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xlIE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDXKSDAY. SEPTEMBER 3, 1913.
The Friends of the Family.
BROCK discovered la due time
that he was living In a lofty
bnt uncertain place.' imone
the c-louds of oxnltation. It
was not until the close of the succeed
In? day that he began to lower him
self grudgingly from the height to
which Freddie's 111 mannered confes
sion had led him. By that time he
satisfactorily had convinced himself
that no one bilt a fool could have sus
pected Constance of being In love with
TJlstervelt, and yet, on the other hand,
was he any better off for this cheer
ful argument? There was nothing to
prove that she cared for him. notwith
standing this agreeable conclusion by
contrast As a matter of fact, he came
earthward with a rush, weighted
down by the conviction that she did
not care a rap for him except as a
conveniently moral brother-in-law. He
was further distressed by Edith's com
fortless, though perbnpa well qualified,
announcement that she believed her
Che Plainly Could Hear What They
alster to be In love. She could not
Imagine with whom. She only knew
he "acted as If she were."
"Besides, lloxbury." she said warn
lngly. "it's a trmut degenerate husband
who falls in love with his wife's sis
ter." They were walking in one of the
mountain paths pome distance behind
the Others. They did not know that
Mrs. Odcll-Carney had stopped to rest
In the leafy niche above the path. She
was lazily fanning herself on tie stone
seat that man had provided as n lm
Drovement to nature. Being a sharp
eared person with a London drawicg
room Instinct, she plainly could heat
what they were paying as they ap
proached. These were the flrxt words
the fully grasped, and they caused hei
to rrick up ber ears:
"I don't give a bung. Edith. I'm tired
Of being her brother-in-law."
"You're tired of me, Boxbury that's
what It IS," in plaintive tones. '
"You're happy, jou love and are lov
ed, so please don't put It that way.
It's not fair. Think cf the pitiable po
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che-iidl There's Tootles, dear Tootles,1
to think of."
Of course Mrs. Odell-Carney could
not be expected to know that Edith
was blithely Jesting.
"My dear Edith," he said Jnst as
firmly, "Tootles has nothing to do with
the case. You know, and Constance
knows, and I know, and the whole
world will soon know that I'm not
even related to her, poor little beggar.
I don't see why she should come be
tween me and happiness just because
she happens to bear a social resem
blance to a man who Isn't ber father.
Come, now, let's talk over the situation
Just then they passed beyond the
hearing of the ' ustonished eavesdrop
per. Good heaven, what was this?
Not his child? Two minutes later Mrs.
Odell-Carney was back at the spring
where they had left her somnolent hus
band, who had refused to climb a hill
because all of his breath was required
to smoke a cigarette.
"Carney," Ehe said sternly, her lips
rigid, ber eyes set hard upon his face,
"how long have the Medcrofts been
He blinked heavily. "How the devil
should I know? Ton me word, it's"
"Four years. I think Mrs. Rodney
told me. How old is that baby?"
" Ton nie soul, Agatha, I'm as much
in the dark as you. I don't know."
A little aver a year. I d say. Well,
I Just heard Medcroft say thnt she
wasn't his child. Whose Is it?" She
stood there like an accusing angel. He
.started violently, and his jaw dropped.
An expression of alarmed protest leap
ed Into his listless eyes.
" Ton my word. Agatha, how the
devil should I know? Don't look at,
me like that. Cive you my word of
honor, I don't know the woman. Ton
me soul, I don't, my dear."
He was very much in earnest, thor
oughly aroused by what seemed to be
a direct insinuation.
"Oh. don't be stupid." she cried.
'Good heavens, can there be a scandal
in thnt lovely woman's life?"
"There's never any scandal in a wo
man's life unless she's reasonably
lovely," remarked he.
"Whose child Is she. If she Isn't Med
croft'8?'' she pursued with a perplexed
"Demme, Agatha, don't ask me." he
said Irritably, passing his baud over
his brow. "I've told you that twice.
Ask them; I dare say they know."
She looked at him In disgust. "As if
I could do such a thing as that! Dear
me, I don't understand It at all. Four
years married. Yes. I'm sure that's it.
Carney, yon don't surpose' She
hesitated. It was not necessary to
complete the obvious question.
