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THE DESTROYING ANGEL
By Louis Joseph Vance
CHAPTER IV. (Continued.)
FROM what "vYhltaker knew of
Thurlow L&dislas. he felt this
to be too cruely true to admit
of further argument.
At a loss, he fell silent, knitting his
hands together as he strove to find
other words wherewith to comfort
and reassure the girl
She bent forward, elbows on knees,
head and shoulders cringing.
It hurts so!" she walled "What
people will think! I can't stand the
shame the bitter, bitter shame of this,
And yet I haven't any rlpht to com
plain. I deserve it all. I've earned
Oh. I gay "
"Hut I have, because -because I
didn't love him, I didn't love him at
ail, and I knew it. even though I
meant to marry him."
"But why in heaven's name?"
"Because I was so lonely and mis
understood and unhappy at home. Tou
don't know how desperately unhappy
xso motner, never daring to see
my. sister (she ran away, too) my
friendships at school discouraged
noiiiing in lire but a great, empty
lonesome house, and my father to
bully me and make cruel fun of me
because I'm not pretty.
"That's why I ran away with a man
I didn't, and couldn't ever, love be
cause I wanted freedom and a little
"Gocd Lord!' he murmured beneath
his breath, awed by contemplation of
the pitiful, childish simplicity of her
confession and the deep damnation
that had waited upon her.
So it's over!" she cred "over, and
I've learned my lesson, and I'm dis
graced forever, and friendless and "
"Stop right there."" ho checked her
roughly. "Vou're not friendless yet.
andt that nullifies all the rest. Be glad
you ve had your romance and learned
"Please don't think I'm not grateful
for your kindness,' she interrupted.
"Hut the disgrace that can't be blot
"Oh. yes. it can." he insisted blunt
ly. 'There's a way I know '
A glimmering of that way had only
that instant let a little light In upon
the darkness of his solicitous dis
tress for her.
He rose and began to walk to and
fro, hands clasped behind him, try
ing to make what he had in mind
seem right and reasonable.
"You mean beg mv father to take
me back. 'I'll die ilrst!"
There mustn t be any more talk, or
ven any mougnt, or anything like that.
I understand too well to ask the Im
possible of you. But there is one way
out a perfectly right way If jou're
willing and brave enough to take a
chance a long chance."
Somehow, she seemed to gain hope
of his tone.
She sat up. following him with eyes
that sought incredulously to believe.
"Have I any choice?" she asked.
"I'm desperate enough "
"Heavens knows," he, "you'll have
He paused, standing over her.
"Desperate enough to marry a man
who's bound to die within six months
and leave you free? I'm that man; th.j
doctors give me six months more of
life. I'm alone In the world, with no
one dependent upon me. nothing to
look forward to but death that will
benefit nobody a useless end to a use
"Will you take my name to free your
self? Heaven's my witness, jou'e wI
come to it."
"Oh." she breathed aghast, "what
are you saying""
"I'm proposing marslage," iitj said
with his quaint, one-sided smile.
"Please listen; I same to this plare
to make a quick end to my troubles
but I've changed my mind about that
now. What's happened in this room
has made me see that nobody has any
right to hasten things, f
"But I mean to leave) the country
Immediately and let death find me
where it will. I shall leave behind me
a name and -a little money, neither of
any conceivable use to me. Will you
.take them, employ thm to make your
life what it was meant to be?
"It's -a. little thing, but it'll make me
feel a lot more fit to go out of this
world to know I've left at least one
decent act to mark my memory. There's
only this far-fetched chance I may I
live. It's a milllon-to-one shot, but I
you've got to bear It In mind But,
really, you can't lose" J
"Oh. stop, stop!" she Implored him, t
liajr Hysterical. 10 ininu 01 marrying
to benefit by the death of a man like
"You've no right to look at it that
lie had a wry. secret smile for his
"You're being asked to confer, not to
Pccept a favor. It's Just an act of k mi
ne to a hopeless man. I'd co mad If
I didn't know you were safe from a re
currence of the madness of thiB after
noon." "'Don't,' 'she cried, don't tempt me!
