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IN ?HE ARBOR.
The evening of Colonel Marona ont's
return was given over to the bali of
which mention has already been mn.de.
Portia was a picture in her white satin
gown, the laces of which were caught
here and therewith clusters of scarlet
verbenas. When she was dressed ar 1
stood intently regarding herself in the
mirror, she sighed heavily.
"Why do you sigh, Portia?" I asked as
I pinned the last knot of flowers in the
folds of her gown.
"Those red blossoms," she answered
dreamily. ' 'I have a curious fancy about
them, Prudence. Do you know that
they look like drops of blood?" Then
catching my reproving expression she
laughed gayly. caught up her scarlet fan
and hastened to join her husband in the
I watched Colonel Marchmont curi
ously to see what cHect his wife's beauty
had upon him, but he regarded her as
' coldly as ever. I began to be furious
with this calm, self contained man, who
showed so plainly his utter indifference
to the beautiful woman he possessed.
Ho had taken her white cloak from
her and thrown it over his arm as ho
stood waiting while she buttoned her
gloves. Suddenly he spoke:
"Did I write you that I met Maurice
. in Atlanta?" he asked.
I was standing near Portia, indeed
had just stretched out my hands to as
sist her with the troublesome glove. I
saw her shiver as if a cold wind had
struck across her white shoulders.
"Yes," she said in a low voice.
"And that he is coming here next
week to stay a few days with us?" Colo
nel Marchmont continued.
"Yes," she breathed rather than spoke.
Her husband looked intently at her
through narrowing eyelids.
"Well, I must say that you do not
ihow much interest in the cousin who
was like a brother to you and whom
yon have not seen since you were boy
and girl together. Now, Maurice could
not end his catechism about you. How
you look, dress, talk and act were ques
tions he was continually asking. I tole:
him his legal training had evidently be
come second nature, for he kept me on
the witness stand constantly. Y<n must
know, Miss Mason, that Maurice Ray
mond is my wife's only living relative.
He was born and brought up on her fa
ther's plantation, and the two were like
brother and sister."
"Oh, yes!" I said, "I used often, Portia,
to hear you speak of your brother
Portia turned a white, hunted face to
ward me. He/ lips moved as if she
were about to speak, but no sound issued
"Let me see," 6aid her husband as ho
carelessly threw her cloak over her
shoulders, "it must be 15 years since
you saw him. How much you will have
to talk over!"
The greenish light of excitement haj.
died from Portia's face, and as she took
her husband's arm she looked so wan,
haggard and old I was temped to beg
her to stop at home. Really she ap
peared too ill to go.
But the carriage was at the steps.
Colonel Marchmont handed her in, fol
lowed, shut the door, and they were
driven rapidly away.
For a long time I eat upon the piazza
thinking over the little scene I had wit
nessed. From the terror and dismay
which had so suddenly crept in Porti' 's
face when her cousin's naino was men
tioned I did not doubt that the news if
his coming had been the unwelcome an
nouncement in her husband's letter
which had occasioned so much alarm.
And why? What possible danger could
this relative bring her? On the contrary,
why did she not welcome his advent as
a relief to the monotony of her life? It
was not possible she was in love with
this cousin? No, no. If ever a woman
loved her husband, it was Portia March
My musings were interrupted by lit
tle Daphne, who had been allowed to
sit up and watch her mother's toilet for
the ball. She ran toward me, scream
ing in pretended fright, from her nurse
Sophie, who wished to put her to bed,
I took her in my arms and kissed her.
"Good night, darling."
"Don't want to go to bed," she an
nounced in shrill, childish treble-,
"wants to sit up with you."
"Laws now, Miss Daphne, come on,''
"No, no," cried the child; "no, won't
go to bed till Auntie Prudence takes me
for a walk."
"A walk now at 9 o'clock!" I said.
"This is no time to take a^ ilk."
"Yes," cried Daphne, dancing and
clapping her hands, "yes, you and So
phie and me-down to the arbor and
back. Then I'll be good and go to bed."
I could not resist the child's pleading
and told Sophie we would go for a short
turn in the garden.
"Only as far as the arbor and back," I
"Yes, yes," laughed the delighted
We threw on our light wrap3 and set
out. The moon was full and sent down
a flood of light, turning every leaf and
twig and branch into shimmering silver.
The fountains were splashing softly, and
the birds faintly twittered in their nests.
It was a scene of enchantment-a verita
ble midsummer night's dream.
"No wonder the child hated to go to
bed," I said to Sophie as the little one
went dancing down the walk before us.
