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I - - - . THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER cinunAv rnjwiNr: fptfmrer 19. 1920. 1
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"The man on the bed started up to find the steady hand oP ' I
the man he had left in the cellars ai Adderbury Towers llm-"
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Silas Berwick looked up as Bax
"Maybe they're known on the
ordinary routes and were afraid -J
leavmg a trail Again, there Is
another reason that is, their lug
gage. No doubt Dartin knows a
way through where sean-bln-, 1?
not so strict a? the way vo came;
those bags were very heavy ."
"But thero are eustomi every
' Of course there are; but sup
pose one -crosses to, say Ghent or
Terneuzen, it seems to me that ono
who knows the ropes could sneak
into Paris you'll remember that
Brieux's man said they arrived
without luggage at the station, and
our frlendlv madnme says it ar
rived titer they did. You may be
sure those bags passed no cus
The speaker broke off suddec'iy
"and gripped Robert's arm.
"Isn't that one of them look,
gef.ing out of the fiacre ?"
Robert gavp one glance in thr
direction pointed out. and seized a
file of Le Matin and heid It up be
fore his face while he spoke to
Berwick. It was only a few words
"Haverton. by all that's holy'
The man had taken off his
moustache and discarded the
monocle which had seemed to be
such an inseparable part of his
personality. To Robert, who had
known the suave manner of the
man. his present unrest was all
too apparent His dusty attire, too.
and his soiled hnen, wero as
foreign to him as his manner.
Round the corner of the paper,
held shieldwlse before his face,
Baxenter watched his prey. Ber
wick, to whom the man was a
stranger, needed no concealment,
but regarded him openly, though
They expected every minute, u
first, to see Dartin join the man
under their observation, but Haver
ton did not seem to gle one the
Impression that he expected any
one, but rather that he wished to
take his refreshment unobserved
He had paid the cabman, and, after
one glance at the crowds outside
the cafe, had chosc-n one of the
tables up the Place de la Sorbonno,
the last one, where he took his seat
and leant back in the angl of the
glass screen, aj parently a prey to
the deepest deji ction.
It was a post Ion removed from
observation and he lights, and had
been evidently chosen for thai
reason. Eddie 01 tared a tall glass
cf beer, and, after drinking hilf of
it at a draught, he now sat twirl
ing the glass by its stem round and
round tn Its little white saucer
Robert, as he watched Mm. remem
bered he had noticed the very sntn
action at that last dinner party at
It was already late when Haver
ton arrived, and the crowds that
had come down from the Bulier
were thinning. The boulevards
werf becoming less crowded anrl
the tired waiters were yawning
sleepily behind the great plate
glass windows Intermittent bursts
of merriment camp from belatetl
parties at their cards, and Robert
noticed that the members of th
little orchestra v. ere putting away
Stlli the figure at the far table
showed no slgn3 of leaving Still
he sat there twirling the glass, his
eyes fixed moodily before him. A
waller who had been hovering near
approached him. ostentatiously pol
ishing the marble top of the table
next to hjm and tipping up the va
cant chairs. A shadow fell across
the table as part of the lights with
in the cafe were switched off.
It seemed to the watching men
as though Haverton had been
asleep He started up and stared
dazedly at the waiter, then stood
up with a slight shiver. He took a
coin from his waistcoast pocket
and passed it to the man. then, not
waiting for any change, he bui
toned up his coat, and, without a
glance at the few stragglers Mill
at the tables, turned toward 'he
A woman standing at tho little
passage between the chain put out
B hand as he passed, but ho hook
her off with an oath and hurried
across the road. The meu watched
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him as the narrow street which
held the Hotel d'Eclair swallowed
A moment later they were fol
lowing him Once over tho road,
they kept well In the shadow of the
houses; but their caution was un
necessary, the man before them
looking neither to right or left, but
making straight for tho Hotel
d'Eclair. which was almost in dark
ness. After a little delay the door
was opened and he entered.
At the same moment a man
emerged from the shadow of a
doorway opposlle and hurried to
the corner. Here he spoke a word
to another man, who went off tow
ard the Seine at a run The first
man, whom Robert recognized as
the assistant M, Brleux had put on
Watch, walked slowly back, and,
tapping at the door of the hotel,'
was in his turn admitted
Berwick paused and drew Baxen
ter, who showed a disposition to
enter also, into the dark doorway
which the watcher had vacated.
From Its depth they watched the
windows of the room they had vis
ited that morning. They saw the
glass doors pulled open, and tho
figure of Eddie Haverton as he
leant over the little balcony, then
a light appeared, and the red cur
tains were half drawn.
On the celling they could see the
gigantic shadow as the occupant of
the room moved about, and noticed
that It was thrown by a light that
was at some low level from a can
die placed on the floor, perhaps, or
a chair seat.
In about a quarter of an hour
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tho light w.ns extinguished, and
Robert and his companion crossed
the street and tapped softly on the
door of tho Hotel d'Eclair.
Hai r? ton at Hay.
AT their knock a voice on the
other side of the door sud
denly ceased, then was re
sumed in an excited whisper There
was a delay of a few minutes, and
the door was cautiously unlatched
and P,i letix's man looked out.
At sight of Robert and Berwick
he drew the door wide open, and
they Btepped into the dimly lighted
cafe Madame Renler, the picture
of anticipation, nodding brightly as
the police officer shut the door.
