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EVRN'IN'O BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H.. SATtmOAT. JULY 1C, 1910.
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Author of ''The Strolleri." "Un-
eier the ROie." "The Lady
of. the Mount," Etc.
Copyright, I BOO. Ly the Bobbs
The convict continued to gazo out
oier tlio ocean. Par away a dark
.'rlugo broko Ilia sen llno7a suggostlou
tif foliage an Island or a mirage?
Tantalizing, It lay like a (shadow, Ulu
tiro, unattnlnnblo at tlio "forgotten
Isles." Tim uiun staggered lo his ret.
Ills garments were torn. Ills hilr
liliiigrover bis brow. Ho shook his
arms nt tlio lslnlul this phnnlnsy, this
nln; empty ilslon. Ho regarded It
now as somo savage creature might a
bono jint out of Its reach. I'roni his
lips jvllo words, full to bo suddenly
hushed, lletiveon him nud what ho
gazed at nlong tlio range of i Islou an
object on one of tlio projecting timbers
caught his eye. It was very small, but
If gleamed like n spark sprung from
the embers of tlio dawn.
Tlio dicky bird!" His dried lips
tried to Inugli. "i:f It ain't the dicky
bird!" The. bird looked nt him. "V.t
that doesn't beat" Hut ho "could not
think what It "bent." Tho bird cock
rd Its liead. "Ain't you nfeared o'
mo?" It gat e-a' fecblo chirp. "Well,
I'm dashed!" shld, tho mnn nnd after
this Jnltel fKjmus'ton. of his feeling
forgot to curse iignlii.
Toward noon tho man began to suf
fer inpro acutely from Thirst, nnd,
drawing out a Minor's oilskin pouch,
one of tho few possessions he had
been allowed by tho police to retain,
he took from It ri piece of tobacco,
which ho began to chew. At the Fame
time ho eyed the. rest of the contents
half n.tKblpTi biscuit, some mutches
nnd n mariner's thimble. The biscuit
ho broke nnd threw n fow crumbs
where tho tllhhcrs wero dry, near the
Mill, l'or n long time It looked nt tho
tiny whllo morsels, but, finally con
quering shyness, hopped from Its perch
nnd tentatively approached tho ban
quet. Hours went by. Tho man
chewed nnd tho bird pecked.
That night It rained In real, tropical
earnest, unit he made n water vessel
of his shoe, drank many times, ate n
few moiithfuls of biscuit and then
placed the lllled receptacle where ho
had thrown the crumbs. As he did
so hu foiiiiiVhliuself'iVeiiideHug If the
dawn would ruvcal his llttlo feathered
shipmate nt- w hether It had been swept
nwny by the violence of tho rain. Tho
early shifts of day showed him tho
blid on Its pertlr. It had npparcntly
found shelter from (ho henvy down
pour beneath some outjuttlug timber
nnd seemed no" worse for the experi
ence. The man's 1-ecBiul glnnce was
In the direction of the Island. What
ho saw brought n snilclcn exclnmntlon
lo his lips. Tho laiiu certainly seemed
much nearer. Somo current was
sweeping them toward It slowly but
IrreMillbly. Tho l'rlseo l'et swore
Jo full. Ills ejes shone. "I may do
him jet!" he muttered. The bird chirp
ed. Ho looked nt It. "llrcakfast, eh?"
ho said and tossed n few moro crumbs
near tho shoe.
Tho second day ho brooded n great
de.il. Tho Bharpcr pongs of hunger
nssnlled him, nnd ho grew dospei.ilo
ly Impatient, tho distance to the Island
deciensed so gradually
Hardly Know In;; -'what bo did, ho
drew forth tho,;last llttlo bit of the
biscuit, ground It- between his teeth
nnd greedily swallowed It. Tho net
seemed to sober him. Ho raised his
big hand tu his brow and looked at
Dearie. Through tho confusion of his
thoughts he felt ho had Xloue some
"That weren't fair play, were It
HOW?" he snld, Jiiok'lng at tho bird,
"That ain't llkeni;pu)," ho repeated.
The blrJ'fellialDWl idlcnt. He fancied
reproach yjityfs beadllko eyes. They
xecmed ((("'bore llilo lilm. "And you
Hlieli a smnlf'chap, too!" ho mutteied.
'lhen ho turned Ills back on tho Island
nud with head testing on his elbow'
ultcicd no further complaint.
Tint second day on tho raft seemed
much longer than tho Urst, tho sec
ond night of Infinitely greater duratlou
than tho preceding one, but dawn re
vealed tho Island very uear so near,
Indeed, the bird mado up Its mind to
try to reach It It looked at tho man
for n moment and then flow away.
