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THE "ARGUS, .SATURDAY. MARCH. -13. 1900.
By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM.
Author of "Th Master Mummer." "A Prince of Sinners.'
. . Satin," "Anns the Adventuress." Etc
Conyrlaht. 1905. 1006.' by LITTLE. DROWN, tnd COMPANY.
.SYNOPSIS OF PRF.CEDrNG CHAP-
CHAPTER I. Guy Poynton, nn Eng
,.lsh boy. In taking a walking tour on
the border line fovtweon Rosslu ami
Germany.; He falls -asleep, and when lie
awakes sees two trains meet, one fi;n
Ituusiu. unJ one from Oermany. lie
reaches an Inn, wheru he is followed by
8 Uermun otlieer, who tries to t'uul out
if lie knows anything of the meeting
on the rouii. He denies all knowledge
of it. He -is advised to leave for Aus
tria without delay, as he Is susnei ted
of being a spy. He had during the col
loquy secured a paper whieh had blown
. from the window of one of the cars.
It was written in German.
. CHAI'TKlt II. Guy goes to Paris at-
.ter visiting Austria and meets a party
of men and women, to whom he tells
the story,; omitting all mention' of the
CHAPTER III. Phyllis Poynton comes
to Kngland in seareh of Guy. her broth
er, who has disappeared. She finds in
his trunk the (jcrmmi paper. She trans
lates it into Knglish, but eannot make
anything out of it. She destroys the
translation and keeps the original.
CHAi'TEK IV. Phyllis meets a man
Who she has been informed knows of
her brother's wlferealiouts.
CHAPTKIt V. Sir George Duncombe,
nn Knglisii baronet, sees' a photograph
of Phyllis and falls in love with it. He
agrees to go to Paris to seareh for her.
CHAITKK VI. He reaehes Paris, but
fails to find anv trace of the Povntons.
CHAPTKK VIT. Ouncombe offers an
enormous reward for information of the
OIAPTHTt Vltr. Dunconibe, Is warn
ed to give up the search.
C H A PT K 11 I X. M He. Mermill ion agrees
to give lhuicoinbe the desired informa
tion, but she fails to arrive at the ap
CHAI'TKlt X. Mile. Mermillion has
been murdered. I Umcomhe gets a for
mer newspaper reporter named Spen
cer to assist him in his seareh. He is
again warned tojeave Paris.
CHAPTERS Xl.-XII. Duncombe Is
notilicd that if he does not leave Paris
he will be arrested for the murder
CHAPTKIt XIII. He returns to Eng
land. .. CIIAITKR XIV. Duncombe has rea
son to believe that Phyllis Poynton Is
In Kngland at a place near his own. A
girl arrives with her father. They are
introduced to him as Mr. and Miss Field
CHAPTER XV. Duncombe feels sure
that Mitfs Fielding is Phyllis Povnton.
CHAPTKIt XVI Duiuomhe tells Miss
Fielding the story of the. Poyntons to
. test her. but she docs not .appear to be
affected by it.
- CIIAPTKIi XVII.
TJITEItE was soinetbiag strange
1 alxjut Andrew's manner as he
' JaL tn:ved up to Duneom''s side.
.The latter, who was in curi
ously, high spirits. . talked incessantly
for several minutes. Then he eau:e to
'a tidal btop. lie was aware that his
friend was not listening. 1
."What Is the matter with you. oli
chapT he asked abruptly. 4,You are
, Audrew rcllinni shook his head.
"Nothing muchi" he said. ,
"KubLish! What is it?" . '.
Andrew dropped his 'voice almost to
a whiaper. The words came hoarsely,
lie seemed scarcely mantcr of himself.
"The girl's voice tortures me." he de
clared. "It doesn't seem possible that
there can bo two so much alike. And
then Spencer's telegram. What does it
"Re reasonable, old fellow." Dun
combe answered. "You knew rhyllis
Poynton well. Do you believe that she
would be content to niastjiierade under
n false name, invent a father, be re
ceived here heaven knows how and
meet you, nn- old friend, as a stranger?
The thing's absurd, Isn't it?"
"' "Granted. But what about Spencer's
"It is nn enigma, of course. We can
only wait for his solution. I hare
wired hint the Information he asked
for In the meantime"
"Well, In the meantime?"
v There Is nothing to be gained bj
framing absurd hypotheses. I don't
mind telling you, Andrew, that I find
Miss Fielding the most delightful girl
I ever met In my life."
"Tell me exactly. George. how she
compares with" the photograph you
have of Phyllis Poynton."' .
Duncombe sipped his wine slowly.
"She Is very like It," he said, "and
yet there are differences. She is cer
tainly a little thinner and taller. The
features are similar, but the hair is
quite differently arranged. I should
say that Miss Fielding Is two or three
years older than Phyllis Toynton, and
she has the air of having traveled and
been about more." '
"A few months of events," Andrew
murmured, . "might account for nil
- those differences."