Tou've no right. You don't know how
frantic I am!"
"I do." he countered frankly. I'm de
pending on Just that to suing jou to
my point of view. You've cot to come
to It. I mean you shall marrv me."
She stared up at him spellbound, in
sensibly yielding to the domination of
Jt was Inevitable.
He was scarcely less desperate than
sbe and no less overwrought and un
strung; and he v.as the stronger: In tlm
natural course of things his will could
not but prevail.
She was little more than a child, ac
customed to yield and go where others
Jed or pointed out her rath. What re
siflsnc could he offer to the domlnf er
ln importunllv of a man of full stature
arrogant In Ids strength, and, hounded
In (lends? .
And b" In the fatalltv of his soul be-
l'rvcrt that ''c m right; that he was
fightlnr for the elrl's best Interests,
fighting ami not ungenerous'- to save
her from the ravening consequences of
t . d tony.
rtnith Is h was hardlv a r- '
"S? MATTER, POP?"
sponsible agent; distracted bv the shad
ow of annihilation as well as by con.
templatlon of the girl's wretched nl'eht.
he saw all things in distorted perspec
tive. He had his being in a nightmare
world of frightful, insane realities. He
could have conceived of nothing too
terrible and preposterous to seem
reasonable and right.
The last trace of evening light had
faded out of the world before they were
agreed. Darkness wranned them In its
folds: they were but as voices warring
in a DiacK ana Dounaiess void.
Whltaker struck a match and applied
it to the solitary gas Jet. A thin, blue,
sputtering tongue of flame revealed them
to one another.
The girl still crouched in her arm
chair, wear and spent, her powers of
contention all vitlater by the losing
struggle. Whltaker was trembling with
"Well?" he demanded.
"Oh, have your own way," she said
drearily. "If it must be"
"It's for the best," he insisted" obsti
nately. "You'll never regret it."
"One of us will either you or I," she
said quietly. "It's too one-sided. You
want to give all and ask nothing in re
turn. It's a fool's bargain."
He hesitated, stammering with sur
prise. She had a habit of saying the
"A fool's bargain" the wisdom of the
sage from the lips of a child.
"Then it's settled," he said, business
like, offering his hand. Fool's bargain
or not It's a bargain.
She rose unassisted, then trusted her
slender fingers to his palm. She said
The steady gaze of her extraordinary
eyes. abashed him.
"Come along and let's get it over,"
he muttered clumsily,
"It's late, and there's a train to New
York at 10:30 yoa might aa well-catch.'
She withdrew her hand, but continued
to regard him steadfastly with her enig
matlc strange stare.
"So," she said coolly, "that's settled,
too, I presume?"
"I'm afraid you couldn't catch an
earlier one," he evaded. "Have you any
"Only my suitcase. It won't take a
minute to pack that."
"No hurry," he mumbled-
They left the hotel together.
Whltaker got his change of a hundred
dollars at the desk "Mrs. Morton's"
bill, of course, included with his and
bribed the bell-boy to take the suitcase
to the railway station and leave it there,
together with his own handbag.
Since he had unaccountably conceived
a determination to continue living for
a time, he meant to seek out more pleas
ant accommodations for the night.
The rain had ceased, leaving a ragged
sky of clouds and stars in patches. The
air was warm and heavy with wetness.
-Sidewalks glistened like black watered
silk"; tbe street lights mirrored them
selves in fugitHe puddles In roadways;
the limbs of trees overhanging the side
walks shivered now and again In a half
hearted breeze, pelting the wayfarers
with miniature showers of lukewarm
Turning away from the center of the
town, they traversed slowly long streets
of residences set well back behind de
Warm lamplight mocked them from a
hundred homely windows.
