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a H' jiV. i ^4j & jte jte jte ite ite ijfcjitej CHAPTER VIIIContinued. WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WASa IBrandon N FLOWER ctrle S or Ij0v "Jane, some one is following us," she whispered. "Yes," answered Jane, with an un concern that surprised Mary, for she knew Jane was a coward from the top of her brown head to the tip of her little pink heels. "Oh, if I had only taken your ad vice, Jane, and had never come to this wretched place! And to think, too, that I came here only to learn the worst! Shall we ever get home alive, do you think?" They hurried on, the man behind them taking less care to remain unseen than he did when coming. Mary's fears grew upon her as she heard his step and saw his form persistently fol lowing them, and she clutched Jane by the arm. "It is all over with us, I know. I would give everything I have or ever expect to have on earth forfor Mas ter Brandon at this moment." She thought of him as the one person best able to defend her. This wae only too welcome an op portunity, and Jane said: "That is Master Brandon following us. If we wait a few seconds, he will be here." And she called to him before Mary could interpose. Now this disclosure operated in two ways. Brandon's presence was, it is true, just what Mary had so ardently wished, but the danger and therefore the need was gone when she found that the man who was following them had no evil intent. Two thoughts quickly flashed through the girl's mind. She was angry with Brandon for having cheated her out of so many favors and for having slighted her love, as she had succeeded in convincing herself ,was the case, all of which Grouche had confirmed by telling her he was false. Then she had been discovered in doing what she knew she should have left undone and what she was anxious to conceal from every one, and, worst of all, had been discovered by the very person from whom she was most anx ious to hide it So she turned upon Jane angrily: "Jane Bolingbroke, you shall leave me as soon as we get back to Greenwich for this betrayal of my confidence." She was not afraid now that the dan ger was over, and feared no new dan ger with Brandon at hand to protect her, for in her heart she felt that to overcome a few fiery dragons and a company or so of giants would be a mere pastime to him. Yet see howin she treated him. The girls had stopped when Jane called Brandon, and he was at once by their side with uncovered head, hoping for and of course expect ing a warm welcome. But even Bran don, with his fund of worldly philos ophy, had not learned not to put hissilence trust in princesses, and his surprise was berumbing when Mary turned angrily upon him. "Master Brandon, your impudence in following us shall cost you dearly. We do not desire your company, and will thank you to leave us to our own af fairs, as we Avish you to attend ex clusively to yours." This from the girl who had given him so much within less than a week! Poor Brandon! Jane, who had called him up and was the cause of his following them, began to weep. "Sir," said she, "forgive me. It was not my fault. She had just said" Slap came Mary's hand on Jane's mouth, and Jane was marched off. weeping bitterly. The girls had started up toward East Cheap when they left Grouche's, in tending to go home by an upper route, and now they walked rapidly in that direction. Brandon continued to fol low them, notwithstanding what Mary had said, and she thanked him and herand God ever after that he did. They had been walking not more than five minutes when, just as the girls turned a corner into a secluded little street, winding its way among the fish warehouses, four horsemen passed Brandon in evident pursuit of them. Brandon hurried forward, but before he reached the corner heard screams of fright and as he turned in to the street distinctly saw that two of the men had dismounted and were try ing to overtake the fleeing girls. Fright lent wings to their feet, and, their short skirts affording freedom to their limbs, they were giving the pursuers a warm little race, screaming at every step to the full limit of their voices. How they did run and scream! It was but a moment till Brandon came up with the pursuers, who, all unconscious that they in turn were pursued, did not ex pect an attack from the rear. The men remaining on horseback shouted an alarm to their comrades, but so in tent were the latter in their pursuit that they did not hear. One of the men on foot fell dead, pierced through the back of the neck by Brandon's sword, before either was aware of his pres ence. The other turned, but was a corpse before he could cry out. The girls had stopped a short distance ahead, exhausted by their flight. Mary had stumbled and fallen, but had risen again,_ and both_ were now leaning and Mary Tudor, the King's Sister, and Happening I the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth Rewritten a.nd Rendered Into Modern English From Sir Edwin Ca.skodei\*s Memoir By EDWIN CASKODEIM [CHARLES MAJOR] Copyright, 1898 and 1901, ~by the Bowen-MerriU Company against a wall, clinging to each other, a picture of abject terror. Brandon ran to the girls, but by the time he reached