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A BEAUTIFUL GHOST.
Synopsis. Spalding Nelson Is oc
cupying tho npartmeiits of his
groat-uncle, Ilufus Gaston. The
Uastons, leaving on a trip, tell him
about mysterious noises nnd "whis
pers" that have cared them. lie
becomes acquainted with Barbara
Uradford, who lives in the same
big building. Ho Instinctively dis
likes nnd dlstrust3 the superintend
ent. Wick. Tho mysteries In his
apartments besln with the disap
pearance of the Gaston pearls from
the wall safe. Ho decides not to
call In the police, but to do his own
Investigating. It Is soon evident
Unit someone lias access to his
rooms. Becoming friendly with
Barbara, he learns that her npart
ments are equally mysterious. She
tells him that several years before
her sister Claire, who lives with
her, had made a run-nway mar
riage with an adventurer, from
horn she was soon parted, and the
marriage had been annulled. Clalio
Is engaged to be married and some
one has stolen documents concern
ing the affair from thu Uradford
apartment and Is attempting to
blackmail the Bradfords. Nelson
takes Miss Kelly, the telephone
girl, to dinner with tho Idea of
pumping her. Gorman, a hotel de
tective, recognizes her as the wife
of I.efty Moore, a noted burglar.
Nelson partly conlldes In tho detec
tive and arranges to meet him.
CHAPTER VI Continued.
"You're right about that," I replied,
"and say, look hero. Why can't you
meet me somewhere tomorrow after
noon. There are a lot of mysterious
things happening In the Granddecl;.
Maybe you can help mo In trying to
clear them up."
"It's a dnte. I'll be In the back room
of Jim Connor's place over on Third
avenue at three o'clock waiting for
"I'll be there," I said, as I bade him
"Hold on a minute," ho said. "Do
you know where Lefty Moore's wife
I recalled the number she had told
me to give the taxi man and repeated
It to him, an address way over on
East Sixty-second street near the
"I like to know thorn sort of things,"
ho explained. "In our business you
never know when you'll he needing
On my way home, after I left him, I
congratulated myself on having made
James Gorman's acquaintance. In
him I had found n man with police and
detective experience. The fact that
he held a responsible position with a
big hotel ought to be sutllclent voucher
for his honesty. Of cour.-e Miss Brad
ford must be consulted before I met
Gorman the next afternoon. I could
hardly tell him my own almost unbe
lievable experiences without bringing
in the nttempts to blackmail her sister.
Surely Miss Bradford would not ob
ject to my plan. We were making
such poor headway In solving the mys
tery ourselves that I was certain she
would welcome Gorman's advice.
And would it not be a surprise to
Barbaru Bradford to learn that a
criminal or at least the wife of a
criminal was employed as a telephone
girl In the apartment hotfe? I was
hoping that Mie would be at homo and
In her room when I arrived at tho
house so that I might slgnnl her and
tell her my great news nt once.
I let myself Into the apartment nnd
without bothering to turn on the lights
aiade my way back toward my own
the Light Flooded the Room There
Was a Suppressed Scream Followed
by a Frlnhtened Gasp.
room. As I renched the end of tho
hall my ears detected a scullllng noise
that seemed to come from my quar
ters. I 3topped stock-still and listened
breathlessly. Unquestionably there
was someone In my room.
I tiptoed softly forward. As I crept
long In tho darkness, making no
sound, I found myself devoutly wish
ing for some weapon. Of course It
might bo Barbara, who had entered by
means of the ledge to leave some mes
sage for me, but If It were not she, I
felt certain that I would discover who
bottom of the plots
was at tho
I gained the door without my pres
ence having been discovered. In the
dim half-light that came from the open
window I could detect a figure stand
ing on n chair apparently feeling along
the wnll near the celling. I recalled
with curiosity that It was from that
spot that the whispers 1 had heard
had seemed to come.
