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AN EXCEPTIONAL MATCH.
Whiting ceased Hackett drew
a long breath and looked at
"A little ahead of anything
we've found yet, John," said he. "Have
you ever tried to figure the thing out
in your own mind, Mr. Donaldson?"
The young man shook his head.
"I know what I saw," he said, "but
I don't know what was back of it, and
I am inclined to think," he added, with
a smile, "that it is much the same
with all we see, however simple. There
is a mystery behind that teacup which
no man alive can solve."
"We know tnat it will hold our tea,"
said Hackett, "but this psychic bust
ness doesn't seem to have any bottom."
I asked whether any one knew why
Vinal had not made his confession in
"He went to beg my brother's par
don and to die forgiven," said Donald
son. "He put his confession into the
hands of the man who had been
A general conversation followed in
which Donaldson appeared to far
greater advantage than before. The
telling of the story seemed to have tak
en a weight off his mind. Both Hack
ett and myself were pleased with him,
and we resolved to carry out our orig
inal intention of taking him Into our
employ. We did not speak of the mat
ter until after Whiting had left us.
He had said in the beginning that he
could be with us not more than half an
hour. When he had gone, I explained
to Donaldson that we had. been con
sidering him with reference to a posi
tion of importance in our business, and
I named the duties, the salary and the
He was to be Mr. Hackett's assistant
inourdepartmentof sales. Wewerethen
introducing a system of disposing of
our goods which was entirely unique in
this country, and we required a young
man of good appearance, of cultivated
mind and manner and especially of
that quick, intuitive perception which
is so valuable in dealing with the high
est grade of merchants. The right
man, coming to us with the proper en
ergy and ability, might hope for any
thing, up to an interest in our business,
that would make him more than well
to do. It all depended upop himself.
Donaldson received this proposal
with a solemnity which justified his
college nickname of "deacon," by
which we had heard Dr. Whiting ad
"It is useless for me to deny," said
he, "that what you suggest is a great
advance for me. In my present place
I am like a dive: walking with leaden
soled shoes in a medium of high resist
ance and having everything pumped
down to me from above. I can't get to
the top, and nobody is going to pull
me up. I make a few signals by pull
ing on a string, but nobody answers
them. I'm sunk; that's the truth about
"Therefore," hecontinued, looking first
to Hackett and then to me, "I am more
than, ready to accept' your offer, but
there is one difficulty-I perceive that
ye- .tve another motive in making it."
"Another motive?" said I, looki'n8
across at my partner.
Young Mr. Donaldson laid his clinch
ed right hand upon the table.
"From this day forth." said he, "if I
have any power or means of knowl
edge that is different from the aver
age I will make no display of it and
no use of it That is my i'revocable
decision. You will never learn more
of that subject from me than you will
know tonight when the sun goes down.
But, since I have cast away restraint
today, let me continue in that folly.
"I know perfectly well that you have
another object in making this propos
al to me; that It is a part of a fantas
tic dream. You hope to mate me with
a young woman whom you believe to
possess the same powers that are in
me. You think that you are acting in
the Interests of the advance of human
knowledge and that posterity, with
the probable exception of my posterity,
will rise up and call you blessed."
I was motionless, dumfounded. I
could not have cried "Fire!" If the
blaze had broken out in my own pock
et Ten thousand mesgsfo Ja
pan were not to be thought of in com
parison with this phenomenon.
For the secret that he had touched
upon was absolutely ours. My own..
private speculations upon the subject
and my brief and inconsequential
talks with Hackett summed up the
whole of it. Neither of us had ever
suggested that Donaldson and Miss
Vaughn might make a match of It, yet
the idea had flitted through my mind
now and then, and I found out after
ward that it had been in Hackett's.
"I don't mean to say," continued Don
aldson, "that you would use any Influ
ence or hold out any inducements to
bring such a marriage about, but you
will look for it, and you will be disap
pointed. Why, Mr. Harrington, If I
knew that a girl was what is called a
psychic 1 could no more love her than
I could love a girl with two noses. No.
sir; I am opposed to superfluity. The
ordinary mental and physical endow
ments are enough for me. If you at
tempt to make any such match for me,
I shall run.'.'
"But have you any reason to sup
pose that such a girl exists?" I de
manded. "Who Is she?"
"I have no intimation as to who she
Is," he replied, addressing me directly.
"I perceive no more than that she is
some one for whom you have a high
regard, and it is doubtless a great hon
or for me to be c~oupled with her in
your thoughts. But I ask you to think
of it no more."