them the two men on horse back were there also, hacking away at him from their saddles. Brandon did his best to save himself from being cut to pieces and the girls from being tram pled under foot by the prancing horses. One of the men on foot fell dead. A narrow jutting of the wall, a foot or two in width, a sort of flying but tress, gave him a little advantage, and up into the slight shelter of the corner thus formed he thrust the girls and with his back to them faced his un equal foe with drawn sword. Fortu nately the position allowed only one horseman to attack them. Two men on foot would have been less in each oth er's way and much more effective. The men, however, stuck to their horses, and one of them pressed the attack, striking at Brandon most viciously. It being dark and the distance deceptive, the horseman's sword at last struck the wall, a flash of sparks flying in its trail, and lucky it was or this story would have ended here. Thereupon Brandon thrust his sword into the horse's throat, causing it to rear back ward, plunging and lunging into the street, where it fell, holding its rider by the leg against the cobblestones of a little gutter. A cry from the fallen horseman brought his companion to his side and gave Brandon an opportunity to escape with the girls. Of this he took ad vantage, you may be sure, for one of his mottoes was that the greatest fool in the world is he who does not early life learn how and when to run. In the light of the sparks from the sword stroke upon the wall, brief as it was, Brandon recognized the face of Buckingham, from which the mask had fallen. Of this he did not speak to any one till long afterward, and his was almost his undoing. How often a word spoken or unspo ken may have the very deuce in it either way! The girls were nearly dead from fright, and in order to make any sort of progress Brandon had to carry the princess and help Jane until he thought they were out of danger. Jane soon recovered, but Mary did not seem anx ious to walk and lay with her head upon Brandon's shoulder, apparently contented enough. In a few minutes Jane said: "If you can walk now, my lady, I think you had better. We shall soon be near Fishmonger's hall, where some one is sure to be standing at this hour." Mary said nothing in reply to Jane, but as Brandon fell a step or two be hind at a narrow crossing whispered: "Forgive me, forgive me. I will do any penance you ask. I am unworthy to speak your name. I owe you my life and moreand more a thousand times." At this she lifted her arm and placed her hand upon his cheek neck. She then learned for the first time that he was wounded, and the tears came softly as she slipped from his arms to the ground. She walked beside him quietly for a little time, then, taking his hand in both of hers, gently lifted it to her lips and laid it upon her breast Half an hour afterward Brandon left the girls at Bridewell House, went over to the bridge where he had left his horse at a hostelry, and rode down to Green wich. So Mary had made her trip to Grouche's, but it was labor worse than lost. Grouche had told her nothing she wanted to know, though much that he supposed she would like to learn. He had told her that she had many lovers, a fact which her face and form would make easy enough to discover. He informed her also that she had a lowborn lover, and in order to put a little evil in with the good fortune and give what he said an air of truth he added to Mary's state of unrest more than he thought by telling her that her lowborn lover was false. He thought to flatter her by predicting that she would soon marry a very great prince or nobleman, the indications being in favor of the former, and in place of this making her happy she wished the wretched soothsayer in the bottomless pithe and all his prophecies herself, o for going to him. His guesses were pretty shrewdthat is, admitting THE PRINCETOK UNION: THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1903. he did not know who Mary was, whict she at least supposed was the case so Mary wept that night and moaned and moaned because he had gone to Grouche's. It had added infinitely to the pain of which her heart was al ready too full and made her thorough ly wretched and unhappy. CHAPTER IX. PUT NOT YOUE TRUST I N PRINCESSES. J|lTl THOUGHT the king's dancfl cfftl that night would never end, so fond were the Frenchmen of our fair ladies, and I was more than anxious to see Brandon and learn the issue of the girls' escapade, as I well knew the danger attending it. All things, however, must end. so early in the morning I hastened to out rooms, where I found Brandon lying in his clothes, everything saturated with blood from a dozen sword cuts. He was very weak, and I at once had in a barber, who took off his shirt of mail and dressed his wounds. He then dropped into a deep sleep, while I watched the night out. Upon awaken ing Brandon told me all that had hap pened, but asked me to say nothing of his illness, as he wished to keep the fact of his wounds secret in order that he might better conceal the cause of them. But, as I told you, he did not speak of Buckingham's part in the af fray. I saw the princess that afternoon and expected, of course, she