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TIE tableau lasted but a moment
Gabriel advanced a few steps
his eyes gleaming with jeal
ousy and triumph. Before bin
stood the petrified lovers caught red
Z handed. Through her dazed brair
1 struggled the conviction that he couk
: nevertscape. Through his ran the mis
:1- erable realization that he had ruine
0 her forever. Gabriel of all men!
I arrive inopportunely," he said
harshly, the veins standing out on his
neck and temples. "Do I intrude? I
was not aware that you expected two
your highness." There was no mistak
ing his meaning. He viciously soughi
to convey the impression that he was
there by appointment, a clandestine
visitor in her apartments at midnight.
"What do you mean by coming to my
apartment at this hours" she stam
Smered, trying to rescue dignity from
the chaos of emotions. Lorry was
standing slightly to the right and sev
eral feet behind her. He understood
the prince and quickly sought to inter
pose with the hope that he might shield
her from the sting.
r "She did not expect me, sir," he said
p and a menacing gleam came to his
eyes. His pistol was in his hand. Ga
e briel saw it. but the staring princess
did not. She could not take her eyes
from the face of the intruder, "Now
may I ask you why you nre here?"a
Gabriel's wit saved him from death
He saw that he could not pursue the
h course he had begun, for there was
murder in the American's eye. Like a
fox, he swerved and, with a servile
promise of submission in his glance
d "I thought you were here, my fine
fellow, and I came to satisfy myself
1Now, sir, may I ask why you are
y here?" His fingers twitched and his
eyes were glassy with the malevolenec
he was subduing.
"I am here as a prisoner," said Lorry
boldly. Gabriel laughed derisively.
7 "And how often have you come here
in this manner as a prisoner? Midnighi
and alone in the apartments of thc
princess. the guard dismissed! A pris
oner. eh? Ha, what a prison!"
"Stop!" cried Lorry, white to the lips.
The princess was beginning to under
stand. Her eyes grew wide with horm
ror, her figure straightened imperious
ly and the white in her cheeks gave
way to the red of insulted virtue.
"I see it all! You have not been out
side this castle since you left the pris
on. A pretty scheme! You could not
marry him, could you, eh? He is not a
prince! But you could bring him here
and hide him where no one would
dare to think of looking for him-in
With a snarl of rage Lorry' sprang
upon him, cutting short the sentence
that would have gone through her like
the keenest knife blade.
"Liar! Dog! I'll kill you for that:"
he cried, but before he could clutch the
prince's throat Yetive had frantically
seized his arm.
"Not that!" she shrieked- "Do not
kill him! There must he no murder
He reluctantly hurled Gabriel from
him, the prince tottering to his knees
in the effort to keep from falling. She
had saved her mnaligner's life, but cour
age deserted her with the act. Help
lessly she looked into the blazing eyes
of her lover and faltered:
"I-I do not krsow what to say or do.
My brain is brursting!"
I"Courage, courage!" he whispered
- "You shall pay for this," shrieked~
Gabriel. "If you are not a prisoner you
shall be. There'll be scandal enough in
Graustark tomorrow to start a volcano
- of wrath from the royal tombs wherc
lie her fathers. I'll see that you are a
prisoner!" He started for the door, hut
Lorry's pistol was leveled at his head.
"If you move, I'll kill you!"
"The world will understand how and
why I fell by your hand atnd in this
room. Shoot!" he cried triumphantly.
Lorry's hand trembled, and his eyes
fille'd with the tears of impotent rage.
The prince held the higher card.
A face suddenly appeared at the door,
which had been stealthily opened from
L without. Captain Quinnox glided into
the room behind the prince and gently
closed the door, unnoticed by the gloat
"A prisoner?" sneered Gabriel.
"Wher'e is your captor, pray?"
"Here!" answered a voice at his back
- The prince wheeled and found himsell
looking at the stalwart form of thc
captain of the guard..- "I am surely
2 privileged to speak now, your high
ness," he went on, addressing the prin
"How came you here?" gasped Ga
"I brought my prisoner here. WherE
should I be if not here to guard him?"
"When-when did you enter this
"An hour ago."
"You were not here when I came!"
"I have been standing on this spol
for an hour. You have been very muel
excited, I'll agree, but it is strange yot
did not see me," lied Quinnox.
Gabriel looked about helplessly, non
"You were here when I came in?" hE
"Ask her royafighness," command
ed the captain, smiling.
"Captain Quinnox brought the pris
toner to me an ho'ur ago," she said me
e "It is a lie!" cried Gabriel. "lie wa
not here when I entered!"
The captain of the guard laid
heavy hand on the shoulder of th4
prince and said threateningly:
"I was here, and I am here. Ilave
care how you speak. Were I to'do righ
I should shoot you like a dog. Tot
*came like a thief, you insult the rule>
of my land. I have borne it all becaust
eyou are a prince, but have a care--havt
a care. I may forget myself and teal
out your black heart with these hands
One word from her royal highness will
t be your death warrjnt."
lie looked inquirin;:y at the princess
aas if anxious to put the dan:erous wit
Lness where lhe could tell no( tales. She
shook her heand, hut didl not speak.
