Nevertheless, conscience was not
be deniedan after many futile be
ginnings, the fateful letter got itself
written, and she went out mail it
at the office. A it happened, the
"Belle Julie" was slowing for a land
in g, and the office was closed. And
since she would by means entrust
the letter the outside mail box,
she waited till the clerk should re
The doors giving upon the saloon
deck forward were open, and she
stepped out. The crew was grouped
about the uptilted landing-stage, and
he was therethis man for whose
future she was about become an
One glimpse of his face, haggard
and woe-begone beyond any imagin
ings of hers, slew her resolve on the
eve of its accomplishment, and she
turned and ran back the state
room, saying over and over to her
self as she fled: "Oh, I can't! I
can't!and yet I must!"
I was noon before she opened her
door again a the luncheon call, and
went aft bring her aunt to the ta
ble. What she had endured in the
interval, none might knowno even
the sympathetic invalid, who more
than once looked askance a the
troubled eyes with their downcast
A their end of the table, the talk
rippled about the bank robberyan
when Capt. Mayfield mentioned the
fact of the $10,000 reward which had
been offered, Charlotte was moved
"That seems dreadfully barbarous
to set a price on the head of a hu
A gentleman across the table took
"But, Mi ss Farnham, would you
have us turn thief-catchers for the
mere honor of it?"
"For the love of justice, or not a
all she rejoined.
The gentleman demurred and went
into details to prove his position
and the details only served to af
front Charlotte's sense of the fitness
"Do you mean say that you
would accept the reward, Mr. La
trobe?" she asked.
"Certainly I shouldanyon
She knew the frank admission
stood for public opinion, and went
dumb. She might call the reward
blood-money and refuse to touch it
but only those of her own circ le
would know and belie ve the truth.
And the wretched man himself would
always believe that she had sold him
for a price.
That evening, after dinner, she
sought the captain to ask a ques
"Do you know the law in Louisiana,
Capt. Mayfield? This man who robbed
the bankwha would his penalty
I don't know, precisely. Twenty
years in the chain-gang, I should
The "Belle Julie" was pausing a
a small hamlet on the west bank of
the river, and the captain pointed
to a squad of prisoners in chains,
repairing a breach in the levee.
"That's where he'll land when they
catch him," he added. "He'll have
to be pretty tough to outlive Iiis
And Charlotte turned away with a
sob at the catching of her breath.
I any conflict between duty and
inclination it is only the final step
which is irrevocablean in Char
lotte's case this step was the mailing
of her letter. Al through the long
afternoon she had tried vainly to
screw her courage to the sticking
point, and had failed. But when she
went to bed with the thought that
she would surely do it in the morn
ing, she had overlooked the fact that
an outraged conscience fights best
in the night watches.
That was why she had to get a
midnight and dress, and go out to
have the dreadful thing over with be
fore ever sleep would come, if haply
it might come then.
But once again fate intervened.
While she was hurriedly dressing,
the whistle sounded for a landing
and when she reached the office, it
was again closed. A before, she
stepped out on the saloon deck to
wait. The great electric searchlight
just over her head made the landing
as light as day, and when she reached
the rail the landing-stage was just
coming aboard for the departure.
Two men whose duty it was cast
off ran out on the tilting platform
and dropped to the ground. One of
them fell clumsilybu the other ran
up the bank and loosened the moor
ing line. The steamer began
swing off, and the man ran back
his companion, who seemed to be
unable to ris e.
"Get a move on youse!" bellowed
Then Charlotte saw that the fallen
man was disabled in some way, and
that the other was trying to lift him.
The mate swore out of a full heart.
"Come aboard, or I'll skin ye alive,
A Knave of Conscience
By FRANCIS LYNDE.
(Copyright, 1900, by FrancU Lynda.)
Charlotte held her breath while it
was doing, and was near crying out
in sheer enthusiasm when it was
done. Then she saw the face of the
chief actor in the red furnace glow
it was the face of the man she was
constrained to denounce.
She turned away at the sight, but
the harsh voice of the mate called
her back. There was trouble afoot
for the rescuer, who was facing the
mate and trying to explain.
