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Dusk was falling. Above the myriad
colored lights that dotted the garden,
the moou was rising. Along one of
the hedged paths lending to the Bum
mer house a man and a woman wero
strolling?Mme. Natalie PopolY and M.
"And so your worthy husband sot
you the task of nndtng out whom I
am In love with?" Do Jolldon was
"Yes," the ambassador's young wife
answered. "ITe is afraid you will
marry the widow."
"Why shouldn't I?" queried Do Joli
don jokingly. "You to*d me to."
"Bot?but you won't, will you?" sli-?
pleaded. "Why don't you look at me?
What are you looking at?"
De Jolldon's eye had fallen on the
fan whero It lay forgotten on the table.
"The fan you lost and that your
husband pocketed," he said, handing
It to her.
"Thank goodness!" .Natalie exclaim
ed, seizing It; then:
"Lend me a pencil."
She wrote a sentence on the fan di
rectly beneath the three words he hud
scribbled the night before at the hall.
"There," she sighed, handing It to
him; "keep that as a reminder."
He held the fan up to the light and
"I?am?a -dutiful -wife."
"Remember that always," she ad
"Natalie!" he cried passionately.
"It Is true?I am a dutiful wife. It
1 have been foolish enough to listen to
.your lovenmklng, at least I have never
encouraged lt. I have always rebuffed
you for conscience's sake. 1 am a duti
"Why remind me of the hopelessness
of my love'/" murmured De Jolldon.
"Von may refuse to reciprocate It, but
you cannot prevent my tefflng you"?
"But I can. After this evening wo
must not meet again. My husband
trusts me. This must he our farewell
Interview. Don't try to alter my pur
pose. I have made up my mind. Aft
er this evening I shall never"?
"Natalie, you enn't mean"?
"1 do. Tills Is the last talk we two
shall ever have together."
To the Rescue.
isn. who und obediently fol
lowed l>o Jolidon alid Natalie
ut Popoff's orders until they
bad entered (lie summer house,
mow wriggled forward in confusion on
hearing tue ambassador's voice.
"Did you call me, sir?" he asked.
"I most Btirely did call you. Mr.
N'lsh!" cried Popoff. "And I told you
I was certain I saw a lady, or, rather,
n lady's skirt, disappearing into that
summer house. Who was she'/"
"I I don't know, your excellency,"
(rem hl i ugly lied Nlsh.
"YOU Otixlll to know :" scolded I'opolT.
"You were standing nearer the sum
mer house than I was. Didn't you set?
her at all'?*'
"Yes, sir yes, I saw her, if I uia>
say so. but I don't know who she was,
1 really don't. 1"
"W as she nlOUC?"
"No. your excellency, not quite alone.
There was, if 1 may say so there was
a gentleman with her. At least ho
looked like a gentleman, but 1 didn't
recognize him either."
"Well, well, well!" chuckled tho am
bassador, seiting himself in a garden
chair and eying the summer house
with delightful Interest. "A little no
tation, oh'.' Cone In there to whisper
sweet nothings where no one can In
terrupt 'cm. 1 wonder wlm ? '> are!
Now*, I really wonder! Mr. ish, I
would not for (he world ha -you think
I am the least bit curio.i Hut?I'll
just sit here awhile, for ri joke, ami
watch them come out. in the mean
time, Mr. N'lsh, you might slip around
to the rear of the summer house und
see If there is another door there. If
there is, you might lock it. Under
"Ye-yes, your excellency:'' mumbled
panic Strieker Nish, scuttling away
"I'M AWAKE FROM MY CRAZY DREAM OF LOVE, AND I'M
GOING BACK TO MAXIM'S."
"Thon," implored Do Jolidon, "if It Is
really to bo our farewell interview,
why must we talk here In the garden,
whereat any moment others may come
to claim your attention? < Irani me a
Until half hour of your society all to
myself, i.ei the talk he uninterrupted,
I.ei im nit in the little summer house
over (here See It Is empty."
They entered i he little Inclosed nr
boi" It was lighted by a string of
Japanese lanterns, and two rustle
(?hairs wer?' at opposite sides of Its
round center table. There was a door
at each end of the liny room nn Ideal
spot for a tete-a-tete ehnt now that the
moonlight had wooed most of the
guests out of doors.
The light wicker door swung shut be
hind the couple. Natalie (pilte en
joyed the prospect of listening to her
adorer's melodramatic words of fare
Well and of posing heroclftlly as u self
sacrificing, dutiful wife. In half nn
hour at most she would rejoin her hus
band with the righteous consciousness
ft) her heart of having dismissed for
ever the one man besides I'opoff who
bad ever made love to her.
So Interested wns Natalie In De Job
don's parting speech that she did not
hear the ambassador, Just outside, do
el nie excitedly:
"Nlsll, I'm sure I SAW that summer
house door close behind a lady's skirt!
Let's see who Is In there!''
among (bo bushos. The Itttlo cleric
never paused until lie had found Sonlu.
To her lie pound forlh (he whole
Story, gazing with wild horror as she
broke into a peal of uncontrollable
Suddenly she grew sober.
"ITer husband will never forgive,
her," she murmured, half to herself.
"He will never understand that lt'8
Just a silly, harmless, sentimental talk
Memories of the ways of jealous
Marsovian husbands Unshed into her
mind. In that primitive fatherland
wives had been beaten yes, and mur
dered for less. Something must bo
done, and done quickly."
"DOn'l worry!" she consoled the ter
rified Msh. "Say n -thing to any one
else. I'll get Mine. I'opoff out of tho
scrape if I can."
BofOt'O Nlsli could reply she had dis
appeared down a path leading to tho
rear door of tin) summer house.
