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THE PERRYSBURG. O., JOURNAL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 1012.
Itlchard Llghtnut, an American with an
unerieil ijiirIIsIi accent, receives a pros
cnt from n friend In China. The- present
proves to be a pair of pajamas. A letter
hints of surprises to tho wearor. Llghtnut
Onus tho pajamas and late at night (jets
up for a smoke. His servant, Jenkins,
foraca In and, falling to recognize Light
nut. attempts to put him out. Thinking
tho servant crazy. Llghtnut changes his
clothes Intending to summon help, when
hu reappoars Jenkins falls on his neck
with joy, confirming Ltghtnut's belief
that he Is crazy. Jonklns toils Llghtnut of
the encounter he had with a hideous
Chinaman dressed In pajamas. In a
message from his friend, Jack Bluings,
Llghtnut Is asked to put up "the kid
for the night on his way home from col
lege. Later Llghtnut finds a beautiful
girl In black pajamas In his room. .Llght
nut Is shocked by tho girl's drinking,
smoking and slangy talk. She tells him
her name Is Francis and puzzles him
with a story of her lovo for her sister
room-mate, named Frances. Next morn
tng the girl is missing and Llghtnut hur
ries to tho boat to see her off. Ho is ac
costed by a husky collego boy. who calls
him "Dicky," but he docs not see the
girl. Jack Billings calls to spend tho
night with Llghtnut. Thoy discover
priceless rubles hidden In tho buttons of
tho p.ijumas. Billings dons the pajamas
and rotlres. Llghtnut Inter discovers
In nib apartment a beefy person In mutton-chop
whiskers and wearing pajamas.
Jenkins calls tho police, who declare the
Intruder to bo a criminal, called ox
Orandpa." Tho Intruder declares ho Is
Llghtnut's guest and appeals to the lat
in the morning Llghtnut Is astonished to
find Billings gone, nnd more oslonlsneu
wlmn he gets a message from the UUier.
demanding his clothes. Llghtnut. bound
for Tnrrytown. Billings home, discovers
"Frances," the girl of tho pajamas, on
the train. Llghtnut speaks to her and al
ludes to tho night before. She declares
Indignantly that Llghtnut never saw her
In black pajamas. At Ttirrytowr. Frances
l.i met by a husky college youth, who
IhMsli him for ortendlng Frances. "'
nut Ukcs the next train home. Billings
,.,..,.. ,wnr the outrage of his arrest, tie
storms over uu "" - ' r ;,- r.M.
and Llghtnut msc " ' ' '' "" proc,.
tiese characters on the pajamas. "'-",
"or noozenberry Is called In to -nterprot
'" -"slikfing-Shf U
Tr lne Zl"LilsT- fo?hex:?err0imeSn0t!
WwV.efoJS In pajamas lsPfound in
llu- i.rofessor-s room and Is taken home
'"''. ";..,i,iio with Frances nnd a wo-
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f:us turn ii iioui - ""-". 71 f .ht-
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nui iimv 'V;"'-l"f,, - 'ns under ar-
fSt in New York for stealing a suit of
ckpajamn-. Judge Billing -tonlshes
Llghtnut . Willi "',;,-"-; sneak
to "Frances." The Judge
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l.igni 11m ao ,i'V ""?-, ". -'.,,,
HE X and LigiirnuTh.smlnd occupied
Villi tho beautiful Frances. Is greatly
mystified. Policeman O'Keefo returns llio
bl,i"k pajamas and Mgninui seim.-. u.
to Billings' room. Llghtnut has an Inter-.-sting
hour with Frances. Ho tells of tho
things the Judge has been saying about
"Frances." much to "Frances1 " amuse
ment. Judge Billings refuses to Inter
cede for a man under arrest claiming to
b- his son Jack. Tho Judge promises
.Tack to wear the pajamas that night.
Next morning Jenkins tells Llghtnut he
siiw him (Llghtnut) lighting with a youth
In the library during the night. Jack
timings tells Llghtnut tho Judge is going
In send Frances to a reformatory. Light
nut is attacked by a man he takes for
tl-e chauffeur, who objects to his atten
tions to IJranccs.
CHAPTER XXX (Continued).
