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"And mair, is sd dreadfully far away
Thomas," put in my mother murlow
"Why, as to that, cou an;" said the !
yer, with an unctuous smile, "co lum
animum muiant qui trans mare cum
(crossing the seas docs Dot change a m
No notice being taken of this speec
stammered what I reg? rt to lia ve to
f* ;s was hardly the truth-nam -iv, ;'.
had given the matter careful e<
and was fully resolved to go to India.
My mother said nothing, but it was c
the dinner had little relish, for she
Isabel left the table ca riv. There WO!
lenee for a little while after their w
Then Sir Thomas paid: "Since you I
decided then, Mr. Andrew; it it would
be prying too much into private ail
might I ask-ii J a::', impertinent pral
ine so-whafryour plans are after yon*
rival in India. I Lave a special reaso
To this I was forced to confess that I
not thought out my plans, that in fact I
no plans ar -vi.
"Youth trusts to luck," said the law;
ever ready to thrust his tongue in whet
was not wonted. "Fortune favors ti
who have the pluck to show they d<
care a ratfor t be Jade."
"I trust, Kilburnie," sail Sir Then
turning to my father and ignoring the 1
yer's remark, "that when you have he
my reason you will not deem nie intol<
bly selfish. I wished to ascertain that.j
Andrew had fully made up his mind
fore intruding any personal concern of
own lest his generosity mig? i lead bin:
neglect his own interests."
"You are quite incapable of doing a
thing from selfish motives, Sir Thoma
. returned my father Quickly and cordial
"Whatever be v...: ;. reasons, 1 am ready
wager they do you honor."
"You are extremely good to express st
sentiments," sai.1 Sir Thomas, "but I J
afraid my motives in this instance are si
"Then, Sir Thomas, I shall be very mu
surprised indeed," responded my fat!
"You are too g?nerons, Kilburnie," s;
Sir Thomas, "but you will be better able
judge when I have explained myrcasi
for being inquisitive. Tl e fad is I am ai
ions to lind some trustworthy friend gci
to India* who would-well-who would i
dertake a uclic; te family mission' fer mi
My heart jumped at this. What cot
the family mission be? Ami would Isa!
be interested in it?
"There are those in India," continu
Sir Thomas, aftera short pause; "of wkc
I should very much ?ike to have intel
gence." He stopped a moment, finger)
his glasses absently, lifting it to his !..:.
and putting it down again without drit
ing. Then he wei^t on, while we ali 1
"I think it is generally supposed by i
friends and neighbors that Isabel is r
only child, but that-1 : ; sak in c< nfidem
gentlemen-isa mistake. She has a bro!
er Donald-Donald Gordon-a?:tl it is
him I would fain have nen s. The youl
man himself is not addicted to letter wr
ing, and my corresponden;s in thc ea
seem somehow or other to have lost sig
of him. It maybe that be is iii;!.";:
there was a quiver in his voice, "ll" to,
would be some satisfaction to know
And, to bo brief, I thought that if Andre
were going to India he might possibly j
able to look Donald up."
"Gad, Sir Thomas, Andrew is just t
very man to do that," put in Mr. CIej hi :
"I'll warrant he'll find y ir on. Il is
mission to suit ene cf Andrew's a Iv? ti
ous spirit. I onlj wi. a 1 could s ll - ka
my own son. But Andr w is not to-be s
perseded. I envy him !.' < pp ?ty."
"We all envy the opportuuit ?es of youth
said Sir Thomas. Then turnh to my .'
ther, with a smile, "You ? ee, Kilburnie, c
motives ure selfish often :. ''
"As I was ready to wo r, your motiv
do you honor, Sir Thon: ."answero I :
father stonily, "and .' wore no i ?<
minc, who, goin~lo Tm".: :, would not c::c
himself to do what you v ' h."
