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Searles musingly, "lnialig at the
Grand Central witih enough hand
luggagy to fill a freight-car; a big,
raw-brined creature, with a horse fae
and at horrible mess as to clothes.
You will he there to meet her, -idefer
ential, anxious to please. You will
pilot hltrr u1p to the coast of Barton,
til the servants heavily to keep them
fromt murdiering: her, and twiddlel
yotmr thumbs in your garage as you
await her further pleasure. By the
way, are those anletit freaks still on
the pine--those brolken-down hotel
etnloeecs who were yourit unle's sole
exiw crimentl in ph1ihinthrtopty?"
"Torr.''ee assiures me they are all
ver-yv !:uich there.",
Sear,(es yolei ittelg to lnuz,-er.
".a I-ng lshwoman wi-th lofty ideas of
* doe's;ti service woulrl certaiuly enjoy
a romp witIi IhaIt crew."
")h, they are in thme s hi las.. w it
m11e." I explaine. "h' P1)1i(e (em't
ho s'pl till I die, and while I live
t hey))'re to he larbo4redl- iout thirty
of theml--elothed and viet ualerl."
"I Ihink there's it farce in tlie idea,
and I mly Itry it (one' of .these days,"
he slid, scrilin g in his not 'bo 4f)0k
"A refuge for broken-dow n ehatiher
mnids, venerable hell-hos1) grownt gray
in the service, and the head) Wialter
who amatssed a fortune in tips and
then toyed with the market once too
often and lost his ill-gott en gains.
Vhnt was the head Walter's 1n:ne
who preslded wvith such stateliness
in the dining-room of the 'T1yringhmn?"
"That's Antoine, who married the
assistant hou'sekeeper at: Ahe Tyring
ham. lie's the butler and .has e?'rge
of the place. When I get settled I'll
ask you up and you can study the
bunch at leisure."
"Splendid ! I'll be 'up in :a couple
of weeks. I'm going to Ohio tomor
row for a family reunion and a look
at the loved spots my infanc y knew."
The arrival of
cost of seedis a
for his health a
TPhe apliIentioll (of
wilt(ncreasei th yiel,'j
. 1. Iaim c I o rr0 'ects thI
4. I~liml ditmoe il
4., ($Jimet alist in 11
-H. lai1me aks te1<
9i. 1.11me f~lomst coI
tt plan(t gothl~ ail ir
We haime laestten
creased their ci
LAURENS, S. C.
e en Olile" I remar ked 'eny1o0,1sy.
'"WeIl, -thee's 'iwa'ys your 'didtaut
*urltie cruising 'fhe seven seas :in
pursuit 'of (husbands. Nobody With
an tint to his 'dredtt -enn pretend to
be alone 4t the wo'id. Aunts must
rank just :g little bolow(' mothers in
the 'heavenly kingdom. When I was
a boy out in Ohio there were two
great occasions every year in my
life-one when I went to visit a
grand old nunt I had in the country,
the other shien she visited us, arriv
ing with i gagonlond of jam, jelly,
:.attising brend, pound-cake, and
other -inp'.trelhnsable manna."
''" - .. or I'll cail the -'001 censor.'
[ tin'ii.l, pit m i1p my hat. "S ud
2Im. Vir- i nt v yl 'VL ele 'ts -a- ''ttn,'2
n' l i '.! so.'l you wrh'tla.: it's a e- lse
I.'t-: !,rl:qtiri.'" he coi)rrectel
Ii' t ''I ' .'n1, l . g"o shn1iil hve it
I ''2,'jd~ 8n1senger tomiiorrowv."
S I Wiled Allto\ii e 1 i t1 I wonbtlId renlCli
i:u r '-on- t-otald (lte followIing
bIly. This wtns teinberlut-. 11917.
.As le t rain rolled 11long the
f:iith- slng-( tilwlrdl I'.'irton I shook
ii:' the hIIlIr'ssion ocen2sioned by inly
enforr r ret ironie1nt fronm the great
2Ilrn'-t! orti''.:e 8. [ 1 done unler
! i-' l'rImnih ling nil that it wals possi.
lift- for 111) to do: 1811 there was s m 8 ,
cn18shtlih on- ii the fact that by reason
of lly two years oil tie h title-line I1
was .li.t so luch ahead of tile friene'ls
I lint in Now York: who were answer
Ill,., the call to the colors atuil hntt
their expei'ne' of war before thein.