Lorry re:alized that thec time ha~d comec
for himn to assert hisef. Assumn
"My pleading has been in vain. then,
your highness. I have sworn to you
Iou iaveala 1 an naveTrair trial'
That is all you can offer?"
"That is all." she said shrilly, hr
nind gradually grasping his meaning.
"You will not punish the poor peo
ple who secreted me in theitihouse for
weeks. for they are convinced of my
innocence. Your captain here, whc
found me in their house tonight, can
also speak well of them. I have only
this request to make in return for whit
little service I may have given you:
Forgive the old people who befriended
me. I am ready to go to the tower at
Gabriel heard this speech with a
skeptical smil" on his face.
"I am'no fool," he said simply. "Cap
tain," shrewdly turning to Quinnox,
"if he is your prisoner, why do you
permit him to retain his revolver?"
The conspirators were taken by sur
prise, but Lorry had found his wits.
"It is folly, your highness, to allow
this gentleman and conquering prince
to cross examine you. I am a prisoner,
and that is the end of it. What odd
is it to the Prince of Dawsbergen how
and where I was caught or why you
officer brought me to youy'
"You were ordered from my house
once today, yet you come again like a
conqueror. I should not spare you,
You deserve to lose your life for the ac
tions of tonight. Captain Quinnox, wil]
you kill him if I ask you to end hi
Iwretched life?" Yetive's eyes wer
blazing with wrath, beneath whicl
gleamed a hope that he could be fright
ened into silence.
"Willingly-willingly!" cried QuIn
nox. "Now, your highness? 'Twere
better in the hall!"
"For God's sake, do not murder me
Let me go!" cringed the prince.
"I do not mer.n that you should kill
him now, Quinnox, but I instruct you
to do so it he puts foot inside these
walls again. Do you understand?"
"Yes, your highness."
"Then you will place this prisoner it
the castle dungeon until tomorro%
morning, when he is to be taken to the
tower. Prince Gabriel may accompa
ny you to the dungeon cell If he likes,
after which you will escort him to the
gates. If he enters them again, you are
I to kill him. Take them both away!"
"Your highness, I must ask you tc
write a pardon for the good people it
whose house the prisoner was found,'
suggested Quinnox, shrewdly seeing
chance for communication unsuspected
by the prince.
"A moment, your highness;" said the
prince, who had recovered himsell
cleverly. "I appreciate your position. I
have made a serious charge, and I no'
have a fair proposition to suggest tc
you. If this man is not produced to
morrow morning, I take it for granted
that I am liberty to tell all that has
happened in thi.s room tonight. If he is
produced, I shall kneel and beg your
The princess turned paler than ever
and knew not how she kept from fall
Inlg to the floor. There was a long si
ence following Gabriel's unexpected
but fair suggestion.
"That is very fair, your highness,'
said Lorry. "There is no reason why:]
should not be a prisoner tomorrow.]
don't see how I can hope to escape thi
inevitable. Your dungeon is strong
and I have given my word of honor tc
the captain that I shall make no fur
ther effort to evade the law."
"I agree," murmured the princess
ready to faint under the strain.
"I must see him delivered1 to Princi
Bolaroz," added Gabriel mercilessly.
"To Bolaroz," she repeated. 7
"Your highness, the pardon for th<
poor old people," reminded Quinnox
deed It semdatog _eahwr
upon her. Quinnox followed and beni
near her ear. "Do not be alarmed," hi
whispered. "No one knows of Mr. Lor
ry's presence here save the prince, and
'if he dares to accuse you before Bola
roz our people will tear him to pieces
No one will believe him."
"You-you can save him, then?' shi
"If he will permit me to do so. Writt
to him what you will, your highness
and he shall have the message. BC
brave, and all will go well. Writ<
quickly. This Is supposed to be th'
She wrote feverishly, a thousanc
thouhts 'arising for every one that shi
was abfle to transfer to the paper
When she had finished the hope in.
spired serawl. she arose and with a
gracious smile handed to the waiting
secreted the fugitive.
" graint forgiv~eness to them gladly.'
"I thank you."~ said L~orr'y, bowing
"Mr. Lorry. I regret the dillienity in
which youp tind yourself. It wa cni my
Iaccount..too. I am11 told. Bec you guilty
or innocent, you are miy frien,1. may pro
tector. 'May GSod he good to you." S~he
gave him~ her bamd calmly. steadily, as
if she were biestowinig favor upon a'
suect. Ihe kissed the haind gravely.
"Forgive mei for tresassig on your
goodl nature'C tonijrbt. your highness.'
"Thle .5.000 gavos' shall be yours to
morrow. Captain Quinnox," she said
graciously. "Youj have done your duty
well." The f'aithful captaini bowed
Ideep and low and a weight was lifted
"Gri.lemen, the door," lhe saidl, and
..: a. - erahC trio left the room.
