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HOPKINS V1LLE KENTUCKIAN MAY 11
Mary Pago, actress. Is accused of the
. murder of James Pollock and Is defended
by her lover, Philip Langdon. Pollock
was Intoxicated. At Mary's trial aho ad
mits she had the revolver. Her maid
testifies that Mary threatened Pollock
with It previously, and Mary's lending
man Implicates Langdon. How Mary dis
appeared from the scene of the crime Ja a
mystery. Drandon tell of a siruu l.sr.d
print ho saw on Mary's shoulder. Further
videnco shows that horror of drink pro
duces temporary Insanity In Mary. The
defense Is "rcpressod psychosis." Wit
nesses described Mary's (light from her In
toxicated father and her father's eulcldo.
Nurse Walton describes tho kidnaping of
Mary by Pollock, and Amy Barton tells
of Mary's struggles to become an actress
and of Pollocki pursuit of her.
AMY'S STELLAR ROLE
NAIUK13 had intended Amy Bar
ton to bo a great actress. Emo
tional roles of any sort would
have sat absurdly upon her
slender shoulders, but In the part of
tho Insouciant ingenuo she never failed
She was the quaint blending which
modern life has evolved, of an old
fashioned small town upbringing,
veneered with a bright crust of brava-
io Dorn or unttung ror uer living in a
Mrv iirlminltif with tmiinrnrfonH mt
had she lost the enrtiprstono of linr
Her gaiety was Infectious, and as she
nnm nn tni rwn ttrnnct tn f im wirnnss.
v."u sue; ijyuutu u luminal, t.i:i;uu i.r
lino Judgo and smiled at tho jury.
"Miss Carton," said Langdon, "you
Iiavo told us of the experience with Mr.
Pollock that led to your sudden resig
nation from The Blue Feather'1 com
pany. Did you 'see blm at any tlino
after that?" i
"So him ngaluP she retorted. "Why.
that man was u regular epidemic!" A
, delighted giggle greeted the words.
emanating irom me jury-uox useu.
"Wa htimnml Intn Mm Hm ilnv wii
landed our first real lob for tho
'We were on our way to the Prentiss
AfcL'UtJ. Ut.V.11 WIUll' UtlUIV UUU
they'd handed us the 'call again' sign.
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MAI never Hand nnvoouv a loll lr silo
'85r, hut sho has the Inside with some
fotjtbe good managers and yon can't
overlook any bets in tho show Imsl
aesB. So wo went back, and wlille we
(were going down the hall Mary looked
so blue that I bad to play Little Sun
shine with much business of Tvo-a-hunch-tbat-wo'U-land-today'
make her smile and look pretty for nny
possible manager. That's why we
didn't see James Pollock till we fairly
bumped into him. and he made u grab
for Mary's band.
"Then he began to spill out an
apology. lie said he'd been search
ing every theatrical agency and ev
ery theatre In town looking for Mary.
4Ivo been wretched. Mary." he said. 'I
think I must have been crazy that
nlgbt at the "Blue Feather." I was Jeal
ous and flncrv and hurt besides, and I
lost my head. Won't you forgive me?
I'm not going to bother you any more,
'"Your honor and gentlemen of tho
mt I enn't live without your forgive-
' ltv that tlmo Mnrv had got the
(power of speech back uud sho Jerked
er hand away from bis as If It burnt
n am perfectly willing to forglvo you.'
Who said, 'and accept your apology, but
I do not caro to continue any acquaint
unco with you,' "
The. Strange Case of
The Great, McClure Mystery Story, Written by
FREDERICK LEWIS In Collaboration With
JOHN T. M'INTYRE, Author of the Aihton
Kirk Detective Stories. "Read the Story
and See ihe JZssanay Moving 'Pictures
O s. Copyright, 1 9 IS. by McClure Publication
"Did yon and Alls Page secure posi
tions in that new company?"
"Yes. The minute the mannger spot
ted Mary, he picked her for the lend
because sho was the proper 'typo', and
Mary, the darling, said she couldn't
tako tho Job unless I went along too.
So he handed me nu ingenue role with
nbout ten sides and twenty-live beans
as salary. Mary's was to be featured
In tho play which had the giddy moni
ker of 'A Woman's Pledge.'