Long ho watched It, n llttlo dark-spot,
now that ha could no longer see tho
ruby on, Us breast, At length It was
lost to sight,, swallowed up by the
Tho small winged creaturo gone, tlio
man missed H ''Pcared like 'twas
gl.id to lento such n pal." ho thought
tegrctfully. Tho floating timbers be
nmo Ytcll.ulgh Intolerable. Ho kept
nsklug himself If ho could swim to
laud; but, knowing his weakness from
Ions fastlngr ho curbed his Impatience,
Ills ojcS grow 'tired with staring at
the longed. for spot. Ho sudered tho
torments of Tuntalus nud Uuiilly could
ciuluro them no. longer, so, making hit
clothes Into a bundle, ho fled them
around his neck and slipped Into the
Half mi hour'latcr found him prone
nud exhausted "on' the yellow sands.
Nearby tairund stately trees nodded
nt lilm. Close at hand a great crab
regarded lilm with reilectlvo Interest,
jivsiiatinu .between, srmlmica ami. car-
nTTorevu f5t?r:. 3TuU"sou"Tncllri.-.v
tlctj to saraylo th? seed tfco geds Lad
proTldtd prevailed over caution. It
Inovevd quickly forwnrd, when what It
had considered only on unexpected
and welcome piece de resistance lib
ruptly got up The tables were turn
ed. That which came to dine was
dined upon A crushing blow demon
strnted the law of the survival Of the
fittest. The weaker adorned .the board,
The man tore Jt lo blts-nte It .like the
famished animal he was.
Tor n week nothing of moment, -Interrupted
tin" even 'tenor of hlscx
lsteiivc. .He led the life of a savage
nnd found tt to Ids llkfnjr, pounced
upon turtles nud cooked them, kept
his fire going because ho had but fow
matches, Ono doy,n box was washed
ashore, n nwRsnge from the civilized
centers to tho field of primitive man!
On Its cover wero tho words. "Via
Sailing Vesrcl Lord Nelson," followed
by tho nddicss. Tho convict pried the
boards apart and gave n shout. Hum.
and plenty of U-bottlo nftcr bottle
In nn overcoat of straw, nestling lov
ingly ono upon nnother! The man
licked his lips, knocked off u neck,
drank deep, nud then, stopping many
times, cnrrled his treasuro to his bow.
er. Day oflcr day turned Its page, merg
ed Into tho past; sometimes, perforce,
ho got up, nnd, not a pleasant thing
to look nt, staggered to the beach
with his club. There ho would stay
soino crawling thing from the f-ea,
return with his prlo to mingle eating
with drinking until, sated with both,
ho would fall bark unconscious among
tho (lowers. Hut the prolonged In
dulgence began to have n marked ef
fect on his store. Ilottlo after bottle
was tossed off, the empty shells Hung
aside to tho daisies'. At length the
day came when only two bottles re
mained In the case, ono full pair, sole
nurvlvors of the lot, Tho tnau took
them out, set them up nnd regarded
(hem; a xenM of Impending disaster,
nf Imminent tragedy, shivered tUroCjIi
tils dulled consciousness. He reached
for the bottles and fondled them,
started to knock (ho head from ono
nud put it down, Iteslstlug desire, he
told himself ho would have n look nt
tho beach; the ocean had generously
cast one box of well primed bottles nt
his feet; perhaps It would repeat Its
hospitable action and mike lilm once
more (he recipient of Its liounly. The
thought buoyed lilm to tho shore; the
sen lapped the sand with Lydlan whis
pers, nnd there, beyond tho edge of
the soft singing ripples, ho saw some
thing that made lilm rub his dazed
A box. n big box, n box ns tall as ho
was! No paltry dozen or two this
time! lVrhaps there was whisky, too,
and the bubbling stuff the long necked
lords had sometimes pressed upon him
hi (ho past when he had "ousted" his
man nud put utilds In their iwckets or
i ... ,,.. - ,,.,.. . .
i miuiu ui mm iii'i,v in suiiiuiniui; lie
una once ltinuigeii in wiin n jonnny
Frenchman before he tool: to tho tun
in 1, w hen ho had been free to swagger
through old Leicester square Any
how, ho would soon find out. and,
rushing through tho water, ho laid a
proprietary hand on the box.
A Ions (Imo he bittered and batter
ed In inln with Ills rucks; but, after uu
hour or so, he succeeded 111 splintering
his way through the tough pine. In
his befuddled, half ciazed condition he
had thought only of bodies What ho
found prou'd n different sort of mer
chandise. Maddened, ho tossed nnd R-nttered
the contents nf (he box oil the beach.