With that my fall r lc< ed at i c ?3
to say: "There, now; speak np. There
something to your tasteperhi :"
"I need hardly assure you, klr Themas,
I 6aid, clearing my throat, fer-my oxcit
ment was great; "I n< i i l!y assuro yt.
that if ever I set foot in India my Hist btu
ness will bc to find Donald,"
"Thank yon. my dear boy," responde
Sir Thomas, while his voice shook and h
eyes glistened. "Thank you. Only pru
. remember that should yen change yet;
mind you will not 1 t thi g m r >us pron
ise to mc in anyway binder you. I wi
not accept your service on any other cond
"Xever fear. Sir Thomas. Never fear,
answered my father for mc. ".Make you:
self quite at ease on that score. If L
changes his mind, ho will tell you E
"My heart's ihanksTto you, Kilburnie,
murmured Sir Th mas. "You have mad
me 50 years younger. My spirit-oh, mi
But there, there. Shall we join the ladies
I daresay they are feeling rather lonely.
And we rose and le the room.
"My dear Isabel," cried Sir Thomas, wit
-the glee of a 1 y; as we entered the draw
ing room; "come hero, child. I have new
for yen." She roi e in stantly and met bin
with a prc ty look of expectation on he
"Mr. Andrer.- is going io India and wi]
search out Donald," continued Sir Thoma!
"There's news to gladden your heart, m
Isabel turned toward mc, ber eyes gleam
ing with a dewy, wistful brightness mn
her hands shaking with a sudden tr.-mor
so that I w mid fain have taken hold o
them to comfort I :..
'^Oh,"she said, advancing a step ncarc
me, and speaking ki a low voice which
fancied was meant f r my car alone, "i
yon could only gi t tidings bf my brother
cannot tell how grateful t should bc. Un
tho news that you are even to try seem
toogood tobe true. Dow cnn we ever thai:;
you? What can we ever do to r pay you?'
And I; witta my bot face and leaping heart
certainly could not tell her.
Thc joy that gave Sir Thomas and Isabe
nev.-life filled mc also with an exquisit
delight, but when they were radiant witl
hopo and happy by anti ipi lion, mydca
mother's face blanch'cl so that my glad
ness was checked hythe duty of comfort
ing her. In this office Isabel? iii . to : ;
help with the sweet words and winnini
ways that were all her own. and I y dint o
our unceasing perseverance in looking al
the sunny side of things and ki rt!
dark out of view, in a li t: le wbile
er smiled through her tears, pwnii . wit!
a fervent embrace, that it was goi
young men to go out into the world and trj
hazards willi fortune. "Few have sue!
friends, Andrew," she said, looking toward
Isabel, while clinging to me. "And I wonk!
not stand between you and distinction, tai
less would I hinder you from doing ;
worthy action." And then she ;.:.(! Isabel
laughed and cried together, while I chewed
my thumb in a corner, and there was an
end of objections.
It most be understood that I was not tt
go solely rs Sir Thomas'emissary lo tieck
out Donald. I was g Ingrpri lurily on mj
own account-to push myd ii -and
Sir Thomas' mission was; : ?hewas pleased
to put it, "a mi re act of charity done to h
stranger out of the gci hi ? of my heart."
Yet in-truth thc charl y oi . ness were
all on the oilier side. Sir Thomas furnish
ed me with letters of introduction to i!:e
best known and most influential menin
Bombay, besides writing many private and
special letters in my behalf which 1 did not
see. My career was to la* a mercantile one
-that, on mature con ideration; being
thought to afford the e siest and speedii .:
way to affluence for one of ray talents.
"Therichest Europeans in indinare mer
chants and backers," ?-aid Sir Thomas,
"and. .t-h??' WCi.?l?. as thu Raviner ia cutf
?; right, 1$?-, by John Alexander Stcuart.1
mode* ir.cn. The days oT thu East India
company are over. There ave no fortunes
being made in that service now, though,"
in a significant voice, "it was not always
sa lint India is a wide field, and these let
?' tcrs, Mr. Andrew, will, I think, put you in
position to choose according to your
tastes. I have no advice to ofl^r except not
to be in toj much haste to decide."
lA~r what .Sir Thomas had specially at
heart nil provision v.\'sniadc l>otli in haters
i and in i.louey. Of the last there was to be
absolutely no stint. 1 was to spend as
! much and as Ibngas I should think proper,
orin other words as lon:,' as there should
be the faintest hope of tracking Donald.
