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By FREDERIC S. ISHAM,
Autliot of "Tli Stroller." "Un.
del ih Hoie." "lh Ld
ol l. Mount," Ktc
Cotvrl(ht, IVCB, ty ttit Bobbt
Till Hfflt I i. ..ft li..il.iH,lS, IU.1R
, Iffll. I.dl l lll(llll' HphlllC til tll fl'l't.
John Sli'clc IihiU.nI ill him. ill I lie win
. 'crlng fiiii-. thu iim-i-rtnln i-jrs. No
ilmilil cxIkIiiI ihivv In lilt tnlnil lillk'tt
liml not sisurisl t lie iiiht or lie would
lime glwu It to Ills piitr.ni when tlny
tvwc nlmie. Tlint fnrt vim intiMit.
Tif OiiciHiicnt wns pniiy Irrrtrlevnlil.v.,
Then" riiul.l Is- no lioM! nf reisivprlus.
II. Tin- liltler Utimvl.-.li:.' tlmt It li.nl
ivnlly onou cxlntcil miiiM not sorvt'
John StM'le loiiir. Hut with spfinlni.'
rPMiluilnii ho wrnt on: " hail (lie
rtory from Ills nn lips," ilclllicniiel.r.
'put In tliu form nf nn nlllilmll. duly
kIsiu'iI nml wltni'n-ij."
'Tills Is n subtiTfiU'e."
"It l true."
"When' N Hie paper? Vnn illit nut
Imp It nt Ktrnthorn. If jnu Inn) juu
would linrp taken nilrniitnce nf It."
Jolm Steele rf.l,ei nt the ilrnwer
The ntlliliivlt was not theio. lull some
tlilnir eNe wns.
Ijinl Itonriliilc nnk dm I; Into his
I'linlr. "Vnii have, out of fnticy, eon
Miuctoil n lllielimn theory, one that
jou Would Ik InughM) nt for ildUiu--ins.
A coek unit hull itory nhout n t
er Hint doesn'i exist, thnt netcr ei
hteil." A sound nt the door ooih.hI
hlui to turn sharply. Sir. Hlllett cuilio
"I have here n parer I ii.lt mil- of our
men li.n Just tunu-il mcr tn die."
John Steele started, but neither nf the
others notleed. "lie found It ni the.
Iafpaee e were, nvldeiltly It hml
been dropped by the fellow who ttim
then' and who lied nt our riimltis." At
he Kpultv he Kteppeil tlemvr tile dpls.
In hit hand n p.iper.
...What U It?" nrd IlotiUdnlu de
ill. Ulllv! t did not nt once answer.
Ho looked nt John Steele. The latter
Mood like n statue. Only lih eyes were
turuml tnwnrd the iiobleiiiuu, to the
thin nrlstoeriitle hand jet resting nn
the edge of the drawer.
"If your lordship will clnn.'T nt ItS"
Bald Sir. (Jlllett. proffering tie (.Jicet.
The nobleman did, so. Ifjj furo
clianECil. UN eyei seeimil nualije i(
leave the paper. Suddenly he (.-live i)
smothered rxilnnitl-in. tore llm sheet
once nnd started up. took a step to.
ward the (Ire.
".Stop." The voice was Joip 8tce!e's.
Mo Htnud now next to tho partly open
fd. drawer. In lili hind that which had
beeu loueealed llieie soliiftliliieliilsht.
shlnluK. Lord lion, dale licclcil. liKik
od ut the weuiKiii and Into the eyes be
hind It. l'lme those two ig of pa.
Pr thjr en the edfe of tie (lek!''
LOUD ItONSDAI.): i.eeiiird nlmost
to forget caution- nluioxl. but
j tint ijulte. I'erhaps he wns de
terred by the look on John
fjleeje's face scornful, nincklng, ns If
half .Inviting him to cast nil prudence
to thu wlmM. This bit of eldeuca
that he had nut calculated hjhiii It was
hard to give It up, but no other courso
remained. Ilesldes, another-Rlllctt
knew, of Its existence. Ijnil Itoudnls
felt ho i-tiiilil lint deiiend u that kt
son In nu emergency of tills kind.