"May It plcnse the court." broke In
tho prosecutor, getting lazily to his feet,
"all this Is no doubt very interesting
delightful, In fact, and might prove of
great help to us If we had stage nspl
rntons. But." (with n midden change
of tone) "we are here to decide the
guilt or Innocence of Mury Page, whom
the State declares to have murdered
James Pollock. 1 full to see. your Hon
or, where the somewhat rambling fable
In slang which the witness Is telling
has any bearing upon this case."
'Tour Honor, uud gentlemen of the
Jury." Langdon's voice rose before the
words of tho prosecutor had died away,
"tho story 'which the witness is telling
has everything to do with the question
of tho murder of James Pollock. It
will show how again and again he
forced his attentions upon Miss Page,
and of the horror In which she held
blm; and of the almost Inevitable men
tal collapse that followed his brutal ef
forts to make her marry him. If I have
allowed the witness to. tell the story in
her own way. it N simply that I wish
to bring before you the picture of these
two young girls, so bravo and hopeful,
nnd hard working, whose positions and
good character were attacked, by James
Pollock." ' 1
For n moment the Judgo hesitated,
and the court held If breath aggres
sive, even antagonistic ut the mere'
thought of losing tho gay little' witness
who was looking from the judgo to
Langdon with such childishly startled
eyes. Then bis Honor said slowly:
"I cannot sustain your objection to
the testimony as irrelevant, sir. I con
sider all that has u bearing upon the
curious relations existing between Mr.
Pollock and Miss Pagens of paramount
Importance. At tho same time," ho
added, turning to Laugd'on. "I would
suggest that you Instruct your witness
to confine her testimony to mere state
ments of fact."
Tho entire courtroom, not excepting
tho Jury, heaved a sigh of relief, nnd
Langdon's face showed n Hush of tri
umph as ho usked:
"How long did your engagement In
'A Womau's Pledge' last. Miss Bar
ton?" "Six weeks, hut we only got salary
"Where did the tour end?"
"It didn't end. It blew up In u one
tank rube town railed Prlndlcville. II
was one of tbo.ee towns Unit have tho
railroad station on one side of Main
Street, the hotel and 'Opry' house at
the other and (he rest of the buildlug
scattered about wherever they happen
ed to drop."
Again a gust of laughter lilted
through tho dingy room, but Lang
don frowned nnd shook his head nf
"Never mind descriptions." he said
more sharply than he had spoken so
far. Amy. far from being awed by
his sternness, pouted at him with it
gay little mono uud went on witli her
story In her own fashion.
"We were all feeling pretty grouchy
when we hit Prindlevllle. because thD
ghost hadn't walked for it- month, and
nobody knew whether we'd ever gat
back to Now York or not."
"Did you glve'tho performance that
night?" broke In I.nngdou Impa
tiently. "Well, we started to, but It never got
beyond the tlckct-tnklug stage, for the
sheriff blew In with a badge us big ns
u saucer and said that he'd been or
dered to bold nil our trunks and props
for unpaid board bills In the last four
towns, and that meant that we were
stranded with Broadway doing the
Sheridan act many miles nwuy. We
went back to the hotel and said what
r.'o thought of the producer and tried
to borrow carfare from the hotel pro
prietor. That was when we saw Jnmcj
Pollock again. He arrived in town by
tho last train, nnd walked into tho lob
by while we were there. Ho came
over and said he was going through
tho town on a business trip, and see
ing Mary's name on nn olght sheet
you know big poster he had Jumped
off on Impulse. Ho said he was av ful
ly sorry that tho tour had cuded so
unfortunately, and begged her to let
blm urraugo for our return to Now
"Did Miss Pago accept?"
"No. Sho refused absolutely. She
tho looked as If she would scream If
ho touched her. Sho held onto my arm
to tight It mado a hlack-aud-bluo spot,
and you could see tho pulso In her
throat Jumping tho way It docs be
fore a woman dissolves into hysterics.
Tho proprietor of the place wus a
decent old Itubo with a fatherly eye
and soft heart that wore the make-up
of u groui-u, Miid when Mnry offered
him a riiit? that had been her mother's,
as a pledgo for our board, ho kind of
gulped and handed over the key to our
room without n word."
"You say 'our room'. That means
that you remained with Miss Pago?"
"Why. of course." she said In obvious
surprise. "You don't suppose I'd go
back on Mary, do you? We went up
stairs nud had a little cry." sho said
whimsically, u fnrtlvi dimple . show
ing ns she spoke. "Then, having pow
dorcd our noses and cheered up. I
left Mury resting while I went to tho
head of the stairs to nee what was do
ing in the olllce. nud what bad hup
len.'d to the rest of the bunch."
