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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, FRIDAY, JTJXE 23, 1911.
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mwm or preceding chap
ters. Clinton Terrell. traveler, hear from
Mtxstapha of a mysterious oountry beyond
the Caucasian range. They are carried
by an avalanche Into thla mysterious
country. Mustapha la killed, and VerraU
Is captured by Captain O'Rran.
0Ryaa serves the kins; of Drussenland,
Who la at war with Princes Darla, whose
soldiers capture O'Ryan and VerraU. Ver
rail meets tbe princess, who Is beautiful
Prompted by O'Ryan. VerraU claims te
be the expected Knight of the Silver Star,
who is to aid the prtnoess and And a great
treasure. V err all discovers an enemy la
Kin leg prison ere Is si custom In Drue
sealand. VerraU Is accepted as the knight.
Vasea plots to defeat htm In a lance tour
nament. Druasenland's people have pro
Si eased so further than the time of the
VerraU eballenree Vasea. Darla gtres
VerraU her haodkerehief as a token. Ver
raU unhorses tbe oount and wins. The
king's forces attack. D aria's army. Jed
by Vases, drives the king's forces to
Tadasara. Verrall suspects Vasca ec
VerraU. pkrued by Carta's Indifference,
courts L-A&y Aldrlda. He and she plead
with) Darla for tbe Uvea of prisoners.
Verrall Incenses Darla by displaying the
Darla disgraces Verrall, but through
Jasar. bar confidant, arrange a secret
meeting. Verrall begs her pardon.
The princess tells him he wlU be tn
great peril If she eaves the prisoners and
Insists that he make her a pnblle apology.
While on guard before her door he la at
Verrall kins the would be assassin, but
Is wounded. He suspects that the plot Is
Vaaoa's work. Verrall shows the princess
hat be levea her.
Verrall offers to go to Tadasara as a
spy In the Interest of the princess and to
find the treasure. Lady AJdrlda, Jilted,
The princess returns Verrall's love. He
and O' Ryan start for Tadasara. O'Ryan
claims to have escaped, and both en tar
the king's service.
Costs, the king's Jailer, shows Verrall
Instruments of torture in the fortress. A
strange knight arrives from Delia's camp.
O'Ryan and Verran fear exposure.
VerraU Is denounced as a spy. Lady
Aidrlda. disguised. Is the strange knight.
8he attempts Verrall's Ufa. VerraU es
capes, and aa old woman shelters him.
Darla. with her army. Is moving toward
Tadasara. Verrall Joins her and tells her
Vasca is a traitor. She reprimands Vasca
for bis choice of a camp.
Darla orders an unexpected advance. A
battle follows, and Verrall and his men
charge the foe. Enemies cut them off.
Verrall and Vasca f.gbt. and Verrall and
th prtneees are captured. Jasar Is killed.
Verrall and Darla face torture tn the
OU play a double frame.
Count Vasca." she said se
verely. Tou betrayed me,
whom you professed to
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"For your sake." he answered. "Do
not forget that"
"For my sake?"
You are a princess In Drussenland.
You would be queen. As your knight
I could but draw a good sword in your
service; as a king- I can give yon my
band to help you mount tbe throne you
"I bare ceased te covet a throne. To
morrow I die."
"Never by my will. I am here to
save you. By the king's permission I
am here. If I can win your consent to
be my wife be has promised you life
and freedom. Even so far Is Count
Vasca powerful. But I bare a far
gTeater aim. Consent, and we will
leave this dungeon and the city. Be
fore nightfall tomorrow Tadasara will
be in our hands, tbe king our prisoner.
It wants but the 6harp note of a trum
pet to call half tbe city to my banner."
"Then let the trumpet sound at day-
break. Devolution will shake the city,
and I shall be saved."
He paused a moment.
"Tbe fortress Is not yet In my bands.
else bed I not been forced to gala the
king's permission before X came to
you. I cannot aaTe you unless you
come with me. From this dungeon
the king protects us. afterward my
friends rorr subjects."
-And Sir Verrall?"-
"IHm I cannot save. I would have
done so If I could, but It is impossible.
My followers demand bis . death, as
and in any quantity desired.
The proof is In the tasting;
after tasting, judge us, as we
should be Judged. If we are
justified in our claim, patron
ize us, if not, don't patronize
us. We take all the risk. We
stake our future upon your de
cision. they do 'the death of all those 'who
have been brought into this land to
fight for hire. He is a foreigner a
brave man, I grant still, a foreigner."
"Yet you will be king tomorrow, so
you tell me."
"Aye, as surely as that torch begins
to burn low and shows that time clam
ors for your answer."
He spoke in a different tone. I per
ceived that his patience was nearly
"My answer Is no," she said firmly.
"The rack is a cruel companion,
princess. Were I the greatest villain
In Drussenland, yet should I be a gen
tler comrade than the rack."
"The rack kills the body. A villain
would break, my heart."
"Time Is meaningless when In the
rack's embrace." he answered. "Every
second is an hour when agony thrills
through every nerve. You may live
for hours, and hours In such a case
mean a lifetime."
"let i snau aie Honestly, loving a
true man. Can a lifetime, be it of
hours or years, be better spent?"
"You love this foreign dog?"
"As my own soul."
She rose to ber feet as she said it.
My time had nearly come. Cautious
ly I felt that my sword was loose In
"The torch burns low. Think once
I wondered how be Intended to take
her without ber consent, as O'Ryan
bad said be nulgbt do. Would be at
tempt to drug ber? Suddenly be drew
bis sword. Was he about to wound
her and thus secure ber? He stirred
the torch into a brighter name with
the point of his weapon.
