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THE AHGUS, FHIDAY5TAY 7, 1909.
By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM,
Author of "Th Mister Mummer." "A Prince of Sinners.- "Mysterious Mr.
; . Sabln." "Anna the Adventuress." Etc.
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- ; copyright. 1B03. 1009. by LITTLE. BROWN, and COMPANY.
. CTNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAP
TERS. CHATTER I. Guy Toynton. an Eng.
Uh boy. Is taking a walking tour on
the border lino between Hussla and
Germany. He falls asleep. and wnen he
wakes sees two trains meet, one from
Knssia and one from Germany. He
reaches an Inn. where he is followed by
German oflk-er, who tries to find out
IT h known anything of the meeting
on the road, lie denies all knowlcdsc
Of It, He Ik advised to leave for Aus
. w wltno"t delay, a Ik- is siiKpei tod
or being a spy. u had .luring the col
loquy secured n iimt which had blown
rrom the window of one of the cars.
It was written in German.
CHAPTER II. Guy goes to Paris af
ter Visiting Austria and meets a party
of men and women, to whom lie tells
th story, omitting all mention of the
CHAPTER III. Phyllis Poynton comes
to England in nearuh of Guy. her broth
er, who has disappeared. Whe finds in
nls trunk the German panr. she trans
lates it Into English, but cannot make
anything out of it. She destrovs the
translation and keeps the original.
CHAPTER IV. Phyllis meets a mftn
"Who she has been informed knows of
her brother's whereabouts.
CHAPTER V. Sir George nuncombe.
n English baronet, sees a photograph
of Phyllis and falls In love with it. He
agrees to go to Paris to search for her.
CHAPTER VI. He reaches Paris, but
rails to nnd any trace of the Povntons.
CHAPTER VII. Duncomhe offers an
enormous reward for information ot the
CHAPTER VIII. nuncombe is warn
ed to give nn the search.
CHAPTER IX. Mile. Mermillion agrees
10 give uuneomne the desired Inlorma
tion, but she falls to arrive at the ap
CHAPTER X. Mile. Mermillion has
been murdered. Duncomhe gets a for
mer newspaper reporter ranied Spen
cer to assist him in his search. He is
again warned to leave Paris.
CHAPTERS Xi:-XII. Duneoinbe Is
notified that if he does not leave Paris
he will be arrested for the murder of
CHAPTER XIII. He returns to Eng
land. CIIAPTEP. XIV. nuncombe has rea
son to believe that Phyllis Poynton Is
In England at a place near his 'own. A
frtrl arrives with her father. They are
ntroduced to him :is Air. and Miss Field
ing. CHAPTER XV - nuncomhn feels sure
that Miss Field i is Phvllis I'ovnton.
CHAPTER XVI. Duncomlie tolls Miss
Fielding the story of the Poyntous to
test her. but the does nt.t appear to be
affected bv it.
CHAPTERS XVII. - XVIII. Spencer
telegraphs that he is coming to Eng
land, as he has found i-it that the real
Mr. Fielding and his i. : lighter are in
CHAPTER XIX. Miss Fielding con
fesses that she is Phvljis I'ovnton.
CHAPTER XX. Fit Ming f scapes af
ter trying to kill a man in order to se
cure some papers which he has. Dun
combc agrees to protect Phyllis.
CHAPTERS XXI. - XXII Spcncrr
learns all about Phyllis, except her rea
son for using an assumed nam. As
yet nothing has been heard of Guy, as
Phyllis will not tell 'everything.
CHAPTERS XXIII. - XXIV. Phyllis
goes to France with two people who
call for her.
CHAPTER XXV. Guy In Paris has
been in hiding as the result of a scrape
In which he had been Involved with a
French nobleman and his son, who ap
peared very much Interested in his
CHAPTERS XXVI.-XXVII. Guy is
Informed by his friends that the men
whom he saw talking? on the trains
were the emperor of Germany and th-'
czar of Russia, who were plotting to
subdue England and ruin France. Mis
friends are members of the secret serv-
lco force nf France :irwl tliev t:ike Guv
Into their confidence. The paper which!
