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ronco of Virginia, whoso wife was a Lee,
Is sent on a perilous mission by oen.
Washington, lust after tho winter nt Val
ley Forgo. Disguised in a British uni
form Lawrence arrives within the enemy s
Uncs. Tho Mnjor attends a great fete
uu saves me inuy ui n .",,
Rose" from mob. Ho later meets the girl
at a brilliant ball. Trouble Is started
over a waltz, and Lawrence Is urged oy
- Ms partner. Mistress Mortimer (Tho Lady
of the Dlondcd nose), to make his escape.
Lawrence Is detected as a spy by Captain
Grant of tho British Army, .who agrees
to a duel. The duel Is stopped by Grant s
friends and the spy makes a dash ror
liberty, swimming a river following a mir
Jrow escape. The Major arrives at the
Whop of a blacksmith, who Is friendly, and
knows the Lady of tho Blended Hose.
Captain Grant and rangers search black
smith shop In vnln for tho spy. Law
renco Joins the mlnuto mon. V1ra.nt
his train nro captured by tho mlnuto men.
Lawrence Is made prisoner by an Indian
end ,two whlto men. who lock him in u
CHAPTER XII. Continued.
Ho had turned tho tables most neat
. ly, and I glanced down over my rough
garments, awakening suddenly to tho
3tmwledgo that I was also In mas
querade. To bo suro I had ono ad
vantage 1 knew these men had been
part of Delavan's foragers, and henco
at heart muBt be loyalists.
"That Is not a question I Intend an
swering to overy rulllan who stops me
on tho highway," I returned Bhortly.
"1 wish to know what this outrage
means? I will know, you wooden-headed
Imago! I was about my business
when the four of you attacked mo I
wasn't tho man you wore nfter nt all,
ond yet I nm held prisoner, shut up
Lore behind Iron bars. What is this
"It Is called 'Elmhurst,' sir."
"Elmhurst? A country estate?"
"Yes, sir, one of tho old plantations."
"It's a nnmo I never hoard. Where.
Id that precious lieutenant?"
"I presumo ho Is In bed, sir," and
Peter roso quietly to his feet, and be
can replacing the dishes on his tray.
Apparently there was not a nervous
throb' to his pulse, and ho remained
blissfully Indifferent to my presence.
I stared helplessly at him, even words
"You refuse to Inform mo as to tho
truth of this affair?" I faltered at last,
as ho lifted his burden on ono arm.
Httirnod n stolid face my way.
. J "It would seem bo, sir. I have to
.thank you for a most delightful eve
ning, sir. Your conversation has been
both Instructive and entertaining.
-However, sir, tho hour Is now late,
and 1 should advise your retiring."
He bowed solemnly, backing toward
the door, and 1 sprang to my feet,
overtaken by a sudden determination
to make a break for freedom. There
was a slight glitter In Peter's gray
jyB. as ho rapped sharply with his
heel on the door.
"I hardly think that would bo ndvls
able, sir," bo warned softly. "The man
outside Is armed, and In tho excite
ment might hurt you."
II There was a click of the lock, nnd
tho heavy door swung open. 1 stood
motionless, tempted to spring, yet not
dnrlng tho venture. Peter backed
majestically out, and I caught a
glimpse of tho graybeard, and the
black outline of a pistol. Then the
door closed, leaving mo alono. The
llttlo scrap of cnndlo left sputtered
feebly, and, after walking across the
floor a half-dozen times, striving to
gnin control of my temper, I blew It
out, and crawled Into the bunk. There
was nothing I could do, but wait for
morning; not a sound reached me
from without, and, before I realized
the possibility. I was fast asleep.
"1 Hardly Think, Sir, That Would Be
Advisable. The Man Outside Is
Armed and Might Hurt You."
I must have slept long and soundly,
Tor when. I finally awoke a gleam of
sun lay tho full length of the room,
and food was upon tho table. Somo
one Peter, no doubt had entered
and departed without arousing me.
Sleep bad left mo in a plcasanter
Tramp of mind, and I ato heartily,
wondering vaguely what tho day would
dlscloso. I determined ono thing, that
when Peter returned for tho dishes, I
would back him into a corner and
'choke nt least a portion of the truth
out of bis unwilling throat. I had
hardly reached this decision when tho
door opened, and he stood there gaz
Ing at mo with sphlnx-llko stupidity.
-I aroBO to my feet, gripping tho back
of a chair, but the utter vacancy in
that face seemed to numb nctlon.
