Newspaper Page Text
BY WARY .DEVEREUX
nTTH ILLUSTTPATIorO BY DOM C. WiLWN
ThrouRh the weeks of the lata sura
trier, old Tatro, the butler, bad been
attending the meetings held by the
peasants, nut, be I nit a firm believer
la the old regime, bo had reported
faithfully to Monsieur lo Baron all
that bad transpired at these leather
ing!, telling him of tb vicious
speeches made by Fauchel, and of the
latter' evident determination to In
fluence the peasants against tbe peo
tle of tbe chateau.
On a certain September morning,
after one of these reports from Tatro,
the baron said. "Find Margot, and
end ber to me."
' When the faithful old servant bad
left the room his master looked out
of the window toward the park; but
his darkly circled eyes saw something
juite different from the trees silhouet
ted against the cloudless blue of the
They saw the pale, angry face of
Tomas Fauchel, the young schoolmas
ter, who, meeting the baron as be
m from the magistrate's door with
the pretty, sixteen year-old daughter
of the Huguenot minuter clinging to
ltls arm, bad said, as he barred their
way, "To-day, Monsieur le Baron, you
IiSto won, and have taken for wife
her whom ber dead father gave to me
-when he refused you, a Papist. But
I warn you to beware of tbe day when
I shall seek my revenge:"
The baron. In tbe strength of bis
vigorous manhood, and In the bappy
5 reams cf bis passionate love, bad
laughed at the melodramatic threat
of bis bumble rival. And to-day,
white haired and lonely, be smiled,
disdainfully as he recalled It.
But the smile died softly in a sigh
that was almost a moan, as thought
of the narrow mound he bad looked
vpon the spring before, banked with
violets and snowdrops. In the old
burcbyard by the Loire, near the
cottage where be bad known a brief
year's dream of happiness.
hs it thou, try
But be now roused himself as Mar
mot entered, and bade ber to be seat
ed. "Margot. I have sent for thee that
I may unburden my mind some bat
as to matters whlrb have boon weigh
ing heavily upon me tor many months
past," be began.
Margot looked at blra In silent won
der mingled with some alarm, a ahe
oould, see no reason for bis words, nor
Tor the mood hich seemed to Inspire
"These are troublous times." he re
turned more calmly, and dropping the
familiar manner of si-eeeb be bad pre
viously used; "times when but a few
hours suffice to turn affairs from ap
parent security Into confusion and
danger. I wish, therefore, to place a
considerable sum of money In your
care, for I feel that perhaps It may be
safer with you than with me. It la all
I bave of my own to give Jean; and
It will relieve me lo know that, no
matter what may come to me, or how
ever Ktienue may seek to rob tbe boy,
my Jean mill never know actual
The baron was bow standing by the
aide of bis desk; and pressing the
edge of a panel In the oaken wain
scoting. It flew open, dlscloalug a
mall recesa. wherein were a small
metal bos and a number of little can
"Corn here." be said, turning to
fook at Margot over his shoulder.
Sho came to his aide.
"See." be explained; "you do so, and
o," showing her bow to manipulate
the secret spring. Then, after closing
tne panel, be added, "See now If you
can open II,"
She did so, and the panel opened
"Ah. that Is well. Now you know
wberti the boy's fortune Is bidden,
and I trust you to guard It for blm.
The bags contain gold coin, and the
lot bold a few jewel, that are bis,
a they were bis mother's; aUo soie
papers, for which the future way
show need, should any one seek to
deprive htm cf hi rights as my son.
I shall lesv It to your discretion as
to when and where you will take them
from their preseot hiding place, lie
member, Margot, I charge you sol
emnly, that when I am not here, if
If I am taken away, I trust you, above
all others, to protect my boy's future.
and provide for bis welfare."
-That will I do with my life!" Mar-
got declared fervently.
It waa toward sunset that same day
when Jean came running In to an
nounce that be bad seen soldiers rid
ing np the winding roadway that led
through the park.
Bidding the boy keep out of sight
until the cause of such a visit could
be ascertained. Monsieur le Baron de
scended to the reception-room, where
the officer In command of the sol
diers soon presented himself, and de
livered a letter from Couthon, In
which tbe baron's hospitality wss re
quested for tbe bearer and bis escort.
