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FF went the carriage with a
dash, the --umole of its wheels
joining in the grewsome roar
of the elements. For some
ime the two sat speechless side by1
ide. Outside the thunder rolled, the
ain swirled and hissed, the wind
owled and all the horrors of nature
eemed crowded into the blackness of
hat thrilling night. Lorry wondered
aguely whither they were going, why
eC had seen no flashes of lightning, if
e should ever see her again. Ilis
ind was busy with a thousand
oughts and queries.
"Where are we going?" he asked aft
r they had traveled half a mile or so.
"To a place of safety," came the re
ly from the darkness beside him.
"Thanks," he said dryly. "By the
"Devilish unco)mmunicative," thought
orry. After a moment he asked,
How far do we travel tonight?"
"A number of miles."
"Then I'm going to take off this wet
at. It weighs a ton. Won't you re-I
ove yours?" He jerked off the big1
ain coat and threw it across to the
pposite seat. with the keys and the
tntern. There was a moment's hesi
ton on the part of his companion,
nd then a second wet coat followed
e first Their rain helmets were also
ssed aside. "Makes a fellow feel
After this there was a longer silence
an at any time before. The soldier
.rw himself into the corner of the
eat, an action which repelled further
iscussion, it seemed to Lorry, so he
eaned back in the opposite corner and
dowed his mind to wander far from
he interior of that black, stuffy car
Mage. Wher e tas he going? When
ras he to leave Graustark? Was he
o see her.soon?
Soon the carriage left the smooth
treets of Edelweiss, and he could tell 1
iy the jolting and careening that they
tere in the country, racing over a
ough, rocky road. It reminded him
f an overland trip he had taken in
"Vest Virginia some months before,
r"th the fairest girl in all the world as
ds companion. Now he was riding in
her carriage, but with a surly, untalka
Ie soldier of the guard. The more he
ilowed his thoughts to revel in the
'.merican ride and its delights the
"ore uncontrollable became his desire
see the one who had whirled with
im In "Light Horse" Jerry's coach.
"I wish to know how soon I am to,
aee your mistress," he exclaimed i
ulsively, sitting up and striking his
aompanion's arm by way of emphasis.
To hies surprise, the hand was dashed
hway, and he distinctly heard the sol
er gasp. "I beg your pardon!" he
~ried, fearing that he had given pain1
rith his eager strength.
"You startled me. I was half asleep,"
btammered the other apologetically.
Whom do you mean by my mistress?"
"Her royal highness, of course," said
"I cannot say when you are to see
be princess," said his companion after t
rating so long that Lorry felt like
lieking hi m
"Well, see here, my friend, do you
:now why I agreed to leave that place
)ack there? I said I wouldn't go away
yrom Graustark until I had seen her.
f you fellows are spiriting me away
:idnaping me, as it were-I want to
ol you I won't have it that way. I
nust know right now where we are go
i this awful storml"
"I have orders to tell you nothing,"
iraid the soldier stanchly.
"Orders, ehl From whom?"
"That is my affair, sir!"
"I guess I'm about as much interest-I1
d in this affair as anyl~dy, and I in
;ist on knowing our destination. I
umped into this thing blindly, but I'm
:oing to see my way out of it before we
o much farther. Where are we go
"You - you will learn that soon1
nough," Insisted the other.
"Am I to see her soon? That's what
want to know."
"You must not insist:" cried the sol
ier. "Why are you so anxious to see
tier?" he asked suddenly.
"Don't be so blamed Inquisitive,"
ied Grenfall angrily, impatiently.
'Tell me where we. are going or I'll put
bullet into you!" Drawing his re
~olver, he ,leaned over, grasped the
uard by the shoulder and placed the
nuzzle against his breast.
"For God's sake, be calm: You would
uot kill me for obeying orders! I am
;erving one you love. Are you mad?
shall scream if you keep pressing that
iorrid thing against my sale." Lorry
elt him tremble and wa at once filled
'ith compunction. How couM he ex
,ect a loyal fellow to disobey orders?
"I beg your p.rdon a thousand times."
e cried, jamming the pistol into his
2ocket. "You are a brave gentleman,
nd I am a fool. Take me where you
'ill. I'll go like a lamb., You'll admit,
aowever, that it Is esasperating to be
oing in the dark like this."
"It is a very good thing that it is
Jark," said the soldier quickly. "The
arkness is very kind to us. No one
an see us, and we can see no one."
"I should say not. I haven't theI
~aintst idea what you look like. Ilave
seen you at tile castle?"
"Will you tell me your name?"
"You would not know me by name."
"Are you an officer?"
"No. I am new to the service." I
"Then I'll see that you are promoted.I
like your stanchness. How old are
"Of the nobility?"
"y father was of noble birth."
"Then you must be so too. I hope
you'll forgive my rudeness. I'm a bit
nervous. you know."
