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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H.. 8ATURDAY, JAN. 27, 1912.
By HENRY RUSSELL
Copyright. 1910 by flohbi Mer
THE VAI I t. Or TIIK CIIAIKIW
N thediis t tint tullniiecl. while Huh
Ml'AUllll 111 IlllttllllU Ullll (I. Mill
Lis city learned wli.it :i in 'til In'
timl tnketi uti ll licuil I '! tin -
In Its neivl ilHiim-rvU 'oie H unduly
niiKUlIlftl lil IIiht (Uullllc l'crlcap
It too "I'liei-uuily oicrlnoki-d tin Mils
tiT c-p'.wde-i In Ids career lilt (lentil
liutl suddenly come to mean mi Irrc
parutilo lots, lilt reenter)' tin- tlilnc
Uintt to In1 dr-drcd.
'I In- newspapers Onlly pie minute
repurts ot the procrcis ot tin dlou,e
In tin- street cars mt-n rend llrtt tlu
account from lilt sickroom It tvns Ihe
llrtt iUestlon they nked cnch other
when lliejr met In street mill corrttlor
"Wlmt Is Hit- lutet wind from Mr
AdiiuT" And when the dMoouruKltiR
word d spoken tlii'y shook their
heads itrately l'rajers for lilt recov
ery were utTcred In tlii churches At
IiIh condition grew nurse Hie livs
papers et en tlio-ce owned by hh en
elides -nunc, out lioiirly uilllctltit. lie
fuie tliete htilletlus dithered Kient sol
There came n day when the newt
offeied uo hope, lie hull sillleted two
lieinorrhiiset lu quick suoceisluu lilt
tciiiH-rultire had ralleii fur hviow tmr
inul. lilt Heart was allium pulM'let
Life was tin rely tllckerlni He loiild
lle hut n tew hours, rejd tile doctors
hlllletlut. Ilefore Ihe new-paper of
Uiet he Bft'iil crowd waited silently.
Ktoppliin Iralllc III the stleeH. turgi-t
lltiK hiiiiKer. bii illy uniting tor the end
Tlmt ntuht a woman who hud Uruv
ed the dark streets nlotie and on foot
tupped ilKhtly at the duur ot .McAiloo' s
tiome nnd uked to nee Mitt l-'llnn ,
Looklni; ucrott the hall Into the II- i
lirnry. the tlltnr saw a strunc.e croup
John IJiiuuicnde, Kuvernor ot the
slate; Patrick r'llnu. x-kii-i-iiiiiii. and
Tuiu IliiKitin. vi pimlllal and saloon
keeper-NlltlllK Slletll toijollier III II '
cotniiion crlcf. '
'J'heie was a rutile ot skirt nloni;
Ihe hall, ami then not Kathleen, tint
.Mrs liuiiiiieaile, entereU Ihe parlor.
She looked tit the visitor In utuuzo
ment. I'leanor, dearl"
And Ihe two women were In each
"It he"- I'leanor Iivkiiii. She could
not cotuplete Ihe ipiettloll
The doctor sii) bo." Mrt Dun
luciide unili creel ipiletly.
I'leanor dl-eupwd liertvir from the
"Cull I are Kathleen Fllnn n mln
Mm. Dunniende shook her head. "1
fear tint, Kleanoi. She It with him.
And tliey are vipi tine any iiilniile
I'll nk her." Anil Mm Dunmeudu
A few mlntitit inter Kathleen Kllnn
entered n new Kiiihnvii whote face
wan hard iiihI stem She looked nt
Ilefore Kllth'eell t
nor's eyet iptullcd
Itul ipilikly she
raited them iikiiIii
- "Mitt lltnii." the said spcuklue;
, haltingly. "I won't keep joii low;. I
tame It'u about that nllldavlt. I
want to say li mm all my fault. It
was my un tiler's scheme. 1 didn't
' know about It until It wnt too late.