"Agatha." said he, weighing his re
mark carefully, "I've 6aid all along
that Medcroft is a fool. Take those
windows, for Instance. If he"
"Oh. rubbish! What have the win
dows to do with It? You are positive
ly stupid. And I'd come to like her
too. Yes. I'd even asked ber to come
and see me." She was really dis
tressed. "And why not?" he demanded, "nang
It all. Agatha. It's nothing unusual.
She's a Jolly good sort and a fight too
good for Medcroft. lie's a stupid ass.
I've said so nil along. How the devil
she ever married liim I can't see. But.
by Jove. Agatha, I can readily see how
she might have loved the father of
this child, no matter who he Is. Take
my advice, my dear, and don't be harsh
In your Judgment Don't say o word
about what you've heard. If they are
reconciled to the er the situation.
w.hy the devil should we give a bang?
And, above all. don't let these Rod
neys suspect" nere be lowered his
voice gradually. "They're a pack of
rotters and they couldn't understand.
I koin. 10c.. Sc.
health sad are espaciany valesWs as
meya cut ner, even If she Is a cousin
or whatever It Is. I'd give a year or
two of my life to know positively
whether Eodney Intends taking those
shares or not" He said it In contem
plative delight in what be would do If
It -were definitely settled. "I can't
stand them much longer."
"What great variety of Americans
there are!" she reflected. "Mrs. Med
croft and her sister are Americana.
Compare them with the Bodneys and
Mr. Ulstervelt No. Carney, I'll not
start a scandal. The Bodneys would
not understand, as you say. They'd
tear ber to shreds and gloat over the
mutilation. No, we'll have ber to see
ns In London. I like her."
"And by Jove, Agatha, I like her sis
ter!" "ify dear, the baby is a darling."
"But what an ass Medcroft Is!"
And thus Is it proved that Mrs.
Odell-Carney was not only a dutiful
wife in taking her husband into her
confidence, but also that Jointly they
enjoyed a peculiarly rational outlook
upon the world as they had come to
know it and to feel for the people
thereof. It is of small consequence
that they could not find it in their
power to be in tune with the virtuous
Rodneys the Bodneys were conditions,
However that may be, it was KMh
erine Kodney. pretty, plump and spoil
ed, who pulled the first stone from the
foundation of Medcroft's house of
cards. Katherine bad convinced ber
telf that she was deeply enamored of
tiie volatile Freddie. 1'Ue more s3o
thought that she loved him the greater
became the conviction that he did not
care as much for her as he professed.
She began to detect a decided falling
off in bis ardor. It was no use trying
to hide the fact from herself that Con
stance was the most disturbing symp
tom in evidence. Jealousy succeeded
speculation. Katherine decided to be
hateful. She could not have helped It
If she had tried.
It was very evident, to her at least,
that Freddie was not to blame. He
was being led on by the artful Miss
Fowler. There could be no doubt of
it none in the least, declared Miss
Kodney in the privacy of her own mis
Just as she was on the point of car
rying her woes to her mother an
astounding revelation came to her out
of a clear sky; an entirely new condi
tion came into the problem. It dawned
npon her suddenly, without warning,
that Boxbury Medcroft was in love
with hU sister-in-law.
When she burst in upon ber mother
half an hour later that excellent lady
started up from her couch, alarmed by
tho excitement in her daughter's face.
Mrs. Rodney, good soul, was one of
the kind who always think the world
is coming to an end. or the house Is
on fire, or the king has been assassinat
ed, if any one approaches with a look
of distress in his face.
"My dear, my dear:" she cried as
Katherine stopped tragically ip the
doorway. "What has happened to your
"Mamma. It's worse than that! I"
"Merciful heaven!" The good lady
blindly reached for her smelling salts.
"I've made a dreadful discovery."
went on Katherine in suppressed tones.
"It came to me like a flash. I couldn't
believe my own brain. So I watched
them from my window. There's no
doubt about it, mamma. It's as. plain
as the nose on your face. He"-.
"My darling, what are yon talking
about? Is my nose what Is the mat
ter with my nose?" . She vaguely felt
of her nose, In horror.