They passed few people a pair of lov
ers: three bareheaded, giggling girls in
short, light frocks, strolling with their
arms round on- another; a scattering of
men hurrying home to belated suppers.
The Gold Dust Twins9
tOES it occur to you, my friends, that woman's labor never
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battles won must be re-fought
to The Housewife
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The Gold Dust Twins forever toil, with dirt and trouble as
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wi sveur avoori
each mop it touches seals a bond, to
make a mop a fairy wand; each brush or cloth holds regal
sway in driving dirt's dull care away.
(Copyright bv the Frank A. Mcrjt) Company.
The girl lagged with weariness. Awak
ening to this lact. Whltaker slackened
his Impatient stride and quietly slipped
her arm through his
"Is it much farther?" she asked.
To-not now, he assured her with a
confidence he by no means felt.
He was. indeed, beginning to realize
tlie tremendous difficulties In his way.
It bothered him to scheme a way to
bring about the marriage without at
tracting an appallng amount of gra
tuitous publicity in a community as
staid and sober as this. He who would
marry secretly should not seek a half
grown New England city.
However, one rarely finds any really
lnsupcra b'.e obstacles in the way of an
especially wrong-headed project.
Whltaker, taking his heart and his
fate in his hands, accosted a venerable
gentleman whom they encountered as
he was on the point of turning off the
sidewalk to private grounds.
"I beg your pardon. ' he began.
The man paused and turned upon
them a saintly countenance framed in
"There is something I can do for
you?" he inquired with punctilious
"If you will be kind enough to direct
me to a minister.
"I am one."
"I thought fo," said "Whltaker. "Wc
wish to get married."
The gentleman looked from his face
to the girl's, then stood aside from
the gate. "This is my home," he ex
plained. "Will you be good enough to
Conducting them to his private
study, he subjected them to a kindly
The girl said little Whltaker. taking
upon himself the brunt of the exam
ination. Absolutely straightforward and .in
tensely sincere, "he came through the
ordeal well, without being obliged to
dlsclcse what ho preferred to keep
The minister, satisfied at length,
called in the town clerk by telephone,
who Issued the license, pocketed his
fee, and in company with tlie minis
ter's wife, acted as witness
Whltaker found himself on his feet
beside Mar Lad I si as. They were
He was shaken by a profound
The incredible was happening with
his assistance. He heard his voice
uttering responses; it seemed some
thing as foreign to him as the voice
of the girl at his side.
He wondered stupidly at her calm
and later at his own.
It was all preposterously matter of
fact, and at the same time stupidly
He divined obscurely that this thing
was happening In obedience to forces
nameless and unknown to them,
strange ?nd terrific forces that
worked beyond their ken
He seemed to hear the droning of
the loom of the fates.
And they were man and wlfo! The
door had cloned, the gate-latch had
clicked behind them.
They were walking quietly lde by
side through the scented night, they
whom God had Joined together.
Man and wife! Bride and Kror.m.
aready stsrted on the strangest,
shortest of wedding Journey3 from
the parsonage to the ralroad station)
Neither found anything to say.
A Continuation rf Thla Story Will
Dr Found In Tomorrow'
Inie of The Timed.
inclined to be a trifle stubborn
This jingle is for those who try to
smile at toil and reason "Why;"
who will not let the household cares
crush down life's other glad affairs.
never question ."why? At kitchen
tasks their talents shine; the floors they
polish up are fine; in fact, no matter
where they go they leave a spotless trail;
and so, like sunshine, when the sky is
grey they help to drive the clouds away.
Each grain of Gold Dust also shares
in cleaning up the household wares;
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Ethel Roosevelt to
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Washington society is deeply Inter
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Miss Ethel Roosevelt, younger daughter
of former President and Mrs. Roosevelt,
who made her debut in the White
House In 190S, to Dr. Richard Derby,
son of the late Richard H. Derby, .f
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