: Hut It would never lime been done If
' I hadn't llrtt templed I'aill to leave
It I in . And I wanted-to Kay this. I
in n't to lilin. but jnii're nenrett to him
Ami 1 can't )oii see?-I had to make
my nekmiwIi-dL'liieiit before" She
Ktiipped. looklUK pleadlliKly lit Until
"We lenew It," Knlhletn oalil. mill
ji'oldly, cruelly puttiui; a slllit em
ili.ials on the "we"
Klenuor bean apiln, miserably. "I
"didn't know w tint tny hi other was
"'hi heinlliR. And 1 did It thought lesaly.
'tlloUKli tlinl'n no eieilte. It wat ut
jterly coutomptlble When I found out
Saturday nli;lit I tried to warn
vMr. Iilm oer the leleplione, but he
Iwuuldn't listen Anil Muuduy I tried
)'tu dlssunde I'uul from dolm: It, hut It
wat too late I wnt ko helpjrst no
helpless. Hut that iloetu't excuse me.
either. I Uou't eipect jou to forgive
me. He couldn't. I can't forgive my
self, llut 1 had to tell oit Ibat 1 know
'what I did ami Unit nil my lire I shall
liuve tny punishment It-It's all I inn
'do Thank joii for llttenlui; to me
And don't let me keep jou from Iilm"
Kathleen's face wild not cold now
She look a step forward and looked
closely Into the jnuhKer woman's ejes
, "Von uiuM care something for"
she pointed upward-"for him or you
, (iittldn't have come."
A nob win tin inilv answer
U ,."von poor Bin: iie murmured nna
'(Jrrw l.lcuiior to tier And on Kath
ii'm sbuulder the jnutic woman wept
loon Kathleen mild. "Would you like
, .Tocetber llit-y went uplnlr to the
jrootn where llnh MeAdoo faced death
i:ieiiinr knew that she wintlil retneui
,lier Ihe scene always-for her punish-
Weill, she lliotlitht, A routed newspa
.lni hail been slink In I In. i Imuili-Jjt'i
to phude the face of the patient The
ilJiiilow accentuated the wimimi pnllot
i'f hit fr.ee lilt head wnt ttinven. a
rough beard had Kronn out, the plnib.
ed features were bis and bony and
usly. Ho mlsht hnvo been alreailj
(lead, so mollonlctt nnt he.
Ulvanor ptve hltn one lone look,
She could not reprets a sob The doc
tor at the liriltlde looked up with n
frown. I'lien she turned uwny and
crept blindly from the room. Kath I
teen lompiitsloualel followed her. I
Hleanur sank Into a ilia If and sobbed
"It's horrible:" she moaned. "Ilo
wat so kiiihib!"
My pcr trlrl'" Kathleen murmured
dixit hi ii l-I).
i:iiinor lunkitl up wanly. "Why are
roil so kluil to me when I have de
rencd tu little':"
"lie, ante. Kiillilit-n ntiswered toft
ly. "I think 1 understand. You con-
deinti oiirself too harshly, ns I did.
Then she added: "Do jou care to
wait here? otl are welcome."
"lr I may."
And Knlhleen left her alone.
Eleanor lay back In her i hair. Sub
conscloutlj she toot. In the details of
this room-the room ot a man who
worked Meihauleally llncerluK n pile
ot unopened letters )Iijk on the detk.