"My liai kers shall have full instructions
: in the mutter," said Sir Thomas, "and in
the in ime we must not forget prelimi
nary exp : - s." Whereupon he insisted on
my taking in ready money and bankers'
drafts asura that seemed to me a fortune.
Finally, as I was in great glee with my
prospects and protested against delay, it
was arranged that in exactly three weeks
Crom the date of my homecoming I was to
sail from London iii the steamship the
Pearl of the Orient, commanded by Cap
tain Rogers, who, being a friend of Sir
Thomas, was charged to provide for my
comfort on shipboard.
And so the ultimate decision was mada
I was to lift anchor and set sail for the un
known, as so many did before and -?o many
will do after mc. How I fared there, how
the reality belied all dreams and anticipa
tions, how fate mocked at wisdom, made
naught of forethought and a plaything of
me it will be the business of succeeding
pages to tell. Coming events cast no shad
ow before, and in the meantime I was eager
How ttic three weeks passed I cannot
very well say. I was a frequent guest, at
The Elms and saw a good deal of Isabel,
j whose presence I learned to bear without
I shrinking or shaking. She talked to me of
j her life in India, and also of her brother,
I for whom she had the warmest affection
? and admiration.
I "They may tell you stories about Don
ald, " she once said. "They may say he was
a stamp, and all that, for it is easy talking.
Hut don't believe them. He was high spir
ited, that was his fault, and my father
crossed him. His worst sin was to become
a soldier when his friends wanted him to
be something else, and the records of the
war office show he was no coward. He
save;! the British colors when the enemy
broke .a Dru ?sh square, and he has done
many a brave thing since. If he bad re
mained in tl i nrmy, he'd have get almost
any rank, but he hadn't peace to do that,
and it's since he left it we have lost trace of
?Le never missed a chauce of swak har
abcat him. Ile seemed in? fill her whole I
s ?ali to bc her only thought, n circumstance
that S'.cre;!;.' piqued in? not a little.
'?0h,"*shewould often breakout in the
mest irrelevant way, "if you could only fad
my brother, i'you could only liad Donald,
I should bo so grateful to you. Dut in
deed, indeed," and Lere she would look in
. my face til! I tbongbt I saw visions or
heaven, "I will bc just as grateful to you
if you never find him. Words cannot ex
press your goodness in trying."
Then I woul I reply that if Donald were
::i India! would lind him, a speech which
always brought me a rapturous smile of
".thanks rind further visions of paradise.
I will pass sv. ;::.>. over the preparation
; made at Kilburnie for my departure. My
j dear mother tool: care that my outfit lacked
nothing it was possible for her to procure,
i and even my father softened toward me.
busying himself with niy affairs and seem
ing conscience stricken for having been so
stem with mc.
"You do well, Andrew," besaid oneeve*?*
ing when wc chanced to Le by ourselves,
and his voice was husky. "You dowell,
Andrew, I Lave no doubt , in following your
own instincts. When you go so far away
fortoa housekeeping man like mc it is so
far away, though it is still in God's uni
, verse-when yr:t go away, do not forget
that WO are left behind, and you'll Iel as
! hetti* from you. And as to the o;her '.hinfi
j we may find a way out cf c::r troubles
j God bless you, my boy. Woore all in nfc
bands." And he could say no more.
At dinner, cn thc last evening, Duucan
, the coachman, who was also game!.- t -n r.
: factor, forester and general factotum and
had served titi! Kilgours man and boy foi
1 ~>0 years, got out his pipis and serenaded us
in his most stirring manner.
"It is for Mr. Andrew," he said. "He
] will be going away, Cod bless bim, and be
1 a big man, with black servants, and maj be
j Duncan will.never set (yes on him again.
