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??P^prillK bttftlo Is on," ?nid O'Neill,
? in Iho small boat, to Ellzn
>;*t?>"a I" tli. "and I am not tin-re.
\SSSSfil O Cod. r.ivc us a little
breexol" ho cried, in anticipation ho
swung the ours Inboard, stopped the
nncit once more, letting the sail ham;,
and then resumed Ids place by her
"(Jod is Rood to me," she said at
hist. "Ho Will not let you bo thero
to bo killed. You have had trouble
enough and have run enough risks. He
wishes to keep you for me."
lie shook his head.
"My place Is there. My duty Is on
yonder deck. Would that I had re
turned to the ship without going up
to the castle!"
"Why, then," she said reproachfully,
"you would not have seen me!"
"I know," he replied, "but then I
would bo in my rightful place, fighting
whero I should be. Coventry would
bo honored In doing his duty. Tho
admiral would he happy. Your mur
rltigo would take place"?
"And you," she cried, womanlike,
placing him In tho balance us opposed
to all the rest, "would you have been
"Happiness has uothing to do with
that," ho answered impatiently. "It Is
a question of duty. I have been a
"Has the fool been rewarded In ac
cordance with his folly?" she asked
him. "Nay, look at me before you re
ply," she cried Imperiously, turning
his head until his eyes looked into hor
own. In the face of that girl, In tho
limpid light of her magic glance, in
that mystic night, there was but one
answer to be made.
"I say no more," ho replied, kissing
her softly. "You nre right. I havo
you. You nre worth It nil. I will try
to bo a philosopher about all tho rest."
Meanwhile tlie Intermittent reports
had been succeeded by a steady ronr
of artillery which reverberated and
rolled along the surface of the wnter\
The Scarborough, some distance from
the Sorapls and the Richard to tho
northwest, was apparently hotly en
Raged with the Tallas, while the Alll
nneo seemed to bo sailing back and
forth between tho two groups of com
bntents, pouring In n random Arc upou
friend and foe alike. Great clouds of
smoke, punctured by vivid flashes of
light, overhung the ships.
Tho fcellugs of the young officer can
bo imagined. Adrift In that little boat,
watching tho awful combat, not even
the presence of the woman he loved
could compensate him for his absence,
In spite of his attempted philosophy.
Tho fever of the conflict possessed
him. Ills breath enme hard. The
sweat stood on his forehead. He pruy
cd ns never before for a breeze to take
fdm to tho light. He murmured inco
herent words which told to the tender
listener something of the terrible strug
gle which raged within his bosom. Ho
tho lone hours word uway.
Toward 11 o'clock they heard a ter
r,n'? explosion, and then the roar of
the battle slackened and finally died
away, When the smoke tffifted off
tho two ships were lying side by side.
Farther off, almost hull down, were
the Scarborough and the Pallas, which
had ceased their fight some time before.
The battle was ovor. Who had won?
But It was late, and the breeze so
long wished for now sprung up onco
more, and the little boat gathered way
and began to slip through the water
again. The sky had become overcast.
It grew very dark. Tho wind fresh
ened steadily and finally blew so strong
that It required all the skill and ad
dress of which O'Neill was possessed
to keep his unsteady llttlo cruft from
capsizing. Finally ho was forced to
drop the sail and take to the oars to
keep afloat at all. About 2 o'clock In
the morning a squall of rain cumo
down, and they lost sight of the ships.
Toward morning the wind moderated
again, and they were enabled to set
sail once more. Hut the oeenn was
covered with a dense mist. They were
In the thick of it and could see noth
ing. As nearly as he could Judge with
out the aid of a compass O'Neill head
ed the boat toward the place where
they had last made out the two ships.
"We ought to pick them up In a few
moments now," ho satd to the cower
ing, frightened, exhausted girl crouch
ing down in the stern sheets In her
wet, sodden garments, which clung to
her shivering figure. Tho night had
been too much for her. Her physical
Strength had almost given Way, though
nothing.could abate the affection he
saw Hilftiiujlt still In her tired eyes.
?Tbereforo lu n fow moments we shall
know our fate."
"How Ik Hint?" she said, rousing her
self a little.
"If Commodore Jones lins been cap
tured," he answered, "I have btit to
glvo myself up and redeem Coventry,
nnil you know the rest."
"Yes," she replied wearily and list
lessly. "Let It come. We have fought
a good light, you and I. Wo can do no
more. And the other alternative?"
"Why, In tlmt ease," ho said, "we
shall ho there under our own llog. Ho,
too, will ho saved, and tho rest of our
troubles are over."
"What think you of the prospect?"
she asked, brightening a little.
"It is difficult to say. The Serapls ?
and the Scarborough should easily be
more than a match for our whole
squadron. The Ulchard Is almost
worthless as a fighting ship, as I said.