The ocean had deceived him, laughed
at lilm, cheated lilm He turned from
the shore unsteadily, walked back lo
his camp nud knocked tho neck from
ono of tho two remaining bottles. A
few hours later, sodden, sottish, ho
lay without motion, face to tho sky.
And ns ho breathed thickly, onu bleed
ing hand still holding the empty bot
tle, n bird from an overhanging branch
looked down upon lilm n tiny bird, llt
tlo bigger thau his thumb, that carried
a bright, beautiful ipot of r.cd on Us
breast, cocked Its head questioning!.
Tun whekiji or Jinmcr.
10ND0N In tho spring! Sunshine,
the Thames agleam with all
j vcr ripples, singing as It
Hows; red sails! Jnjous Lon
don that has emerged from fogs nnd
basks beneath blue skies! On such a
day about 10 o'clock In tho morning
threo iersous whoso nppenrancc illstlu
gulshcd (hem from (he oi ill nary p.isj
ershy turned Into n uariow thoiuugh
faro not far fiom the Strand.
"Quito worth whllo going to hear
John Stcclo conduct for Ids cllcut, I
assure you. Lord Hoiisdalp," observed
one, n tall, military looking man, whu
walked with u slight limp nud cnrrled
a cane. "He's a now mnn, but he's
I making his mark. When ho asked to
, be ndmlttcd (o tlio English bar hu sur
I prised ten hi xatiInertf. Ills sum
ming up In the Doughcrtlo murder
; caso was, I heard his lordship remark,
J oue of (ho most masterly efforts ho
I ever lUtcued to. Just tore tho clrcuni
1 stnntlal ovldeuco to pieces nnd freed
hhl man! Uesldes his profession at
tho bar, hu Is an unusually gifted
; criminologist, takes a s(rong personal
Interest In tho lowest riffraff, Is writ
ing n book, I understand ono of tho
hind that will throw n now light on
"Just what li n criminologist?" Iho
speaker, n girl of nbotit eighteen, turn
ed a sho lightly asked the qucstlou'to
iglanco over her shoulder towatd sov
jprnl persons who followed them,
I "Ono who seeks to apply to tho crim
inal tho methods of psychology, psy
ehlatry nnd anthropology," ho answer
ed, with jesting Improsslvcucss.
I "When ono Is only a Bort of country
cpusin.." jjio, rjrl wiuitd n. small, daln.-
tU- s.jTieT"hucd to Ttt ItttT? frosp cf
ftlcztfi Tho noT npptcached end
Jclncd thsn "Onptaiu Totsytho li
trying to persuade ae It Is a legiti
mate part of our slumming plan to
take th murder trials, uncle," she said
Itghtl). addressing the foremost of the
newcomers, "Just because It's a fad of
his Speaking of thts acquaintance or
friend of y"ours, Mr. Bteele you are
comethlog of a criminologist, too, are
jou not, Caplnln I'orsjthO?"
"Well, every mnn should have a
hobby." returned that Individual, "nnd,
although I don't nsplro to tho long
nnmo you call me, I confess lo n slight
"Slight" she lepealed. ."Would you
helleio It, nunt"-to n portlj lady
nuiong those who had npproached
"he never misses n murder trial? 1
believe he likes to watch tho poor fol
lows fighting for their lUes, to study
their faces, their expressions when
they're 'being sentenced perhaps to oue
of those horrible com let ships!"
"Don't speak of them, my dear .lore
lyn!" returned that worthy person,
with n shudder. "When I think of the
Lord Nelson nnd that awful night"
"You "wore three dajs In nn open
boat before being sighted nnd picked
lip, I belleVe, Iidy Wraj i" ubsencd
"Hvery ono behaved splendidly," In
lerjiosed Sir Charles. "Von." gazing
cotilemplatlv'ely at tho girl, "wen- bill
n child then, Jocelyn."
Sho did not imswer. The beautiful
face had abruptly changed. All Hugh
ter hid gono from the i lear bluo c)cs
"She Is thinking of tlio com let who
sated her," observed Sir Charles In an
explanatory tone to Captain PorsUlie
"And llie nniiulng pari of It Is (he
fellow looked like n brute, bad the
low. Ignorant face of an ex-bruiser."
"You must not speak of him that
waj!" Tho girl's hands wero clasped;
tho slender, shapely llgure was ery
stralgld. Her beautiful blue eyes, full
of nrylng lights. Hashed, then became
dimmed. A suspicion of mist blurred
the long, sweeping lashes. "Hu had a
big, noble spark In his soul, nnd I thhik
of him many, many times," slio re
peated, tho sweet, gay lips trembling
sensitively, "llravo fellow! llrave
"l'lty he should liavit boon drowned,
lliough," Captain l'oivytlie went on.
