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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. APRIL 3, i09.
By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM..
Myi terlous Mr,
Author of "Th Muter Mummtr," "A Prince of Sinner."
Sabin. "Anna th Adventures," Etc
Copyrlaht. 1003. 1900. by LITTLE. BROWN, and COMPANY.
SYXOPSIS OP PRECEDING CIIAP-
CHAPTER I. Guy roynton, an Enfr
Isli boy, la taKins u. walking tour on
the border line, between KntssWi and
Germany, lie falls asleep, and when lie
awakes gaoa two trains meet, ono ft.tnt I TTanvl mill nn.l rancnl hla tinner
Russia and one from Germany. He wn,re ,,ymptolU8 of a mustache'
reaches an Inn. where lie Is followed by . . .
, . i .... . were beginning to appear,
a German officer, who tries to tind out .... , ,, . , , ., , !
If he knows anyiintitf of the m. etinifi My dear Guy." he said, "you speak .
the mail. Ho di nii s all kninvlcilsu crude! v . because vou. do not under-i
The Due de rei;;'ii;'f v;w tall.' sal
low, with Mielt niti:-t:ti-Ii iiud imperial.
He possessed all th personal essentiala
of the cristocrat, and he had the air
of one accustomed to command.
. . "Henri," he aaid.-yoiir yuiuiiC friend
Is with you?' .
"Rut crrt:tir.ly," his nephew answer
ed, with n sigh. "Am 1 not always
obedient? He has scarcely been oat of
aiy sightsinee we arrived."
"Very rood. You saw tin arrive just;
now. Did yen mention the name of M.
Grisson?" the vienmte. u.sked.
T.ut certainly not." Henri answered.
' The vicouitt nodded.
"You have discretion," ho said. "M.
Jlrivson Yx ltiw Ituro-milrt. Tie wishe?
morning start in September walking to ll(..n. vom. vm r,k,u.-s story from
his own lips."
The viconite's companion nodded si-
f lentlv. lie had the air of a silnnt man.
down the partridges, or a gray day in
November, with a good gee under-
ueath. nlenty". of ' crass ahead and
hounds talking. Good God, I wish I
were nark in England!"
11 i -ifar
Of It. He is advised lo leave for Aus
trla without delay, as li Is suspected
oX-heinK a spy. He had during the eol
lo1iiy. secured a paper which had blown
from the window of one of the cars.
It. was written in German.
CIIAITEU II. Guy r es to Paris af
ter visititiK Austria as.u meets a party
of men and women; f'i"wlum he tells
the story, omiltiuK all mention of the
OHAPTUn III. Phyllis Poynton come
io l-.niti;in.i in sea roll ot iuy. tier nnuti-
stand. Y'ou know of Paris only its
grosser, side. How can one learn more
when you cannot even speak its lan
guage? Y'ou know the Paris of the
tourist. The va majgic of my beauti
ful city has never entered into your
heart. Your little dabble In its vices
and frivolities must not eount to you I
I He was short, Inclined to be stout, ami -his
dress and bearlnjt were almost-
bourgeois. His features were large
and not particularly intelligent, his
cheeks wen? puffy aud his gray beard
ill humored, lie had the doable neck
of the Frenchman of the lower class,
who has not denied himself the joys of
the cuisine, and his appearance would
have been hopelessly commonplace but
for the deep set brilliant black eyes
which lit in.) his whole face and gave It "
an aspect of power.
"After dejeuner, you understand." he
as tiny thing Html. The joy of. I'aris to
who has disappeared. She lln.ls in ono understands is the exquisite
his trunk the German paper. She trans- ..... , ... ,
lates it int.. lOnKlish, but cannot make refinement, the unsurpassed culture of
anything out of it. She destroys the. its abvsmal wickedness."
translation and keeps the original. ..-r-i i' sit.. ..... ..,i.;...i .n.,..
i'iuiriai ivi!i,vin n..u .u The devil! Ouy exclauned. 'Have
who she has been informed knows of you found out all that for yourself r
her brothers whereut-outs. Hanri v-ia .licri,(i,. nmmvl I in r;im o:i their war tn thr librarv. Henri re
.-"If Il'I'L' If r Ui 4 fk.. ..nml.n ' . .. ...a .... . . . .......... v . - " " "
anviiTs nimoyexi w lieu oe was noi r.iin- m:-. r.i-iit uu .i mur nuns "i
said. " It I. well that your yoiiv.g friend
idiould not understand that I came here
for no other reason. I will see tirst
your manuscripts,. M. la Iuo."