The fsct was that Etlenne, recently
angered by his father's refusal to in
crease his already liberal allowance,
bad, with characteristic villany, let
fall some Insinuations Impeaching the
latter's loyalty to the Revolutionary
cause; and tbe officer, who had been
ordered upon a mission which would
tike blm several leagues beyond tbe
chateau, was Instructed to stop there
upon his return, the object being that
the Committee might, from the man
nor In which tbe baron received bis
uninvited guests, form a better Idea
as to bis true sentiments.
Jean did not deem It wise to pre
sent himself until the dinner hour
should arrive, but had passed the
time In questioning Margot ana Tatro
as to tbe probable meaning of this
strange Invasion of the chateau's pri
vacy. Then, going in to the dining'
room with an unusually subdued air,
although bis heart was fluttering with
excitement, the lad's shyness evapo
rated in a glad shout at sight of the
officer standing before the Breplace,
where burning logs made cheerful tbe
apartment and warmed tbe chill even
"Aba!" be cried, precipitating him
self upon bis father's guest, whose
arms went quickly around the bey
Utt form. "Is it thou, my beloved
"Truly It Is. little Monsieur !e Jo-
to, answered Lieutenant Bonaparte.
laughing as be kissed Jean flushed
cheeks, while the baron looked on
with attiaseiaent, and old Tatro
paused In the report be waa making
a to the soldier's dinner In tho outer
hall, to stare with equal surprise at
then demonstrations cf affection be
tween the stranger and his master's
When they were stated the officer
explained to Monsieur le Baronal
though In a way not to bring la the
name of Ktlenne bow he had come
to know tbe boy; and Jean, cow quite
la his clement, and entirely at ease,
rattled on after a fashion that relieved'
bis father from any extra effort In en
tertaining hi guest.
It in cearing ten o'clock- The of
ficer and his host were seated In the
drawing room, having a game of chess,
with Jean, very proud and correspond
ingly sleepy, because of sitting up so
long beyond hi usual bed time, watch
ing them from a nearby divan, when
Tatro. hi face and voice showing the
greatest alarm, rushed Into the room
and exclaimed, "Mon Pieu. Monsieur
le Baron! Tbe peasants! A' great
crowd of tnetu aru coming up the ave
nue! Hark you can bear their
The chessmen and board fell to the
floor as both player sprang from
their chairs; and Jean, all sleepiness
banished from bis eyes, stood beside
"Call my soldiers at once," ordered
Bonaparte, speaking to Tatro. "Mon
sieur le Baron," he added, turning to
blm. "we will do all la our power fur
Tbe doien soldiers appeared, and
wire ordered to pos,t themselves In
tht ball, where they stood, with resdy
arms, behlrfd their commander and
the baron, who were nearer the stout
ly barred door, listening to the wild
hubbub of voices now close to the
Tbe lieutenant waited until there
was a lull In the nolo; then, raising
hi voice, be called out, "Have a care
what you do, for the baron la not with
out protectors. I am an officer of tbe
Assembly: and la Ita name I bid yoa
There was silence, si If those out
side were surprised at signs of an
Thete wsre more than f fty mn out
side; with them were some wi men;
and Tomas Faiihl was their leader.
'Monsieur le Baron, will you per
mit me to arrangu the defence as I
see fit ?" Inquired tbe young officer,
turning to his bout.
"Most assuredly, sir; for I have full
confidence In your ability," was the
"Then extinguish every light In this
ball, and close all the doors leading
from it, so tbst all here will be In
darkness," said the lieutenant, now
speaking authoritatively. "And do you.
Grclolre," looking toward bis sol
diers "with Murler and Leboeuf,
atand bere beside Monsieur le Baron.
Watch that broken window, and put
a ball into every bead that appears
Grelotre saluted silently, and tbe of
ficer continued: "If Tatro will act as
guide, to pilot myself and the others
out through some unobserved way, we
will make a detour, and treat our
friends to an attack In tbe flack."
Some of the hurled la torches bad
lit tbe ball for a moment; but they
were quickly extinguished by the
A moment later the discharge of
musketry outside told that the lieu
tenant and bis men bsd come upon
the scene. Then the air was rent by
more yells and Imprecations, but with
a sound In them bespeaking dismay
on the part of the surprised maraud
ers. A second volley rang out, and the
officer's voice, was heard. "Steady,
my men. Load and fire at will, or club
your muskets. Teach these people a
lesson one in the name of the As
sembly." Those in the hall cow saw a flam
ing torch thrust through the window.
It was held by Tomas Fauchel. who
waved It wildly as he shouted, "Show
thyself, thou craven baron, for neither
man cor devil shall force me from
this plaoe until I have kept my oath,
and killed thee!"
