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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1909.
THE LURE OF THE MASK
The Bobbs-Morrlll Co.
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"She is married?"
"Certainly I have not said so."
He flicked the ash from his
cigarette. What was tne use of try
ing to trap a woman Into saying
what she did not propose to say?
"Have you those letters?"
"One of them I'll show you."
"Why not the other r
"It would be wasting time. It
merely relates to your adventure. She
sailed the day after you dined with
"That accounts for the shutters.
The police and the caretaker were
"If I were a vain man, and you
know I am not, I might ask you If
she spoke well of me In this let
ter. Understand, I am not Inquiring."
"But you put the question las
adroitly as a woman. We are sure
of vanity always. Tes, she spoke
of you. She ' found you to be an
agreeable gentleman. But," with
gentle malice, "she did not say that
she wished she had met you years
ago, under more favorable circum
stances, or that she liked your eyes,
which are really fine ones."
He had to Join In her laughter.
"Come, give me the death stroke
and have done with It. Tell me what
you dare, and I'll be content with It."
She opened her handkerchief purse
and delved among the various articles
"I expected that you would be ask
ing questions, so I came prepared. I
did not tell my husband for that
very reason. He would have Insist
ed upon knowing everything. Here,
read this. It is only a glimpse."
He searched eagerly for the sig
nature. "Don't bother," she said. 'The name
"School? Do you mean to tell me
that you went to school with her?
"In Pennsylvania first; then In
O Cara Mia If only you knew
how sorry I am to miss you! Why
must you sail at once? Why not
come to my beautiful Venice? True,
I could not entertain you as In the
days of my good father. But I have
so much to say to you that can not
be written. You ask about the ad
venture. Pouf! goes my little dream
of greatness. It was a blank failure.
Much as I knew about Italy I could
not know everything. The officials
put unheardof obstacles in our path.
The contracts were utterly disre
garded. In the first place, we had
not purchased our costumes and
scenery in Italy.
"Costumes and scenery?" Hillard
sought the signature again. Mrs.
Sandford was staring at the moonlit
That poor manager! And that poof
man that advanced the money! They
forgot that the booking is as noth
ing, the incidentals everything. The
base of ail the trouble was a clerk in
the consulate at Naples. He wrote
us that there would be no duties on
costumes and scenery. Alas! the
manager and his backer are on the
way to America, sadder and wiser
men. We surrendered our return
tickets to the chorus and sent them
home. The rest of us are stranded
is not that the word? here in
Venice, waiting for money from
home. If I were alone, it would be
highly amusing; but these poor peo
ple with me! There is only one way
1 can help them, but that, never. Tou
recollect that my personal income
is quarterly, and it will be two
months before I shall have funds. I
could get it advanced, but I dare
not. There are persons moving heaven
and earth to find me. My companions
haven't the least idea who I am; to
them I am one of the profession. So
Here we all are, 'wandering about the
Piazza San Marco, calling at Cook's
every day in hopes of money, and
occasionally risking a penny in corn
for the doves. I am staying with my
nurse, my mother's maid, in the
Campo Santa Maria Formosa, near
our beloved Santa Barbara. Very
quietly I have guaranteed the credit
of my unfortunate companions, and
they believe that Venetians are very
generous hearted people. Generous!
Think of it! Come to Venice, dear;
it is all nonsense that you must re
turn to America. Perhaps you will
wonder how I dared appear on the
stage in Italy. A black wig and ,a
theatrical make-up; there were suf
ficient A duke sent me an invita
tion to take supper with him, as If
I were a ballerina! I sent one of
the American chorus girls, a little
minx for mischief. She ate his sup
per, and then ran away. I under
stand that he was furious. Only a
few months more, Nell, and then I
may come and go as I please. Come
to Venice. CAPRICCIOSA.
Hillard did not stir. Another laby
rinth to this mystery! Capricclosa;
Kitty Killigrew's unknown prfma
donna; and all he had to do was to
take the morning train for Venice,
and twenty-four hours later he would
be prowling through the Campo Santa
Maria Formosa. Though his mind
was busy with a hundred thoughts,
his head was still bent and his eyes
riveted upon the page.
Mrs. Sandford observed him curious
ly, even sadly. Why couldn't his
fane? have been charmed by an every
day, sensible girl, and not by this
whimsical, extraordinary woman who
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fooled diplomats,' flaunted dukes, and
kept a king at arm's length as a pas
time? And yet !