The duke waved his hand courtemis-
ly to uy as the two men passed alon;;
1 suppose, leeause we prefer iutellect
I ual progression to physical activity. I
am afraid, dear friend, that yuu would
never be one of us."
J "I am quite sure of it," Guy an
"You will not even drink absinth,"
an Knglish baronet, sees a photograph
of Phyllis and falls in love with it. li
Krees to to Paris to search for her.
P1IAUTLM) 'l II.. ..... ...two ll..p!u
fails to find ariv trace of the Povntons.
CHAPTKK VII Kuueomhe offers an
enormous rewurd for information ot the
.CHAPTER VIII. Puneombe is warn
ed to trlve ip the senreti.
CHAPTER IX. Mlle.Mermilllonatrrees
tet Kive Duticombe tlie desired informa
tion, but she fails to arrive at the ap
CHAPTER X. Mile. Mermtllion has
been murdered. Dumombe ;ets a for
mer newspaper reporter named Spen
cer to nssist him in his search. He is'
again warned to leave Paris.
CHAPTERS XI. -XII. Hunrombe is
Iiotllied that if he does not leave I'aris
be wilt tie arrested for the murder of
CHAPTER XIII. He returns to Ens
land. CHAPTER XIV. imncomhe has rea
son to believe that Phyllis Poynton Is
In England at a place near his own. A
Kirl arrives with her father. They are
Introduced to him as Air. and Miss Field
In. CHAPTER XV. Dunromhe feels sure
that Miss Fielding is Phyllis Poynton. I
CHAPTER XVI. Puncombe telia Miss
FielditiK the story of the l'oyntons to ho declared.
iff-theTbyUH,,hU dUC" nl aPPear l hC. sighed delicately.
CHAPTERS XVII. - XVIII. Spencer "Ah, it is not only that.'
"telegraphs that he is cnmiiiK to KnK
' land, as he has found out that the real
Mr. Fielding and his daughter arc in
CHAPTER XIX. Miss Fielding con
fesses that she is Phyllis Poynton.
CHAPh'E.R XX. FielditiK escapes af
ter trying to kill a man in order to se
. cure some papers wnieh he has. Dun-
combe asrfes to protect Phyllis
' "I have had the advantage." he said. 1 "My respected uncle will bring such
"of uiauy friendships with men 'whose ; strange people here to see his uumu
nantcs you would scarcely knaw, buf . scripts and collection of missals." he
, wba directed the intellectual tenden-j remarked. "For myself, it Is a hobby
ties of the younger generation of Par- which wearies me. And you, inon cher
isians. I'voplu call us decadents--tha't. ' Guy?"
""I know nothing about them," h an
swered. "Hut the gendarmes. Henri?
Why did they ride with your uucle's
Henri smiled reassuringly.
"The old gentleman." he said, "has
something to do with the government.
Henri continued, helping himself from i and they were In attendance upon him.
a little carafe which stood between i You can realize, my friend," he added.
them, "absolutely the most artistic of
ail drinks. You prefer a thing y.ni call
a pi;e to my choicest cigarettes, and
you have upon your checks a color of
which a pljwb.y should be ashamed."
Guy laughed go d hunioredly..
"Weil, I can't help being sunburnt!"
be said. "I
wish :;. itnirh that 1. -could make y:i
tmdersi;t!id. You positively cultivate;
good he.Cli t.iUe cold baths and walks
aud exercises to preserve it."'
"Why the dickers shouldn't IV"
Henri half; closed his -eyes. He was
a dutiful nephew, but he felt that mi-
CHAPTERS XXI. - XXI U-- Spencer other mouth with this c lodhouoer of n;i
learns all about Phyllis, except her re.i- . ...,,i,i ,,.., ...,,.;..
son for uslnc an assumed name. As l-dh.,.l b.. wu.il llti.tn l-ie onapplll
yet nothiiiHr has been heard of Guy, as of his tine'y strung nerx'es.
Phyllis will not tell everything. v friend" he l)t-ran "entlv "we
m t ans oi toe set u w iiicti i
"that you an? indeed in a republican
country. Such people must have the
entree to orr houses, even to our table.
I presume that you will have the pleas
ure of taking luncheon with him even."
' A manservant came out upon the
"M. Ie JJiic desires me to say that
luncheon is served." he announced.
Henri passed MU, arm through his
friend's. " ". .
