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11iif wri ttuenitine wiere his :U(dre.-;s
I had not Intended to niention1 tie
Gaston pearls. I hadfl. slipped . that
llilrse In on the ofpr o l noiniil t,
but little was I prepa red for the as
itounding effect mlly Words had upon
L "Tho pearls " she gasped, turning
W. M. NASH
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0. Langdon Long
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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Laurens, S. C.
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white. "You'i'e going o send him the
Gaston pearls 1"
There was a note of mnzelenent, of
incredulity in her tone.
"Ex'use me1c," silo said. rising un'
expectedly, "I- gotta telepllole."
Before I could gather my wits to
gether she hild vlillsled, leaving me
sitting there, staring after her in dis
may. What did sle-the telephone
girl-know about the (haston pearls?
flow could she possibly know that
they were missing? I had told 'no one
-110 On1e exCept Barbara Bradford
about the rilled wall safe. Ilow could
her excitement and perturbation be
ficcoulited for except by the fact that
sei knew of their Ioss' I was titting
there, puzzling over her myster ous
condlct, whln I became aware that
a Imit wis standing beside lly table,
glaring down lit me. I looked 111, ex
Pecting to see the Walter, or head
wailter. Instead it was a 1111111 li a
ditmer jacket, n stocky, brand-shoul
dered chlla) with a close-cropped gray
"You're got your nerve." he sneered
"You've Got Your Nerve," He Sneered
at M e.
nt me. "Bringing a woman of that
"A woman of what sort?" I asktd
eagerly. surprised to find solcole ill
a place of this sort who know the
Granchleck's telephone girl.
"Why, Lefty Mooru's wife, of
"I don't understand," I replied, "I'm
here with Miss Kelly."
"Oh, she told you that was her
1name. did she?"
"I know it's her name. She's the
telephone girl lin the apartment where
I live-the Granddeck."
T could see his manner toward me
cAllinge at tile mention of my abode,
but he was still insistent nlholt the
Identity of mily compnlllioll.
"Ilow well do you klow her?" he
"Well"-I am afrail I colored, an; I
reilized that mily nequaintance with
Ihe girl was ltmitedl-"i'e beel living
there for a week or so, and I've tilk
ed with ber two ortirce times nruil--"
"I '.,ab so," Sold 'iry inquheiltior.
"T'i'h 're's lnotinlag to it. She's 7,efty
Moore'si woman all right. If I'd seeu
you- come in with her. you'd never
have got ,t tadblo Inl thiN pince."
"Whai t is the matter wvith her? Who
is Lelty Moore?"
All vxpresslon of anmazement came
linto tile Itmnl's face.
"Did you never hear tell of Lefty
Moore, tile cleverest thr-ee-tlime hurW
glfar there is inI or out of SIngj, SIng?.
I~ourlteenl years he got the last timne,
ami1( it was qutite a wrIte0-iup the papers
gave mie for catchIng Im1."'
It begatn to dhawn 01n me1 then1 who
tihe man was. ItoIlimust he0 anl ex-pO
licemlan emlployed as thte restauraint
bounce olC~(r house5 dletectivye.
"You're sure Miss Kbhly and Lefty
Moor-e's wife are tile stame person?"
"I've realsons for not forgetting hecr.
Sho was witht him1 that time when I
took hIm. I'v'e got tihe marks of her
nails in my face yet. It's her all
riht, Oeen if shie ha1s gonie to work
as Miss Kelly whIle Lefty's dloing his
stretch. She's al bad1 one, she is."
"Is site a crook, too?" I asked ex
citedliy. I was trying to measure utp
the importance of tis astoundIng bit
of information. Already m~y deduc
tionls had coniniced me1 that some
hand qf crImnInals was in collusIon
wIth someone In the alpartmnent who
was carryIng out their plots aigainlst
tile Blradfordls and meo. I hand been
thtinkting of an apartmlent surrepti
tiouisly tetnanted by a crImInal ganlg.