There wns no positive expression, no
dim glimmer of interest in his fea
tures; tho shining bald head alouo
gaVo him a grotesquo appearance, re
straining me from violence I could
r easily have warred with a baby
"I trust, sir, you slept well," ho said
soothingly, "and that tho service is
I choked hack my Indignation, thoi
quiet defcrenco of his rnonner.cauDlnfi!
mo t6 fcSl llko p. bnho.'" " " ,
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"Nothing could be added to my hap
piness," I answered, "unless It might
bo a llttlo information which you seem
disinclined to furnish."
Ho waved ono hand, ns though
brushing calmly nsldo somo Imagined
"Disinclined? Oh, no, sir; thero is
nothing to conceal, sir, I ausuro you."
"Then, for God's sake, let it out of
your system, manl" I burst forth Im
patiently. "Whom nm I a prisoner to?
Whnt am 1 held for? What sort of
treatment is this I am receiving?"
Petor bowed, without tho tremor of
"Do not mention it, sir," ho mur
mured smoothly; "wo nro only too
proud to hnvo you as our guest nt
Elmhurst It has been very qulot hero
now for somo weeks, sir, nnd your
coming was welcome to us nil." "
I could only stare at tho fellow with
open mouth, bo dumbfounded nsHo bo
speechless. Of all tho Idiots I had
ever mot ho was tho worst, or clso
his acting wns magnificent. To save
mo I was not certain which might bo
tho correct guess. He continued lu
"I trust thero remains nothing more
you dcslro to learn sir? If not, I am
requested to conduct you to tho li
brary. Ah, thank you, sir this way,
Ho stood aside, statue-like, his eyes
looking directly past me, and pointed
with dignity to tho open door. I obeyed
the calm movement of that hand as
though it had been a military order,
but, as I stepped Into tho twilight of
tho outer basement, I suddenly per
colved the presenco thero of tho at
tendant graybeard. Ho moved In ad
vance, and I followed, nwaro that
Peter was closely nt my heels. A
glance toM mo hero was a library, not
only In name, but In fact, a large
square room, well lighted, tho furnl
turo mahogany, shining like glnss,
threo of tho wnlls lined with books,
mostly in sombre bindings A green
topped table occupied tho center of
tho apartment, n massive affair, flanked
by a leather upholstered reading chair,
while before tho front windows were
cushioned ledges. My rapid glimpse
about endod In Peter standing In dig
nllled alienee barely within tho door,
his hand upon tho knob.
"I nm authorized, sir," ho said im
pressively, gazing directly across my
shoulder, not a featuro expressing
emotion, "to permit you to remain
hero on parole."
"Parolo! What do you mean?"
"Parole was, I believe, tho word
used, sir," in cnlm explanation. "It is,
aa I understand, sir, a military term
"Oh, I know that. Kindly concede
that I possess somo small Intelligence,
Peter. But to whom Is this parole
given, and what does It Imply?"
"To myself, sir. This may seem
slightly unconventional, sir, but I trust
you will repose sulllclent confidence In
me not to object. Tho solo require
ments are that you remain in this
room until sent for."
"That will not bo long?"
"I think not, sir."
"And who will send for me?"
Peter's eyes surveyed me, but with
"I am quite unable to answer that,
Ho wns enough to provoke a saint,
but I had already butted my head
against that stone wall sufficiently to
learn the uselessness of any further
attempt. Peter was Peter, and I
crushed back ray first Impatient excla
mation to say numbly:
"All right, my man, I'll wait hero "
I sank back Into the upholstered
chair, and for a moment after ho had
closed the door I did not move. Then,
scarcely knowing whether to laugh or
swear over the situation, I crossed the
room, and gazed out through tho win
dow. Far down tho winding driveway,
half concealed behind tho trees, a
body of British troops was tramping
toward tho house.
A New Combination.
My first thought was that this must
prove a trap, nnd I drew hastily back
behind tho curtain, believing myself
Justified in an effort at escape. Surely,
under such conditions, my word of
parolo to Peter had no binding force.