She~cflosed-the--door lia-todd -ike- a
statue until their footsteps died away
in the distance. As one in a daze she
sat at the desk till the dawn. Grenfall
Lorry's revolver lying before her.
Through the halls, down the stairs
and into the clammy dungeon strode
the silent trio. But before Lorry step
peJ inside the cell Gabriel asked a
question that had been troubling him
for many minutes.
"I am afraid I have-ah-misjudged
her"- nuttered Gabriel, now con
vinced that lie had committed himself
"You will find she has not misjudged
you." said the prisoner grimly. "Can't
I have a candle in here, captain?"
"You may keep this lantern," said
Quinnox. stepping inside the narrow
cell. As he placed the lantern on the
floor lie whispered: "I will return in an
hour. Read thlis" Lorry's hand closed
over the bit of perfumed paper.
The prince was now inside the cell,
peering about curiously, even timorous
ly. "By the way, your highness, how
would you enjoy living in a hole like
this all your life?"
"Horrible!" said Gabriel, shuddering
like a leaf.
"Then take my advice-don't commit
any murders. Hire some one else."
The two men eyed each other stead
ily for a moment or two. Then the
prince looked out of the cell, a mad de
sire to fly from some dreadful, unseen
horror coming over him.
Quinnox locked the door and, striking
a match, bade his highness precede
him up the stone steps.
In the cell the prisoner read and re
read the incoherent message from Ye
It is the only way. Quinnox will assist
you to escape tonight. Go, I implore you;
as you love me, go. Your life is more than
all to me. Gabriel's story will not be en
tertained. and he can have no proof. le
will be torn to pieces, Quinnox says. Do
not think of me. but save yourself. I
would lose everything to save you.
le smiled sadly as he burned the
"pardon." The concluding sentences
swept away t-he last thought he might
have had of leaving her to bear the
consequences. "Do not think of me, but
save yourself. I would lose everything
to save you." He leaned against the
stone wall and shook his head slowly,
the smile still on his lips.
"BECArsE I TLo'E IM.
HE next morning Edelweiss was
astir early. Great throngs of
people flocked the streets long
before the hcur set for the
signing of the decree that was to di
vide the north from the south. The
whole nation, it seemed, stood before
the walls awaiting with bated breath
and dismal faces the announcement
that Yetive had deeded to Bolaroz the
lands and lives of half of her subjects.
Shortly before 0 o'clock Harry An
guish, with his guard of six, rode up to
the castle. Captain Dangloss was be
side him on his gray charger. They
had scarcely passed inside the gates
when a cavalcade of niounted men
came riding up the avenue from the
Hotel Regengetz. Then the howling,
the hissing, the hooting began. Male
dictions were hurled at the heads of
Aphain noblemen as they rode be
tween the maddened lines of people.
They smiled sardonically in reply to
the impotent signs of hatred, but they
were glad when the castle gates closed
between them and the vast, despairing
crowd, in which the tempest of revolt
was brewing with unmistakable ener
Prince Bolaroz, the Duke of Mizrox
and the ministers were already in the
castle and had been there since the
previous afternoon. In the royal pal
ace the excitement was intense, but it
was of the subdued kind that strains
the nerves to the point where control
When the attendants went to the
bedhamber of the princess at 7 o'clock,
as was their wont, they found, to their
surprise, no one standing guard.
The princess was not in her cham
ber, nor had she been there during the
night. The bed was undisturbed. *In
some alarm the two women ran to her
parlor, then to the boudoir. Here they
found her asleep on the divan, attired
in the gown she had worn since the
evening before, now crumpled and
creased, the proof positive of a rest
less, miserable night.
Her first act after awakening and
untangling the meshes in her throb
bing, uncomprehending brain was to.
send for Quinnox. She could scarcely
wait for his appearance and the assur
ance that Lorry was safely out of dan
ger. T~he footman who had been sent
to fetch the captain was a long time in
returning. She was dressed in her
breakfast gown long before he came in
with the repor: that the captain was
nowhere to be found. Her heart gave
a great throb of joy. She alone could
explain his absence. To her it meant
but one thing-Lorry's flight from the
castle. Where else could Quinnox be
except with the fugitife, perhaps once
more inside St. Valentine's?
Preparations began at once for the
eventful transaction in the throneroom.
The splendor of two courts was to
shine in rivalry. Ten o'clock was the
hour set for the meeting of the two
rulers, the victor, and the victim. Her
nobles and her' ladies, her ministers.
her guards and har lackeys mnoved
about In the halls, dreading the hour,
brushing against the hated Aiphain
guests. In one of the small waiting
rooms sat the Count and Countess Hal
font, the latter in tears. The young
Countess Dagmcar stood at a window
with Harry Anguish. The latter was
flushed and nervous~ and acted like a
man who expects that which is unex
pected by others. With a strange con
fidence in his voice, he sought to cheer
hs depressed friends, but the cheerful
ness was not contagious. The sombre
ness of a burial hung over the castle.