"I forgive you gladly."
"Devilish rough road this."
"Devilish. It is a mountain road."
"That's where we wvere too."
"Where who were?"
"Oh. a young lady and 1 some time
ago. I just happened to think of it."'
"I could not have been pleasanit.'
"You never made a bigger mistake
in your life."
"Oh. she miust have been pretty,
"You are right this time. She is glo -
1Irion me. They usuaiiy are in
"Ey Jove, you're a elever one'
"Does she live in America?"
"That's none of yo4r alair."
"Ohi:" And then t.here was silence
"Inquisitive fool:" muttered Gren to
For sonie timne they bumped along
ver the rough road. jostling against
,ach other frequently, both enduring
toically and sl11emly. Suddenly Lorry
emembered the lantern. It was still
it with the slide closed when he threw
t on the seat. I'erhaps it still burned
nd could relieve the oppressive dark
ess if but for a short time. I~e
ight at least satisfy his curiosity and
ok upon the face of his companion.
eaning forward, he fumbled among
he traps on the opposite seat.
"I think I'll see if the lantern is
ghted. Let's have it a little more
heerful In here." lie said: There was
sharp exclamation, and two vigorous
ands grasped him by the shoulder,
rking him back unceremoniously.
"No, no! Tou will ruin all! There
ust be no light!" cried the soldier, his
oice high and shrill.
"But we are out of the city."
"I know! I know! lut I will not
ermit you to have a light Against
~rders. We have not passed the out'
osts," expostulated the other -nervous
"What's the n-atter with your voice?2
emanded L~orry, struck by the change
"My voice?" asked the other, the
:nes natural again. "It's changing.
)idn't it emba rrass you when your
oace broke like that?" went on. the
uestioner breathlessly. Lorry was
ow leaning back in the seat, quite a
"I don't believe mine ever broke like
at," he said speculatively. There
tas no response, and he sat silent for
ome time, regretting more and more
hat it was so dark.
Gradually he became conscious of a
trange, unaccountable presence in
at dark cab. Ie could feel a change
oming over him. He could not tell
rhy, but he was sure that some one
lse was beside him, some one who was
et the soldier. Something soft and
lenrte and sweet came into existence,
ermeating the darkness with its un
Leniable presence. A queer power
cened drawing him toward the other
nd of the seat. The most delightful
"nsations took possession of him. His
eart fluttered oddly. His head began
o reel under the spell.
"W'to are you?" he cried in a sort
f ecstasy. There was no answer. He
emembered his match safe and with
rembling. eager fingers drew it from
be pocket of the coat he was wearing.
lhe next instant he was scratching a
"atch, but as it flared the body of his
ompanion was hurled against his and
ruthless mouth blew 'ut the feeble
"Oh, why do you persist?" was cried
i his ears.
"I am determined to see your face,"
he answered sharply, and with a low
ry of dismay the other occupant of
he carriage fell back in the corner.
'he next match drove away the dark
ess and the mystery. With blinking
yes he saw the timid soldier huddling
a the corner, one arm covering his
ice, the other hand vainly striving to
ul the skirt of a military coat over
pair of red trouser legs. Below the
rm that hid the eyes and nose he saw
arted lips and a beardless, dainty
in; above, long, dark tresses strayed
n condemning confusion. The breast
)eneath the b'ue coat heaved convul
The match dropped from his fingers,
.nd as darkness fell again it hid the
Lolder in the strong arms of the fugi
ve-not a soldier bold, but a gasping,
luhing, unresisting coward. The lithe
orm quivered an~d then became mo
ionles' in the fierce, straining em
race. The head dropped upon his
oulder, his hot lips caressing the
iurnng face and pouring wild, inco
erent words into the little ears.
"You: You:'' he cried, mad with joy.
Oh. this is heaven itself! MIy brave
Larling: MIine forever-mine forever!
ou shall never leave me now: Drive
n: IDrive on:" he shouted to the men
utside ru'mnk with happiraess. "We'll
nake? uns journey endless. I know you
ove me now~-I know it: Oh, I shall
lie with joy:
A hand stoie gently into his hand.
.d her lips found his in a iong, pas
"I do not want you to know! Ach, I
mm so sorry: Why, wvhy did I come to
iigmt? I was so strong, so firra, I
:hought; but see how weak I am! You
oninate me; you own me, body and
soul, in spite of everything - against
y wiil. I love you, I love you, I love
"I have won against the princes and
:he potentates: I was losing hope, my
ue-osing hope. You were so fal
wy, so unattainable. I would bravE
t thousand deaths rather than lose
Ch c~tmtc rocacaK hcdr
methe iches:A't man inov alla the world
How braive you are: This night yol
have giv:en up everything for my sake
you are deeing with inc away from al
that has beenz dear to you."