"Laws, yes, miss," responded Sophie,
"dat pore chile did tease powahful
We came to tho arbor, and entering it
sat down for a moment.
I can see it all now as I write. The
arbor overhung with dangling, perfume
laden honeysuckles; the little girl caper
ing about, her black eyes flashing in the
moonlight; Sophie's ebon face, white
apron and snowy cap, and even the lit
tle wooden doll which Daphne had
lugged along, stating that Dolly must
Suddenly out of the moonlight came a
face-a face which peered in through the
honeysuckles at us with sinister eyes.
Long white straggling hair fell around
it, and tho toothless gums mouthed in a
bloodcurdling and evil grin.
I saw it first, then Sophie, then the
A scream broko tho stillness of the
night. It was Sophie who threw her
apron over her head and shrieked in ter
Daphne did ?ot scream, but buried her
head in my lap.
"Who are you?" I demanded.
There wras no answer. The hideous
face disappeared. There was a rustle in
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Suddenly out of the moonlight came a
the shrubbery and a sound of hastily
withdrawing steps. The intruder had
I snatched Daphne up in my arms, and
followed by the moaning, gasping So
phie hurried to the house. There was
speedily a group of frightened servants
about us, to whom, with much splutter
ing and many groans, Sophie related the
I went to the nursery with Daphne
And did not leave her until she was
sound asleep. Then, with my nerves
still considerably shaken. I went down
to the piazza. Tom, the old white headed
butler, was standing near the dining
room window, and upon seeing me came
"Sorry you got such a scab, miss," he
said, "an de little lady too. Dat's too
bad. But dat fool Sophie-wot she want
to tell all de niggahs fob? Be all oban
de plantation befo' midnight, an ebery
niggah on do place 'll be nioh scahed
"Scared cf what, Tom:" I asked.
"Waal," said he, scratching his woolly
head. "I shouldn't ought fer to say any
thin, for nunan riles missus mob, but I'll
depend upon you sayiu nuffiu, miss"
"Go on," I said hastily.
"Waal, miss," his voice sunk to a whis
per, "wat yea saw in de arbon was a
voodoo from Dead Jinn's swu-np."
I shivered involuntarily. "Nonsense!"
"Yes, miss, 'deed it was. An dey is
sayin now down in de kitchen dat it was
af tah little missy's heart."
"Tom, I'm ashamed of you." I sr;id as
I went in the hall, took my caudle and
prepared to go np stairs.
Tom followed and said mysteriously,
"Please, miss, don't let missus know
nufSn 'bout wat happened tonight."
"I'll think about it, Tom," I answered
as I slowly went up thc stairs.
It was a serious question with me
whether I should speak of the startling
experience of the evening. At first I de
cided to hold my peace. The excitement
would soon p iss, and Portia and her hus
band would be none the wiser. '%
But I reflected that they might^catch
a whisper from the tattlins-aegroes and
^demand^the^gtory o? ' t^i occurrence.
~ xE?n they would blame me for not hav
ing told them. I decided that it would
be better to tell the father and mother
. at the first opportunity.
Breakfast next morning was late. I
rose at an early hour, but chose to wait
and eat with Portia and the colonel.
After they had come down and I had re
ceived a glowing description of the revels
of the night before, as quietly and briefly
as possible I told of the fright we had re
ceived in the arbor.
"The most awful face I ever saw," 1
was saying when Portia's glass fell from
her hand and shivered on the table. I
thought she was going to faint and sprang
to her assistance.
"No, no," she said weakly, "it is noth
ing-never mind-only tho alarm one
would naturally feel."
"She does love her child, aftev all," I
6aid exultantly to myself.
As for the colonel-he swore roundly.
? "That devilish old hag!" he cried,
I bringing his shapely brown fist down on
j the table, "I'll have her chained up. She
shan't go round my plantation frighten
ing people out of their senses."
"Oh, you know who it was then?" I
"Yes, from your description it could
have been no other than old Jezebel, a
nigger at least 100 years old. She be
longed to my father. She has never had
her freedom, but carries on as if 6hehad.
She won't stay on the plantation-has
built herself a wretched little hut off in
the swamp and lives there, doing God
I Portia's glass fell from her hand.
knows what-muttering incantations,
weaving spells, gathering herbs and
brewing witches' broth, I reckon. The
niggers are as afraid of her as they are
of the evil one. They won't even pro
nounce her name if they can avoid it,
and as for venturing in theswamp, why,
Miss Prudence, all the overseers in Geor
gia couldn't drive any of my people
there. And yet I have heard in many
quarters of darkies who go there at dead
of night for unholy orgies. The popu
lar tradition is that it is a meeting place
for voodoos. I believe I'll break up that
nest. I'll tell you what I will do. When
Maurice comes, some night I'll take Jake
and ono or two stout niggers, and we'll
go over there and seo what's going on.
