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CHAPTER VIIIContinued.
WHEN KNIGHTHOOD
WASa IBrandon N FLOWER
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"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.
I told him he was wrong in this case
that I knew the facts, and everything
would be clearly explained that very
day and Brandon released.
"That's all very well," responded the
stubborn creature. "Nobody is guilty
who comes here. They can every one
prove innocence clearly and at once.
Notwithstanding, they nearly all hang.
and frequently, for variety's sake, are
drawn and quartered.
TO BE CONTINUED.
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Princeton, Minn.
Ladies' shirt waists, the newest and
best things at LUDDEN'S STORE.
Two pounds of good tea for $1.00 and
fifty cents worth of sugar free with
every purchase. F. T. KETTLEHODT.
Ladies' Mackintoshes and men's rain
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LUDDEN'S STORE.
FOR SALEThe two shops north of
the Sadley mill where we formerly did
business. PETERSON & NELSON.
Fine line of dry goods. Latest sum
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House cleaning and you need anew
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For Sale.
One 5-year-old colt, one two-seat
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The route preferred by the
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Electric Lighted Trains.
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No. 58FA^T MAILLeaves
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arrives Chicago 9.30 a. m.
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Leaves St. Paul 11.00 p. m,,
arrives Chicago n.55 a. m.
Insist that your tickets and baggage checks
read via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway. A postal card will bring complete
information.
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ST. PAUL, MINN.
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They have already made the start on
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just the piece of goods that will make
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ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, PRINCETON
AND DULUTH.
GOING SOUTH. GOING NORTH.
Leave.
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Mora 9:50
Ogilvie. .10'03
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Brickton (f).10
Princeton.... 11-00
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Anoka 12
Minneapolis. 12-40
Ar. St. Paul. 1'05
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TOWN CLERKS.
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NEIGHBORING TOWNS.
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Princeton Boiler Hills and Elevator.
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 72
Wheat, No. 2 Northern 70
Corn 40
Oats 32
RETAIL.
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Flour, (100 per cent)per sack.
Banner, per sack
Ground feed, per cwt.
Coarse meal, per cwt
Middlings, per cwt
Shorts, per cwt
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Wheat. No 2 Northern.. 70
Oats 32.
Corn 40
Rye 42
Flax 1.07
Buckwheat 50
evenin a 7:30
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No. 4032.
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