The nobleman mined toward tho
dok. 'J'ho paper tluttered from his
old Olivers. When once more John
Steele buttoned his io.it the ntlldavlt
uud.ut.Mln found lodgment In his waist
What John Steele mid wns for Lord
HomdHlv alone. After Ulllctt had
goue he laid down n (oiidltloii,
"And If I refu.e to let you dictnto In
puivty private vouri'rii?" Lord Itous
dalv. white with puauljn, had iiuswer
ed. "The end will 1k the same toe you.
Ah mattei.i stand Sir Cliailes no doubt
thinks still that you would make n
(lvsliablu parti for his niece. I 111 wife,
Uoly Wray, iiniuestlouahly sharcn
tluit opinion. Their combined Infill
eme uilglit lu time prevail nnd Joco
lyu Wrny yield to their united wishes.'
Tills misfortune." with cutting deadli
nes uf time. "It Is obvious must b
uvvrtiil, You will consent (o with,
draw all pretensions In that direction
or' you wll foico me to make public
this paper A full exposition or the
cas I lliluk nuld materially affect
Kir Chillies and Ijidy Wray's attitude
us to the durability of an nlllancu be
tween tliclr family and yours,"
"And yourself? Yon forget," wllh
it sneer, '"liow It would uffect you!"
"Jlysolfl" John Hindu laughed, "You
fool Do )ou liiliiulna I would heal
lulu fin- (list reason?"
"Vou lor tier yourself, ai.il''-
John Ulselu IcihsI tonaid hint.
"Slop or- I Imiio ihicb lievu almost
on IN mliit of Kllllnir )ii IiiiiIiiUI.
li'Hl'l"- llnlirukMiiir, "Tlieiomllllop.)
M eiHuenl or liol?''
m.SimI K l""l wimiH"'
mivi ur MuwHiilly nrfl? Ywf'
lnl IIuvmIkIm ihsIiImI IiU Ii'I
uHy, luilNfluu nml ipi huiiIi) vmh
ii illil w 1 mnm viiitMlwn
iipf ww (jJj fwv-
I A "J1 Ii Tnontn nftrr tint nlelit In
Lord IteiiHdnlo'M riKiins Cnptnlu Tor
tylhe, 'calling on John Steele, found
himself admitted to the sitting room,
j The rnoins were partly dismantled, n
number of boxes littering the pine
i Indicating prepnatlotis to mine. John
Steele cnine III. Ills face wns paler
than II had I -en thinner like Hint of
n lenn who bid rtscntly suffered some
set ore Mine .
' A short lime pis.cd. Tli v talked
i on Unions topics. The military man
I pilfTcd in. re iiulcl.ty. It reemed lh
li'iiy of fate or friendship that How
that he Was Just beginning to pet bet
ter nciiualnted with Steele the litter
ruould Inconsistently determine to
"An) thing I can do for you when
you're nwny?" Iieg.m Captain Kor
sythe. "Cniumaiid me If there Is.
'There's only one Ihlna." John
SUs-le looked at hlui. Ills olce was
steady, ipllet. "And we'tc nlready
spoken nlmtit that. Vmi will let me
know If Itousdale doesn't keep to the
letter of the condition?"
"Very well." Captain forsythe's ex
pression i hnugisl slightly, but the
other did tint appear to iiotl.e.
"I shall leaxe with sou eertllled cop
ies of all the papers." raid Steele In a
short, matter of fact tone. "These.. to
gether with the one Sou furnished me.
are absolutely conclusive."
"The one I furnished jnu!" ('nptnlti
I'ors.Mlie reslisl his eliln on the kuub
of his stick. "Odd nbout that, wasn't
It-that the day In the library nt Stmt
horn House, when I wns nlsiut to tell
jou how 1 had better success the sec
ond time I Usttcd the landlady, wo
should have been Interrupted? And,"
looking nt the other furtliel)', "by
JiH-cljh Wray." Steele did not nn
swer. "If 1 had ouly seen the drift
nf jour Impilrlcs, had detected more
than a mere perfunctory Interest!