As for old Jezebel, I'll burn her alive if
she touches a hair of Daphne's head."
During the colonel's long speech Por
tia's eyes blazed with defiance and anger.
Once or twice she seemed on the point of
speaking, but bit her lips as if to re
strain the impetuous speech that trem
bled behind them. But when her hus
band spoke of visiting the swamp with
her cousin the absolnte terror winch
froze her features was awful to see. She
half staggered to her feet.
"No, Jermyn, no!" she cried wildly.
"Do not go in the swamp! Keep away
from it, I beg, I implore you! Don't go
near them. They will tear out your
"Tear out my heart!" cried tho colo
nel conten?Utnouslv. "I'd likn tn KOP
one of that crew tear any part of my
anatomy. Silly girl, your terror of the
voodoos is something I cannot compre
hend. Did you ever hear anything so
ridiculous, Miss Prudence? But it is
always so. I can't mentionjthe swamp or
repeat the rumors of what is supposed to
go on there but my wife straightway
falls to groaning and sniveling. Por
tia, you used to have more sense."
Though Colonel Marchmont did not
speak unkindly, his impatience with his
frightened wife was scarcely veiled. He
rose, put on his hat and stalked moodily
out of the house.
Later, when Daphne ran about the
grounds, she was closely followed by
Jake, one of the brawny overseers, and
an enormous bloodhound. With Sophie
they formed quite an imposing guard of
Portia shut herself up in her rooms,
and I did not see her again until even
ing. Colonel Marchmont 6pent the day
going about the plantation examining
the quarters and consulting with his
It was just at sunset that, coming
along one of the winding garden paths,
I saw tho colonel through a row of
shrubbery on my right. He was walk
ing slowly, his head bent in reflection,
his hands behind him. Unconsciously
he was talking aloud. I caught a snatch
or two of his conversation with himself
as he came on.
"How I hate her!" ho was saying.
"How I loathe her! Suffer! Good God,
did ever a mau suffer so?" Then sud
denly he raised his arms and cried out
in tones of bitter anguish:
"Oh, Portia! Oh, my wife-my wife!"
THE AUDACIOUS DANCE.
I drew back, startled and amazed.
After his despairing outburst Colonel
Marchmont resumed his walk, head
bent and hands clasped behind him.
I watched him pass out of sight at a
turn of the shrubbery.
"Well'," I said aloud to myself, "that
certainly is about the most astonishing
feature yet of this remarkable business.
In one instant the colonel declares v.ith
an emphasis which leaves little doubt of
his earnestness that he hates and loathes
Portia, and in the next cries out to her
in accents imploring enough to melt a
heart of stone. My privato opinion is
that the entire Marchmont family is
At dinner that evening I particularly
remarked Portia's beauty. Never hid
ehe been so radiant. Her eyes glittered
a3 if she had been drinking champagne,
and her checks glowed like roses. I
could not keep my eyes from her fasci
nating face and grew mere aud more in
censed at the cold, silent man who re
garded her so indifferently.
After we had gone luto tho drawing
room I bethought ino cf a hool: in which
I was greatly interested, and excuring
myself went into thc library to find it
Returning a few minut?e later. I was the
forced witness of a most painful scene.
The dcor between tho rooms was open,
and as I approached I saw Portia steal
up behind her husband with a look of
longing on her face. Thc colonel was in
tent upon his newspaper and did not
perceive her until she put both white
arms about his throat and tenderly laid
her cheek upon his head.
He sprang from his chair as if a ser
pent had stung him. Turning, he^cn
frontcd her with an awful jEaeeT white,
>"How dare you?" "lie" said in a low
voice, vi brant-wi th hatred.
"Oh,/-Jermyn, forgive me! Love me
^f ter all. I am your wife," begged Portia.
"Yes, I have not forgotten that intol
erable fact," replied Colonel Marchmont,
with studied coldness. Then he hurried .
from the room.
Portia came flying toward me like a
whirlwind. Her eyes blazed. With one
clinched hand she struck at her heart.
"Prudence," she cried, "he will kill me.
She broke off and burst into demoni
acal laughter. Then, calming a bit, she
continued: "No, I will not tell you, you
soft little mouse, what I will do. Jer
myn Marchmont shall know one day
what he has accomplished tonight."