Half an hour before the time set for
the meeting in the throneroom Yetive
sent for her uncle, her aunt and Dag
mar. As Anguish and the latter fol
lowed, the girl turned her sad, puzzled
leyes up to the face of the tall Amer
ic aind said:
"Are you rejoicir g over our misfor
tune? You do not show a particle of
regret. Do you forget that we are sac
riiing a great deal to save the life of
your friend? I do not understand how
you can be so heartless."
"I think I can explain satisfactorily
when I have xiore time," he said soft
ly In her ear, and, although she tried,
she could Iind no words to continue.
He left her at the head of the stairs
and did not see her again until she
passed him in the throncroom. Then
she was pale and brave and trembling.
Prince IRolar'oz and his nobles stood
to the rIght of the throne, the Grau
stark men and women of degree to the
left, while near the door on both sides
were to be seen :he leading military
mcn of both principalities. Near the
Duke of Mizrox was stationed the fig
ure of Gabriel, prince of Dawsbergenl.
Ie had come, with a half dozen follow
,ers, among a crowd of unsuspecting
Aphainans, and had taken his posi
tion near the throne. Anguish entered
with Baron Dangloss, and they stood
together .ear +te doo ayen the latter
w ete- ithah he lad ever1eenn 111s
Then came the hush of expectancy.
The doors swung open, the curtains
parted and the princess entered.
She was supported b.1 the arm of her
tall uncle, Caspar of Halfont Pages
carried the train of her dress, a jew
eled gown of black. As she advanced
to the throne, calm and stately, those
assembled bent knee to the fairest wo
man the eye ever had'looked upon.
The calm, proud exterior hid the
most unhappy of hearts. The resolute
courage with which her spirit had been
braced for the occasion was remarka
ble in more ways than one. Among
other inspirations behind the valiant
show was the bravery of a guilty con
science. IHer composure sustained a
shock when she passed Allode at the
door. That faithful, heartbroken serv
itor looked at her face with pleading,
horror struck eyes, as much as to say:
"Are you going to destroy Graustark
for the sake of that murderer? Have
pity on us-have pity!"
Before taking her seat on the throne
she swept the thrilled assemblage with
her wide blue eyes. There were shad
ows beneath them, and there were
wells of tears behind them. As she
looked upon the little knot of white
faced northern barons her knees trem
bled and her heart gave a fresh throb
of pity. Still the face was resolute.
Then she saw Anguish and the iuffer
Ing Dangloss, then the accusing, mer
ciless eyes of Gabriel. At sight of him
she started violently, and an icy fear
crept into her soul. Instinctively she
searched the gorgeous company for
the captain of the guard. Her stanch
est ally was not there. Was she to
hear the condemning wsrds alone?
Would the people do as Quinnox had
prophesied, or would they believe Ga
briel and curse her?
She sank into the great chair and sat
with staring, helpless eyes, deserted
At last the whirling brain ended its
ffight and settled down to the issue
first at hand-the transaction with Bo
laroz. Summoning all her self control,
"You are come, most noble Bolaroz,
to draw from us the price of our de
feat. We are loyal to our compact, as
you are to yours, sire, yet in the pres
ence of my people and in the name of
mercy and justice I ask you to grant
us respite. You are rich and power
ful, we despoiled and struggling be
neath a weight we can lift and dis
place if given a few short years in
which to grow and gather strength. At
this last hour in the fifteen years of
ur indebtedness I sue in supplication
for the leniency that you can so well
xecord. It is on the advice of my coun
selors that I put away personal pride
and national dignity to make this re
quest, trusting to your goodhess of
heart. If you will not hearken to our
petition for a renewal of negotiations,
there is but one course open to Grau
stark. We can and will pay our debt
Bolaroz stood before her, dark and
uncompromising. She saw the futility
of her plea. q
"I have not forgotten, most noble pe
titioner, that you are ruler here, not I;
therefore I am in no way responsible
for the conditions which confront you
except that I am an honest creditor
come for his honest dues. This is the
20th of November. You have had fif
teen years to accumulate enough to
meet the requirements of this day.
Should I suffer for your faults? There
s in the treaty a provision which ap
plies to an emergency of this kind.
Your inability to liquidate in gold does
not prevent the payment of this honest
debt in land, as provided for in the
sixth clause of the agreement, 'All that
part of Graustark north of a line drawn
directly from east to west between the
provinees of Ganlook and Doswan, a
ract comprising Doswan.iShellotz, Va
ragan, Oeswald, Scsmai and Gattabat-1
ton.' You have two alternatives, your
highness. Produce- the gold or sign
the decree ceding to Axphain the lands]
stipulated in the treaty. I can grant
no respite." .
"You knew when that treaty was]
framed that we could raise no such 1'
funds In fifteen years," said Halfont,
forgetting himself in his indignation.
aspon and other men present approv
ed his hasty declaration.
