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Springing to HI Fet He Draw Hit Revolver.
COVKMHT HOT THI a6....-iCMll. CO.
Hil" Pin MaliUnil. on reMnc hi.
r T rt t; r i . n. mrt an tlrmo
' : -i -n at n,s door. Janitor
1'irn etc -M I lm no on had bn
. i ' pan itlarotrre-l om
lr prl In iluat on lit ilr.K.
rr c i? 'fr rrnm ma auornr.
1 T C
jth rannrrman. hla at
-t cs. (f Uwnrt.Ma, lo
j im.Ia Malttan, on
- - rr.'nl lady lit gray,
r:' ilKlnlnir bU gams.
r I " K him for well
i 1 Anl.ty. llatMiyi
i rr.t-J hla aafe, took
t end irave ihcm to
a rr.itncr.lilp In crlm.
i iKtl hv police of
r ii.mnnu overcame
ii t -
( rl want In Nw York
j A Ilia J.wtU. Hha
r at ilay. A "Mr.
f J t matlf aa a detao
i I n sray, Maltland.
I w.U. auppoardly
1 i y a M"r from "dnalthV
rr prmnt Is bo Anl.tr
- r -r 1 Ilia rrma. Anlaty,
a d !ln. maaqurradrd
i 9 ' rimiiul kept Malt
" wtni Ilia girl In array,
c . The Klrl In Kray
a upartmriita durlnK till
r: -. cJ grnia. Mull land,
1 up hla homn and
s- a vri e epeluUtlnjc.
- 1 aa Maltland. triad to
' l-xiillon of tha rrma.
r.l at the front, dour.
'V'l the crook, allow
- to .ln-l.t the you nit
i Iti Kruy made licr ra
il u rab. An Inalant
e a rule. Anlaiy wa at
x her to Attorney Han-
CHAPTER XIV. Continue.
lWr.il - Mia door closed sofllv:
11 thrre f ' fil n thud as n. bolt
fi ibot An Instant later Antaty
MM her by tho arm and. rmiirhlv
It ui w.i.c.lt wa.tlnK speech, hur-
r tr in-! mo next room. Tbon,
U!ai I La turned nn Itin llc-ht.
11. P-t' :s to tho window, throw
or ttri cf thorn vrldej for tho
ne r-jra wag talo and llfcloa.
"4 n w add tho crlmlnat In a
sut ti :'actbn. "now wo can talk
"KI. KV denr"
1 1I H'rA hla nvnrrnnl anl li
Irciing tun uvcr tho back of a con-
V"l ' - t drew his fingers
" uia emu, uuu,
-':!K C. n llllln dlal.mnii ra..fr.l...l
t'rl M H n ilin.lnu n n ........I
, ,, . . w4 w aaauillluu
tcr .- Iho hard Una nt M.
Hood wh-ro ho had loft her. na
ill. D Ma?! 111) Ifinifn. lm.a lf-
' " C" r urk nt lior .!,!. .1,,.
fl 111 -7 n ril i,. , .
I. iiui lUL'U YUCailli
a pc n VCry UCar ,ho brcak,n2
J" na wat not without porcop-
u.ilfc v' e L-n"- cr tato one
Irt inn. . """"ivu, no toum go.
ruuik . auv mull on
('.icMim i. V 'lB,onu to t'te airoct
tils," "im'DB to motive of
lihtir Vv . 1 . s on- h0 ),,0'l hr to
It'... I'. " "'uow and brought her
IWraTi' '".WW ator from tha
Th. Jr." ni"K room.
, " 'T cil wonderfullv invi.ni.