"Portia, what is it?" I asked. "What
is this mystery which surrounds you"
Instantly I saw that look of cunning
spring to her face.
"Mystery!" she repeated almost gayly.
"Absurd! There is no mystery. My
husband has simply wearied of me.
Nothing very mysterious about that, is
there?" and seizing me around the waist
6he waltzed me up and down the hall.
As 60on as I could disengage myself
from her embrace I stepped back. But
Portia went on dancing. She looked a
veritable Moenad as she whirled and
waved her white arms and tossed back
her disheveled hair. She was the most
graceful creature imaginable, but at the
same time there was something both
grotesque and frightful about the wild
dance in which she indulged. Her face
grew wicked, her postures audacious.
All I could think of was La Carmagnole
or the mad tarantella of one writhing
in a death agony.
"For heaven's sake, Portia, stop!" I
cried at last.
She only laughed mockingly and
whirled faster than ever.
The door at the upper end of the hall
opened suddenly, and her husband ap
peared. The look of disg *st that cross
ed his face sobered her. She stopped in
confusion and began nervously twisting
up her hair and arranging her draperies.
"Really, Portia," Colonel Mi.rchmont
said disdainfully, "I cannot admire 3'our
method of entertaining Miss Prudence.
Your dance is moro suitable to the or
gies cf Dead Man's swamp than toa
It was a brutal speech, and it told.
Portia stared gloomily after her husband
as he went out upon the piazza, and
then, turning to me, said in an under
"You heard what ho said? Well, since
ho sends me to the swamp, I'll go. I
have work there, Prudence."
"What do you mean?" I cried as she
fled up the stairs. But she made no an
swer. Only her taunting laughter floated
down. I heard her slam tho door of her
room and knew that in all probability
we should not seo her again that even
ing, as it wa3 the custom to take her
nightly leave in some such unceremo
Nor did Colonel Marchmont return. 1
read an hour or so, then went to my
room. I heard his heavy tread later as
he went to his apartments, then silence
settled down over th J great house.
I did not feel like sleeping. Some
strange influence oppressed me. At tiuies
I was conscious o' a premonition of im
pending trouble. Something was surely
about to happen. What was it?
It was nearly midnight when I dis
tinctly heard a distant door open and
shut. While I stood intently listening
I heard soft footsteps gliding along tho
corridor, and an object brushed against
my door. Although I had not disrobed,
J had put out tho lights in my room, for
which now I was devoutly thankful, as
.hey would have been visible to any oue
prowliug outside ; 1 tho hall.
"Is it a burglar?11 I asked myself, "or
a belated servant?" With every nerve
quivering like a violin string I listened.
Tho footsteps weut toward the stairway
-yes-?own it. Then I heard the great
hall floor softly open and close.
I opened my window and stepped out
upon the balcony. I followed it to the
corner of the house, whence I could
coinmauu a view o? tue hau door, uro'a?
portico and garden.
A figure was flitting down the wind
ing path. I knew the graceful, sinuous
gait. It was Portia.
"Why, where can she he going at this
hour of night?" I said. Then suddenly
her words of the evening returned: "He
has sent me to the swamp, and I'll go,
for I havo work there, Prudence."
I hastened back to my room, threw a
shawl over my shoulders, unlocked my
door, stole down the dark hall and stair
She only laughed mockingly and whirled
faster than ever.
way and out into the garden. E'ollow
ing the path I had seen Portia taking, I
soon discovered I was going toward the
The moon, which had been partially
obscured by a mass of drifting clouds,
now emerged and sent a flood of mellow
light down upon the broad path before
Suddenly I saw Portia. Sbe was stand
ing with her back toward me, as fixed
and motionless as a granite figure. One
hand was extended toward the moon. I
saw something sparkling in her clinched
fingers. It was a knife!
For fully 10 minutes she stood therein
the same position absolutely as rigid as
marble. Suddenly her arm relaxed and
fell hy her side. Then she moved on. I
I was presently aware that we were in
that corner of the grounds where the
closed gato was located. When we came
to it, I saw Portia stoop and take some
thing from her pocket. Then she tort/
away the long green vines and thrusi'
this object into the keyhole. I heard the
creaking of a lock and then of rusty
hinges. The mysterious gate slowly
opened. Portia vanished. I hoard the
key click on the opposite side. I was
Crouched by thc gt; te. I waited. Wait
ed for what?