"No. no: you nomst not be deluded. I
is only for tonight, only till you an
You must not nope Ior moret-nn tlns
hour of weakness, sweet as it is to
me!" she cried.
"You are going back and not with
me?'" he cried, his heart chilling.
"You know I cannot. That is why I
hoped you would never know how
much I care for you. Alas, you have
found me out! My love was made rash
by fear. You could never have es- I
caped the vengeance of Axpliain. I I
could not have shielded you. This was I
the only course, and I dared not hesi- i
tate. I should have died with terror I
had you gone to trial, knowing what I
knew. You will not think me unwom- I
anly for coming with you as I am. It
was necessary-really It was! No one
else could have"- But he smothered 1
the wall in kisses.
"Unwomanly!" he exclaimed. "It was
by divine inspiration. But you will
come with me, away from Graustark, 1
away from every one. Say that you I
"I cannot bear to hear you plead, and 4
it breaks my heart to go back there. i
But I cannot leave Graustark-I can- 1
not! It would be heaven to go with I
you to the end of the world, but I have I
others besides myself to consider. You i
are my god, my idol. I can worship
you from my unhappy throne, from my
chamber, from the cell into which my
heart is to retreat. But I cannot, I will 1
not, desert Graustark-not even for
Ile was silent, impressed by her no
bility, her loyalty. Although the joy
ebbed from his craving heart, he saw
the justice of her self sacrifice.
"I would give my soul to see your
face now, Yetive. Your soul is in your
eyes. I can feel It. Why did you not
let me stay in prison, meet death and
so end all? It would have been better
for both of us. I cannot live without
"We can live for each other, die for
each other-apart. Distance will not
lessen my love. You know that it ex
ists. It has been betrayed to you. Can I
you not be satisfied-just a little bit
with that knowledge?" she pleaded.
"But I want you in reality, not in my
dreams, my imagination."
"Ach, we must not talk like this!
There is no alternative. You are to go; z
I am to stay. The future is before us. i
God knows what it may bring to us. I
Perhaps it may be good enough to give a
us happiness-who knows? Do not I
plead with me. I cannot endure it. Let t
me be strong again! You will not be i
so cruel as to battle against me now I
that I am weak. It would only mean
my destruction. You do not seek that!" s
His soul, his honor, the greatest rev- I
erence he had ever known were in the
kiss that touched her brow.
"I shall love you as you command
without hope," he said sadly. r
"Without hope for either," she sob- t
"My poor little soldier," he whisper
ed lovingly as her body writhed under I
the storm of tears.
"I-I wish-I were a-soldier!" she
wailed. He comforted her as best he
could, and soon she was quiet-oh, so
very quiet! Her head was on his shoul
der, her hands in his.
"How far do we drive?" he asked at
"To the monastery. We are nearly
there," she answered in tones far
"The monastery? Why do we go
there?" he cried.
"You are to stay there."
"What do you mean? I thought I1
was to leave Graustark."
"You are to leave-latei' on. Until
the excitement is over the abbey is to
be your hiding place. I have arrangedf
everything, and it is the only safei
place on earth for you at this time. t
No one will think of looking for you
"I would to God I culd stay there
forever, living above you," he saidt
'-Your window looks do'wn upon the
castle; mine looks up to jours. The
lights that burn In those two windows
will send out beams of love and life
for one of us at least."
"For both of us, my sweetheart," he<
corrected fondly.- "You say I will bef
safe there. Can you trust these meni
who are aiding you?"
"With my life! Quinnox carried a
message to the abbot yesterday, and he
grants you a temporary home there,
secure and as secret as the tomb. He <
promises me this, and he is my best<
friend. Now, let me tell you why I
am with you, masqueradig so shame
"Adorably!" he protested.
"It is because the abbot insisted that i
I bring you to him personally, IIe'will
not receive you except from my hands.1
There was nothing else for me to do, 1
then, was there, Lorry? I was corn-i
pelled to come, and I could not come i
as the princess-as a woman. Discov- i
ery would have meant degradation I
front which I could not have hoped to I
recover. The military garments were
my only safeguard."
"And how many people know of your
"Three besides yourself -- Dagmar,1
Quinnox and Captain Dangloss. The<
abbot will -know later on, and I shiver i
as I think of it. The driver and the
man who went to your cell, Ogbot,
know of the escape, but do not know I
am here. Allode-you remember him
is our driver.''
"Allode? He's the fellow who saw1
me-er-who was in the throneroom."
"IIe is the man who saw nothing,
"I remember his obedience," he said,
laughing in spite of his unhappiness
"Am I to have no freedom up here
no liberty at all?"
"You are to act as the abbot or the
prior instructs, and, I must not forget,
Quinnox will visit you occasionally.
