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you how your ?tory ha tirpi led me you'd think I f
crazy. According I ? .... ' you've told me, the neckli
|o t by youi I ":' ? rcl? ne - ??r ?h ?hone -ty. .
?cording to commonsense, il wasn't. Bui you net
? v teH."
??'I he clerl ? ' ' :
? ? hurl them."
??( >: - our e it is .. pit y thai Si*flora ' ?rtix h
??|.? t her ail round the world."
"Tin n you don'l think
"I'm Ja .. thinking. Bui you dor I i I though
ts. So I will be going along."
II. :?. .- and opened the iloor. The manager ?
vi ibl ' ai ti"i 1" " iaminc?l.
-I, ??..,;, ?. . -, thing I ? n tell v?"i " ?he began.
"i mly one thing, thank - Whal kind ??" I
? ? ' ' ' ? .?.i!'"
"I h.- ni? " ' ' >h, omcthing unobtru iv?. li ?her,
mink, perhap ."
"Bui v? v.--!? ? ?
"Why, ?-? , I think ??. ! ' '" " '? re v?
hand tome, i ..1 ?kin and ? hin? hilla."
"Thanks, that's all. Well, I'll !??? g?*ing."
"You undentand the new ?ity ??t keeping the wh<
affair ab olut? ly quiet the St. M immun
"The St. Mammon," aid Peter Kenny, ""?'
? y ?ubi? ol :? ? own."
AS hequil the M ??la tnd U*p|a*d altoanj ah
**? north on the avenue, Peter Kenn;
tinued ?to wear thai |iei uliat ? li ear? lung gaz? . u
li?- ?li?! ?nol appear to I"- con? erncd with outward ev? n
until he had p.? eil through the throng in the white an
silver lobby ?.i the firsl ?hotel's rival for gorgeou ne
the St. Mammon. Handing hi i ? ard (or, to Ik- exa?
his engrave?! alias] in to !??? j>r.--? n'? ? 1 to the manage
he trolle?] over to the newsstand an?l boughl :i |*aj?e
Turning to the ?isl ol ocean-going passengers for ill
day, he found what he ?ought, the names ??! SetVii
( trtiz and Sen? ?rita < ?onzale ?.
"H-m!" was In? audible comment. Then a 1 ??-111???
???.i orted him to the office of Manager Corli
"No, Sir." ?aid Pi ter Kennj, in re ?pon ?e t?i the man
?ger's inquiring ?alutation, "nol a thing t?? tell yoi
Bui omet hing to ask y?>u. The other djay th-ere wer
.? couple of tilings you didn'1 make quite ??? clear a
y??u might. Por in lance, whal kind ol fur ? 11 ? 1 ilia
Slademoisellc Briand wesu '"
"Madame IJelafossc's niece?" asked the managet
'?Why, I think they wvn- mink or ?omcthing like 1
She w.i, rather an in ignifu anl little worn in, (*om|*ani
t?. her aunt, you know."
"Ye ," v ! ?Peter Kenny, "I >up|. Anothe
thing, y??u t-.l'l nu? ?>n!v 1li.1t you assure?! yourself ih.<
Madame I lelafo ??' ? diamond ne? kla? c w.i ? w?irth m??n
the fifteen lh?iu an?l he val I it at. You didn'i
tell me how you a ? ?ureil ?
"I don't min?l doing ??. however. Mr. Lui . th?
diamond experl ol < 'lark ?<?n' -, 1t; ? II?
I to lie in my office when the clerk brought it ii
to see if we woul n n th?
lady n ? \\ t it
that il 'i?t !.?t?
: nd ha?l paid ??nlj fifteen I I
"Il mus? !..??. v Int-n gel h . I . ' ' ' ? ?. ? .
??( ?m ? ? :
" I '. ' n . ? . ? . ?
, . . ; ...
?slily, "tl " ' .-' ? . ' .
re st i 11 ; i s I
It-tails of I
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?.,.. . tier in the h;il
"Perhaps, ;. i t??
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l tin' ll??ii'l M
whit h i
"I think I
"i K? m " ?
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rp, ||);\Y i
... . ...
? ? I can think i?I
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: ; fi . .... | :
He turne?! ' thai
.,,...' tt?l from t
Hott-I H r,"
I , ....
Bo ' '- I'tter Kcni
... | . . -, . . ?
........ ? .
... rd, he flung tl the tali!
, mine?! his mcmorai ' ?n 1
II-'' IB imt-rallraK.il R I
B i< ? ?. K
il"-': Giltnor: Mme. B?r-juletouf end Mlle, Za.'h.trii
Hotel Croe u ; Se?ora ma S?-?orit? Martines. luo o
Hob ! Pompous'. Mme and Mlle. Richard, Bordeaux.
"I may have slapped the ?best ones of the bunch,
said Peter to himself; "bul the*? will do to begin <?t
An?l seeing that Signora Braganxa and ber charmin
nieee Signurina Raffak? or maybe ?he* ? only her war
are ?tupping here, I'll l-ook them over first"
(ioing to the desk, he aid to the clerk, "There is
Signorina Raffalo, from Buenos Ayre , ?topping hen
I used to ?know .? young lady of thai name in the Arsen
. if it i the "il.- I knew I should like to sei
ird. But rather than have I i barra .ment o
Unding fin- une a ?tranger, and having to make a 1"
??i ' xplanations in lud Portugue ie, I'd be mu? li oblige?
for .1 friendly lit'!?- tip. I ? thi - lady, do you H.?j?-??n t
know, rather shon and quite dark about twenty-on
or twenty-two years ?>t age?"