"He's in Jove with her. There's no
mistake. And, will yon believe me.
mamma, she is encouraging him! Pos
itlvely! Why why. It's utterly con
temptible! Oh, dear, what are we
Mrs. Rodney looked blankly at ber
daughter, who had thrown herself in
a chair. She gasped and then gave
Tent to a tremendous squeak.
"In love! Your father? With whom
who Is she?"
"Father? Oh. Lord, mother. I didn't
say anything about father. Don't cry!
It's another man altogether."
"Not Freddie ristervelt?" quavered
Mrs. Bodney. pulling herself together,
"After all he has said to yon"
"No. no, mamma." cried her daugh
ter Irritably. "Freddie may be in love
with her. bnt he's not the only one.
Mamma!" She straightened up and
looked at ber mother with wide, horror
struck eyes. . "Roxbury Medcroft is,
madly In love with Constance Fowler!"
Mrs. Rodney did cot ntter a sound
for fully a minute and a half. She nev
er took her eyes from her daughter's
distressed face. The color was coming
bnek Into ber own. and her Hps were
setting themselves Into thin red lines
above ber rigid chin.
"I'm sorry, Katherine, that yon have
seen it too. I have suspected It for
reveral days. Bnt I have not dared to
6penk it seemed too Improbable. What
are we to do?" She sat down sudden
ly, evea weakly.
but she's tlrting with her own broth-
j er-ln-law her own sister's husband
j "Tier own niece's father! It's atro
"She's a horrid beast! And I thought
I loved her. Oh, mamma, it'a Just
"Katherine. control yourself. I will
not have you upsetting yourself like
this. You'll have another of those aw
ful headaches. Leave It all to me.
dear. Something must be done. We
i can't stand by and see dear Edith be
! trayed. ' She's so happy and so trust
ing. And. besides all that, we'd be
dragged into the scandal. I"
"And the Odeu-Carneya too. Heav
"It must be stopped! I shall go at
once to Mrs. Odell-Carney and tell her
what we have discovered. It will pre
pare her. She Is the best friend I have,
and I know she will suggest a way to
put a stop to this thing before It is
too late. We must"
"Why don't you speak to father
abont It first?"
"Your father! My dear, what would
be the use? He wouldn't believe It
He never does. I wonder if dear Mrs.
Odell-Carney Is in her room." The es
timable lady fluttered loosely toward
the door. Her daughter called to her.
"If I were you I'd wait a day or
two, mamma." She was quite cool
and very calculating now. "It may
adjust itself, and and if we can Just
drop a hint that we suspect, they won't
be so so well, so public about It I
know I Jnst know that Freddie will
be disgusted with her if he sees how
she's carrying on." Katherine sud
denly had realized that good might
spring from evil, after all.
In the mean time young Mr. Ulster-
v-elt was having troubles and disap
pointments of . bis own. Persistent ef
fort to make loTe to Miss Fowler bad
finally resulted in an almost peremp
tory command to desist An unlucky
Impulse to hold her hand during one of
his attempts to "try her out" met with
disaster. Miss Fowler snatched her
hand away and. with a look he never
forgot, abruptly left. him. "It's all off
with ber, ruminated Freddie, shiv
ering slightly as an after effect of the
Icy stare she had given him. "She's
got it in for me for some reason or
other. Wow! That was a frost! I
feci it yet. Medcroft has played th
"You little wretch I"
ffeuce Helping me. I wonder if nello!
Freddie did some rapid fire thinking
In the r.ext half minute, with the re
sult that Constance Fowler was ban
ished forever from his calculations,
and Katherine-.Bodney restored to her
own. So long as be could not possibly
win Constance he figured that he
might just as well devote himself to
the girl he was virtually engaged tc
marry. Freddie's was a convenient
and adaptable constancy. Miss Fow
ler out of sight was also out of mind.
He descended upon Katherine with all
of the old ardor shining In his eyes.
It wns soon after Miss Rodney's con
ference with her mother, and the
young lady was off for a walk in the
"Hello. Katherine." called he, com
ing up from behind. "Shopping? Tak
me along to carry the bundles. I want
to begin now."
It was Miss Bodney's fancy to re
ceive his advances with disdain. She
assumed a most unfriendly manner.
"Indeed?" with chilling irony. "And
why, may I ask?"