Ie will conduct you from the monas
tery and to the border line at the prop
"Alas, he will be my murderer, I
fear! Yetive, you do not believe I
killed Lorenz. I know that most of
them- do. but I swear to you I am no
more the perpetrator of that cowardly
crime than you. God bears testimony
to my innocence. I want to hear you
say that you dc not believe I killed
"I feared so at first-no, do not be
angry-I feared you had killed him for
my sake, but now I am sure that you
The carriage stopped too soon, and
Quinnox opened the door. It was still
as dark as pitch, but the downpour had
ceased except for a disagreeable, misty
drizzle, cold and penetrating.
"We have reached the stopping
place," he said.
"And we are to walk from here to
the gate," said the princess, resuming
her hoarse, manly tones. While they
were busy donninag their raincoats she
whispered in Lorry's ear, "I beg of
you, do not let him know that you
have discovered who I am."
He promised, and lightly snatched a
kiss, an act of Indiscretion that almost
Ibrought fatal results. Forgetful of the
darkness, she gave vent to a little pro
testing shriek, fearing that the eyes of
-the captain had witnessed the pretty
transgression. Lorry laughed as he
spran t heroad and turned to assist
rer-iahgnung. Sne promytIy ant'
:houghtfully averted the danger his (
-allantry presented by ignoring the d
)utstretched hands, discernible as slen- v
ler shadows protruding from an ob- r
lect a shade darker than the night, and I
eaped boldly to the ground. I
With Lorry in the center, the trio t
valked off rapidly in the darkness, the
ugitive with the sense of fear that be- p
ongs only to a blind man. A little v
ight far ahead told the position of the v
;ate, and for this they bent their steps. r
Ieaching the gate, the captain pounded I
rigorously, and a sleepy monk soon t:
>eered from the little window through ii
vhich shone the light. - I
"On important business with the ab- f
)ot, from her royal highness the Prin- f
ess Yetive," said Quinnox in response
o a sharp query, spoken in the Grau- t
tark tongue. A little gate beside the n
ig one opened, and the monk, lantern uj
n hand, bade them enter. ;1
"Await me here, captain," command- 3
d the slim, straight soldier, with face
urned from the light A moment later 1
he gate closed, and Lorry was behind c
he walls of St. Valentine's, a prisoner
Lgaln. The monk preceded them across
he dark court toward the great black j
nass, his lantern creating ghastly a
hadows against the broken mist His t
olowers dropped some little distance
)ehind, the tall one's arm stealing h
bout the other's waist, his head bend- y
ng to a level with hers- sl
"Is it to be goodby, dearest?" he ask
d. "Goodby forever?" 1
"I cannot say that. It would be like v
ishing you dead. Yet there is no hope. ]
o, no! We will not say goodby-for- s
ver," she said despairingly.
"Won't you bid me hope?" S
"Impossible! You will stay here un- c
11 Quinnox comes to take you away. d
hen you must not stop until you are e
n your own land. We may meet P
"Yes, by my soul, we shall meet 15
gain! I'll do as you bid and all that,
>ut I'll come back when I can stay
way no longer. Go to your castle and
ook forward to the day that will find
ne at your feet again. It Is bound to
They passed inside the massive doors 1
nd halted. "You must remain here y
ntil I have seen the prior," she said, p
iumhing nervously and glancing down
t the boots which showed beneath the o
yng coat. Then she hastily followed
he monk, disappearing down the cor- <
idor. In ten minutes-ten hours to
sorry-she returned with her guide. p
"He will take you to your room,"
he said breathlessly, displaying un- e
aistakable signs of embarrassment g
Goodby, and God be with you always. s:
temember, I love you."
The monk's back was turned. so the y
eow recluse snatched the slight figure (
o his heart.
"Some day?" he whispered. U
She would not speak, but he held her s
inti she nodded her head.
CHAPTER XX. 1
THE APProAcHNo oRDEAL.
HE American has escaped:" s
was the cry that spread
through Edelweiss the next C
It brought undisguised re..ief to the 3
aces of thousands. There was not one 0
rho upbraided Baron Dangloss for his a
stounding negligence. Never before
Lad a criminal escaped from the tow-. t
r. The only excuse, uttered in woe- t
egone tone, was that the prison had p
Lot been constructed or manned for a
uch clever scoundrels as Yankees
;ood name for audacity. S
The full story of the daring break I
or liberty fiashed from lip to lip dur- t.
ng the day, and It was known all over t
he water swept city before noon. o
aron Dangloss himself had gone to
he prisoner's cell early in the morning, I
aystified by the continued absence of p
he guard. The door was locked, but J
rom within came groans and cries.
Llarmed at once, the captain procured a
uplicate keys and erntered the cell. ~
'here he found the helpless, blood coy
red Ogb'ot, bound hand and foot and C
Imost dead from loss of blood. The
1othes of the American were on the a
Loor, while his own were missing, gone
rith the prisoner.
