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By Frank Fflson.
(Copyright by W.G Chapman.)
Thepretty girl in 'fire traveling
ulster peered through the- aper
turejn the thlckjbaken' door
whrcfh served algo "as a window.
The room wagavony one deep
Beat With All Strength Upon the
down in the bow of the liner, and
almost completely .dark.
"Can you tell me where the
ship's prison is?" she asked, and,
seeing the expression of surprise
upon the face of the man within,
she added hastily:
"The captain told us that there's
&ppox man in. there who is bdngjelf to sleep in, her
taken back to America to be
tried. And I thought that as to
morrow is New Year's day he
mjght like Oh, I beg your par
There was no mistaking her
confusion. 'As her eyes became
accustomed to obscurity she could
see that the man'sjeg was fasten
ed by a long chaih to a huge all
"I am' ttie "prisoner," lie an
swered quietly. "And I thank
you with 'all my heart for the
"I am so sorry," she answered,
recognizing that the voice was
that of a gentleman. Even the
thank? had been at once an
acknowledgement and a, re
fusal. She slipped the purse back
into her bag again, "Forgive me,"
she. said in humiliation.
"On one -condition;" he an- '
swered. "That you come again to
say good-bye and wish me gOQd
fortune when the ship docks.
Sympathy of any kind is so en
tirely foreign to my experience
that well, somehow I like it."
"Yes, I will come," she an
swered gently and slipped past
the detective in charge, who, t
tired as a sailor, to escape atten
tion, had watched the colloquy
from his seat on an upturned fire
bucket. He grunted contemptu
"I ought to have stopped her,"
he soliloquized. "But I dorijfc buck
up against a girl with her mil
lions. 1 vonder if she knows
"what he has done?""
That night the girl cried her-