' l br hoad llak baclc upoB
the cushion of tho easy, comfortablo
leather chair and drank In the clean
air In great deep drauRbta, with a
cno of renewing Tlgor, both bodily
and iplrltual. Tho water helped, too;
aho dabbled tho tip of a ridiculously
small handkerchief In It and bathed
her throbbing temples. Tho while,
Anlsty stood over her, waiting with
discrimination If with scant patlenco
What was to comn sho neither knew
nor greatly cared; but, with an In
atlnctlve dcalro to postpone tho Inovlt
nblo moment of trjal, alio almulated
deadly languor for soma moments a ft
cr becoming conscious of her position;
nnd lay passive, long lashes alt but
touching her cheeks In which now a
faint color wa growing Bo wander
ing at random out over n dreary vrll
dcrness of flat rectangular roofs, livid
In tho moonlight, broken by long,
straight clefts of darkness In whoso
dopths lights gloomed faintly. Far In
tho south tho sky canio dawn purple
and black to tho horizon, whero a sil
ver spark glittered llto a low-hung
star tho torch of Liberty.
"I think," AnUty's cloar-cut tones,
Incisive as n razor edgo, crossed tho
listless trend of her thoughts, "I think
wo will now get down to business, my
Sho llftod her lashes, mooting bis
masterful staro with a look of calm In
"So jou'ro better nowT Possibly It
was a nilstako to glvo you that rest,
my lady. Still, when ono'i a gentlo-
man-cracksman I" Ho chuckled un
pleasantly, not troubling to finish his
"WcIlT" ho mocked, seating himself
easily upon an ndjacont tnblo. "We're
hero nt last, whero wo II surfer no In
terruptlons to our little council of war.
Ueyond tho watchman, thcro's prob
ably not another soul In the building;
and from that window thero It Is a
straight drop of 21 stories to 11 road
way, whllo I'm between you and tho
door. So you may bo resigned to stay
hero until I got ready to let you go,
It you scream for help, no ono will
"Very woll," sbe assented mechanic
ally, turning liar head away with a
rhlvcr of disgust. "What Is It you
"Tho Jowols," ho sold, bluntly. "You
might navo guessed that."
"And havo saved yourself nnd mo
considerable trouble by spoaklng ten
"Yoa." sho agreed, abstractedly.
"Now," ho continued, with a bint of
anger In hit volco, "ycu aro going to
Sho shook her bead slightly.
"Oh, but you are, my lady." And
his tono raspod, quickened with tho
latent brutality of the natural crlm
Inal. "And 1 know that you'll not force
me to extreme measures. It wouldn't
he pleasant for you, you know; and
I promlso you I shall stop at nothing
whatever to make ypu speak."
No answer: fa sbeeluta IsxIMferatMe,
shs flt, lay her slrrmgest weapofl. 8s
must keep calm and wIf-poHeMed, re
fusing to bo terrified Into quick and
"TI.U ntiornoon," he said, harshly,
"you ttolo from mo the Malttond
Jowels. Where aro they?"
I shall not tell."
Ho bent swiftly forward and toek
one of her hands In his. Instinctively
she clenched It; and he wrapped hw
strong hard fingers nronnd tho small
whlto flat, then deliberately Inserted
a hard finger Joint between her
ond and third knuckle, slowly In
creasing the proaiirre. And watetied
with absolute Indlftorcneo the lines Of
agony grave themselves upon her
smooth unwrlnkled forehead, and the
color leaVo her cheeks, as the pain
grew too cxnnlslto. Then, suddenly dis
continuing the prcssiiro, but retain
ing her hand, hn laughed shortly.
"Will yon spi-ak! my lady, or will
you have morel"
"Don't," sho gasped, "plcsso "
"Where aro tha JewolsT Will your
"Jlavo you given them to MaltlAftdr
"Whero aro theyT
"I don't know."
"Stop that nonsense unlesi Where
did you leave thorn?"
"I won't tell I won't. Ah, please,
An nbrupt and resounding hammer
ing at tho outer door forced him to
leavo off. Ho dropped hor hand with
an oath and springing to his feet drow
his revolver; then, with a glnnco at
tho girt, who was silently weeping,
tears of pain rolling down hor checks,
mouth set In a thin pale lino of de
termination, strode out and shut tho
door after him.