Ogot as soon as he was able related C
1s experience of the night before. It C
vas while making his rounds at mid- a
ight that he heard moans from the
ell. Animated by a feeling of pity, he C
>pened the slab door Lnd asked if he ~
vere ill. The wretched American was C
ying on the bed, apparently suffering. ~
le said something which the guard S
tould not understand, but which he ~
ook to be a plea for assistance. Not
suspecting a trick, the kindly guard
mlocked the second door and stepped
: the bedside only to have the sick
man rise suddenly and deal him a
reacherous blow over the head with
he heavy stool he had secreted behind I
ilm. Ogbot knew nothing of what fol
owed, so effective was the blow. When
u regained consciousness, he was ly
ng on the bed just as the captain had
ond him. The poor fellow, over
helmed by the enormity of his mis- I
:ake, begged Dangloss to shoot him at
nmee. Bu-: Dangloss had him conveyed
:o the hospital ward and tenderly cared
Three guards in one of the offices
;aw a man whom they supposed to be
)gbot pass from the prison shortly aft
r 12, and the mortflaed chief admitted
hat some one had gone through his
rivate apartment. As the prisoner
iad taken Ogbot's keys, he experi
meed little difficulty in getting outside 1
e gates. But, vowed Dangloss storm- I
ly, he should be recaptured if It re
ulred thd efforts of all the nolicemen I
n Edelweiss. The chagrin of the grim I
>ld captain, who had never lost a pris- I
mecr, was pitiful to behold.
The forenoon was half over before I
E~arry Anguish heard of his friend's I
scape. To say that he was paralyzed I
would be putting it much too mild-ly. I
[here Is no language that can ade
uately describe his sensations. F'or
;etting his bodyguard, he tore down I
:he street toward the prison, wild with
xiety and doubt. He met Baron Dan-i
;loss, tired and worn, near the gate,
at the old officer could teil him noth
ng except what he had learned from
"Oh, I beg pardon!"
)gbot. Of one thing there could be no
.oubt-Lorry was gone. Not knowing
,here to turn or what to do, Anguish
aced off to the castle, his bodyguard
aving located him in the meantime.
le was more in need of their protec
[on than ever.
At the castle gates he encountered a
arty of raving Axphainians, crazed
-ith anger over the flight of the man
rhose life they had thirsted for so
venously. Had he been unprotected
ngulsh would have fared badly at
eiir hands, for they were outspoken
i their assertions that he had aided
orry in the escape. One fiery little
allow cast a glove In the American's
ice and expected a challenge. An
uish snapped his fingers and sarcas
cally invited the insulter to meet him
ext winter in a battle with snowballs,
pon which the aggressor blasphexle(
i three languages and S0 gestures.
.nguish and his men passed inside the
ates, which bad been barred to the
thers, and struck out rapidly for the
-Ihe Princess Yetive was sleeping
Dundly, peacefully, with a smile on
er lips, when her prime minister sent
a excited attendant to Inform her of
ae prisoner's escape. She sat up in
ed, and, with her hands clasped about
er knees, sleepily announced that she
-ould receive him after her coffee was
arved. Then she summoned her maids.
Her uncle and aunt, the Countess
lagmar (whose merry brown eyes
-ere so full of pretended dismay that
ae princess could scarcely restrain a
mile), and Gaspon, the minister of
nance, were awaiting her appearance.
he heard the count's story of the es
ape, marveled at the prisoner's au
acity and firmly announced that ev
rything possible should be done to ap
rehend him. With a perplexed frown
a her brow and a dubious twist to her
"I suppose I must offer a reward?"
"Certainly!" exclaimed her uncle.
"About 50 gavvos, uncle?"
"Fifty!" cried the two men, aghast
"Isn't that enough?"
"For the murderer of a prince?" de
ianded Gaspon. "It would be absurd,
our highness. He is a most Important
"Quite so. He is a most important
erson. I think I'll offer 5,000 gavvos."
"More like it. He is worth that, at
mst," agreed Uncle Caspar.
"Beyond a doubt," sanctioned Gas
"I am glad you do not consider me
travagant," she said demurely. "You
iay have the placards printed at once,"
e went on, addressing the treasurer.
Say that a reward of 5,000 gavvoV
-111 be paid to the person who delivers
renfall Lorry to me."
"Would it not be better to say 'de
vers Grenfall Lorry to the tower?'"
"You may say 'to the undersigned'
nd sign my name," she said reflective
"Very well, your highness. They
all be struck off this morning."
"In large type, Gaspon. You must
atch him if you can," she added. "He
; a very dangerous man, and royalty
eeds protection." With this wise llt
f caution she dismissed the subject
nd began to talk of the storm.