she cnimht the adiliett ot the one on
top. "Itohert MiAdoo. ' It wat hit
room! Here the hi);, lonely iii.ui. shut
off from his lellons. Had In aullcipu
Hull rouclit out the liatlle whixu issuo
no vitally i one i-riied Ills fellows. Hero
perhaps, with tiiitri-it and contempt,
be had tlmuirlit of her. Here she taw I
the telephone-he had beaten down hit
pride and humhlisl liltuseir berore her
whose Idle, selllsli vanity had tiroiiKht
such Mirrow to him. And now be
"All. no'" her heart protested. "It
can't be true, lie was so stcrnc! Ho ,
will bent back death, at he nas beaten
all hit enemies. He will not die!" I
And Ibe fnllb wnt Justified The
force bad further usu for Hubert Mc
Toward mornlns hit heart action be
came peiveptlbly stronger and bit letn- '
pcrnlure betan to rise cradually 'lwn
ot the doetnra left. Urtt shakltiK liimdt
with nil In the room and cntwatuhit
Ins them wltb an air that said. "Con
Rralulute us!" 'I he mornlns newp-i-pers
carried the good news out to the
It wat Kathleen who went In In tell
nie.inor. saylnc simply, "He will live."
And Hlennur smiled, "I lime known
"You put us to Bhntne." Kathleen
said "We have bad too Utile faith
Won't you lie down and get some rest?
You are tired"
nie.inor pointed to Ihe window. "No.
It It mornlns now, and I can pi borne I
You should rest yourself. And." she
ndded simply, "I can never force! your
I Keneroslty to me."
' Kathti-cn pressed her hand gently.
"When he hat recti. ens! I want Jou lo
come lo him and tell him what jou i
"Yet Hut." she added In n fright '
died tone, "please neer tell him that !
1 was here tonight-" The crisis past, i
the woman In her rejssertod Itself.
"I understand-dear." ,
Walking wearily hompwnrd In the
gray morning. Hlennor thought: I
"I will make my ucknowledgment to t
Iilm mid then will go away toreer"
And "forever" seemed n long, dreary
time Indeed I
One day when Ills strength was be
glutting to creep b'iek Into his body
Kathleen came to his bedside.
"You haven't asked how the election
came out," she said.
He smiled wearily. "I'd forgotten
I lost, didn't I ?"
"Lost!" Kathleen laughed proudly
"No. Indeed: You won-ami by nearly
10.000. Aren't they Hie dear, good pen
And It wat true. Sanger had tnls
calculated Paul's dts'laratton had
been received by maiii with the skep
tlclsm with which clctcutli bout
charges generally are leeched Utb
ers bad seen only the tteaehery in
Haul's deed and had bis-ome even
more set In their determination to ole
lor McAiloo Thousands had dellantly
suhl Ihul I hey did nut care and hud
been ready to Mud excuses Tor the
bribing of the delegates And Hie
news of bis collapse and Ills crltliul
condition had been an unanswerable
appeal to sympathy
llut Hob heard Ihe news npalhetl
"I diin'l seem to care I almost wish
I hud lost Then I shouldn't have to
go on with the Ogbtlug. 1 wondei
why they did It?"
"Doti't you know?"
"What they charged was true. Tile
1 delegates were bribed. They utight to
ham lepiiillnted inc."
"All." Kuihleen answered proudly.
I "but they loe jou!"
He shouk his head wearily. "It wu
because Hie) didn't realize"
Another day-It was the first time be
I was allowed to sit up lu bed-when
the nurse had gone out of the loom
for a fow minutes he began the con
i "Kuthleen" bo began abruptly,
then slopped. "I I talked u coud
' "And you lenrned-everyllilng about
about Mrs. (Jilliert'r"
I "Hen what n cowardly bruto I was
1 to her at thu Duuineades'?" A faint
i flush came lo his sunken cheeks.
I "Yes, even dial," oho answered.
I Ills next question cunio after a long
1 pa u so.
i "A woman couldn't forgive Hint.
I could she, Knlhleen?"
"Not many women, I think."
Ills uke became husL:. "I've been
thinking of thai u gomt ileal I I'd
like to make Hint up tu her If I lotilcl
"You may have Ibe chance some ,
day " Long afterward, thinking over
this scene, he seemed to remember
dial her voice was ety tired; he sup
posed II was because the stiatti of the
watdilug had been too iniiih tor her.
And he thought of many Iblugs be
sides bis relation to I'leanor (illbcri.
