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By GEORGE DAKK
Amiho, of "GRAUSTARK." THE
HOLLOW OF HER HAND." "THE
PRINCE OF GRAUSTARK." ETC.
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* "It isn't the usual course," she saidj
joletly, and her face brightened. "You!
*re not like most men, Mr. Barnes.'* ;
'.."My dear child," said Rushcroft, i
*^ou must leave this matter to our
friend and me. I fancy I know an i
honest man when I see him. My deari
fellow, fortune Is but temporarily
frowning upon me. In a fjew weeks.
k I V shall be on my feet again, zipping!
along on the crest of the wave. I dhre i
say I can return the money to you in \
a month or six weeks. If?"
' "V?n, iauier: crieu oiisb niaincmj. i
v x "We'B make It six months, and I'll :
jay any rate of Interest you desire.
Six per cent, eight per cent, ten per?"
~ "Six per cent, sir, and we \Vill make
tt a year from date." i
"Agreed. Get up and dance for us,
Dllly! We fihall be In New York te
"You forget the dictatorial sheriff
Mr. Rushcroft," said Barnes.
"The varlet!" barked Mr. Rushcroft
It was arranged that Dillingford and
Bacon \7ere to go to Hornville In 8
hired motor that afternoon, secure th?
' judgment, pay the costs, and attend
to the removal of the personal belong
tags of the stranded quartette fronr
the hotel to Hart's Tavern.' Tht
younger actors stoutly refused to ac
cept Barnes' offer to pay their board
while at the Tavern. That, they de
dared, would be charity, and they pre
fefred his friendship and his respect
to anything of that sort Miss Thack'
way, however, was to be immediately
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Call and see our display of Deti
We will be glad to demonstrat
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relieved of her position as chambermaid.
She was to become a paying
RushcrofJ took the whole affair witt
the most noteworthy complacency. H?
seemed to regard it as his due, 01
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Rushcrof* Took the Whole Affair With
the Most Noteworthy Complacency.
more properly speaking as if be were
doing tfarnes a great iavor in snowing
blm tc lend money to a person bis
"A thought has just come to me,
my dear fellow," he remarked as they
arose from table. "With the proper
kind of backing I could put over one
of the most stupendous things the theater
has known in fifty years. I don't
mind saying to you?although It's
rather sub rosa?that I have written a
play?a four-act drama that will puck
the biggest house on Broadway to the
roof for as many months as we'd care
to ?tay. Perhaps you will allow "me
to talk it over with you a little later
on. You will be Interested, I'm sure.
Egad, sir, HI read the play,to you.
TU?Wh^t ho, landlord. Have your
best Automobile sent around tp the
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of my men are going to Hornville to J t)
fetch hither my?*' I t]
"Just a minrte," Interrupted Put- fi
nam Jones, wholly unimpressed. "A d
man Just called you up on the phone, tl
Mr. Barnes. I told him you was entertaining
royalty at lunch and
couldn't be disturbed. So he asked a
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as you revived. His words, not mine, p
Call up Mr. O'Dowd at Green Fancy. ^
Here's the number." ^
The mellow voice of the Irishman n
soon responded to Barnes' call. h
"I called you up to relieve your w
mind regarding the young woman who w
came last night," he- said. "You ob- el
serve that I say 'came.' She's quite c<
nil right, safe and sound, and 110 cause a:
for uneasiness. I thought you meant m
that she was coming here as a guest, rl
nnd so I made the very natural mis- tl
take of saying she hadn't come at all2 R<
at all. The young woman In question c<
is Mrs. Van Dyke's maid. But, bless el
me soul, how was I to know she was
even In existence, much less expected tl
by train or motor or Shanks' mare?
Well, she's here, so there's the end of T
our mystery." .
Barnes was slow in replying. He tl
was doubting his own ears. (It was not w
conceivable that an ordinary?or even I
an extraordinary?^lady's maid could *1
have possessed the exquisite voice and B
manner of his chance acquaintance of a'
the day before, or the temerity to 1)1
order that sour-faced chauffeur about
as if? The chauffeur Iv I ?
"But I thought you said th^t Mr. 01
Curtis' chauffeur was moon-faced f1
"He is, bedad," broke In Mr. 0I
O'Dowd, chuckling. "That's what de-< w
celved me entirely, and no wonder. It tl
wasn't Peter at all, but the rapscallion b
washer who went after her. He was jj
instructed t? tell Peter, to meet the ig
four o'clock train, and the blockhead m
forgot to give the order. Bedad, what l
do?s he do but sneak out after her g<
himself, scared outv of his boots for al
fear of what he was to get from Peter.