Freddie was taken aback. This was
"Practice makes perfect," he said
glibly. "Don't you want me to carry
'em. Kitty?" He said It almost tear
fully. Katherine exulted inwardly. Out
wardly she was very cool and very baf
fling. "Please don't call me Kitty. I
"Ifs a dear little name. That's what
I'm going to call you when we are
well, yon know."
"I don't know. What are you talk
ing about?" i
"Oh. come now, Miss Rodney. Don't
be so icy. What's up? Never mind
don't tell me. I know. You're Jealous
of Connie." It was a bold stroke, and
it bad an immediate effect
''Jealous 7 she scoffed, but ber cheeks
went red. "Not I, Freddie." She con
sidered for a second and then went on:
"She's not in love with you. You must
be Mind. She's crazy about Mr. Med
croft" "By Jove!" exclaimed Freddie, stop
ping short, his eyes bulging. He look
ed at her for a minate in silence, reali
zation sifting into bis face. "You're
right! She is in love with bim. I see
It now. Well, what An von thtnfc-
j aeT uroiuer-in-iaw.
Ana ne is in wve wiin ner too. .now
yon may go back to her and see if you
can't wia her. away from him. I
nant interfere, my dear "Freddie.
I Hin't have me on your conscience.
The Disconsolate Freddie,
HE left blm standing there in
the street With well practiced
tact he. darted Into a tobaccon
ist's shop. . ..
"Another . shakedown," he reflected
ruefullv. "They're all passing me up
today; but great books! What's all
this about Medcroft and Constance?"
He bought some cigarettes and started
off for a walk, mildly excited by this
new turn of affairs. It occurred to
blm as he turned it over in bis mind
that Mrs. Medcroft was amazingly re
signed to the situation. Of course she
was not blind to ber husband's Infat
uation for her sister. Therefore if she
were so cheerful and Indifferent about
It it followed that ahe was not espe
cially distressed. In fact, it suddenly
dawned npon bim 6he was not only
reconciled, but relieved. She had ceas
ed to love her husband! She could be
a free lance In love's lists, notwith
standing the Inconvenience of a legal
attachment "She's ripping, too," con
cluded Freddie, with a certain buoy
ancy of spirit "If shfc doesn't love
Medcroft she at least ought to love
some one else instead. It's customary.
I wonder" Here he reflected deeply
for an instant, his spirits floating high.
Then he turned abruptly and made his
way to the Tirol.
It came to pass In the course of the
evening that Mr. TJlstervelt, supremely
confident from the effect of past
achievements, drew the unsuspecting
Mrs. Medcroft into a secluded tete-a-tete.
It is not of record that he was
ever a diplomatic wooer. One in haste
never Is. Suffice it to say Mrs. Med
croft, ber cheeks flaming, her eyes
wide with indignation, suddenly left
the side of the Indomitable Freddie
and joined the party at the other end
of the entresol, but not before she had
said to him with unmistakable clear
ness and decision:
"You little wretch! How dare you
say such silly things to me!"
The rebuff decisive! And he had
only meant to be comforting, not to
say self sacrificing, ne'd be hanged
if he could nnderstand women now
adays, not these women at least In
high dudgeon, he stalked from the
room. In the door be met Brock.
"For two cents," he declared sav
agely, as If Brock were to blame, "I'd
take the next train for Paris."
Brock watched him down the hall.
He drew a handful of small. coins from
his pocket, ruefully looking them over.
"Two cents," he said. "Hang it all.
I've nothing there but pfennigs and
hellers and centimes.
In the course of his wanderings the
disconsolate Freddie came npon Mrs.
Odell-Carney and pudgy Mr. Rodney.
They were sitting In a quiet corner of
the reading room. Mr. Rodney had
had a bard day. He had climbed a
mountain or, more accurately speak
ing, he had climbed halfway up and
then the same half down, ne was
very tired. Freddie observed from his
lonely station that .Mr. Rodney was
fast dropping to sleep, notwithstanding
bis companion's rapid flow of small
talk. It did not take Freddie long to
decide, ne was an outcast and a par
iah and be was very lonely. lie must
have some one to talk to. Without
more ado he bore down upon the cou
ple and a moment Inter was tact
fully advising the sleepy Mr. Rodney
to take himself off to bed advice
which that gentleman gladly accepted.