When Tutu llugglti. In his rough way
told hint of die sorrow Ihe people had
shown for his sickliest Hob fell his
heart suddciih expand In n deep
strong ulTcilioii for Ibein. They were I
bis people bis not because his ma
chine had whipped them Into submit
slnn. but because he, though unworthy
lived in their hearts.
He knew Unit over the bind were n
huiiilied million olheis like thoo l i
his illy- nil struggling alwajs. prodtte '
lug always, giving lu humanity the I
equivalent for the right and meant lo
Hie. giving tunic than Ihe ispilvulelil.
gHlug more and better than they re- ,
i el i eil fruui Hie world A brave, pi i
tleul, hardworking, fnllhful. dctcrvlng
people these! I'lly the man who could
not feel n thrill of pride that he mis i
one of them! Hob suddeul) knew that
lole of one's people Is a dlslliKI, dell
nlle. oiertuasterltig ciiiotlou nhlib ex
alts n mail mid dwnrfs his petty self.
He knew of the gteat "common"
people of the laud, whose lives ale lie I
lug worn out In the eltort to produce
far mure than they loiisume, nt the
end having nothing hut the necessity
for lin leasts!, hauler elluit, looking
about them In dims! wonder and '
plalutttely demanding' "Why It It (but j
wu cniinot rest? Why lime we until- i
lug? Whither has It goue--lh.it which
we Iiiim dented?"
Whither had It gono? lie knew the
answer. It gloomed solemnly down nt
lit in from million dollar palaies, honk ,
ed hoarsely tbioiigh the streets trout
costly luiHirtcd automobiles. Unshed
brilliantly from bejeweled lingers, kept
gleaming necks and shoulders warm ,
In the face of shHerlng poetly, gur '
gled tu goblets or precious vlntaget. i
raced paining under Ibe wire. Alsne '
all. he read the answer lu the terrific
power of Hie modern feudal system,
loin-ent rated wealth, whose machinery
was slowly cruncliliig, crunching,
cruni blng, his people Into helpless
suhlit Hon. I
How had such things conic lo puss? ,
Ah. Hint ipiestloti he could answer. I
since he himself had once been a part
ot the system! He knew fur better '
tl did hit patient, blinded people
the enormous sums of money needed
to tlte the engines (hat run Hie na I
lion's political machinery aud whence
Hint corruption fund came.
A nation, a great people, was being
bought, was being sold Into slavery.
And nil Hilt was wrong. In denial ot
the lilwils ut Ihe commonwealth. In
disobedience of the natural law which
kii) a, "Let ti mail's reward be meas
ured by Ills value to humanity." He
wutilH do nothing tu dlstuih the Just
balance of the stale. Tu his executive
brain organization and eiul!ibrlum
were prime essentials, llut there was
-there must he some means by
whli li Ihe Injustice could be corrected.
the world's happiness and the reward i
nl clioit mure eipilinbly distributed
He could not Iheu proinuiI Ihe I cm
edy Hut one thing he knew Hie rein
edy when found could never liu up-
piled so long as the machinery of gov- i
eminent remained In Ihe siwer ot
those against whom Iho remedy was
to npply. I
What was to be bis part? That ques- I
Hun bad been ntiswered when Iluggln
told Iilm of bis city's Ronoulng In bis
siilTetlng These people his people!
lie was humbled to the dust. And
then, even In hit humility, ho was
raited again by the lustration that
was never to forsake him.
"I him been a failure." thought tills
man whose brilliant success a nation
wn constlerlug wotiderlugly. "since I
have missed the. real inclining of life.
These lire my people; they Heed me
tat me serve!"
"Let mo serve!" Kathleen repeated
It was easy to lay one's heart bare
"Kathleen" nnd his voire was
husky, us It had been when lie had
spoken Hie same wutds of a woman
irliiini lie had liurt-"Kulbleen, I've
many things to make up tu many peo
pie. And I want to do It. I have mis
used myself. 1 see It nil now what
I've refused to sec nil my life. Knth
leeu, something bus gone out of mo."