"See, I make the time as long as
possible." be said defiantly.
"Though all the torches In Drussen
lnd were here and each one were
lighted from the dying Came of an
other, yet that time would not suffice
to make me change," said Darla slow
ly. "I believe I know that the God
who looks down upon ss will give me
strength to bear what Is before me.
Go. Count Vasca, go! Yon are a doa
ble traitor. See that I do not betray
you when the rack cracks these limbs
"I wlU see to that." be answered
harshly. "Your folly shall neither kill
my ambition nor make me careless.
Per ha pa it Is for my own safety, par
cape pity for you. I hardly know
which, but the rack shall not hurt
you. You shall make an easier end.
There lies the death road. Yon shall
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He threw bis cloak back from bis
shoulder to give bis sword arm free
dom. Whether he meant to kill ber I
shall never know. My time bad coma
Darla sprang toward him.
"For that I thank you. You could
do me no greater service."
She clutched the bosom of her dress
with both bands and tore It open.
showing her white flesh.
"Strike, and strike deep!"
His moment of surprise was my mo
ment of opportunity. I drew myself
tip and stood in the dungeon, sword in
hand. Darla turned with a low cry.
The count, with an oath, pushed ber
aside, so that she fell upon tbe couch,
and rushed at me. I remembered that
the trap was lust behind me, and I
stepped aside as our blades met. '
"You must crush your enemy now.
count. It Is your last chance," I hiss
ed. "The road yon were to take to
night I take. The death way Is for
He did not answer. His eyes were
fixed on mine, bis sword flashed with
mine. It was to be a duel to the
death. We both knew that. He tried
to force me back toward the bole. I
tried to make him change ground with
me. We neither of us succeeded, yet
he had tbe advantage, for the flicker
ing torch was before me and spoiled
my sight somewhat. Twice, tifrlce, be
made a sudden effort to finish the
matter, once almost breaking through
my guard. The point of bis weapon
touched my arm and the blood showed.
Tbe count smiled. The next moment I
bad touched him, and there ensued a
fierce encounter for a few moments. I
succeeded in getting round him. Now
bis back was toward the trap,, the
torchlight in bis eyes. Tbe advantage
was with me. Whether it wss the
light that troubled him or that his
courage failed him I do not know, but
he fought less freely. Time after time
be only just mansged to keep my point
from his breast, and unconsciously be
drew nearer to the hole. Once or twice
his eyes left mine for an Instant e
bad sign but It did not make me care
less. Not for a moment did I forget
the man with whom I had to deal.
Suddenly be attacked me more fierce
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Ilf Not, Why
ly than before. "Klngr I heard hint
utter between his teeth. Well could
i understand him. His schemes were
ripe. Tomorrow Tadasara would be
EB THHIW UP BIS AMU,
his If only he could slay me. His
swordsmanship was not equal to hie
ferocity, or perhaps he underrated my
skill. I watched him, and I
calmer. 1 waited until bis heel was
at the edge of the trap. Now I pre
pared to strike and end It, but once
more he escaped me. He forced me
back acroes the dungeon until my foot
touched tbe wall, and he laughed, It
was a strange laugh, such as few men'
laugh, for It ended In a gurgling sigh,
almost like the sound a pipe gives as
the last of the water runs out, for the
end had come. My blade had passed
right through him. He threw up his
arms and etagirered back, falling be
side the hole. I went to him.
"He is dead.
Darla was bes ide me.
"My love," I said, kissing her, for
get that name for awhile. We will
go. I know the road. The danger is
"But you you"
"I am tbe cou nt for tonight."
I took the cloak from the dead man
and threw It around me. I took bis
sword And put It on Instead of my
own, and 1 drew his hat well orar my
"Here Is the key," X said, drawing
U from the cJioak. "Stay I La
they should enter the dungeon
we are gone and should find that It
would betray us."
I took tbe dead man by bis limp
arms and drew him to the edge of the
trap. Then I let him go. and he aUd
noiselessly out of sight.
.JJer arm wg la mine and X was
all shapes, such as individual
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fitting the key tn the lock when there
was a roar of voices In the corridor
"Vasca I The traltorl The traitor,
"The king!" whispered Darla.
A thundering knock came at the
"Open in the king's name!"
"We are lost," said Daria calmly.
I drew my sword and threw off the
cloak. At least X might die fighting.
"Clinton, kiss me."
"Open, open!" they shouted without,
I kissed ber, one long kiss.
"Now kill me." she said.
Perhaps the request put the thought
Into my head.
"You do not fear death?" -"No."
I pointed to the trap.
"Only dead men take it, they say, and
lie still In the river bed. Yet one dead
man rose to the surface. We might
rise alive. It to a poor chance, but if
death comes It will find us In each
ether's arms. It Is better than wait
ing for tomorrow."
She shuddered a little. Then she
took my hands.
"I am reedy," the said,
X sat down on the edge of the trap.
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before the dead count bad rested. '
"Sit beside me," X said to Darla.
"Now put your arms round me so.
now your feet between mine, so. Do
not struggle. To fall straight is our
only chance. My darling; I lore you,
I love you!"
Our lips met '
"It Is time. In another moment the
door will be In."
I shuffled over the edge aa I spoke,
noiuiug wiiu one nana. ,
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I let go my hold, and we slipped
(To be Continued.!