Willi the roufesslou git en ine on her
dn.ithlied by the landlady that she had
testified fnh-vly to protect her good
for nothing son nnd acknowledging
t lid t another whom she did not know
liy liuule, bill wliulii she described
minutely, had entered the house on the
fain! nlcut with tills ituifesslon In
your linuds n world of trouble might
lulte beeii saved. As It Is." he ended
half ruefully "ynu ' have found mo
most unlike tile ploverblnl friend In
iiceii. wlln Is"
"A fllelld lUlleeii." said John Steele,
placing u lintill on the other's shoulder,
while n smile, sobiewhnt coustrnliusl
IIL'litwl Ills face for u moment, "who
nt once rose to the occnslon. hastened
tn Loudon on the receipt of n letter
that wns surely a test of friendship"
"Oh, I don't know nbout that!"
quickly. "Test of friendship. Indeed!"
Caitnlu Forsythe lisikcd slightly em
barrassed beneath the keen searching
pjes. ' "Jhni't think of it, or lie
sliei,'' trlelitcnlng, "1 had to come.
Telegram from Sllss Wray, don't you
"Sllss Wrny!" Steele's hand fell
suddenly tn hkt side. He looked with
abrupt, swift Inquiry nt tho other.
Cliptnln forsythe bit his lips. "Ily
Jove, forcpl!" he murmured. "Wa.s
not to say anything nhout that."
"However, as you liavo" John
Steele regarded blm Hendlly. "You
received a telegram from"
"At I lie same tfmo that your letter
Intercepted me at Ilrlghtoii."
"Asking you to return tn Loudon?"
'Uxnctly. She wanted to see me."
"AUiut?" John Steele's ejes asked
a iuestlon. The other nodded. "Of
course. Not dllllciilt to understand.
Her desire tn hush up the uiTiilr, Her
fear." with a short laugh, "lest the
Houndal become known. A guest nt
Strut liorn House had been"
"I don't tliltik It wns for"
"You found nut," shortly, "that she,
ton. had teamed know"
"Yes; sho made me aware, of that nt
once when fhe came to see me with
Sir Charles. It was she sent your lug-gago"-
"Slr Charh-s? Then lio also"-
"Xn. Ynu -ynu need feel no appre
lieiisloii un that 8ci re." A peculiar
xpresslnn came Into the other's glance.
"Ynu see. his niece I old hlui It was not
her secret; asked hlui to help her, to
trust her. Never was a man moie
perplexed, but be kept the wold he
gave her on leaving for London and
forU.ru to .location her. Lien wheu
they drove through London In that
"Yes, yes. I know"
John Steelo seemed not tn hear. "Shu
jaw jou that night V"
"She did, iiloue In the garden nf
ItOMjiimry Villa, Sir Charles behaved
splendidly. 'All rlkht. my dear. Soino
day you'll tell me. perhaps,' he said to
her. 'Meanwhile I'll possess my soul
lu patience.' So while ho smoked In
the tab nv talked It over."
"Well?" John Steele said sliortlf.
"And tho upshot of It all mis"
"She suggested inj1 going to Lord
"To Invoke his assistance, perhaps!"
Steele, nuco mure laughed. "As an old
friend!" Cnplnlu I'orsythe started to
speak. Tlio oilier went ou, "Welt,
we'll keep Ills secret us long as h
keeps Ids compact."
"I promised, What does It natter)
Kir ('baric may be dlsnppolntnd at not
Mug able to tiring nliont Hut for
her sake- Ilia! Is the main consilient
"And jnu, 1 1 io iiir-stlon nf rniir tunn
feme In her?" I'iiI'sjiIiu looked ut
liltil liniinnlr, dulled slUhll) u hlui-
"Is li'iHWiilrhl.i! ' lie main iui
I u. en.. i ivi is iinni uillmi
W I'll I 'lk l"U Holll I liHl lllllMI
llule mi 'I Aliolliel In Hli.nil UUJ
slu'lil In llll Hie slil) Mill Hill SUM1
I ,u l IWlit "
Joiin Steele smiled, "Can you think
'of no one to whom I nm bound to tell
! the truth, the whole truth? Who ox
' tended tne his bund lu friendship. n
j vlted me to Ills hwnie? Of eonrse It
would lie easier ti go without ppeiik
lug. It Is rather illllleiilt tn own that
!ouc Iris accepted n ni.in's hospitnllty.
stepped benealh Ills rjiof nnd sat nt his
honiil ns not to mime words an Im
postor I innlil hull' delegatisl jou
I to tell him nil. but that wouldn't do.'
