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By C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON,
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Jo sin- had gouo on Uor
* Knees to him after all
ot* almost. She was glad
3 her mother did not
know, ii tut she hoped
that he did not feel the
pulsing of the Mood In her lingers as
lie look her hand and lifted her to her
feet. There was shame In this tempest
Hint swept through her veins because
he did not share It, for to her. though
this meeting was an epoch, to htm it
was no more than a trivial incident.
She Mould have keyed Iii? emotions to
hers if she could, but since she had
had .vears of preparation, he a single
moment, perhaps she might have been
consoled for the disparity could she
have read his eyes. They said, if she
had known, "Is the sky mining god
desses today V"
Now, what were to be her llr^t words
to hhu? Dimly she felt that if she
were to profit by this wonderful chaueo
to know the man anil not tho emperor
?this chanco which might bo lost in a
few moments unless her wit befriend
ed her-those words should bo beyond
the common. She should be able to
marshal her sentences as a general
marshals his battalions, with a plan of
campaign for each.
A spirit monitor ? a matchmaking
monitor?whispered these wise advices
in her ear, yet she was powerless to
profit by them. Like a schbolglrl about
to he examined for a scholarship, know
ing that all the future might depend
upou an hour of the present, tiio dire
need to In? resourceful, to be brilliant,
left her dumb.
How many times had she not thought
of her litst conversation with Leopold
of Uhaclla, planning the tlrst words,
the tlrst looks, which must make him
know that she was different from any
other girl he had ever met! Yet here
she stood, speechless, epigrams turning
tail and racing away from her like a
troop of playful colts refusing to be
And so it was the emperor who spoke
before Virginia's savoir faire camo
"I hope you're not hurt?" asked the I
chamois hunter in the patoiB dear to
the heart of Ithnetinn mountain folk.
She had been glad before, now she
was thankful, that sho had spent many
weeks and months in lovlug study of
the tongue which was Leopold's. It
was not the metier of a chamois hunt
er to speak English, though the em
peror was said to know the language
well, and she rejoiced in her ability to
answer the chamois hunter as he
would be answered, keeping up the
"I am hurt only In the pride that
comes before a fall," she replied, forc
ing a laugh. "Thank you many times
for saving me."
"I feared that I frightened you and
made you lose your footing." tho cham
ois hunter answered.
"I think, on the contrary, if It hadn't
been for you I should have lost my
life." said Virginia. "There should be
a sign put up on that tempting pla
teau, "All Except Suicides Beware.' "
"The necessity never occurred to us,
my mates and me," returned the mau
In the gray coat passemoiled with
green. "Until you came, gun* frauleln,
no tourist that I know of has found it
Virginia's eyes lit with a sudden
Bpnrk. Tho spirit mouitor?that match* I
making monitor?came back and dared
her to a frolic, such a frolic, she j
thought, as no girl on earth had ever
had or would have after her. And she
could show this grave soldier-hero of
hers Something new in life?something
quite new?which it would not harm
him to know. Then, let come what
would out of this adventure, at worst
she should always havo an Olympian
episode to remember.
"Until I came?" she caught np his
Words, standing carefully on the spot
where he had placed hor. "But I am
no tourist. I am an explorer."
Ho lifted level, dark eyebrows, smil
ing faintly, and when he smiled half
ills austerity was gone.
"*i So beautiful a girl as Ulla need not
rise beyond agreeable commonplaces of
mind and speech to please a man. In
deed, this particular chamois hunter
expected uo more than good looks, a
good heart and a nlco manner from
women. Yet this beauty bade fair, It
seemed, to hold surprises in reserve.
"I have brought down noble game
today," he sold to himself, and aloud:
"I know the Schneehorn well and love
it wolL Still I can't sco what xswarda
it has for tho explorer?unless, gna'
frauleln, you oro a climber or a geolo
"I'm neither, yet I think I havo seen
something, a most rare thing, I've
wanted all my lifo to see."
Tho young man's face confessed curi
osity. "Indeed! A rare thing that
lives hero on tho mountain?"
"I am not sure if it lives her?. I
should like to find out," replied the girl.