Meantime I'opoff, his curiosity mas
tering him, had left his seat. Stealing
forward 00 tiptoe, he put his eye to
the kej hole of tho wicker door.
He had scarcely bent over Ibis when
DtUlllo, happening to puss by on bis
way to th<> gate, paused in amazement
at sight of the Marsovian ambassador
thus assuming the role of Paul Pry,
"\Vll,V| hello, old chap!" cried tbo
prim e. "What are you up to?"
"IlUSh!" warned Popoff in an excited
whisper. "A lady went into the Hum
mer house a few minutes ago with a
gentleman. I can't eeo them very
Clearly. There's too much fluff In tbo
keyhole. lint they're silling opposite
each other with only a little table be
tween them. The lady's back Is to
me, but It 8or*>ehow looks- familiar.
The man ts talking as earnestly as If
he were trying to borrow money. Now
he's bending across and kissing her
hand, and she doesn't seem to mlud.
It's?why, bless my sold. It's that fel
Ipw De Jolidon? Well, well! Of ull
things! Now, If only the lady would
turn her face so 1 could see her"?
"Come away, sir!" begged Danilo,
the whole situation bursting upon his
mind. He caught Popoff's sleeve, but
the umbassador shook him off.
"Lot me alone!" he whispered. "Can't
you see what It all means? It means
we've found the lady Do Jolidon's In
love with, the very womnn we've
both been looking for! And now If
she'll just turn her head a little I'll be
able to see her face, and then"?
"Then you don't know who she is?"
"No. Hut I'll"?
"I'hen take my advice and don't try
to Und out. lx>t well enough^ alone
Come away, old chap, and"?
"No, no! There; you pulled my head
away just as she was turning around.
I'd have seen her In another second.
They're getting up. Maybe they'll go
out by the other door, and then 1 shan't
I bo able to know who" ?
"Let me do the looking," suggested
Danilo. "If either of us has to play
the eavesdropper I'll"?
"No. It Is my place," asserted Top
off. "Hut I'll bet you a hundred francs
it's Mine. Nova Kovitch."
"II would be like stealing a drunken
man's watch. I won't take the bet.
Come away, sir, and let the matter
drop where it Is. For your own hap- I
But Popoff was once more at the key
"They're standing up to go," he re
ported. "Now she's beginning to face
this way. It's? Oh, good Lord!"
The poor old man staggered awa\
from the door as though at ruck be
tween the eyes. Keeling to a chair, hr
collapsed and burled his face in his
"No, no! it can't bei it can't 1" he
moaned. "And yet I could hardly be
mistaken. My wife! And" ?
"Brace Up, your excellency!" entreat
ed Danilo In genuine distress. "Pull
yourself together. There are people
coining along the walk. Don't make a
scene. Perhaps you were mistaken."
i "No; 1 saw her!" groaned Popoff.
"My own wife and De Jolldon! And
he kissed her hand."
"Oh, 1 dare say she was more kissed
against than kissing!" Danilo observed
consolingly. "Hut be careful, sir. A
Whole lot of people are within ear
"Then let them know the worst!"
cried Popoff in a volco that brought a
number of guests hurrying to the spot.
"Ill denounce her before them all!
Come out of there," he bellowed, rush
ing forward, "both of you! Come out!"
He threw the summer house door
wide opeu and shrank back, Incredu
On the threshold stood De Jolidon
"W hat what does this mean," gur
gled the confused ambassador, "this
- this change and"?
"You called to us to come out," re
turned Sonia calmly. 'May I ask
what you wanted of us?"
"Sonin!" gasped Danilo. And through
the confusion of many excited voices
she heard him and thrilled to the note
of anguish In his half stilled cry.
"If ?If it was you who were in
there with M. de Jolldon," stammered
Popoff, "where Is my wife?"
"Here 1 am, dear," answered Natalie,
stepping out of the crowd, with which
she had mingled after her hurried exit
through the rear door of the summer
house. "Here I am! What Is the mat
"Matter enough!" cried her husband.
"I could have sworn I saw you sitting
in that nrbor with M. do Jolidon."
Natalie's exclamation was a triumph
of shocked propriety.
"He wns kissing your hand, 1
thought," went on the dazed ambassa
This time Natalie moved away from
htm in offended dignity. Hut Popoff
hastened to throw his arm about her
and draw her back.
"1 wns wrong," he assured her?"a
blunder of eyesight! I apologize! I'm
"I begin to understand," put in Sonia,
stepping forward In fear lest Natalie
overdo her pose of virtuous Indigna
tion, "It seems that the Marsovitin
ambassador has done mo the honor to
listen at a keyhole in hopes of over
hearing my conversation. Sooner than
disappoint him, M. de Jolldon, will you
plei.se repeat to him just what yon
snid to me in there?"
De Jolidon understood. If Natalie
was to be saved, If Sonia wns not to
be talked about, heroic measures were
"1 asked Mme. Sonia Sadowa," said
he, "to do mo the honor to become my
Danilo stood motionless, his lips set
In a white line, amid the buzz of con
gratulations and laughter that followed
De Jolidon's Announcement, Sonia
noted his agony and said Joyfully to
"My prince. I think I've won! You'll
havo to speak, soon or late, now, and
when you do"
"And Marsovifl loses the twenty ml)
I ions I" 1'opoff muttered, recovering his
self possession and somewhat belated'
ly remembering Ids country's needs.
"Prince," called Sonia mischievous
ly, "I haven't heard your congratula
tions yet. You don't look as happy as
you might nt the news."
"Happyl" echoed Danilo, with a
scornful, mirthless laugh "Why
shouldn't I bo? Accept my congratu
lations, my paternal blessing and any
thing else you choose to levy on me
for. My own motto Is, 'Love when you
may, proposo seldom and marry not
(Continued on poge Four I
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