"Could you see those In tho olllce
from the stairway?"
"Plainly, by going, down to tho first
landing nnd looking through the ban
isters." "Was the rest of the company still
"Wns Mr. Pollock with them?"
"Yes: lie was playing a leading role
nnd making n speech "
"foil Id ynti hear what lie wild?"
"Sure: Of course I missed the 'first
part of it. but when I got to the land
ing he was saying. 'I have nlways tak
en n great Interest In the theatre, and
can thoroughly sympathize with your
predicament.' Then he pulled n time
table out of his pocket and tapped it.
saying. 'The New York train goes
through In six minutes. It can be
(lagged to tako you nboard nnd I'll pay
your fares to New Yori: and settle the
claims of the sheriff- for no reason ex
cept that I don't want to see you
stranded.' At that the company set up
"She looked as if she would scream if
ho touched her.''
a cheer and beat It like crazy people
for tbclr suit-cases, and Mr. Pollock
pulled out u great wad of bills uud be
gan iecllug them off for everybody, In
cluding the sheriff himsolf."
"What did you do then?"
"1 ran back und told Mary, but we
could see through bU game. It wus u
case of either accept his help or be
stranded and walk the tics."
"What did Miss Pago say?"
"Sho said. 'You go. Amy. becauso you
want to get buck, but I'll walk every
step of the way uud earn my food by
scrubbing Iwforc I'll accept n penny of
James Pollock's money or give him a
chuuee to speak to mo again.' "
"Did you ugreo to go?"
"No. 1 said that burrs weren't In It
with me when it came to stlcklu', and
If there was goiug to bo any walking
or scrubbing I would bo on the Job to
do my share. That Mary and I were
pals and we'd take what was, coming
together. Well, anybody would have
stuck by Mury. She she's the best
i "Did Mr. Pollock leave with tho com
pany?" asked Langdon, a warning note
lu his voice, and with a little start sho
. turned back to him.
I "No. Wo thought he had gone, but
after tho train hud pulled out I looked
out of the window nnd saw him com
ing back to tho hotel-grinning."
"Did you toll Miss Page?"
"No. I thought it was better for her
to think he wus gone, so that sho
would get a good night's sleep. Aft
erward I wished I bad told her."
"Becauso It was such an awful shock
to her when he came to our door in
"Will you toll us tho clrcumstauces
of that meeting, please?"
"Well, Mary and I were both dressed
and .ready for breakfast, und wo were
talking over tho chances of getting
somo sort of work to do In tho town
till wo could get wonl homo to mother
to send us car fare. It costs quite a
lot from Prindlevllle to tho big town,
and wo knew It might bo days before
tho old lady could raise It. und wo bad
to eat In tho meantime. Whllo wo were
iitill talking w! hoard a knock nt tho
door, uud thinking It was tho chamber
maid or maybe tho proprietor Mury
mgn out, 'Corao in.' And nt that James
Pollock opened tho door."
"WJiat did Miss Page-do?"
"Sho screamed and turning, hid her
face against my shoulder for a mo
ment. Then sho stood up and faced
blui. 'How daro you como here?' she
asked, and ho had the decency to look
pretty foolish. I dare becauso I nm
worried about you.' bo sold. 'I can't
go and leave you stranded hero; you're
got to let mo help you. 'Lshnll never
accept your help!' cried Mnry, nnd I
could tell by her voice thnt sho wos
pretty close tn tenrs, iso 1 stepped for
ward nnd ".lid. 'Look hora, James Pol
lock. It s u r'refty.meun trick for nny
mull to persecute a girl, tho wny you're
persecuting M r. Havcit you a shred
of decency In our poor ifttlo soul? If
you have y I'll lnt It whllo tho go
ing's coo l."
( "Did l:t ::nswcr you?"
"Yes. I'or a inlmito I thought lie
wns. goiiu- f lilt me. Then he said,
Miss I'agi' l-t thoroughly capable of an
swering mo herself. Miss Barton, nnd I
must i;8k you not to Interfere In what
does not concern you.' 'Anything that
concerns Mnry concerns me,' I retort
ed, hut Mary put her bund on my arm.
Mr. Pollock.' she said, and there wns a
queer imte In her voice, 'I thoroughly
ugreo with what Amy has said you
are persecuting me; you nre torturing
mo and I cannot boar nny more. For
God's sake go nway and leave us in
peace.' At that Mr. Pollock lluug out
his hands and said hoorsoly, 'Mary
Mary von can't mean that. Aren't
you tired of thLs iwvorty and misery?
