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VOLUME XXXVI LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920
?M MMNr cY <WM t f4C R/&mOr .JaU
(Continued from Last Week.)
- ,"You hive the fan with you ; Mon
tani jumped right out of his sent
when you opened it in the theater."
This she received with more laugh
ter; Montana amused her immensely,
she said. She wasn't in the least
afraid of him. Returning to the inat
ter of the luncheon, she suggested
"You know, I want very much to
see Mr. Ruashford's old home and the
place all our veteran retainers cane
from. At one?-yes. Good night I"
Alice and Mrs. Farnsworth reached
the Tyringham on time to the minute.
As I had spent the morning on a
bench in the park, analyzing my prob
lems, I found their good humor a
"You don't seem a bit glad to see
tis," Alice complained as she drew
off her gloves. "How can any one he
anything but, happy after seeing that
<elicious 'Cock Robin'? It is so deli
"I haven't," I remarked iwith an
attempt at severity, "quite your knack
of ignoring disagreeable facts. There
was Montani right in front of me,
Jumping 111ce a jack-in-the-box every
time you flourished your fan. There's
that fellowN we've got locked up at
"Just hear the tuon, Constance I" she
interrupted with 'her ndorable laugh.
"We were thinking that he was only
'hemiinilg to see tigs our way, the
only true way, the jolly way, and
here he cometh like a melancholy
. Jacques ! We'll hnve none of it !"
"We tuist confess," said Mrs.
F'arnsvortIh conell'tIingly, "(iht.ha Mr.
Singlefon is tl siing tii'ugh Ia severe
trial. We pr'eclpitatel ourselves
. upon him without warlntg, and imi
medItIely involved b1lin1 In a iesh of
mtiystery. IlIs Imin lmt Ion must have
time to adjust itself."
'1'hey were spoil lug iy appetite; I
was perfectly aware of that. I had
ordered the best luneheon I knew how
to coinpose, and they were doing full
justlice to it; hut I was acting, I
knew, like a resentf'ul by. -
"I love you that way," said Alice
as I stared vacantly at my plate. ''lit
you really are' not making yourself
dilsagreeable to us-really he is not,
Mrs. Farns.orth afllrmed this. I
knew that I was merely being. rude,
and the consciousness of this was not
upliftinog.' At the luncheon hiouri the
influx of shoppers gives the Tyrlng
ham a cheery tone, and1( all ahout us
wereC peopile apparently3 conversing
uantly andl happ~lily. Th'le aippeara nce
of Uncle Ihash's ghost in thei famniliar
dininig r~oom would have been a w~el
come diversiovn. I was ppie~culatinog as
to just what lhe wouldl say about his
widow and1( the whole mess at lirtoni
when Mrs. F"arnsworth addressed me
"'If you know that we want you to
pilay with us only a few (lays longer
three days, shall we say, Alice?-if
you knew that then we'll untangle ev
erything, wvould n't you be niice--very
In spite of hiaelf I coutldn't resist
this appetd. I was miore and more'i
.pressed by the fineness, the charmn of
Mrs. Farnsworth, When she dIroppod
-the make-believe foollshnessj In whi
-she indulged quite as- amusIngly as
Alice, sihe appearedl to be a very 'sen
sible person, The humor danced lin
her eyes now, buit sher glange'was mnord
than an appeal; it was a 'commtand.
"If you knew that one troubles ar-e
not att atll the troubiles you're thiniking
abput, but very different--"
"Please pat'don me," I muttered
humbly, antd wished that Alice were
not ~o bewitching in a sailor hat. It
mayr have, hgfe been the' hat or only
~a pleading tone that
Siy f lye universe .and its visible
an tnts.The crejvd thinned out,
hqM itgre'.tokdng of all manner
Sniust contie it- again very'soon,"
Satl Jice, "And nt~ me we shan't
'rna$' which;, was very naggbt.V.
supswhen you, ibegin a .;ory. you
' ut hv to keep it golag o' it: wi))
din on your handst. That's the wny
with our st)r'y, yIuI know. Of course
it's int:Ind toI anystify You, hbut you
tre In the story Just is we are."
