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emphasis; and .the three sat
dowij, leaving the doctor ctirtly
Word of his accusation soon
became common prqperty on
board. It was felt that he had
violated the ethics -of a gentle
man, and the remainder of the
voyage was .not pleasant for him.
Meanwhile the luck of Rawlinson
continued, and he came into port
two or thteethousand dollars the
richer. 'He and the blind man
had become inseparable.' '
But there is a Nemesis in store
for the most 'successful" cheat.
Three years afterward, running
down to. Galveston by boat, D,r.
Page met the confederates, un
der new flames, posing as new
acquaintances'. Here' was his opr
"Rawlinson?' he said, "111
make a bargain with you. Play
no more on this ship and tell me
how it was done and you're safe
so far as I'm concerned."
Rawlinson laughed. "Did you
look inside Hopkins" glasses
when you took them off, doctor?"
he asked. "No. You were think
ing only of his eyes. Well, those
blue glasses are coated on the in
side with a highly reflective sil
vering, which makes them act as
a mirror. Owing to their curve,
they also magnify.
"By practice Mr. Hopkins has
acquired the-art of sitting by the
card table in such a way that the
cards held in the hand of tie man
nearest him are reflected upon his
"N6w.you know, doctor that
in .optics the anglcg refrac$ipnj
equals' that of incidence This
reflection is cast back, by this
very simple property, upon the
back of my own glasses. You
yourself know that a man wear
ing spectacles thus often obtains
a view of what is happening be
hind him. The idea of using a
silvered medium is novel and has
proved lucrative, and as Mr.
Hopkins is thus enabled to sit be
hind me, very few Suspect us.
Yes, he is blind, sure enough!.
We've worked this game for
years; lie's 'my brother-in-law."
Mfss Pickles Why are you so
mad at Dr. Gray?
Mrs. Gabber Why, I told him
I had such a tired feeling and' he
asked to see my' tongue.
All the world may not
exactly love a lover, but it al-
ways takes quite 'an interest
in his letters when they are
read to the jury.
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