Iro' mu~ich morem likely that an em
pl0oyee of the lplace was in tile pay
of the plotters I And now to learn
thlat tile telephlone girl was, If not a
criminal herself, at least the asoc.
ate of crimlinals.
"Shle's got no record that I know
of," the detelctiv'e admitted, "bult she
could~n't be fty Moore's wife with
Out being a crook herself."
"Thant hlips explaIn tlhings," I sald
more to mlyself tihan to hIm.
"E~xplaIns whalt?" lie asked suspiel
"Look hlere," I said withl a newv de
termination. "Thlere have been someI
mysterlitus happenIngs In tile Grand
deck, and I brought thIs, girl hlere to
try to pump her. I asked hecr a ques
tion or two, and she b~ecamel much
embarrassed aml conifusedI. She jumlp
ed up and saId she was going to the
telephlone. Do you suIppose that she
saw you and recognized you?"
"Not a chance," Bald the detectIve.
"WVell, I'd like to find oult t'o whom
she telephloned.I Can you find out for
"Sure I can, but you got to get her
out of here."
"All right," I replied. "As soon as
she rein ~n i m enjhon. 1'nl nny mp
check ami we'll leave. VII be back
1' and by an1(d see if you've learned
"Here she comes now," said the do
tective, hastily taking his departure,
but I noticed that he had stationed
himuself behind sote palms where ho
COild watch the girl without being
"Who was the fellow talking to you
as I caie up?" asked Miss Kelly
She was cool anlid collected now.
11er telephono iessage-if she had
been really phoning-seetmued in some
way to havo fortified her.
"Oh, that fellow," I replied with as
sumied carelessness, "that was the
lanager of the jace."
"What'd lie want?"
"Nothing iII particular. lie just
asked If everything was all right.
"Hie looked to ite like a bull-like a
detective I used to know," she hastily
Ier stip in using the thieves' slang
phainse served to ahl ii convincing me
that my informint had been correct in
his identiflcation. I was as anxious
now as the house detective to get her
out of the restatirst'' oml 'tyim1ph(l
the waiter I hastened to pay my check.
"Let's stay for i couple of dances,"
"Sorry," I said, "but I can't dance"
-mentally ndding the words, "with
"Let's go then," she said disappoint
edly, and to iy surprise on the way
out she renewed the subject of MI.
"You were asLing if the old gentle
inan left a forwarding 'address. lie
(ldin't leave any with ie. If you find
out where lie is. vill you let me or Ar.
Wick know? Air. Wick wants to get
in touch With h11im."
Somuething told me then it mtist have
been Afr. Wick she had telephonled to.
Probably she la1d informed 11hm I had
beeni ausking nhout the Gastonts' ad
dress and had colsulted him as to
wiat .answer lo give. I'lit lng the ;ir
lito a taxi I inth1 ir driver to take
her imle and hu1irrie4d back intio ilt
hotel. I found the house detectIve
.hiie GiIriunn, I lan'ei d hlls name11110
waIS-wlitilig for Ine Inl thle lobbly.
"Wais It to the Griandileck sue tele
phoned ?" I alsked ne;rly.
"It was 0000 I'htza1. That's a Ir -
Vile nutnhber. I called Ily infrornmti onl.
11nd4 shei wouhdn't teIll mue whiere It was.
I'll filtl Omit toiniorrow. t hough. Th(eire's
It' you find (lit yeu'll phonle tme
right away, wont't yI?" I asked himt.
giving himl mly enrd,4.
"Alid have Lefly Aloore's w\ife is
tenig in" h suggested. ".Notinu
din, lsnl. You'd better call me irom
a pulit. pay Station."
"Yo 're rig t 11hott tlu-tt," I re l .