My inysli21ceation was certainly deep
enough withouitN this seggestion that
I was it lere character il at tale whose
awkward beginning aroused only the
gravest apLprehensions as to the con
clusion. She looked at her watch and
continued: "I'im so absurd--really I
amin, iii ever so, uany ways, that no
one would ever lt lie In a book.
Fveryone would say it) such person
ever existed I It's incredible I And
so I have to pretend I'm in a story ill
the time. It's the only way I can
keep happy. And so many people are
in my story now, not opily Montiti,
and the poor fellow locked up at Bar
ton-oh, what if he should escape!
Constance, it would he splendid if he
should escape 1"
"You dhn't finish your enumeration
of characters," I suggested. "Is lily
part an important one or am I only
a hay figure?"
"My dear boy," cried Mrs. Farns
wot-th. "you are the hero l You have
been the hero from the hour the story
beganl. If you should desert us now,
whatever should we do?"
"If I'm the hero," I replied in her
own key, "I shall begin making love
to Allee at once."
Al le, far frotm being disturbed by
mly dhcliration, nodded her head 'Ip
"Oh, we had expected that ! IBut
you needn't he in a hurry. In a story
like thin 11', that ruos.JlgIht on fronm
day to (lily, we must leave it lot to
chacie. Ani there are ever so m;ny
"Not all on1 the side of failure, I
"We must I e goiing.'' She laughed.
I wlshed she hadn't thallt harnleteril tic
Mltle turn Of the head thatt was so
I'o1ly rufle willi lu' all the way 1 0
liartonI. If anyi ng~ii senle' t wasl ill
teutted on the drIve, I canl'i leeni ll it. OCur
talik, chietly of knights andl ladiles, and
wild flights from Ianginary eneuies.
hned the effect (of simrrhihg Flyanu to
pet'rilons .i urlts of spteed. .
"F'lynnl hats caught the spirit I" cried
Alice exultingly. "hlaven't you,
When I Showed Myself at the Win
dow He Rose.
IFlyslm, turning to confirm this, caus-14
ed the car to swerve and graze a trilek
l)iledi highl with houseihoid goods.
"We may eiude the pursuing
knrights," I suggested, "but 50ome vii
iage. constable may tako 'It into his
head to pinch us."
"Oh, that would be ioveiy," crie@I
Alice. ''And we'lt telegraph dear Mt.
Tori'once to come and bail us out."1
We reached Balton at nine o'clock
and. after an informal supper I list
ened to Antoinp's solemn reporsts as
I walked to the garage. Tile prisoner
hi*ad made11 no algni, he said, antd noth
inV had occurred during the day.:
'hutthee'sthis, Mr. Singleton,
witch you ought .to know,, sir. Tbhp
old 'T'rillguhnml nna1)la dOt lifra the
goings onihere. biel'il admit it's al
mueihty (queer. I don't c0ompiln!n, siy
htit stome of the boys threaten t<
leave, sir. And I look at it tlis way.
th~at nobodly uinderstalnding what the:
.eying ane brlihes offered and takin
pii soner s is all n!it, In Itnost p
clb!itr. We got to know -Where we
' tand(, thatt's what it's comle to, sir.
And the widow belng flightylice and
[lynn coming home and saying noth
nIt. htot sinking his Iead when we
tsk bln where he's been- You set'
for yourself, sir, how it looks to us."
What he .said as to the general as
plet of things was true, but I didn't
ahnit that it was true. Alice had con
vertel lilt, to the notion that I wasy I
elarneter in a story, a plaything of
iate. nnd I lightly brushed aside An
toine's muelancholy plailnt.
"Ally man of you," I said, "who
leaves this property will be brought
back and shot. 'T'ell,tht to the boys !"
Nevertheless, the perfect equanimity
of the gentleman in the tool house
when I visited him the next morning
shook my failh a trifle In the story
hook features of life at Bhton. III
is tt exenplary prisoner, the guard:
sorted, tnd he had maintaine d the
'ictest .silience it my tbsence. IIe
e, smoked, anld rend, cnttrtettsl3
anking the men for their attentions.
d that was all. When I showed my
if at the window he re:;1 and threw
wn the magazine he was reading
d replied good naturedly to my in
Iryas ;o houi he was getting along.