Haven't you lutd enough of this life?
One would think to hear you that I
was some brute pursuing you, when all
I nsk Isto honorably marry you nnd
protect you from hardships.' 'Honora
ble:' cried .Mnry. 'Do you call It honor
able to assist tile others becauso you
knew It wuuld leave us stranded nnd
helpless? It It honorable to force your
self Upon us lu this fashion? Is It hon
orable to persecute me. when I've told
you over and over that I'll drudge all
my life and wear my lingers to tho
bone with work before I will marry
you?" Then she burst Into tears, nnd I
ordered Mr. Pollock out of the room,
saying that he'd gotten his answer nnd
ho might us well go."
"Did be leave?"
"No but It didn't matter, becauso
Just then the door opened and the
good old gink that ran the place enmo
In. Ho said he'd heard enough of what
was said to realize that we girls need
ed somo help and advice, and suggest
ed that Since Mr. Pollock seemed de
termined to stay there, that we might
go down to his olllce. He handed us
each a Job as biscult-sliugcrs lu the
dining-room. Mnry was to administer
the table d'hoto to the regular and I
was to bo on tho Job with the tran
sientsand SOMK transients they were,
tool Of course Mnry made n hit right
"It's a good thing, your Ilonor, that
they don't leave nny cold poison lying
around lu rubo hotels, becauso tho first
customer I got wns Jnmes Pollock! I
did stick my finger In the oatmeal I
wus taking him und sny. 'I hope you
choke" three times, but It didn't work."
Again her bubbling laugh rippled out.
followed by a guffaw of delight from
the listeners, but ns if it were n .signal,
the prosecutor leaped to his feet.
"Your Ilonor," he stormed, "I object
to the testimony of this witness being
admitted us evidence! Is this a court
room or u .burlesque show? And is my
learned opponent revealing to us the
guy life of Miss Barton or evldenco
dealing with the murder of Jumes Pol
lock?" "May It please the court." retorted
l.uugdon. "the events which took place
In Prindlevllle had a very definite ef
fect upon tho relations between Jumes
Pollock nnd the defendant. I crave the
patience of your Honor nud the gentle
men of the Jury with tho witness who
Is er not exactly conversant with tho
legul brevity demanded by law."
"I think," said his Honor, the ghost
of a smile still twitching ut his lips,
"that the witness may go on with her
story. But." ho added, leaning forward
with an admonishing gesture towards
Amy. "you must remember, Miss Bar
ton, that you are here not to amuso us.
but to answer us briefly ns possible the
questions put to you by counsel for tho
"How long did you remain at the ho
tel In Prlndlovlllo as u waitress?"
"About three weeks."
"Did Mr. Pollock remain there during
"Did bo 6pcak to you at any time?"
"Well, ho bad to speak to me, but ho
limited It to, 'Two boiled eggs and dry
toast.' or 'Gimmo roast chicken and
mashed potatoes,' but with Mury It
wns different. He didn't speak to her,
but he never let her get out of his sight
If ho could avoid it. Ho used to sit in
tho hall where he could watch her In
tho dining-room, and If sho went out
for a breath of nlr. he always followed
her. It got on her nerves so sho used
to cry half the night, uud say she
would go crazy If ho didn't go away."
".Miss Barton, you wiy that you re
mained ut tho hotel nbout three weeks.
Why did you leave ut the end of that
"Becauso of the behavior of some of
tho men who came to tho plnco."
"What do you moan by their behav
"Their their freshness," sho said,
flushing a little. "You see. whcii wo
first went to work, they were all very
decent, especially to Mary, nud every
thing wns flue. Then tbey thoy seem
ed to change even to me. Finally
something the landlady said put, me
wlso to the fact that our characters
weren't worth u two-cent stamp in
Prludlovllle. I didn't wuut Mary to
know, so I kept quiet till tho day
when tho guy that always cumo for
lunch got fresh ui'd tried to kiss her.
Tho landlady had Just told mo that
her 'regular girls' were objecting to
work witli uj, because of our bad char
tctcrs, when the door of the dialog
room banged open and Mary, taking
her anron off as sho went, ran paw U1
nnd up tho stairs. Tho landlady called
her. but she never evcii looked around,
so I started after her Just as I did so
n cheap, flashy guy who was a regular
boarder enmo out or the dining-room,
looking sheepish nnd with ono check
bright red nnd tho other very pale. 1'vo
seen n good smack make that kind of n
complexion before, so I kind of wnlted
nroutld to sco what ho would do."