The11 trangull1 life that had1( been recomu
tonied', by the doctors was lnot only
iu'ss!ible at I.1rion, but it wais Ithe
only life thant cotubd he lived ther"e.
Mty leisure I ieailit to emiploy in begin1
aning at nivel that hadl heen tensing-mi(
ever since I solted for holme.
)f ny,%- uncle Illsli I had( only tlie
happie1st ani most grlteful tleinorles.
Quite iatu'rally it hand occurrl'd to file
at timies, andi my friends haird en
couraged1 the iden, that Inly uncle
wulId (lie some day and leave time his
r(ilney. 'T'here was nn pariculir
reason1 why he spould do so, as he d111
never 1:anifested any u1nusual afle
tion for me 0nd I h1ad1 certainly never
done allythillg for lun.
Antoine vas at the IUnrton station
wtiith (lhe touring-enr Uncle Ilish unad
bou1hidit to establish communication
with,11 the villgo. Flynn, the big Irish
rant Who had been (he loornlnn at the
Tyringhnin for years inld retired he
entise of ihc'umntismi neqj Iuired from
long exposure to the eleetils at the
hostelry's portals, was at the whel.
Antoine greeted me with thmt ir,. of
lofty condesensIlon tempered with n
sincl(ere kIinll1iess that hnd made 1h1hn
a prince among hend-walters. As I
shook hands with him this lips quivered
and tears cinme to his eyes.
I bade Antoine join mhe in the back
sent that lie might the nMore easily
the cotton boll wee
Lnd commercial ferti
Lnd pleasure, but for
By C1 A. Caldwell, A
e' nelidity of tihl soil.
I the03 conversion of organi ma1t12 I I
>oils withCJ)P~t varis P2 eeil inec s
hep pirifctondufton fhrom~h
bring me,3p to date -is to affairs on
"It must be a little slow up here
after the years you lived in toyn,"
I suggested. "but of course you're .all
"Well, yes ; all friends," he acqui
eseed. but with so little enthusinstn
that I looked at 'him quickly. He pre
tended to be absorbed in the flying
landseape at the moment. Flynn, I
noticed, was giving ear to our con
versation from the wheel.
"It was tad, very sad, Mr. Bash
ford passing away so far from home,
sir. It was a great shock. And he
had looked forward for years to a
quiet life abroad."
Antoine's speech was that of , a
well-train'led English upper servant,
and I imagined that in his youth he
had taken sotme Etnglish butler as his
mnodel. lie used to pretetd that he
knew French very inperfect.y, and I
was surprised when he now aildressed
nie quite fliently in that language.
"You htve been with the armnies of
dear France," he retnarked. "The
wV-ar is very (realful. My parents
were of Verdun: it grieves ine to
know of the stitering in the land of
As I replied syinputhitI h lly in
Frtcitih I s1w l'iynn stI ra ighten1 hin
'4e ar the w0111he with an linaitint
flin, f t his head. Antlilne in ilented
hiin will: a:1 ntoenpl lions nod: "Mai
r'ie'd Elsie. the G~ernuin worniani who
w or!od in the line n-rat n at the
Ty rl:han: ThIis ha nllntse, sol 'mint
lrtrIohl'. ant there is t titputry girl,
'trOhn. who was ill lort a lon;t(tneji
!''ort I nt is ' left. :iti he s.nt
''her ftor" tit- ctti a ro aI let i
S lit' tl d'evil with hller a. ' agt her
':lihed iit tlw' ol fellow's m
'ilhy eal eartne stets. 1111t tiee war
sil( :l'el o cntin;; y helf o lti I the
ti' 1 t niecs at l nt iar l-ot hei t - ott
I::tt ntri g the rt crudese('n a
o1" rne ltts 1ue to the uph al
;i :n loin whlen I e stairliedt tne by it
5''e!4I'ie t uittereei ('llse' to Illy en:r:
"T hreh lat het e te (lirles for th'
" ow Iteser have ennsed, tat nun-h
nxity Itt setis hat there arte per
o tnxious cto ee her. There hive
biln itluiries, one-dtwo-three
''Irobabtlly somne of her Amer"(lnn
friends axiis ng tohen respects.
or sole of the neidhos taking gnl.
of' cu Itesy," I uggestledt.