; And, Cod bless him, ho will have the pipes
1 to his denncr whatever just as loud ns .auld
I Duncan's lungs can blaw. Aye, will he
: too." And 60 lustily did Duncan blow that
. not n word of conversation could we have
during thc whole meal. When his chanter
was silent, however, :md the dusk had fall
en, and we three, my father, my mother
and myself, sat together, there was talk,
but no syllable of it will bc set down here,
for it was for ourselves alone.
Next morning Duncan drove me to the
village to meet the stage-my father and
mother accompanying. Early as was thc
hour, Sir Thomas and Isabel were waiting
for us, and greeted us with a fervor that
was almost silent. Isabel held in her hand
two little bunches of white heather on
which she looked down from time to time
ns I fancied with someembarrassment. At
last she came close to me, and with a soft
emotion suffusing her cheek and shining in
her eye, she said: "This is for luck. One is
for Donald-you see I expect you to find
him. The other," and her voice fell to a
mere whisper, "ls for yourself. It will
keep you in mind of the old home, and per
haps I may see them both again."
As she ceased speaking, the shrill notes
of a bugle broke upon the morning still*
ness, and a minute or two later the stage
coach came up at a handsome pace, thc
horses fresh and mettlesome and shaking
their heads as if cager for the road. My
a ;e was quickly bundled up, farewells
were hastily token, and 1 mounted lo my
pince, feeling as if I were in an unfamiliar
region of mists. Suddenly old Duncan
scrambled up beside me, a parcel rolled in
blue cloth iii hts liand. ''Take it," be said
huskily, pushing it into my arms. "Cod
bless ye, take it. It will be (besiller pipes
1 learned ye to blaw on. Ayont the seas
ye'll can gio tl skirl nt times to mind ye of
old friends, and when ye come back ye'll
con march to your own quickstep, and may
bo Donald viii he lhere lr? ii ing his bonnet
in the air. Hooch aye! God bless ye-God
bli ss ye!" and a tremulous hand patted inc
n baby on the back. Then Duncan
leaped down and stalked back to his horses,
daring any erie tn say tears were oh Ins
cheeks or that bis hands were shaking as if
with a palsy. His was an odd gift, but.]
took it, knowing how refusal would hurl
In another minute the driver had gath
ered up tho reins, touched thc prancing
leaders with his whip, and we were oil'. 1
gazed back, waving my hand to the little
group by the inn door till wo turned a bend
in the. road. '1 hen, seeing none too well, 1
turned, setting my fr.ee resolutely forward.
THE SEARCH FOR DONAL!) CORDON.
0;i thc journey south, my spirits being
now mounting like mercury in thc sun, 1
coul l not resist thc temptation to spend an
hour or two in Edinburgh in the delectable
diversion of making myoid comrades cn
vious. The achievement was not difficult.
A few si&uificanl bints and thc si;:ht of my
let! rs and drafts brought everyman of
them as near to I.aisling us the frog in the
fable. Some envied me the money, some
t be ndventun s, ol hers said it was the beau
tiful combination of both that took their
fancy, and nil ngrecd 1 hail certuiulj '?:eti
horn with tile coveted silver spoon in m>
mouth. . .
"lt's one of thc shameless tricks uf .Madam
Fortune," said an embryotin divine, clap
ping me on the Shoulder "Here von un
OUT; mere to nae eieptnints ;uiu slioot tigers
and order flunkies and enrich yourself front
inexhaustible treasures of sold and gems,
while 1 am left to wrestle with harrowing
problems in theology. Do you call that
I was to write their, volumes about the
wonders*of the Indies and was to give par
ticular information on these two points
namely, the feeling inspired by a wounded
tiger charging full upon you when yourgnn
is empty and what I thought of the hea
then gods-from a financial point of view.
"I believe," remarked one with a taste
for finance, "those unconscionable pagans
make themselves deities of the finest ore
set with precious stones while we haven't
ca?h enough for an afternoon's outing. Just
send us a god, old chappie, till we see lum
the heathen abomination would melt in the
crucibl.! of a Christian goldsmith."
They escorted me in a body to my coach.