, II Is piobably n p.irt of thr old. old
' .,..!., i...i l .. ........ l.l... r.... ,.. r.i...
11' III. Illl. I IIMII llll'.-l llllll in,,- in unci
So 1 have sent for"
A belt rang. A servnnt opened tba
f"nor nf the llbrniy. Sir Charles Wray
Ilelow, In the cnli. Jnreljn waited
Her pale face expressed restlessness.
She held III her baud n bit or crumpled
paper. It was John Steele's note to
Sir Charles asking him tn cult, slat
lug nothing beyond n mere perfuuo-
tipi ri.,miitt tn lli.'il it. nl nil I. ii nn
rensou for his wish to see hlui.
"Can jou dmi1 In at my chambers
for n few minutes?" John Steele had
written. "A few minutes." The blue
ejes shone with Impatience He was
leaving London, Captain I'nrsythe had
Informed her. and. she concluded, he
wanted to see her uncle before he left.
Hut not her; no. She had driven
there, however, with Sir Charles ou
some light pretext for wnnt nf loine-
I thing belter to do-to be out lu the
J "I'll wait here In the cab," she had
I rild to her uncle when he had left It
before John Steele's duelling. "At
least." meeting the ptrzlod gaze that
had rested ou her mole than unco
lately. "I inny or may not walL If 1
get tired, If when you come lock you
don't llnd me. Just conclude." cnprl
rlously, "I have gone ou some little
errand of my own shopping, lierhaps."
She recalled thee words uow, fouui)
It Intolerable to sit still. Abruptly she
fuse mid stepped from the cab.
She hnlf Marled to mine away,
looked tnwnrd the house. Ilrass plutel
variously disposed nrouud the en
trance nnd appearing nearly nil nlikv
us to form and size stared nt her.
One metal sign p shock headed lad
was removing "John Steele." Shu
read the plain, modest letters, the In
scription "Ilarrlster" beneath. She
caught her lueiith slightly.
"L'nde Is certainly ery Ions," she
"Why don't jou go tn and see wot's
detaining of hlfti?" vouchsafed the
cabby lu nmlcnble fashion us he re
gal ded the hesitating, slender figure.
"Thlld Moor t the right, miss." snld
the boy, occupied In removing the xlgu
mid stepping aside ns he spoke tn al
low her to pass. "If It's Sir. Steele's
olllee jou're looking for. You'll see
'Il.inlstcr' lu brass letters, ns I snld
tu the old M'litleuiau. 1 haven't got
at them jet lu take them down, I
"Thank jnu"" she said Irresolutely
and without Intending to enter found
herself within the hall. There n nar
row stairway lay before her. He
pointed to It, with an excess of Ju
venile soil. I'.uite nnd politeness, boy
hood's Involuntary tribute tn youth
liif beauty lu need of assistance. He
told her to go on "straight up."
And she did unrensoulnglj-, tnevkan
lenity -one night, two ttlghtst
Near his door! About In turn, to re
trace her steps, nil Illogical scirueuco
tu the Itlogltnl action that bad preced
ed It. she was held tu the spot by the
door suddenly opening. A man
sen ant, broom lu hiiud-who, bnd evi
dently been engaged lu cleaning cue
of the chambers within was stopping
"You wished to nee Sir. Steele?"
The proud head nodded alHrma(l,e
ly to the iiiqulrj.
"Well, you can be stepping Into the
library, miss." said the man. "Sir.
Steele Is engaged Just now."
