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the men-will use- violence sure,
and then the governor, who is
friendly-to us, will call out the
troops, and it'll be 'all over bar
the shouting-. We've got 'to get
Hoffman we've gobto!'
" 'Two hundred and fifty?'' ask
ed Trogan. '
""Yes said Kitten Voice.
"'Whend'you want the, job
" 'Tomorrow night. Hoffman
is to attend a -meeting in the-
building. It will break up some
time after 1 1 :30. When Hoffman
leaves he'll walk home. ' He al
ways does. He'lPgo by n '
'And then followed the detail
ed route that Hoffmah'would take
from the-meeting to 'his home.
" Well,' said Trogan at the
end, 'dat's settled, an' now come
across wit' one hundred ad-
" 'Why, ,Trogan, 'I couldn't'
'"All right. The, deal's off.
Good night,' said Trogan. and I
heard him push back his chair.
"'Wait a minute, 'Trogan,'
said Kitten Voice. And then
there was the rustle'1 of paper
money, and I heard Trogan's
voice counting laboriously.
" 'All right,' he said finally.
'One hundred. I'll see you here
for the rest Saturday nightat 11
'"'Saturday night at 11,' said
Kitten Voice, and rose to go.
"I peered 'through .a chink in
the curtains and got goo'd look
at him as he passed. And I near
ly dropped when the light fell on
his facet 1 1' knew him. He was
private secietary, to one of the
richest men in the-Big City. ,
" 'Gee!' said Trogan's voice
from the next compartment.
'Gee ! 4 Bay Hoffman ! I ought
toa made ifrfive hundred.'
' "And-then I remembered. Day
Hoffman was-leader of the strike.
"I 'sat there' for a long time,
smoking, and thinking hard.
Then I rose like' a drunken man
jiSt awakened from sleep, mut
tering to myself, and swayed out
of iriy compartment, and slipped,
and almpst'fell,and caught at the
curtains of, the next compartment
&o save: myself, and so got a good
look at Denny Trogan's face.
'Then I went out to the "bar,
and to Lou Benger, who knew
me, and what'I was, and was my,
"'Lou,' I -said, 'what is the
name of Denny Trogan's girl?'
"Lou looked me in the eyes
" 'Do you mean her harm?' "he
" T mean her no'harm I said.
; ""Tis Mary O'Malley, an'
she's-as clean and gooct an' pure
a girl as ever put foot to the
ground to go to mass of a Sunday
'"Where does she live?' I
'"You ineaa "her no-harm?'
Lou asked again. c
"'Have 1 ever lied to'your' I
aslked. ' - .
" 'You-have.nof,' said Lou, and
gave me the address.
" 'What do you want with it?'
"''I ' am; going' to "see Mary
QMalley L said, 'and ask her to
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