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For fully five minutes the ama
teur sleuth stood studying the
card. Then suddenly he exclaim
ed triumphantly : "I've got it !"
He remembered - that he had
given Harry some of the cards to
draw on. The words "lion's
cage" in connection with the
spangles found in the room at the
hotel suggested a circus J
"And say!" ejaculated the sec
ond rate man, "I recall now that
Dunbar owns a half interest in a
traveling show. Why,- find a cir
cus, and I find Harry!"
Four hours later Birt stood by
the side of one of a dozen tents
at the outskirts of a county seat
town. He looked around him and
swiftly bolted under the canvas.
Birt had just heard a. circus
peddler complain of losing his
balloons. He also learned that
there was a cage wagon inside the
Fifteen minutes after that Birt
was leading from the place the
recovered boy. He had found him
locked in the cage wagon and had
opened a way to freedom.
Harry told of two men kidnap
ing him. He had overheard them
say that a man named Dunbar
had ordered them to lose him in
some distant part of the country.
A circus peddler had tied his
string of toy balloons to the
wagon. A bright idea came to
Harry. He reached out, drew the
balloons towards the bars, at
tached what cards he had to them,
and let them go up. There was
an opening at the top of the tent,
in1 nr cntlpn nrnir
t It was after restoring Harry; to 1
his father and hiring a man to
guard against a new abduction,
that the lawyer took a train di
rect for the home of the mother
He had sure evidence that Dun
bar was a wicked -villain, and of
this he convinced the amazed
Mrs. Ashley met her husband
and son for the first time in ten
years. There were explanations,
forgiveness, awakened love, and
the modest lawyer blushed when
the reunited pair tried tp tell him
how much they owed him.
'"Oh, I just did. my duty," de:
cla,red Birt, "like the second rate
man I am." ,4.
' "Yqu insist upon that, do you?"
cried the Happy Ashley. "All
right, but one, thing, sure you
are a first-class friend."
SCOTCH EGGS AND SALAD
Place six fresh eggs in , boiling
water and let them boil steadily
for ten minutes. Place the eggs
in cold water for a time, then
carefully remove the shells. Take""'
a. pound of sausage meat, add
some finely-chopped parsley to it
and divide into six even portions."
Coat each eg-g with a portion,
taking care that the egg is quite
concealed. Dredge each egg with'
flour, brush over with beaten egg,
dip into breadcrumbs and fry in
deep boiling fat till a nice golden
color. Set the eggs on -one side to
get cold before cutting each in
half and taking off a tiny piece at
the top to make it stand upright.
This makes a pretty dish, espe
cially when garnished with