The light of his torch fell npon the
uplifted face white and stern of the
baron, who said, laying hi band upon
tne musket with which Leboeuf waa
taking aim at the half-crazed fanatic,
"Do him no harm, let him live,"
Fauchel. who bad heard the word.
answered them w ith a mocking laugh.
and quickly extending his other band,
pulled tbe trigger of a pistol, as be
tossed bis torch into the hall and
yelled, "Die, thou damnable Papist,
and take to hell with thee co thanks
of mine for sparing my life."
The b?ron reeled, for he was struck
fairly In the forehead. But be was
caught by Lrfboeuf. and bis dead form
was not laid upon tbe floor before Gre-
loire had planted a musket-ball In
Fauchel's bead, and tumbled him
from the Udder dead as tbe man be
His fallower. terrified by the lieu
tenant's unexpected attack, were now
flying like scared sheep; and the fight
An hour later the silence that
wrapped tbe chateau would have re
pelled the thought of such an uproar
having raged within It so recently.
The dead had been laid In upper
rooms, and Margot had gone to ber
own part of the house, leaving Jean
in the drawing room with tbe lieuten
act, who was cow walking up and
down, and now sitting on the divan
beside the passionately grieving boy.
to whom he spoke words of tenderest
sympathy, stroking the dark hair, or
holding the burning bands In a cool
clasp that was Infinitely soothing.
Some of the soldier took turns at
mountir.g guard In the lower ball, for
fesr of a possible renewal of tbe at
lack. But the peasants' outburst was
evidently spent, for the present, at
least, as nothing happened to disturb
the silence of the succeeding hours.
(To be continued.)
Titrte of Penance Shortened.
Abe Hummel, whose experience
with divorcees Is probably as large
aa that of any other two men In this
country, tell a story of a pretty worn
an who had just been freed from
bonds that were very galling, la ber
Joy at ber release she deelared to her
friends that she would cot marry
again for at least two years. Just a
year later her engagement to another
man was announced, with the in
formation that the wedding would
take place In three months.
"How's this?" asked one of ber
friend. "How about thst two year
"Oh." h replied, "I bave concluded
that I'm rutitled to eight months off
tor good behavior. Same a they grt
In Jail, you Vuow." New York Tinies.
The First Requisite.
"Not long ago," said Nat Goodwin
"I was lunching with a friend and two
grass widows, neither of whom bad
"One of the widows held up the
wishbone of the chicken.
""Let's aee which will be married
fit st," she said to the other grass
" 'It seems to mo.' remarked my
friend grimly, 'that you'd better see
which will be unmarried first.' " New
District Attorney Jerome, bowevei
reformed be may be cow, was a great
card player In bis early days, so much
so that his mother, who was a pious
woman, said to blra one day by way cf
"A great deal of time la wasted,
dear, I there not. la playing cards?"
"Yea, toother." he smiled la reply.
"thtr I. In shuffling and dealing ."
Kv Tor k Timea.
DY fr'ARY PEVEREUX
t,4f -i, mtj
The gray was flushing with rose
tints from the coming sua wtea a
loud knocking cjjon tbe entrance tnot
aroused tbe soldier on guard la the
"Open the door!" a voice shouted
peremptorily. "Tstro! P.erre! A
thousand devils! You fools Inside
there, open the door, I say!"
The disturbance brought Crelolre
from bis Improvised couch at the rear
of tbe ball; and climbing the ladder,
be pushed bis bead through the bro
ken window for a sight of who might
"Who are you?" demanded the
young man standing before tbe door,
hi voice Indicating surprise aa be
looked at the face of the soldier above
"That is what I should like to bave
yos tell me of yonrself, m'sieur," an
swered Crelolre, in bis nsual cry man
ner, bis not over friendly eyes noting
tha details of tbe attire worn by the
aristocratically clad visitor.
"Dame!" cow exclaimed the latter,
evidently more angry than before.
"What business can It be of yours?
Who are you, that dare cavil over
opening to me tbe door of my lather's
"He Is bat one; and there are two
of us to handle such a cocksparrow
as I could easily overcome alone, with
one band," said Grelolre seornfuHy,
as the bars fell, and Etiecne entered,
somewhat paler than usual, and his
hair and raiment disheveled from an
all eight's concealment in one of the
outbuildings of the chateau.