Inch by Inch I edged noiselessly for
ward, my eyes on the Intruder until nt
Inst my lingers found the electric light
button. As the light Hooded the room
there was a suppressed scream, fol
lowed by a frightened gasp. TV
liguro on the chair turned quickly and
faced me. I saw that It was a woman,
a badly frightened woman, with ln-r
hands clutching nt her heart. Almnt
Instantly I recognized her. It was ti"t
Barbara Bradford, but her sister.
Claire. She was clad In some sort of
a dark house gown thrown over her
nightgown. Her slippered feet wen'
bare of stockings, nnd her hair hung
In n great braid down her back.
As I stared at her she sprang from
the chair nnd made n rush for the
open window. I grabbed for her and
though she fought desperately I man
aged to hold her fast and to drag her
away from the window. After a mo
ment's futile resistance she suddenly
collapsed In my arms, moaning in r.
"Let me go, please let me go."
I placed her In a chair, and MM
keeping a tight hold on one of her
arms, studied her, debating what to
do. What desperate motive could
have driven this girl to the daring
journey across the narrow ledge by
which she had gained access to my
quarters? Was she, I wondered, once
more In the power of that evil ex
husband of hers, driven by fear of him
to such desperate deeds.
"Let me go," she moaned ngnln.
"Not until you tell me what you
were doing In my rooms," I answered
"I did not know there was any one
here. I thought the apartment was
vacant. I thought the Gastons were
"But why did you come?"
"I can't tell that," she moaned. "I
enn't! I can't!"
"You must," I repeated. "I am go
ing to keep you here until you do tell
"You must not keep mo here," she
said. "I don't want my people to know
nbout my having been here. You look
like a gentleman. I'lense let me go."
"Doesn't Barbara doesn't your sis
ter know you are here?"
At my mention of her sister's name
an expression of nmazement escaped
"Who are you?" she asked excited
ly. "How did you know who I was?"
"I am a friend of your sister," I
answered. "She will tell you who I
am. You must trtibt me. I feel I have
a right tn know what you are doiug
here. Won't you tell me?"
A strange look came Into hor eves
and she shook her head.
"You wouldn't understand. I was
trying to trace the whispers."
"The whispers!" I cried excitedly.
"You have heard them, too?"
"Often," she said. "I heard them
tonight. Mother nnd Barbara were
out to the theater. They seemed to
come from near the celling in my sis
ter's room. They seemed to vanish
In the direction of this room. I
thought there was no one hero. I de
cided to creep along the ledge and see
if I could trace them."
"And did you succeed?"
She shook her head.
"When I first came In this room I
could still hear them. They seemed
to bo coming from up none the celling.
I got up'on a chair nnd put my ear
to the wall to listen. Then they
stopped altogether and then you
came In. May I go now before my
mother comes home?"
"On one condition." I answered.
"that you tell your sister about your
having been here."
"I'll tell her If you wish me to," she
replied, "and now, please may I go?
Could you let me out of your door?
See. I brought a key to ou- apartment
Vlth me. I don't think I daro make
that trip across tho ledge tonight."
As I escorted her to the door, my
mind In a whirl over tho events of the
evening, I suddenly remembered how
Important It was that I should see her
sister for n long talk neiore I kept
my appointment with Gorman.
"Tell your sister," I said to Clalro
Bradford as she departed, "that It Is
Imperative that she meet mo nt lunch
eon tomorrow. I have news of the
utmost Importance nuws that con
corns all of us. Toll her to meet mo
at the Astor at one. She must come,
"I'll tell her," she replied.
It was tho next evening that I mndo
my astounding discovery, when pure
chance led me plump Into what both
Barbara Bradford and I recognized
at onco as our first real clue to the
mysteries surrounding ua.
Sly find enmo unexpectedly nt the
end of an exciting dny. As may be
Imagined I slept llttlo In tho hours
following my unexpected meeting with
Clalro Bradford In my rooms, coming
as It did right on top of Detective
Gorman's revelations as to the Identity
of the telephone girl. Coupled with
these circumstances wns the fact that
If my hopes were realized, Barhnra
would he within a very few hours
lunching with mo for tho first time.