,Duncombe. laughed as he followed
Ills host's lead and rose.
"Get tliat maggot out of your brain
Andrew." be exclaimed, "as quickly as
possible. Will you take my arm?
Mind the corner."
They found the drawing room almost
deserted. Lord lumton raised his eye-
class and looked jaround.
"I Tit those women "have collared thv?
billiard table." he remarked. "Come
nloiuj, you fellows."
They recrossed the hall end entered
the' bilrftird room. .Lady Dnntoii was
playing with the lord lieutenant's wife,
the Countess of Apploton. The others
were all sitting ubjut either on the
lounge or In the winter garden be
yond. Miss Fielding was standing on
the threshold, and Duncombe advanced
eagerly toward her. On the way, how
ever, he was buttonholed by an :ic
qiiaintaiiee; the master of. the hounds
had something to say to him afterward
about one of his covers. When he va.;
free Miss Fielding had disappeared,
lie made his way into the -winter gar
den, only to find her sitting in a se
cluded corner with the baron. She
looked up at his entrance, but made
no sign. Duncombe reluctantly re-entered
the billiard room and was cap
tured by his host for a rubber of
The rubber was a long one. Dun
combe played badly and last his mon
ey. Declining to cut la again, he re
turned to the winter garden. Miss
Fielding and the baron were still to
gether, only now they had pushed their
chairs a little farther back and were
apparently engaged : iu a v.tv confl-
HE "one best1 plan for any
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Miss FicldiiUj and the baron were still
'....,', , tuijcthcu.
tlential conversation. Buncombe" turn
ed on his heel and re-entered the bil
It was not until the party broke tip
that he found a chance of .speaking to
her. lie was sensible at once of a
hange in her manner. She would have
passed him with a little nod, but he
barred the way.
'You have treated me shockingly,"
he declared, with a smile which was a
little forced "You promised to let me
show you the winter garden."
"Did I?" she 'answered. "I am so
sorry. I must have forgotten an aooui
It The barou has been entertaining
me delightfully. Good night."
lie half stood aside.
"I haven't by any chance offended
you, have I?' he asked in a low tone.
She raised her eyebrows.
"Certainly not," she answered. "Ex
cuse me, won't you? I want to speak
to Lady Itunton before she goes up
Duncombe stood on one side and let
her pass, with a stiff bow. As he
raised his eyes he saw that Mr. Field
ing was standing within a few feet of
him, smoking aftnigarette. He might
almost have overheard their conversa
tion. "Good night, Mr. Fielding," he said,
holding out his hand. "Are you stay
lug down here for long?"
"For two days, I believe," Mr. Fleld
lug answered. "My daughter makes
ne spoke very slowly, but without
any accent. Nothing in his appear
ance, except perhaps the fact that he
wore a black evening tie, accorded with
the popular ideas of the traveling
"If you have an hour to spare," Dun
combq said, "it would give me a great
deal of pleasure If yon and your daugh
ter would walk down and have a look
ver my place. , Part of the hall is
Elizabethan, and I have some relics
which might interest Miss Fielding."
Mr. Fielding removed the cigarette
from his mouth.
"I thank you very much, sir," he
said. "We are Lord Runton's guests,
end our stay Is so short that we could
scarcely make any arrangements to
visit elsewhere. - Glad to have had the
pleasure of meeting you all the same,
Duncombe sought out bis host. .
"Runton, old chap," he said, "do me
a favor. Bring that fellow Fielding
and his daughter round to my place
before they go. ;
Lord Runton laughed heartily.
-"Is It, a case?" he exclaimed. "And
you, -our show bachelor,, too! Never
mind my chaff, old chap. She's a rip
piug gewu looumg gui, ana money
enough to buy the country.' -
"I don't mind your chaff," Duncombe
answered. "But will you bring her?"
' Lord Buolott Jooked .tbonghiXuL
'How the dickens cr.n I?" he asked.
"We are all shooting at the duke's to
morrow, and Ifbfliwe' they're, off on'
Saturday. You're not in earnest by
any chance, are you. George?"
"Damnably!" he answered.
Lord RuntonVhistled softly. . -
"Fielding doesn't shoot,", be- remark
ed, ,"but they're going with us to Beau
manor. Shall I drop him a hint? ; He
might stay a day .longer Just to make
a few Inquiries about you on the spot,
you know." '' "
"Get him to stay a day longer if yon
can," Duncombe answered, "but don't
give me away. The old chap's none
too cordial as It is." (
"I must talk to him." Runton Raid.
"Your baronetcy is a thundering sight
better than any of these mushroom
peerages. lie probably doesn't under
stand that sort of thing. But what
about the girl? Old De Ilothe has been
making the running pretty strong, you
"We all have to take our chance in
that sort of tiling," Duncombe said
quietly. "1 am not afraid of De
"I'll do what I can for you," Runton (
promised. "Good night." . ' j
Andrew, who had left an hour or so
earlier, was sitting In the library i
smoking a pipe when his host returned.
