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ARRY Anguish was a discreet,
forbearing fellow. He did not
demand a full explanation of
his friend. There was enough
atural wit in his merry bead to see
hat in connection with their departure
here was something that would not
dmit of discussion even by confiden
ial friends. He shrewdly formed his!
wn conclusions and held his peace.
or did he betray surprise when Lor
y informed him in answer to a ques
ion that he intended to remain in
:delweiss for some time, adding that
.e could not expect him to do likewise
f he preferred to return to Paris. But
.r. Anguish preferred to remain in
:delwelss. Had not the Countess Dag
nar told him she would always be
iappy to see him at the castle, and had
ic any reason to renounce its walls?
tnd so it was 7.hat they tarried to
Lorry loitered aimlessly, moodily,
bout the town, spending gloomy days
.nd wretched nights. He reasoned
hat it were wisdom to fly, but a force
tronger than reason held him in Edel
reiss. He ventured several times to
he castle wall, but turned back reso
utely. There was hope in his breast
hat she might send for him. There
vas at least the possibility of seeing
er should she ride through the streets.
knguish, on the other hand, visited the
astle daily. He spent hours with the
retty countess, undismayed by the:,
oble moths that fluttered about her
lame, and he was ever persistent,
ght hearted and gay. He brought to
orry's ears all that he could learn of
he princess. Several times he had
een her and had spoken with her. She
nquired casually after the health of
Ais friend, but nothing more. From
he countess he ascertained that her
ighness was sleeping soundly, eating
ieartily and apparently enjoying the
est of spirits, information decidedly
rritating to the one who received it
They had been at the hotel for over a
week when one afternoon Anguish
,ushed into the room out of breath and
;carcely able to control his ixcitement
"What's up?" cried Lorry. "Has the
.ountess sacked you?"
"Not on your coin! But something is
p, and I am its discoverer. You re
embir what you said about suspect
g Prince Gabriel of being the chief
ascal in the abduction job? Well, my
oy, I am now' willing to stake my life
hat he is the man." The news bearer
at down 'n the edge of the bed and
ew the first long breath he had had
a long time.
"Why do you think soY' iemanded
e other, all interest.
"Heard him talking just now. I
idn't know who the fellow was at
rst, but he was tal~ng to some
trange looking soldiere- as I passed.
s soon as I heard his voice I knew heI
nas Michael. There isn't any question
bout it, Lorry. I am positive. He did
Lot observe me, but I suppose by this
ine he has learned that his little job
-as frustrated by two Americans who
eard the plot near the castle gates.
e has nerve to come here, hasn't he?"
"If he is guilty, yes. Still he may feel
ecure because he Is a powerful prince1
,nd able to resent any accusation with
show of force. Where is he now?"
"I left him there. Come on. We'll go
own, and you can see for yourself."
They hurried to the corridor, which
'as swarming with men in strange
niforms. There were a few Grau
tark officers, but the majority of the'
uzzing conversationalists were dressed
i a rich gray uniform.
"Who are these strangers?" asked
"OI forgot to tell you. Prince La
'enz is also here, and these gray fel
ws are a part of his retinue. Lorenz
ias gone on to the castle. What's the
ntter?" Lorry had turned pale and
vas reaching for the wall with un
"He has come for his answer," he
ad slowly, painfully.
"That's right. I hadn't thought of
hat. I hope she turns him down. But
ere's Gabriel over yonder. See those,
hree fellows in blue? The middle one
Near the door leading to the piazza
tod several men, gray and blue. The
nan designated as Gabriel was in the
enter, talking gayly and somewhat
udly, puffing at a cigarette between
entences. He was not tall, but. he
'as strongly and compactly built His
air and cropped beard were as black
.s coal, his eyes wide, black and lined.
t was a pleasure worn face, and Lorry
uddered as he thought of the prin
'ess in the power of this evil looking
retch. They leisurely made their
inay to a spot near the talkers. There
i-as no mistaking the voice. Prince
~abriel and Michael were one and t'ae
:e beyond all doubt. But how to
trove it to the satisfaction of others?
~keticism would follow any attempt
proclaim the prince guilty because
s voice sounded like that of the chief
onspirator. In a matter where whole
iations were concerned the gravest
portance would be attached to the
Lecusation of a ruler. Satisfying them
elves as to the identity of that p~e
uliar voice, the friends passed through
a the piazza.
"What's to be done?" asked Anguis;h,
oiling ovecr with excitement.
"We must go to Baron Dangloss, tell
im of our positive discovery, and
hen consult Count Hlaifont."
"And her royal highness, of course."
"Yes, I suppose so," said Lorry, flick
g the ashes from his cigar with a1
inger that was now steady. He was
erving the princess again.