Jocelyn on the Instant found nn rea
son for refusing The door closed be
hind her, nnd she looked nrouud. She
stoisl In n library alone, llejond. In
another chamber, she heard voices
her uncle's, John Steele's.
past ami nu.m:vr.
IlOHi: boxes contained books
jouis. Sir Charles," were
the first words the girl caught.
.Mine! Illess my soul!"
her uncle's sm prised Milce broke In.
"Vim don't menu to tell ine that nil
those ninnies I had limed for Aus
tralia and which I thought lost ou the
I.oid Nclsou came ushoie ou jour lit
tle coral Isle?"
Came ashore ou his coiul Isle! Tho
girl caught ut the words. Of courso
he had been sated he who had saied
her finui the wild sea. She had real
ized that after their Inst meeting at
Stiuthorn House. Hut how?
"I.xaclly." said John Steele succinct
ly. "Illess my soul."' Sir Charles' annuel
vnleo cniii.l only repent. "I remember
most nf those books well n brine nr-rny-poets,
Iheii that accounts for your- It Ii
like n fulry tale,"
"A fulry tule!" Jnecljn Wray gazed
around her ut books, books o.i i-veri
side. .Slio reg.li.led the door leading
out, mis hair mindful lu go. bill heard
lliu iiniii.cn nut in thu hull ninl Un.
" .Nothing so pleasant, I nssiire jou,"
lulill Klii'le mikuiti'.I lr I'lnillus
shortly Then, with it fm winds, m
jiillllliil U phlille lllii'niiipiiiuil.liiuly
id" k'lH tlimiil. luick IVilnip. hv
lll-lli'l she liiul not isitne 'J h, iy,
lis no full) liile, Inn llllll. S.lllluil
lll'tlllW, IIII, ll llC uf u niiiI
iMllllHW Willi Hull Ml lliu mill., Iniml)
Is-)- piliv Hiiikl on Hm- Imi, imikij sun,
fivMl U won bin in). I hmi e kw
ijiy Hi II MMtlK AIJ Uv UMU't
kireuclh for giK71. for 111, went lido
the story The Isle became ns the pit
"When the man woke," ho had snld,
"hecurcd the sen for bringing hlui, ns
ho thoiiuhl, jii.tlilug. One de.slre tor
mented llllll It U en me Iiiloleiabl...
ll.l.i after d.iv he went down lu the
ocean. In.! I lie surf nlih le.ip.sl In di
rlstoii I it Hie tlinu-andili ,ilnli he
curbed ll Ike' Isle in w h:ci lie ;
boiiiil. Wi'i'iiM p.is-iil. until, almost
mad ihioiigh I he 111,1 in. I. my of Ui.i long
hoi rs. i no iiaj he in.'.iheitenth- pick
cl Up n book Tde l.l lite i-oiivlcl could
Jli't i(-id Whole, hnu he vr learii'
ed. I foti-et He bi-Kiiu tu pick out the
Through the long mouths, tho long
yenrs. the man hud fotuht for knowl
fdgeus he hud iiIwiijm fi.ughl for niij
thing Willi all his slreiigth, passion,
"Inercdihle! Hy .love.'" She heard
Sir Chailes' mice, awed mid luliulrlng
"1 inn v tu time had jour couil
delice aid nl'd-toll Ine. how did jou
happen to llitlll nu the law fni- special
study and propuriilluiij"
"Yen fuigit that nbout hnlf your su
perb" llbrnrj was law booki. Sir
Charles. A most comprehensive col
"The law the rni'iluVntl.ins It cro
nies for the many, the attendant re
Etndnts for the Imllildual- I coufeHS
Interested me. Ymi can Imagine n per
sonal reason or nu abstract one.
Prom the lonely persccilve of a tlr.y
coral Isle, n syMoin or systems cotfes
of conduct nr morals built up for the
swarming millions, so to spcnk-could
not bul ihisscss fascination for one to
whom those mjlllous had become only
as the faraway shadows of n dream."
"Ah a boy!" Johu Steele repeated tho
words almost mechanically. ".My par
ents died when 1 wus a child. They
came uf good stock Now Kugland."