Guy had has been abstracted from hisi
valise. A body representing Guy
found In the river Seine. This ruse is
designed to throw the German spies olT
CHAPTER XX VII I. Duncomhe. who
has returned to Paris, suspects tUe trick.
CHAPTER XXIX Phyllis has refus
ed to see luncombe. but gives the Vi
comte de liergillac permission to have
the paper which Duncomhe has been
keeping for her.
CHAPTERS XXX. -XXX I. Spencer is
drugged ho that he cannot continue
longer in the search. lie persuades
Duncomhe to return to England.
CHAPTERS XXXII.-XXXI1I. Hun
combe Is arrested for the murder of
Mile. Mermillion in Paris. On the way
to prison he is chloroformed by his
CHAPTER XXXIV. The man who ar
rested Duncomhe was a member of the
French secret service, who had turned
traitor and was trying to get the tier
man document which Phyllis had in
trusted to Duncomhe and had given Ai
de Bergillac permission to have. De
Rergillac discovers the treachery in
time to get the paper, and Duncomhe
accompanies him to France.
CHAPTER XXXV. Fiance signs n
alliance witli England Against Rus.'.i.i
CHAPTERS XXXVI.. XXXVII. and
XXXVIII. The whole affair is explain
ed to Spencer.
CHAPTER XXXIX. The last.
ALBERT was not often
surprised, and still less
, a oiten uui ne snow it me
party, however, who troop
ed cheerily Into his little restaurant at
something aftir midnight on this par
ticular morning succeeded In placing
him at a disadvantage.
First there wna the Vicomte de Ber-
gillac. one of his most important .and
influential patrons for k- inv reasons
and whose presence alohe was ' more
than sufficient! guarantee for whom
ever might; follow. Then t!ire was
the Marquise de St. Ethol. one of the
of the amount- of good Hostettor's 1
Stomach Hitler will do you or you
certainly, wcili.i dot continue to suf-
fer from Stoma, n, Liver, Kidney and
Dowel tl-iaordera. Don't delay any
longer when relief Is so handy.
has bended so many people during
us o, jvnr, experience tnat we do
um. m7k. u.-.wm ncip
yuuu wu. ifjr il ior lrpspcpMa, Hidi-
gestion, inmftog,, Ilcartbtun, Cost-
ivcuess and Malaria,
afc V 41
"naute noblesse," to welcome whom
was a surpassing honor.
And then M. Guy Toyntou, the young
English gentleman, whose single ap
pearance here a few weeks back had
started all the undercurrents of polit
ical Intrigue and who for the Justifica
tion of French journalism should at
that moment have been slowly drying
at the rtiorgue.
And with him the beautiful young
English lady who had come there In
search of him and who, as she had left
the place In the small hours of the
morning with M. Louis, should cer
tainly not now have reappeared as
charming nnd as brilliant as ever, her
eyes soft with happiness and her laugh
making music more wonderful than the
violins of his little orchestra.
And following her the broad shoul
dered young Englishman. Sir George
Duncombe, who had once entertained
a very dangerous little party in his
private room upstairs and against
whom the dictum had gone forth.
And following him the Englishman
with the heavy glasses, whom 'Taf-
falre Poynton" had also brought before
to his cafe and with whom mademoi
selle from Austria had talked long
And lastly M. Spencer. tlx? English
Journalist, also with a black cross after
his name, but seemingly altogether un
conscious of it.
M. Allert was not altogether at his
best. Such a mixture of shrep and
proats confuted him. It was the vi-
comte who. together with tlio head
waiter, arranged a redistribution of
tables so that the whole party could
sit together. It was the vicomte who
constituted himself host. lie sum
monod M. Albert to him.