"Might ouo inquire tho name of this
rare thing?" asked tho chamois hunter.
"Perhaps if I knew It might turn out
that I could help you In the search.
But, first, if you'd let mo lead vou to
iiir pimettti, wnere i turuK you WOTS
going. Here your head might Bttll
grow a little giddy, and It's not well
to keep you standing, gna' frauleln, on
such a spot. You've pas?ed all tho
worst now. The rest Is easy."
She gave him her hand, pleasing her
self by fancying the act a kind of alle
gory, as she let him lead her to safe
and pleasant places on a higher, sun
"Perhaps the rare tblng grows here,"
the chamois hunter went on, looking
about tho green plateau with a new In
"I think uot," Virginia answered,
shaking her head. "It would thrive
bettor nearer the mountain top In a
more bidden place than this. It does
not love tourists."
"Nor do I, In truth," smiled the
"You took me for one."
"Pardon, gna' franleln?not tho kind
of tourist we both mean."
"Put you have uot said If I might
help you In your seurch. This Is a
wild region for a young lady to bo
exploring In alone."
"I feel sure," responded the princess
graciously, "that If you really would
you could help mo as well as any one
"You aro kind indeed to say so,
though I don't know how I have de
served the compliment,"
"Did It sound like a compliment?
Well, leave It so. I meant because
you are at home In these high alti
tudes, and the rare thing I speak of is
a plant that grows in high places. It
is said to be found only in Ilhaetian
mountains, though I have never heard
of auy one who has been able to track
"Is It our pink Rhactlan edelweiss, of
which we are so proud? Because if It
is and you will trust nie I know ex
actly where to take you to find it.
With my help you could climb thero
from here In a few moments."
She shook her htsd again, smiling In
scrutably. "Thank you, ifs not the
pink edelweiss. The scientific, the eso
teric name I've promised that I'll tell
to no one, but the common people In
my native country who have heard of
It would call the plant edclmatm."
"You have already seen it on the
mountain, but not growing?"
"Borne chamois hunter, UL.e yourself,
had dropped It perhaps, not knowing
what Its value was. It's a great deal
to have had one glimpse?worth run
ning into danger for."
"Perhaps, gna' fraulein, you don't
realize to the full the danger you did
ruu. No chance was worth It, believe
"You, a chamois hanter, say that?"
"But I'm a man. You are a woman,
and women should keep to beaten
paths and safety."
The princess laughed. "I shouldn't
wonder," said she, "if that's a Ilbao
tlan theory, a Rhaetlan man's theory.
I've heard your emperor holds it."
"Who told you that, gna' frauleln?"
He gave her a sharp glance, but her
gray eyes looked innocent of guile and
were therefore at their most danger
"Oh, many people have told me.
Cats may look at kings, and the most
lnslgnltlcant persons may talk of em
perors. I've heard many things of
"Good things or bad?"
"No doubt such things as he truly
deserves. Now, can you guess which?
But perhaps I would tell you without
your guessing if I were not so very,
very hungry." She glanced at the
pocket of his coat, from which pro
truded a generous hunch of black
bread and ham, thrust In probably at
the instant when she had called for
help. "I can't help seeing that you
have your luncheon with you. Do you
want it all"?sbo carefully ignored the
contents of her rucksack, which she
could not well have forgotten?"or
would you share it?"
Tho chamois hunter looked surprised,
though not displeased; but, then, this
was his first experience of a feminine
explorer, and he quickly roso to the oc
"There Is more, much more bread
and bacon, whero this came from," he
replied. "Will you be graciously
pleased to accept something of our
"If you please, then I, too, shall bo
pleased," she said. Guiltily sho re
membered Miss Portman, but the dear
Letitia could not he considered now.
If she were alarmed, she should bo
well consoled later.
"I and some friends of mine have a
?a sort of hut round the corner from
this plateau and a short distance on,"
announced the chamois hunter, with a
gesture that gave the direction. "No
?.vornan has ever been our guest, but
I invite you to visit It and lunch there,
or, If you prefer, remain here and in
a few minutes I will bring such food
as we can offer. At best It's not much
to boast of. We chamois hunters are
poor men, living roughly."
