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"No, sir, I won't be watching Japs
this time next month, and wondering
whether they're imperial spies or
merely housoboys," remarked Francis
Gordon of the secret service to his
friend as, they lingered outside the
railway station. "There'll be a clear
month's leave coming to Barbara and
me and we're going to make our
honeyipoon worth while. It'll be New
York and-say, it seems to me I've
seen that fellow's face before."
The two friends looked at the group
-of Japanese who were clustered upon
the station platform. The man's face
certainly appeared familiar, but then
it was hard to distinguish one Jap
"I wish you luck," said Gordon's
friend. gripping is hand. "Miss Ward
and you have pulled together for a
good while now."
"She's just a girl, but the cleverest
member of the secret service," said
Gordon, enthusiastically. "And she
isn't going to quit just because she's
marrying me. Ifello! Look there!"
A young, smartly-dressed woman
was waiting on the station platform,
and one of the Japanese, detaching
himself from the groul), approached
her and began talking in an eager
manner. After sone hesitation she
accompanied him, the man's compan
ions scattering as they advanced up
the platform, and then following tlp
"There's something that'll bear
watching in that," muttered Gordon.
"She didn't know the fellow. IIn's
taking her into an auto. Iere's where
The two chartered a machine, and
none too soon, for the woman, now ac
ecnipaed by t hrce Japantese, had on
tered a waiting automobile and was
being whirled away. The dtectives
followed, taking eare to keep (gr
elough behind to avoid arousing sus.
pleion. After a furious race, involving
a number of turns, the automobile
drewI up at tlthe entrance to a rather
raimasol.ckle house 1upen the edge of
thle ('inese (Iluarter.
Ste Ipping o't of lthe anutomoile, the
woimant and Ih three men ran up the
long flight of ,ep; and disap peared
withlin theo entrance,
"Nox I woider why she went
Sere""''S ;a lost 'd'(ordon. "P'est wait
'Ihey waited. bit no qound came
from within, and 1 i length, 1hig do
talled u11)(n cae they went away
with sinev misgiving.
Eitring the chijf' ofilee later in
he d!o. (Cerichm tannd a CnultaLt ion
in) l'ro;reves. iUn ? har Ward, huis
fiu na prof I t i'-l v:huo looked like
I"'t!'" 'hni' a m'o-ahrr~i of thle secrect
"I~o at t'mft, Frank!" - she ex
I '''lehft,!ly, lminting to hir lhat.
'i h a -i flty (-'I the vae, and
i il it c:',,'e f>'i l'aii andt was
">.~ w, Mis WVar'l!" remoeinsfratedc
the c~lhi'f irl i -ntly i. "'Gordoin, I've
I.. a t rying to gr I you t his lait halt'
haour. It seems a matter- of impuor
kijice. Yout know Fr-ed Langford, the
in v-nt'or'? I !e's dr toppied (out of sight
Inately, biecauiiso those JIa' spis have
Ibe-n hot herintg himi, trying to get thle
secrept of the new naval gun he's
wVorkinig on. Ho w'as e'xpecting his
wife thiis morning from the East. Well,
lhe got this note In place of bet, and
he i-an r-ound here like a ci-azy man. I
had to send JTohnson home with him,
with ordlers to keep him there till the
matter's settled(. You'll see why when
you readl this."
Gordon tr,ok the note from the
chitef's hand and read(:
"Your- wife is in our hands. Be at
Red Briggs', Chinatown, at eight
o'clock tonight, or your wife will pay
the penalty. The Biack Hand."
"That's the first time I heard of the
Black H-and having a rendezvous in
Chinatown." said Gordon~ thoughtfully,
as lie hiand(ed back the note. "It lookat
like--why, it's sonme game of Kawaka
mi's!" he shouted, suddenly remem
bering the face of the Japanese wvhom
he had thought he knew.
"I see his game now," he contin
uod.. "He's kidnaped Mrs. Langford
aind forced her to tell him Langford's
address, so that Ito ,can get him in
his power. The Black Iland and the
five thousandl are part of the bluff."
Andi lhe told the chief of the eplsode of
"I'll take Miss Ward with me," he
said, and the chief agreed.
On the way to the pr-etty stut.
bungalow which Barbar-a occupied h
lover outlined his plans.
