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THIS ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY" 6, 191Q.
Copyright. 1909. by Mitchell Kennerley
f SYNOPSIS. . .
i CHAPTER I. "Cherub" Devine buys
It country estate and on his first visit
fliseovers the presence there of a mys
terious woman. II. He meets the wo
man, who Is revealed as the Countess
Vecchi, an American srirl. Her husband
having deserted her, she Is remaining at
the house wiht her fahter, who former
ly owned the estate bought by Mr. De
vine. III. The countess Informs De
vine that the kind of life he has led
displeases her. Her father talks In the
same vein. IV". and V. Devine invites
neighboring- country folk to a supper
to impress the countess and her father,
but these two refuse to attend. VI.
The countess flees from the house, but
Devine persuades her to return.
kTJT why should I stay here!
Why do you want me to
The countess was asking
Sir. Devine these questions with as
much sincerity as if there could be no
possible reason why he should object
to her leaving Ilewington Acres.
""Why why. because you ought to.
because I want you to stay. Don't
you see? I want you to stay."
For the better part of theday the
Cherub had been waiting for just this
opportunity, rsow that it had come
he stood staring at .her with a blank,
baffled look in his blue eyes.
The countess glanced curiously at
him with a light laugh.
He had found her in her favorite
retreat, a rustic summer house perched
on a little point of rocks which jutted
out into the sound and marked the
eastern boundary of the estate.
"It's very kind of you, Mr. Devine,"
she said. "I m sure, but I don t feel
that I can accept such a favor from
well, from a stranger, you know."
"We'll get acquainted then."
But the countess firmly held to the
point Hewington Acres was no long
er her home; therefore she most leave
It at once.
, "Perhaps It Is- mine, but I don't
want the place," urged the Cherub.
"I just bought it for a joke. I'll tell
you what I'm going to do Fm going
to sell it back to your father. I'll let
It go cheap for the sake of getting rid
The countess shook her bead at this
proposal. "Father could not buy it
back," she said.
"Or I may rent it to him."
"Xo; we must go away somewhere
and pet another home a home of our
"I believe It's Just because I am
here that you're In. such a hurry to
go. If I snould clear out now and -uC
come back until"
"No, no!" protested the countess.
shouldn't feel like staying a minute
after you had gone-nbt a minute.
While you are here I am, in a way,
your guest, but if you were not here
I should not have even that standing."
"Then I'll stay," declared the Cherub
"I'll stay here a week, a, month, any
"Oh. no.' you Wouldn't P quickly re
plied the countess. "I have seen stock
speculators before. They are Just as
much slaves of the market as the
wretched men who haunt the gam
bllng halls of Monte Carlo are slaves
of the roulette wheel. No"; you will be
back In Wall street tomorrow morn
ing, eager for the game. It Is all you
live for specula tion," speculation !"
The Cherub was dumb before this
outburst. It had been so unexpected
"Of course I have no right to say
such things to you," she continued
more soberly. "I did not intend to say
them either. You have been very kind
to us, and I I admire you in many
ways. But you should not have tried
to make me believe too much. I am
not a silly schoolgirl, you know. I I
have had one experience with a man
who was" she hesitated at the con
fession "who was a gambler."
She had turned to hide the sudden
flush that crept Into her cheeksv Sup
pressed emotion was gently shaking
As in a flash Cherub Devine knew
exactly - what he wanted to do now,
and it was only by clasping his hands
resolutely behind his back that he
kept from taking her in his arms and
otherwise making a spectacle of him
self. He saw it all. Even If she did
despise him he was in love with the
The revelation came with stunning
abruptness, like the glimpses of flood
ed roadway when the lightning had il
luminated their way last night Yes,
he loved her.
If she should know!. He was' fairly
appalled at; his own audacity. Sup
pose she should be at this moment
making the discovery which he had
Just made! Would she shrink aWay
from him in terror or would she laugh
scornfully at him? She was sticking
a .long silver hatpin through the top
of her hat and listlessly watching the
dingy sails of a coasting schooner that
was crawling up the sound. He breath
ed more freely. She did not know. then.
Anty Drudge Lectures to the Woman's Club.
"My dear women, these pictures speak for them
selves. Mrs. A uses Fels-Naptha soap in her washing.
Mrs. B still sticks to the old, hard-rubbing, boiling, back
breaking way. Which do you want to look like when
Monday's work is done? .Think it over.'
Why did your grandmother boil dirty
clothes? To soften and loosen the dirt.
That's the only way she knew. Now
Fels-Naptha soap will do the, loosening
better in cold or lukewarm water.
Fels-Naptha is an invention, same as the
telephone or sewing machine. : ,:
The u p-t o-d ate woman uses
Fels-Naptha because it saves her the trouble
.of boiling clothes or heating water and
makes hard-rubbing unnecessary. Then
her clothes" are fresher and cleaner than if
washed in the old-fashioned, boiling way.
Here's the way to do your white things
with Fels-Naptha: Soap, roll and let soak
a short time in cold or lukewarm water,
then rub lightly, rinse and hang on the
line. Try it once.
Be sure to follow directions on the
red and green wrapper.