"You have read from a closed book,"
said I, "and It is a marvelous thing to
do. But you have read only a single
paragraph and have failed to grasp the
sense of the whole volume. We want
your head in our business, Mr. Donald
son, and are willing to pay for it, but
your heart is your own, and I should be
the first to dissuade you from a mar
riage, however advantageous it might
seem to be, that was based upon any
other impulse than the love of a good
"I am a melancholy fellow," said
Donaldson, with evident feeling. "and
unfit for matrimony. Only cheerful
people should marry. A rich man's
money may bless or curse his children
At the best, it is not so good as a happy
ig a True Record and Explanation of the Seven
nysteries Now Associated With iis Na~ne In i
the Pub!ic Mind, and of an Eighth, I
Which is the Key of the Seven
By HOWARD FIELDING
hing that is halt so bad as hered'
itary sourness of heart You will for
,:ieo me for mentioning this subject
Really, I was afraid that I might be
beoguiled into some sort of an expela
Mcnt. It may have been a cranky no
tion, but this whole conversation has
Lcen such a weird mixture of business
The big clock in the corner struck 2
and surprised us all with the lateness
of the hour. It was necessary for Don
aldson to return at once to' his office,
and so we could not ask him the ques
tions which were pressing for 'utter
ance. I may say, however, that when
we had abundant opportunity, there
after we obtained scant information.
Donaldson either could not or - would
not tell how he obtained his psychic
messages. "It is like suddenly remem
bering something that you have always
known," was the usual way in which
he dodged the question, and he would
never speak upon the subject at all
when he could avoid doing so.
Upon the matter of Donaldson's rec
ognition of his friend Whiting's pres
ence we made one discovery before
leaving the restaurant. Hackett sat
down in the chair which our young
friend had occupied and Immediately
perceived that owing to the position
of a hat tree upon which our coats
were hung the mirror in the wall could
not explain the phenomenon. I could
see around one side of this obstruc
tion and Hackett around the other side,
but it was precisely in the necessary
line of Donaldson's vision.
About two weeks after this remark
able luncheon Deacon Donaldson was
added to our working force at Tun
bridge and became a member of my
household, and there a singular and
amusing complication presently came
about Mrs. Jane Harrington, whose
husband Is a cousin of mine and has
charge of a branch of our business In
the west, came to visit me, bringing
her daughter, a very charming young
woman of twenty. In some mysterious
manner Donaldson got the notion that
Millie Harrington was the beautiful
psychic whose union with himself was
secretly plotted by the wily Stephen
Hackett and me. He had never been
able to rid himself of the Idea that
something of the sort was in the wind,
but he was entirely ignorant of the
facts in the case of Dorothy Vaughn.
In fact, nobody in Tunbridge except
Hackett and me knew that Dorothy's
coming to teach our school had any
connection with our quest of mysteries.
It was far more likely that Donaldson
should suspect Millie, who was there
upon my direct invitation and seem
ingly thrown into his way with malice
aforethought, than Dorothy, who lived
on the other side of the town and was
merely the schoolteacher.
Millie was a flirt, I'm afraid, and as
the deacon was the most attractive
young man in her vicinity she pro
ceeded to practice her innocent arts
upon him. I think he was not natu
rally timid in such matters. He had a
very easy and graceful manner In the
company of ladies, and not even so
simple an old fellow as myself could
fail to see that he had learned his les
son in the school of experience. Mil
lie found him an adirairable cavalier,
and she kept him busy ia her service.
It may have been five weeks that
Millie and her mother were at my
house, and the place was so gay that
I did not feel at home. In the even
ings there would be music and danc
ing, and I would sit in a corner alone
except when Hackett strayed into thin
scene of unaccustomed revelry or when
Dorothy could be persuaded to come
over after the school. She 'was In
mourning for her aunt, of course, and
could not join in the sport, but she
held it no harm to sit in sober blaclC
and watch the others. We had some
great talks in this way, but it seemed
to me that she was not in so good spir
its after this brief season of festivity
ot well under way. Indeed It must
have been a trial for a young and pret
ty girl, as I thought more than once. It
never occurred to me that there could
be any special trouble- Even when
she advanced the opinion one evening
that she was not doing very well with
the school and perhaps it might be
better for her to go away I totally fail
ed to comprehend.
That night after the house had be
come quiet I was sitting before the
fire in the library alone when Donald
son dropped in to keep me company.