"I'd I'd have got 'em to you soon-
or" I faltered, swallowing, "but
they've been lost a day or two thief
stole them from my rooms, you know."
"How on earth did you ever get
bold of them? 1 never expected to
hoo those pajamas again. Oh, you
must tell me all about how you man
aged It!" and we moved away"!
just wish father were here!"
f didn't! Dash it, It made me squirm
to think of bis returnT"
As we left tho pergola behind, 1
looked backward through its arch, and
there was the chauffeur, standing in
the shadows, looking after us. And
long after, as wo turned from the
utraight avenue leading through tho
pergola, I ddscrled bis figure, still
looking after us, .mcbanged, Im
movable. It was rum!
Dut I had other things to think of
as we sat out in the loggia chiefly
of hor, herself; withal, wondering
gloomily what her father would say
when ho found I hail disobeyed his in
junction about not speaking to her.
Presently the summons to luncheon
came, and we went in.
From up-stairs came sounds Indicat
ing great hilarity on Billings' part.
In fact, wo could hear him slapping
his knoo and screaming, The frump
looked at me anxiously.
"Why, I understood he waB all right
ugaln," she said aside.
I shook my hco.d dubiously. 1 had
seen In the past diy or two how rapid
ly Billings' moods shirted. Twenty
minutes since he Dud looked enraged.
"Oh, this is too good but keep It
mum I" we heard, "Come on, Pro
fesnor!" "Professor?" Tho -ump looked at
Franccij, then at Wllkca inquiringly.
"I didn't know, miss," he murmured
contritely. " 'S why 1 didn't mention
Wo woro crossing tho groat ball in
the direction of tho beautiful dining
room beyond Elizabethan, I think
Frauces said it wa3, Wo all paused
expectantly as Hillings rolled down
tho stairs in his usuul jolly, elephan
tine way. And then ou tho landing ap.
peaicd an apparition not only an ap
parition, but, by Jove, a scarecrow, as
Professor Dowenb srry, blandly smlt.
ii:g bis rnll-liy figure shrouded Hub
July In one of rjlHInga' largest and
jUidcst sultii BII'Iurs v-jjV through
v nr imr mr -.i hm wr tk, ia& v.jt .i'rrir . . r-v:j
by FRANCIS PERRY ELLIOTT
car?&rr & sr 0aj-sxoMUX.
And This Was the
the form of introductions, chuckling
idiotically the while. But the profes
sor scarcely noticed any one but the
"Don't wait, Wilkes," Billings di
rected. His nod beckoned mo aside.
"Gentleman sulking In his tent over
here I want you to meet," ho said.
And I followed him to tho library. A
figure pacing the floor turned sharply.
By Jove, it was the chauffeur, and
how he did scowl at me!
"Now, young man," said Billings
sternly, "perhaps you'll have the nerve
to tell me before Mr. Llghtnut himself
that you were his guest on your way
homo from Harvard."
"I certainly was!" He made the
statement, chin up and eyes blazing.
"I was his guest at the Kahoka Wed
nesday night, and ho knows It."
Billings looked at me and shrugged
"Don't bother denying it, old man,"
he said. "It's all right."
"Oh, but I say It isn't!" I ex
claimed In disgusted amaze. "Dashed
impertinence, you know never saw
this fellow before the morning at the
er boat, and day before yesterday
when I " I halted, remembering.
But the fellow was shaking his
finger at mo.
"A-a-a!" ho jeered, like a school
boy. "Why don't you finish? Bet you
don't know. Jack, that this paragon
trlend of yours was up here on the
train day before yesterday." Billings
stared, for ho did not know.
The chap grew moro Impudent.
"Yah, see him turn red!"
"By Jove!" I exclaimed, warming
up, you know. "Say, Billings, who
the devil is this fellow?" And I ad
vanced angrily dashed annoyed, you
Billings Interposed. "My brother,"
he said quietly.
"Yes, his brother," almost shouted
tho other. Then he lowered his voice
at Billings' command: "And 1 say,
you didn't toll Jack you were on tho
train yesterday, posing as a 'Mr.