"A f'oreig;n gentlelman who nets very
1.eerly," A Itoine persisted.
My uncle's widow was it ivgue, unl
k'own being whom I hnd never Cx
peted to cross my horizons. If lht'
meditlated a descent upon lharton-on
the-Sound, the trust company wiolIt
certainly have had somi hint of het
)upproch, but Torrence clearly ht
had no tidings of her beyond her last
communiention from. Bangkok. Still.
It' was wholly possible that a globe
trotting widow would have friends in
inany parts of the world, and I could)
see nothing disturbing In the fact that
inquiries had been aide for her. I
said as much., Antoine's answer was
another shrug and a je'-k of his head
toward Flyn, as though even the erri
ploymnent of an alien tongue might not
conceal our conversation from the big
Irishnian. When we had reachied the
fatti and were running through the
grounds Antoine spoke3 again.
"We thought we would put yor
up at the house, Mr. Singleton, ani
not in the garage," he said inquir
"N%-,t .it all, Antoine," I answered
quickly. "We must stick close to the
taw In such rsatters"
"Very goot. sir. Stop a)t the garage
To the enniil observer the nraPr
w"ts it ('bartning two-story house fol'
lowving thie general lines of the plaster
andu Ilinhier resilence, from wticlh it
Was separatel Iy ia strip of w\oodlniii
I 11 t fCornital garlen. The gare(
gind <tlirters f'or the einullfenur Were
ait 4 ne end1441 iit the other were a
4iflow1-sinir:s tiv ,in; iro tn. with biiOl(i
firept:-. i:i! tir e (l' i b( rs i1lov-e
so : ' s to aoffo l it ch ri: n ing
viw ' the :oinii , w)ose ph r , ' 'e ,Irvetl
in ifep)ly ait till: ploit. Ui.n the
c'haItinrein's sid~e V as a smaltl klu'phen
frotnl whicht I hurtl hern se r\vet w\ith
Illy 0:0 fwhen i lfilge(l there.
"'el hot:( is in o41 rler. Yo.u w1ll
iiive y" ur ii ntais :4 the resiience. I
suppose."' ?hr," .\Itleita' suiggeste<!.
1 hi:s a Minlainent n11)(1 when
II n te! Ihi, i ;: :r conlt I i 44- m44.4'ore
1.11',':Itl .1}' rve\td there tan inl tuy
,t\'n t;;a:rlers". 1 sa:id uit f',Or the
I1." It It I lyi:m might give mt
Ilak .':15 ii 4:d iida'on lit I ga 4 :4tr:ge,
het Oh l I w\"i Id dii4t' :1! thte houIse.
l i s five '(! ,"; w heln I r iiniiE'il
tin' :armre(, ;ni A'ntoine left toe aftrer
o4 ah(,? .;: ty Ib; . with tII, s44rges tit4n
thlait I tlh SIli:l w- Z411 / ame1 rm4i m11. It
foruter v"alet of the Ty'r:ingham, for
I1!\ny : rovice, il; mhtt regtn!rr. I knew \
Z1: 111t tfmim lv w"r'ell i st bt l 1 I
wo"nlid enIIl~l \\"hen1 tv it ::tn re
"lie is n!' that rave," said) Atitoinle
'lain:tively In ( he i':rnci h which 1now"
- e1m4'd to Comte re'alily enoulgh to his
"lin'e? Ifothrn' Iion ! You mu't
tronhle yourself shout race questions
out here. Antoine. Z1lnermin is 11
Plw old Clii), who's prohbly for
gottn the 'ery 1imin111f of the Gerutirn
-ow;i he waS born ini."
"They (if not for'get," Antoine re
rlled with emp1asis. "There has
beren tuch tilsenssionn-mneh "
(To be continuecc.)
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