"You mean," she said geully, "Hint
something has come Into your heart
the greatest of nil tilings."
lie smiled at her. It seemed to Knth
ceil Hint bis thin, ugly face, nllgbr
wllh his new Inspiration, nits the must
beautiful In the world
"And yuu will be happy. Hob. ns yoi
have never been" There wa.n cult.t
In her voice.
"Kathleen," be answered graely, "it
was once my boast that 1 thought
nothing of happiness. I'm not thinking
of happiness now."
He lust himself once moro In Ills
vision, forgetting her
She left Iilm and went to her room
to stifle. If sho could, Ibe vain hunger
that had never died out of her heart.
Till! IOI1CE Wllll'll IS LOVE.
DUIIINO the dajs of Hob's III
nets l.'leanor had wandered
restlestly through the big
Hunger house lu passionate
remorse and self hate. During the
time uf his convalescelico Hie restlesi
wandering continued In mingled
thanksgiving and humility. Sanger
saw the change he hud remarked 111
Hleiiuor become dully more pronounc
ed, mill It piuilecl him. Nof until Mrs
Duuiiieudu was preparing tu return
Stonic was the antimlng reason discov
ered to Iilm.
It was the day when the doctors
finally pronounced Hub out uf danger.
Mrs. Dunmendc had spent tho after
noon with the I'llnns. l'lctinnr turned
to her wllb an Inquiring glance.
"Ilo Is much better," Airs. Dun
mcnile answered the glance. "Tin
doctors say that unless a i elapse oc
curs and careful nursing will pre
sent that It Is only n matter of re
gaining his strength."
Hleanor made no answer. Hut San
ger saw a strange light-to Iilm a
revclutlon-como Into her fitcc. I'lcanur
quietly urosc and left the loom, fol
low oil by Suuger's Incredulous eyes.
"Absurd! Incredible!" ho tiitlltcicd
Then ho turned swiftly, angrily, on
Mrs, Dutitueiidc. "Is (his sumo of
Shi answered quietly. "It It tho
work of something whh li jou. Henry
Sanger, or 1 can neither help nor Im
pede." "All! I remember, your husband (
has u theory." be sneeied
"John risogiilzet n fundamental
principle of evidence Some day jou.
I Iblnk. will rccughls'c It as a forie jou
can't leslst. You rich men are an
tichrotilstlc. You think In terms of sev
eral centuries ngo You won't eu
that the principle of social ropoutl
blllty bus come Into Its own - until too
lulc tu Save JoilfteHes."
"You Would be impressive on the
stump, Kalherlne." s nicer was his1
Impassive self again "Hut bow am I
concerned with Hint principle?"
"In this: The people that reiognbe It
won't long tolerate jour niillipialed
met hods and philosophy Anil in this:
Kven your triumph wouldn't bring jou
happiness or content: selllsh victory
never docs, Henry. You can Iraiuple
underfoot the happiness of a gie.it
people without regtet You can de
stroy the work of good men and that
wouldn't count with you either. Hut '
even you, Henry Sanger, have one '
love. And jou know now- that every
step jou lake It on Hle.inor'.t heart."
He did not answer nt once. He
"I have n lesponslbllltj." he said at
last, dispassionately, "lu my wealth
and In my class. Incidentally I have '
nn ambition. If between them I'.lcni'or
must be hurt I'm sorry What yuu !
visionaries close jour ejes to It that
the world Is ruled by Its necessities,
by its pockctbouk. You're on the crest
of the wave now, but jour time Is
coming. It's McAdoo's nmblllou and
yours or mine. It may lake leu jears
or twenty, but In the end It will be
mine; neither yuu nur jour husband
nor McAiloo nor Kleanor-sbullstaud
in the way. Wu haven't taken jou re
formers seriously, we men of wealth.