As the tivo young plotters were has
aing up the stairs later on an at
mdant approached and Informed the
rincess that Mr. Anguish requested an
"Conduct him to my boudoir," she
aid, her eyes sparkling with triumph.
n the seclusion of the boudolr~she and
Le countess laughed like children over
Le reward that had been so soleinnly
"~Five thousand gavvos!" cried Dag
lar, leaning back in her chair to em
hasize the delight she felt. "What a
Tap, tap, came a knock on the door,
nd in the same instant It flew open,
or Mr. Anguish was in a hurry. As
e plunged into their presence a pair
f heels found the floor spasmodically.
"Oh, I beg pardon!" he gasped as If
bout to fly'. "May I come In?"
"Not unless you go outside. You
re already in, It seems," said the pri
ess, advancing to meet him. The
ountess was very still and sedate. "I
m so glad you have come."
"Heard' about Lorry? The fool is
ut and gone!" he cried, unable to re
train himself. Without a word she
iagged him to the divan, and, be
ween them, he soon had the whole
tory poured into his ears, the princess
n one side, the countess on the other.
"You are a wonder!" he exclaimed
then all the facts were known to him.
e executed a little dance of approval,
ntirely out cof place In the boudoir of
princess, but very much in touch
rith prevailing sentiment. "But what's
o become of me?' he asked after cool
ng down. "I have no excuse for re
naining in draustark, and I don't like
o leave him here either."
"Oh, I have made plans for you,"
aid she. "You are to be held as hos
"I thought of your 17redicament last
ilght, and here Is the solution: This
-ry day I shall Issue an order forbid
ling you the right to leave Edelweiss.
ou will not be In prison, but your ev
y movement is to be watched. A
trong guard will have you under sur
eillance, and any attempt to escape or
o communicate with your friend will
esult in your confinement and his de
:ection. In this way you may stay
lere until the time comes to fly. The
Lxphain people must be satisfied, you
Enow. Your freedom will not be dis
urbed. You may come and go as you
ike, but you are ostensibly a prisoner.
3y detaining you forcibly we gain a
>oint, for you are needed here. There
s no other way in which you can ex
>lain a continued presence in Graui
tark. Is not my plan a good one?'
"It is beyond comparison," he said,
-ising and bowing low. "So shrewd Is
his plan that you make me a hostage
'orever. I shall not escape Its memory
f I live to be a thousand."
At parting she said seriously:
"A great deal depends on your dis
Tetion, Mr. Anguish. My guards will
vatch your every action, for they are
iot in the secret-excepting Quinnox
Ld any attempt on your part to coin
nunicate with Grenfall Lorry will be
"Trust me, your highness. I have
ad much instruction in wisdom to
"I hope we shall see you often," she
"Daily - as a hostage," he replied,
;lancing toward the countess.
"That means until the other man Is
!aptured," said the young lady saucily.
As he left the castle he gazed at the
Listant building in the sky and won
tered how It had ever been approached
n a carriage. She had not told4 hi
hat Allode drove for miles over wind
ngg oads that led to the mon'astery Op
g entler slope from the rear.
The next afternoon Edelweiss thrilled
vilth a new excitement. Prince Bola
oz of Aphain, mad with grief and
age, came thundering into the city
rith his court at his heels. His wrath
6rnaco when ne rena tue rewara pla
ard in the uplands. Not until then did
ie know that the murderer had es
aped and that vengeance might be de
After viewing the body of Lorenz as
t lay in the sarcophagus of the royal
>alace, where it had been borne at the
ommand of the Princess Yetive, he de
nanded audience with his son's be
rothed, and it was with fear that she
)repared for the trying ordeal, an in
:erview with the grief crazed old man.
rhe castle was in a furore. Its halls
soon thronged with diplomatists and
here was an ugly sense of trouble in
the air, suggestive of the explosion
vhich follows the igniting of a powder
The slim, pale faced princess met the
)urly old ruler in the grand council
hamber. He and his nobles had been
oept waiting but a short time. Within
i very few minutes after they had been
onducted to the chamber by Count
Ealfont and other dignitaries the fair
-uler came into the room and advanced
)etween the bowing lines of courtiers
:o the spot where sat the man who held
Iraustark in his grasp.
Bolaroz arose as she drew near, his
aunt face black and unfriendly. She
tended her hand graciously,-and he,
L prince for all his wrath, touched his
embling lips to its white, smooth
"I come in grief and sadness to your
:ourt, most glorious Yetive. My bur
len of sorrow is greater than I can
ear," he said hoarsely.
"Would that I could give you conso
Gi-on,". she said, sitting in the chair
:eserve'for her use at council gather
ngs. "Alas, it grieves me that I can
>ffer nothing more than words." Tru
y she pitied him in his bereavement.
