feet. He knew where he could
find Margaret Wendon. She "ate
dinner at the 'Mint 'restauralht
every night. He would go there,
and look at her, an'd decide., "
She was there when "he wentjfn,
sitting at a table that always was
reserved Yor her a'lone, in solw
tary, queen-like state.
Queen-like', . that was it! She
was Jimmy the Wcfp's idea'of a
queen, with her crown, of dusky,,
wavy hair, her soft," dark eyes,
that could flash so unexpectedly,
her white, even teeth; K'er slim
. Jimmy sat down'at a table ani
ordered a drink. He knew -what
he was going to' do. He'wa's go
ing to give the woman '"the of
fice." But he could, not' sit down
beside her. There might be a
scene, and then he, Jimmywould
be thrown out. He must wait Un
til she went out. J.
At last the woman rose from
her- seat and buttoning her
gloves, started down the restau
rant, Jimmy rose to follow her
and speak to her outside, and sud
denly remembered that he had "nb
money to pajl for the 'di-inkhe
had had. There would be trouble
oy-er that, and he would rcjiss, his
chance. He must speakto her
He called to her softly as she
came abreast of his table? She
hesitated for a 'moment and.
glanced at Jimmy with the look
in her eyes that women keep for
men they despise, and. then
moved on. Jimmy stroke through
'"Sit down" "at ray table' he
said. ",Sit, (fown. You must
It's important." '
The Av"oman looked him4 over, '
taking "in the" stunted figure, the
rhe'urriy eyes.Hheclawihg, shak
ing hanrds. A lotfk of utter dis
gust camfe over her face. But she
knew who he, was, an'df there had
heen SDmettiiug'in his tone she
sat down '
"What'lP you .have to 'drink?"
aked 'Jimmy.' ' "
The red blood flooded Mar
garet. 'Wendpn's face. She half
rose from her seat.
"Xi that's all ybu called me oven
for "she began '
"it isn't,", hissed Jimmy. "But
the gaiter's' comin' this way. Or
det" something, unless you want
t' be. the guest o' the state of Joli
et." The woman's face whitened,
and sudden, black shadows show
ed under her eyes. The' waiter
came over, and she ordered a lem
onade. "What is it?" she asked, when
the waiter had come and gone.
"At 10 o'clock tonight you're
to see-Wolton, the-fence, and turn
over the diamonds you got away
with at the Buff mgtpn ball," said
"Hqw do you know?" cried the
"Don't talk so loud," said Jim
my, "and never mind how I know.
I know An'.the cops are wise,
fqo. Forsythe will he there to
pinch you when ypu show up."
"Whv are vou telling me this ?"
tasked the woman.
.Timmv the Won's blearv eves
iMazed for" a moment. Then a
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