"Ho would, I nm sure, have made n
most Interesting study In contrasts"
Hero ltousdnlc lifted his hat. ".May
happen bid: this way," ho obsencd.
"That M." looking nt Jocelyn Wray, "If
j ou don't object." ,
"1? Not nt all. Of course It would
bore you-n trial! You nro so easily
bored. Is It the club?" ,
"No, nnother engagement. Thank
3 on so much for permission to return
for you. Very kind. Hope you will
Ilnd It nmusjug. (3ood morning!" And
I.ord Itonsd'.ilu vanished down the nar
Tho others of tho party entered the
courtroom nud wcrp shown to thereat
that Cuptalu 1'orsjllio had taken par
ticular pains to reserve for them
"Tint's John Steele crois examining
now," Cnptuln I'orsjthe whispered to
(hu girl. And the witness tint's
Dandy Joe. ns he's called, ouu ofithe
Pollco spies, cheap race track man -mid
so on. 1U tho box. He camo to the
front In n murder trial qultu celebrat
ed in Its day nnd ono I nlwnys had
my own little theory obont Not (hat
It mnlters now," be ndded, with n sigh
Hut the girl wns listening to nnother
tolce, -n clear lolce. n quiet lolco, a
uilcu capablo of tho strongest turning
accents. She looked at tho speaker.
Ho held himself with tlio assurance
of ono certain of Ids ground. His
shoulders were Mrnlght and brond. Ha
stood like an athlete, and when lie
rjoted It wns ImposMblo to bo uncon
teloiis of n certain physical grnee lint
camo from well trained muscles. He
carried his head hsh, as If from n
habit of thought of looking up, not
iown, when ho turned from (hu p.igej
cf tho heavy tomes In his study. Ills
fnco conveyed nn Impression of Intel
llgenco and Intensity. His eyes, dark
ami deep, searched fully those they
Ho had reached n point In Ids cross
examination i hero ho had nluiu-1
thoroughly discredited thlti witness
for tho prosecution when, turning to
ward u table tu tako up n paper, Ids
glance, casually lifting, rested on tho
distinguished patty In tho lear of the
room, or, ralhor, It rested on ono of
them. Against tin! dark background
tlio glrl'if golden hair was well calcu
lated lo cateh Ilia witiiderliir gize
Tho flowers In her hat. Ihogre.il bunch
of tlulets'fti her dress added Insistent
ullurlng bits of color In thu dim spot
wheru'sho tnf. Ihect as a Illy iti-m,
sho looked oddly out of plaeu In that
large, somber loom. There, whero the
harsh requiem of bruised and broken
lhes unceasingly sounded, she neemed
like sumo prcsencu t) ileal of Hiring,
i wafted thither by mistake. Thu man
. continued tu legurd her Suddenly he
l started, unit his ejes almost eagerly
searched thu lately, proud face.
I Ills back was: tinned to thu Judge,
' who stiricd nervously, but waited n
fraction of n second beforu he ppokc.
"If thu cross examination Is llulsli
"ed" lie began.
John Steele wheeled; his face chang
ed, n smile of singular ch'irui acconi-
I paiiled his iiusner.
"Your lordship' will pinion me; the
human mli.d his Its aberrations. At
I the moment, by u cm Ions psjcholog
hal tin u, 'a featuto of another prob
lem telzed me. It was like phi lug
two games of clh-ss at once, l'or-
i haps your honor has experienced tho
Ills Innislilp beamed. "Quito to,"
he ubserviM unctuously.
Thu buslliess of tho wonting ran ou.
and John Steclo nt length concluded
, his cross e.s.imlnntloii. "1 think, your
' InrdshlrtMbe rjlicMlou of. tho rcllabll-
or noy cthr cw-fuU' citallLjacl"
'An ctttr case?" tlJ fct lord
ship "We are not trjing any other
case " i
"Witness may go," said Ills lordship
Dandy Joe, a good deal damaged in
the world's estimation, stepped down
Ills erstwhile well curled mustache of
brick dust hue reomed to droop as he
slunk out of the bor. He appeared
suliducd, almost frlghteued, quite un
like the Jaunty little cockney that had
stepped so blllhely' forth to glvo his
The witnesses all heard. John Steele,
fcr the defense, spoke briefly, but his
words wero well chosen, his sentences
of classic purity. As tim utrl listened
It eemed to her not mringe that Cap
tain l'orsythe, ii well as others per
haps, should be drawn hither on oc
casions when this man appeared.