It was all over in a moment. Char
lotte saw the mate try to spurn the
disabled negro, and saw the white
man step between. Then the mate's
right arm shot out in a mighty blow
at the peacemaker, who was stand
ing just within the low guard with
his back to the river.
She looked to see him hurled to his
death in the brown flood and what
she did see was scarcely less horrify
ing. The fugitive had stepped aside,
and the mate, carried off his feet by
the impetus of his own blow, stum
bled on the low rail ana dropped in
to the river.
Charlotte saw instantly what would
happen. If the mate were not
drowned outright, the devouring pad
dle wheel would swiftly overtake him
and batter the life out of him. But
what did happen was more astound
ing. Like a flash the man whom the
mate would have sent to the death
which was to be his own sprang
overboard fairly upon the shoulders
of the struggling bully, carrying him
deep under water just as the roaring
wheel was about to engulf him.
All this Charlotte saw and the
rescue of both a few minutes later,
the mate insensible and the other in
the throes of exhaustion and when,
it was over she was fain to go back
to her room, with her letter to Mr.
Galbraith still in her bosom. For
heroism is a law unto itself, and were
a man guilty of a thousand crimes,
the woman does not live who could
give him up to justice on the heels
of such a deed.
When Charlotte had made sure of
the pseudo deck hand's identity in
the forenoon of the second day out
she had thought the assurance un
assailable and had conducted herself
accordingly. But when she awoke
late on the morning following the
brave rescue of the mate, assurance
With the admission of the smallest
doubt, she could by no means go on
with her plan of betrayal until the
doubt was removed and, not know
ing what else to do, she went to the
captain to find out if possible all he
knew about the mate's rescuer.
The interview was most unsatisfac
tory. She led up to the subject by
telling the captain the story of the
rescue, and so was privileged to ask a
few questions about the rescuer. Did
the captain know him? And, above
all, did the captain know the day and
hour when the man had joined the
Capt. Mayfield knew no more than
that the man's name was John Gavitt,
and that he had joined some time dur
ing the day of departure from New
Orleans. He was a sick tramp, work
ing his way home to some small river
town in Iowa.
So the doubt remained unsolved,
after all, and her hands were tied un
less it could be removed. She could
think of no other expedient, save an
interview with the man himself, and
this she knew was impossiblein its
bringing about and in any definite re
sult that could accrue. For if she
could bring herself to question him,
surely he would lie in his own behalf.
And yet it was the impossible
thing that happened. For that even
ing just at dusk, while she was stand
ing on the guard upon which her
stateroom window opened, she heard
a step on the stair leading from the
deck above. A man descended slowly,
and when he came near enough she
recognized him. She let him go until
her opportunity was all but lost
then, plucking courage out of the
heart of desperation, she recalled
"One moment, if you please 1
want to speak to you," she faltered
and he turned obediently and stood
Followed a pause, surcharged with
the electricity of things ominous. He
was generous enough to come to her
"You have something to say
"Yes I want to ask you at what
time you joined the crew of the
The question did not surprise him,
nor did he attempt to evade "it,
though he knew to what it would
"Between twelve and one o'clock
the day before yesterday."
"Will you tell me where you wert
at 11 o'clock that day?"
HE LIFTED HIM BODILY.
THE PRINCETON UKION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBERIV 1902.
"Yes, if you ask me."
"I do ask you."
"I was in a certain public building that she had recanted, and to bewail
in New Orleans, as near to you as bis broken ideal.
I am now. Is that sufficiently defi-
"It is. I thoughtI had hoped until Cairo was reached, but such was
oh, why did you do it?" she burst the pregnant fact, and to this over-
know what you would say.
was willing to work I was not willing the drama
to beg. I know it was all wrong, from
^nariotte put her fingers in her your point of view, but I should be and two men dropped from its out
ears to shut out the clamor of pro
fanity but the man on the bank
was deaf to it. Running to the
moonng-post, he took a turn of the
line around it, and snubbed the
steamer's bow back to the bank.
Then, casting off, he darted back to
the disabled one, lifted him bodily
to the guard, and climbed aboard
sorry to think that I did what I be
lieved to be wrong."
