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riilis. ! ? i much ! ted!
: rounding turf, fu
ling al tiie roots ^i the hedg< I'lunginj forward in a momentary
loss i i balanc? ?? oui his han.'.- li keep from falling
gers closed about a damp, chilly surfa i In another instant the
al was in his han - A delicious tin iel swept aero-- him,
lea\ ing him faint.
at tin nexl mon,cut. firm, light f.>otstepi crossing toward
?i the farther side of the lied; tin blood hack in a
wav< to his hean him trembling !? Lil) or his sister should
ha\ i -i en him an
With childish fur) he resolved not I
he h.a.! s.' bardi) ile lifted tin phial t.. his mouth and
sv\ ?. of tin 'ian ht had thought ;
more than ever bei i< h< ha.': taken, i'. rouched m tin shadows
and waited for tin- fir-t dull sensation i numbness and nervous re
: thal should herald his approach to i di a \nd as he waited the
tsteps drew nearer, passed him an- into tin- full moon
: 1 .ii) 's VN ind'
! hur- i l< m >k< d up and r< . II
bound ai '?? his ey? ti ni his
ii to grasp th?
\ gusi th pierced th< sweet numbness that enveloped
Staggering to ! is feet, for he was cramped from
he hurried the moonlight in purs
liar- doul of landa .wing si ede
>??, had begun to word upon mind and body. It was
?? i mo\ e. And itiful. M< ?re
beautiful than any the world had ? wn. A night of ti?
I tie. a geni, in full possession ol its glories. 1!.
, ting won th some one There was \ ?1
' How opportune!) he had 1 ed to be then at the moment!
thing was opportu perfect.
he murmured, t. h? other's shoul 1er, and there
was a ?li ? in hi- -. I lia ( ount's swifl start and
?nar. "\ . irs ! [ ?id j km >w th
. sp, h a night as tin-" S . look like a Greek god, posing
the m?x>nlight. I wonder ! never bel ?zed what a
face and splendid figm av< ! Look there to the left.
Do you sei that bright track o iver, leading straight to with
? feet of tin farther bai - use! to think that track
?nlight. But is of silver?purest silver.
?n and 1 are going to 1 rsl mortals to walk across it."
speaking, iad continued to move toward
the dumfo ?liars along with a grip from
there wa- no escaping neared the hank.
"To think!"' murmured Th titter ecstasy, "that it should
have been reserved for us tv. ihe world, to be the fir-t to
? along that silver track. te, man' !t'- tin. heaven
: a lint inn-."
with his fo. ?? ping brink, had sought to
di iw li " . am! useless against tin mad
"I la\ i ; lu i \nu in safety.
I p to hi- ki trian v
r< !?! wa*, r. li- ? ? before lum
yawned nu i hite 1 , ,-.
water, bul on. A
" rhurso !"
It was Lil) . i.ink. lu
ing gown fluttering in tin x> >m
The I ail turned.
"Kel? nsiiiK the trrtnbllng (nunl, he str-u^;;!?-?! bllndtj l>aw k t<-> sIioih-.-'
"It is a ty ??Mess !" ht- mu?
Releasing the trend mt, in - blind!) back to
CHAPTER \ I.
Maud was lying in a long chair on ti" '?? moon,
defending ( hristian Science from the ton
whom there were? many. She had an ally, it is true, in Alio Val
wh.' ?n her bij; hat and white di
dt tubtful !?' v. with a The
-?l'M'kt ?1 the kil
an ally, however, Maud ??attic
rather ir< '.fan all) whi ? .vrk
was to reveal to the i - and
indefended angles. When ? any
possible tlil Alice Yardi) was
there waving a large ehe?! it.
"No. I'm nut a < hristian I
?inly told you all at lunch, because nterest you
I actually saw. F absolute!) dying,
an?l though it was really n< .:ited ! >r to he sent
A eh. 1 didn't send f"r him, but I m Mt h ran,
and I saw Mr. Cochran pul! F ; of the jaws . ,f death.''
"IV* fair, Maud." said li I ! >r. Syi I
when he came next n
"1 was going to: he said I? had ki
ture went suddenly down fl -
did not mean perforation,
Alice ^ ardly leaned I
"Mortal mind ha i she said, "and it
was the belief I n?l had caused it that Mr. Cochran made
Sandy perceivi wa* able to thr? ,w off claim that he
had t- iwing that he couldn't have fever since fever is evil,
and Infinit? I .< -. e cannot send evil to anybody. It was knowing that
that made hi- temperature go down, ami let him gel well, it was
onl\ with his mortal mind tl.tt the ild b< perceived, since
;s no r? iii in matter, just a- he had caught it origi?
nally through But Immortal Mind knows then is no
tion m matter and no a? David -.i"i 'Thou shall not
be airuxl for ? hy night m r f ?r ti that flieth by
aim] when Sand) b) the truth of immortal mind perceived that,
. t i.nirse the false claim of tempera! ?-! and it wenl down."
Maud gave a sigh, not of impatienci hut of very conscious pa?
tience, which is near akin to it.
"Darling Alu?..' stn I understood a single word
from the beginning; Mr Cochran lis temperatun go
" \ i. ni course n?.t." said Ah' ? is trusl in I?. lind
that did that, for a- -.?..'ti a- Sand) perceived
Maud s.Lt up an ! clapped hei hands
"I will finish one sentence just fur once, 'You don't
understand: it was the sudden subsidence o| .tute tha
ungi r? .us ~\ mptom. Mr. Cochran dei indy's
temperature had gone down. Ile had nothing to do with bringing
st ?1? iw n
Alice's smile suffered no diminution.
"Fever cannot be sent by Immortal Mind." she said, "1"
foir is evil, and the belief m n is a fun rtal mind. No
evil ? an happen to any one Who r. ><>ts oui th< t mortal mind,
an<l no drug can bave an) eff?ct, beneficial or harmful, unless the
?ti who takes it believes willi mortal Minn! m it-, effect."
Thurso entered the arena.
" I hen if I thought that large quantities of prussic acid for break