At my invitation he took a cigar, se
lecting one that was black and strong,
and when he had lighted it I perceiveC
that there was something on his mind.
A man who wishes to conceal his men
tal state should not smoke in the pres
ence of a smoker.
"Mr. Ilarrington," said he at last,
"you have been very good to me. You
have put me In a fine way of business,
so that my future is assured-if I be
have myself. I am very grateful In ev
ery way, and I'm going to please you if
I can. But, by jingo," he cried, sudden
ly spinging up, "I can't!"
"Why not?" I asked as gently as pos
Ie dried the palms of his hands upon
"It's a great honor,'' he said, trying
to be calm. "I told you so long ago at
Bertram's. Of course I didn't then
know that the young lady would be
related to you. I couldn't foresee how
beautiful she would be, how admira
ble in every way. She doesn't care a
penny for me, to be sure, but I'm not
speaking of that I'm spe.aking of my
own sentiments. She's got the most
wonderful eyes-dark, mysterious, mar
velous eyes. By Jove, I can well be
lieve that she's the true psychic! And
perhaps that's what's the matter."
"Are you speaking of Miss Harring
ton?" I inquired as he paused. And he
replied with a quick nod of aflirmation.
"I'll tell you the truth!" he cried,
wheeling toward me suddenly. "The
psychic matter hasn't anything to do
with it It's because I'm in love with
somebody else. I've got no business to
be in love, but I am. On the chance
that the woman I love may love me I
ought to go and drown myself-In her
Interest-but I won't. I will stay right
here and win her if I can. I'm selfish
enough to do it, vain enough to think I
may succeed, and it seemed to be my
duty to tell you about it, Mr. Hlaring
ton, considering the very peculiar cir
cumstances of the case."
"Who is the young lady?" I Inquired.
emotion choked him as he tried t
speak her name. He struggled with I
for an instant and then answered m
by throwing out his right arm so tha
he pointed to the window and acros
the broad lawn and nearly the whol
town beyond it, half a mile or more i:
all, to the house where Dorothy lived.
I understood him perfectly.
"You couldn't please me better thai
that," said I. "With all my heart
wish you well."
Some days later Dorothy told m
that she was LvIch more encourage
about the school and that she had quit
given up the idea of going away. Sh
was devoted to the work, and yet
knew that it was not her success there
in which had so lightened her heart.
When Hackett learned how matter
stood, he insisted that my theory abou
a natural antipathy between psychic
was overthrown, but I preferred to re
They were married in my house.
gard the case as merely exceptional
Obviously the rule cannot be ironclad
for if such were the fact occult powerE
would disappear from the world.
At any rate, this was a true love
match if ever there was one. Their
happiness brought out the noblest quel
ities of their hearts. They did wonder
ful work that winter, both of them
justifying my best hopes and winning
my warmest good will.
It was to be a long engagement
Dorothy had mentioned tw' years, I
believe. But in the late spring we
plinned to send Donaldson abroad
with the result that Dorothy decided to
go too. So they were married in my
house, which was rose bedecked for
the occasion. There were festivities
which lasted until sundown, and then
while some of the younger guests were
tying telltale ribbons to the carriage
that waited before my door the'tw<
lovers escaped by another way anc
ran hand in hand like children across
the fields through the sweet June even
ing. It appeared that they had secret
ly sent all their baggage to the railroac
station earlier In the day.
rHE MTSTERY OF THE EXPECTED EOBBER
DONALD DONALDSON, JR.
was born May 2, 1881. HE
was the healthiest and alto
gether the finest child thai
ever came into the world, the most de
sired, the best loved. And whimsical
nature exacted the smallest possiblE
price of pain for him.
Yet permit me to reconsider thai
statement in the light of a better phi
losophy. There are those who say thai
in adversity one need not shout for thE
awakening of the gods nor in the day
of superabundance dread it; that noth
ing comes which Is not earned. It may
be that a young mother reaped no more
than the just reward of consistent righi
living from her earliest girlhood. How.
ever that may be, the fact remains
that all things went Incredibly well.
Behold Dorothy, as pretty as ever and
not a day older, tripping about thE
house with a song; behold the boy,
ealthy as a young lion and roaring,
when he roared, for his own good
pleasure and not for any ill.
Hackett prophesied great thIngs of
him, believing that his exploits would
some day necessitate a revised edition
f our "Psychic Facts," a work thai
was then complete except for the lasi
section, which Hackett wished to en
title "The Real Facts" despite the
imputation upon the accuracy of thE
As to his hopes of young Donald my
partner spoke only once in the pres
nce of the boy's parents.