And so It came about that Freddie sat
face to face with the Inst resort, at tho
foot of the chaise-longue, gazing with
serene adulation into the eyes of a
woman who might have bud a son as
old as he if ahe had had one at all.
She had been a coquette in her salad
days there was no doubt of it She
had encountered fervid gallants in all
parts of the world and in all stations
of life. But it remained for the gal
lant Freddie Ulstervelt to bowl her
over with surprise for the first time
In her long and varied career. At the
end of half an hour she pulled herself
together and tapped him on the shoul
der with her fan, a quizzical smile on
"My dear Mr. TTlstervelt, axe you
trying to make love to me? You nice
Americans; How gallant you can be!
I am quite old enough to be your
mother. Believe me, I thank you for
the compliment I" can't tell you how
I appreciate this delicate flattery. You
a'e very delicious. But," as she arose
graciously, "I'd follow Mr. Bodney's
example if I were you. I'd go to bed."
Then, with a rare smile, which could
not have been more chilling, she left
him standing there
"By Jove!" he muttered, passing his
hand across his eyes as If bewildered.
"What was I saying to her? Good
Lard, has it got to be a habit with me?
Was I ma'iing love to her?" He de
parted for the American bar.
Mrs. Rodney bad but little sleep that
night She went to bed in a state of
worry and uncertainty, oppressed by.
the shadows which threatened eternal
darkness to the fair name of the fam
ily, however distantly removed. Kath
erine' s secret had In reality been news
to her; she had not paid enough atten
tion to the Medcrofts to notice any
thing that they did, so long as they
did not do it in conjunction with the
Odell-Carneya. The Odell-Carneys were
her horizon morning, noon and night
And now there was likelihood of that
glorious horizon being obscured by a
sickening scandal in the vulgar fore
ground. Inspired by Katharine's dread
ful conclusions, the excellent lady set
about to observe for herself. During
the entire evening she flitted abont the
hotel and grounds with all the enoop-
msnncts or a Sherlock Holmes.
She lurked. If that Is not putting it too
theatrically. From unexpected nooks
ahe emerged to view the landscape
o'er; by devious paths she led her
doubts to the gates of absolute certain
ty and then sat down to shudder to
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For four hours she had been trying to
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Wth ber own eyes and at last she ha
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Je" loved her, but it was" "enough for
her that he sat with ber in the semi-
darkness for two unbroken hours.
speaking in tones so low that they
might just as well have been whisper
ing so far as ber taut ears were con
cerned. Moreover, other persons than her
self had smilingly nudged each other
and referred to the couple as lovers;
no one seemed to doubt it, nor to re
sent It, which is proof that the wofld
loves a lover when It recognizes him
Mrs. Rodney also discovered that
Mrs. Medcroft went to her room at 9
o'clock, at least three hours before the
subdued tete-a-tete came to an end. !
The poor thing doubtless was crying
ber eyes out, decided Mrs. Bodney.
And now, after all this, is it to be
considpred surprising that the distress
ed mother of Katherine did not sleep
well that night? Nor should her wake
fulness be laid at (he door of the tired
Mr. Rodney, who was ever a firm and
Morning came, and with it a horse
back ride for Brock and Miss Fowler.
That was enough for Mrs. Rodney, she
would bold in no longer. Mrs. Odell
Carney must be told. She, at least,
must have the chance to escape before
the storm of scandal Broke to muddy
her Immaculate skirts. Forthwith the
considerate hostess appeared before
her guest with a headful of disclosures.
She had decided In advance thnt It
Would not do to beat about the bush,
so to speak. She would come directly
to the obnoxious point.
They were ia Mrs. Odell-Carney'a
sitting room. Mr. OdelbCamey was
smoking a cigarette on the balcony.
Just outside the window. Mrs. Rodney
did not know that he was there. Ult.la
only natural that he held himself In
hospitably aloof. Mrs. Rodney bored
bim to death. He did not hear all that
was poured out between them, but ho
beard quite enough to cause blm some
thing of a pang, ne distinctly henrd
his wife soy things to Mrs. Rodney
that she had solemnly avowed she
would not say things about the Med
It goes without saying that Mrs.