"and "y, look lire. Why Cnt Yw'
.14n11et .n snwhotr.e tomorrow of1*1r
noon11. TI'n-ro nro it lot ofr y tro~
ings inptoiinilg in thle G l.bleeki1l'*i
.\ . 11 y 1-: 1nn help me in trlyiig Il
clear :1.1-1 1m1u.."
"It's a 47u(. I'll be in the hi,1 r.10 t
of .it .i -oln or's rlince overl in T.-' ir
tvenuie at 1thre1e C'clock waiting for
"I'll he there," I snod, as I hi4le imt
"Ilod o il it Inulte'." he said. "Io
you kllt()\ where Lefty AloWre's wife
I reno Iled the nuttuber she hniid told
mie toi give the0 taxi man11 and~ re'penited
it to himc, art addreltss way, oven ont
lst Sixity-secondt stra"~t noar th le
"I like to krimv them sort of thIngs,"
lie exline icd.' "in otur biusi ness you
never kntow whlen you'll be im'edity
Oin my way homie. after' I heft him, I
congiratula11ted mtyselft ont having madte
fletectiv'e exp~'eice. 'iThe fact that
lie ho'l a responsible position with a
big hotel oughit to he sutiletent Snoucher
for his honesty. Of course MIss Brad
fordl must lie consutlted be(for'e I mti
(Gormnan the next afternoon. I coutld
hatrdly tell him my own almost unthe
ilevable exper'iences without bringing
In the aittemplts to lhakmtail hier sister.
Surely Miss Bradford wvould rnot 01).
jet to my plnan. We we're mnakiig
Rilch poor headway in solving the mys
tery Ourselves that I wias cer'taini she
would welcome Oormtan's advice.
Anad woul it not lie at surprise to
Blarbara Bradford to learn that a
criminal--or at least the wife of a
criml-llt-was employed as a telephone
girl 'in the apartmenrt house? I was
hoping that shte would 1)0 ait home andl
In her room wvhen I arrivedl at the
house so that I mright signal her and
lell her mty great news at once.
I let myself Into the apartment and
without bothering to tunl on the lights
nmde1 my w~ay back towardo mty owin
room. As I reached the end of the
hall liy eoa detectedl a scuffling noise
hnt seemed to come from my qutar
ters. I stoppeCd stock-still tand listened
breathilessly. Urnquiesionbly there
wits s~li~omeon ini miy rodm.
I tiptoed softly forward. As I crept
ilong in the darkness, making no
tolind, I found myself dlevouitly wish
Ing for sonie weapon. Of course It
mtight be Barbarn, Wvho had entered by
nedns of the hedge to leave seine mes
inge for mue, bult if it were not she, I
feit certain that I would dliscover w~ho
was at thie bottom of the plots
I gained thue dhoor wvithout my pres
mece hainrg bieen discove'redl. In the
limn half-lIght that canme from the open
windowv I could detect a figure stand!
ng on a chair apparently feeling along
ho wniil nenr the ceiling,~ I recalled
with curiosity thtat it was f'romt that
ipot that the wvlhispern I had heard
therg was a suppressed scream, fol
lowed by a frightened gasp. The
figure on the chair turned quickly and
faced ine. T saw that It was a woman,
a badly frightened woman, with her
hands clutching at hor heart. Almost
instantly I recognized her. It was not
Barbara Bradford, but her sister,
Claire. She was clad in some sort of
a dark house gown thrown over her
nightgown. Ier slippered feet were
bare of stockings, and her hair hung
in a great braid down her back.
As I stared at her she sprang from
the chair and made a rush for the
open -winldow. 1 grabbed for hwr and
though she fought desperately I man
aged to hold her fast and to drag her
,away from the window. After a mo
iment's futile resistance she suddenly
collapsed in my arms, inoaning in a
hiu1 seeeil to Colle.
Inch by hich I erigtel noiselessly for
ward, mny eyes on the ini ruldor 1unti at
last my ltingers fou lI the (lectrie lighit
button. As the light floodid the room
(To b,c continued.)
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