"You'd have thought I had accusec
him of being cross eyed," said he to m<
n describing the Incident, and there
after we discussed the subject strict13
Our book eventually went to thE
printer, but Hackett never saw It In:
binding. He was stricken with an ill
ness which rushed on to a fatal ter
:ination in such haste that It seemet
all over In a day, and I was standing b3
the grave of my oldest friend. After
ard I could hardly bear to look at thE
book upon which we had labored to
gether. I left everything to others. 11
had a small success and was soon for
gotten, though recent events have 1e4
the publishcrs to print some thousand:
of copies from the old plates. The worli
Is full of unfounded belief and equal1g
nfounded doubt. I am proud only of
the former, which was mostly Hack
ett's. A natural, honest, seemingl3
baseless belief is probably founded up
n the knowledge of the ages and thi
soul's sympathy with infinite wisdom
but your doubt is likely to be youl
own, and you should be the more mod
est in the expression of it.
Pardon this digression about "Psy
chic Facts." The psychic fact witi
which this present record principall
oncerns Itself is Donald Donaldson
Jr., and from this point onward I shal
stick closely to him. I have given
view of his parents because that wa;
absolutely necessary to an understand
ing of his nature and of the events 11
which he took part. I shall now ver:
briefly sketch his youth, which wal
unmarked by any incident out of th<
He was a healthy baby and a sturdy
active schoolboy when the years ha<
brought him onward to that stage 0:
life. M~entally he was too quick to re
quire diligence. The tasks in the Tun
bridge schools were easy for him, an(
he led his classes without effort. II
must lhe remembered, however, that n<
other pupil had equally good homi
training. His mother was a teacher
both by nature and by instruction. Hi
might have advanced more rapidly un
der her care alone, but the public schoo
Is a part of our creed in Tunbridge. I:
any school in the town had not been a
good place for Donald, we should no'
have taken him away. We shoule
have made the school better:
While upon this subject I will quote
a curious remark that I once heard n
jlittle girl make to another in Don'i
3 hearing and somewhat in'Te way of A
3 "Don Donaldson always knows what
tthe teacher's going to ask him. He
3 guesses it before recitation and hunts
3 It up in his book."
I questioned the IR.Ge girl, but could
not learn that she had any basis for
her belief except Donald's proficiency
I In his studies and a vague tradition
that he "could guess things." It was
Impossible to discover any specific in
3 stance worth mentioning. In the
sports of boys he was very successful,
but any boy will be so who grows up
ahead of his years. From the time
when he reached school age he was al
- ways growing more rapidly In height
and weight than the average. More
over, he played with tremendous ener
gy and concentration. He was fond of
rough games, but neither suffered Inju
- ry nor inflicted It. Indeed he presently
began to be known as "lucky," and if
I were to select one attribute of his
which never deserted him and seemed
always to make its impression upon his
associates I would choose his "luck."
For luck is a personal quality. It
means, as a rule, no more than an in
stinctive accuracy of judgment, the
power that makes a bird fly south in
the fall, though he knows nothing of
the danger which he is escaping, hav
ing never seen a winter.
If you tell me that It is rational supe
riority which enables a boy to thrust
his head into a football scrimmage in
a place where it will not encounter an
other boy's fist or his skull or his feet
and to keep on doing this all through a
season of the game, I shall laugh at
you. Yet it is well known that injuries
are not equally distributed; that nei
ther the strong nor the prudent es
cape them; that the boy who doesn't
get hurt is the one who has the faculty,
the natural gift, the instinctive guid
ance, the luick. And the world Is a
great football game, full of flying fists
So when I say thatDonald was lucky I
decline to be accused of superstition or
of fatalism. That which all of us be
lieve in, though some of us affect to
doubt it, the thing called luck as a per
sonal asset, is neither ordinary good
judgment nor the favor of heaven. It
is the faculty of relying upon a deep
seated, guiding power resident in the
individual and nearly if not quite in
This power is not limited by the
fineness of the physical senses. It will
help you to dodge an invisible microbe
just as a more obvious instinct will
help you to dodge a snowbalL It Is
natural to step out of the snowball's
path, but if you hesitate and try to
reason about it you will get hit And
the same thing is true of that mysteri
ous force within you which is absolute
ly at one with nature.