Smith, and that you insulted Fran
ces." He shook off his brother's hand
angrily. "Oh, yes ho did sister told
me about It! 1 know It was you when
I got to thinking about it this morn
ing!" Ho panted fpr breath. "I can't
call you a liar, Llghtnut, when you
say I wasn't at your roomB, because
you're a quicker bitter than I am,
and " Ho looked around and shrug
ged. "And because wo aro in this
house. But you'ro an infernal hypo
crite, nnd I want Jack to know it."
He laughed mockingly and faced hlB
brother. "Ask your frlond, Mr. Llght
nut, about that girl in black pajamas
In his rooms!"
And he flung himself from tho room
with a Parthian shot: "AbIc him to
tell you about her as ho did mo. Ask
him who it was!"
Billings seemed to groan. "More
black pajamas!" ho muttered.
I faced him eagerly. "I nevor told
him about her I'll swear I didn't,"
I pleaded miserably. "You know all
thero I3 to know, Jack, I wouldn't
tell anybody In the world a thing like
that. I lovo her loo well. Much Iosb
would I go and tell her own brothqr."
"Wlnva-a-at?" Billings' fat body al
most leaped Into tho air. "What tho
devil say, old chap, what are you
"And, boBidcs, sho'B forgiven mo," I
persisted gloomily. "And I lovo her
11ml and wo'to going to bo mnrrled
or I hope bo, dash it!"
. " .
Vsfci"rti" . ;V
Billings stared at me with popping
eyes for an Instant. Then he lifted
ray chin nnd looked at me nnxlously.
"Are you quite well, old man?" he
asked. "Headache, or anything like
that? By George, It's from sitting out
in the sun without a hat. Marry my
sister?" He wagged his head lugu
briously. "What Elizabeth? Oh.
"No Frances," 1 explained anx
He stared. "Francis?" Then his
arm led me out. "Come along, old
chap," he said with an air of concern.
"We'll get a little ice"
There was a bustle near the hall
entrance, and I heard a commanding
voice I recognized as that of Judge
"Come right in, Colonel, and we will
try to ruako you forget that little ex
asperation do you know I just can't
get over tho Idea that I've seen you
somewhero and recently Hello,
Jack! Colonel Klrkland, my eldest
boy, Jack named after his mother,
Johanna. Look here, Jack, has every
body on the blithering police force
gone crazy about pajamas? Most in
fernal outrage pardon me, Colonel
Klrkland three policemen wanted to
arrest him on description dragnet
order, they said for stealing a pair
of silk pajamas. Even hear the like
Billings' voice murmured something,
and then I was dully conscious of my
name being passed nnd of the tact
that 1 was limply shaking a hand.
But I don't remember uttering a word
couldn't, by Jove, for my jolly
tongue was paralyzed. Didn't know
what to do; didn't know what to say,
you know, for there before my eyes,
recognlzablo and unmistakable, de
spite frock coat and whito choker tie,
was the flguro of "Foxy Grandpa."
The beefy face, white mutton chop
whiskers and bald head were as in
delibly imprinted on my memory as
the sunburn line that fenced his flory
And this was tho frump's lather,
and It waa for him she was scheming
to make a home!
, The Club.
I didn't go In to luncheon.
Instead, I lay down up in my room,
wondering what Jonalns would think
when he saw Foxy Urnndpa a guest
with mo undc-r this roof, and wonder
ing also what I ought to do, or If I
should do anything. I came to tho
conclusion finally that, I wouldn't say
anything for tho present, Tor I had
about all tho complications I could
Presently I went down to the living
room, whore they were all assembled,
and my hnart leaped as I thought 1
detected a brightening in' Frances
face as I entered.
Billings wau waving the frump away
with his fat hand. "Take it away," he
said. "I hate bugs."
"But, Jacky," said tho frump plead
ingly, "I think it's a phuslotua glorl
osa," , ,
"I don't caro It It's a giraffe," said
But tho professor was already
across tho room to tho rescue.
"Ha! not a gloloaa," ho said ani
matedly, as ho anoopod over tho little
greonlsh thing in tho frump's band.
"Observe tho shortoned prothorux
and mescthorax nna "
"And metathorax," chimed In tho
frump, her head close to his.