They hurried to the tower and were
oon in the presence of the fierce littleI
hief of police. Lorry had spent ma ny
aours with Dangloss at late, and they
ad become friends. His grim old face
lanched perceptibly as he heard the
ssertions of the young men. He shook
s head despairingly.
"It may be as you say, gentlemen,
ut I am afraid we can do nothing.
ro charge a prince with such a crime
nd on such evidence would be mad
uess. I am of your belief, however.
~rince Gabriel is the man I have sus
ected. Now I am convinced. Before
ive can do anything in such a grave
naatter it will be necessary to consult
Lhe princess and her ministers. In
aase we conclude to accuse the Prince
f Dawsbergen it must be after careful
iin cidzt-onsider,-gentlemen. For my
part, I would be overjoyed to seize the
villain and to serve him as we did his
tools, but my hands are tied, you see.
I would suggest that you go at once
to the princess and Count Halfont, tell
them of your suspicions"
"Not suspicions, my lord-facts," in
"Well, then, facts, and ascertain how
they feel about taking up a proposition
that may mean war. May I ask you to
come at once to me with their answer.
It is possible that they will call for a
consultation with the ministers, nobles
and high officers. Still, I fear they will
be unwilling to risk much on the rath
er flimsy proof you can give. Gabriel
is pbwerful, and we do not seek a war
with him. There is another foe for
whom we are quietly whetting our
swords." The significant remark caused
both listeners to prick up their ears.
But he disappointed their curiosity,
and they were left to speculate as to
whom the other foe might be. Did he
mean that Graustark was secretly, sly
ly, making ready to resist, treaty or no
It required prolonged urging on the
part of Anguish to persuade Lorry to
accompany him to the castle, but, when
once determined to go before the prin
cess with their tale, he was eager, im
patient, to cross the distance that lay
between the hotel and the forbidden
grounds. They walked rapidly down
Castle avenue and were soon at the
gates. The guard knew them, and they
were admitted without a word. As
they hurried through the park they
saw many strange men in gray, gaudy
uniforms, and it occurred to Lorry
that their visit, no matter how great
its importance, was ill timed. Prince
Lorenz was holding the center of the
Anguish, with his customary impul
siveness, overruled Lorry's objections,
and they proceeded toward the en
trance. The guards of the princess sa
luted profoundly. while the minions of
Lorexiz stared with ill bred wonder
upon these two tall men from another
world. It could be seen that the castle
was astir with excitement, subdued
and pregnant with thriving hopes and
fears. The nobility of Graustark was
there. The visitors of Axplinin were be
At the castle doors the two men met
their first obstacle, but they had an
ticipated its presence. Two guards
halted them peremptorily.
"We must see her royal highness,"
said Anguish, but the men could not
understand him. They stoically stood
their ground, shaking their heads.
"Let us find some one who can un
derstand us," advised Lorry, and in a
few moments they presented them
selves before the guards, accompanied
by a young nobleman with whom they
ad acquaintance. He succeeded in ad
ancing them to the reception hall in
side the doors and found for them a
servant who would carry a message to
the princess if it w-re possible to gain
her presence. The nobleman doubted
very much, howev-er, if the missive
hastily- written by Lorry could find its
way to her, as she had never been so
occupied as now,
Lorry in his brief note prayed for a
short audience for himself and 3Mr. An
guish, requesting that Count Hlalfont
be present. He informed her that his
mission was of the most imperative na
tre and that it related to a discovery
made concerning the prince who had
tried to abduct her. In conclusion he
wrote that Baron Dangloss had re
quired him to lay certain facts before
her and that he had come with no in
tention to annoy her.
While they sat in the waiting room
they saw through the glass doors doz
ens of richly attired men and women in
the hall beyond. They were conversing
animatedly, Graustark wen and wom
en with dejected faces, Axphainlans
with exultation glowing in every
glance. Lorry's heart sank within him.
It seemed hours before the servant re
turned to bid them follow him. Then
his blood leaped madly through veins
that had been chilled and lifeless. He
was to see her again.
Their guide conducted them to a
small anteroom, where he left them. A
few moments later the ,door opened,
and there swept quickly into the room
the Countess Dagmar, not the princess.
Her face was drawn with the trouble
and sorrow she was trying so hard to
conceal. Both men were on their feet
in an instant, advancing to meet her.
"Th'e princess? Is she ill?" demand
"Not ill, but mad, I fear," answered
she, giving a hand to each. "Mr. Lor
ry, she bids me say to you that she
cannot see you. She appreciates the
'mportance of your mission and thanks
you for the interest you have taken.
Also she authorizes me to assure you
that nothing can be done at present re
garding the business on which you
"She refuses to see us," said he slow
ly, his face whiter than ever.