I had the whole story from Mrs. Van B
"Well, I'm tremendously relieved," ai
said Barnes slowly. tr
"And so am I," said O'Dowd with in
conviction. "I have seen the heroine nl
of our busted romance. She's a good- ~
looking. girl. I'm not surprised that g<
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tie kept her veil down. If you wen
j leave it to me, though, I'd say
tiat ifs a sin to carry discretion so
ar as all that. You see what I mean,
ont yo^?" His rich laugh came over
"Perfectly. Thank jfao fnr letunj
Much t| Barnes' surprise?nnfl d!?>
ppolntinent?the interior of the house
ailed to sustain the bewildering effect
rod'jced by the exterior. The enhance
hall and the living room into
'hlch he was conducted by the twc
len were singularly like others that
e had seen. The latter, for example,
as of ordinary dimensions, furnished
lth a thought for comfort rather than
legance ?r even good taste. The
ouches and chairs were low and deep
nd comfortable, as If intended for :
ien only, and they were covered with
ch, gay materials; the hangings at
le windows were of deep blue and
aid; the walls an unobtrusive cream
>lor, almost literally ^hatched with
The stairs were thickly carpeted. At
le top bis guide turned to the left
nd led the way down a long corridor,
hey passed at least four doors be>re
O'Dowd stopped and threw open
le fifth on that side of the hall. There
ere still t^vo more doors" beyond.
"Suggests a hotel, doesn't It?" said
ie Irishman, standing aside for
arnes to enter. "All of the sleeping
partments are on this floor, and*the
aths and boudoirs and what not. The
arret is above, and that's where we
eposit our family skeletons, intern
ar grievances, store our stock of
pltefulness and hide all the little
svils that must come sneaking np
om the city with us whether we will.
* ?? nH/lfooalno- fho mnn I
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ho had quietly entered the room
irough the door behind them, "do Mr.
arnes, will ye, and fetch me from
[r. Do Soto's room when you've flnhed.
I leave you to Dabgfln^s tender
ercies. The saints preserve us!
ook at the man's boot#!'- Dabson,
?t out y<jur brush and dauber first of
1. He's been floundering In a bog."
The Jovial Irishman retired, leaving
arnes to he "done" by the silent,
vift-nioving valet Dabson was young
id vigorous and exceedingly well
ained. He made short work of "dog"
the visitor;. barely fifteen min:es
elapsed before ODowd's return.
Presently they went downstairs .to
sther. Eamps had been lighted, many
! them, throughout ^he house. A fire
Ackled In the cavernous^ fireplace at
le end pf the living room and grouped
)out Its cheerful, grateful tyaze were
te ladles of Green Fancy.
The girl of his thoughts was there,
anding slightly aloof frdm the ?til's,
but evidently amused by the tale
ith which De Soto was regaling
lem. She was smiling; Barnes saw
ie sapphire lights sparkling in her
res and experienced a sensation that
as wofully akin to confusion.
But everything went off qulje natuilly.
He favored Miss Cameron with
1 uneommofily self-possessed smile as
ie gave her hand to him, and she In
irn responded with one falntiy sug?stive
of tolerance, although it certinly
would have been recorded by a
ss sensitive person than Barnes as
In reply to his perfunctory "delight1,
I'm sure, etc.," she said quite clear :
"Oh, now I remember. I was sure
had seen you before, Mr. Barnes,
on are the magic gentleman who
>rang like a mushroom out of the
irth early yesterday afternoon."
"And frightened you," he said t
(Thereupon you vanished like the
inshroom that is gobbled up by the
He had thrilled at the sound of her
Dice. It was the low, deliberate voice
F the woman of the crossroads, and,
s before, he caught the almost imerceptlble
accent. The red gleam
rom-the blazing logs fell upon her
lining hair; it glistened like gold,
he wore a simple evening gown of
hite, softened over the shoulders and
eck with a fall of rare volenciennes
tee. There was no jewelry?not even
ring on her slender, tapering fingers.
Mrs. Collier, t#ie hostess, was an elerly,
heavy-featured woman, declddly
overdressed. Mrs. Van Dyke,
er daughter, was a woman of thirty,
all, dnrk and handsome in a bold,
" * --?i- TKa loolroHoicl.
asmng son ui naj. .
al gentleman with the mustache I
urned out to be her husband. I
To be Continued
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