Hut we haven't
lion's Industries to
ev eloped tills na
et a few dreamers
take then) from us
Now" hit eyes
I your chnllengc.
gleamed "v:e acre
It means war. Kii
herlne And jour
friend McAiloo shall he the first to go
under Tell him that." He left her ab
ruptly. And yet that evening nt dinner Mrs.
Duutiieade thoitglii die delected In bit
manner an unwonted gentleness to
One evening I'lcuuor and her brother
were alone at dinner At its cud he
accompanied her lu Ihe llbiarj.
"Henry." she asked abruptly, "do
yuu know where Haul llemlugtun Is?"
"I do nut." he tettiriiisl ciiltnly "lie
visited mi ulllce twice the day heroic
Ihe election On his second lsll we
hud u (HUciciuc of opinion us to what
should be done wltb a certain docil
incut. 1 maintained my position. He
seemed much disturbed by Ihul fact
I haven't lieaid of Iilm since."
"Then he had thu decency to be
ashamed, nt lead."
lie made no answer, although she
funded she saw a slight flush rlso tu
hit race, but It might have been Hie
firelight She looked nl him steadily
"Under Uncle Henry's will, 1 believe.
he left me this huiitu nnd the nn
"Will you give me the value of the
annuity and buy the house from nip?"
"It shall be done tomorrow," he nn
sweted abruptly "May I nsk what
your plans are?"
"Tin) aren't settled yet. except thut
I urn golug away In a few days."
"When Uo you expect lo return?"
"Ah! Then I mil to understand
that. In the parlance of the stage. I am
cast on: You doubtless dust .me as
the villain In the leceut episode?"
She sighed wearily "I blutno yon
ao moie than mi self not so much.
I'm not veiy pioud of myself. Henry."
"I suppose luosi people would regard
It a queei evidence ur allcctlou, but I
cure loo much lor you to urge you lo
stay, I'leanor. Vou're the only person
1 ever lined for, Uleanor."
He was manifestly telling tho trill It
Her astonishment was genuine uud
unconcealed "I can't bellevo It. You
villi d lot me and jet you could"
"Yet." he liiierrupted. still quietly
"And would do It again. My emotions
are nuclei pcrleil cuuliol, I beg that
jou make uu deiuousliutlou, 1 under
stand the slluulluii better than 1 did
Your Icellng over that Heinlugton mat
ter Is quite Jiisililed-froiu your pulni
of view Thetelote I am leady 16 as
slsl you, as far as jou will allow me.
In the casting off process. You have
gone over lo the enemy; rather, jou
never weie on mj side really. Our
I points or view dllTer radically. I
i think you are very wise, it will save
j us both borne dlscoiuforL
"Thut lletnlugtou n It'll I r," he continu
ed, rising, "wus very iimuteitilsh uud.
In so far as you weiu concerned, lu
I pool I asie"
"I was coueeiiied In 11 all, Henry."
I "Tor. that accept my prufuutid upolo
glct. And now don't J'ou think "we'd
better end this little scene. My secre
tary will bring you the tieccsnry
papers tumor low for j-otir signature."
She made uu answer. He left her
atone. Her loneliness seemed to her
The next day, ut Sanger had promis
ed, hit secretary picsented to her Ihe
pupert iiecotsury for Ihe convejnnce
or the house and the release of the
annuity, also there was placed In her
hands a lertllled chei k for n generous
Hlennnr could avow her lore to Paul,
to Kathleen, lu .Mm Dutitncndc. but
the fear lest she betray her heart tu
Hob sill red cri agonies uf pride. Hut
one day she summoned her resolution
and went bravely forth to abase her
self befol c) the innii who, she believed,
tuust hatu her bitterly. Mote than
HIS IIEtn TOItNEU RI.OIVI.Y TO FACE 1IP.IL
onco her heart tailed her, crying out
"I can't!" to be uusweicd with "You
I' car of him nnd of hit Judgment fell
from her. Tor one thrilling Instant
she looked ut hltn. the musk uf ex
pression diawn aside, ull her heart In
lie did not observe her entrance al
once. He wat reclining lu his big
chair by the window, a heavy shawl
thtovvii loosely mound hit shoulders.
