forced tbe traveling bag
Into ber bands.
"Itun for It!" be begged ber. "Don't
slop to argue., You promised run!
I'll cumc. '
'Philip!" she pleaded.
"Dorothy!" be cried In torment
Perhaps It was his unquestionable
distress that weakened bcr. Suddenly
she yielded, with whatever j-eusou. He
was only hazily uvvare of the swish
of her skirts behind him. He bad uo
time to look round aud see' that tbe
got away safely. He hud only eyes
and thoughts for.Calendar and Stryker.
They were both afoot now mid run
ning toward blm, tbe one ns nwkward
as tbe other, but neither yielding a Jot
of tbelr malignant purpose. Ue held
the picture of It oddly graphic tn bis
memory for many a day thereafter.
Tu this meutal photograph unother
succeeds of tbe Hume scene un 'Instant
later, all us It hud been before, tbelr
relative positions unchanged save that
Stryker aud Culendar bad come tu a
dead stop aud. that Klrkwood's right
arm was lifted and extended, pointing
at tbe captain.
So forgetful of self wus he that It
required u moment's thought to con
vince blm that he wus reutly icsponsl
ble for the ubrupt transformation. In
credulously he' realized tbut he bud
drawn Calendar's revolver uud pulled
Stryker up short In inldstride by the
luute menace of It as much as by bis
bourse cry uf vvurnlug:
"Stryker, not another foot!"
With Ibis there chimed in Dorothy's
voice, ringing bell cleur from a little
I.Ike a flash be wheeled to add yet
another picture to his mental gallery.
Perhaps twoscoro feet 'up the side
walk tl gate stood open, Just outside
It u inun uf tall und sleudcr figure, rig
ged out lu' a bUurre costume consist
lug mainly of a flowered dressing
gown and slippers, wus waiting lu an
attitude of siugulur Impassivity. With
in It! pausing with a foot lifted to tbe
doorstep, bag In band, her beud turned
ns she looked back, was Dorothy,
As be comprehended these essential
details of the composition the man In
the flowered 'dressing gown raised a
hand, beckoning to blm In a manner
as linperutlvu as bis accompanying
Klrkwood choked ou a laugh that
was luiir n sob. "Urentwiek!" he cried,
restoiltig the weapon to bis pocket und
runitl'i'i toward Ids friend. "Of all
hippy lin Idinil.i!"
"You niuy mil It thai" retorted tbo
elilir man, with u Meeting smile, us
UIr!:wukd.tll;.;i IcXii! tuiii'.2.'!n.'i!2l.
"Comc,'hT"sarariTci,s ger rnto"nT
"Uut you sald-l thought you went
to Munich," stammered Klrkwood, and
so thoroughly Impregnated was his
mind with this understanding that It
was hard for blm to adjust his per
renfloi'S to the truth.
"I was detained by business," re
sponded Drcntwlck briefly. Ills gaze,
weary nnd wistful behind his glasses,
tested ou the fiuc of the girl on the
threshold of his home, nud the faint,
sensitive flush of her face declined.
lie stopped nud honored ber with a
bow that, for all bis fntitustlcul uttlre.
would have graced it beau of an curlier
deende. "Will you be pleased tu en
ter?" he suggested punctiliously, "My
house, such as It, Is. Is quite at your
disposal. And." he added, wllh n
glance over hl.s shoulder. "I fancy that
a word or two may presently be
passed which you would hardly care
Klrkwood lingered with bis friend
upon the door stoop. Calendar, re
covered from his tcuiMirnry consterna
tion, was already tit the gate, bending
over II, fat Qngers fumbling with the
latch, his round red face lifted to the
bouse, darkly working with chagrin.
From his threshold, watching him
with a slight contraction of the eyes,
Itrciitwlck balled him lu tones of "cloy
"Do you wish to see me, sir?"
The fat adventurer faltcicd Just
within tbe gateway. Then, with tru
culent swagger, "I want my daggli
ter!" he declared vociferously.
Urentwiek peered mildly over bis
glasses, first at Calendar, then at Klrk
wood. Ills glance lingered a moment
" tcaiit nq daufihttrl"
on the young, man'H honest eyes und
swung buck to Calendar.
"My good mun," he said, with sub
lime tolerance, "will you be pleased to
take yourself off to the devil If you
like? Or shall I tuke tbe trouble to
Interest the (Killce?"
He removed one fine and fragile
bund from a pocket of tbe flowered
dressing gown long enough to Jerk It
significantly toward the uenrer street
Thuuderstruck, Calendar glanced
hastily In the Indicated direction. A
blue coated Isibby was tu be seen up
proaehlug with measured stride, dlf
fusing upuii tbe still evening ulr mi
Impression of Ineffably capable self
Calendar's fleshy lips parted und
closed without u sound. He banged
the gate behind blm nud waddled off
to Join the captain, who already, with
praiseworthy uut Ire prudence, had
fulleu back upon tbelr cab.
Sullenly extruding money from his
pocket, he paid off his driver and In
company with Stryker trudged In mo
rose silence dowu tho street.
Urentwiek touched Klrkwood's arm
and drew him Into the bouse.
the door closed Klrkwood
swung Impulsively to Ilrcut
wlek with Iho brief, uneven
In ugh of Hue drnvvn tierves.
"OoihI Hod. sir!-' ho cried. "You
"I cud siiruilsc," Interrupted the
elder man shrewdly,
"You tnrnid up In the nick of time,
for all the world like"
"Hurlciiulu Hipplug through u stuge
"No an Inmrnution nr Hie provi
dence tlmt watches over children nnd
Urentwiek dropped u culmlm; bund
Usm bis shoulder. "Your simile seems
r.liiguliirly h.ippj-. Philip Permit me
lo suggest th.it you Join the child 111
my study " He hiii'ihed quietly, vvilh
u slight nod lowiiul un open door at
the end of iho hallway "l-Vr uiynif,
I'll be with j mi In one iiuiiiietit "
A faint. Ii:dul'.-enl smile lurklir; In
the bbriiiivr of his while mustache, lie
vviitfl'ed Mie ji ling i ii ii 1 1 wheel I'lid
dm! irnmgli the doorway "Young
hearth'" lie couitui'iiled nuilf ly uud n
tnu i sf.'v "Youth!"
It.ayW !! threshold of the studj
Kliarw'ttt fuiieil. eager ejes scaaii'
mln-r shadows for u sign of
Ily Ii" fireplace, u Utile to one side,
she s'vOnil one small foot resting on
the lr.' fnuW, li"f tl'.'iire merging
Into !ie ilti'ky background, tier dell
rite beauty g-ilnlng nn effect of elu
slve iipii ethereal m.vsiery lu the wnn
ing mil unlti'' ruddy glow upiluiig
r,";' . i. . i i .,i , ..iu
(To be Continued.)
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