"Am I dealing with the Prgecess of
Graustark or with you, sir?" asked Bo
"You are dealing with the people of<
Graustark, and among the poorest, I.
[ will sign the decree. There is noth2
lg to be gained by appealing to you.
The papers, Gaspon, quick! I wouldi
have this transaction finished speed
ily," cried the princess, her cheeks
flushing and her eyes glowing from the1
flames of a burning conscience. The
groan that went np from the northern]
nobles cut her like the slash of a knife.1
"There was one other condition,"]
said Dolaroz hastily, unable to gloat as
he .had expected. "The recapture of
"Ihac th /rvocr-or ihns.
the assassin who slew my son would
have meant much to Graustark. It Is
unfortunate that your police depart
m nent is so Inefficient." Dangloss writh
ed beneath this thrust. Yetive's eyes
went to him for an instant sorrowfully.'
Then they dropped to the fatal docu-1
ment which Gaspon had placed on the
table before her. The lines ran to
gether and were the color or blood.
Unconsciously she took the pen in her
nerveless fingers. A deep sob came1
from the breast of her gray old uncle,
and Gaspon's hand shook like a leaf as
he placed the seal 'of Graustark on the
table, ready for use.
"The assassin's life could have saved 3
you," 'went en Bolaroz, a vengeful <
glare coming to his eyes. I
She looked up and her lips moved as:1
if she would have spoken. No words
came, no breath, it seemed to her. Cast
ing a piteous, hunted glance over the'*
faces before her, she bent forward and
blindly touched the pen to the paper.
The silence was that of death. Before]
she could make the first stroke a harsh
voice, In which there was combined ti
,-pni -ai amazment broke fule still- .
ness like tne clanging or a bell.
"Have you no honor?"
The pen dropped from her fingers as
the expected condemnation came. In
sheer desperation, her eyes flashing
with the intensity of defiant guilt, bit
ter rage welling up against her perse
cutor, she half arose and cried:
"Who uttered those words? Speak!"
"I, Gabriel of Dawsbergen! Where
is the prisoner, madam?" rang out the
"The man is mad!" cried she, sinking
back with a shudder.
"Mad, eh?. Because I do as I did
promise? Behold the queen of per
fidy! Madam, I will be heard. Lorry
is in this castle!" n
"He is mad!" gasped Bolaroz, the a
rst of the stunned spectators to find ti
jls tongue. e
There was a commotion near the N
lor. Voices were heard outside. e:
"You have been duped!" insisted Ga- k
riel, taking several steps toward the n
'hrone. "Your idol is a traitress, a de- a
eiver! I say he is here! She has seen n
1im! Let her sign that decree If she t,
lares! I command you, Yetive of b
araustark, to produce this criminal!" h
The impulse to crush the defiler was 7
:ecked by the sudden appearance of ti
.wo men inside the curtains.
"He is here!" cried a strong voice, f<
md Lorry, breathless and haggard, t<
>ushed through the astonished crowd, m
!ollowed- by Captain Quinnox, upon c
whose ghastly face there were blood n
A shout went up from those assem- e
bled, a shout of joy. The faces of Dan- a
loss and Allode were pictures of as- o
:onishment and, it must be said, relief. t
Earry Anguish staggered, but recover- f
!d himself instantly and turned his 'I
yes toward Gabriel. That worthy's
egs trembled and his jaw dropped.
"I have the prisoner, your highness,"
aid Quinnox in hoarse, discordant b
ones. He stood before the throne with a
2s captive, but dared not look his mis- a:
ress in the face. As they stood there s<
:he story of the night just passed was I.
old by the condition of the two men. y
here had been a struggle for suprem- si
icy In the dungeon, and the prisoner o
ad won. The one had tried to hold 'v.
lhe other to the dungeon's safety after t]
is refusal to leave the castle, and the a
Ather had fought his way to the hails lh
bove. It was then that Quinnox b
ad wit enough to change front and s
rag his prisoner to the place which, b
nost of all, he had wished to avoid. sl
"The prisoner!" shouted.the northern e
aobles, and in an instant the solemn h
roneroom was wild with ekiteinent.
"Do not sign that decree!" cried some
ne from a far corner.
"Here is your man, Prince Bolaroz!"
ried a baron.
"Quinnox has saved us!" shouted an
The princess, white as death and as
notionless, sat bolt upright Si her royal T
"Oh!" she moaned piteously, and,, a
linching her hands, she carried them 9
o her eyes as if to shut out the.sigi4t
he Countess Halfont and DagmAP
an to her side, the latter frantic with 1
Llarm. She knew more than the oth- a
"Are you the fugitive?" cried Bo- r
"I am Grenfall Lorry. Are you Bo- 3
"The father of the man you murder- T
id. Aha, this is rapture!" a
"I have only to say to your highness t
did not kill your son. 1 swear it, so
ielp me Cod!"
