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CHAPTER I.-Th' story opens at
Monte Carlo with Cc l. Terence O'Rourke
In his -hotel. O'Rou -ke, a military free
lance and somethir. of a gambler, is
dressing for appeara, ice in the restaurant
below when the sound of a girlish voice
singing attracts his attention. Leaning
out on the balcony he sees a beautiful
girl who suddenly disappears. He rushes
to the corridor to see a neatly gowned
form enter the elevator and pass from
CHAPTER II.-O'Rpurke's mind Is
filled with thoughts of the girl, and when
be goes to the gaming table he allows his
remarkable winnings to accumulate in
differently. He notices two men watch
him. One is the Hon. Bertie Glynn,
- whle his comnion Is Viscount Des
Trebes, a noted duelist. When O'Rourke
leaves the table the viscount tells him he
represents the French goverment and
that he has been directed to O'Rourke as
a mAn who wead undertake a secret
CHAPTER IM.-At his reem O'Rourke,
who had agreed to undertpke the mission,
awaits the viscount. O'Rourke finds a
mysterious letter In his apartment. The*
viscount arrives, hands a sealed package
to O'Rourke, who is not to open it until
on the ocean. He says the French gov
ernment will pay O'Rourke S,*W francs
for his services. A pair of dainty slip
pers are seen protruding from under a
doorway curtain and the viscount charges
O'Rourke with having a spy secreted
CHAPTER IV.-When the Irishmar
er of the mysterious feet. It Is his wife,
Beatrix, from whom he had run away a
4year previous. They are reconciled. and
opening the letter he had received, he
finds that a law fIrm in Rangoon, India,
offers him 10,000 pounds for an Indian
-el known as the Pool of Flame and
ft to him by a dying friend. O'Rourke
tells his ,wife that it Is in the keeping
of a friend named Chambret In Algeria.
CHAPTER V.-O'Rourke Is forced to
Sgtit a'duel with the viscount. The brag
gart nobleman is worAted in the combat
and acts the poltroon.
CHAPTER VI.-The loyal wife bids
O'Rourke farewell and he promises to
soon return with the reward offered for
the Pool of Flame. He discovers both
Glynn and the viscount on board the
shiP which takes him to Algeria.
CHAPTER VII.-Chambret has left Al
geria and O'Rourke has to gain a mill
detachment going across the desert
to reach his friend. As he ends the latter
there is an attack by bandits and
Chambret is shot.
-CHAPTER VIII.-Chambret dies telling
O'Rourke that he has left the Pool of
Flame with the governor general of Al
geria. He gives the colonel a signet ring
at the sight of which he says the official
will deliver over the jewel.
CHAPTER IX.-O'Rourke Is attacked
~yGlynn and the viscount who ransack
~ ialuggage, but he worats them In the
CHAPTER X.-When he arrives at A!.
geria the Irishman finds the governor
eneral away. He receives a note from
es Trebes making a, mysterious appoint
CHAPTER XI.-The viscount telli
O'Rourke that he has gained possession
of the jewel by stealing It from the safe
of the governor general. He does not,
however, know who has offered the re
wardI for It. He suggests a duel with
raplers. the victor to get that lnformation
'dEATERXII-In the duel O'2Rourke
masters his adversary and secures poe
session of the Poel of Flame.
CHAPTER XIII. - The efforts of
O'Rourke are now directed toward speed
Sly getting to Ranroon with the jewel
and he starts_by shi.p.
CHA'PTER? ~TV.-He finds the captain
of the vessel to be a smuggler who tries
s to steal the jewel from hm
CHAPTER XV.-The jewel Is finally so.
e. ured by the ship's captain and O'Rourki
escapes to land.
CHAPTER XVI.-With the aid of one
*Danny and his sweetheart, O'Rourke re
covers the Pool of Flame.
CHAPTER XVII. - O'Rourke again
forms his plans to pursue his journey to
CHAPTER XVIII.-On board ship once
more a mysterious lady appears who pus
uies and interests the Irishman.
CHAPTER XIX.-O'Rourke comes up
on a lascar about to attack the lady,
who Is a Mrs. Prynne. He kicks the
man into the hold.
CHAPTER XX.-Mrs. Prynne claims
she Is en route for iIndia on a mission
q for' tu '
CHAPTER XXI.-The ship captain Is
offered money to Increase the speed of
the vessel toward Its destination.
CHAPTER XXII.-There are suspicious
occurrences on boa.rd, and a lascar seems
to be -:atching O'Rourke and Mrs.
- ~HAPTER XXIII.-The woman tells of
some one prowling about the cabin and
trying the door of her stateroom.