Odell-Carney refused to be surprised
by the disclosures. She calmly ad
mitted that she had suspected Med
croft of being too fond of his slstcr-ln-law;
but, she went on cheerfully, why
not? His wife didn't care a rap for
him she said rap aftd nothing else.
Mrs. Medcroft had an affair of her
own. dear child. She was not so slow
as Mrs. Rodney thought, oh, no. Mrs.
Odell-Carney warmed up considerably
in defending the not to be pitied Edith.
She said she had liked her from the
beginning, and more than ever, now
"I went hear of a divorce."
that she had really come to the con
clusion that ber husband was the kind
who seta bis wife an example by being
a bit divaricating himself.
Mrs. Rodney fairly screeched with
horror when she beard . that Tootles
was "a poor little beggar," and "all
that sort of thing, you know."
"My dear," said Mrs. Odell-Carney,
bating herself all the time for engag
ing In the spread of gossip, but femi
ninely unable to withstand the test,
"your excellent cousin. Mra. Medcroft
receives two letters a day from London-great,
fat letters which take fif
teen minutes to read in spite of the
fact that they are written In a per
fectly huge hand by a man a man.
d'ye hear? They're not from her bus
band. He's here. He cannot have
written them In London, don't yon see?
"I ", J Inserted Mrs. Rodney, wh
was tu M that Mrs. Odell-Carney
might think she didn't see. .
"Mind you, Mrs. Bodney. I'm terribly
cut op about all this. She has"
"Oh, I knew yoo wonld be," mourned
lira, jloelgej. her heart la her boots.
iofl must just hate me for exposing"
"Rubbish!" scoffed the other. "It
Isn't that I've been through a dozen
affairs in which my best friends were
frightfully er complicated. I meant
to say that I'm terribly cut op over
poor Mrs. Medcroft She's -a dear.
Believe me, she's a most delicious sin
ner. Even Carney says that, and he's
very fastidious and very loyal."
"They are married in name only."
6aid Mrs. Rodney, beginning to sniffle.
She looked np and smiled wanly
through her tears. "You know what I
mean. My grammar la terrible when
I'm nervous." She pulled at her hand
kerchief for a wavering moment "Do
you think I'd better speak to Edith?
We may be able to prevent the di
vorce." "Divorce, my dear." gasped Mrg.
At this Juncture Mr. Odell-Carney
emerged from his shell, so to tpeak.
He stalked through the windowvajid
confronted the two Indies, one
whom at least was vastly dismayed
by his Sudden appearance..
"Now. see here," he began - without
preliminary apology. "I won't hear of
a divorce. That's all rubbish perfect
rot 'pon my soul. Wot's the use?
Hang it all, Mrs. Rodney, wot's the
odds, so long as all parties are con
tented? We can stand it by Jove, if
they can, don't you know. We can't
regulate the love affairs of the uni
verse. Besides, I'm not going to stand .
by and see a friend dragged into a
thing of this sort"
"A friend, Carney," exclaimed his
"Well, it's possible, my dear, that be
may b a friend. I know so many
chaps in London who might be doing
this sort of thing, don't you know.
Who knows but the chap who's writ
ing her these letters may be one of my
best friends? It doesn't pay to take a
chance ou it I won't hear to it If
Medcroft knows and his wife knows
and Miss Fowler kuows. why the
deuce should we 'bother our heads
about It? Last night I beard the Med
croft Infant bawling its lungs out
teething. I dare say but did I go ia
nnd take a hand in straighjpning out
the poor little beggar? Not I. By tho
same token, why should I or anybody
else presume to step in and try to
straighten out the troubles of lta pa
rents? It's useless interference, either
way you take it."
"I think it's all very entertaining and
diverting," said Mrs. Odell-Carney care
lessly. She yawned.
"Do you really think so?" asked th
doubting Mrs. Rodney. "I was so
afraid you'd mind. Your position in
society, my dear Mrs."
"My position in society, Mrs. Rod
ney, can weather the tempest you pre
dict," said Mra. Odell-Cflrney, with a
smile that went to Mrs. Rodney's mar
row. "Oh, if If you really don't mind"
6he mumbled apologetically.
"Not at all, my dear madam," re
marked Odell-Carney, carefully adjust
ing his eyeglass. "It's quite immate
rial. I assure you."
(To be continued.)
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