For, being prosperous now, acquaintances
became friends. They gave a prolonged
cheer fi? the vehicle moved off and a unani
mous injunction to mind my liver and be
on my guard against the encroachments of
pride when, as nabob with a retinue of
slaves, I hobnobbed with the dusky and
luxurious potentates of the east.
Only one thing marred my eujoymcut. I
ha lit set in my mind to give Peter Cle
phane the soundest drubbing he had ever
had in his life, but as he happened to be
absent in Dundee my virtuous intent did
not blossom into action.
Arrived iu London, my first business was
to find Captain Rogers. He had heard
from Sir Thomas and received me with
great affability and consideration, under
taking to have me bestowed in the best
part of the ship and to let me see something
of the town before we started. In me, as I
remember, our sightseeing expeditions pro
duced perhaps as much bewilderment as
pleasure. I wandered through the seeth
ing, roaring wilderness of the largest city
of the world easer to learn and admire, yet
feeling so utterly out of my element, so
much confounded by the din and smoke
and rush, by the ruthless self nssertivencn
and indifference t hat. seemed to character
ixe men and things alike, by tlie Bqnaloi
and splendor so grotesquely blended and
tragically contrasted-in a word, so dazed
by the distracting throb and tumult of a
nation's mighty heart, that I was glad to
When the time came to sail, the river
sides were thronged with people to witness
the spectacle of our departure; for, that
being just the beginningof theeraof steam,
it was thought a miraculous thing to see a
stately three decker sailing off with never
a stitch of canvas set nor any visible means
of getting forward save by a wheel thal
frantically churned the water into foam
and if it was strange to the spectators on
shore to see a big ship going bravelyjm in
dependently of wind and tide 1 must own
?twas rather startling to one nt least'of
those on board to be caged upon the waters
with a belching, pounding, wheezing,
screeching fire demon that seemed to be
crying ont in eternal agony ami struggling
with all its frenzied might to burst its bonds
and wreak destruction on all about it.
Often in the night have I lain listening
to it in its minia: ure pandemonium, never
silent, never slumbering, never for one
brief moment at .peace, but for vcr wrench
ing and writhing, f vever setting up the
same inappeasable . y of laboring pain and
the same terribie threat of vengeance.
Nowaday.-; we have grown so familiar wit!)
the Ure fiend that, tts it were, wc stroke
bini complacently Oil tho back, but I never
come near him in steamer or hissing loco !
mo; ive without a shudder at thu thought I
ol' (he vengeance he will one day wreak on p
this world. I j.
Hut i:i that freshcxperiencccuriositynud
interest soon mastered bar. There was
gladness in the ease and speed with which
our flame fed slave carried us down thc riv
rr and along the coast of Kent mid past
'the tall white cliffs of Dover," the last
prominent, spot on which the exile's strain
in;,'eye rests when he is leaving England
fur thc east and the first on which it wist
fully falls when happily he returns. Tho
sun was going down in a soft suffusion of
color as we entered the strait, casting a
glamorous Iridescent light on the recoding
land and thc sailsof the many stately ships
that were bearing gallantly up and down,
some, like ourselves, outward bound, oth
ers, their wanderings for the present over,
bound for the home we had left. I stood
on the deck gazing backward till thc land
melted into darkness, then Captain Hogers
quietly Slipped his arm iu mine, and we
went below to supper.
The Pearl of the Orient made a quick and
prosperous passage, landing'us in Bombay
in a day less than the time reckoned for
the voyage before startii g. You may be
sure 1 did not allow Sir Thomas' busiuess
Having presented my letters of introduc
tion and undergone a brief but fiery course
of hospitality, 1 set vigorously to the work
before me, assisted by the numerous friends
of my patron. I had no difficulty in dis
covering that Donald Gordon had been
in Bombay some IS months before and had
suddenly disappeared. Dut whither he had
gone, whether he had departed by land or
by sea, or been dispatched by the hand of
the assassin, no one had the least idea.
There were of course conjectures in plenty.