"Albert." ho s:iid. with a little wave
of the hand, "these ladies and gentle
men are my friends. To qifote the
words of my chnrmiiiT vomit! com
panion here. M"- tiny Poynton. whom
you may possibly remember" -M. Al
bert bowed "we are on the bust! I
not know the rve"K-; i"ninc:Mioe of
tne phntse any more than I suppose
you do, but it means among other
things a desire f v the lxvt you have
to cat and to driul;. K.i'.! I'omuierv
'02, Albei t, red send word t your cliof
that we desire to eat without bcis
M. Albert hurried away, glad of th
opportunity tj escape. Giry leaned
back in his cli;ii'- and - Linked arouinl
'Same old place." he remarked, "and.
by Jove, there's tha young lady from
The young lady from Austria paid
her bill and departed somewhat has
tily. The vicomte smiled.
"I think we shall frighten a few of
them away tonight." he remarkel.
"The wine! Good! We shall need
magnums to drown our rcgrt'ts if. in
deed, our F.nrrlish frie:uls ilesert lis to
morrow. M. Guy Poynton. unon
salons maker or history and savior
of your country. I congratulate you
upon your whole skin, and I drink
Guy drank and, laughing, refilled bis
"And to you. the best of amateur
conspirators and most charming of
hosts!" he said. "Come soin to Eug
land and brine your automobile, and
we will conspire against you witli a
policeman and a stop wntch."
The vicomte sighed and glanced to
"Under happier circumstances!" he
murmured, and then, catching . the
marquise's eye. he was silent.
The band played English music, nnd
the chef sent them up a wonderful
omelet. Mile. Ermine from the Folie
Ilergeres danced in the small space be
tween the tables, and the vicomte. buy
ing n cluster of pink roses from the
flower girl, sent them across to her
with a diamond pin in the riblion
The marquise rebuked him half aeri
ously, but he only laughed. .
"Tonight." he said, "is the end of a
great adventure. We amateurs have
Justified our existence. Tonight I give
away all that I choouc. Ah, Ange'.e."
he murmured In her dainty little car,
"if I had butt heart to give!"
She flashed a quick smile into his
I face, but her forehead was wrinkled
yo have lost it to the young Eng-
She is beautiful, but so
"Do you think so?" he whispered.
Phyllis was seated next Duneombe,
and he, too, was whispering something
in her ear. The look with wliich she
answered him told all that there was
to know. The marquise, who had in
tercepted it, shrugged her shoulders.
"It is not worth while. . my friend,
that you break your heart," she mur-
AJIUIV-'U. Lri I lili L Ldll 0"CL3 AIU.
He nodded. . .
"After all," he said, "the true French
man loves only iu his own country."
in any other where he may
to be," she answered dryly.
. ,Ua w.
wander very, far. Your supper
J'""'. ..buu.-uui J"" "--"
iupj. uwiu uuwu iue uarrowsiain.
?n au1 talking. toooralK. and
Phyllis came last, and their hands met
for an instant oenina tne ouny com
"Until tomorrow," she echoed softly
as he handed her Into the electric
Andrew and ho drove down the hill
together. Duncomhe wa3 a little ill at
"There Is one thing. Andrew."' be
said, "which I should like to say to
you. I want you to remember the
night In your garden when you asked
me to come to Paris for you."
"I warned you, didn't I ? Ik new that
it would come, and It hns!"
Andrew smiled in gentle scoru.
"My dear Duncomhe." he said, "why
do you think it necessary to tell me a
thing so glaringly apparent? I have
nothing to blame yon for. It wa3 a
foolish dream of mine, which I shall
easily outlive, for, George, this has
been a great day for nte. I believe
that my time for dreams has gone by."
Duncomhe turned toward him with
"What do you mean, Andrew?"
"I have been to sea Foudroye. the
great oculist. He has examined my
eyes carefully, and he assures me posi
tively that my eyesight is completely
sound. In two mouths' time I shall
see as well as any one!"
Duncombe's voice shook with emo
tion, lie grasped his friend's hand.
"That is good magnificent An
drew!" he declared.
Their carriage rattled over the cob
blestones as they crossed the square.