Wishing to see the baron, la order
to press bis demand for more funds,
the young man bad. unannounced,
come down from Paris, and chanced
to arrive tbe evening before, daring
the wildest part of the melee.
He was by this time accustomed to
"And springing upon Etienne, drove the rusted blade into his aids."
such outbreaks; and suspecting quick
ly the position of affairs, bad lost CO
time in finding a biding place tu a
grove, cot far from the bcuse.
At the tidings of his father's death,
a new expression came to Etlnne's
face, softening its coldness; but this
quickly changed when. In reply to bis
query as to who was In command of
the escort. Grekiire answred, "IJeu
An oath that made both soldiers
stare burst from the young man's Up.
"1 will go to. my apartments," he
added, with a return of all his haughti
ness; "and do both of you see to it
that I ant cot disturbed by your offi
cer." With this be stalked through tbe
hall, and up the stalrwsy, abudderlng
as be passed the bloodstains upon the
Fltlenne's steps on the upper stairs
snd along tbe oaken floored ball
brought Tatro to the door of the roora
where lay the two wounded soldiers,
cue of whom was evidently dytng,
while the othrr wss sleeping quietly.
"Ah, Monsieur Ktiet.ue. U it J.u.
sir?" Then, cirrectieg himself with
'Pardon Monsieur le Baron." be
burst forth in a quavering voice, "1!
Is surely a sad return for you."
Somewhat softened hy the old man's
words, and cow realising more fully
tbe horrors cf the clchi before. KU
enne replied In aa unusually kind
fashion. But when be ended by or
dering that a repast be brought to
bis rooms. Tstro's face showed a sur
prise be dared not voice; for be won
dered that his new master could think
of sustenance for himself, so soon af
ter coming upon the scone cf bis r
ct r.t loss.
Margot bad slept llttW durieg the
eight, but lay thinking ,of what
changes were likely to come, now that
the baron su dead. Aa Intuiuoa
warned her to secure th money and
valuables which the tarou lad in
trusted to ber care; to take them from
their present hiding place, and lave
them at hand, la case ou aJ.MKical
disaster should cotuo. And. too. bast
ing in Blind her m.iter' con:ainJ
that she remove Jx-an from F'tieeae s
rula In case cf that bc-fU:cg which
now bad come to pas, ber prpleied
brain bad at Ion ft a evoiw-d a plan
which seemed both wise and feasible.
But before attempting to put H tsto
execution, a curious totfttlsa rgr4
JL'JLJL 1UL7 m
her to tske the yooag rct lato W
COtBdeiirrf. IK;i!tg 0J tow tb cold,
e!eac"3t Iv b?'re br, she askei.
"j9 ml' J but. kate here to-day, Moa
"Perhaps; I a toot dftla wst3
"Before yo go, ntcnile-ar, I would
take ft as a gr-t favor txi'.d Jon
if t me ask of yoa some advice as to
a matt? cxrt.cen.ir-g tint y Mtn to
love." And she glanced at Jen. wfce
was stand Uig in the doorway, wUa bis
bark to lb em.
Tbe officer, if te felt acy surprise,
showed none, for be answer4 ber
with kiaS'.y axsar&nce. lis tha jo!&4
Joan, aad tbe two west below, where
breakfast awaired th em.
The two tA soldiers were buriei
early In tbe afternoon; brrt the stars
were coming out wbea the door of
tbe great vault wss cJoad, a&4 the
late baron left to sleep with bis aa
cesrtors. Etlenne, silent and repelling, stood
by, voucbsaflrg little notice of agyoce
about him. Jean bad taken care to
keep away from hi half-brotber;
and the latter replied with scant tnt
tf-sy to the lieutenant's salu'-ation,
when they met fT tbe first time, as
tbe baron's body was borne Irons the
Margot was cot of those who bsd
stood about the tomb. Etiecne' teta
porary absence from the boose bet if
assured, she bad Improved the eppof
tunlty to open the vf-cret pan-el and re
move tha metal box and bags of coin.
which she bid awsy amongst ber own
belongings. She proposed, with Jean
and Pierre, to set k a new borne In
Toulon, where a large cumber of Roy-
alists, together with others who bad
suffered persecution from the Revolu
tionists, .had found refage.
Presently s? saw Etiecne enter
the drawing room, where Jean had
remained, having refused to leave the
lieutenant, who was now seated at a
ta'j'.e. examining some psrrs found
npon the dead Fauchel; snd consider
ing this an opportune time to make
kuown her plans, she bad turned
toward the door, when Etienne s
voice, full of Its old time arrogance,
came to ber.