Ile might be hunting in the jungle, or tak
ing the cool air among the hills, or traffick
ing with oily natives iu another town. Ile
might be in China or Japan or Australia
or the South Sea islands or Peru, or in the
interior of some enterprising shark. The
possibilities were endless, but there was
only one certainty-that he had completely
slipped all his friends in Bombay.
In my first report home, then, I had
nothing better to send than hope, of which
I was no niggard. I stated, truthfully
enough I trust, that I had already learned
something about Donald; also, 1 fear not
quite so truthfully, that I was not without
reasonable ground for thinking that bc and
I should shortly have a dish of curry to
gether. I did not tell them that as a last
resource I had employed the cleverest pri
vate detective in the city to help me, and
that he had failed to find so much as a
single clue. Had I written what was in my
mind 1 should have said frankly that so fat
as could then be seen there was not the
remotest chance of Jteing able to t race Don
aid. Perhaps the better course would have
been to say that. I saw this more clearly
when the letter was gone, and I bad stroll
er reason to conclude he must be really
I argued in this way: Donald Gordon iias
a multitude of friends In Bombay, and if
he wished to leave lie would certainly have
told them of his intention, and thedirection
ke purposed to take, and what he intended
to do. There isamplo evidence that he nev
er breathed a syllable to one of I hem of any
plan for the future. Moreover, lhere is a
considerable I tim of money standing to his
credit with his father's banker, lie knew
it had been lodged ibero for his use, and
considering his extremely precarious and
slender means of living and the almost ab
solute necessity of money to a European in
thu east, is it probable that he would de
cline to take advantage of this provision
which had been made for hi in? Then lhere
is the curious circumstance that ho was
last seen a few hours after he must have
received the Itansei's letter apprising him
of the deposit which had been made lo his
Supposing this letter was seen by others,
would not ila- money be ugreat temptation
to a needy villain who might take the risk
of attempting to secure it by getting rid ol
Donald, but, finding the thins impossible
as he proceeded, abandon the project ere
any one became aware of ils existence?
All this I reasoned with myself over and
over again, and tho more I reasoned thc
iii niel became my conviction that. Donald
(?onion must be dead. Ile (lid not die in
the orthodox fashion, else lhere would boa
record of his death, but lhere was no evi
dence that he ever left the city, and he was
not in it now.
1 laid my conclusion before the detective,
before the bankers and some others. They
all said it was plausible. "Only," said une,
"you forget Donald's pride. Ile was the
proudest man 1 ever knew in my life; in
deed he wis silly in that way." And, to
be sure, there wan Donald's pride to be
taken ?uto account. But it did not .dd us.
At the end of I wo months 1 had exhausted
my own ingenuity and thal of all my
friends, including the detective, without
coming on n single trace of Donald. If he
was dead, be was buried beyond hopeof dis
COVery; if he had goneaway, he had most
effectually covered up his tracks. There
seemed to be not hing for it but t< abandon
the search, write my dismal report, remit
Sir Thomas his money and turn to my own
concerns. My friends admitted it really
was the only thins to be done.
"Indeed. Mr. Kilgour." said Mr. Macdon
- . - * m
Ki, a banker, nt whose dinner fable the
latter was discussed, "if it were afinan
?al speculation depending for return of
rofit on the Buding of the volatile Douald
?ordon-who, for aright I know, baa the
owerof making himself invisible-1 am
ountl to confess I would have nothing to
0 with it. It seems unquestionable th?t
lr. Donald has gone, desiring no further
ewsof his friends, and I think you are
gilt in giving up tho chase. And now
int you have disposed of Sir Thomas Gor
nn's business, might I ask what your
Ians are for yourself?"
1 was obliged io answer that I had no
[.finite plans ns yet, having been so ab
>rbed in the hunt for Gordon that 1 had
?id no time to think of myself, but now I
ould certainly look out for an opening.