He uttered the last part of the sen
tence Involuntarily stopped. "I was
bound out. wus beaten. I fought, rau
awny. In lumber camps, the drunkeu
rlDr.iff cursed the new scrub boy, on
thu Sllssisslppl the sailors and sieve
iotVs kl.-ked him beeauso tho mate
kicked I hem. Everywhere It was the
Finn-. The boy learned only one thing
to light. Tight or be beaten!
"In n wordly sense 1 prospered
after I wns rescued In New Zealand,
In Tasmania. Kate, ns If to ntone for
baying delayed her favors, now lavish
ed them freely. Work became easy.
A mine or two Hint I wus lucky
enough tu locate yielded nnd continues
to yield unexpected returns."
"And then, having fairly, through
your own efforts, won a place In the
world, Im ring-cohiicrcd fortune, why
did jou return to Iluglaud knowing
the risk ilili(. some one of these fel
lows like'1 (illicit, the police agent;
"Why," snld John Steele, "beeauso
I wished 'to sift, to get to the very
bottom of, this ci line for which I was
convicted. Tor all real wrongdoing,
resisting officers of the law. offenses
against olllclnldom. 1 had paid the
IH'iinlty jn full. I llielleie. Hut this
other innltrr (hut wns different. It
weighed on me through thosp yenrs
on tho Island nnd afterwnrd. A Jury
hid convicted me wrongfully. Hut
I had tu prove It, to satisfy myself, tn
find out beyond nuy shadow nf a
"He did." Tor the first time Captain
I'or.syllio spoke. "Steele has In his
possession mil proofs uf his Innocence,
nud I have seen them, 1'hey go tn
show Hint lie suffered through the cow
ill dice of a, miserable end, n tilled
scoundrel who struck bis hand from
the gunwale nf the boat when the
!.nrd Nelsnu went down. Yes. you
told that story In your fevered rum
Tnrsytho" the other's voice rang
out wnrulngly "didn't I tell you the
part he played was to lie forgotten un
less" "All right: hive' your waj-," grudg
ingly. "A tilled scoundrel! There was only
one person of rank on the Lord Nelson
besides fuyi-elf. and- l'ors,ithe"-lhe
old uolilemnn'x voice cnllitl out sliuip
ly-"you have snld too much or too lit
tle." John Steele made a gesture. "I have
given my word lint to"
"Hut I haven't!" snld Cnptaln- For
sythe. "The confession I procured
and what I imbscticntly learned led
me directly to Hero Is the tale. Sir
It wn over nt last. They were gone.
Sir csirh'x nnd Cnptnlu Forsythe.
Their hand clasps still lingered lu his
I'nr o few moments now John Steele
reuialtind motionless, listening tu their
dcpartl ig footsteps, then uirued and
gazed nrouud hlui.
Never bad his rooms appeared more
cheerless, mote barren, more empty
No; nut empty. 'I'hey wcie tilled wllh
memories The man kuuaied his shuiil-de-.s
nud looked out again from tin,
window toward that small bit uf the
river he could Just discern, Once he
had gnred ut ll when lis song seemed
lu bo of the green hunks nnd (lowers
It bnd passed by, but tint had been ou
a fairer occasion at thu close of a Joy
ous spring day. Ilnw It came back to
hlui, the solemn court of Justice, the
beautiful face, nil open doorway, with
thn sunshine gulden without und u
figure that, ere passing Into It, had
turned to look back I II was but for
an instant, yet ngulii his gnn seemed
In leap In thai luring llglil, Ibo pass
ing gleam uf her ejes, Ihnl hull llu
'Mint hn saw nuw, or was It n dream?