"I'll meet the JTaits with the money
while you rescue Mrs. Lanngford," lie
"Trhere'll be a good thraee hours. till
!iundowvn,'*hle conitintied. "I've half
foirmed lay plan already. ~Suppose
you wait at the studiho till I retuirn,
and~ pial-a til as a .Jfp-a man, liar
t was nnhan in la.e .'hnn ii4. aut
mobile- rolled up. It contained, be.
sides himself, one of his aides and the
limnp, trursed body of a Japanese man.
Quickly the prisoner was carried in
side the studio, where Barbara await
ed them. Her pretty hair was con
coaled under a black wig, her eyes
squinted oddly beneath the obliquely
penciled eyebrows--in short, Barbara
Ward looked a very passable Japanese
indeed, just such a boy as may be seen
anywhere at all hours in -the coast
"Here's one of them, Barbara,"
panted Gordon. "I caught him com
ing out of the house. Now we'll have
the screen up and you can exchange
clothes with him."
Five minutes.later the trio emerged
into the street, leaving the bound and
gagged prisoner upon the studio floor
The moment that the door had closed
the Japanese deftly began to wriggle
out of his bonds.
They whirled away in the machine
until they were a block from the
house. Barbara descended. "Good
luck, dear," whispered Gordon. Then
the machine was gone in a cloud of
dust, leavIng Barbara before the
house, uncertain and nfraid, in, spite
of her brave denial.
Hardly had she reached the bottom
of the long flight of stairs when the
door opened and half a dozen Jap
anese came out together. It was too
late to retreat. Barbara averted her
face\ and lit a cigarette to conceal it.
But the men, hastening by, thought
her the watchman and hardly glanced
She hurried up the steps. By a mir
aclo of good luck the door was open.
She closed it softly behind her. The
interior of the house was dark and
gloomy, and the mission must be car
ried through as hastily as possible, be
fore any of the men returned. Some
'would probably escape from the trap
that Gordon had laid; and the ren
.dezvous was hardly five blocks away.
Overcoming her reluctance Barbara
hurried up the stairs. At the top ot
the first flight was an open door,
through which the girl could see a
roomi furnished in oriental style, with
tle inlaid teak tables of a Chinese eat
ing or gaming house. As she hesi
tated, a wizened Chinaman came slow
ly toward her. She shrank back into
a dark corner. The mnan peered about
him, withdrew and closed the door.
Next instant Barbara was scurrying
Ip to the top story. Some instinct,
born of experience, told her that the
caltive would probably be at the top
of the house. There wero two doors
here, 1ne on either side of a ladder
leading uip to a trap door in the roof,
Baraira hesitated one instant only,
then she opened the door to the right.
Upoln a pile of sneks erouched Mrs.
Laniford, moaning in fear. As liar
bara entered site looked up, sprang
to he fee andshran bac-agis
Hepbesri trhed toake ofHer Captor-.
standi, but tihe woman seemed para
iyzedl with fear. At Iast sihe took her
b~y the arms andl shook her roughly.
"I'mi a woman--don't you undler
stand?" she whlispere&. "And I have
comel to save you. Quick!" She
pushedl th9 captive before 1her toward
Suddenly she heard tihe shouts of
men below. A Japanese was running
up tile stairs. Looking down over the
banisters Barbara saw the prisoner
whom Gordlon had brought to the stu
dio. At the same time her eye fell
on a long coil of rope.
"Tis way!" she cried, snatching up
the rope and driving the woman be
tore her up the ladder.
As she followed her the Japanese
came rus ing up. Barbara felt him
grasp at ihr. She struck him in tile
face with her 11001. Tile man released
his grip and tumled backward. An
instant later flarbara stood upon the
roof wvith Mrs. Langford
The hlighl, isolated roof overlooked
a yard, an awful distance below.
There were perhlaps two minultes' of
grace. The 'h0ouse seemed( filled with
tumult. Withoeut a secondl's delay
Harbanra knlotted 'the' rope about the'
other woman, fastening it beneath her
"I am going to lower you," she said.
"I can't-I can't," stammered the
uthler in terror. "Let me go! I~.--"
But iBarbara remorselessly drew her.
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