"Come." he said, "let us go and see
if we c.iti amuse ourielvrs with-my
tmeh-'s venerable friend. I do not sus, ,
pose that he speaks English, but I will
interpret for you." "' ,
pnes to France
call for her.
with two people who
S TJ P P ) S E," the lny said
thoughtfully, 'I must seeia tj
you L-easily tmgt-iifeful. You've
been a perfect brick to me ever
since that night. I'.i.t I cau't help be
ing a bit homesick. Y'ou see, it was
really the first time I'd ever been away
from home for low;, a:;d. thjuj'.i my
little place isn't n patch on this, of
course, still, I was born there, and I'm
jolly fond of it" ::
His companion nodded, and his dark
eyes rested for a moment upon the
other's face. Guy Poynton was idly
watching the reapers at work In the
golden valley lelow, and he did not
catch his friend's expression.
"You are very young, ni'n cher and,"
he said. "As one grows older one de
mands change change always of scene
and occupation. Now, I, too, am most
. hideously bored here, although it Is my
home. For me to live is only possible
In Taris raris, the beautiful."
Guy looked away from the fields. He
resented a Utile his friend's nir of su
periority. "There's only a year difference in our
ages," lie remarked.
Henri de Bergillac smiled, this time
more expressively than ever, and held
out his hands.
"I speak of experience, not years,"
he said. "Y'ou have lived for twenty
"years in a very delightful spot no
doubt, but away from everything
which makes life endurable, possible
even, for the rhild of the cities. I
have lived for twenty-one years mostly
in Paris. Ah, the difference!"
Guy shrugged his shoulders and lenn-
ed bock In his chair.
"Well, he said briefly, "tastes differ.
I've seen quite all I want to of Paris
. for the rest of my life. Give me a line
June morning In the country and a
traniD round the farm, or an earlv
OF ALL THINGS.
Yes, of all things, everybody
wants to be well, and keep eo-
that's natural, and the thousands
who have taken Hostetter's
Stomach , Bitters adopted the
best plan for keeping well.
Those who are still experiment
ing with this or that remedy
should stop at once, as they are
only making matters worse.
Get a botle of Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters today and give it a
chance to restore you to health
again. It is excellent in cases
of Sick Headache, Bloating,
Heartburn, Sour . Risings, Indi
gestion, Costiveness, Spring Ail
ments and Malaria. '
do not consider good health to be a
state wh'.ch makes for Intellectual pro-
essiont. G ) l lieaith means the Iri-
umph of the physical side of man over
the nervous. The healthy animal sleeps
mil eats too much. lie does not know
the stimulus of pain. His normal con
dition is unaspiring not to say bovine.
The first essential therefore -of life,
according to our tenets, is to get rid
of superfluous health."
Guy did not trust himself to speak
this time. He only stared at his com
panion, who seemed pleased to have
evoked his interest.
"Directly the body is weakened,"
Henri continued, "the brain begins to
act. With the indisposition for physi
cal effort comes activity of the Imag
ination. Cigarettes, drugs, our friend
here," he continued, patting the carafe,
"late nights, la belle passion all these
ne broke off in the middle of his sen
tence. Simultaneously he abandoned
his carcf ully chosen attitude of studied
languor. He was leaning forward iu
his chair watching a carriage which
had just come Into sight along the
straight wide road which led from the
outside world to the chateau.
"The devil!" he exclaimed. "My re
spected uncle! Jacques."
A man servant stepped out upon the
"Remove the absinth, Jacques. M. le
Guy who also had been watching the
carriage, gave utterance to a little ex
clamation. He pointed to two figures
on horseback who rode behind the car
riage. "The gendarmes!" he exclaimed.
"They have come for me at last!"
His face was no longer ruddy. The
pallor of fear had crept to his cheeks.
A note of despair rang in his voice.
Ills companion only laughed.
"Gendarmes, perhaps," he answered,
"but not for you, my young friend.
Have I not told you that you are In
sanctuary here? A guest of the Vi
comte de Bergillac evades all suspicion.
Ah, I understand well those gendarmes.
Let their presence cause you no anx
iety, cher monsieur. They are a guard
of honor for my revered undo and the
personage who rides with him." j
Guy resumed his chair and sat with
his head buried in his hands in an at
titude of depression. Ills companion
leaned over the stone balustrade of the
terrace and waved his hand to the
occupants of the carriage below. They
pulled up at the bottom of the steps
and commenced slowly to ascend, la
obedience to an imperious gesture from
his uncle Henri advanced to meet
them. He greeted his uncle with grace
ful affection. Before the oflier man,
although his appearance was homely
and his dress almost untidy, he bowed
very low indeed and accepted his prof
fered baud as a mark, of favpr.
(To be Continued.) ! j
1 i-. la" . P1A j
Medicine gives the food and
nourishment the body requires
strengthens each organ to
do its work that's how it
drives out impurities and build3
up the body.
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Onr ISc extra hcnTy
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