Yet I waited long enough to glance
forth again. Tho advancing body wns
less than n hundred strong, Queen's
Itnngors and Hessians, from their uni
forms, straggling along on foot, limp
ing, dusty and without arms. Theso
must bo tho remnant of Dclavan's
command, released by their guard of
partisans, nnd now wearily seeking
refuge. Dut why were they coming
here? -Surely this was not the Phila
They turned in upon tho open lawn
In front of tho door, aqd I could plain
ly distinguish tho faces. Thero could
no longer be any doubt but what these
were tho men wo had fought und de
feated the evening before. Grant, with
tho two Hessian officers, was in ad
vance, and tho former strode directly
toward tho house, whllo tho majority
of his following flung theniBclves at
full length on the ground, as though
utterly exhausted. Somo strangn fas
cination held mo motionless, watching
tho man climb tho front steps. The
Iron knocker rang loudly twlco before
thero camo any response from with
in. Then I could hear voices, but the
words reaching me wcro detached, and
without definite meaning. Finally tho
door closed, and tho two men passed
along tho hall, beyond tho room in
which I waited. Then Peter's volco
said solemnly, as if Announcing a dis
"Captain Alfred Grant I "
Thero was an exclamation of sur
prise, a quick exchange of .sentences:
Indistinguishable, although ,was sure
of' Grant's peculiar 'accent, and the
Author or "loe Under Iir&
tSny jLCiuy u scyycisM c
other volco was thnt of tho young
light Dragoon lieutenant. Uncertnln
what best to do I stolo toward tho
door and gripped tho knob. This was
tho only known way out, for 1 dare
not venture to uso tho window which
was In plrfln view of thoso Boldloro
resting on tho lawn. Whether Peter
had retired or not, I possessed no
means of knowing, yet 1 opened the
door silently a bare Inch to make suro.
At tho same instant my cars caught
tho Heutcnant'B dismissing order, even
as my eyes had gllmpso of Swnnson's
broad back blocking tho open doorway
of a room nearly opposite.
"That will do, Peter, for tho present.
Have tho table prepared for threo
guests at once."
Ho backed out, casting a quick
glanco of caution In my direction, and
disappeared down tho hall, rubbing his
bald head Industriously. I opened tho
door wider, wondering If 1 dnro ven
ture upon slipping by unobserved
Then Grant spoke, his voice loud
enough to bo easily heard:
'How did wo como hero? Why,
where else could wo go? Tho damned
rebels Btrlpped ub clean; wo had to
hnvo food. This wns tho nenrest
placo whero wo wcro certain of getting
any. Of course I didn't know our
foragers had left Elmhurst alone, and
that for somo cause which myBtlfies
Clinton thoso Jersey outlaws have
been equally considerate. There was
plenty to bo had here, nnd I meant to
havo It In spite of tho servants."
"You must have marched straight
past your own place," the boyish volco
"Well, what K we did? Thero was
nothing there, as you know. The
houso has been stripped to a mere
I shell. Not a nigger loft, nor a horse.
I'd like to know what Influence keeps
this property untouchedl"
"That's easily answered. You forget
wo are a divided family, with fighting
men on either side."
"Little theso outlaws caro for thnt."
"At least they appear to, bb wo re
main unmolested. Thero has not been
a raiding party halted hero slnco the
"Well, If you hadn't been at home,
there would havo been ono along
now," burst forth Grant rather rough
ly. "Those follows out there nro des
perato enough to sack tho houso If
that was their only method of getting
food. And I promised they should have
"Oh, you did. indeed! That would
havo proven n friendly act."
"Necessity docs not take much nc
count of friendship. 1 was responsible
for n hundred starving men. Under
such conditions force would bo Justi
fied. I doubt If I could control the fel
lows now If provisions Bhould bo re
fused." "Thero la no necessity for Indulging
In threats, Cnptaln Grnnt," said the
boy's volco coldly. "Elmhurst has
never, yet turned a soldier away In
hunger. Peter will Instruct whnt few
servants remain to attend to tho Im
mediate needs of your men. Mny I nsk
how long you expect to remnln?"
I thought Grant was walking nerv
ously back nnd forth across tho room.
"How long? Until night, probably.
Then with n blto In our haversacks
we'll take tho road again. That Is,
providing you condescend to net as
our host for so long a tlmo. Odds life!
but this reception Is not over warm to
"Elmhurst Is not a tavern, sir."
"No; but tho home of n loynllst tho
commnndor of half thoso men out yon
der. However I am not ploadlnc for
them, but myself personally. What
welcomo havo 1 had? Uy all tho gods,
I wns almost compelled to fight that
bald-hended old fool to even gain ad
mittance to tho hall. Wero thoso your
"Assuredly not. But you must con
sider circumstances, and forgive Poter
for being over zealous In my service.
I received you na soon ns I knew who
"Yea," somewhat mollified, "I pre
sumo that la true, although you nro
chilly enough, tho Lord knows. But
what brings you here?"