"Nay; she begs that you will excuse
her. Her highness is sorely worn and
distressed today, and, I fear, cannot en
dure all that is happening. She is ap
parently calm and composed, but I,
who know her so well, can see the
"Surely she must see the urgency of
quick action in this matter of ours!"
cried Anguish half angrily. "We are
not dogs to be kicked out of the castle.
We have a right to be treated fairly"
"We cannot cenlsure the princess,
Harry," said Lorry calmly. "We have
come because we would befriend her,
and she sees fit to reject our good of
fices. There is but cne thing left for us
to do-depart as we came."
"But I don't liL'e it a little bit,"
growled the other.
"If you only knew, Mr. Anguish, you
would not be so harsh and unjust," re
monstrated the lady warmly. Turning
to Lorry, she said, "She asked me to
hand you this, and to bid you retain it
as a token of her undying esteem."
She handed him a small, exquisite
miniature of the :princess framed in
gold Inlaid with rubies. lHe took it
dumbly in his fingers, but dared not
look at the portrait it contained- With
what might have seemed disrespect he
dropped the treasure into his coat
"Tell her I shall always retain it as a
token of her esteem," he said. "And
now may I ask whether she handed my
note to her usee, the count?" .
The countess Dlushed In a most un
aontnble ma nne
Koit w~hile inwasvith her," she said,
recovering the presence of mind she
apparently had lost.
"She destroyed it I presume," said
he, laughing harshly.
"I saw her place it in her bosom, sir,
and with the right hand," cried the
countess as if betraying a state secret.
"In her- You are telling me the
truth?" cried he, his face lighting up.
"Now, see here, Lorry, don't begin to
question the countess' word. I won't
stand for that," Interposed Anguish
"I should be more than base to say
falsely that she had done anything so
absurd," said the countess indignantly.
"Where is she now?" asked Lorry.
"In her boudoir. The Prince Lorenz
is with her-alone."
"What!" he cried, jealousy darting
into his existence. le had never known
"They are betrothed," said she, .with
an effort. There was a dead silence,
broken by Lorry's deep groan as he
turned and walked blindly to the oppo
site side of the room. He stopped in
front of a huge painting and stared at
it, but did not see a line or a tint.
"You don't mean to say she has ac
ceptedy' half whispered Anguish.
"Thank God, you are only a count
ss," he said tenderly.
"Why-why-wtat difference can it
make-I mean, why do you say that?"
she stammered, crimson to her hair.
"Because you won't 1.ve to sell your
self at a sacrifice," he sail foolishly.
Lorry came back to them at this junc
ture, outwardly calm and diiberate.
"Tell us about it, pray. We had
guessed as much."
"Out there are his people-the wretch
es!" she cried vindictively, her pretty
face in a helpless frown. "Today was
the day, you know, on which he was
to have his answer. He came and knelt
in the audience chamber. All Grau
tark had implored her to refuse the
hated offer, but she bade him rise, and
there, before us all, promised to be
come his bride.
"The greatest sorrow Graustark has
ever known grows out of that decision.
She is determined to save for us what
her father's folly lost. To do this she
becomes the bride of a vile wretch, a
man who soils her pure nature when
he thinks of her. Oh, we sought to dis
suade her-we begged, we entreated,
but without avail. She will not sacri
flee one foot of Graustark to save her
self. See the triumphant smiles on
their faces-the brutes!" She pointed
nraliciously to the chattering visitors
in the hall. "Already they think the
castle theirs. The union of Graustark
and Axphain-just what they most de
sired, but we could not make her see it
"Is the day set?" asked Lorry brave
ly after a moment's silent inspection
f the dark browed victors.
"Yes, and there Is to be no delay.
The marriage contract has already
been signed. The date is Nov. 20, the
day on which we are to account to
Bolaroz for our war debt The old
prince's wedding gift to Graustark is
to be a document favoring us with a
ten years' extension," she said scorn
"And where is she to live?"
"Here, of course. She is Graustark's
ruler, and here she insists on abiding.
Just contemplate our court! Overrun
with those Axphain dogs! Ah, she has
wounded Graustark more than she has
There was nothing more to be said
or done, so after a few moments the
Americans took their departure. The
countess bade thema farewell, saying
that she must return to the princess.
"I'll see you tomorrow," said An
guish, with rare assurance and the air
of an old and Indispensable friend.
"And you, Mr. Lorry?" she said curi
"I am very much -cupied," he mum
"You do wrong in seeking to deceive
me," she whispered as Anguish passed
through the door ahead of them. "I
know why you do not come."
"Has she told you?"