"Surely you must know it
"No, I don't. If I did, you would
be relieved of what I conceive to be bundle and one of the attackers in
a painful duty. I should surrender hot pursuit, followed immediately by
myself a once." "Ll"
"Then" you are not sorry? I saw great eye of the searchlight over her
you yesterday afternoon, and hoped head swung slowly shoreward, and
you were." ~1~~saw
"I was sorry thenand am now
for the very good reason that I have
lost the money."
"Lost it?" she gasped.
"Yes." And he told her about the
hiding of the treasure and its disap- clasped the manacles upon the wrists
"Oh, dear!" she said "that makes
it all the harder."
"For you to do what you must?
You mustn't think of that. I
shouldn't have made restitution in
"Then you know what I must do?"
"Assuredly. I knew it yesterday. It
was merciful in you to reprieve me
even for a few hours, but it was
"Wrong!" she burst out. "Is it
generous to say that? Are you so
indifferent that you think everyone
else is indifferent?"
"I know you are not indifferent
you couldn't be. But you must be
true to yourself. Will you go to the
"I thought of doing that at first,"
she began. "It seemed to be what I
ought to do. But when Ir savV what
would happen that I should be
"I understand. We must guard
against that. You must not be
dragged into it. But since you can't
go to the captain, what will you do?"
"II wrote a letter to Mr. Gal
"And you have not yet sent it?"
"No otherwise I shouldn't have
spoken to you."
"To be sure. But now you must re
write it, without signing it, and send
it. I suppose you have described me
so the officers will have no difficulty?"
"Ye-es that is, I tried to. But why
mustn't I sign it? They will pay no
attention to an anonymous letter
and, besides, it seems soso cow
"They will telegraph to every river
town within an hour after it reaches
New Orleans you needn't doubt that.
And as for its being cowardly, it is
nothing of the kind. It is your duty
to point me out, and when that is
done your responsibility ceases. There
are plenty of people who can identify
me if I am taken to New Orleans."
"It is very dreadful," she mur
mured "only you don't seem to
realize it at all."
"Don't I? You must remember that
I have been arguing from your point
of view. I shall escape if I can do
it without taking advantage of your
By this time her fear of him had so
far departed that she asked him vs hat
he would do.
"I shan't try to run away. So far
you have bound me by your frank
ness. When the officers appear, my
parole will be at an end. Is that
"It is more than fair. I can't un
"Can't understand what?"
"How you can do thishow you
could do what you, did last night, and
He finished the sentence for her.
"And yet be a robber of banks. I
suppose it is a bit puzzlingfrom
your point of view. But there are
many things indivisible by any rule
of two. May I go now?"
She suffered him, and when he was
gone she went to her room to re
write her letter. She finished it and
hurriedly gave it to the night clerk,
and straightway knew that her peace
of mind was wrecked for the remain
der of the voyage.
Such, indeed, was the fact. After
time enough had elapsed to admit of
the letter reaching New Orleans she
became a coward of lanaings, fear
ing lest she should see him taken.
Nor was Griswold without his
nerve-wrenchings, though as the voy
age grew older he began to take
heart of grace. In the ordinary
course of things, Miss Farnham's let
ter should have reached New Orleans
in time to have procured his arrest
at Greeneville but when the Mis-
issippi town was passed, and many
others farther on, he began tuv fear
had no means of knowing that
her letter had Iain on the clerk's desk
"It was the old story of one man's the St. Louis landing,
plenty and another's need."
sight Griswold owed his first sight of
It was at the landing, at the very
end of the long period of suspense,
that Charlotte saw the final act in
"-s- "w 'f wa,o cm wxuxig-, irom *"c ovvm^ stage was poised air,
Th swing stage was poised in air
ward end and dragged the mooring
line to a ring in the levee pavement,
is And then, while she looked, there was
a scuffle of four, a darting away of
one of the Julie's me
cnu vvll/ 1 a slua
she the prisoner's face and the
?Hnt of metal when the officer hand
Whereupon her eyes filled and she
saw no more. For, when all was said,
it was she and no other who had
of the man who was on his way to
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