C~HAPTER XXIV.-O'Rourke Is at
tacked by the lascar, who secures the
Pool of Flame, the captain Is shot and
the lascar jumps into the sea,
CAPTER XXV.- h ship arrives it
yprt, and O'Rourke learns that Mrs
a rnne has preceded him ashore.
CHAPTER XXVI. - Danny hands
O'Rourke the Pool of Flame which he
has stolen from Mrs. Prynne. It Is the
real jewel, the one lost e't sea lBeing a
CHAPTER XXVII.-O'Ro2rke goes to
Calcutta determining to ge t rid of the
jewel and out of the countr..
CHAPTER XXVIII.-He di covers Des
Trebes disguised and now knows that
Mrs. Prynne was an accompl ce of the
As time went on, however, if his un.
easiness were iot sensibly dimain
Ished, nothing happened, the voy age
proving entirely uneventful; IAnfd
'O'Rourke was forced to the conclusien
that, if Monsieur de Hyeres were rea'
ly the Vicomte des Trebes, he was
strangely content to play a waiti ag
The Irishman, however, had kncwn
stranger things than that one rian
should seem the counterpart of a:i
other. And by nothing more than
this questionable accident of resem
blance did De Hyeres give lte reason
to believe him anything but what he
climed to be. The man's demeanor
'was consistently discreet and self
contained; he moved about the ship
openly and without any apparent at
advetturer, wh~omh ie Tell ~into Fie
easy ship-board way of greeting ami
ably but coolly. Only in one instance,
indeed, did they exchange more than
but courteous salutations, and then
De Hyeres himself seemed to seek
the Interview, approaching O'Rourke
This was at night, when O'Rourke
occupied a chair on the leeward side
of the saloon deck, consuming a medi
tative after-dinner cigar. De Hyeres
stepped out of the companionway,
glanced swiftly this way and that, and
sauntered toward the Irishman with
an unlighted cigarette held conspicu
ously between his angers.
O'Rourke likewise surveyed his sur
roundings in two brief glances: and
was contented to fnd that they were
alone, or as much alone as two can be
upon a steamship. For they were,
after all, well matched; and one of
them he knew to be armed. Shifting
in his chair so that his revolver lay
convenient to his hand, as De Hyeres
approached the Irishman removed his
cigar from between his teeth, flicked
away an inch of ash and silently prof
fered it in the prescribed fashion.
The Frenchman accepted the cour
tesy with a bow, applied the fire to his
cigarette, inhaled deeply and returned
the cigar with a formal phrase of
thanks. He lingered for a moment,
puffing and gazing off oyer the black.
starlit expanse of the Bay of Bengal,
lonely to its dim and far horizon, then
observed quietly: "I am not mistaken,
I believe, in understanding I have the
honor to address Monsieur le Colonel
O'Rourke, Chevalier of the Legion o4
"You are not mistaken, monsieur,"
returned O'Rourke pleasantly, then
with the directness which he some
times found useful, watching the mar,
closely as he spoke: "And I believe
it is my pleasure to recognize Mon
sier Le Vicomte des Trebes?"
"Des Trebes, monsieur?" The
Frenchman's look of wonder was be
yond criticism and there was no least
trace of discomfiture to be detected
in his manner. "But no. You are
under a mistake. I am merely a
French gentleman without a title;
taoul do Hyeres Is my name."
"Ah!" said the wanderer. "'Twas
the resemblance misled me. Pardon~
"Granted, my dear sir. . .. Des
Trebes? The name has a familial
sound. Do I not remember reading
somewhere that the Vicomte des
Trebes died last spring? In Tunis.
was it? . .. Suddenly, I believe."
"Is it so?" said O'Rourke dily. "Pos
sibly. The vicomte lived in the man
ner 'of those who meet with sudden
The subject languished, and after a
few more noncommittal observancel
De Hyeres wandered off, presumabll
In search of the English girl, to whonm
hie had been paying assiduous atten
On closer scrutiny, she had proved
to be a remarkably pretty girl; al
though, In point of fact, O'Rourke, fox
all that he admired her looks im
mensely, had purposely avoided her
This he did from motives of prudence;
he mistrusted the combination formed
by Do Hyeres and the girl. The lattei
might be all that she looked and claim
ed to be: a sweet, wholesome anid rath
er ingenuous young Englishwoman, an
orphan, resident in Rangoon in the
household of an uncle, to whom she
was returning after a visit with
friends In Simla., On the passengex
list her name stood as Emilia Pym
sent. But thie adventurer felt it the
course of wisdom to deny himself the
pleasure of her acquaintance, so long
as she permitted the attentions of the
Altogether, .considering the hot
weather and such self-imposed re
strictions, O'Rourke congidered the
voyage hardly a success from a social
point of view. He kept pretty much
to himself and to Danny, and to make
assurance doubly sure he instituted a
new regime with regard to the Pool
of Flame: that jewel never left his
stateroom. When O'Rourke was on
deck or at meals, Danny sat behind
bolts, alert and under arms, and vice
versa. By night they stood regulax
watches together, the one on guard
while the other slept. Clearly the ad.
venturer was determined that no lacki
of safeguards on his part should again
deprive him of the ruby.