"I have guessed. Would that it
could have been you and not the oth
"One cannot be a man and a prince
at the same time, I fancy," he said
"Nor can one be a princess and a
Lorry recalled the conversation in
the sickroom two weeks before and
smiled ironically. The friendly girl
left them at the door, and they passed
out of the eastle.
"I shall leave Edeiweiss tomorrow,"
said one, more to himself than to his
"Out there are ils peoplc."
companion as they crossed the parade.
The other gave a start and did not
look pleased. Then he instinctively
glanced toward the castle.
"The princess Is at the window!" he
cried, catching Lorry's arm and point
ing back. But the other refused to
turn, walking on blindly. "You ought
not to have acted like that, Gren," said
Anguish a few moments later. "She
saw me call your attention to her, and
she saw you refuse to look back. I
don't think that you should have hurt
her." Lorry did not respond, and
there was no word between them until
they were outside the castle gates.
"You may leave tomorrow, Lorry, if
you like, but I'm going to stay awh ile,"
said Harry a trifle confusedly.
"Haven't you had enough of the
"I don't care a whoop for the place.
You see, it's this way: I'm just as hard
hit as you, and it is not a princess that
I have to contend with."
"You mean that you are in love with
"I'm sorry for you."
"Think she'll turn me down?"
"Unless you buy a title of one of
these miserable counts or dukes."
"Oh, I'm not so sure about that.
These counts and dukes come over and
marry our American girls. I don't see
why I can't step in and pick out a nice
li+tle onntess If I want to."
"She is not as avaricious as the
counts and dukes, I'll wager. She
cares nothing for your money."
"Well, she's as poor as a church
mouse," said the other doggedly.
"The countess poor? How do you
"I asked her one day, and she told
me all about it," said Anguish.
CHAPTEIR X .
A CLASH AND ITS RLsULT.
6 FEEL like spending the rest of
my days in that monastery up
there,"-said Lorry after dinner
that evening. They were stroll
ing about the town. One was deter
wined to leave the city, the other firm
in his resolve to stay. The latter won
the day -hen he shrewdly if explosive
ly reminded the former that it was
their duty as men to stay and proteot
the princess from the machinations of
Gabriel, that knave of purgatory. Lor
ry, at last recognizing the hopelessness
of his suit, was ready to throw down
his arms and abandon the field to supe
rior odds. His presumption in aspiring
for the hand of a princess began to
touch his sense of humor, and he
laughed, not very merrily, it is true, but
long and loudly, at his folly. At first
he cursed the world and every one in
It, giving up in despair, but later he
cursed only himself. Yet as he de
spaired and scoffed he felt within him
self an ever present hope that luck
might turn the tide of battle.
This puny ray grew perceptibly when
Anguish brought him to feel that she
needed his protection from the man
who had once sought to despoil and
who might reasonably be expected to
persevere. He agreed to linger in Edel
weiss, knowing that each day would
add pain to the torture he was already
suffering, his sole object being, he con
vinced himself, to frustrate Gabriel's
Returning late in the evening from
their stroll, they entered a cafe cele
brated in Edelweiss. In all his life
Lorry had never known the loneliness
that makes death velcome.
The cafe was crowded with men and
women. In a far corner sat a party of
Axphain nobles, their prince, a most
democratic fellow, at the head of a
long table. There were songs, jests and
boisterous laughter. The'celebration
grew wilder, and Lorry and Anguish
crossed the room and, taking seats at a
table, ordered wine and cigars, both
eager for a closer view of the prince.
How Lorry loathed him!
Lorenz was a good looking young fel
low, little more than a boy. His smooth
face was flushed, and there was about
him an air of dissipation that suggest
ed depravity In its advanced stage. The
face that might have been handsome
was the reflection of a roue, dashing,
devilish. He was fair haired and tall,
taller than his companions by half a
head. With recliless abandon he drank
and sang and jested, arrogant in his
flighty merriment. His cohorts were
not far behind him in riotous wit
At length one of the revelers, speak
ing in German, called on Lorenz for a
toast to the Princess Yetive, his prom
ised bride. Without a moment's hesita
tion the prince sprang to his feet, held
his glass aloft and cried:
"Here's to the fairest of the fair,
sweet Yetive, so hard to win, too good
to lose. She loves me, God bless her
heart! And I love hier, God bless my
heart too! For each kiss from her won
drous lips I shall credit myself .with
1,000 gavvos. That is the price of a
"I'll give 2,000!" roared one of the
nobles, and there was a laugh in which
the prince joined.
"Nay! I'll rot sell them now. In
after years, when she has grown old
and her lips are parched and dry from
the sippings I have had, I'll sell them
all at a bargain. Alas, she has not
yet kissed mel"
Lorry's heart bounded with joy,
though his hands were clinched in rage.