Straight, direct logic characterized the
speech from liegtiinlng to end. Only
once did i suggestion of sentiment
curt pity fur that gin besotted thing,
the prisoner oblriido Itself; then It
passed so quickly his lordship forgo(
to Intertene, nnd the effect remained,
a flash. Illuminating, Iteinbmidl-llke.
Time (.lipped by. The Judge looked
it his watch, bethought him of a big
siller dish filled wllh amber bued tpc
rlalty of the Ship nud Turtle nnd ad
journed court. Ills.nddrc's Interrupt
ed by tho exigencies of tho moment.
John Steele began nieclianlcally tu
gather up his books, lie absently nop
nrnted them again. At the Kiinie I line
Sir Charles ami his part walked to
ward the bench. Tl.ey were met by
his lordship nnd cordlnllj greeted.
"A privilege. Sir Charles, to meet
one we tune heard of so often In the
'Thank jotl. Ills loidshlp. Judge
Iteeson, in'dear, whoo derisions"
"Allow me to congratulate ou, sir!"
Thu enthusiastic tplcu was that of
Cuptalu Torsylhe, 'addressing John
Steele. "Your cross 'examination was
masterly. Had you been In n certain
other case jcars ago wheti the evi
dence of that lery person on the stand
today in the main cornicles! n man of
murder I fancy the result then would
hae been different."
John Steele seemed not to hear. Ills
e-yes weio turned toward the beautiful
girl. She was standing quite close to
lilm now Ilo could detect the fra
grance of tho v lolets she wore, a. fresh
sweet smell so welcome in that close,
musty atmosphere. ,
"My niece, your lordship, Miss
Wray." - i
Steele saw her -bow nnd heard her
speak to that august court personage.
Then ns tho .latter, tifter further brief
tilll:, hurried nvnyr- w
''Sir Charles, let mo present to you
Mr Steele'." said Captain rorsythe.
"Lady Wrnyr I
"Happy to' know you, sir," said the
governor lusttlll)!. i
".Mlujnqplyti Wras.' ndded, tho mil
itary linn ',hu,"iwlthiu laujlijltcltle-rlenrcif-FOino
doubts about n visit of
thli'-klnd bJlng conducive to pleas-'
Joh'n Steclo look tho small glotcd
hand she gno lilm. Her eyes wore
I pry bright. t
"I cnjuycd-l don't ijiean (hat-I iiii
so ghd I enjiie," sald"tho girl "nud
lienrel jou!" she added. ,
He tliauked'her In u low tone, look
Ing nt her hand ns lio dropped It
"ion you are making Kngljud your
homo?" Ills jolcu was singularly hes
itating. "Yes." Sho looked nt lilm n llttlo
surprised. "At least for (hu present!
Jlut how" shu broke off. "I suppose,
though, you could tell my accent. I'e
llted nearly nil my life In Aimralia,
Sir Charles, Interrupting, reminded
hem of nn appointment. Tho party
timed. A slender tlguro Inclined Ibtelf
rery slightly toward John Steele A
volco wished idm gooel morning. The
man Mood with his linmls ou his
books. It did not occur to him to ac
company her to tho door. Suddenly
ho looked over, his shoulder. At' I ho
threshold she, too. had turned her
he.ul. An Instant their glances met.
Tlio next shu wns gono.
at Titn pi-mi.
IIDN John Steclo left tho
court toward (ho end of tho
day hu Jield his head as n
lllllll wbo tlilll1.- iliwnW-.
I'rom tho door ho dlrectOflT'lifs situs
Inward Charing Cioss, ibutonly' to
wheel abruptly nud ictraii'hW w'ny.
Ho was not nn nbsentmlndcd.riia'n, jet
he laid been striding iiuoouscjfiusly, not
toward bis customary' destination at
(hat hour, tho sevi'ialjltfimbers nt
oneo his otlliu nud uU.lTouie Tor u
moment the stiongaceiWif tlio man
relaxed ns if In amusement nt his own
remissness. Gradually. Iiowcter. ' It
ouco inoru resuuuil Its expression of
Turning Into n uariow wny not far
from thu embankment, ho stopped be
fore (lie door of ii solid looking-brick
building, let himself in mul made bis
way upstairs. Oil the third Hour ho
applied nnother and s mallei' key to
another lock nud from u hall entered
n largo apartment, noteworthy for Its
handsome nrriiy of books that reached
from floor to celling whurcvei there
was shelf space. Passing through this
apartment. John Steclo stepped Into
that adjoining, tho sitting mid illnjiig
A discreet rapping ut (he door, fol
lowed by the nppearanco of a round
faces) llttlo man with n tray, Interrupt
ed further eonteinpl.ulon or reterlo ou
John Sleelo'H pait. Seating lilnself
at tho table, ho responded iiegathely
to tlio seivaut'a Inquiry If "nuythlnk"
clso would bo rcqulreel and when tho
inaji l.i jd, wJi!)drami.inccli.i ideally
"vftt" - r-"Tr?rs E3 ".t.s zn
? vrait.r rrpi? i Ke ote witn no great
cvldette i.f appetite, soon btpsbeU (he
missiles, half read, aside und pushed
back his chair.