"Capricclosa," he mused aloud.
"That is not her name."
"And I shall not tell it you."
"But her given name? Just a straw;
something to hold on to; I'm a
drowning man." Hil'ard's pleadings
would have melted a neart of stone.
"It is Hilda."
"That is German."
"She prefers ft to Sonia."
"Son la Hilda; it begins well. May
I keep this letter?"
"Certainly not. With that cara
mia? Give it to me."
He did so. "Shall I seek her?"
"This is my advice: don't think of
her after tonight. If you ever see
or recognize her, avoid her. It may
sound theatrical, but she Is the inno
cent cause of two deaths. These men
sought her openly, too."
"What has she done?"
"She made a great, though com
Her lips closed firmly, but a smile
lurked in the corners.
"Don't be foolish. I am sorry I
let you see the letter. I forgot that
she told me her hiding place."
"Her hiding place?"
"My Hillard, she Is as far removed
from your orbit as Mars' is from
Jupiter's. Forget her."
"My orbit is not limited. I shall
seek her; when I find her I shall
But her lips closed again.
"Sphinx!" he murmured with re
proach. ' "I like you too much, Mr. Hillard,
to stand by and see you break your
heart against a stone wall."
"Don't you see, the deeper the
mystery Is the more powerful the at
The door to the left opened and
closed noisily, and Hillard turned
negligently. A man sauntered through
the room. The moment he came into
the light Hillard's Interest became
lively enough. It was the handsome
Italian with the scar.
"Who is that man?" he whispered.
"Only a few weeks ago I bumped
into him on coming out of the club."
A swift glance, then her eyes grew
unfriendly, her shoulders rigid and
"Do not attract his attention," she
answered in a low tone. "Tes, I
know him, and I do not wish him
to see me."
"A Venetian officer and a profli
gate. I entertained him once, but I
learned from him that . I had . been
Hillard saw that this subject -would
admit of no further questiona- The
man with the scar had committed
some inexcusable offense, and Mrs.
Sandford had crossed him off the
list. He knew that the Italian of
ficer is, more or less, a lady's .man;
and the supreme confidence has has
In the power of brass buttons and
gold lace makes him at times insuf
ferable. It was after ten when Hillard and
his friend took their leave. They
would not see their host and hostess
again till they reached New York.
Upon coming out on the Corso, Hil
lard whistled merrily.
"Pleasant evening,- was Merrihew's
Hillard continued to whistle.
"Good dinner, too."
The whistle went on serenely. In
spite of Merrihew's obvious attempts
to choke it off.
"Tou seemed to have a good deal
to say to Mrs. Sandford. She knows
the lady who was In the house?"
Still the whistle.
"Say, wake up!" cried Merrlhew
"We shall leave In the morntng
for Venice," said Hillard, taking vp
the tune again.
"Venice? How about Rome and
"Which would you prefer: Rome
and the antiquities or Venice and
"Kitty in Venice? Are you sure?"
"She Is there with La Slgnorina
Capricciosa. Oh, this is a fine world,
after all, and I was wrong to speak
ill of it this morning."
"If Kitty's in Venice, I'm an un
grateful beggar, too. But I do not
see why Kitty's being in Venice ex
"No? Well, fate writes that Kitty's
mysterious prima donna and my
Lady of the Mask are one and the
The two, without further words,
marched along the middle of the
Corso to the hotel, which was only
a few steps away. They entered. The
concierge started toward them as if
to impart some valunnle information,
but suddenly reconsidered, and re
treated to his bandbox of an office
and busied himself witn the ever
increasing debours. The strangeness
of his movements passed unnoticed
by the two men, who continued on
through the lobby, turning into the
first corridor. Hillard inserted his
key in the door of his room, unlock
ed it, and swung it inward. This done
he paused Irresolutely on the thresh
old, and with good cause.
"What the devil can this mean?"
he whispered to Merrlhew, who peer
ed over his shoulder.
Two dignified carablnierl rose
quickly and approached Hillard.
There was something in the flash
ing eyes and set jaws that made
him realize that the safest thing for
him to do at that moment was to
stand perfectly still!
"Signori," began Hillard calmly,
"before you act, will you not do me
the honor to explain to me the mean
ing of this visit?"
"It is not he!" said one of the
carabinieri. "It is the master, and
not the servant. This is Signor Hil
lar, is it not?" he continued, address
ing himself to Hillard.