"She will kiss me tomorrow. To
morrow I shall taste what no other
man has touched, what all men have
coveted. And i'll be generous, gentle
men. She Is so fair that your foul
mouths would blight with but one
caress upon her tender lips, and yet
you shall not be deprived of bliss. I
shall kiss her thrice for each of .you.
Let me count. Thrice eleven is thirty
three. Aye, thirty-three of my kisses
shall be wasted for the sake of my
friends. Lucky dogs! Drink to my
"Bravo!" cried tlhe others. And the
glasses were raised to lip.
A chair was overturned. The form
of a man landed suddenly at the side
of the prince, and a rough hand dashed
the glass from his fingers, the contents
flying over his immaculate English
"Don't you dare to drink that toast!"
cried a voice in his astonished ear, a
voice speaking in excit~ed German. He
whirled and saw a scowling face be
side his own, a pair of gray eyes that
"What do you mean?" he demanded,
anger replacing amazement. The oth
er members of his party stood as if
"I mean that you speak of the Prin
cess of Graustark. Do you understand
that, you miserable cur?"
"Oh!" screamed the prince, convulsed
with rage, starting back and instinc
tively reaching for the sword he did
not carry. "You shall pay for this! I
will teach you to Interfere"
"I'll insult you more decidedly just
to avoid misapprehension," snarled
Lorry, swinging his big fist squarely
upon the mouth of the prince. His
royal highness landed under a table
ten feet away.
Instantly the cafe was In an uproar.
The stupefied Axphainians regained
their senses, and a general assault was
made upon the hotheaded American.
He knocked another down, Harry An
guish coming to his assistance with
several savage blows, after wvhich the
Graustark spectators and the waiters
inerfered. It was all over in an in
stant, yet a sensation that would live
in the gossip of generations had been
created. A prince of the realm had
been brutally assaulted! Holding his
jaw, Lorenz picked himself from the
floor, several of his friends running to
his aid. There wa':s blol on his lips
and chin; it trickled to his shirt front.
For some moments he stood panting,
glaring at Lorry's mocking face.
"I am Lorenz of Axphain, sir," he
said at last, his voice quivering with
"It shall be a pleasure to kill you,
Lorenz" observ'ed his adversary, dis
playing his ignorance of leze majesty.
Anguish, pale and very much con
cerned, dragged him away, the prince
leaving the cafe ahead of them, fol
lowed by his chattering, cursing com
anions. Prince Gabriel was standing
near the door as they passed out. He
looked at the Americans sharply, and
Anguish detected.something like trium
phant joy in his eyes.
"Good Lord, Lorry, this means a
duel! Don't you know that?" cried he
as they started upstairs.
"Of course I do, and I'm going to kill
thatvmlein too!" eaime Lorry Jond
enough--t75b*1iar( trom~i nai'1idTLhe
room to the other.
"This is horrible, horrible! Let me
square it up spine way if"- began the
"Square it up! Look here, Harry An
guish. I am the one who will do the
squaring. If h'e wants a duel, he can
have it at any old time and in any
style he desires."
"He may kill you!'
"Not while a just God rules over our
destinies. I'll take my chances with
pistols, and now let me tell you one
thing, my boy: He'll never live to touch
his lips to hers, nor will there be a roy
al wedding. She cannot marry a dead
man." He was beside himself with ex
citement, and it was fully half an hour
before Anguish could bring him to a
sensible discussion of the afair. Grad
ually be became cool, and, the fever
once gone. he did not lose his head
"Choose pistols at ten paces and at 8
tomorrow," lie said nonchalantly, as a
rap at the door of their apartment an
nounced the arrival of the prince's
Anguish admitted two -well dressed,
black bearded men, both of whom had
sat at the prince's table in the cafe.
They introduced themselves as the
Duke of Mizrox and Colonel Attobawn.
Their visit was brief, formal and con
"We understand that you are persons
of rank in your own America?" said
the Duke of Mizrox after a few mo
"We are sons of business men," re
sponded Mr. Anguish.
"Oh, well, I hardly know. But his
highness is very willing to waive his
rank and to grant you a meeting."
"I'm delighted b5y his highness' con
descension, which I perfectly under
stand," observed Mr. Anguish. "Now,
what have we to settle, gentlemen?"
"The detail of weapons."
When Anguish announced that his
principal chose pistols, a strange gleam
crept into the eyes of the Asphanians,
and they seemed satisfied. Colonel At
tobawn acted as interpreter during this
short but very important interview,
which was carried on in the Axphain
language. Lorry sat on the window sill
steadfastly gazing into the night. The
~VItors-eparted soon, and it was un
derstood that Princ'orenrwo .ld con
descend to meet Mr. Lorry at 8 o0I .
on the next morning in the valley be
yond the castle, two miles from town.