"Thnt must remain my secret. Cap
tain Grant for tho present."
"Oh, very well. I thought it might
have some connection with Erie's pres
ence In this neighborhood."
"With Erlcl Whnt do you mean?
Havo you seen him?'1
"Ah! so I'vo got below tho surface
at last! I thought I might with that
thrust. Yes, I eaw him last night I
didn't' know what tho dovll tho fellow
was up to, but I thought I'd let him
play out hla game It waB a right
nervy trick, so far as It went, but un
fortunately tho rebels camo In before
I discovered what It all led up to."
"You do not make It very clear to
"I told you It was not even clear to
myself. This Is all I know. When I
Joined Dolnvan Inst night Just nfter
dark, ho had a young officer of Light
Dragoons In chargo of hla advnnco
gunrd. I merely got a gllmpso of tho
fellow aa wo rodo in, and ha looked
so devilishly iiko Eric that I asked
Dclavan who CAo lad was. Ho said ho
had Joined at Mount Holly with three
men, wnB going through to Philadel
phia with despatches from Now York,
and was only too glad of escort the
rest of tho way. Being Bhort of offi
cers Delnvan gave him chargo of tho
"Did ho recognize you?"
"I hardly think bo; It was pretty
dark, and I wnB put on guard over tho
rear wagons. I supposed I would have
amplo opportunity to learn tho truth
after It became daylight."
"But you bollovcd him to bo Eric?"
''Yes, nnd after tho attack I was
convinced. He and tho three mon with
htm bolted and got away, Must haYo
run ot tho flrstvflro, for tho, fellows
had us completely hemmed la,' It was
Musirauomny ulnkj lwwl
Eric nil right, and that 1b about half
tho reason why I led my men back
hero I wanted to find out If ho waa
hiding nbout tho old placo. Io It true
you haven't seen him?"
"Quito true; Indeed I had no reason
to suppose him In tho Jerseys nt this
Grant remained silent, probably not
wholly convinced that ho was being
told tho truth, nnd yet not venturing
to stnto openly his susplclona. How
ever tho other said no more, and final
ly tho Ranger felt compelled to in
Bwer. "Of course," ho explained rather
lamely, "I couldn't altogether blame
you for concealing tho boy If ho had
shown up here, but you will rcallzo
that na n King's officer I have a seri
ous duty to perform."
"You would npprehend Eric? Would
betray him Into British hands? Is
that your meaning, Cnptnln Grnnt?"
"What olso could I do? Don't bo
unrensonnhlol Boy ns ho Is, no ono In
all that crew of ragamuffins has done
us grentor harm. Again and again ho
has learned our secrets nnd brought
Washington Information of our plans
How ho does It Is the mystery of this
department Howe has personally of
fered n thousand pounds for his arrest.
Surely you know that. Last night I
thought wo had him In our power, but
tho very devil seems to protect him
from capture, even when luck brings
him fnlrly within our grip."
"And bo you enmo hero to search for
him?" I could feel tho bitter scorn
in tho voice. "In hi3 fnthor'a homo!"
"I certainly did." nugrily. "I shall
search tho houso from cellar to garret
before I leave."
"But you arc on parolo."
"Damn fho par'ole. What do I care
for a plcdgo given to a band of plun
dering outlaws? And what do I caro
for Eric? Ho choso for himself, nnd
haa no right to expect nny mercy from
me, and by nil the gods, he'll recclvo
none. I half believe that nttnek last
night was his planning, nnd that now
you havo him hidden away hero."
"And you propose searching the
"I do. If you had been a llttlo moro
Ml ' il in b
IW1 wi : r.iL mm
I Opened the Door Wider, Wondering If I Daro Venture Mpon Steppl.-a
genial I might havo exhibited greater
courtesy. But I haven't any uso for
Eric, nnd never had. Now you know
"Very well, sir," and tho incensed
lieutenant pushed bnck hla chair
"Then wo clearly understand ench oth
er at last I am sincerely glad of It.