"Your highness," cried Bolaroz, step;
>ing to the tihrone, "destroy that de- 0
ree. This brave soldier has saved 0
araustark. In an hour your ministers it
tnd mine will have drawn up a ten %
rears' extension of tIme, in proper d
'orm, to which my signature shall be t<
gladly attached. I have not forgotten a
ny promise." - tl
Yetive straightened suddenly, seized t
:he pen and fiercely began to sign the si
lecree in spite of all and begore those p
hout her fairly realized her intention. s<
orry understood and was the first to c:
~natch the document from her hands. p
i half written Yetive, a blot and a a
ong, spluttering scratch of the pen t]
old how near she had come to signing
way the lands of Graustark, forgetful
> the fact that it could be of no bene
it to the prisoner she loved. - e
"Yetive!" gasped her uncle in horror. c
"She would have signed," cried Gas- n
on in wonder and alarm. 11
"Yes, I would have signed!" she ex- h
i aimed, starting -to her feet, strong
ud defiant. "I could not have saved a
is life, perhifps, but I might have e
aved him from the cruel injustice that e
:hat man's vengeance would have in- a
rented. He is innocent, and I would ti
;ive my kingdom to stay the wrong o
:at will be done."
"What! You defend the dog!" cried
olaroz. '-Seize him, men! I will see
hat justice Is done. It Is no girl he
as to deal with now."t
"Stop!" cried the princess, the' comn- C
mand checking the men. Quinnox
Leaped in front of his charge. "He is d
ny prisoner, and he shall have justice.
Eeep back your soldiery, Prince Bola
oz. It is a girl you have to deal with. y
will say to you all, my people and si
ours, that I believe him to be innocent 2
id that I sincerely regr-et his capture, a,
!ortunate as It may be for ils. He shall
ave a fair and a just trial, and I shall
1o all in my power, Prince. Bolaroz, to
ecure his acquittal." i
"Why do you take this stand, Ye- h
tive? Why have you tried to shield a
tim?" cried the heart broken Halfont. n
She drew herself to her full height, t]
md, sweeping the threatening crowd ti
w'ith a challenge in her eyes, cried, the ri
tones ringing strong and clear above f,
he growing tumult: g
"Because I love him!"
As if by magic the room became sud
"Behold an honest man. I would si
iave saved him at the cost of my hon
>-. Scorn me-if you will, but listen to si
thisi: The man who stands here ac
aused came voluntarily to this castle, b
urrendering himself to Captain Quin
aos that he might, though innocent,
stand between us and disaster. He
was safe from our pursuit, yet return- y
ad, perhaps to his death. For me, for
ou and for Graustark he has done -'
this. Is there a man among you who y
wvould have done as much for his own e
ountry? Yet he does this for a coun
try to which he is stranger. I must
0mmit him to prison once more. But,"
she cried In sudden fierceness, "I prom- I
[se him now, before the trial, a royal
,ardon. Do I make my meaning clear o
o you, Prince Bolaroz?"
The white lips of the old prince could
!rame no reply to this daring speech.
"Be careful what you say, your high
ness!" cried the prisoner hastily. "Ip
nust refuse to accept a pardon at the a
yost of your honor. It is because I love 2j
ou better than my life that I stand j
yere. I cannot allow you and your peo- k~
>u1e to suffer when it Is in my power to y
>revent it. All that I can ask Is fair- rj
aess and justice. I am not guilty, and
od will protect me. Prince Bolaroz, h
call upon you to keep your promise. s]
am not the slayer of your son, but I tl
mm the man you would send to the n
>lock, guilty or innocent." .e;
A ae ha ank the nrinces _ dropped a
ack in the chair, Iner rali cour
-one. A stir near the doorway
Dwed his concluding sentence, and
ther American stepped forward,
ace showing his e;citement.
"Your highness," he said, "I sho
ave spoken sooner. My lips were p,
d and ready to cry out when Pri
rabriel interposed and prevented
igning of the decree. Grenfall Lo
id not kill the young prince. I
roduce the guilty man!"
[TO BE CONTLNUED.]
Few Good Dinner Waiters.
A New York fashionable restaura
ian who was asked why he specin
good "dinner" waiter in his adv<
sement said: "Because all good wa
rs are not necessarily good dint
aiters; quite the contrary. The ter
ley with most waiters, unless ti
now their customer, is to hurry
eial along. They want to make ro<
t the tables for newcomers. M<
in who take all their meals at r
iurants will not object to this
reakfast; In fact, it is rather grati:
ig than otherwise to find a wal
riling to hurry. The same thing
'ue, more or less, with lunch(
-here the restaurant is exclusiv1
)r gentlemen. But very few men 1
) be hurried over their dinner. A
-aiter who knows his business N
)ax his customers gently over t
kcal, course by-course, always rea
t never around when he is not wa
1. Such a man. will get a liberal
nd send customers away with t
pinion that he works in the best r
Lurant in town. But such waiters f
?w and far between.-New Yc
Strength of Animal Scent..
