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- JOHN BOGA
(Continued frol [Iast Week.)
C1I A l 'T Xii.--'1'revor at first Iq bit
terly anogry over Andis fsrog,-<1 ni
his Iequt A to ignork- MaCloster, hilt she
exi-tinshw ltes nurveou vo,jj
enthraid li her and it morgiiven. Trevcn
rotu)Iiui1ig thatt his Pro in iound up
with hers whatevr btio. '!'hey reaci
1101 e faely, co onVeol .v l:1te.ilester'C
cre w, whoi 'rrevor impresses. liito secrv
Andrea (d(d not awake until Trevor
witlidrev his arm, which was when
they were already in sight of their
By tlie tilie she reached the camiip
she wvas in no mood to welcome the
astonlishinlg sight (if three white imlen
calnly taklpg n. siesta in 'I'revor's most
comfortable chairs, their helmets and
(olmnans tossed aside and their -lhort
t-loeved undershirts unbuttoned at the
leck. The only thing to b) discerned
in their favor was that they were all
.*reshliy saven. It (Id not cheer her
to see that upon catching sight of
them, Trevor's face cleared.
"Who are the Interlopers?" she
Ills eyebrows went up. "Interlopers,
Andrea Pellor?" lie asked with a
si.'le. Then his face turned grim.
"Will you do what I ask this time?"
She Stified 1 feteilig of iebellon
that immediately rose in her at this
recurrence of his fighting voice. "Yes,"
she said meekly.
"Please slip quietly to your room,
have your tea and bath alone and
dress in your smartest khaki outfit,
leggings andti all. When you have done
that, please wait till I come."
Andrea could not resist a single
shot. "Yes," she said demurely, "just
for a change I'll go and have my tea
Trevor ignored the lilt. "Good girl,"
lie said, his attention alr;ady swerving
to his snoring guests.
"And you won't tell me who they
are?" asked Andrea. "Or don't you
lie fixed her with a ineaning stare.
"Certainly I know," hie said. "for I
sent for theii at considlerable expense
and trouble. Also I may as well tell
you now that one of thien at least is a
priest of the Cluirch of EIngland."
A flame of color stained Andrea's
cheeks and iher eyes went t(lsudlenly
wide. 'i'lihigs wvere moving and only
by a1 trelinepd(ous effort dId she 4catch
up with them. "Great expense,'' she
mlurmtured(. 'Something undter three
poundts, I supipose'.''
Uinoubted ly a liti lbut aslso ignored
b~y Trevor', wvhose minud was intent on
far mioret we'ilty affairs. lie
shrugged his shubers g~nd pointed to
her' hut withI his cini, an expressive
hut most reipreheni'silel ad(option13 of na
tive hait it. She look the hinat, never
theless, and as she started he said,
"Please151 remtembe)(r. I 'lease dlon't show
yourselfI this t int, will you ?" The
torte of his voice wats a great improve
ment on aill thaiit had gonie before. She
threw him ani smIle over heri shoulder
and proce'eded to cross to her liut on
Trevor did not liother to awake Is
gtlests; he wvent straight to his room
and gave himself up to a loing-dlrawn
out orgy (if tea; hl hth i, sha~irp razor
id llean t'lothes; to say not hirng of
the cleanllsing. lninillt ing andt ll handaig
I ng oft hiis n1in burnis andi( wountds.
When, hour is iter', he hatd completed
the comiplex operation1 to thle best of
his abttilty itf not entirely to the satis
fact ion of his v'ani ty lie opened huis
door a (tack and looked out. The
three guests were awake and reading.
The(y sieeme'd quite comifortable a; wvell
its quite at home, a bottlhe and three
glasses having tmagicaily accrued to
the table int their midst. It seemed a
shame to disturb themi at thrit par
ticular motnent and Trevor decided not
to. Hie closedi the door, barred it, dis
connected the ailrm gong andl left his
rom by the covered way.
'- It is a matter of record that while
this some inclosed alley wvas certainly
not over thirty paces in length and
couldl have been traversed in half as
many s!econds, it took himn exactly
thirty mincu'es to get from his cad ol
t i pa~s4pge 'to A ndrea's door-and
kniock. She opened to him at one
andI the sight oflier ma~de him tremble.
Never before hiad she seemed so al
together adequate to every demand 01
life. Hie looked upon her lovely tumn
bled hair that was still laughing fromr
its bath ;on lhei' dleep blue eyes, each
cuddling a d~evil of mischief; on her
adiorable nose, al~ways sniffing for trou
b)e; on her roil lips, ready to call a
man on ; tind on her' hard flsts, backed
by sturdy youth, still more ready te
keep him off', and felt the bones of his
dletermnination turning to water. She
stood with her feet slightly straddled,
her hands stuffed ini the sidoe pockets
I NAINED GLA
Io klt1l In*laeI- poSe oftein as
smnted byv plroEd'(feI::al fight ers. Un'
ar'edt ti-rvoutsly abou't hor room and
<leeldin, Ilmt ho wuld feel more at
hioome ::Itd merh-. mIrI :fuiths
..w: .. :: :(,( ! :. to I recedo h-Im ther.