There was no law prohibiting duels In
"Well, you're in for it, old man," said
Anguish gloomily, his chin in his hands
as he fastened melancholy eyes upon
"Don't worry about me, Harry.
There's only one way for this thing to
"Don't ytou dare to drink that toast!'"
end. His royal highness is doomed."
Lorry spoke with the earnestness and
conviction of one who is permitted to
see into the future.
Calmly he prepared to write some
letters, not to say farewell, but to ex
plain to certain persons the cause of
the duel and to say that he gloried in
the good fortune which had presented
itself. One of these letters was ad
dressed to his mother, anothep to the
father of Prince Lorenz and the last
to the Princess of Graustark. To the
latter he wrote much that did not ap
pear in the epistles directed to the oth
ers. Anguish had been in his room
more than an hour and had frequently
called to his friend and begged him
to secure what rest he could in order
that their nerves might be steady in
the morning. But it was not until
after midnight that the duelist sealed.
the envelopes, directed them and
knocked at his second's door to say:
"I shall intrust these letters to you,
Harry. You must see that they start
on their way tomorrow."
Then he went to bed and to sleep.
At 6 o'clock his second. who had
slept hut little, called him. They
dressed hurriedly and prepared for the
ride to the valley. Their own new
English bulldog revolvers were to
serve as weapons in the coming com
bat, and a carriage was to be in wait
~for thenm in a side street at '7
Before leaving their room they heard
evidences of commotion in the hotel
and were apprehensive lest the in
mates had learned of the duel and
were making ready to follow the fight
ers to the appointed spot There was a
confusion of voices, the sound of rush
ing feet, the banging of doors, the
noise increasing as the two men
stepped into the open hail. They were
amazed to see half dressed men and
women standing or running about the
halls, intense excitement in their faces
and in their actions. White uniformed
policemen were flocking into the corri
dors. Soldiers, coatless and hatless,
fresh from their beds, came dashing
upon the scene. There were excited
cries, angry shouts and, more mystify
ing than all, horrified looks and whis
"What has happened?" asked Lorry,
stopping near the door.
~It can't be a fire. Look! The door to
that room down there seems to he the
center of attraction. Hold on! Don't
go over there, Lorry. There may be
something to unnerve you, and that
must not happen now. Let us go down,
this stairway. It leads to a side en
trance, I think." They were half way
down the stairs when the thunder of
rushing feet in the hall above came to
their ars, causing them to hesitate be
tween curiosity and good judgment.
"They are coming this way."
~Hear them howl! What the devil
can be the cause of all this rumpus?"
cried the other.
At that instant a hfalf dozen polle
guards appeared at the head of the
stairs. jpon seeing the Americans
they stopped and turned as if to oppose
a foe approaching from the opposite di
rection. Baron Dangloss separated
himself from the white coats above
and called to the men below. In alarm
they started for the street door. He
ally fed Raen enangmng'rom_ Wite to
purple, his anxious eyes darting first
toward the group above and then to
ward the bewildered Americans.
"What's the matter?" demanded Lor
"There! See!" cried Dangloss, and
even as he spoke a conflict began at
the head of the stairs, the police, aug
mented by a few soldiers, struggling
against a howling, enraged mass of
Axphainians. Dangloss dragged his re
luctant charges through a small door,
and they found themselves in the bag
gage room of the hotel. Despite their
queries he offered no explanation, but
rushed them along, passing out of the
opposite door, down a short stairway
and into a side street. A half dozen
police guards were awaiting them, and
before they could catch the faintest.
idea of what it all meant they were
runnmg with the officers through an
alley as if pursued by demons.
"Now, what in thunder does this
mean?" panted Lorry, attempting to
slacken the pace. He and Anguish
were just beginning to regain their
"Do not stop! Do not stop!" wheezed
Dangloss. "You must get to a place of
safety. We cannot prevent something
dreadful happening if you are caught!"
"If we are caught!" cried Anguish.
"Why, what have we done?"
"Unhand me, Baron Dangloss. This
is an outrage!" shouted Lorry.
"For heaven's sake, be calm! We are
befriending you. When we reach the
tower, where you wilk be- safe, I shall
explain," gasped the panting chief of
police. A few moments later they were
inside the prison gates, angry, Impa
"Is this a plan to prevent the duel?"
demanded Lorry, turning upon the
chief, who had dropped limply into a
chair and was mopping his brow. When
he could find his breath enough to an
swer, Dangloss did so, and he might as
well have thrown a bombshell at their
"There'll be no duel. Prince Lorenz
"Dead!" gasped the others.