The bird dog man is likely to thi
is favorite has a better nose than a
imal on earth. He can tell you a
mount of stories about birds bet
ented at very long distances; No'w
a covey of chickens winded at %
ards, or, again, a bevy of quail dral
:raight to at seventy-five. There i
ther animals, however, which hc
-onderfully keen noses. For instan
ie sea otter hunters do not dare bu
fire for days at a time on the little
mds of the Pacific ocean frequen1
y those animals because the otter <
mell the fumes from the small
laze a distance of five miles out
ma. It is said of this animal that
n trail a fish under the sea. Mot
ave been known to wind a man at t
iles and make up their minds so Pi
vely about him as to never guit r1
ing under twenty-five.
A White Ant Diet.
A book on the Kongo Free St:
ives this picture of the fondness
:e natives for white ants: "In I
hite ant month the natives have
ery busy ti~ne. The river is desert,
nd men and women, bjA and gi
o out to gather the white ant for fo
cannot say I admire their taste, I
be white ant is not bad as food, me
r very rich. In this month he is ab<
n inch long. The natives gather b
i hundreds, pull off the wings 9
ast him. The native boys have
horter way with him. Sometimes
ess white ants flopped on to the
le, attracted by the light The b<
rho were waiting pounced on tab
nd without further ceremony popj
bem into their mouths."
Strength of Eggshe~s.
Most people are aware of the pov
L eggshells to resist esternal press:
a the ends, but not many would cr<
the results of tests recently mad
hich appear to be genuine. Eight
nary hen's eggs that were submit1
>pressure varied between 400 p~ou
ad 675 pounds per square inch. W~
e stresses applied internally
welve eggs these gave way at pr
ares varying between thirty-t
ounds and sixty-five izounds
uare Inch. The pressure required
rush the eggs varied between foi
ounds and seventy-five pounds. 'l
verage thickess of the shells 3
zirteen one-thousandths Inch.
The Public School.
The public school Is generally und
stimated and Is frequently looked'1
withi Indifference. Its influence ci
t be expressed in a few words, 1
s Influence is the lifeblood of1
ome, the community and the nati<
oy ordinary imagination can conji
p a state of affairs that would sc
ome to pass if the schoolhouse wi
losed. It Is the great sieve into whj
11 the nations of the world are thro,
3 e shaken down to the common le
obedience and patriotism.-Sch(
Mr. Binks-I don't like the looks
bat young man who calls to
Mrs. Binks-He looks exactly as 3
d when you first came to see me.
"Was I any such fool as that?"
"Yes, you were, and yet I marri
ou in spite of all my parents cot
zy, and I am afraid that in spite of
re can say our Clara will now be j1
s big a fool as 1 was.",
An Odd Inscription.
At Wymondhami, Norfolk, Englal
;this nscriptidh2 at an old coun1
ouse engraved on an oak board a
U1 in one line: "Nee nishi glis serv
e hospes hirudo." Translated fri
e'Latin, in which it appears in.a
que Roman capital letters, it may
ndered, "No dormouse as a servL
r me, neither a horse leech for
Not a Case of Superstition.
Mrs. B.-Oh, Charles, we can nea
t down with thirteen at table.
Mr. B.-Pshaw! I hope you're not
ierstitious as that
Mrs. B.-No, of course not, but
ae only twelve dinner plates.
"Do you think that people appreci
et In this country?"
"Certainly," answered Mrs. Cumr
Everybody gets Interested as soon
ou tell 'em how much a masterpi
What He Didn't M!ean.
Ambiguous-How are you, oldf
w? Are you keeping strong?
"No; only just managing to keep<
f my grave."
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that"
An Observing Child.
One man in New York had social
[rations which somewhat warped:I
diration of hIs homespun fath
'he father actually sometines relap:
ito the barbarism of eating with
nife. But the man has a little
-hose eyes seek and find out the tru
'he other day the little boy licked sol
lashed potatoes from his knife, a
is mother chided him. "Sammy, dea
be said, "only stupid people eat wi
2eir knives." "How can you say th
amma?" cried the child. "Grand
ats with his knife. And he made'
ige The Name oses.
fol- It Is a curious fact,- unknown per
the haps to a majority of readers, that
his Moses of Scriptural fame was called
by eight different names in various
uld places in the Bible. Bathia, the daugh
trt- ter of Pharaoh, called him Moses be
ace cause sbe drew him out of the water.
the Jochebed, his mother, called him Jeku
rry thiel, saying, "I had hoped for him."
!au Miriam, his sister, called him Jared
because she had descended after him
into the water to see what his end
would be. Aaron called his brother
Abi Zanuch because his father had de
serted their mother. Amram, the fa
nt ther of Moses, called the boy Chabar
ed because he was again reunited to the
er- mother of the lad.
it- Keha.th, the grandfather of Moses,
er called him Abigdor because God had
id- repaired the breach in the house of
Jacob. The nurse of the grandfather
ey of Moses called him Abi Socho because
he was once hidden three months in
Dst the Tabernacle. All Israel called him
Shemaiah because "in his days Gpd
at heard their cries and rescued them
from their oppressors."
is A Useful Coffin.