"As to that," said he, "there is a desk at
Dur disposal in the house of Macdonald,
[actavish & Macintosh - good Scotch
ames, all of them, you will observe-any
mc you may feel inclined to begin wort
he emoluments will be sufficient to en
ble yr?u to live pending the finding of
)met,\lng better should you not take kind
"I have had some knowledge of highland
's," put in Mr. Matheson, one of the mer
mut princes to whom I had a letter of in
reduction. "I have had some knowledge
t highlanders, ?nd I hardly ever saw one
f them feel at home at a desk. Put a Run,
r a sword, or a larry rope, or anything else
lat means fresh air and activity in their
ands, and they're as much at home tis a
ibbitin a sand hill. But that's not saying
lat Mr. Kilgour would not take kindly to
finking. If lie's after rupees, he will,"
nd Mr. Matheson castaglauce of intelli
ence at his friend.
I hastened to say that 1 was very grate
II to Mr. Macdonald for his generous
Ter, and that, with bis permission, 1
ould keep it under consideration faraday
"Quite right, Mr. Kilgour, quite right,'"
lid Mr. Macdonald cordially. "Look
ell before yon leap, especially in this land
f deceits, though, to tell you thc truth and
ever flatter, you have done so well in this
ordon business that I should like to
itch you. However, I say again, you arc
uite right to avoid a rash decision. A
ilse step involves a change, and though
je proverb says that .changes are light
?>Il<}hl I tink what llftitr plana arc Im
ame it adds that only fools are fond ol
beni. I am liol one o? those who pin theil
lilli to proverb.-, isidor bad. If a rolling
toue does not gather moss, it often gathers
.bat is n great deal better than moss-an
uriferons coaling that we are all glad tc
dmire, So don't decide hastily. It's "
nor business getting out of the frying p:
ito the lire and back again from the
ito the frying pan. Avoid it."
".And that you may have an alternative
Ir. Kilgour," added Mr. Matheson, "lei
nc say that in a week or two I haves
essel starting ?Tor Jedda, and that you an'
relconie to a free trip if you choose, lt will
nable you to look about, and" maybe (who
nowsr) you may light on something that
tay strike you fancy. The trip will not
ike long altogether. It will be an outing
o you, if nothing more, which, after your
ard work as a detective, will; I dare say.
e grateful. What do yonWay to that, Mac
"I think the suggestion an excel lent one,'
nswered Mr. Macdonald, "and Mr. Ki'
our ought to go."
I thanked Mr. Matheson as I had thank
d Mr. Macdonald, saying that as the ship
ras not sailing immediately I would think
he matter over. But the suggestion
leased me; whereas, though sincerely grate
al to Mr. Macdonald, I was not in love
rith the idea of perching on a stool.
The upshot was that I declined Mr. Mac
onald's offer and decided to visit Arabin
a Mr. Matheson's ship. The kindly bank
r would not, however, take a final an
wer, but said that the post should be kept
pen liil my return, as ships aud tarry
ailors might by that time have lost theil
(traction. If he has kept his word, there
as been a vacant desk in that establish"
aent for a very long time.
The decision made, my next piece of busi
less was to write home a long letter to Kit
mruie and anoi her to Thc Elms. The Kil
turnio letter was out of hand with no effort
mt the one to Sir Thomas was a different
latter eui ?rely. 1 felt a great pity for the
oor gentleman, which I durst not express
est he should die of heartbreak, so that mj
ommunication had to be somewhat of the
ature of adiplomatic dispatch. Unhappily
he task of composing it called for gifts
nth which 1 was but scantily endowed
wrote the letter and rewrote it, and again
?rote it; then took it to bed to dream over
ndoing the whole thing on the morrow
nd going through such agonies of com
osition tis do not make me envy the life of
On the third day my patience was ex
misted, and the clumsy essay in diplomacy
.'as posted. 111 ried to make out that there
ras abundant hope for the future, while
here was also a sufficient reason for aban
oning the search at present, but I fancy it
ould not have imposed on anybody. To
ut thc better face on the thing, I fabri
ated a little fiction about the severe heat
elling on my health and beiug advised to
ake a short trip. I trust I shall be for
iven, for the motive was good, and I know
hat, acute as must have been Sir Thomas'
isappointment, it was not any acuter than
ay own, for if his hope was centered in
)ouiild so also was mine.
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