The princess smiled, imprisoning
each new thought of mischief which
flew into her mind like a trapped bird.
"I've heard you're rich in hospitality,"
she said. "I'll go with you to your
hut, for it will be a chance to prove
the saylnr "
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The eyes of the hunter- dark, bril
liant and keen as the eagle's to which
she compared him?pierced hers. "You
havo no fear?" he asked. "You are a
youug girl, alone, save for me, In a
desolate place. For all you know, my
unties and I may bo a band of brig
"Baedeker doesn't mention the ex
istence of brigands In these days
among tho Rhaetlan Alps," replied
S'lrglnla, with quaint dryness. "I've
always found him trustworthy. Be
sides, I've great faith in tho chivalry
of Ithactlau men, and if you knew how
hungry I am you wouldn't keep me
wnltlng for talk of brigands. Broad
and butter are far more to the point."
"Even search for the raro cdelmann
"Yes; the edelmann may wait?on
me." Tho last two words she dared
?ut to whisper.
"You must pardon my going first,"
^ild the man with the bare brown
knees. "The way Is too narrow for
"Yet I wish that the peasants at
home hod such courteous manners as
yours," Virginia patronized him pret
tily. "You Khaetlons need not go to
court, I see, for lessons in behavior."
"The mountains teach us something,
"Something of their greatness, which
we should all do well to learn. But
have you never lived in a town?"
"A man of my sort exists in a town;
be lives in the mountains." With this
diplomatic response the tall figure
swung round a corner formed by a
bowlder of rock, and Virginia gave a
little cry of surprise. The hut of
which the chamois huntor had Bpoken
was revealed by the turn, and It was
of an unexpected and striking descrip
tion. Instead of tho humble erection
of stones and wood which sho had
counted on, the rocky side of tho
mountain itself had been coaxod to
give her sons a shelter.
A doorway and largo square ?^nlngs
for windows had been cut In the red
veined, purplish brown porphyry, while
a heavy slab of oak and wooden frames
filled full of glittering bottle glass pro
tected such rooms as might have been
hollowed out within from storm or
Even had Virginia been ignorant of
her host's identity sho would have
beeu wise enough to guess that here
was no semmhutte, or ordinary abode of
common peasants who hunt tho cham
ois for a precarious livelihood. The
work of hewing ont In tho solid rock
a habitation such as this must have
cost more than most Rhaetian chamois
hunters would savo in many a year.
But her wisdom also counseled her to
express no further surpriBo after her
"My mates are away for the time,
though they may come back by and
by," the man explained, holding the
heavy oaken door that she might pass
Into tho room within, ond, though she
was not invited to further exploration,
she was able to see by the several
doorways cut In the rock walls that
this was not the sole accommodation
the strange house could boast.
On tho rock floor rugs of deer and
chamois skin were spread. In a rack
of oak ornamented with splendid ant
lers and studded with tho sharp point
ed horns of the chamois were suspend
ed guns of modern make and brightly
polished, formidable hunting knives.
The table in the center of the room had
been carved with admirable skill, and
the half dozen chairs were oddly fash
ioned of stags' antlers shaped to hold
fur cushioned wooden seats. A carved
dresser of black ook held a store of tho
coarse blue, red and green china made
by peasants In tho valley below,
through which Virginia bad driven yes
terday, and theso bright colored dishes
were eked out with platters and great
tankards of old pewter, while In the
deep fireplace a gypsy kettle swung
over a bed of fragrant pine wood em
"This is a delightful place?fit for a
king or even for an emperor," said
Virginia when the bare kneed chamois
bunter hod offered her a chair near the
fire and crossed the room to open the
closed cupboard under tho dresser
Ho was stooping as she spoke, but
at her last words looked around over
"Wo mountain men aren't afraid of a
little work?when it's for our own com
fort." ho replied, "and most of tho
things you see here are homemade dur
ing the long winters."
"Then you are all very clever Indeed.