From now on I Bhall nover again be
guilty of mistaking you for a friend or
a gentleman. No, I havo no wish to
Worthy of Great Monarch
King of Sardinia's Tactful Manner of
Concealing Kindness Done to
Tho King of Sardinia, Charles Al
bert, was very kind and obliging to
tho French royalists who woro nt
Turin. Tho Duko of F , with whom
ho was connected, had an employment
about tho court ho had boon severely
wounded, and lost a leg In tho affair
of tho Throo Days. Tho king heard
that tho duko was anxious to visit tho
king and royal family a"t Prague, but
that bis finances wero not favorablo to
so long n Journey. Hla majesty, there
fore, thought of nn expedient which
would cnablo tho duke to gratify his
loyalty, without hla feelings being
"Duko," ho snld, "would you do mo
tho favor to chooso somo horses for
mo In Bohemia; and as your best way
will bo through Praguo, of course, you
will pay rospocts to tho royal family
listen to another word; you havfl
spoken frankly enough, and I under
stand tho situation. Perhaps It is only
anger, but It gives me tho excuse I
havo been seeking after a long whllo
In vnln. Whatever claim you may
havo had upon my regard In the past
Is over with, forever over with, Cap
"But but, surely"
"I mean precisely that. You can
cover your despicable actions with tho
gloso of military duty, but I know you
now as u revengeful liar. Treat this
house as you please. I rcfuso to havo
nny more dealings or words with you
I'll provision you nnd your men, as I
would nny others suffering from hun
ger, but that ends al),"
I closed tho crack oC V2ie door as ho
camo forth Into tho hall, having no
deslro to bo caught llctnlttg. My own
position was moro unplensant And haz
nrdouB tlmn ever. Whatever reason
tho lieutenant might have for holding
mo prisoner I wns convinced ho pos
sessed" no knowledgo as to my rcnl
Identity. The probability was that aft
er an lntenlow I would bo released.
But Grant would recognize mo In
stantly, and he proposed searching the
house, room by room, seeking this
man Eric. 1 must mnkc my escapo flrat.
Yet how could this be accomplished?
I heard Peter pass along the hall, and
solemnly announce tho serving of
breakfast. Ho and Grnnt exchanged
a few sentences, and then tho latter
strode to tho front door, where he
gao orders to the men. I watched
tho Gorman officers como up tho steps,
whllo tho majority of the others form
ing Into Irregular line, marched nround
tho cornor of the houso. A small squad
remnlned, however, on guard, facing
tho front entrance.
(TO nn CONTINUED.)
The Spider Cheat.
Many speclos of spiders aro Interest
Ing on nccount of their physical con
struction or their habits, but the moBt
curlouB specimens nre probably to be
found In tho woods of Sumatra; and
these naturalists call, not without rea
son, "spider cheats." This Insect, In
order to trup tho Hies, etc., on which Jt
feeds, hides on a leaf and spins t
web of neutral color, making nn Il
lusion bo perfect that tho prey cot
only docs not lly,' but seems nttractod
by tho peculiar termination of tho
wob on the edgo of tho leaf. This is
a perfect knot in appearanco and gives
to tho trap tho general shape of a
mlninturo palm-leaf fan with indented
handle. Harper's Weekly.
As tho Journey wan on tho king's
scrvlco, tho duko could feel uo reluct
an co about having his expenses paid.
When Flirting Has No Charm.
An avlatton meet was given recent
ly at Hot Springs, Ark., to tho great
amazement of the nntlvo negro popu
lation. Two llttlo very black maldous
wero discussing tho doings of tha
marvolous "bird men," and ono o(
them said boastfully:
"Ah wuz offered $10 to go up In one
o' them flln" tanchlnes."
"Ten dollarfi!" cxclalmoa tho otii
er. "Mali goodness, dillo, that's u
powerful lot o' money. Why'u you all
"Woll, Ah shorely needs th' monoy,"
was tho ieply, "but Ah nln't goln" to
flirt with no undertaker fer uo $10."
SomiS Good In Dull Times.
Groat le88ona of thrift may tt
ovolvod f?;om n- period of ludusirU'
V - '
BILLY' ADMITS THERE IS
AN ELEMENT OF LUCK
By LE8LIE W. QUIRK.
Dllly WlnBlow did net bellovo in
Now, ns any grny-hnlrcd phllo
Bophor who Uvea and loves by rtilo-of-thumb
will admit, thoro really Is
no such thlng'ns luck. Porbups thero
Isn't But Billy Wlnslow waa not old
enough to bo grny-hnirod, and ho did
not live nor love by rule-of-thumb.