1 Just bad to sec her before I met
Gorman. The tale I wns to unfold to
hltn was so Improbable, so almost un
believable, that I wanted to go over It
with her step by step, In order to be
able to convlnco the detective that It
wns the absolute truth.
1 could not help but renllzo how
preposterous It would sound In the
telling. Mr. Gorman could hardly bo
blamed for believing that my mind had
been Inflamed by witnessing too nlany
movlo thrillers. Yet I had proof.
There were the entries In my great
uncle's diary that I could show. I had
the anonymous notes. My story of the
strange whispers, If need be, could be
confirmed by the old laundress, by
Barbara Bradford, yes, and by Claire,
too. That Is, if tho reason Clalro had
given to account for her presence In
my room was the true one. It sounded
logical, and yet I did not plnco the
confidence In her that I did In Barbara.
But what I relied on most of all to
convince Gorman of tho truth of my
preposterous tale was his own knowl-
"She Shouldn't Have Gone to Your
Room. That's Just Like Her,
edge of who the telephone girl wns.
Just when I had reached the deduc
tion that the band plotting against
us must have a coadjutor In the build
ing, ho had come forward with the
knowledge that pointed toward the
person most apt to be Involved.
I was pondering it nil over In my
mind as I left the house to meet Bar
bara. I was out on the street nnd
Just turning tho corner when I remem
bered that I had spent most of the
money In my pocket the night before.
Ketraclng my steps, I returned to my
apartment and took some bills from
their hiding-place In the bcokcn.se. As
I emerged Into tho street again, I be
came aware that across tho street was
a man whose appearance seemed
vaguely familiar. As 1 onco more
turned the corner, walking briskly, I
glanced back for a second look nt
him and was surplsed to ree him com
ing In my direction.
Then all at once my subconscious
mind came to my rescue. I realized
when it was that I had seen him be
fore nnd what made his nppearanco
so familiar. As I left the house not
ten minutes ago that very same man
had been standing across the street.
As I had turned back at the corner
he had been coming In my direction
just as he was now.
He must be following me, trailing
me, shadowing me. I determined to
test out my theory. At the next cor
ner I turned sharply, glancing quickly
back as I did so. Ho was still follow
ing me, though on tho other side of
the street and perhaps half a block
away. 1 went a few steps out of
sight and then stopped as If to look
In a Miop window. Ho came hurrying
around tho corner an Instant later,
slowing down as soon as he spotted
me again and walked on slowly past
me as if not noticing me. I waited
until he was some distance bevond
ind retracing my steps quickly to the
avenue again stopped in the shelter of
a building to light n cigar, purposely
wasting a number of matches. In
hardly ten seconds ho was hack, covert
ly watching me from the other side of
there wns no question about It. lie
was trailing me. But who could bo
having me shadowed? Certainly ho
was not in the employ of the Brad
torus or of Detective Gorman. Either
he must be one of tho band of plot
ters, or I hated to voice my suspi
cion, but somehow the thought of my
great-uncle Hufus kept obtruding It
self. It would bo just like the sus
picious old miser, If It was he who
had planned all this devilment, to put
me in a position of trust and then to
have me watched night nnd day.
Whoever It was Unit Insnlred this
pursuit, I determined to lead my
shadow a merry chase. Jumping Into
a taxi I bado tho driver take mo to
a department store. Looking back I
saw thu shadow hastily entering an
other cab. Arrived at my destination
I thrust fare nnd Up Into the driver's
hand and hurrying lnsldo managed to
catch an elevator Just ascending. One
lllght up 1 got out und redescended to
tho main floor by a stnlrcnso at tho
rear, emerging thence on to a side
street. A second tnxl took me to
tho Twenty-eighth street subway sta
tlon, nnd there, with no sign of my
pursuer, I took a train to Times
square nnd went to the Astor to meet
Barbara Bradford, arriving on tho dot
of one. She was there awaiting me
and wo quickly found n .secluded table
In one of the less conspicuous rooms.
"I'vo told Clnlre everything." she
said ns soon as we were seated. "I
hope you're not angry with me."
