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confined'to ourselves as we had sup
pled, but was shared,, or at least
suspected, by our host.
Thankful that it was I, rather
thtfn Sinclair, who was called upon
to .'meet and sustain this shock, I
answered with all calmness I could:
SURPRISE BARGAIN WEDNESDAY
We arefcojjigto dispose of J00
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lously low price of per pair
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ANNA KATHARINE GREEN
Author of the Millionaire Baby, The Filigree Ball, The House In
V f' -The MUt, Etc.
(Copyrighted by the Bobbs-Merrill Company)
Suspicion Again Falls On Dorothy
our dreadful secret -was not
Sinclair mentioned the mat
ter' to me. Indeed,' if you have any
cariosity on the subject, I think I can
enlighten you as fully as he can."
Mr- Armstrong: drew me into his
"I find myself in a very uncom
fortable position," he began. "A
strange and quite unaccountable
change has shown itself in the ap
pearance of Mrs. Lansing's body
d?ing the last few hours a change
wmch baflFleg the physicians and
ntjscs in their minds very unfor
tunate conjectures. What I want to
kjiow is whether Mr. Sinclair still
h*fs in his possession the box which
is,said to hold a vial of deadly poi
svfa, or whether it has passed into
any other hand since he showed it
to',certain ladies in the library."
In Sinclair's interests, if not in
my[ovm, I resolved to be true to our
hosiNis our positions demanded, yet
at the same time, to save Gilbertine
as much as possible from premature
if not final suspicion.
I therefore, replied: "That is a
question I can answer as well as
Sinclair. While he was showing this
toy, Mrs. Armstrong came into the
room and proposed a stroll, which
drew all of the ladies from the room
and called for his attendance'as well.
With no thought of the danger invol
ved, he placed the trinket on a high
shelf in the cabinet, and went out
with the rest. When he came back
for it, it was gone-"
The usually ruddy aspect of my
host's face deepened.
"This is dreadful," was his com
ment, "entailing I do not know what
unfortunate consequences upon this
household and on the unhappy gir!-"
"Girl?" I repeated.
He turned upon me with great
gravity. "Mr. Worthington, I am
sorry to have to admit it, but some
thing strafige, something' not easily
explainable, took place in this house
last night. You know there is a" de
tective in the house. .The 'presents
are valuable and I thought best to
have a man here to look after .them."
man tells me,'"* continued
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N Refunds or Exchanges
Mr. Armstrong, '^that Just a, fay?
minutes, previous to the time the
whole household was. aroused last
night, he heard a step the hall
overhead, then the sound* of a light
foot descending the .little, staircase
iiKthe,..sgg-vatits' hall- lie Jowered- the
gas, closed his door and listened
The steps*, went by door again and
looked out. A young girl was stand
ing not very far from him in a thin
streak of "moonlight! She was gazt
ing intentry at1'something
hand, and* something had a purple
gleam to it. He is ready to swear to
this. Next moment, frightened by
some noise she heard she fled back
and vanished again in the region of
thfe little staircase.5
ft was soon,'
very soon after this that the shriek
caWe. Now, Mr. Worthington, what
am I to do with this knowledge? I
can not think.that Miss Camerden"
.The ejaculation which escaped me
'"Did he say it was Miss*Camer-
den?" "'I hurriedly inquired- "How
should he know Miss Cakterden?!.'-"
/'He described her," was the reply
"Besides, we know that she was cir
culating in the halls at that time. I
declare I have never known a worse
business. Let me send for Sinclair
he is more interested than any one
else in Gilbertine's relatives or
stay, what if I should send for Miss
Camerden herself? She would be
able to tell how she came by this
I thought Sinclair would like me
It is a serious and very perplexing
piece of business," said I "but if
you will wait a short time I do not
think you will have to trouble Miss
Camerden. I am sure that explana
tions will be given. Give the lady a
chance," I stammered.
10Q dozen,$ cord spool cotton, black
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Entire stock of Ladies' Coats val
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THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
"She did not come down this morn*
"Naturally not." .v.
"If I" 'r0.uld.. take1
wife! But she is of too nei'vou3^a
temperament.. Do you think I tcW
look for ^Vliss Camerden to* explain
herself before the doctoi-'s return,
or .Jbtefcu:e_JM[r. Lansing's Jibjiaician,
for whom I have telegraphed, can
.arrive .from. New,York?"
"I ahi sure that three hours will
hot pass before you hear the truth.
Leave me to wprW out- the situation.
Only.keep the gossips from Miss
Camerden's good name."
"Evejcy one p^pbably knows by
this time that there is some doubt
felt as to-the causfe of Mrs. Lansing's
death. You can't keep a suspicion of
this nature secret ,i.H' a house, so full
of people as this."
I made my way-^'t once t\th din
ing-room- Should* I find Miss Lane
there? Yes, and tfte place beside her
I was on way to thai place
when' I was struck by the .lextrenie
'quiqt into, which the room had fallen.
In the hurried glance I cast about
the board, not ^a look met mine in
recognition or welcome. -if
What did1 it mean? Had.th^y been
talking .about, te? Possibly and in
a way, it would seem, that was not
altogether flattering to my vanity...
I passed to the seat I have indi
cated and let my inquiring look" set
tle on Miss Lane.. She was staring
in imitation of the,others straight
into her plate, but looked up and
acknowledged my courtesy with a
fainti almost sympathetic smile.
"How is Miss Murray?" I asked.
"I do not see her here."
"Did you.expect to? Poor Gilber
tine This is not the bridal day she
expected-" *Ehen she added: "Lthink
it'waS just horrid In the old.Wcfittan
to die the night before, thje wedding
don't you?" J.' j"].\h
"Indeed, I do,*'T emphatically re
joined, humoring her in the hope of
Jearnihg what., I wished to know-
'*Does:Miss Murray' 'still cherish the
expectation of being married today?
No one seems to know."
"Nor do I. I haven't seen her
.since the middle of .the night. She
didn't come back to, her room. They
say she is sobbing out her'terror and
disappointment in some attic corner.
Think of that for Gilbertine Murray!
But even that is better than"
The sentence trailed away into an
''V' I "finished my coffee a soon as
possible and quitted the room, but
not hefore many had preceded me.
The h'a'.l was consequently as full as
before of a gossiping crowd
listfl was on the point of bowing my
self through the vai'ious groups
blocking my way to the library door,
when I noticed renewed signs of em
barrassment on all the faces turned
my way- These marks pf disapproval
did not se'e to be directed so much
at myself as at- someone behind me.
Who could this some one be? Turn
ing quickly, I cast a glance up the
staircase before which I stood and
saw the figure of young girt dress
ed in black hesitating on the landing.
This young girl was Dorothy Cam
erden, and it. was against her this
[feeling of universal constraint had
(End Chapter IX)
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tro and discuss painting, and
The gist of these dialogues was setr :g
down by another artist and later.$0
published as Michelangelo's "Dia-*^
logues on Painting." 5
After withdrawing to the cloister
the Marquessa^Colonna continued
to communicate with the master. A
book of her sonnets was always with
him. She died In 1547, but until his
death he remained,as devoted to her
memory as he had been to her in
"Stands by Burning Ship"-heail
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