:atl 11 ard upon1 ai val made
for t k2 ; Ch.
h b ' li h'er't r tatcange." liten
le!t- e ced llebn ritir b
hw 1:1-'.% v .- him fan l inqiring
but *.:~ '1oc 'I'z'n wca'. ut fentsrk
T .i o : -ii w:,mprd p m
re lar til sh cuhi Ita')nid
-u : ht 'e.IhIe Id bIr oI
U'I' howt' oticr eaised tot
te ic :s he anary wngon
nar iver-ted colnel
h t d Trevt. "I ed like
a ron1 rejoindler for
ILI th re was1 somethinlg
b1u l ha-t reminded Andrea of
Finally she realized thait
- ttru o sp ak. "I'll let thatt
1) fir the present," she said with
d'-" . "vSuppose you say what you've
got ,) say."
Ihte man stood squarely before her.
"All right," he saId. For a second he
hungon it Ie verge of further speech
as though he were Cntntlg "one. two.
"Will You Marry Me?"
thlr(ee-go;" thlen lhe plunitged: "WXiIl
I iere was ai game that Andreai knewv
from its infancy to( its (old age. T1hei
fir'st miove onl itst checker' boar id wa*t.t
as5 iIxedt as it wvas easy53. "No," shet
sa1( id pompit ly and( auttomtiitleatlly and
glance'd til withi a hualfI-horted look that
said: "Ysour turn to play.''
Thti lookc was dlest inedl to dlie ai sud
den't dloeath. "Thank (God I'" saki( T1rev'or,
fervently, aippairently lookIng into
space, tiult in reality a kIng in tier gat
va!ntizedl stairt through the co)rner of
one11 eye'. "Yioui see," he conitinuiedt. "I've
('t'e to (liy senses5 andi biegiln to get
your point of view. It's still true
t hat yout tsked me1 to bin g you, but
it's no less true that you thoutghit yout
were'( just going uip for at miornling
breze, wh'ite I knew that on1ceyoul
were in that flying machtine It war.
good~-by to ai world. If Id1( told yo lhat,
of course you wouIln't have come."
"'Of course," said( Andrea, faintly.
Her heart was atchIng andI inslIde ol
her its pulse wvas drummIng an old fa
mlnltar (ehl~lish refrain of thelpless rage.
"Heo didn't play fair I Ue did~n't 1l)10
"Under the circums~ttnesu and tic
kno~wledging my fault, I coutld (10 n<
less than offer to mahrry you In 'piti
'your lhkh station in life. I felt that
you night 'think yourself compromise~d
to sutch an extent that even lmy humble
person would prove some sort of an
aimend. It's a great relief to know
that I overestimnatcd the situation all
Andrea realized that the false start
hlad thrown her out of the riormal
stride of the game and( shie wvas ready
to clutchl at ai straw. "Why, I hadn't
thought of that-I mean, 1'd forgotten
it somehiow--but I (do feel compro
wIsed-awfully." She looked hopeful
ly at ils set face.
"No need to," said Trevor briskly.
"I've got these three mIssionary chaps
her or et.witanean to the tact tha enO
-went uIn iperfeetly-good faith, that I
was forced to a bad landing and got
fearfully cut u111 and burned and that
I was only just backing out of death's
door when they turned up and found
"Why, White Man I" exclaimed An
drea, "how could you get then to tell
that awful lie?"
"l~si ly," answered Trevor promptly.
"They wouldn't know it vas a lie. You
see, these iissionary chaps will still
believe a native; they can't afford to
concede the innutable fact that a
black consistently makes only one
constant effort in his life-an effort to
give always the answer that lie thinks
it will please you most to hear. Why.
I don't even have to fix it up with my
people. You'd believe the lie yourself
if you could understand half they will
Andrea's lips (rooped and she shook
her head. "No," she said slowly. "No.
I wouldn't." She was sitting with ho,
elbows on the table, her cheek against
the back (if her clasped hands and her
eyes following the white Ian's n6rvous
roveients with a sort of wounded
"So, you see, we can fix it," he con
cluded. "These clecrgymen are the
only people in this hack country that I
could have trtsted you with and who
will strike just the rIght family note
iII your preciouis Nworld-of-the-things
tht-arenl't-oe-you-know. I have
worked mly best for you. I've imaide
thei cone a hundred miles through
country they have always thought irn
Andrea sat back and let her hands
fall to her I); for At moient she
howed her head and looked down at
them. then she rnised her gaze to his
face. Her own, while it had been half
hidden, had suddenly lost its look of
exuberanit. youth. It was so pale that
her eyes seemed too large for it. They
diiieI Its outlines.
"White Man," rhe said, "do you
"Mean What ?"
"I have seen you kill beasts and
men," said Andrea, "but uven so, I
couldn't have believed it of you." Her
voice grew dulled, like water running
over silken moss. "I couldn't have be
lieved that you would hurt me sol"
She east her arims out neross the table
and dropped her face upon them.
With a seif-accusing cry, Trevor
sprang to her, picked her up and car
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arms without resisting; her body had
surrendered to a laxity that let him
pile furs under her head andl arrange
her limbs as lie would. She was list
less; too tired to fight; too broken to
weep. He knelt beside her and took
both her hands in his. "Now that you
are no longer an irresponsible child,"
he said, "now that your stripped self is
here to listen, I will tell you how I love
you. The child in you might forget;
the woman never. I love you in body
and in spirit. I love you so that I am
ready to stand up and deny freedoin. I
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