"I have no eitlpltint except that
* guards wore uttrgui'iosly. Tho
Poor olch tihnpS . ill sleep, you know."
"If you're so bdly gurdeid, why
don't you escaiti?" I nseri'I tartly.
"It would relieve your miii i lot
if I shouel (1lsapear?" he asked in
"You are impertinent," I replied,
irritated that he should have surmised
that his presence was eausing uinensi
neSP. "If you will come to your
Senses nol toll e10 the meaning of
your visits here, we may agree upon
tents. As it stands, you're ai tresynss
or; you tried to bribe a servant to rob
the house. If you're at all faitlia r
wlthl crimainal i1nw In this country, you
e~nn es!tho:ate the nutuber'1 of years'
linprb !i 1onet ih will h, i.:anhoiel youi
r It :t' iii te intli.w '1 ice:."
"if it's ', plain,1 wh . ilon1't youa
hinel to" over to the nulhorities?" he
na s i, p1'rvokin ly tool.
"I'mt ;;lain;: you a c~hanc III conf'terss
iinied t(eil w!.o's ba'k. al' slip this. ''ell
m11 Ju.l t why. yvour oiat~ terntle .Alon
.ani is :uan 1:: Mrs. Ikishf1toni1, and
I'll I tiirn luo'tt ..
"it pin w';:it fori me to confess any
thanz. you wlill, t fa -e." h e
1:01 "I repet i w: art imp h-d
by thO amw asvs youl :1n1 1. 1
think I i te ln't oilhLien youl ls to
whaut h~ey alre."
"I :to::iI h t' in1 to h i'Lar your- idl s
7f l y mtill' iv(.," I tnswered 'eebly.
"I shall be fral nk. " he reiled rei
siy. "The reai you dln't tu me I
over to the polle is the very sl) ikpe
oneo I1hat you donl't wanllt to emlimrral':ss
he .istres, of the house yondter by
talking the light of imbielty to beat
upon hier Very charmting hed. You
wish to save her annoyance, ani pos
sibly somIhing onch graver. I tIns
see that you are impressed; hut it
ought to please you to know that I
share your feeling of delsiecy where
she littl fcoed tAndt are ad hato
theittln Mftai s I"noimpated, by likg
afyeig. tS tiorawe or eacty o
tionsi"nbuee to h nidtiamyan
thee' danero tion'rudesan"Ms
adhlftr, hIt we had huriedly.b"t the
nconeivablef th atayelshtold- wSlish
toinjur her ofr'ithabt shte oudhave
mion doutiainthe ;shat ndlge
In litlc toha aloe atc prut off
for car wodta lyo"u iotir
e"doftle faest' T"hi repaste hdsn
pictresn e totav the pmaginatyon;
the'si congero o tres adbules
"Your hbiltoplatborsme, roundd,
Salt). Honed thad lade andu the
brnoring o the guc~aesAntom sti
tboncs wheo oethere\ blowtch,
farthr on I hAdlice
"Tr iate rto bealon bonde tckrof
for~ aid thatn oth norter
andefth epae. rTeds for the most
picurse o n h r'pry
wid confsio oe tees and1#tt.vt bur
Bashu~ had buvilaho plformi roud tar
scraping of. their feet on the rough
"flow will that do?" asked Alice.
"Beautifully," replied Mrs. larn1
worth. "Now go ahead from the be
ginning of the scene.'
Cautiously drawing back the
brniches, I espie'd Alice strik!ng a
pose on a nutnuaoth rock. She bent
forward. clasping her knees, and with
an occasional glance at what appeared
to he an open book beside her, she
"You ask me who I am, mny lord?
It matters not at all who or what I
am ; let it suillee that berries are my
food and the brook that sings behind
inc gives me drink. To be one thing
or another is weariness. Would you
ask yonder oak for a name, or trouble
the wind with like foolish questions?
No; it is enough that a tree is strong
and fine to look upon and that a wind
has healing in its wings."
With her head to one side and an
arresting gesture, and throwing into
her voice all its charm and a new
compelling innocence and sweetness,
(To be continued.)
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Jud Tunkins says he misses the old.
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