Lighting u pipe, ho plrled up one of
the paper.) Amid voluminous wastes
of lype an Item In the couit nnd so
clely column had i aught his eye
Blr Cliarlos and Ladr Wray. who are
Inttnillnc lirnrefortn lo reslda In Hug
land, bais letiirnol to tlio laiM Wray
mansion In riiejclUly, wliie iliey nut
iw for me reason, tjur wni known gov
ernbr fin 1 hi lady are nrromninhM Jiy
Mice the beautiful null adorn-
iillalieil .Miss Jnrelyn Wray. only child of
Htr diaries- )oiiti(?er brother the late
Hon Mr lllcbarit Wra.nhoe estate In
cluded enormous holdings in Auxralla us
nell ns ieeral thousand acres In l)ton-,
shire This rliarinlng oung colonial has
already capmated London toclety
Jolui Sleele rend carefully this hit
of news and then reread It lie even
found himself guilty of perusing nil
the other paragraphs, the comings nnd
goings, the tine doings! The reliled
to it world In- hid thought Utile about,
n world within the world. Just ns the
people who lived In tunnels nnd dark
passages constituted another world
within the world Her name danced
In Illustrious company. Hero were
dukes ami calls and iscnuiits. u
sprinkling of the fonlgn clement, be
gums, emirs, the nation's guests. He
saw also "Sir Charles. Lady Wray nnd
Sllss Wrny" nmong the long list of
box holders lor (hat night at the
opera, n g.il.t occasion, commanded by
royalty for the entertainment nf roy
ally ami Incidentally of cert u In bar
barlau personages who had come
nc.-osa the sens to be dlplomatlcall
coddled and fed.
rolillng his newspaper. John Sleele
turtle 1 to his legal papers, strove to
replace idleness by Industry, hut thu
spirit of work failed to respond. 116
looked nt Ijli watch, rang sharply n
'Tut out my clothes." he said to (ho
sonant who uppeareel with n lamp
"nud baton cnb ut the d
The opera had nlrear -.uu, lint
pandemonium still reigue 'mut the
box oilier A thunder ot a ,eic from
w Ithlii, Indicating that the llrst 'net
hud e'oiue to nn end, was followed by
the uiunl egress of black and while
llgurcs Impatient for cigarettes nud
light lobby gnsilp.
"Dlilnt. ediV The opera, I mean!" A
lolco accosted John Steele, and. turn
lug. he beheld n familiar face with
black whiskers, that of Captain l'or
syihe. "This Is somewhat different
from the morning's environment?'
"Yes." said the other, "nut jour first
question," with n smile, "I'm nfrald I
caul answer. I've Just conic, mid If I
hndn'ti-well, I'm no Judge of unifies"
A bell sounded. John Steele, excus
ing hiimelf, entereel the nudltorlum
nnd was shown to his neat.
The curtain went up nt last, the mu
hW began, mid meloelles thai .seemed
born III the springtime succeeded oue
another, l'ercnnlal In freshness, themo
followed theme, what Joy, what glad
ness,, win t merriment, what madness'
How long was thu act; huw slioitV,
It cntuc to a sudden cud. After n
plausu ami briuos'mcn again got up
nud walked out. He, too, left his scat
and scrolled toward the back.
"Mr. Steele! One moment!" Ho
found himself once more addressed by
the good humored Captain I'oisythe.
"ISehold In me a Mercury, committed
to an Imperative mission. You nrn
commanded to appear not In the royal
box, but In Sir Charles'."
"Sir Cliarh-s.Wray's?" John Steele
regarded the speaker quickly.
"Yes." laughed the other. "You set,
I happened to mention I had scci.
you. 'Why didn't you bring lilm with
you to the box' queried Sir Charles.
He. by ho by, went In for law lilin
Relf beforo iie bi'cnmo governor.
'Only had tlmu to shake hands this
morning.' 'Yes; 'Why didn't youV
ipoko up Miss Jocelyn. 'You com
maud mo to bring him?' I Inquired.
'lly nil means.' she laughed, 'I t.m
inn ml.' Bo hero I nin."