Bolaroz said that he had heard of
he murderer's escape and asked what
ffort was being made to recapture
ilm. Yetive related all that had hap
ened, expressing humiliation over the
'act that her officers had been unable
:o accomplish anything, adding that
;he did not believe the fugitive could
et away from Graustark safely with
)ut her knowledge. The old prince
as working himself back into the vio
ent rage that had been temporarily
subdued, and at last broke out in a
rlcious denunciation of the careless
iess that had allowed the man to es
:ape. He first insisted that Dangloss
Lnd his incompetent assistants be
.brown into prison for life or executed
or criminal negligence; then he de
nanded the life of Harry Anguish as
in aider and abettor in the flight of
:he murderer. In both cases the prin
ess firmly refused to take the action
lemanded. Then she acquainted him
vith her intention to detain Anguish
is hostage and to have his every ac
ion watched in the hope that a clew to
he whereabouts of the* fugitive might
>e dtscovered, providing, of course,
hat the friend knew anything at all
tbout the matter. The Duke of Miz
ox and others loudly joined in the cry
'or Anguish's arrest, but she bravely
3eld out against them and in the end
urtly informed them that the Amerl
an, whom she believed to be innocent
)f all complicity in the escape, should
>e subjectqd to no indignity other than
letention in the alty under guard, as
,he had ordered.
"I Insist that this man be cast into
nison at once," snarled the white lip~
"You are not at liberty to command
n Graustark, Prince Bolaroz," she said
slowly and distinctly. "I am ruler
Bolaroz gasped and was speechless
'or some seconds.
"You shall not be ruler long, madam,'
ue said malevolently, signb~cantly.
"But I am ruler now, and, as such, I
isk your hghness to withdraw from
fy castle. I did not know that I was
: submit to these threats and insults
> I should not have been kind enough
: grant yonx an audience, prince though
rou are. When I came to this room; it
vas to give you my deepest sympathy
md to-receive yours, not to be insulted.
Eou have lost a son, I my betrothed.
t ill- becomes you, Prince Bolaroz, to
rent your vindictiveness upon me. My
nen are doing all in their power to
~apture the man who has so unfortu
ately escaped from our clutches, and
shall not allow you or any one else tc
lictate the manner in which we are to
roceed" She uttered these words
~utngy and at their conclusion arose
:o leave the room.
Bolaroz heard her through in surprise
mnd with conflicting emotions. There
v'as no mistaking her indignation, so
le deemed it policy to bottle his wrath,
)verlook the most off e rebuke.his
ranity had ever recev~ and submit
: what was evidently a just decision.
"Stay, your highness. I submit to
our proposition regarding the other
tranger, although I doubt its wisdom.
here is but one in whom I am really
nterested-the one who killed my son.
?here is to be no cessation in the effort
to find him, I am to understand. I
20W have a proposition. With me are
300 of my bravest soldiers. I offer
tiem to you in order that you may bet
:er prosecute the search. They will re
naIn here, and you may use them in
any way you see fit The Duke of Miz
rox will linger In Edelweiss, and with
bim you and yours may always confer.
He also is at your command. This man
must be retaken. I swear by all that
s above and below me he shall be
found If I hunt the world over to ac~
complish that end. He shall not es~
cape my vengeance!
"And hark you to this: On the 20th of
next month I shall demand payment of
the debt due Axphalin. So deeply is
my heart set on the death of this Gren.
tall Lorry that I agree now, before all
these friends of ours, that If he be cap
tured and executed in my presence be.
fore the 20th of November Graustark
shall be granted the extension of time
that would have obtained In the event
f your espousal with the man he kill.
ad. You hear this offer, all? It Is
bound by my sacred word of honor.
Eis death before the 20th gives Grau
stark ten years of grace. If~ he'is still
at large, I shall claim my own. This
yff er, I believe, most gracious Yetive,
will greatly encourage~ your people In
the effort to capture th~e man we seek."
The princess heard the remarkable
proposition with face deathly pale,
beart scarcely beating. Again was the
ity to Graustark thrust cruelly upon
ter. She could save the one only by
racrificing the other.
"We will do all in our power to-to
prove ourselves grateful for your mag.
annimous offer," she said. As she pass
d from the room, followed by her un
:le, she heard the Increasing buzz of
xcitement on all sides, the unrestrain
d expressions of amazement and re
tef from her own subjects, the patron
4ng comments of the visitors-al]
:onspirng to sound her doom. Which
vay was she to turn In order to escape
"We must catch this man, Yetive,"
said Halfont on the stairway. "There
[s no alternative."
"Except our inability to do so," she
murmured. In that moment she deter
mined that Grenfall Lorry should nev
penalty to pay.
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
The Passions and Health.
"The passions' effect on the health is
not sufficiently regarded," says a phy
sician in the Philadelphia Record.
"The passion which is best for the
health is avarice. It keeps one cool,
encourages regular and industrious
habits, leads to abstemiousness and
makes against all excess. And hence
the avaricious, the misers, live to a
great age. The misers of history were
all noted for their longevity. Rage Is
very bad for one. The passirn causes
an irregular, intermittent beating. of
the heart, and the internittency in
time may become chronic. Hatred cre
ates fever. If we hate, we grow lean.