"Jean, leave the room IcstaaLly, aad
go to your bed!"
Margot passed ta the doorway and
saw Jean's bead raised wt'.h a bel
ligerent poise. "I will not go for you.
Etienne, when you orJer tae in such
a rude fahku." be said, bis voice
shaking with rage.
I'tterlng a vl!e oath. Ftienne strode
forward, and setting bins by the col
lar, dragged tbe toy from the chair
and began striking hi a.
"Monsieur Ktienue, do act yoa do
that!" cried Margot. ruhing toward
blm. "Ak. moo. Dleu! How rsa ;ou
have the heart, aad at uch a time
Jean struggl.eg In a wild fury,
us'ng f.'et and hsn.U lo drf.od h.tu
self, which be di in a way that
brought to lbs Heuleca&t BUD J the
kix f too J er Ufore. ia tie TuJ-eru-s
"Hold. Monsieur le Baroo," te sa'd.
distir-elly aad calmly. l bave the
right to tf '1 josi that you cannot thus
aert our authority in Bey presence."
Etienae. as ooce bf.-tv, released
Jtan. and t creed to face the speaker,
to whom the boy tow rushed, cling
ing to bin with a storm of pjioate
sits, cooiieg partly front aager, aad
partly from a bruid heart.
Ma.'got bad draw a nearer to bis
side; a&d. as Jeans s t-s cvased. the
tLrv rv.ulror.te-d F:20e, who so
burst Into a loud. .rtie Uv.h.
"What ess a bastard, and the
frieniJ aei ciiaapsoe ol a bastard.
exjt bte? be dc-ai aadvsi. aow
speaking d!ibfwu:y, t s pale fo
distorted b" trance.
Vrr t s'artrd tndigvn,y. an
ar.cry fr.e si:'.u xg t'to fcrr ;
and the Vtcuv&aut said ia a k' '.oar,
wfcoe very raimaras was a menace,
"It is scire,! the act ai a svnt'.tttsa
to lusull tbe liidaxKM aad the
-lesiilt" C'ieJ El!evs, aow letting
loos a t the ttais cf h.s ba'-rvd aad
na'.'.scity. ""huts! How caw be be
other ttaa I call bias, wa . aithtr
w a ao yfs r
-r: fv: .;.r4 Vfrr-,t. f-.?
g'-flrg evrjiL.'tf I. te aahU'ia! V
"It le trA." F;,',T.se rv.r'H; 'asS
yn are a 1' sr wv,a yo-x say tir
J-r, wih r:
.'r.g f'.. t'.S t-ir-t'i X
ta trv ir.
"It is E;T.se t7''4
'lst'.:r, "a r-? I'.fA eaa'.-l tii
y.-J. 1 f.-i a'se4 k;-a. Vfy B!ir.
tie la'e bwrrs. died fc-fit tiros y..-a
utt. In. I rrrt tn Mr, a !Vro.
at Psr". Ejt gtal. tf $r.f, sie ws
the bcrnaae; aad that ' i-er w jt. s .
the snrbr cf y-vr yijs g w &: thorw.
was no w;.e cf bf ti- . a y"
as&st trm a-i -r. X Th tl-srtk woc'.J
aver rectiraiie lr as a la wife. It
belag tnse Caiaoi.'e, aa4 M gr
prforlg tbe ssarriajre eefeaoftT
between k:a aad li-ri c-jtw-1 V.vb-
EXJerane aitered aa jii:ht tow tM
tjr tvW aa epithet that srug
to tadaea th steaiag bay, wrko.
with a cry cf rage, sva aa mifi-t
coste frora a s-ew Cala waeaed V
life, rzxu.i.i a 4aggr frva a arte-
trac strtas kva a aary lai,, asd.
tftitgicg ego Etleas. drj tia
r-V-3 llafe Jato fcl.s sile.
Tt sl'git f jria rled a&d tZ. a
cnisEpd heap, s-.-n th Coor. w tile
Margot. with a striek tiat Vnxegit
tie vAijtt f J.tg fnws ks prjt la
the taJl. fli tLzny It tss. aai
trli. with t.t iti-'Ak, to stasia t&w
Jeaa ta-i tarred Vt t: t'A aa Ir-.-a
grip c-a k-s iss.iKt l;d felas, ax.4.
locking J. be fell & trchllcg aa4
stiveritg. aa te nt.t tie tra eyea ct
bis triead, W-.4g as be ta.1 avr
b fore ea tteta,
"Whesre wtna'.i yow g?" la-sired a
low voice. iv sb.rcrt-) cala
tcatcied tie V.k cf tie ey.