John Steele did not answer, but
Captain b'orsythe without waiting for
n reply turned and started up tho
broiui stairway. Tho other, after a
moment's hesitation, followed, duly
entereel one of the larger beixe-s, spoke
to Sir Charles und his wife and re
turned tho bow of their niece. Amid
I tiirlrd platitudes Steele's ghinco turn-
inl oftemMt to the girl. Sho was
dossed In white; u mowy boa droop
i el from the nlender harp shoulders us
It It might any moment slip ear; u
Hiring of pearls, each onu with n pearl
I of pure light In tho center, clnspe-d
She wnied her hand to (ho seat next
to her and ns he sat down, "Isn't (t
"The spectacle or the opera?" ho
nsl.i d slow ly, looking lulu bluo e'.ves.
"it wits the operu 1 ineniil. I sup
nose Hie KiHK'taeio Is erv era nil: but."
I I'lilliuslastlcally. "It was the music I
! was thinking of. How It grips onel
Toll ino'n h.it you tlilnlr of 'Tile liar
her.' Mr. Steele."
"I'm afraid my views wouldn't bo
very Interi'stlng" hu nnnwereel. "1
know nothlug whateviT nbilut music."
Nothing?" Her ejes widened a lit
tle. In lieY accent was mild wqider
lie looked down at tlio shimmering
whllo fhlds near his feet. "In earlier
iIiijh my environment was not.oxacify
i ii musical one.
I "No? I nippose jou wero engaged
I in moro practical concerns?"
lie did not answer directly. "Per
haps )ou wouldn't mind telling mo
Honietlilng nbout Itosslnl's music, Mlis
I tell on?" Her llg'it sllterv laugh
j rang out. "And Captain r.irsjilie his
only been telling nie-all of us that
' oii were one of the best Informed
men he had eter met."
"You see how wioag ho was."
The abrupt appearance of tho. mu
sicians and the. dissonances attendant
n v-i : intcrruptrl tor rcipKir?. 1
-.'".' r.:c nr.J -ras cccut to tat ia
departure Trhtn Sir Charies lntei
"Why don't yon stay?" ha asked,
with true colonial heartiness. "Plenty
of room' Uuless jou'ia au.bttr
place' Two vacant chairs!"
lolm Steele looked around. Tie saw
three vacant chairs nnd took one n Ut
ile aside and slight!) behind the young
girl, while the governor's wife, wbo
bad moved fiom the front at the con
elusion of tho pict lous act. upw re
turned to bei plum next her niece.
During the net some one enme In nnd
took a seat lu I lie background, II
Steele lieurd he did not look around.
Ills gazu remained fastened on tho
stage. 1 let ween him nnd It-or them.
art's galy attired Illusions n tri-ss of
golden hair sometimes Interieiied, hut
hu did not nunc. Through threads
like Weiten flashes of light he regarded
the scene of the loet's fantasy. Did
they make her n part of It did the
hocni to the iiiaii the fantus)' Intangi
ble niedluni. Its Imagery? Threads of
gold, tine-ads of luclod I He saw the
former, beard the latter. He seemed
content Willi n parthl view of the
stage and so remained until the cur
tain went down The gtrl turned in
her i'es wsn n question.
'T-cnutifiil!" said the mnn, looking nt
"Charming! What coloraturel And
tho braiiira'" Captain 1 orsythe ap
You ve neiiT met Lonl Itonsdale, I
belleie, Mr. Steele V" Sir e'linrles" tolce,
close to his ear. Inquired
I.ord Itonsilnle!" John Steele look
ed perfunctorily around toward the
bnck of the liox and saw there a face
faintly Illumined in the light from the
t-tnge, n cynics! face, white, mask-like.
Had his own features not been set
from tho partial glow that sifted up
ward the siMden emotion that a rent
SfeeVs countrnanco would have been
obseried. A sound escaped tile lips -wns
drowned, however, In n renewed
outbreak of applause.
"Old friend, don't yen know." went
)ti (he lob e of S.lr Chnrli's. "Hud one
rule nil v online togitlier. one of the
lt'd that cements n man to you."
As he poke th light In tliu'tb-'ater'
ftaiSl up. John Steele? no leinger lies
i'nllng. uncertain rose. Ills Lice had
Ic ah el l.i rinpiFiirr. Ilo regaMled
I,. - ndee iirhtorritl- figure of the
!' i i'i Ul the lia.cjjgroiind. rnult
li , . . '-IT I oljribilitnje can It-el
M'ni-il' u ii bis h.tbltuat ln'nsulil air
"f i -hi The n eiliaivcil. The
hi i m .i . of ' h rd met tho Im
in iv .u f the nun Then n puz
, I lo.'k i niae lulu Ihe iiohleaun'n
ni' lb- giuiiljil Sleido inoru close
l.v III . tiln-o clefatcelT
1 1 , ,,.111 ',,r nn l.i.-i.iut I'd seen you
,i i w I, re before, by Jove!" lio drawl
eil l his uu ,'illlc tone. "Hut of course
1 h.ivin't. Never forget a face, don't
"I inn not t,iy so much, ni.i .n.,1.