"I'm quite willing to tell you, Sir," said the ? lcrk, un
thi ;''i in? - ?like t.?lk, "that tin? lady : no
the one you knew, if you have ?given a description o
oui icquaintancc. This Signorina Raffalu is quite tall
ill I wanted to know, thank you," aid Peter
"Much "l?li)*>-'!? I'm ?lad I didn't bother to ?send u|
ird through the stmilarity "t names, Gtxxl even
(f~\\ E down!" ai ! P? ter to himself, a ';? w? ni oui in
**-' the treel Glancing .it his watch, he discovered
ked ? few minutes '?t four u'elock. H? '??"??.
? he ?ubway to ?Bowling <?rcen, and i i"?sed t?? the lo? al?
ity of the many steamship uffice that are 1
?hen-. Half .m hour later, having ?peni a few minut?
m v.ni"u ? ? these offices in turn, Peter emerged from
'.in- with i smile ol ati faction, an?l hurried ba
??..?.il ?" the :. ?tel di ?tri? I again.
II. teleph?me?l to hi n ?vas not far
.ni told hi wife t? ? rr ; til ?ne with the
foreign labels on it," packed for two lays'use, 1
?? i H-" i !.'. :-. hotel. It arrived ?oon. Pet i t?
valise, huppe?! into a taxi, an?! wa driven to the II"-' !
( ".iltii"". ??: ? ??:; Fifth tv? H? enter '. regi tered as
I"' u \V Harris, ?Bo ton, an i wa igned to a room.
A few minutes latei Harri .having changed to a
dinner coal and evening attire, lolled in the broa?] lobby
of the hotel, seemingly :' ?val tl brilliant pic?
ture, : the expensive clientele ul the esl Iilishment ex?
il m .ill the painl an?l glitter thai the \ew
? v. ntide bring I ?? I M . ? " en! tramen,
! by W.-1I groom? ut x king men, ? ame
.nid went, splurging in .m', mil ? ?' th? lining ?rooms,
where Jan? '..??'?? esti pi -ring mpai
nt to 1 ' It v .ni en?
tran? ?ng ?? ene,
f Bustun. an?! there?
t Han i ly.
. \ ' ? '.
f Harris" : ?? Hei ?? ?al, an 1
. | . ....
the ex lusiun ul Kven
... new an I,
approached the desk. Bui Harris, though he
quietly forward to net .i nearer view, did noi
notice the queenly woman particularly. Rat
keen, pay gaze was divided equally betwe? i ?
liant diamond necklat-e she wore <>n her ampb ?
and a small, slight young traman, unobti .
yet well dressed, who walked al t-ome di i i
the lady of the diamonds. He noted, .?^ he appi
the d??*sk and took .? mat? h from the little bronz?
ta? le .it one ide, thai the m ? kla? ? had 1 I ?. ?
shaped diamond dangling as ?? pendant in from
thai the mailer, younger woman carried ovei ?? ??
.1 wrap thai belonged unmistakably t<? ?the attin
The woman wearing the ne kl.ee appro. ' ? ?...
?'?.. clerics and spoke t<> him. Harris could 1
? was said by her: 1"" he heard the cfcrk 1
?\'i -. Madame Brouletour, .*.?? have ma :
1 ..ti the Georg? VVa**hington."
The woman ?miled her thank . said
a low tone, and went t?. the elevators, foil? 1
younger woman. Harris did no! deign ? ?
glance to see if they ascended or not. Bui
paper, regained ;.i - seat by one of the pillan inth?
and ht a 1 igarette < ontentedly.
It was anir?our later when the turo women
again. This time, H u ri oba rv? I, ti
dressed for the theater, suitable wraps coverii
evening gowns. ?And the diamcind ne. kla? ? ?? ? ?-.
evidence on Madame Brouletour's throat. O*?
paper I ? her saw her go to the desk and h 1 1 ?
clerk a small Russia leather ca ? whi h looked asi
it might ' ontain the ne? kla? e. He saw the ? ?Jerk ?
slip of paper to lier in return for the case, and h ?
tter to one of the 1 ashiers, who plat ed it in I '
Then the two women went out and got into 1 1
"I think I'll take in a ?-h?.'.'? too," raid II n
TPHE Great Whiti Way was again tx
glittering eke? tri? ' nil
urging itself once more ml ?boil? hiits and a ? !? n
shave, rouged and powdered femininity was being '
n? ? I and hooked, an?! the taxi chauffeur- wen n
lating their meters to see loubie, when Harri . x
been itting for a long er his magazin?
?I the Hotel Giltnor, r? ali ed I an
nt had rrived Harri was not arrayed I
evening, this time. Instead, '?? wore his !.-.
clothes; for he knew tl I lay's work u
being over. Ontl ni , when Nlaudame Broi
andherpretl ni? ? emerged from the elevator 1
? ? lesk. he understood that his bu si? 1
ed for ? ' ? . M
I?... ..1, ? ............
? tened at her thi I losing tl : t thai |]
e the 1 ! ? Hei ni? e's fui H
met hing li that.
rrie?l larg? muff, an?l ihe wore no glov? on
?.Il I thinj he 1 ? ;
the ?1? .......
-y, ? ': ev? nil .*. B
? ? . I'-. ? , ? ? n
I toi n*> mistak? my
ff in. -
' ' Mad
Mi?- Su?i?J*?-l) ('.ni- .? Real Scream.