The boy stood sllett.
Tt I;ctenaat. still biliiiLg bia
fajrt, moved to wbre Vs.-rot and th
soldier were k&eLrg : Eticnse.
ted Jean B'-t the wul-eyed resrird ut
the wocadtd rr.atu frwa wbos wblt
Lp cow poire-1 a fiood cf prtifijtity,
mingled with threats of ti
ai.nst the boy, whoa ta ordered to
leave the arartaaext.
The lieutenant tarsd away wiii a
scortiiul U'ash, balf-s-spprwsed. tost
which Jeaa beard; and. taking heart,
the lad JocAed bsechicg'y upward,
as If asking pardoa I'jt bis scad act.
"Code away coaie away, my Da
S-jto." whispered the tS.cer; aad
bending be kiss4 the tear-wet cheek.
"He has a venomous aatare, truly, aad
one car not be greatly biased tec
treating a ., as be deserves."
Then, gathering up tbe paper at
which be bsd b?n looking, be thrmt
ttem into bis pocket, and awrtioaed
Jeaa to follow him from the room.
Here Margot Joined them, oa br
way to summon Tatro. that be ttistt
arsist the so'.iier la gsv.;ng Eiiesxt
to his Own apartmecrs.
Early next moraicg the boasehcll
was astir all save EtSenae. who, si
though his wound proved to be bet
slight, kept to bis bed. with Tatro ia
attendance; and before coca all bat
these two bad left the chateaa aad
set out npon their various route
Marge with Jeaa and Perry, for Too
Son. In company wilh the soldier Grc
lolre. sent by the Leu'.eoact to escort
At a fork In the highway, where
their reads parted. Jeaa turned ia his
saddle to iook after the slender fix
are rilxc aaay at the bead of bit
Turning tts bead, as If he felt the
boy's locgirg eyea. the lieutenant
smiled and waved his baod. The a.
putticg spurs to his horse, be rode
swiftly from sight, followed by bis ad
diers. Aiier a last backward look toward
jr.e vacant spacw that bad bell the
oue be loved best oa earth. Jeaa
started his horse onward, to overtake
the lumbering vehicle, drive by
Pierre, and octair.lsg Margot aal aJ
the travelers' beioegiBg.
(To be cootinaed.)
He Oheyed H.s Ordeca,
Jotia was ta aew Ec.g'ish butltr ta
the ea-ploy t a rhiUielphU family.
Whea Jvha first came be was told by
tbe 05i:res of th bwM that She was
alwav at boioe Us ber liter, who
was a fre-jucct visiter to th tiiiia.
Th sister ta quet'.oa waa pointed
out to John oa her next visit, aad
the nutrr-sa was satisfied Is her salad
that John would oi- orders.
Every time th sister called Jvha
would admit the welcome gMest with
reverent rrt. It waa her castors
to ak him before ecterieg tf hu ml
tr-s waa ia, and It always tii-;uej
that was. o Jha would aod aad
jfxifo-inj'.y bow ber ja.
Wul oao day U hapvaJ that bit
mtroa waa out whea tbe sUter
called. When Ja went to the doot
she, as usual, asked U her sister was
ta. to which Jvha aot!a-d la the
stfrata'.ive aod bowed her Ix J-.-hn't
b'jiae at that moment took htm out
ia the yard. a&J he lit her la th
Divest ng herself of be sri.-m, th
visiuir b?aa to looit fo br si?er,
bol seeing co s gas cf her downstairs
comiuded that she was oa ooe of th
t;ivr t. and went ujtir. Ol
course. s!;e failed to find ber. and,
thibkisg that the bu'.ler nil lit be
mistaken, weut dowasralrs to luijuir
of h tkfx.a. SNe fo'.iud k:;tt out la
the yard, aad ra'.xs; to him. asked II
h thought h's n-.'.'re tad gvm tmj,
a she rW.d u. t fiad feer ta th
Jvvta, after au-JUa'iug a nsoaieat
"Y, aunt, she his h out "
"Oul!" evcU.med the iter; "whv,
I thought you said siie oa at home?
"Tss, siiioiT ram the sole a. a t
ply. "but shetul' aae that she was aV
way at 'vas to you!" Dyv-coti