At I he llinmliol near by noun one
lookeil mil -sunn' niie us fair-fuller,
If ihnl i'imiIiI n v liui (hceiis worn
Hie llnl nf Hie wlhl lute
"I'mhIuii nn I cunm iii In m if
lle lillltl III IllT
") ' NlnV lN H UHsjl IjjMlMj
band and swept' back a disordered
"Your your uncle has Just gone,"
be silld. ' ' '
"1 know " ,
"I was lu Hip llhrnry when they
Went nut I had inuie up tu fee- 1
was villi mv uncle lu the cub nnd
untutored why lie"-
She stoppisl. He lo.il; n ipilck slep
t.iwnril her "Ymi were In tiieiv. that
"Ves." she said mid threw back her
head as If to contradict a sudden tulstb
tiess that, seemed stupidly sweeping
oer her gare "Whj did ynu not tell
me Jou did not-tbnt jou were luno
cent?" "You were In there?" He did not
seem to catch her Words "Heard -heard"
A moment they stood looking nt each
other. Suddenly she reached nut bet
builds to blm. With n iiilck exclama
tion be i might nud helJ tlieui
Hut lu Ii iii.imeut he let them fall.
What hml he been about to say, to
do, with the falifaie. the golden bend,
so near? He stepped bulk quickly.
"Veil are going nwny?" She wns the
find Ki,,sHal( Her voice was lu the
"Tomorrow" without looking nt her
"It Is very large." tirelevantly. "I
re.neniber of course, you arc nn
American. I I hare hardly realized
It. Wo we Australians are not mo un
like you. Uut Jour friends here?"
Her lips half veiled u tremulous little
"Sly friends!" Something flashed In
his voice went, Icav lug lilm yry iiulec.
"1 am afraid 1 huvu uo made many
while In London." Her eyes lifted
slightly, felt. "Call It tbo homing In
stinct!" he went on with a laugti.
"The desire once mure tn beenme purt
and parcel of ouo's nntlve laud, to be
come n factor, however small. In Its
"I don't think you will be n jmall
factor," snld the gill lu a low tone.
Sho stole it glance nt his face. He wns
looking down. The silence lengthened.
He waited. She seemed to llnd noth
ing pits! tn say. He. too. did not speak.
She found herself wulklng toward tbo
"Ooodby." He spoke In n low voice.
"As I told Cnptnlu I'nrsythe. ynu-jon
need nut feel ruiieern ubuut the story
ever coming nut"
"Concern? What do ynu niennV"
"Your telegram to Captain Porsythe.
the fear that brought you to Im-don"-
"The ynu thought thut?" swiftly.
The Indignation lu her eyes met tho
surprise In his.
"Thank you." slip said "thank ynu
for that estimate of me!"
"Sllss Wruyl" Contrition, doubt,
amazement, mingled In his tone,
"Coodby," she said coldly.
And suddenly, ns one sees through
a rlfl In Hie clouds the clear light, be
"You will go with me? Ynnl"
"Why, as fur Ihiil"-
l-'leoce nf gold' Heaven nr blue eyes'.
They were imi near!
"And ir I did you who misinterpret
motives would think"
"That I eanie hpre to"
"I should like to think that."
"Well. I cuuip." said the gill. "I don't
know why Unless the liny who was
taking il.ivvu the signs had something
in do with It."
"Ile said In go 'straight up.'" she
He laughed, too.' nil the world seem,
ed laughing. He hardly knew what
be snld, how- she answered, only Hint
she was there, slender. Iie.iiiltful as
the spilugllme full of flowers; that n
mini, fe hail happened, was happen
Ing The umitlod blur In Hip sky had
bis nine a usit of brightness; sunshine
lill.sl ihii mom: In u cage above n tiny
f.'i'lheieif el c.i line liegan to chirp.
"And Sir Charles? Lady WrnvV" He
spul.e ipileilj-. but with wild pulsing
nt temple, cxulluut lleirc throbbing
of heal I He held her from nil Hie
"Thevr She wns silent n moment.
Iheii limited up wltlni Ii of her ulit
hrUlu iiiiirluiiiiiis, "Mj un in love
me. ha never denied iiim hiivIIiIiiu I
lie w-tll mil lu llih - Hi it U, If I tell
II..I ii -r ll answer or was It nrdj
" h.-i wltllul, siiilllug ejes Hi. i he
'ilvvii he ni.i'liij
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I plcnn.'tn(. It contains neither 0;iitit:i, 3Ioriliitiu nor
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Physicians Recommend Castoria.
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Ksumm City, Mo
Children Cry for
In Uoe For Over 30 Years.
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