There, youH forgive "me, will you
not?" she said, turning so quickly to
ward him that he started guiltily. I
didn't mean to lecture you really I
didn't And now I must say goodby.1
"You must say iroodby!" He re
peated the words dully. .'-,-.
"Why, yes. I have decided to go to
town tonight. - I shall ask' you to let
Tlmmlns drive me to the station this
time. You will not go until morning,
"But I can't let you go away is this
fashion. I don't want you to go at
all. There's no need for It"
"You said that before. We've set
tled all that you know."
"We hadn't settled It, though," ea
gerly protested the Cherub. "You said
you wouldn't think of staying after
went back because there wouldn't be
any host And then I said I'd stay.
WelL I' meant It. You can wait a
day or two until we make some ar
rangement You haven't any particu
lar place to go to, have you?"
"There are lots of hotels in New
York." suggested the countess.
"Hotels! Do you suppose we're go
ing to let you run off to New York
"Yes; your father and I. We hare
had a little talk about you."
"You and my father T
"Why, you you surprise me, Mr.
Devine. I had no idea that my father
ever consulted you."
The Cherub smiled complacently,
"Tie has, though. You're thinking of
what he said last night when we came
back from the village. But he didn't
know how things stood then. We had
an understanding this morning, and
we agreed that we would try to make
you see how foolish it was to run
away. Hasn't he said anything about
"Nothing that has influenced my
"But you can see how I feel about
it can't you?" Mr. Devine flushed at
his unfortunate wording of this ap
peal. What he was trying to do most
was to conceal his real feelings. But
he plunged boldly ahead with his art
gument "That's why I am going to
stay here until you have promised to
be reasonable," was his closing dec
"Indeed!" A man with such deep
knowledge of womankind as the Cher
ub thought he possessed would have
detected a note of challenge In her
tone. Mr. Devine, however, 'thought
that he was managing the affair very
cleverly, when she continued, "I sup
pose I may have time to think it over.
if I am to reconsider?"
"Of course, all the time you want,"
he assented readily.
The countess looked up quickly and
"This Is Monday, isn't it? Well, by
Wednesday night I shall probably be
able to tell you exactly what I mean
to do that is, providing I am still
here." ' !
"But you can wait two days, can't
"Yes; I can if you can."
Then the Cherub understood. She
-neant to take him at his word and
hold him to It Although he thought
of many things which might happen
to P.. Z. and N. if "for two whole days
his watchful eyes should be taken
from it. he did not flinch.
"I'm game," he said.
The clanging of a big gong announces
the daily openings of the New York
Stock Exchange. During five years
there had never been a morning when
Cherub Devine was not to be found
within earshot of that gong when It
rang in Wall street's brief but tumultu
ous day. He was to be found waiting
with calm confidence whatever crisis,
big or littl?, might arise, and generally
there was something of the sort.
Yet her, he was at opening hour on
this post-lioliday Tuesday morning only
vaguely conscious that he was miles
away from it all. If he remembered
it was only the troublesome thought of
a moment. What did he care if
thousand gongs were ringing to open
a thousand stock exchanges? They
might stay open forever or close for
good and all; he was helping the
Countess Vecchi toss bits of sweet
crackers to a pair of white swans.
Perhaps it was the clear, crisp Sep
tember a?r, perhaps it was something
else, which caused the Cherub to foel
within him a new glow and thrill of
mere existence. He himself did not
entirely understand the origin of this
feeling, but he had no Inclination to
analyze it. He was glad he was there.
Especially he was glad that the count
ess was there too. Beyond that noth
ing was to be desired.
Thus it happened that the advent of
a red headed boy on a bicycle seemed
almost an impertinence. The boy drop-
precious message back to. the hoise,
chuck it on the porch and get,Eppiog&
to sign. Here's a dotlar."
He of the red hair grinned expan
sively ami retired. For another deli
clous period they threw pieces of
sweet crackers to the swans. Then
the boy came back on his bicycle.
"Prepaid renlv message!" was his
'"Wan fo earn another dollar?", ask
ed Mr. Devine.
"Here it is. then. Chuck this mes
sage where you put the other one and
tell whoever sent it that I'm Tery
busv or sick abed or gone fishing
anvthlne you think best and sign It
"You dont seem greatly interested
in your telegrams, Mr. Devine," ob
served the countess. "I thought that
telegrams always meant something
"Not this kind. I'll read them Thurs
day morning. Isn't there some place
we can go where that boy can't find
us again?" -
"There's the garden. And you have
not seen the dahlias yet."
An hour later, when they returned
to the house, they found the red hair
ed boy perched on the horse block.
"Three more!" he announced, pro
ducing his book. "And they all want
"Good!" said Mr. Devine. "Give me
your book a minute."
On the receipt blank he wrote "Re
fused" opposite his name.
"Guess that'll do the trick," observ
ed the boy.
He of the red hair was correct N
more messages were sent up from the
(To be Continued.)
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Jersey Veteran Says He Wants to See
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"If I am alive next Memorial day I
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FEED THX SWANS.
ped his wheel on the lawn, pulled a
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