A writer in an English church maga
zine once found in a collier's cottage
In Staffordshire a coffin used as a
ne bread and cheese cupboard. Notwith
d standing his wife's remonstrance, he
told the story of the coffin as follows:
ly, "Eighteen years ago I ordered that
Lt- coffin. The wife and me used to have
a good many words. One day she said,
I'l niver be content till I see thee in:,
le thy coffin.' 'Wellass,' I sad, 'if that.
es' Ill content thee it 'l soon be done.
Le "Next day I gave directions to have
the thing made' In a few days it
came home, to the wife's horror. I got
into it and said, 'Now, lass, are thee
nk content?' She began to cry and want
ny ed the 'horrid thing' taken away. But,
ny that I wouldn't allow. In the end she
ng got accustomed to seein' it, and, as we.
it wanted to turn it to some use, we had
some shelves put in and made it into a
bread and cheese cupboard. We hav
re niver quarreled since it came."
ce, Preferred Hogs to Land.
ld They tell a good one on a prominent
real estate man of Waurika. Some:
Led time ago he carried a.prospector ov
on Beaver creek to show him a
claim. He told the man that it was
at an exceptionally fine claim, that
he land did not overflow and that he
se would sell it to him for $4,000.
)se M a a d
man looked around and discove.
some red mud way up in a tree
asked the real estate man what
that mud in the tree tops if the
did not overfloir. The agent promp
replied that there was a kind ofo
raised over in the Ch W o
which used to range on th creek and,'
that they rubbed the mud oi ,
e The prospector took a look over: the.
land, glanced up in the tree again and.
' told the Waurika man that he won
take the claim, but he-would give him
$4,000 for -a couDIe of those hogs.
Kansas City Journal.
The value of the cranberry a
nd dicinal agent was early recognied b
the American aborigines, who prep
_ poultices from them to extract the
om from poisoned arrows. On tie
>ys principle they are used now as a rm
eedy for erysipelas, taken interna'l~ :~
applied as a poultice. In malaria]lnd
typhoid conditions the acid of the fut
is specially commended, while d~~p~
etics who lack gastric juice are as'o
e fered cranberries. Eaten raw they are
said to be an excellent remedy for bfl
ouns.As* a health food cranber
edof their substance is lost
ds - a~gI ~O
The historian Lafittall, th'e period o~
to whose observation dat# back to
e-1700-05, describes how In March the
wIndians make transverse incisions wt~:
er their hatchets, from which trickles an
to abundance of water, which they after
ward boil over a fire. He says thee
he sugar thus made has nearly always a
as burned taste, but that the French
make it better than the Indan women,
from whom they learned how to make
it Bossu, writing in 1756, is equally
er- explicit as to the sourcbof sugar mak
>ut Xothing to Do.
:he Towne-The last time I saw Jenkin
an he was looking pretty blue; said he had
* nothing to do.
on Browne-He told me the same thing
are today when I met him, but he was
ich quite cheerful.
~'Towne-Resigned to it, I suppose.
rel Browne-Resigned to it! No; just
0l- appointed to it He's got a political
ofPompoius Customer-That insect pow
;der you sold me the other day is .no>'
ogood. The cockroaches fatten on it
ouAffable Salesman -- Yes, sir. That's
the first stage. They get fat on it and.
ethen die of apoplexy. Come round next
lweek and report again. Anything I can
ado for you, ma'am?
ist Heroic Sacrifice.
Belle-Do you think Chapple loves
Grace-I know It. He told me today
that he was going to shave off his mus -
tache so that he could devote more
nthought to you.
ira The Encouraging.
The Prospective Bride-I sometimes.
be wish I had more experience in house
tnt keeping and domestic life.
a The Old Stager-But, my dear, If you
had you would never get married.
rer The Wife-What will you do when
you have no little wifie to mend your
so clothes for you?
The Wretch--Have money to buy
we new onies.-Exchange.
Launched on His Literary Career.
t"I understand your son has decided
i ogo infrliterature."
"Yes, and he's made a splendid start
as "You don't say."
c "Yes; hewn oan auction this
-morning and bought a secondhand
writing desk for only $4.08."-.Catholie
,e Standard and Times.
ut"hyAn Inviting Field.
>t "hysay there's an island in the
Pacific with G00 inhabitants where :
drunkenness, crime, jails, police and
courts are unknown."
"Is that so? It's a wonder some
ibody hasn't started In to civilize it"
rr. Brooklyn Lire.
ues Thought She Knewt.
:"Say, mamma," queried little Elsie.
on"what is a..stag party?"
t "Stag, my dear, is an abbreviation
ne f stager," replied the knowing moth
Under some conditions a man can
pmake more noise in the world by
akeeping his mouth shut than in any