Landais, who commands the Alliance,
Is insane. I can't prophesy whaUCot
tlneau will do with the Pallas. Wo
have but one advantage?John Paul
Jones himself! Ho alone Is worth n
The light from the rising sun, assist
ed by the lltful wind, began to dispel
the mists of the morning,
"See!" cried the girl, pointing.
"There, right ahead of ns! Are not
those the sails of a ship? What ship?"
Wraithlike, as she pointed at a rift
In the mist, anil wreathed in clouds of
vapor, there appeared for a second tho
light canvas of a great ship. Follow
ing her outstretched finger he caught
a fleeting glimpse of It, but saw noth
ing to reassure him as to the result
of the battle. The sight ?druck terror
to his heart. Such canvas as that was
never set above the decks of the Ulch
ard. As ho looked the mist closed
round them again. The ship had van
"Ah, 'tis gone, but I am certain I
saw It. Which was It?" sho continued,
hastily rousing herself at tho prospect
of decision. " 'Tis a ship, Is it not?
But which one?"
"Tho mist Is thinning again. 'Twill
clear away In a moment," ho answered
evasively. "We shall see more dis
tinctly then. Sho was making toward
us, I think." He could not bear to
dash her hopes with the assurance that
It was not the Richard, though he had.
II IM ? J nWBM IM II ||.?WIIM I II
? resigned himself to death in conse
quence of his glimpse at once. It was
usolcs ?? to try to Qy. The mist was
llrtlug iu every direction, and liefere
they could Ltuve gone a hundred yards
Ihey \ i 'i i>:' visible to tbo s.'-ip in
front of thein, now shoving her huge
bull; through llio thinning clouds of
vnp r which enshrouded her. The next
inoineut it rolled away. The sunlight
flooded the heavens In transformation.
The breeze tossed the sea Into a thou
sand white cupped waves, it was
morning. Borne one on the ship saw
the little boat with its two occupants
ill once. An oftlcor leaped to the rail.
"Boat ahoy!" rang out over the wa
ter. The great white frigate, deep
sunken. if deeply laden, was mov
ing sluggishly through the water nnd
was almost upon them.
"The ship!" screamed the girl wild
"It is the Serapls," answered O'Neill
in a hollow voice.
"Ah," f he said, sinking back ex
hausted. "After ail, it is over. I shall
never sui'\ Ivo you."
"Boat ahoy, there!" again cried the
officer, standing on the rail, pistol In
hand. "Answer my hail or I lire!
Who are you?"
"I am your prisoner, escaped last
night from that ship!" cried O'Neill.
'T wish to deliver myself up!"
"To glvo myself up if possible, nnd
thus insure his freedom."
"I know?1 knew it would be so," she
whispered. '"I loved him," she mur
mured, turning away. "I have sacri
ficed overytl lug for him and he repudi
ates, reproaches me. oil, my Clod, why
hast thou forsaken mo?" she wailed In
unconscious imitation of a greater Suf
ferer. She drew away from him nnd
knell down in the boat and burled her
face in her hands, leaning upon the
Weather gunwale. lie looked at her
a mom; lit, and before the pathetic
abandonment of her grief his anger
molted. She was a woman. With her,
love was all.
. "Elisabeth," be said tenderly, "the
bitterness of having caused that good
man's death. Inls apparent dishonor,
overwhelmed me. I love you, as you
know, more than life Itself. You are
a woman. You see things differently.
I hero Is nothing above, love in a
? iin.?.hi Hain?. in m?i mi.
woman's heart. Come hack to me.
Your plaeo Is hero, whatever happens.
I lovo you the more for your great
sacrlllee, hut now wo must undo It
if wo eon. Heaven hns not smiled
upon our meeting. Perhaps, if wo go
hand In hand before God together, we
may find mercy, perhaps joyl"
Sho made no answer, but nestled
against him forgiven, contented. For
a time they sailed tUo sea in silence.
The clouds had broken and left a clear
sky, whence the moon had Hooded tho
ocean with her silvery light. But the
breeze came fitfully and gradually
died away where they were now under
the lee of the land. It was such a
night as lovers dream of. They loved
and they were together, side by side,
alone, in the soft autumnal night,
adrift on a summer sea. There was
that In the past which kept them
Silent, and yet In their very proximity,
in tho hands that touched and clasped
fach other, the head that nestled on
ds choulder, tho arm that encircled
her waist, the lips that met, the eyes
that spoke?there was a sweetness
Which neither had ever known be
fore. The gentle wind whispered of
love. The curling, lipping waves ca
resscd the keel with sounds like kisses,
and to it all iheir hearts kept time.
It was a respite?a lull between two
phases of the conflict. There was love
and there was peace In the little boat,
and war and tumult were far off on
(to be continued).
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