The ravages of hit Illness were plainly
apparent. The big hands, white uud
bonj-, dtouped luertly from the chair's
arms. In hit ejes wat the tiled, wist
fill exprestion peculiar to fever con
viilescctits. She felt In them still an
other qualltj. a deep sadness bred uf
no mere plijsleul weakliest
He fell her gun. lilt head turned
slowly to race her lie looked nt her
wondeiliigly. wllliolll speaking Ills
baud blushed aerust his forehead In a
troubled gcit lice, ns one would brush
aside a dreatu that lingers uverloug
She sltove to give her words u con
"I'm glad you lire recoveilng so rap
Idly. Mr. McAiloo"
Ills tuce lighted up In uu Incredu
"Ale Jou-ieully? I wus Just think
ing ur yuu. And sometimes my fulicles
gel Ihe belter or me uowudujH"
lie got lo his feet uncertainly. She
saw the effort It cost hltn lu his weak
ness. She put her gloved baud In his;
hu caught It lu n strong clasp.
"You mustn't stand." she said anx
iously. "You uren't strung yet"
He sank baik lulu bis chair. As be
did so the bhuvvi fell from his Bhoul
ders. Tremblingly ho stooped tu re
cover It- Hut she vvns swifter than he.
Sbo threw It n round him ugntu. As
she drew her arm away It brushed
against htm. Fur the llrsl time their
eyes looked away.
8bo took the chair where Kathleen
bad been. It was he who nl last btuko
tho silence. The wurds fell haltingly,
"I can't quite realize It Often I bare
thought uf you being here there are
su many things wauled tu say lo
you Now-seeing you there In that
She turned lo Iilm eagerly, her eyes
pleading with him not In misunder
stand "I had to coniu-to acknowl
edge my fault."
"Your fault? Hut"
"Yes Mj shameful fault: Don't you
see, I owed II In uijselt lu come."
"Yuu moan Haul lleiiiiugtou? It til
that Is mil join faiill. 1-1 only-am
espoll-lble fol lhal Irlecl to shape
Icl.s lire after mine u poor model. Mis
(illbeil. I tiled In cut Iilm utr flom
his h-ippliics Itelim vvhal he was, he
mil In leine me And there were
others - who weie templing Iilm. Wo
wen Ion much fol Mill "
"All. but I made ll easv for hltn to
ilcld by milking 111 ill discontented"
"ll began holme thut. Hut thut was
jour tight loo I irietl to cut you olT
fruin jour happiness."
"Iliit-ll iciukes what I did Hie moro
shameful-mi happiness wus not In
vol veil. Mr .McAihio "
lie shook Ills head gravely "It
might have been lie was very lov
able." lie used Ibe past tense In which
we speak of the dead
Agaiu Iheli ejes Ml apart ami there
was a silence. She funed herself lo
"You have learned Ihe lesson of
geiieiuslly well. Mr McAiloo."
"I have lu earn Ihe ihuilty Ihul has
I been given tiie-fioui eveij otie- now
from jou. i wus ciuel. brutal, lu jou
jet you c mill conic liere. Doesn't I
that prove Hill jou. too. have forgiven ,
much-rur more than I?"
"No! l-'or what you snld wns true
And I was afraid to cuuie afraid uf i
jour Judgment! You make me the
"Dou't!" he cried sharply, as If in
pain. "It hurts lo bco you abase your
self before roe!" i
Again n silence, while his eyes held
hers. The quality of his gaze frighten
ed her. It vvns snjlng too miieli
breuklug down her Belt command, c
drawing her to hi in. She spoke hastily
"Mr. McAiloo, do you know that he
Sho saw then the hurt that liad been
put upon Iilm. "Yes. I have tried tu
have bhn found, but they can discover
no trace of him. llut 1 will uot give
up until he Is fuuixi-ntid our fault '
repaired." lie used the plural uiicon
"When j'ou Unci Iilm will jou let me
know? 1 shall send nn nddress to
"Yuu nre going nvvny?"