This hot passion eats us like a flame.
Fear is bad for the nerves, the heart
and the brain, and therefore we should
never permit durselves to be afraid.
But the strangest effects of all have
been caused by the passion of grief.
The medical books record cases where,
coming suddenly in a violent shock, it
has caused a loss of blood from the
lungs In one person, paralysis of the
tongue in another and a failure of sight
or temporary blindness in a third."
"Three Sheets In the Wind."
"What was the origin of the phrase
for drunkenness, 'three sheets in the
wind?'" a landsmanl'ced a sailor the
other day. "Well," said the sailor, 'll
explain that matter to you. The two
lower corners of a ship's sail- are -held
taut by two ropes, one called a tack
and another called a sheet. The tack
is always kept very tight, but the sheet
Is loosened according to the wind, and
the looser the sheet is the more freely
the sail swings. If the sail Is quite
free, its sheet Is said to be 'in the
wind.' Now, suppose that all three of
a ship's sails were quite free. They
would then fly about .very crazily, and
the ship would wabble. The course of
the ship would be a zigzag one, and the
reason for this would be that she had
'three sheets in the wind.' That, I
guess, is why a man, when he zigzags
in his course, is said to be 'three sheets
in the wind' also."-Philadelphia Ree
An Irish DueL
The annals of the Emerald Isle bris
tle with incidents of dueling in which
Irish humor, If not at all times Irish
bravery, is conspicuous. On one oc
casion Sir Jonah Barrington fought a
duel with a barrister named McNally.
The latter had one leg sborter than the
other and because it wi-s habit
when In a hurry to take two thumping
steps with the short leg to bring u :he
space made by the long one he was
nicknamed "One Pound Two." McNal
ly could get no one of his bar to fight
him, and so he challenged Barrington,
who good naturedly exchanged shots -
in the Phcenix park.
The baronet hit his opponent in the
braces, then called the "gallows," and
feared he had killed him. When the
result was made known, one of the
seconds shouted, "Mac, you are the
only rogue I ever knew who was saved
by the gallows."
Slaughter House Byproduets.
Some of the uses of byproducts of
slaughtered animals: The blood is used
for the production of albumen, the
bones for knife handles, toothbrush
handles, chessmen, etc.; the horns for
combs, backs of brushes, large buttons,
etc.; the hoofs for buttons, ornaments
and fertilizers. Neat's foot oil, extract
ed from the feet, has a high commer
ecal value. The fat is used for glycer- -
In and butterin. Gelatin, glue, pep
sin and other articles .are obtained
from slaughtered cattle and sheep.
The- value of such articles made every
year represents many milions of do!
Children and Growth.
The year of greatest growth in boys
is the seventeenth; in girls, the four
teenth. While girls reach full height
in their fifteenth year, they acquire full
weight at the age of twenty. Boys are
stronger than girls from birth to the
eleventh year; then girls become supe
rior-physically to the seventeenth year,
when the tables ai-e again turned and
remain so. From November to April
children grow very little and gain no
weight; from April to July they gain
in height, but lose in weight, and from
July to November they increase greatly
in weight, but not in. height
Meanings of severul lNmes.
Asia means morning or east; Europe,
evening or west; Australia means lying
to or in the south; hence we may con
sider that these names mean eastern
land, western land and southern land.
Asia is a Greek word; Europe is a He
brew word; Australia is a Latin word.
The origin of the word Africa is uncer
tain. Some conjecture that It Is a Se
mitic word meaning "Land of Wander-,
Miss Speitz-Of course, no one could
truthfully speak of her as pretty.
Mr. Lovett - Well-er-perhaps not,
but she has .such a quiet, unaffected
Miss Speltz-Yes, but it has taken
her several years to acquire it-Phila
Asking a Good Deazl.
"How about the rent of this house of
yours, Flitter? Doesn't the landl.ord.
ask a good deal for It?"
Flitter-Yes; he often asks five and
six times a month for it-New Yorker.
Miss Charcoal-i tell yo', MIz' John
sing, dese heah patent medicines hain't
ne 'count at all. I'ze been usin' dis.
'. balm face bleach fo' a yeah now,
: it 'fected me none.-Exchange.
Jones-Does he love her still?
Johnson-No; her father keeps him
on the jump all the time.-Kansas City
"What ad~ awful voice that man's
got!" said the manager, who was lis
tening to the throaty tenor.
"Call that a voice?"' said his friend.
"It's a diseasel"-Punch.
The same Thing.
A New York paper asks, "Will man
Don't most of them get niarried?
Askington2-She has a rich husband,
Teller-Yes, and at the same time a
mighty poor one.-Smart Set
His Fool Pursuit.
"Are you following the races?"
"Yes, and if I ever catch up to them
I'll quit."-Princtonl Tiger.
The respect of the common people is
the highest reward a man can reap In