I was at d loss to know what course to
take. Ought I to return to the house.
rouse Colonel Marchmont and tell him
of this strange midnight visit of Iiis wife
to that terrible and uncanny place?
Would it not increase his evident antip
athy for her? I feared so, and as I was
sincerely anxious to bring the two to
gether instead of seeing them more wide
ly separated I decided against that sug
No, I would wait Portia's return, join
her, beg her to confide all to inCr-tO-ex^
plain wha,t possible connection there
could-be between the wife of a proud
planter and southern gentleman and a
set of tho lowest and most debased of
For little by little had the appalling
theory crept in my mind that Portia
Marchmont, beautiful, refined ?and edu
cated woman, was a victim of some un
holy spell; that she was in sympathy
with those mysterious and inexplicable
rites of Dead Man's swamp. Her fury
whenever the subject of voodooism was
mentioned; her anxiety lest her husband
should visit the haunt of these night
birds; her evident anger when Colonel
Marchmont threatened to punish the old
negress, past mistress of these awful
ceremonies, all strengthened my opin
ion. Yes, I firmly believed my old friend
to be a disciple of this ghastly school.
This was what had nearly wrecked
her reason, alienated her husband's af
fection and caused her to dislike her
Was she to be blamed? "No," my heart
cried out. No more than if she had by
some chance become a victim of mor
phine or some other insidious drug. In
some fashion old Jezebel had obtained
control of and enslaved her mistress. I
was determined to break the spell and
save my friends.
But the knife-the knife! What was
she doing with that glittering weapon
with the keen, Avicked blade? Oh, my
poor Portia! Had she sought that grew
some spot to kill herself? I remembered
her threat, "Jermyn Marchmont shell
remember one day what he has accom
plished tonight." Oh, perhaps then,
then, while I was standing idly and help
lessly beside that carefully locked gate,
somewhere away in the dim and awful
recesses of Dead Man's swamp there was
fearful work going on. I must save her.
In desperation I shook the gate and
beat upon it. I called-I moaned aloud
in fear and agony and then sank down
exhausted in the thick tangles of creep
Suddenly I heard voices and a sound
of hurried footsteps on the other side of
th-j wall. Who was coming?
? started to my feet and crowded back
out of sight among the vines. The key
clicked in the lock, the gate swung open
and Portia stepped hurriedly through
md stopped, looking about. Behind her
In the moonlight I saw the awful face
which had looked in the arbor a night
or two before. Some instinct sounded a
danger signal, and I repressed my incli
nation to spring forward and speak to
"I was sure I heard something," she
The old hag listened with bent head.
"It was de wind, honey, an yet b}" de
wa; de palms ob my hands prick I
know dali's danger larkin somewhah.
But go home-leah de chile to me, I'll
tend to her. Eberyting goin' on all
right. 'Twon't he long now foll ye's
safo. I saw a black bat fly tree times
cross de doah las' night, and do moon
was streaked blood red-dem's good
6igns. Go home-go home."
"Listen," said Portia,, grasping the
old woman's arm. "I'vo heard your
wretched prophecies long enough. I do
not see that wo aro any nearer the end
than we were months ago. I want it
finished-do yon hear?-finished. If you
don't act, I shall," and she shook tho
knife in old Jezebel's face.
"All right," muttered the other, "but
dab's dan geh enmin. honev. Dancreh
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Portia stepped hviricdly through and
stopped, looUing about,
from the norf." She turned that way
and then suddenly wlieeled about. "An
dan pr eh from the sonf-awful."
"Stop your mannd cringe and do some
thing," said Portia as she pushed the old
woman back through the gate, shut and
locked it and hurried away.
I did not stop her. Cold and rigid I
stood, watching her fly np the path like
a bird of pray. In those few minutes an
entire revolution surged through my na
ture. When I heard Portia plotting the
destruction of her child-that dainty lit
tle being to whom my lonely heart had
gone out in love and sympathy-I felt
like an avenging angel. The pity I had
known for Portia vanished, and there
waa born in its stead an emotion of
This creature scheming at midnight to
deliver an innocent child into the hands
of human devils as a sacrifice perhaps
to their evil and unknown god was no
longer to be regarded as a mother, a-. <*
woman, but as a fiend to be conquered,
crushed-destroyed, if necessary.
I would no longer hesitate. I saw my
duty. At the first opportunity I would
tell Colonel Marchmont that he was
dealing with a mad woman, and that if
he wished to protect little Daphne, his
idol, his baby, from an awful fate he
must imprison her crazy mother.
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M. H. WOLFF, Upper Marlboro, Md?
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