As It doted the girl leaped to her
feet, maddened with torture, wild eyes
casting about tho room for a weapon
of some sort, of offensu or defense; for
she could not havo endured tho tor
ture an Instant longer. If forcod to It,
to tight, fight she would. If only sho had
something, a stick of wood, to defend
herself with. Hut there was nothing,
nothing nt all.
The room was a typical office, well
but severely furnished. Tho rug that
covered tho tllo floor was of rich
qunllty and raro design. The neutral-
tinted walls wcro bare, but for a
couplo of stcol engravings In heavy
woodon frames. TJicro wero three
heavily upholstered leather arm-chairs
and ono revolving dcsk-chalr; a roll-
top desk, against the partition wall,
a wasto-papcr basket, and a flat-topped
desk, or table. And that was all.
Or not qulto all, eUe the oftlco equip
ment had not been complete. There
was tho telephone!
Hut ho would hear! Or was the par
As If In contradiction of tho sugges
tion, there camo to her cars very clear
ly tho sound of tho hall door creaking
on its hinges, and then a man's voice.
shrill with nngcr and anxiety.
"You fool! Do you want to ruin
us both? What do you mean"
Tho door crashed to. Interrupting
tho protest and drowning Anlsty's
' was passing." tho now volco took
up Its plaintive remonstrance, "and
tho watchman called roe In and said
that you were telephoning for mo "
"Damn tho Interfering fool!" Inter
"Hut what's this Insanity. Anlsty?
What's this about a womanT What"
Tho new-comer's tones ascended a high
scale of fright nnd rago.
"I)wer your voice, you ass!" the
burglar responded, sternly. "And "
Ho took his own advice; and for a
lltllo tlmo tho conforenco was con
ducted In guarded tones that did not
penetrato tho dividing wall savo as a
deep rumbling alternating with an Im
Dut long ero this had como to pass
tho girl was risking all at tho tele
phone. Itccelver to car sho was im
ploring central to connect hor with
Nlircty-clght-nlne Madison. If only sho
rolght.ct Maltland, tell Mm whero tho
jewels wcro hidden, warn him to ro
move them then sho could escape,
further suffering by open confession.
"What number?" camo central's lan
guid query, after a space. "Did you
"No, no, control. Nlno-o-clght-nlno
Madison, please, and hurry hurry!"
"Ah, I'm rlngln' 'em. They ain't
auswerod yet. Gimme time. Thero
they arc. Go ahead."
'Twhat Is ut?
Her heart "sank; O'Hagan's volco
meant that Maltland was out.
"O'Hagan Is that you? Tell Mr.
"Ho's gawn out for tho nolght an "
"Tell him, please "
"Hut ho's out. King up ' In the
"Hut can't you take this message
for him? Please"
Tho door was suddenly jerked open
ami Anlsty leaped Into tho room, face
white with passion. Torrlflcd, tho
girl sprang from tho dosk, carrying tho
Instrument with hor, placing tha ro
volvlug chair between her and her
"Tho bras bowl, please tell him
that," b!io cried clearly Into tho re
ceiver. And Anlsty was upon her, striking
tho telcphono from her grasp wlt'a
one swift blow and soiling her savage
ly by the wrist. As tho Instrument
clattered and poundod on the floor sho
was sent reeling and staggering half
way across tho room.
Aa sho brought up agulnst tho flat
topped desk, catching Its edgo nn.l
suvtug herself a full, tho burglar
caught up the telephone.
"Who Is that?" ho shouted. Imperii
lively. Into the transmitter.
Whatever the reply, K ccmed ti
pleeoo him. His prows cleared, ta
wrath that had made his face almost
nnrerognlzablo subsided; he eyes
smiled, And tha girl trembled, know
lg thnt he had solved hor secret; fot
sfce had hoped against hopo that th'i
el y words 1.0 couli havo heard hot
steft would havo had too cryptic t
ajffnlflcnnco for his comprehension.
A, slowly and composedly, he re
placed tho recolvcr on Its hook and
returned tho Instrument to tho desk,
a short and rotund flguro of.n man, In
rumpled evening dres and wearing s
wilted collar, hopped excitedly Into the
reem. cast at the girl ono terrified
glance out of eye that glittered with
excitement like black diamonds, set
In n face tho huo of yen it, and
clutched the burglar's arm.