The white, mysterious dawn was
breaking over Paris. Andrew threw his
head back with a little laugh.
"Hack Into the world. George, where
dreams are only the cobwebs of time
and a man's work grows beneath his
hands like a living statue to the im
mortals. I feel my hands upon it nnd
the ereat winds blowing. Thank God
THE COOK'S INJURY.
Painful to Her and to tho Dinner
Guests as Well.
There was company at dinner, and
the platter in front of the host con
tained a line roast of beef. He drew
the sharp carving knife across the
ringing steel a few times, just because
that Is a way carvers have, drove the
fork deep into the steaming beef, tie-
scribed a scalpirg knife flourish In the
air and gracefully began operations.
Two nice and tender slices cleai
across the roast had resulted, and ht
was turning off the third when the
blade struck a skewer, made a sliding
upward motion and came cut at the
top, with a result that the proposed
s'lce looked like a frost bitten leaf
curled tin by the sun.
He cculd net say Intense things In
the presence of his guests, but h
iroze nis wire wnu a iook, made a
grim joke about the indigestibility of
roasted hard word, luquired whether
tiie butcher also ran a woodyard. du
the skewer out viciously and ordered
little Willie, who had made several at
tempts to tell something, to keep stiil
or leave the table. Ills evident temper
led to an embarrassing silence, and
Willie saw an opening that he could
"Cook has burned her nose orful,"
"Too bad." said the father, whose
good humor was coming back. "How
did she do It?"
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FAME BY ACCIDENT
Marion Crawford Adopted
Career ofNov.elist by
CLOSE CALLUS STUDENT
Nearly Asphyxiated at Cue Tir.ic-
Odd Experience With a Servant
Francis Marlon Crawford, tne A.-r-
ican novelist and historian, who recent
ly died at Sorrento, Italy, became a
novelist by. accident. He had met in
ndia a man named Jacobs who. acting
for an English syndicate, had sold the
irgest diamoni in the world to th
ulzam of Haidarabad for . $'.140,000.
When the llritish .government heard
of it there was a protest. Kritain con
ending that tho nizain a a petty ruler
had no business to spend such a sum
for a jewel when there were so many
better uses for the money In his terrl
torv. A large installment of the money
had been paid, but after this protest
lie nizam tried to crawl out of his
bargain. The syndicate, however, would
not let him do so. and the case went
into the English courts.
Crawford while In New' York in 1SS2
told this story to his unle. Sam Ward.
who liked It greatly nnd urged him to
make a short story out of it and pnb-
!sh if. Crawford wrote one which In-
cle Sam liked. -Init the anther did not
like it. and he rewrote it in fuller
form. This was "Mr. Isaacs." which
swept at once Into great popularity
and turned Its author into his life
work of novelist end historian.
When Crawford left Cambridge uni
versity In EngHud he went to Carls-
tu ho. the capita-! of Baden, Germany,
to continue the study of mathematics
md to learn German. Crawford pos
sessed the "prift of tonsues." Horn at
the Kathx of Lucca and not sent until
lie was twelve years old to this coun
try, where he spent three years at St.
U'.l's. Concord. Italian was his na
tive tongue, and he spoke I-reach
equally well. It- did not lake him
long to learn Gorman at Carlsrub. He
joined a corps, became immensely pop
ular anion!; his fellow st'.Monts and
was I lie equal of tho best of theni i'.i
wielding :ho schlagcl. His attendance
it one of llie corps ' Unoipon nearly
brought his career to :i:i uuihiicly end.
It was the custom in C.-irlsruhe ii
those days, and may . le tho custom
now. to turn off the pas at the main
:it midnight, by which time all good
citizens wore supposed to be safe and
sound :iIee; in bod.' and to turn it on
again at (' in the morning. "Frauk"
Crawford one evoniirg loft tho gas
turned down lov,in his Hvlrooin when
he started for a kneipe. He returned
to Ids lodgings soon after midnight.
forgot about having left tho gas turn
ed on and got into bod in the dark.