"Did ho leave tho hotel?"
"No. Ho walked out Into tho ofllco
nnd ncross to whero James Pollork was
sitting and flung himself Into a chair
"Tholi- their freshness."
beside him. He ripped out a good round
oath or two; then he said. 'Say, look
here, from what you told mo, that Mary
Pago Is no better than she should be,
but crlckey. she swung n right onto my
Jaw that Jarred my brains In there.
Just because I tried to give her a little
kiss nnd offered to take her to the
"Did Mr. Pollock reply?"
"No. First he looked as if lie was
going to baud the chump one himself,
then ho laughed as If he was satisfied
with something, uud I ran up stairs to
Mnry. She was crying, and packing
her grip. Sho said that for the last two
or thrco days she had noticed a decided
difference in the attitude of the men
towards her.' and that at noon one of
them had Insulted her and she bnd
slapped his face. The worst of It was.
she said, the man said that ho had been
told that she wasn't so particular with
others, nnd was notorious where fiho
came from. When wo went downstairs
with our suit-cases In our hands tho
proprietor's wife was giving him un
earful of what she had heard nbout us,
of how bad wo were and all the rest
and Mr. Pollock was sitting there tak
ing It all in, but pretending to read.
Ho jumped up when we came la sight.
however, and started to speak, but we
pushed by him and I walked right up
to tho proprietor and said, 'Look hero
you've been pretty wblto to us, but
somobody is spreading n lot of lies
around here, and we're going to quit
P. D. Q.. nnd we'd like whatever of tho
long green Is coming to us after our
room rent Is jwld.' The old guy, seeing
.Mr. Pollock was listening, said we'd
better nil go Into the dining-room to
settle it: but Mr. Pollock followed us
In, and said thnt as he was a friend
of ours, that ho had heard that there
were a good many rumors nbout
Mary's past, and that of course no
uctress could expect to have any repu
tation, as everybody knew what road
companies were. Then ho grabbed
Mary's hands, saying, 'I at least care
nothing about gossip. Knowing Miss
Page. I have repeatedly offered to mar
ry her and now now I ask again,
Mar', you can kill this slander In a
mlnuto by marrying me!" That wised
me to his game all right, but before I
could tell her, sho had dragged her
hands away from blm with a scream
and backed against tho wall, staring at
us as if ns if sho was crazy. I call
ed out 'Mary! Mary!' but sho didn't
seem to hear me. Sho Just kept star
lug at Mr. Pollock."
"Was bo much excited?" snapped
"Yes, but bo was half drunk, too.
He'd been drinking n lot all duy. and It
showed plainly on him. It wus that, I
guess, that mado him act like a fool
and try to catch her In his arras, cry
ing that there was nothing ahead of
her but disgrace and disaster unless
sho married him."
"Did sho reply?"
"No sho didn't answer. She strucic
at blm twice then she screamed und
ran out nnd ncross tho street to the
railroad. Wo wo followed us quickly
as wo could, und then" she choked,
nnd her hand went wavcrlngly to her
throat, us If tho words would not come
"and then wo saw tho man waving
his flag and knew the the train from
Now York wns coining In. I think I
went crazy myself for a minute. I
screamed and screamed and I beard
Pollock screaming too, and we ran like
mad but we couldn't catch her only
thank God the man with ihe danger
flag saw her nud stopped her Just lu
"Did sho tight against capture?"
"No. She Just fainted dead off in his
arms, and when wo got to her, ho hud
carried her over and laid her on tho
platform. It was then that I saw Mr.
Langdon. Ho had Just gotten off tho
train, and when bo saw tbo crowd nud
Mary lying there, he turned wblto ns n
sheet and enmo running over. But I
told him that sne had only fainted and
ho'd better carry her over to tho hotel."
"Wus Miss Pago cousclous when you
reached the hotel?"