"Found dead in his bed, stabbed to
the heart!" exclaimed the chief. "We
have saved you from his friends, gen
tlemen, but I must say that you are
still in a tight place."
He then related to them the whole
story. Just before 6 o'clock Mizrox had
gone to the prince's room to prepare
%Sinr for the duel. The door was closed,
but unlocked, asbhe found after repeat
ed knocking ',1.a lying on the
bed, undress s ith blood.
The horrified dukeaty ex
amination and found that dead.
A dagger had been driven to
as he slept. The hotel was aroused, tjV
police were called, and the excitement
was at its highest pitch when the two
friends came from their room a few
minutes after G.
"But what have we to do with this
dreadful affair? Why -are we rushed
off here like criminals?" asked Lorry,
a feeling of cruel gladness growing out
of the kno-w1edge that Lorenz was dead
'and that the princess was freed from
"My friend," said Dangloss slowly,
"you are accused of the murder."
Lorry was too much stunned to be
angry, too weak to protest For some
moments after the blow fell he and
Anguish were speechless. Then came
the protestations, the rage and. the
threats, through all of which Dangloss
sat calmly. Finally he sought to quiet
them, partially succeeding.
"Mr. Lorry, the evidence is very
strong against you, but you shall not
be unjustly treated. You are not a
prisoner as yet. In Graustark a man
who is accused of murder and who was
not seen by any one to commit the
crime annot be legally arrested until
an accuser shall go before the princess,
who is also high priestess, and swear
on his life that he knows the guilty
man. The man who so accuses agrees
to forfeit his own life in case the other
is proved innocent. If you are to be
charged with thd murder of the prince,
some one must go before the princess
and take oath-his life against yours..I
am holding you here, sir, because it is
the only place in which you are safe.
Lorenz's friends would have torn you
to pieces had we not found you first.
You are not prisoners, and you may de
part if you think it wise."
"But how can they accuse me? I
knew nothing of 'the murder until I
reached this place," cried Lorry, stop
ping short in his restless walk before
the little baron.
"So you say, but"
"If you accuse me; I'll kill you!"
whispered Lorry, holding himself tense.
Anguish caught and held him.
"Be calm, sir," cautioncd Dangloss.
"I may have my views, but I am not
willing to take oath before her royal
highness. Listeh: You were heard to
say you would kill him. You began
the fight You were the aggressor, and
there is no one else on earth, it is said,
who could have wished to murder him.
The man who did the stabbing entered
the room through the hall door and
left by the same. There are drops of
blood in the carpet, leading direct to
yur door. On your knob are the
prints of bloody fingers where you
or some one else-placed his hand in
opening the door. It was this discov
ery, made by me and my men, that
fully convinced the enraged friends of
the dead p~rince that you were guilty.
When we opened the door, you were
gone. Then came the search, the fight
at the head of the stairs and the race
to the prison. The~ reason I sa'ved you
from that mob should be plain to you.
I love my princess, and I do not for
get that you risked your life, each of
you, to protect her. I have done all
that I can, gentlemen, to protect you
in return. It means death to you if
you fall Into the hands of his followers
just now. A few hours will cool them
off no doubt, but now-now it would be
madness to face them. I know not
what they have done to my men at the
hotel-perhaps butchered them."
There was anxiety in Dangioss'
voice, and there was honesty in his
keen old eyes. His charges now saw
the situation clearly and apologized
warmly for the words they had ut
tered under the pressure of somewhat
extenuating circumstances. They ex
pressed a willingness to remain in the
prison until the excitement abated or
until some one swore his life against
the supposed murderer. They were
virtually prisoners, and they knew it
well. Furthermore, they could see that
Baron Dangloss believed Lorry guilty
of the murder. Protestations of inno
cence had been politely received and
"Do you expect one of his friends to
take the oath?" asked Lorry.
"Yes; it is sure to come."
"But you will not do so yourself?"
"I thank you, captain, for I see that
you believe me guilty."
"I do not say you are guilty, remem
ber, but I wlli say that if you did mur
der Prince Lorenz you have made the
people of Graustark rejoice from the
bottoms of their hear'ts, and you will
be eulogized from one end of the land
+o he other."
"Haniged and eulogized" 'said Lorry
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
The Tale of a Tai.
A writer in tracing the ancestry of
the dog to wolf and jackal notices typ
ical differences in the case of their
eyes, their body colors and markings,
the habit of turning around before ly
ing down and other interesting pecul
iarities, but he does not mention the
most striking and infallible way of dis
tinguishing them-namely, by the fash
ion in which they carry their tails.