would inquire for her defender. One who had given such timely help and who was suffer ing so much on her account was sure ly worth a little solicitude, but not a word did she ask. She did not come near me, but made a point of avoid ance, as I could plainly see. The next morning she, with Jane, went over to Scotland palace without so much as a breath of inquiry from either of them. This heartless conduct enraged me, but I was glad to learn afterward that Jane's silence was at Mary's com mand, that bundle of selfishness fear ing that any solicitude, however care fully shown, upon her part might re veal her secret. It seems that Mary had recent intel ligence of the forward state of affairs in the marriage negotiations and felt that a discovery by her brother of what she had done, especially in view of the disastrous results, would send her to France despite all the coaxing she could do from then till doomsday. It was a terrible fate hanging over her, doubly so in view of the fact that she loved another man, and looking back at it all from the vantage point of time I cannot wonder that it drove other things out of her head and made her seem selfish in her frightened de sire to save herself. About 12 o'clock of the following night I was awakened by a knock at my door, and upon opening in walked a sergeant of the sheriff of London, with four yeomen at his heels. The sergeant asked if one Charles Brandon was present, and upon my af firmative answer demanded that he be forthcoming. I told the sergeant that Brandon was confined to his bed with Illness, whereupon he asked to be shown to his room. It was useless to resist or to evade, so I awakened Brandon and took the sergeant in. Here he read his warrant to arrest Charles Brandon, Esq., for the murder of twTo citizens of London, perpetrated, done and committed upon the night of such and such a day of this year of our Lord 1514. Brandon's hat had been found by the side of the dead men, and the authorities had re ceived information from a high source that Brandon was the guilty person. That high source was evidently Buck ingham. When the sergeant found Brandon covered with wounds, there was no longer any doubt, and, although hard ly able to lift his hand, he was forced to dress and go with them. A horse litter was procured, and we all started to London. While Brandon was dressing I said I would at once go and awaken the king, who, I knew, would pardon the offense when he heard my story, but Brandon asked the sergeant to leave us to ourselves for a short time, and closed the door. "Please do nothing of the sort, Cas koden," said he. "If you tell the king, I will declare there is not one word of truth in your story. There is only one person in the world who may tell of that night's happenings, and if she does not they shall remain untold. She will make it all right at once, I know. I would not do her the foul wrong to think for one instant that she will fail. You do not know her. She sometimes seems selfish, but it is thoughtlessness fostered by flattery, and her heart is right. I would trust her with my life. If you breathe a word of what I have told you, you may do more harm than you can ever remedy, and I ask you to say nothing to any one. If the princess would not liberate mebut that is not to be thought of. Never doubt that she can and will do it better than you think. She is all gold." This, of course, silenced me, as I did not know what new danger I might create or how I might mar the matter I so much wished to mend. I did not tell Brandon that the girls had left Greenwich or of my undefined and per haps unfounded fear that Mary might not act as he thought she would in a great emergency, but silently helped him to dress and went to London along With him and the sheriff's sergeant. Brandon was taken to Newgate, the most loathsome prison in London at that time, it being used for felons, while Ludgate was for debtors. Here he was thrown into an underground dungeon foul with water that seeped through the old masonry from the moat and alive with every noisome thing that creeps. There was no bed, no stool, no floor,, not even a wisp of straw sim ply the reeking stone walls, coveredi with fungus, and the windowless arch' overhead. One could hardly conceive a more horrible place in which to speii'i even a moment. I had a glimpse of i~ by the light of the keeper's lantern as they put him in, and it seemed to me a single night in that awful place would have killed me or driven me mad. 1 protested and begged and tried to bribe. but it was all of no avail. The keeper had been bribed before I arrived. A.'- though it could do no possible good, I was glad to stand outside the prison Walls in the drenching rain all the res: of that wretched night that I might be as near as possible to my friend and suffer a little with him. As soon as the prison gates were opened next morning I again impor tuned the keeper to give Bi-andon a more comfortable cell, but his reply was that such crimes had of late be come so frequent in London that no fa vor could be shown those who commit ted them, and that men like Brandon, who ought to know and act better, de served the maximum punishment. 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