hai I'n- dl I mint's gift of alv..i;s.rc
meiiilH'iliig peop'e to1thii.extcjtUiiiir
louViilp , sM'bsetJu.iiiit Juiuiraiuall
ccilnlti I hue never bejfo'nre5jo.Msl
tlio honor of bolnglpieMailctF la .lour
lonlslilp1" Hold John Steele Steele
turned mid, boldlng out his hind.
thanked Sir Onrl' nud-liRiWlCeTor.
Ihelr courtesy. j
Jocelyn Wray garni nrouria. "i'ou-
ari' leaving before the last not, she
(aid with nn accent of surprise
"Our day nt home. Mr. Steele, Is
Thursday," put In thu governor's lady,
Ills fate, which had been contained,
luiparslve. now bet raj ed in the 'slight
est degieu an expression of Irresolu
tion. Her quick look caught It, lie
came more whimsical, lie seemed ac
tually for an Instant asking himself
If he hliould come. She laughed ever
so slightly. The experience was not id.
Who before Jiail iner weighed the pros
and cons when extended tills privilege?
Then tho next moment thu bluo eyes
lost Homo of their mirth. Perhaps
his m inner made her ff-el (he frank
Informality she had unconsciously
been guilty of. Shu regarded him
"Thank )ou," ho raid, "You arc
i try gocd, I shall be most glad."
Ami, boning lo her nnd to tho nth
crs, ho once mule turned. As he pass
ed Lord Itotisdn'c the I'jes of the two
mm again met. Those of the noble
man sui'denly dilated, and hu started.
Ills gazo folloii-cvl tlio retreating tig
uie. CHAPTint VI.
JO:iN ST1:i:LI: tins rather lato In
null lug at the house of Sir
Charles Wray In Piccadilly tho
following Thursday. Hut near
ly 'every onu i-Is was late, nud, per
haps knowing tho fashionable foible
ho had purposely held buck In mold
making himself eomeplcuou by being
The program on the present occasion
Included u poet nnd u woman noiellat.
The former, u prcrjphaellte, led his
hearers through dim mazes, llyrcanlan
n lids. The noicllit, on tho other
hautl, -ivtH UIt'eFtrinfo!Uitv!iis"h"cr
there seemed no danger of losing tho
way. At tho conclusion of tho pro
gram proper an ndmlrer of the poet
I nsked If their young hostess wqukl
1 not ploy n certain musical something.
mo memo or one or the bards effu
sions, nud nt unco Jocelyn Wrny com
plreel. Lord Itontel.ilo stood sedulously
near, turning tho leave Steele watch
ed the deft hand It was slim, ails
locrntlc and suggested possibilities In
(To Be Continued Next Week.)
It takes a master stroko to conquer
tho rebellious schoolboy.
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PEACE TALK FINDS
NO OERMAN JE0HO
Kaiser Platitudes Considered, Mere
.irExprtJiioni of Ideals.
IllMU.lN, Juno 25. Nobody hero
echoes tho optimistic opinions ox
pressed abroad as to n European
peace league, resulting from tho
Kult.er'8 Inlk to M. Plnchon, tbo
Prcnch Porelgu Minister. In London.
It is pointed out that after the
Knlscr paid his last trlbuto to the
lute Queen Victoria tliero was aipell
of good feeling In Hngland toward
Germany, hut It wus not Ions to6.
roro ccnnmercl.il and naval Jealousy
showed lUeU, fanned by newspaper
I'oinmei.ts ou both sides of tho North', ,
So nmv It seems certain all tho
KalEcr's pe.uo talk amounted to was,,
it pious expression 'of paclQo Ideals, ,
such as Is usually ou tap at Inter-,
national gathering. Admiral von
Koestor, tho leader ot the German
Snvy Leaguu mutenicnt, In bla iat -
est pecch ileclared the German naP
lion know full null disarmament tvas
Itovlowlng tho foreign comments,
lending papers ridicule any talk of"
un understanding with England, nnd.,
declare that In Oormany's power of.
defeiao nlono does her safety lie.
And while tho suspicion ot England
remains, there Is also sharp criti
cism ot Russia for placing obstacle
In tho German path In Persia. There
again enthusiastic peace talk flndn
nn Justification In the actual ri'it
look, for Germany stands firm In
her demanels for equality of (rcat
rnont, along with Iltissla and Enss
laud. . JH
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