In Donald there appeared a singular
combination of spontaneous judgment
and deliberate action. As a child he
would respond to questions slowly and
with care, even when the expression
of his eyes showed that the correct
answer had flashed through his mind
instantly. His greatest and most ob
stinate fault was secretiveness. Thougb
his nature was very affectionate and
his sympathy most tender, he lacked
the natural tendency to confide his
troubles, his joys or his hopes to those
he loved, even to his mother. He had
no slyness. He was at no pains- to
keep a secret. He- simply said nothing
about it and gave no sign of its ex
We were often grieved to find that
he had left us in ignorance of some in
cident of his daily life, some act nei
ther praiseworthy nor blamable or one
perhaps involving a moral question be
yond the appreciation of his years.
When reproved for such an omission,
his customary--and, I believe, sincere
reply would be:
"Why, it never occurred to me that
you didn't know."
It was frequently necessary to give
him quite an elaborate explanation be
fore he seemed to realize that we had
had no means of knowing.
By all this I do not wish to give the
impression that he was a markedly
phenomenal boy, but it is important. of
course, that I should point out all par
ticulars In which he differed from the
average. I have therefore with great
care selected these three peculiarities:
He thought very quickly and spoke
He had an unconquerable habit of
keeping his own affairs to himself.
He enjoyed remarkably good fortune,
including a notable immunity from ill
ness and injury, in which connection I
may record the fact that he never had
one of the so called diseases of child
In other respects he was the typical
American boy. He played as much as
possible and studied when his con
cience or his elders compelled him to
do so. He had his frIendships and his
childish loves. He romped gayly In
the long summer evenings and com
mitted clever and amusing mischief
once in awhile, In regard to which I
think that even the recording angel
always waited for Donald's confes
sion and never attempted to know the
facts In advance of it.
At the age of sixteen he was ready
for college, Hie was then six feet in.
height and wveighed 170 pounds. He
resembled both his parents, but was
generally called his mother's boy, for
he had her red gold hair and bright
blue eyes. His father's nature lay the
deeper in him. It came to the surface
most plainly in moments of excitement.
and at such times, even during his
childhood, young Donald would exhibit
the solemn, superficial calm and ex
treme precision of speech which had al
ways characterized the "deacon" when
in a high state of nervous tension.
If he had during his youth such
psychic experiences as are not the comi
mon lot of humanity, I was not able
to observe them. A few vague hints
of no more Importance than the school
girl's remark which I have quoted
would have been the best evidence
that I could have adduced previous to
the month of June in the year 1800.
We were expecting him home from
college in a week or two when we were
surprised by receiving this telegram:
Last exam. today. Leave immediately.
Yu will see me tomorrow.
We knew that he had intended to
stay beyond class day and that the
varsity baseball nine, of which he was
a member, had not closed its season, so
the message puzzled us and gave rise
to consIderable anxiety. His mother
telegraphed for an explanation, but no
answer camne. On the morrow, how
ever, came Donald himself, hale and
happy, and handsome beyond the
dreams of romance. When we assailed
him with questions, he stared at us.
"Why, there's no particular reason
for my coming," said he. "I merely
felt like it; that's all."
Then after a pause he added:
"I wonder why the dickens I did
come? I can't think, unless it was be
cause I wanted to see my very best
Whereupon he put his arm across
his mother's shoulders and kissed her
tedel unon the forehead and hair.
To all appearahces Dorothy might in
deed have been his "very best girl" oi
perhaps his sister, but surely not his
mother. She had preserved her youth
ful looks to a degree that Is beyond the
credence of the reader, so that I shall
not attempt to state the truth about It
When she was thirty, the Tunbridge
people spoke of her with wonder, and
she looks younger now than she did
Donaldson, upon the other hand, has
aged greatly. He is a worrying man,
I am afraid, and must always be so.
Moreover, he received a peculiar in
jury some years ago, when an old fac
tory building which we bought from
the Strobel estate collapsed while a
dozen of our workmen were inspect
Ing it with a view to ascertaining its
needs. Donaldson was the first to per
ceive the peril, and It Is said that he
sustained a mass of falling timbers in
the posture of Atlas long enough
to. permit several of his companions to
crawl out to safety who would other
wise have been shut in. A maze of
tradition has grown up around this in
cident, but it really involved nothing
more than a very ready and brave use
of great physical strength. Though he
escaped broken bones or any specific
hurt to which the best of doctors could
give a location or a name, he was never
the same man afterward. He began
to stoop In the shoulders and to move
more slowly, and upon his forty-sec
ond birthday his hair was as white as
He was morbidly sensitive about the
change in his looks, though he had
come by it so honorably, and I have
seen tears in his eyes when strangers
have spoken of Dorothy as his daugh
ter. I think that he had always held
too high an idea of youth. It Is a com
mon fault and was exaggerated in him
by his love of Dorothy, who would not
grow old. She seemed to stand still
while he was dragged onward in the
grip of time. This is the natural sor
row of women, but one which men are
rarely called upon to bear.