"Oh, Anlsly, Anlsty!" ho cried,
plleously. "What Is It? What Is It!
"It's nil right," returned the burglar.
"Don't you worry, llttlo man. Pull
yourself together." And laughed.
"Hut what what ' stammered tb
. "Only that she's given herself away,"
chuckled Anlsty; "beautifully and
completely. 'The brass bowl,' says shs
thinking I never saw ono on Malt-
land's desk! nnd 'O'Hagan, and who
the dlvvlc aro you?' says the man on
the other end of tho wire, when I ask
who ho !."
"And? And?" pleaded the IIUI
man, dancing with worry.
"And It means that my lady hero re
turned the jewels to Maltland by hid
ing them under n brass ash-rccclvcr oa
his desk ass thnt I was not to know!
You aro 'cute, my lady!" with an
Ironic salute to tho girl, "but you'v
met your match In AnUty."
"And," demanded the other as th
burglar snatched up his hat and coat,
"what will you do, Anlsty?"
"Do?" contemptuously. "Why,
what Is thero to do but go and get
them? We've risked too much nnd
made New York too hot for the twe
of us, my dear sir, to got out of th
game without tho profits."
"Hut I beg of you"
''You needn't" grimly. "It won't
bring you in nny money."
"Is out. O'Hagan answered the
'phone. Don't you understand?"
"Hut ho may return!"
That's his lookout. I'm sorry fot
hlra If ho does." Anlsty produced the
revolver from his pockot. and twirled
the cylinder significantly. "I owe Mr.
Maltland something," ho said, nodding
to tho white-faced girl by the table,
"and I shouldn't bo sorry to"
"And what," broke In tho new-comer,
"what am I going to do meanwhile?"
"Devil the bit I care! Stay here
and keep this impetuous femalo from
calling up pollco headquarters, for a
good guess. Speaking of which, I think
w'c had best settlo this telephone busi
ness onco and for all."
"The burglar turned again to th
dexk. and began to work over the In
strument with a small screw-drlvci
which ho produced from his coat
pocket, talking the wbfle.
"Our best plan, my dear Banner
man, is for you to como with me, at
least as far as the nearest corner.
You can wait thero, If you're too cow
ardly to go tho limit, Ilko a man. I'll
get tho loot and Join you, and wo can
mako a swift hike for the first train
that goes farthest out of town. A pity,
for wo've done pretty well, you and I
old boy; you with your social cntrci
and bump of locality to locato th
spoils, mo with my courage and skill
to lift 'cm, and an cqultnblo division
Oh, don't worry about her. Banner
man! Slio's as deep In It ns elthel
of us, only sho happens to bo sent!
mental, nnd an outsider on this deal
Sho won't blab. Besides, you'r
ruined anyway, as far as New York'i
concerned. Como along. That's fin
Ishcd; sho won't send any Important
messages over that wire to-night, 1
"My dear young lady!" Rising and
throwing tho overcoat over his arm,
be wnved his hat at hor In sardonic
courtesy. "I can't Bay it has been a
pleasuro to know you, but you hav
nudo It interesting. I tdmlt. And 1
bid you a very good night- The char
woman will let you out when sh
come tq clean up in the morning.
Adieu, my dear!"
The llttlo man bustled after him,
bleating and fidgeting; and the lock
Sho was alone utterly nnd forlorn
ly nlono and had lost lost -all, all
(hat sho had prized and hoped to win,
even oven him.
Sho raised fluttering, Impotent white
hands to hor temples, trying to collect
In tho outer room a clock was tick
Ing. Unconsciously sho moved to tin
doorway and stood looking for a tlm
at tho white, expressionless dial. II
was sonio time a minute or two bo
foro she deciphered the hour.
Ten minutes past two! Ah, tho life
tlmo aho had lived In the past 7(
minutes! And tho futility of It all!
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