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"The signore has a servant by the
name of Giovanni?"
,"Tes. And what has he done t J
warrant this visit?" Hillard spokeless
"It is a- matter of seven years,"
answered the spokesman. "Your ser
vant attempted to kill an officer in
Rome. Luigi here, who was then in
terested in the case in Rome, thought
he recognized Giovanni in the street
today. Inquiries led us here. "
"Ah!" Hillard thought quickly. "I
am afraid that you have had your
trouble for nothing. Giovanni Is now
a citizen of the United States, un
der full protection of its laws, do
mestic and foreign. It would not be
wise for you to touch him."
The carabinieri stared at each other.
"Signore, we recognize no foreign
citizenship for our countrymen who,
having committed a crime, return to
the scene of it. We are here to ar
rest him. He will be tried and sen
tenced. But it is possible that he
may be allowed to return to America,
once he has been proved guilty of
intent to kill."
Hillard flushed, but he curbed the
rise In his temper. It was enough
that the United States was made the
dumping ground of the criminal courts
of Europe, without having it forced
upon him in this semi-contemptuous
fashion. The carabinieri saw the ef
fort. "The signore spea-is Italian so
well that he will understand that we
have nothing to do with deportation.
Our buisness is simply to arrest of
fenders against the state. It is to
the state you must look for redress;
and here the state is Indifferent
where the offender goes, so long as
it is far away." The speaker bowed
"Yes, I understand. But I repeat,
my servant is a legal citizen of the
United States, and there, will be
complications if you touch him."
. "Not for us. That rests between
you and the state. Our orders are
to arrest him."
"At any rate, it looks as though
Giovanni had been forewarned of
your visit. And may I ask, what is
the name of the officer Giovanni
attempted to kill?"
"It is not necessary that you should
Hillard accepted the rebuke with
"And now, signore," with the ut
most courtesy, "permit us to apolo
gize' for this intrusion. We shall wait
in the hall, and if we find Giovanni
we shall gladly notify you of the
The two officers bowed and passed
out into the corridor. Hillard raised
his hat, and closed the door.
"Now what the deuce has all this
powwow been about?" demanded Mer
rlhew; for he had understood nothing,
despite his How to Speak Italian in
"It's that rascal Giovanni."
"Did he find his man and cut him
"No. It seems that these cara
binieri have remarkable memories:
the old affair. Poor devil! I can't
imagine how they traced him here.
But I repeatedly warned him about
going abroad in the daylight. Hello,
what's this?" going to the table. It
was a note addressed to him; and it
was from the fugitive. '
My Kind Master The carabinieri
are after me. But rest easy. I was
not born to rot in a dungeon. I am
going north. As for my clothes, send
them to Giacamo, the baker, who
lives on the road to El Deserta. He
will understand. May the Holy Mother
guard you, should we never meet
Hillard passed the note to Merrl
hew. "That's too bad. I've taken a great
fancy to him. It seems that the
peasant has no chance on this side
of the water. His child a painted
dancer In Paris, and a price on his
own head! It's hard luck. And the
fellow who caused all this trouble
"He always goes free, Dan, here or
"Why, we'd have lynched him In
"That's possible. We are such an
impulsive race," ironically. "Tes, no
doubt we'd have lynched him; and
these foreigners would have added
another ounce of fact to their belief
that we are still barbarians."
"I hadn't thought of that," Merrl
hew admitted. Till now he had never
cared particularly whether a foreign
er's opinion was favorable or not.
"No, but when you start for home
you will always thing of it. Our re
porters demand of the foreigner, bare
ly .he has stepped ashore, what he
thinks of the United States; and thfcn
nearly every one he meets helps to
form the opinion that we are insuf
ferably underbred. Ours is not studied
Incivility; it is worse than that; it
is downright carelessness."
"I am beginning to see things dif
ferently. When the concierge tips his
hat, I tip mine. Since Giovanni Is
gone, suppose we pack up? There's
little to do, as the trunks are as we
left them.- But I say, how is it that
all there carabinieri we see are so
tall? The Neapolitan Is invariably
short and thick set."
"They come from the north as
far as Domo d'Ossola; mountaineers.