"It is a phanncus cnrnlfex," said tho
By Jove, It looked to mo like what
we used to call a dung bcetlol
And then tho two cranks wont out
In tho sun with butterfly nets, and
Francos nnd I drifted out to our pa
vilion overlooking tho broad sweep of
tho.Tappan Zee. As yet, her fnthor
had said nothing to mo, but I knew
that tho blow might fall any moment,
pnly tho arrival of the frump's father
had so far saved me.
In tho evening, tho younger brother
showed up at dinner, but sulked, which
I thought under the circumstances waa
about tho moat consldorato thing be
could have done.
Once during tho evening, Billings,
who had been talking with tho pro
fessor, turned to mo. "By tho way,
Dicky those pajamas, you know
what did you do with them this morn
ing?" He and the professor whis
pered ngain; then Billings turned
back. "Gray paper parcel urn you
Know? Dash it, of course I knew,
"Why, I have them now," came
quietly from my companion, "thanks
to Mr. Llghtnut. He gave them to
mo this morning."
"Gave them to you!" gasped Bil
lings. Ho whispered to mo: "But the
rubies, you cuckoo you didn't give
Rubles? Dash It, I had to think
hard to remember what had become
of tho rubles. But I got the idea.
"Why, the professor has thoae," I
reminded him. "The red pajamas, you
know don't you remember?" I drew
Billings stared. "But he says he
returned them," ho exclaimed, cutting
an odd sidewise look at the professor,
wno was talking to Frances and the
frump. Billings frowned.
"Haven't seen them," 1 said care
lessly, for I wanted to talk to her.
"Oh, dash the rubles wait till morn
ing!" Billings looked sourly at tho pro
fessor and went off and eat alone. He
seemed put out about the old boynot
returning tho garments. Never Beemed
to. occur to him that the professor was
a devilish busy and absent-minded old
chap. Might not return them for a
month. I knew that.
"Oh, really, Frances?" tho frump
wbb Baying, "How exceedingly nice of
you, dear!" The professor was oc
cupied for tho moment with a moth.
"I hope I won't frighten you In them
as you say your maid was frightened
at you. If cpajamas are unbecoming
to you, why Just Imagine me in them!"
By Jove, I was devilish glad 1 was
not supposed to hear, for I didn't want
to be required to imagine it. But ae
for them being unbecoming to my
darling well, ,1 knew she knew what
Later, when the evening had ahadetl
off and tho ladles hnd left us, we sat
in the smoking-room talking till late.
I was astonished to find Foxy Grand
pa devilish entertaining and clever
not a bad sort at all. He Beemed to
have no recollection of me at all, and
therefore no grudges. I had made up
my mind by this time I wasn't going
to marry the frump, no matter what
came or what Billings wanted, and I
would tell him so In the morning. But
whoever did marry her and it looked
like it was going to be tho profeasor
would have some sort or compensa
tion in Foxy Grandpa's entertaining
stories of Eastern scandal.
Billings' cub brother smoked in a
corner of (lie room bjp himself and
drank innumerable slugs of whisky
straight. Once I saw his father go
over to him and seem to remonstrate
but without effect.
Billings wanted his father to try my
special Import of cigarettes, so I sent
for Jonklns, who had arrived, to bring
some down. And when he saw Foxy
Grandpa calmly sitting there by me,
pulling nt a struw, ho almost lost his
balance. But I uhook my head with
'Ever see mo before eh?" naked
the cub hnrahly, as ho waved aaido
the olgarettos Jenkins extended: "Last
Wednesday night remember?
"Yes, sir," replied Jenkins, hesitat
ingly. Then he rolled an eye at me
and corrected himself hastily but firm
ly: "No, sir; I don't recall ever seeing
you before, sir,"
Of courso, I knew he had not, but
tho cub got up with a sour laugh.
Then with a murmured gruff apology,
he withdrew, saying ho had a head
acho and wns going to bed. And, bj
Jove, what a look ho gave mo from
tho door! "
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Making Recovery an Object.
Tbo Eskimo gives hla doctor a fcr
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THOUGHT HE KNEW THE SIGNS
Aged Darky Could 8co Nothing
His Passenger Except a Man
Bob Hull, tho champion story toll
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Georgia. Ho took hla golf clubs with
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Ho dropped off tho train at his
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"Whut kind of a lodge is you Insti
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Mrs. Collier Down But the dealer
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