Wolves and coyotes have a sneaking
way of carrying their tails low, almost
dragging on the ground, while dogs
carry their tails up, and the farther re
moved they are from the feral type the
higher they carry them. Shepherds
and collies, which retain many of their
racial characteristics, carry their tails
lowest of all; setters and pointers a de
gree or two higher, stiffening out
straight when drawing on game; ter
riers and hounds elevate their tails to
the spinal line; St. Bernards and New
foundlands affect a curve over the
back, while pugs actually come to a
full twist An old plainsman could
tell a wolf or coyote as far as he could
see him, and in buffalo days this was
a most useful indication of buffalo
herds being not far away. These pred
atory creatures always followed a mov
ing herd.-Forest and Stream.
Crabs and Earthquakes.
For some time previous to the day
upon which the great Chilean earth
quake. of August, 1857, occurred great
swarms of crabs of an unknown .va
riety were seen in the bay of Payta.
They all appeared to be greatly excit
ed and were literally climbing over
each other in their efforts to escape the
How they knew that the earthquake
was collecting its strength to desolate
the coast is more than man can say,
but that they knew something unusual
was about to happen there is no doubt
That there were millions of them
may be inferredefrom the report of Dr.
Forbes, who says that "ten days after
the earthquake the dead crabs were
thrown upon the beach in a wall-like
line three or four feet wide along the
whole extent of the bay."
What the Diekens!
The London Chronicle declares that
"What the dickens!" has nothing to
do with the novelist. It is as old as
Shakespeare. who in the ",Merry Wives
of Windsor" makes Mrs. Page say to
Ford, "I cannot tell what the dickens
name is." And so the word-aal
inutive of Dick, like Wil
and Ho (I aWge
use as a substitute for another and
more important D. As to."play the
dickens," one thinks of Smollett and
Humphry Clinker and the immortal
scene in which the lion "would roar
and tear and play the dickens," and in
comparatively late times Thomas
Moore could write:
Like the Goths who played the dickens
With Rome and all her sacred chickens.,,
A French Dog Story.
A Parisian lady went out recently
for a walk in the Avenue de Clichy
taking with her a toy terrier,~ which
she held by a string. While she was
looking into a shop window two mis
chievous boys substituted a bone for
the dog. A Great Dane then appeared
on the scene, and, seeing the bone,
made a dash and swallowed it, string
included. The lady turned round and
in despair cried out. that the Great
Dane had eaten her pet. The little dog
was found later on, much to the joy of.
hs mistress, who carried hm offin a
Bismarck's Feed of Oysters.
Bismarck on one occasion told Sid
ney Whitman of his well known teat
In oyster eating. He was once in
Liege, where he ordered some oysters
in a restaurant-fifty to begin with.
He saw the lady behind the counter
look up in surprise; so, when he? had
eaten them, wishing to see what effect
it might have on her, he ordered an
other fifty, and so on until he had
eaten- 170 oysters. Mr. Whitman adds
that "it is'only fair to remember that
in all probability they were the small
For Body and Soul.
Here is a curious advertisement, re
published in the Cornhill Magazine
from an eighteenth century paper:
"Wanted-For a family who have bad
health, a sober, steady person, in the
capacity of a doctor, surgeon and
apothecary. He must occasionally act .
In the capacity of butler and dress hair
and wigs. He will be required to read
prayers occasionally and to preach a
sermon every Sunday. The reason of
this advertisement is that the family
cannot any longer afford the expense
of the physical tribe and wish to be at
a certain expense for their bodies and
souls. A good salary will be given."
Teeth of a Sharkc.
In respect to its dentition the shark
is a very remarkable creature. The
white shark has seven rows of teeth,
while other species vary in the num
ber of rows they possess. It must be
understood, however, that the shark
only uses one row at a time. The,
other rows lie down inside the mouth
behind the edge of the jaw, erecting
themselves when it is time for them
to take successively the place of the
first row. When one observes how
keen edged these incisors are It seems
no wonder that they can bite off a
big rope as readily as If it were pack
The force of naval discipline Is
shown In this true story of the captain
who, fatally smitten with cholera, was
being taken ashore to the hospital. The
story is told in "Sport In the Navy."
The captain's men were rowing as
slowly and gently as possible in order
not to disturb him. The dying captain
beckoned the midshipman in charge of
the boat and whispered these last
"Ten days' black list for the crew
for not giving way!"
It is said that hours of sleep can be
regulated by two simple -methods:
First, never allow yourself to be awak
ened, but insist on being undisturbed
until you awaken naturally; second,
get up the minute you are awake. The
hours of sleep will soon become adapt
ed to the requirements of your consti
"What do you gain by deluging every
street of Paris with blood?" declaimed
"At least I will make a great alley
gory," reasoned Robespierre, glancing
down the Rt : .toyale at the reeking
The life of every man is a diary In
which he means to write one story and