When Donald came home that June
day, his father was busy about some
matter of Immediate importance, and
so the boy and I walked down to the of
fice, as we call it, a separate building
upon the other side of the street from
the factory. I was witness of a most
affectionate greeting. Donaldson was
very proud of his son, as he had every
reason to be, and the boy loved him
heartily. Afterward Donald paid his
respects to the office staff, especially tc
old Jim Bunn, our cashier, and ti
crippled assistant, Tim Healy, some
times called Tiny Tim, a youth who sal
on a very high stool and kept the hand,
somest set of books in the state of Neu
I lost sight of Donald for a little
while and subsequently discovered bin
in my.private office. He was sitting it
my chair, with his head thrown bacl
and his clasped hands pressed hars
across his eyes. I asked-him what wa
the matter, and he started up and be
gan to walk around the room in a pe
culiar, aimless fashion.
"Uncle John," said he at last, "every
thing is all right, Isn't it? You're no1
worried or anxious?"
"Anxious?" said I. "Certainly not
What should I be anxious about?"
"I don't know," said he, with hesita
ion. "Perhaps I oughtn't to have ask
ed you the question."
"Ask me whatever you please, m3
boy," said I.
He resumed his restless wandering~
about the room.
"I wish I knew what to do," he said
at last "I feel very uneasy."
"In regard to what?" I inquired.
"That's just the point," he replied
"What is it all about? I don't know."
He had a despondent and tormented
air, and the sight of It carried me bacig
a good many years to the day when I
had first seen his father. It was im
possible to shake my mind free of this
memory. The scene of long ago in
Bertram's eating house recurred wi
I was aware of a strange sensation
that this was something for which I
had been waiting-a long expected oc
currence. There came to me also an
Indescribable depression of spirit and a
sense of chilI..
"Do yoti mean"- I began. But he
begged me hastily not to ask him any
"This Is a queer business, Uncle
John," said he. "I think I'm on the
point of getting myself Into all kinds
of a tangle, and I don't want to do it
the very first day I'm home. Please
let me think it over."
"Speak when you are ready, Donald,
said I. "It was always a habit of
We were interrupted by the advent
of Dorothy, who had come down from~
the house in a pony phaeton. She wore
a sober gray gown, but it had the dain
ty grace of all her raiment. Dorothy
never takes any pains to dress either
young or old. Her clothes are for Dor
othy. They would not suit~unybody
else, and they have nothing to do with
Donald surveyed her with affection
"My incredible mother!" said he,
drawing her close to him and looking
down into her face.
Then I saw the tears come suddenly
into hIs eyes. He drew a quick, deep
breath and stoof sharply erect, so that
he seemed to grow both In breadth and
height, while she looked almost like a
frightened child in the embrace of his
"Be careful!" she cried, with a gasp
and a laugh. "You will break my
"Did I hurt you, little mother?" said
he. "Well, by the same token, nobody
else ever shall."
"To what do we owe the honor of
this visit?" ,I asked Dorothy, and she
replied that she had come to take my
nephew, Carleton Archer, across to the
town of Solway, where our other fac
tory was situated. Archer was an
able, energetic and ambitious young
man who had been brought into my
service about two years before to be
Donaldson's assistant and lighten his
burdens. Hie lived at my house and
was the leading spirit in all our recre
ations. He was blessed with unfailing
activity of mind and body. He could
both work and play at the same time.
Often he has come to me at midnight
with business plans that he had
thought out during the evening, an
evening devoted to ceaseless gayety of
the somewhat childish sort In which
he found his chief delight and relaxa
tion. He was an enthusiast for the
gentler forms of athletics, such as wo
men may indulge in, and as a result
of his efforts there were tennis courts
upon our lawn and golf links on the
south slope of the hill.
After Dorothy and Carl had ridden
away in the phaeton Donald remained
with me until luncheon time, when he
and his father and I walked up to the
house together. The boy was not quite
himself, as any one could see, and I
was consumed with curiosity to know
what lay on his mind..but experience
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