When the valet of the corps arrived
tiie not morning to a waken him to
attend a lecture at the polyteehnicuiu
he'fntfhd tiie room full" of gas and the
future author of '"Mr. Isaacs" appar
ently dead. It took two doctors sever
al hours to pull Crawford through.
In Mr Crawford's beautiful villa,
near Naples, there is in operation a
modern system of American plumbing.
The devices when Introduced wore un
known to the native plumbers, and Mr.
Crawford was compelled to Install the
Improvements himself, accepting surh
aid as the local mechanics could give.
When the novelist was about ready to
turn on tho water, lie ordered a serv
ant to go upstairs and open a faucet
and as soon as the water appeared to
rap on the pipe two times. Seated on
the edge of a bathtub, serenely smok
ing Ids pipe, hammer in hand, the serv
ant awaited the. moment when ho was
to give the slanal. Unknowingly the
mau had opened the pipe for the
shower bath, and the waters from over
head defcended upon the unsuspecting
menial. Ho forgot the signal, but
rushed to tho cellar shouting that wa
ter was pouring from all sides.
"Why didn't you rap?" demanded
Mr. Crawford, turning off the water.
"Keen use 1 got orders aliout water
coming up from beneath, not from
above." said the man. trying to drain
the water from his flooded rjipo.
A well known mau of letters was
telling storietr at a literary club in
P.oston ono night, when he was re
minded of an encounter between a
Kostouinn professiug a love of art for
art's sake and F. Marion Crawford,
the novelist. In a slightly patronizing
manner the Boston mau asked:
"Have you over aspired to write
anything! Mr. Crawford, that will live
after you are gone?"
"My dear sir." replied Crawford,
with a broad smile, "my principal ef
fort just now '1gr to write something
that will enable me to live while I am
A missionary bishop told at a dinner
in Now York a story about F. Marion
Crawford, the .famous novelist.
"Mr. Crawford went to school," he
said, "in Concord, Mass., and one day
he was taken to call on a Xoncord
clergyman. : ,! .
"The. clergyman had a missionary
box on his drawing room table, and,
time hanging heavily, on .the boy's
hands, he amused- himself with trying
whether a silver dollar it was all the
money he had the world and he
had converted It Into the- gigantic coin
for Bafety would go into the slit in
the box's top. . . - .
"It was a .close fit. but unfortunately
it did. go,-and the coin slipped oat of
the embryo author's Augers. There
old men's clothes. You're still thickening out your frame hasn't
set you haven't attained your pennaiicnt figure, so you must wear
clothes planned only for you.
aren't meant for anybody but young men. Built to hide flat chests
and drooping shoulders, without telling how mtich of you is coat
and how much Jigitrc. Smart, often daring styles, but never va bad
taste. Garments first made as good as possible and the price is
made to match afterwards. Sold with the maker's label, meaning
"money back if you're disappointed.'5
LA VELLE, The Clothier
was a terrible crash, a crash of silver
falling among copper, and then the
boy. as the novelists say. "knew no
"When lie came to himself he found
the clergyman and his family in rap
tures over his generosity."
Mr. Crawford died seated In a big
armchair, gazing cut of a window of
his home at Sorrento. Italy. Before
him spread the beautiful bay of
Naples, into which a blood red sun
was sinking. It was one of those rare
ly beautiful Italian sunsets, nnd tho
novelist drank in its superb coloring
with all the appreciation of his artistic ,
His mind was perfectly clear. He
was oppressed by no death racking
pain. Ore of the family was reading
in a low voice 'FIatos Iia!ogueon the
Immortality of the Soul." In an in-j
terval they hoard the novelist mur
"I die with Jesus Christ." j
' For some time after that he sat quiet-
ly In his chair. Then, as the sun was !
lust about to sink out of sight, his
family beard him sigh and say:
"I enter peacefully Into eternity."
The sun disappeared. Marion Craw
ford was dead. The family was much
affected by the solemnity of the scone.
All wore present except the novelist's
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