"And yuu will nnt come lark." He
did not nsk n question.
lie turned unci inure lu look out Into
the street, llut he saw nothing there
Hu was measuring the meaning uf the
moment. Shu hud changed, ns had he;
he felt ll In her every word. In her
pretence. Yet her humility hurt him
strangely IV hud "lumiy things tn
make up lo her" uud he would never '
have the chance: she wus going uwny,
out of his life, us suddenly us she had
come. Ilotli feured the next meeting j
uf ejet. I'ach hud u seciet that must
be withheld. Yet by Hint telepathy
which Informs hearts even acrost the j
distances each guessed the other's se
cret. knew Ihul the frank liillmuey of '
the moment sprung from more than a j
CHUimon regret, was more than the l
death of nil unreasoning hostility Hut ,
Ihey wen nut children Ilotli knew
that before life's happiness comes
life's responsibility uud thai they. In
their game of cross purposes, bud ns i
sullied ti responsibility which was uot
jet fill II I led I
She icim He. loo. got to his feet.
She held out her ungloved baud lie
took It again ItiNils strong clasp Her i
lips tried lu fashlou u conventional
"I hope you will soon get your
tlreiiL-tli teick unci that vnn will h.
suicestrul alwujs-mid happy" At
the lust words her oiie began lu fal
"I pray that life will be kinder tu
you than It bus been, Mrt (illbcri
And that jou will forget nil Hilt-uud
me" Unsteadiness was In Ids voice
"Can we forget?"
"1 don't want lo forget!" lip cried
"Nor do I want lo rotget!" Thecrlm
sou Hooded tu her checks. P.IU the uu
ruly tongue run on "I couldn't torget
if I would! That night, when we
thought jou wen djlug It It before
me alwuis When I saw jou lying
then It seemed lo uu thai I had struck
"You were here! 1 don't nuclei stand i
"Ah, can'l jou see? I had to come
lo make my iicknnvvlcdgmciit. I
thought jou weie djlug. Miss I'llnii
was neatest m jmi, I told her. She
made me promise to come lo jou when
yuu were able. That It why I am bete
She would have withdrawn her bund,
bill lilt clasp lightened. "1 don't un
derstntid. You lined enough to
"Ah. can't you see?" she cried pile
ously. "Why did you come Into my life to
tench tin my lesson -to go away now?
Why, bIiku jou must gu away, were
you chosen by Ihe furce. which Is"
Ilefore Iilm flashed the Itilerprcta
tlou of the past few mouths, uf Ibe
memory that had untitled ibe busy,
crowded jears. Ills fuce lighted up
with ii look no man or woman bud
ever seen I here.
"It vvusu't jou I hated-It vvusn't you
I fought ngalntt. but love!"
Wordt that spuce of themselves! He
lifted hit head sharply, us does ihe
stag lu the forest when he hears Ihe
cull of lilt farawuy mate Ills eyet
caught tiers lu the grip llfat would nut
be denied, crjlng out Hint she wus hit
his! Her ejet wavered, fell re
lumed to his, luminous with the uu
svvcr. Tin moment ended.
"Mr McAiloo. theru Is a ruined life
She was gone, leaving Roll alone.
Aud yet uot alone, l-'or with hltn
was the memory of n tliillllng. won
Uerful moment when be hud looked
into the depths or u woman's heart.
And between ibein lay an liupiisiable
banier. a barrier ot tbcll uwu luilld
lie liwed Ids race In his hands and
prajed prajed lui cuuiuge and pa
Heine ami Innii tu beui his punish
mcut and to alone.
(Continued Next Saturday)
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