Henco his constant observations on
tho Btibjcct wero tiresome,
Todny his dissertation on luck had
boon particularly iiosltlvo nnd pro
longed. So long had ho denied tho
iiuaoiuiiuy ot ennnco, indeed, mat not
onco In tho wholo nftornoou had ho
found tlmo to proposo to Helon
Thurlow. Tho oversight carried lta
sting. Any girl finds pleasure In lis
tening to n proposal, oven when, ns
In this enso, tho man proposes somo
two or throo tlmos n day on nn nver
ago, only to bo politely but dimpling
ly rejected. Down in hor heart Helen
Thurlow, Joved Billy Wlnslow, nnd
mennt-ln tho fullness of tlmo to say
"But don't you think, Billy," sho
nsked finally, "that somotlmos luck,
or chance, or fate "
"Ah, fnto," interrupted Billy, "Is
quite nnothor thing. If It la ordalnod
that a thing Is to he, somo powor
works for that ond. But tho act,
whllo it may seem tho veriest dip of
luck, Is really nothing of tho kind.
Now, if wo go bnck Into tho history
of the anclonts "
"Please," pouted two protty lips,
"ploaso lot's keep to tho prosont.
Now, Billy, what wero you about to
And Billy, being neither gray
haired nor guided by rulo-of-thumb
In his loving, forgot anclvnto and
luck, and proposed again.
"I I don't know whnt to answer,"
said Helen, looking a llttlo startled,
ns If this woro tho first time. "I nm
not suro I lovo you enough to marry
you. But, Billy" and her face light
ed roguishly "If you aro certain
that wo aro merely tho playthings of
fate, I am willing to leave my answer
to to luck."
This wns striking In n wholly un
fair and poignant mnnnor.
"Well," said Helen, "tonight I
shall go to my desk and wrlto you
two notes. Ono will be an nccoptanco
of your proposal and ono a rejection.
I Bhall incloso both In similar en
velopes, with nothing to lndlcato
which Io which. Then I shall shuffle
them fairly oh, qulto fairly, Billy,
that no telepathy of mine shall In
terfere with that which is to bt and
ono I shall stamp and mail to you,
and ono I shall toss Into t,ho firoplace,
without opening to know which has
gono to you, and "
"Helon! You'ro insane! You'll do
nothing of tho kind! Lovo is too
sacrod to trlflo with in this fashion;
I won't allow it."
"But, Billy, somo power will work
for tho proper ond that has been or
dalnod. You hnvo just said so your
self. You know, Billy, thero Is no
such thing as luck. Now, not a word.
Here's your hat. Tomorrow morn
ing, when your mall comes, you will
find my note Good-byo and" sho
could not roslst tho final boon of tho
last tnunt "good luck!"
For n man who had not boon ac
cepted yot tho hour of Billy's call
tho next morning was little short of
Bcnndnlous. But oarly as ho was,
Helen was waiting for him. She met
him nt tho door, nnd after ho had
swung It to, thnt tho curious world
outside might rot share In hla happi
ness, ho took her In his arms without
a word. For a long mlnuto neither
of thorn spoko. Thon Billy lifted tho
girl's faco to his.
"It's yos," ho declared, not as a
question, but ns tho repeating of a
"It's fato, Billy," whispered tho girl.
Hor wholo faco was wreathed in a
smilo of contentment.
Aftor they had talked of many other
things, tho girl saljl abruptly:
"I think, Billy, I must havo been
mad yesterday to loavo tho decision
to luck that Is, fnte. Aftor you had
gone, and I had written tho notes, I
began to grow afraid. But I was
stubborn enough not to glvo up tho
silly plan, nnd I burned ono nud
mailed tho other. Then, Billy, I be
gan to wondor what you would think
of me, and whether you mightn't stop
loving mo altogether; nnd I lay on
tho bod nnd cried myself to sleep.
I you'll forglvo mo, won't you.
"Forglvo you! It was my fault,
Helen. I suspect I've been a babbling
fool with my theories. I am tho one
who wns to blnmn, bocnuso I goaded
you Into making the test to open my
eyes. I woll, girlie, nfter this I am
going to admit thero Is nn element
of luck In what wo do. Shall for
get the wholo wretched business?"
But sho seemed not to havo heard
"I was Jesting, Billy; you know
that. After I had mailed tho note to
ou, I thought of tho horrible pospl
blllty of your taking It seriously, of
your considering it as my final an
swer." "You moan you wero nfrald you
had sont tho wrong note?"
"I wns Jesting, I tell you. But,
Billy, I was afraid you mightn't un
dorstnnd. I wati mocking you for
your bollof In fnto. I Billy, I hardly
dnro confess It now for fenr you won't
want mo, but I wroto both of tho
uotos exnetly nllko."
"I think," said Billy Wlnslow,
hoothlngly, holding hor closo, "that
I nm tho luckiest mnn on earth."
(Copyright. 1912. hy Associated Literary
Way It Goes,
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