"Not gone to bed yet, then?" Dun-
combe remarked. "Let mo make you
a whisky and soda, old chap. You look I
a bit tired."
, "Very good of you. I think I will," ,
Andrew answered. "And, George, are
you sure that I should not be putting I
you out at all If I were to stay say ,
another couple of days with you?"
Duncombe wheeled round and faced
his friend. His reply was not immedi- j
ate. ' - . I
"Andrew," he said, ."you know very
well that I haven't a pal in the world
I'd sooner have here than you for just I
as long as you choose to stay, but for-1
give me if I ask you one question. Is
it because you want to watch Mis j
Fielding that you have changed your '
mind?" - j
"That has a good deal to do with it I
George," Andrew said quietly, "if I ,
left without meeting that young lady
again I should be miserable. I want to
hear her speak when she does not ;
know that any one is listening." !
Duncombe crossed the room and laid I
his hand upon the other's shoulder. ;
"Andrew, old fellow," he said. "I
can't have it. I can't allow eveu my",
best friend to spy upon Miss Fielding, j
You see I've come a bit of a cropper.
Quick work, I suppose, you'd say. But
I'm there all the same."
"Who wants to spy upon Miss Field-1
ing?" Ajidrew exclaimed hoarsely.
"She can be the daughter of a. multi
millionaire or a penniless adventurer
for all I care. All I want is to be sure
that she isn't Phyllis Poynton."
"You are hot yet convinced?" j
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There was a moment's silence. Dun )
combe walked to the window and re
"Andrew." he said, "doesn't what I
told you just now make a difference?"
Andrew groaned. '
"Of course it would," he answered,
"but I'm fool enough to feel the same
about FhyHis roynton." -
Duncombe, in the full glow of sen
sations which seemed to him to give a
larger and more wonderful outlook on
life, felt hfs sympathies suddenly
awakened. Andrew Pelham, his old
chum. Bitting there with his huge, dis
figuring glasses nnd bowed head, was
surely the prototype of all that was
pathetic. He forgot all hi3 small irri
tation at the other's obstinacy. He re
membered only their loug years of
comradeship and the tragedy which
loomed over .the life of his chosen
friend. Once more his arm rested
upon his shoulder.
"I'm a selfish brute, Andrew!" he
said. "Stny as long as you please and
get this idea -out of your brains. . I'm
trying to get Miss Fielding and her fa
ther down here, and If I can manage
It anyhow I'll leave you 'two alone.
and yon shall talk as long as you like.
Come, we'll have a drink together now
and a pipe afterward."
lie walked across to the sideboard.
where the glasses and decanters were
arranged. Then for the first time he
saw upon the tray awaiting him a tele
gram. He gave a little exclamation
as he tore It open. Andrew looked up.
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"What Is it, George?" he asked. "A
Duncombe stood with his eyes glued
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"And what else. "Samuel?" '"
"What else, pa?'
"I offered him $'25 in cold cash."
Two shrieks shrieked out in chorus,
and two females went Into mild hys-
! terlcs. onlv Miranda's was susDlciouslv
his compleslou.,.. Andrew, sightless ; ike iauehter. while her mother's was
though he was, seemed to feel the pres- tbe rcnI thmr. It was a long minute
that Mr. Tarklns stood there, hands In
pockets and wondering what had hap-
rnee in the room of some exciting iu-
auence. Lie rose to his feet and moved
Doftly across to the sideb :anL '
Is it a telegram, Orge?" he whis
pered hoarsely. "Read it to me. Is it
from Spencer?" "
Duncombe collected himself with an
"It's nothing," be answered, with a
little laugh in which all the elements
of mirth were lacking, "nothing at all.
A note from" Heggs, my head keeper.
about some poachers. Confound the '
Andrew's hand was suddenly upon
the sideboard, traveling furtively across
tr Hhinlntr surface. ' Duncombe wateb-
ed. it "with" a" curious sense of fascina
tion. He felt altogether powerless to
Interfere. He was Biuiply wjnderin-j
how long It would be before those long.
powerful fingers seized upon what they
sought. He might even then have
swept aside the envelope, but ho felt
no inclination to do 83. The fingers
were moving slowly but surely. Final
ly with a little .grab they seized upon
It Then there was another moment
of suspense. Slowly the hand was
withdrawn. Without a second's warn
ing Duncombe felt himself held in tbe
grip of a giant Andrew had him by
"You have lied to me, George!" he
cried. "There was a telegram''
pened. Then his wife forced back her
emotions and faintly asked:
"And and what?"
"And he took it and said, 'Thank
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to give up farming because he's struck
gas too." ,
And Miranda squeezed his hand and
whispered, "Y'ou do everything just
right, pa." ' . ,
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