"No. But after sho had been laid on
tho sofa In the parlor, nud tbo land
lady had bathed her forehead a whllo
sle opened her eyes nud smiled at us
and tho old wotnau, who was a good
! icu ut heart, dro v us all oat, jl
that Mnry needed !' it'
'Was Mr. Pollock In the hotel t tk
"Yes. Ho wan at tho parlor doer, bt
when wo canio 'out bo kind of wHfea
nwav and stood scowling at t. Tfeea
I told Mr. Lancdon that I bcrteTeHl feel
bnd been spreading slander agaliwtl
Mary nil through tbo town and bad
driven her half Insane so that efce had
attempted to end It nil by flinging her
self in front of tbo train. Mr. Langdon
started to tell mo something then, but
before be could get n word out. tho
landlady came to the parlor door and
said Mnry wanted me. Mr. Langdon
went In with me. When Mary saw
blm, sho Just gave ono cry, and enmo
running to him, llko a kid that's been
scared in the dark nnd sees It's mother
coming with a lamp. But when she
saw Mr. Pollock pushing his wny In
with somo of the others, sho turned
kind of wblto again, and Mr. Langdon,
turning to sco what had startled her,
got a glimpse of him. At that ho sud
denly pulled a bunch of papers out of
hl pocket, nnd marching up to Mr.
Pollock said, loud enough for all of us
to hear: 'Through certain Investiga
tions which I mado In New York, James
Pollock, I have discovered that you
nn th biggest scoundrel unhung! I
have actual proof that you backed "A
Woman's Pledgo" Company, nnd nllow
ed It to strand In order to leave Mary
Pago penniless and alono In a strange
town; and what la more, curse you, I
bcllevo you yourself spread the lies
that have been told nbout hert' "
"Did Mr. Pollock deny these accusa
tions?" "IIo started to, but apparently chang
ed his mind nnd didn't say a word. But
tho good old Bubo proprietor did. Ho
Jumped up and shook his fist under
Mr. Pollock's noso and shouted, 'You
scoundrel! I've had my doubts about
you for somo time. Now I know and
you get out of my hotel and get
qulckl This town Is no place for
hounds that persecute women nnd
slander 'cm, nnd If you don't wnnt
somo rough handling you'd better got
nway before word of this dirty mirk
gets around.' At that Mr. Pollock
turns about llko a dog that's ha 1 a
licking nnd slunk out and Mr. Lang.lon
laughed and said, 'There's a train homo
In twenty minutes, and wo'ro going to
catch IL "
"That Is nil, Miss Barton," said
Langdon, but his tono was thoughtful,
and when tho prosecutor waived cros-j
examination, nnd the Judgo adjourned
court, ho showed obvious relief. Ho
followed Amy into tho witness room,
drew her aside and asked:
"Amy, bavo you seen anything of
"Why, sure," sho answered. "I saw
him yesterday, and. say. ho looks
about tbo sickest thing I ever saw la
the show business. Honest. I felt sor
ry for him."
"Well, you may feel oven more sorry
for him. before long," muttered Lang
don, and hurrying out through tho now
gloomy corridors ho passed through tho
clanging door nnd down Into the cells.
At n word to the turnkey ho was ad
mitted to tho narrow room where Mary
lay flung ncross tho narrow bed.
Stooping over her ho whispered softly:
"Mary my dear"
"Oh. Philip." sho sobbed, turning and
clinging to him. "It-It's like living all
the horrors over again to go through
this day by day. Is It wortli whllo?
Will it help any?"
"Help? Why. dear, I'm more hope
ful tonight than I've been since the
beginning." he cried cheerily "And
what's more. I bcllevo I've got n lino
on a new clue that will work up well."
"Oh, what?" sho cried, sitting up nnd
smiling at him rainbow-wise through
"Just be brave a little longer and
tho teurs that begemmed her lashes:
and Langdon, holding her bauds
aguiust his lips, said softly;
'Dearest, you know thnt long nfter
ho deliberately planned to strand you,
Pollock also hacked Dunlols to star
you. 1 m going to summon Daniels
and make hliu explain thulr exact as
sociation, and thou I thiuk tho end
will be In sight. Just bo bmvo a llttlo
longer and trust ine."
"Oh. I do I do." sho whispered: and
when ho loft hor sho followed blm to
tho door und. thrusting hor slender
hands between tho bars, caught his
and said In a volco that thrilled with
"Philip, dear I am hopeful-aud I
am brave don't forget thnt-and
plcaso go homo tonight remembering .
that I was smiling when 1 said good- '
But Philip, burying his fnco lu tho I
Blender palms, could not spe the brave
ly sweet smllo because of the scalding ,
tears mot burned bis eyelids, as ho ,
hurried down tho echoing corridor.
(To bo continued.) I