"Of course not. You had to tell
her. I am sorry to have frightened
"She shouldn't have gone to your
room. Thnt's Just like her, though.
She always acts on the spur of tho
moment. She's awfully worried, too,
"Wu can save her," I said,
"Why," sho asked quickly, "what
have you learned?"
"I was convinced that they must
have someone In tho house nldlng
them. I've found out who It Is. It's
the telephone girl Nellie Kelly Is tho
name she goes by."
"I can't believe It," cried the girl,
shocked at my statement. "She's only
n girl like myself. I have talked to
her lots of times. I'm certain there's
nothing wicked or wrong about her."
"I'm nfrald there Is," I explained.
"I took her out to dinner last night, to
the White Itoom. The house detective,
while she was off telephoning, prac
tically ordered mo out of the place be
cause I was with her. She's notorious.
Her husband Is Lefty Moore, n well
known burglar. He's In Sing Sing
now. Detective Gorman arrested hliu.
He ought to know."
"Oh, tho poor girl," exclaimed Miss
Bradford, tears welling up In her eyes.
"I'm so sorry for her."
"But think of your sister. Think
what they are trying to do with Miss
"But how do you know she's aiding
"I don't know It. But I do know Hint
nobody could pull off nil the things
that have been happening In tho
Granddeck without some one there
helping them. We've found someone
used to helping criminals a criminal's
wife. Isn't that enough? All wo need
to do now Is to watch her closely
and fasten tho thing on her."
"How arc you going to do thnt?"
"That's why I Insisted on your com
ing here today. I am to meet Detective
Gorman nt three. I feel thnt he could
aid us, and I think we ought to tell
"Tell the police!" Her face grew
white at the thought. "Wouldn't that
mean a scandal the newspapers and
all that sort of thing?"
I shook my head decisively.
"Gorman's not with the police now.
He Is employed ns a hotel detective.
But ho is Just the man we need to help
us. He knows all about criminals and
how to track them. With bis aid wo
can quickly clear the whole thing up."
"Will you have to tell him every
thing about Claire's marriage?"
"We've either got to tell him every
thing or nothing."
"Oh, how I wish we did not hnve to.
The more people there are who know
about things the more likely they are
to become public."
"Yet you trusted me with your sis
She gave mo a quick glance of con
fidence. 'You're different."
'I'm afraid most people would not
agree with you. They would regard
tne as n worthless, discredited young
fellow out of a job."
"But it's not your fault."
"Tbe point Is," 1 went on, "that we
have reached a place where we need
expert advice. Gorman has fortuitous
ly turned up to give It. The only way
is to tell him everything."
For u moment she debated the mat
ter silently, her pretty forehead puck
ered In thought.
"Yes," she said at last, "I suppose
It is tho only way. But won't he want
a lot of money for his services?"
"I'll attend to that," I answered.
"I'll make my great-uncle reward him
handsomely for recovering the Gaston
"If he does."
"He must. We've got to get them
Krom her hand-bag she produced
the anonymous letters she had re
ceived nnd handed them to mo.
"Will you want to show the detective
"Yes, I think I hnd better. Tho
whole tale sounds so preposterous that
I need every bit of corroborative evi
dence we can muster."
For half an hour we Mngered over
the table, discussing nil the aspects of
the case. Eventually I think I per
suaded Miss Bradford thnt tho evi
dence pointed most damnlngly to tho
telephone girl ns one of the conspira
tors or at least one of their nldes. She
was eager to know what plan of action
Gorman would advise and as we part
ed wo arranged to bo at our adjoining
windows at ten that evening In order
that we might have another chat.
I found Gorman waiting for me nt
the plnco ho had mentioned.
"I told you thnt girl wns a bad one,"
was his greeting.
"What do you mean?" I cried.
"What have you learned nbout her?"
"Nothing except that the address
sho gave you last night wns phony.
The number sho gave Is the hospital
grounds" he pronounced It "hois
pital." "Where does sho live, then?"
"She's keeping that under cover.
Sho shook the taxi at Fifty-ninth and
Detective Gorman to the
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