"Ali messieurs, you have come at
tho good hour he is but newly ar
rived and has gone to bed. Only one.
messieurs, the other is not"
and madame made an expressive
' We know, madame. we have
watched for his light to go out
We may go up" queried Robert
"But certainly, messieurs; M.
Edouard and I will accompany
Berwick thought for a moment,
and Bald a tew words to Robert In
English. Then he tur.ied to the
v on an.
"If you will permit us, wo would
prefer to go alone. It Is not a case
of an arrest, and." looking toward
M. Edouard. "it is not an official
They received thp pass key from
Madame Renier, and eoftly ascend-
Fcaturc Service. luc ?.
ed me stairs On the secoml-flooi
landing they stopped anj listened
at Haverton's door. From behind it
came the unmistakable sounds of a
sleeper Either Mr. Eddie Haverton
was remarkably conscienco free or
Berwick turned the key softly In
the lock, and the men entered with
out disturbing the slumbers of iho
man on the bed, and it was not un
til a match was struck and the can
dle spluttered into light that he
Btarted up to find tho steady hand
of the man he had loft In the col
lan a Adderbury Towers holding
a revolver a few inches from his
"Good evening Mr. Haverton
Less than a week since we parted
heavens! It seems a year keep
those hands away from your pillow
there on the coverlet where I
can see them so!" Then, as
Robert drew a Derringer from be
neath the pillow: ' I don't think you
would do much with this you
haven't the pluck: but It might goA
off they do sometimes." tr
The man on the bed made no
answer, but watched with sullen
eyes while Berwick cut the cord
from the window-blind and fled
the hands on the coverlet deftly
This done. Robert put up his re
volver, and together the two men
began to examine the luggage.
Their request for the keys raised
no fight in Haverton; he nodd'.l in
the direction of his trousers, and
In the pockets they found them.
At first sight the bags contained
nothing but wearing apparel, but
beneath this the searchers un- (
earthed a quantity of jt-welry and a
considerable amount of gold coin.
Between tho garments, too, reposed -v
a small fortune in notes. It was
hardly to be wondered at that they
wished to avoid the inqulsltlveness
of the Customs officers as much as
possible. Robert noticed that the
majority of the jewelry was en
graved with the arms of the De
"And what are you going to do
Tho voice from the bed was
tremulous, and It seemed as if
Havorton's lips had formed a ques
tion the answer to which he
dreaded to hear
Robert turned from his examina
tion of the treasure and seated him
self on the edge of the bed.
"That, my dear Haverton. depends
a great deal on the attitude you
lake up what you tell us. "
"As to that, Mr. Baxenter, 1 11 tell
you what you like Can't you see
"Well where's the other ono?"
'The other one?"
"Yes Vivian Baptiste, which
ever you like to call him."
For a moment a look of terror
passed over Eddie's fice and the
bound hands trembled on -.ho cov
erlet. "I believe he's dead he murt be
dead 1 waited before God! I
waited it was terrible listening
there oh! he's dead all right I"
Baxenter turned on him sharply
"Don't drivel like that, man
What is It that's happened? Where
have you been the last two days?"
"Chauvllle ho made me go he
said I could help him I did wait
I swear I waited"
Berwick seized a bottlo contain- I
lng brandy that stood on the crazy
little table, and, pouring some into
a glass, held It to the lips of the 1
man on the bed. its effect was im- (
mediate, and slowly thev extracted ;
the story from him.
He had been hurried off th" s
morning before to Blola, and from ?
thero had walked out to an inn f
called i ho "Three Lillys" Haver- n
ton remembered the name of the f(
inn although they had not stopped f
there. They had passed it and c
sntered an avenue of trees at the !
;nd of which, and across a moat
tood a chateau. Dartin had sworn lc
when he saw that tho windows ci
vere lit up. and had cursr-d his luck
Sventually they had left the arc- Cc
nue. and skirting the moat, had
reached a little wood of pines, in WflH
which stood a chape! which thoy f I '
had entered through a window. i 'iK
The listeners attended breath
lessly to the tale of how Reoton i ji
had removed the slab from a tomb y
In the chapel iloor and descended ( !
by means of a rope they had
brought with them. He had in
structed Haverton to replace the
slab and wait patiently in the Itr!"'
shadow of the pews for two hours,
or until he heard a tapping, when
he was to reopen the tomb and let '
Vivian out. j f
Haverton told them how he haa Lfi I
waited until the dawn had entered
the church before he heard a faint Wttl
tapping, but he had been unable ' d
to work the mechanics that moyed B
the great stone Then he had
heard the sound of a fall, and there
had been no more tapping after f?:
that, and at last Haverton had left
his companion to his fate, and had
slunk back to Paris. i
To Robert and Berwick the story
would have sounded like a fairy j i
tale, but for the fact that the nar
rator's voice carried with it an un
mistakable conviction. After all
what had Haverton to gain by
'Xing? If. as he said, he had
waited until all hope of releasing lJB
Renton was pasT, they could hardly
blame him for saing his own skin
The man seemed indeed to welcome
';' telling of the tale-perhaps
there was yet a way to save the
-nan below the Boor of the chapel
Then the crime of Huberts death
would be brought home to DarUn
and not to him. martin.
The solicitor spoke JS Lj
' Mr Haverton," he said quietlv
. ; 8t.en carefully to what ' 7.5
Its in your pov.er to rie!,t '
-not your wrong. lIR'JS ,
cular quarrel with vou p
Kenton's own word for it Lhl
ML It'll keen I , night with
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TO Be Continued Next O.,
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