Italy has a good policy regarding her
military police. The Neapolitan is
sent north and the Venetian and
Tuscan south, out of reach of fam
ily ties and feuds. Thus, there is
never any tug between duty and
friendship. The truth is, the Italian
is less Inclined toward duty than to-
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ward friendship. This isolation makes
the carabinieri the right hand of the
army, and no other soldier in Europe
is half so proud of his uniform, not
even the German. Tne people smile
as they pass, you will notice always
in pairs; but when they are in
trouble, these weather-vane people,
they fly straight to the carabinieri.
Imagine the cocksureness and inso
lence we'd have suffered from two
New Tork policemen, had we found
them in our homes! Oh, I have a
soft spot for the carabinieri. Tou will
find no brigands hr Italy now; that is
because the carabinieri are every
where, silent, watchful, on highways,
in the mountains, in all villages and
in all stations. I have never seen
one of them ogle a woman. And never
ask them where your hotel is, or the
station, or such and such a street.
They will always tell you, but they
secretly resent it."
"I'll remember; but so far as I'm
concerned, they'll hive an easy time
of it. Why, I couldn't ask a question
in billboard Italian. Now, out with
it; where and how did you learn
that Kitty is in Venice?"
Hillard told him briefly.
"And so they are all in Venice,
broke? By George, here's our chance;
everlasting gratitude and all that.
We'll bail 'cm out and ship 'em
home! How is that for a bright
idea?" Merrihew bad regained his
"Let me see,'' said Hillard prac
tically. "There are five of them: five
hundred for tickets and doubtless
five hundred more for unpaid hotel
bills. It would never do, Dan, un
less we wish to go home with, them."
"But I haven't touched myp letter
of credit yet. I could get along on
two thousand." t
"Not with the brand of'cigars you
are smoking; a lira-fifty each."
"Well I'll try the native brand for
a while, tra-bucos."
"Not in my immediate vicinity,"
Hillard objected. "No, we can't bail
them out, but we can ease up their
bills till money comes from home.
Not one of them by this time will
have a watch O'Mally will remain
sober from dire necessity. Poor Kitty
Killigrew! All the wonderful shops
and not a stiver in her pockets!"
"Aren't they the most careless lot,
these professional people? They
never prepare for emergencies, and
are always left high and dry. In
stead of putting. theTr cash in banks,
they buy diamonds, with the idea
that they have always something
convertible into cash at a moment's
"Usually at one-third of what the
original price was." Hillard threw
off his hat and coat and lighted his
Merrihew paced the floor for some
time, his head full of impossible
schemes. He stopped in the middle
of the room with an abruptness which
"I have it. Instead of going direct
ly to Venice, we'll change the route
and go to Monte Carlo. I'll risk my
four hundred, and if I win!"
"Then the announcement cards, " a
house wedding, and 'pictures In the
New Tork papers. Dan, you are im
possible. Tou have gambled enough
to know that when you are careless
of results you win, but never when
you need the cash. But it is Monte
Carlo, if you say so. Two or three
days there will cure you of your
beautiful dream. After all," with a
second thought, "it's a good cause,
and it might be Just your luck to
win. The masquerading lady ! I'll
stake my word that there is comedy
within comedy, and rare good comedy
at that. Monte Carlo it is."
Merrihew danced a jig. Hillard
stepped to the mirror and bowed pro
foundly. The jig ceased.
"Madame, permit me, a compara
tive stranger, to offer you passage
money home. We won It at Monte
Carlo: take it, it Is yours. Polite
enough." mused Hillard, turning and
smiling; "but hanged if It sounds
"To the deuce with propriety!"
cried Merrihew buoyantly. "We'll
start, then, at nine tomorrow?"
"At nine promptly."
"I'm off to bed, then." As Merrl
hew reached the door he paused. "I
forgot to tell you. Do you recollect
that Italian you ran Into at the club
that night? Saw him at the hotel
tonight. He bowed to Sandford, and
Sandford cut him dead. It set me
"The Sandford's entertained him
somewhere, once upon a time, and
he behaved like a cad. I don't know
what about, and I don't care."
"Humph! I hope Giovanni gets off
"I think he will."
When Merrihew had gone Hillard
opened the shutters to clear the
room of the tobacco smoke, and
stood beside the sill, absorbing the
keen night air, and admiring the
serene beauty of the picture which
lay spread before him. The moon
stood high and clear now, the tiled
roofs shone mistily, and from some
nearby garden came the perfume of
boxwood and roses. AH was silence;
noisy Naples slept. He would see
her face this time; he would tear
aside the mystery. She had made