Hut this place Is interesting. Tell me.
has the emperor ever l>een your guest
here?' I've read?let mo see, could it
have boon in tho guidebook or In some
paper? -that ho comes occasionally to
this northern range of mountains.n
"Oh, yes; the emperor has been at our
hut several times. He's good enough
to approve it," the host answered calm
ly, laying a loaf of black bread, a fine
seeded cheeso and a knuckle of bam on
the table. lie 'then glanced at Ids
guest, expecting her to come forward,
but she sat still on her throne of ant
lers, her small feet In their sensible
mountain boots daintily crossed under
the short tweed skirt.
"I hear he also Is a good chamois
hunter," she carelessly went on. "But
that perhaps is only tho flattery which
makes the atmosphere of royalty. No
doubt you, for Instance, could really
glvo him many points In chamois bunt
Tho young man smiled. "The em
peror's not a bad shot."
"For an amateur. But you're a pro
fessional. I wager now that you would
not for the world change places with
How the chamois hunter laughed at
this and showed his white teeth! There
were those in tho towns he scorned
who would have been astonished ot
his light hearted mirth.
"Change places with the emperor!
Not unless I were obliged, gna' frau
leln?not now, at all events," with a
complimentary bow and glance.
"Thank you. You're quite a courtier.
And that reminds me of another thing
they say of him in my country. The
stofy Is that he dislikes tho society
of women. But perhaps it is that ho
doesn't understand them."
"It Is possible, lady. But I never
heard that they wero so difficult of
"Ah, that shows how little you
chamois hunters havo had time to
learn. Why, wo can't even understand
ourselves or know what we're most
likely to do next, and yet?a very odd
thing? we have no difficulty in reading
one another and knowing all each nth- '
"That would seem to say that a man I
should get a womau to choose his wife \
"I'm not so sure it would be wife,
yet your emperor, we hear, will let
the chancellor choose bis."
"Ah, were you told this also In your
"Yes, for the gossip is that she's an
English princess. Now, what's the
good of being a powerful emperor if
he can't even pick out a wife to please
his own taste?"
"I know nothing about such high
matters, gna' fraulein, but I fancied
that royal folk took wives to please
their people rather than themselves.
It's their duty to marry, you know.
And if the lady be of royal blood, vir
tuous, of the right religion, not too
sharp tempered and pleasant to look
at, why, those are the principal things
to consider, I should suppose."
"So should I not suppose if I were a
man and emperor. I should want the
pleasure of falling in love."
"Safer not, gna' fraulein. Ho might
fall in love with the wrong woman."
And tho chamois hunter looked with
half shamed intontness Into ills guest's
She blushed under his gaze and was
so conscious of tho hot color that she
rotOXtfti ai. random. "I doubt if be
could fall in love. A man who would
let his chancellor chooso for him?he
can have no warm blood in ids veins."
"There I think you wrong him, lady,"
the answer came quickly. "The em
peror is?a man. But It may be be has
found other Interests in bis life more
important than woman."
"Bringing down chamois, for in
stance. You would sympathize there."
"Chamois give good sport. They're
hard to And?harder still to hit when
you have found them."
"So are tho best types of women?
those who, like the chamois and the
plant I spoke of, live only in high
places. Oh, for the sake of my sex
I do hope that some day your emperor
will change his mind?that a woman
will make him change itf
"Perhaps a woman has already."
Virginia grew pale. Was she- too
late, or was this a concealed compli
ment which the chamois hunter did
not guess she had tho clew to And?
She could not answer. The silence be
tween tho two became electrical, and
the yoting man broke it at last with
some slight signs of coiuusion.
"It's a pity," said he, "that our em
peror can't bear you. lie might bo
converted to your views."
"Or he might clap mo into prison for
"He wouldn't do that, gna' frauloln,
If he's anything like; mo."
"Anything you like! Why. now you
put me in mind of it, he's not unlike
you?in appearance, I mean, judging
by bis portrait."."
"You have seen his portraits'."
"Yes, I've seen some. I really think
you must be a little like him, only
browner and tailor perhaps. Vet I'm
glad tk-at you're a chamois hunter and
not an emperor?almost as glad as yon
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