But it's no easy matter to avoid
meeting any particular person on a
ship with a small saloon list, unless
one is willing to be purposely rude
and discourteous. For all his wart.
ness the Irishman was to carry with
him a personal impression of Mist
Onsete last day of the passage, to
ward evening, the Poonah raised the
coast of Burmah; by dark she was
steaming steadily southwards along
the littoral, heading for the delta of
A still, bright night with little wind:
O'Rourke was not one to resist- its al
lure. Four bells saw him lounging at
Ithe rail below the bridge, staring hun
grily over toward the land. It was in
his mind that anothbr twelve hours
trust; and as tue time drew nigh im
patience burned hotly within him; he
had become full weary of the Pool of
Flame and was anxious to be free of
the thing. to hav. its "LVr 1 -
history dlsed forever.
Far over the water a white and
flashing light lifted up and caught his
eye, a nameless beacon bright against
the darkness at the base of the Ara
kan hills, guardian of the perils of
those shallow seas. And simultane
ously he became conscious of a pres
ence at his elbow; as he turned sharp
ly the English girl addressed him in
a voice sweet-toned and quiet.
"What is that light, if you please, I
"Faith, that I can't say, Miss Pyn
Her eyes flashed a laugh upon him
in the gloom. "Then you know my
"Even as yourself knew mine.
'Twould be strange otherwise, with
our ship's company so small."
"But I," she returned, animated, "am
such an insignificant person-while
you are the Colonel O'Rourke."
"Ye do me an honor I'm not deserv
ing, Miss Pynsent, but 'tis proud I
am entirely that a humble soldier of
fortune should be known to ye be
"Oh, I've grown quite weary of your
fame, Colonel O'Rourke," she coun
The Frenchman Accepted the Cour
tesy With a Bow.
tered with a trace of laughing impu
dence. "Hardly anything has inter
ested Monsieur De Hyeres, these past
few days, save anecdotes of your ex
"'Tis kind of him, to be sure. I
must cultivate his acquaintance and
learn from him to know meself, I
If' she detected the irony she over
looked or failed to understand It
"He's very entertaining," she com
mented, pleasantly. "But then most
Frenchmen are, don't you think? I
hope to see much of him In Rangoon.'
"So he's landing there, too?'
O'Rourke filled in the pause.
"I believe so. And you, Colonel
"I may have to wait oyer until the
next steamer," he admitted warily.
"I sympathise heartily with youi
disgust at the prospect," laughed the
"Eh? And why? 'Tis a land of fahi
repute for climate and beauty."
"Ah, but I live in Burmah, you see
and so have come to know It far toc
well. But that's the way with all ex
patriates, Isn't It-to hate their homes
so far from home?"
"Must ye endure it, then; Miss Pyn1
"An orphan has little choice. It
seems my kismet to abide In Rangoor
forever and a day. You see, my onlI
living relative is an uncle, Mr. Lans
downe Sypher, and he's got no Oh1(
else to keep house for him."
"Lansdowne Sypher . . . !
The ejaculation sprang to O'Rourke's
lips before he could restrain it.
"Yes. Do you know him? He's the
junior, you know, of the firm of Sec
retan and Sypher."
'Solicitors, are they not?..
No; 'tis me misfortune not to knosw
your uncle. But the name of his flrn)
The genial nature of the Irishman
which had Insensibly warmed to the
girl's -charm, withdrew abruptly, tar
tose-like, into a shell of reserve. The
element of coincidence had again en
tered into his affairs, and he had
earned a bitter lesson from experiencE
-to distrust coincidence on general
principles. "There's naught so com
mon in life as coincidences," he phil
osophised, "and be the same toker
naught so dangerous."
For which reason he invented at
early excuse to terminate the conver
sation, and ungallantly withdrew to the
seclusion of his stateroom, where he
passed a night that seemed internmina
ble; for he lay long in a wakeful pan
ic of imagination, scheming out a hun
dred stratgems whereby he might con
fuse as many possible attempts to pre
vent the due and safe delivery of the
Pool of Flame Into the hands of Mr
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